I know I’ve frequented that blog
ok here you go, I didn’t have the video finished yet
the sound of the shotgun falling to the ground, Max falling on the car, and the bird wing noises are all not in this version, which is a recording of an Australian broadcast from 1985
meaning they were never in the Aussie track to begin with, they were first added to the US dub, the region 2 DVD has an altered mono track and the Kino release is correct
with the exception of putting the clips together, I didn’t touch the recording at all (I even left in the PAL speed up), the first clip is to showcase it’s from a broadcast (yes the Superman theme was always there, it was added by the channel who aired this) and the last clip at the end is to show that it does in fact have the Aussie dialogue
The recent 4K release of Mad Max restores the proper Aussie mono mix
The comparison video floating around is misleading, the sound effects that it claims are missing were never there to begin with
They were added for the US dub originally, the European DVD is a weird hybrid that utilizes the Aussie dialogue but uses a few of the US mix sound effects
If anyone doesn’t believe me I actually have proof about this
that LD from the 90s is overrated though, it of course has the theatrical version but the quality is terrible and for a long while the sound falls out of sync, very sloppy release
the Kino mono is superior
there was a planned 4K of this title from Kino but sadly it got cancelled a few months ago
The Mondo transfer uses the same 4K master but it’s unfaithful to the original prints and looks too purple, the MGM BD from 2014 tries but fails to replicate the original theatrical color timing (which was extremely yellow) and instead looks more brownish than anything, Kino’s dials back the yellow but as a result what looks like a blue tint covers a lot of the picture and affects the black levels
Between these three though I’d say the Kino one is the best since it also has the original mono track and something at least close to the theatrical version
The BD master for American Graffiti was an entirely new master that was supervised by Lucas himself
But unfortunately after he approved it was when Universal ruined it with their routine sharpening and heavy filtering
The scene surprisingly is intact on the Amazon Prime version of the movie
one interesting thing I noticed was the green was dialed back on the remastered 1080p disk, unfortunately has a poor encode
it appears there’s gonna be a 4K next year that Universal is releasing utilizing the same master as the Arrow release and Shout! Factory steelbook
Lazer Octo said:
the guy to contact is on reddit, I don’t wanna publicly reveal his name
Could you tell me how to get in touch with this guy?
It was a dude I met on reddit
Both me and him are restoring the episodes of the show, over half of it is done currently
I can PM you more about it if you want
Not exactly the same but better than nothing
I believe the UK BD and 4K have it as well though filtered
What’s the difference with the music?
He just started on season 6 and I decided to help out with the later seasons
I started on season 9 and I did a few of the feature length episodes too
Most were provided privately, they’re already shared on MySpleen
What’s on DVD?
Does anyone possibly have any recordings of the SOAPnet run of Melrose Place?
There are recordings with original music floating around but sadly they’re cut for time and the SOAPnet versions are far more likely to be uncut
The reason why is because the DVD versions like 90210 are edited and replace nearly all the music
If anyone knows where I can at least locate them please let me know
I just inspected a few episodes on HBO Max and they all seem to be uncensored except for the first two episodes and Terror Tales of the Park uses its re-arranged version rather than the original version that first aired (I actually never got why this one was done)
Interesting. This is good to note. I didn’t even know the Terror Tales of the Park was ever re-arranged (assuming you’re talking about the first one).
Yes I am, for some reason in the re-arranged version they put the first two segments as a single episode and then put the third as an entirely separate episode (interestingly enough put as the episode before the re-edited other two segments), ruining the ending of it, also the intro was changed to accommodate for this
I think this was done after the first airing as I remember all rebroadcasts being re-arranged
Other than the intro I don’t think any actual footage was altered or removed
Don’t know how you could acquire these since I’ve never seen VHS rips of syndication airings
can you add that the 1979 version of Dracula in 1991 was given a very desaturated look that was only available in this form until 2019?
Shout! Factory’s version restores the original theatrical color timing
Nien Nunb said:
The “Coming Summer 1990” is not included on the full screen R1 DVD box set.
It’s not in the 2002 Widescreen DVD set either. V1 or V2 (the original pressings of Part II and III had significant framing issues that were later fixed). It was restored for the first time on a video release (to my knowledge) on the 25th anniversary Blu-ray and DVD releases form 2011.
As a teenager I was a pretty die hard BTTF nerd for awhile after the first DVD set came out and I only came to know of the existence of the Summer 1990 tag from reading it on IMDB in the “alternate versions” section. I remember being impressed that it was restored for the Blu-ray. I had a whole bunch of computer printed BTTF crap hung all over my bedroom walls as a kid. I still have a book case with some of those images still taped to the side of it that I never bothered to remove, lol.
The “coming summer 1990” credit is included on the new 4K set
Also the squished credits at the end of the first movie are fixed in the 4K master
One thing I noticed though was the quality of the 1995 VHS masters was absolutely atrocious
They look incredibly faded and worse than VHS standards of the time, it was the first way I watched the movies though, they were even worse than past VHS releases of the same movies
I just inspected a few episodes on HBO Max and they all seem to be uncensored except for the first two episodes and Terror Tails of the Park uses its re-arranged version rather than the original version that first aired (I actually never got why this one was done)
I know it’s been years since this thread was replied on but the Prime version of the movie in the US is in fact the US theatrical version (the BD was the international cut) and its audio is mono, I spot checked and the choir is present in the opening raid scene, meaning it’s the most faithful version currently available