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#1185310
Topic
Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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Tatder said:

No, European 2000 DVD (UK included) had shortened Deems Taylor intro but with Corey Burton redub !

Somebody can send me a MP for the Uncut Fantasia of Myspleen ?

Damn. You sure?

What is MP?

Go on my spleen and search “fantasia” it’s the fourth result you can’t miss it

From what I can gather it’s basically the 2000 US dvd but with the censored scenes restored.

If it had the shorter intros with Deems voice it’d be the perfect release.

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#1184443
Topic
Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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Hello. I was the one that sent him that. For the record I don’t have any Disney laserdiscs. I only have DVDs that were copied from some LDs. In this case I had a MMM DVD that was copied from the Japanese laserdisc. So I clipped that scene and sent it to him to see if that could be inserted into his version. I also happily retired my Japanese LD copy after discovering the Doctor M restoration. I’ll be using that MMM and the R2 UK DVD of Melody Time till Disney releases them uncensored on blu ray.

I want to add that for a recorded VHS the scenes look mighty fine.

On the topic of Fantasia, myspleen has a version that restored the Pastoral scenes but still has Deems Taylor dubbed. Sadly I can’t find anyone who can get Deems out of this laserdisc: https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/03733/1236-CS/Fantasia:-Special-Edition

I’d honestly be willing to purchase that off of ebay if anyone can help.

If Deems can be put into that restored version on myspleen, it would be the “perfect” Fantasia. Here is the description of the one on myspleen:

This was my attempt some years back at restoring the cut shots of Sunflower to Fantasia. The dual-layer DVD result as seen here incorporates those shots into the main film as taken from the original late-2000 DVD release. Full chapters, menus, bonus features, two audio commentaries and the end credits that were added for the earlier Laserdisc release are all included here. The main elements of the film – the audio tracks and 99% of the video were – if I’m recalling my work on this correctly – NOT REENCODED OR COMPRESSED in any way shape or form… thus the dual layer nature of the beast. Fantasia is one of my favorite films of all time and I wanted to keep the quality as high as possible to provide myself with something I could watch on a regular basis without being pissed off at the censorship.

UPDATE! Wow I just discovered something by accident. The 2000 UK DVD actually has original Deems Taylor intro, according to this: http://www.ign.com/articles/2000/11/17/fantasia-anthology

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#1041233
Topic
THX-1138 (1st Director’s Cut) 35mm Grindhouse Edition.
Time

towne32 said:

Class316 said:

THX-1138 1971 Theatrical (Unspecialized Reconstruction based on 16mm)

Is there a better one?

The latter for some reason has the vomit blu ray ending.

Probably because I was going off of the ‘movie censorship’ website changelist, which really only mentions the text color. I think I adjusted the rest of the color as well, but I don’t recall perfectly well, honestly. There was definitely not a high quality looking source for the end sequence, at the time.

The edit is a relatively rough (but still decent, and still time consuming to make) attempt. So there are tons of imperfections. Thanks for taking a look, though. I think you’re the first person on OT besides myself to mention it. The main reason for it is indeed simply to have a film that lacks the barfy CGI moments, while having the bulk of it intact as decent quality video.

I agree it’s pretty good overall.

Here is how I think it can be improved though. First off as I mentioned the ending. Honestly if you don’t know a bird is supposed to fly through the screen I don’t think it’s even noticeable on the blu ray ending. And that’s just one issue with that ending. So if you take the ending on this version: THX 1138 - Japanese LD preservation and replace it you already improved the 1971 theatrical release.

Then perhaps take that new version (with ending replaced) and make the minor edits required to restore the 1978 “George Lucas” release.

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#1039719
Topic
THX-1138 (1st Director’s Cut) 35mm Grindhouse Edition.
Time

THX11384EB said:

Class316 said:

But is there a version that basically does the exact same thing as that 1971 restoration but restores the 1978 version as opposed to the 1971 release?

From what I remember, and what was established here in a few posts, the 1971 release is the same as the 1978 re-release. Am I mistaken?

As stated, similar yes. But not exactly.

Also, this restoration seems to take the ending from the blu ray which is an eyesore. The laserdisc ending is MUCH better. You can hardly see the bird flying by in the blu ray ending.

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#1039234
Topic
THX-1138 (1st Director’s Cut) 35mm Grindhouse Edition.
Time

I found this version of mspleen:

Thanks to AMPS, poita, and AntcuFaalb for the wonderful release of the THX-1138 1971 theatrical 16mm scan.

This is a 720p reconstruction of the color film based on that scan of the, as far as we know, original version of the film. It is synced essentially frame by frame to the scan, with minor accommodations made once or twice.

This reconstruction (which is not despecialized, but unspecalized as to not mislead people into expecting Harmy level quality here) contains the 16mm audio track. Video is sourced from the Blu-ray and from csd79’s wonderful cleanup of the LD. With some pestering for advice from DrDre on the OT forums, I’ve used the Infognition SR plugin to upscale the LD to 720p. It looks decent at times, but there are a few shots that still stand out quite a bit. The upgrade is no where near what his SW script does. The Blu-ray color timing has been adjusted in different ways to try to better mesh sources as it is strongly tinted blue at times. Thanks to age, who produced LUTs for adjusting the Star Wars Blu-ray color timing. In some dark and blue scenes from this film, they work as well.

Container: mp4
Video: 720p H264 (Blu-ray / LD / 16mm)
Audio: AAC (16mm)

Runtime: 1:26:05

So basically this is the 1971 “studio” version. Now I also found on myspleen laserdisc rips, this is the 1978 “Lucas” version.

But is there a version that basically does the exact same thing as that 1971 restoration but restores the 1978 version as opposed to the 1971 release?

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#1039141
Topic
Disney Fantasia
Time

Ok I’m sure that exists here but I could not find a “search” feature here. So my apologies in advance.

Now I obtained this version on myspeen based off the 2000 DVD:

This was my attempt some years back at restoring the cut shots of Sunflower to Fantasia. The dual-layer DVD result as seen here incorporates those shots into the main film as taken from the original late-2000 DVD release. Full chapters, menus, bonus features, two audio commentaries and the end credits that were added for the earlier Laserdisc release are all included here. The main elements of the film – the audio tracks and 99% of the video were – if I’m recalling my work on this correctly – NOT REENCODED OR COMPRESSED in any way shape or form… thus the dual layer nature of the beast. Fantasia is one of my favorite films of all time and I wanted to keep the quality as high as possible to provide myself with something I could watch on a regular basis without being pissed off at the censorship.

The guy did an awesome job on this release overall. No idea why the 2010 blu ray wasn’t used instead but I’ll take it. Only thing is he did not restore the original voice of Deems where available.

Is there a version that takes this uncensored release and restores the intro from the laserdisc?

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#1039111
Topic
THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
Time

I found this version of mspleen:

Thanks to AMPS, poita, and AntcuFaalb for the wonderful release of the THX-1138 1971 theatrical 16mm scan.

This is a 720p reconstruction of the color film based on that scan of the, as far as we know, original version of the film. It is synced essentially frame by frame to the scan, with minor accommodations made once or twice.

This reconstruction (which is not despecialized, but unspecalized as to not mislead people into expecting Harmy level quality here) contains the 16mm audio track. Video is sourced from the Blu-ray and from csd79’s wonderful cleanup of the LD. With some pestering for advice from DrDre on the OT forums, I’ve used the Infognition SR plugin to upscale the LD to 720p. It looks decent at times, but there are a few shots that still stand out quite a bit. The upgrade is no where near what his SW script does. The Blu-ray color timing has been adjusted in different ways to try to better mesh sources as it is strongly tinted blue at times. Thanks to age, who produced LUTs for adjusting the Star Wars Blu-ray color timing. In some dark and blue scenes from this film, they work as well.

Container: mp4
Video: 720p H264 (Blu-ray / LD / 16mm)
Audio: AAC (16mm)

Runtime: 1:26:05

So basically this is the 1971 “studio” version. Now I also found on myspleen laserdisc rips, this is the 1978 “Lucas” version.

But is there a version that basically does the exact same thing as that 1971 restoration but restores the 1978 version as opposed to the 1971 release?

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#102440
Topic
HELP!! My most prized Star Wars figure is ruined!!
Time
This was the reply

Quote

Okay, here's the answer back from a guy that's done it many times for custom cards:

What worked best was SUPER 77 Spray Glue. Back when I was at Art
school I had much of that in supply around. I believe they still make
it.

But be careful of over srpay. You basically have to build a mask of
the area you want to glue... and spread paper out 2 feet in each
direction to protect your floor. I actually did my spraying outside.


But I'm not brave enough to try that :/
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#91987
Topic
Star Wars ANH DVD replacement, I made a boo boo! Help!
Time
Quote

Originally posted by: DanielB
Look, I've already explained this to you but you haven't bothered to use it. Do you really think that LucasFilm is continuing to produce and distribute defective discs? Look at the serial numbers - all discs contain these pressing numbers around the inner hub of the data surface of the disc. They won't be identical. Call and ask LucasFilm which is which.


I wrote about those 2 numbers that I found (normally written and mirror). If that's not them, where do I see the number on the inner hub of the data surface of the disc?

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#91915
Topic
Star Wars ANH DVD replacement, I made a boo boo! Help!
Time
Quote

Originally posted by: ReverendBeastly
That makes extremely little sense, though. It sounds like you wanted to con Fox out of a second copy and they sent you a good disc, but you didn't know your first disc was defective, if it was at all. If both discs play fine for you, then what difference does it make at all if either one of them is the "defective" one?


I didn't try it on a standalone. I just want to know which is which right now.