[REQ] The Christmas Martian
#21
I just checked FredJustFred's upload against the 1.17GB version someone originally put up on December 15.

Apart from the resolution, as near as I can tell, they're the same.

The dialogue isn't out of synch, it's (very poorly) dubbed, from Québécois French into English, with 1971 technology being used by incompetent (and possibly insane) filmmakers.

You can tell it's as synched as it's ever gonna get, if you listen for the non-dialogue sound effects; for example the shop door closing at 00:57.

BONUS INFO (that won't interest most people).

For most of last century, almost every film made in Canada was significantly funded by government film support bodies (or the CBC). It was the same in Australia (where I'm from).

Wikipedia says this was the first Canadian children's film to be made by an independent commercial studio. So I imagine they had A) - no money B) - very little experience with dubbing.

Of course, none of this explains why they shot the thing in French in the first place. I can't imagine Quebec's population of non-English speakers was big enough for a thriving children's feature film industry ... but what do I know?

Here's the original file, just in case you still want it; https://mega.nz/file/Rq91hRgb#lue0A6bQP1...qIunG5oVsw

Edit; Something just occurred to me ... were you guys just trolling? If so ... good one. You got me.

Edit 2; Imagine how angry kids were when they were taken to see this instead of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, which came out the same year.
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#22
(Jan 22, 2024, 06:34 am)I Want To Go Faster Wrote: I just checked FredJustFred's upload against the 1.17GB version someone originally put up on December 15. 

Apart from the resolution, as near as I can tell, they're the same.

The dialogue isn't out of synch, it's (very poorly) dubbed, from Québécois French into English, with 1971 technology being used by incompetent (and possibly insane) filmmakers.

You can tell it's as synched as it's ever gonna get, if you listen for the non-dialogue sound effects; for example the shop door closing at 00:57.

BONUS INFO (that won't interest most people).

For most of last century, almost every film made in Canada was significantly funded by government film support bodies (or the CBC). It was the same in Australia (where I'm from).

Wikipedia says this was the first Canadian children's film to be made by an independent commercial studio. So I imagine they had A) - no money B) - very little experience with dubbing.

Of course, none of this explains why they shot the thing in French in the first place. I can't imagine Quebec's population of non-English speakers was big enough for a thriving children's feature film industry ... but what do I know? 

Here's the original file, just in case you still want it; https://mega.nz/file/Rq91hRgb#lue0A6bQP1...qIunG5oVsw

Edit; Something just occurred to me ... were you guys just trolling? If so ... good one. You got me.

Edit 2; Imagine how angry kids were when they were taken to see this instead of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, which came out the same year.

Thank you for the original file, thanks for the info and help clearing that up and yea this over Willy Wonka.  Wow.
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#23
(Jan 22, 2024, 06:34 am)I Want To Go Faster Wrote: I just checked FredJustFred's upload against the 1.17GB version someone originally put up on December 15. 

Apart from the resolution, as near as I can tell, they're the same.

The dialogue isn't out of synch, it's (very poorly) dubbed, from Québécois French into English, with 1971 technology being used by incompetent (and possibly insane) filmmakers.

You can tell it's as synched as it's ever gonna get, if you listen for the non-dialogue sound effects; for example the shop door closing at 00:57.

BONUS INFO (that won't interest most people).

For most of last century, almost every film made in Canada was significantly funded by government film support bodies (or the CBC). It was the same in Australia (where I'm from).

Wikipedia says this was the first Canadian children's film to be made by an independent commercial studio. So I imagine they had A) - no money B) - very little experience with dubbing.

Of course, none of this explains why they shot the thing in French in the first place. I can't imagine Quebec's population of non-English speakers was big enough for a thriving children's feature film industry ... but what do I know? 

Here's the original file, just in case you still want it; https://mega.nz/file/Rq91hRgb#lue0A6bQP1...qIunG5oVsw

Edit; Something just occurred to me ... were you guys just trolling? If so ... good one. You got me.

Edit 2; Imagine how angry kids were when they were taken to see this instead of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, which came out the same year.

Thanks for posting the original. I found one mine on some obscure site. Hadn't even watched it fully yet.
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#24
Yours seems fine to me*. It's the film that's a train-wreck.

*In fact, personally, I'll probably keep yours instead of the larger file. Since I found this community, my 5TB external drive that I thought would last me another couple of years is filling up like crazy.
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#25
(Jan 24, 2024, 23:39 pm)I Want To Go Faster Wrote: Yours seems fine to me*. It's the film that's a train-wreck.

*In fact, personally, I'll probably keep yours instead of the larger file. Since I found this community, my 5TB external drive that I thought would last me another couple of years is filling up like crazy.

I convert mine to x265 where the space savings is worth it. I have mine out on 28TB Raid Server (with a lot of other things) and still have about 9TB free so I'm judicious but not overly so with file sizes.
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