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#1287087
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Screening of the Original Version of STAR WARS July at Stockton, CA
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hiphats said:

For those of you fans who want to see the original version of STAR WARS on the Big Screen, take note of this.

The original version as seen in 1977 will be screening at the historic Fox Theatre (now the Bob Hope Theatre) in Stockton, CA on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Doors will open at 1 PM Pacific time with the movie following at 2 PM Pacific time.

More information is at https://foxfriends.org/ . We hope you fans will plan to attend this historic event.

Where did this verbiage come from? It’s not on their official website

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#1286963
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70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA!
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emanswfan said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

So…

A little birdie told me the 70mm print is from 1984 so it shouldn’t have the fade…but it is definitely the original film.

So I’m guessing that means no original crawl tho? And would the mix be the same as a 1977 70mm print, or a more refined mix closer to the mono?

That I wouldn’t know. You’d have to ask someone a bit more knowledgeable. But I just can’t believe they’re doing this…

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#1286707
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70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA!
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Fang Zei said:

Kiri Hart still works for Lucasfilm as do at least some of the people in attendance, right?

Would this be the first sanctioned screening of the original version since before 1997?

I recall hearing a story once about how George himself was at a screening he thought was going to be the SE and it was still the original version and he appeared visibly uncomfortable about it. That was a story from some random person on the internet though, and I don’t remember now where I read it, so take it with a grain of salt.

There will be no one in attendance on Saturday. The event with the LFL employees is tomorrow.

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#1286531
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70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA!
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MalàStrana said:

Marcia… Marcia formely Lucas ? Seriously, one of the best editors of her time is going to attend the double feature ? That’s awesome. And in 70mm glory !

(yeah there also is R1 scheduled but even if I don’t like it, its cinematography is among the best of the Saga)

(and I love Giacchino’s score)

Have fun Lucky ones !

https://www.oscars.org/events/galactic-innovations-star-wars-rogue-one

It will be streamed live!

Over the last 40 years, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. But the impetus to create and inspire remains the same. This event will contrast the analog technologies developed for the first STAR WARS released in 1977 with the all-digital toolsets used to create ROGUE ONE released in 2016.

Key contributors from both STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE will share the journey of creating the impossible with their breakthrough visual effects. Our list of stellar participants includes: John Dykstra, Dennis Muren, John Knoll, Ben Burtt, Marcia Lucas, Bill George, Harrison Ellenshaw, Bruce Nicholson, Richard Edlund and Rachel Rose. Hosted by Kiri Hart, co-producer of ROGUE ONE, this event promises to be both inspiring and insightful.

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#1286506
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70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA!
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SilverWook said:

Although I wish that had been on our collective radar a heck of a lot sooner, that this is happening at all has to be significant. This isn’t some theater back east that’s doing a free screening before closing it’s doors forever, this is the Motion Picture Academy! Disney and Lucasfilm must know about it.

As far as I know, this was just announced yesterday.

The streaming event Thursday night should be incredible - especially with Marcia in attendance. I can’t wait to see it!!

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#1286476
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70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA!
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https://oscars.org/events/star-wars-and-rogue-one

Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Join us for a rare and exclusive viewing of Star Wars (1977) and Rogue One (2016), featuring a 70mm Academy print of the original film. These two movies are intrinsically connected, as Rogue One tells the story of how Princess Leia received the Death Star plans that allowed the Rebel Alliance to destroy the Death Star in Star Wars. Bring the family and enjoy this double feature at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre.

Tickets: $5

Please Note: No late entry permitted.

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#1285250
Topic
RAW DV VHS transfers of ISD Executor and maybe more.
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adywan said:

There is Macrovision on the Executor box set. All the special features, minus the 4 “making of” specials were on the Definitive collection laserdisc set. Someone has already captured those and converted them to DVD but i can’t remember who’s set these were on. These would be higher quality than copying from VHS

But we also have 16mm transfers which is the highest quality we’re going to get right now, no?

I’m not seeing any new special features on these that weren’t on the laserdisc boxed set. Am I missing something?

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#1283658
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Capture Device/Card suggestions
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So I’m looking for some suggestions for a new capture card.

Both of my current capture cards are external and Hauppauge devices.
I have the HD PVR (with component) and the HD PVR 2 gaming (with HDMI).
My problem is that these devices are notoriously bad at freezing up/glitching when there’s a break in the digital signal. For example, when I am capturing from a device and change from the menu on a particular app to the video program that I’m trying to play, it will load and the light on the Hauppauge goes off and goes back on. Whenever that happens, I’ll miss the first 10 seconds of whatever I’m recording because it’s too busy trying to stabilize the image. Even though I have the Apple TV set to send the signal out as 5.1 and 24fps, it still glitches.

Thus far I have tried two different devices:

  1. Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder - I never got it to work because it uses an old Thunderbolt. My laptop (which isn’t necessarily new - 2+ years old) has Thunderbolt 3 and was told that I have to buy a $50 adapter to make it work. It was returned.

  2. Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle - My next attempt was with the Shuttle. I never got it to work at all. Never got a signal from HDMI, S-Video or Composite. They told me that I was doing everything right. 😦

So I’m stuck now.
My requirements are relatively simple:
1080p 23.976 capture
5.1 (doesn’t have to be bitstreamed - I can re-encode)

I’d really appreciate any advice/help!

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#1281352
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ALIEN (Preservation of various properties i.e. the Fan Bonus Discs.)
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TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

If source is 1080p i.e. current shorts or promos not on disc, there should be a menu for BD25 instead of data files. Especially the ALIEN 40th Anniversary shorts.

Resolution doesn’t matter. There is no correlation between resolution and the ability to have menus. For that matter, you could have menus for the older files as well.

Then why not make menus for the older files? Re-encode them as AVC for BD25, no more archaic MPEG2 for DVD. No DVD releases whatsoever. Time to move on from that format.
If there’s going to be random data discs for the older files on BD25, why not use HEVC/H.265 with MKV? Better compression. No need for HDR10. IDGAF if it won’t play on Apple.

EDIT: This is only for those features not on ALIEN Covenant or any other disc. Easier to have 1080p/24 HD content to receive menus on BD25s compared to NTSC or PAL. So, all NTSC files to have its own BD25 with zero menus and the same for PAL files for BD25? 1080/24p with menus as its own Archival disc, NTSC as its own Archival disc, and finally PAL as its own Archival disc.
I can dig it.

Then do it yourself. I prefer everything in its original frame rate with as little re-encoding as possible

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#1280836
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ALIEN (Preservation of various properties i.e. the Fan Bonus Discs.)
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TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

If source is 1080p i.e. current shorts or promos not on disc, there should be a menu for BD25 instead of data files. Especially the ALIEN 40th Anniversary shorts.

Resolution doesn’t matter. There is no correlation between resolution and the ability to have menus. For that matter, you could have menus for the older files as well.

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#1280491
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Jaws: The Revenge | Theatrical Cut Reconstruction - HD
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Cj6543 said:

Cj6543 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Cj6543 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Apparently all 4 are coming back to Netflix next month. Assuming 4 is the theatrical cut, I’ll capture it and upload.

It is!!! I just looked it up and it has Jakes uncut death and the original ending!!!

Yeah I checked it last night. I’ll grab it and upload to the usual place. Should’t take too long at all.

To MySpleen correct?

Were you able to capture it?

Yep. Just haven’t done the edit yet.