Originally Posted by kucharsk /forum/post/18195051
Actually I'd like to see the 30 FPS Todd-AO version of Oklahoma restored and released on BD, but I certainly love TSoM.
The only way they can release the 30 fps Todd-AO version of Oklahoma
is encode it at 1080i/60. Blu-ray has no option for 1080p video at ~30 fps.
The same would happen with the original theatrical cut of Around The World in 80 Days
. However, I'm not holding my breath for the latter ever showing up again in 30 fps on video as WB saw fit to release the roadshow cut. The extra footage has either not survived as original Todd-AO negatives or they were too badly damaged to restore with today's technology (or it cost too much to do so). Whatever the case, WB had to incorporate less than stellar 16mm scope and 35mm scope, 24 fps stock, which was still available and usable. So, they ended up using 24 fps for the whole thing. Like Oklahoma
, they probably had to shoot everything simultaneously in 35mm scope for compatibility with most theaters of the time.
If they do the video stream headers correctly, one could potentially de-interlace it to 1080p/60 without any visual artifacts popping up.