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#1289829
Topic
Batman (1989) 4K Teal Tint and SFX revision
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digitalfreaknyc said:

What “original DTS mix?” There was no DTS in 1989.

I didn’t say it was from 1989 and its irrelevant when the first DTS mix was made since it is still the original DTS mix, the original theatrical mix is something else entirely.

There are three known DTS mixes:
-the original DTS mix found on the DVD previously mentioned
-the DTS mix found on the blu-ray
-the DTS mix found on the 4K disc which has updated sfx

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#1287884
Topic
Batman (1989) 4K Teal Tint and SFX revision
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The new 4K remaster of Batman (1989) has replaced the original sound effects with new modern ones which makes for a somewhat distracting experience for some viewers. The original mix is NOT included on the 4K disc. Also it looks like the color grading was tweaked to include a fresh new teal look.

More details at this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkgLzxiaUA4

This 2-Disc Special Edition DVD has the Original DTS Mix not found on the blu-ray or the 4K releases.
https://images2.imgbox.com/91/f6/FuPkYlkY_o.jpg

Syncing the original DTS mix from the old 2-disc special edition DVD would solve the SFX revisions but it looks like the teal is here to stay.

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#1273285
Topic
Upcoming Skyfall airing on Syfy, possibly open matte?
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Williarob said:

Skyfall does appear to have been broadcast open matte:

Would it be better to try and get it from Epix or Amazon Prime?

For the moment the Syfy capture will be serviceable at least until a rental is available on Amazon prime (then I can find out if their version is open matte). I can edit the commercials out too.

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#1272984
Topic
Open Matte Bond Movies
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As far as the Daniel Craig movies go, looks like there isn’t an open matte version publicly available for Casino Royale or Spectre.

We know there are open mattes of Quantum of Solace and Skyfall out there somewhere and hopefully someday we’ll be able to see them. I’ve been asking people who say they have them but so far I haven’t had any luck in getting a response.

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#1272880
Topic
Open Matte Bond Movies
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kchrules said:

Weird, at least one shot I remember was opened up in Casino Royale FS from watching it years ago, in the opening when Bond and the guy are talking in the office and they would be on the very right and left of the screen.

Looks like that scene (~7 seconds long) is kind of open matte it has some picture cut on the sides but for sure is open on the top and bottom

https://images2.imgbox.com/94/01/wZQw5kwp_o.png

Then it goes to this

https://images2.imgbox.com/e8/eb/RNBBfHJb_o.png

Like SilverWook said, its enough to drive you crazy!

EDIT
Still I’m curious to see how the UMD version compares to this.

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#1272278
Topic
Open Matte Bond Movies
Time

Yeah I recorded Casino Royale off of BBC America last week but it was 16:9 cropped too. Needless to say I promptly deleted it.

The Casino Royale Fullscreen DVD I ordered shipped out this morning. I will post the results here once I receive it.

I would love to see Skyfall in open matte, I still wish I had seen it in IMAX when I had the chance. 😦

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#1272249
Topic
Open Matte Bond Movies
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In addition to Casino Royale, it looks like the initial DVD releases were released in fullscreen, most probably pan and scan. Of course without having the actual DVD one can’t be certain but the first Bond movies were hard matted 1.66 so they are definitely pan and scan. TMWTGG FS DVD surely has open matte shots mixed with pan and scan shots.

I suspect that some other Moore titles might have varying AR also. If anyone has any of these early FS DVDs your input would be appreciated.

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#1272156
Topic
Open Matte Bond Movies
Time

The rumor is that the Bond movies will be released in 4K prior to Bond 25’s release next year. Two things I am hoping for these purported releases: An uncut release of Casino Royale in the US and the IMAX version of Skyfall.

Earlier today I bought the Fullscreen DVD of Casino Royale to see if it truly is Open Matte, I will post the results here.

EDIT: Skyfall is one of faves also, saw it twice in the theater but never in IMAX. The nearest IMAX theater was 45 minutes away and I couldn’t spare the time and gas as I was in college/working full-time at the time. 😦

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#1272150
Topic
Open Matte Bond Movies
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Some time ago, some of us were talking about the open matte scenes in TMWTGG[1] and that got me thinking about the rest of the movies. I have read on other forums[2] that the Daniel Craig movies are sometimes shown on TV open matte so I’m curious if we could make a list of Bond films that are open matte either on film prints or TV broadcasts? I don’t have any of the open matte TV broadcasts but I would love to see Casino Royale and especially Skyfall since I missed out on the chance to see it in IMAX. Some of these could be on a particularly inappropriate organ but I couldn’t say for sure.

Quantum of Solace (HDTV Broadcast vs Blu-ray)
https://s1.postimg.cc/4woifhyja7/Quantum_of_Solace4.png

https://s1.postimg.cc/8ndo0qm473/Quantum_of_Solace3.png

Open Matte list (so far):
The Man With The Golden Gun (35mm print has variable aspect ratio)
Casino Royale (HDTV is sometimes open matte)
Quantum of Solace (HDTV is sometimes open matte)
Skyfall (HDTV is sometimes open matte. Full open matte is IMAX, unavailable anywhere)


Some unconfirmed rumors that I have heard:

The Casino Royle PSP disc is open matte
The Casino Royale Fullscreen DVD release is open matte

[1] https://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1267120/action/topic#1267120
[2] https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1612-page-2.html

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#1271474
Topic
Goldfinger Theatrical UK version
Time

JayArgonaut said:

kchrules said:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058150/alternateversions

and this 16mm clip on eBay which I can’t afford: https://www.ebay.com/itm/16mm-IB-TECH-Film-CLIP-GOLDFINGER-1964-James-Bond-003-Now-with-DIAMONDS/113659583367

Wow! 😮

I love this site, every day is a revelation and education on my favourite films. Is there no way that we could create this version ourselves through dabbling with visual effects and motion graphics software?

The 3 second ending has already been “recreated” on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx9621xMI48

SilverWook said:

That footage ought to scanned and preserved if possible. There must be enough Bond fans around here (and elsewhere) who could chip in and buy it?

I’d be interested in chipping in, the trouble is finding enough people willing to do the same. Would it be overkill to scan this in 4K, or would 2K be the upper limit on 16mm film like this?