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Dead Presidents - Criterion Preservation V2 (Released)

I went into this one not knowing what to expect. You are doing God’s work, alleycat! I was super impressed with the BD-J menus, that’s a cool feature you don’t see in most “homemade” BD-Rs. However you did it, you nailed it!
I was even more mindblown when I watched the unrated Heist deleted scene and the first thing I noticed was the deleted scene had a 2.35:1 ratio, whereas the main feature was 1.78:1. I had not realized the film was original released in 2.35:1, but then after a closer look, I came to a beautiful conclusion: the print you used is an UNCROPPED open-matte print that practically has roughly 20-25% more picture info than the theatrical ratio. And for this movie, uncropped open-matte worked out tremendously. Only other uncropped open-matte films I’ve seen so far are True Lies, The Abyss Special Edition, and Panic Room and they all looked outstanding.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the heart and effort you put into this release. Keep up the excellent work and stay safe!

P.S. If you ever explore the possibility of a 1080p color-correction/splice job for Armageddon CCE (Michael Bay’s Director’s Cut), I would loooove to see it!

NJVC Custom Blu-ray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega

Hi solkap,
I’m having a problem downloading one of the ROTJ 25GB RAR parts (NJVC.ROTJ.Despecialized.2.5.BD25.part02 .rar) on Mega. A message pops up on that file alone saying “Temporary error, retrying.” The other files are downloading fine except for that one. Any idea what’s going on?
Thanks in advance!

UPDATE 10-1-18 7:15am Mountain: Part036 in the ROTJ Despecialized 50GB folder is not downloading either. Same error.

Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (!) - Original Theatrical Version (Released)

I own the original theatrical cut on both VHS and LaserDisc. I will be doing my own preservation of it as soon as I get my new capture card. While an HD restoration would not be possible because no large versions of the non-GCI frames exist, I will at least attempt to preserve it up to a Progressive DVD format (MPEG-2 DVD, 23.976fps Progressive)

Here are all the versions I own and will use:
• Japan Theatrical LaserDisc, ShoPro (main source)
• Japan Theatrical VHS, ShoPro (may be required to fill the Side A > Side B transition on LaserDisc)
• Japan Kanzenban VHS (TV Tokyo print with Ash’s Journey intro), ShoPro (reference only)
• Japan Kanzenban DVD (DVD print without AJ intro), ShoPro (for Japanese DD 5.1 track, Japanese DD 2.0 track, and reference)
• US DVD, Warner Bros. (for reference and for English audio & subtitles)
• Japan Blu-Ray from Pikachu The Movie Premium Box Set, ShoPro (may use Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track)
• 2016 US Blu-Ray, Viz Media (Cartoon Network remaster, English audio contains fixed errors such as wrong Pokemon names, may use audio as a bonus)
• Ryuu-Rogue fansubs (for Japanese audio)

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
Adobe After Effects CS6
Subtitle Edit

Realistic MD-1000 Multi-Disc Player (LaserDisc/CD-Video/CD-Digital Audio)
Funai SV2000 DVD Recorder
Windows 10 Pro
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II Graphics Card (1280MB GDDR5)