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Mad Max 2/Road Warrior Regrade (Warner 97 DVD/LD)
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The first regrade that I started was Mad Max 2, after watching the trailer for the new movie I decided to go back to work on this (ironically the new movie looks more like the old MM2 DVD) The original thread is here: http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.c...51/page/6/

Project Info:

The basis of this project is to color regrade the Blu-ray (BD) to look more like the 1997 DVD. That DVD shared the same transfer as the widescreen laserdisc. The OT thread can fill you in on why I am doing a regrade. The short story is the newer BD, which is a scan of the ON, has a very cool color timing and tends to be more blue. The old DVD is very warm and red, more in fitting with the subject and place.

Video:
2013 Blu-Ray (Extended Cut) video color regraded to the 1997 DVD

Audio:
1994 Laserdisc PCM 2.0 Dolby Stereo/Surround rip and synced by Jonno

Subtitles:
TBD (mostly all the subs on the existing BR)

Pics:

BD/BD regraded to DVD
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Project Number: 0004.01
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OOoOOH YES YES YES

Should you want any foreign dub for sync let me know, I have the french 5.1 which is not on the new Blu-ray (due to the 5.1 being only available on the old US cut) but this can be fixed I guess.
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The color grading is looking awesome PDB. That new Mad Max movie has me excited as well. I hope it's as good as the trailers make it out to be.
                                                           



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Hot damn! You're knocking the ball out of the park again!
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Finally the right color grading. Can't wait!
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Stamper:
Thanks for the nice words. Is the french in sync with the BD? Not sure what subs/soundtracks this is going to have at the moment. I definitely want Jonno's Dolby Stereo/Surround track as the main track. Optionally, I was thinking maybe the lossy 5.1 track from the BD. I was also thinking of trying some remixes of the Jonno's DS soundtrack into 5.1 using some of the Dolby Surround decoders that I was collecting a few year ago (Fosgate Model 5, Shure HTS, etc) That last part is a wish list that may not happen

Doombot:
Thanks Doombot. I'm hoping and praying the movie looks as half as good as the trailer. I wasn't 100% sold of Hardy in the beginning, maybe because its change, but that trailer changed my mind. Can't wait. And thanks for your help and advice.

Lee:
Thanks Lee, I love the enthusiasm hopefully the regrade will live up to expectations.


One of things I wanted to include is the old Saul Bass Warner Bros logo. It was on the old DVD and on the 35mm print I saw. I was hoping to create it in HD using the logo from another movie but its hard since WB seems to have removed that logo from a lot of old movies and the only ones I can find are 2.35/9 and they don't work
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So I may just upscale the DVD's logo

I'm going to keep the titles Mad Max 2 instead of changing them back to Road Warrior.

One last thing interesting I noticed. The night scene when Max is leaving has a very striking blue filter on the DVD that is non-existent on the BD. Its a huge difference

BD/BD regraded to DVD
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(2015-02-25, 04:59 AM)PDB Wrote: One of things I wanted to include is the old Saul Bass Warner Bros logo. It was on the old DVD and on the 35mm print I saw. I was hoping to create it in HD using the logo from another movie but its hard since WB seems to have removed that logo from a lot of old movies and the only ones I can find are 2.35/9 and they don't work
[Image: saul.jpg]
So I may just upscale the DVD's logo

If you want a HD source that matches the WB logo on the bottom check "Enter the Dragon", it has the exact one. I have it ripped and saved as lossless avi if you would like me to send it to you.
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Just out of curiosity, what's about the laserdisc color grading?
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It's the same as the DVD. Same master.
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(2015-02-25, 05:50 AM)Booshman Wrote:
(2015-02-25, 04:59 AM)PDB Wrote: One of things I wanted to include is the old Saul Bass Warner Bros logo. It was on the old DVD and on the 35mm print I saw. I was hoping to create it in HD using the logo from another movie but its hard since WB seems to have removed that logo from a lot of old movies and the only ones I can find are 2.35/9 and they don't work
[Image: saul.jpg]
So I may just upscale the DVD's logo

If you want a HD source that matches the WB logo on the bottom check "Enter the Dragon", it has the exact one. I have it ripped and saved as lossless avi if you would like me to send it to you.

Well like minds think alike, Booshman. That bottom pic is from Enter The Dragon (the top Road Warrior DVD).Basically the RW is different dimensions with more at the top and bottom and occurs at a faster speed. I thought that these were incomparable with the 2.35 logo and I would need a different source but in writing this reply I started to play around with the logos in Photoshop:

DVD overlayed and streched to fit the 2.35
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The differences I saw are just a distortion of compressing the 2.35 image. So I guess if I can figure out how to do the same things in Premiere I can fix it. The Enter does say presents so I will have to find a way to mask that out

Yep same master as the LD. I had that LD long ago and got rid of it when the DVD came out since they were the same (before I realized the joys of PCM Dolby Surround)

Edit: Well I can stretch the DVD to fit the 2.35 but the other way around, the way I need it, is a bit trickier

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