Wow! This print is just as beautiful as the “Dr. No”, “GoldenEye” and “The Living Daylights” prints! This is definitely promising.
There was a Bond Marathon over at Turner Classic Movies around September. Were the original prints being used, just like what MGM HD did for “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” or did TCM use the Lowry masters for each film? I only caught “The Living Daylights”, “Octopussy”, and “Goldfinger” and those were definitely Lowry masters.
The blu-ray looks very cold, as if Lowry wanted to give it a more sleeker and modern look.
Ohh yes! I would love to see a “GoldenEye” restoration (or “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Moonraker” even). The blu-ray looks cropped and DNRed to death.
It looks fantastic! I can’t wait, as it’s one of my favorite Bond films and probably the one boasting the best John Barry score alongside “A View to a Kill”.
Timothy Dalton is very underrated as Bond.
Don’t laugh when I say this: “The Golden Girls”.
While seasons 1, 2, 4,6,7 were unedited for the DVDs, the DVD box sets for seasons 3 and 5 were edited to hell and were the syndicated episodes. I’m unsure if the ones on HULU are uncut for seasons 3 and 5 and I highly doubt Buena Vista (Disney) would even care for this series at all to restore them to its uncut/non-syndicated glory.
“Roseanne” is another one. Everything’s uncut, save for the Patty Duke Show homage with Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke playing the two Beckys is removed from the DVDs. I’m sure I’ve missed a few syndicated cuts and other cuts here and there, but that’s the one I remember.
@captainsolo I really loved reading all your analysis on the different film transfers for all the Bond films. Can't wait to read the ones for the Dalton and Brosnan films (GoldenEye looks really weird on Blu, as if everyone just stepped out of a Madame Tussauds wax exhibit).
Any information on the Aladdin Diamond Edition blu-ray? Just curious if it's just the special edition DVD (AKA the IMAX presentation that never happened), transfer or the original theatrical print (of course, with the censored "Arabian Nights").
Big question: How's the blu-ray release for "Bedknobs & Broomsticks"?
I've read some of the reviews on Amazon that it's the original theatrical version and all of the horrible dubbed scenes were removed, but I'm not entirely sure (here's hoping that "Nobody's Problems" is remove as well). Also wondering if "Portobello Road" on the blu-ray is also the theatrical version and not the extended version?
This is a wonderful project and I loved all the hard work you've put into this.
Picture quality is stunning and I've felt that I was back as a kid in 1991 watching this again.
Wow! This is going to be fantastic! I love the original Theatrical release and at the age of 9 (!), this introduced me to Mozart and classical music in general (and also the cinema, along with "Star Wars"). I can't wait and I'm very ecstatic.
Torrents are amazing and I'll definitely seed this release since these versions (both original and '97 cuts), were the ones I grew up watching on TV and VHS respectfully.
Have you thought about the new Mega? They're really good and not to mention, really reliable (I have an account there and it's been really good so far). Plus, I'm positive that these files won't delete once you sign up and store them into your own account folder. Uploaded and Filepost are also good as well. I recommend all three sites.
VHS (Pan and Scan)
- 1997 Special Edition (Gold Box. The box is a bit beat up now due to age and I have to use clear tape to put the box together. It was a gift from my dad)
- 2000 Star Wars Episode I
DVD (Widescreen with the obvious exception of GOUT in which is non-anamorphic widescreen)
- 2001 Episode I 2-Disc
- 2002 Attack of the Clones 2-Disc
- 2004 Original Trilogy Box Set (Silver with Bonus Disc)
- 2005 Revenge of the Sith 2-Disc
- 2006 Star Wars GOUT 2-Disc
- 2006 The Empire Strikes Back GOUT 2-Disc
- 2006 Return of the Jedi GOUT 2-Disc
I'm probably one of the few that loves the original Theatrical release of Milos Forman's Amadeus over the director's cut and I'm curious if there was an attempt to restore the film back to it's original theatrical cut by using the bluray of the director's cut as a source? The original DVD was a flipper and had the original release in anamorphic widescreen but sadly, it was never to be seen again. Sadly, Mr. Forman is like Lucas and wants all surviving sources of the original theatrical version to disappear and wants only the director's cut as an available source since all the constant blu ray releases was only the director's cut and not the original.
Now this is a release that I can't wait for and the reason that I've joined here in the first place! Keep up the good work, guys!