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The Coppola Restoration (Mr. Harris)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by battlebeast, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. battlebeast

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    I watched all three Godfather films yesterday, and I just wanted to thank Mr. Harris and all the people who worked on restoring these films. They look spectacular!

    I watched the extra on how the films were restored; it was nice to see Mr. Harris again, talking about the restorations. I'm happy I can put a face to word... now I know who is writing. :)

    Thanks again Mr. Harris.
     
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    Our pleasure, from the entire restoration group.
     
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    Since this is the most recent Godfather thread I'll reply to this.

    I watched these films in my late teens 18-19 years ago, and I honestly couldn't see what was the fuss about them because I couldn't relate to the stories (generally I didn't like mafia/gangster films).
    But since this boxset is in the Amazon Gold box deal of the day, for only $16.99 and these are so highly acclaimed, I just purchased it.

    I'm expecting that my opinion might change since my tastes have expanded and I'm watching only old films now (i've watched many hundreds already - around 18), and I like (almost) all genres..
     
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    Think they'll monkey with a misguided HDR pass or leave well enough alone?
     
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    Hopefully, Paramount will confer with Robert Harris to ensure that this exciting news remains in check and in sync with the specs of his Restoration work.:cool:
     
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    I can just see it now: "Oh, it's so dark! Can you bring it up a few octaves?"
     
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    What would HDR accomplish? Make the film even darker?
     
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    I will wait for reviews, but this is a release I will definitely re-purchase on UHD if done correctly. The first two films are absolute favorites of mine.
     
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    It will be a horse's head of a different color ;) :(
     
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    Jonathan Perregaux

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    I understand the star of Passengers, who plays the captain, has a bit part in The Godfather Part III.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, is it really necessary to post a spoiler from a completely unrelated movie into this thread?
     
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    Sorry, missed using the spoiler tag.
     
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    As far as I know, this is unsubstantiated rumor.
     
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    Truly not trying to be funny here, but when you say "unsubstantiated rumor" I am betting that you are referring to "The Godfather" films being released on 4K/UHD vs. the "Spoiler" photo of the star from "Passengers" being described as an actor who had a bit part in "The Godfather Part III". I only ask for this clarification, as your Post immediately followed the prior 3 Posts dealing with this aforementioned actor.
     
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    Unaware of any 4k movement on GF(s)
     
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    Thanks for the input, RAH. When I first heard this I thought it seemed a little early in the format's life for these to get released. And when it does happen, I really hope the filmmaker's involvement is there for any HDR applied.
     
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    I was revisiting the movies and actually went through every permutation I have (TV, Saga versions, DVDs, Blu-ray). I found out there are 5 differents versions of the saga (not counting releases with minimal changes).

    I think a HDR version would be a great seller. Looking back now on the Blu discs, the blown out whites have this distinct HD blown out look that looks well, clipped, and comparing to the DVDs, some details is lost.

    I think it probably happened at the compression stage? HDR would make this look way easier on the eyes, preserving the details in the whites while still being faithful to the blown out look.

    This is DESTINED to be re-release in HDR with much fanfare! Especially as I believe the remasters were 4K scanned.
     
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    There should Never be an HDR version.

    Image content in this film, is constantly surviving on the edge.
     
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    Doesn't make it perfect content for HDR?
    What wonderful films, I also thinking watching it again, that III is way underated.
     

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