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#1075409
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Question about the 2006 "GOUT" DVDs
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Astroboi2 said:

Wazzles said:

I’m fairly certain those are legitimate- the 2008 set had an outer box like that and were kept in slim cases.

Yep. Those look like official releases. They came out a while later with slim cases and no inserts. Widely available in Canada. I actually work at a store that sells used DVDs and we’ve had these versions many times (and we do not sell bootlegs). I also own this set myself and it’s professionally pressed.

Ah, so THAT’S why the cases look bootleggy. I found another listing of the set where you can see the thickness of the boxes, and those are definitely half-width. So I guess the only way to fit two discs is to put one on each side like that, and ditch the inserts. Makes sense.

So thanks guys, you told me what I needed to know, that there WAS a set - I actually had no idea GOUT was kept in print that long, so consider me surprised that the 2008 trilogy sets (now that you guys mention it, I DO recall seeing the prequel trilogy/original trilogy sets being sold, and sorta just assumed they were repacks of the 2004/individual prequels) actually had the OTV discs.

Those slim cases are ugly, though. So I guess I’ll go for the original releases in full sized boxes, with the inserts.

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#1075229
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Question about the 2006 "GOUT" DVDs
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Yeah, but the people who make the bootlegs know there’s still a market for it. Anything that’s out of print and still collectible is a viable market. That’s why Studio Ghibli was a big target, because those films were super popular and Disney “vaulted” them, so the bootlegs sprung up.

The guy sent me another message saying he bought them “directly” from Amazon so they can’t be bootlegs… I’m not so sure about that though, they’ve goofed in the past and accidentally sold bootlegs. I might ask if he can pop one of the discs in a computer and see what size it is - all the Ghibli bootlegs I got were DVD5 sized (obviously), whereas the real ones would be DVD9.

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#1075199
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Question about the 2006 "GOUT" DVDs
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SilverWook said:

I have a few bootleg SW discs myself. I’m fascinated by the ones with horrible engrish spelling or text copied from a totally different movie. If there had ever been a bootleg Star Wars Laserdisc, I’d probably want it for my collection. 😉

On second glance, I see where they slipped up with the prequel set. ROTS doesn’t have a disc 2 with the bonus features, but has The Story Of Star Wars instead, which was a limited time Walmart exclusive.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Episode-III-Revenge-of-the-Sith-3-Disc-Set-with-Rare-Walmart-Story-DVD-/112336103283

I bought that disc separately once I realized Walmart got it as an exclusive, since I already owned all 3 prequels.

And yeah, often the bootlegs do have Engrish and such, but they definitely do photocopy the original artwork and use discs with art on them so it’s pretty hard to tell from low resolution photos.

I’ll message the first seller asking for pictures of the insides, if they have the right kind of case and the chapter inserts/mini-posters, I’ll buy 'em.

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#1075192
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Question about the 2006 "GOUT" DVDs
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SilverWook said:

If those are bootleg discs, they look awfully good. (I got burned on a factory sealed bootleg Beatles CD box set several years ago, and the sub par disc labeling was one of the giveaways.) Are we certain there was no other retailer exclusive packaging like Walmart had with the comic books included?

You’d be surprised how good bootlegs can look. I made this video a few years ago showing real vs. fake Studio Ghibli films, aside from the fact they used the wrong artwork it would be relatively hard to tell. Photos taken from a distance would look just like authentic ones - thankfully they used the wrong art so it’s obvious, but in the case of Star Wars there was only ever ONE box art, so that’s not a factor.

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#1075165
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Question about the 2006 "GOUT" DVDs
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crissrudd4554 said:

doubleofive said:

Those are both illegitimate. IIRC, the “Limited Edition” was never sold in a set, and not in skinny packs.

Yes they were, in 2008. I saw them in fye and Best Buy countless times before they were pulled before the BD release. There was a prequel set and an original set, the latter containing repackaged versions of the 2006 DVD sets. That aside the 2006 sets was also available in a tin case at Best Buy when they first came out (I know cause I have it).

Ah, interesting. So that outer box WAS official?

Mocata said:

The gold colour and the artwork is right BUT this is always 2 disc per movie deal. The second “bonus” feature disc is the GOUT.

Edit: Wait you get a pic of the damn thing on the first link - look at the back of the sleeve, it says Disc 2 features bonus theatrical etc etc. It’s all totally fine, box or not that’s the info you are looking for.

You do realize bootlegs copy the official artwork, right? The second auction I linked has them in cheap looking cases (I could understand one of the cases breaking and replacing one, but ALL SIX?) with no chapter inserts. I know at least the prequels had chapter inserts originally.

The first one doesn’t show pictures of the inside, but I can send the seller a message asking if he can send me some.

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#1075150
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Question about the 2006 "GOUT" DVDs
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doubleofive said:

Those are both illegitimate. IIRC, the “Limited Edition” was never sold in a set, and not in skinny packs.

That’s what I thought. Just wanted confirmation.
The mini-poster chapter insert is legit, though, right? Looking at used releases, I see this one for example that has this mini-poster. I know it’s a fullscreen version, but I digress.

(Why did Fox even release fullscreen LEs? I doubt anyone who cares enough about the OTVs would want a cropped version…)

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#1075142
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Question about the 2006 "GOUT" DVDs
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TV’s Frink said:

drfsupercenter said:

I’m looking to add the “limited edition” OT DVDs to my collection.

Don’t take this the wrong way, but…

Why?

Just download one of the many fine restoration projects here.

Because I’m a collector and I like having official releases. I do have the Despecialized Editions, but there’s something to be said about having the actual releases.

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#1075138
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Question about the 2006 "GOUT" DVDs
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Hey guys,

I’m looking to add the “limited edition” OT DVDs to my collection. I bought the boxset back in 2004 when it first came out, so when they re-released it two years later with the original theatrical versions, I skipped those as I had just spent money on the DVDs.

But years later, and seeing scalpers asking more and more for them, I figured it would be nice to own a set.

I’m seeing a couple listings on eBay for the complete Limited Edition trilogy, which comes with an outer box similar to what the 2004 set had. It’s not the same as the 2004 art, as that was all silver.

I’m not sure if these were ever official or not, or if they’re bootlegs. I only recall seeing them sold individually in stores, not as a set.

I see this set on eBay, which has an outer box. I thought it looked real enough, but then I also came across THIS one, which has a prequel trilogy as well - that’s almost assuredly a bootleg, because of the fact they’re all in crappy DVD cases without chapter inserts. That’s a pretty obvious sign.

Can anyone confirm whether or not there was ever a GOUT Trilogy sold, or if any that have that outer box are bootlegs?

Thanks

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#773904
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Fantasia
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I am surprised nobody asked this yet, so I will.

Does it have the uncut Pastoral Symphony segment? The rest of the video should be fine on the Blu-Ray, but the scene with the black centaur was notoriously edited out of every home video release there was, and the only existing clips currently in circulation are from some European TV airing in the 70s (I think?) that was recorded to a VHS, so naturally it looks pretty bad.

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#331990
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Colorized Classics
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You wouldn't notice that the chroma resolution is lower, since MiniDV, DVD, and HDV also have hi-res luma and low-res chroma channels--and most viewers have no idea. Is this possible?

 

Why wouldn't it have the same resolution?  If you record a VHS to a DVD it'll be 480i... just like the official DVD.  Unless you meant somehow ripping the 1080p Blu-Ray transfer?

 

Either way, I'd love to get a copy if someone could record it... and then worry about that later.  I mean, why restore what isn't even the original? LOL

I just don't want it looking like a VCD or something...

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#331917
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Colorized Classics
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Was Casablanca's colorized version only released on VHS? Or was there a laserdisc too?

I'd love to see that... anyone here own that who has a DVD recorder or something?  I would just buy the VHS but if I can get it for free... why would I waste the money?  I realize the colors look awful, but I want to see it just for the fun of it.

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#322021
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another 16mm print of SW on eBay
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Do you guys have the ability to scan 35mm film?  I know my Epson scanner can do 35mm film... and I totally would if someone needed me to.  (Of course it only does one frame at a time so it would take FOREVER)

 

negative1, do you or anyone else remember the username of the seller? Even though the listing was removed, the guy probably still has it and you can always send a message through eBay.

 

Is someone going to bid on that trailer? I kinda wanna see it... I even would if no one else wants to.  (Provided it stays at a low price... it's not worth that much to me)

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#320263
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The Vaultbreakers Collection - Disney Preservations
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Hi,

I guess I joined in this way late!

I can get just about every Disney DVD released in Region 1, since the library where I live has an extensive collection. I have the Limited Issue/GCC as well as Platinum Editions for almost all the films released more than once.

So I don't think any rental stores are gonna help here. Unless they have the CAV boxset of The Lion King :P

Didn't someone already do a Theatrial version of Little Mermaid? I could be wrong, but I thought so. I'll have to go through my DVD collection and see.

That was 1.78:1... we're doing ours all in OAR.


Now, ultimately, we're looking for someone with an x0 or x9 laserdisc player, as the result would be infinitely better than Molly's (Just because they aren't low-end players)... and that would also reduce the amount of filtering we'd need to do.
If anyone can help in this area, please let us know!

Oh, I almost forgot to mention about the line in Aladdin. Basically, to edit the 5.1 all I did was separate the channels into mono waves. (NOT the Enhanced Home Theater Mix... those suck and have absolutely no purpose on a movie already made in 5.1!)
The channel setup was that of instrumental on the four side channels, and vocals on the center channel. So I used an audio morphing program to do a "vocal extract" on the CD rip. I then stuck the handmade acapella back in the 5.1 and it sounded pretty much like a theatrical 5.1 would have. (except a little robotic sounding... since that filter isn't perfect)
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#319838
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Anyone have an x0 laserdisc player?
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Hi,

If Molly didn't tell you, I'm one of the people working on the DisneyUnvaulted/VaultBreakers project to make DVDs of the OTV of Disney animated movies.

Films like The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast have to come from laserdiscs, as those DVDs are equivalent to the 2004 Star Wars set as far as changes go.

Does anyone here have an x0 or x9 laserdisc player (and some sort of high-quality capture device) that could do us a favor and record some discs in a format higher quality than a typical DVD recorder?
We'd pay for shipping and everything, and send you the discs... Recording them with an entry-line player just doesn't look as good as it could. And reading around on the x0 Project page, it looks like our results could be infitessimally better with a rip from an x0/x9.

So is anyone interested? I'm sure at least one of you has one of those players... in order to get the Star Wars rips :)
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#319507
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Prequels Original Version
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I also have the widescreen vhs and it is indeed the theatrical cut of the phantom menace, i have the japan laserdisc. I have a hongkong boot dvd mastered from the laserdisc and another mastered form the widescreen vhs.

I also have the 3 disc super vcd theatrical telecine of attack of the clones missing the end titles, and of course i have the Zion edition theatrical boot of revenge of the sith.


Any way I could get a link to wherever you got those bootlegs from?

the sound mix on the laserdisc is simply phenomenal even when played back simply in stereo, i am sure someone with the equipment to decode dolby digital ex would agree. I'm going on memory here but as far as listening to the laserdisc goes as far as i can tell this is the theatrical mix, much more dynamic than the remix 5.1 on the dvd.


Do you have some way to record the 6.1 track on the laserdisc?

Also, anyone know where to get the TB release? I asked the people who made the screenshots for that comparison adywan posted, they said it was the TB release and that it's probably on OT forums...
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#319186
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Prequels Original Version
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OK, so if Darth Maul's death scene wasn't modified on DVD, and Anakin never was shown killing Jedi children... what exactly WAS changed?

Is there a list or something that says what was modified for the DVD? They aren't "special editions" like the 2004 OT set, so it's obviously not much... The two scenes I thought WERE modified apparently AREN'T...