Escape from New York [spoRv]

_,,,^..^,,,_ presents Escape from New York [spoRv] – special preserved or Restored version

| PROJECTS: Released | In progress | Future | Mission & Setup |

Mission: to restore John Carpenter’s Escape from New York brightness, contrast and color grading, plus original soundtrack and commentary.

Video sources: HDTV broadcast.

Audio sources: uncompressed PCM original soundtrack, captured directly from Collector’s Edition laserdisc, along with commentary; other soundtracks from BD and DVD.

Subtitles sources: to reflect soundtracks. Continue reading

Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem (Unrated) [spoRv]

_,,,^..^,,,_ presents:

ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM [spoRv]

| PROJECTS: Released | In progress | Future | Mission & Setup |

Mission: to improve Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem (Unrated) contrast and brightness, and replace two wrong shots.

Video sources: Blu-ray, DVD.

Audio sources: Blu-ray, DVD.

Subtitles sources: Blu-ray, DVD.
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[spoRv] mission & setup

[spoRv] special project of Restored version

Mission: restore a movie to be closest to the theatrical version as could be possible at the moment of the release, using the best video sources chosen from all the various available versions; adding the best original and remastered audio soundtracks in different languages; whenever possible, including english, french, german, italian and spanish languages, along with the related subtitles.

[ruLes] restored using Laserdisc editions

WARNING: there will be no other [ruLes] projects in the future; further eventual projects based (all or in part) on laserdisc as source will be released under the [spoRv] trademark; this list are left here only for historical reason.

Mission: restore a movie to be closest to the theatrical version as could be possible at the moment of the release, using laserdisc as video source(s), and as main audio source; whenever possible, including english, french, german, italian and spanish languages, along with the related subtitles, from any sources is allowed.

 

_,,,^..^,,,_  hardware and software setup

Hardware:

  • Pioneer HLD-X9 MUSE/NTSC laserdisc player
  • Pioneer DVL-909 PAL/NTSC laserdisc/DVD player
  • Pioneer LD-V4300 PAL/NTSC laserdisc player
  • Pioneer CLD-D925 PAL/NTSC laserdisc player
  • Pioneer CLD-600 PAL laserdisc player

 

  • Panasonic DMR-ES15 DVD recorder
  • Pioneer DVR-320S DVD recorder
  • Yukai DVD-A100 DVD recorder
  • Panasonic NV-FS88B S-VHS recorder 

 

  • Sony MDS-J520E MiniDisc recorder (as analog/digital converter)
  • Pioneer SP-D07 Dolby Digital decoder
  • Pioneer RFD-1 AC3 RF demodulator
  • Sony Playstation 3 used as BD Player
  • Philips BD-7100 BD Player
  • Sony Vaio VGX-XL202 PC Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz, 3GB RAM, 2x250GB + 320GB + 2TB HDDs, BD burner
  • AverMedia BDA A16C internal video card (with Philips SAA713x chipset)
  • Sweetspot (a.k.a. PDI Deluxe) internal video card
  • Western Digital Elements 1TB external USB HDD

 

  • Monster Cable S-Video 5pin cable (very high quality)
  • LINN composite RCA video cable (very high quality)
  • Audison stereo RCA audio cable (very high quality)
  • SONY optical S/PDIF cable (very high quality)

 

Software – ONLY freeware:

  • VirtualDub for audio/video capture
  • VirtualDub and AviSynth for video editing
  • x264 for final encoding
  • Audacity for audio editing
  • Foobar2000 for other audio conversions
  • Aften for AC3 encoding
  • GDSMux or AviDemux for demuxing
  • tsMuxeR or AviDemux for (re)muxing
  • EasyBD Lite for BD authoring
  • MultiAVCHD for BD authoring with menus
  • Subtitle Edit for subtitle editing
  • MSPaint and Fotographix for cover and disc design

[spoRv] future projects

FUTURE PROJECTS (provisional list):

[spoRv] – special preserved or Restored version

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (BD ColourMatch the LD or DVD + LD soundtracks)
  • Alien (Director’s Cut – D-Theater + LD soundtracks)
  • Alien (Theatrical Cut – BD ColourMatch the LD or DVD + 70mm AC3 soundtrack)
  • Aliens (Special Edition – HDTV + LD soundtrack) –> eventual ColourMatch to be investigated <–
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (BD ColourMatch the LD or DVD + LD soundtracks)
  • Back to the Future (DCP video + LD soundtracks)
  • Evil Dead (BD ColourMatch the LD or DVD + LD soundtracks)
  • Independence Day Extended Edition (BD + DVD for extended scenes + LD soundtracks)
  • (Indiana Jones and the) Raiders Of The Lost Ark (HDTV + LD sountracks)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom (HDTV + LD sountracks)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (HDTV + LD sountracks)
  • Mad Max 2 (BD ColourMatch DVD or LD + LD soundtrack)
  • Lord of The Rings trilogy (Extended Edition – BD ColourMatch DVD + italian fixed audio tracks)
  • Ransom (extended cut)
  • Robin Hood (Theatrical Cut – HDTV + LD soundtracks)
  • Suspiria (BD ColourMatch the DVD or LD + LD soundtrack)
  • Total Recall (Mind Bending BD ColourMatch DVD or LD + LD soundtrack)
  • True Lies (D-Theater + LD soundtracks) –> Team Blu is working on it <–

For my projects I need soundtracks and subtitles in the following languages:

  • english
  • french
  • german
  • italian
  • spanish

 

from LD, BD, DVD, HD-DVD, HDTV… even from VHS if there are no better sources! Your help will be highly appreciated.

 

If you think a movie should receive a [spoRv] treatment, post your ideas here, using BOLD for each movie title, and explain why and how it should be preserved or restored; as you can see, I much prefer sci-fi and horror movies, but I like action too!

[spoRv] released projects

RELEASED PROJECTS

[spoRv] – special project of Restored version

 

[ruLes] – restored using Laserdisc editions

 

WARNING: there will be no other [ruLes] projects in the future; further eventual projects based (all or in part) on laserdisc as source will be released under the [spoRv] trademark; this list are left here only for historical reason.

 

Someone has defined me “one man army”… but, even Rambo had some support for his operations… (^^,) – so, here you are my

“Partners in crime” (in alphabetical order):

  • CapableMetal
  • Chewtobacca
  • DocSap
  • DoomBot
  • ilovewaterslides
  • Jedeitor
  • Jetrell Fo
  • Jonno
  • kk650
  • Leonardo
  • marvins
  • nirbateman
  • spielt mit
  • The Aluminum Falcon
  • zeropc

 

each of you has helped me with my projects, a lot, in a way or another, and I could call you friend now! Without your invaluable contributions, all my projects would not have been possible… THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

If someone else would join the [spoRv] creek, or gang, you are welcome!

In particular, I’m eagerly looking for someone who are able to do proper Blu-ray menu… anyone?

 

I want also to say

“thank you” to the following members (in alphabetical order):

AntcuuFaalb, althor1138, Asaki, BDgeek, Belbucus, bigrob, bkev, Borisanddoris, captainsolo, CatBus, CSchmidlapp, Dark_Jedi, Darth Mallwalker, darth_ender, digitalfreaknyc, Doctor M, DragoonClawNZ, drngr, dvdmike, Eldonante, Flexicon9, FreaQ, FremenDar007, g-force, Hairy_Hen, Harmy, Matt_Stevens, Molly, Moth3r, msycamore, Namtar, OmegaMattman, Papai2013, PDB, penguinofgreatness, pittrek, poita, puggo, rockin, SilverWook, skyjedi2005, Spaced Ranger, SS4DarthPayne, Stamper, StarThoughts, StarThoughts, stretch009, tranzor, trp, TServo2049, Turisu, Video Collector, You_Too

for supporting, hints, comments, thoughts, advices, inspirations, ideas, works, scripts, etc… your help is really appreciated! If I have forgotten someone, please let me know!