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Moonwalker (1988 Michael Jackson movie), Film Whisperer HD restoration
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Hello folks! Film Whisperer here again.

Don't forget to check out my other projects
  1. Fist of Legend
  2. Ong-Bak
  3. Rumble in the Bronx

Anyways, I have restored Michael Jackson's Moonwalker in very high quality!

Some of you might be aware that the HD blu-ray release of this movie is slightly censored near the end. Thanks to the R2 DVD from the UK, I was able to restore it. You can read about what was censored here from Movie-Censorship.

I made two versions
If you're savvy enough with a program like MKVToolNix, you could actually mux the two MKVs together, and have a dual video MKV.

Version #1, 16x9 HD version
  • Uses the blu-ray the whole time, except for that censored part, which uses the R2 DVD to fill that part in.
  • File format: MKV: 17.22 GB
  • 24 frames per second, and yes, that's genuine 24fps, NOT the typical HD frame rate of 23.976 fps. And don't worry, I remembered to adjust it properly for speed (I know what I'm doing Tongue )
  • Audio format: 5.1-channel Dolby True HD

The benefits of this version is that you're getting a genuine HD remastered picture. Colors are fantastic! However, it is cropped to 1.78:1 from its original 4:3. So there is a little bit of image-loss, except maybe for the "Leave me Alone" music video.

Version #2, 4:3 PAL version
  • This is the R2 PAL DVD from the UK. I left it in the original PAL resolution
  • File Format: MKV: 5GB
  • 24 Frames per second (true film frame rate and speed)
  • Audio format: 5.1-channel Dolby True HD (exact same audio as my HD version)

The benefits of this version is that you're getting an un-cropped image! However, it's not quite as good as the blu-ray. And this image is a slight purple-ish tint, which I felt too lazy to correct.

Anyways, that's about all there is to say! PM me if you're interested!
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Thanks given by: dvdmike , nat , stwd4nder2 , dwalkerdon , titanic , Inq81 , BDgeek , tjmackey , Wyzzy93
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Thanks for posting a new project Film Whisperer
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(2022-07-11, 01:57 AM)PDB Wrote: Thanks for posting a new project Film Whisperer

You're welcome!

I know it's been awhile!

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Wow. I absolutely love the dedication here, Film Whisperer. Very cool.
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link received Film Whisperer, grateful thanks ?
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Thank you for this project.
However, are we sure that the original was 4:3?
According to imdb the aspect ratio of it is 1.85:1.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095655/tec...tt_spec_sm
So, the 1.78:1 is what is closer to the original intended ratio.
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(2022-07-12, 09:59 PM)titanic Wrote: Thank you for this project.
However, are we sure that the original was 4:3?
According to imdb the aspect ratio of it is 1.85:1.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095655/tec...tt_spec_sm
So, the 1.78:1 is what is closer to the original intended ratio.

Maybe you're right. According to Wikipedia, it did get a theatrical release in Europe and South America. So maybe it did have a "theatrical" ratio originally.

If there ever was a home video release in the "theatrical ratio", I'm unaware of it.

However, from what I could see when I was doing the project, the blu-ray version is cropped from the 4:3 version. The 4:3 version always had more image in the frame.

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Thank you for the Links!!!
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