Well at least the Disney+ versions restore the Fox logos despite since 1997 the original trilogy has had them plastered, along with removing references to News Corporation
It’s missing from the Blu-ray as well??
Weekend at Bernie’s sadly has had a bit of an issue on home video. After the first VHS release of the movie, the second movie came out which revealed at one point that Larry was a virgin. However, in the first movie there’s a scene that strongly implied he has sex with a woman at the party. So after the second movie was released that scene was removed on all subsequent home video releases, with an exception which was the region 2 DVD. I was hoping to possibly get my hands on this removed scene and reconstruct it using blu-ray footage. If anyone can possibly send it to me let me know.
No DVD versions do
I was thinking of getting the vhs tapes to sync Clint’s ape movies but then I saw the prices :p
For LD I
Don’t think a pcm track is available in mono just a stereo mix so would have to use analog Ld
Heartbreak ridge and gauntlet were stereo but I can tell they were tinkered with for the 5.1
From what it seems Gauntlet didn’t seem that tampered with cause I can tell all of the gunfire and other noises were period appropriate, though I could be wrong with some of it
Since pretty much almost all of the classic Clint Eastwood movies (particularly the ones from Warner Bros. mostly) seem to have alterations to their audio tracks, I decided to start this thread to list those movies and possibly get laserdisc versions of the original audio tracks.
One of the most notorious examples are the Dirty Harry movies, their 5.1 remixes saw extremely severe sound effects replacement and there hasn’t been a re-release of the original mono tracks since the 1998 DVD releases.
Doesn’t look perfect, probably a little too close to the DVD, but it looks vastly superior to the blu-ray color timing, especially the skies since they don’t look green anymore
1.85:1 isn’t OAR…? What would OAR be for a US film from the 80’s that isn’t anamorphic? 1.66:1 was European standard, so I assume it would have been matted differently there, but surely it would have been composed for 1.85:1, right?
1.85:1 IS the OAR from theaters (including Europe) but it was shot in 1.66:1 and that’s how the Criterion releases are
Imo it works best in 1.85:1
I’d gladly donate toward a future release for access to these other Disney prints.
I second this
made a comparison with Halloween
boy is this 5.1 remix awful lol
over saturated, get the saturation right first before re-grading
These films never looked good so colorful why make them over saturated now?
shift cyan towards blue more Highlights are blown on the source.
Oh yeah, I still have it way too saturated. And that Youtube video is darker than the DVD I’m using (at least it looks like it), I have several DVDs/VHS/Laserdiscs of the movie. I think the full screen DVD from 1998 has that darker saturation/color grading as well, so I might use that. I’m getting the original JP laserdisc of DH soon, which might be the same transfer as the old rental tape (which was taken directly from a print), so that might be a useful reference as well.
From what it seemed in your uploads that 1979 VHS tape was too yellow looking
Will this ever be available for download? Looks awesome.
Blu-ray looks boosted too
How do you even regrain a picture?
this is really good, keep up the good work
Hey include the original mono mix too
the 4K version of Blade Runner significantly dials back the teal tint of the 2007 blu
Are the cuts on this release different than the ones on the Shout Collector’s Edition?
no they aren’t, they’re both the same, only difference is that the quality on Shout’s release is much better
and the 103 minute version is actually the VHS cut, the actual theatrical version ran 110 minutes and has never seen a home video release
the 117 minute cut was basically the cut that was at the premiere before being re-edited to 110 minutes
My second Dirty Harry audio comparison is up
I also decided to compare the audio mixes for Magnum Force
(everyone sounds like they’re underwater)
Sorry couldn’t help but laugh at that!
yea I’ll admit I did kinda make a joke about it, but really everyone does sound muffled in the remix
I can now add Das Boot onto here
The 5.1 remix created for the director’s cut is vastly inferior to the original stereo mix. The original mix (thankfully included on the blu ray for the theatrical version) was knock your socks off loud and impactful. The 5.1 remix has muted explosions and bad dialogue mixing (everyone sounds like they’re underwater)
restorations of Junkman and Deadline just got shared to MySpleen
does anyone know if the original US DVD releases are edited and if they are how badly they’re edited?
I know that the very first DVD set of The Young Ones had edited episodes, but the 2007 re-release was uncut
I think the first release was called the “every stoopid episode” set and the re-release was “extra stoopid edition”
Though the unique thing is sometimes the first DVD release had extra bits not seen in the TV versions of the episodes, but sadly they were omitted on the re-release due to them wanting to reflect the original BBC broadcast versions