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#1039234
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THX-1138 (1st Director’s Cut) - 35mm Grindhouse Edition (Released)
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
Info Wanted: Disney Fantasia - is there an uncensored release? + intro from the ld?
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 (work in progress)
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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#101860
Topic
Help!: My most prized Star Wars figure is ruined!!
Time

Ok, this is a theater edition Luke Skywalker that I got from ebay a few years ago.

As you can see, all of a sudden the bubble is off the card

I have no idea how that happened. But I want to glue it back so it’s not noticeable (nothing is torn so it IS possible).

Any recommendations what glue I should use and how to do it? Help!

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#91987
Topic
Star Wars ANH 2004 SE 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 2004 SE 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.
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#91903
Topic
Star Wars ANH 2004 SE DVD replacement, I made a boo boo! Help!
Time
Here's the discs I have


First one:

The files in Video_TS is dated 10:14:58 June 16, 2004

s/n L803 9661 22224060 @ R40702-06Y

There's also ANOTHER s/n on the disc that's written in mirror writing, and ends in 7Z

Second one:

The files in Video_TS is dated 10:14:58 June 16, 2004

s/n L803 9661 22224060 @ R40702-06Y

There's also ANOTHER s/n on the disc that's written in mirror writing, and ends in 8Z

conclusions:

The time stamp in the Video_TS are the same

The normally written s/n is the same

The mirror written s/n is the same save one digit (a 7 and an 8)

So I'm stumped!!

Are they the same disc? Cause if they were different why would the time stamp be the same?? If not which is which.

Could it be they sent me the defective disc??

Can someone here post the time stamp of the files in Video_TS of the CORRECTED one?

thanks all in advanced.


On another note, I notice that the back of #1 looks like it's physically in better shape than that of #2.

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#91737
Topic
Star Wars ANH 2004 SE DVD replacement, I made a boo boo! Help!
Time
Quote

Originally posted by: TheSessler
10:14:58 June 16, 2004.


Is this the bad one or the one you recieved from fox?

Quote

Originally posted by: DanielB
Class316, there is a serial number on each disc. The serial number should not be identical. You can call "1-888-223-2FOX" and ask them which serial number is which. I can't believe no one else told you this.


hmm...I'll check.

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#85052
Topic
Star Wars ANH 2004 SE DVD replacement, I made a boo boo! Help!
Time
Quote

Originally posted by: TheSessler
Who did you contact to get it replaced, b/c my disc has the same problems.


Here's the number to call Fox to ask them about the replacement disc for ANH.

1-888-223-2FOX

Now, in exchange for that, could you put your ANH DVD in your DVD-Rom drive and tell me the time stamp of the files in the Video_TS directory

Also, where's the glitch section in DVD file??
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#84633
Topic
Star Wars ANH 2004 SE DVD replacement, I made a boo boo! Help!
Time
Well they both worked for me. But they don't skip on all players.

K, I used this program to compare them: http://www.tgrmn.com/index.htm?camp=goog_oth

I put one on my DVD Rom drive, and one on my DVD-R drive.

Both were identical according to that program!!

Can anyone tell me the time stamp of the good and bad version of the disc that they have?