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Zodiac Theatrical Cut (Quick Project)
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Zodiac Theatrical Cut (Quick Project v1.0)

Project Info

So you are asking yourself why recreate the TC of Zodiac? Well the project's genesis started a few years ago when I bought a box of Cinema DTS discs. Most of the movies were junk but included in the pack were the discs for Zodiac and Zodiac just happens to be my favorite Fincher movie.

With the discs in hand, I wanted to sync the tracks to the BD so I could hear the far field mix. That was until I remembered the BD is the Director's Cut (DC) and contains several minutes of additional scenes, scene extensions and a few alternative shots.

I debated if I should just patch the Cinema DTS with the BD until I came to the realization that it would be nice to have the TC back in HD form. Re-create what is not available.

So this project recreates the TC by cutting the BD down to the DVD which contains the TC cut. Most of the cuts are covered here:

But not covered in that link is the fact the DC has more frames for certain shots, one subtitle that I had to matte into the HD footage from the DVD and two brief shots I needed to upscaled, one that had different timing than the DC and one wholly unique shot from the TC. The credits of the DC are also formatted differently when compared to the TC DVD. So I used the DVD credits.

The final master was color corrected to match the DVD's look which is greener when compared to the BD's redder cast.

On the audio side besides the Cinema DTS, I included the DD 5.1 from the DVD

This project attempts to create the theatrical cut (TC) of Zodiac by cutting down the DC BD to match the TC DVD. The end project is color corrected to resemble more of the look of the DVD.

Audio: (both projects)
1. DTS-HD MA 5.1 (from the Cinema DTS Discs)
2. Dolby Digital 5.1 (from the US CE DVD)

1. English (from the US DVD)

This project is synced to the US DVD

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