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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (Version 3 out now)
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Hi, I put this up on OT.com earlier (I'm ElectricTriangle over there) and I thought I might put it up over here if anyone's interested.

This is an HD recreation of the director’s cut of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which was completed at SD resolution and only released on DVD. It’s primarily sourced from the HDTV, which uses the same transfer as the director’s cut DVD. The HDTV is low detail and has lots of compression, but it does have more grain and much better contrast than the Blu-ray. The unique footage from the director’s cut DVD is upscaled. Color-corrected Blu-ray footage is used for some shots with alien subtitles. I have also recreated some of the director’s cut changes in HD by combining SD and HD footage.

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This edit is available in two versions:
The main version uses the new DVD effects when appropriate, but also uses the original theatrical unaltered effects to preserve HD quality (for this reason I’m calling it a fan edit; I mostly prefer the original effects when they were fully realized).
This image gallery shows which unique DC effects were included as well as a general overview of the picture quality: https://imgur.com/a/K0EhF
README: https://pastebin.com/rRKujtPa

The purist edition includes most all of the shots altered for the director’s cut DVD. For many of these changes I’ve combined HD and SD footage while others were simply upscaled from the DVD. The purist edition currently also has four foreign dubs (Italian, French, Russian and German) and a host of subtitles from two different European dvd releases. (The main project will be updated with these at a later date).
Sample frames: https://imgur.com/a/ALontqP
README: https://pastebin.com/JXcJRYts

Now available on myspleen or pm me (click my user name and then select “create a private topic”) for a link.

Video: 1080p MKV - 12 GB
Both the video and audio are BD-compliant if you want to remux this for a Blu-ray.
Audio:
Track 1: AC3 Dolby Digital - This is the same 5.1 as the DVD, but I replaced the end credits music that was looped for the director’s cut and replaced it with the original cue from the remastered CD. The file is not re-encoded, and cuts to the different end credits at the end seamlessly.
Track 2: AC3 2.0 Dolby Surround from the DVD.
Track 3: AC3 The commentary from the DVD.
Track 4: AC3 This is a commentary originally released as a podcast for startrek.com with visual effects supervisor Daren R. Dochterman, restoration supervisor Michael Matessino, and producer David C. Fein.
(For included subtitles read the read me file)
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Very nice iguanaclerk. Glad someone went through the effort to remake the DC.
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(2017-08-29, 05:30 AM)iguanaclerk Wrote: Hi, I put this up on OT.com earlier (I'm ElectricTriangle over there) and I thought I might put it up over here if anyone's interested.

This is an HD recreation of the director’s cut of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. It’s primarily sourced from the HDTV, which uses the same transfer as the director’s cut DVD. While the HDTV is low detail and has lots of compression, it does have more grain and better contrast than the Blu-ray. The unique footage from the director’s cut DVD is upscaled. I have included most of the new CGI shots that had no existing equivalent (or needed changes like the new Vulcan shots). However, I mostly used the original versions of the shots that were altered for the director’s cut to preserve HD quality (for this reason I’m calling it a fan edit). I also recreated a couple of the director’s cut changes in HD.

-Video: 1080p MKV - 13 GB

-Audio:
Track 1: FLAC - This is the same 5.1 as the DVD (lossy sourced), but I replaced the end credits music that was looped for the director’s cut and replaced it with the original cue from the remastered CD.
Track 2: AC3 - 2.0 Dolby Surround from the DVD.
Track 3: AC3 - The commentary from the DVD.
Track 4: AC3 - This is a commentary originally released as a podcast for startrek.com with the director’s cut production team leads.

-Subtitles (SRT):
1: English Subtitles
2: Text commentary by Michael Okuda.

Sample Frames: http://imgur.com/a/dWxo1

PM me for a copy. If anyone’s willing to put it on Myspleen, that would be great too. (my upload speeds right now are inconsistent.)

[Image: Es3lICD.jpg]

I uploaded the Director's Cut VHS on myspleen. The AC3 audio could maybe have been useful for this. You have a PM.
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You know what we need now is someone to do the same for the "Special Longer Version" of this film. That has needed updating for quite some time.

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I think pittrek over at OT.com is going to give it a go. I gave him a copy of the HDTV.
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I watched your project last night and I loved it immensely. Thanks for taking it on.

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Not a problem, glad you enjoyed it.
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Which HDTV cap is this sourced from?
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It's the ancient one from Usenet. I can PM you links if you want. I actually have all the HDTV copies of the original films. They are all improvements on the Blu rays, which just slathered on DNR and a contrast boost to these early DVD era transfers. (Although Wrath of Khan now has a lovely looking remastered bluray.)
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Finally had a chance to sit down and watch this and it really is wonderful. I'd been hoping it would officially come out sooner or later, so thanks a million for the work you put into this.
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