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Old 07-28-2016, 08:52 AM   #1941
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Maybe he realized he was hittin' the bong too much when he decided to add that crap in.

What exactly are these bongs all about? I haven't heard anything about them, did he add bong sounds to the film?!
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What exactly are these bongs all about? I haven't heard anything about them, did he add bong sounds to the film?!
There are short flashback clips and the ringing of a gong used repeatedly in a key scene in the movie, which were added to most of the the home video releases, but are not in the original theatrical release. The purpose was to remind viewers who certain characters were that are named in the interrogation scene, but it's very unnecessary and the loud BONG chime from the gong ruins the mood of the scene.
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Trek 6 can't have seamless branching.
The DC and the theatrical have different aspect ratios.
It might be possible seeing as The Evil Dead BD is presented with both aspect ratios via seamless branching.
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There are short flashback clips and the ringing of a gong used repeatedly in a key scene in the movie, which were added to most of the the home video releases, but are not in the original theatrical release. The purpose was to remind viewers who certain characters were that are named in the interrogation scene, but it's very unnecessary and the loud BONG chime from the gong ruins the mood of the scene.
Thanks for the info! I'm going to be revisiting this having not seen it for quite some time so I'll be listening out for the 'bongs'!
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Thanks for the info! I'm going to be revisiting this having not seen it for quite some time so I'll be listening out for the 'bongs'!
They're only in the 2003 DVD release.
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they're only in the 2003 dvd release and all the blu-ray releases. They are not present in the original (non-anamorphic) dvd release.
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No, the Blu-ray is the theatrical version, so those flashbacks aren't there at all, let alone the accompanying sound effects.
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It might be possible seeing as The Evil Dead BD is presented with both aspect ratios via seamless branching.
Um, no it isn't. The 4:3 and 1.85 versions are entirely seperate encodes, on the US disc they are anyway. And branching makes zero sense when you're dealing with two versions of a movie that are in completely different fixed aspect ratios, as what are you branching - as in sharing between each version - exactly? I can see that working if you wanted to present a fixed AR and a shifting AR version on one disc, you just branch off to the alternate AR when you need it, but two different fixed ARs would need two different encodes.

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Except the 2.35 composition is "perfect" for all intents and purposes. Not to mention the bridge viewscreen is also in a 'scope ratio.


All the rest of the films are 'scope. Trek VI in 2:1 stands out like a sore thumb.
Well, I wasn't arguing for 2:1 as a personal aesthetic preference, Pete old buddy old pal, but it's what Meyer wants for his film. Me, I love having it in 2.35, but that's what's so heartbreaking about the 2009 Blu-ray: it's the best cut of the film in the intended AR...and it looks like ****ing garbage.

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Um, no it isn't. The 4:3 and 1.85 versions are entirely seperate encodes, on the US disc they are anyway. And branching makes zero sense when you're dealing with two versions of a movie that are in completely different fixed aspect ratios, as what are you branching - as in sharing between each version - exactly? I can see that working if you wanted to present a fixed AR and a shifting AR version on one disc, you just branch off to the alternate AR when you need it, but two different ARs would need two different encodes.
That's what I thought, but I wasn't sure. I wondered if they could overlay the black bars to create the theatrical ratio in the same way they overlay the subtitles on the picture.
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That's what I thought, but I wasn't sure. I wondered if they could overlay the black bars to create the theatrical ratio in the same way they overlay the subtitles on the picture.
Sure, that'd work with something that's been opened up using a common framing line (usually "common top" with Super 35), but from comparing the caps of the different ARs of ST VI it's not just a simple case of overlaying the bars on the opened up version because the 'top' has been reframed from shot to shot.
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No, the Blu-ray is the theatrical version, so those flashbacks aren't there at all, let alone the accompanying sound effects.
Oh, I stand corrected, then. I was under the impression once it was added it was a part of all releases since then. The additions to that scene was one reason I have been avoiding getting this on blu-ray up to this point (the DNR being the major reason, though).
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Oh, I stand corrected, then. I was under the impression once it was added it was a part of all releases since then. The additions to that scene was one reason I have been avoiding getting this on blu-ray up to this point (the DNR being the major reason, though).
So the 'bongs' aren't on the Blu-ray?
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So the 'bongs' aren't on the Blu-ray?
No only the Directors Edition DVD.
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Cool, although I'm almost sad as I was curious to hear them now .
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Um, no it isn't. The 4:3 and 1.85 versions are entirely seperate encodes, on the US disc they are anyway. And branching makes zero sense when you're dealing with two versions of a movie that are in completely different fixed aspect ratios, as what are you branching - as in sharing between each version - exactly? I can see that working if you wanted to present a fixed AR and a shifting AR version on one disc, you just branch off to the alternate AR when you need it, but two different fixed ARs would need two different encodes.


Well, I wasn't arguing for 2:1 as a personal aesthetic preference, Pete old buddy old pal, but it's what Meyer wants for his film. Me, I love having it in 2.35, but that's what's so heartbreaking about the 2009 Blu-ray: it's the best cut of the film in the intended AR...and it looks like ****ing garbage.
I see, I wasn't completely sure tbh.

So basically you would need a separate disc for the theatrical cut if it were to be presented in it's original 2:35.1 aspect ratio if the extended cut were to be presented in a 2:1 aspect ratio?
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Sure, that'd work with something that's been opened up using a common framing line (usually "common top" with Super 35), but from comparing the caps of the different ARs of ST VI it's not just a simple case of overlaying the bars on the opened up version because the 'top' has been reframed from shot to shot.
Yeah, the film is full frame and I mean *full frame*. I have videotape clips from when the movie opened in 1991 on shows like Entertainment Tonight and Good Morning America and they showed a couple scenes from the movie in them - there is miles of extra ceiling and bottom that aren't on any other version on home video. Even the "full screen" version on VHS wasn't completely opened up, it was slightly panned and scanned. Only the FX shots had severe cropping though, they were shot 2:1 to 2.35 to 1.
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I think it's very reasonable to ask for proper 4K scans of all six original cast movies without a major slathering of DNR and EE all over the picture, as well as the options to pick the director's cuts of TWoK and TUC (we just got one, now give us the other) over the theatrical cuts. Also, original audio on disc with modern surround sound remixes.

Just give us that much, you lazy pigs. It's really not too much to ask for (*cough* *cough* TMP Director's Edition *cough*)...
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I think it's very reasonable to ask for proper 4K scans of all six original cast movies without a major slathering of DNR and EE all over the picture, as well as the options to pick the director's cuts of TWoK and TUC (we just got one, now give us the other) over the theatrical cuts. Also, original audio on disc with modern surround sound remixes.
Also, the ABC Television version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, if Paramount is utterly unwilling to spend the dough to remaster the Robert Wise cut's visual effects -- we'd be talking about a situation exactly like the new Wrath of Khan disc, where all you'd need to do is scan the neg, not re-render new CG effects-work. At this point, I'm hungry for either longer version of TMP over the incredibly-anemic (in terms of character-development) theatrical print, and the "Special Longer Version" seems like our best shot now.
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Yeah, the film is full frame and I mean *full frame*. I have videotape clips from when the movie opened in 1991 on shows like Entertainment Tonight and Good Morning America and they showed a couple scenes from the movie in them - there is miles of extra ceiling and bottom that aren't on any other version on home video. Even the "full screen" version on VHS wasn't completely opened up, it was slightly panned and scanned. Only the FX shots had severe cropping though, they were shot 2:1 to 2.35 to 1.
That's 4-perf S35 for you. I remember seeing a 4:3 trailer that blatantly showed an overhead boom mike following someone along a hallway, it wasn't there on the 4:3 VHS.

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I see, I wasn't completely sure tbh.

So basically you would need a separate disc for the theatrical cut if it were to be presented in it's original 2:35.1 aspect ratio if the extended cut were to be presented in a 2:1 aspect ratio?
Depends on how skilled the encoding is, they could put both of the separate encodes on the same disc as per Evil Dead.
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Cool, although I'm almost sad as I was curious to hear them now .
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I've said it before, but I hate this change. The new flashbacks are just awful.
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