It’s still incredibly strange how low-profile these releases were. Not to mention that they came out on a Sunday, for some reason.
To absolutely no one’s surprise, the new releases are just repackages of the existing releases, albeit with new disc and cover art. Some day.
The HDTV has a dodgy telecine and strong edge enhancement. The Blu-ray has zero grain and occasionally waxy faces. Pick your poison.
TLJ: Use different post-crawl and pre-credit motifs.
I’d imagine that the Netflix stream would be AAC, which would be inferior to AC3, unless I’m mistaken.
Starting at 1:20, there’s a comparison between the Blu-ray and the German HDTV version, which contains the same footage found on the Goodtimes DVD.
I don’t, but I do have the 2003 Universal and 1999 GoodTimes discs. They are both AC-3 192KBPS, but they are faithful to the original mix, whereas the Blu-ray isn’t. The GoodTimes disc also has an extended sequence from the theatrical cut just before the shark’s demise. This sequence is not present on the Blu-ray or Unviersal DVD.
We need a Jaws equivalent of hairy_hen here to analyze all these mixes thoroughly.
I finally recovered and remastered my Vegas project for this. Putting it up on the Spleen as we speak.
Run time is 94 minutes and it is presented in 1.85:1.
My mistake, I haven’t listened to the mix on the DiscoVision release. Thanks for putting all this info together!
The LaserDisc / VCD mix is the best audio source if you’re wanting something faithful to the original mix - because it is the original mix, and isn’t tweaked with like the 2005 and 2012 mono tracks.
Would that be the same as this video??
That may likely have the replaced music during the earlier beach scene.
Yep, that’s the one — that’s actually my own upload from my old Jaws YouTube account. It has the original beach music as well, and you can hear Brody’s scream on the Orca very clearly.
I also do own a letterboxed LaserDisc with the replaced music, in case that hasn’t been preserved yet.
The VCD is now on the Appendix, as one might call it.
Not sure if this would be of any help, but I am in possession of a Chinese VCD release of JAWS, which contains the mono mix. You can clearly hear Cassidy’s burp, so it’s the same mix on the LaserDisc, as far as I can tell. I can upload it if needed, though I’m not sure if the audio codec on VCD would be sufficient.
Excited to see what you come up with riftamos. My project went sour due to poor capture equipment (USB-Live2 has AGC issues) and my ROTJ disc having massive crosstalk issues. I’m really happy to see someone finally preserving these releases properly.
As thematically pleasing as that would be, I really hope they don’t keep ending on the Force Theme in the Sequel Trilogy. It’s getting way too repetitive, with TLJ being the worst offender. TFA at least placed a spin (literally) on the ending bit of the motif.
I live by there. They project DVDs all the time. That’s probably what they’re doing.
This is still very much a thing that’s in the works. I only just got all the US audio I needed thanks to some digital releases. I’m just having issues with the sixth series as of right now.
The project has evolved but is still happening!
I have some of original masters sourced from foreign dubs with the original Clearwater card and all intact. Might be of use to you. PM me.
I would also like somebody to recreate the Original Theatrical Version of The Force Awakens, as well.
What? Nothing was changed from theatrical TFA for home video.
The credits were, IIRC. But nothing else.
At the request of some folks over at the Star Wars Trilogy forums, here is a proper thread to comment on the release of 4K83.
Only watched the 1080p version so far. It looks beautiful.
Watched part of the 1080p version last night. To say it looks beautiful would be a massive understatement. I can’t imagine ROTJ looking any better than this.
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This is just my opinion, but I thought Ehrenreich and Glover’s performances were weak. Ehrenreich tries too hard, and Glover doesn’t try enough, and comes off like a Lando impersonator.
Watched SOLO tonight after seeing a few times during its theatrical run. I was incredibly bored and ended up shutting it off during the droid revolution bit. I’m usually not one to shut movies off midway, but really didn’t want to sit through another hour.
I really wanted to like this movie, but the strange pacing and bad acting really makes it hard. One dud out of four ain’t bad though.
Watching Solo on Blu-ray, and have to wonder, what the fuck is up with the alien subtitles?
Are they not the same as in the theatrical version?
What does time on this forum have to do with it?
Quite a bit.
Excited to see what you can whip up with this.