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#1440298
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1986 Anime Series), 1080p HD AI Upscaled Versions on BD-50 ISOs (WIP)
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OK, I’ve decided to put this project away for a while again. It will probably take me too long to split both of the series MKV files perfectly into the episodes, deinterlace the episodes and movie edits, and upscale every episode and movie edit to 1080p HD. I was also planning on making custom 5.1 LPCM upmixes (since I don’t have a DTS-HD Master Audio codec) for both the English and Japanese versions of the series, along with the 2.0 stereo Dolby Digital tracks.

Note: This project is on hiatus yet again.

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#1438227
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Info Wanted: <em>The Little Mermaid</em> 5.1 AC-3 LaserDisc preservation?
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Hi,

I own the late-1990’s VHS of Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989) and was wondering if anyone made a preservation of the 5.1 AC-3 LaserDisc of the movie, preferably upscaled to 1080p HD with A.I. software with the Dolby 2.0 surround and Dolby 5.1 AC-3 tracks recorded losslessly and converted to LPCM or DTS-HD MA. I know that the first DVD was the last to use the original late-1990’s 6-track mix as a 5.1 track, but I don’t own that DVD or want a preservation of it, since the transfer possibly has mosquito noise.

Thanks,
James

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#1435661
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Digitally extracted stereo audio tutorials?
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Hi,
One of my future projects is of a 1080p HD AI upscale of the obscure 1972 British musical movie, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, taken from the region-free 2005 Oracle DVD. It will be slowed down to its proper speed of 23.976 fps and have the gamma and colors corrected, a Dolby TrueHD digitally extracted stereo track, and the original 2.0 mono track. Are there any tutorials online on how to make digitally extracted stereo tracks? I can’t seem to find any.

Thanks!

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#1435659
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Help: looking for... The Muppet Show: Watermarkless content
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Sthunderrocker said:

I don’t think you understand the point of preservation. It’s not about your agreeing with the content.

Or disagreeing, either. We’re supposed to preserve things that have Harsher In Hindsight moments and Unfortunate Implications for our children to teach them about those things, why they’re wrong, and what can be done to prevent more usages of those tropes in the future (sorry, I’ve spent too much time on TV Tropes… and yes, just like it says it will do to everyone, it has ruined my life).

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#1432011
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Info and Help Wanted: Foreign DVD of <em>The Wizard of Oz</em> 1982 anime movie for preservation?
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I can’t purchase the DVD from the UK site, since I live in the US and the page says “Your selected delivery location is beyond seller’s delivery coverage for this item. Please choose a different delivery location or purchase from another seller.” I checked the US site for the DVD, but it’s out of stock there. If anyone in the UK is willing to purchase it and send it to me, please PM me.

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#1428257
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1986 Anime Series), 1080p HD AI Upscaled Versions on BD-50 ISOs (WIP)
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OK, I’ve decided to revive this project. I recently purchased the English subtitled Discotek Blu-ray to revive the project, so it’s a WIP again.

JEDIT: Last time I checked today, Amazon said the Blu-ray is out for delivery today and will be arriving at 8:00 PM, so it will probably be here before that time.

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#1428063
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Info and Help Wanted: Foreign DVD of <em>The Wizard of Oz</em> 1982 anime movie for preservation?
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SpookyDollhouse said:

From what I can see, it was only released in Japan on VHS. It remains unreleased on any other format in the country.

Jeez, not even on VHD videodisc or LaserDisc? That’s a bummer.

SpookyDollhouse said:

The copy on Youtube comes from its Polish DVD release which is as far as I know, the uncut Japanese version with Japanese credits. It has no English subtitles but the Japanese audio is there.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ozu-mahôtsukai-Region-English-version/dp/B0086D4IN8

Ah, I see. So that’s why I couldn’t find it on Amazon’s US site or on eBay.

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#1426853
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Info and Help Wanted: Foreign DVD of <em>The Wizard of Oz</em> 1982 anime movie for preservation?
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Hi, I own the VHS release of The Wizard of Oz (1982) by Paramount and was wondering if this was ever released on an official DVD release in a foreign country. So far, the only foreign DVD I’ve come across is on a DVD site from Pakistan that sells bootlegs.
I’ve been wondering if there’s a Japanese DVD of this movie, since I saw an English version reconstruction on YouTube, using a foreign DVD which has the 1983 Japanese credits in place of the original 1982 English credits. I would like to preserve the Japanese version, make my own English version reconstruction with the English audio and credits from the LaserDisc (except I don’t own a LaserDisc player, and the only upload of the full English version of the 1982 movie that’s on YouTube is in poor quality and stretched to 1.78:1), and upscale both the English and Japanese versions to 1080p with Topaz Video Enhance AI.

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#1426273
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Batman Forever: The Real Game Begins (a WIP)
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CamSMurph said:

James76 said:

CamSMurph said:

A comparison between the theatrical cut and TRGB.

I like that the colors on the right are actually in the spirit of Burton’s Batman and how it looked in theaters back in 1989 (even though I wasn’t born in that year). Cool!

Hold on, how do you know about how Batman '89 looked in theatres?

I don’t know exactly what it looked like, I found out that Batman '89 was darker colored in theaters on LDDb’s page for the 1990 US LaserDisc.

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#1422437
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Info: LaserDisc preservations of colorized movies not released on American digital formats?
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JadedSkywalker said:

The quality of the King Kong Colorized is quite good for Laserdisc, though it will never be quite as good as archival material on black and white in High Definition on a Blu-Ray.

Yeah, I thought so.

JadedSkywalker said:

As for Casablanca i never heard that was on Laserdisc, i know someone taped it and wouldn’t share his copy. He also had Citizen Kane, the Sea Hawk. Treasure of the Sierra Madre etc.

Huh. I didn’t know that Citizen Kane or Treasure of the Sierra Madre had colorized versions. I do know that there are two colorized versions of It’s a Wonderful Life, one of which is by Hal Roach Studios from 1985 and the other is by Legend Films, which was available on a 2009 Paramount DVD (and is also available in HD on Blu-ray).

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#1422263
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Info: LaserDisc preservations of colorized movies not released on American digital formats?
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The colorized version of King Kong (1933 has been released on LaserDisc and VHS in the US and on DVD elsewhere in the world, such as on a British (or Australian, can’t remember which) DVD by Universal, but not in the US.
The colorized version of Casablanca (1943) is only available on an “Anniversary Edition” LaserDisc by MGM/UA Home Video that was a Japan-only release.
I was wondering if anyone preserved those colorized versions. There is, however, a DVD preservation of the colorized version of King Kong being sold on eBay, but I’d rather not buy that, seeing how it’s illegal to sell fan edits and fan preservations online.
I’ve heard that the colorized version of King Kong is unwatchable and of a poor quality standard, but I don’t think that I’ve heard anything negative about the quality of the colorized version of Casablanca.
I don’t own a LaserDisc player or any LaserDiscs, but I will have to wait until I’m living on my own in order to purchase a LaserDisc player and some LaserDiscs, so I can preserve films and features not on current American home video releases (such as the 1.33:1 open matte/pan-and-scan combo version of Titanic and the English version of the 1982 Japanese animated Wizard of Oz (seeing how every version of that on YouTube is in poor quality)).

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#1420419
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Info Wanted: It's a Wonderful Life - Original 1980's colorized version
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Hi,
I own the late-1990’s black and white VHS of It’s a Wonderful Life by Republic Pictures. There used to be a 1980’s colorized version of this movie (and yes, I’m well aware of the current colorized version).

Has anyone preserved it in a rip from the VHS (the version without the ringing bell at the beginning being plastered over) or the 3M LaserDisc? I prefer either one, but I’d like the LaserDisc rip the best.

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#1417591
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Help: looking for... <em>Willy Wonka &amp; the Chocolate Factory</em> Music Minus Vocals track
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Hi,
I’m wondering if anyone has the “Music Minus Vocals” track ripped from the 25th Anniversary LaserDisc of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (or a rip of the LaserDisc with that track as an alternate audio track), or if it’s uploaded on that organ site (even though I don’t have an account there). I’d like to mux the audio track to a rip of the Blu-ray version.

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#1417582
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Help: looking for... The Muppet Show: Watermarkless content
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BestArchivist15 said:

James76 said:

BestArchivist15 said:

James76 said:

Um… the Fox DVD versions upscaled to 1080p with AI software, maybe?

That doesn’t seem right… When did Fox distribute The Muppet Show on DVD?

I don’t remember exactly who released The Muppet Show on DVD. It may have been Jim Henson Video or Disney. IDK.

It was Time-Life Video and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment for the “Best of The Muppet Show” series, and Buena Vista Home Entertainment for the season sets. Disney/Buena Vista never released the last two seasons on DVD.

Hmm. I never knew that. Well, I guess those episodes probably don’t exist online, either, unless someone has uploaded pre-Disney+ episode reruns in HD to that organ site…

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#1417579
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Help: looking for... The Muppet Show: Watermarkless content
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BestArchivist15 said:

James76 said:

Um… the Fox DVD versions upscaled to 1080p with AI software, maybe?

That doesn’t seem right… When did Fox distribute The Muppet Show on DVD?

I don’t remember exactly who released The Muppet Show on DVD. It may have been Jim Henson Video or Disney. IDK.
Also, they were DVDs of the original unedited episodes.

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#1416706
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Info: How many Disney 35mm scans exist?
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That’s so cool! I didn’t know that Thunderbean sold BD-R discs of scanned Disney movie prints. I’ll have to purchase their BD-R of Cinderella sometime. After all, it was the very first Disney princess movie I saw as a kid, especially on that 1995 VHS (which I sadly replaced with the 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD. Yes, kid me didn’t mind Disney’s over-restored versions of their animated and partially-animated movies, and I regret liking Disney’s over-restorations).

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#1413682
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Help: looking for... Disney <em>Oz</em> movie 1.78:1 HDTV broadcasts
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Hi, I’m planning on working on a preservation of Oz movies, but I’m also planning on working on a custom 50GB BD-R ISO file set of 4 Oz family movies in 1080p. The movies will include: The Wizard of Oz (1939), Return to Oz (1985), Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (2013), and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). The last 2 (or 3) movies will be in 1.78:1.
I was wondering if anyone has 1.78:1 HDTV rips of Return to Oz (1985) (if a 1.78:1 version exists) and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), preferably delogoed. Also, is the fullscreen (except for the credits) version of Return to Oz (1985) on the out-of-print 1999 Anchor Bay DVD an open matte/pan & scan combo, or is it entirely pan & scan? Because if it’s entirely pan & scan and no 1.78:1 version exists, then I’ll go with the 1.85:1 version then.
Thanks!