Ah yes, I remember seeing that one on my Warner black clamshell VHS, of the first Director’s Cut.
Yeah, logically, since George Lucas won’t allow pre-DC versions to be released nowadays, it’d still have the Kinney Shield.
Out of curiosity, is this from the Wizard Video or Harmony Vision release? Again, thanks!
I started this thread because I noticed there were attached trailers for Watchmen, Body of Lies, and Terminator Salvation on a complete scan of The Dark Knight. This thread is about the trailers we see before movies.
For example, I saw a trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug before the 3D version of The Wizard of Oz at the local IMAX, and I hear the 1998 re-release had a trailer attached for Jack Frost. I still remember seeing the Inspector Gadget teaser trailer before A Bug’s Life, and I think I might’ve also seen the first trailer for The Phantom Menace with the same presentation.
I was asking, of course, because it’s rare to see attached trailers, even if there are any, included as part of a feature film scan. IIRC this is the first time I’ve seen such. Anyway, it gets me curious as to what trailers were attached to other films… but that’s a topic for another thread.
I could recognize the first attached trailer as Watchmen; what was the other, marked at 00:03:07?
- Not yet, but I’ve been looking to add the Castilian Spanish and European French tapes at some point late this summer/early this fall.
Here’s my second color correction test.
As we speak, I’m rendering another color correction test, this time using my initial implementation of three-strip Technicolor simulation in Blender’s video editor. The cyan filter is set to Cross, the magenta filter is set to Add, and the yellow filter is set to Screen, and the contrast for all three filters is set to 15.
Here’s the first attempt at color correcting the Recon Plan C scene. The lift is towards the yellows, the gamma towards the magentas, and the gain towards the blues. Let me know what you think, and how I could get it closer to 35mm colors.
Oh, wow… it really does look like it could use a little bit of manual touching up. But the other five screenshots did look pretty great in 4K.
How does that particular shot look, specifically?
Here’s the vanilla Recon Plan C scene, at a low resolution for testing purposes. Obviously, the goal is to get it to look like a 35mm print, like I said earlier.
After the 35mm color test disaster from a week ago, based on the Disney+ trailer, I decided to start from scratch and recolor each scene individually, in presumed order of animation. At first, I’ll upload the vanilla scenes in 2D and 3D, then I’ll take input from users here in regards to how they should be colored to look like a 35mm print.
At any rate, compression was not my intention. Here’s a corrected version of the textless teaser trailer in 2D and 3D, using the exact same videos used to encode the faulty, compressed version, but run through FFMPEG with specific instructions not to compress, unlike last time.
Current version of the restoration’s teaser trailer is v1.0.1. Future versions will utilize an improved color grade, which will be gradually applied as I go through each scene meticulously.
I used the original teaser trailer video, as reused by the Mouse House as its Disney+ trailer, as my reference (and even I’m certain it wasn’t a perfect recoloring job, I had to separately do each individual shot to get close, and even then I only got a few shots just right), and I used a 10-bit full side-by-side 3D rip as my source. I was planning on recoloring the reconnaissance mission sequence properly first, since that was the first scene to be animated, so I was hoping for a good idea on what it’s supposed to look like colorwise in the current absence of an easily-accessible accurate color reference near me (assuming Disc 1 of the Ultimate Toy Box was taken straight from the original digital files and not a 35mm print; also, I haven’t yet captured my French Canadian VHS, so I can’t currently use that as a color reference, practically speaking). Also, I’m deliberately doing it at a lower resolution (1536 pixels wide) because that’s how it was originally made, and I figured the pre-existing 3D version from 2009 would be a nice bonus, especially for the chance to see it in 3D with 35mm colors.
As promised, here’s the textless teaser trailer, in 2D and 3D. What do you think of the color correction job I did?
UPDATE: This version of the textless teaser trailer is outdated due to unintended compression when combining the video and audio files with FFMPEG. A corrected version without video compression has been encoded.
Update: I’ll post the textless teaser trailer in 2D and 3D tomorrow, which just so happens to be the 25th birthday of the original teaser trailer (from what I can tell, it was attached to the theatrical release of Pocahontas).
Also, since my last update I’ve acquired the American 3D Blu-ray and Ultimate Toy Box collection. Unfortunately, Disc 3 of the latter (the Special Features disc), from which I’d been hoping to grab content for a deluxe edition of this restoration kind of like the laser videodisc release, came in scratched all to hell, so if anyone has a clean rip of that disc and can send it to me via PM, I’d much appreciate it.
But can you try and make it look good in HD?
Any chance of a 3D anaglyph version of this?
If there isn’t, Disney just left themselves open to some very painful lawsuits.
Does “Ma klounkee!” ring a bell?
Version 1.1 of the Blend file is linked to below for the next week. Still no textures nor animation, but preliminary materials and lighting are set, plus corrections have been made to account for the possibility of using a 100mm IMAX lens like the ones used in some old outer space documentaries made by IMAX.
Well, so I have a way to kill time in the age of COVID-19, on 12 Beran 0 A.C.V. local time, I figured I might as well do some actual work on the effects. For example, I was hoping to include an option for viewing parts of the opening sequence, i.e. most shots that take place in outer space, in IMAX, kind of like how IMAX redid that part of the film for a Nova documentary on special effects. For the time being, of course, I’m going to have to do the IMAXified shots in Blender, and since I feel I’m going to need some guidance for such a large-scale effort to recreate the shots in IMAX in a way that meshes well with Rogue One and the sequel trilogy, I’ll do a gradual breakdown of the sequence.
Linked below for the next week is my Blend file in its 1.0 state. No animation, just an initial attempt to get Tatooine and its moons in a good position for where the very first shot finishes up.
ETA: Forgot to mention, there are also no textures in this incarnation; I figured I’d ask for input on the texturing before I applied anything. However, there is an initial rendition of the IMAX starfield, which I created using this tutorial.