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#1259665
Topic
Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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What is considered the better release in terms of image quality - the Editidroid, or the Zion Hybrid which is sourced from the Editdroid? The Zion Hybrid says:

Sourced from the EditDroid DVD

  • Video enhanced with noise reduction and color correction
  • Remastered Boba Fett cartoon by g-force edited into the program (sourced
    from the Star Wars Blu-ray)
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#1259661
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Star Wars smoking/whooping cough PSA's - have they been preserved?
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Have the Star Wars smoking/whooping cough PSA’s been restored or are they at least available in high quality on any of the Star Wars fanedit extras DVDs over the years? I’m looking for better copies than what’s on Youtube. Youtube does have one real nice pair of the whooping cough PSA’s (1080p!) that come from reelstockfootage.com but the giant logo over the whole screen ruins it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ_R_33iMrE

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#1246277
Topic
The Black Hole 1979?
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There’s a high-quality Amazon rip of The Black Hole floating around on the net right now. The video bit rate is a fairly healthy 13.3 Mb/s. The audio is AC3+ 640 kb/s. It runs at the proper frame rate - 23.976. It’s of course in the proper aspect ratio. And it contains the opening overture. It seems like the best, highest quality version out there for now. Just thought I’d throw that out there.

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#1218424
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TRON Patch 2.0
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Wow, this looks very impressive. I’d love to see the original Tron totally re-done like this. Of course I love the original as-is, but this is a neat idea to bring the film up to the newer Tron sequel visuals.

The new footage does seem to appear a bit slower due to the motion of the floor, but this is otherwise pretty fantastic. Keep at it!

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#1188646
Topic
kk650's Regraded Blade Runner 2049 (2017) V2 (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
Time

A warning to all who go to the usual place now for kk650’s regrades (not the organ) -

I went there today to grab the regraded Blade Runner 2049 v2, and got a nasty ransomware scare. For some reason I couldn’t log into the site today in Firefox (I just registered yesterday there and it worked fine yesterday when I first registered). So I tried it with Internet Explorer, as sometimes my Firefox add-ons are very aggressive with blocking bad things. I forgot that I had also temporarily disabled Malwarebytes. As soon as I went to the site in Internet Explorer, a scary pop-up came up over the site that looked like ransomware, complete with the “your computer has been locked” and instructions how to decrypt your drive after paying. Luckily, it appears to be a fake, as I was able to crash IE with the task manager, and after running full system scans with Avast and Malwarebytes, there is nothing to be found.

But regardless, this is not a place you want to be. It’s sad to see kk650’s regrades getting uploaded there, as A) The site seems to not work properly as I can’t log in, and B) it serves up nasty ransomware scares and who knows what else.

I implore KK650 to find another place to upload his material. I will no longer be visiting that place.

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#1188644
Topic
kk650's Miscellaneous Regraded Films
Time

A warning to all who go to the usual place now for kk650’s regrades (not the organ) -

I went there today to grab the regraded Blade Runner 2049 v2, and got a nasty ransomware scare. For some reason I couldn’t log into the site today in Firefox (I just registered yesterday there and it worked fine yesterday when I first registered). So I tried it with Internet Explorer, as sometimes my Firefox add-ons are very aggressive with blocking bad things. I forgot that I had also temporarily disabled Malwarebytes. As soon as I went to the site in Internet Explorer, a scary pop-up came up over the site that looked like ransomware, complete with the “your computer has been locked” and instructions how to decrypt your drive after paying. Luckily, it appears to be a fake, as I was able to crash IE with the task manager, and after running full system scans with Avast and Malwarebytes, there is nothing to be found.

But regardless, this is not a place you want to be. It’s sad to see kk650’s regrades getting uploaded there, as A) The site seems to not work properly as I can’t log in, and B) it serves up nasty ransomware scares and who knows what else.

I implore KK650 to find another place to upload his material. I will no longer be visiting that place.

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#1188505
Topic
Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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tbird97 said:

Oldfan said:

Is there a studio master version of this that exists out there? I’m confused. I have the Zion Hybrid v2, the Gormaanda Hybrid v2, and the Editdrid, all on the organ. Is there one I missed?

No. The Editdroid is sourced from a station master tape. I believe the Zion Hybrid v2 is taken from that same source, but someone spliced the commercials back into it and also did some editing work (I forget what and don’t want to mislead you, but I recall it was aimed at making the picture slightly better). I’m not familiar with the Gormaanda Hybrid. But, no, I don’t think there is one you are missing.

Thanks. I was wondering how I would have missed one. I dind’t know the Editdroid came from a master though, so thanks for explaining that.

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#1185392
Topic
Tron (Mangowolf Edition) Color Regrade MOV AVAILABLE NOW
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Mango said:

Oldfan said:

I haven’t watched this yet (planning to check it out later today), but I noticed the frame rate is 60fps for the .mov file. I’m curious, what was the source used for this that the finished file is in 60fps?

I’m guessing since you have a blu-ray coming that it will be 23.976?

The color looks outstanding from what I’ve seen so far. I believe that this may indeed be much closer to what it looked like originally in theatres.

Is the full-frame laserdisk open-matte, or was it just cropped for 4:3? Either way it will be a cool extra.

I export everything in 60fps just to ensure that theres no lag (final cut pro is weird about that sometimes). It doesn’t upscale at all, so it’s still technically at the normal framerate, so it shouldn’t look any different. The laserdisc that I have is cropped to 4:3, (I’m not even sure if an open matte version exists). It will actually be available as a bonus DVD since I didn’t have time to include it on the blu-ray.

Thanks for the explanation. So it keeps all the same frames, not interpolated, so it keeps the same motion, but it still technically plays at 60fps, so it’s not true 23.976 output, correct? I’m guessing the blu-ray will be true 23.976?

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#1184358
Topic
Tron (Mangowolf Edition) Color Regrade MOV AVAILABLE NOW
Time

I haven’t watched this yet (planning to check it out later today), but I noticed the frame rate is 60fps for the .mov file. I’m curious, what was the source used for this that the finished file is in 60fps?

I’m guessing since you have a blu-ray coming that it will be 23.976?

The color looks outstanding from what I’ve seen so far. I believe that this may indeed be much closer to what it looked like originally in theatres.

Is the full-frame laserdisk open-matte, or was it just cropped for 4:3? Either way it will be a cool extra.