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Help Terminator 2 Judgment Day UAR
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This will probably be one the most loved UAR version; but I'm stuck with it... sadly, the only good digital full screen version of it (an old Russian DVD) has a strange color grading, different from all the others:

[Image: T2_Full_Screen_DVD_moviefingerprint.jpg]

It is similar to many other versions (HD-DVD/Skynet BD, for examples) but not enough; when regraded, it doesn't match the letterbox version (I'm using HD-DVD for the moment) in many many shots...

So, I need your help!

There are three options to solve this problem:

  1. Find an HD letterbox version which used the same master
    quite difficult, but not impossible, as there where so many versions... an HDTV recording will do, as long as the logo is in the black bars and it has not pop-ups and too many lost frames near commercial breaks; there is a *very small chance* that D-Theater and/or WMV 720p versions used this master, but, as I haven't seen them, I can't say anything about them.
  2. Find a SD letterbox version which used the same master
    this could be a bit more easy, given how many SD versions were available... here, even a VHS high quality capture will do; still, I'd prefer an higher quality version, like a laserdisc capture, or SDTV recording. This will be used to regrade the HD letterbox.
  3. Find any full screen version which used the same master of a letterbox version
    as far as I know, only versions available - apart this DVD - are laserdisc and VHS, and TV recordings. This will be used to regrade the Russian DVD.
    EDIT: for comparison, this is the full screen laserdisc:
    [Image: T2_SE_LD_FS.jpg]
there could be a fourth option, that consists in getting both full screen and letterbox laserdisc captures - IF they used the same master - to regrade respectively the Russian DVD and the HD letterbox version.

Any help will be highly appreciated!
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The 1991 Fullscreen Laserdisc has the same master as the 1997 Widescreen DVD (itself a non-anamorphic digital scan of the 1991 Widescreen Laserdisc).
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(2018-04-05, 03:26 PM)CourtlyHades296 Wrote: The 1991 Fullscreen Laserdisc has the same master as the 1997 Widescreen DVD (itself a non-anamorphic digital scan of the 1991 Widescreen Laserdisc).

Really? Interesting... I have a lot of T2 laserdisc, but, sadly, no full screen one. Sad

If someone could capture it, fourth option will do.
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The russian site has the SE in full screen, I think it's easy to use. I don't think there's been a full screen LD rip of the TC as of now.
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Found, thanks! IIRC the special edition has only added scenes, not alternate ones, so yes, it should be easy to edit it to conform to theatrical cut.

Now, a letterbox edition using the same master should be confirmed - the 1997 non-anamorphic DVD? Or simply the SE LB laserdisc? Or, better, an HD version?

EDIT: added screenshots of the laserdisc full screen version in the first post.
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The early LIVE DVD (with the 'CDS' mix) is in fact anamorphic. It's the same master as the Japanese DTS DVD IIRC.
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(2018-04-05, 05:34 PM)zoidberg Wrote: The early LIVE DVD (with the 'CDS' mix) is in fact anamorphic. It's the same master as the Japanese DTS DVD IIRC.

And do you think it used the same master as the FS LD?
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I imagine they were probably telecined at the same time.
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I would like the option of choosing between the theatrical cut in UAR and the Special Edition in UAR.
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Dunno how well laserdisc would blend with an HD source, though...
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