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#1389703
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Info: Jurassic Park - Bootleg / Workprint / Extended Cut on video
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ReleaseTheImaxCut said:

In regards to your earlier comment I really wish Spielberg would release deleted scenes of his movies. I know he doesn’t like to do so for some reason but I always wondered why The Lost World was an exception? They even show an extended version on the SyFy channel which I wonder if anyone has made that. Even then not all of the deleted scenes are available. Saving Private Ryan is another one I’d love to see. For Jurassic Park there doesn’t seem to be as much filmed but whatever we can get would be great!

True.

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#1295713
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Idea & Info Wanted: Spider-Man (2002) - Open-matte Film Restoration
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While the 35mm prints of Spider-Man 2 and 3 should have a larger image than the widescreen home video counterparts, they won’t contain the full camera image as Spider-Man 1 does. This is because Spider-Man 1 was a flat print which used the full 4-perf height from the negative, while SM-2 and 3 were printed anamorphic.

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#1295493
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Jurassic Park - Theatrical '93 Regrade (Released)
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IsanRido said:

Reese said:

Why would you use production stills to regrade a film???

In this film’s case I’d see no point. However, with films that either have differing palettes in their various releases, or those that have been modified over the years and with no theatrical source as a reference; production stills can offer some clues as how the image looked in its neutral form.

All of the home video releases of JP 1-3, with the exception of the very first VHS editions, have a wrong colour grading with pink and magenta push drowning out the warm mud-brown and golden timing of the original prints. The laserdisc, DVD, Blu-ray and UHDs also have a very dull contrast, destroying any depth the image had. The 3D version is the closest to the prints and even that went overboard with the orange and the reds. The 35mm scan also doesn’t look as warm (yellow-green) as the prints should. It has a blue cast (much less than the home videos).

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#1295368
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Jurassic Park - Theatrical '93 Regrade (Released)
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Good that you have removed the blue filter, but the colours still feel like someone desaturated the image and then applied a yellow filter on it. A 35mm projected print will be warmer, but also have a great colour separation between the primaries and the various shades. It’s almost impossible to recreate that with the poor quality Blu-rays.
Also, the framing of the image on the Blu-ray is smaller and different than the 35mm version. The dinosaur heads were not cut off the frame in the cinema and the top framing was higher, showing more vertical info. There was less info at the left side and more on the right, compared to the Blu-ray.
You can find videos of a 35mm projected print on Youtube to get an idea. Just search “Jurassic Park 35mm screening.”

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#1274968
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Info: 007 - Open Matte Bond Movies...
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SilverWook said:

Casino Royale is indeed 16:9 open matte on PSP. Someone at FE has ripped the disc before and synced it to the Blu-Ray soundtrack. Sony UMD discs use a proprietary sound codec that won’t work outside of a PSP, but all the movies are merely stereo anyway.

Only the prologue of Casino Royale (2006) is open matte from what I remember, in the PSP UMD video. The rest of the runtime is all pan & scan.

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#1252843
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Interstellar in classic Black & White
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This was an experiment meant to give a classic monochrome film look to one of the greatest space epics ever. Software used - VLC, Photoshop. I concentrated on giving this film similar gray shades as seen on black & white film, not just desaturate. Have a look at the images below and share your opinion. : )






More images will be added…

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#1252841
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Jurassic Park in Black & White Film
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Folks, I manipulated the gamma, contrast and brightness of each frame to my liking. This is not representative of the actual contrast and brightness of the projected 35mm release prints; which would appear much brighter and less contrasty. This black & white rendition was done keeping in mind artistic b&w photos and cinema that I remember from memory.

EDIT: More images added above. Enjoy!

P.S: Here’s my new thread on Interstellar black & white - https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Interstellar-in-classic-Black-and-White/id/63619#1252843

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#1233193
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Help Wanted: 'Jurassic Park: The Lost World' - Extended Cut 1080p - will anyone do this?
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BenjaminG said:

The HBO broadcast was cropped 1.33:1 but properly colour timed, and the footage matched that of the movie proper. However, also limited to VHS resolution.

The deleted scenes on the DVD (the same released worldwide) are 1.85:1 OAR, but in bad shape, with lots of film artefacts.

Unfortunately, I doubt either sources will splice very well to a proper restoration.

The 1.33:1 version is open matte, not cropped (film was shot in 35mm 4 perf). And the deleted scenes are in (open matte) 1.50:1 (16:10), not 1.85:1. However, the deleted scenes have the original colour timing of the 35mm photochemical prints, since they are direct scans from the film reels.

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#1231808
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Help Wanted: 'Jurassic Park: The Lost World' - Extended Cut 1080p - will anyone do this?
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heathen3017 said:…In addition, it is my understanding that there was a UK Double DVD box set of the first two Jurassic Park movies released in 2000 that had even more deleted scenes included…

I don’t think they included more than those two deleted scenes on a DVD edition and then discarded them for others. Unless anyone can confirm that more deleted scenes exist in the UK double disc box set from 2000, we have no way of knowing.