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#1275529
Topic
Analog Releases of Films That Contain Deleted, Extended, & Alternate Footage That've Never Been Released on DVD/BluRay
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The VHS, LD, and first DVD editions of Ace Ventura Pet Detective has this scene that wasn’t in the theatrical release. Subsequent DVD and Blu-Ray releases are the theatrical cut.

https://youtu.be/4bKDug_GaJc

Older VHS and LD releases of The Santa Clause has this scene that was ultimately cut from later releases.

https://youtu.be/AiOwAbjhyDo

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#1275361
Topic
Films re-released with alterations
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Not an ‘alteration’ alteration but worth mentioning. This is regarding the movie Indian in the Cupboard. For the US Theatrical release and International video releases the film was distributed by Paramount. For International Theatrical release and US video releases it was distributed by Columbia. For the Paramount release, Paramount gets first billing in the opening credits. For the Columbia release it’s reversed.

Paramount

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Columbia

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Same for end credits. Note the Paramount version has 1995 in Roman Numerals while the Columbia version is regular numbers??

Paramount

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Columbia

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#1274737
Topic
Star Wars trilogy box sets coming next year?
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nl0428 said:

LordZerome1080 said:

nl0428 said:

It would be great to have a nine film box set of all three trilogies. The unfortunate truth is that the unaltered versions of the original trilogy will never be released (most likely something George Lucas made clear when selling his property to Disney in the contract). It would be nice is Lucasfilm color corrected the Special Editions to remove the color timing issues that were introduced in the original 2004 DVD release.

We don’t know for sure whether it’s true or not.

This interview confirms that Lucasfilm is not releasing the unaltered trilogy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZO0_yYvmxo

For the last time NO it doesn’t!

George is not part of the equation in any form. Plus this interview basically confirms it’s Disney’s decision at this point. George is not the issue.

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Interview-with-Marc-Wielage-colorist-Star-Wars-2004-DVD-releases/id/61328

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#1274555
Topic
Star Wars trilogy box sets coming next year?
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ChainsawAsh said:

Fang Zei said:

Anyway, what’s so special about the 70mm ESB? Didn’t ANH also have picture and sound differences between the 35mm and 70mm versions?

Sound, yes, picture, no. ESB is the only one to have visual/editing differences between 70mm and 35mm, which was just down to a few VFX shots in the final scene being unfinished when the 70mm prints were struck IIRC.

I seem to recall reading there were also slightly different scene transitions between the two. Some of the audio changes were carried over to the SE. ‘It’ll keep you warm until I get the shelter up’ ‘You were lucky to get out of there’ etc.

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#1274319
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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Infinity said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Given I’m still attached to DVD (nothing wrong with HD, just not mandatory to my viewing needs), I just recently got the 2007 Blade Runner Ultimate Collection DVD (just the DVD set, no carry case or whatever) and pretty happy with what it is. If the GOUT had been non-anamorphic widescreen I’d probably be content with that as well. That said I agree all cuts of Blade Runner should be included on all future formats (given the state of physical media at this point who knows if there will be) no more than all cuts of Star Wars should be.

GOUT was non-anamorphic widescreen.

Sorry. I meant to say HADN’T been Non-Anamorphic Widescreen.

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#1274193
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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Given I’m still attached to DVD (nothing wrong with HD, just not mandatory to my viewing needs), I just recently got the 2007 Blade Runner Ultimate Collection DVD (just the DVD set, no carry case or whatever) and pretty happy with what it is. If the GOUT had been non-anamorphic widescreen I’d probably be content with that as well. That said I agree all cuts of Blade Runner should be included on all future formats (given the state of physical media at this point who knows if there will be) no more than all cuts of Star Wars should be.

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#1274180
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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DominicCobb said:

Everyone points to Blade Runner as the best way to do multiple versions on disc, but ironically for the past couple years the Final Cut has been the only one in print.

There is a box set in the U.K. with the Final Cut on UHD and the other cuts on a regular Blu-ray. Not exactly the same but it’s something I guess and at least it’s region free.

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#1273466
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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Tobar said:
Tobar: So do you think they’ll ever release the original theatrical versions?
Rudedude: Excuse me? Why would I want incomplete films?!?

I don’t know what’s sadder. That they actually agree that the originals are incomplete or that they actually agree the current versions are truly complete. To think they’ll look at Jedi Rocks and think ‘this movie would be incomplete without this’ but hey beggers can’t be choosers I guess.

Though to be fair with that attitude they likely only know of the originals by word of mouth, not actual viewing.

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#1272757
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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rodneyfaile said:

Sorry to be pessimistic. I believe they will show up as a special feature eventually, but I just don’t see a beautiful Unaltered Original Trilogy on 4K UHD with HDR released to huge fanfare. I’m more and more thankful for my Harmy discs every day. Still doesn’t address the need for preserving the original content for future generations though. I hate the idea of something so special being lost. Guess this is all for another thread though.

If the originals are ever restored again it would be as an extra just like the 2006 DVDs. Whether they will be legit restored versions or outdated Laserdiscs masters like before is another story. The Special Editions are now the canon versions so I definitely don’t see a reversal happening should the originals ever be restored which becomes more and more unlikely the more time passes without it happening.

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#1270998
Topic
Mono soundtracks that were butchered with 5.1 remixes in later releases
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The Decimator said:

I’m watching Scarface on AMC right now, and it sounds like they’ve changed the sound effects for the guns.

Yes.

crissrudd4554 said:
There’s also been examples such as Grease and Scarface where although the original mixes were not mono they still were given 5.1 remixes later on that completely revised everything.

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#1270576
Topic
Is the theater where you saw Star Wars still standing ?
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The theatre I saw a few Star Wars films at is apparently getting redone. Not surprising. Hasn’t seem that busy there the last few years. Even when I saw Last Jedi the theatre was only 50-60% full.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pressofatlanticcity.com/business/frank-theatres-says-towne-to-reopen-with-new-name-look/article_5f81797e-7f70-5028-9918-d2cc1f9af978.amp.html

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#1267910
Topic
Star Wars sound mixes
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Moth3r said:

Updated the first post. According to Star Wars Year By Year the tractor beam line was first included in the July 1978 theatrical re-release.

So does this mean there was a mono mix in ‘77 without the line or the mono didn’t surface until the ‘78 reissue?? Given the mono was assembled for theatres without stereo equipment I doubt the latter but then again that’s why I’m asking.

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#1265062
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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Fang Zei said:

I wonder if Lucasfilm will wait until May of next year before doing any new physical release of I-VI just so they can have the technicality of fully regaining all distribution rights to Empire, Jedi, and the prequels, or if it makes zero difference at this point whether or not the profits go through 20th Century Fox first since it’s all owned by Disney.

With Episode IX coming out in December, I don’t see any plans for 1-6 this year even with the merger closing.

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#1264920
Topic
When did you realize that George Lucas was full of it
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I can’t say there was a particular moment where I began questioning his credibility since it’s been rather ongoing since childhood but the moment where I more or less stopped trusting his claims all together was when he claimed Greedo shot first in the original version despite mounting evidence to the contrary.

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#1263665
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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This is what I’ve seen in theatres in 3D that I can remember off hand. Up, Toy Story 1 & 2 Double Feature (only stayed for the first though), A Christmas Carol (Jim Carrey version), Phantom Menace in 3D, Force Awakens. I think Last Jedi I saw in 3D as well but I frankly can’t remember at the moment. Funny since it’s the most recent of the films I just mentioned.

The only one where I kinda liked the 3D was Toy Story but I suppose 3D is likely more complimentary to Pixar animation than live action anyways. The rest I could give or take. I actually saw the 3D Force Awakens with my dad and I actually remember him saying afterwards that he didn’t feel the 3D added to anything.

Don’t have a 3DTV or know anyone who does. All around I could give or take 3D. If it has it cool, if not that’s fine too. Given that 3DTVs basically aren’t being manufactured anymore I guess I’m permanently stuck with 3D.