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LeeThorogood

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#1021626
Topic
The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints (a WIP)
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poita said:

Unfortunately my daughter has been sick for the last 24 hours and she has been transferred to Randwick Children’s Hospital, so I will once again be out of touch for a little while.
Hopefully it is something that will respond to antibiotics and we will be home again for Xmas.

Sorry to hear this Poita, best wishes to all involved!

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#915231
Topic
Star Wars Trilogy SE bluray color regrade (a WIP)
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DrDre said:

I probably overdid the contrast and saturation for the Tarkin shot, but imo the other corrections lack depth, and Tarkin’s face lacks definition. In addition I think Peter Cushing’s hair wasn’t as grey as these corrections suggest. I’ve redone the regrade, and here’s my second attempt.

Bluray:

Bluray regraded:

Much better DrDre! 😄

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#911759
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Team Negative1
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mverta said:

As I said specifically, I don’t care that Joe shared his prints. It’s was Pete’s, which he was explicitly told not to, that’s wrong. As for -1 knowing? I have no idea. As for the “fuck you,” that for being ungrateful and shitty, even after I helped them out. As for their edition looking amateur and pretty shitty, it does. So what?

_Mike

In case you missed this while you were posting Stinky-Dinkins ^

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#911745
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Team Negative1
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Stinky-Dinkins said:

So, was -1 aware that Joe had previously agreed not to disseminate Pete’s print under any circumstance? Do you have any problem with -1 using a copy of Joe’s print?

“… and err fuck Negative One also in case that hasn’t been said, fuck you. What an asshole.” - I think that quote should tell you all you need to know.

The video seems to indicate there was no explicit agreement in place that Joe wouldn’t share the scan of his own print, further as the print belonged to Joe in the first place and the scan & drives were paid for by Joe, in the absence of such an explicit agreement between Joe and Mike I see no problem in Joe sharing the scan of his own print with anyone.

TV’s Frink said:

I literally was just about to ask this myself, as it seems like it’s the main issue here. If -1 was not aware, it’s hard to blame him along with Joe.

Agreed, if Negative One knew then he’s complicit and deserves to be punished, otherwise he’s an injured party just like Mike & Pete.

As the scan acquired by Team Negative One was the better scan belonging to Pete, which Joe had agreed not to share I now agree with the Team’s decision to halt work and not proceed with this project as Pete clearly doesn’t give his permission for anyone else to have a copy let alone use it in a project and then release it into the public domain.

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#911548
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Team Negative1
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RU.08 said:
Mike made the claim that TN1 “stole the scans”, so the onus of proof is on him, and if he doesn’t offer anything more I think the only logical conclusion is that TN1 is not guilty of misappropriating any scans. 😃

DrDre said:

To RU.08

I agree, but my main point is, that these discussions about guilt should have taken place before a permanent ban, and not after it. While, it is possible that our esteemed moderators know more than we do, it does appear that TN1 got the short hand of the stick.

darthcloud said:

Could we resume all this by saying that regardless of the physical film ownership, scan ownership is somehow determined by who paid for it to be done?

Since Person #2 paid for Person#3’s film scan, person #2 assumed it’s was ok to pass it over to -1.

Since Mike paid for Person#2’s film scan, Person#2 did not share it.

I think OT.com shall retract the part about unethical behavior from either -1 or Person#2.

All of this is just an unfortunate misunderstanding of all the party involve IMHO.

^This.

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#911316
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Team Negative1
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I’m just going to leave this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVZul_oCWTE

On a more serious note, not wanting to take any one person’s word over anothers I’m not in a position to have an informed opinion regarding what has or hasn’t gone on. I think banning the TN1 account was the right thing to do, although it may or may not have been done for the wrong reasons. The conduct of the account as a ‘team account’ in relation to the forum rules had been in question for some time.

Assuming for a moment that TN1 have not acted unethically in relation to acquiring the scan of the Technicolor print I somewhat agree with StinkyDinks in that, if those behind the Team are willing, work on the Technicolor scan/project should continue, if only as a contingency in case Mike doesn’t succeed, and I believe me I really hope he does!

Just to clarify I’m not asking for the evidence to be presented here in public, I’m not asking to see the evidence privately, in my oh so humble opinion the evidence from both sides should be reviewed by Jay or a member of the moderation team and the findings of that review conveyed to the community so we can have closure and move on from this matter.

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#910500
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Team Negative1
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Aldarion said:
Otherwise, Disney would have released the original trilogy as soon as they got the rights as the originals would be a HUGE revenue stream.

Have you any clue the time and effort a proper restoration of 40 year-old film elements would take, especially in the condition in which they supposedly exist for Star Wars? It is completely understandable that the future of the Saga (i.e., making sequels) was given precedence over the old given Disney’s massive investment in the project and the equally massive, all but guaranteed payoff of making new movies. What would be in the eyes of a casual fan “just another DVD release” isn’t going to be nearly as huge a revenue stream.

As per your comment about your proposed Lucas contract clause, find that hard to believe.

^ Pretty much this. You want fan/public interest to reach fever pitch so when you do release something the public can’t hand over their money quick enough! TFA was designed to get the public back on board following prequelgate.