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Halloween H20 TV Cut Recording

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OK, the disc is done. *See below for all the details. *Some of the info is repetitive to other post in this topic, but I wanted to keep all the info in one place for new people, and this is what is in the *.NFO file on the disc.

HALLOWEEN H20 - THE TELEVISION CUT

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Disc Specifications: --------------------------------------------------------------
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Format.............: NTSC DVD5
Aspect.............: 4:3 fullscreen
Audio...............: Dolby 2.0 Stereo
Language..........: English only
Subtitles...........: none
Video Bitrate......: 6100 kbps
Audio Bitrate......: 256 kbps
Capper..............: ThrowgnCpr
DVD Authoring....: ThrowgnCpr


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Feature Details: -----------------------------------------------------------------
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On the FX Network Television cut, there are several additional scenes added for running time, and a lot has been edited. *Most edits are for censorship purposes, to make it appropriate for cable television in the USA. *The inclusion of some deleted scenes are unique to this cut and have not been seen elsewhere. *For a full list of changes, visit:

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120694/alternateversions

The only other preservation of this cut has been a transfer of a VHS recording. *Like many VHS transfers, the colors were affected and the picture had a "milky" appearance. *The newly added footage was even worse because it was not mastered the same as the DVD of film. *While this edition still has its faults, it can probably be seen as an upgrade from previous "bootleg" copies. *

Lineage for this transfer is: SD analog cable -> ATI capture card to lossless AVI -> DVD. *
Video capture, editing and DVD authoring by ThrowgnCpr.

Because this was an analog capture, there are some artifacts present in the recording. *There are a couple instances where the cable signal gets weak, and a couple where the signal completely gets lost for a few frames. *Though, until either a true HD capture, or an official release becomes available, this may represent the best source to date.

While much of the quality results from the analog SD capture, there are other video quality issues that are almost certainly present in the source material. *First, there is obvious edge-enhancement that is very noticeable at times. *Also, the newly reintegrated deleted scenes stick out from the theatrical film material. *The color and overal quality is quite different, and it appears that they were not mastered the same way. *No attempt was made to enhance the footage or color correct, because it would likely introduce more noise into the picture. *The only modifications I made to the capture are as follows:


  • very slight modification to levels

  • deinterlace

  • removal of commercials

  • matted out warnings and tv logos over Dimension Films logo intro

  • fix end credits (see notes below)


During the end credits, the credits get squished to half the screen, and an advertisement fills the other half. *The audio is overtaken by the advertisement. *As you know this is common for most movies and shows on American TV. *I have replaced the audio with the original score. *I did my best to remix it the
same as it is in the TV cut (it is a bit different than the theatrical). *Its not perfect, but its better than the TV advertisement. *I also removed the video portion of the advertisement and stretched the credits back to fill the rest of the screen. *During the stretch back, you can see a slight jutter for half a second, and the credits look a bit more blurred because I had to double the vertical resolution. *Still I wanted to keep them preserved (as opposed to replacing with the DVD edition credits) because it plays differently than the DVD.

So, before you bitch about the quality of this DVD (I am speaking to all of you who only claim to watch things in HD and 5.1 surround sound), remember that this is basically the only way you are going to get this cut. *I would love to see a better copy to, but until that time, this is what we have...




screenshots of the capture have been posted earlier, so I wont post them again, but here are some screens from the menus. *Main menu and chapter menus are animated.

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Yeah, we really don't need you to post about every workprint you've downloaded.
 
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