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#1412806
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Captain Marvel, hoping to make carol a bit more likeable for those who hate her. (WIP)
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The difference is that Stark and Strange had arrogance that was a character flaw.
All heroes in the Marvel universe (comic and cinematic) are intended to have flaws proportional to the strength of their power. Only by overcoming these flaws can they become the heroes they need to be.

In her movie, Captain Marvel’s arrogance was not intended to be a flaw, but some how a strength… and that just doesn’t work.

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#1409344
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Info: Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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MattMahdi said:

MANY years ago – he mentioned on the first page of this topic – Doctor M did a Restored Theatrical Version of The Little Mermaid by pairing the video from the 2006 DVD with the audio from the 1999 DVD. He was that impressed with what Disney did to the audio with the 2006 two-disc release that he decided to remake their disc as something better.

As someone who adores The Little Mermaid, but whose ears aren’t near what they could be, I’m curious what the audiophiles of OT think of the soundtracks on the Blu-ray and 4K discs that followed in 2013 and 2019, and how they compare to the DVDs. I’ve trolled this thread for quite a few years, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen the question raised.

If it has then, of course, my apologies.

I also restored the censored animation of the minister’s knee.

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#1409343
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Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
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Brushfire said:

Darth Muffy said:
If your looking for improved versions of the first two films you should check out Anjohans fanedits of those films here: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harry-Potter-and-the-Sorcerers-Stone-Revisited-Released/id/17069

Hes looking to release V2 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - Revisited which includes deepfakes but not of Dumbledore though.

Amazing, thank you for the advice, I’ll be sure to check that out too! The first 2 films have a sense of nostalgia for me that I’m not 100% how I’d feel about such a dramatic change in tone, but I’m sure it’d be fun to watch through to experience them a little differently for a change.

I’m largely of the opinion the later movies should be more like the first films.
I will admit to liking the tone of PoA on the whole, some things were poor decisions.
There is a distinct Mexican Day of the Dead tone that seems out of place. Also, wizards in the books wear robes, but Alfonso Cuarón apparently decided that they should wear sweats and trainers.

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#1399363
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Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
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With Dumbledore and Flitwick, we were never given an in-movie explanation.

Since we already saw Grindelwald change his appearance from Farrell to Depp (without polyjuice potion), it could easily be explained that ‘he just knows how to do that’ when he becomes Mikkelsen.

I don’t think a deepfake is necessary. Unless they bungle it.
And frankly, the Fantastic Beasts movies, so far, have seemed bungled.

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#1390756
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Gene Roddenberry's <em>SPECTRE</em> (1977) 16mm preservation opportunity
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I recently found a surprisingly good copy of this posted on YouTube. The quality was not only better than my old VHS television recording, but it was apparently an uncut European theatrical version that had nudity.
So that exists.

The question is, what version of this is being sold on ebay?

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#1384856
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Info: Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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nesboy43 said:

I wanted to say thank you for this thread, it is incredibly helpful!

For the first post. Sleeping Beauty’s 1997 Laserdisc is the digitally restored one with rotoscoping. The feature about rotoscoping all the characters out, is a feature on that laserdisc.

So the aggressive restoration it mentioned is from 1997, not 2003. Only the pre 97 versions would be purist, although they are Pan and Scan.

Did you read the first post?
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937): First ‘fully restored’ by Lowry in 1994. This is also when the Masterpiece VHS and laserdiscs came out. As far as I am aware there is no home video format that has not been reanimated.”
The recommendation is for the least altered version available.
There is no purist recommendation.

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#1382962
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DRESDEN FILES - 2-HOUR PILOT PRESERVATION (Released)
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As previously mentioned in this thread…

It’s not some rare unicorn that requires someone’s grandparents finding a copy. It’s STILL available on the torrent site I previously mentioned (re-encoded from DVD to x264 with some minor clean up). It contains temp music, temp/missing/incomplete fx, blue/green screens and even cards for missing shots.

It looks like this:



There is also the TV movie version that incorporates previously unused footage from the rough cut. These scenes were finished and added along with new material and scenes culled from the rest of the season. The recycled scenes from the series largely consist of flashbacks.

Terrance Mann, who was hired to play Bob after the original pilot was completed, returned to provide a new voice for Bob the Skull.

Because of these changes, it does not fit in continuity with the rest of the series and acts as a stand alone “Storm Front” movie.

Bob now looks like this:

For those interested, just ask.

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#1379449
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Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
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Darth Muffy said:

Hoping to see those JJ style potter/marvel movie intros in future releases, its what makes the edits unique.
Plus an added surround sound track will be a big benfit…

Here

I was going to say they are already 5.1, but I just checked and you’re right.

I wouldn’t object to an AAC 5.1 track and it wouldn’t impact the files size too much.

Wasn’t there a problem exporting multi-channel sound from his editing software in surround though.

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#1373606
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Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
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nl0428 said:
I didn’t know about the ADR line from Chamber of Secrets, but I already knew about the one from The Empire Strikes Back. I’m a bit confused that they kept that line in the extended edition, considering that Harry and Ron didn’t put on Crabbe and Goyle’s robes, and Hermione snuck out Slytherin robes from the laundry for them to wear.

The added line was to explain where the Slytherin robes they end up wearing came from. The scene with Hermione saying she stole some Slyntherin robes from the laundry was deleted. Whoever re-edited probably didn’t notice. Most people don’t.

But hey, they fixed a LOT of other errors from the ABC cut. Mouths out of sync to dialog, repeated shots, Harry flipping through the diary in the same direction more than once, etc. I’ll allow one bad line (and some improper music cues).

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#1370660
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Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
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Yeah. I had avoided getting the official extended discs of SS and CoS since I thought they were the same crappy ABC edits.
On the advice of people here I got them and they are indeed more professional than what ABC/Disney cobbled together.

I think I took issue with a couple of music cues and the fact that in Chamber… they didn’t fix the overdub of Hermione, at dinner, telling Ron and Harry to put on Crabbe and Goyle’s robes.

The overdub was added to the theatrical cut to explain the Slytherin robes they wear later. Hermione saying she got the robes for them from the laundry is a deleted scene. Both shouldn’t be in the same cut of the film.

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#1361694
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Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
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That’s right. I remember the elevator scene as well.
My understanding is the networks don’t get official extended cuts from the studio (except maybe in the case of 1 & 2 since there has now been a retail release). They only get the pieces if they want to cobble something together themselves.
It’s why there is slight differences between ABC/Freeform edits and Syfy/USA/E! versions.

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#1352174
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Idea: 'Up' - ideas for a fan edit sought....
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I never really cared for the Pixar film ‘Up’.
I realize it was nominated for 5 Academy Awards and won 2, but re-watching it tonight I realized what is wrong: The first 11 minutes.

The beginning is completely unnecessary and a real downer from which the movie never recovers. Cut it.

You’d start with a grumpy old man, living alone. Within the first few minutes of that you would easily deduce he lost his wife, you’d also see he is in danger of losing his house, to which he is obviously attached. It’s weighty enough and covers all the information needed.

Some of the opening scenes could be cut in later as flashbacks where needed to fill in backstory.
What we don’t need is to sit through his drab little life on fast forward and the sad conclusion of his relationship with his wife. It puts a cloud over the rest of the film.

I haven’t done a true fanedit in years… but what do you guys think?