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#1190346
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kk650's Miscellaneous Regraded Films
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ChainsawAsh said:

x5gb said:

kk650, any chance of a distribution by the_magicman of your V2 Once Upon A Time in America regrade, just lost it in a hard drive crash and now only have V1 which is’nt as good. V2 has’nt been available anywhere since the paradoxial place went down unlike most of your other older re-grades.

Thanking you in advance.

I’ll second the request for this one, I had the tehparadox links bookmarked for when I had data cap space to burn and the site died before I got the chance to grab it…

Have found one thanks to a kind member giving me a link, but unfortunately it’s been compressed from the original 34gb to 26gb so if anyone else has the full version I would be very grateful for a link.

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#1169843
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The Last Emperor (1987)
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There is already a Bluray from Japan released by Geneon Universal which has both theatrical and extended cuts and the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio and has better or similar picture quality to the US Critereon.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Last-Emperor-Blu-ray/52107/

http://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?d1=2004&d2=2003&c=197

There is also a restored (from 4K) 3D Italian disc by Eagle Pictures of the theatrical cut which has slightly more picture area than the Japanese and better grain structure but due to the 3D process is overbright.

http://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?d1=3411&d2=6265&c=197

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Last-Emperor-3D-Blu-ray/90990/

Here is a positive user review of the 3D restoration and what it entailed:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Last-Emperor-3D-Blu-ray/90990/#UserReviews

But take that with a pinch of salt as other reviews are very poor.

Finally there is an old hdtv cap (which was on usenet as far as I remember) which has the full aperture of the negative (including even more area of picture the director most probably didn’t intend you to see) which is close to 2.50:1 but the picture quality is slightly lacking.

I think overall as other reviewers suggest the Japanese release is closest to a true representation of what the director intended you to see and is a good compromise plus has the extra bonus of including the extended version,

I saw this film in the cinema at the time of its release and it was a spectacle to see, and no bluray in my eyes will be able match that experience.

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#1149311
Topic
Back to the Future - without DNR & EE (Help Wanted)
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Just directly capping and watching II now and its censored (the scrot line cut out). Also the old Sky Anytime HD (no logo, very slightly filtered for compression purposes) and Canal+ (has logo but best picture quality overall) caps have better grain retention than the one CH4HD is showing, it looks slightly Dnr’ed but not to the levels of the Bluray.

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#1143894
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Christmas with the Kranks- Sky Cinema / UK
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dark_jedi said:

We could have probably made a really nice Blu-ray from this file, sucks being dead in the water, I miss all our Team projects and shit lol.

The Sky HD version I have was on Usenet (the present retention just misses it by a month or two) so I’m sure other people grabbed it and have it sitting on a hard drive somewhere and hopefully it will re-surface sometime (it was on around the time just before the Sky Star Trek’s were up), the WEB-DL and that file overlaid with each other would create a really nice version.

Note: just gone back and checked, it was actually further back than I thought, it was put up on 17 Dec 2007.

Christmas-with-the-Kranks-OAR-1080p-DD2-0-h264

So 3653 days ago.

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#1143866
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Christmas with the Kranks- Sky Cinema / UK
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cpalmer2k said:

I’m pretty sure the version everybody has sent is the Amazon Web-DL. I share your pain. This movie hasn’t aired on a premium movie channel in the USA in three years now. I’ve been watching for it. Most of the TV airings cut it up and leave out entire scenes to make room for more commercials. The Web-DL version Dark Jedi sent information on is by far the best I’ve seen. Honestly I still prefer the 1.85:1 version of this film to the original 2.35:1 version too. I wish they had gone that route on Amazon.

But it was filmed 2.35:1 not Super 35 so that would mean it is cropped, not Open Matte, if it was I would agree with you on 1.85:1 over 2.35:1 but not when its cropped, OAR all the way on that point. As said the AMZN WEB-DL in my eyes is actually very good compared to the present Sky version and is not far behind what a Bluray version would look like, all in all a good compromise. The 18 mbps Sky version I had may have been slightly better on compression (from memory) but its downfall was it is slightly filtered and the AMZN is alot better on that front.

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#1143773
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Christmas with the Kranks- Sky Cinema / UK
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Love this film as well and can’t fathom why there isn’t a Bluray yet. The AMZN WEB-DL (much better than the low bitrate iTunes) is the best version available for this at present as far as I am aware, Sky Movies nowadays is not the best picture quality. I used to have a high bitrate Sky HD cap from around 2006/7 when they used to have 18mbps constant bitrate which I unfortunately lost in a hard drive crash and is way past retention on Usenet which I’d love to get ahold of again. Saying that, from what I remember I think the AMZN one beats it as Sky even then slightly filtered there output for compression reasons. I used to be able to capture Sky HD directly using PC Sat card (only UK Freesat HD at present) and now only can capture through hdmi capture card from Sat Box.

Would love to have that PM as well Dark Jedi in case you have info re a better version. Would be much appreciated.

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#1012972
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BREAKING!!! Jurassic World shown open-matte on cable!
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Papai2013 said:

Sky Hits HD (UK) showing Jurassic World - https://twitter.com/JurassicOutpost

This will most likely be the same open matte version. Sky HD has previously aired all the earlier Jurassic Park films in open matte 1.78:1. Those in the UK can have a look and compare, maybe take a few screenshots.

Sky’s version is not the open matte version unfortunately, was also disappointed they didn’t get Spectre in open matte either like they did with SkyFall, hopefully ITV will when they show it (with logo though) as they’ve shown all previous Daniel Craig Bond’s open matte.

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#954818
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Jaws: The Revenge | Theatrical Cut Reconstruction - HD
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JawsTDS said:

x5gb said:
The Bluray is Dnr’ed and from an old master. The German hdtv is supposedly the best one out there as it is from a newer master not shown anywhere else in tge world

The German HDTV is from the same source, just with the alternate footage – all the same scan, etc.

Not according to reports over at the forum with Blu in the title, the German hdtv is supposedly from a newer scan where as the Bluray is taken from the same source as the itunes.

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#954331
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Jaws: The Revenge | Theatrical Cut Reconstruction - HD
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JawsTDS said:

For those who know me, you’re probably aware of my OFF THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR fan edit of JAWS THE REVENGE, which aimed to reinstate the deleted scenes (in their correct order) present in the AMC cut of JAWS THE REVENGE. This is now finished, and ready for upload. But before I put it on the 'Spleen, I decided to try something else.

On June 14th, 2016, the Blu-ray for JAWS THE REVENGE was released in the United States. The release used the usual “exploding shark” revised ending, but featured the original theatrical ending (although missing a sequence) as a bonus feature, and in 1080p HD!

For those who don’t know the difference between the cuts of the film, check this handy guide out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iSZ0PTriHA

The problem is, the Blu-ray special feature is missing the theatrical version of “Jake’s demise” which features 3 alternate shots. I am in possession of said frames, but they come from a 720p Deutsch HDTV rip of the theatrical cut (which is incredibly rare to find in HD and OAR) with a channel logo burnt onto the video.

Here are the frames in question - http://imgur.com/a/y9V4s

I have, however, been able to reconstruct the integral pieces (i.e. shark’s demise, pre-dubbed plane sequence, etc), which you can see here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN44G2TNR18

Other than the missing sequence, the project is virtually complete and in full 1080p. Does anyone perhaps have access to a rip that contains these frames? Now, I could just forget these frames and call it a day - but in the end, it’s not a TRUE theatrical reconstruction without those three shots!

The Bluray is Dnr’ed and from an old master. The German hdtv is supposedly the best one out there as it is from a newer master not shown anywhere else in tge world

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#953207
Topic
Our projects released thread
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stretch009 said:

dark_jedi said:

I tried to log in to everything a few months+ ago and nothing worked and now I have no idea where it is even at, but all is good, no worries.

You’re old login should work, mine does. Here’s the website:

https://blurg.xyz/

Is blurg down for everyone in last few days, Firefox says the site owner has configured their website improperly and won’t let you add an exception and safari on ios brings up a weird login box. Looks like it may have been hacked.