I’m interested, but can’t donate again for a little while.
What we have been told from different sources
- Bob Iger said to the reporter that they’re thinking the same way or something like that (I can’t find that interview) when she asked him about a possible OOT release
- Disney is starting a streaming service and needs content
- they are scanning absolutely EVERYTHING they have in the Disney archives and the archives of their subsidiaries, including Lucasfilm, and not just released stuff but also things like behind the scenes footage, interviews or deleted scenes
So, IMHO, it’s not an “if” question, but a “when” question.
Thinking the same way as what?
The June 25th grade is smokin!!! seriously excited for this.
How does it compare to that other ideal ESB print that you could screen but not scan?
I don’t think linking to the homepage of this site is a good idea. Have any of you seen the homepage? It looks like a defunct niche website from 2007. It says ‘news’ and the newest thing isn’t from this decade… no offense of course.
Now that I like! The 16mm match
After watching the Kennedy interview, I think when she says ‘those will always remain his’ she was referring to the edits themselves, not the SE’s. Implying she doesn’t want to be associated with the changes at all.
I honestly don’t think George’s beating heart has jack shit to do with any of it, I doubt anyone cares about “not releasing the originals out of respect to him” and the idea some have floated that it might have been in the deal he signed with Disney is simply ludicrous.
Ultimately, I think the real enemy here is simply just apathy and indifference on the part of whoever makes the distribution decisions (which might overlap with the rights issues).
One thing that’s interesting is there’s no way these new filmmakers haven’t brought the OOT up (I know Rian Johnson is on record for criticizing them). I wonder if they know the lowdown and if they’re privy to versions we aren’t.
Damn, shoulda asked Rian about that when I met him…
Is Rian Johnson criticizing the OOT, or the people? Who is ‘them’? also do you have a link? I’d love to see what he has to say as i really like his movie, and am stoked he is helming TLJ.
Donate to the 35mm restoration efforts
i.e. Poita and/or Williarob
Same as always…
it’s a lot cleaner than I expected! thanks for your hard work
frame 66 has a black blurp at the top of the frame, right in the middle
frame 270 has some green smudginess in front of R2
pretty minor issues, but thought i’d contribute 😉
Any progress finding a file hosting service? And/or on the project?
So Dre, Is your idea to fine tune your GOUT regrade with these sources? Or are you looking to completely restart the timing process with these as reference?
i’m interested as well
I shall rank thusly:
- i. Star Wars
ii. Empire Strikes Back
iii. Return of the Jedi
(Smallish gap in quality)
- i. The Force Awakens
(Fairly modest gap)
ii. Rogue One
(Valles Marinerisian gap)
- i. Revenge of the Sith
ii. The Phantom Menace
iii. Attack of the Clones
Here the tiers (I hope my formatting shows up correctly) are more important than the sub-rankings.
Maybe I missed something, but is there any plan to release this in either apply-the-LUT-yourself-form, or full download release?
The ‘rips’ of UHD blu-rays thus far I believe are actually captures using furyHD boxes, I could be wrong
Yeah, as I’ve had more time to look at your screenshots, the colors are phenomenal. I see what you mean about the colors, I just thought the Technidisc was worth mentioning as you posted some corrected definitive collection LD shots. But your colors are far more accurate to a Tech as far as I can tell.
I think you really should have a look at the Technidisc transfer that’s available at the anatomical location. It is pretty much what you are after, that is, a saturated color version of the GOUT.
General, count me in!
DrDre, your Technicolor regrade is the way to go. Just gotta voice my opinion. The compromise grades have some inconsistencies in the color on the walls, it starts off pink, goes green, then goes magenta… the minty greens of the Tech look fabulous
Wow, those are fantastic! Probably the best I’ve ever seen them. Great work
also aren’t the Puggos interlaced, i.e. 480i? if so, a move to progressive scan would more closely imitate the nature of the 16mm film. I could be mistaken.
Do the 16mm prints have enough detail to resolve with higher resolutions? I would say a bigger improvement could be had by utilizing DrDre’s color correction tools to help with the faded section, and more cleanup.
Yeah, can I have one of yours?