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The Griff

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#1234673
Topic
Horizon - How To Film The Impossible - Remastered
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schorman13 said:

Excellent work Harmy. It’s great to see so much behind the scenes stuff from Temple of Doom. It’s legitimately my favorite movie of all time, and there’s not much content out there.

Good man. It’s not my all-time favourite, and I definitely rate it below Raiders, but man is ToD some outrageous fun. It’s criminally overlooked and, quite often, unfairly reviled - by fools who complain about the mushy peas while ignoring the perfect steak.

Thanks again for the purist version. I really cannot handle the “fill the screen” stuff that is becoming so commonplace.

Yes, thank you Harmy for that. If you ever revisit this in future, I have a request/suggestion: a purist black background version that is Constant Image Height. That way I can watch it on my 150" 2.35:1 projector screen without the film sequences being windowboxed. It would be a great pleasure to show others this favourite doco of mine in such a presentation.

Regardless, well done. Take a bow.

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#1197781
Topic
REVENGE OF THE NERDS
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Good work, MWilson.

For those who are unsure, pretty much every shot in that brief sequence that includes the phone number on the For Rent sign (besides the long shot in the gym) has been chopped. It, of course, makes the scene almost unintelligible.

Looks like I missed the beta tape by just a coupla minutes. Should’ve paid closer attention. There were no bids so we’ll see if it comes around again.

I’ll hunt for that DVD soon (just moved house and my discs are still boxed up). Was it just the audio we were after?

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#1197201
Topic
REVENGE OF THE NERDS
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SilverWook said:

Would the stereo track from the DVD be worth going after as well? There has been more than DVD edition, so not sure which one is the go to for that track.

Good question. I believe I have the US “Panty Raid” edition on DVD, which is meant to have the stereo track. I’d have to take a look through my collection to confirm it hasn’t gone missing in the past 10 years.

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#1197184
Topic
REVENGE OF THE NERDS
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SilverWook said:

I can capture it and I’m in the USA. 😃

PM sent.

If that falls through we might get better results from a Beta Hi-Fi if it’s in good shape.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Revenge-Of-The-Nerds-Betamax-NOT-VHS-1984-Comedy-Beta-Robert-Carradine-80s/273158045133

I’ll keep an eye on that, too, since my budget is limited and I could very well be outbid on the LD.

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#1197137
Topic
REVENGE OF THE NERDS
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So, there’s a laserdisc up for bids on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Revenge-of-the-nerds-80s-comedy-LASERDISC-LD/183179598885?hash=item2aa65adc25:g:kCsAAOSw9uNa0wC-

Is there anyone willing and able to capture and share this (preferably in the US) if I throw a bid in? I’d need their delivery details up front.

Hopefully it goes for a little less than the 16mm print did…

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#904564
Topic
What is your home theater setup for watching Star Wars movies? (or what equipment would like to get if you could afford it/or dream setup?)
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BobaJett said:

The Griff said:

16:9… 21:9… why not have both?

Here is my “proof of concept” video before I dolled things up a bit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi0aBVv5LgY

Dude, that is sweet. What kind of projector is that?

The hurtin’ kind!

It’s a JVC X35 (or RS46 in the US). You’ll also find the lens memory function on some Sony and Panasonic projectors.

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#750155
Topic
Day of The Dead BD Project, help needed.
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The Shout release certainly has a punchier look, but it does come at the expense of certain detail. You'll find one example in the following comparison with the Anchor Bay release where, in the Shout version (top), the X-ray photo is blown out.

While the French release is far from ideal, it would seem that it has the most picture information (no cropping, no clipping, no squashing and the least DNR) to work with. I am concerned with the relatively low bit-rate, however, and hope the compression isn't too detrimental to the PQ.