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#1296417
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Terminator 2 JP SqueezeLD Laserdisc Rip - Different (possibly original?) Color Timing
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I’m sorry this took so long, but I finally ripped the Mono track!

It sounds awesome. If you would like it, shoot me a PM. After re-ripping the LD, I realized what I thought originally was an error in my quick initial rip of the disc was actually true. That as cool as it is to see the un-timed colors, the LD really looks like garbage. Not because it’s 480p anamorphic (doesn’t help of course), but the contrast is way off. Slightly dark scenes are too low contrast and super saturated, to the point where basic detail is lost. (See the cop that Arnold throws out of the car after they break out of the hospital. You literally can’t see his face through the windshield on the LD) But if I increase the contrast, lighter scenes are WAY blown out and almost look over exposed, I.e. you can’t read the opening titles at all if the contrast is raised.

Nevertheless I ripped it and included the Mono track.

I’ll be sharing a folder with these files (about 6gb total):

-Raw MP4 rip of the squeeze LD

-WAV of the Mono track that syncs to the R1 “Skynet Edition” Blu Ray

-MKV Remux of the Blu Ray (3ish gb) with the Mono track synced and the 5.1 folded down to Stereo.

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#1287342
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Terminator 2 JP SqueezeLD Laserdisc Rip - Different (possibly original?) Color Timing
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Richard Stamper said:

So I checked out the mono track on another rip (not of this one, of the SE).

Clearly, the mono is remixed and is not a fold-down.

I’m guessing some low level theaters got the mono mix initially, and Cameron being then the crazy director he was, did custom mixes for different theaters (ie some got the stereo mix DS, some the mono mix, some the 70mm 5.1 mix)

So a rip of the mono mix would be nice, it levels the film with the original, and really crunches 😃

I’ll need to rip that mono, will post it when I have it ripped

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#1287341
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Terminator 2 JP SqueezeLD Laserdisc Rip - Different (possibly original?) Color Timing
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Chewielewis said:

I recently saw this film on 35mm, an original print, definitly looked like the THX DVD and not this LD.

Yep, that DVD (and subsequent releases) is how Cameron wanted the final product to look. This LD is cool to see though, the scene where the t-1000 kills the cop in front of the coffee machine looks SO much better on the un-timed LD. The actual release has an odd green/teal tint to it where the LD is darker blue with the red light from the machine shining on him.

NeoMatrix said:

Pardon my asking, could I request a copy of this version of T2?

Yes, send me a PM

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#1284963
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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) 35mm Print On Ebay
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/35mm-Feature-Thoroughly-Modern-Millie-1967-IB-Tech/133080288383?hash=item1efc340c7f:g:-k4AAOSwftlc~mii

Thoroughly Modern Millie has never been released on Blu Ray or any HD Digital release. The most recent release is DVD. Don’t know if there is any interest in this? The print appears to be open full frame. Colors look great too.

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#1282435
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RoboCop: TV Edit HD Restoration
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Perene said:

Wow, never heard of this until now… then again, after the Superman movies and their alternate cuts for TV this isn’t surprising. I sent you a PM (if you can share a link), I hope you could find this material in good shape, I’ve seen a few clips and they don’t look good.

I did. I used upscaled footage from old VHS tapes and a few DVR recordings of the TV version that aired recently (within the past 2 years).

I’ll send it to you

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#1276866
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Star Wars: SDTV & HDTV digital broadcast * database *
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AncientOne said:

Can someone PM a location for the original trilogy? English, please. Also, are any of these files Open matte? 16x9?

In terms of aspect ratio, the OT and Phantom Menace were shot in Anamorphic Widescreen, so no “open matte” versions exist. Even the 16x9 versions would be pan and scanned. Clones and Sith were shot digitally so there might be some full 1.78:1 shots out there. I can’t confirm that though I’m just guessing. Ep 7 has some IMAX shots but is also Anamorphic I think.

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#1276698
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Star Wars trilogy box sets coming next year?
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SilverWook said:

As some of the last batch of changes to the films were for the 3D releases, technically we did get them, from a certain point of view. 😉

Disney has all but abandoned 3D releases in the U.S. Only Marvel seems to be bucking that trend though.

Yes that’s right, they have CG Yoda for consistency’s sake (a change I don’t hate but definitely isn’t necessary), and updated “force speed” effects if I remember (among other things). But I’m talking more of the 3D itself, which aside from the pod race and space scenes looked more like a shoebox diorama than anything.

Also I read somewhere the 3D versions of Clones and Sith were completed and screened. But unlike Phantom Menace which was advertised and hyped up, the latter 2 prequels were screened like one time each at one theater and then quickly forgotten about.

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#1274004
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Goldeneye 35mm Scan and Preservation
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When the “Ultimate Edition” of the (then 20) 007 movies came out, weren’t those movies already in 4k before they were scaled down to DVD and Blu Ray? They did have a “4k Restoration” credit at the end of some of those movies I remember. And in one of the making of segments 4k came up once or twice. I can’t imagine they did new scans, maybe the original Blu Rays and DVDs were heavily compressed (or DNR’d to death in the case of the Brosnan Movies).

Also GE 35mm is beautiful. Thank you so much

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#1273833
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Open Matte Bond Movies
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Found my old Live and Let Die TBS broadcast from 1991. It appears to be a mix of Open Matte and Pan and Scan. Here’s a few comparison shots. (the 1.78:1 blu ray is the Blue rectangle) Some of the movie has more info on top and bottom. Some of it (shown in the 4th screenshot) is just pan and scan: lald lald
lald lald
There’s also several spots were you can see the literal top of the frame/matte
Looks like a 1.66:1 version of either movies would be the most “open” release

Also like my laserdiscs, shoot me a pm if you want an MP4 of the broadcast

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#1273505
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Mono soundtracks that were butchered with 5.1 remixes in later releases
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The Decimator said:

I’m watching Scarface on AMC right now, and it sounds like they’ve changed the sound effects for the guns.

The new Scarface mix sounds OK with a good sound system, but the original mix is king. Especially during the final shootout and the drug deal gone wrong.

IIRC one of the DVD releases has a 5.1 mix with the original sound effects intact. And I think someone said it but yes the 2.0 Stereo mix is on the blu-ray

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#1273254
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Dr. No Rare Uncut Version 1st Beta/VHS release 1982
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JayArgonaut said:

Thanks for the clarification and the offer, that’s very nice of you. Yeah, count me in, I would definitely like to see this version. It was very likely the version that I would have seen on ITV (UK) during the 80s but I didn’t pay that much attention to Bond films back then. 😃

What’s your verdict on the 1.66:1 LD’s vs the DVDs and Blu-ray releases, out of curiosity?

I’ll have to compare the 1.66:1 LDs but if I remember I think they are similar if not the same. (LD might have slightly different color timing)