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#1334166
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Goldeneye - 35mm Scan and Preservation (a WIP)
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Moiisty said:

Colson said:

Moiisty said:

So what is the difference between THIS one and the other 4k ones?

This project is a preservation of a 35mm theatrical print of the movie. As such, it’s sort of a “Grindhouse” presentation.

aren the 4k ones the same tho just with bluray audio or am i confusing myself cause I have seen this preservation being done and I was like yeah I like this one but then itunes and amazon have one and im confused

I’m having trouble understanding your question.

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#1327390
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Goldeneye - 35mm Scan and Preservation (a WIP)
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singhcr said:

Thank you for the response to my PM about the file size. That makes sense!

I will watch it on my OLED for a good color reference, but the one thing I noticed right away doing a quick look on my PC is that the pre-credits sequence in the facility seems to be skewed green quite a bit compared to the rest of the film. The first reel change is around 13 minutes which is just after the credits sequence is over.

The Cinema DTS sounds great!

One other request: could the final version be made available with a Blu-ray file structure so I can burn it onto a disc? If not, is it difficult to strip out the video and audio from the MKV and author it myself into a BD?

I really appreciate all the hard work that went into this project.

Thanks for all the feedback and the close inspection - that’s exactly what this release was for. I’ll get back in a bit if the encoder has a reply re: the color.

I don’t imagine we’ll create a dedicated BD structure release, because it is indeed very easy to do yourself. Just grab TSMuxer, a free program, and go to town. You can also use TSMuxer to include any other audio tracks you might have/wish to include.

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#1326701
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Goldeneye - 35mm Scan and Preservation (a WIP)
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Hi everyone, great news. A “release candidate” version, so to speak, is ready. It’s BD-synced and, unless a major problem is found, it will be the final release. Since it’s BD-synced, you’ll be able to mux in any audio tracks that are BD-synced. Already included in the file are the English Cinema DTS, the German Cinema DTS, and the optical 35mm Russian audio (since the print is Russian). I’ll send this version out to all donors and, if it’s all good, it will be made available on the usual places.

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#1317920
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Goldeneye - 35mm Scan and Preservation (a WIP)
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nafroe said:

Is the 4K version on iTunes the same as the one on Amazon Prime?

Yes.

Quick update for everyone - another user is taking over this project. I won’t share his details here, as he has not cleared me to do so (I haven’t asked yet). Basically, the project proved to be a bit over my head, so this user has graciously offered to take over. As a result, it is delayed a bit further, but I am mailing him a hard drive with all the requisite files, and he will be syncing the project to the Blu-ray audio, the LaserDisc audio, and the original Cinema DTS audio.

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#1303879
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Goldeneye - 35mm Scan and Preservation (a WIP)
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Hi everyone. First, I would like to sincerely apologize for falling off the face of the planet for the better part of this year. I hope you didn’t think I had absconded never to return, but I would understand the sentiment.

Second, I’d like to apologize again, because one apology is not enough. Seriously, I am so sorry to have disappeared. Life got a little crazy and this sort of thing had to take a bit of a back seat for a while.

Third, I’d like to share my plans for finishing this project. I have about a week, between December 26 and January 2, during which I’ll be off work. My plan is to commit these days entirely to this project, getting as much done as possible during that time and, hopefully, completing a 1.0 version. Unless there are errors that need fixing, this will hopefully be the final release. So, stay tuned, good things are ahead at the end of the year.

And again, I apologize about all the delay.

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#1269339
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The Incredibles 2 - Theatrical Recreation v3.2 (Released)
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Having seen the theatrical version, I can say that your recreation is extremely close to what I remember. I am psyched for this. The original press release for the home video versions implied that the 4K releases would retain the theatrical presentation, and I was bummed when that turned out not to be the case. Thanks so much for making this!

Edit: I see the 1080p encode is coming soon - any ETA?

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#1267401
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Goldeneye - 35mm Scan and Preservation (a WIP)
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StanTheStrongArm said:

This is pretty dang cool, man! But I have to ask, if this is only a preview, how much better can the final scan look? Could you give us an idea of what it’ll be like?

This is my first ever time doing anything like this, so I’m not sure exactly what level of quality I’ll be able to achieve. I’ll have a better idea soon, once I’ve made some substantial progress.

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#1267281
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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DarthAnalyst said:

By happy accident, I was in the process of re-converting my Star Wars blu-rays and the theatrical ‘bonus’ discs for my son’s tablet and I ran across the ‘Despecialized’ movie posters online. Curiosity piqued, I ended up here.

I’ll sheepishly admit to a small amount of internal whining, grumbling, and wondering if the ‘extra’ steps required for downloading and opening was going to be worth it. Holy crap!

The quality of these versions is absolutely astonishing! I can’t imagine all of the time and energy (and love) that went into creating these.

THANK-YOU Harmy & everyone else who contributed to this effort!

Glad you went through the effort to get them, they are definitely worth it. I love Despecialized (and many of the other projects around here, too).

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#1265059
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Beauty and the Beast - 35mm "Help Needed" (a WIP)
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DavidMDaut said:

Flubly said:

Would love to, though I don’t think I’ve ever seen Disney animation classics in any of the theaters around that do those type of screenings. I’ve seen some older Disney live action around, but not animation. I’m definitely keeping my eyes open.

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for a little more than five years, and outside of screenings at the Disney owned El Capitan in Hollywood (which are all DCPs based on Blu-ray transfers), Disney animation never shows up in repertory screenings. I’ve seen plenty of Disney live action stuff – even heavy hitters like the first Pirates of the Caribbean and Mary Poppins – on 35, but I suspect Disney keeps a pretty tight lid on their animated classics. It’s enormously frustrating.

Man, I would love to live so close to the New Bev :’(