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#1359468
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Dragon Ball Series Preservation (* unfinished project *) - much info & ongoing discussion
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Anyone happen to have a preview for the episode “Gohan Attacks” (from “Fighting Power… One Million?”) ?

I currently have two TV sources for the episodes in that general area (one from Toonami UK which came from the big tv-rip torrent, one from Cartoon Network US which came from the spleen). Both are missing the preview. Between the two sources, I can find all the recaps and previews in that general area.

Thanks in advance.

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#1306872
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Dragon Ball Series Preservation (* unfinished project *) - much info & ongoing discussion
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A friend is attempting to fix the Funi 30ANIV BluRays of Z, and he’ll prolly hand them off to me to encode. (Which means I’ll prolly do the same voodoo I did with the Levels.)

Might only be worth 480, he suggested (because the processing he’s using to mitigate the filter damage does include some blurring), though his experiments have been at 720.

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#1303838
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Info: Toei classic anime - Rumor has it... :(
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Could be A, could be B.

As far as Sailor Moon goes, Madman is said to have (for at least the first season) gotten Dynit’s masters and synched up the Viz resources to them. Dynit’s release (aka the R2IT) is pretty much the platinum-iridium standard for the series.

TMS has their issues but they’re plenty competent enough with their remasters. (Lupin III, Magic Knight Rayearth)

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#1303384
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Info: Toei classic anime - Rumor has it... :(
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Whether they lost them or conveniently forgot where they were, the matter is the same, as it’s not out there. But supposedly they went back to an earlier master of FotNS, AFTER they made digital HD masters. Film was the main manner of storage for animation in the earlier era, which is why Funi has, well, film of DBZ.

Also, I was the one who released that big DBZ torrent.

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#1303365
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Info: Toei classic anime - Rumor has it... :(
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Far as I know, SM’s fine on all sources, although there’s issues with the upscaler Viz used (leading Madman to use Dynit masters instead for the first 2 or 3 seasons). The R4AUs are NTSC.

We know that film sources for these series have existed - in addition to the fact that Funi does have DBZ in that format and has done multiple remasters in 1080p, I’m aware that some episodes of various series did manage to leak out. So the idea that at least something might be out there in the hands of a friendly preservationist isn’t completely out in left field.

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#1303316
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Info: Toei classic anime - Rumor has it... :(
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They use Q-TEC FORS. Q-TEC upscaling is hideous (though FORS isn’t as bad as their old system).

I use nnedi3_rpow2 to upscale - this is necessary when mixing DVD source with HDTV as I occasionally need to do to correct Animax’s Detective Conan airings. But that’s pretty much beside the point - I’m talking about trying to acquire actual 720 or 1080 source, not fake HD made from SD sources.

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#1303306
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Info: Toei classic anime - Rumor has it... :(
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So apparently sometime in the past 15 years or so Toei seems to have lost the masters (except for digibetas) for all their classic anime (Saint Seiya/Knights of the Zodiac, Dragon Ball (TOS, Z and GT), Sailor Moon, Fist of the North Star, Galaxy Express 999 etc.) and is upscaling everything.

I really hope film masters of most of these will turn up. Obviously we know Funimation has such masters for DBZ and did a good job with the first 39 episodes before they decided to cheap out on the rest. It looks like it may well be up to the fans to try to get any of this stuff preserved in better than 480i.

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#1300516
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Pokémon Christmas Special Preservation (* on hiatus *)
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Apparently even the Aitwo segment exists in CG and non-CG variants (the latter on the “Mewtwo Returns” R1 and PAL DVDs). I only heard THAT recently.

If you extrapolate the original airdates, you can manage to place the episodes known in English as “PRINCESS VS. PRINCESS” and “The Purr-fect Hero” such that they would have aired on March 3 and May 5 of 1998, respectively. I can’t remember exactly how I did this but it involves putting “Holiday Hi-Jynx”, “Snow Way Out” and “Pikachu’s Goodbye” in that exact order (even though the last of these was supposedly created to replace episode 38). The information in the Mewtwo LD should be able to point you in the right direction.

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#1299006
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

Using JEJ’s vocals from the Bible, you could have him say “Let my people go!” Moses style 😉

I don’t think JEJ did the Old Testament, did he? At least all the copies of his KJV recording I have ever seen are New Testament only.