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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:24 pm

So there's this Doctor Who story called The Sontaran Strategem ...

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I hear you about colors, and the overall quality of the video really affecting its watchability. I have a Muppet special called The Great Santa Claus Switch, which in lower quality copies I've never been able to sit through. I have a better quality copy but needed to get some of the sickly green out of it, and will need to majorly restore the first two reels to hook an audience.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Dennis196492 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:59 pm

You know that's not far from the truth.
Here's a comparison.

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Dennis196492 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:23 pm

SO, last time on Torturing Bob Hoskins - Bubblegum Madness:

The US DVD is a piece of shit, and I'm not using it anymore, despite doing whatever to fix the colors. Either way, I finally got my hands on the Swedish DVD! what does that mean? better picture quality, less LaserDisc grain and an nice color balance.

One of the issues with the US DVD release of the film that I didn't noticed until now, is that the shadows are brighter, and the result is everything blending with the background, with nothing standing out, it just looks awful.
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This issue is gone with the Swedish DVD, it's as good as the film will ever look.
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It's not all good news though, the film itself, due to region, is all sped up to 25fps, and suffers from really bad interlacing towards the end, I can fix it...I guess...

Either way I did some work with it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QUFToWxNRY
This is a re-cut of one of the final scenes from the movie, and that is one thing about the movie I don't like and unfortunately I can't fix, the ending.

In the Theatrical cut, the film ended with the King returning back to normal (In SMB3 fashion), and the Brothers returning to their dimension leaving Daisy behind so she can decide where she belongs, it's an okay scene, though it's a bit too sudden compred to a few seconds earlier when there is a celebration and everyone's happy, could be the fault of it being cut-short.

What follows is what happened 3 weeks later, Daisy breaks into the Brothers appartment, all battle-damaged, packed with guns and Bullet Bills, calling the Brothers out for their help, it's a subtle homage to Back to the Future, but there isn't much to that scene, other than some closure to minor sub-plots, it sorta ruins the previous scene, and with the whole film cut down the way it is, it doesn't matter much.

I removed the scene of Daisy coming back, so the film ends on sort of a sad cliffhanger, which I don't like very much since I like closure. There is also the after-credits scene with some Japanese business men discussing with the comedy-relief characters, Iggy and Spike, what the name of a video game about them would be, I am undecided to keep this scene, or put the scene of Daisy coming back in place of it, so we can have the ''happy cliffhanger'' without breaking tone so sudden as it did on the final film.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Shamanic Shaymin » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:45 am

Removing the scene of Daisy coming back does kinda make the film end too suddenly, and like you said, a sad cliffhanger. With the other ending, I can at least pretend that the movie is a prequel for the Mario games, however little sense that makes. I feel a more conclusive ending would be something like after Daisy comes back and it changes to black, the 8-bit Mario theme would fade in and the narrator would say, "And so, Mario and Luigi returned to new adventures in the Mushroom Kingdom, keeping the balance between the human world and the dinosaur world. What you had just seen was the very first time that they had become heroes. Their brave acts would eventually become known across all worlds, from Dinohatten to even the far reaches of Subcon. In more ways than one, they are... the SUPER MARIO BROS!" Cue credits. I don't know what to do with the Iggy and Spike scene.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Dennis196492 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:00 pm

I honestly don't know what to do with it, I can just end with the sad cliffhanger and have no after-credits scene, or have the scene of Daisy coming back as an after-credits scene, both could work.

I also forgot to mention that the Italain version of the film cuts out the entire ending, it ends where it ends, no cliffhanger, nothing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrHZkSmva14

After thinking about it for a while, it is a stupid way to end it, but it sorta works.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Shamanic Shaymin » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:30 pm

Late suggestion, but if you had to pick between the two of them, I'd say go with the ending that has Daisy coming back as an after-credits scene. It sits better with those who want Daisy to come back, and if they don't, they can skip the stinger.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Dennis196492 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:22 am

Christmas update on Torturing Bob Hoskins, you know, that movie you guys want to see so bad.

I got A LOT done in one sitting, and thought I share with you guys this one scene.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU9X4DCGiUI

Here's the original clip for comparison.
http://youtu.be/ggiTroAVuDw?t=56s

And here's something I just discovered on the related videos section, the Italian version of the film! Need to check it to see if they changed anything.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_2q9z28MMc

EDIT: Just got finished watching it, Mario just said ''It's a Sea of Shit'', this dub is hilarious. The transfer is very blurry and the colors are very blue-ish and washed out, looks interesting on some scenes.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Dennis196492 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:05 pm

Well, it seems that Super Mario Brothers is finally getting a blu-ray release! This summer! In UK! By Second Sight Films!

https://www.facebook.com/SecondSightFil ... =1&theater

Well, looks like I'll need to buy a blu-ray reader, and a better computer, the old one dying since December certainly doesn't help. But still, I'm pretty excited for it and the bonus features, whatever they may be.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:22 pm

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:01 pm

Here's more about Super Mario Bros: The Movie on Blu, with the Super Mario Bros The Movie Archive involved!

I'm told that they're looking to do a full documentary and deleted scenes, if found.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Super-Ma ... 6213072757

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=13479&page

British distributors Second Sight Films have revealed that they are planning to bring to Blu-ray directors Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton's Super Mario Bros. (1993), starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, and Samantha Mathis. The release is expected to arrive on the UK market this Summer.

Buckle up and hang on tight-the discovery of a parallel universe launches you into the adventure of a lifetime! Mario and Luigi, two wacky plumbers, undertake a daring quest to save a princess in "Dinohattan"- a hidden world where the inhabitants evolved from dinosaurs. Mario (Bob Hoskins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and Luigi (John Leguizamo, Regarding Henry) face deadly challenges from a diabolical lizard king (Dennis Hopper, Hoosiers) and must battle giant reptilian goombas, outwit misfit thugs and undermine a sinister scheme to take over the world.

And a reminder that this comic exists:
http://smbthecomic.com
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