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Dek Rollins

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#1367601
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Info: Mos Eisley - Restored Sequence.
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The “Skywalker Edition” is a project made by SkyDude on thestarwarstrilogy forum. It won’t be finished for a very long time though, and last I checked he was still working on a 1080p proof-of-concept version titled “SkyMaster Edition”. D+77, if I recall, uses Skydude’s version of that speeder shot.

SkyDude’s projects are created using only the 35mm print scanned material with the exception of that shot, as far as I know. From what I’ve seen he doesn’t like the official UHD master.

I honestly don’t know who is actually considered part of “the team” if not everyone involved, but SkyDude has helped TN1 on the ‘official’ TN1 releases before.

EDIT: Sniped, that’s what I get for letting the page sit open without posting. :p

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#1367298
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Your DVD Collection
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Dek Rollins said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

ADDED

WEEDED

How dare you weed the Batman: TAS DVDs in favor of the BD set.

The BD appears to be an over-DNR’d, over-brightened flat picture with inaccurate color. One of these is not like the others.

That said, I’m going off of just the opening since that’s what I saw posted when the set came out and it immediately put me off from spending any money on that.

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#1360466
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Info Wanted: Raiders of the Lost Ark - is there a version with original color timing?
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Explanation:

Dek Rollins said:

They attempted to digitally fix the registration error on the negative in this scene (the image goes in and out of focus every couple seconds for a few shots), and they made it even worse.

Watching the shots in motion, it appears they cut out parts of an earlier frame, and then animated that 2D shape over the image… poorly. Like, seriously, his eyes and nose just start popping out of his face, and they did the same thing to his shirt. In the torch shot, you can see the original torch moving around behind the photoshop image they stuck over it.

Again about the 35mm LPP scan, I wouldn’t really call it “unfaithful” to the intended look. It’s just a grungy print (a dupe of an original print as far as I know), so darker scenes are very dark and contrasty, and it’s too cool. There is also some sort of fluid stain that lasts the second half of reel 2.

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#1360317
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Info Wanted: Raiders of the Lost Ark - is there a version with original color timing?
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I used to check out the 2008 DVD from my local library™ and I’m pretty sure I would have noticed.

I know captainsolo has said in the past that the BD 5.1 mix is very revisionist, but I personally don’t know any specifics about it.

EDIT: This video says/shows that the CG Jeep was seen on the Sci-Fi channel in the US. I believe it was also used in a BBC broadcast, but I can’t confirm that.

EDIT 2: DVDbeaver’s page on the 2008 DVD makes no mention of the shot being changed, and the discs are virtually identical.

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#1360314
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Info Wanted: Raiders of the Lost Ark - is there a version with original color timing?
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No, the boulder rod and snake reflections were removed in 2003, and have been missing since. To my knowledge the CGI Jeep shot was never used on a home video release; it was only used in UK HDTV broadcasts. I think the 2008 DVD was the same transfer as the 2003 DVD.

Anyway, I’m talking about stuff like this: http://www.framecompare.com/screenshotcomparison/999MJNNU

They attempted to digitally fix the registration error on the negative in this scene (the image goes in and out of focus every couple seconds for a few shots), and they made it even worse.

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#1360309
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Info Wanted: Raiders of the Lost Ark - is there a version with original color timing?
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There very much was DNR applied to the BD transfer. It isn’t waxified, but the WOWOW broadcast version (compression artifacts and all) has more visible detail than the BD in some scenes, and vice versa in some others. The image isn’t totally destroyed by DNR, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t use more of it than they should.

None of that even matters when trying to determine if the BD is any good, because IMO nothing compares to the awful digital changes made to the BD transfer.

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#1360146
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Info Wanted: Raiders of the Lost Ark - is there a version with original color timing?
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That print scan was not graded to match any DVD. The scan was corrected using a projected 8mm print. But, it does not have what one might consider the “correct” color timing.

Having looked at another scan of an original print that is closer to the Blu-ray color-wise, I’ll say that the Blu-ray looks like an honest attempt to match the original look, but a poorly executed one. The overzealous, pervasive orange tinting with bad color separation and dulled highlight dynamics kill it in my opinion.

Adding some warmth and lowering the contrast a bit on the 35mm scan that’s out there now would probably be more authentic.

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#1359422
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - 4K
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ThrowMeTheWhip said:

Moiisty said:

“User Monsieur Hulot has been banned for using sock account Shermy to pose as another person. I’m locking this thread, since he will not be able to post anymore”

Apologies. Hadn’t seen your post. As this project is ongoing, would you advise opening a new thread?

Pretty sure he’s just quoting what was said in Hulot’s FanRes thread. This thread here clearly isn’t locked. 😉

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#1356288
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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Anakin Starkiller said:

I like Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 more than Sonic 3/& Knuckles.

I’ve only ever played Colors and a bit Sonic 1 on mobile, lol.

The former had a killer soundtrack, though. I should give Unleashed a try, but I’ve never felt the drive since to actively go through the trouble of playing a Sonic game. Not my thing, I guess? I mean, I enjoyed Colors, but I guess not enough to seek out more.

I don’t like Colors or Unleashed. Or Generations, or really hardly anything released in the past fifteen years.

1, 2, 3&K, CD, and Adventure 1 are the greats IMO. Adventure 2 is good, but not as good as its predecessor, and Heroes is a mixed bag. I guess I like Riders. Mania is weird because it’s great, but it also feels strangely mediocre for me. Part of it is definitely the lack of originality (only four are entirely new stages, while the rest are re-imaginings of old ones).

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#1356266
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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BB-Rey said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Yeah. Either this thread or another one. I’m leaning towards this one to make it a catch-all.

Personally, I really don’t get the appeal of the Beatles, and to a lesser extent Queen.

Also 99% of hip hop is just bad. I don’t like hip hop. Just these annoying, repetitive snares and monotone vocals with the most needlessly crude lyrics imaginable. Yay, you do drugs and have been to prison! Are you proud of yourself?

I’d equally recommend Queen I. It’s a great album. I used to listen to The Beatles all the time as a teenager. Now I’m more into George Harrison’s solo work. I especially love his albums Somewhere in England, All Things Must Pass, and self titled George Harrison.

Another underrated band I see never talked about is Supertramp. I highly recommend their album A Soapbox Opera.

Love Supertramp myself, Even in the Quietest Moments has to be a favorite of mine.

Anakin Starkiller said:

I’m into more intense music, though. Anyone like the song Golden Liar? Here’s a taste of the sorta rock I like.

I’m sure you’ve heard the Beatles heavier stuff then, like Helter Skelter and whatnot. But definitely check out early Queen. I’ll leave you some links here just for the heck of it. This one has one of my favorite melodies from the Beatles. Here is a Queen song from A Night at the Opera that I could imagine you’ll enjoy. I’d also recommend checking out Rush and Styx if you haven’t already.

The playlist you posted has a couple Sonic tracks, but not the best Sonic vocal track. 😉

On topic:

Speaking of Sonic (and I’ve just posted about the movie in another thread, lol), I hope video games aren’t outside the realm of this thread either. I like to live dangerously, so why not. I like Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 more than Sonic 3/& Knuckles. I also don’t think Sonic Mania can truly match up to any of the original games.

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#1356262
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Last Movie Not Seen
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darth-gary said:

Dek Rollins said:

I don’t know, I enjoyed it quite a bit for what it was. It was definitely better than Detective Pikachu. Still would rather have a 2D animated movie based on the original games though.

Fair enough, I’ll agree to disagree; though I can’t help but feel like the movie would’ve worked better (for me, anyway) grounded in Sonic’s world rather than Earth. In fact a friend was telling me that the post credits scenes suggest that the next film will probably take place in Sonic’s world, which I might be down for, if they at least tone down Sonic being generally annoying. The only character I found mildly interesting was the old man who was trying to prove the existence of the “blue devil”.

Being able to form some sort of connection to Sonic’s character is a big reason the movie was so enjoyable for me at least. I was fond of pretty much all the characters, nobody in particular made me annoyed or bored. I found the whole story interesting enough to be invested.

The only things that actually bug me are some of the fart/poopy jokes (there aren’t even that many thankfully), the flossing, and the Zillow product placement.