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#1257986
Topic
Babylon 5 - Broadcast NTSC (4:3)?
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AntcuFaalb said:

I bought all of the episodes on VUDU and I’ve been capturing them.

Unfortunately, there are two issues:

  1. The little progress bar from my player is in the image for the first second of the capture. This is unfortunately unavoidable.

Finally somebody is saving these! Thanks. The progress bar isn’t a massive issue.

Can the Vudu episodes be downloaded and kept (without re-encoding or capturing) on a hard-drive? Then at least they are preserved and working out how to extract them can be dealt with later.

AntcuFaalb said:

  1. The intro is strangely in letterboxed 16:9.

The title sequence? It always was 16:9 letterboxed on the original 4:3 broadcasts and the VHS tapes. (oh, mentioned above already ^)

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#1250552
Topic
Terrible DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art
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The wonderful world of the out-of-copyright Orson Welles film ‘The Stranger’:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Stranger/dp/B002PAP6T8/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lo-Straniero-Stranger-Orson-Welles/dp/B000SL1XWU/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stranger-Remastered-DVD-Charles-Rankin/dp/B001EYCBM6/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Stranger-by-Orson-Welles/dp/B01M9IB3L9/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Stranger-Enhanced-1946/dp/B001W2JY6Q/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stranger-DVD-Orson-Welles/dp/B000060NYO/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stranger-DVD-Orson-Welles/dp/B0000CDUXM/

The best for last:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Stranger/dp/B0030J948W/

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#1246141
Topic
Terrible DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art
Time

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Journey-Center-Earth-DVD-Boone/dp/B007BZT2QK/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Journey-Centre-Earth/dp/B003TFUJI6/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Journey-Center-Earth-Treat-Williams/dp/B0002N9X0S/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Journey-Center-Earth-3D-DVD/dp/B001FB0W2O/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Journey-Center-Earth-Rick-Schroder/dp/B001KWHOC4/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Journey-Centre-Earth-Kenneth-More/dp/B01I076SYQ/

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#1234846
Topic
Terrible DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art
Time

Handman said:

The last one isn’t even Judy Garland on the front, it’s not anybody, just some clip art of a random woman FFS! (This is also the cover Amazon Prime have decided to go with for the movie).

It’s Janet Gaynor, the actress from the original A Star is Born (1937).

Oh yeah, well spotted.

Handman said:

Their Magnificent Ambersons cover is fantastic, and comes out in the same month as this one.

Oh my god! Finally Ambersons is getting an HD release (including the Laserdisc commentary). Thanks for the tip, definitely getting that one. David Byrne’s ‘True Stories’ in HD for the first time too (plus complete unreleased score). Shame it’s only the widescreen version and not the full-frame too but you can’t have everything. It’s gonna be a good Christmas!

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#1234795
Topic
Terrible DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art
Time

Arguably that Criterion cover should be in the “flawlessly awesome cover art” thread and certainly not in the “terrible” thread. There are soooo many really and truly terrible covers out there like:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/OVER-TOP-MOVIE-Gary-Conway/dp/B00BQ7GX66/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Born-Judy-Garland/dp/B002SFOWPY/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fredric-March-Adolphe-Menjou-Gaynor/dp/B073BHZHMZ/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clear-Day-You-Can-Forever/dp/B000U5CBY8/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Star-Is-Born/dp/B018WJS34K/

^ The last one isn’t even Judy Garland on the front, it’s not anybody, just some clip art of a random woman FFS! (This is also the cover Amazon Prime have decided to go with for the movie).

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#1232353
Topic
Empire Strikes Back - The 70mm Edition
Time

I’m not sure that Fandom list in the OP is reliable. I’m calling bullsh*t on this one:

The Wampa is shown in full form eating the carcass of the Tauntaun and approaching Luke, we see the battle between Luke and the Wampa with his arm getting cut off in full form as well.

I’d take any such online list with a pinch of salt, unless you’d confirmed it for yourself. For example the list of changes for the shorter cut of Heaven’s Gate on Wikipedia is wrong in almost every respect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven’s_Gate_(film)

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#1230132
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Mrebo said:

http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/30/fda-thinks-youre-stupid-know-almonds-dont-really-make-milk/

Probably what the regulation demands and it makes sense in the abstract but it is unnecessary.

What shouldn’t be classified as dairy is anything skim or fat free.

If a country can accept cars running on “gas”, they can accept almonds producing “milk” 😉.

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#1227888
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

The Republican Party will keep getting worse if it doesn’t turn around. Trump was a logical next step in the evolution (or devolution) of the Republican Party, but he isn’t the logical conclusion. He’s an obese 72-year-old. He’ll be dead soon. I worry about what the people that worshipped him will support next.

Don’t worry. They’re obese 72-year-olds. They’ll be dead soon.