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#316607
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Waterworld ABC Cut?
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Something I wanted to point out...

Jaiman, you're kinda bashing your own cap for its perceived lack of detail, but in reality, it has at least as much detail as the average cap, and probably more. When you look at the averagecap, see the black noise on the picture? That's a result of attempts at sharpening a blurry image. Introducing the black noise makes it appear as if the image is actually sharper, when in reality, no new information is actually introduced (obviously, as you can't replace what isn't there). In the image with the universal logo, look at the VHS cap. See how the letter "U" has a fairly pronounced outline? The image has had edge enhancement.

Now, I'm not knocking the job that Mcfly has done. He's done a damn good job at shining a turd. It's not easy, but he's done it. It looks pretty good. I just want you to realize that you've done all right. :)

BTW, you said the running time is 171 minutes. Does that include the credits, or no? I'm wondering because IMDB lists a runtime of 176 minutes for the extended version, but that probably includes the credits.

I've included a couple comparisons below to show the effect that sharpening can have on an image. The first image is your Encore cap, and the second is a sharpened version.

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3526/universaleeoddvrab5.jpg
http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/2439/universaleeoddvrsharpenmu6.jpg

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/9955/oldguyshairoddvreu3.jpg
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/4233/oldguyshairoddvrazq6.jpg

So give yourself some credit. :) BTW, are we going to get a widescreen version of the extended edition? As far as I recall, we've only gotten a fullscreen one, due to the limitations of the sources...or was the old school Encore release widescreen? I can't recall.
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#313995
Topic
Song Of The South
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Hey Joey..

A couple things. One, thank you for the quick response to my PM this morning.

The second thing though...there's a little problem. "SOTS.part26.rar" is missing. This is verified by the fact that the list contains 45 files, but the last file in the list is "SOTS.part46.rar". Forty five files, and the last one in the list is #46. One shy, and #26 is the guilty party. :)

If you could upload rar #26, it would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, we're all gonna be rather stuck. Thank you.
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#310223
Topic
Any fan edits of (gasp) 2001?
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It sounds like a fascinating idea. I have to admit, I've never seen 2001 in its entirety. Certain parts are quite arresting, but as a whole, as you said, it draaaaags. I think it would be quite possible to knock 20 to 30 minutes off of the film without losing the impact. A film doesn't have to have a pace that is downright glacial in order for it to have meaning and substance.
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#307637
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Ady, you did an excellent, excellent job. Please know that.

The rest of you, in particular those that are caught up in the details: Beating on a dead horse for a while, and then a few hours later going, "Oh, btw, nice work Ady," doesn't really make a person feel good. Jesus Christ people. The arm is something that was kind of up for debate, but my God, pages and pages and pages. You guys drool over this thing for over a year, and this is the first major response!? Damn.

This is why we can't have nice things.
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#307458
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Now we'll get to have rival groups of Adywan fans..."purists" who believe that the xvid represents the true Star Wars film in all of its re-edited glory, while the "new-adys" will be of the opinion that the DVD release is an even more pure form, ironing out the flaws in the xvid...while the purists will believe that those are not flaws, but were instead intended by the divine hand of Adywan, who was later corrupted by the outside influence of intercessors...

There'll be a battle or some such shit before too long.
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#303964
Topic
Waterworld ABC Cut?
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The advantage that single layer discs have over dual layer discs is that the dual-layer discs tend to have pretty high error rates around the point where the layer transition occurs. Not enough to affect playback, but if people are repeatedly ripping and burning discs to forward them, you can have problems a couple generations down the line.
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#302185
Topic
Thread Closed, Please Delete. Thanks
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Originally posted by: Mitch
We would use the VHS because of the lower quality in the available extended footage. We really do not want it to be totally noticeable, but we will see. Going froom HDDVD to crappy extended copied VHS footage even if cleaned up to the best would look poor. We want it to be like you were watching it in 1983 on KCOP.


I certainly understand your line of thinking. My only reservation is that it becomes not so much a restoration, as sort of an evening out of two main sources..."We're gonna shine up the extended stuff as much as possible, and then we'll take the stuff that's on the DVD/VHS, and we're gonna crap it up just enough so that it blends in with the old off-the-air recordings."

...Whhhhaaa? If you're going to do that, there's really only one logical thing to do: Find the best copy you can of the complete extended edition, shine it up, and leave it at that. The only real reason to edit in from different sources is if you're willing to accept having VISIBLE quality differences. Otherwise, you're not going to be picky enough to say "This scene looks best in this source, and this scene looks best in this source..." Because if you are looking at it that way, then there WILL BE A VISIBLE QUALITY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCENES.

I'm not at all attacking you, I just want to make sure that you have your thinking totally lined up before you start doing this in earnest. I've wanted to see a nice looking version of this for a long time, so I really really really look forward to seeing the results, and I'm delighted that you're taking this challenge on.

My personal feelings? I'm not all that bothered by quality differences. In a way, I like it, because it really clues me into what's added in, and what's not. I'd like to see every frame come from as high a quality a source as possible, regardless of what differences between scenes crop up. So whether it's HDDVD, DVD, VHS, off-the-air archival stuff...I want to see it all, each bit coming from whatever is the best.

But that's just my feelings, and this is your project, so best of luck either way.
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#299510
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
Time
Yeah, take your time. Let's just say June '08, and when you get it done before then, we'll applaud you for getting done ahead of schedule.

And I was thinking of taglines...something that emphasizes what this edit is updating and correcting. I was thinking...

1977: A Dream...
1997: Deferred...
2004: Denied...
2008: ...REBORN.

Just diddling around. Maybe "revisited" instead of "reborn" to match up with your title? Or change your title to "reborn"? I dunno.

BTW, I'm thinking around Christmas--Star Wars Revisited preview trailer with "Carol of the Bells" music.
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#299288
Topic
Transformers The Movie: Resparked
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Originally posted by: Brimley
Here's an opportunity for you to do something interesting with the eBay scene: instead of having his seller name being "ladiesman917" or whatever, why not have it be "spike917"? The point of having it be "ladiesman" is to portray his character as a bit pathetic, but there are enough instances of that. Changing it to "Spike" softens that edge a bit AND gives a nice shout out to the 80's fans without going down the cheese road. Just matte the new text on the screen when you see the eBay listing, and then find some clip from the 80's of Cullen saying "Spike" (that can't be THAT hard), pitch shift it a little and drop it over "ladies man" and you've got it! The Optimus lip movements are so crappy, I don't think anyone will notice the sync issues...

And just a general action scene request...I had no idea what was going on in most of the fights. Whatever you can do to help make these make more sense would be greatly appreciated. What a mess!


Seems like a hell of a lot of work just to do a namedrop.

I kinda like the scenes where the Ts identify him as "ladiesmanblahblahblah"...kind of a fun poke at the pseudonyms we take on without giving much thought to them.
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#299191
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I just now looked at the clip again, and slowed it way down.

NormanS is 100% right. At normal speed, it looks odd, but slowed down, it's very obvious. The camera is definitely panning--the death star moves out of the frame, and there is a shift in the star field, but the explosion sticks right in the middle of the screen. Smack dab center, no doubt about it. It's not a biggie, all things considered, but it might be something Adywan will want to take a look at, because it'll definitely catch the eye of some folks.

To look a little more realistic, it would have to shrink quickly in order to give the sense of forward motion, away from the viewer, and move a little up and to the right, I think.
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#299117
Topic
Rocko's Modern Life
Time
I've been really impressed by what was done with the Beavis & Butt-head series by the B&B Project forum. Nothing short of amazing.

I was wondering, has anyone ever made a similar effort with Rocko's Modern Life? There's no complete VHS release, no DVD release at all, many of the episodes, as being aired now, have had jokes cut out due to content, and there are crappy bootlegs all over the place.

A complete Rocko's Modern Life would be really, really nice.

Oh, and a deleted scene I thought was pretty good. Hard to believe that was on Nickelodeon.

Anyone remember the part where Rocko is picking berries, and accidentally grabs the bear's nuts? Also MIA these days...
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#299105
Topic
Transformers The Movie: Resparked
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Umm, Wesyeed, something to keep in mind regarding how much is cut out. You've gotta pick and choose a bit, only cutting the worst stuff. If you cut every single thing that annoys you, the already somewhat sketchy plot completely disintegrates into a total mess. You need a framework that holds it together, even if you don't like all of it. The glasses and the allspark were goofy, I agree. But you cut that out, you lose all the motivation for any interaction between the people and the Transformers. Allying with people is a WEAKNESS for the Transformers, as they require protection and sacrifice in order to keep them alive. The glasses and the Allspark provide at least some motivation for doing so. The cartoon was retarded in the sense that there was no freakin point for the robots to work with people, yet they did so. This motivation was never a problem because the cartoon was targeted at 7 year olds. But, motivations must be dealt with in the movie. They way they were handled was stupid, but they need to stay.

And while the eBay stuff was certainly intentional name-dropping, it's at least plausible. It's integral to the plot. It allows the robots to find the person of interest, and that leads to the motivation for people and robots to work together.

Otherwise, its just a random case of robots crashing on earth, the good robots ally with a couple of teenagers and in so doing, further imperil their standing in a several thousand year old war, good robots conquer bad robots, the end. It's even more immature and screwed up than it is WITH the problematic elements.
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#298896
Topic
Transformers The Movie: Resparked
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From what I'm seeing, you're making some nice changes. Personally, I hate the cartoon. I was born in '85, so I caught the tail end of that era of action figure advertisements as cartoons. Just...horrible writing, horrible animation, just blah. But I like the movie.

Cutting the cheese is a great move. I know this goes against the beliefs of many, but please rein in Jazz a bit. The goofiness of it really, really set my teeth on edge. I'm cool with him being kind of rebellious, but it was so over the top. Just felt really awkward.

But for the love of god, don't start slapping the '86 soundtrack all over the movie. It just, doesn't, fit. The cartoon movie is a product of the 80s, so the 80s music is fine. But trying to turn the live-action movie into anything resembling a modern-day version of the cartoon series or film just seems like a bad idea. A mixture of parts that just shouldn't go together.

I wouldn't be totally averse to fiddling around with Megatron's voice, as it felt kinda odd to me. But a lot of the characters were voiced by the original actors, with a couple exceptions due to death and disagreements. But don't go overboard. Fix the movie, don't try and turn it into a cartoon.

But those're just my thoughts. I'm just a heathen Transformers cartoon hater.