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#1348318
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Interstellar IMAX frame
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darth-gary said:

You found this at a swimming pool? Crazy 😃 Of all the things for people to leave lying around; car keys, gym bags, IMAX film frames… heh. I noticed the sprocket holes are top and bottom… is that an IMAX thing? I’m not that knowledgeable about modern film prints.

Bizarre find, right? And yeah, IMAX runs horizontally. It’s the same film as standard 70mm, but by running it horizontally they get substantially more resolution out of it.

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#1348100
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Info: Films re-released with alterations
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SpacemanDoug said:

The Decimator said:

Disney+ edits to movies/TV shows:

Adventures in Babysitting: Some lines from the TV edit have made their way into this streaming version; namely, the word “homo” is replaced by “weirdo”, and “fuck” is replaced by “fool”.

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin: This is a somewhat obscure Western film starring Roddy McDowall. I’ve never seen it, but apparently, some racial slurs have been erased.

Free Solo: Another film I’ve never seen. The phrase “fucked up” is replaced by “messed up”. “Goddamn” is also taken out of a TV documentary in a later scene.

Gravity Falls: Season 1 episodes have mysteriously removed the symbol on Grunkle Stan’s fez. This was apparently an edit made for overseas countries that somehow made it onto our version of the streaming service.

Hannah Montana: For whatever reason, a Season 2 episode has a character’s name changed from “Isis” to “Ice”. Despite this, another character named “Isis” in an episode of Even Stevens has not been altered.

Splash: The most infamous of all the edits. All instances of nudity have been blurred out, cropped, or covered by CGI hair.

There are more examples I didn’t mention, and possibly more that nobody has discovered yet. Are any of you guys brave enough to look for more?

Santa Clause also edits out the 1-800 Spank Me scene, this originated on the DVD release but other certain streaming versions oddly enough restored the scene.

Lilo and Stitch used the UK edit of the scene where Lilo hides in a pizza box instead of the dryer

The Simpsons episode Stark Riving Dad is left off due to the Michael Jackson cameo, though I believe unfortunately this was done in all streaming sites (stemming possibly from the “documentary” HBO aired Leaving Neverland)

Added the movies. Please provide links to sources if possible.

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#1348099
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Info: Films re-released with alterations
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The Decimator said:

Disney+ edits to movies/TV shows:

Adventures in Babysitting: Some lines from the TV edit have made their way into this streaming version; namely, the word “homo” is replaced by “weirdo”, and “fuck” is replaced by “fool”.

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin: This is a somewhat obscure Western film starring Roddy McDowall. I’ve never seen it, but apparently, some racial slurs have been erased.

Free Solo: Another film I’ve never seen. The phrase “fucked up” is replaced by “messed up”. “Goddamn” is also taken out of a TV documentary in a later scene.

Gravity Falls: Season 1 episodes have mysteriously removed the symbol on Grunkle Stan’s fez. This was apparently an edit made for overseas countries that somehow made it onto our version of the streaming service.

Hannah Montana: For whatever reason, a Season 2 episode has a character’s name changed from “Isis” to “Ice”. Despite this, another character named “Isis” in an episode of Even Stevens has not been altered.

Splash: The most infamous of all the edits. All instances of nudity have been blurred out, cropped, or covered by CGI hair.

There are more examples I didn’t mention, and possibly more that nobody has discovered yet. Are any of you guys brave enough to look for more?

I’ve added the films, but will not be adding TV shows to this thread. Please send links to sources if you have any.

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#1348097
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Info: Films re-released with alterations
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gracie1979 said:

I believe these have been talked about on other threads but…

Revenge of the Nerds:
DVD & Blu omits scene of nerds walking to rental house.

All the Right Moves:
Bluray re-framed shot to cut some of the nudity out

Johnny Be Good:
DVD & Blu cuts scenes of nudity throughout the film

Added. If you have sources, please send me links as well.

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#1348092
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Interstellar IMAX frame
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I recently got a flatbed film scanner for my photography, and remembered this. One day I was at a swimming pool, when I found an IMAX frame from Interstellar laying on the locker room floor. I decided to use it to test my scanner’s ability to capture medium format color film, and it doesn’t look half bad. The final scan is around 130 megapixels, and really highlights the damage. This was one of the sections of the film shot in 35mm, so it won’t have the full IMAX resolution, by I think it’s neat anyway.

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#1337567
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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pat man said:

Link to US 18-disc Blu-ray only.

oojason said:

It is apparently available in the US too:-

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Skywalker-Complete-Blu-ray/dp/B082WXD4ZH - $149.99. It may be cheaper and also available elsewhere?

Wazzles said:

Does anyone know if the 18 disc set is available in the US? I can’t seem to find it on Amazon.

Thanks! Really annoying that this is an important, but at least it’s better than spending $30 a pop.

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#1316134
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Star Wars vs. A New Hope - Which do you say and why?
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Forgive my laziness for not checking the rest of the thread, but when did it first get marketed as A New Hope? From what I can tell, all the marketing until 1995 referred to it as Star Wars, when the faces set referred to it as A New Hope. Was there a time prior to this in any sort of media (with the exception of the on-screen title) not calling it Star Wars?

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#1310572
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Harmy said:

https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1204960815821946880
In this twitter video JJ Abrams talks about how he wants the original version of Star Wars to be released and mentions Despecialized Editions. Bad news is, he pretty much says the originals just won’t be released officially.

Cool! But also, that blows.

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#1305753
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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bttfbrasilfan said:

Petrovelly said:

Can you guys make some more comparisons? I’m very curious about the Battle of Yavin, Endor, and Hoth. Also Cloud City.

Yes, I’m curious too. Also, how are the Alderaan and Death Star explosions?
Did they forget to redo any of the subtle 2004/2011 changes? Like the cell block “bars melt”, for example?

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMh7UH0DbCPGxQyEOdmfmYiFnh3lgoBNNLCPnHTQnvyCtXQnScSo8L_vR3x6A9y_Q/photo/AF1QipMOdCBhls9R5ZwHke30Yv4bKe5W2YiRy8r4B_wi?key=aDFfLXE3clp4SldVcndkalc3UjJ4UlU2ZUlDb0JB

How is the paint out of Sebastian Shaw’s eyebrows in ROTJ? Does it look any different?

The melted bars are there. Haven’t checked out ESB or ROTJ myself yet.

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#1305090
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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They definitely started from scratch at the negatives. All the 04/11 changes look slightly different, indicating that they recreated them.

As far as the UHD set goes, I’m certain that it’s not going to be Blade Runner style. If anything, I anticipate a “remastered” (i.e., not restored) version of the OUT. honestly, that’s all I want at this point. HD would be fine. I just want them available for the general public so they don’t fall into obscurity. I know for my sake, the 4KXX releases will always be an option, but that’s not the case for everyone.

Also, have there been any comparisons to determine if this is a new scan of TPM?

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#1299250
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“The Ride of a Lifetime" - book by Bob Iger. Lucas mention.
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captainsolo said:
And the whole going back to film is a misnomer generally used for marketing. Everything is done digitally in effects and post anyway outside of a few exceptions and the film shoots will do a immediate scan back to digital where everything is manipulated to within an inch of its life thus making the original capture methodology null and void.

The dynamic range of film is greater than video cameras currently, and it has no real upper limit on resolution (though you stop extracting detail somewhere between 4 and 8k for 35mm). There’s a lot more workable data in film than digital at the moment.