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The Lion King (1994) - 35mm (a donors-only project - Released)

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.

Buffalo Rider (Guy on a Buffalo) 35mm print found! Possibility of 4K Restoration! WIP

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.

Stephen King's IT (1990) - Original two-part version! [RELEASED]

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

Idea & Info Wanted: Old game cutscenes / FMV game preservations? (any interest?)

Psherman01 said:

Avatar_Emil_Borg said:

SpookyDollhouse said:

You probably know already but Night Trap recently had its original source negatives found and scanned for re-release. They basically “remade” the game and it looks gorgeous. There’s a clear demand for projects like that but movement on any of them is little to none unfortunately.

Negatives? I was under the impression that Night Trap was shot on video.

Night Trap was actually shot on 35mm film, but that’s not what was used for the 25th Anniversary Remaster. The 35mm negatives are lost, so what you see in the game are time-synced tape masters that James Riley (the director of Night Trap) kept. There’s a few tape glitches and some scenes are missing outright, which you can see here

Wow I thought they got the negatives! It still looks really good.