OK. Good luck.
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.
I haven’t heard back in a long while. Are you done yet?
I have the 1994 VHS (basically a reprint of the 1991 VHS) copied to a DVD. Haven’t actually ripped the audio though.
OK. Could you rip the audio from your DVD and send it to me?
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.
“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.
Why not use the Blu-ray as the main source? I’m not aware of any visual changes to this film.
All right. Using the Blu-ray instead, so Charles Threepio doesn’t have to send the language tracks to me. I can rip them myself.
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.
Charles Threepio said:
I can at least supply the foreign tracks from the 2013 Blu-ray. I’ll have to dig it up first, though…
Thanks, but I already have the 2013 Blu-ray box set. But you can go ahead and supply the tracks to me.
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.
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?
The only thing that I noticed was butchered in the 5.1 mix for the 1998 restoration of The Wizard of Oz (1939) and its later restorations was that the first two syllables of “Oh, Toto, Toto” were deleted because the audio restorers at Warner Bros. thought that Dorothy said “Oh, To, oh, Toto.”