Fair enough for me. I’ll start work on the individual slides soon, and then combine them into an MOV file, if that’s the format you prefer.
Oh. Well, at any rate, I’d like to recreate the original three-slide prologue in high definition, so you can give us the option to watch it with or without.
If anyone has the Japanese Blu-ray, could they send me an MKV file of the original Japanese closing credits special feature?
If you want, I could make some foreign-language titles and credits to go with any foreign-language audio tracks.
With the blessing of rthomas2, I’m now the official keeper of the DJMasturbeats version on this site. I will upload it to Zippyshare tomorrow afternoon. As with my own ongoing Toy Story 1.5K restoration project, DM me if you want the links.
I’d like to. DM me the link.
v1.0.1 should be ready early next month, and I’ll send links to those who’d asked for v1.0 once I’ve got it uploaded.
I’ve just discovered while preparing the red, green, and blue separation masters for color correction that I’d accidentally used a version with Dutch titles for the 2D version. This, too, will be fixed come v1.0.1, so stay tuned.
I hope my DVDs were a useful source!
JEDIT: If you don’t credit my sources if you use them, I will be VERY unimpressed.
I intend to use them in a future update. Again, thanks!
The 3D version is now available.
I’d like the complete brace of ISOs, at the very least.
For those wanting this project, I’m currently uploading the 2D version as we speak; I will upload the 3D (red/cyan anaglyph) version after I’ve finished running the left and right eyes through FFMPEG, combined them in Blender, and run the result through FFMPEG.
Please specify in your PMs whether you want the 2D version or the 3D version, or both. Otherwise, I will just send the 3D version. Once v1.0.1, with color correction, is complete, I recommend you replace your copies of the project with that version, 2D and/or 3D.
Those who receive the project via PM, let me know how it looks and how I could improve on it in future revisions.
If anyone has any links, could they send them to me via Gmail?
Then I’d settle for a private message, if that’s kosher.
Sure. Just include any other Disc 1 titles for each that MakeMKV may detect, and include any and all audio and subtitle tracks you’re able to, as well. Again, thanks!
If you can’t, MKV files would also be fine.
Oh, in case you didn’t get the edit on my previous reply, I also want the special features discs.
Yes, please, I might use that for a Toy Story 2 restoration in four years’ time.
Yes, please send the full ISOs for each (including any special features discs) via PM. Thanks!
All I can do is crop it to 1.85:1, which is how it was exhibited theatrically, but I’ve got the basic structure of the film in its original version worked out thanks to a Snahppy person who’d sent me a rip of his British DVD, which has no doubt been of great help to me even before I found out about, and received, a higher-quality full-length version of the Disney/PIXAR logo for which I had initially requested the rip. (The closing PIXAR logo I took from Geri’s Game, since that was its sole high-definition source.)
Anyway, once released, each version of the restoration will appear on the Snahppy website from Italia. Invitation required for access, or you can PM me beginning on Sunday.
I now have a clear roadmap on how I’m going to proceed with this.
On Sunday, I’m going to release the vanilla restoration, in both 2D and 3D (red/cyan anaglyph), without any fancy effects. This will be v1.0.
Shortly after, I hope to be able to apply the same color correction techniques I’d applied in the Recon Plan C color correction test. This will be v1.0.1.
v1.1, to come out next year, at a date to be determined, will add the French Canadian option, and I’ll also check my restoration against my French Canadian tape to see if any reframing needs to be performed.
Yes, another new project from the king of unfinished projects. This time, I’m going to try to collect everything Akira into a single package. My video source will be the Italian Dynit release.
Audio tracks I’m including for sure:
- Original Japanese
- 1989 English dub
- 2001 English dub
- French dub (2011 revision)
- 2005 German dub
- 1992 Italian dub
- 1992 Brazilian Portuguese dub
- 1999 Brazilian Portuguese dub
- 2002 Brazilian Portuguese dub
- 1992 River Plate Spanish dub
- 1992 Castilian Spanish dub
- 1999 Mexican Spanish dub (VHS)
- 1999 Mexican Spanish dub (Locomotion)
- 2002 Castilian Spanish dub
- 2004 Castilian Spanish dub
- 2019 Mexican Spanish dub
- Catalan dub
- Valencian dub
Audio tracks I’m hoping to include:
- French dub (original)
- 1991 German dub
- 2018 Italian dub
Subtitle tracks I’m including for sure:
- English (Island/Streamline)
- English (BBC2)
- English (Pioneer)
- English (Bandai)
- English (FUNimation)
- English (Streamline dubtitles)
- English (Pioneer dubtitles)
- French (based on Island/Streamline version)
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
- Portuguese (European)
- Spanish (based on Island/Streamline version)
- Spanish (based on Pioneer and FUNimation versions)
- Polish A
- Polish B
Subtitle tracks I’m hoping to include:
I’m also planning to include the Akira Production Report, both dubbed and subtitled, and other known special features, including the trailers and the 2001 restoration documentary. Any help with materials would be well appreciated, especially in regards to the original Japanese closing credits and/or the creditless version of the final animation, which would be useful in recreating the Electric Media version’s closing credits.
Special thanks to SpookyDollhouse for recommending the Dynit Blu-ray as my primary video source and Marc R. Morris for sending me a digital copy of his BBC2 subtitled recording.
Huh, I didn’t know. I’m not very big on the HDTV scene myself, admittedly, so I generally don’t know about HDTV rips unless I happen across mention of them by someone else.
Your best bet would be to seek out a rip of the 3D Blu-ray of the film. I should know, I have a copy myself, and it’s in full 16:9 for the 3D version. Just take the left eye thereof, and you should be good to go for your full-frame source.
Ah yes, I remember seeing that one on my Warner black clamshell VHS, of the first Director’s Cut.