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#1120404
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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From what I’ve read (this I believe: https://theasc.com/magazine/starwars/articles/sped/uni/pg1.htm) is that it was too expensive to do the whole thing using a DI at that point, so only the shots that were digitally altered (including recomposites) were done at 2k then filmed out to be assembled into the negative. Everything else was a photochemical restoration.

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#1117643
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Films re-released with alterations
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ChainsawAsh said:

Should color timing differences be included? I feel like that would include every modern reissue of a catalog title at this point, and for most all we have to go on is old video masters anyway, with no way of knowing if those old masters were accurate either.

I feel like the list should only include content changes, not different color timing or other too-nebulous-to-properly-codify things.

I’m inclined to agree, but to a point it comes off as seriously revisionist. When it’s something like a slight CC (such as the amount of yellow in Raiders), I feel like that’s just a mastering thing. But when It’s a major point of contention, or a result of improper handling of a negative, that it should be addressed.

For the time being, unless I am convinced otherwise, I think I’ll leave off The Road Warrior but include Do the Right Thing.

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#1117074
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The Phantom Menace on 35mm
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ZigZig said:

SilverWook said:

IIRC, it’s the night scene outside the slave quarters where Qui Gon gets the blood sample from Anakin.

Right!
And IIRC, that explains why this particular shot has a totally different contrast level on BR than on theatrical 35mm: it was the only scene digitally re-rendered for the BluRay without going through a 35mm scan.

It’s more noticeable on the DVD. The majority of the DVD transfer if quite grainy, but this shot is exceptionally clean.

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#1112665
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Films re-released with alterations
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Slavicuss said:

There are differences between the 2003 DVD and 2010 Blu-ray versions of ALIEN: The Director’s Cut:

As the sun rises over LV-426, three helmet lights (representing the astronauts) have now been added, as they make their way round a large rock formation (for the 2010 Blu-ray).

The CGI mist that drifts past the derelict entrance as the three astronauts enter, is now missing from the 2010 Blu-ray.

Alternate take used for the insert shot of the Alien, just before Brett is attacked (for the 2010 Blu-ray).

Not sure about this last one, but the radio static (added for the 2003 DC) heard as Ripley uses the wall com to contact Parker or Lambert - after a confrontation with Ash - may or may not be missing from the 2010 Blu-ray?

I’ll add these but could I get some screenshots or something I can link to?

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#1089987
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The Simpsons: Embiggened Edition
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Chewielewis said:

I guess an ideal preservation would be to reasseble the episodes from the 35mm neg which would get rid of both wobble and cel edges, but as this would be largely impossible. Deinterlacing and IVTCing gets us one step closer to the cells as they appear on the negative (99% will be original progressive frames rather than interpolated frames).

Then you would have to re-do all the video effects, which the early seasons made extensive use of.

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#1089985
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Who Designed The CGI Jabba In The 1997 Special Edition?
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Nandi said:

I am possibly the only person on planet that loves 1997 version of Jabba more then bluray version. I am aware that it lacks details, and has a more crude shape, but to me it lightning and its shape felt more realistic, blu ray version seams more cartoony. I have to defend myself by saying I am artist, aka not visually illiterate: http://i.imgur.com/KFCkWxq.jpg and 3d artist http://i.imgur.com/vorw9DN.jpg

I can see why, but despite the shitty lighting, the model and lip-sync are superior. It’s the same model used in TPM, and it looks way better there.