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#1304212
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The Phantom Menace - Theatrical version scanned in 4K
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Some news about the ongoing scanning of TPM…

As usual in this kind of project, there were a lot of issues (material not delivered, optical problem, laboratory reserved by other projects, overwork, etc.)

Nevertheless, things are moving slowly but surely.

Here are two screenshots of the 35mm 4K scan compared to the HDTV (1080p) and the Bluray:
http://www.framecompare.com/screenshotcomparison/J1BJCNNU
http://www.framecompare.com/screenshotcomparison/DYL7LNNX

As you will see, the Bluray shows a little more detail (because it comes from the original negative, and not from a 35mm copy based on an interpositive); however, the 35mm does not suffer from noise reduction nor “wax” effect, and the scan in 4K shows the 35mm grain that is missing on the Bluray.
In any case, the 35mm looks far better (IMHO) than the HDTV version: there is no edge enhancement, color artifacts, overzoom…

The colors are also perfectly preserved (in my opinion), I just applied a very fast regrading so that the comparison with the BR is relevant.

I will not be able to give you news too often because I have too much work, but I promise you that the project continues to move forward!

Cheers!

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#1303229
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Star Wars: SDTV & HDTV digital broadcast * database *
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I’m pretty sure it will be the BR version, the listed times seems to be the BR times accelerated to 25 fps (PAL standard).
Otherwise it could be the early theatrical source (that ORF1 already broadcasted in 2014) as schorman is guessing; anyway, there is no other source such as a 35mm telecine (AFAIK).

I’ll try to capture the .TS stream (unfortunately, my IPTV provider streams ORF1 at 720p, not 1080p).

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#1300624
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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oojason said:

UncutIsSuperior said:

I’ve decided to wait for DrDre’s next tool, which, as ZigZig said, will automatically restore deleted scenes, integrate them into the movie, upscale them to 4k and recolorize them to HDR. According to ZigZig, this tool will be compatible with MacOS, so the next tool seems like my only option. Could you please tell me when it will be ready? Thank you.

I think ZigZig may have been pulling your leg mate.

I think he knows already that: https://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1299439/action/topic#1299439

But he is obviously trolling…

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#1299425
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Restoration Of The Star Wars Deleted Scenes
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UncutIsSuperior said:

Hello. Could you please let me know when the deleted scenes are finished? I have found a color correction tool by DrDre that can match colors. Thank you.

Please just wait for the next DrDre’s tool: it will automatically restore deleted scenes, integrate them into the movie, upscale them to 4k and recolorize them in HDR.
And besides, this tool will be compatible with Mac OSX.

PS: it even seems that it will be able to possibly fix The Last Jedi.

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#1297895
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The Phantom Menace - Theatrical version scanned in 4K
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Dek Rollins said:

I don’t want to turn this thread into a debate-fest on whether or not people should be allowed to hate the PT, though maybe that’s already accomplished. 😛

MonkeyLizard10 said:

yeah, i won’t bother to respond (although there is tons to say about the incredible amounts of things RLM video misinterprets, gets logically wrong, gets wrong since he doesn’t now enough about American cinema history, etc.) since will just turn into another bash fest, something I try to avoid (mostly by to largely ignoring all SW forums for years) and don’t want send this nice restoration thread down that path, I was actually going to say we better quit this before you already said it just above

back to restoration talk!

Thanks to both of you (but this debate is very interesting, even if it is off-topic) 😃

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#1297711
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The Phantom Menace - Theatrical version scanned in 4K
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MonkeyLizard10 seems to be right…

Evolution of Rotten Tomatoes reviews for The Phantom Menace, according to web.archive.org:

  • 2004: Tomatometer: 62%
  • 2005: Tomatometer: 63%
  • 2006: Tomatometer: 63%
  • 2007: Tomatometer: 63%
  • 2008: Tomatometer: 63%
  • 2009: Tomatometer: 63%
  • 2010: Tomatometer: 62%
  • 2011: Tomatometer: 62% - Audience: 65%
  • 2012: Tomatometer: 57% - Audience: 62%
  • 2013: Tomatometer: 57% - Audience: 62%
  • 2014: Tomatometer: 57% - Audience: 60%
  • 2015: Tomatometer: 57% - Audience: 60%
  • 2016: Tomatometer: 56% - Audience: 60%
  • 2017: Tomatometer: 55% - Audience: 59%
  • 2018: Tomatometer: 55% - Audience: 59%
  • 2019: Tomatometer: 53% - Audience: 59%

So it seems that it was not so hated until 2012, then it suddenly dropped 10% within the last 7 years
(but it remains widely above The Last Jedi which gets an awful audience score of 44%).

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#1297565
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The Phantom Menace - Theatrical version scanned in 4K
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Slavicuss said:

MonkeyLizard10 said:

cool project

I saw this in 35mm as well as on two different digital projectors back in '99, including what might have been the first commercial digital projection of any film in the world.

Contrary to all the net rage, theaters were packed and people generally seemed pretty happy and were NOT all laughing, raging, etc. decent bit of clapping at the end at many showings.

And for AOTC, people were racing out of the earlier showings, smiling, giving thumbs up to people still on line, saying it was awesome, audiences erupted into cheers at the end. Again, contrary to all the hate you hear coming form the net crowd.

Probably still high from the movie they just saw. After a few days of reflection (and repeat viewings) the cracks start to appear, not long after, they’re ripping the film’s a new a-hole (deservedly so).

Actually, it is quite the opposite for me. I didn’t like the movie after the first viewing, but I began to understand what GL tried (and I began to appreciate it) after repeat viewings and a few days of reflection.

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#1297564
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The Phantom Menace - Theatrical version scanned in 4K
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MonkeyLizard10 said:

cool project

I saw this in 35mm as well as on two different digital projectors back in '99, including what might have been the first commercial digital projection of any film in the world.

Contrary to all the net rage, theaters were packed and people generally seemed pretty happy and were NOT all laughing, raging, etc. decent bit of clapping at the end at many showings.

And for AOTC, people were racing out of the earlier showings, smiling, giving thumbs up to people still on line, saying it was awesome, audiences erupted into cheers at the end. Again, contrary to all the hate you hear coming form the net crowd.

This!