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Harmy's STAR WARS Respecialized Edition '97 - AVCHD and MKV now out!

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STAR WARS - RESPECIALIZED EDITION '97

HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!!!


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This can be found at the usual paradoxical place in the same thread as the Despecialized Edition.

This is a little side project of mine, which I had in mind for quite some time but I've been waiting for a '97SE project, which has the DTS audio synced to it, so that I can cut the video based on its frame-count and now I finally had all the resources I needed, thanks to Team Blu's '97SE release.

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This is a reconstruction of the 1997 Special Edition version of STAR WARS, which was shown in cinemas world wide and had fewer alterations than the 2004 DVD version and fewer still than the BD version. Plus it didn't have screwed up colors and by all accounts it had a pretty awesome sound mix (unlike the screwed up DVD and BD mixes) which we now have in the highest quality as heard in cinemas in 1997, thanks to Jetrell Fo and CapableMetal, who extracted it from the original theatrical DTS discs and dark_jedi, who synced it and encoded a DTS-HD track from it.

It is a side project to the Despecialized Edition - it uses the Despecialized Edition v2.5 master as its main video source and puts the changes made in 1997 back in, mostly using the Blu-Ray version and in case of 1997 changes, which were redone in later versions, this version combines the BD footage with Team Blu's (Dark Jedi and You_Too) 1997 version.

The color correction is still based on a fade free 1977 I.B. Technicolor Print, just as the 1997 version supposedly was. The forced subtitles in the Greedo scene were left the same as in v2.5 and the subtitles in the Jabba scene (along with the rest of the 1997 elements of the footage were used from the Team Blu version).

Here are some screenshots: http://postimg.org/gallery/cfmct944/




VIDEO SOURCES:

1) STAR WARS Despecialized Edition v2.5

2) STAR WARS Episode IV A New Hope Official Blu-Ray 2011 (Preliminary colour correction by You_Too)

3) Star.Wars.Episode.IV.A.New.Hope.1977.720p.HDTV.x264-DON (2004 DVD Version)

4) STAR WARS 2006 Bonus DVD (sourced from the 1993 Definitive Edition Laser Disc Master - upscales by Dark Jedi, You_Too and Harmy)

5) STAR WARS 1997 Special Edition (Reivax DTV capture)

6) STAR WARS 1997 Special Edition (Team Blu version)

7) Custom mattes, film-cell scans etc.

8) Puggo Grande (1977 16mm print transfer)

MKV:

Technical Specifications:
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FORMAT: MKV

SIZE: 10.7GB

VIDEO: 1280x540p H264 23.976 fps

AUDIO: 1)English 5.1 1997 Theatrical DTS            (DTS-HD) (by Jetrell Fo & CapableMetal & Dark_Jedi)
            2)English 5.1 1997 Laserdisc Dolby Digital (AC3)    (by Schorman13)
            3)English 2.0 1997 Laserdisc LPCM           (Flac)   (by Schorman13)




AVCHD:

Technical Specifications:
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FORMAT: AVCHD DISC (ISO)

SIZE: 7.2GB (DVD9)

VIDEO: 1280x720p H264 23.976 fps

AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Digital (by Schorman13)


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The ISO image can be burned to a DVD-DL and should work in most Blu-Ray players.

To burn, you can use image burn following thse instructions: http://onlineitpro.com/?p=181

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  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DESPECIALIZED EDITIONS, PLEASE READ THE FIRST POSTS OF THESE THREADS, WHICH HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: SW, ESB, ROTJ, 97SE RE-ED
    IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THERE, TRY ASKING IN THE APPROPRIATE THREADS - MOST REGULAR POSTERS KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND SOMEONE WILL LIKELY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
    IF I GET A PM WITH A QUESTION, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THESE MEANS, IT WILL BE IGNORED. SORRY BUT I AM NOT THE LOCAL INFO BOOTH. THANK YOU.
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Nice! Downloading.

1997 SE was technically based on Tech IB print, but is this how it really looked like? Are there any 35mm 1997 scans out there?

Fanres - fan restoration forum: https://forum.fanres.com/

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No, there aren't as far as I know but you can see in Team Blu's version, that once you get rid of the tint added in the home video versions, the '97SE bears clear signs of being timed to the I.B. print.

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  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DESPECIALIZED EDITIONS, PLEASE READ THE FIRST POSTS OF THESE THREADS, WHICH HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: SW, ESB, ROTJ, 97SE RE-ED
    IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THERE, TRY ASKING IN THE APPROPRIATE THREADS - MOST REGULAR POSTERS KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND SOMEONE WILL LIKELY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
    IF I GET A PM WITH A QUESTION, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THESE MEANS, IT WILL BE IGNORED. SORRY BUT I AM NOT THE LOCAL INFO BOOTH. THANK YOU.
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Well I'll be, an unexpected trump card! Guess I might as well have a look when I have a chance.

Worst May the 4th EVER.

Ol’ George has the GOUT, I see.

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Unexpected, but very cool. Thanks for taking the time to put this together!

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It only took like two days, most of which was working on the Jabba scene :-)

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    IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THERE, TRY ASKING IN THE APPROPRIATE THREADS - MOST REGULAR POSTERS KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND SOMEONE WILL LIKELY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
    IF I GET A PM WITH A QUESTION, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THESE MEANS, IT WILL BE IGNORED. SORRY BUT I AM NOT THE LOCAL INFO BOOTH. THANK YOU.
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"AUDIO: 1)English 5.1 1997 Theatrical DTS            (DTS-HD) (by Jetrell Fo & CapableMetal)"

So you put this in sync and encoded it? if not who did if you don't mind me asking.

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I didn't need to put it in sync, I cut the video, so that it's in sync with the audio, which did of course come from your BD - the whole point of me waiting before doing this project was to wait for any '97SE project, which has the DTS audio synced to it, so that I can cut the video based on its frame-count. And if you're passive-aggressively implying, that you did that work and not those two guys and so I'm not giving you credit, well I really am sorry about that but I did inquire as to the origins of those audio tracks in your thread and you ignored me, so my only source of information on this was your NFO file and the responses of Jetrell Fo and Schorman19.

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  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DESPECIALIZED EDITIONS, PLEASE READ THE FIRST POSTS OF THESE THREADS, WHICH HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: SW, ESB, ROTJ, 97SE RE-ED
    IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THERE, TRY ASKING IN THE APPROPRIATE THREADS - MOST REGULAR POSTERS KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND SOMEONE WILL LIKELY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
    IF I GET A PM WITH A QUESTION, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THESE MEANS, IT WILL BE IGNORED. SORRY BUT I AM NOT THE LOCAL INFO BOOTH. THANK YOU.
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The MKV version is now up too :-)

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  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DESPECIALIZED EDITIONS, PLEASE READ THE FIRST POSTS OF THESE THREADS, WHICH HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: SW, ESB, ROTJ, 97SE RE-ED
    IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THERE, TRY ASKING IN THE APPROPRIATE THREADS - MOST REGULAR POSTERS KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND SOMEONE WILL LIKELY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
    IF I GET A PM WITH A QUESTION, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THESE MEANS, IT WILL BE IGNORED. SORRY BUT I AM NOT THE LOCAL INFO BOOTH. THANK YOU.
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LOVE this...
However, it's unfortunate that the MKV is in a size that isn't BD compliant. I was going to burn it to the same disc as the Despecialized. :( Now I'll have to re-encode.

You wouldn't happen to have an MKV that's compliant, would you?

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Harmy, you magnificent bastard. Thanks!

(I don't think this is the first time I've said that)

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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How the hell did you do this in 2 days??!

Harmy, you are a machine!

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Well, the bulk of the work was already done in Despecialized. Plus the new faster computer helped a lot too :-) Which reminds me, as promised I put the names of all the donors in the credits. I hope I didn't forget anyone. Anyway, if there's anyone whom I forgot or would like their name to be put in differently in future projects, please PM me. Here's a small file with just the credits, so that those, who don't want to download this project can check too.

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LOVE this...
However, it's unfortunate that the MKV is in a size that isn't BD compliant. I was going to burn it to the same disc as the Despecialized. :( Now I'll have to re-encode.

You wouldn't happen to have an MKV that's compliant, would you?

 Well, you could always use the video stream from the AVCHD - the bitrate of the MKV is only a bit higher and it's encoded with very high quality slow settings, so in terms of quality, the AVCHD should be better than a re-encode of the MKV.

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  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DESPECIALIZED EDITIONS, PLEASE READ THE FIRST POSTS OF THESE THREADS, WHICH HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: SW, ESB, ROTJ, 97SE RE-ED
    IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THERE, TRY ASKING IN THE APPROPRIATE THREADS - MOST REGULAR POSTERS KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND SOMEONE WILL LIKELY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
    IF I GET A PM WITH A QUESTION, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THESE MEANS, IT WILL BE IGNORED. SORRY BUT I AM NOT THE LOCAL INFO BOOTH. THANK YOU.
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How exactly does Puggo Grande fit into this?

Where were you in '77?

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Oh, well, not much but it was a source in the DeEd and I used it for the Greedo subs, which are left in here.

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  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DESPECIALIZED EDITIONS, PLEASE READ THE FIRST POSTS OF THESE THREADS, WHICH HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: SW, ESB, ROTJ, 97SE RE-ED
    IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THERE, TRY ASKING IN THE APPROPRIATE THREADS - MOST REGULAR POSTERS KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND SOMEONE WILL LIKELY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
    IF I GET A PM WITH A QUESTION, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THESE MEANS, IT WILL BE IGNORED. SORRY BUT I AM NOT THE LOCAL INFO BOOTH. THANK YOU.
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wow, thanks a lot Harmy !

no mention of it, but just in case: are there any foreign subs available for this version? specially interested in spanish subs, but I can live with english subs too !

cheers

Vali

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There aren't any in the release but I think if you just download any SE subtitles, they should work but you may have to set some delay.

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  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DESPECIALIZED EDITIONS, PLEASE READ THE FIRST POSTS OF THESE THREADS, WHICH HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: SW, ESB, ROTJ, 97SE RE-ED
    IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THERE, TRY ASKING IN THE APPROPRIATE THREADS - MOST REGULAR POSTERS KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND SOMEONE WILL LIKELY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
    IF I GET A PM WITH A QUESTION, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THESE MEANS, IT WILL BE IGNORED. SORRY BUT I AM NOT THE LOCAL INFO BOOTH. THANK YOU.
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Harmy said:

There aren't any in the release but I think if you just download any SE subtitles, they should work but you may have to set some delay.

 perfect Harmy, that´s exactly what I thought I would end up doing :-)

thanks a lot !

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Just to clear things up, the theatrical DTS track was originally synched to the 24fps theatrical prints and first had to be converted to 23.976fps, then I synched our video to the 2004 SE and finally dark_jedi had to synch it to the 2004 SE audio to make it work.

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Wow! Just came back from the "Star Wars identities" exhibition in the north of Paris to see this. Will dl ASAP even though there's no foreign track.

Also I checked the credits vid out, while I thought I didn't care that much about my name appearing, well I must say I'm proud of being part of your projects even by only giving less than I wanted to. (and by appearing in the credits too :))

"Let's face it, the Ewoks sucked, dude" -Hurley, Lost 5x13-Some like it Hoth.

Please bear with me if I tend to get too excited about anything or say too much, I have issues.

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Harmy said:



 Well, you could always use the video stream from the AVCHD - the bitrate of the MKV is only a bit higher and it's encoded with very high quality slow settings, so in terms of quality, the AVCHD should be better than a re-encode of the MKV.


Ahhh thanks. Now to try and find it...

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Very glad you did this, Harmy. Went to the movies in 1997 to see it and enjoyed it.  Now I can relive that time.  Thanks.

looking for HDTV of the  Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.  Also HDTV of The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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digitalfreaknyc said:

Harmy said:



 Well, you could always use the video stream from the AVCHD - the bitrate of the MKV is only a bit higher and it's encoded with very high quality slow settings, so in terms of quality, the AVCHD should be better than a re-encode of the MKV.



Ahhh thanks. Now to try and find it...

The clue was already given .......  "This can be found at the usual paradoxical place in the same thread as the Despecialized Edition."

;)

Why was this topic locked?

Babies. All of you.

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Thanks for the info You_Too, I updated the information in the first post.

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  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DESPECIALIZED EDITIONS, PLEASE READ THE FIRST POSTS OF THESE THREADS, WHICH HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: SW, ESB, ROTJ, 97SE RE-ED
    IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THERE, TRY ASKING IN THE APPROPRIATE THREADS - MOST REGULAR POSTERS KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND SOMEONE WILL LIKELY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
    IF I GET A PM WITH A QUESTION, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THESE MEANS, IT WILL BE IGNORED. SORRY BUT I AM NOT THE LOCAL INFO BOOTH. THANK YOU.
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I don't really follow the SE restoration projects but how is this version different (when watching at normal speed) than the other SE hd projects? Aren't there non-upscaled HD sources from hdtv transmissions?

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