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#256596
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The Plissken Files Project
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Originally posted by: RIJIR
Originally posted by: Guy Caballero
Anybody know why they didn't use the bank robbery music on the cd when they included that scene on the dvd?


The quality of the clip looks like it is from the dailies before the music was added. I don't think they ever found the original negative.


I don't know whether this is true of the MGM R1 DVD, but the Momentum R2 issued here in the UK has a brand-new score by Carpenter on the bank robbery scene done especially for the DVD. I've never heard of this Alan Howarth cue though?

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#254901
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Army of Darkness - The Primitive Screwhead Edition
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Hi Scott,

Brilliant job on that Henry The Red scene! The Evil Dead II score fits it pretty well too, though it sounded a little too high in the mix - maybe that's just YouTube compression, I don't know. And yeah, don't worry too much about branching; you seem to have very good instincts when it comes to what and what not to include. ocpmovie's idea for the ending sounds interesting too.
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#254626
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Book Of The Dead Preservation
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The fourth disc of the Evil Dead Trilogy boxset, that came out here in Britain from Anchor Bay UK, also has the full-frame version of ED1. I've no idea if it's better quality than the Elite disc though. ABUK also included it in their Box Of The Banned boxset.

And isn't there an old, old trailer for ED under the title of Book Of The Dead? I'm sure I've seen one advertised on Raimi Super-8 bootleg compilations before. Maybe it was one they cut together before Irvin Shapiro told them, "Fellas, if you name a film Book Of The Dead, people are gonna think they have to read for an hour and a half..."
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#252936
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Serenity movie fan edit? ADM??
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Originally posted by: guiltyspark
Originally posted by: ocpmovie
>>I always wondered why Joss killed two leads in what most considered the start of a new franchise.

For him it was and is probably the end of a franchise .... also, Joss Whedon can be very mean to his characters. Cordelia, Anya, and Tara, anyone?

=(


But Joss has also stated that the two characters would be brought back (how? dunno) for the next film if it was produced.


Don't hold your breath - I'd be surprised if this extended beyond brief flashbacks or River "seeing" them in visions a la the beginning of "Objects In Space".
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#252807
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Serenity movie fan edit? ADM??
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Could you not just make the edit in PAL and convert it to NTSC later?

I'd be very disappointed if a Serenity edit used scenes from Firefly given the leap in production design etc between the two, but I guess that's the editor's decision. I really want to see a re-assembly of the version I saw in London on February 2005 - there were numerous little things that were cut for either keeping a PG-13 or to stop from boring newbies to the 'Verse, but that would have made it extra-sweet for established Browncoats. I'll try to find a proper list off the Serenity forum archives (I know there is one), but some of the most memorable were:

- Brief scene where the Operative is about to torture Minty and Fango.
- A longer shot of Kaylee crying over the dead child at the massacre.
- Mal and Inara nearly kissing after seeing the video message about the Reavers.
- There was a much more explicit low-angle shot of the Operative's sword being run through Mal (in the film it happens off-camera). Presumably cut for the PG-13, though it may have been because some though it would be "silly" that Mal would carry on after it. Maybe - I just thought it made him all the more hardcore :-D
- Fireworks in the funeral scene (hence why they're putting notes on a bloody rocket!!!)
- When Mal enters the cockpit in the final scene, he has a little play with Wash's dinosaurs and flicks the three switches before his scene with Wash.
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#252445
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Serenity movie fan edit? ADM??
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Originally posted by: JHammondC
did you post it anywhere? I wouldn't mind seeing this.


If you're talking about a Serenity edit, as mentioned above for various reasons one has neither been finished nor posted. It would still be incomplete as there was several deleted scenes that weren't on the DVD, as those of us who saw advance screenings in 2005 will attest. Check out the Serenity: The Visual Companion book to see these scenes in script form.
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#244606
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Your dream fan edit if you could get the rare footage
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Neat idea for a thread! It's a tough one though...

The Exorcist III instantly springs to mind. It would be great to see a version that conforms to Blatty's original cut (prior to studio intervention), titled Legion. (Mark Kermode claims to have been shown it by Blatty on a workprint VHS.) It's one of the most underrated horror films of the last few decades, and I'd love to see it get due attention.

Serenity with all the deleted scenes, by which I don't just mean the ones on the DVDs, but the scenes/alternate takes in the workprints shown early last year. (They all turn up in the unedited script in the Visual Companion book.) I saw a test screening in London in February 2005 and even now clearly remember footage such as a more graphic shot of Mal getting stabbed by The Operative that I'd kill to see again.

And, last but not least, "Director's Cuts" of Sam Raimi's Crimewave and Darkman would be awesome too.
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#243395
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Untitled Bruce Campbell Project
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Originally posted by: charliesheen
Hey Guys, OK dug out the old VCD sets I have - this is what is on them:

Attack Of The Helping Hand
The Sappy Sap
WNIC Radio TV Spot
XYZ Murders Trailer
Though SHalt Not Kill Trailer
Night Crew F/X Footage
Stykers War
PM Detroit spotling on Ren. Pics
Cleveland Smith
Torro, Torro, Torro
The Blind Waiter
Book Of The Dead Trailer
The Evil Dead Trailer
Within The Woods
(Note: I can't remember the name of the shot that was in such bad shape it wasn't encoded)

OK, now before anyone gets excited about these being capped form a 3rd gen dub they look and sound bad. The original negative these were taken from is in a horrible state and generally they are very dark and have low, poor sound. Asuming the DVD cap is got is there someone here who is good at doing a remaster of videos (playing with brightness/colour levels and remastering the audio tracks)?

OK, now since I got these I'm fairly certain the Evil Dead Trailer and Book Of The Dead Trailer cropped up on the special edition of The Evil Dead - this will have to be checked. I also noted that Styker's War was released on DVD in limited quanitites a few years back. Does anyone have this? I'm guessing what I have is actually a different cut or a workprint, imbd made it out like Bruce isn't in it much - but have a quick look now (been years since I watched it) he's in the start a lot (smoking a cigar no less) and this cut is only about 45 mins long and has a real make-shift credits at the end.

Another question - did XYZ Murders come out on DVD? I know there was a laserdisc, and is a trailer on it?

I also found my SVCD of Within The Woods and The Book Of The Dead Trailer. Now, as mentioned above it does not look great even though it's as low gen as you're going to get - the print Scott Spiegel has is in a bad way, but it's basically as good as you're going to get until it actually gets a real release (which may never happen). This Dub it was captured from was also sent to Anchor Bay for possible inclusion on a DVD they were putting out years ago (likly before Raimi decided to remaster from his print).

Annoyingly right now I can't find my Hail To The King trailer, it was on an old VCD and I found it a few months ago and stuck it on youtube so it is about here somewhere! I also have a cool short video that was a fan made vid for SKinny Puppy's Who's Laughing Now (which heavily samples Evil Dead 2) and is made up from clips of the film - with the samples. It was made back in the late 80s, early 90s on an analogue deck so it's pretty vintage. However it's currently MIA also, but will turn up...


The HTTK trailer is actually available for download right here ---------------> http://www.deadites.net/media.php

And that Stryker's War you have sounds like it could be the "pilot" shot in 1980, though Bruce is supposedly the lead in that, which conflicts with your report. Anyway, I'd love to see it. The TV news spot (I'm guessing that's what it is) on Renaissance sounds interesting too. Also, does your copy of The Sappy Sap have sound? Mine doesn't and I'm wondering if this is a common flaw with all bootlegged versions of it.
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#241955
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Army of Darkness - The Primitive Screwhead Edition
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It's lookin' great RidgeShark. I'd never seen that scene with music before either, so was surprised that it was more subtle (in so much as an Evil Dead film can be subtle) than I was expecting - no music, for example, when Ash steps on the nail. (Bruce's reaction is my favourite bit of the whole scene.) I think it plays well with the music, it would fit in great on the film.

I have an old Video Watchdog article from 1998 or so that does a big comparison of all the versions of AOD knocking around at that time. If you PM your email I could scan it for you if you like.
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#241257
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Preservation request: Static (1985, Mark Romanek)
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Hi,
I don't know if anyone else has seen it but one film without a DVD release that's crying out for a preservation is Static, the actual directorial debut of Mark Romanek (I say "actual" because he usually claims his debut is One Hour Photo). The film looks unlikely to hit DVD anytime soon, mainly because: a) it's owned by MGM, who as with so many films probably have no idea they even own it; b) it's been unfairly disowned by Romanek, who dismisses it as "juvenilia", and rumour has it he has blocked any release of it in the last decade. Those who have seen it can join me in attesting otherwise; it's an unforgettable, strange, very interesting little film that can certainly be seen as a forebearer to films such as Donnie Darko and Pi.

A quirky, out-of-of place worker at a crucifix factory in the Bible Belt invents a device he claims can show pictures of Heaven. Discouraged and confused by the inability of those around him to see anything but a screenful of static, he charismatically hijacks a bus of friendly elderly people in order to get media attention for his invention.

At the moment the only ways to purchase the film are either second-hand ex-rental tapes (the film was never released on retail), second-hand laserdisc or VHS dubs from sites like Super Happy Fun. Is there anyone here who might be willing to invest in the laserdisc to do a preservation from that instead? I'm posting a link to an eBay auction below where you can buy the LD for cheaper than usual, as well as another site that's selling it for slightly more.

Maybe I'm not offering people much incentive to seek this out and give it a go, but trust me, it's an excellent film that deserves more attention.

http://www.gohastings.com/catalog/item/item.asp?prodid=32997179
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LASERDISC-Static_W0QQitemZ300022186685QQihZ020QQcategoryZ381QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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#226821
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Night of the Comet preservation?
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I think trickbaxter and I are going to work something out, I just haven't emailed him yet - sorry, been really busy!

If anyone's doing well cash-wise, you might be interested to know that it seems an official release has made available - as part of an expensive boxset that's come out in Japan. Still no word about releases in the US or UK, though.

The boxset also contains Renny Harlin's Prison, Stuart Gordon's Dolls, I Madman and Swordkill.

http://www.sazuma.com/showdcd.php3?dcd_id=TDV3259D
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/(mint,simple)/detailview.html?KEY=TDV-3259D
http://discemporium.com/productDetails.jsp?product_id=22126
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#224297
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Army of Darkness - The Primitive Screwhead Edition
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Love the sound of this, can't wait to hear more news. Just to add though, my R1 Director's Cut DVD (can't speak for any other additions) is missing a shot in the scene where Ash chainsaws Bad Ash. You see him rev up the chainsaw, then there should be an intermediary shot of Ash lowering the chainsaw towards Bad Ash (not on my DVD), then the close-up of Bad Ash screaming. I distinctly remember the shot from my old VHS copy (which was the 88-minute European cut). If this is already in your cut then disregard, just thought it might be of help.