Has anybody ever seen the fan-edited widescreen version of SLV?

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  1. RookieBatman

    RookieBatman Commodore Commodore

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    I first heard about this years ago; I'm not exactly sure where they got all the visual elements, but apparently someone succeeded in reproducing the entire Special Longer Version of TMP in widescreen format. This is kind of a white whale for me, so I was curious if anyone else had ever seen it.
     
  2. Tosk

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    Correct me if I'm wrong (and I'm sure fifteen people will! ;)) but aren't all the scenes on DVD? Between the theatrical cut, the director's cut, and the deleted scenes section on the director's cut, I thought that was everything?
     
  3. Kor

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    The scenes are on the DE DVD; I can't remember if they are letterbox or "pan & scam."

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    Yup, everything one needs to reconstruct the SLV in widescreen is on the DE set.
     
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    From the info section of the fan-edit announcement:

    Any idea what "footage that was missing from that set" would be referring to?
     
  6. Vger23

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    Is this available somewhere?
     
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    Cγrano Mudd Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I'd love to have a copy of this, myself.
     
  8. jaime

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    Me too.
    It’s the first version I saw, on VHS in the nineties.
     
  9. Kor

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    If it is, then links wouldn't be permitted here due to the nature of the project.

    The DE DVD had a lot of things trimmed out throughout the movie (or had new special effects inserted into existing shots), so they must have had to retrieve those parts from a source other than the DVD.

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  10. RookieBatman

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    Let me put this way; it's 77% available, and I find that very frustrating.

    I was so frustrated that I was ready to just make my own version of it (after people here said that all the relevant scenes are on the DE DVD), but my DVD-rip software crashes whenever I try to extract the deleted scene tracks. I suppose I could just play the clips from the DVD and do a screencapture, but the video quality would probably be terrible.
     
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    I'd love a hybrid of the DE and SLV with all the missing dialogue and scenes edited back in.

    Hell, I'd love to Deepfake Grace Lee Whitney into the latter half of the movie even if only in some edited close ups along with everyone else during V'Ger flyover.
     
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    Same here. It really surprised me what kind of character moments were taken out of the DE. I understand he was trying to make it tighter and more streamlined, but that's not the way to do it.
     
  14. David cgc

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    There were also a few cases where alternate takes were used in the DE (and probably SLV) than the Theatrical cut. Alternate shots with dialog was included on the DVD, but slightly different reaction shots or whatever weren't. I've also started noodling on a TMP fan-edit, and my first step was patching in all the footage from the blu-ray I could over the DE DVD, and I was surprised when I found some very subtle differences going scene by scene.
     
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  15. Lance

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    I'd prefer a blu ray of the SLV than the DE, to be honest.
     
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    My ideal release would be the SLV with the DE effects inserted, all in hi def. I'm not holding my breath
     
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    I haven’t seen many films in 3D, but TMP is so layered, I would be interested in seeing it in 3D .
     
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    Wasn't there a rumor that Paramount was going to release a 40th anniversary TMP blu-ray?
     
  19. arch101

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    Some of the scenes in SLV don’t work or are clumsy takes and were removed for good reason. Also, unless you’re good enough to excise the visible soundstage in the airlock scene, it’s better left out. A few lined of the dialogue were good though and should be restored.
    Hoping for a DE version in hi def someday with all the effects corrected. (Maybe a fan will eventually do this?)