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#1302830
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Dirty Harry Color Regrade and New 5.1 remix project
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SpacemanDoug said:
From what it seemed in your uploads that 1979 VHS tape was too yellow looking

Yeah, maybe I need to re rip it, or the LD is graded different?

Anyway, here are screencaps from the Full Screen dvd from 1997:
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Is this closer to what I should aim for color wise? It seems to me the most well rounded in terms of color and not too saturated. The Widescreen version on the same disc is much more saturated.

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#1302717
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Dirty Harry Color Regrade and New 5.1 remix project
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Ronster said:

over saturated, get the saturation right first before re-grading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkqF0EED6AA

These films never looked good so colorful why make them over saturated now?

shift cyan towards blue more Highlights are blown on the source.

Oh yeah, I still have it way too saturated. And that Youtube video is darker than the DVD I’m using (at least it looks like it), I have several DVDs/VHS/Laserdiscs of the movie. I think the full screen DVD from 1998 has that darker saturation/color grading as well, so I might use that. I’m getting the original JP laserdisc of DH soon, which might be the same transfer as the old rental tape (which was taken directly from a print), so that might be a useful reference as well.

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#1301589
Topic
Yankee Doodle Dandy 1946 - Colorized Version 1080p Preservation
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Thank you! I used Sony Vegas and overlayed the color VHS over the Blu Ray and blended them with opacity settings. Then I lined up the frame, sometimes shot by shot. Even with a high quality 480p rip, the color VHS is blurry, so I’m working with that (as you can see in the screenshots). I over saturated the colors so when it blends it goes back to its original color scheme. I’ll have to toy with the framing for a lot of it

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#1301285
Topic
Dirty Harry Color Regrade and New 5.1 remix project
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This is a project I have been slowly working on for a while. It started months ago when I ripped the mono tracks from the laserdiscs and VHS tapes of the Dirty Harry movies. I toyed around with remixing the soundtrack with the original Mono elements. I have improved upon it since this video, but here is a taste from Magnum Force:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLYbDGdkGzk

Inspired by several regrading projects on this site, I wanted to regrade the teal and sometimes over saturated blu ray from 2008 back to a more subdued color pallet (similar to how it may have looked on 35mm) like the one found in early home video releases, and also on the 2002 dvd release. Here is the first 2 minutes of the movie:
https://vimeo.com/367003359
(password is: ot)

I plan to do at least the first 3 movies like this.

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#1296417
Topic
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
Topic
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
Topic
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
Topic
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.