Poll: Which project would you like to see released ASAP?
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Panic Room
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Solaris (2002)
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Preservation/restoration ideas - need help and opinions!
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Updated: 2017-07-13

Hello to everyone; I'm still alive and kicking - more or less Big Grin

Finally I managed to fix one of my three PCs, and I found a lot of unfinished projects... they range from just video files, to almost finished... now I need some help from you: I'd like to know if there are actually blu-ray releases of these, or restoration projects done by someone else and, if not, if there is some interest in a particular title.

EDIT: as you all know, I'd like to release my project in five languages audio and subtitles (when available); English, French, German, Italian and Spanish - sort of "pan european edition"; with just these languages, my projects will cover a great percenteage of the entire world population - albeit would be effectively seen only by few dozen people! Big Grin

Possible projects (unfinished - work in progress - who knows when will be ready):
(with "completion ratings" from * = very early stage - to ***** = nearly completed)
  • 2012 - HDTV Open Matte *
  • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - HDTV (not on Blu-ray) **
    (audio tracks OK, subs to be found)
  • 8mm - WEB (not on Blu-ray) *
  • A. I. Artificial Intelligence - HDTV different color grading *
  • Abyss, The - HDTV Extended Edition, LD audio available (not on Blu-ray) **
  • Abyss, The - HDTV Extended Edition, Open Matte 16:9, LD audio available (not on Blu-ray) **
  • Abyss, The - HDTV Theatrical Edition, LD audio available (not on Blu-ray) **
    (audio tracks OK, LD audio to be captured, subs to be found)
  • Alien Resurrection - BD color matched to DTS LD ***** RELEASED
  • Alien Resurrection - OAR but with bigger frames than BD; color matched to DTS LD *
  • Alien Resurrection - HDTV Open Matte 16:9, BD color matched to DTS LD ***
  • Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem - HDTV Open Matte 16:9, probably brightness a bit increased ****
  • Aliens - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 YAO hack, BD color matched to PAL LD but magenta blanket removed ****
    (thread: https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1567.html)
  • Apollo 13 - HDTV Open Matte 16:9
  • AVP Alien Vs. Predator - BD color matched to HDTV ***** RELEASED
  • AVP Alien Vs. Predator - Open Matte 16:9, BD color matched to HDTV, Cinema DTS audio *****
  • Aristocats - HDTV, LD audio available **
    (just Italian audio track available, LD to be captured)
  • Arrival, The - DVD Open Matte 4:3, AC3 LD audio available ***** COMPLETED, TO BE RELEASED
  • Arrival, The - BD/DVD 50/50 color grading ***** RELEASED
  • Battlefield Earth - HDTV **
    (audio tracks OK, subs to be found)
  • Bicentennial Man - HDTV (not on Blu-ray) ****
    (video to be encoded, audio tracks OK, soundtrack-only available too, subs to be found)
  • Black Cauldron, The - HDTV ***
    (English, German, Italian available; *maybe* a deleted shot could be reinserted)
  • Chronicles of Riddick, The (Theatrical Cut) - HDTV Open Matte ***** COMPLETED, TO BE RELEASED
  • Coneheads - HDTV (not on Blu-ray) *
    (just Italian available)
  • Day After Tomorrow, The - WEBdl + HDTV Open Matte 16:9 *
  • Day The Earth Stood Still, The - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 *
  • Deep Blue Sea - HDTV bigger frame size and different color grading
  • Deep Rising - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 *
  • Deja Vu - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 *
  • Doctor Strange - WEB Open Matte 16:9 + BD IMAX *
  • Down Periscope - HDTV (not on Blu-ray) *
    (just English available, second source needed for logo removal)
  • Eragon - BD + DVD deleted scenes ***
    (English, Italian, Spanish tracks available for the theatrical cut, only English and Italian for deleted scenes)
  • Event Horizon - BD color matched to non-SE DVD, PCM LD + Cinema DTS Audio ***
  • Evolution - DVHS (not on Blu-ray) ****
    (audio tracks OK, subs to be found)
  • Fan, The - HDTV (not on Blu-ray) *
  • Fifth Element, The - WEBdl Open Matte 16:9 regraded *
    (second source needed for logo removal)
  • Final Cut, The - HDTV (not on Blu-ray) *
  • Freejack - HDTV, LD audio available (not on Blu-ray) *
    (WEBdl could be used to improve quality)
  • Fur - An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus - HDTV (not on Blu-ray) *
    (second source needed for logo removal)
  • Game, The - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 *
  • Ghostbusters 1 - HDTV, color grading different from BD, LD audio available ***
    (just English available, LD to be captured)
  • Ghostbusters 2 - HDTV, color grading different from BD, LD audio available ***
    (audio tracks OK, LD audio to be captured, subs to be found)
  • Gladiator - HDTV Open Matte 16:9, color grading different from BD *
    (audio tracks OK, subs to be found, is Cinema DTS available?)
  • Godzilla (1998) - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 ***
    (English, Italian, Spanish tracks available)
  • Harry Potter saga - Open Matte 16:9 ***** ALMOST FINISHED
    (thread: https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1481.html)
  • Hidden, The - WEB (not on Blu-ray) *
  • Hobbit Trilogy - HDTV & WEB Open Matte 16:9 *
  • Independence Day - HDTV Theatrical Edition, Open Matte 16:9, DTS LD audio available **
    (English, Italian, Spanish tracks available)
  • Johnny Mnemonic - DVD Extended Edition *
    (just English available)
  • Last Action Hero - HDTV different color grading *
  • Mad City - HDTV (not on Blu-ray) *
    (just Italian available)
  • Matrix Trilogy - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 ***
    (audio tracks OK, subs supposedly too)
  • Minority Report - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 **
  • Nirvana - DVD upscale (not on Blu-ray) **
    (audio tracks OK, subs to be found)
  • No Escape - HDTV, LD audio available (not on Blu-ray) ***
    (audio tracks OK, subs supposedly too, second source needed for logo removal)
  • Oblivion - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 ****
    (bad English audio available, third source found, this time seems perfect!)
  • Panic Room - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 **
    (audio tracks OK, subs to be found)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean quadrilogy - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 *
    (thread: https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1487.html)
  • Predator - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 with bigger frame size than BD *
  • Predator 2 - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 with bigger frame size than BD *
  • Predators - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 *
  • Prometheus - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 ***
    (thread: https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1593.html)
  • Resident Evil 1, 2, 3, 5 Open Matte 16:9 *
  • Resident Evil 3, 4 regraded using a direct color reference *
  • Resident Evil 6 regraded using a non-direct color reference *
  • Ring, The - DVHS Open Matte 16:9, color grading different from BD ****
    (audio tracks OK, subs to be found)
  • Ring 2, The - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 ***
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - HDTV Theatrical Cut, color grading different from BD, LD audio available ****
    (audio tracks OK, some subs to be found)
  • Robocop (2014) - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 *
  • Saint, The - HDTV (not on Blu-ray) *
  • S1M0NE - HDTV (not on Blu-ray) ***
    (English, German, Italian available)
  • Screamers - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 (not on Blu-ray) ***
    (audio tracks OK, subs supposedly too)
  • Sphere - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 regraded *
  • Supernova (2000) - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 **
    (all audio and subs tracks ready; second source needed for logo removal)
  • Terminator 3 - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 ***
    (English and Italian tracks)
  • Thirteenth Floor, The - HDTV Open Matte 1.87:1 (OAR 2.35:1) *
  • Timeline (2003) - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 ***** RELEASED
    (a remastered edition with improved video quality and bigger frame in progress)
  • Time Machine, The (2002) - DVHS (not on Blu-ray) ****
    (audio tracks OK, subs supposedly too)
  • Titan A.E. - HDTV (not on Blu-ray) ***
    (English and German available; color grading different from web, which is the "right" one?)
  • Total Recall (1990) - BD regraded using LD as reference *
    (English and Italian tracks OK, LD to be captured)
  • True Lies - DVHS, DTS LD audio available (not on Blu-ray) **
  • True Lies - HDTV + WEBdl Open Matte 16:9, DTS LD audio available (not on Blu-ray) **
    (English and Italian tracks OK, LD to be captured)
  • Village, The - HDTV (not on Blu-ray) **
    (just English available)
  • Waterworld - DVD Extended Edition, HD-DVD may be used to replace theatrical parts *
    (all audio and subs available for the theatrical cut; as far as I know, the extended cut is available only in English)
  • X-Files, The - Fight The Future - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 regraded *
  • X-Files, The - I Want To Believe - HDTV Open Matte 16:9 *
Strange ideas... Big Grin :
  • 2010 - BD + add few shots from BD trailer
  • Men In Black 3 - BD + add the "Flaco" shot from BD trailer
Just preservation/restoration ideas:
  • The 13th Warrior - HDTV Open Matte 16:9
  • Alien Hunter - WEB
  • Armageddon - regraded to DVD/HDTV
  • Beach, The - HDTV Open Matte 16:9
  • Bewitched (2005) - HDTV
  • Demolition Man - regraded to DVD/HDTV
  • Fantastic Four - HDTV Open Matte 16:9
  • Fight Club - HDTV Open Matte 16:9
  • Flushed Away - HDTV
  • Ghost Rider - HDTV Open Matte 16:9
  • Indiana Jones trilogy - HDTV
  • King Kong (2005) - HDTV Open Matte 16:9
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians 1 & 2- HDTV Open Matte 16:9
  • Pianist, The - HDTV
  • Robin Hood (2010) - HDTV Open Matte 16:9
  • Tron Legacy - HDTV + BD Open Matte 16:9
  • Troy - HDTV Theatrical Cut, Open Matte 16:9
  • Underworld 1 & 2 - BD Open Matte 16:9 regraded
  • Underworld 3 & 4 - HDTV Open Matte 16:9
Abandoned projects (due to BD or WEB releases):
  • Alien Raiders
  • Blind Fury
  • Cube 2
  • Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (HDTV still got open matte version, though)
  • Ice Pirates
  • Independence Day
  • Innerspace
  • Lawnmower Man
  • Split Second
  • Solaris (2002)
Abandoned projects (due to other restoration projects):
  • Terminator 2 - DVD Full Screen
  • Total Recall - DVD Open Matte
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I definitely still want to see your Waterworld project, spoRv and from that list I still would love a Robin Hood: POT Theatrical Cut. The extended cut is not as great as the original in-theater one.

What was your plan with Split Second (I assume the rutger hauer film)
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Looking For:
Alien 1999 Master Japanese BSHI Broadcast 1080i mid 2000s
Blade Runner DC US HDTV Broadcast 1080i 2005 (blade.runner.1080i.dd5.1.oar)
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Terminator 2 FS DVD upscale
Total Recall FS DVD (should be the same as the LD) upscale

Both are in "The upscale project" by PDB here at fanres
"Never cut a deal with a dragon..."
- Old Shadowrun wisdom
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#4
First, welcome back Andrea! Happy to see you here and it's awesome that you managed to piece a machine togetherOk

You just made me feel a lot better about my "projects folders," as it looks like I'm not the only one that has a ton of projects in various stages of completion and we apparently had thought of some of the same titles... Tongue
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#5
@PDB: I'm just encoding Waterworld in x264... it will be ready in "just" two days!
@MrBrown: list updated
@jerryshadoe: be happy, you are not alone in the crazy movie restoration world... Big Grin
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Glad to hear it!
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Looking For:
Alien 1999 Master Japanese BSHI Broadcast 1080i mid 2000s
Blade Runner DC US HDTV Broadcast 1080i 2005 (blade.runner.1080i.dd5.1.oar)
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#7
Yes, Waterworld please!

Perfume is available on Blu in a couple of places - the German edition (from Constantin Film) is especially good.
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Also 20,000 Leagues needs some love
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Alien 1999 Master Japanese BSHI Broadcast 1080i mid 2000s
Blade Runner DC US HDTV Broadcast 1080i 2005 (blade.runner.1080i.dd5.1.oar)
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#9
Waterworld encoding crashes... Sad I'm doing it again, this time in two steps - first avisynth->lossless, then lossless->x264, hope this time everything will be OK. (p.s. this is the theatrical cut, not the extended)

Perfume - deleted, thanks for the info
20,000 leagues... it needs only audio tracks to be sync'ed...

Still, what's about True Lies and Robin Hood POT projects? I remember something about them on OT...
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The Black Cauldron and Titan A.E. interest me, as neither Disney nor Fox seem to want to release these on Blu Ray! I also have the incredibly rare Japanese LD of Titan A.E. and could capture the PCM audio from it.


Split Second, (the Rutger Hauer one) is out on Blu Ray in Europe.
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