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#1209133
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4k77 released
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Okay just ordered a 4gb 128 bit gtx 960 video card for 25 bucks from ebay, which is basically the next step up from my current one and supports h265, I’ll let everyone know if it makes a difference.

Just my two cents on the detail level from watching my re-encode, it may not be what some people expect of blurays, but having watched tons of older films on bluray, this is very comparable and in many ways far better than some films I’ve watched. The grain is hardly noticeable for most of the movie, it’s like a comprimise between silver screen and despecialized, minimal grain and plenty of detail and still has the appearance a 70’s film.

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#1201237
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Turkish Star Wars
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oojason said:

‘The Legendary Cult Movie Known as ‘Turkish Star Wars’ Now Has a Smashing New HD Scan’…

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-legendary-cult-movie-known-as-turkish-star-wars-now-1825502041

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‘NEW HD SCAN OF CULT FILM “TURKISH STAR WARS” TO PREMIERE MAY 4’…

https://neonharbor.com/new-hd-scan-of-cult-film-turkish-star-wars-to-premiere-may-4/
 

this is good news, I read about the print being found several years ago, being only one known to exist, I guess it’s finally going to be seen by the public, a moment in history for the recovery of an nearly lost film.

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#1199432
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Question about public domain works
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MrBrown said:

As I understand, the new transfer features some things that were not in the original theatrical Version? In this case it may be under copyright law.

http://www.copylaw.com/new_articles/PublicDomain.html:

Whenever you rely on the PD status of a work, it is important to make sure that the particular version you want to use is actually in the public domain.
Later versions or adaptations (e.g., translations, revisions, annotated and illustrated editions) of PD works may be protected by a separate copyright.

That’s what they did for Beneath the 12 Mile Reef, the restored release is an extended cut, and of course they’ve yet to bother restoring the original.

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#1187712
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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RU.08 said:

Agreed! Another thing that frustrates me that I think about a lot is the fact that they won’t even allow the originals to be booked for shows. Most other films a cinema can select whether they want to screen a print or a DCP.

yeah me too, I was reading awhile back on a website for how to license movies, that star wars hasn’t been available because of rights issues, hopefully with disney buying out parts of fox that’ll change.

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#1172959
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Question about public domain works
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Doctor M said:

Easier to answer than you think.
In order to copy the disc you must defeat a digital copy protection scheme. That is a crime by itself regardless of the movie’s copyright status.

Generally, but I bought the bluray of the Vampire Bat on bd-r from Film Detective, which was unprotected.

Also there are exemptions for fair use, but I’m guessing the poster wasn’t talking about those

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#1172957
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Question about public domain works
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According to several people at archive.org it depends. Just a new transfer and minor work generally don’t qualify, but major work might. some releases are clear on this matter for example my copy of “the brain that wouldn’t die” says specifically that the bonus features and the disc artwork are copyrighted. By the way archive.org has had a decent high definition copy of that long before the criterion release.