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Peter Jackson on the 4K Lotr remasters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn21u6j6Ywc
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Neat! I might get one for Christmas if they have any then.
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Here is a tiny Dragon's Lair video game cabinet with a built in replica laserdisc player: https://youtu.be/4VQPEr2Za1Y?t=380
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Quick question; Does anyone here have any of the Warner Bros. UK VHS releases of Highlander 1? I'm wanting to check something but don't have a VHS set up any more.
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Might be worth downloading them and storing them on Mega/OneDrive/Dropbox
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Jeez, nearly 16 hours now. Hope that's not a sign that it's done. I have so much hosted there hahah (UPDATE: Thankfully it eventually reappeared)
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Hey, is postimages.org screwed right now?
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Aye, you're probably right ;_;
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I don't think the striping equipment for 70mm exists anymore, the studios dropped mag as soon as they could once DTS coded prints were possible
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That's exactly what I would assume yep! And aye I thought the same when I started learning about 70 mm, but I guess one picks one's battles
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Pretty certain that Nolan only mixes in 5.1 as that's what can be stored on a film print. I'm surprised he hasn't tried to resurrect 6-track mag
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Maybe I'm not giving the author enough credit but it sure seems like they're massively oversimplifying to the point of misinformation, either because they feel a need to dumb it down (or maybe the editor does) or because they just straight up don't understand it themselves. EDIT: Actually I think it might be that they don't know what the hell they're talking about because... "This article was amended on 4 September 2020. An earlier version incorrectly said the dynamic range of TVs was “more extreme” than in cinemas. This has been corrected."
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The bit about IMAX cameras having been stated as the explanation seems a little bit disingenuous, since the source it cites isn't really saying that at all: it just says that Nolan doesn't like doing ADR (which I already talked about above re. Bane in TDKR), and then explains that there is a challenge with using IMAX cameras for quiet dialogue moments so they used an alternative camera to shoot those. It doesn't say that the IMAX camera was used anyway thus dialogue is hard to hear...
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This article is pretty frustrating, as it's not just tenet. Basically every department that has something to do with the sound is blaming someone else for the mix's shortcomings.
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I saw the movie in faux-IMAX twice. It's hilarious just how much the dialogue is indecipherable. Combine that with the dream-like elliptical editing that Nolan has leaned harder and harder into... It's no surprise that people come out of the movie confused.
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ah
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I saw the film, and it's pretty subpar Nolan. The mix is terrible because apperantly you're not supposed to understand everything until a certain point. Even knowing that doesn't exactly make it better.
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Oh, jeez, that's unfortunate. They might compress the crap out of the centre channel and call it a day, if anything
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But knowing Nolan I doubt it will change for the home release.
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I'm just hoping that the dialogue mix is better on the home release. Literally every review mentioned how bad the mix was which is unusual for a modern mix.
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Yes I was very surprised when I learnt Infinity War was filmed entirely in IMAX. I would never have known by looking at it. But of course that was with the digital camera. Nolan movies have a look that makes them all the more special.
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I was at the IMAX preview of The Dark Knight Rises where they showed that opening scene, before the ADRd Bane's voice (I remember Nolan being adamant he wasn't doing ADR, then he eventually did because the feedback was so overwhelmingly saying that nobody understood Bane... personally I didn't have an issue but there you go). They replaced the *real* IMAX projector near me with a digital one though and it isn't anywhere near as impressive to me any more which is really frustrating. But I still wanted to catch Tenet there because Nolan is just about the only filmmaker specifically making stuff *for* IMAX, rather than it being kind of a gimmicky afterthought.
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I love the transitions to IMAX ratio. They feel even more special when used sparingly (The Dark Knight woah!) which seems to be less with each subsequent Nolan movie. Not that filming most of movie in IMAX is a bad thing, the increased fidelity is just awesome.
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I don't find changing aspect ratio a distraction at all. And yes, 5.1 is perfectly eceptable for films. I've lived without atmos for many years, and continue to enjoy soundtracks from 1.0 to 5.1
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wasn't it natively 6-track in IMAX anyway? ratio-wise, I get that it's potentially distracting for a moment or whatever but it's just really cool seeing the frame open up for the IMAX footage. Doesn't really have the same impact on a TV but at least it's *vaguely* impressive if you're projecting a large image onto a wall or something
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meh... I hate switching aspect ratios and nolan's stupid idea that 5.1 is enough for home cinema is a joke. I want constant hight and atmos. PERIOD
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I hope so because I was gutted I didn't get to see it in IMAX
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interesting to see if it follow's Nolan's previous 4K releases (5.1 audio and switching aspect ratios)
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Tenet will drop on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on December 15.
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R.I.P. Gigi Proietti Sad
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RIP, coincidentally I was going as him for Halloween done up like he was in Goldfinger.
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With him being the first Bond, he always will be the original Bond. Never knew before that the first Bond was a los budget Movie...
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The original Bond for us oldies. Sad
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R.I.P. Sean 007 Connery... Sad
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Irony is that I ended up watching Name Of The Rose a day ago... R.I.P. Sean Connery
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ooooo no.
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Incredibly saddening to hear this. RIP.
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He lived a good life though and made it to 90, RIP
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Just saw that RIP
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RIP Sean Connery Sad
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It is also claiming these files are 32 bit. They were definitely originally 16 bit WAVs.
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Having a tough time with DTS Parser. When processing DTS WAVs captured from a DTS LD, it is producing a file that is 2x speed. Foobar is claiming the bitrate of this 2x speed files is 2470 kbps. I've been able to use Bronan's bit-perfect test (DTS CD captured as a WAV and put through DTS Parser creating 1235 kbps files). Has anyone had similar issues?
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thanks PDB Smile
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I'll see what I can do to help you
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Dang, can anyone post the MS version on MEGA? Smile
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Mr Brown, It's on MS, unlike Bronan's copy it's OAR. Same master as my project (https://forum.fanres.com/thread-2745.htm...ight=conan)
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anyone from usa has the possibility to grab the amazonprime version of conan? seems as if amazon prime us streams the Theatrical version.
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Anyone syncing the original LD trax for BTTF to the 4K release yet?
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@LucasGodzilla On the one hand, that's fairly convincing! On the other: pls no
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I find it interesting how on the Friday The 13th remaster, it seems there was a minor revisionist attempt to match up the skintones between Kevin Bacon's head and dummy body: https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&...62&i=7&l=0
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managed to see Bill and Ted at my local Vue last night. there was 6 people including me in there. also booked a ticket for Alien (4K DCP) over Halloween
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Extremely upsetting. My local indie is currently open and I have no idea how the hell they are going to survive. Showing Saint Maud, which is an excellent film that nobody is going to see
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And Soul moves to Disney+, which means no cinema releases at least until christmas. Cinema is pretty much dead.
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Shame but understandable
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And now Dune is delayed until October 2021!
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Does anybody have both the 4K/UHD and fullscreen US/German Blu-ray releases of THE EVIL DEAD (the original, not the remake)? Curious whether they're in sync or not; looks like there's about 19 seconds extra at the start of the UHD as far as I can tell but apart from that they may be frame-matched, or very very close to being frame-matched
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@nirbateman Indeed ;_;
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If there are any theatres left to show it.
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Bond pushed back to Easter Sad
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The good side on the "just a beefed up" version is that the downward compatibility is given. not as with the PS3, when they changed the Processor Architecture to a extreme, and for PS4 another Architecture Change that made the Console not backwards compatible. I think if there is a game thats interests me, I might go for it as PS5 version, if a cool limited edition is released that I want, but will still get the console later.
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As for the new consoles: Either is just a beefed up version of the current gen. At least that's how I see them at this point. There is no game that I want from the launch titles for 80 bucks. I just test them out and then sell them off or return them and get the money back.
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And there is no open matte Lord of the Rings TRILOGY on fanres.
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Serenity this is the second time you have asked for something in the shoutbox. Please do not ask again and as pipefan said read the rules.
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@Serenity91 Read the rules please.
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can someone send me the download link for "Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Open Matte" thanks
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I bought my PS3 shortley before that model was discontinued. It was the first fat with 60GB (European Model, sadly) that stil can play some PS2 titles. Later, when I was more days abroard, I got a slim, because the fat was too heavy and bulky.
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Yeah I don't get preordering hardware. Why pay to betatest for someone else? Smile
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@MrBrown My launch model PS3 was my SACD player amongst other things but that doesn't really make much difference after it suffers total hardware failure because they used thermal compound so bad that it turned to dust and fried all the ICs...
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@MrBrown Yep, if Sony has taught us anything, it's that they cannae be trusted to manufacture a solid, reliable product first time around... they'll fix it for the next revision.
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I did not even try. This time I just wait until the revised PS5 in some years, I think.
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I got them both. Probably will sell them later for profit Tongue
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Took me a 20 frantic mins on the Microsoft Store this morning to get my X order through!
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Anyone else manage to pre-order an Xbox Series S|X or PS5?
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The HP films were archived by their creator spoRv since he felt they were no longer needed. Once something is the archived section it is understood to no longer be available.
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@awsmguy145 i am talking about the version in the "Archived" here on this site, with the german dubs, the Fundamental Collection
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Serenity91, ik piracy is illegal but Open Matte version of the Harry Potter movies is out there on russian trackers. You can just download it from a torrent if you wish
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can someone plz tell me how to download the harry potter open matte movies? i did write an PM to the user, which posted them.. but there is no answer till today. plz guys help me Wink thanks ^^
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RIP Ron Cobb, famed production designer of Alien, 2010, BTTF, Conan and many more.
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hi
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Actually alleycat is wrong. The BD never had the mono mix. However it's now included on the 4K release. Though only in lossy Dolby
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Wasn't aware the mono for Full Metal Jacket was on a previous Blu-ray release.
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So the UHD is right on home alone?
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Full Metal Jacket 4k - just 5.1 on the 4k disc and the blu ray disc is the same as the 2007 disc except they removed the lossy mono audio - so no mono at all Sad
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Bummer about the Home Alone remix. Might have to try to find the other Blu-ray or DVD release and sync it before my holiday viewing
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Anyone noticed that the Home Alone UHD 5.1 mix sounds different compared to the 5.1 on the previous Blu and DVDs? The 5.1 on those releases have a different sounding center channel and stereo rears, plus a booming LFE. The UHD's 5.1 lacks LFE and the rears are mono surround, which indicates it might be a discrete version of the original Dolby Stereo LRCS mix
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@Chewtobacca Also, this is a good ffmpeg build repository https://sourceforge.net/projects/ffmpeg-windows-builds/
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If the new cable doesn't work I'd check the RF out socket in case there's a dry solder joint, maybe worth measuring the output voltage to see if it's strong enough. I keep saying this but sign up at lddb, the forum is a goldmine of technical info
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@zoidberg It is a Sony MOD-RF1. If this cable doesn't work, I don't know if I have it in me (or my wallet) to try to get my player/RF mod fixed or replaced. I might be "donating" a large amount of AC-3 discs to someone to capture.
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Which demodulator are you using @alinskey? A select few needed an adjustment to help lock onto RF signals from varying players
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@alinskey: any composite cable should be able to carry the digital signal but a bad cable could be a cause of your problems. It could also be something off with the alignment in your player or the RFmod. The cable sounds like a good place to try first.
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@alleycat: none that I'm aware of. The German BD and the HDTV floating around are the same old transfer probably done in the late 90s.
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Might be a silly question but is there a particular cable that works better for AC-3 RF demodulator? I've been using a composite cable and getting a lot of issues with the demodulator not "locking" to the single. I've got a digital coax cable coming in the mail. Should I expect better results or is a demod not "locking" something more severe?
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Anyone know if there has ever been a decent release of The Ghost And The Darkness? I gather there is a German Blu Ray but understand the transfer is really bad
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^ I thought the bad Daleks had finally caught up with you.
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Sorry I've not been around much lately. I've had so much going on in my work and private life (nothing bad) that I've not had much free time lately. Sorry to everyone who has mentioned and messaged me, I'm not ignoring you, I'll try and respond to you all soon Smile