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#793655
Topic
Song Of The South
Time

FrankT said:

It's a sacrilege that they'd withold it though - it inspired Splash Mountain, did it not!?

Heck, I'd go further and say withholding it propogates a racist narrative.  The film takes place in a post-slavery South, focuses on the damage bigotry causes on an individual level, and ends with a message of acceptance and healing.  I don't trust the motivations of anyone seeking to keep it from the public.

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#779980
Topic
80's cartoons on DVD....bad aliasing (jaggies)!
Time

I can tell you that both the BCI and Mill Creek Filmmation DVDs suffer from a botched PAL-to-NTSC conversion.  The shows had already been remastered for home video in the UK.  When BCI opted to use those PAL masters as their source, they failed to slow them back to film-speed before converting them to NTSC.  So, everything is sped-up, the sound has a higher pitch than the original broadcast, and there are blending problems aplenty.

If you want to see a really ugly one, check out the DVD of Space Sentinels.  There appear to be double interlace lines throughout, creating a bit of a double-image.  If I had access to my copy, I'd post some screen grabs.  It's almost like BCI failed to resize the image from 576i to 480i.

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#772081
Topic
Star Wars Trilogy: Hyperspace Collection - 720p AVCHD Project Complete and Now Available! See Post 42 for final details!
Time

I'm willing to...once I'm in a position to do so.  For the past year, most of my worldly goods (including my hard drives) have been in storage.  I'm hoping that situation will change in a few months and I'll start reseeding all of my projects (old and new) at that time.

So, if no one else can restart a seed and you're able to wait...

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#757978
Topic
Song Of The South
Time

jimjimmyjones85 said:

DouglasJ said:

I want this is 1080p badly. I always miss the good stuff.

 You and me both brother :( 

My 2 cents?  You didn't miss anything with the 35mm disc, which was not 1080p, only SD.  I was lucky enough to snag it.  Overall, I liked the picture quality, but there were too many splices where frames were missing.  One in particular lasted a good few seconds (when Br'er Rabbit is being held over the briar patch).  The 16mm 1080p WMV, which is still out there, does not suffer these splices and is much preferable.

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#757813
Topic
Star Wars on Super8
Time

althor1138 said:

It's great to be able to watch this in it's entirety.  Thanks for sharing!  

I've noticed there are duplicate frames?  Also, Reel 1 is missing some footage at the end.

EDIT: so far it seems like reel1 is the only one with duplicate frames.  I still have to check 3 and 4 though.

I just posted this same thing on the Spleen.  Glancing at all of the reels in VirtualDub, Reel 1 seems to be the only one that is affected.

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#708483
Topic
The Alamo (1960)
Time

Not sure.  If you look closely at the roadshow LD, it appears more than one source was used.  Added 70mm scenes are more faded and seem to suffer from more rainbowing.

And there is one scene in particular midway through Side 1 when two men are riding up on a horse that immediately follows a scene not present in the 35mm version.  (I wish I could give you a screengrab or at least a rough timecode.)  Not only is there a jump-cut in quality, but I think there was a slight shift in the screen composition, too.

My guess is the LD is already a composite of the 70mm and 35mm versions with higher-quality 35mm shots used wherever possible.  If that's the case and the aspect was already altered to match one or the other, there might not be much of a difference between it and the DVD to contend with.

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#705773
Topic
The Alamo (1960) Roadshow Version
Time

I'm currently in an extended-stay motel, but I'll definitely look into making a new LD transfer after I get back to some semblance of normalcy.

skyjedi2005 said:

There was going to be a restoration undertaken by Mr Robert Harris unfortunately the studio did not want to do the project.

They are more than happy with the chopped up version.

 I keep hoping to see this edition happen from Criterion. After MGM let them dig into "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", a restored "The Alamo" didn't seem too impossible.

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#699266
Topic
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Laserdisc Color Timing and Audio
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A few years ago, I completed a custom 3 DVD set with a widescreen reconstruction of the Special Longer Version and a copy of the Theatrical Cut with the orignal subtitle typeface.  I might have also used the LD audio for the TC, but I don't remember.  Unfortunately, my DVD+R DL backups went bad and the copies I thought I'd made to my external HD weren't there.  And, to add insult to injury, the few people I sent physical copies to (I think there were only 3) couldn't be bothered to help me create backups from their discs.  Swell :/

Now that my sob story is finished, one thing I did notice at that time (and did save as a screengrab) was an alternate shot used during the mindmeld scene on Vulcan.  The Deleted Scenes on the '02 DVD and the LD featured one version, while the '09 DVD/BD and Director's Cut featured another.  The hand placement and Spock's expressions are slightly different.

(Please note this screengrab was after I'd completed my "lost" custom disc and does feature the replaced subtitles.)

I wonder which is true to the original Theatrical Cut.  I lean toward the first.

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#663037
Topic
Star Wars Laserdisc Preservations. See 1st Post for Updates.
Time

Darth Mallwalker said:

Got the four replacement parts without errors.
Still, attempts to repair the archive are failing
and verbose mode isn't offering many clues.

Anybody suggest a different par app to try?

This may sound like an overly-obvious solution, but have you renamed the replacements to the same filenames as the originals?  I had to do that when it still would not unpack initially.

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#652210
Topic
The Evil Dead Treasures Collection
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dvdmike said:

Why would Universal licence them just to be shown up?

They already have been shown-up...and seem to be just fine with it.  Look at Shout's "Halloween II" versus the original Universal Blu-ray.  It might come from the same initial master, but Shout's is a cleaner presentation.  Plus, Uni allowed Shout to include the TV Cut, which they themselves had no intention of releasing.

Shout's upcoming "Darkman" will doubtless exceed Uni's existing BD as well.  And, I'd say Universal would not be licensing to Criterion if they did not expect their own editions (like that of "Brazil") to be totally surpassed.

If Universal was concerned with being "shown-up", they'd limit Shout to movie-only releases, such as Disney pulled with Anchor Bay.  Remember that "Watcher in the Woods" debacle (which was spawned by "The Happiest Millionaire" DVD)?  Or, they'd keep everything in-house.

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#652200
Topic
The Evil Dead Treasures Collection
Time

dvdmike said:

Shout use the masters universal give them same with criterion (mostly)

So did Anchor Bay when they had it, save for Campbell's video copy.  But, I know a guy who knows a guy (yeah, one of those) who used to work at AB during that period.  He claims that, back when they were producing their Limited Edition, AB contacted DeLaurentiis studios about additional footage and the Director's Cut and were told no material was available.  And, that they were shocked (and a bit angry) when it popped-up for MGM's release.

I can't see a company like Shout just sticking to Universal sources if they know others are available which they may be able to garner...assuming the price is right.