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#1172828
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Re-mixed audio tracks on video releases
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Here’s hoping. I had Grease on VHS back in 1996 (which I recently discovered I still have) and I did have the DVD at one point but that got sold. I’m assuming my VHS had the original sound mix but haven’t had a chance to check. I’ve never owned it on Blu Ray so if this 4K release is decent I’ll pick it up. Has anyone tried to sync any pre-98 mix up with the current Blu Ray yet?

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#1156287
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Ghostbusters Criterion PCM Track
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Just comparing two HDTV rips I have of Ghostbusters II (a 1080i one and a 720p one) assuming they both used the 2005 master and I noticed my 720 version (which is sourced from another 1080i HDTV version) has a slightly different colour grading altogether from the 1999, 2005 and 2014 masters. Just looking at the first establishing shot of the museum, it’s slightly brighter/less brown than 1999 and 2005 but not as blue as 2014. The frame is as wide as 1999 but slightly less image on top and bottom compared to the 2005 1080i HDTV I have. I don’t know if it’s my eyes and the fact that it’s quite late in the evening and I’m tired but it looks different to me. The 720p HDTV I’m referring to is still out there if you look in the right places and was uploaded in 2011 if anyone wants to see for themselves.

EDIT: According to this great site (https://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/gb2_homevid_compare.htm) there was a DVD released in 2017 containing GBI & II and for GBII a 2010 HDTV master was used rather than the 2014 Blu Ray master and the screen comparisons used appear to be the same as the 720p HDTV capture I have.

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#1148779
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REQ: Muppet Christmas Carol Widescreen w/ deleted song and Dir. commentary!
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JayArgonaut said:

alloneword said:

Muppet Christmas Carol is on Channel 4 (UK) right now but it’s the theatrical/Blu Ray version. Thought I’d TiVo is just in case but never mind.

Yes, I’ve recorded it in the past, on the off-chance but it has always been the theatrical release.

Yeah, I’ve read that only the theatrical version gets broadcast but it’s always worth checking. DeviantNick’s version is my go-to version for now.

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#1147737
Topic
Back to the Future - without DNR & EE (Help Wanted)
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JayArgonaut said:

Just a heads up for anyone who might be interested: Channel 4 (UK) are showing the entire trilogy over the Xmas period but they’re all in afternoon to early evening slots, so they’re going to be edited for content. Nevertheless, it might be worthwhile to have a look and check out the print, framing etc. in case they’re aired again during a post-watershed slot.

Also might be worth checking if they use the audio overdubs as well.

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#1143354
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REQ: Muppet Christmas Carol Widescreen w/ deleted song and Dir. commentary!
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According to this thread on Blu Ray.com, “When Love is Gone” is 16:9 HD;

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=201415&page=34.

There’s also a screenshot comparison with the “MoviesAnywhere” version here, which their version is still 16:9 but slightly cropped;

https://twitter.com/Escapay/status/940402647483510784

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#1121308
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REQ: Muppet Christmas Carol Widescreen w/ deleted song and Dir. commentary!
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Same here. I’ve had a laserdisc rip since 2011 which is acceptable but I’d love a restored DVD/HD version.

Here’s an interview with Brian Henson from 2015. There’s discussion about the exclusion of “When Love is Gone” and how he’s nagged Disney to find the film.

http://uproxx.com/movies/brian-henson-interview/2/

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#1103449
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Only Fools and Horses (Uncut Episodes)
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That’s an impressive set you’ve got there! One episode that’s not yet been mentioned is “Sickness and Wealth” (from Series 6) which is interesting as the DVD version has extra scenes but the Simply Red song “It’s Only Love” that’s played in the Nag’s Head when Rodney, Albert and Cassandra are discussing Del’s condition has been removed. I suppose the original audio can be overlayed on the DVD version making it a fully complete extended version.

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#1103222
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Only Fools and Horses (Uncut Episodes)
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Mass5160 said:

I’ve been working on this project with a few contacts for a number of years now. Most episodes have been restored using digital sources. Does your copy of “Class of '62” have the undubbed line ‘There’s that Italian prat’ by any chance? The line is said by Trigger when they’re looking at their school football team photo. Apparently it went out like that on the original broadcast but I’ve never seen anything to back this up.

The only episodes we’re really struggling to find good sources for are:

• Series 1 Episodes 4-7 with original theme
• Series 2 Episode 3 “A Losing Streak” - Apparently this one also originally went out uncensored
• Series 5 Episode 2 “The Miracle of Peckham” (Which actually has further cuts not mentioned on the wiki page)
• Series 5 Episode 4 “Tea For Three”

Alas, My “The Class of '62” VHS copy has the dubbed line where Trigger says “kid” instead of “prat” (I’d forgotten about that one), but the scene where they’re singing along to “Mighty Quinn” is intact, unlike the DVD which cuts this and the scene fades in as Boycie is on the phone to Marlene.

I know there was a (now very rare) Series 1 VHS release which retained the original opening theme music. I’m assuming someone could just restore the original theme to the remaining episodes.

I’m sure I read that the Series 2 episode you speak of was already edited even before it was originally broadcast, so I doubt any unedited version exists to the public for that one.

I Sky+'d "The Miracle of Peckham and “Tea for Three” from Gold in 2014 and I believe both were around 90% unedited. I DVD-R’d them both but haven’t watched it in a while so can’t really confirm. “Tea For Three” is uncut on iTunes though.

I did have the 1996 Christmas trilogy taped on their first reruns in late 1997/early 1998 which had original music intact for “Heroes and Villans” (O Fortuna playing to Damen in the dream sequence) and “Time on our Hands” (original “Our House”), but that seems to have disappeared from my collection. “O Fortuna”, which features in pretty much every episode Damien is in, is always replaced with similar sounding stock music.

I’ve bought “Tea For Three”, “Thicker than Water” and “The Jolly Boys’ Outing” from iTunes and they’re all uncut, along with many others according to that wikipedia page. Trouble is it’s iTunes and can’t watch them on anything else, nor are they the best quality.

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#1102881
Topic
Only Fools and Horses (Uncut Episodes)
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Has anyone preserved any uncut episodes of this series?

For the uninitiated, this classic 80’s BBC sitcom has suffered from several cuts/edits to pretty much every home format it’s been released on VHS/DVD, largely due to either use of copyright music and dialogue/slang that by today’s standards is deemed offensive. Interestingly enough, a lot of these episodes are broadcast unedited on UK channel “Gold”, which is the only channel the show is broadcast on these days (BBC1 haven’t broadcast the show in years from what I remember.) but of course there’s commercial breaks what seems like every 10 minutes and Gold sometimes apply their own edits (usually if it’s shown pre-watershed). iTunes in recent years have since released uncut episodes for download but DVD’s are still stuck with the butchered ones.

Here’s a list of edits that have been made to home video releases;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Only_Fools_and_Horses_home_video_releases

I’ve managed to recover/maintain a few pure episodes through rare DVD’s and VHS captures

“A Royal Flush” (From “The Only Fools and Horses DVD Collection” DVD Issue 13 released in 2005)
“Yuppy Love” (Ripped from a video streaming site (not YouTube) uploaded not too long ago)
“The Class of '62” (Capture to DVD from 1993 VHS release ‘Danger UXD’)
Miami Twice (Original 2-part version of 1991 Christmas Special with no laughter track on part 2, recorded on VHS by myself around Christmas 1998)

I’ve looked over the net over the years and never been able to find any uncut episodes preserved to I thought I’d get the ball rolling here.

Thanks.

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#1094025
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Ghostbusters Criterion PCM Track
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rockin said:

Has anyone tried Dr Dre’s colour match tool to match the Ghostbusters 2014 blu-ray to the 1999 DVD? Same could be done for Ghostbusters 2 as well. Curious to see the results. I am without a capable PC at the moment, otherwise would try myself.

That would be something worth looking into if the outcome is good. You’ll hopefully get the colour grading of the 1999 DVD’s but with the clarity of the current Blu Rays. I wouldn’t have a clue where to begin with a project like that myself. Still haven’t obtained the 1080i HDTV version of GBI so if a colour-match happens I’d be on board for that.

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#1086167
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Bill Hicks
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Isn’t “Revelations” the show at the Dominion Theatre in London? If it is, then it IS included in the Ultimate Collection box set and was released as part of “Totally Bill Hicks” DVD and doesn’t look like it was shot on film.

On a side note, as I have that Ultimate Collection box set, I thought the picture quality on all the DVD’s (Revelations/Relentless/One Night Stand/Sane Man) were very inferior compared to the original DVD’s released throughout the early/mid 2000’s. Content-wise, that box set is tremendous, and the CD’s sound fine but the DVD’s were poor. If you have the original individual DVD’s those shows were released on, hold onto them.

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#1082170
Topic
Ghostbusters Criterion PCM Track
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00shevin said:

for some reason that PCM track doesn’t sync up to my blu ray despite having the same duration and is at 23.976 a shame cause it’ sounds pretty good also had to convert it to PCM for it to work in mkvtoolnix corrupt file perhaps?

tsMuxer didn’t seem to like that file either and I tried to convert it to wav using dBpoweramp and that program didn;t like it either. Just listening to it in isolation, it sounds generally good but there are some cracks and pops here and there.

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#1075940
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Ghostbusters Criterion PCM Track
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rockin said:

I think the current 2014/4K master of GB2 looks great as it is - lots of things look improved compared to the 2005 version.

I like the GBII 2014 Blu Ray overall as well. None of the official releases (1999/2005 DVD/2014 BD) are problematic to me. The only gripe I have with the 2005 master is the slight cropping. It’s just the first film I’m a bit more precious about. I just really want that 1080i HDTV version or a colour regarded BD version that matches the 1999 DVD.