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crissrudd4554

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#1453432
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Info: Star Wars Micro Machines Packaging Artworks
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Hello. Anyone know who the artist was who did the artworks for the Micro Machine playsets back in the ‘90s?? I used to collect those sets and part of what I used to love about them as well as the playsets themselves was the cool artwork done for the front of the packaging.

Additionally anyone have any of those artworks available as prints??? It’d be nice to see them without being cluttered with text and logos. Only ones I’ve found are these.

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#1447795
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The Original Trilogy <strong>Trailers/Promos</strong> Video Thread (YouTube/Vimeo, etc. finds)
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Darth Robin said:

I’m supriced no one has linked this one yet, this is one of my favorite original trilogy trailers.

This is the trailer for the 1985 re-release of Return of the Jedi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4YTkP2C1uA

I can’t find it at the moment but I know there’s a version of this same trailer but with a different narrator. I think it may have been on the Laserdisc.

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#1447164
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Info: Mono soundtracks that were butchered with 5.1 remixes in later releases
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SpacemanDoug said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Mango said:

The 60th Anniversary blu-ray of Psycho is nice in that its the uncut version, but the mono mix on it is just a downscale of the DTS X mix which is rather disappointing as the 50th Anniversary bluray had the original mono mix.

Universal corrected this. They issued replacement discs.

Yea after like two tries, first try was a different coded disk but used the same downmix, the second corrected disk has the true mono track

I know.

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#1443049
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Info: Mono soundtracks that were butchered with 5.1 remixes in later releases
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Mango said:

I just got the 2021 blu-ray of Fast Times At Ridgemont High. The 5.1 Mix was ok, but I’m shocked Criterion didn’t include the mono mix.

Apparently they were unable to locate it. I’m sure they could have just reused the mono from the original DVD release but I suppose they didn’t wanna go to the effort.

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#1437220
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NON-Star Wars Fan Edit and Alternate DVD Covers SHOWCASE
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Shep25 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Kinda a follow up post to the one I made above. As I’ve been tinkering with VHS capturing I figured I’d make VHS styled DVD covers to accompany them. It’s ongoing of course and I do make updates to these when I can but anyways here’s a list of what I have so far.

Universal Monsters

Dracula (2 versions)
Frankenstein (2 versions)
Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mummy
Island of Lost Souls
The Invisible Man
The Black Cat
Bride of Frankenstein
Werewolf of London
The Raven
Dracula’s Daughter
Son of Frankenstein
Tower of London
The Invisible Man Returns
The Invisible Woman
The Wolf Man
Ghost of Frankenstein
Invisible Agent
The Mummy’s Tomb
Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man
Phantom of the Opera
Son of Dracula
The Invisible Man’s Revenge
The Mummy’s Ghost
House of Frankenstein
The Mummy’s Curse
House of Dracula
Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Revenge of the Creature
Abbott & Costello meet the Mummy
The Creature Walks Among Us

Misc.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1994 VHS)
Jaws (3 versions)
The Incredible Hulk (1990 VHS)
Grease (3 versions)
Jaws 2 (1983 VHS)
Jaws 3 (1983 VHS)
The NeverEnding Story (1994 VHS)
Star Wars Trilogy (2 versions)
Star Wars: A New Hope (1995 VHS)

In the Works

Star Wars: A New Hope (1992 VHS)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1989 VHS)
Indiana Jones Trilogy (1989 set)
Tootsie (1993 VHS)
RoboCop Trilogy (1995 set)
The Indian in the Cupboard (1996 VHS)
Casper (1995 VHS)

If anyone wishes to see what I’ve made of these shoot me a message. If anyone wants to help out leave a post below. Here’s a list of the front artworks I’m still after for my Monster covers either for updates or covers I havent done yet.

Dracula
Dracula (Spanish)
Frankenstein
The Mummy
Bride of Frankenstein
Tower of London
The Mummy’s Hand
The Monster and the Girl
Man Made Monster
The Wolf Man
Captive Wild Woman
Phantom of the Opera
The Mad Ghoul
House of Horrors
Creature from the Black Lagoon

This is amazing!! Where would I find these Universal Monsters VHS styled DVD covers?

The bulk of the ones I’ve found were through a site called Customaniacs but I’ve found others through other sites I’ve stumbled on usually by accident. I’ve even tried contacting universalclips about getting the images through licensing but with no success.

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#1434168
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The Original Trilogy <strong>box set releases</strong> on home video tape: 1988 to 2000…
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yotsuya said:
Then the Definitive Collection came out, from a fresh interpositive of each movie, but a much revised sound track for ANH (everything that was included was from the mono mix).

Not entirely true. Yes there were elements from the mono mix restored to the 1993 mix but there were additional changes made that weren’t present in any previous mix. Additional glass breaking during the detention block shoot out comes to mind, additional laser like fly by sounds for the Alderaan remnants when the Falcon comes out of hyperspace I’m fairly sure was new. So really the 1993 mix is a hybrid of things new and old.

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#1433978
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Info: Mono soundtracks that were butchered with 5.1 remixes in later releases
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Tantive3+1 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Tantive3+1 said:

Are there any mono tracks that have currently never been released on DVD/Blu-ray?

Some of the Dirty Harry films.

The original stereo mixes for Back to the Future haven’t made their way to DVD/BD either.

The mono mix for Star Wars has NEVER been released on video officially!

stwd4nder2 said:

Tantive3+1 said:

Are there any mono tracks that have currently never been released on DVD/Blu-ray?

Yes. A lot actually.
It seems like it’s more rare for the original mono to be included then not.

Sorry, I forgot to say original mono tracks. While it’s true the original tracks for the films mentioned above have never been digitally released, the 5.1 mixes still sound the same as their originals with no noticeable changes made to it.

Actually NO they don’t.

Dirty Harry

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Evr1sI1UScw

Back to the Future

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LFo1vaDk-SA

Everything you said about Star Wars is correct however.

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#1432991
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Are the JSC LD's the <strong>TRUE</strong> Releases of the Theatrical Version(s)?
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Tantive3+1 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

The JSC still has the 1981 crawl to the first film so no.

Your right. I’ve been meaning to say fault-free releases.

What about the 1995 Faces releases? Were there any issues with those?

Those are the same as the GOUT.

Additionally there were minor audio revisions made to the Definitive Collection mix (and thus carried over to the 1995 releases and the GOUT). Some of these come from the mono mix, some are new changes all together. The additional glass breaking noises during the detention block shootout I’m pretty sure were not present in any previous mix. The only video release I know for sure off hand that has the original unaltered stereo mix was the 1982 VHS release (granted it’s not digital audio).

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#1423509
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Star Wars 1992 VHS styled DVD covers
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crissrudd4554 said:

In the meantime, I created a DVD sleeve based off the outer box. Another option I figured I could do is getting a DVD case thats fits three discs and use this. The poster collage is a bit softer looking than I’d like it to be but its not too bad. I adjusted it best I could. It’ll likely look better in a cover. If anyone wants a full sized copy PM me.

I decided to do a complete revisit of this and have come up with two versions. The front cover is faithful to the original outer packaging while I tried to incorporate elements of the inner packaging for the back. The first I left the GL message on the back while the second I replaced this with the “Here’s the trilogy…” scroll text while moving the GL text to a separate insert that can be placed inside the case.

Version 1.

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Version 2 (with insert)

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#1423297
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<strong>2006 GOUT</strong> : The changes to the OT films &amp; general 2006 GOUT DVD discussion thread
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Nien Nunb said:

Non anamorphic DVDs were of little consequence to me until I bought a Widescreen TV, which was literally within the same month after the GOUT DVDs were released. I knew what anamorphic enhancement was but it wasn’t that big a deal to me one way or another when I was watching DVDs on a CRT television.

Yeah this was the same case for me in 2006. I lived in two houses and at one I had a Sanyo CRT in my bedroom, the other a Toshiba CRT with a built in DVD player so it didn’t matter to me. Didn’t get my first Widescreen TV til 2008 which was when it really began to sink in how crap the GOUT situation was.