For years I’ve heard about Avisynth. With it, you can video edit, color correct, upscale, degrain and more. I finally decided to get in to using it. Unfortunately, Avisynth is only available on Windows but I run MacOS instead. So I would like to find an alternative that is comparable to the actual thing but can actually run on my computer.
Most of the picture is going to be taken from the 35mm print. The only time I will use other sources is for the subtitles and even then I will use rotoscoping so that all of the original image is preserved. The audio is laserdisc sourced as the HDTV version is of the extended cut of the movie.
I decided to change my workflow as the first version was taking too long. My new technique is to use the Czech 35mm print and use the laserdisc and HDTV for audio and subtitles. These sources will also be used to recreate the opening crawl. This will take much less time.
I’ll definitely be looking forward to this.
Status Update: The project is currently on hiatus until further notice. Sorry to everyone who was looking forward to this project.
@BradenPH33 You can find it on TheStarWarsTrilogy.com or PM Bobson Dugnutt.
Send a PM to Williarob for the code.
You can find it on the forums at TheStarWarsTrilogy.com.
The HDTV version is the DVD version in 1080p so I’m using that source.
Saving Private Ryan is my personal favorite.
I can’t get it to install on my Mac.
Maybe VHS or Laserdisc?
In my personal opinion, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a very overrated movie. So many people say it is a masterpiece of a film. I personally think it’s just okay. The cinematography and especially the visual effects are very ahead of its time. But the movie has one big flaw. It is so slow. For some reason it doesn’t bother me when the LOTR movies have similar pacing though. Also, I think that the best Kubrick film is a tie between Eyes Wide Shut and A Clockwork Orange. They just feel more visually unique compared to 2001. The stories for both movies interest me more.
Try sending a PM to Williarob.
They were only released on home video.
I think that the Studio Ghibli films should get Criterion releases.
@ToolofShakespeare They are the theatrical versions.
Why was the Orion Pictures logo even removed in the first place?
I don’t know yet.
I will be using Schorman’s HDTV version of the film for that scene.
Yes. It will have puppet Yoda.
In June of 2015, the film Spirited Away received a Blu-ray release. I was unbelievably hyped, considering that I saw the film in theaters back in 2002 and I consider it to be one of the greatest films ever made. And unlike other home video releases I have talked about, I was not disappointed at all. It was an amazing transfer of an amazing film. I would like to acquire a 35mm print of the film as that was the version I saw in theaters and there currently isn’t a 4K version. The only clip I have that is in 35mm is the initial American trailer as seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByXuk9QqQkk&t=34s. I would actually like to see an entire version like this that matches the theatrical version. Any help would be appreciated.
In 2011, the extended versions of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy was released on Blu-ray. I was pretty hyped, as I consider them to be some of the greatest films ever made. I was disappointed however, when all of the films, especially Fellowship of the Ring, had a blanket blue tint put over the entirety of the film. The Two Towers and Return of the King still had these issues, but they weren’t as bad as the first film. I would like to acquire HDTV or even 35mm prints as those have more accurate color timing. Any help would be appreciated.
This is my opinion, but the original Blu-ray fits the tone of the film more.
On TheStarWarsTrilogy.com, there was a post uploaded in 2017 as seen here https://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com/2017/10/29/so-you-want-to-watch-star-wars/. One of the preservations of the 1997 Special Edition was a theatrical bootleg recorded in the theater similar to the Z bootleg of The Phantom Menace and the Centropy version of Attack of the Clones. I tried looking up this preservation but could find no information on it but would like to acquire a copy as they have accurate color timing compared to the Laserdisc and VHS. Any help would be appreciated.