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#1302379
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Terminator 2 Judgment Day (1991). Regraded + Partially DeRemastered + Regrained
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Setzer said:

sanjuro_61 said:

Setzer said:

From what I understand, you used the 2017 Remastered Blu-ray?

Yes.

Are you aware of the problems with it?

It seems to me that the whole point of this project is to attempt to fix those problems as much as can be done with what is available, and based on the screencaps it looks like he did a fantastic job. Yes, It is obvious that DNR was used on this transfer, but all issues aside there is no denying that this is by far the most detailed video source that has ever been commercially released for this film.

Are there more issues besides DNR, color timing, and a few digital fixes, all of which seem to be addressed with this project?

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#1294834
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Star Wars prequels on VHS: Original theatrical versions
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A lot of newer fans or people who just weren’t paying attention to video releases at the time don’t seem to realize that there was a significant gap between the VHS and DVD releases of The Phantom Menace of over a year, whereas Attack of the Clones came out on both formats at the exact same time, so the VHS used the exact same transfer as the Full Screen DVD, which was the “2002 Home Video cut” of the film.

The only reason the DVD of TPM is different from the VHS is because the DVD was delayed and by the time George finally decided to release it on that format, he used it as an excuse to make further changes to the film. The changes to AOTC were done before any video release.

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#1293900
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I personally think Kyle Lambert would be an excellent choice to commission new artwork for a box set. His artwork is very reminiscent in style to Struzan, and his work is kinda hot right now with Stranger Things being really big at the moment.

I loved the Jurassic Park poster he did, as well as the Super 8 poster and the cover art for the Jumanji 4k Blu-ray.

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#1291781
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4k77 released
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ChainsawAsh said:

1080p Blu-Ray copies would certainly be doable, but I don’t know of anyone (including the members of the 4K77 forums) who is capable of authoring and burning a 4K Blu-Ray that is playable in a standalone player. I for one put my 4K copies on a flash drive to plug directly into my TV and watch them through my TV’s built in media player software. Most UHD BR players are capable of this as well.

1080p Blu-ray discs are fine, I just do not currently have the means or knowledge to do it myself. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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#1288634
Topic
Mono soundtracks that were butchered with 5.1 remixes in later releases
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Yeah, I remember reading about that a while back. I had the 1998 DVD forever and I assumed it was just a rights thing. Looked it up and yeah, it was blurred in theaters because of a Pepsi deal. Now I have the 1981 laserdisc as well and it even has the Coke logo blurred. The “rockin’ rydell” blu-ray replaced it with the design on the blue wallpaper of the burger place. It looks pretty bad now I think, I’d prefer the blurred sign. I’ll bet the new Pepsi ad/logo is much better than the rockin rydell background.

Are you sure you aren’t getting mixed up with the Sing Along version that was released theatrically several years back and which I believe is also available for streaming? That version is the only one I am aware of that had the coke sign digitally removed and replaced with the wall pattern behind it, as well as various other graphics digitally imposed through the film. I have the Rockin’ Rydell DVD and Blu-ray and i’m 99% sure it still has the same blurred out signs that every other transfer had prior to the 4k release.

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#1267136
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A Goofy Movie 1080p [V1 now available]
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For what it is, This looks really good. It is seriously baffling to me that Disney has not released an official Blu-ray of this by now, not even a DMC exclusive or anything. It has a big enough cult following especially with the 90s nostalgia boom going on right now. Anything would be better than the crap fullscreen US DVD at this point.

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#1260917
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E.T. sound alternate sound mix
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After various comments I’ve cone across about E.T. on other forums I’ve been extremely interested in finding out whether or not it’s possible that E.T. had 2 different theatrical sound mixes during its theatrical run.

Is it possible that the 70mm 6 track had differences from Dolby stereo? I’ve always known the VHS (and probably laserdisc, I’ve never seen it) has an alternate line in place of the terrorist line which was re ADR’ed altogether for the 2002 cut, but I never thought much of it until someone on Blu-ray.com said they saw a 70mm print from 1982 recently screened at the American Cinematheque which did not contain the terrorist line. I also seem to recall the VHS had a couple of minor sound differences to theatrical sound mix on the Blu-Ray as well as the 2002 DVD of the 82 cut.

I also found a quote from Kathleen Kennedy in 2001 around the time the 20th Anniversary Cut was being put together where she states that she and Spielberg didn’t even remember the terrorist line until the were going over the film and decided in light of then recent events to have new ADR done which was the Hippie line. Is it possible that the reason they forgot about the Terrorist line was because there were 2 different mixes and most people over the past 20 years had been hearing the other one?

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#1202272
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Films re-released with alterations
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JayArgonaut said:

That’s really nice of you to offer. Yes, if you can, please do. 😃

Does the '98 DVD contain the English intro text crawl? Universal erased it from the 2003 DVD and they replaced it with DVD generated subtitles, depending upon the language selection. This completely skipped my mind, till the theatrical version aired on TV recently. I don’t know what the case is with the Blu-ray. It’s insane the amount of subtle or glaring revisions that are visited upon films.

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#1200711
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Films re-released with alterations
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JayArgonaut said:

How can we forget to include this? 😮

Back to the Future

The Babylon 5 DVD’s have been visually altered (mutilated, really) in order for WB to market them as “16:9.”

http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Babylon_5_DVD_Releases

http://home.iae.nl/users/starcat/b5tvm/

https://www.modeemi.fi/~leopold/Babylon5/DVD/DVDTransfer.html

The title seen during the closing moments of the Scarface Special Edition DVD, “this film is dedicated to Howard Hawks and Ben Hecht” has a different screen position and text colour from the version featured on the 1998 widescreen VHS release. I suspect but can’t confirm 100% that the VHS (and LD, presumably) title text is very likely from the theatrical print and de Palma probably created a new version for the SE DVD. Sadly I no longer have a copy of the W/S VHS release from which I could produce a comparison screen grab.

I have the '98 Scarface DVD which i’m pretty sure uses the same transfer as the laserdisc. I know it’s non animorphic and looks alot rougher than the 2003 Anniversary Edition transfer. I could screencap it for you if you’d like, I’d just have to do a little digging in my closet as I’m not sure which box it’s in at the moment.

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#1168022
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How Many Versions are there of the AOTC
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Unlike The Phantom Menace which came out on DVD a year or so after the VHS and included many changes, Attack of the Clones was released on DVD and VHS at the same time, so the transfer on the VHS should be the exact same one as the Full Screen DVD, and would have exactly the same changes compared to the theatrical release.

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#1014948
Topic
Beauty and the Beast 35mm "Help Needed"
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SilverWook said:

Can anyone explain why VHS copies of BTAB (and other Disney animated classics) are being listed on Ebay at insanely high prices these days? They can’t possibly be that rare!

You have Facebook to thank for that. There is a viral article that has been posted all over Facebook claiming these tapes are worth thousands, so every joe schmoe and their mother has been digging out their old worn out crappy beat ass tapes from their garage and dumping them on ebay hoping to make a fortune.

http://www.snopes.com/black-diamond-collection-disney/

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#784990
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Captain Eo Laserdisc on Ebay
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I have a WDW Annual Pass and have seen the Captain EO Tribute show numerous times. There is usually an announcer who does a spiel before the film starts and from what I recall, I believe it is stated that an "Original 1986 70mm Print" is used to project the show. From the many times I've seen it in the last 3 years, the film maintains a fairly clean appearance with a few speckles here and there but nothing overly distracting.

Also, if I remember correctly didn't the main ride film for Back To The Future: The Ride surface on a Laserdisc as well? I'm pretty sure that earlier YouTube videos of the ride were sourced from one of those discs, prior to the ride footage being included as a feature on later DVD and Blu-Ray releases. I can't imagine what these laserdiscs were for but there is no way they would have held up to being projected on giant screens for the ride proper. Wasn't there also one for Star Tours as well, or did video rips of that film come from another source?

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#776240
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Jaws Sequels - HD Preservation (First Post w/ Updates)
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jordan200 said:

Apologies for the double post but another Jaws 3 preservation issue is the multiple variations of the opening titles. Nearly every version has different graphics, with the Australian HDTV version the least faithful to the theatrical. The ugly static red movie title on the HDTV doesn't have the gnashing teeth animation like every other version.

See screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/qjVeU

Also, this video shows the VHS had that era's standard Universal logo, not the specially drawn 3D universal logo that I presume was on the theatrical (it was restored in 2D on the R4 DVD but is again replaced with the standard 80s logo in the Australian HDTV, if the network shows it at all).

 The 1980's MCA VHS had the standard Universal logo, but the VHS I have (from the late 90's I think) has the custom Universal logo combined with the static red opening credits like that Australian HDTV version has. I also used to have a TV edit recorded off of TBS in 2001 that had alternate or added music cues in a few sequences (and some interesting edits to remove objectional material) but unfortunately that tape is long gone.

Jaws III was one of my favorite movies as a kid for some reason so I've seen many different variations of it over the years from various video releases and TV airings. For the longest time I only had a VCR dub of the 80's VHS until I finally found a copy in Suncoast before they closed down in our mall. I think it's from 1998 (it has the post 1997 Universal logo on the sleeve) but I got it with some of my Birthday money in 2002.

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#773337
Topic
Pierce Brosnan era James Bond movies
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The thing about the Blu-Ray's though is that not all of them are the Lowry transfers, and I'm pretty sure Goldeneye is definitely not which would explain why it looks significantly worse than the rest. The Lowry master had major framing issues, and I believe the Blu-Ray was derived from a much earlier video master that was originally created for the DVD, and then DNR'ed to death for it's latest release.

The Blu-Ray releases are a mix of Lowry restorations, older video masters, and newly done studio transfers. Some of the Lowry restorations had quite a few problems, some of which have been corrected for the Blu-Rays and others that have been made even worse. The most problematic of the Lowry restored films were substituted on Blu-Ray with either new transfers or older Pre-Lowry transfers smeared with DNR. I know TSWLM always looked like shit on DVD and the Blu-Ray is a brand new in house transfer that looks light years better than it ever previously had on video.

I cannot comment too much on the Brosnan films specifically though as I only own a handful of the Blu-Rays with Goldeneye being the only Brosnan one I have.

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#731810
Topic
Blade Runner Color Regrade
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One thing I have noticed after watching the archival versions on the Blu-Ray is that it seems like some shots are far too bright in comparison to older transfers and don't really seem right.

In most older video transfers, you can see the flashing yellow text on the Off-World blimp advertisement which is very hard to see on any of the remastered transfers, and the shot of Deckard in the spinner upon arrival at the Tyrell building right before the shot of the flying owl looks too bright.

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#729782
Topic
Blade Runner Color Regrade
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PDB said:

BDgeek was nice enough to provided me with a couple of different soundtrack versions. Creating an isolated score is hard enough but after reading this I'm having even more doubts about being able to get something together. I won't know more till I listen and see what I have to work with.

For some strange reason Blade Runner is much, much easier to grade then Alien. So, in sitting around I have test graded a fare amount. Some shots I like better, some worse:

BD/BD regraded to LD

 I really like these, especially the last one at the bottom. This looks exactly like the timing on the 80's VHS I have, which is most likely from the same transfer as the LD you are using. The VHS has those reel change markers too. That last shot at the bottom though is one of the things I've always noticed that looked radically different in any other transfer I've seen other than the VHS.

I've never seen anything other than the Final Cut in theaters, but to me the VHS look seems the most natural looking. The Director's Cut DVD also has radically different colors than the BD, but I think it's been established that the colors in that transfer were over-exaggerated.

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#723580
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**RUMOR** Original theatrical cut of the OT to be released on blu ray!!
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crissrudd4554 said:

Most likely we'll get the exclusive box set that everyone wants but can't afford which will have the BluRays only. Then individual BluRay/DVD combos then individual DVD releases with little to no features. The latter I'll probably go with unfortuantely because A) it'll be cheaper and B) I don't own a BluRay player. Is it me or do BluRay/DVD combos sound pointless?? If we own BluRay players why would we want the DVDs???

I'd say it depends on how they choose to release and market them. If the Original Trilogy is marketed as an alternative cut along side the SE in a premium box set, then the odds that there will even be a DVD release of the OT are pretty slim. A lot of premium extra content including alternative cuts of films are Blu-Ray exclusive these days, so I could imagine there not even being a DVD release of the OT at all, just the SE. If you look at Disney's current releases now, assuming they would be the ones distributing this release or even Fox, most often they will include all of the substantial extras on the Blu-Ray only, with a few measly features tacked onto the DVD. Even with Fox titles and alternate cuts (which the OT might be marketed as alongside the SE) the DVD usually only includes whatever the main version of the film is considered to be on a single disc with little extras.

Now assuming this could be a different scenario where the SE gets phased out completely or at least aren't focused on or included in this release, than yes, there would be a better chance they will be released on DVD if they are considered the main presentation, but it still definitely wouldn't be a guarantee that the OT would be released on DVD at all. Afterall, There still is no stand alone DVD of the 2011 cuts of the SE on DVD.

Honestly in my opinion, The whole Blade Runner scenario with all of those multiple releases at once on multiple formats wouldn't happen today the way it did in '07 as far as a concurrent release of the same content on DVD goes. The market has totally changed and studios no longer care about DVD. Blade Runner came out at a time when Blu-Ray's potential was just really starting to take off, but DVD was still a big player in the game and was what a lot of people were still buying at that time. Now, DVDs are mostly an afterthought with little to no effort put into them, so I would be hesitant to assume that there would even be an OT DVD release at all if this whole thing does actually happen.

Also, I'm don't exactly know what your reason is for not owning a Blu-Ray player, lots of people still don't and I have nothing against people who chose not to embrace the format for whatever reason and there is nothing wrong with that, but honestly you can get one now for about what you would probably pay for a theoretical OT box set when it's released, or probably even for less if you really want to enjoy all of the bonus content and what not that will most likely be exclusive to Blu.

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#722635
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**RUMOR** Original theatrical cut of the OT to be released on blu ray!!
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darklordoftech said:

Darth Id said:

I expect the mono mix will get shafted.

I actually think that there's a good chance of the mono mix being included and it would make me happy beyond words, but I won't complain as long as one of the 19777 mixes is included.

 Wasn't it said in some interview with Matthew Wood or somebody that when they were doing the sound mix for the 2011 Blu-Ray, they also digitized all previous sound mixes for the film?

If this does actually happen, I just hope the original films themselves are made available as their own set or sold individually and not in another megaset where I'm forced to purchase the prequels again.

Also, If Disney is doing this, This is the company who released The Lion King on Blu-Ray with missing VFX and The Little Mermaid with swapped shots in the wrong order and straight cuts when there should have been dissolves. It seems like even if this is really happening, there's lots of room for them to screw something up.