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Happyfilmman
Creags
1 year ago

I’ve always been curious about the claim it’s always been 4:3. The original DVDs that were released are 16×9 anamorphic. Comparing them to their 4:3 counterparts its clear (to me at least) that they were always 16×9 but rather cropped into 4:3. It’s trimming the right and left side of the frame not a zoom-in job like Seinfeld, Friends, Buffy and the Simspons have been guilty of recently.

Heightmeyer's Lemming

Call me old-school but no, I wouldn’t fork out the euros for an HD-remaster of what I already have in pretty decent quality, which is part of the legacy and history of stargate. =D

Why does everyone want to erase filming history for the next new thing in HD-land?
Seriously, there would be charm lost — it would be like cutting out the (ridiculous) animatronic/stopmotion Taun-Taun from episode 5 of Star Wars.

Heck, MGM doesn’t even want to fork out money to make new content, what makes you think they would do it to remaster old content.

Mako
Mako
1 year ago

Yes, yes and yes!

And yea, if the studio is willing to make a multi-million dollar investment on Stargate anything, I’d personally prefer it to be some new content. Is it taking a risk? Sure it is. But I thought SG1, SGA and SGU were all fantastic for their time and I have faith that, if driven by those same storytellers, the risk and the ride will be worth taking.

Holly
Holly
1 year ago

I would buy a new set if they added subtitles.

HDD
HDD
1 year ago

Stargate anything is my favorite sci-fi. I’d much rather them be working on a new series rather that just recoloring what we’ve all seen multiple times I’m sure. I seriously miss SGU so much, been killing me for years. Reboot SGU or continuing to the 3rd season of SGU and I’d be super happy, it’s so beautiful

William Mitchell
William Mitchell
1 year ago

I wished the makers of Stargate SG-1 would of make all the voices of the system Lord’s including the female goddesses sound exactly like Ra’s voice from Stargate the movie.

nonpcnpc
nonpcnpc
1 year ago

I’d happily pay a 1000 $/€/Ł for entire SG-1 collection in 4k. Hell, I’d buy a new TV and surround sound system just for that. But for years I was aware of the fact that they shot it on the wrong “stock” that could not be transcoded into digital so I am at peace with this fact. It does not make watching the low-res any worse though. The untouched, grainy, BSG is also quite enjoyable.

JOHN MORRIS
JOHN MORRIS
4 months ago
Reply to  nonpcnpc

A 16 and 35 mm negative transfer will yield HD. 16 mm will look grainy but there is no “bad” stock of film that will make scanning of the negatives impossible.

And as we know Star Gate SG-1 is out on Blu-ray.
I don’t know if the first 7 seasons are just an uprezz or a real HD.

Unoilliac
Unoilliac
1 year ago

I’d buy it, but it should be the correct process. Clean and wash the film, scan it in 4k (or higher) and then do the digital enhancements to it. It will look far better.

Jgate
Jgate
1 year ago

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Jim Hutto
Jim Hutto
1 year ago

While I have fallen back in love with the earlier season of SG1, I have noticed a quality difference between season 1,2,3 and 4,5,6,7. 8,9,10 were shot digitally from what I have gathered. However I do agree, they will need to recreate the special effects just so it doesn’t look off, and then there is the entire issue of the film stock that is used. If the film that was used isn’t of a certain quality, no software in existence will be able to render 4k. But, hope springs eternal.

Mat Hall
Mat Hall
1 month ago

I’ve been experimenting with various methods of doing this, but unfortunately the DVD source material I’m using is a bit noisy (not just the grain mentioned in the article, but a lot of compression artifacting) so there’s only so far it can go – with a less compressed SD input it might be workable, though. Here’s a short side-by-side split screen video of work so far.

Pfheonix
Pfheonix
1 month ago

Personally, the artifacts in the frames are so apparent and appalling that I couldn’t see this as anything but a direct downgrade of the series.

If that were to be iterated upon and be worthwhile, sure, but as it stands, this looks quite poor in terms of quality and it diminishes the content.

Last edited 1 month ago by Pfheonix
wiremajik
wiremajik
26 days ago

blu-ray dot com just listed sg1 the complete series on blueray 1080p, set to release Dec 18 2020!