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Krieg der Sterne - Despecialized Edition 2.7 (German)

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UPDATE (February 13th, 2017)

The German Krieg der Sterne - Despecialized Edition is now at version 2.7 as well, thanks to towne32 and his Color Adjustment Project of Harmy’s DeEd. Aside from towne’s complete color overhaul this version features new Lucasfilm and Es war einmal… title-cards (based on a German 35mm scan by poita), as well as a new German crawl with a revised Krieg der Sterne logo made by me.

There are no changes to the audio-side of things, so to see what’s included you can read the original post below.

ORIGINAL POST:

It‘s finally done! The complete German Krieg der Sterne - Despecialized Edition 2.5

Based on Harmy’s Star Wars - Despecialized Edition 2.5 (and utilizing his lossless raw footage, thanks Harmy!) we’ve tried to re-construct the German theatrical experience from 1978 as closely as possible. This includes German title cards, opening crawl and Greedo subtitles, as well as the complete German end credits to the film.

Adding to that we’ve included a variety of German audio tracks, first and foremost a GOUT-based stereo track with missing material (spoken lines, music cues, sound effects) re-inserted, to mimic the theatrical audio experience from 1978. Furthermore we’ve added two Laserdisc-based stereo tracks, both from the 1993 SilverScreen Edition and the 1995 THX release. Finally a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track, edited from the 2011 Blu-ray release, tops off the German audio tracks. English 5.1 (by hairy_hen) and Monomix tracks are also included, as well as a score-only track containing only John Williams’ soundtrack to the film. German and English subtitles are included as well, thanks to Catbus’ Project Threepio.

Also, thanks to chyron8472, a torrent for this is available at Myspleen.

Technical Specifications:

     FORMAT:   MKV  
       SIZE:   16.5GB  
      VIDEO:   1280x720p h.264 23.976 fps  
      AUDIO:   TRACK 1) 1978 2.0 @ 384 kbps [German]
               TRACK 2) 1993 SilverScreen LD 2.0 @ 384 kbps [German]   
               TRACK 3) 1995 THX LD 2.0 @ 384 kbps [German]  
               TRACK 4) 2011 Blu-ray 5.1 DTS-HD @ 768 kbps 24-bit [German]  
               TRACK 5) 1977 5.1 @ 640 kbps [English]  
               TRACK 6) 1977 1.0 @ 128 kbps [English]  
               TRACK 7) Isolated Score 2.0 @ 640 kbps
  SUBTITLES:   German, English

Screenshots (updated for version 2.7):












The German Blu-ray-sized covers, labels and inserts can be downloaded HERE.

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Usenet users will be able to find it soon as well. I watched it last night and it looks fantastic.

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why not include the audio in lossless format? flac is perfect for exactly that. they usually aren't any bigger then a normal dolby 2.0 track, but have the benefit of beeing uncompressed. so much work was put into getting the ld audio, but now they are only lossy :(

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I'm really impressed about the release and must say thank you Laserschwert and Harmy and all the guys who helped for your hard work.

I never thought that I would see Krieg der Sterne again as it was back in the seventies.

The video quality is really fantastic, what can I say. Harmy did do an extraordenary job on his project and I had really no idea that it was possible to do that.

When I started watching it I was really exciting to see the opening letters, 'Eine Lucasfilm Ltd. Produktion' and 'Es war einmal vor langer Zeit, in einer weit, weit entfernten Galaxis...' and the following opening crawl and there I want to say thank you to Laserschwert for your hard word on the opening crawl and the credits (yes, there are german credits, too).

Thanks for bringing back the different german audiotracks from several relases  and for the 5.1 audiotrack. And yes, the missing audio lines are back!!!

Again, thank you Laserschwert and Harmy for bringing that one back. This is a day that will be long remembered.

 

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What an awesome experience to watch Star Wars and have it look the way it did when I watched it in the cinema oh so many years ago. This will be the only version I will watch from here on out. Can't wait to show it to my daughter once she's old enough.

Many thanks to Harmy and Laserschwert and everybody else who was involved in restoring the favorite movie of my childhood.

 

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WOW!!!!!!.. excelent WORK!!!!!!!! amazing!!!!!! scroll text....!!!!!! guau!

 

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This is just excellent, it looks and sounds superb, and there's nothing else like hearing it in German. :) A big thanks to Laserschwert and Harmy for all their efforts! :)

The Star Wars trilogy. There can be only one.

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I totally agree - fantastic release! THANKS SO MUCH on behalf of the German Star Wars Fans!

Now somebody talented needs to design a cover;-)

 

What about ESB and ROTJ? ;-)

 

Thanks again, Laserschwert!

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Robi-Wan Kenobi said:


Now somebody talented needs to design a cover;-)

I'm on it ;)

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Just unpacked it - amazing! Thanks a lot to you german guys and Harmy of course!

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Will someone put it on spleen?

 

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I just wanted to say that I love this.

My uncle's German VHS was my first experience watching the OOT versions of ESB and ROTJ and I did watch SW in German back then as well, because my Czech OOT copy was like 4th generation and pretty worn out, so the German version does have a great nostalgic value for me.

On a related subject, I'd love to give this to my uncle (who's German), but he doesn't have a BD player, so it would have to be an SD DVD - is there any plan for an SD version, or should I make one myself?

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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.
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Harmy said:


On a related subject, I'd love to give this to my uncle (who's German), but he doesn't have a BD player, so it would have to be an SD DVD - is there any plan for an SD version, or should I make one myself?

I guess it would be best to do it yourself. Sharing this thing is already a pain in the ass with my slow connection, and with our Blu-ray in the works, I'd rather not upload even more versions.

The main problem with a DVD would be the framerate difference... I mean, you could take the route all German home video releases prior to the Blu-ray took and just speed the video and audio up to 25 frames per second, but this will of course change the audio to its wrong pitch again (unless we correct for it, which again reduces audio quality). I know, your uncle is probably just like my uncle and parents who wouldn't even notice that, but that wouldn't really justify a DVD version ;)

BTW, are there any tools to quickly convert an MKV to SD-DVD?

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Not that I know of - or well, not any good ones anyway - I used to do that kind of thing in Nero, but the encoding wasn't very good.

As for the framerate - I could just make an NTSC DVD, which would play in most PAL players. But I would probably go the speedup way - he's used to watching SW with PAL speedup anyway, so I can't imagine he would notice.

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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.
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That looks like an awesome tool for this kind of thing.

  • www.facebook.com/despecialized
  • 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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