This print looks beautiful!
Hey how much do you need still?
I’m paying for the rest myself. The reels will be shipped to the scanner next month.
Amazing! Thanks a ton! Eagerly anticipating this one!
This sounds awesome! The original theatrical fade from the Disney logo to the wallpaper is engrained in my head no matter how many times I watch the blu. Thanks for taking on this project!
EDIT: Are you by chance planning a 2D version as well?
I once had Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions regraded by kk, but with the Cinema DTS audio and lost these files in a hard drive failure. Anyone still have these?
This probably should fit into this category, and I think Harmy should take note of this.
It has been reported by MAB Hollywood’s Matias Bombal that the original 1977 version of STAR WARS will be screening at the historic Fox Theatre (now the Bob Hope Theatre) in Stockton, CA on Sunday, July 14, 2019. This will be a rare opportunity to see the original Episode IV in as close as possible to what audiences originally saw in 1977. The film will screen at 2 PM.
The information is at https://foxfriends.org/ .
Is it absolutely the 1977 version? Maybe I’m just blind, but I cannot seem to find that info on their site.
Pretty cool to see the open matte Quantum shots though!
I have also heard the same thing about the Casino Royale PSP disc… But I have not seen one myself.
I also was fortunate enough to see Skyfall in IMAX… This might sound dramatic, but it is one of my all time favorite movie-going experiences. Truly immersive (even if they JUST opened up the framing from the 35mm ratio). It’s how I first experienced this and I think it’s a damn shame it hasn’t seen a home video release.
Not gonna lie… I did feel a bit of a let down that Spectre was not an open matte IMAX release. Skyfall really raised the bar for me.
This sounds really cool! Gives me hope for the existence of some rare release that has no jump cut at the end of From Russia With Love.
I wonder if someone in the community has the Cinema DTS discs to go with this film? It would put an already awesome project to the next step IMO.
Thank you so much for alllll your hard work and the detailed explanation of your whole process! You rock, hairy-hen!
Wow, I had no idea this film was getting altered! Hate to say that I’m not surprised… but I’m glad that the original version will be preserved. 😃
Just bought it. Not letting it go away.
Very cool! You rock, Mango!
Not sure about Rogue One… but I am pretty sure that some theaters were treated to 70mm prints of The Force Awakens and Last Jedi.
Sounds interesting! Can’t wait to check this out!
Thanks for the info, Colson! So excited for this release… and yes I do still plan on donating at some point. 😃
Just out of curiosity… as I know efforts are made to include as many audio tracks as possible for these release… (and speaking as someone who has yet to donate to the project…) . Are there plans to include the DTS track from the LD release as well as the 2.0 track?
Were these films released with DTS on LD as well? I know TWINE is pretty rare and only had that one LD release in Japan… pretty sure that only had ac3, which would still be a fun comparison to the DVD released at the same time.
I hate to say it but it’s been nearly a year and I still can’t get a copy of this release. I saw Aladdin at Greater Union cinemas in Civic, Canberra when it was released and fell in love with it. To this day I have the original poster up in my computer room along with a collection of Aladdin toys, characters etc. The ‘release’ ins’t accessible so be sure to reply with ideas other than Blutopia. 😃
Same, I’ve been able to get a myspleen account but not Bluetopia.
Would love to get BACK to Blutopia… I am a member that got banned while in my month away from my computer while moving, getting married, and going on my honeymoon.
Awesome! I remember watching this in 35mm. Would be a treat… as much as it can be for this movie! haha
I will gladly donate to this project! Where can I?
Oh, my goodness those frames look fantastic! Nice teaser!
Ugh, I hate when they change the logos. MGM is missing from this thread it seems, it looks so stupid to watch a 50 year old film and have it start with a MGM.com logo.
Couldn’t agree more! One problem I have with the 007 blu-rays… Weird seeing Connery films with the mgm.com thing. Even the Brosnan films had changes… removal of the the UA logos… The World Is Not Enough had the MGM 75th anniversary logo changed as well.
Hell yeah, this would be awesome!
Could be a fun/interesting thing to have!