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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)

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Harmy’s RETURN OF THE JEDI - DESPECIALIZED EDITION HD v2.5

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Where to find it:
https://goo.gl/1WGHBA

A comparison gallery will be posted here:
https://goo.gl/photos/xuSSHRfn9aPFduKAA

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This is a reconstruction of the 1983 theatrical version of Return of the Jedi. The original shots were painstakingly restored using various sources (listed below) and the film received an extensive shot by shot colour correction based on a fade free 1983 LPP Print. ROTJ v2.5 is pretty much completely despecialized, apart from a couple of wipes, which were recomposited optically in 1997 and look nearly identical to the originals, so for all intents and purposes this is the original version.

The remastered version (v2.5) represents a significant improvement in picture quality over the earlier 1.0 version due to the use of better encoding and higher quality sources and replacing many of the despecialized shots with higher quality ones.

It is currently available as a DVD9 AVCHD and 20GB MKV. Here are the full NFOs for both versions:

AVCHD: http://pastebin.com/dPr1LvyW
MKV: http://pastebin.com/ksU6R47x

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Here's what I've been working on these past few days ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI9E2zz9hGc

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Looking fantastic Harmy. Can't wait until the despecialized trilogy is done. Will be the ultimate versions for me to watch.

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Why is it ROTJ PDE always and i mean ALWAYS looks hugely better than the other PDE versions in my opinion? My answer: I think it's because ROTJ 2004SE is such a shoddy version that any improvments are going to look great. For one, the colour looks about 100x better in that recent clip.

(No disrepect to the other PDE versions by the way - just I see the improvments more in ROTJ because I really disliek the 2004 SE of this film much more than the rest).

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Hang on, are you actually talking about the Partly Despecialized Editions or do you mean the new Despecialized ones?

And anyway, Jedi is also my favourite of the old PDE versions (and I mean the cut, not the film) but this new Despecialized Version should totally blow it out of the water, becuase as you can see in that clip, there will be no more purely GOUT shots where it can be helped (and unfortunately there are whole scenes like the music number where it can't) where the PDE was basically just splicing GOUT shots into the SE.

Side note: As you can see, the subtitles have not been replaced yet in that clip and to be honest I'm pissing blood just thinking about it, because where in STAR WARS replacing the subs was a matter of one scene, in Jedi they are all over the place. But as there seems to be high demand for original looking subs, I think I will do it and this time hopefully without drops in quality like in my ROTJ DVD reconstruction.

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Harmy said:

Here's what I've been working on these past few days ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI9E2zz9hGc

 goddamn it....where's that orgasm emoticon?

"I will laugh my ass off a hundred years from now when the only version of STARWARS people remember are harmys despecialized editions.  They will project it on a 20' by 40' screen with perfect quality."

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Harmy said:

Hang on, are you actually talking about the Partly Despecialized Editions or do you mean the new Despecialized ones?

And anyway, Jedi is also my favourite of the old PDE versions (and I mean the cut, not the film) but this new Despecialized Version should totally blow it out of the water, becuase as you can see in that clip, there will be no more purely GOUT shots where it can be helped (and unfortunately there are whole scenes like the music number where it can't) where the PDE was basically just splicing GOUT shots into the SE.

Side note: As you can see, the subtitles have not been replaced yet in that clip and to be honest I'm pissing blood just thinking about it, because where in STAR WARS replacing the subs was a matter of one scene, in Jedi they are all over the place. But as there seems to be high demand for original looking subs, I think I will do it and this time hopefully without drops in quality like in my ROTJ DVD reconstruction.

Ah sorry Harmy, I wasn't clear. I meant that any improvements to ROTJ in my opinion stand out more than some (not all) of your other work because ROTJ is so messed up in the 2004 SE. So any improvment (if only small) is going to look fantastic in ROTJ because there are so many more things wrong with it in the 2004 SE, but again my opinion. The fact you keep getting things better and better with each PDE makes it truly amazing.

I can take some of the changes in the 2004 SE for ANH and ESB by Lucas but the new stuff in ROTJ is just damn horrible. So I thank you for your work so far on ROTJ, I really do.

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Was the atmosphere added in the SEs? Can't see it in the original. Otherwise looks good.

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Oh, I think you're right  but I'll probably keep it this way, because I'm not sure if I'd be able to remove the atmosphere. I could try though...

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It looks like the atmosphere might just be showing up in the '04 because of the difference in brightness.  Crank up the GOUT brightness and see if it shows up there.

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Looks Great Harmy. Thought A New Hope was perfect.

Can't wait for this Jedi to complete the set.

Many thanks for doing this.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHaQtiuspJ4

Here a complete version of the despecialized Sarlacc scene. The colours aren't final.

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pure genius.

 

what shots were upscaled gout?  i couldn't tell...lol

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