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Criterion-like box set for njvc's custom blu-ray set

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Thought I would just start a new thread here to collect what I’ve been working on for my complete box set. This includes 10 blu-ray discs (all 25GB discs). 3 for each film, and 1 trilogy documentaries disc. These are the custom blu-ray discs made by njvc and feature the Harmy despecialized editions plus lots of special features and documentaries. I based most everything on JMoomer’s work, and use many of his covers. I decided to use a total of four cases: Three 3-disc Criterion cases for the main films + special features + documentaries, then one single-disc Criterion case just for the trilogy documentaries disc. You’ll need to start with JMoomer’s Criterion-style covers and disc labels, then add what’s below.

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I made the box out of thick black card stock, then I printed these two sheets out to apply to the surface using a spray adhesive. The first image is the front, top, and spine. The second image is the back and bottom.

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Since I used the 25GB set, I needed to change the third disc label for the SW documentaries, and I also needed a new label for the trilogy documentaries, so I made these:

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I also made this cover for the trilogy documentaries fourth case in my set to match JMoomer’s criterion style for the other cases.

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For the insides of the case covers I used various McQuarrie images since the Criterion cases are translucent and you can see the inside of the cover sheet.

I made all of these using GIMP, and will be cleaning things up and providing the source .xcf files soon for anyone who wants to use the layered files. Also, different versions of the labels will be coming for those who went the 50GB disc route. Enjoy!

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I’m so insanely pleased to see the level of talent at play on the Original Trilogy every day. Can’t wait to get my invite to the Spleen so I can put these labels to good use.

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Where did you find a high res version of that ROTJ cover? I couldn’t find it and ended up using the exploding Vader one that JMoomer posted later on, though I like the McQuarrie Jabba’s Palace much better.

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joefavs said:

Where did you find a high res version of that ROTJ cover? I couldn’t find it and ended up using the exploding Vader one that JMoomer posted later on, though I like the McQuarrie Jabba’s Palace much better.

http://i.imgur.com/0v7NXn4.jpg

this is the highest res version of that cover that I know of.

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Yeah, the JMoomer covers are not as high res as I would like, so now that I have the basic template that I made for my trilogy documentaries cover done in his style, I’m going back and actually re-creating those covers but at a higher res. Will take me a while longer for sure, but that’s my goal. Naturally I’ll post the finished products here. Again, I just want to state - big props to JMoomer. Love his covers, and that started this whole project for me.

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stealthboy said:

Yeah, the JMoomer covers are not as high res as I would like, so now that I have the basic template that I made for my trilogy documentaries cover done in his style, I’m going back and actually re-creating those covers but at a higher res. Will take me a while longer for sure, but that’s my goal. Naturally I’ll post the finished products here. Again, I just want to state - big props to JMoomer. Love his covers, and that started this whole project for me.

Really glad to hear you’re recreating them. I was hoping you were doing that, but I knew the extra work that would be.

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Great work! I’d love to see the “final” final results as you finish them.

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Here’s my recreation of the Star Wars criterion style cover originally by JMoomer. I used a higher resolution for better printing, and I also consolidated all text to one font (Gill Sans). His original had many different fonts on the back. This was all recreated from scratch, but I tried to match his original best I could. Again, many many thanks to JMoomer. He gets all the credit.

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EDIT: Here’s ESB:

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In tracking down the sources for recreating these, I found that the ESB cover uses an original piece of art by Juan Esteban Rodríguez, so I feel uncomfortable using it without proper permission. I feel like using McQuarrie pieces is more appropriate, so I’m going to do a version B of the Empire cover with a nice McQaurrie illustration. That and ROJ coming soon.

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JMoomer’s original covers described the 50GB discs. As the 25GB discs have less audio tracks are you changing the audio tracks description on your recreations to fit the specs of the 25GB discs?

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Sherman said:

JMoomer’s original covers described the 50GB discs. As the 25GB discs have less audio tracks are you changing the audio tracks description on your recreations to fit the specs of the 25GB discs?

I can do that.

JEDIT: I will carefully go through the descriptions and make one version for the 25GB set and another for the 50GB set. I plan to make 50GB labels, too, so we’ll have both covered.

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stealthboy said:

Sherman said:

JMoomer’s original covers described the 50GB discs. As the 25GB discs have less audio tracks are you changing the audio tracks description on your recreations to fit the specs of the 25GB discs?

I can do that.

JEDIT: I will carefully go through the descriptions and make one version for the 25GB set and another for the 50GB set. I plan to make 50GB labels, too, so we’ll have both covered.

That is awesome. So, forgive me if this is a dumb question, does anyone know what each cover is referencing when it mentions “Alternate version created from a 35mm LPP print”?

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Gorramnerd said:
That is awesome. So, forgive me if this is a dumb question, does anyone know what each cover is referencing when it mentions “Alternate version created from a 35mm LPP print”?

I believe he meant for the set to include the Silver Screen edition of Star Wars and the Grindhouse scans of Empire and Jedi. I have removed the reference on my Jedi cover and will likewise edit my SW and ESB covers.

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stealthboy said:

Gorramnerd said:
That is awesome. So, forgive me if this is a dumb question, does anyone know what each cover is referencing when it mentions “Alternate version created from a 35mm LPP print”?

I believe he meant for the set to include the Silver Screen edition of Star Wars and the Grindhouse scans of Empire and Jedi. I have removed the reference on my Jedi cover and will likewise edit my SW and ESB covers.

Awesome. Cannot wait for the 50gb set, so I can assemble mine 😃 So, for the Jedi set (since the 50gb version includes the trilogy documentaries) are you gonna make a different cover (Not just noted differently), or just have the listing on the back different?

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stealthboy said:

Here is my alternate Empire cover (I’m calling it version “B”) using McQuarrie art:

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Wow. That is incredible, and it fits so well with the one for Star Wars. I like that one WAY better than the original for Empire.

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Ok, I’ve gone back and updated all the text on the back of the covers to include only the content in the 25GB sets. I’ll change the backs to make a different set for the 50GB content later.

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Question: For the 50GB version of Star Wars, there are two discs: The main film + special features (50GB) and the documentaries disc (25GB). For the disc labels, what should they say?

DISC ONE: FILM + SPECIAL FEATURES
DISC TWO: DOCUMENTARIES

or just:

DISC ONE: MAIN FEATURE
DISC TWO: DOCUMENTARIES

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stealthboy said:

Question: For the 50GB version of Star Wars, there are two discs: The main film + special features (50GB) and the documentaries disc (25GB). For the disc labels, what should they say?

DISC ONE: FILM + SPECIAL FEATURES
DISC TWO: DOCUMENTARIES

or just:

DISC ONE: MAIN FEATURE
DISC TWO: DOCUMENTARIES

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I think “Main Feature” sounds better, but that’s just me.

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Gorramnerd said:
I think “Main Feature” sounds better, but that’s just me.

I agree. So that way we can use the existing JMoomer labels for DISC ONE. I just made a new DISC TWO for the documentaries for the 50GB version.

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