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#1223709
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Destroy All Monsters AIP dub 16mm (Help/Advice Needed)
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It would be cool to see this as a grindhouse-style project, even with minimal clean-up and colour correction.

Do you think this print is in any way different, content-wise, to the other sources you have for the AIP version?
Even if the actual images turn out unusable, the print could be a good (better?) source for the soundtrack. It may also provide a verification (or not) of the frame-accuracy of your previous reconstruction.

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#1191290
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Attack of the Clones - Centropy UAR version
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^…^ said:

Yes, frame blending is there - that’s why I posted the “double laser sword” screenshot! 😄

Still, DVD has the perspective fixed, so I don’t know that I can do with it, apart denoise, grain plate, and eventual deblocking and color correction.

I leave it entirely up to you to judge whether it is worth the effort or not. Let me know, okay? 😄

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#1190870
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Attack of the Clones - Centropy UAR version
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Andrea, take a look at my rundown of some Ep II DVD bootlegs on page 10 of this thread:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Theater-Performance-Preservations/id/12161/page/10
(Unfortunately, some screengrabs are missing due to ImageShack messing up.)

I’m wondering if one of these DVDs might be from the same source as your Centropy SVCD? If they are, they would be even better than a SVCD copy, right?

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#1038622
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Monster Zero - HD reconstruction
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Finally!

The delay has been all my fault. The first three covers were finished nearly three weeks ago but I wanted to add one with the German poster. I couldn’t find any good images of it online so I ended up ordering the actual poster on eBay ($58 shipped, but what can you do?). After some unnecessary delays in the post, I finally received the poster yesterday and here at last are all the covers and discart for Red Menace’s MONSTER ZERO restoration project.





These will be included in the actual upload, but drop me a message and I’ll set you up directly.

Thanks for everyones’ patience.

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#1025899
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Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster - US version HD reconstruction
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Having just seen the finished project in its entirety, all I can say is thank you once again for all the effort and attention to detail you put in. The editing is seamless, the colours are wonderful and the amount of grain is just right. Apart from a single sound dropout (at 15:37) the sound was perfect, preserving some of the wonderfully analog crackly nature of its 16mm origins.

Also, thank you to all of you who contributed your resources and advice. Truly this is the work of a community working together and pooling its resources. It’s a great time to be a Godzilla fan!

Oh, and once again, thank you for the shout-out in the credits 😃

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#1020403
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Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster - US version HD reconstruction
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Space Hunter M said:

Video Collector said:
Will you guys be pooling your resources, perhaps? Red Menace is making the most out of what he has, but it appears to me you have even more resources at your disposal.

If it’s any help, I guess so.

Perhaps not my place to say, as he may not even need “help”, but if you’d send him your 16mm reference video, the 16mm audio from the Australian DVD and your recreation of the opening credits, his project would move up a notch. Or are you currently working on a similar HD recreation yourself?

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#1020299
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Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster - US version HD reconstruction
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Space Hunter M said:

Using the Classic Media reconstruction of Ghidrah is a fool’s errand as well (I realize you acknowledge the sync errors, but there are unnoticeable visual ones as well). It’s not very accurate and pretty clumsy at times. If you want to carefully re-create Ghidrah, use an original 16mm source like I did for my SD reconstructions. Also, the best (incomplete) source for the audio is the 16mm print on the Australian Siren Entertainment DVD since it’s not an old 1 inch tape master.

Ghidrah also has a shot that’s longer than in any existing Japanese source (a shot of Infant Island when the Shobijin summon Mothra).

The end title you did is pretty good (nice work removing the “Owari”), but it’s not accurate. The 8mm Ken Films 'scope version of Ghidrah shows that the end title is supposed to be stretched to widescreen:

BoxMonster and I collaborated on a version of the opening credits in 720p with fake gate weave and grain for the freeze frames and a font that’s very similar to the original. I still have the .mov he sent me.

Will you guys be pooling your resources, perhaps? Red Menace is making the most out of what he has, but it appears to me you have even more resources at your disposal.

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#1019596
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STAR TREK TOS deleted scenes preservation
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pittrek said:
And another question - would this “project” be interested for more people than me? I mean I definitely plan to do the restoration for myself anyway, but I don’t know how many Trekkies are here

I’m a Trekkie (not a Trekker, a Trekkie) and proud of it! If the magicians here on this forum can get together and enhance all this footage it would put CBS to shame.