Hey guys, just to let you know part 3 of the audio has been fixed and will be uploaded shortly to the archive.org page. We now have a complete LD rip of The Game and it’s audio.
What’s been edited from the Little Mermaid? All I know of is the knee that looks like an erection.
There’s a lot more subliminal nastiness in The Little Mermaid, it’s to the point that I encourage children not to watch it.
I wasn’t aware of an Arrow release either, but thank you for bringing it to my attention. I wonder what the difference is between the LD Stereo and Arrow’s version.
Greg Z said:
Always interested in unique audio tracks.
Part 3 of the audio appears to be missing.
I will inquire about that, I believe I was told that part 3 suffers from drops in audio so that may be why it wasn’t included in the download. It’s not a perfect release, but they did what they could.
Many LaserDiscs have yet to be preserved online, unfortunately. Scanning them isn’t easy no doubt.
I recently had a scan done of the 1998 Criterion LD release of “The Game”, directed by David Fincher. A classic and underrated film. This release is significant as it includes a stereo audio track not included in any future release.
If anyone’s interested, you can download it here: https://archive.org/details/the-game-ld
I liked that the EU didn’t just rehash the original trilogy’s story like the “official” canon did with it’s sequels. The EU had a positive portrayal of Luke’s life after ROTJ, him founding a new Jedi academy on Yavin IV, and eventually facing off against a new threat not seen before. One that was immune to the Force no less.
It was a lot more fresh, novel yet traditional. The Star Wars cast had numerous children who grew up, got married themselves, and the story continued centuries later with Luke’s descendant. It was far more wholesome than the nihilistic, propaganda-filled tripe we got from Disney.
The EU had it’s problems, namely it’s incredibly bloated library of books, spin-offs of spin-offs, and excruciating detail into things that didn’t need to be explained. It could have been curated better for sure, and with a lot of pruning and better oversight it would have been a lot more approachable.
I always wonder why licensed audio formats like DTS are used as opposed to FLAC. FLAC is actually a superior, lossless codec, although there are limitations with regards to object-based surround where Atmos and DTS-X are better.
For a film like The Goofy Movie, I think FLAC stereo would be the better option.
I did happen to discover a download for the scan, although it may have been an earlier version not too sure. The one I have has a ton of imperfections, and certainly no substitute for the blu-ray. Perhaps it’s not supposed to be.
I wonder if other releases contain the master audio for their respective films, uncompressed. Hell I wonder if the 35mm film audio is compressed to begin with, even one that is played in theaters.
If so, it’d be interesting to see some classic movies restored to better-than-cinema audio quality, if such a thing is possible.
Return of the Living Dead is quite a strange film to say the least. I’d say out all the scans on the list, I am most excited to see Predator and Escape from New York. I wish I could donate to the effort, but alas I don’t have a PayPal account.
I wonder how these will compare to the existing blu ray or 4K releases?. The presence of mono/stereo sound is already a big plus for me. Surround sound really isn’t my thing, regardless if it’s configured well or not.
I would like to request the deletion of my account. Thank you.
I’d love to download these, as well as donate if it would help get The Two Towers scanned and restored.
Does anyone know where I could download lossless mono or stereo tracks for films?. I am saddened by the fact that most blu ray releases do not include their original soundtracks, instead opting for (often inferior) 5.1/7.1 mixes.
Thought I’d browse EBay for a bit, and came across these 35mm reels of some popular movies.
The Chipmunk Adventure: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/204037724639
Dumb & Dumber (LPP): https://www.ebay.ca/itm/185651934020?hash=item2b39b7b344:g:mWAAAOSwwRRja3Rp
The Road to El Dorado: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/203807589948?hash=item2f73e1063c:g:uhwAAOSwo5Zh6hn7
If anyone is interested in starting a donation drive for these, let’s see if we can organize something.
Edit: Probably worthy of it’s own post, but found some major reels as well.
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/255892730308?hash=item3b946531c4:g:W8MAAOSwt3JjpbO~
Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/255888551088?hash=item3b94256cb0:g:9D4AAOSwDBdjojbg
Star Wars Episode II: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/284946917436?hash=item425828e83c:g:05AAAOSwJ4ZjC3UD
If anyone has this available to download, please PM me!.
Considering a $25 donation. PM with the details and I’ll think about it!
I don’t suppose you could PM me any torrent/magnet links for this?. I have never seen A Goofy Movie before and would like to see it for the first time, in the best possible quality!.
PM me if anyone has a torrent link for this, I’d love to watch it in all it’s 35mm glory!.
It’s been quite a long time since this has been updated, I’d like to hear more myself.
Never saw Fantasia before, I’ll wait for this version to be released before I see it.
PM me with a download link, if completed!. This is a must have.
I’d love to have a final download of this, really getting into 35mm restoration/preservation projects and this film would greatly benefit from it.
I loved the other 35mm restorations, so I can’t wait for this. It’s sad that a multi-billion dollar corporation can’t be bothered to do this themselves, but I suppose if they gave us a flawless, restored release they couldn’t sell us on future ones down the line. Gotta get that 4K disc!, then that 8K disc!, then that 8K 3D disc, each with it’s own head-scratching changes. Just good enough to make us happy, but just bad enough to keep us hooked on the next version.