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crissrudd4554

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#1344650
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I'll never understand the attitude of people who oppose the release of the unaltered original trilogy.
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

The single worst argument I ever heard was - and I kid you not - … “haha, those old 1977 special effects were so bad, just look at that scene of Han meeting Jabba.”

I honestly don’t know what’s worse. Knowing there are people in the world who would make that argument or knowing that there people in the world who would believe that argument!

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#1341661
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

adywan said:

benduwan said:

at D+ is empire of dreams available.
is this in real hd or upscaled?

Parts are upscale , parts in HD. This is the new version that was done a while back for HDTV. They asked Lucasfilm if they could have the footage they used in HD and they refused, so those parts had to be upscaled. Most of the “talking head” footage is HD though.

Is this because they didn’t want to share HD of unaltered shots?

Most likely.

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#1341123
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I'll never understand the attitude of people who oppose the release of the unaltered original trilogy.
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We know the interview you are referring to and technically the subject of the OUT wasn’t addressed. The interviewer asked about George changing his movies and said something like “you’re not gonna make more changes are you??” KK laughed and said “those will always be his”. I mean people can interpret this any way they choose but technically the future of the OUT was never addressed.

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#1341089
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I'll never understand the attitude of people who oppose the release of the unaltered original trilogy.
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I remember a comment from a few years ago on a video about DeSpecialized and the comment was basically along the lines of “I don’t understand why you would want to undo the new effects and reinsert those older cheesier effects” or whatever.
Just a few months ago a guy on Blu-ray.com was talking how the updated versions are better than with the outdated effects or whatever. I had to reiterate that he was stating an opinion. His response was “It’s not an opinion though. The original versions have dated special effects and are dated over all, the new versions look far superior, even though they have some admittedly already dated CGI. I do wish Lucas would have waited until CGI was as good as it is now“. I once again reiterated to him that this was his opinion, not fact.

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#1337788
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Thoughts on the color schemes for the widescreen and pan & scan packaging for pre-Blu-Ray-release DVD packaging
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Mocata said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Mocata said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Mocata said:

Confusingly I think the gold and silver 2004 boxes were both widescreen here, but one was a retailer exclusive.

Incorrect.

In what way?

In regards to the 2004 sets, Gold was Fullscreen and Silver was widescreen regardless of retailer.

Incorrect. 😉

That had to be the retailer exclusive then because most places I saw that carried those sets had gold for FS and silver for WS (just like the ‘97 VHS’).

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#1336934
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Thoughts on the color schemes for the widescreen and pan & scan packaging for pre-Blu-Ray-release DVD packaging
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Mocata said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Mocata said:

Confusingly I think the gold and silver 2004 boxes were both widescreen here, but one was a retailer exclusive.

Incorrect.

In what way?

In regards to the 2004 sets, Gold was Fullscreen and Silver was widescreen regardless of retailer.

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#1329944
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Frankenstein (1931) Audio Preservation
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Some updates. I have a folder prepared for anyone interested. Inside are three other folders. LilBrutto folder has the LD audio captured as is. No edits so because of this the files wont sync properly with the BD but they may be helpful incase anyone wanna do their own edits. Moshrom folder has Moshrom’s synced file. crissrudd4554 folder has my edits. I made some further tweaks but not many. Mostly was trying to fix some of Moshrom’s edits. The ‘louder’ of my two tracks was increased to 10db. Any interest shoot me a message. Same specs as above.

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#1329729
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Universal Monsters preservation
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Here’s a few others just to keep the discussion going 😃

Werewolf of London- The BD features an odd drop in volume during the last 15 or 20 minutes. This does not occur on the DVD versions

Dracula’s Daughter- Two different opening credit sequences

https://vimeo.com/166704816

Son of Frankenstein- The BD features a few extra scenes/takes not on the VHS/DVD version

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JSoAcmsPmmA

The Invisible Man Returns- Nothing significant offhand

The Mummy’s Hand- Nothing significant offhand

The Invisible Woman- Nothing significant offhand

Ghost of Frankenstein- Nothing significant offhand

Invisible Agent- Nothing significant offhand

The Mummy’s Tomb- Early pressings of the VHS lacked Kharis killing Mary Gordon’s character and his return to the crypt as seen here (skip to 34:57)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVsMznzH9pY

This was corrected on later pressings. The DVD and BD editions have the footage intact. The BD does skip 2-3 frames in the scene on the ship.

Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man- Nothing significant offhand

Son of Dracula- The 1991 VHS has a re-recorded version of the Universal globe theme. The DVD and BD versions have the correct recording. The BD removes the ad for war bonds at the end of the film seen on the DVD.

The Invisible Mans Revenge- Nothing significant offhand

The Mummy’s Ghost- Nothing significant offhand

House of Frankenstein- A glitch appeared in one scene where two shots repeated on the 2001 and 2004 DVDs. The 2014 DVD and 2016 BDs have the scene corrected. The BD has a few frames dropped in one scene.

The Mummy’s Curse- Nothing significant offhand

House of Dracula- Nothing significant offhand

Revenge of the Creature- VHS and DVD versions have it in open matte 2D. BD has it in widescreen in both 2D and 3D. Early pressings of the BD had the 3D version authored incorrectly. This was quickly corrected though many still complain the 2D looks too soft.

The Creature Walks Among Us- VHS and DVD versions have it in open matte. The BD have it in widescreen.