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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) Stereo Mix

The LaserDisc also has this stereo mix.

LaserDisc sounds better since the VHS still has some noise but digital LaserDisc audio is CD-quality and sounds much clearer.

This actually sounds really great. Ironically, it sounds more stereophonic than the 5.1 remix on the Blu-ray/DVD.
I would definitely do a custom Blu-ray (and also custom DVD for the open matte 4:3 version) with this stereo remix, the original mono mix (from another LaserDisc) and the 5.1 remix from the Blu-ray.

Request: Japanese Fox Searchlight Pictures budget Blu-ray/DVD cover templates

I really hope you can make templates based on these Japanese Fox Searchlight Pictures releases like the following: (Blu-ray) (DVD)
There are many more here:

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find pictures of the spine outside of Yahoo! Auctions Japan (just look up the Japanese title for a Fox Searchlight Pictures release in Yahoo! Auctions Japan).
I just want an editable template of these Fox Searchlight covers. Nothing more, nothing less.

I really love these Fox Searchlight Pictures designs and I want to see how they would look if they were modified for Star Wars.
Or, it would also be a “What if Star Wars was released under Fox Searchlight Pictures instead of 20th Century Fox?” kind of thing.
But, I don’t have enough Photoshop skills to start from scratch.

And for a Trilogy set, I found this slightly different but still matching Wes Anderson Collection which can be the basis for a Fox Searchlight Pictures Star Wars Trilogy set: (Blu-ray) (DVD)

Can someone please do them for me?
I trust FrankT for this request the most.
Thanks in advance!

Happily Ever After (1990) 35mm print opportunity

If you get the full 35mm print, I don’t think a full 4K scan would do wonders to this film, as the animation is pretty low-budget (as is expected from Filmation), even though it’s a gigantic leap from their typical fare.
I think 1080p would suffice.

I was only hoping for at least a LaserDisc rip to surface but a full 35mm print is like a gift from heaven.
Which was I was really hoping for someone to scan it in HD.
All the seeds in torrent sites are down and the YouTube versions are either poor VHS rips or the aforementioned Fox DVD.

Happily Ever After (1990) 35mm print opportunity
This film is actually a guilty pleasure of mine and I love some of the songs, this film was a part of my childhood.
I really hope someone can buy this, scan it and restore it.

This is a Filmation movie and the original masters (and sound masters too) of most of their library were destroyed by Hallmark when they got the rights to Filmation’s library, keeping only international distribution masters in PAL which were sped up.
Plus, the Fox DVD sloppily censored some of the violence which was in the VHS version.
And, an HD remaster is impossible now that the original 35mm film elements are lost.

This is our closest chance of ever getting an HD remaster of this film.

International Audio (including Voice-Over Translations)

Can someone please send me audio files for GOUT-synced (4K83 for ROTJ) Japanese dubs.
And SW and ESB each had two Japanese dubs: a theatrical dub and a home video dub while ROTJ only has a home video dub, both dubs are on the Japanese GOUT.
I only have a Complete Saga Blu-ray from Japan and I am planning on making my own custom Blu-rays for the TN1 4K Trilogy that will match my retail Japanese Blu-rays.

Star Wars 1977 70mm sound mix recreation [stereo and 5.1 versions now available]

ChainsawAsh said:

Swift S. Lawliet said:

I hope the 5.1ch mix for TESB will have a 70mm version which will contain the changes which were on the 70mm mix like Luke saying “You were lucky to get out of there” instead of “You’re lucky you didn’t taste very good” among other things.

Those weren’t part of the 70mm mix. We have in-theater audio recordings of the 70mm mix to prove it, which also prove that the ending sequence was cut differently, meaning you couldn’t make a true 70mm mix restoration and just include it as a separate audio track; you’d need to alter the video as well.

Okay. But my point is, I think a rough approximation of the 70mm mix but synced to the 35mm cut would be great for 4K80 and Harmy’s Despecialized.
It would be nigh-impossible to restore the 70mm cut unless we find a full 70mm print.

Star Wars 1977 70mm sound mix recreation [stereo and 5.1 versions now available]

I hope the 5.1ch mix for TESB will have a 70mm version which will contain the changes which were on the 70mm mix like Luke saying “You were lucky to get out of there” instead of “You’re lucky you didn’t taste very good” among other things.

I want a rough recreation of the 70mm mix but synced to the GOUT (or 4K80 when it comes out and the sync is different lie in 4K83).
For people who prefer the original 35mm mix, keep a “Purist” 5.1ch mix as well.

It would be great for the trilogy so that the 5.1 mixes recreate the 70mm 6-track mixes.
SW and ROTJ are pretty much 5.1 versions of the Dolby Stereo mixes while TESB will be different, just like the actual 70mm mixes.

I do have a soft spot in my heart for the mono mixes, though.

Movies in UAR - opinions needed

I think some of the Winnie the Pooh films would benefit from this.
The DMC (Disney Movie Club) exclusive Blu-ray release is in it’s original production aspect ratio of 1:66:1 but it loses some of the sides in the Blu-ray version compared to the iTunes version which is cropped to 1:78:1, even if some detail on the top and bottom is lost on iTunes.
Meanwhile, the DVD has the most information on the top, bottom and sides.

I think a UAR version of Piglet’s Big Movie with the iTunes version on the top, bottom and sides applied on the Blu-ray image would be great. With the DVD version applied to parts of the image which the iTunes and Blu-ray versions don’t show.
But I think it would just be an open-matte edit.

There is also Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin.
It’s on a 1:66:1 aspect ratio on the US DVD, Blu-ray and iTunes (weird, since for most of the other Winnie the Pooh iTunes releases, they are cropped to 1:78:1, so the iTunes release may just be the HD master for the US DVD release).
And the framing is different on both the iTunes and Blu-ray versions, with the iTunes version showing parts of the image that aren’t on the Blu-ray while cutting some parts of the image which were present on the Blu-ray, in both horizontal and vertical axes.

There are also the European and Asian DVDs, which are in 1:33:1 fullscreen.
They cut off part of the sides but are also open matte and show more of the top and bottom.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to locate a comparison of the Asian DVD, US DVD, iTunes and Blu-ray all together.

However, I think we should combine the Blu-ray and iTunes for the widescreen part (maybe utilizing the US DVD, since it may have more image) with the European/Asian DVD filling up what’s lost in the Blu-ray and iTunes versions.

Here are some screenshot comparisons: Piglet’s Big Movie Pooh’s Grand Adventure (Blu-ray vs. iTunes) Pooh’s Grand Adventure (Widescreen vs. Fullscreen)

As for colour, I know the Blu-rays have more saturated and bright colours more in line with The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and the Blu-ray release of The Tigger Movie.
But I personally prefer the Blu-ray colours, since the detail pops out more (and I personally think the iTunes and DVD releases of Pooh’s Grand Adventure looks like it has a purple tint).
Just give fans an option between the Blu-ray colour palette or the original iTunes/DVD colour palette.

New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - Preservation Project

This bootleg looks like a conversion of those Russian WEB-DL torrents.
And there’s a chance the quality could be worse, since Blu-ray can’t support 1080p 25fps, Blu-ray can only support 25fps in 720p or 23.976fps 1080p.
So either he’s lying and it’s actually downscaled to 720p, it’s we get missing frames with converting 25fps to 23.976fps by removing some frames, or it’s actually a proper 25fps to 23.976fps correction.

Either way, I really can’t see how the quality would be that different from the Russian WEB-DL torrents.

Restoring the wondrously disastrous <strong>Star Wars Holiday Special</strong>

LexX said:

Swift S. Lawliet said:

VintageMan94 said:

There Is A YouTube Video That Was In 60FPS and it was The Star Wars Holiday Special.
Link Below

Cool, that’s probably the best the Holiday Special would look on an HD display.

That’s the Editdroid version from few years back. It was the master tape, not “recorded” like the uploader suggests.

No, I was referring to how it looks great (but not much, considering it’s the Holiday Special) because of the 60fps deinterlacing.

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie - 35mm Re Creation

I love the premise behind this project.

Reminds me of how Studio Ghibli’s digital productions are filtered for Blu-ray to look more like they’re made on film.
With subtle film grain, softness and even gate weave.
Though, I do like that even when they are filtered, the grain is still more subtle than actual 35mm prints or actual 35mm productions.

I love the appearance.

I really wish that your re-creation of The SpongeBob SquarePants movie would look more similar to Studio Ghibli’s approach instead of the grain of an actual 35mm print.

Ghibli’s approach is cleaner and it isn’t as overly filtered, but it still looks really nice and film-like.
Truly the best of both worlds.