Glad to hear this is still moving forward!
Hope all is going well. I’m still hoping to see this completed at some point because I doubt the US (or UK either for that matter) will ever see a properly remastered version.
How this coming along? Any news to share?
Big thanks! I wasn’t aware of this. Very cool!
Great news! Looking forward to it! I’ve been wondering how this was going.
Yeah, I joined the Disney club to purchase this title, and am very disappointed that they botched the overture. It’s on the disc - there’s 2 playlists, and 1 includes the overture. The main m2ts file does start with the overture. The other playlist doesn’t include it - it skips the overture and starts at the main titles, and the menu only links to the playlist without the overture. You can’t even access it in the chapters menu.
And there are of course zero extras, not even the trailer.
There are people on the blu-ray forum that have contacted Disney over this, but so far it’s been brushed aside.
The Terminator 2 UHD DNR fiasco was due to Lionsgate using the 3D master for the UHD, which was DNR’d for the 3D conversion. I don’t think The Abyss would have that problem. Though I wonder how the color would end up looking, considering how Aliens looks on blu-ray.
Thanks for all the info.
Wow, what a mess. What a shame this show hasn’t been taken care of. I was so disappointed in the blu-ray. Even though my expectations were already low, they managed to disappoint me even further.
I do have the UK DVD set too. Maybe I should have just stuck with that.
Well I caved in and bought the new US blu-ray release in SD. Both the English and original Japanese episodes look pretty dreadful. I mean really bad. I’m not sure if it’s better or worse than the UK set, but they’re all bad. The motion on the new blu-ray is particularly problematic. I wouldn’t be shocked if I learned they transferred them from the PAL tapes. The motion is really odd, and the image is very blurred in general, with very bad aliasing. I think the French set is the only worthwhile set, but sadly of course it’s not in English, and rather pricey now I think.
I do like that the original Japanese episodes are included, and they do look different than the English episodes (slightly different aspect ratio and colors), but neither is particularly watchable.
The problem is, the color has been altered on these Disney films so many times, at this point I’m not sure if anybody knows what the correct color should be from shot to shot. It’s down to a matter of preference imo. The two older DVDs were drastically different, with the 2nd release looking far different than any other version before or since. Then the blu-ray came along with some changes and now the UHD. The HDR and wider color palette means maybe these colors are far closer to what was originally drawn. Maybe not. Maybe the UHD is more accurate in some shots and less in others? Can any of us really know?
I’m guessing the original theatrical release of this was somewhat inconsistent due to the techniques used combining the cgi and the live actors. One thing I remember is the “flicker” of the characters that was actually not intended, but written off as “glitches” in the Tron world. They added sound effects to go along with the flicker for the blu-ray so it appears intentional.
I wasn’t aware it was coming to blu-ray. Too bad it’s only SD, and even worse it’s too bad that it will likely be the same inferior transfers as previously released. It would be nice to be proven wrong, but I’m betting the only benefit will be better compression on the blu-ray and the inclusion of the Japanese episodes with English subs.
Sorry to hear about the laserdisc problems. Still looking forward to this project!
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)
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:
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.
So how will v3 differ from v2?
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!
Correct. From what I’ve heard, the UK release from Second Sight has the original, untouched mono track. Plus the benefit of being lossless, unlike the DVD.
Aww, sorry to hear that. Of course personal life is always top priority. Don’t stress over it. I do look forward to it if you do release it later this year. Thanks for keeping us informed!
This sounds very exciting. I wasn’t aware of the audio issues until I read this thread.
Thanks again for the updates!
Nice job with the cover art. I’m sure the blu-ray will be worth the wait. Don’t stress over it.
Was there a 223GB version of v2 that didn’t use an atmos track? My media player won’t handle the atmos track on the v2 23 GB version so there’s no audio. I wish there was a 2nd audio track with just the TrueHD master audio track, for those that aren’t equipped with Atmos.
Thanks for the update. I’m sure it will be worth it!