It’s been six years since HAL wowed us when he used Boleyn footage to show Padme surviving.
I think it would be easy to sync the Japanese 97SE LD subs for Empire.
The CG Jabba the Hutt from the 1997 Special Edition of A New Hope (exclusive to VHS and Laserdisc) was redone in all versions from 2004 on.
Also, the Victory Celebration scene in the 2004SE updated Coruscant to be more consistent with the prequel version.
Alexander Nevsky is an inversion with an awful original mono mix and a superior stereo remix exclusive to Laserdisc. In the stereo LD, the music is rerecorded by Yuri Temirkanov and sounds much more fluid than the mono.
Adywan will cook up something in his HD ANH:R.
I like the idea of blending Kijimi and Alderaan’s explosions to remove the shock wave.
I am glad to see more obscure cuts of films get preserved.
Do you also plan on scanning a 1985 LPP Irwin Kostal version if you find one?
Do you have any plans to include a 16mm version of Vivian Kubrick’s Making the Shining?
Sometimes it is nice to watch an unrestored film print on VHS or Laserdisc. I actually prefer the unrestored Dye-Transfer Technicolor look of the 1985 Laserdisc of Pinocchio to the modern Disney+ DNR heavy version of the film.
Here’s the Star Wars videos that I’m keeping.
Ewok Adventure Demo VHS
FOX Video VHS Trilogy Box (which I had excluded from the photo)
From Star Wars to Jedi VHS
Making of Star Wars Faces VHS
ANH Faces Laserdisc
ESB Faces Laserdisc
ROTJ Faces Laserdisc
Faces Trilogy Widescreen VHS
Clone Wars Vol. 1 DVD
Clone Wars Vol. 2 DVD
ANH GOUT DVD (Fullscreen)
ESB GOUT DVD (Fullscreen)
ROTJ GOUT DVD (Fullscreen)
Rebels Season 1 DVD
Force Awakens Target Blu-Ray
Rebels Season 2 Blu-Ray
Rogue One Blu-Ray
Rebels Season 3 Blu-Ray
Last Jedi 4K
Rebels Season 4 Blu-Ray
Solo Best Buy 4K
The Rise of Skywalker Target 4K
- This film is an amazing anti-war film, and the cinematography is just stunning.
Toy Story 4 is a corporate cash grab. The third film wrapped everything up nicely.
Laserdisc and DVD can look stunning upscaled on a 4K display.
During the Quarantine Sale, I got Mishima’s short film Patriotism.
Added the 4K version of 1917 to my collection. Also weeded most of my CEDs, leaving only Wrath of Khan, Ghostbusters, China Syndrome, Race For Your Life Charlie Brown and Jewel of the Nile.
Raiders of the Lost Ark - This film is a classic in every sense of the word. I love the music by John Williams, which needs no explanation. The stunts are incredible, and feel real. The truck chase remains one of my all-time favorite action scenes. The Opening the Ark scene is more intense than most blockbusters nowadays. It is even funny in a few scenes, like when Indy just shoots the swordsman. I highly reccommend this film.
Do you plan on scanning the two trailers you’ve obtained as extras?
The SNES era was the best era of Final Fantasy. IV has the nostalgia factor, V has the innovative Job System and VI has the best story and characters. Kefka is the best villain in the franchise.
This Blu-Ray of Pinocchio is one of the worst covers I’ve ever seen.
The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut look better in 1.33:1 than they do in 1.78:1.
JEDIT: See below post.
Did any of the Cam versions of The Shining have the deleted hospital scene?
I’m more interested in a scan of JSC than Faces.
I’m curious as to how this magnetic stereo mix differs from the 1990 reissue’s amazing soundmix.