GodzillaFan1996 wrote:How is the project going?
My wife and I are expecting a baby in 3 weeks, so you can imagine this has not been a priority, and it won't be for the foreseeable future I'm afraid. Sorry to keep everyone waiting!!
G-MAN wrote:Yes while I don't own the toho bluray from what I've seen the kraken version is superior as it sources. As the kraken releases so far seem to be using the same international prints that sony remastered for their dvds back in the mid 2000's. Not sure why you would need to use the 720p too either of it as the kraken bluray definitely blows it out of the water. Just a tad curious as well why you would use either of those outside of the kraken release?
If all I was doing was slapping the AIP audio under the Kraken video, this would have been done in no time (in fact, technically it is
done already). However, I am trying to reconstruct
the AIP version, which has completely different titles. This has been the sticking point. The laserdisc rip of the film -- even though new and as high quality as possible -- is not suitable for HD presentation. Instead, I've been trying to mask out the titles from the Kraken source and use the Toho Bluray to fill in the holes (since the placement of the titles actually differ from version to version). I have to do it this way because the credits are on a continually moving background...not still images like previous films. Check out my previous post on this page with the clock to see what I'm talking about.
I have the 720 HDTV rip of the Toho print, which in the example above works fine since the shot is kind of dark, but the other shots have bright colors that stick out like a sore thumb. Hence why I'd like to at least try the full HD version of the Toho print. Even though it's lacking the same crisp detail, it should have slightly better results.