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Picnic at Hanging Rock - Mostly Theatrical Cut

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The masterful film adaptation of Joan Lindsay's novel received a director's cut in 1998, adding a couple of minor scenes but also removing seven minutes of odd shots, scene trims and an entire subplot. While the theatrical version is available on DVD it seems that Peter Weir went the way of George Lucas, with the only source seemingly being a cropped and generally far inferior transfer.

This edit integrates nearly all the excised footage (barring around 8 seconds) back into the director's cut to make the longest version yet, with image adjustments made to the restored scenes in an attempt to make them stand out less. In some cases shots ordered differently in the DC were put back to the original way over the TV soundtrack, new edits were occasionally required to blend footage from the different sources as smoothly as possible.
 

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Working on v2, same DVD-only source but a little better put together: altered workflow to reduce encoding steps (each potentially reducing quality); smoother audio transitions and slightly better image matching between segments from the different cuts; and reinstated ~8 seconds (two short shots) from TC for the sake of completeness.

Will probably get around to doing an HD version sourced from blu-ray in near future, though of course this would result in the poor quality TC-exclusive scenes standing out even more!
 
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