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Mavimao

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#1217318
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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RU.08, I’m not saying you’re wrong because I have no proof to say otherwise, but you cannot compare your scream 2 nor subtitle comparison with a special effect shot.

Your Scream 2 example falls flat because it was a simple retake for a Made for TV version that was likely spliced in on video.

The subtitle comparison falls flat because it is standard to not have burned-in subtitles for international releases or home video. Multiple IPs are made for this reason as well as safety copies.

I’m with everyone else: this looks like DNR and / or artificial brightening of the highlights. Or maybe the lightsaber was masked off and brightened in the telecine process, but I seriously doubt it’s a recomposite done solely for home video.

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#1216528
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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Right so I am very late and only now just saw Solo despite having seen all the previous Disney-made productions on opening night.

Overall, I found it very milquetoast and just…average. It wasn’t terrible by any stretch, but it felt like Thor 2: generic and by the numbers.

Maybe repeat viewings will change my view but I give it a 6/10.

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#1216018
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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tbird97 said:

I haven’t yet seen the 4K77 project, but I read the thread where Hairy Hen upgraded his 70mm soundtrack recreation.
Just curious, any plans for a possible version 2.8 to include the new soundtrack, or will that be saved for a later change?

Personally, I was blown away by the previous version and that’s why Harmy’s is my current go to version to watch. I can’t imagine an improvement, but I have faith in Hairy Hen.

4K77 and Despecialized are in sync so if you really need it now, you’d just have to demux and remux a few files.

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#1214849
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4k77 released
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It’s a scan of a faded section of film that contains the original 77 crawl. In 1981, all of the technicolor prints had their openings spliced out and replaced with the new crawl containing “a new hope”. So the technicolor prints are useless for preserving that.

But ChainsawAsh has a copy of a scan of the 1981 crawl and will do a fork of 4k77 that contains this version.

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#1214802
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Empire Strikes back 35mm restoration feedback thread (POUT)
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CatBus said:

poita said:

You know, I think you are right.
They did utilise a lot of “found objects” during the production, and I think I have identified the source of the Bacta Tank.

It looks like a Black & Decker Spacemaster.

In just three minutes, we will all be enjoying hot jedi toasties!

Yay!

If my experience with toaster ovens means anything, Han, Leia and Threepio are the ones at the highest risk of being toasted. Luke will come out vaguely warm.

Perhaps even… Luke warm.

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#1214778
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4k77 released
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ChainsawAsh said:

Mavimao said:

If you want the 81 crawl, splice it in yourself. Make a branching dvd/bluray yourself. But don’t get snooty if people say, “that’s not the goal of this project”

Hey, guess what? I already asked for the raw scan of the 81 crawl, so I’m doing exactly that. Sounds like you’re the one getting snooty to me.

I wasn’t talking to you, so… chill?..

I was talking to people in general who get all worked up and ask for things. Perhaps I spoke too harshly; maybe my age is gettin’ to me - or I assume people should know the purpose of this specific project.

Anyway if people are working on an alternate version, cool! After all, 4k77 was built in the hope that people will go wild with it later.

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#1210968
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4k77 released
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Hal 9000 said:

Is the current state of affairs regarding the mono audio track still that we have a version recovered from a recording using a cassette player? It’s not like someone has gotten the mono mix from a print or anything, right?

It’s actually mainly sourced from a European arial VHS recording.

There have been 16mm prints with mono mixes but they sound worse than the one from DeSpecialized and 4k77. Puggo’s version of ANH contains this mono mix and you can hear lots of hissing and warbling. I don’t know if thre have been any other discoveries since then…

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#1210934
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The Last Jedi appreciation thread
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I had a few qualms when I watched it in the theater back in December but they were mostly all squashed when I rewatched it on Bluray.

Plus the absolute vile dribble from certain corners of the fandom only solidifies my opinion. I can understand being disappointed or not thinking it’s your cup of tea, but to say that it ruined Star Wars/your childhood/etc is just hyperbole.

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#1210464
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4k77 released
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darthrush said:

Quick opinion time on the sound mixes from everyone…

I have never watched Star Wars in mono. Which mono track should I do so with? And does anyone have an opinion on whether it is better or not overall?

I hope this is still somewhat on topic enough.

There’s only one English Mono track…

But IMO there are enough differences between this version and the others that it definitely is worth a listen.

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#1209635
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4k77 released
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Ronster said:

Williarob said:

Ronster said:

Williarob said:

The DNR version is coming along quite nicely I think:

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Ok so I get you are preserving the color of “the print” this is without the light shining through it…

So if this has a purpleish tone and the light from a projector has a yellowish tone would this not equate to the image looking more or less neutral basically what the home video releases tried to achieve?

I find it quite fascinating how when confronted with the problems the answers reveal themselves and you have to do the same sort of thing that has already been done but the full understanding becomes apparent?

But obviously not drastic yellow faces just it comes up neutral in most instances I would imagine.

Possibly, but surely it’s better if I give you the actual colors that are on the print than to pretend I understand the physics involved in shining a light bulb of a certain color temperature through the film with this color and reflecting it off of a white screen?

As Poita said:

poita said:

When it comes to colour, unless you are sitting in a cinema with the print, and doing your colour adjustments based on that, and revisiting them again by watching the print etc. then the grade is going to be revisionist, from a certain point of view.

However if you take a straight scan, and do a ‘one light’ correction to each reel, then the scenes will keep their colour relative to each other. i.e. you can see that the background space colour is lighter in scene 3 than in scene 2, but darker than scene 4. You can see that the Falcon walls are more towards yellow in shot 27 than in shot 14. The presentation will reatin the relative colour and shade values that the original had, so you are closer to seeing how the print looked originally.
Your base might be off, but each scene maintains its relative relationship to each other scene.

Trying to get to the original theatrical presentation colours is a very tricky exercise.

Besides, not all of the Home Video releases are neutral. This early 1982 laserdisc still has green in the wall panels, not the grey of later releases:

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No complaints with your process at all, I just perhaps think that it probably overall comes in quite neutral with a light through it.

As far as projection goes there is no 100% value that could be ascertained.

You have various makes and models of projectors and their bulb counterparts which might vary in the light and temperature they put out. You also have to factor in distance drop off from the screen and also what the screen material was as some are more reflective than others. All in all there would be no particular average. All I am saying is if the bulb it slightly tinted yellow which they were… And the print is sort of purple then that would make sense as when combined they cancel out being a variant of neural with a bit of warmth.

That is all really, what I am saying is it’s nothing very drastic from what you have with a light through it. It won’t be radically different from what you have now just that it probably lands on neutral-ish color.

Sometimes though, you have to stop and say, this is good enough.

Sure we can talk bulb temperatures and film hues and lab presets etc etc. In a few pages, we’ll end up talking photons and building a mini Hadron Collider in order to recreate the optimum light photon that a vintage 70s bulb would have emitted.