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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.

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#1102462
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kk650's Regraded Raiders of the Lost Ark (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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kk650 said:

Nick66 said:

Clearly the only way to settle this issue is for both DrDre and KK650 to do a new regrade of the movie that needs it most, The Fellowship of the Ring BD EE, from scratch. He who removes the green tint and restores this film to its genuine beautiful colour palette will be the true King of The Regrade.

So say we all.

haha I would be up for that! Fellowship of the Ring is my favourite fantasy film of all time and in my top three films of all time.

That was a really tough regrade though, both in terms of colour and image dynamics, wouldn’t want to have to start on that one from scratch.

So say we all. 😉

(Man, that was such a good series, there’s been nothing like it since IMHO)

OK, you don’t need to start from scratch. Just an upgrade to the work you’ve already done would be nice. 😉

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#1102455
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kk650's Regraded Raiders of the Lost Ark (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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Clearly the only way to settle this issue is for both DrDre and KK650 to do a new regrade of the movie that needs it most, The Fellowship of the Ring BD EE, from scratch. He who removes the green tint and restores this film to its genuine beautiful colour palette will be the true King of The Regrade.

So say we all.

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#1101462
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FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: Green tint removed?
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kk650 said:

Nick66 said:

I have KK650’s regrade, and it’s my “go to” version of Fellowship.

Still, it doesn’t really match the TE BD or EE DVD (and in fairness I know that’s not what he was trying to do) and in general just replaces the green tint with a blue one. It’s a definite improvment, but still not how the film should look (IMO).

Matching the Theatrical Edition blu-ray or Extended Edition DVD would unfortunately require a shot by shot regrade. I believe you’re right about there being a slight blue tint on the Fellowship of the Ring release I put up on Myspleen, I updated the regrade settings a number of months ago but I just hadn’t gotten round to encoding it yet. Thanks for reminding me! I should definately have the new regrade of Fellowship of the Ring done soon.

Oh I’d love to see that! Like I said, your FOTR is pretty much the version I watch now, so any upgrades would be most welcome.