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Project Index: Star Wars Preservation and Other Projects

The index below has been extracted from entries on the originaltrilogy.com fan project database

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Star Wars Preservations
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The Star Wars original trilogy from laserdisc:

The Dr Gonzo DVD set
• Details: IV, V, VI
Discussion

The Cowclops/TR47 DVD sets
• Details (v1): IV, V, VI (v2): IV, V, VI
Discussion

The EditDroid DVD set
• Details: IV (v1), V, VI, IV (v2)
Discussion

The ISOMIX set
• Details: IV, V, VI
Discussion

The Farsight set
• Details: IV, V, VI
Discussion

The Moth3r PAL DVD set
• Details: IV, V, VI
Discussion

Citizen's NTSC/PAL DVD & Xvid sets
• Details (NTSC): IV, V (PAL): IV, V (Xvid): IV, V
Discussion

Grinder's PAL widescreen project
• Details: IV, V, VI
Discussion

Dr. M's Reinventing The Wheel Edition (Conversion of Moth3r's PAL DVDs to NTSC)
• Details: IV, V, VI

Discussion

The OCP/Dark Jedi Pan & Scan O-OT project
• Details: IV, V, VI
Discussion

The Dark/Sega Special Collection
• Details: IV, V, VI
Discussion

(See the Official Screenshots Thread for comparisons of laserdisc transfers.)

Star Wars preservations from other sources:

1977 pre-ANH bootleg
• Details
Discussion

1977 pre-ANH bootleg - widescreen version
Details
Discussion

The Puggo Edition (Super-8 transfers)
Details
Discussion

Puggo Grande Edition (16mm transfer)
Details
Discussion

MoveAlong's The Story of Star Wars
MoveAlong's The Story of TESB

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Star Wars Custom DVDs
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The Lucasfilm Pwnage Edition
Details
• Discussion

g-force's GOUT image stabilized
• Details
Discussion

Neil S. Bulk's "Deliberate Creative" fixed audio for 2004 DVD
• Details
Discussion

Backstroke of the West with retail DVD quality
Details
Discussion

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Star Wars Restorations
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Ocpmovie's "Classic Editions"

• Details: IV, V, VI and IV 2.0
• Discussion: IV, V, VI and IV 2.0

PaulisDead2221's "Vintage Editions"
• Details: IV, V
• Discussion: IV, V

The Phantom Menace - Theatrical Version
Details
Discussion

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Star Wars Fan Documentaries
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Deleted Magic
Discussion

Building Empire
Discussion

Returning to Jedi
Discussion

To do:

Wookie Groomer's Split Screen DVDs
The RowMan "Star Wars" Releases
The Official babyhum Release Thread
The Official ANGRYSVN STAR WARS Release Thread
Ocpmovie's Special Edition Hype
Ocpmovie's Return of the Ewok and Other Little Films
Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special

Last edited on May 17, 2010 at 7:49 AM by Moth3r

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Now THAT"S a tread that should be pinned, if all others get un-pinned tomorrow.
And now, for your feature presentation:
The Classic Re-re-re-release of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back.
In this version the word "WOOKIE" has been changed to "HAIR CHALLENGED ANIMAL" and the entire cast has been digitally replaced by Ewoks.
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Oh yes, if anyone else thinks there is another thread that should be included, let me know and I'll edit the list.
(Unless it's Spider's set - that's a deliberate omission )

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I have an ongoing project called "Ep. II:Shroud of the Dark Side" in the General SW forum; not sure if there's any interest in that here, though.
Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side

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Thank you Moth3r! This is exactly what I was looking for!

"Ratio Tile, the wish power are together with you." - Allah Gold, Backstroke of the West

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RE: Project Index: Star Wars Preservation and Other Projects

Carried out a big update to this 4 year old list today. Still some more projects that could do with being added.

There are a lot of projects where we have a discussion thread on the forum, but no specs or details on the wiki (and it's unlikely there ever will be, as interest in these older projects is minimal these days). The best resource for details on these projects would be Russ's Galactic Trade Federation site.

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Added Backstroke of the West and TPM - Theatrical Version to the list.

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I'm looking for a fan-edit that simply takes the 2006 GOUT DVD9 (preferably PAL), leaves everything intact (including existing audio), but adds the 5.1 surround track from the 97SE LDs.

Obviously you'd have to edit the AC3 track a little to accommodate changes like Han shooting first, but those should be very minor differences.

I'm not much of an A/V editor so I wouldn't know how to do this myself (well adding the track might be easy, but editing it and syncing I can't do), so if anyone could do this I would be very grateful.

Cheers.

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I was considering doing something of that sort, but pretty much abandoned the idea because frankly, it's just too much of a pain.  Not only are there overt editing differences, but apparently, there are missing frames every time an optical composite was re-done for the special edition.  You'd have to upmix and patch in sections of the '93 mix for places where the edit was changed as well.  Considering that even different audio mixes of the original versions don't easily synch to each other, one so altered won't be made to fit the original film without a lot of tedious work.  It could be done, of course, and I would be interested in such a thing if it was, but it would be difficult.

The '97 mix does sound rather good in 5.1, but I think ultimately I still prefer the '93 version since it is closer to the original 70mm mix, and has greater dynamic range and sound quality.

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Moth3r said:

Wookie Groomer's Split Screen DVDs

Wrong link.

E Chu Ta!

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Wow, that link has been wrong since 2005 and no-one ever noticed!

Link now corrected, thanks.

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lol

E Chu Ta!

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I remember watching a documentary a few weeks ago about the release of the Special Editions - it consisted of interviews with people lining up on opening night. Star Wars or Bust is very similar. Does anyone know the name of this documentary?

Last edited on May 28, 2010 at 8:18 PM by Judge

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Star Wait ?

Star Wars Episode XXX: Erica Strikes Back

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RE: Project Index: Star Wars Preservation and Other Projects

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/SW-Line-Movies-Documentaries-Films-Shorts-Etc/topic/3569/

That thread lists other SW line docs.

"Tatooine or Bust" was made by the same person, Jason Wishnow, behind 'Star Wars or Bust'

http://www.wishnow.com/starwars/

Last edited on June 14, 2010 at 9:29 PM by none
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i thot this was apart of the 5 year anniversary of backstroke of the west but may be not

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheThirdGathers

 

but it is defintly not the same as the other one

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Interesting... so it's just PT Yoda speak the whole time?

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actuly the yoda impresen is prety bad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL4nD7koa2s

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It's a direct read of the 'backstroke of the west' subtitles.  The most impressive part is most of the non-dialog sounds seem intact.  Check out chapter 25 towards the end, the music sounds like a match and even R2's beeps are there. 

Inside job perhaps?

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I'm looking for a good version of Return of the Jedi that is anamorphic and doesn't have the cgi Sy Snoodles in it (and is not in Blu-Ray b/c I don't have one.)

Any suggestions?

Harmy said:

It's like it's quite possible that Picasso would have loved to use Photoshop for some of his paintings if it was available back then, but if you take a picture from Picasso and recreate it in Photoshop, it's not going to be the same picture and it can hardly be used to demonstrate Picasso's brush techniques.

 

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dark_jedi's GOUT-sourced Custom DVD

Either wait for v3, or look for the previous version that has already been completed.

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So... I'm new.  I've looked through the forums and can't seem to figure out which preservation/custom is generally regarded as the truest replication.  Is there one that most members agree is the best or is it highly debatable and strictly a matter of personal taste?

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It is debatable and a matter of opinion, but I recommend you obtain G-Force's ANH, Adywan's theatrical restoration/recreation of ESB, and dark_jedi's ROTJ if you want the best that is currently available in terms of theatrical versions.  Keep an eye out for dark_jedi's new versions: they will be released soon.

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Was there any efforts to have all DVD covers and labels of all releases ?

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