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#1443703
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Help: looking for... Selutron's Superman II
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Master Lawdog said:

hiphats said:

I have seen this so-called edit on archive.org . Beware ! This is not the Selutron edit and does not contain the revised changes you saw on Oliver Harper’s vlog. This is apparently the work of one other fan who had too much time on his/her hands. This is one fan’s way of combining the theatrical cut with the Donner version. Wait a bit longer, folks, before attempting another version of S2.

Huh? What about the VFX changes that Selutron did? Were they just select scene tests to pitch a conceptualized idea, or are they scenes from his project?

They were scenes from his project.

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#1443698
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Help: looking for... Selutron's Superman II
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I have seen this so-called edit on archive.org . Beware ! This is not the Selutron edit and does not contain the revised changes you saw on Oliver Harper’s vlog. This is apparently the work of one other fan who had too much time on his/her hands. This is one fan’s way of combining the theatrical cut with the Donner version. Wait a bit longer, folks, before attempting another version of S2.

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#1441784
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D U N E - D E L U X E E D I T I O N ( R E L E A S E D )
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I already gazed through the DUNE SE and have now seen just about every fan edit of the film that attempts, in their own way, to do justice to what David Lynch himself would have come up with had he been given Final Cut.

By now, however, most of you fans will have seen a new edit that is out there that attempts to merge all known available footage shot by Lynch into a 185-min. cut. While the structure is based on the SpiceDiver cut, it otherwise does it’s best to avoid the controversial edits and changes of the Allen Smithee TV cut while providing a cohesive story to order to be the most complete version of the film possible within the digital realm. Sections of the male narration heard in the Smithee version had to be left in for continuity purposes. Plus, most of the intended Toto musical cues have been restored here and there, most notably in the Sandcrawler, Betrayal, and Paul Kills Feyd scenes.

The creator of this edit produced this in response to the upcoming Koch German deluxe import which will include two extended cuts—one the Smithee cut (for the first time in an HD format), and a second extended cut whose details are not yet revealed except for the people behind this new set. The new 185 min. edit was intended by its creator for those fans who may be unable to get the Koch set, possibly due to region lock.

Now that you understand, I can tell you I do have this edit. If any questions, PM me.

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#1437671
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D U N E - D E L U X E E D I T I O N ( R E L E A S E D )
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Same here. I am interested. PM me.

By the way, as now as known somewhere on this site, work has been completed on a new 185-min. fan edit of DUNE which I have seen (hopefully some announcement will be made elsewhere in this forum). Anyway some anonymous fan has created a new edit of the film using all known existing footage legitimately shot by David Lynch including material from the theatrical and Allen Smithee cuts of the film, and the outtakes first seen in the DVD release. It follows the structure of SpiceDiver’s “Alternative Edition” but otherwise avoids the objectionable edits of the Smithee cut, although some of the male narration had to remain in this new edit of the film for continuity purposes, and most of the prologue that was repurposed for SpiceDiver’s cut also remains.

Any questions, please PM me.

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#1437665
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Help: looking for... Any 'DUNE' 3-hour cuts out there?
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benduwan said:

hiphats said:

But here is what I can tell you…there is a new fan edit of DUNE that has just been completed. I have seen this edit, and compared to the other fan edits we’ve seen (Third Stage Edition, Spicediver, Michael Warren’s “complete saga”), this one is probably the first to bring together all known available legitimate footage David Lynch shot for the film (between all the video releases, the theatrical and Smithee cuts, and the outtakes) into one 185-minute edit. While this maintains the structure of the Spicediver “Redux” edit, all footage is there.

combination of the theatrical,tv version and all deletet scenes in only 185min??
that seems me to short…

You have to remember that although the TV version was touted as having “50 min. of never before seen footage”, it actually had only 35, not counting the repeated credits, cutback scenes from part I, the created-for-TV 7 min. prologue, and 5 min. of “cheated footage”. You also have to count the 17 min. of outtakes not in any cut of the film that only appeared on certain DVD and Blu Ray releases. All of the legitimately shot footage is in this new fan cut. None of the controversial changes and edits of the Smithee cut are in this edit. However, some of the male narration of that Smithee cut remains in the new edit only for continuity purposes. The SpiceDiver cut had some new sequences that incorporate most of the TV prologue cut into the plot proper…those scenes have been retained in the new edit as well.

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#1437587
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Help: looking for... Any 'DUNE' 3-hour cuts out there?
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As you fans probably know by now, DUNE is about to be reissued on 4K and Blu Ray in two deluxe editions, one by Arrow, the other by Koch.

Depending on what frame of mind you come from, Arrow has opted not to include the Allen Smithee extended cut. But the one SE to look out for is the Koch edition, to be released only in Germany. That edition will include not one, but two extended editions.

I have been in touch with “DuneInfo”, one of the guys involved with the Koch set. The Koch version will include the Smithee cut for the first time in an HD format, plus another version whose details can’t be revealed at this time.

What has also not been revealed is whether or not the Koch set will be region free.

But here is what I can tell you…there is a new fan edit of DUNE that has just been completed. I have seen this edit, and compared to the other fan edits we’ve seen (Third Stage Edition, Spicediver, Michael Warren’s “complete saga”), this one is probably the first to bring together all known available legitimate footage David Lynch shot for the film (between all the video releases, the theatrical and Smithee cuts, and the outtakes) into one 185-minute edit. While this maintains the structure of the Spicediver “Redux” edit, all footage is there. I say this because all the other fan edits I have seen (some that claim to be complete) have material missing. This new edit is probably closer to the “final cut” David Lynch wanted but never had a chance to complete.

If you are interested in this new “anonymous Redux 2022” edit or if you have any questions, PM me.

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#1376467
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Possible project - THE GOLDEN CHILD (1986) w/restored John Barry score
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As some of you already know, THE GOLDEN CHILD (hit movie with Eddie Murphy) has been announced for blu-ray release on December 1st as part of the “Paramount Presents” series.

So far there has been no word on any use or restoration of John Barry’s original score (one can only assume Paramount did/has not worked things out with the late composer’s estate).

With the technology fans now have with isolating sound stems digitally, it is therefore possible to construct a re-creation of a version of the film with Barry’s intended score as originally seen by test audiences.

Samples of scenes using Barry’s score are available at these URLs:

https://vimeo.com/350061123 (Opening of the film)
https://vimeo.com/347866248 (Tin Can Man sequence)
https://youtu.be/y4jvPxAnnAc (Kee Nang gets the arrow)
https://youtu.be/lG_1qjOT4v4 (Bottomless Pit)
https://youtu.be/ZPEag_b9UBM (The Safehouse)

Anyone open to this?

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#1338563
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Info: a SUPERMAN Extended Cut - in 5.1 surround
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Kamdan said:

Has anyone made an edit of the Blu-ray’s theatrical cut with the 4K’s 5.1 theatrical sound? The video transfer for the 4K version sucked and the only perk was getting the original sound in 5.1 instead of 2.0.

I didn’t think so. The 4K came off the original camera negative, and it looks just as perfect now as it did when the few people saw it in 70MM in 1978. Sure, the picture looked dark, but maybe it’s just the TV brightness that needs adjusting.

Anyway, there is someone named Kathryn Ross who’s doing a remastered attempt of her own. She is currently mastering and enhancing S1 a la the STAR WARS Trilogy Special Edition with improved SFX and sound. Her Twitter handle is @kathymotion , and the thread is #supermanthefinalcut to learn more about it.

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#1338302
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Info: a SUPERMAN Extended Cut - in 5.1 surround
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As you know, many years ago there was an attempt made by Alex Serpa to remix the extended 3:08 TV cut of SUPERMAN in 5.1 surround. While clips of this work still remain on YouTube, it never came to full fruition.

Here at this URL…

https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=296761&page=95

…we may finally have a completed attempt to do such a mix. Some of you know that the current Warner Archive Blu-Ray of the TV cut has flaws of its own in terms of the sound mix. But this new attempt will hopefully address this issue.

The guy that’s doing it goes by the call sign “Croweyes1121”. I will keep you posted on this development.

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#1290961
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STAR WARS is on TCM right now...which version is it?
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This is disappointing indeed since TCM generally shows films in their original aspect ratio. One time they showed MY FAIR LADY (filmed in Super Panavision) in a modified 16x9 ratio before they finally aired it in the correct ratio. Similar situation with AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS where they first aired it full frame (standard 4x3) before that finally aired in its 2.2:1 proper ratio. A rare case where TCM breaks the rules on its exhibition policy.

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#1284176
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Screening of the Original Version of STAR WARS July at Stockton, CA
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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.

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#1284174
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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This probably should fit into this category, and I think Harmy should take note of this.

It has been reported by MAB Hollywood’s Matias Bombal that the original 1977 version of STAR WARS will be screening at the historic Fox Theatre (now the Bob Hope Theatre) in Stockton, CA on Sunday, July 14, 2019. This will be a rare opportunity to see the original Episode IV in as close as possible to what audiences originally saw in 1977. The film will screen at 2 PM.

The information is at https://foxfriends.org/ .