So it seems like a link on my Mega account to a smaller encode in not as good quality is still up. So I can still share that probably
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
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.
Pardon my asking, could I request a copy of this version of T2?
Yes, send me a PM
The non-anamorphic DVD from I think 1999 is based off of (possibly same master as) the laserdisc. So the 2.0 audio on that should be the closest in high quality (I can send you a rip of that DVD if you would like).
The sepia scenes were lost in a fire. A black and white dupe has been used since and re-colored.
Interesting, I have a LD of Wizard of Oz from 1983 and the opening pre-Oz is black and white but the transition to Oz is sepia. Always wondered why some copies of the movie were sepia and some were grayscale
How did I miss this? Is the link still available?
It should be yes, send me a PM
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.
The title of this thread should be changed haha. Also Robert Bolton is still sharing stuff about the Goldeneye Workprint and sharing the same 10 second clip and saying “oh I don’t have access to it” when asked where to find it or if he can share it. Who knows if that WP even exists either.
MGM took down my Mega link. All videos about it on my Youtube channel are now unlisted. PM me for details
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
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.
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.
I wonder if the 3D versions of the prequel movies will be included, or as separate releases? (Or at all, I saw TPM in 3D and it looked pretty bad aside from the pod race)
Hmmm This 1.77:1 might actually be a stretched 1.66:1 image. Once I get the new dvd, I will post some comparison screenshots.
The French DVD is 1.77:1. Checking it now. Slightly more info on top and bottom. The opening title sequence is windowboxed in 1:66.1.
I got one from overseas that was 1.77:1. I can share it too. But this one is the R1 special edition from 2002 (not the 2000 release), which is listed on many sites as being 1.66:1, including Amazon and eBay.
Getting a dvd of Golden Gun soon that is supposedly 1.66:1. Will check it to see if it’s more open than the Laserdisc or Blu Ray
Naked gun has never been released with its original mono aside from ld/vhs
The 5.1 soundtrack on the Blu Ray at least has the original sound effects. But it’s mixed very weird, the music is VERY loud and overpowers the dialogue
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
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:
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
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
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)
I compared The CBSFOX Laserdisc of Live and Let Die against the current Blu Ray and the LD has squeezed the titles to 4:3 as well as the opening gunbarrel. The rest of the movie is pan and scan and a pretty poor transfer to boot unfortunately.
I don’t know how accurate these anecdotes are, especially given the myths regarding Dr No but perhaps others can clarify?
I own that laserdisc of Thunderball and I can confirm all those things that were changed in later releases are in there. (LD is missing a scene with Bond and the massuse after Lippe burns, alternate unddubbed lines from Largo, the shark line, manta Ray, alternate end music) it’s all there. I can rip it and share with anyone who wants it
I also have the 1.66:1 laserdiscs of Dr. No, Russia, and Goldfinger
Just got the Casino Royale Fullscreen DVD in the mail today. Unfortunately I can confirm that it is cropped.
Weird, at least one shot I remember was opened up in Casino Royale FS from watching it years ago, in the opening when Bond and the guy are talking in the office and they would be on the very right and left of the screen.
Hopefully am getting the laserdisc of LALD soon so I can rip and see if any of it’s open matte or pan and scan, the Blu Ray is at least 1.78:1 I think. I have a JP Full Screen LD of Russia with love so I can check it as well. I have the 1982 Dr No LD, but I guess it’s already been stated that it’s pan and scan. I’ll check my VHSs of 007 as well