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#1309614
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Despecialized editions not in english
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Try a different media player, like Media Player Classic or MPV. Chances are the one you are using now, e.g. Windows Movies & TV Player, doesn’t support DTSHD-MA Audio tracks, so it skips those and plays the first track it can play, which might be in a different language.

Usually, you can right click in the player and select a different audio track - there should be other English tracks that your player can play.

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#1307607
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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I have compiled a 64-bit version for OSX. I tested it on my Macbook pro (still running OSX High Sierra) and on a virtual machine (still running on OSX Sierra), and it worked on both but I can’t tell you for sure that it will run on Catalina, so give it a go:

Web installer (32 MB): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1knrZ_7CfXXT71mmyCNUtK5uTD86Eiu3X/view?usp=sharing

Full installer (879 MB): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wf6VVIdVJFEr1TESJ242Ct7eWlidhnKS/view?usp=sharing

Note: either way, you will have to download about 900 MB: the only difference is that the web installer will download the other 800+ MB during install whereas the full installer requires the download up front. When I tested them, the web installer was unable to connect to the matlab URL it needed to in order to download the rest of it, so you might be better off with the bigger download…

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#1301177
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4k77 released
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I need to move my sites to a new hosting service.

Basically, after 10+ years of hosting the site on an Unlimited Storage/Unlimited Bandwidth plan, GoDaddy has determined that I have too many files (all the wallpapers, cover art, videos, PDFs, etc.). All of it has to go before they will lift the suspension. They said it is because the platform I’ve been using all these years is being retired and the new platform won’t support this many files, unless I want to pay lots of money for dedicated hosting.

Some of the sites will hopefully be back up later today, including the forum, but the Star Wars and James Bond blog sites will be down for a while - perhaps for a long time. It’ll take me some time to reconfigure them for a cheaper Linux based host.

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#1301088
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The VHS Awakens (The Force Awakens VHS emulation)
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SilverWook said:

It’s a trick of the light and shadow. If you look closely, it’s a full length VHS tape. EP/SLP had such lousy tracking problems playing back on machines other than what it was originally recorded on, I can’t see a company putting out tapes for airlines using it to just save a few pennies on tapes.

Oh yeah, the right side looked almost empty, but you’re right, I can see the tape there now.

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#1300994
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The VHS Awakens (The Force Awakens VHS emulation)
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From the photo, it appears to be letterboxed (probably cropped a little too) rather than properly Pan and Scanned. That tape also looks very short, suggesting an SLP/EP recording. Presumably one could create a digital version from the DVD that reproduces this same cropping and then play it, recording the results onto a VHS Tape in EP mode, and then capture that tape back onto your PC…

But… Why? It’s unlikely that the video was edited for content or language so there’s probably nothing unique about it. So whether you are able to make a genuine Delta tape capture or even just a home made VHS replica, it will still just be the worst quality version of this film you’ve ever seen. A novelty sure, but nothing more.

It’s like taking 4K77 and recording that onto VHS and then recapturing it. Sure, you could do it, but why would you? Alright, I’ll admit I have thought about doing that, it would be fun just to skim through it and look at it to see how it compares to the old tapes, but I’d never sit down and watch it all the way through. Well, probably not anyway 😃

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#1300047
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Original 1976 Star Wars Trailer Restored
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Spaced Ranger said:

Now I must find the plain old trailer in it’s present neglected condition (the more scratches & fade, the better) for an A-B comparison.

I realize I’m a little late with this response, and you’ve probably seen this by now, but for others (like myself) who are just reading this thread for the first time now…

I had a 16mm version of this trailer scanned a couple of years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0k_r5AXn3E

Same scan with a quick color correction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaOs7rNtY1o&t=3s

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#1298190
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35mm From Russia With Love IB Tech
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I need to raise $575 to get this baby scanned ASAP because the print was just sold and will need to be shipped out soon.

Donations so far: $575 / $575

I requested a quick preview scan of the first reel just to see what condition it is in, and it looks very nice!

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If you’d like to see more, please consider donating - every $ helps!

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#1293364
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Highlander: original US theatrical version
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I have “Despecialized” the Bluray, finally bringing the US Theatrical cut into High Definition. Here’s how I did it:

Reconstructing Highlander
https://vimeo.com/354753162

If you’ve never seen the US Cut, this is not the better version of the film. The cuts only make it shorter and more confusing, and the added scenes don’t add anything at all. But, hey, if this is the version you watched on VHS in the 80s until you wore out the tape, perhaps it’s worth watching for the nostalgia alone.

Also, having compared the two, I will say that I prefer the original Special Effects sequence at the end - it’s not as slick looking as the new one, but it does seem to do a much better job of hiding the wires…

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#1293090
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Highlander: original US theatrical version
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I believe the French version is a little different: It includes the flashback to WWII, where Connor meets Rachel, (which isn’t in the US cut) and doesn’t have the shot where detective Bedsoe spills his coffee while staking out Brenda’s apartment.

I don’t have the French version, but that’s what I read on the Highlander Wiki page:

https://highlander.fandom.com/wiki/Highlander

(scroll down to “alternate versions”)

I did rip the '93 laserdisc which has the US Theatrical Cut.

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#1291878
Topic
team negative1 - star wars 1977 - 35mm theatrical version (release details and updates)
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narth said:

jawa scrapper said:

do not go to forums.thestarwarstrilogy.com and expect to find links to the movies…i just registered and it was a complete waste of time.
jumped through all the hoops and there wasn’t anything worthwhile…so I spent a few minutes to tell others on this forum not to bother, hopefully save your time.

forums.thestarwarstrilogy.com = waste of time.

If you had taken the time to look around, and actually read the posts on forums.thestarwarstrilogy.com, you’d find what you are looking for. It’s not in a direct link because that’s just a stupid thing to do in terms of copyright. It’s almost stupid how easy it is to find what you are looking for.

I suspect jawa scrapper confirmed his email by clicking on the link, but the account had not yet been approved (or was rejected, which can happen if you sign up with a disposable email address like 10minutemail or your email/IP has been blacklisted by other forums for SPAM or trolling) in which case the hidden areas would remain hidden, and it would look like there isn’t much there.