Have you thought about trying to clean up Within The Woods? That would be pretty great to see.
Another Evil Dead project I was wondering if anyone had attempted was a preservation of the early 80s Japanese LD transfer, which seems to look a lot better than any subsequent 3:4 LD or DVD releases, which going by what I can find have warmer colours, are missing a lightning strike scene, and at points are zoomed in (I only have the later transfer - have only seen screenshots of the Hologram JP LD).
Some info here:
Missing lightning strike
Thanks again for your help guys!
Hmm... I cycled through the different audio tracks on a LD last night with the optical connection and got no sound, and the disc had digital stereo... This doesn't bode well...
Thanks in advance!
It would be great to get X0 captures of the documentaries, interviews, and unique features on the Definitive set, Faces set, SE set, and the unique to laserdisc documentary releases for each film.
I'm also wanting non-film laserdiscs to be in, like music video Laserdiscs - e.g. Ministry's In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up, and Tin Machine's Oy Vey, Baby (both of which really need preserved!), Twin Peaks visual soundtrack, Laserdisc presentation releases. Basically anything that is unique to laserdisc.
Would this be something people who run this site would want as an offshoot here, or anyone else want to host a wiki and have the knowhow, or this to be a wikipedia effort?
I found this:
But looking at it there's so many things there that need to be weeded out as you can get them on DVD now... Do you have a link to your list?
this is something I’ve been wanting to start for awhile now, and I’m wondering if anyone has any input or better idea of how to do this, but I’m wanting to make a wiki list of films and features which are unique to laserdiscs. If it was started and people helped add and maintain it with their knowledge then it could be a great resource for both laserdisc fans and people wanting to do preservation projects. I don’t know if it’s possible for there to be a wiki section of this site, or indeed another someone runs, or if I should just start up one on wikipedia.
What does everyone think? Can anyone think of the best way to implement this? What format should the information on each list entry contain? If not on wikipedia could even have lists and links to preservations of specific titles. I’d like to get a clear idea of what others think is the best way of doing this before ploughing straight into it on wikipeadia; and if anyone else with wiki resources wants to go ahead and spearhead this then that is also more than fine with me, as it’s a wiki!😃
Anyways, what do people think?
Off hand, some things I have I didn't see scanning through the list:
Episode 3 newspaper 2DVD set, has some small docs and trailers on it - have to dig it out
ROTJ SE ending workprint footage
The Phandom Menace - DVD released documentary about SW fans around the time of EP1's release
BTW - you're not Skot Kirkwood who rand the Current 93 site are you..?
I'm wondering, is there a difference in the sound mix on the PAL and NTSC SE laserdiscs? I heard that you can't get AC3 on PAL laserdiscs, so does my set have an inferior mix to the NTSC one or is it the same mix under a different name..?
Are separate video processor/scaler's incredibly expensive..? How much worse do you think laserdiscs look on a LCD screen?