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#963603
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Army of Darkness | Television Cut Reconstruction - HD (* unfinished project *)
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jedimasterobiwan said:

… does this version you are doing including all director’s cut scenes excluding the director’s cut ending?

If I understand everything correctly, he does recreate the television cut, no more, no less. It differs from the Theatrical Cut in different ways, than the Director’s cut:

http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=601521

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#948903
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Info & Help: looking for... the Australian version of Crocodile Dundee?
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snowywebb said:

I wasn’t able to find a copy for sale of the original version in any condition, however I learned that the National Film and Sound Archive Australia has a copy, which is available for viewing… www.nfsa.gov.au/.

I also found out that Channel 9 (Australia) owns the TV rights to the original version which they apparently air from time to time. (Due to it’s classification the original can’t be broadcast on free TV before 8.30pm.)

eBay: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Crocodile-Dundee-DVD-NEW-FREE-POSTAGE-WITHIN-AUSTRALIA-REGION-ALL-/111845676221?hash=item1a0a8594bd:g:hHIAAOSw37tWCjBM

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#947301
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Info: Our projects released thread
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Seeing someone selling your releases at ebay… again…

Such a stupid thing… he really scalps the people with bootleg copies.
Not just that it is very upsetting for you guys seeing someone putting your work into money… also, IF some company learns that way about the fan projects, it could really hit the fan version community… 😦

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#946549
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Fullscreen Laserdisc / DVD Preservation
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MrBrown said:

EJones216 said:

Wow, I did not realize they released FS DVDs in European countries that recently. Learn something new every day-- a shame about the blown-out highlights (I have seen a 35mm print of “Reservoir Dogs” in 2008, which looked closer to the green tint than the 1997’s reds, but it was much more subtle on the print. I remember being surprised at how good it looked considering it was a Super 35 optical blow-up, having seen a print of “Independence Day” the week before which was typically murky). How does the WS framing compare on the PAL versus the 2002 NTSC’s WS?

I do not know, but I check next time I am near my DVD Collection (maybe next weekend).

The Widescreen Version has the same framing as the US 15th anniversary edition.

I got some of the Nightmare Full screen DVDs… just missing Part 4 and 6.
Even Freddy vs. Jason is open matted Full screen.

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#944701
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Fullscreen Laserdisc / DVD Preservation
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EJones216 said:

MrBrown said:

EJones216 said:

“Reservoir Dogs” (1997 DVD-- not the 2002 which is completely pan-and-scan) appears to be a straight unmatted transfer, although both the 4x3 and letterbox transfers are overcropped on the left side (running comparisons to the 2002 DVD, it appears the 1997 transfers (which might have been the same ones made for LD and VHS) were done to Academy measurements rather than Super 35, but regardless is another unmatted DVD at your disposal).

Wew… the old Disc has a really lot more Image information, compared to the new 4:3 Full Screen Version after 2002.
Seems as if the 1997 US DVD was released 2002 in canada, because my double side canadian DVD, I snatched at eBay has in its credit printings on the packside “printed in canada 2002”.

Edit: Regarding Reservoir Dogs, again: Seems as if the French Metropolitan Coffret Collector 3DVD Edition from 2004 also has a open matted Version, Showing even mor as the old Artisan US Disc. It is in PAL and Region 2:
NTSC FS: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xabplkqo25nlj5o/Reservoir Dogs US.png?dl=0
PAL FS: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2krygari89bufmk/Reservoir Dogs FR.png?dl=0

Wow, I did not realize they released FS DVDs in European countries that recently. Learn something new every day-- a shame about the blown-out highlights (I have seen a 35mm print of “Reservoir Dogs” in 2008, which looked closer to the green tint than the 1997’s reds, but it was much more subtle on the print. I remember being surprised at how good it looked considering it was a Super 35 optical blow-up, having seen a print of “Independence Day” the week before which was typically murky). How does the WS framing compare on the PAL versus the 2002 NTSC’s WS?

I do not know, but I check next time I am near my DVD Collection (maybe next weekend).

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#938867
Topic
Fullscreen Laserdisc / DVD Preservation
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EJones216 said:

“Reservoir Dogs” (1997 DVD-- not the 2002 which is completely pan-and-scan) appears to be a straight unmatted transfer, although both the 4x3 and letterbox transfers are overcropped on the left side (running comparisons to the 2002 DVD, it appears the 1997 transfers (which might have been the same ones made for LD and VHS) were done to Academy measurements rather than Super 35, but regardless is another unmatted DVD at your disposal).

Wew… the old Disc has a really lot more Image information, compared to the new 4:3 Full Screen Version after 2002.
Seems as if the 1997 US DVD was released 2002 in canada, because my double side canadian DVD, I snatched at eBay has in its credit printings on the packside “printed in canada 2002”.

Regarding “First Blood”: the Full Frame version is widecreen letterboxed in the opening credits, and after that P&S. No matting opened. As the second movie. I thing the third one will be exactly that way, also.

Edit: Regarding Reservoir Dogs, again: Seems as if the French Metropolitan Coffret Collector 3DVD Edition from 2004 also has a open matted Version, Showing even mor as the old Artisan US Disc. It is in PAL and Region 2:
NTSC FS: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xabplkqo25nlj5o/Reservoir Dogs US.png?dl=0
PAL FS: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2krygari89bufmk/Reservoir Dogs FR.png?dl=0

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#936449
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Fullscreen Laserdisc / DVD Preservation
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Vouka said:

MrBrown said:

Vouka said:

MrBrown said:

Does anyone know which Nightmare on Elm Street Movies are avaible open matted on 1.33:1 Full Screen DVDs?
Only the 1st and the 2nd?

All of them.

Damn… 😄 Need to keep looking for them.

It’s online on myspleen. All 7 parts 😃

That does not fit into my habbit of collecting DVDs. 😃

Also, being from Germany, it is not very safe to use somekind of torrent, so I use it only if it is really neccessary, to get something NOT avaible on original DVDs/BDs, and as seldom as possible.

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#927564
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The Terminator (1984) - Original Theatrical Mono Preservation (Released)
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crissrudd4554 said:

All I know off hand was there was a German DVD of T1 with the ratio 1:66:1 but other than that all DVD/BD releases of T1 and T2 have the theatrical aspect ratios as far as I know. I never actually checked on this.

Also there is an old German Television Broadcast of T1, that was heavily censored, that was 1.33:1.

And there are some older russian T2 Theatrical Cut DVD releases in 1.33:1 Full Screen with lesser information on the sides, but more on top and bottom.

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#904926
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The Terminator (1984) - Original Theatrical Mono Preservation (Released)
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ElectricTriangle said:

Working Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iDjFsZ2L78
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxgkkJOEHS4

Very well to spot difference between this two: The sound of the door hitting the outside part, when the Temrinator leaves the Station to get his car… on the “VHS” Version it seems to be real stereo, coming from the left speaker, and sounding different.

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#901355
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Help: looking for... 'Army of Darkness' and other Various Cuts
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benduwan said:

can anybody tell me the difference between this two versions:

http://www.amazon.com/Army-Darkness-Collectors-Edition-Blu-ray/dp/B0112HPSXI

http://www.amazon.de/Die-Armee-Finsternis-Ultimate-Blu-rays/dp/B00BGSI408/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

i own the german koch media version.
is in the US version some stuff that isn´t in the german one?

and does anybody knows which german bluray from evil dead 1 (tanz der teufel) is the best version (with many extras)?

thanks to all movie experts

First: There is no official German Evil Dead (Tanz der Teufel) BluRay release. The Bootleg only contains the Movie in Widescreen and 4:3 pillarboxed. As Bonus just an audio commentary and a 18 minute featurette.

Second: The US Army of Darkness release seem to have some quite different master for the international Version and the US theatrical cut: http://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?a=1&x=588&y=225&d1=6714&d2=6708&s1=63326&s2=63237&l=0&i=1&go=1 The german is like the french one.

Also, if I read the backsides from the two releases, it seems as if the US has a new feature length documentary “Medieval Times: The MAking of Army of Darkness”

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#894302
Topic
The Terminator (1984) - Original Theatrical Mono Preservation (Released)
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Ronster said:

Much to my horror I put my terminator DVD in the player just now and was horrified… I have not watched it in ages but I thought I upgraded to the 2 disc special edition digi-pack. Perhaps in terms of picture but I was gutted that I have this crap sound mix on my DVD.

I’m going to have to hunt down the old version again now!

It’s totally different gun sounds and different levels of different sounds and so on.

I think the UK version that had the original mix or Mono converted stero mix was the one where there was writing on his sunglasses If I recall not just the red dot.

That Hong Kong Disc seems have the mono:
http://www.yesasia.com/global/the-terminator-1984-single-edition-dvd-hong-kong-version/1004000066-0-0-0-en/info.html

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#890870
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The Look of Terminator 2
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So, I just got the japanese PIBF-1001 DVD from Terminator 2.

First of all the movie is split in two sections on one side. Seems to be splited where the layer break is.

From first viewing through some scenes, I would say that is is color wise not different from the US release, but I could be wrong. At least the difference is not noticable during first checking out and remembering the color of the US discs…

Edit: Just Checked both japanese DVDs side by side: Both have the same Video Master.