I know, it would be a shame to miss this chance to see it in 35mm. Fingers crossed
I’ll see if I can solve this by the end of summer, otherwise I’ll refund the people who sent me money and we forget about Face Off 35mm all together. It’s going to be a loss for me, I won’t deny, but what else can I do. You live you learn.
Sorry to say, no. We did retrieve most of the material from the scanner in the meantime (other previous projects), only Face/Off is still there and the person is kinda hard to reach for very long periods of time. I wrote to him recently and I’m waiting for a reply. Sorry for the long delays, guys. I’m personally ashamed that this person turned out to be so difficult to deal with, it didn’t start that way, as the delivery of previous projects prooved. I still trust that we’ll get this delivered eventually.
We have had some problems with the scanner who has grown an immense backlog, at the moment we can’t tell when it will be ready. I’m very sorry for the long delay
I would prefer if the Italian track didn’t come out in high quality until Poita’s project is done as it would devalue any attempt to resell the print to fund more projects. Because you can be sure that it’s gonna end up being shared on pirate websites.
Actually I do have it! Someone else had asked for it a while ago and it was really easy to export from the original iMovie file.
Shooting you a PM.
I forget where does the Italian track that you have comes from
I’m also hoping for someone to “grab” those from Netflix. I don’t expect stellar quality but it would be a start. I’m based in Italy and can’t see Warriors on Netflix. Furthermore, when I’m in the UK I don’t have a PC good enough to do it. All we need really are those specific segments of the film.
Considering that Netflix removes films continously from their catalogue, the sooner it happens the better. It might be our only chance for a long time.
Are you planning to share it privately with community members?
It looks lovely! What do you plan to do exactly?
How big is the ProRes file?
Poita is currently working on it, we are all patiently waiting on updates from him.
Looking back, it’s a good joke 😄 I didn’t even notice it ahah
The final release yes, I imagine, but not the first direct release, that’s something we will release only to the donors to show our gratitude for helping us out in what is a logistical ordeal and a financially risky effort for us. As said, we could only do this thanks to other scan projects currently in the works, anyone who wants access to the first direct release in exchange of a small donation towards our current projects feel free to contact me.
Thanks again to everyone who’s giving us a hand, even small amounts help us a lot!
Saving on hard drives and worldwide shipping means saving many hundreds of dollars/euros, if it wasn’t for you!
Since we are basically leeching onto RU.08’s other scanning projects (and this is the only reason why we could do it so cheaply, bless him) you can indeed donate something to his project and still get the early release of Face/Off. Get in touch with me or him and I’ll put you in the list of those who will get an early access release.
This first direct release will have a 25gb limit for practical reasons, but we didn’t say anything about the FINAL release. That will be up to PDB.
I’ve asked, the print was located in Germany and has German writing on the cans but the whole thing is in English, so it was either for original sound projections or for some US NATO base. Either or, I think it’s unlikely to be a British cut
I honesty don’t know what’s the story behind this print other than it was owned by someone in Europe (not in Britain) but we’ll know soon enough.
No problem, Silver. I imagined!
RU, can you PM me the eBay link to the trailer? I’m running around and I’m not in my own country at the moment so I’ll try give it a look in 24 hours. I hope there is time for the trailer.
We always keep an eye for those disks. If the film doesn’t miss any part it should be easy to match it with its CD
Ok, funding is complete! Thanks to everyone who joined in! Couldn’t have done without you. I’ll add all the names in the list of members who helped us out in a future thread. Shouldn’t be long until we get a first release!
(I’ll change thread title in a few days when I’m back home)
It’s all in English, no subtitles, either US or British release. We don’t know yet if there are missing frames, it’s supposed to have no splices. It’s early to say which BR version PDB will synch it with, in any case we expect to propose it both with multichannel track from BR and optical audio from 35mm (in the final release). The first “raw release” won’t be synched with anything yet, it will be a direct transfer, just to give you something while waiting for the final one.
We do not have a theatrical DTS CD, we haven’t found it yet but we’re always looking.
We’re not asking you to spend the whole 75 but even a smaller portion would be good. 😉
Thanks for your question and for your help if you wish to give us a hand.
I’m sure the transfer itself was great (from negative that’s for sure), before they erased details with DNR, increased the brightness in every single dark spot and recolored 😛
If would be a shame to miss out on this opportunity. We’re only missing around 75 euro and everyone who donated so far already invested as much as they could. If anyone else would like to help out this project let me know ASAP.
I remind you that this is for a complete scan and delivery, there won’t be additional costs later on!
Only a few days for the last 75 euro, after that we’ll miss out on the occasion for a complete scan at a low price.
And for the first time: Face/Off from 35mm http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/FACEOFF-complete-35mm-scan-opportunity-NEARLY-FUNDED/id/54581
Me and a few other generous members have been putting money towards a 4K scan of FACE OFF from 35mm, a copy that is in very good shape and that can finally show us how the film looked originally in theaters and yes, it’s pretty different from any home video release. Most noticeably, the lack of heavy DNR seen on BluRay and HD-DVD to the point that close-ups of the actors’ faces look like wax statues with rubber ears (very much like the faces seen in the infamous BD of Predator), one would never guess that Nic Cage had a 5 o’clock shadow when he finds himself in jail, but there it is on the 35mm, in its whole grainy glory. Comparison shots also show a different color palette in many parts of the movie and a radically different use of light. It seems like the home video releases were also zoomed/cropped to some extent compared to theatrical release.
Here’s some examples of the theatrical look compared to HD releases
35mm / HD-DVD
(whole gallery here https://postimg.org/gallery/2kbxkbtni/63897c6b/ )
We have the rare opportunity to scan it with professional equipment for a very cheap price all included, this means there won’t be further expenses involved afterwards… and we are barely 100 euro away from the goal. W’re kinda short on time to make this happen so anybody feeling generous and wanting to help us out feel free to contact me in private for a donation. Any little helps.
There’s a tight deadline on this print because it has to be returned to its owner. If the money isn’t raised by the end of the month we loose the opportunity to have it scanned!
The files will be passed on to PDB who’s gonna take charge of the project once the scan is complete (thanks PDB!) and eventually release it the way all preservation projects get released, but in the immediate future a direct BD-25 release will be made available very shortly after the scan (limited to those who donated). We only have so much time, thanks in advance for your help.
UPDATE: FUNDING IS COMPLETE! Thank you guys!