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The Criterion Collection Thread

LeperMessiah117 said:

CourtlyHades296 said:

If you aren’t aware, there’s a huge amount of Criterion titles on HBO Max.

I did notice some, such as Seven Samurai. Problem is that HBO Max doesn’t seem to feature a Criterion hub in the same way they have for other channels, like Adult Swim for example, so I have no way of knowing the full extent of their Criterion selection from within HBO Max, unless there’s something I’m overlooking, that is.

Classic films are under the Turner Classic Movies hub, which is where all the Criterion titles are.

RAW DV VHS transfers of ISD Executor and maybe more (a WIP)

SF01 said:

400metres said:

Just circling back on this after about a year. I’d still be curious to see how the Executor tapes were laid out with all of the extras. Even just screencaps of the bumpers between the supplements would be interesting to see. I can’t imagine they retained the title cards from the laserdisc set. Thanks!

I have upgraded my equipment I can now d otwo way transfers, but the problem is space, if you can recommend a free hosting server that will allow pretty massive space, I can pull it off.

MEGA Pro Lite is only 5 Euros a month and allows for 400 GB of uploads.

International Audio (including Voice-Over Translations)

CatBus said:

It turns out I was not able to get either of the pre-97 Turkish dubs into a state where I wanted to replace the existing despecialized dubs. The theatrical dub, as mentioned before, was cool but pretty crazy and not quite the Star Wars experience. The Show TV 1993 dubs were also not something I decided I wanted to use, for different reasons. The Star Wars audio had been mixed with SE audio before I got it, presumably in an attempt to sync it and/or improve the audio quality, the Jedi audio was mostly okay but had some terrible moments, and Empire was so bad (audio quality) I didn’t bother to try syncing it.

However, I was able to use the Show TV dubs to further despecialize my existing Turkish dubs. Two “stormtrooper voices” scenes in Star Wars, the “Look sir, droids!” and the “Check the other side of the street. It’s locked.” scene – I could swap out the voices without really affecting anything since the voices were one-offs anyway, and also remove Special Edition music and sound effects at the same time, so that’s what I did. In Empire, I swapped in the Vader-Emperor dialogue from the 1993 dub, and now at least Vader’s speaking in Turkish now, if unfortunately in another actor’s voice. Also, the audio quality drops quite noticeably in that scene, but the goal wasn’t to make it seamless, it was just to get rid of that section being in English.

So the Turkish trilogy dub I’m sharing is still the same despecialized dub I’ve been sharing, just with a couple edits so that it’s all in Turkish now – let me know if you need a link. I also currently have the theatrical dub and the 93 Show TV dubs (SW and ROTJ only) synced for anyone who’s interested, but I likely won’t hold onto either of them very long, since I generally only keep one dub per language, and I personally favor the despecialized ones.

Have you considered trying to use audio noise reduction on the Turkish Vader Emperor dialogue scene to make it more seamless?

Your DVD Collection

I bought a replacement HD-DVD player after the previous player stopped playing audio. I will list all the HD-DVDs in my collection.

  • The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • Reds (1981)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • Dune (1984)
  • Tomb Raider (2001)
  • The Bourne Identity (2002)
  • The Last Samurai (2003)
  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  • Planet Earth (2006 BBC Series)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  • Into the Wild (2007)
The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film

Here’s my 10 worst for the whole saga (theatrical cuts only):

10: Kijimi’s destruction
9: Order 66
8: Han’s naming scene
7: The dagger reveal
6: Anakin confessing the Tusken slaughter to Padme
5: Jar-Jar stepping on poop
4: The fireplace scene
3: “You are a Palpatine”
2: Anakin murdering younglings
1: 3PO head swap