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CloakedDragon97

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#1433396
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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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.

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Help: Looking For... Spirited Away on 35mm
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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.

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#1431858
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Help: Looking For... Lord of the Rings HDTV Rips
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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.

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Help: Looking For... Star Wars 1997 theatrical versions
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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.

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Help: Looking For... Forrest Gump on 35mm
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In 2018, the film Forrest Gump got an Ultra HD Blu-ray release. I was pretty hyped, seeing how I and a lot of other people consider it to be one of the greatest films ever made. I was soon disappointed however, when I found out the entire film had a green tint similar to Attack of the Clones and The Matrix. I still own the original DVD and Blu-ray, but Chewielewis has stated that home video releases from that era are taken from high contrast interpositives and not release prints. So this means that nearly all home video releases of the film are not accurate to what the film actually looked like. I would like to acquire any 35mm prints of the film or theatrical recording SVCDs. Any help would be appreciated.