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SpookyDollhouse

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#1427213
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Info and Help Wanted: Foreign DVD of <em>The Wizard of Oz</em> 1982 anime movie for preservation?
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From what I can see, it was only released in Japan on VHS. It remains unreleased on any other format in the country. The copy on Youtube comes from its Polish DVD release which is as far as I know, the uncut Japanese version with Japanese credits. It has no English subtitles but the Japanese audio is there.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ozu-mahôtsukai-Region-English-version/dp/B0086D4IN8

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#1324483
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The Lion King (1994) - 35mm (a donors-only project - Released)
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little-endian said:

Papai2013 said:

Film grain and rich photochemical hues create a glorious look and feel that digital images cannot capture or reproduce.

That - at least in that generalization - isn’t true, but a statement rather driven by (somewhat understandable) nostalgia and a breeze of voodoo which is especially famous in the audio sector, where any digital step in between is coming right from the devil himself.

I am quite confident that given the right amount of effort (and money), one could take any “oh so glorious look and feel” of a film print, have it scanned with the very best of scanners, sample it at insane rates, bit depth, color space, precision and whatnot and have it reproduced in a similar - way over the top - method and no one would be able to pass a “blind” test (admittedly a term which doesn’t figure in the best way in this case). Same would be true in the audio domain where a lot cheaper equipment would suffice for people to be unable to distinguish the oh so much natural vinyl sound from its PCM (or even lossy encoded) pendant.

Thus, Disney and others fiddling around with the originals is by far rather a political problem than a technical one.

Try harder toots.

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#1308794
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Buffalo Rider (Guy on a Buffalo) 35mm print found! Possibility of 4K Restoration! WIP
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TomArrow said:

If I may chip in my two cents, that seems like a mighty steep price to me for an incomplete fading print of a movie that doesn’t seem to have much going for it aside from being an obscure meme with 370 ratings on imdb that average out at 4.6/10. I might be wrong, but I doubt this would go away for more than 100 bucks on ebay.

Accumulated rating scores on a catalogue website means nothing, really. It literally is what it is. If anyone wants to see this movie enough they’ll make it happen.

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#1277894
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Stephen King's IT (1990) - Original two-part version! [RELEASED]
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marioxb said:

Hey, TheHutt, something I haven’t noticed before, any reason why the movie is window boxed, shouldn’t it take up a full 4x3 monitor on my PC? Also, the end credits for both parts are “jumpy/ interlacey” was the original laser disc like that?

it’s window-boxed because 16x9 televisions are the norm

it’s 4:3 picture in a 1:78.1 container