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#1035549
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Info: Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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I have a DVD of Sleeping Beauty that appears to be quite old. I’m not sure what it’s sourced from, though. It’s pan-and-scan, and the source looks reasonably grainy and filmlike.
Screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/ENE6v

Could someone more knowledgeable than I shed some light on this - and is it worth uploading you-know-where?

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#888281
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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I saw it yesterday and loved it.
Thanks to the internet, I knew beforehand that Han died, but I decided to assume it was fake until proven otherwise. When the time came I realised it was true but that didn’t make it any less heart-pounding at all, in fact it almost made it work better, cause all I could think was WHEN was it going to happen.
I thought the special effects were great and carried some weight to them. The lightsabers were especially good. Why did it take them 7 films to realise that it makes the effects more convincing if the sabers actually cast light on their surroundings? That was a neat little touch that really went a long way.
Kylo Ren was a reasonably interesting villain, although I’m not sure if I like him taking his mask off. Did he die at the end or was he recovered?
The story was interesting. Even if it was derivative of ANH, I still found myself genuinely wondering if things were going to end well for the heroes.
I liked seeing Luke at the end, even if his appearance just screamed “Stay tuned for Episode VIII!”

All in all, it was a great film that I definitely want to watch again.

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#886116
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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I watched this earlier today on my 42" calibrated TV. I didn’t really notice that many problems.
Around when the Emperor arrives on the Death Star, the music sounded kinda funny, like a slight phaser effect or something. The biggest problem I noticed was R2-D2 around the 1:42 mark - his chroma layer looked fairly offset. Also, like others have mentioned, scenes with low lighting came out very dark, almost to the point of obscuring details. None of these detracted from my viewing experience, however, and allowed me to finish my Star Wars marathon on a good note.

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#792109
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Amadeus - Theatrical Cut Restoration 1080p (V2) (Released)
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As grateful as I am for this, are there any plans to make a smaller filesize version of this, upload a torrent somewhere? I ask as I have not been able to download this; Mega keeps crashing before the download can fully complete.

EDIT: Disregard this, I managed to get it in the end. But I feel a smaller filesize version would still be good for people lacking in hard drive space or bandwidth to handle a 22 GB download.