2017-01-07, 01:11 AM
This project will primarily focus on two things. First of all, upscaling the transfer found on the Scanbox and Worldwide Cinema DVDs, which is arguably the best transfer available for this film. There is an official Blu-ray release, but the transfer on that is itself an upscale from an SD transfer. Here's a comparison between the official blu-ray and my upscale: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparis.../picture:0
If nothing else, at least the colours are much better.
Secondly, reconstructing the extended version. As you may know, there was a version of this film, about five minutes longer, that played in film festivals before the general release. It includes the infamous "piss drinking scene". To the best of my knowledge, this version has never had an official home video release. I have a VHS rip which is reportedly from a bootleg tape. I will be reconstructing this version, using the available material.
I'm also hoping to be able to present the alternate ending via seamless branching.
Scanbox DVD and Worldwide Cinema DVD as primary source. Hong Kong Blu-ray for the Chinese opening titles and credits.
The main source for the Cantonese and Mandarin tracks will be the Hong Kong Laserdisc. Although, the movie is actually edited on that release to fit on a singe LD, so missing segments will be sourced from DVD. The English dub will sourced from the Scanbox DVD, which has it in good quality. I'll also include the Bey Logan audio commentary from the HKL DVD.
Most likely the English subtitles from the HKL release.