That would be interesting. I had that on VHS back in the early 90s. It’s not great but not without it’s charm. Be interesting to have that preserved as it’s now only available on PAL DVD.
I don’t know how this compares to the sources that you’ve been using, but some of Ringo Starr’s US dubs were released on CD as part of an audiobook read-along set by Random House, sourced directly from the TV episodes themselves (not re-read like the 1985 UK Ladybird audiobooks). A few slight drawbacks with those is there’s a ‘beep’ whenever you need to turn the page and some lines of dialogue differ from the Strand VCI home video versions.
Here’s an example, “Wooly Bear” with Ringo Starr US Narration sourced from Random House read-along CD.
Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II 35th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray SteelBook with Bonus Disc is out June 11th, 2019
Both films include original stereo tracks. Would they be the same as the Criterion PCM Track?
Actually just ordered the 2002 DVD. Will have updated versions in 1-2 weeks. Now if someone just has advice on where I can share at that point we should be set.
MEGA is a great place to share stuff.
Team America (2004) “Unrated” version (with THAT scene extended) is only available on original Region 1 DVD. All Bu Ray and HD versions are the regular, R-Rated version.
Gulliver’s Travels (1996 miniseries) with Ted Danson.
“Guest House Paradiso” (1999) aka, “Bottom: The Movie” starring Rik Mayall and Ade Edmunson. Only DVD exists. No HDTV rips or digital versions out there. Probably not a film that would look much better in HD but would be nice to have.
You’re not allowed to post links to files publicly. You’re meant to share them privately via private message. 😃
I’m attempting a 720P edit right now. No idea where to put it.
MEGA.nz is a good place.
Adywan has done a “The Empire Strikes Back 1997 Special Edition” which might be worth getting.
I’ve been looking for this version, but all I could find was his ESB:Revisited.
I’m not sure how or where you’re searching for it but if you simply search “Adywan”, you should be able to find it. There’s a 14gb version and a 8gb version. They may not be obviously labelled as the 1997 SE’s so best read the file descriptions.
I know you can find a laserdisc rip on Rutracker.
I found two there.
Search: lion king ldrip (which is an xvid avi)
lion king laser (which is a laserdisc transfer to dvd5)
There’s also an MKV which appears to be identical quality to the DVD5 version and, unlike the DVD5, is anamorphic. I’d take that over the xvid avi.
Just listening to the official soundtrack of the opening theme to A Grand Day Out, the speed/pitch matches that of the Blu-ray, so wouldn’t that mean the Blu runs at the correct speed?
Was the soundtrack ever offically released?
I did a search for the soundtrack on YouTube myself and found this;
In the description, the uploader said he had to speed the audio up (from a source uploaded previously by another user) by 4% to make it accurate. Maybe that link you found was sourced directly from one of the 24fps Blu Ray audio?
I have recently found BBC HD 1080/50i rips of the “TV” version on UseNet. All of which have a 5.1 AC3 track. Might be useful if you’re still trying to put together a complete, full-length version.
The reason I thought this might be beneficial is because all Blu Ray releases of Back to Earth are converted to 23.96fps despite originally being shot at 1080/50i. The only downside to to the BBC HD versions is the logo.
I recently found that HDTV version (wondering if it was a different one) and it also has an ABC logo in the bottom left-hand corner through most of the film.
Were there any alterations done on Toy Story 2?
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Adywan has done a “The Empire Strikes Back 1997 Special Edition” which might be worth getting. Don’t know of any RotJ 1997 Special Edition HD preservations/restorations though.
There’s a decent VHS capture of the original broadcast available on YouTube with the commercials intact.
There was also a PAL DVD release from around 2001 which is uncut, but from what I’ve read online even that version has a few edits applied.
That’ll get it to run at the correct speed, but there’s still a ton of ugly interlacing artefacts that will need to be fixed. That was my biggest issue when working with the DVD.
Unless they somehow fixed them for the BR, which I doubt…
I’d offer to take a look but as I said, I don’t own the BD so I don’t feel comfortable doing so until I do (and, of course, there are forum rules to take into account).
That’s fair enough.
I’m probably not as eagle-eyed as a lot of other people here but I couldn’t see any noticeable issues after the slowdown. I haven’t watched it from start to finish yet since my re-edit but even if it does suffer from said issues, it’ll certainly do for now until it ever gets officially mastered properly. It’s still nice to hear Paul McGann’s voice as it should be. Maybe if slowing down the Blu Ray isn’t the ideal solution for now, the audio at least could be pitched down by about 4% even if the speed is still kept at 25fps.
Likely the same problems, but at higher resolution, so it might be easier to correct? I don’t know. Don’t have the BR, but I may pick it up at some point and resurrect this project. I’ll update the OP if and when that happens, but don’t hold your breath - if someone else wants to tackle this, by all means, go for it!
I have the Blu Ray but no BD drive, but I did find a 1080p rip from UseNet and had a quick mess-around with tsmuxer to see what it would be like when slowed down to 24fps. I’m just figuring out the best way to slow the DTS audio down.
EDIT - Used Audacity to slow down audio to 24fps and have remuxed new audio and video together. Syncs up perfectly and overall looks pretty good IMO. If anyone wants to take a look at it and give their expert opinion, feel free to PM me.
Would the 2016 Blu Ray work better for a PAL-to-NTSC conversion or would it still present similar problems as the PAL DVD?
TV’s Frink said:
And you noticed yesterday, over one year later?
I did. I must have not noticed the initial reply afterwards and only decided to revisit this thread a few days ago.
Only noticed that yesterday!
Has anyone tried to reinsert that deleted line from Blackadder’s Christmas Carol from any off-air recordings? I think the only uncut release was the original Region 1 DVD released around 2001 but no PAL release (DVD or VHS) has the uncut version. GOLD tend to broadcast the uncut version and the UK Netflix also had it last time I checked.
According to the Blu Ray.com forum, the new 4K release includes the original audio track.
Dek’s restoration is great! Thanks for all your hard work. I’m not that experienced or knowledgeable with things like interlacing or anything like that but the 24-25fps conversion was great. I just figured the native 1080i50 source would have been better to work with from a purist standpoint but this current preservation will certainly do for now. Thanks again. 😄
Dek Rollins said:
I didn’t think there were multiple HD sources. Is the AUS Blu-ray actually a different source than the 2009 release?
I have this:
The AUS 2016 Blu Ray was resourced from the original film negatives and maintained the original 25fps framerate, whereas the 2009 Blu Ray which is currently available in UK and US had the first 3 shorts slowed down to 24fps.
Another thing worth mentioning about the AUS Blu Ray (and I believe the original 2009 BD) is A Close Shave has been cropped to 16:9 wheres when originally broadcast on BBC1 back in 1995 and on my 2005 PAL DVD, it’s 4:3 open matte.
Dek Rollins said:
I’m finishing up syncing the whole TV rip audio track to HD video (with DVD audio filling in the logos and the end credits theme), but Vegas is being a bitch, so it’s not rendered quite yet.
Sounds great. What HD source are you using?