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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Mango Edition [V3] (Released)

a_purist said:

Mango said:

a_purist said:

Hi, Mango!

What have you decided for this scene?

Second Sight UK 40th:

Second Sight Seriously Ultimate Edition UK:

The Seriously Ultimate Edition is much closer to the laserdisc, so mine will be similar to that.


Mango said:

V4 Coming soon!

Great news! But for a flawless finish, in my humble opinion, this film should have:

  • The OAR, all Blu-ray releases are open matte (1.78:1 all but german UHD) and should be 1.85:1 (1920x1036, black bars on the top and bottom 22px each)
  • Bryanston Pictures logo at the beginning. You can find it on the Blu-ray release of John Carpenter’s “Dark Star”.

Let me know if you need any help.

Good ideas. Will definitely do that. 😃

Shrek - 35MM Restoration (WIP)

JonathanArthur19 said:

This is interesting:

Maybe it is good that Mango decided to buy the 35mm Print of Shrek, I’m curious if it’ll look better than the “4:1:1 subsampling compressed at 98% quality JPEG images”

I heard about that too. It’s kinda funny since I remember getting a comment on the trailer I did on youtube saying something along the lines of “The digital files can just be re-rendered at any resolution”. Looks like thats not the case.

Shrek - 35MM Restoration (WIP)

Charles Threepio said:

I might have been half-joking when I suggested a “no thanks whatsoever to Donald John Trump and Michael Eisner” credit, but I was joking nonetheless. If nothing else, we should at least be grateful this project hasn’t been cancelled altogether on account of the pandemic.

Eh, I’m too big a fan of the movie to cancel it altogether. That guy is really starting to get on my nerves though.

Info: Mono soundtracks that were butchered with 5.1 remixes in later releases

SpacemanDoug said:

I do know for a fact that the blu-ray of Teen Wolf is incorrectly pitched, not sure if the DVD has the same issue

Also I will say that the remix for Animal House is indeed quite annoying, but at least it has the original songs cause I know one of the DVD releases changed a bunch of them (I think the double secret probation edition)

Yeah, I’ve heard about the Teen Wolf soundtrack being messed with. Such a shame because the video is great on the Scream Factory Blu-ray. As for Animal House, maybe someday I’ll sync the laserdisc audio to the blu ray.

Freaks (1932) HD Upscale PROJECT CANCELLED

It’s unbelievable and almost insulting that one of the most important films in cinema history remains unavailable in HD. Rumors have spread about a Criterion blu-ray for years, but it seems doubtful that it will ever happen at this point. Perhaps one could assume that this film is deemed too shocking even to this day. Ever since its initial release in 1932, “Freaks” has been the subject of controversy, criticism and censorship. To this day, the uncut version is lost, and will probably never see the light of day.

Nevertheless, I think an HD Upscale, done the same way as my “American Movie” project will be the only way to see this film in high definition, even if artificial. It’s better than nothing. Source is the 2004 Warner Bros DVD. Film will be upscaled in Topaz Video Enhance AI, and regrained and contrast adjusted in Final Cut Pro.

Project DEVO (The Complete DEVO Videography) On Hiatus (a WIP)

This project as well as my Weird Al project is on hold until this fall. I want to finish some of my other projects (TCM, Tron, The Howling, American Movie, and one TBA) before starting work again.

As for Shrek, with the pandemic still going, we’ll just have to be patient. Thanks you all so much for your support.

Shrek - 35MM Restoration (WIP)

LHUX said:

JonathanArthur19 said:

LHUX said:

Mango said:

JonathanArthur19 said:

There is a 4K Blu-Ray of Shrek coming out soon anyways, plus I think Mango wants to be safe due to Covid which is understandable, so maybe stop trying to rush him to finish this?


seriously? its Shrek’s 20th Birthday
we need that scan by now

Dude Do you not know how stupid you sound, do you not know that we’re are in a global pandemic?? Don’t you know that Mango wants to stay safe and the shipping to scan it will be delayed? Dude you stop being like “We need that scan by now” and “You should scan it by now” Well, why don’t you find a print online, buy it and scan it yourself if you want it that bad.

look i understand but doesn’t mango scan?
i have seen 35mm scans by him.

No I don’t. Shrek has to be sent to a scanner before it can be scanned, and the last thing I’d want is for there to be any issue with shipping it due to the pandemic. Just relax. It will happen eventually.

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Just Stupid Enough (Complete Videography 1980-2020) On Hiatus (WIP)

This is actually a project I started in 2019 for the 40th anniversary of My Bologna, but since this year marks the 40th anniversary of Another One Rides The Bus (it’s single anyway…) I thought it would be fun to start work on it again. This is a very similar project to my Devo blu-ray in that it will be the most comprehensive collection of Weird Al videos, upscaled and restored in 4K. There will be plenty of bonus features, and every single music video from 1980 to 2020 will be included.

Project Artwork:

Here’s the list of videos:

  1. My Bologna
  2. Ricky
  3. I Love Rocky Road
  4. Eat It
  5. I Lost On Jeopardy
  6. This Is The Life
  7. Like A Surgeon
  8. Dare To Be Stupid
  9. One More Minute
  10. Living With A Hernia
  11. Christmas At Ground Zero
  12. Fat
  13. Money For Nothing / Beverly Hillbillies *
  14. UHF
  15. Smells Like Nirvana
  16. You Don’t Love Me Anymore
  17. Jurassic Park
  18. Bedrock Anthem
  19. Headline News
  20. Amish Paradise
  21. Gump
  22. Spy Hard
  23. The Saga Begins
  24. It’s All About The Pentiums
  25. Bob
  26. Don’t Download This Song
  27. I’ll Sue Ya
  28. Virus Alert
  29. Close But No Cigar
  30. Pancreas
  31. Weasel Stomping Day
  32. White & Nerdy
  33. Do I Creep You Out
  34. Trapped In The Drive-Thru
  35. Craigslist
  36. Skipper Dan
  37. CNR
  38. Ringtone
  39. TMZ
  40. Party In The CIA
  41. Another Tattoo
  42. If That Isn’t Love
  43. Whatever You Like
  44. Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me
  45. Perform This Way
  46. Polka Face
  47. Tacky
  48. Word Crimes
  49. Foil
  50. Handy
  51. Sports Song
  52. First World Problems
  53. Lame Claim To Fame
  54. Mission Statement
  55. Harvey, The Wonder Hamster
  56. The Hamilton Polka

Note: This list does not count videos for polka medleys that can only be sourced from AL-TV VHS rips or the ERB and Schmoyoho appearances, though they will be bonus features.

Bonus Features:

Behind The Music Special (2001 Version)
VH1’s “Driven” Biography (2002)
There’s No Going Home (1996 Disney Channel Promo)
TV Appearances
Making Of Videos
AL-TV and AL-Music Clips