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A Better Tomorrow - Cinema Polish
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A Better Tomorrow - Cinema Polish Bluray

John Woo's masterpiece and my favourite movie always seemed to be overlooked in my opinion. When last year Fortune Star released 4K Remastered version, I was stunned by quality of new transfer, but yet I was dissapointed at how poor audio was and colors were completely wrong. So I decided to get on with this. I've released a quick Laserdisc original audio synchronization along with new reworked English subtitles by kuyahukduk custom Bluray over a year ago, but I was still not fully satisfied. This is my little tribute to this movie.

Video is undergoing shot-by-shot color correction. Currently, I've only used DrDre's ColorMatch to match colours to best looking copy, colour-wise, which was Golden Cinema's Laserdisc release, which was provided to me by IcePrick (Thanks a lot!). Current results can be see below.

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While most of the shots look very good at this point, there are still lots and lots of shots that look off or are slightly not matching next cut, but this is still a big improvement over original release.

Audios:
- Cantonese LPCM 1.0 (Herald Laserdisc, Digital Track)
- Cantonese LPCM 1.0 (Herald Laserdisc, Analog Track)
- Cantonese LPCM 1.0 (Bandai Laserdisc, Digital Track)
- Cantonese LPCM 1.0 (Bandai Laserdisc, Analog Track)
- Cantonese LPCM 1.0 (Encore Laserdisc, Digital Track)
- Cantonese LPCM 1.0 (Golden Cinema Laserdisc, Analog Track)
- Cantonese LPCM 2.0 (Paramount Bluray)
- Mandarin LPCM 1.0 (Golden Cinema Laserdisc, Analog Track)
- English DD 2.0 (Australian JL Entertainment/Anchor Bay DVD)
- German LPCM 2.0 (Astro Laserdisc, Digital Track)
- French DD 2.0 (Bootleg DVD)
- Spanish DD 2.0 (Spanish Manga Films DVD)
- Italian DD 2.0 (Italian Ciak DVD)
- Japanese LPCM 2.0 (Paramount Bluray)
- Commentary by Bey Logan

Subtitles:
- Reworked English subtitles by kuyahukduk
- German
- French
- Italian
- Spanish
- Japanese
- Korean
- Czech
- Croatian
- Dutch
- Finnish
- Hungarian
- Polish
- Portuguese
- Romanian
- Russian
- Thai
- Turkish

Extras (all extras will be filtered and upscaled to 720p, unless they're available in higher quality already):
- A Better Tomorrow II (with Laserdisc audio)
- A Better Tomorrow III (with Laserdisc audio)
- Story of Discharged Prisoner [Original movie that's ABT based on] (with completely remastered English subtitles)
- Aatish [Indian remake of ABT]
- Two soundtracks - including rare 2nd Edition OST in loseless PCM
- Leslie Cheung's two music videos
- Five Laserdisc captures with synchronized subtitles (Herald [Japanese], Bandai [Japanese], Encore [English], Astro [German], Golden Cinema [Hong Kong])
- Bio Channel - Leslie Cheung [45 minute documentary about Leslie Cheung's life and work]
- Crossings - John Woo [45 minute documentary about John Woo's life and work]
- Guns as Partners [10 minute clip focused on guns used in movie]
- Chow Yun-Fat Interviews (From 1993, 1993 UK Tour and Japanese Laserdisc release)
- John Woo Interviews (From 1993, Japanese Laserdisc release)
- More interviews with cast (Kent Tsang, Ti Lung, Waise Lee)
- Many various trailers
- Photo gallery

Extras list may still change, as I have about 20 different releases (Bluray and DVD) to dig through as well as Laserdiscs. This is just what I have ready for now.

I plan to release this on two BD50 discs, where one is only main feature, and other is holding all the extras.
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Thanks given by: Stamper , MrBrown , PDB , spoRv , IcePrick , Feallan , captainsolo
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Wow, you sir are god, messiah, king, ruler, Mr. Universe! Awesome
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Very excited for this!
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Wow... The list of Cantonese tracks is impressive.
I really would love to get my hands on that version, when it is done.
I have some DVDs from that movie also.
You know which music track the English audio has?
I don't know if there ever were the two different music tracks with the English audio.
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#5
Wow, Just amazing!
One of my favorites to, and I can not wait for your new version.

You sir are a legend Smile
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(2017-10-01, 12:36 PM)MrBrown Wrote: Wow... The list of Cantonese tracks is impressive.
I really would love to get my hands on that version, when it is done.
I have some DVDs from that movie also.
You know which music track the English audio has?
I don't know if there ever were the two different music tracks with the English audio.

English dub comes from Atlas International transfer of the movie, it does have different soundtrack in many places. I checked Optimum, JL Entertainment and Anchor Bay releases.
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#7
Wowsers! This is epic.
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Is the french the original VHS release dub, or a later dub (from HK video I think)?
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(2017-10-01, 07:13 PM)Stamper Wrote: Is the french the original VHS release dub, or a later dub (from HK video I think)?

Unsure about that, I am not expert when it comes to foreign dubs, I found it on DVD from ADC and decided to sync it.

Also - here's side-by-side preview of color corrections, I'd like to hear your opinions (seems a bit too blue-ish on some scene to me?). I'm quite new to doing shot-by-shot CC, so Smile
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Too much green (assuming your color corrections are on the right) and too bland. Try to keep a bit of the yellow instead of going blank white.

Yes there are two dubs of ABT1, a VHS dub released I think 87, and the HK redub released probably 10 years after.
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