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The Matrix Laserdisc Preservation "Help Needed"

The Matrix LD vs DVD

LaserDisc screenshots:

Scandinavian 2006 DVD box set

…and the color grading of BOTH is completely different to the original 35mm…
so save your money and forget the mess cause this is precisely one of the cases
where te DVD and the LD received altered transfers (some say the producers wanted it that way for the DVD)

The Matrix (1999) US LaserDisc PCM (17665) @ FanRes

MATRIX Formats Kung Fu fight scene VHS DVD BLU-RAY 4K ULTRA HD

Once Upon a Time in the West 35mm print scanning (interest thread)

Post by ptb is from Jan 2020 @ hometheaterforum.

But his post over is from 11-10-2019, 07:42 PM
Currently watching the broadcast on French television…

Il était une fois dans l’Ouest (W9) : A qui sont ces yeux ? Retour sur les regards cultes du cinéma 10 nov. 2019
Dès 21h05, W9 diffuse le cultissime Il était une fois dans l’Ouest…

Prochaine diffusion : (Next broadcast Smile
Lundi 13 avril à 23h00 (Monday April 13 at 11:00 p.m.) VOSTFR - FR Dubbed

Il Etait une fois dans l’Ouest 1968 Rediff HDTV 720p MKV x264 AAC - 2.97GB - Old 4 months @ yggt***
Date de rediffusion : 10 novembre 2019

Stereo Remix from the early-90s
I’m curious what they’ll do about the audio mix.
I’ve caught a print of this once and it was a stereo remix from the early-90s that sounded too good, if that makes sense. I appreciate good audio, but it’s distracting to see older pre-Dolby films futzed like this.

Incredibly Grainy 😃
Once Upon a Time in the West, like many of Leone’s westerns, was shot in 2-perf Techniscope. This is inherently an incredibly grainy format that looks really bad for home video – a postage-stamp-sized frame roughly the same height as 16mm. It looked even worse in the theater, because of the optical blow-ups and anamorphic conversion involved. It’s never gonna be super-sharp, because the frame size is so small, plus it’s a 45-year-old movie.

Once Upon a Time in the West 35mm print scanning (interest thread)

Once Upon Time In The West had a showing on French television a few weeks ago in a gorgeous HD print with the best colour I’ve seen, far superior to the Blu Ray release we currently have available.

I read the so called “new” release is the same as the last one so maybe French tv got theirs from another source. Certainly better from the colour pov and of course it was the full length French release.

Saw it in October in a cinema in Toulouse, great to see again on a huge screen, and the print was the same as the Blu Ray, so in many ways the tv broadcast was a revelation!

ptb Jan 2020

Currently watching the broadcast on French television , the best transfer I’ve seen, sharp focus, gorgeous colour palette, rich and varied. A real treat.

I watched it on GRIT TV yesterday, and the color was amazing.

Team Negative1 - Unofficial Jurassic Park 35mm

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Cinema: Remembering “Jurassic Park” on its 25th Anniversary

(Cinema) DTS was offered in two versions:
(1) DTS-6, a discrete 6-track (i.e. 5.1) mix and
(2) DTS-S, a matrixed, 4-channel Lt-Rt stereo mix.
The 6-track presentations, where known, are identified in the listing below with an asterisk.
(Eventually, the DTS-S format was discontinued.)

The Matrix 35mm

Preservazione di Matrix in italiano a partire da pellicola 35mm possibile!
Preservation of Matrix in Italian starting from 35mm film possible!

Un nostro carissimo amico americano ci ha detto di possedere una copia italiana in 35mm del film Matrix, del 1999, che è in procinto di digitalizzare in HD.

A very dear American friend of ours told us that he owns an Italian 35mm copy of the 1999 film Matrix, which is about to digitize in HD.

January 28, 2016 By Evit
Whole text is in Italian:

The Matrix 35mm

The Matrix Original 35mm Transparency Slide 1999

Original 35mm Cells:

And whole bunch from Newer (Green tinted) Matrix 35mm Film Cell strips

The Matrix 35mm

The Matrix 35mm Regrade?

2.0 was a total botch job.
Insane contrast - so much detail missing.
There are many scenes that are still too yellow.
Some scenes just look so weird that I distrust the whole thing.

The person who did the scan had this to say about the print:
“I think many people will be surprised that their memory of the film doesn’t match what is actually was in the cinema, it had a very blown-out, almost bleach bypass look in many scenes, with white burned out skies and a high contrast look.”

High contrast look - this don’t mean that contarst must be pumped that much to insanity?

Screenshots V2

Maybe someone can fix it…
35mm V2 is released for Christmas 2015.
I think it would be sacrilege to leave it in this shape.
And of course to leave All scratches, dirt, and other damage in.

Original 1999 35mm print projection [No Green Tint!]

Mighty Max (Cartoon 1993–1995)

Mighty Max (Cartoon 1993–1995)
Epic cartoon which is not yet released on DVD… But…

Small clip with TCR - property of studiocanal

Quote from Studiocanal:
We do have Home video rights for this series in the USA.

With some ‘‘Magic’’ it finally could be out…

Before the rights for this show was all messed up, and even at that time, Shout Factory couldn’t get them.

Only a few ep’s was released on VHS,
and what is available for now are pooooor vhs Rip - dcoy complete avi
Mighty Max better quality S01 (incomplete) mkv - 2, 3, 8, and 12 are missing (spleen)
uncompressed TV-VHS transfer - heavily used/old vhs (spleen)
Mighty Max - 1x11 - “Werewolves of Dunneglen”
Mighty Max - 1x12 - “Out in the Cold”
Mighty Max - 1x13 - “The Maxnificent Seven”
Mighty Max - 2x02 - “Pandora’s Box, part 2”
Mighty Max - 2x03 - “Blood of the Dragon”
Mighty Max - 2x01 - “Pandora’s Box, part 1”
Mighty Max - 2x13 - “Clown Without Pity”
Mighty Max - 2x14 - “Max vs. Max”

And another fella:
Mighty Max Restoration Project
His approach to restore them is wrong [heavily filtered] - not tasteful at all, too bad.

Mighty Max Production Cel Set-Up (Film Roman, 1993)