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#1179867
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Doctor Who
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SilverWook said:

Handman said:

I don’t like the new logo on the Classic Series. I get that they’re trying to unify the show, but… well, imagine if they tried doing that in 2005.

It does say not final, so maybe they will fix that.

Fix it to a classic logo? No. Apparently one of the reasons it wasn’t announced prior to now is that the BBC has made it mandatory to use the new logo on all merchandise.

I wonder if Enemy SE will slip through, or if that’s the reason for its delay. I’m fine with the new logo (with improved color) for a new range, but hopefully the keep this perhaps last DVD consistent, and not just for the ugly roundels reversible cover.

suspiciouscoffee said:

Everything should be unified under this logo.

I remember reading some of the novelizations in the 90s, and had no idea why they had this hideous logo that was outdated even by then. They weren’t 7th Doctor books, and I’d never seen anything of him or the New Adventures at that point.

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#1179767
Topic
Doctor Who
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Handman said:

towne32 said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Hmm. I’d rather they keep them in standard def and cram as many episodes on each BR disc as they can rather than upscale, but okay.

Steve has said the bulk of the costs are in the content licensing rather than the discs, so fewer wouldn’t drop the price really. And apparently the blu-ray disc association doesn’t like it when main features are actually SD.

And it will be worth it where the film exists, plus titles and credits.

Not trying to be too nosy, but where are you hearing that the film stuff is going to be scanned in HD?

On Gallifreybase, Steve Roberts listed it as one of the reasons to go with blu-ray (again, this was done for the new Shada release as well). But I should emphasize that none of the film survives for season 12, at least as far as is known. The earliest 4th Doctor serial with extant film is Invasion of Time. Then there’s Pirate Planet, (Shada), and Leisure Hive. Then with Season 19, nearly all of the stories have surviving film.

No worries about nosiness. I think at this point everything I know has been stated publicly somewhere.

suspiciouscoffee said:

Do we have any idea when other seasons may release or if there will be any sort of regular schedule to releases? I wouldn’t want to sell off all my discs if some of them never even get to Blu. Also, blu-ray.com lists this as releasing in October. Is the March release UK only?

March is the announcement. June 11th release for the UK. October apparently for the US. The 60i versions are being made from the 50i masters, so no loss in resolution.

No word on overall plan, but I’d like to know too. The press release is tomorrow, but apparently they are waiting to see how sales go before committing.

SilverWook said:

Fox must know where the elements for the tv movie are stored. (If they haven’t been lost.) If the BBC wasn’t so penny pinching the tv movie could get rebuilt in HD.
Hope I can actually play these discs if we get stiffed on a U.S. release.

This has been addressed before by the restoration team. Technically, it’s an ideal candidate as it’s entirely 35mm. But the costs were determined to outscale the potential earnings by “several orders of magnitude”. Plus effects would need to be done or upscaled, etc etc.

They’ve been good about making all the UK releases region free in the last 4 years or so. But this does seem to be coming out in the US. My TV does 50p/50i content, so I think I’ll stick with region B.

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#1179686
Topic
Doctor Who
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ChainsawAsh said:

Hmm. I’d rather they keep them in standard def and cram as many episodes on each BR disc as they can rather than upscale, but okay.

Steve has said the bulk of the costs are in the content licensing rather than the discs, so fewer wouldn’t drop the price really. And apparently the blu-ray disc association doesn’t like it when main features are actually SD.

And it will be worth it where the film exists, plus titles and credits.

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#1179668
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

Well, indeed, this week’s announcement was not Web of Fear, but the beginning of the collected classic seasons blu-ray range. First up:

Tom Baker’s acclaimed first season as the Fourth Doctor, originally aired in 1975/76. With his best friend Sarah Jane Smith and new companion Harry, the Doctor pits his wits against a giant robot, the insect Wirrn, Cybermen, Sontarans and Daleks!

Twenty episodes, specially restored for Blu-Ray and packed with new and old special features. Build your own archive of classic Doctor Who seasons with this six-disc special ‘limited edition packaging’ boxset.

Existing Extras
Existing bonus material from the original DVD’s

Brand New Bonus Features
Brand new one hour candid interview – ‘Tom Baker in conversation’
Behind The Sofa – classic clips from season 12 viewed by Tom Baker, Philip Hinchcliffe, Louise Jameson, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Sadie Miller.
New making-of documentaries for ‘The Sontaran Experiment’ and ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’
Optional brand new updated special effects for Revenge of the Cybermen
Genesis of the Daleks – omnibus movie version
The Tom Baker Years VHS release on disc for the first time
Production archive material and scripts from the BBC Archives
Some other archive treats to be announced

Also apparently featuring 5.1 audio mixes. Seasons with surviving film negatives will have HD scans done. Studio footage upscaled “in hardware using a motion-compensated Teranex broadcast scaler” (as, I assume, Shada was).

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#1178194
Topic
Attack of the Clones - Centropy Theatrical Telesync "Remastered"
Time

And it’s hard to say what else, because we don’t have the digital copy. The DVD came only a few months later. It had the hand change of the digital version, and no one knows which others.

No one knows about the speeders in the digital, because of course no one would have made note of that (as they did the hand). The dialogue changes would have also likely been noted had they been made by that point.

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#1177792
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

Handman said:

Paul has explained it is nothing.

His explanation doesn’t really make much sense (i.e., he doesn’t show the blue in the can, and why the underground?).

But, he knew what he was doing. As I said in the first post, it’s either good news or he’s intentionally winding us up. We will see on Thursday, when Doctor Who Magazine makes their upcoming DVD announcement.

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#1173856
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Cedric T Sealion said:

towne32 said:

Cedric T Sealion said:

Is version 3 going to be created using scans of 35mm prints? Or is it derived from the official blu-ray like previous versions?

This project will always have a blu-ray (or highest quality available) backbone.

Ah. So version 3 will have fairly similar colour timing to the previous versions?

The color will be redone as far as I understand. But it will be similar in the sense that it will won’t look like the blu-ray.

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#1171908
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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LordZerome1080 said:

I apologize for my statements. Tone is impossible to tell online.

It’s fine. I’m not familiar with the writing section of the forum, so I don’t know what it’s actually like there. But maybe you will find it helpful. I would imagine constructive feedback on writing is what they’re into.

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#1171899
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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LordZerome1080 said:

Tantive3+1 said:

Last comment on this and then let’s close this topic and move on to making serious suggestions.

Even if anyone were to attempt creating a fanfilm scene like this or for any other edit, it’d cost money in the possible thousands to get/make props, the necessary materials to build a set, filming equipment, a professional crew that knows how to film it the proper way, and getting someone to portray Vader and Admiral Piet.

Taking that into account, do you think it’ll be easier for someone who’s had to ask for donation drives as a last resort? Even though you understandably want your suggestion put out there, it all comes down to if you end up seeing it on the change list on the first page.

Thank you for being the ONLY person who has not attacked my scene.

Yeah, that’s not what happened.

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#1171878
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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LordZerome1080 said:

towne32 said:

There’s no explanation needed for a lack of response regarding Vader’s unmasked appearance. If ESB ended with Luke saying, “Sure. I’ll join up”, and then they go out for tea, then yes, some kind of reaction shot (I think a double take, followed by, “Bwaaaa?” would be best).

But his concern is entirely on his ailing/dying father at that point, not something superficial like his appearance.

I made this scene quite a few years ago and thought it was a cool concept. The fact that almost all of you have shown it nothing but vitriol in a thread designated to an alternate version of the SEs. You are all hypocrites and should be ashamed of yourselves for thinking that one idea is “superfluous” when the very idea of changing the original versions is something a lot of us see as blasphemy.

Everyone was perfectly nice to you. Especially for this site, and especially for anywhere on the internet. But I guess we’re done with that, now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlA9bNk3b5Q

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#1171877
Topic
Episode VI: Return of the Ridiculousness
Time

I don’t know if anything similar has been suggested, yet.

LUKE
But you’ll die.

VADER
Nothing can stop that now. Just for once… let me look on you with my
own eyes.

LEO’s voice
Haven’t I always been a good uncle?

LUKE
No. You’re coming with me. I can’t leave you here. I’ve got to save
you.

LEO’s Voice
Come on! I’m an old man. I’m confused! What’s my name? Will you take me home?


(the joke)

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#1171866
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
Time

There’s no explanation needed for a lack of response regarding Vader’s unmasked appearance. If ESB ended with Luke saying, “Sure. I’ll join up”, and then they go out for tea, then yes, some kind of reaction shot (I think a double take, followed by, “Bwaaaa?” would be best).

But his concern is entirely on his ailing/dying father at that point, not something superficial like his appearance.

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#1171851
Topic
Episode III: Revenge of the Ridiculousness
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Maybe a bit extreme but I do like the idea of telling the whole plot.

I think my end credit idea is a bit much. But I do like the crawl basically taking us to the final shot. And then maybe just a, “Previously” caption on whatever you do next.

In any case, you’d need a good way to end the gag.

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#1171841
Topic
Episode III: Revenge of the Ridiculousness
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Still struggling to come up with a good crawl idea (anyone got something please speak up). But this was fun to see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6EgTDaWHaE

Keep the real crawl, itself.

And then keep it going, and going. Tell the entire plot of the film. Maybe 3x longer than normal (or even longer). Pan down from the star field, through a bit of atmosphere, and onto the closing shot of the film. Iris wipe to the end credits.

Show a bit of credits, run them off the screen and pan down from those stars to however Revenge of the Sith actually starts.

(Can you tell I watched too much Monty Python, growing up?)