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Colson

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#1265059
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Beauty and the Beast 35mm "Help Needed"
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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 :’(

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#1263570
Topic
James Bond The Living Daylights 35mm (Help Needed)
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singhcr said:

Colson said:

Hypothetically, if I were to buy the Goldeneye print, how should I store it?

The best way is to freeze it using the CMI packaging method. NASA freezes their Apollo footage, for example, but they have precise humidity controlled cold archive chambers that are unattainable for most archives let alone every day folk like you and me. But the CMI method allows you to use household freezers and commonly available supplies to safely freeze and preserve film.

http://www.wilhelm-research.com/subzero/CMI_Paper_2003_07_31.pdf

I have a 16mm Disney archive and preserve my prints this way. Colder is better to prevent color fade for all prints and backing degradation for acetate or nitrate prints, but unlike undeveloped film that isn’t sensitive to relative humidity, developed film sure is. 20-40% RH is the range, 20% being ideal. You basically bag the print with two pieces of dried mat board, and bag it again and throw it in the freezer along with a relative humidity indicator card.

If you don’t have a freezer that large, you could use a fridge. Failing that, the next best thing to do is keep them cool and dry. Use vented film cans like these (http://urbanskifilm.com/supplies.html) or drill holes in the cans you have. Modern prints like Goldeneye are almost certainly mylar/polyester backing and don’t suffer from vinegar syndrome or catch on fire like nitrate, but high temp/humidity will accelerate color fading regardless.

Feel free to PM me if you want to talk more.

Thanks! Luckily, I haven’t had to worry about this, as the print is now in excellent hands and will be taken good care of 😃

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#1250608
Topic
Goldeneye 35mm Scan and Preservation
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hairy_hen said:

Be aware that early home video releases of GoldenEye have the level for the LFE channel set incorrectly. After recently having done some careful subwoofer calibration on my system, including room equalization with a miniDSP 2x4 HD, I can confidently state that the bass is absurdly loud and totally unbalanced.

I have compared the special edition DVD and the ultimate edition, and the early release just sounds ridiculous. It’s obviously wrong, the low end overwhelms everything on the old release, while the newer version is correctly balanced. The LFE itself is exactly the same effects, they just haven’t been boosted to crazy levels on the ultimate edition. I haven’t measured exactly how much the difference is, but I’d estimate it’s probably around 6 dB, which is quite a lot.

The old version may sound okay if you’re not using Audyssey Dynamic EQ, which boosts subwoofer levels to compensate for the Fletcher-Munson curves (ie, the decreasing ability of human hearing to clearly perceive bass at lower listening levels), but only the new version sounds correct when the correct frequency balance is restored in the room.

If anyone is able to send me the theatrical mix from the DTS CD-ROM’s, I would love to give it a direct comparison to the existing home video releases.

Thanks for the input!

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#1250096
Topic
Goldeneye 35mm Scan and Preservation
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dwalkerdon23 said:

I have acquired the 1997 DVD of Goldeneye which has the Original Theatrical mix (from what I read online, the mix on the UE DVD and the Blu ray is a different mix) as well as the 2 channel Dolby Pro Logic Stereo Surround Mix (Most likely the same mix used on the 35mm Optical Dolby SR track) When I get the time I will upload both tracks to mediafire if anyone is interested

Sounds great! I wonder if the theatrical mix on this disc is the same as the mix on the LaserDisc?

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#1246818
Topic
Goldeneye 35mm Scan and Preservation
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Centurion said:

Colson said:

All donors will have access to preliminary versions via private distribution channels, and the final project will be released on the spleen and one or two other private spots that users around here are likely to have access to. Beyond that, I can explore other options, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Thanks for clarifying, i’d like to make a donation as well 😃

PM’ed.