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#310574
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Untitled Bruce Campbell Project
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Just so everyone is on the same track - all of the VCD shorts and the WITW DVD (shown in the above screenshots) came from exactly the same VHS tape, which was a copy leaked by Scott Spiegel's assistant. Better copies of these will be out there, but are likely in Sam Raimi's vault. I would be very surprised if better quality bootlegs showed up.

What I'd like to see done, is get a copy of the tape the above clips are taken from, but one VHS generation back, into the hands of someone who can do a better capture job - and a remaster. The current VCD & DVDs all have digital/capturing issues.

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#310473
Topic
Untitled Bruce Campbell Project
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Yeh, Bill Piper got a dub of the tape from the guy I'm tracking down - he encoded everything (bar one short which had very poor video to the point of it being just audio) to VCD quality way back in maybe 2000 or 2001. He then redid Within The Woods to SVCD, and then again to DVD later - I never got round to getting the DVD copy from him. Last contact I had with him he mentioned not having the tape he used any more. This is why I'd like to track down the guy who made a dub for Bill - a copy of his tape using better gear than Bill used today, remastered by someone with the skills, would look better than the old VCD shorts, DVD WITW, and would include the short in such bad shape Bill didn't bother capturing it.
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#310253
Topic
Untitled Bruce Campbell Project
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Well the mpegs floating around I've seen have all been from a dub of this tape, that a friend encoded as a VCD, then SVCD and eventually a DVD - but this would be about 5-6 years ago. A much better job could be done now if someone with the kit and the knowhow could get a copy of the tape.

I'll get in touch with someone I think is in touch with him still and see what happens.
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#309000
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Pokemon: making the dub more like the original
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Thought I'd dig this up, as Molly's Disney thread triggered my memory.

I've asked this before, but some time has passed now (hopefully more subs have been done or turned up) but are these Japanese only episodes available with fan subs?

Slowking's Day
The Legend of Dratini
Electric Soldier Porygon
The Ice Cave!
Shaking Island Battle! Dojoach VS Namazun!!
Ash and May! Heated Battles in Hoenn!!

Has anyone captured the video footage from Pokemon Channel? I actually picked up the game recently but left it with my sister and haven't checked it out yet.
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#308987
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The Vaultbreakers Collection - Disney Preservations
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I taped Song Of The South off of BBC2 awhile back, but someone here got a better digital rip - the TV broadcast looked pretty decent, would like a good DVD copy of it if possible.

Have a look on ebay for Disney Laserdiscs, a lot you'll be able to get buyitnow in ebay stores for a few dollars. looking now you can get the regular version of The Lion King for $3 and the CAV boxset for $10, postage puts them up - but if you look around you might find someone selling all the ones you want and you can save on postage.

Is there a Laserdisc of Mary Poppins with the correct aspect ration? Has this not come out on DVD yet..?
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#308353
Topic
The Vaultbreakers Collection - Disney Preservations
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Just noticed this in the Digitalman thread:

Aladdin restored edition
When Aladdin was released in 1993, Arab-American groups protested a line in "Arabian Nights" that was subsequently changed for home video (rather ham-fistedly, if you listen).
Then, certain puritanical child-protection groups became convinced that the line "Good tiger, take off and go" was actually saying "Good teenagers take off their clothes." This line was removed for the DVD release.

I have restored both of these lines to how they were originally heard in theatres.

The video, to my understanding, comes from the IMAX remaster, but I am not aware of any material changes (unlike what Disney did to the Lion King) making a video restoration necessary.


http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=2474
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#307983
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The Criterion Laserdisc Preservation Thread
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I have some issues with the superbit DVD of Lawrence when viewing it on my 37" 1080p Samsung, that I have with many DVDs, and was wondering how the laserdisc would compare. The hi-vision LD is the highest def version you can get of LOA, but I haven't got a high end player and encoder... A new transfer and 1080p release of Lawrence Of Arabia would convince me to buy a Blueray/HD-DVD player.

So, any other Criterion laserdiscs with features or a different cut of the film not listed already..?