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#1308298
Topic
James Bond 007 Thread
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fmalover said:

Most people cite Connery as the best Bond, or their favourite, but after reading a few of Ian Fleming’s books, and looking at that commissioned portrait of James Bond according to Fleming’s imagination, Timothy Dalton IS James Bond.

In terms of physical appearance and demeanour, Dalton is the one who comes closest to Fleming’s original version of the character, the only difference being that Bond is described as having blue eyes and Dalton has green eyes.

I really wish Dalton had been in more than one good movie. Would’ve been great to have some more good examples of Dalton as Bond!

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#1307441
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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doubleofive said:

ATMachine said:

It would be interesting to see whatever sort of master to-do list is used for changes like that. Since they keep remaking them with every version and all.

Whatever list they have is incomplete, since they forgot to put the ships missing for a frame back in the Battle of Yavin.

Ironically, those who dislike the SEs would probably be better at preserving it.

Perhaps not ironic, as it is emblematic of our respect for preservation inherent in our preference for the originals.

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#1305385
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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DrDre said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Swazzy said:

“Damn near monochrome” I believe is exactly what Verta said about the Reliance media restoration.

https://vimeo.com/122877129

Here’s that shot for the new master:

Apparently we’re looking at different vids. When I click the link, I get the shot of stormtroopers running down a hall. Video’s called “Reality Check”.

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#1305131
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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nl0428 said:

pat man said:

nl0428 said:

pat man said:

nl0428 said:

If anyone here went to go see the 3D release of The Phantom Menace, please tell me what the master and color grading looked like. Did it look like the 2011 Blu-ray, or this new Disney+ version?

I didn’t see the 3d release. But skimming through the movies the Prequels are just upscaled Blu-ray. I.e. nasty teal shift in Aotc.

I seriously would like to understand why people who do 4K HDR remasters have such a love for adding unappealing teal filters to their older films. Especially when it’s not the accurate color grading the movie had when released.

Make them look like modern films.

It really doesn’t, it just ruins the original look of the film and almost looks like it’s done by someone to try to modernize something by its look, when you don’t need to do something as unnecessary as that, as these classics will remain timeless and continue to stand the test of time by their quality.

Preaching to the choir. You asked why, and he told you what the revisionist colorists are motivated by.

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#1304879
Topic
Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various info
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SilverWook said:

Between this and the altered sunset shot in American Graffiti, Lucas’ obsession with altering cloud formations is getting a little disturbing. At least put some subliminal messages in there while you’re at it! 😉

What? Don’t you see where the clouds spell out ‘sex’? Disney’s pervert animators at it again! And don’t get me started about the added R2D2 boner when Leia gives him the Death Star plans at the beginning. 😛

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#1304877
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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DominicCobb said:

I expected them to get rid of the 20th Century Fox logos entirely, for consistent branding with the other films. I’m honestly not sure why they didn’t.

This could be a GL thing, actually. He insisted that SW77 be preceded by the the fanfare even though it was falling into disuse at Fox at the time. In fact, it was SW’s popularity that led to Fox bringing back the logo+fanfare. So we have GL to thank for that!

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#1304876
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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crissrudd4554 said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

SilverWook said:

I was surprised to see Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore on TCM the other night with it’s vintage 70’s Saul Bass Warner Bros. logo intact. Or does Martin Scorsese have enough clout that they don’t slap a modern logo on his films?

Warner is the worst with that. They seem intent to erase that logo from catalog titles though they ironically slap it on period pieces like Joker and Argo today. Fox and Universal usually don’t disappoint. Even Disney has been preserving the Buena Vista card lately (recently spun the Love Bug and Mary Poppins, both of which look great on blu!)

Warner is definitely the worst. Paramount’s swapped out their logo too a few times as well. One of the reasons I liked the 4K version of Grease was cause it restored the OG Paramount logo. Disney is high on the list as well. Toy Story still isn’t available on BD with the original CG Disney castle and fanfare.

Re: Toy Story, after all these years, I can hum the fanfare from my childhood VHS, even though it’s been years since I’ve seen it except on Blu. Given that modern Pixar flix (e.g., Incredibles 2) have custom logos, it’s baffling that this OG Pixar Cinderella castle and fanfare has been erased.

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#1304808
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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SilverWook said:

I was surprised to see Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore on TCM the other night with it’s vintage 70’s Saul Bass Warner Bros. logo intact. Or does Martin Scorsese have enough clout that they don’t slap a modern logo on his films?

Warner is the worst with that. They seem intent to erase that logo from catalog titles though they ironically slap it on period pieces like Joker and Argo today. Fox and Universal usually don’t disappoint. Even Disney has been preserving the Buena Vista card lately (recently spun the Love Bug and Mary Poppins, both of which look great on blu!)

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#1304793
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Is it true that Disney removed “A News Corp Company” from the Fox Logo but otherwise used the static 90s version that appeared on the SE originally? Normally i don’t like tinkering with opening logos, even something minor like that, as it’s interesting to preserve the history of these companies. But as the logos have already been swapped from the original, whatever i guess.

Absolutely love the retro cinemascope logo used on SW and empire originally

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#1304762
Topic
Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various info
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FreezingTNT2 said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

I’d say “unbefuckinglievable”, but, unfortunately, that would be false.
Totally… utterly predictable and infuriating.

Any changes detected yet besides the new Tatooine sky and modified Greedo scene?

The silver lining is that George finally realized his true vision for the clouds, as I understand clouds were difficult to render on motion picture back in 1977…

Can you show me the new Tatooine sky?

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#1304759
Topic
Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various info
Time

I’d say “unbefuckinglievable”, but, unfortunately, that would be false.
Totally… utterly predictable and infuriating.

Any changes detected yet besides the new Tatooine sky and modified Greedo scene?

The silver lining is that George finally realized his true vision for the clouds, as I understand clouds were difficult to render on motion picture back in 1977…