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#1268920
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35mm Psycho print on eBay!!
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I have the box set. It is a blast. 😃

The movie itself is in two versions on separate discs:
Disc 1: English version with restored uncut scenes
Disc 5: German version with restored uncut scenes (German credits & reshot letter)

The format is 16:9, and most of the transfer is actually Universal’s. The uncut footage from a German 35mm copy has been graded to fit in.

English 5.1 & mono, German mono, Audio Commentary and the Isolated Score have all been adapted to accomodate new footage. The isolated score, has some sound effects on the extended scenes (apparently the German mono mix was the only source for those cues).

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#1268186
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35mm Psycho print on eBay!!
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The uncut version has been released, completed with footage from the German theatrical version stored in some facility in Amsterdam.

The three cuts were by the way imposed upon the US version by the League of Catholic Decency who examined Psycho’s US version after the MPAA and prior to the US theatrical release. European theatrical copies seem not to have been affected by these cuts (although some countries had their own censorship imposed). That’s why the German print still had these scenes intact.

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#1255290
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration
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ChainsawAsh said:

Pretty sure they’re hardcoded on my EE BR, but it’s been ages since I watched the actual disc (and I’m at work right now) so I can’t confirm.

The BluRays / DVDs for USA have burnt-in subtitles, and the BluRays / DVDs for Europe and other regions have player-generated subtitles. As easy as that.

With one noteable exception: at least the Middle-Earth Wooden Box BluRay versions (UK) have the same discs as the US versions, i.e. burnt-in. Don’t know how it was done on the older UK EiV editions.

Is the European BD of the theatrical version also soft subs? Or just the extended edition?

Yes.

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#1196457
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Terminator 2 in search of the theatrical sound mix
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I have laid hands on the T2 Fullrate DTS track based on the CDS theatrical mix and am synching it to the theatrical edition of the 2015 BluRay right now (as it is actually the last release with almost no digital filtering / DNR, and no revisionist CGI).

Oddly, it doesn’t sync with it (sometimes the asynchronity is forwards, sometimes backwards). I realigned the parts as well I could. Will test it some more and then make a DTS-HDMA track out of it.

Also, I got hands on the German theatrical LD PCM stereo track (which I am also synching to the 2015 Blu now) based on the same CDS mix.

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#1118928
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Stephen King's IT (1990) - Original two-part version! [RELEASED]
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JayArgonaut said:

SilverWook said:

It is airing on Spike Tv in the U.S. tonight. (I presume they air in HD?) Don’t know if it’s the two parter or not though.

How’s this for an eerie coincidence? The same channel where I recorded the UK SDTV airing from, is re-running IT again - right now. They’re using the cropped to 16:9 version now, so it’s fortunate that I recorded it last time. 😄

Was it at least the two-parter?

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Star Wars - ANH - first TV broadcast in Portugal - November the 8th, 1991. In WIDESCREEN!
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it’s even more surprising that it was shown with the original English language track and Portuguese subtitles. I was expecting dubbing, which is commonplace in many European countries.

The reason for Portugal to have subtitles instead of dubbing is a decree during the era of Salazar’s dictatorship, when all dubbing of foreign movies was prohibited. This was done as a protectionist measure in order to support home film industry. 😃

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Stephen King's IT (1990) - Original two-part version! [RELEASED]
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Animeman1000 said:

Would you be willing to make it two parts for people like me who might want it? Especially if I want to burn it on a DVD for personal use. I can’t really with a 22gb file. Would be greatly appreciated. If not, it’s fine. I’ll stick with what I have.
Great work man. Thanks!!

No, no such thing is planned.
However, you can just take MKVtoolnix, load the MKV file into MKVtoolnix GUI and specify the following:

Tab: Output
Split mode: After specific timecodes
Timecodes: 01:35:22.645

This will split the MKV into two at the exact location of the Part 1/2 split.