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The Game (1997) Criterion Collection LD Release

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.

What do you LIKE about the EU?

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.

List of films with lossless original tracks not available on Blu-ray or UHD

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.

35mm Reels Available on EBay: Dumb & Dumber (LPP), The Chipmunk Adventure, The Road to El Dorado.

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

Project <strong>4K80</strong> (a WIP)

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.