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#1343819
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration
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44rh1n said:

Harmy said:

I’m wondering what the UHD LOTR will be sourced from. While it was shot on 35mm,it was finished digitally as a 2K DI,so going back to film would mean redoing the entire post production and believe me, it would not be as simple as rerendering CGI in 4K - even if they still had all the assets and project files, which is ridiculously unlikely, CGI is rendered in layers, so the compositing would have to be redone as well - basically it would take pretty much the full cost of doing post production on a very high budget movie,so more than likely, they will go to the original 2K DIs, upscale them and give them an HDR grade.

I’ve been wondering about this myself. Since LOTR is so VFX heavy, redoing visual effects in 4K is probably out of the realm of possibility. Honestly, I just hope it’s sourced from the original 2K DI, and upscaled. No monkey business, no green tint, no DNR, no artificial sharpening, no scanning of a print — just the original file that got rendered out as the master, before it got printed back onto film. That would be the best source IMO.

Then again, Warner may be trying to capitalize off of the new Amazon series, so maybe they will release it later and do a full 4K remaster. It’s hard to say. That would be a very Peter Jackson-y thing to do.

All I want is for the film to look exactly like it looks on the EE DVD, but at the highest resolution and bitrate available.

This. Barring them redoing the SFX completely, which is not going to happen, this is exactly what I want as well.

My guess is that they’ll remove the green tint, but I’m not confident the colours with match the EE DVD’s for any of the films either.

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#1343162
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration
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44rh1n said:

Maybe I’ll go revisit some select scenes for a newer release, but I’m holding out hope that the new official 4K version coming this June will finally be a good version.

Are you sure about this? I think this was just a rumour, and that we’d have heard something by now if this was coming next month. My guess is that they’ll wait until the 20th anniversary of FOTR next year to put this out.

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#1302086
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration
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44rh1n said:

For those interested, forum user Dwalin has used my restoration as one of the sources in his own new restoration of the film. He used my grades of the extended scenes, but went even further by completing a shot-for-shot regrade of the rest of the theatrical footage from the extended Blu-ray as well (unlike my release, which uses the theatrical Blu-ray for those scenes).

I haven’t watched it yet, and I haven’t done a side by side comparison with the DVD yet either. So I can’t yet verify the integrity and consistency across all of its shots. But a quick scrub through of the film looked pretty good to me! (There are a few shots that I noticed have some banding and other compression artifacts though. It’s unfortunately only available in a 24GB version).

Anyway, feel free to go check his out his version too! I think it’s really cool that there are multiple restorations out there now! Hopefully Warner/New Line will see our demand for a proper release!

Here’s Dwalin’s thread:
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/LOTR-EE-color-re-grade/id/61304

The Digital Bits is reporting what they describe as very reliable information that the 4K UHD release is coming perhaps next year but more likely 2021, the 20th anniversary of FOTR. If this is true (and I suspect it is), let’s hope that Warner & Jackson have been listening and thy quietly correct the “intentional” green mess on Fellowship.

For now, your FOTR is my go-to version since you released it. I’ve shown it to many people on my 70" screen, and they’re blown away. I’m really excited to see what Dwalin comes up with.

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#1236552
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration
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I finally got a chance to watch this last night, and I have to say…absolutely stellar job by 44rh1n. One of the best, and most needed, fan restorations I’ve ever seen. Given how important, and beloved, this film is, and how egregious the green tint which plagues the EE BD, I’m frankly surprised this release has not gotten more attention here.

The colours, as near as I can tell, are a near perfect match for the EE DVD and TE BD. And anyone who’s familiar with the TE BD know its problems with edge enhancement, but 44rn1n has done an amazing job of ameliorating that…as least as I believe is possible with this release. In addition to the colours being what they should be be, the muddiness and lack of definition in the extended scenes has been greatly improved.

Really top notch all around, including the little details…including all the commentary tracks, removing any black screen between the disc transition, no cropping, etc. A job very well done and highly recommended.

44rh1n, just a couple questions…as you know, in addition to the significant additional scenes and alterations in the EE, there are many minor, almost unnoticeable changes from the TE…sometimes something a little as lingering for half a second at the end of a shot. How did you handle these?

Also, now that you have a cap of the Netflix TE (which I’ve watched as is an improvement I agree), any plans to upgrade this release anytime soon?

Again, much thanks for taking this on and giving it so much care and thought.

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#1135221
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Episodic versions of Futurama movies
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I think via a Google search you’d find a ton of commercial products that would do it. But why just not start a thread asking how to rip Hulu? There’s a LOT of technical expertise on this site, and Hulu gets ripped all the time.

Might get more hits than something about Futurama, which (sadly) might get limited eyeballs due to lack of interest.

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#1132633
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Episodic versions of Futurama movies
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ChainsawAsh said:

The DVD versions are four 90-minute long movies. The TV/Hulu versions are sixteen 22-minute long episodes, which are edited differently, with some jokes cut, some added, and new opening credits “tagline” jokes that aren’t in the DVD versions (since they have one opening credit sequence for each film, rather than four for each when they were edited into episodes for syndication).

I haven’t seen all of the episodic versions, so I don’t know what all is different in detail.

You can find the differences listed on Infosphere, the Futurama Wiki.

For example, here are the film to episode edits for Bender’s Big Score, Part 1:

https://theinfosphere.org/Bender's_Big_Score_Part_1

The introduction is moved to the beginning and instead of the whole cast, only Zoidberg is still seen in a character shot. The Ambulance is also removed.
There is now a sponsor by Torgo’s Executive Powder prior to the first commercial break.
Various “minor” bits of scenes, usually with dialogue, are removed and some music is adjusted to fit the re-edit:
There is less lingering on the nudists at the beach.
The scene that first shows the “Box” executives is shortened to less than a second.
Leela isn’t seen giving her credit card number to save pygmy rhinos.
West Johnson Porniversity’s home page isn’t seen, and most of Bender’s dialogue about porn is cut.
Zoidberg says less about his supposed royal relative.
Bender doesn’t announce that he’ll handle Nudar when he shows that Planet Express is now his.
There is less lingering on the office set up in the hangar.
Lars’ estimate on Hermes’ body taking up to a year to fix is gone.
Nudar doesn’t ask Farnsworth to “do more things”.
Amy doesn’t call Nibbler adorable.
The owl’s flight is slightly slower than it is on the DVD.