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#1254748
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FINALLY watching the GOUT Trilogy properly
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Fang Zei said:

Speaking of which, did we ever determine what film element the unaltered GOUT crawl would’ve been scanned from?

Lucasfilm’s form response letter at the time stated that existing prints were in “bad condition” or something to that effect, but they didn’t exactly help their case by splicing in a newly transferred piece that looked just fine to me.

I’m curious if it’s a recreation after watching this video. In the GOUT the SW logo fades out sooner than it does on 4K77 and the SSE.

https://youtu.be/P1b47UP6ZGI

The star field is also less pronounced, so it could be a matter of contrast levels making it seem to fade to zero faster than it actually does.

Hmmm not sure about that. The logo does seem to disappear rather instantly on the GOUT at the 0:40 second mark.

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#1254504
Topic
FINALLY watching the GOUT Trilogy properly
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Fang Zei said:

Speaking of which, did we ever determine what film element the unaltered GOUT crawl would’ve been scanned from?

Lucasfilm’s form response letter at the time stated that existing prints were in “bad condition” or something to that effect, but they didn’t exactly help their case by splicing in a newly transferred piece that looked just fine to me.

I’m curious if it’s a recreation after watching this video. In the GOUT the SW logo fades out sooner than it does on 4K77 and the SSE.

https://youtu.be/P1b47UP6ZGI

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#1250345
Topic
Frankenstein (1931) Audio Preservation
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Hello. Sorry there haven’t been any recent updates for this. The last major update I got on this was on FanRes a few months ago so hopefully we’ll have something within the next year.

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https://forum.fanres.com/thread-712-post-43733.html#pid43733

Anyways the real reason I came in here today was to share a new comparison video I made comparing the BD audio to the LD audio. While the purpose of the video is mostly to compare quality, there were some examples where dialogue/sound effects were different in certain scenes which I have annotated in the video. Anyways check it out if you are interested.

https://vimeo.com/295910511

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#1248442
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The Terminator (1984) - Original Theatrical Mono Preservation
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MaximRecoil said:
Thanks for the offer. I plan to watch it on an actual VCR connected to my old standard definition CRT TV, and I want to capture the audio either way, but if it’s not too much trouble, I’d like to have the one you did as a point of comparison. If it turns out that the audio you captured sounds better than my stab at it, I’ll keep your version.

I didn’t actually capture it myself. A friend who used to copy tapes for my dad and I did it for me. Anyways the disc is actually at my other place so I’ll have to pop over there sometime this week to grab it.

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#1248383
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The Terminator (1984) - Original Theatrical Mono Preservation
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nedmerrill said:

I don’t know why you’d need to rip the VHS audio if u have the LD audio. It sounds pretty good as is for mono.

As I mentioned earlier the Thorn EMI release had an early attempt at mixing the sound in stereo. The LD mono is still the superior mix but that earlier Fake ‘Chace’ mix as it’s been called might still be worth preserving.

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#1248332
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The Terminator (1984) - Original Theatrical Mono Preservation
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The Thorn EMI tape has what has been called the Fake ‘Chace’ mix. This was apparently an early attempt to mix the film in stereo using the original mono elements. Some of the differences show such as the dialogue in the Police Station shootout being noticeably more louder and clearer. However the biggest letdown of the mix is the audio is the wrong pitch. By the early ‘90s this mix was dropped and they reverted back to the original mono until the surround mix was made for the Special Edition DVD. I know someone on FanRes had taken the Fake ‘Chace’ mix and synced it to the BD and had also pitched correct it. I don’t have the track myself but here’s a link to the thread.

https://forum.fanres.com/thread-589.html?highlight=Terminator+fake+Chace

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#1248329
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The Terminator (1984) - Original Theatrical Mono Preservation
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The Thorn EMI tape has what has been called the Fake ‘Chace’ mix. This was apparently an early attempt to mix the film in stereo using the original mono elements. Some of the differences show such as the dialogue in the Police Station shootout being noticeably more louder and clearer. However the biggest letdown of the mix is the audio is the wrong pitch. By the early ‘90s this mix was dropped and they reverted back to the original mono until the surround mix was made for the Special Edition DVD.

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#1248142
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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SilverWook said:

The arms were a bit of a giveaway. Dave Prowse has beefier limbs. That was an odd shot for Kenner to pick out of what must be hundreds or more Vader photos to choose from.

Kinda reminds me of when Universal used a photo of Boris Karloff in a test makeup for Frankenstein on a VHS cover instead of choosing from dozens of photos of him in the finalized makeup!

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#1248097
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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LexX said:

crissrudd4554 said:

LexX said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Just curious has anyone seen this photo of Vader elsewhere?? I’ve never seen it outside of this box art which I have seen a zillion times!

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I think the photo is from the 90’s and most like does have a mannequin inside it. Someone can correct me if I’m wrong but it’s related to the Magic of Myth exhibition. I have the untouched photo in low-res but it doesn’t tell anything more.

A mannequin sounds realistic given the pose. Any chance you could post that image?? That was actually the main reason I posted about it.

Cool. I’ve literally never seen the original photo before so thanks!

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#1247910
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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LordZerome1080 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

TV’s Frink said:

crissrudd4554 said:

joefavs said:

Is that not a photo of the toy? It looks to me like it’s just the toy.

Nope. Definitely not the Toy.

No toy. No toy. You’re the toy!

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LexX said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Just curious has anyone seen this photo of Vader elsewhere?? I’ve never seen it outside of this box art which I have seen a zillion times!

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I think the photo is from the 90’s and most like does have a mannequin inside it. Someone can correct me if I’m wrong but it’s related to the Magic of Myth exhibition. I have the untouched photo in low-res but it doesn’t tell anything more.

A mannequin sounds realistic given the pose. Any chance you could post that image?? That was actually the main reason I posted about it.

LexX sock confirmed. 😜

The Han GIF was in response to Frinks post but ok.

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#1247870
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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TV’s Frink said:

crissrudd4554 said:

joefavs said:

Is that not a photo of the toy? It looks to me like it’s just the toy.

Nope. Definitely not the Toy.

No toy. No toy. You’re the toy!

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LexX said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Just curious has anyone seen this photo of Vader elsewhere?? I’ve never seen it outside of this box art which I have seen a zillion times!

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I think the photo is from the 90’s and most like does have a mannequin inside it. Someone can correct me if I’m wrong but it’s related to the Magic of Myth exhibition. I have the untouched photo in low-res but it doesn’t tell anything more.

A mannequin sounds realistic given the pose. Any chance you could post that image?? That was actually the main reason I posted about it.

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#1245270
Topic
Logo Preservation
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DoggtorWho said:

The last known edition of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 to have the original Walt Disney pictures logo are the 2005 DVD editions as far as I know, which I’ve ripped onto my computer. The changing of the logo is so egregious for Toy Story in particular, as the logo segues into Andy’s bedroom wallpaper. That really bothered me when I went to see the 3D re-release back in 2010. It’s so shoddily plastered over!

I’m glad I found this thread, I genuinely thought I was the only one bothered by this disturbing trend in re-releases.

This is partly why I’m glad when I got all 3 films on DVD off eBay the other month ago it was the 2005 DVDs of TS and TS2 that were included. I saw the 3D reissue before the release of TS3 and yeah the logo plastering I wasn’t happy with.

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#1244587
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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So I just discovered recently about the Easter egg where inside the cockpit of the Tantive IV they placed a small Star Wars poster and a Playboy pinup. Here’s a pic (using a slightly blurred version for obvious reasons).

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However while I can’t speak for the pinup since I don’t even know which one it is a closer examination shows that the movie poster is actually the 1984 VHS which obviously couldnt have existed yet at the time the movie was made.

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Note how you can just spot out the red triangle with Hi-Fi on it??

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#1237739
Topic
Dirty Harry original mono mix
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SilverWook said:

Studios could get weird where title sequences on widescreen movies are concerned when they reached home video. Squeeze the original so no text gets cut off, but make the actors look thin, or use a textless version intended for making foreign release prints with no thought to matching the style of the theatrical titles. I know on my old pan and scan Raiders Of The Lost Ark LD you can tell it’s video generated text over the opening footage, which doesn’t look like the original theatrical lettering.

In the rare instances a title sequence was letterboxed in early home video or on tv, artwork would be used to conceal the black bars.

Maurice Binder got so fed up with seeing his intricate James Bond title sequences get mangled on tv, that he would create separate 4:3 versions in the Roger Moore era.

Raiders looks like it has the same font though it does lack the black outline on top of the white lettering and obviously sized differently to accommodate the 4:3 image.

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The 1999 Fullscreen VHS and 2003 Fullscreen DVD have the opening and closing credits in widescreen so the original logos are retained.

This reminds me of something strange with Jaws. The 1980s VHS as well as the Discovision release has the credits in the same size and font as the widescreen version albeit they appear somewhat small in the 4:3 image while the 2000 Fullscreen VHS and DVD and 2005 Fullscreen DVD have the credits a bit larger but squeezed in to accommodate the 4:3 (like Raiders above).

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#1235024
Topic
Logo Preservation
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This is partly why I hate the removal of the original Disney logo on Toy Story. The logo is MEANT to segue into the opening scene. Now we have the current Disney logo followed by the Pixar logo which then sugues into the opening scene. Not only was the original logo itself supposed to segue into the first scene but the music too. Here’s the original logos at the start of Toy Story 2.

https://youtu.be/1f9d0OMavaI

Now here’s the original logo for Toy Story.

https://youtu.be/2GZ5x1AmW4w

When you compare that to the first video you can tell that the last two notes of that Disney theme are actually the start of the music of the first scene in the second video. That segue is lost with the plastering.