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#1248097
Topic
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
Topic
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
Topic
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
Topic
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.

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#1229880
Topic
Films re-released with alterations
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Got my replacement Grease DVD yesterday so figured I’d share this to verify that the restoration error has been corrected.

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crissrudd4554 said:

I had mentioned Jaws. Here’s some screen grabs from the 2005 DVD and the 2012 BD. A bit tough to spot but the first example shows a wire balancing the buoy on the '05 DVD (look closely to the right of the buoy).

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Second might be a bit tough to spot but to the far left is a sailboat on the horizon on the '05 DVD.

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Here’s grabs from the Fullscreen DVD just to verify more since you can see what I mentioned somewhat better here. You can definitely see the sailboat I was talking about.

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Again these are subtle changes but changes nonetheless.

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#1227656
Topic
Jaws PCM mono track
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crissrudd4554 said:

The 7.1 mix is actually an upscale of the 5.1 mix from the original DVD release and as a result still features most of the new sound FX added back in 2000. Some original sound FX were restored but not much. The only ones Ive noticed were the original whale cry, Brody pumping the rifle before climbing the mast, and the ricochet when the bullet hits the airtank. Many fans were quite pleased the latter was restored and rightly so but personally I dont think it meshes well with the newer sound effects. There were some things about the 7.1 mix that I think improved over the 5.1. Brody’s ‘bigger boat’ line is somewhat louder and not as drowned out by the music as it was on the 5.1. When he says ‘Smile you son of bi***’ its also somewhat louder than on the 5.1 although ‘bi***’ is still obscured by the bullet shot. You can only properly hear that word in the mono mix. Just the same I prefer the mono mix either way although it is a shame that even the version of that track thats in use now has issues.

Old post but figured I’d share some examples of this for anyone who are misinformed. As some know a lot of the reviews for the Jaws BD seem to give the impression the 7.1 mix faithfully replicates the original mono in surround. This is false and here’s the proof.

Mono

https://youtu.be/EQMZC_7KyIE

Surround (2000 mix)

https://youtu.be/FpxOLhuNXfM

Surround (2012 mix)

https://youtu.be/-MBNYeBP1jg

Note that the last two are more or less the same?? The last one has slightly better balance and it does restore Brody pumping the rifle and the ricochet but nonetheless clearly is not a surround replication of the mono.

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#1227652
Topic
Re-mixed audio tracks on video releases
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skoal said:
Below are some links for Sha-Na-Na ‘Born To Hand Jive’ from the Grease. The last one strongly suggests a DVD release has the original soundtrack. Drums kick in after a fight on-screen and then a guy slides toward the camera and the remixed soundtrack has an extra foley effect.

I know this is an old post but I checked that last video. That’s not the original. That’s the song simply played over the movie footage. Note there’s no dialogue and sound effects and also the song doesn’t quite sync up right?? Most likely the work of whoever uploaded that video. The mix on the new 40th Anniversary release is as close as we’ve gotten to the original mix in 20 years. I recommend that release if you’re concerned of the audio for this film. Additionally check out this video from another user. There’s a few examples in there from Born to Hand Jive.

https://youtu.be/cuXu4e-tozs

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#1215039
Topic
Halloween 1978 theatrical cut?
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To my knowledge there was no other cut of this other than the extended TV version with added scenes shot during the making of Halloween II. This cut got a single DVD release years ago which is now OOP but was included in the deluxe BD set of all the Halloween films as well as the theatrical. So no the theatrical has not gone away.

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#1212778
Topic
Films re-released with alterations
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Wazzles said:

Dek Rollins said:

partious said:

I watched my 1985 Rocky laserdisc (Japanese) recently and noticed during the final scene that some of the audio was different from the version on blu ray and dvd.

After the final bell in the Rocky\Apollo fight, a piano piece plays briefly before the main music kicks in. IMDB mentions this was removed for the surround sound versions for DVD.

The next thing I cant find any reference to online. On the Laserdisc after the final bell rings, Apollo says "Aint gonna be no rematch" just once and Rocky replies "Dont want one" twice, the second time sounding quite emotional and like he REALLY doesnt want one.

Does anyone know when they changed that to the version that is on every DVD\Blu Ray\youtube upload that I can find of the scene. Apollo saying “Aint gonna be no rematch" twice, followed by a single relatively nonchalant "Dont want one” from Rocky?

The original mono on the BD has the piano playing while they don’t want no rematch, but yeah it has Apollo twice and Rocky once, so I’d be curious to hear that LD. Could you record that bit of dialogue and post it online?

I’ll add this if it can be confirmed.

EDIT: On second thought, I won’t add this. I don’t want to go down the audio changes rabbit hole or this thread will never end.

Yeah there should be just a whole separate thread for audio changes but yeah it would be very infinite. I actually think audio gets changed in video releases much more than video does!