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#1259814
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complete Shrek 35mm print available
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I’m starting a donation pool for scanning the print. It’s about 180$ if it does NOT need cleaning, but it might be more if it does. For now, I’m hoping to raise at least 140$ (there’s no deadline on this, so don’t feel obligated to donate). If the print needs cleaning I’ll ask/save up for more depending on my financial situation.

If you’d like to donate, PM me and I’ll send a link to my paypal. I’m really excited for this, and I hope you guys are too. This will be my biggest restoration project by far! 😄

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#1259592
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complete Shrek 35mm print available
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Well, all releases have been from the raw computer files, not from film. The film I remember having a much warmer tone to it. Also, the audio on the blu ray has an added music cue that wasn’t on any other release, and that I don’t recall from the theater.

I was actually working on a project that I never finished where I was going to “filmize” the blu-ray, using trailers and promo photos as color reference. I cancelled that project before announcing it in hopes that something like this would come along. If only I didn’t have to buy christmas presents, I would buy it and get it scanned myself.

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#1257597
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True Stories 2018 Criterion Blu-ray, Too good to be true?
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As I’m sure you all know, David Byrne’s cult classic film, True Stories, was finally released on blu-ray by the Criterion Collection. I never thought I’d see the day where I’d be unhappy with their work, but here we are.

The big draw for the blu-ray, as with any criterion release, is that the original filmmakers got involved with the restoration. I don’t know if Byrne is going blind or not, but the blu-ray is severely lacking as far as color is concerned. As you will see below, the 1999 DVD had nice warm colors where browns, reds, and grays were all nice and visible. The criterion blu-ray has a bad case of tinting. Looks like a bluish green to me…

But wait, it gets worse. The blu-ray audio has been upscaled from it’s original stereo to 5.1 in a brand new mix. Haven’t had the time to compare with the DVD yet, but it’s not sounding too good.

This is all VERY unusual for Criterion to do. Typically, they keep the Original audio, and the colors on their blu-rays are always perfect. Well, I guess I’m gonna have to do some fixing. I’ll get an MOV out as soon as I can. Stay tuned.

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#1249182
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Electric Dreams (1984) PROJECT CANCELLED/POSTPONED
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Well, after carefully looking at the laserdisc, it seems to have the same color grading as the DVD and Blu-ray, but the VHS still appears to have a more warm tone to it. Either way, It seems like it might be completely unnecessary to continue this project. The only real problem with the blu-ray is the missing acapella at the beginning, but I personally don’t see even that as much of a reason to continue.

I think I’m gonna mark this project as cancelled, but if you want a nice quality version of the artwork I made, shoot me a PM.

Sorry guys. 😕

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#1246969
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The Howling (Mangowolf Edition) Mono Soundtrack + Color Restoration AVAILABLE NOW VIA PM
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Out of curiosity, I bought the VHS of this movie to see how it looked. From all the copies I’ve seen (VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray) I’d say I was wrong about the blue tint. Although the blu ray is a little brighter. The DVD and VHS have a nice reddish yellowish tone, and so does the trailer. The blu-ray seems to have a green tint, so that will be important to change.

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#1246964
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Electric Dreams (1984) PROJECT CANCELLED/POSTPONED
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nedmerrill said:

Mango said:

nedmerrill said:

I have the movie but not bluray. Whatt are the differences in audio?

The audio on the Blu-ray is upmixed to 5.1 and has leveling differences. Typical loudness war bullcrap.

the audio on mine is lpcm 2.0

Really? Maybe it’s just the Mixing differences I noticed. I remember the movie would be really quiet, and then get really loud at scenes with music or any sort of action. Either way,the blu-ray DOES omit a part at the beginning.

I do have some good news though, there’s a lasderdisc on LDDB at a semi reasonable price. I made an offer, but even if its rejected I’ll still buy it. I’ve been wanting to do this restoration for a while.

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#1245445
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An American Werewolf In London (mangowolf Edition) V3 Coming Soon
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flashback8 said:

Thanks! Just saw V2. Looks great. 😃 If I may ask a question, is there any way to get a lossless (PCM mono/stereo is fine) soundtrack on v3? Lossy is fine, all things considered, but a lossless version would make me super happy. 😃

Thanks again!

Sure! That’s easily done. I admittedly haven’t finished this project yet, but I’m getting back to work on all my stuff. Just took a break for a little while. 😃

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#1245444
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Electric Dreams (1984) PROJECT CANCELLED/POSTPONED
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A while back, it came to my attention that Electric Dreams was finally released on blu ray, but only in Europe. If that’s not disappointing enough,the blu-ray version had a completely different sound mix then the old 80s releases, plus it had that stupid blue tint that Hollywood is obsessed with adding to everything.

I planned to do a blu ray of this movie quite some time ago, but right when I was ready, I lost the freaking blu ray. I’m not kidding. It was accidentally thrown out when I was renovating the computer room in my house.

Having said that, I do own the VHS, and I will restore it for the fullscreen version, but my VCR only has mono output. Luckily, a vhs rip has been on youtube for quite some time now, so it’s gonna have to do for now as far as audio.

Now, I hate to ask this, but is there any chance anyone on here has the blu-ray? if so, can you rip the MKV for me and send it my way? If not, I can order another copy, but it will take a while to ship from England to Michigan. I’m just asking if anyone has it to see if we can speed up the process.

If nobody owns it, don’t bother buying a copy. I’ll just get one myself. 😃

Artwork I did based on the VHS.