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Spaceblackknight

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#1580205
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Slipstream 1989 (WIP)
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Stepstone said:

Spaceblackknight said:

grafxuser said:

Out of interest has this new HD release been advertised anywhere, or just popped up as an extra purchase option out of the blue?

Only in the UK AFAIK. It seems Entertainment Film Distributors (who are still around) are the main producer and current rights holder for everywhere but the US. Slipstream did get an extremely limited theatrical run here by a small distributor that not only went belly up not long after release, but also allegedly did not file a proper copyright and thus went PD shortly afterwards.

Didn’t Entertainment Film have a successful run on VHS and dvd releases as EIV, Entertainment In Video, with the almost the
same logo.

EIV is Entertainment Films home video division and were the ones who put out proper releases as Slipstream was always under copyright in the UK.

It’s possible the 1996 Uruguay act could take it out of PD in the US since it’s not even that old and was copyrighted as an international production.

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#1580088
Topic
Slipstream 1989 (WIP)
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grafxuser said:

Out of interest has this new HD release been advertised anywhere, or just popped up as an extra purchase option out of the blue?

Only in the UK AFAIK. It seems Entertainment Film Distributors (who are still around) are the main producer and current rights holder for everywhere but the US. Slipstream did get an extremely limited theatrical run here by a small distributor that not only went belly up not long after release, but also allegedly did not file a proper copyright and thus went PD shortly afterwards.

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#1575028
Topic
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie - 35mm Re Creation (a WIP)
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This was a 2k digital production with some sections (the David Hasselhoff footage) shot on 35mm and completed as a 2k DI. Even though they were still doing filmouts of stuff until at least 2012, Paramount’s HD master is derived from the DI.

Surprised they went to a filmout on this one since they could have easily just upscaled the 2k DI. Maybe they rescanned the raw 35mm live action footage and while they recomped the filmout sections that had different color it may have made sense to have most of it come from that as opposed to the DI with drastically different grading.

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#1567713
Topic
Slipstream 1989 (WIP)
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freshjim said:

Hi All, I’m a massive slipstream fan and have been googling when this will be HD widescreen I’ve looked on this forum for the past 8 years or more hoping for an answer if we will ever get it. Well I needed to come on here to tell you…. It’s now available in HD Widescreen on Amazon Prime!!! It got released today and it looks amazing!! Had to tell you guys. Enjoy!

iTunes UK has a legit HD version from a 4k scan of the OCN. Judging by the preview, it’s 1.85 and has mono audio.

Will take a look tomorrow once I get a UK itunes card to rent it there.

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#1499715
Topic
The Brave Little Toaster (1987) 4K 35mm Film Scan! (WIP)
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Looks nice from the YT sample I saw! Better than the R2 DVDs and a huuuggge step up from the old Disney masters.

BTW, I don’t think Disney owns US rights to first film anymore. Unlike the sequels, they did not produce the first film and only got distribution rights for a certain period of time. It’s not on streaming anywhere (though they do have the sequels) and the DVD is OOP, which tells you the obvious. ITV owns international rights through distributor ITC, hence why it got better treatment overseas than what the House of Mouse had done over here.

If I had to guess, US rights are now ether with the main producer now or perhaps Multicom Entertainment (who owns the catalog of one of the producers The Kushner Locke Company).