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Re: Godzilla 1985 - Red Menace Reconstruction 1080p AVAILABLE NOW

Postby GFAN198423 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:55 pm

Any luck with the 1080p file?

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Postby goji1986 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:01 pm

GFAN198423 wrote:Any luck with the 1080p file?

It's been available for a few months now! Check the Red Menace Tumblr.
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Postby sherberttcat » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:38 pm

Has anyone encoded these to a smaller filesize?

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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:14 am

I'm sure plenty of you saw this on Twitter already, but a new version of this reconstruction featuring new US material scanned from a 35mm print is available now! Check the OP for details.
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Postby airforce111 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:31 pm

holy crap! where did the 35mm scan come from!? this is great news for american scenes, all it needs is some color correction and restoration! looks amazing!
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Postby goji1986 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:26 am

Checked it out, and while I will hold off on downloading it for now I am VERY excited for the potential here. The 35mm print looks to be in fairly good shape, but definitely needs some restorative work with colors, scratches, and stabilization. You definitely got your work cut out for you ;)

Thanks to this I never realized that Steve Martin wrote a book about the original Gojira called "Cairo via Tokyo"...fantastic callback!

I just got my hands on Star Wars Project 4k77 and 4k83 -- dunno if you've seen them or not, but -- is that your overall goal?
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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:32 am

airforce111 wrote:holy crap! where did the 35mm scan come from!? this is great news for american scenes, all it needs is some color correction and restoration! looks amazing!

Servanov got in touch with me shortly after G-Fest last year saying he'd found a collector who owned a print and a technician who could scan it -- since then it's been a matter of time and money, but we should be getting a proper 4K scan sometime soon, which we intend to then clean up and release.

goji1986 wrote:Checked it out, and while I will hold off on downloading it for now I am VERY excited for the potential here. The 35mm print looks to be in fairly good shape, but definitely needs some restorative work with colors, scratches, and stabilization. You definitely got your work cut out for you ;)

Thanks to this I never realized that Steve Martin wrote a book about the original Gojira called "Cairo via Tokyo"...fantastic callback!

I just got my hands on Star Wars Project 4k77 and 4k83 -- dunno if you've seen them or not, but -- is that your overall goal?

That is more or less the plan -- Servanov will be handling most of the cleanup and color correction, as he knows a lot more about photo restoration than I do, while I'll be finishing it up and assembling various audio tracks and so on for the final release.
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Postby Pkmatrix » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:52 am

I downloaded this right after it was uploaded, I haven't had a chance to give it a proper watch up looking over the newly scanned stuff looks awesome! Great work, unbelievable work! :D

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Postby Shokara » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:04 pm

I finally found some time to sit down and watch your v1.5 reconstruction from beginning to end. To both you and Servanov, great job! Even at only 720 resolution and before any greater restoration work, the 35 mm footage puts all the footage you used from the Monsters HD broadcast in your previous reconstruction to shame. I can hardly wait for the eventual v2.0, but the wait will be worth it!

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Postby canofhumdingers » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:48 am

I’ve got to pay more attention to this section. Just discovered your update the other day (I actually saw it on OT.com first) Haven’t had time to watch the whole thing but I skimmed through a few minutes of the 35mm footage. This is so exciting! I can’t wait to see what y’all are able to do with the whole thing, but in the meantime I’m looking forward to giving this a proper viewing soon!

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Postby airforce111 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:34 am

any plan on releasing the 35mm scan itself uncompressed or atleast a high def bluray encode of just the scan in its original "un-cleaned" form? like on archive or somewhere? or do you plan to only upload the red menace version with cuts from the toho versionl?
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Postby Shokara » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:59 pm

airforce111 wrote:any plan on releasing the 35mm scan itself uncompressed or atleast a high def bluray encode of just the scan in its original "un-cleaned" form? like on archive or somewhere? or do you plan to only upload the red menace version with cuts from the toho versionl?


From what I understand, the eventual v2.0 of the reconstruction will primarily be a color correction and other restorative work of the 35mm film scan within the best of omgitsgodzilla's and Servanov's abilities. Very little to no other footage sources will be used, and the ultimate goal is to make the whole film scan look as clean and vibrant as possible while still being faithful to how the colors are supposed to look. I've heard nothing about any plans to release the complete uncompressed film scan sans any clean-up/restoration.

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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:53 am

Releasing the raw scan uncompressed would take an ungodly amount of storage space. There will absolutely be a Blu-ray compatible encode, though, along with some neat extras -- possibly a grindhouse version, definitely open-matte US scenes as well as the leaders at the beginning and end of each reel.
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Postby Shokara » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:51 am

omgitsgodzilla wrote:Releasing the raw scan uncompressed would take an ungodly amount of storage space. There will absolutely be a Blu-ray compatible encode, though, along with some neat extras -- possibly a grindhouse version, definitely open-matte US scenes as well as the leaders at the beginning and end of each reel.


Now that sounds like one heck of a nice package. That's a Blu-ray disc I can hardly wait to write/burn.

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Postby airforce111 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:03 pm

Ah of course, how big are you planning on making a bluray encode? I feel like this new scan should be worthy of a full disc encode if we could get the print as pristine as we can, this is like something that would go into archives for sure and incredibly important for the comunity!
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