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ChainsawAsh

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#1367790
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LOST - Season 1, 2 and 3 Finale Fan-Edits
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I’ve been racking my brain at the comment that the S4 and S5 finales are preserved in their original double-length forms on Blu because…they aren’t. At least, not on my sets, and I’ve been scouring the Internet for any BDrip uploads that have the movie length S4 and S5 finales, and have found nothing - they’re all split.

I was talking to SpacemanDoug about it, and after a while he finally dug up some info - they’re only preserved on the US Region A releases. I imported the UK sets because they were cheaper at the time, and apparently all the scene uploaders also used an international set for their rips and uploads.

Man. That really sucks, I didn’t want to have to re-buy them…

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#1367672
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The Phantom Menace - Yet Another HD Theatrical Cut v1 (Released)
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There’s room for both. I skimmed the v1 and I like it quite a bit, though of course the laserdisc snippets are noticeable, but way more seamless than any attempt I’ve seen in the past (and very watchable). I’d love a version of this in a full-bitrate ~35GB BD50-compliant encode with the theatrical DTS 5.1 audio synced to it! But the 5GB with stereo AAC audio will do for now.

And yeah, I’d still like to see a “true” TPM Despecialized/“4K99” for archival purposes but to be honest, in the future if I don’t watch a fan edit, this will almost certainly be the version I watch.

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#1367478
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Help: looking for... 'Kiki's Delivery Service' (1998 Disney English dub)
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FYI, I’ve suddenly gotten multiple requests for this in the past 2 weeks after months of nobody asking for it. I don’t currently know where it is, I believe it got moved onto one of my many, many external drives when I did a clean install of Windows recently. I’m planning on digging through them this weekend to look for it.

For everyone who’s sent me a PM asking for it, hopefully I’ll be able to dig it up and reupload it this weekend. For anyone else finding this thread, please hold off on PM’ing me about it for now. I’ll post another update in here if I find it again.

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#1366181
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Star Wars I - The Phantom Menace - ZigZig's Laserdisc Preservation (Released)
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I’m seeing a lot less noise and there might be a miniscule amount of detail loss on Qui-Gon’s chest by the crooks of his elbows, but I’m also seeing significantly more detail near his armpits and pretty much everywhere else in the image. I’m also pretty sure the perceived extra detail around the crooks of the elbows in Althor’s capture is just noise and not actually more detail, but even if it is a slight loss in detail it’s worth it for the immensely improved amount of detail practically everywhere else in the frame, especially in faces which I’d argue is much more important than some wrinkles on their plain brown robes.

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#1365078
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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No, we’re saying Lucas did a shit job of plotting out the timeframe of the movie. I think we’re supposed to believe she’s already 7 or 8 months pregnant at minimum when we meet up with her and that she’s been doing a stupidly good job of hiding her belly, but that’s definitely a stretch.

But yes, ROTS does only take place over the course of a few days to a week.

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#1364429
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Info Wanted: What is the best 'Attack of the Clones' edit?
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Yep, I’ve yet to see any edit that is halfway decent that doesn’t include some of the deleted scenes. I generally don’t recommend downloading an AOTC edit at a higher res than 720p, it helps them blend a little better.

For example, Obi-Wan and Mace talking on the landing platform is the worst-looking one of the bunch, but it’s in almost every edit because it’s so necessary and so much better than the scene that replaced it in the theatrical cut.

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#1364328
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Info: Has anyone heard more about Star Ep9: Rise of Skywalker’s The J.J. Abrams Cut??
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idir_hh said:

My take on that is that JJ and Terrio rewrote and reshot so much that the scenes that ended up getting deleted didn’t really match the rest of the film.

This. I can’t think of examples off the top of my head, but I’ve seen deleted scenes from multiple films throughout my life that were clearly deleted, rewritten, and refilmed before the rest of the movie was set in stone, menaing that deleted scene no longer can function in any version of the film since the scenes that supported it (or that it set up) were never filmed.

That’s got to be the situation for RO, Solo, and TROS - these movies were clearly so much in flux during filming that most of the scenes that were cut are so incompatible with the remaining scenes that they probably start subplots that were never finished, or include characters that no longer exist (Matt Smith, anyone?), and Disney doesn’t want to show just how much changes happened during and after filming, so they just skipped on including any deleted scenes.

I imagine we’ll see them eventually. Once having demonstrable evidence of how much tinkering was actually done can no longer negatively affect revenue in a significant way.

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#1363967
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Chase Adams said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Maybe they just don’t agree with you about how good it looks? Why is that so hard to believe?

Well you didn’t quote the rest of my reply, giving a false impression on what I was actually saying.

I continued by asking if the playback on Google Drive causes any issues with colouring, which would contribute to causing confusion between myself and others about what issues we were actually referring to. That is what I meant was hard to believe.

After you spent multiple posts being absolutely incredulous at the idea that anyone could disagree with you in thinking the colors were perfect. But whatever, go ahead and pretend I’m misrepresenting what you’re saying. I’ll go back to avoiding this thread until the final release. It’s gotten unwieldy and impossible to follow unless you’re on it 24/7 (with multiple pages of new posts daily) and people with your “My opinions are right and if you disagree there’s something wrong with you” attitude make it not fun to do so anyway.

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#1363945
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Chase Adams said:

Okay, so the workprint seems to be a perfect match with the frames Skenera provided meaning that the intensity or whatever you want to call it, has not been altered either intentionally or mistakingly by Hal like I had wrongly assumed.

Because of this, I have no idea what everyone is complaining about.

Maybe they just don’t agree with you about how good it looks? Why is that so hard to believe?

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#1363884
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Darth Muffy said:

If we’re emphasizing on Reys darker side via the sabre could we maybe consider Rey indirectly killing Leia

Haven’t watched your video, but this is how I interpreted the scene in the theater and how I still interpret it, and I still think it’s weird that nobody else seems to see it that way.

Rey definitely killed Leia by accident, you guys. That’s why she tried to run away and hide on Ahch-To.

/soapbox