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#1372780
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Return of the Jedi 1997 Special Edition HD Reconstruction (Released)
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LardBladder said:

Is it okay if I get a link too? If not, it’s cool.

Of course you can get a link! PM’d

LardBladder said:

Although, imo, the SE ending and with the new music with Sebastian Shaw as Force Ghost Anakin is the perfect ending for ROTJ. Plus, no Naboo with Wesa fee too! The 97 edition is the perfect definitive way to end the OG trilogy.

That is the main reason why I made this reconstruction! The 97 ending to ROTJ is just too good not to see in better quality. I had to use upscaled SD footage for that bit, but I think it’s the best we’ll get until TN1 gets around to scanning the other two SE films.

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#1371385
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Preservation of SE97 Laserdiscs (Info Wanted) (a WIP)
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But on a serious note I’m very excited to see this! The 2000 re-release does have slightly improved colors, but the article that a_o linked to also says that, “The 2000 box set, although visually striking in terms of packaging and presentation, does not feature a transfer that really sets it miles ahead of the 1997 Japanese box set.” So capping it would probably not to get any more detail, but you would have different colors.

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#1368955
Topic
Return of the Jedi 1997 Special Edition HD Reconstruction (Released)
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I’m excited to announce that v3 is fully armed and operational! 😉

Check the main post for everything that has changed from V2 to V3 (a lot has been done since I restarted from scratch, new sources and new editing software). Thank you everyone for your support and interest!

As always PM me for a link and for feedback (currently uploading to Mega, it should be done soon).

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#1364356
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The Matrix Reloaded - Cam Bootleg DVD Preservation (Released)
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WildngPower8 said:

This is great lol. The fact that you found this at a Goodwill is impressive. This would be interesting to watch and get an audience reaction audio sync with a better looking picture. I’m not sure but I wonder if anyone on here knows of the Matrix sequels 35mm print restoration projects, this would complement that big time.

Yeah I was kind of surprised to find it for sure! I flicked through it and there either isn’t much of an audience there, or they did not like the film at all because there is no cheering, laughing, clapping, etc lol.

As for the sequel 35mm projects, I am not aware of at all. I did however see this print of Reloaded for sale on eBay…

https://www.ebay.com/itm/35mm-Feature-Film-THE-MATRIX-RELOADED-2003/254653786666

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#1363175
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The Matrix - Laserdisc Preservation opportunity - "Help Needed"
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Just as an update, I got into contact with someone who has done their own capture of the Matrix on Laserdisc, and unfortunately it appears that the LD master is the EXACT same as the DVD, color grading and all (top DVD, bottom LD):





So there is no real point in doing another capture, since you can pay $2 for the DVD and call it a day. I would however like to shift focus on attempting to get the Hong Kong open matte LD (if the people who posted pledges are okay with that), which is definitely way harder to find but I’ll keep a lookout for it.

Thanks!
-Josh

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#1363124
Topic
The Matrix Reloaded - Cam Bootleg DVD Preservation (Released)
Time

Hi everyone!

So at Goodwill today I found a fake-looking DVD of The Matrix Reloaded (crappy cover art and a blank white disc with “THE MATRIX DVD” printed on it), and it ended up being a theater bootleg. I figured it was worth uploading if anyone wanted to check it out. I remember there was some sort of argument of how the Matrix sequels were framed differently between theatrical and home video releases, so here’s an example of theatrical framing! It’s a 1:1 DVD folder rip so it has the chapter select and menu. It only comes in at 1.36gb.

PM me for a link!

Below are some screencaps and a scan of the artwork:




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#1362855
Topic
Return of the Jedi 1997 Special Edition HD Reconstruction (Released)
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Stotchy said:

We’re about to release D+83 which uses Disney 4K and 4k83 footage which has been tonemapped and color corrected from HDR to SDR. You can use that as your source if you like.

If you choose Davinci Resolve as your editing platform I can send you the project files once it’s complete.

That sounds amazing! I’ll have to wait for that then 😃

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#1362513
Topic
Return of the Jedi 1997 Special Edition HD Reconstruction (Released)
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Hi everyone!

So long time, no see. Sorry about that, it’s been! Work on v3 all but stopped completely since I lost all progress on my video editing software after a hard drive crash. I do still have v2 on my google drive but that’s all that I have left of this project. I don’t even have my ESB 97 project at all anymore, not even on GD (partly because it was very flawed when it came to trying to gt it in sync with the DTS audio).

However, I am toying with the idea of starting over from scratch using a properly downscaled copy of the new UHD blu ray, that doesn’t have botched colors because of HDR (if anyone could point me in the direction of one I’d be very grateful) as well as either the DNR or heavy DNR version of 4k83 for 2004, 2011, (and 2019?) changes. The only thing that is really holding me back is finding a new video editing software that I like. The one that I use now seems to like adding ghost frames when encoding video, which messes with DTS syncing, and the program generally gets slower the more you use it. I might consider getting an older Macbook so I could use Final Cut Pro, which is the only other video editing software that I remember liking.

Right now, I do consider yotsuya’s 720p merge and upscale of the 97 SE the definitive versions. Yes even more than v2 of this project. If I do start working on this project again, the goal would be to make it 1080p, which is definitely doable. Also TN1 is working on 35mm scans of the 97 trilogy, so that’s something to look forward to for sure.

Thanks for all of your support, and I’m glad that everyone has enjoyed my work this far!
-Josh

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#1354566
Topic
The Matrix - Laserdisc Preservation opportunity - "Help Needed"
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Chewielewis said:

This post from the lddb is very relevant here and in general

That is interesting about old home video releases having their colors altered to make up for inaccurate TV sets. Would you still trust the 35mm scan that has been done over the LD in this case? I do know that a lot of people were saying that it is way to oversaturated and blown out (maybe it was unique to that specific print)

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#1354278
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The Matrix - Laserdisc Preservation opportunity - "Help Needed"
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marin888 said:
…and the color grading of BOTH is completely different to the original 35mm…
so save your money and forget the mess cause this is precisely one of the cases
where te DVD and the LD received altered transfers (some say the producers wanted it that way for the DVD)
https://forum.lddb.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7944

That’s interesting. I’ve always heard that the LD for The Matrix was theatrically timed, but those screenshots say otherwise.

I would say that it would still be worth preserving the LD just so we have the LD’s color grade as well, but if the Scandinavian DVD is from the same master (which I think is what you’re implying), then it could be a decent idea to get that and sync it to the LD audio (that I didn’t even know got preserved)

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#1354164
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The Matrix - Laserdisc Preservation opportunity - "Help Needed"
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TomArrow said:

If this should go above 300 or so, you may as well just get it from lddb: https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/shop/09271/17665/Matrix-The

Looks like it’s the same according to the cat number.

I’ll definitely keep that in mind, especially since it looks like the auction has over 30 watchers at the moment.

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#1354156
Topic
The Matrix - Laserdisc Preservation opportunity - "Help Needed"
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Hi everyone, there is currently an auction on eBay for an extremely rare Laserdisc of The Matrix. This version of the Matrix is essentially the same master as the original VHS release and will have theatrical color timing (as well as an excellent 5.1 track). As of right now there is 14 hours left to bid.

I am looking for financial help to attain this LD and have it properly preserved. I have made arrangement for a member to do the capture and post-processing if we win the auction. I will, of course, pitch in for a majority of the cost. If you are willing to make a donation put in in the comments and I will keep a public list of donors.

Thanks! 😃

Update: I lost the auction at the last second, but not to worry, I’ll be saving towards purchasing the LD from lddb.

Pledges:
Me - $150 (subject to increase if needed)
williarob - $10
craigbillet - $10

Goal: $170/$300

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#1351681
Topic
Enter the Matrix Reloaded (Released)
Time

Hi everyone, I am excited to announce that I have completed an extended cut of The Matrix Reloaded using most of the filmed footage from the video game, Enter the Matrix. This adds in the story Niobe, Ghost, and Sparks (which was a somewhat minor part in Reloaded). I think this makes the narrative of Reloaded more complete.

PM me for a link and let me know what you think 😃

Changes:

Theatrical Runtime: 2hr 18min
EtMR Runtime: 2hr 40min
Resolution: 720p (Enter the Matrix scenes are SD, but some deinterlacing and deblocking has been done to make it looks better).

03:50 - Niobe and Ghost Jack in
07:47 - Last Transmission of the Osiris
10:31 - Niobe and Ghost join the meeting in the Matrix (scene of sentinels drilling to Zion moved to this scene from later in the film)
16:01 - Sparks reacting to the incoming agents, members of the meeting fleeing
17:36 - “Is the exit clean?” scene
17:46 - “72 hours” scene
19:38 - The Logos returns to Zion
20:16 - Lock and Niobe
48:33 - Lessons of the Oracle scene (this scene features the “new” oracle since Gloria Foster passed away before completing her scenes. Having the scenes play out this way seems to imply that the Oracle was able to appear to Neo as her old self one last time.)
50:24 - Lock telling Niobe to stay
01:36:20 - Jack in, find the One, jack out
01:38:45 - Off to the freeway (replaces theatrical scene of Niobe talking to Link)
01:49:28 - Added Niobe’s line “You ain’t done yet.” (reordered this sequence of shots to make room for the line).
01:50:12 - Sparks warns Ghost and Niobe before they get hit
01:50:48 - Sparks says “Oh I can’t watch this” then proceeds to stare at his monitor before the two semi trucks collide.
01:51:34 - Ghost and Niobe jack out of the Matrix, Sparks says Morpheus needs their help again.
01:52:48 - Scene of Lock in the control room (replaces the theatrical scene that gives almost the same information), Ghost and Niobe joining Morpheus, other ships getting in position, and a shot of Bane cutting his hand.
02:02:24 - Ghost and Niobe jack out of the Matrix after blowing up the power plant, see Bane about to set off the EMP
02:20:59 - Sparks says that the Nebuchadnezzar is gone, Seraph calls and tells Niobe to go to the Oracle
02:23:03 - Niobe meets with the Oracle, who tells her that Neo is alive.
02:27:01 - “Picnicking Sentinels” are coming for the Logos (this explains what happens to them in Revolutions).
02:39:56 - Added a post-credit scene of Ghost and Niobe discussing if anyone will find them.

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#1326605
Topic
The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions 4:3 Open Matte DVD Preservation (Released)
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Space Hunter M said:

Could you re-rip .VOB #2 from the Reloaded disc? It’s corrupted in the .ISO. Thanks!

Thanks for notifying me! I did a re-rip and the same .VOB is corrupted. The disc itself plays fine so I think it may be an issue with the DVD ripper that I’m using. I’ll give it another shot within a day or two and see how that goes. In the meantime the MP4 plays fine if you want to watch it that way for now. Sorry for the inconvenience!