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post #61 of 435
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Tonite, on DirecTV's SonyHD channel, LoA played and I caught a few moments.
Didn't look too sharp.

Old master. The new one will blow the old, noisy, very outdated master to bits. Expect a difference at least as big as new Gattopardo versus old Gattopardo.
post #62 of 435
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Could have been the old muse master

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Originally Posted by mhafner View Post

Old master. The new one will blow the old, noisy, very outdated master to bits. Expect a difference at least as big as new Gattopardo versus old Gattopardo.

It had to be.

And now the waiting begins...
post #63 of 435
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It had to be.

And now the waiting begins...

It sounds like the muse.
post #64 of 435
We're probably a little bit away from screen shots at this time.
post #65 of 435
From today's Bits:

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Next up... the Norwegian BD website Release.no has posted details from a leaked Sony sell sheet that indicate we're finally about to see the long-awaited Blu-ray Disc release of Lawrence of Arabia. The reported street date in Norway is 6/13, with dates in other countries around the same time. One would certainly expect an official announcement from Sony in the next few days or weeks.

http://digitalbits.com/#mytwocents
post #66 of 435
I have been jerked around so much on this I will believe it when I see it.
post #67 of 435
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I have been jerked around so much on this I will believe it when I see it.

Easy to avoid, never believe anything till you see the official announcement by the content provider (which is always subject to change). Rumors and hearsay can be fun but you need to leave it at that.
post #68 of 435
Some (mostly) non-rumor from a recent hometheater.com article entitled "Hollywood, The 4K Way"

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Lawrence of Arabia, which had been scanned in at 8K resolution (to ensure the highest capture of detail from the film's large-format 65mm negative) and then taken down to 4K for the workflow, was even more revealing. A close-up of Peter O'Toole's face jumped off the screen compared with the earlier 2K master, thanks to the more detailed texture of his skin and the sharper reproduction of the layer of dust partially coating his face. A longer shot from Lawrence that was also taken in the desert showed a series of fine concentric lines near the top of the frame in a pattern reminiscent of a fingerprint. These, Crisp explained, are cracks in the film emulsion caused by its melting in the desert heat and then healing over. The lines have always been there in the negative and result in an unusual rippling artifact when viewing the movie, but until now there hasn't been a way to fix it. We've never been able to see this kind of detail beforeit's always been kind of submerged, he says. But now, with this 8K scan, it's more obvious. Sony commissioned a third party to develop software to minimize or eliminate this distracting artifact for the restored version, which is due out on Blu-ray and in theaters later this year.

http://www.hometheater.com/content/h...-4k-way-page-2
post #69 of 435
What!?! They're removing the ripples? Those artifacts were my favourite part of the movie. They made the film the classic that it is today. Stop raping my childhood Sony.
post #70 of 435
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What!?! They're removing the ripples? Those artifacts were my favourite part of the movie. They made the film the classic that it is today. Stop raping my childhood Sony.

Wait 'til you see the new CGI rock that Prince Feisal hides behind. It's really cool, but it does make you wonder how he got in there.
post #71 of 435
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Wait 'til you see the new CGI rock that Prince Feisal hides behind. It's really cool, but it does make you wonder how he got in there.

Gasim shot first!
post #72 of 435
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Originally Posted by CatBus View Post

At least they finally have Lawrence yelling "No! Nooo!" when he shoots Gasim. It's only now resembling what they originally intended!

I'm glad they added that because, visually, it's harder to tell how Lawrence is feeling, with William Friedkin's new de-saturated and blown-out color timing.
post #73 of 435
and my stealth edit fails to be so stealthy...
post #74 of 435
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Originally Posted by sdurani View Post

What!?! They're removing the ripples? Those artifacts were my favourite part of the movie. They made the film the classic that it is today. Stop raping my childhood Sony.

Instead of being shot by Sherif Ali for drinking w/o permission, Lawrence's Bedouin guide gets eaten by a sarlacc now.
post #75 of 435
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Instead of being shot by Sherif Ali for drinking w/o permission, Lawrence's Bedouin guide gets eaten by a sarlacc now.

First, he steps right over his camel's tail and the camel makes this cartoony face- it looks so fake!
post #76 of 435
Hush the excitement! Guys, this release is the other Lawrence from Arabia, the documentary about the furr-in, exchange student....
post #77 of 435
[quote] A longer shot from Lawrence that was also taken in the desert showed a series of fine concentric lines near the top of the frame in a pattern reminiscent of a fingerprint. These, Crisp explained, are cracks in the film emulsion caused by its melting in the desert heat and then healing over. The lines have always been there in the negative and result in an unusual rippling artifact when viewing the movie, but until now there hasn't been a way to fix it .[quote]

Ugh, I happen to like seeing the fingerprints/brushstrokes in a painting or claymation for that matter. I thought the shimmering effect was intentional, you know like it's set in a desert.
post #78 of 435
[quote=wuther;21814887][quote] A longer shot from Lawrence that was also taken in the desert showed a series of fine concentric lines near the top of the frame in a pattern reminiscent of a fingerprint. These, Crisp explained, are cracks in the film emulsion caused by its melting in the desert heat and then healing over. The lines have always been there in the negative and result in an unusual rippling artifact when viewing the movie, but until now there hasn’t been a way to fix it .
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Ugh, I happen to like seeing the fingerprints/brushstrokes in a painting or claymation for that matter. I thought the shimmering effect was intentional, you know like it’s set in a desert.

No. The cracks are annoying and don't look like a natural phenomenon in the desert. The distortions due to the hot air are something else not affected by this fix.
post #79 of 435
Looking at Amazon UK, it looks like the release day for the British version of Lawrence has slipped (from June 4 to unspecified).
post #80 of 435
Hmm bad news, probably means they will delay the release until November this year or something.
post #81 of 435
Great movie... it's kind of hard to believe that this hasn't already been made available on blu-ray already! I'm ready to pre-order as soon as the time comes.
post #82 of 435
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Originally Posted by ozar View Post

Great movie... it's kind of hard to believe that this hasn't already been made available on blu-ray already! I'm ready to pre-order as soon as the time comes.

It took time to get it right, and i for one am happy the took the time
post #83 of 435
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Great movie... it's kind of hard to believe that this hasn't already been made available on blu-ray already! I'm ready to pre-order as soon as the time comes.

+ a million & 1
That's been posted too death!
Even B4 BD's were released, people were posting for "LoA"!!!
post #84 of 435
Is this really being released? It wouldn't make sense for SPHE to make us wait any longer.
post #85 of 435
LoA's restoration is making it's debut at this year's Cannes Film Festival before it's UK Blu-Ray release. US Blu-Ray/DVD release is still unannounced but will probably be around the Holiday season so Sony can tie it into their Home Theater sales push for Christmas.
post #86 of 435
I hope the restoration gets a theatrical run, no matter how brief, before hitting BD. I've probably seen it over two dozen times in the theatre; last time was over a decade ago, so I'm really ripe for another viewing on the big screen.
post #87 of 435
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Originally Posted by sdurani View Post

I hope the restoration gets a theatrical run, no matter how brief, before hitting BD. I've probably seen it over two dozen times in the theatre; last time was over a decade ago, so I'm really ripe for another viewing on the big screen.

keep an eye out on this page...
http://www.in70mm.com/index.htm
post #88 of 435
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Originally Posted by sdurani View Post

I hope the restoration gets a theatrical run, no matter how brief, before hitting BD. I've probably seen it over two dozen times in the theatre; last time was over a decade ago, so I'm really ripe for another viewing on the big screen.

There will likely be Sony Projector-powered 4K screenings at select AMC venues.
post #89 of 435
Wouldn't you also expect this to be on the slate for the 4k disc format coming out soon...? Hmmm...?
post #90 of 435
One thing I would expect by now is an official street date ... certainly if it's going to be available on 6/4. I wonder what's going on.
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