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The Warriors (1979) Theatrical Cut HDTV [preservation]

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Aim: To provide the original cut of The Warriors in full HD.

Release Format: MKV, Blu Ray compliant x264 encode, 8.6GB

Video Source: High quality HDTV cap (1080i MPEG2, Broadcast on Film4 HD), NetFlix HD cap (1080p). Synced to US R1 DVD

Audio Source: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono (192kb/s) From US R1 DVD

Both sources share the same HD master but the HDTV does a better job of preserving detail and grain whilst the NetFlix cap is more filtered and 'smooth'. Where frames are missing from the HDTV broadcast (at commercial breaks) they are replaced by the NetFlix cap. The notorious 'spotlight' shot (<1 sec) is an upscale from the original DVD as all HD versions have been irreversibly overexposed. The Paramount opening logos are repeated after the end credits to maintain sync with the DVD.

No processing has been applied to the video file apart from the necessary standards conversions for editing/encoding. For this project I adopted a CRF approach to the final encode, whilst the file may seem small it is essentially transparent to the source material.

Uploaded to MEGA. Please PM for links, feedback is appreciated. Available to active members of the forum only.
(This post was last modified: 2017-12-26, 05:43 PM by zoidberg.)
Great job, zoidberg! Ok
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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Love you, man!
Cheers guys! I'm away from my main PC tonight but I'll send out links first thing in the morning.
Also I've just spotted a typo in the thread title, I've put restoration but I meant preservation. Could one of the mods fix that please?
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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(2017-05-27, 06:13 PM)zoidberg Wrote: The notorious 'spotlight' shot (<1 sec) is an upscale from the original DVD as all HD versions have been irreversibly overexposed.

These caps are taken from Dark Jedi/Team Blu Release:

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Look real HD, What could be the source ?, I haven't found information about it.

All the caps in a rar file:

That's a good question. Perhaps an earlier/different HDTV master, or iTunes? All I know is the blown out shot looks bad, so I replaced it. it's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of thing.
Can't wait to see this preservation cut. The DC is horrible, completely ruins the movie, and I've been trying to get a hold of this for a long time now. Thank You for this one! I bet it was worth the wait!
Have the Sky Hd movies broadcast of this (Originally had a very high bitrate broadcast cap but lost it in a hard drive crash, the subsequent cap I made was at a lower bitrate but still good) which might of helped with your project zoidberg to fill in the missing bits due to commercial breaks in the Film 4HD broadcast.
(This post was last modified: 2017-06-03, 10:40 AM by X5gb.)
Finally got to see the theatrical version in HD. I found this version to be exactly what the BD should've been. The light shot taken from the DVD wasn't too noticeable, as it really was "blink and you'll miss it"-type of insert. Thank You! If ever v2 surfaces, I'm more than interested to comment to that also! All the best to you!

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