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#1521010
Topic
Song Of The South [35mm Restoration V3] (a WIP)
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Class316 said:

I’m looking on archive.org

There’s

[V2] Notelu’s Song Of The South Restoration

This is regarded as the best version out there. Added on there in 2018.

I also see

Song Of The South (4K Restoration)

Added in 2021. But honestly looks inferior to the V2 Notelu at least in terms of color. And may even be in upscale I don’t know.

Am I missing another better version?

The 4K restoration is an upscale, and I think it’s also out of sync, at least during “Zip a Dee Doo Dah”. There is also a fan made BluRay which was reviewed at songofthesouth.net and described as the best way to watch the film currently, but it didn’t make it to the internet as far as I know and I didn’t manage to get a copy.

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#1515482
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Fantasia Special Edition 35mm Restoration 1.0 (released)
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As stated in the main post, we used a 1956 print (which is not Thunderbean) as the main source for video. We could not use Thunderbean’s release because about a half of it has a severe color fading, but a very few scenes were replaced with it due to the lens switches the 1956 print has. Those scenes were color corrected to match the rest of the video and the fading was fixed.
TonyWDA has posted a great sample of how the lens switches look, and you’ll get immediately why we had to get rid of those:
https://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1512017/action/topic#1512017

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#1511796
Topic
Fantasia - 35mm Project (Help Needed) (a WIP)
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TonyWDA said:

That one hasn’t even been scanned yet, but it certainly will be some time after I get the 1969 release print digitized, and that should happen sometime over the next month or two if God permits.

Oh, then I may have referred to the wrong print. I remember you once told me (in PM) that the scanning facility sent you an email that a scan you waited a year for is ready, but you haven’t recieved the files yet. Maybe it was the 1969 print?

I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating that we’re moving slowly, but we are moving nevertheless. Once the 1969 print is scanned, it’ll be much easier to whip up what I consider the “Version 1” of the project. Version 2 is… ambitious. There’s a lot I would love to do for Version 2, particularly on the audio front, but I’m putting the cart before the horse as of this writing. I hope to share more about what’s planned for v2 after I’ve successfully put together the first one, and that’s pretty darn close to finally happening.

Sure, take as much time as needed… most of us prefer good results over quick progress, and even V1 itself sounds very ambitious, especially when considering that the only 35mm scan available online currently is Thunderbean’s release. Very exciting that V1 is near done!

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#1511726
Topic
Fantasia - 35mm Project (Help Needed) (a WIP)
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Fantastic news! Do you, by any chance, plan to release this print regardless to the project? And have you already got the files of the 2nd IB tech print?

BTW, a few weeks ago, a member of this site was very kind to share with me a scan he had of this 1956 release. To celebrate Fantasia’s 82nd birthday, I’d like to post here a short sample:
https://mega.nz/file/aeYTiQxY#sYi6FDqxnUJFMWE47JFwLugPTGq4pspgzD64Q0Vx9rk
(I hope it’s fine, if it’s not please tell me and I’ll delete it)

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#1505756
Topic
Song Of The South [35mm Restoration V3] (a WIP)
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Bridger12 said:

Any news?

Joining the question. This restoration is so important, especially with Disney refusing to release this film in an official form. It may be controversial, but it’s also a very entertaining and historically important piece of art… the preview for V3 looks so great, and cleaner than V2. I really hope this project is still in progress.

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#1498588
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Fantasia Special_Edition Laserdisc Restoration with Sunflower v2.0
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JadedSkywalker said:

They almost never use a laserdisc for a DVD or Blu-Ray except in rare cases. They are usually component or composite masters. Star Wars was D1 component for Gout. I have no idea if Fantasia is D2 composite or the former.

I don’t think you can even use a laserdisc for Blu Ray because laserdiscs are not HD.

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#1498406
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<em>Fantasia</em>: Hugh Douglas &amp; Tim Matheson
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Septet, welcome to the site! Great to see all Fantasia devoted fans gathering. I’m suprised there is no other way to find the other dubs than capturing from 35mm prints. I’m not a fan of the Kostal recording, but this version is worth to preserve so we can see the different Fantasia versions through the years. Tony, great work! I didn’t know you are planning an additional project - are you doing all this work, all alone?