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Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster AIP Dub HD Reconstruction

Postby goji1986 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:04 pm

That's right, folks, get ready to enjoy this classic dub in 1080p!

With omgitsgodzilla's blessing and support, I have decided to take on this project. For video I will be using the Kraken Bluray as a main source, while a rip of the Orion laserdisc will provide the reference for titles and other things that were modified for the US release.

Right now I've tested out things on just the first title card during Save the Earth, which you can view below.

http://imgur.com/kEMjK0z

The laserdisc source is currently a heavily compressed MP4 file I ripped off of Facebook, but a better one is hopefully on the way courtesy of heiseigodzilla425. That being said, even with the crappy one I'm using now, the results aren't half bad. The titles just don't have the crispness I need, but that should hopefully be solved once the better source is available!
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Postby Kore321 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:12 pm

Awesome! This is one of my favorites. Will you be reconstructing the aip logo and English credits? That would probably be a big task. ;)

Edit. Just reread your post and see that you are trying to use the LD rip titles..

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Postby G-MAN » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:07 pm

Making a full HD render of this that's bluray compatible?

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Postby ultrase7en » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:12 pm

Cool! I cannot wait to see it considering how great your Sea Monster reconstruction turned out.

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Postby GodzillaBurgh » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:35 am

Interesting!!! Go for it, man!
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Postby Great Hierophant » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:22 pm

There are two problematic inserts in this film where English is used instead of Japanese. The VHS and Laserdisc crop them, cutting off text. I doubt anything can be done about these unless a widescreen source for the inserts can be found. SpaceHunterM did an SD AIP reconstruction and he could do nothing about it.

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Postby GodzillaBurgh » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:51 am

goji1986 wrote:That's right, folks, get ready to enjoy this classic dub in 1080p!

With omgitsgodzilla's blessing and support, I have decided to take on this project. For video I will be using the Kraken Bluray as a main source, while a rip of the Orion laserdisc will provide the reference for titles and other things that were modified for the US release.

Right now I've tested out things on just the first title card during Save the Earth, which you can view below.

http://imgur.com/kEMjK0z

The laserdisc source is currently a heavily compressed MP4 file I ripped off of Facebook, but a better one is hopefully on the way courtesy of heiseigodzilla425. That being said, even with the crappy one I'm using now, the results aren't half bad. The titles just don't have the crispness I need, but that should hopefully be solved once the better source is available!


How are you going to mask certain inserts?
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Postby goji1986 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:18 am

G-MAN wrote:Making a full HD render of this that's bluray compatible?


Yes! The final file will be an MKV render, which can easily be converted to bluray. Now that I have a bluray burner and gotten the necessary software to do this, I can finally do this right off the bat.

Great Hierophant wrote:There are two problematic inserts in this film where English is used instead of Japanese. The VHS and Laserdisc crop them, cutting off text. I doubt anything can be done about these unless a widescreen source for the inserts can be found. SpaceHunterM did an SD AIP reconstruction and he could do nothing about it.


GodzillaBurgh wrote:How are you going to mask certain inserts?


I'm going to solve that problem once I get there. At the worst, I will just upscale the existing footage and leave it as is. However, there may be a few other options. I'm still waiting on a better rip of the laserdisc before I start considering.

I've done a ton of research and have yet to find any existence of a widescreen print, unless some lucky fan is sitting on one and hasn't come forward with it, so this will be the great challenge of this particular reconstruction. I will keep you all posted on my progress once I get started.
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Postby GodzillaBurgh » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:37 pm

This is gonna be interesting.
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Postby G-MAN » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:07 pm

YES!!!
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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:48 pm

There's also the question of what to do about the English titles inserted into the scenes about phenomena in space and such in the International version, which I don't think are present in the AIP version. Might be worth trying to get your hands on an HD source of the Japanese version as well.
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Postby GodzillaBurgh » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:23 pm

omgitsgodzilla wrote:There's also the question of what to do about the English titles inserted into the scenes about phenomena in space and such in the International version, which I don't think are present in the AIP version. Might be worth trying to get your hands on an HD source of the Japanese version as well.


I found these on SpaceHunterM's YouTube channel.




Hope these will help. :huge:
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Postby goji1986 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:51 pm

omgitsgodzilla wrote:There's also the question of what to do about the English titles inserted into the scenes about phenomena in space and such in the International version, which I don't think are present in the AIP version. Might be worth trying to get your hands on an HD source of the Japanese version as well.



I have a copy of the HDTV version, which I will use when necessary.

And thank you, GodzillaBurgh! I'd seen these a while ago and nearly forgot about them.

I finally started verifying and checking the bluray print to the 10-year old AIP laserdisc rip, which has been provided to me by ultra7en and will be used until heiseigodzilla425's new rip is available. Even though everything appears to synch up in the beginning, by the end there seems to be a few seconds difference between the two, so I'm still scrubbing through the movie and making edit points at each cut on the HD print. I'm about 10 minutes in. Progress!
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Postby G-MAN » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:50 pm

Sweet will it be the same bitrate and quality as the kraken bluray?

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Postby goji1986 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:19 pm

G-MAN wrote:Sweet will it be the same bitrate and quality as the kraken bluray?


Correct. The main video is sourced from the Kraken Bluray as a pass-thru MP4, meaning besides the container change no compression has been applied. Rendering will involve matching the source directly, so it should be 1:1.
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Postby GodzillaBurgh » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:06 pm

I also found the SAME AIP logo from another movie called C.H.O.M.P.S. It's about a cyborg dog, it's actually ridiculous.
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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:46 pm

It occurs to me that some of the raw images I used to reconstruct the AIP logo in Destroy All Monsters might be helpful; I can send you those if you want!
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Postby goji1986 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:26 pm

omgitsgodzilla wrote:It occurs to me that some of the raw images I used to reconstruct the AIP logo in Destroy All Monsters might be helpful; I can send you those if you want!


For sure! That would be wonderful. And thank you again, GodzillaBurgh, for your diligence in finding that version of the logo!

So I've just received heiseigodzilla425's rip of the Orion Laserdisc, and I must say...this is a STUNNING transfer! Everything is a vast improvement in color and detail, even in standard def! His work must be applauded, as he just made the DEFINITIVE digital version of the laserdisc.

I've synced it up with my current timeline and it matches perfectly, so in the coming days it will finally be time to recreate those titles! Now the fun begins :)
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Postby Kore321 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:07 am

Looking forward to seeing how this comes out. Keep up the great work!

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Postby goji1986 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:02 am

I'm working on vectoring out the letters for the title screen, and just had a thought. Does anyone know what font is being used in the credit sequence? I can't seem to find one that matches, and it would be helpful for down the line as the font sizes change. I'm pretty bad at telling fonts apart!
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