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Charles Threepio

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#1277299
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The Force Awakens - PG edit
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Some things I’ll suggest:

  • Add a shortened Disney logo at the start and end, the former with the first half of the Williams arrangement of the Fox fanfare playing over it (the second half will play over the Lucasfilm logo as usual).
  • Keep the profanity, in the franchise it’s never enough to bump any of the films up to M.
  • Maybe subtitle the dialogue of Chewbacca, R2-D2, and BB-8?
  • Definitely cap things off with an MPAA “white stripe” PG bumper.
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#1276276
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Best LaserDisc audio capture setup
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What is the best setup for capturing LaserDisc audio for projects (e.g. the 1990 reissue audio track for Fantasia and the Sensurround* track for Alien)?

*True story: 20th Century-Fox experimented with Universal’s Sensurround format for Alien, but due to the advent of Dolby Stereo it was only released that way in 70mm theatres and only popped up once more, on a 1995 LaserDisc issue.

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#1274948
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Fantasia Special Edition laserdisc HELP
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OK, so as soon as I have all the materials gathered together, I’ll do the following with the visuals:

  1. Attempt to align the 35mm footage I’ve received in digital form as closely with the Blu-ray footage as possible, and crop accordingly (hopefully, very little, if any, of the 35mm footage should be trimmed);
  2. Clean up the same 35mm footage;
  3. Recolor the Blu-ray footage to match the 35mm footage as closely as possible; and
  4. For the 1990 theatrical version, recreate the closing credits.

My release, once complete, will consist of the uncensored roadshow version with the unedited Pastoral Symphony and as much of the original Deems Taylor audio as possible, and the 1990 theatrical version, also with the unedited Pastoral Symphony. The main audio track will be as close a recreation of the original Fantasound experience as possible, with additional tracks in mono 1.0, stereo 2.0, Dolby Stereo 4.0, and Dolby Digital 5.1.

ETA: I almost forgot to mention, apart from being the main audio source where possible, the laserdisc release will also be used as a timing reference for the 1990 theatrical version.

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#1274331
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Mono soundtracks that were butchered with 5.1 remixes in later releases
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TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

SilverWook said:

TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

SilverWook said:

Worth noting the 2018 Criterion Blu-Ray release of Barry Lyndon has the original mono track.

That’s expensive still.

That’s beside the point.

Wait for a sale because the company is expensive. No need for a fan edit.

You shouldn’t be rude to other users—especially not SilverWook, who doesn’t have a billion projects simultaneously running through his brain.

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#1274330
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James Bond The Living Daylights 35mm (Help Needed)
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TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

Charles Threepio said:

Could someone PM me a link containing the MGM/UA and United Artists logos, the Gunbarrel, and the first few seconds of the film proper? Because I was curious to see if it’s the regular UA Swoosh instead of the zooming abstract one, and if it is, I was hoping to use it for the uncut version of AFOD instead of the recreated Transamerica Ovoid seen on the most recent release.

Don’t you have a billion projects already?

Don’t be a jackass about it, I’m simply trying to gather materials for an ongoing project.

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#1274291
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James Bond The Living Daylights 35mm (Help Needed)
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Could someone PM me a link containing the MGM/UA and United Artists logos, the Gunbarrel, and the first few seconds of the film proper? Because I was curious to see if it’s the regular UA Swoosh instead of the zooming abstract one, and if it is, I was hoping to use it for the uncut version of AFOD instead of the recreated Transamerica Ovoid seen on the most recent release.

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#1272322
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Gold Standard Collection #1: A Fistful of Dollars
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Wow, I honestly can’t believe how far behind schedule I’d gotten while waiting for more digital storage space! Anyway, production on this restoration will resume this week, after a lengthier delay than I’d expected. I honestly expected it would take a while to render each scene due to storage and other issues, but I never thought it’d take this long for me to be able to get to the next part I was planning on rendering…

ETA: Even more embarrassingly, I haven’t been able to do any work on the screenshot comparisons. I haven’t dropped anything, though! I simply got winded by outside events, is all. At any rate, even though I’ve not been able to get my hands on a 1999 DVD of AFOD to grab quality screenshots from for comparison with the other screenshots, I hope to get in touch with someone who does have the 1999 R1 DVD, so they can help me in that regard.

But anyway, now that the project’s back on, I just wanted to say I’ll also be including the text of the novelization as a special feature, assuming the postal service doesn’t screw things up like it’s been known to from time to time.

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#1269219
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Koopa Troopa Productions restoration projects
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trondmm said:

I’ll definately be following these projects. If you’re interested in foreign dubs, I have the original Norwegian dub for Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (the other two weren’t dubbed for their theatrical release). All three featurettes were also dubbed for television in the 80s. But I have not been able to find these (except for an incomplete version of “Tigger”)

Sure, thanks! BTW I just got a Spanish-dubbed cassette of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too released here in the States in 1986, in case someone else was planning on giving me Spanish dubs for the other featurettes as well.