posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 08:40 AM
if anyone still wants this footage I've got the 16 minute version in .avi....u2u me and we can work out how to transfer it.
Seeing this post inspired me to watch the footage again and it's actually a bit better than I remembered the original TV special; I suspect this file
is originally derived from some later "unseen footage special edition." What's new in this that I don't remember from the TV special are several
"extreme closeups" of some of the "organs" and cavities, and although the picture quality here is pretty weak -- .avi on top of what appears to be
pretty blurry -- I'm actually a bit more impressed with it than I used to be.
On that note, I'd love to see muppet (if he's still around) or anyone else with some professional-grade video skills try to clean this file up a bit
-- the camera holds still in places long enough that frame averaging should do wonders to increase the clarity. Any takers?
For the record, here's my new impressions:
* on the TV special, the "alien"'s got a huge gaping wound around the knee joint, but it's not shown in any detail. in this film, it's held in
close focus for about 10 or so seconds at least.
* like with the knee, the chest cavity isn't shown in great detail in the TV special, but they spend a lot of time in this video feeling it up and
cutting stuff out.
* on the TV special, the "brain" popped out pretty easy; on this they have a heck of a time figuring out how to cut through some kinda protective
layer and then figuring out how and where to cut. the footage here actually has a few membranelike layers they have to cut through to get to the
brain, and also some hard rindlike substance they try a sequence of successively more powerful cutting instruments on, starting with a scalpel (no
luck) and finishing with a hacksaw (which works). this is easily 4 minutes (out of 16).
If anyone wants a copy (or can help with the distribution) u2u me; if anyone wants to clean this footage up a bit that'd be much appreciated.