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#1506173
Topic
The Brave Little Toaster (1987) 4K 35mm Film Scan! (WIP)
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Greg Z said:

moviejim said:

Venny said:

I’ve been getting a lot of PMs about people wanting access to the folder. If you didn’t already have access before from donating I’m not going to give access unless it’s someone working on the project directly. I will not be handing out downloads for many reasons so please don’t ask. If you have donated and can’t access the folder for some reason I will make sure to fix that, but please do not clutter my DMs with download requests if you haven’t contributed anything to the project

I wish I would have seen this post before reading it you were having a hard time getting a laser disc copy my son has a laser disc copy I would have graciously donated the audio track to you. Oh well maybe next time very much looking forward to the release

I’m glad I ended up with a copy of the laserdisc.
Even though it appears to be the same scan as the DVD
with the beginning of the movie looking like it was scanned
during an earthquake, the coloring is completely different.
I believe it is much closer the original film than the DVD.
You do get the superior audio track in my opinion.
I ended up transferring an upscaled version of the laserdisc
and creating a Blu-ray for me to watch until the 4k restoration
is complete. I included the 24 Bit 96 kHz audio from the laserdisc
and the Dolby Digital 5.1 audio from the DVD for comparison.
I also included the English, French and Spanish subtitles from
the DVD.
If anyone is interested, I can provide a link to download this version.
I have an ISO file that can be burned to a single layer BD-R so you
get a hard copy with menus and I made an MKV file that is the
same size. PM me for the link.

Outta curiosity what was your upscale method? HDMI Box or simple software scaling?

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#1502916
Topic
The Brave Little Toaster (1987) 4K 35mm Film Scan! (WIP)
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TheFerbguy said:

Venny said:

I’ve been getting a lot of PMs about people wanting access to the folder. If you didn’t already have access before from donating I’m not going to give access unless it’s someone working on the project directly. I will not be handing out downloads for many reasons so please don’t ask. If you have donated and can’t access the folder for some reason I will make sure to fix that, but please do not clutter my DMs with download requests if you haven’t contributed anything to the project

Where’s the link where I can donate?

I too would love to donate. If anything, just to give back for a job well done.

Also, haven’t been able to find your Twitter, Venny.

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#1502314
Topic
The Brave Little Toaster (1987) 4K 35mm Film Scan! (WIP)
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Venny said:

I’ve been getting a lot of PMs about people wanting access to the folder. If you didn’t already have access before from donating I’m not going to give access unless it’s someone working on the project directly. I will not be handing out downloads for many reasons so please don’t ask. If you have donated and can’t access the folder for some reason I will make sure to fix that, but please do not clutter my DMs with download requests if you haven’t contributed anything to the project

Personally, I DM’d because it was mentioned in your post from a week ago, but even then I noted I’d be able to wait until the public release.

That said, I might have misread your post. I found out about this when googling on a whim; wasn’t expecting to actually discover that someone was able to scan/restore a print!

Take your time, Venny. I can wait.

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#1165477
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Idea & Info: The Brave Little Toaster DVD - Ideas on how to restore?
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Editroid said:

Starfx has been working on his own restoration of The Brave Little Toaster with me. But, for some reason, he hasn’t been answering my many messages to him over the past month, even though I know he’s had recent activity on OT.com.

…and this is what happens when you don’t take the advice I gave to you seriously

You get BANNED.

Not surprised, really.

Just noting how I have been looking at my NTSC-DVD copy and… Good Lord! I hate Variable Frame Rate (VFR) DVD’s!

Syncing with other sources is a Female Dog!

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#1109448
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Idea & Info: The Brave Little Toaster DVD - Ideas on how to restore?
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OracleBoy77 said:

GoboFraggle1983 said:

OracleBoy77 said:

Starbond9 said:

Hey everyone, I saw earlier in this thread about a 1988 Disney Channel airing. I have a copy of BLT taped on to VHS (date unknown to me) that I’ve digitized. It still has the original star pasties during the scene with the TV. Does this mean its from that airing or were there other releases that didnt edit that to a bra?

I wish I knew, but that sounds pretty cool if it only came out that way originally in the film fest circuit.

Well, it seems that the censored edit with the bra was only made exclusively to the USA DVD release, while the VHS releases (or at the very least, the 1991 edition) contain the uncensored version with the star pasties. International releases outside of the USA also use the uncensored version, with the exception of Brazil and Japan, which use the same edited NTSC master as the 2003 USA DVD.

Pretty interesting. I know part of this reason was/is due the film technically not being owned by Disney entirely, they just own the rights to select markets to distribute it in.

Just a shame there isn’t a 30th Anniversary BluRay of it already.

From what I read on a “Disney Movie Re-Release” Thread somewhere (been years since I read it; sorry) a member of the production was asked about the slipshod copy on VHS/DVD with the response being that the NTSC DVD was a transfer (with those edits) from the VHS; as someone who watched the HELL outta my childhood copy I can confirm.

Anywho, the theory on said thread was that Disney had no better copy than the 4:3 cropped version that aired on Disney Channel (which was how the distribution deal fell through, btw) and unless another version was found itg would not be seeing any new release.

Also noted was how the (cancer) sequels were not under such problems as they were made in-house (and have been featured on Netflix FTR).

I feel like the only way we would ever get a Anamorphic copy would be if some ex-employee has a print somewhere that can be transfered (like how an Anamorphic preservation of Raggity Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure was done by fans) but considering how the Pappa Mouse has sat on Song of The South, a DMCA would be veeery likely…

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#1083219
Topic
Idea & Info: The Brave Little Toaster DVD - Ideas on how to restore?
Time

Editroid said:

Editroid said:

I feel like I need in-depth, step by step instructions. How did he create the 6.1 DTS discrete EX mix, fix the ghosting, redo the opening titles, etc? Where did he even find the original theatrical audio?

Nobody is answering me.

I literally joined this Forum just now to sit down and “answer” by having a talk here, bud.

OK, by checking your previous posts, I see that you say you have Aspergers. I do too, (so does my younger brother) and I do have a good ‘vibe’ on what’s going on in your noodle by these double-posts. Heck, being born in 1990, this film was my ‘VHS-Loop’ playing in nonstop as a child.

But the thing is, that still doesn’t excuse your behavior on this thread. I would LOVE to see his restoration on this, but as a video-phile fan-restoration amateur myself, I know it takes time and effort… time and effort out of one’s finite amount of personal free time as a hobby. None of us are paid to do any of this, heck it wouldn’t even be legal to do so. The OP has every right to not give out any info, and certainly no obligation to even reply to this thread. One of his last updates was noting he had come on some very hard times and had a lot of personal issues that came up, so bumping this thread for any and all updates could very likely abandon it entirely.

I have little doubt that your responses were just uninformed and not maliciously intended, which is why I felt the need to talk about this more so to get you up to speed as a fellow aspie who’s been down this trail before.