Hello guest, if you like this forum, why don't you register? https://fanrestore.com/member.php?action=register (December 14, 2021) x

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
[Help] Alien Super 8mm - HD version?

Just wondering, I have the Alien Appendix series on DVD and on one of the discs is the Super 8mm 'digest' version but in SD only.

Was there ever a HD version of this Super 8mm version or would it not be feasible?
Thanks given by:
You can actually get Super 8 scanned in at 4k so it's feasible, whether it would make much difference to the viewer I guess is a different story. I've got a disc with several Super 8 movies on it, Alien, Star Wars, Star Trek, Jaws, Dawn of the Dead, the quality is really bad on most of them, highly pixelated and red tints. I like the idea of these condensed versions though.
Thanks given by:
I think I saw some pretty impressive samples of Super8 scans, but I imagine you need a really good quality scan and a really good quality production of the Super 8 for that, those were homemade movies so probably scans of the first generation of the film.

With that said, I doubt they did the cut itself on Super8, in other words I'd wager the master is actually on 35mm so one could just scan that? Just a guess tho.
Thanks given by:
Unfortunately so much of the super 8mm that's out there is badly faded. The stuff on low fade stock can look absolutely stunning, but it depends on the quality of the lab work.

Is that your copy of the Alien digest Bigrob?
Thanks given by:
Sadly not my copy. It's on my wishlist to get though
Thanks given by:
I have a copy - no real idea what state it's in, but if anyone has the facilities to do a proper scan I'll happily send it to them.

There was a beautiful transfer on YouTube a while back. I messaged them about obtaining a good quality copy, but never had a response - I foolishly didn't even grab the online version before it disappeared.
Thanks given by: LucasGodzilla , gojira54

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  [Help] Pokemon The First Movie-US Theatrical Version HD Reconstruction Weskerredfield3 2 279 2024-06-01, 06:51 AM
Last Post: Falcon
  [Help] Army of Darkness - TV Version Reconstruction in 1080p RidgeShark 6 1,705 2023-10-07, 08:44 PM
Last Post: Doctor M
  Drive (2011): DVD Version stwd4nder2 2 822 2023-10-03, 11:58 AM
Last Post: Lotto
  Suspiria - R-Rated US theatrical version in HD SpaceBlackKnight 2 1,953 2023-10-01, 10:06 AM
Last Post: SpaceBlackKnight
  [Request] Rocky IV Directors Cut OAR/Hybrid UAR version Red41804 1 708 2023-07-10, 11:36 PM
Last Post: dillon
  Akira - Definitive Version (W.I.P. - I Need Material) metahades 0 743 2023-04-25, 04:54 AM
Last Post: metahades
  [Request] The Wizard of Oz (1982, Toho) English version reconstruction in HD James76 4 2,095 2023-04-10, 10:14 PM
Last Post: Falcon
  Hitchcock's Blackmail [with proper AR] (Sound Version) jolennon 4 1,406 2023-04-07, 05:45 AM
Last Post: captainsolo
  [Request] Top Gun (1986): Ultimate Open Matte Version Hydra Spectre 9 3,147 2023-03-15, 10:18 AM
Last Post: Hydra Spectre
  [Request] Blade Runner (1982) US broadcast version Lotto 10 9,224 2022-12-22, 03:43 AM
Last Post: Endocryne

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)