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Backstroke of the West dub - VHS Bootleg Edition

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I want to create an awful looking multi-generational, linear mono audio VHSrip version of TheThirdGathers’ Backstroke of the West dub that uses a 35mm sourced version of Revenge of the Sith for the picture. I plan to render the subtitles on the video frame itself like the popular YouTube version, but done up to look like shitty burnt-in theatrical subs to give it a Chinese language film theatrical print vibe. If anyone could also give me the actual Chinese subs the Backstroke script originates from, that’d be helpful, too.

For this I need the 576i TUN bootleg SVCD that used to be hosted on none’s fd.noneinc :F:L:I:M:S:I:P:L:A:S:T: 😄:A:T:A:B:A:S:E:. This is the version with the Cyrillic crawl that was also used to make the moviesonfire .avi. If anyone could direct me to a copy of this version, please notify me.

Edit: received bin/cue files from friedcamera, so this project can move forward now.

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Im totally sold already, but…from where are the voices? They dont sound ‘‘machine-y’’ like the video on YouTube of Backstroke of the West

I like the cassette tape feel for sure, impressive, most impressive.

I don’t really care if it’s in the shape of a movie, or a cartoon tv-series, or if it’s on videogames and books. Neither if it’s canon or legends; I love all my Star Wars (yes, even the prequels).

“Laugh it up, Fuzz ball.”

Oh wait, no, not all of it, don’t count the Holiday Special on it.

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You could also try rerecording it through a speakerphone or a walkie talkie? Of course the best way to get that true bootleg feel is to output the whole thing to a VCR and then copy the tape a few more times. Then mess with the tracking a bit when digitizing it again. 😃

I have a bootleg ROTS DVD stashed away somewhere, but I don’t know if the subs are what you’re looking for.

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35mm sourced version of Revenge of the Sith for the picture

Hey, where’d you get that?

output the whole thing to a VCR and then copy the tape a few more times.

How much would that cost to get a VCR, a few tapes, and something to put the data onto a computer? It’s been a while since I’ve bought any of that.

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SilverWook said:

You could also try rerecording it through a speakerphone or a walkie talkie? Of course the best way to get that true bootleg feel is to output the whole thing to a VCR and then copy the tape a few more times. Then mess with the tracking a bit when digitizing it again. 😃

I have a bootleg ROTS DVD stashed away somewhere, but I don’t know if the subs are what you’re looking for.

Oh don’t worry, I have a perfect multi VCR setup for when I do get around to the tape capture. I’ve done multigen shit hundreds of time by now using that method you mentioned. The microcassette output was just a test to make the audio sound more like a bad mono optical track before the tape capture.

If it’s the Backstroke DVD, it should have menus like this I believe:
https://web.archive.org/web/20130118054837im_/http://www.winterson.com.nyud.net/pics2/botw01.jpg
https://web.archive.org/web/20130118054837im_/http://www.winterson.com.nyud.net/pics2/botw02.jpg

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35mm sourced version of Revenge of the Sith for the picture

Hey, where’d you get that?

output the whole thing to a VCR and then copy the tape a few more times.

How much would that cost to get a VCR, a few tapes, and something to put the data onto a computer? It’s been a while since I’ve bought any of that.

friedcamera still had a copy of the SVCD release of Russian 35mm bootleg that used to be hosted on none’s website.

A cheap VCR unit isn’t very hard to find (I managed to get lucky and score a free Philips S-VHS deck two years ago from guy who was clearing out his dad’s house), but capturing is a different story. I use an “ehhh”-ish Toshiba DVD recorder for capturing, but if you want more precise results and better bitrates, it’s wiser to go with a good capture card, which can sometimes be in the high hundreds in terms of cost.

You can still get decent-ish blank tapes from a few retailers like Walmart IIRC.

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