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#1399878
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Idea: 2 Direct-to-Video <em>Wizard of Oz</em> Documentaries, VHS to BD Preservation and Remastering
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Hello everyone,
I am planning on preserving 2 Wizard of Oz documentaries only available on VHS videotape and remastering them for a Blu-ray disc (25GB BD-R) with bonus features.
One of the documentaries is Oz: The American Fairyland, is from 1997, and is by the defunct Sirocco Productions (which I have the VHS of). The other documentary is We’re Off to See the Munchkins, is from 1993, and is by the also-defunct Cinema Video Productions (which I purchased the VHS of and will receive it sometime later this month).

Here is what I need to do for preserving and remastering:

  1. Rip both documentaries from their videotapes with an ADVC-110 (which I don’t have) in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and export the rips to uncompressed AVI video files,
  2. Deinterlace the uncompressed AVI videos (with the “Replication - Simple” option) and export them to progressive 23.976fps MP4 files with TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 7,
  3. Upscale the progressive videos to 1080p high-definition and export them to lossless PNG files with Gigapixel Video Enhance AI,
  4. Import the PNG files into TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 7 and use more filters on them (such as Denoise, Sharpness, etc.) and export them to new progressive 23.976fps MP4 video files,
  5. Export the audio from both original progressive videos to LPCM format with FFMPEG,
  6. Upmix the audio tracks to partially-pseudo-5.1 surround sound (with either the soundtracks of the source film clips made into instrumentals with Spleeter or the orchestral angles and music-and-effects tracks of the source film clips - depending on whether the movie release has orchestral angles and/or music-and-effects tracks or not - and the vintage song clips for parts of the FL, FR, SL, and SR tracks) in Audacity and export the tracks as 6-track audio files,
  7. Mux both the 5.1 surround and stereo audio tracks to the new progressive videos,
  8. Convert the new progressive videos to interlaced 60fps MKV files with TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 7,
  9. Create chapters for the MKV files and add the chapters to them,
  10. Create a Blu-ray with TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6,
  11. Add the new interlaced MKV files to the Blu-ray,
  12. Add bonus features to the Blu-ray,
  13. Export the Blu-ray to an ISO file,
  14. Create Blu-ray cover and disc artwork with Gimp and export them as PNG files, and
  15. Upload the ISO file and artwork folder as one upload onto my Resilio profile.

I can’t purchase an ADVC-110, seeing how they sell for large prices on eBay. If anyone is willing to purchase an ADVC-110 from eBay and mail it to me, please PM me. Thank you.

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#1398853
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Peter Pan, 1960 TV Movie with Mary Martin, Restored - 1080p Upscale (Released)
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Chewielewis said:

James76 said:

Chewielewis said:

I see projects like this and its a real shame they always deinterlace down to 30fps rather than 60fps.

Huh. I didn’t think of converting it to 60fps. I kept it at 30fps. I’ll make a 60fps version with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

JEDIT: 60fps version created! Now I need to upload it on MEGA.NZ.

Thats no good if you are working from an already deinterlaced source. The original Youtube poster should have done that with the original tape otherwise that second field is lost permanenetly. Doing a false 60fps upscale is possible worse.

Oh. All right then. Never mind.

JEDIT: Just asked the uploader to re-restore the source in 1080p 60fps.

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#1398841
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Peter Pan, 1960 TV Movie with Mary Martin, Restored - 1080p Upscale (Released)
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Chewielewis said:

I see projects like this and its a real shame they always deinterlace down to 30fps rather than 60fps.

Huh. I didn’t think of converting it to 60fps. I kept it at 30fps. I’ll make a 60fps version with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

JEDIT: 60fps version created! Now I need to upload it on MEGA.NZ.

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#1398690
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Peter Pan, 1960 TV Movie with Mary Martin, Restored - 1080p Upscale (Released)
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Happy New Year, everyone!

The DVD, VHS, and LaserDisc releases of the 1960 TV movie version of Peter Pan with Mary Martin, released by the bankrupt-since-2005 GoodTimes Home Entertainment and officially licensed by NBC, suffer from errors that also are on the original 1960 master videotape such as color misalignment, tape distortion/noise, jitter, telecine lines, ghosting, and interlacing.

However, all of these have been fixed in a brand-new fan restoration by clementj1, available on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VusJd4x3tI8.

Unfortunately, it only exists in a 480p SD version. I have created a 1080p HD-upscaled MP4 version (and I will only have it be upscaled that way, given how my laptop isn’t 4K compatible, and I don’t own a UHD-friendly Blu-ray drive, a 4K TV, or a 4K Blu-ray player) with Topaz Labs’ Topaz Video Enhance AI (in the program’s trial version). The upscale’s not perfect, but it’s as good as I could get, and I’m very pleased with the results. PM me for a link.

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#1309088
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Info: Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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pleasehello said:

James76 said:

Honestly, what Disney should do is cut out all the inappropriate jokes they throw in (such as the “wash where it doesn’t show” joke in Snow White), because throwing inappropriate jokes in family movies insults the audience’s intelligence and makes the adults seem like perverts.

The “wash where it doesn’t show” joke is only as inappropriate as you want to make it. I never took it as him asking if he had to wash his nether-regions and I don’t think it’s intended that way.

He’s asking if he has to “wash where it doesn’t show” because he’s lazy and doesn’t want to wash any more than he has to. Why spend time washing a part of your body that nobody is going to see? That’s the joke.

My mistake, TV Tropes listed it under “Accidental Innuendo,” not “Getting Crap Past The Radar,” in the YMMV page for Snow White, so I edited my comment. But I still feel that inappropriate jokes shouldn’t be in family movies. I went too far by saying that Disney should cut out their inappropriate jokes. I actually feel they should, from now on, have clean adult jokes in their movies, not dirty ones, and not alter the jokes in their past movies. However, I’m okay with when the dirty adult jokes in family movies are part of the source material, especially the “snozzberries” joke in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

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#1307143
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Info: Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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Honestly, what Disney should do is cut out all the inappropriate jokes they throw in (not jokes that can be mistaken as inappropriate, such as the “wash where it doesn’t show” joke in Snow White), because throwing inappropriate jokes in family movies insults the audience’s intelligence and makes the adults seem like perverts.

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#1304364
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Info: Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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I like being politically correct. If you’re not politically correct, then you’re a closed-minded right-wing asshole.
But, when it comes to Disney refusing to release Song of the South on home video in the U.S. or release Fantasia fully uncut and uncensored, they’re the wrong kind of politically correct.
I’d rather be too politically correct than too closed-minded.
And, BTW, I’m non-partisan.

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#1286278
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Help Wanted: The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Fan Preservation ( unfinished project )
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SilverWook said:

The 50th anniversary release touted the restoration of the sepia tone.

And yet, only the 1999 DVD/VHS release (and the 1998 theatrical re-issue) made Dorothy, Toto, and the inside of the farmhouse sepia toned in the transition from sepia to color, using “stencil painting,” as MGM did in 1939 for the original release. The rest of the releases don’t use stencil painting for some reason.

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#1283916
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Info Wanted: Willy Wonka &amp; the Chocolate Factory audio track rips? has anyone done this?
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Has someone tried making a rip of the original mono track from the 1991 VHS/LaserDisc and a rip of the “Music Minus Vocals” track from the 1996 LaserDisc of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory? If so, can they send them to me? I’d like to mux the tracks to the movie from the 2011 Blu-ray. Thanks.

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#1283909
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Help Wanted: The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Fan Preservation ( unfinished project )
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Moiisty said:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/16mm-Feature-Film-THE-WIZARD-OF-OZ-1939-Judy-Garland-KODACHROME/233239150202?hash=item364e22fe7a:g:afEAAOSw5Ulc6xPS

waaaah

“Very good condition KODACHROME original printdown with printed in wear from 35mm source material (pics show the lines). Heaviest wear around the beginnings & ends of the source 35mm reels. B&W portions are KODAK stock (1959). Mounted on 3 reels. No vinegar smell”

I don’t have enough money to purchase that. But I can’t either way, because it’s sold out.

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#1280108
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Help Wanted: The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Fan Preservation ( unfinished project )
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timemeddler said:

how does this need preservation? The bluray was top notch.

Well, I know that, but there were several “mistakes” that were “fixed” in it since the 1998 restoration. For instance, on the “original” mono track (which is actually the 5.1 track made mono) on the Blu-ray, Dorothy now says “Oh, Toto” rather than “Oh, Toto, Toto” when Uncle Henry gives Toto to Miss Gulch. This is because the 1998 restorers thought she said “Oh, To, oh, Toto” and deleted the first two syllables.

I, at least, would like to keep my preservation as true to what MGM intended, not what Warner Bros. intended.

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#1279984
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Help Wanted: The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Fan Preservation ( unfinished project )
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I’ve just decided to fan preserve 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. I will be using the 2013 Blu-ray version for the film footage and language tracks and the 1993 Ultimate Oz Laserdiscs for color correction and the extras, as well as sources from other releases. If someone could send me ISO files with rips of The Ultimate Oz Laserdiscs, the 1988 Criterion Laserdisc, and the 1989 50th Anniversary Laserdisc, that would be excellent. I will need (besides the ISO files):

  • Lossless rips of the digital tracks and PCM rips of the analog tracks (and a PCM rip of the Digital Right track on Side 1 of the Supplemental Disc) from the Ultimate Oz Laserdiscs
  • A rip of the supplemental feature section from the 1988 Criterion Laserdisc
  • A lossless rip of the 1988 Criterion Laserdisc mono track
  • A PCM rip of the 1988 Criterion Laserdisc audio commentary by Ronald Haver (not just from the film itself, but the whole discs)
  • A PCM rip of the 1989 50th Anniversary Laserdisc M & E track

I also own the MGM/UA 1997 DVD, the 2005 3-disc Collector’s Edition DVD, and the VHS box set of The Ultimate Oz, but the first VHS doesn’t work anymore.

And yes, help is needed.

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#1275777
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Ideas Wanted: for an edit of 'The Wiz: Revisited'...
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Hi, I’m new here.

I just decided to start a fan edit of Sidney Lumet’s 1978 film, The Wiz, which is one of my guilty pleasures (I’m well aware the 1975 Broadway musical is better and actually good). I was wondering if there were complete reels of the film that someone could borrow/purchase, scan, and send the scanned versions to me for restoration. If that’s not the case, then I’ll be using the DVD as my source (I own the Blu-ray as well, but the film on it fails to rip). I would also like the reel of the film’s alternate trailer, known as the “History of Oz” trailer, to be borrowed/purchased, scanned, and have the scanned version sent to me for restoration. And yes, help is needed.

Changes to be made:

  • Nipsey Russell’s “What Would I Do If I Could Feel?” dubbed with 1975 cast album version
  • Richard Pryor’s “So… you wanted to meet the Wizard…?!” dubbed with same-worded final lyric of “So You Wanted to See the Wizard” on the 1975 cast album
  • Most Emerald City scenes and all the Wizard’s throne room scenes color-corrected (given an emerald-green tint)

Not sure what else to change… Any ideas?