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Harry Potter Extended Editions

No kidding, cogebo. I can’t believe Warner left so much money on the table by not releasing Uber cuts of all the Potter films. We know whole plot lines were filmed and discarded for some of the earlier films. Anyone with sense would have thrown money at some special effects studio to complete the footage and give these the Lord of the Rings treatment.

We’ll probably just have to wait until some ridiculous HBO GoT inspired reboot series to see more officially.

Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features

So the Anniversary BD of Cinderella that is now out is the same HD transfer all over again.

Word has it there is a 4k streaming version that will become available, which is ironic since they’ve already scrubbed out any fine detail that would have made 4k better… unless it’s a new transfer(?)

Does anyone know if a new LD rip, improving on Molly’s, ever came about?

Cast A Deadly Spell

You should have asked.
I have VHS sourced subtitle synced to the Laserdisc rip. It’s all caps with a few errors (Slugcraft instead of Schlubcraft, etc.).

I also have a raw rip from the current HBO on demand version. It doesn’t sync to any release, has caps and lowercase, has none of the errors present in the webrip subs (‘It should be to Diana’ instead of ‘A tribute to Diana’, etc.), but matches the censored dialog.

Let me know if you need them.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Theatrical Cut

The devil worshiping for me comes across as stupid (and the child swapping), but the worst problem is a dead character appears after their death. That’s just amateur editing.

As far as editing down the extended cut, there are problems with the colors that don’t seem to be correctable from the BD source. Also, IIRC, there are alternate shots in the extended cut. You would still need pieces that just aren’t present on the BD.

Mulan (1998) - 35 mm

hairy_hen said:

Also, it is likely that the colors and contrast were rendered knowing that the process of putting it on film (the intended viewing format) would change them in a certain way. It is often the case that going back to the earliest generation source causes post-production decisions that were made later in the chain to be lost. So viewing the film version tends to gets you the closest to what it was really supposed to look like.

Maybe to some degree, but there is a big difference between 1930s, 40s, etc. Technicolor film stock that is chemically color timed and 1998 digitally color timed Technicolor. Any difference between the digital source and film prints would more likely be unintended by the animators.