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#1303541
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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LexX said:

TheHutt said:

Fang Zei said:

I never noticed the gigantic 94 until now either.

Maybe I’m remembering wrong, but didn’t galactic standard numerals kinda/sorta resemble arabic numerals, if only very vaguely?

Not just vaguely. Unlike the retconned letters (see “Tractor beam”) the Roman numerals are still part of Star Wars universe.

You mean Arabic. Although they did retcon Roman numerals to Episode IV. 😉

Yeah, my bad. 'Twas early in the morning. 😃

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#1303475
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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Fang Zei said:

I never noticed the gigantic 94 until now either.

Maybe I’m remembering wrong, but didn’t galactic standard numerals kinda/sorta resemble arabic numerals, if only very vaguely?

Not just vaguely. Unlike the retconned letters (see “Tractor beam”) the Roman numerals are still part of Star Wars universe.

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#1301242
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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I also see the following aspect as a potential motivation to buying vs. downloading, unfortunately:

  • In most Western countries, people are reluctant of torrenting. It has become a thriving business for lawyers, torrent monitoring companies etc. to pursue downloaders of copyrighted works, issue C&D letters and slap them with hefty fines (the reason being that while downloading something via a torrent, you simultaneously are uploading, therefore distributing files illegally).

  • However, if you buy a bootleg from someone, you revert all legal responsibility to the seller who is selling it to you.

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#1268920
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Info: 35mm Psycho print - for sale 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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Info: 35mm Psycho print - for sale 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 &quot;The Fellowship of the Ring&quot; Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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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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Info: 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.