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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by MrMojoRisin, May 19, 2017.

  1. MrMojoRisin

    MrMojoRisin Jedi Master star 4

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    Didn't see an existing thread for The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Anyone else a fan of this?
     
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  2. christophero30

    christophero30 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I liked Sean Patrick Flannery in it. I remember the one in the snow that Harrison appeared in.
     
  3. MrMojoRisin

    MrMojoRisin Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, he did a great job. I always liked his teens/20's Indy over the 10 year old Indy.
     
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  4. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm a fan. Still waiting for a Blu-ray release that's never going to happen.
     
  5. MrMojoRisin

    MrMojoRisin Jedi Master star 4

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    I really hope it does, but I doubt it too.
     
  6. ZodaEX

    ZodaEX Jedi Padawan star 1

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    The show uses to much SD stock footage for that to be feasible. Maybe if they did a Dragon Ball Kai type remastering where they blur the picture quality of the HD elements to blur together better with the non-HD elements. (Some Star Wars fan restorations have also used this technique)
     
  7. Alexrd

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    Huh?! The show was shot on 16 mm film (i.e: not SD). There's nothing preventing that show from having a Blu-ray release.

    Anime =/= live action. Besides, what non-HD elements? That series was done on cel animation.
     
  8. ZodaEX

    ZodaEX Jedi Padawan star 1

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    While the original masters for the stock footage were in fact shot in HD, lots of George's elements used to make the series are not in HD. Kind of like how the original master elements of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers were all shot in High Definition, but weren't assembled and edited that way and lots of the reels have been discarded so it's not feasable to produce a HD version of the show.
     
  9. Nibelung

    Nibelung Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Kind of like how Star Trek TNG shot the live-action scenes on film but used video for compositing special effects. It was cheaper to do it that way back in the 1990s, so lots of shows followed that approach. Shortsighted with 25 years' hindsight, but there you go.
     
  10. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If Lucas was still in charge of LucasFilm he would remaster the series in HD for sure regardless of the time and money. I'm guessing Disney won't. Who knows maybe Lucas already created HD masters when he made the DVD sets.
     
  11. Alexrd

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    They weren't shot in HD, they were shot on film. And while there may be elements that are not in HD, that doesn't (and never has) prevented an HD release.

    That's almost a certainty and I would put money on it. They were extensively remastered directly from the film prints.
     
  12. ZodaEX

    ZodaEX Jedi Padawan star 1

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    What do you mean by saying it's not HD because it was shot on film? I don't follow you're logic on that at all. As long as there is enough detail to resolve clarity up to at least 720P, then by today's standards it is HD. HD is defined by what the elements resolution resolves to, not if it's on film or digibetas, VHS, ect. Star Wars as seen in theaters back in 1977 was High Definition too. It just wasn't popular lingo to use back then.
     
  13. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    It's not high definition. It's film. You can transfer film to high definition video (even beyond it). But they are not the same.
     
  14. ZodaEX

    ZodaEX Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Most film is HD. When you get down to the 16mm and 8mm sizes and super aged prints it starts to become arguable whether is it high definition or not. However even by today's standards well preserved, quality 35mm film is factually considered HD and even Ultra HD level quality.
     
  15. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You can get HD resolution from 16mm film. Moonlight Kingdom is a recent example. American Graffiti is an older one. Film grain will depend on the film stock and on any post production grain removal process they may or may not use when creating a new master. The problem as mentioned already is that like Star Trek: The Next Generation and various other tv shows of that era is that Young Indy was shot on film but was probably editing on video tape. The original film elements can easily be scanned in High Definition but all the editing, special effects, composition, and post production work would need to be redone from scratch.

    It's possible Lucas already did this but I don't know. If he didn't I don't see Disney doing it either. While it would be nice to have Young Indy on Blu-ray the DVD's are very nice and look great for SD.
     
  16. MrMojoRisin

    MrMojoRisin Jedi Master star 4

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    You do realize that film can be high def too right? Film isn't the same as digital, but HD can be on film or digital. Definition is based on resolution, not pixilation. 65mm film would be equal to about a 30-40 megapixel digital image.