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#1220092
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Phantom Menace '99 - HD Theatrical Version by Chewielewis
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I didn’t realize it would take that long for the scans. I wonder if maybe we could fund for him to just scan the changed portions of the film and the scenes with subtitles.

As for adding grain I say go for it! I’ve seen someone just add grain to the Blu Ray and it brought out a better picture and more detail on top of just looking like a proper film!

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#1220061
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Phantom Menace '99 - HD Theatrical Version by Chewielewis
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Smithers said:

yea i wish the whole movie were in 90p like this image

Just saying that if there was a clip in this quality and you’d rotoscope them in it’d be an improvement over the current one.

For comparison sake.
https://i.imgur.com/qdCfkdj.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/hPLYDmo.jpg

Free Taa’s aides have more detail in the second one.

Jedit: apparently the link didn’t work properly on mobile…all apologies, I just updated the link

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#1220041
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Phantom Menace '99 - HD Theatrical Version by Chewielewis
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This might be useless info but I found this very good quality pic of the original senate scene, I couldn’t find where it originally came from but I’m hoping that there’s a clip of it in this quality.

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/9/9d/Human_aides_of_Taa.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160220012003

Mobile link:

https://i.imgur.com/hPLYDmo.jpg

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#1218162
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Phantom Menace '99 - HD Theatrical Version by Chewielewis
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Ah gotcha. Don’t get me wrong I love this movie…it has a weird charm for sure. But I think they set the release date and rushed to get it done and that’s why there’s lots of sloppy mistakes…at least that’s what it seemed like in the behind the scenes doc as shown in this pic.

https://i.imgur.com/I3vElGT.jpg

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#1218136
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Phantom Menace '99 - HD Theatrical Version by Chewielewis
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Amazing progress! I imagine those shots will blend in nicely with the rest of the movie. Did you end up doing something similar with the bridge shot/Senate scene? IIRC the changed area was a bit fuzzy so maybe that would make it blend in seamlessly. Also thanks for doing this, I know not many people would care to restore this film but I’m just glad that someone is

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#1196238
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How Many Versions are there of the AOTC
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I’m glad more people seem to be interested in preserving the theatrical versions of the Prequels! How easy would it be to take the HDTV (dvd) version of AOTC and fix the audio changes so it’s the digital theatrical version?

And someone on the spleen restored the theatrical version of ROTS using the HDTV version and just putting the wipe back in so there’s definitely ways to get the original versions of the Prequels recreated.

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#1176429
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The Phantom Menace - A "Good Enough" Reconstruction
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Just PM’d. Im glad this is being done! There is a 35mm scan of this being done so it could be used for reference for the subtitle timing and could be used to restore the shots only found on VHS/Laserdisc (i.e. removing the bridge and replacing the Twileks in the Senate scene)

jedit: Also for the shots that you used the blu ray footage, did you recrop the frame to match the HDTV? (the frame of the blu ray shows about 9% more)