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[Released] Tears Of The Sun Director's Cut
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Tears Of The Sun had a longer Director's Cut released on DVD but this has been absent from the Blu Ray. I used the US DVD, took the extra footage and went through a process of de-haloing, cleaning, upscaling and sharpening. I used both avisynth and topaz for this. Then I regrained the footage in After Effects using a section of the blu ray grain. Thankfully the color grading was the same so no additional colour grading was necessary.

The blu ray is not the best looking, this also had edge enhancement so I applied de-haloing to this as well. I then rebuilt the movie using both sources and matched it frame for frame to the DVD. The audio is the 5.1 AC3 from the DVD untouched. In terms of the extras everything is ported from the DVD.

The final result is not perfect and I found that some of the extra footage, even in the DVD, looked lower quality then the rest of the footage. However I did the best I could.
  • BD25 with a menu, background video, pop up menu and resume function
  • 1080P taken from the Blu Ray
  • English 5.1 AC3
  • English SDH Subtitles
  • Journey to Safety: The Making of Tears of the Sun
  • Voices of Africa featurettes
  • Trailer

PM me for the links, contributing/long term members only please. Contributing means active members of the forum who post and/or make their own projects.

High Resolution cover and disc art available from @Pineapples101 Here.

Here is an example using the same shot from the DVD and Blu Ray.

DVD post processing:

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DVD post grain/additional processing:

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Blu Ray:

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Menu:

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Just to clarify this is a project that I have made for myself which I am choosing to share. If you don't like the project, if you think it should have been done differently then feel free to keep that to yourself and consider doing your own project.
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Which DVD did you use: PAL or NTSC?
If you used NTSC, I might be able to send you the German DVD. Could be useful to squeeze out more detail. In case you'd like to update the project.
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Looks really cool! We need some classic Bruce Willis right now.
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(2023-11-03, 10:34 PM)bendermac Wrote: Which DVD did you use: PAL or NTSC?
If you used NTSC, I might be able to send you the German DVD. Could be useful to squeeze out more detail. In case you'd like to update the project.

I used the US NTSC disc. Thanks for the offer but I've moved on to other things now.
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Can't wait for more DVD exclusive extended cuts restored!
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Oh, nice! I've never seen this cut. I heard it's better than the theatrical.
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