I have neither Cable TV, nor the recording devices... Also Amazon prime sometimes seem to get other masters, compared to DVD/BD release... I.e. Deadpool on Amazon Video has localized Starting credits in Germany.
So record your faves on TV just to check if the masters are the same as DVD/HD, or not!
Also, I wanted to say to european fellow forumers, CableTV is fantastic to still find copies of films with localised titles, that existed for example on VHS, but stopped being available after DVD globalisation of masters.
I also have the french TF1 T1 DVD ripped, it includes the english and french original mono tracks. I don't have the disc, but an mp4 file for the video + the two audio tracks ripped straight. Anyone interested? You can use the video file to resync both. They are worth preservations.
Never saw a trailer switching between framing.. and.. the Terminator 2 Judgement Day and the T2.. just seem to be a bit out of place in the Trailer.. as if the intended Framing was not in the middle of the Frame.. but a bit more at the top alligned...
If there are still frames with artifacts, we can handle them indivdually. It is possible to chain multiple calls to TFM(). Your script does a really good job though.
I just got a german Terminator 2 Trailer on a DVD.. that is quite.. not the trailer I saw somewhere else: German Audio, different from the Movie Dubbing.. and variable framing... sometimes about 1.66:1 and sometimes more the normal widescreen framing... but not centered...
Waiting for the fiber, the new company cut my old line... so, for few days, I should rely only on my phone.
Mhm.. okay... MediaInfo states a 3 channel audio on that disc... phew... thought I had to search for that DVD again.. this time with the unknown audio Now I can go to work...
Okay, so the DVD profiler listing is also wrong... I think I gonna check my Disc ASAP, maybe there just was a faulty batch, and some are really 1.0
Read the note here: http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=982
The audio is stated to be 1.0 mono on the hems Dale / image DVD. Or was there another release?
No, there are interviews or quotes online from the editor, who says the film was shot in square open matte, intended for 1.85. The prints were matted at 1.66 though in europe, but nonetheless shown 1.85.
@ilovewaterslides: the exists proof that there were at least TV airings droning more to top and bottom, compared to the 1.66:1 DVD.
So you guys still didn't figure out that Terminator was shot hard matted 1.66:1?
False alarm! just made a comparison with the DVD, and the only open matte part is the initial introduction, while the rest of the movie is simply pan&scan...
The Italian LD has the same image size as this http://fastpic.ru/view/70/2015/1004/7f5f...c.jpg.html - apart few pixels less on the left...
Oh, BTW, I doubt anyone cares, but I have discrete 5.1 audio for Twins (1988). This has never been released on any home video format.
Has anyone compared the mono audio from the LD of "The Sting" to the 5.1 track that has shown up on the DVD and BD releases?
Sorry, it's certainly not in my collection... many US versions and one UK one... plus a Japanese from a friend...
The German pre-dvd LD, FSK18, slightly censored: http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/36203/5020...inator-The
I stay away from the shoutbox, and few hours later so many messages?!? repost the LD catalog number, *maybe* I have it - should check...
According to LDDB.com the german VCL LD of the Terminator is from 1995... The DVD from 1998... So it is possible that they botched the transfer from LD to DVD...
One person posts well lit and scanned images - though low resolution, only 500px wide
So the only releases we know to have had the huge Ellison credit were the 90s Hemdale transfers and the MGM ones.
Though I'd be surprised if they didn't reshoot the credits earlier, they look of the time. I compared the two once, no errors or anything. Just differences in the scroll speed and maybe some spacing. A couple credits were moved out of the scroll.
On DVD it was a novelty, on image there was, AFAIK one issue without it at all, and a release with the first version after or in the end credits, not at the beginning.
It wasn't until the early 90s when Harlan got upset again around T2 that we finally saw the reshot text at the start of the credits
I will say that the lack of an Ellison credit is not as much of a novelty as I thought. I think the Image LD was entirely missing it
The German LD might be better, but this was an early DVD, it could have been a direct port
That release is important though because it poked a hole in the argument that the previous HD transfer was the "correct" timing. I remember that there were people who said it was wrong, they were lambasted by others, how could the film have possibly been so teal? I reiterate, just because a remaster is flawed doesn't make the previous master any more accurate.
Mhm... I wonder if the corresponding LD is a bit better... Not in color, but the technical transfer itself...
because if the source really is a German print, then that's the only thing that can explain a repeating pattern
they just could not resolve well with the technology of the era. Heck, it takes a lot of work on our part to get them to resolve well in HD
Yeah. The good thing is it's a theatrical print. The bad thing is it's a theatrical print
It's pure luck it even exists. It's good it does but as a home video transfer it looks subpar
Maybe it is a secret code... The master guy was imprisoned in the company, and he tried to communicate via strange Interlacing and pull downs...
The ones that came from dual-subtitled prints with cigarette burns and everything
It is a shit transfer too, it is proof positive why it was mostly a BAD idea to telecine from a positive meant for theatrical projection. It may preserve the theatrical color in some respect, but it's skewed and washed out nonetheless