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SpookyDollhouse

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#1457154
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Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi, 1987) - 35mm Scan opportunity!
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The Aluminum Falcon said:

That’s a good idea! I’ll probably do an initial grindhouse file with the material censored to preserve the print as-is (albeit with English audio, of course). Then do another version with the cut material reinserted.

Do people here have opinions on whether to patch it in with the 4K disc or maybe the full screen DVD if this is open matte?

I’d use the 4k disc since it’s the highest quality home video release. It should match the best.

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#1456693
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Terminator 2 35mm Print Opportunity!
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PsyKovic said:

SpookyDollhouse said:

I’m not sure if it’s this print or not, but some anonymous fans submitted a 4k scanned 35mm print on a certain Topia of Blue. The print looks and sounds awesome. I don’t know if they’re doing sign-ups or not but just tossing that out there. I cannot help more than that.

when they do the scanning?

It’s been scanned and released already. Hence “it’s on a certain Topia of Blue.”

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#1450890
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Info: How many Disney 35mm scans exist?
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RU.08 said:

I’ll be doing more scans soon. We have Covid delays again but I have access to good scanners and to prints.

I’m thinking about setting up a subscription payment system to get things rolling. The goal will be to do every Disney classic - and where possible to scan multiple prints. I might re-scan Pinoke next year as well.

I’d definitely join if you got this rolling.

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#1445929
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Help: Looking For... The Stanley Kubrick Collection HDTV Rips
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These specific masters have never been shown in HD anywhere as far as I know. It’s up for debate how accurate any of them were in regards to color. The Shining’s DVD does not even have its original theatrical blue ending credits.

Honestly the best way to watch these is either the boxset DVDs themselves or syncing their mono audio to the UHD releases. The Shining and Full Metal Jacket have DVD mono syncs already. 2001’s UHD comes with its original audio intact. Color-wise the UHD releases look fabulous and are probably as close as we’ll get to original intent.

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#1432509
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Help: Looking For... Spirited Away on 35mm
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Not to scold or anything but it’s good to stick around and make some friends + connections. We’re a community enjoying the hobby, have fun with us! Making thread after thread of homework requests for others isn’t a good look. There are currently no scans for this online. I recommend scoping eBay and locating one if it’s ever for sale and get in contact with the appropriate folks to acquire and scan it. Of course, it helps to stick around and meet people. There’s plenty of things I’d like to see on 35mm and when they happen they happen. When you want to see something bad enough, it can happen provided strings are pulled when possible.

I wish you luck!

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#1431236
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A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) – 35mm Scan opportunity (WIP) - Help Wanted
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timemeddler said:

So they botched the bluray of this one?

Pretty much. It wasn’t handled very well and looked meh even back when it came out. The soundtrack is revisionist nonsense as well.

DarthKenobi said:

Botched isn’t the right term. It’s more of a case of the transfer looking dated, similar to the early blu ray transfers of 2001 and The Shining compared to their recent 4K counterparts.

2001 and The Shining’s old masters (even with the wrongly colored tennis ball) are excellent compared to what WB pulled on Clockwork Orange tbh.

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#1431235
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Help: Looking for... Mouse Hunt HDTV Rips
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This was very obviously shot to have that grim French look going on somewhat, like a lighter hearted City of Lost Children. I did see it in the theater way back when and recall it having a dark warm look. My memory of it is not as vivid as say, The Lost World though.

I’m not sure what your TV’s settings are but it shouldn’t look blue at all.

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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