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#1287693
Topic
Blood Simple original cut
Time

SpacemanDoug said:

riftamos said:

springfeel said:

IT would probably be too much work but i wouldn’t mind syncing the original audio to the directors cut , I’ve never seen the original but it sounds like modernized effects were added to the DC.

The real question is if you want original audio on the Directors cut or a proper release of the Theatrical cut. The only place to get truly un-altered copy of the film is the Japanese Laserdisc with a reported uncut run time of 99 minutes.

The UK dvd release is purportedly a theatrical cut of the film (listed at 95 minutes) but it is PAL formated and therefore sped up - the audio will not sync with the Bluray releases. Doing an NTSC conversion to slow the frame rate and resync / retone the audio would be a project but it’s been done before.

I’m hoping MrBrown will share a copy of the UK dvd with me so I can look at slowing it back to the original run time.

I believe the US Laserdisc lands somewhere in between, it has a 96 minute run time but lacks the “Four Tops” soundtrack, however, I believe it does have some scenes and dialog that were later cut and the original sound effects.

I’d still offer to split costs on the Japanese Laserdisc - I’d like to apply some video processing to it and do a 720p scale, I think it will come out quite nicely.

I actually did take care of slowing it down back to its original NTSC speed and uploaded it on MySpleen

😃 Can’t wait to see this! Thank you!

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#1287657
Topic
Blood Simple original cut
Time

springfeel said:

IT would probably be too much work but i wouldn’t mind syncing the original audio to the directors cut , I’ve never seen the original but it sounds like modernized effects were added to the DC.

The real question is if you want original audio on the Directors cut or a proper release of the Theatrical cut. The only place to get truly un-altered copy of the film is the Japanese Laserdisc with a reported uncut run time of 99 minutes.

The UK dvd release is purportedly a theatrical cut of the film (listed at 95 minutes) but it is PAL formated and therefore sped up - the audio will not sync with the Bluray releases. Doing an NTSC conversion to slow the frame rate and resync / retone the audio would be a project but it’s been done before.

I’m hoping MrBrown will share a copy of the UK dvd with me so I can look at slowing it back to the original run time.

I believe the US Laserdisc lands somewhere in between, it has a 96 minute run time but lacks the “Four Tops” soundtrack, however, I believe it does have some scenes and dialog that were later cut and the original sound effects.

I’d still offer to split costs on the Japanese Laserdisc - I’d like to apply some video processing to it and do a 720p scale, I think it will come out quite nicely.

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#1287503
Topic
"Faces" '95 THX Laserdisc Preservation
Time

JawsTDS said:

I’m in the process of capturing the “Faces” Laserdisc set and was wondering if any completionists out there would need it? (I recall a user saying they were looking for this).

This preservation contains all of the content on the “Faces” set from the Fox Video logo to the FBI Logo.

I have only captured Star Wars so far and will capture the rest tomorrow. If you have any recommendations as to capturing and quality, please let me know.

CAPTURED WITH: Pioneer CLD-980 (COMPOSITE) to Hauppage USB-Live2.

AUDIO: LPCM Stereo 1536kbps.

RESOLUTION: 720x480i (non-anamorphic).

I know the GOUT DVDs made use of the master from the DC and “Faces” set, but this contains the 1981(?) crawl, which some people like and the interviews straight from the laserdisc. Plus, a lot of people (like myself) grew up watching this set and it has a lot of nostalgia.

Also, I have not preformed any cleanup on the image.

SCREENSHOTS:

I am also working on a preservation of the “Faces” laserdiscs. I’m planning to do a sharpen/detail and cleanup of the image with a scale to 720p. I think with my video processing equipment this should look pretty fantastic, the one thing I currently lack is bit perfect audio capture.

I’ll certainly keep everyone informed - happy to contribute to JawsTDS if you need my help. I can send you a raw rip of ROTJ without any cleanup or edit if you are having capture issues

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#1286727
Topic
Blood Simple original cut
Time

MrBrown said:

riftamos said:

MrBrown said:

The end credits have “The Same old Song”… Did not find the jukebox scene…

Edit: jukebox has the same old song, too.
It is the Theatrical Cut… On the ildnukd DVD…

Which DVD release are you referring to exactly?

The theatrical cut should have a run-time of approximately 99 minutes, edited versions about 96 minutes.

The first UK DVD release:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00004W4H4/

It is PAL, so the running time is 4% reduced, due to its 25fps speed-up.

Ok, cool. I wasn’t sure what you meant by “ildnukd DVD”

Bit of a process to slow that back down to 99 minutes and remux the audio to match

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#1283533
Topic
The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
Time

Hello all, I’m a long time lurker and new to the community; excited to contribute!

A project that I have been working on and wanted to share/ask for contributions is an 1080p restoration/upscale of “The Flim-Flam Man”

If you haven’t seen this movie, you’re missing out.

I would like to complete a BD-25 release.

What I have so far is:

The original Playhouse VHS
A low resolution cable broadcast rip (appears to be the same master as Twilight Time Dvd)
Twilight Time DVD rip (800mb not a lot of quality here)
720p Mux from “Mister Flim-Flam” German LD release
A separate 720p rip of “Mister Flim-Flam” LD release with German audio track

What we need:

If someone could come up with the actual 35mm film or broadcast master tapes!!! I will arrange a film scan! This would be the greatest thing of all time

This aired on FXM in 1080p around January 2019. I about pulled my hair out when I was at work to find out that we didn’t DVR it. If only someone had captured it…

Cable broadcast version from early 2000’s. This aired at least once on AMC in standard definition and again around 2010 on AMC in HD.

Satellite/Cable broadcast version early/mid 1990s. (I don’t expect this to be of high quality, but there may be some extra material or scenes)

If anyone has the physical disc of the Twilight Time release it would great to have an uncompressed copy, same goes for the LD.

If anyone has any information about other releases that I have not covered here, that information itself is valuable. I’ve heard rumor there was a limited US LD run, I cannot confirm if that’s true.

There is absolutely a 1080p version of this film somewhere or at least master tapes as it has been broadcast at least twice in HD.

If anyone has any extras that would be fantastic

Current Plan:
The best material I have is the two 720p German LD rips. My plan is to try both a software upscale and two different hardware based upscales to 1080 and see what looks the best. This will probably look awful, but it is worth a shot failing no other source.

I’d like to release some limited extras.
So far:
2014 Video of a review of all the filming locations (check it out on youtube)
Production Stills
Original Theatrical Trailer

I will keep you updated on my progress in putting this together. Please let me know if you have any material or information you can contribute, I really appreciate it!

-Rifts

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#1283527
Topic
Goldeneye 35mm Scan and Preservation
Time

Colson said:

And with a new donation from kchrules, the project is now FULLY FUNDED. Also I know I have been slow to work on this one, but I am happy to say my personal matters have sorted out recently and it will be full steam ahead very very soon on this. So sorry to everyone for the delay.

Colson - What’s the status of this project? I’m very excited to see a scan of this film. Happy to offer my help or support in anyway that I can