I’m pretty sure I tried to donate for this project a few years ago, would love a link if this is now available!
Donated for the Fantasia project a few years ago, any update on that project?
My thought was either the GOUT or a shot from the Making of Documentary, since shots from that documentary used in this episode of The Gallery seem to be of a similar resoultion.
How can I support this??
Today is probably the good date to officialy announce that a scan in 4K, based on a 35mm in very good condition, is currently in progress.
And it will be done twice 😃
- a first scan (in 4K) will be processed as soon as possibly by a Parisian lab, so that I can use it to finish my ongoing despecialized edition (https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/ZigZigs-THE-PHANTOM-MENACE-Theatrical-reconstruction-1080p-V10-work-in-progress/id/61295)
- then the reels will be shared with some people from OT (I don’t know if I can name them), and a second scan will be processed with the best available scanner.
I received a few days ago from the lab in Paris a first test scan of reel 4 (made with a simple 720p scan), just to analyze the average condition of the reel before scanning it with a brand new 4K scanner. The lab scanned the entire reel… in 25 fps (the French standard) so it is not currently usable (there are ghosting artefacts and interpolated frames). Damn French people, always thinking that the world needs their own standards!
But It looks just gorgeous, even in 25 fps: the reel is in PERFECT condition, it looks like it was never projected before, the colors are perfectly preserved. The lab made NO correction at all (white balance, DNR or something else) and the rough result is astonishingly good.
The 4K scan will be obviously done in 24 fps, can’t wait to get it 😊
Happy birthday to TPM!
Any news about this 4K release ???
Eagerly awaiting news of this!
A 35mm scan is in the works at the moment. I believe ZigZig would be the person to get in touch with about that.
The scanning process is currently locked down in a Parisian lab due to Covid-19…
But I’d be happy to share with emanswfan the rough scan of reel #4 (which was done 2 times with 2 different lenses).
Emanswfan, if you’re interested, please feel free to PM me.
I’d love a copy too actually.
Hal 9000 said:
For safety, and PM sent.
I would love a link to the upscaled deleted scenes please!
Link to website removed by moderator - let’s not give them the publicity they wish for.
There is a section on this site called Contact where you can leave a message, thinking we should tell him he shouldn’t do this and ruin it for everyone.
Due to a new source being found, I will be updating the eventually, stay tuned!
Can’t wait to see this finished! Would love to use this for a TPM Theatrical edit later on. Looks great 😃
Any plans to redo this project with the new 4K disc??
Would like this too!
I captured these when they originally aired using a Sony Digital-8 camcorder and transferred them via the Firewire to my PC… I believe D8 is 720x480. Not sure if I still have the original transfers, but I think I put them on DVD as individual episodes and my own version of a single movie. Useful for reference?
This is super helpful if you can get this uploaded!
Are you sure? I thought we had cinema DTS tracks for the 97 SE’s and the PT. I know we have TPM and ROTS, I was pretty positive we had AOTC, too.
You’re right, I just checked the usual place and we do have the PT DTS tracks.
That’s my bad, I’ve been out of the loop for a little bit.
Are they on the spleen, I couldn’t find them. Under what name?
I’d love a link to these as well, if they aren’t on the Spleen
I came across a open matte version of the shorter International cut in 1080p that has come out as a web dl version. The cropping is close to the old 4X3 dvd print aspect ratio but has the same pink cars and tennis ball problem.
Where can I get a hold of that?
I’d love a link too!
I’d love to see an upload of that original free dvd!
Finally! Can’t wait to see this project’s progress!
I made a crude Stereo FLAC recording of the Movies Anywhere track when it first came out, but if someone can decrpyt the 5.1, I’d love a copy!
Would love to hear more of this project!!
Howdy! Any update on this project?
I got over the damn prequel poisoning, but then moved house to another city (which was a big move) and had some family crises that put everything else on hold for a while. I’ve only just started setting up my workstations etc again, and hope to have more time available for this in the coming months.
Clones is awaiting scanning, there are a few other movies in the queue, and I’ll need to get HDDs to store the scan (around 20TB for a scan of Clones), but it is on the list, and if there is interest here, it will get done.
Glad to hear you’re doing better!! The interest is certainly strong here, but your family and health comes first. 😃
I would love a PM for this
Willing to help out!