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Brahmmuel L Jackson

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#592524
Topic
Making our own 35mm preservation--my crazy proposal
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negative1 said:

don't worry, we plan to spread it out

much like harmy has done with his

latest project. newsgroups, torrents,

and file sharing sites.

 

just have to make sure

that the files are not corrupted. that

seems to be an issue at times.

 

later

-1

 

By the way, could you guys do something extra-nice and include instructions on how to properly burn the film to a DVD/Bluray? I don't do it often, and I keep forgetting how to do it every time I burn a new release. Besides I think I'm not alone in this matter.

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#545845
Topic
StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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TServo2049 said:

I tell you, this detail-recovery thing looks amazing, and I get how it basically works. In a stationary shot like this every frame of a print has a different part of the negative detail in it, and he's taking all that detail and combining it back together.

Pardon me if I sound like a sycophant, I'm not, I'm just amazed by what he's doing and I support it.

 

You know, since he's not sharing the results of his work with us, he could at least share the tools to help other people involved in restoration projects, since they apparently work so well. However, he doesn't even do that. And that's what annoys me the most in his attitude so far.

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#475854
Topic
RETURN OF THE JEDI 1983 THEATRICAL VERSION RECONSTRUCTION DVD by Harmy (MKV, NTSC DVD5 AND PAL DVD9 AVAILABLE)
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I meant the scrolling intro (can't remember the exact name). But then again it might have been due to the bugged burning process.

Currently I'm about halfway through it. Will watch the rest tomorrow. So far I'm not too sure about the colour correction. Jabba's palace seems a bit too bright for my taste (but I'm used to my old videotape recordings, so my opinion is a bit biased). There's also some ugly colouring in the "soon you'll learn to appreciate me" shot; did you use the GOUT for that one? It looks a bit off. I do however love the subtitle font, as it is pretty close of the original burned-ins.

As for the menus, I think they could've used a bit more work. I was scared out of my ass when the main theme blew all out of the sudden with no previous warning. Perhaps a little fade in could've eased it out. That, or simply picking another tune.What I really don't like, however, is the menu font. It just looks too bland and doesn't match the background at all. I do like the chapter selection menu however. Seems pretty tight.

Oh, and you could've hidden the "secret" a bit better. A cute extra though.

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#475838
Topic
RETURN OF THE JEDI 1983 THEATRICAL VERSION RECONSTRUCTION DVD by Harmy (MKV, NTSC DVD5 AND PAL DVD9 AVAILABLE)
Time

Video bugged after the credits but did fine after skipping the chapter. Detected what think it's a remaining SE CGI bit. At 00.16:20 you can see some kind of animated sand toad eating a bug. Don't remember seeing it in the originals, but then again I haven't watched ROTJ  in a long time.

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#473448
Topic
When have you quoted Star Wars lines in the right situation?
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I was comforting a depressed friend because his slutty ex had made a cuckhold out of him. I actually thought it was pretty well deserved because we had warned him quite a few times before it happened for real. While he was preparing to unleash another one of his tantrums I suddenly say the following lines, making my best Emperor impersonation (which is fairly good): "Good, good. The dark side is strong in you. Now witness the FIREPOWER of this fully armed and OPE-RA-TIONAL BATTLESTATION!".

He immediately tried to kick my ass while me and my (other) friend were laughing our asses off.

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#472922
Topic
Star Wars DVD Covers
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I'm not too sure about the colours yet, but given that it worked out quite well for the ESB logo, what about hollowing out this one as well, leaving a simple black or light gray outline with a white filling? The problem is that the logo has very little space between the various letters which makes it look like an inkblot at a distance, especially when painted black or with any other strong filling. Hollowing it out kinda solves that issue.

Alternatively a light gray filling with an even lighter gray outline could produce some interesting results too. But I'm still inclined towards a hollowed version.

And could please save these in PNG instead? They're really hard to edit when saved in jpeg, not to mention inferior printing quality.