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#1397573
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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Ronster said:

Yeah but then you wont have to convert the HDR to SDR assuming that is another hurdle may aswell wait for the SDR Blu… Atleast that is what I meant and it will have more detail still in the majority of parts but perhaps not all especially the scrubbed scenes which is the point right?

Yea i suppose so. Make the shire a bit greener, possibly restore the flashbacks, replace the scenes with the most offending DNR, who knows…could be great 😄

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#1396768
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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Harmy said:

We watched disc one last night and today, I decided to try playing disc two of 44rh1n’s version instead and almost immediately my mom, who has no idea about colour grading and stuff like that but is a huge fan of LOTR, commented that the colours are much nicer.

Shame, really! What a missed opportunity. Now, the next question is; how easy is it to restore colours to a HDR picture? Would the complete film have to be tone-mapped, with HDR removed, or is it possible to adjust the colour in certain spots and keep the rest intact?

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#1395204
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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simenh1 said:

I would say FOTR is an improvement over the old blu-ray and for sure the best looking of the 3 movies. I really liked the new grade apart from The Shire and the council scenes.

I read that the Shire lost some of it’s green (trees and grass look more bleak), is this true? And what’s wrong with the council?

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#1391819
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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Most people seem to be of the opinion that it is a definite upgrade from the regular blu-ray’s, despite the usage of DNR. Audio is being regarded as more ‘clear’ as well.
Best reason to upgrade is for the colours of course, although this screenshot from The Two Towers is too revisionistic in my opinion. I don’t know if this has been verified yet, but would be a shame if it truly looks like this in motion:

https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=5242&d2=15008&s1=48969&s2=156548&i=8&l=0

That should just be blue.

Many other images are stunning though, especially on Fellowship, it seems 😃

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#1380122
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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Looks like we’re getting 4k versions this December 😃

https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=27541

According to someone on the blu-ray forum they’re remastered from new scans of the original camera negatives, and new scans of the special effects as well. Here’s hoping they leave out the green tint this time 😄

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#1251814
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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Beautiful restoration 44rh1n! The colours look rich and vivid and are more refined than the ‘You_Too’ blanket color correction, although i still like some of the outdoor scenes from that version (Arwen riding with Frodo, the hobbits at Weathertop, maybe just because they’re a bit lighter). Having said that, your version is obviously much more preferable, with more natural colors and light, making it more of a cohesive thing. Thank you very much for your work!

Hope you’ll continue working on it, hope somebody can help you with this Netflix version. (can’t rip it properly myself either…)

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#1246397
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Goldeneye - 35mm Scan and Preservation (a WIP)
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Colson said:

All donors will have access to preliminary versions via private distribution channels, and the final project will be released on the spleen and one or two other private spots that users around here are likely to have access to. Beyond that, I can explore other options, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Thanks for clarifying, i’d like to make a donation as well 😃

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#1200858
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The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966) remastered mono track (for 4K restoration + Mondo IT) (Released)
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skeffington said:

or is it now more advisable/easier just to get the newer BD release with the lossy version and sync that with the Mondo? Thanks in advance! 😃

The tracks from the new Kino blu-ray are lossless.

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 16-bit)
Italian: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Note: Italian/English 2.0 Mono …

However, i don’t know if they actually sound better than what’s released with the Mondo…