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Hitman and the Buddha Update and Shout Out.

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I've decided that I'm not going to be releasing Hitman in the Hand of Buddha on Blu Ray anymore. Instead, I'll provide both a high bitrate H.264 2K copy as an MKV file with all the soundtracks and subtitles, and a DVD. This is largely due to the fact that I don't see any need to make a blu ray, it is a dreadful format which was only commissioned to make the DRM bastards happy as it is very hard to decrypt on PC. I apologise for taking so long to relase the movie but since this is Hwang Jang Lee's finest movie, I feel it deserves the best treatment possible, including accurate subtitle translation and the finest sounding audio possible. The wait will be worth it, trust me. This is a huge project with a lot of collaboration and support from fellow restorationist Notelu, who I give credit to for all the advice on formats and preservation methods. I would strongly advise you check out his 4K fan restoration of the Disney classic "Song of the South", which is probably one of the best fan restoration efforts I have ever seen and for now is the only decent version of the film we will likely ever see. It is a wonderful movie but in today's political climate, I can't see it ever getting a release.

If you are interested, you can check out his work here. https://archive.org/details/SongOfTheSouthHD

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I'm still interested in this but can't agree that Blu-Ray is a dreadful format. More space,better quality, what's not to like?

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5 minutes ago, saltysam said:

I'm still interested in this but can't agree that Blu-Ray is a dreadful format. More space,better quality, what's not to like?

It's better quality than DVD, there will be virtually no difference in quality between a Blu Ray and a 2K H.264 copy with a bitrate of 40Mbps though, multiplexed to an MKV. Most blu ray players should play it just fine as a file anyway. I just don't see any point in making a blu ray at all.

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You can convert your mkv to a blu ray with no menus easily.

use a little program called TsMuxerGui, open your mkv and set ouput to blu ray folder and it will create BDMV & CERTIFICATE folder in  2 minutes.

no loss in quality, the program doesn't re-encode anything.

Edited by kevenzz

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