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i cant seem to find good copies of the 97s anywhere except for star wars. all the empire and jedi torrents i find are long since dead. does anyone have some sort of rip of these movies they'd be willing to share?

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There's a version of the '97 SE version of Episode IV which was done by Harmy... compiled from various sources and it looks very good.  

It is available on tehparadox... Start up a free account and do a search for "star wars harmy." You'll find a thread called "Harmy's STAR WARS Trilogy Despecialized Edition - NO DISCUSSIONS/REQUESTS (SEE POST #2)."  

There are links there for Harmy's Despecialized versions of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi...  The links (and description) for Harmy's REspecialized version are under those for ROTJ.  What's pretty cool about this release is that it includes the original 5.1 DTS-HD audio as heard during the theatrical run of the SE's.  

Hope that helps!

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i have the despecialized editions and harmy's star wars 97, im looking for the 97 editions of empire and jedi. sorry if i was confusing

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Yes, those links would be most appreciated...  :-D

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Adywan's color corrected version of ESB has the original emperor, so technically it's the '97 SE.

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TK-949 said:

Adywan's color corrected version of ESB has the original emperor, so technically it's the '97 SE.

 Does Luke scream?

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JawsTDS said:

It seems the '97 SE is the hardest to get out of all the versions, not sure why.

I'd bet it's a combination of lack of demand and the non-existence of a DVD release. At this point, LFL giving the 97 SEs the GOUT treatment would go a long way.

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joed424 said:

tb versions?

 They're DVB recordings off of some European channel. They're in PAL, but they're digital, which is rare for the '97 SE. They look pretty good. Around 4gigs per film.

 that sounds awesome, i have a spleen account

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joed424 said:

JawsTDS said:

joed424 said:

tb versions?

 They're DVB recordings off of some European channel. They're in PAL, but they're digital, which is rare for the '97 SE. They look pretty good. Around 4gigs per film.

 that sounds awesome, i have a spleen account

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JawsTDS said:

joed424 said:

tb versions?

 They're DVB recordings off of some European channel. They're in PAL, but they're digital, which is rare for the '97 SE. They look pretty good. Around 4gigs per film.

Does this mean that 97 exists in digital form in LFL's archives?

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JawsTDS said:

They always have, they just haven't released them to the public. Keep in mind, they are plagued by DVNR.

 And if it is to be believed, the original negs are conformed to the '97 SEs.

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Handman said:

JawsTDS said:

They always have, they just haven't released them to the public. Keep in mind, they are plagued by DVNR.

 And if it is to be believed, the original negs are conformed to the '97 SEs.

 Which is the saddest part of all. I just don't see how you could cut a negative (morally do it, not physically), but hey, that's why I'm here.

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JawsTDS said:

joed424 said:

tb versions?

 They're DVB recordings off of some European channel. They're in PAL, but they're digital, which is rare for the '97 SE. They look pretty good. Around 4gigs per film.

Does anyone know if any of these recordings are on usenet? I thought that the Flunk one was (as "Flunk Repack") but I haven't been able to find it, let alone the others.

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JawsTDS said:

joed424 said:

tb versions?

They’re DVB recordings off of some European channel. They’re in PAL, but they’re digital, which is rare for the '97 SE. They look pretty good. Around 4gigs per film.

Do the TB versions have the subtitles for alien dialogue in English?

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Nope. The 97 SE is really lacking in quality and attention. It is part of my project, but there is only so much that can be done with them. English subtitles are on my to do list, both SRT and SUP.

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I’m hoping someone does 2K scans because I want to try something involving the 2011 masters, 2004 masters, 1997 masters and 1981/1977 masters…

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nafroe said:

There’s a version of the '97 SE version of Episode IV which was done by Harmy… compiled from various sources and it looks very good.

It is available on tehparadox… Start up a free account and do a search for “star wars harmy.” You’ll find a thread called “Harmy’s STAR WARS Trilogy Despecialized Edition - NO DISCUSSIONS/REQUESTS (SEE POST #2).”

There are links there for Harmy’s Despecialized versions of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi…  The links (and description) for Harmy’s REspecialized version are under those for ROTJ.  What’s pretty cool about this release is that it includes the original 5.1 DTS-HD audio as heard during the theatrical run of the SE’s.

Hope that helps!

Tehparadox is down for me. Or it’s blocked. Does anyone know if there’s any way to acess it?

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TK-949 said:

Adywan’s color corrected version of ESB has the original emperor, so technically it’s the '97 SE.

Does Luke scream?

The audio is from a 1997 laserdisc so the audio is 100% '97. The video however is just color corrected '04(aside from the original Emperor) so some of the '04 changes are still present like the shadows on Han’s shoulders.

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Darth Robin said:
Tehparadox is down for me. Or it’s blocked. Does anyone know if there’s any way to acess it?

It appears to have been down non-stop since 20th June, with some short outages in the preceding days. If you’re looking for Harmy’s “respecialized” edition (1997) of ANH, then the Ultimate Guide gives details of how to obtain the links without an account at the paradoxical place. See first post of this thread:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-V27-MKV-IS-OUT-NOW/id/12713

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