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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set

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Update by Moderator (October '17)…

njvc withdrew making available his superb Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions around May '17 - you can read through the thread as to his very valid reasons and concerns for doing so.

However, with the blessing of both njvc and Harmy - a very kind member of this community has made them available again once again.

For details on how to acquire this quality set please read the ‘How to obtain njvc’s Custom Bluray Set…’ section found at the end of this post - thank you.
 


UPDATED POST 8/7/16 (by njvc).

I have completed a custom bluray set for Harmy’s Despecialized Trilogy, complete with menus, a range of commentaries and special features for each film. Harmy has given his approval of the project.

Each film has 4 options for download. (Recommended: Options 3+4)

  1. 25GB Film only (24 audio & 32 subtitle tracks)
  2. 25GB Special Features disc
  3. 50GB Film + Special features disc (32 audio & 32 subtitle tracks)
  4. 25GB Bonus Documentaries disc.

STAR WARS (v2.7)
Preview Video
(Password: njvc)

Main MenuChaptersFeaturesAudio/Subtitles

Disc Details:

  1. FILM ONLY (25GB)
  • motion menus
  • chapters menu
  • audio/subtitles menu
    VIDEO: 1280x720p H264 23.976 fps (remuxed from the official MKV)
    AUDIO:
    5.1 DTS-HD-MA [English] (1977 70mm six track mix)
    2.0 DTS-HD-MA [English] (1977 35mm stereo mix)
    1.0 DTS-HD-MA [English] (1977 35mm mono mix)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [English] (1985 Laserdisc mix)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [English] (1993 Laserdisc mix)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [German] (1978 dub reconstruction)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [French] (1977 dub)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [Spanish] (1977 Castilian dub)
    1.0 Dolby Digital [Spanish] (1980 Latino dub)
    1.0 Dolby Digital [Portuguese] (1980s Brazilian dub)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [Japanese] (1978 Dub)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [Italian] (1977 dub)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [Polish] (1995 Voiceover)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [Czech] (1992 dub)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [Hungarian] (1984 dub)
    1.0 Dolby Digital [Russian] (recut SE dub)
    1.0 Dolby Digital [Russian] (1980’s voiceover)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [Ukranian] (recut SE dub)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [English] (1993 LD Audio Commentary - silence filled with 1993 LD 2.0)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [English] (2004 DVD Audio Commentary - recut to fit this release)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [English] (2004 starwars.com Audio Commentary - recut to fit this release)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [English] (2011 BD Archival Interviews Audio Commentary - recut to fit this release)
    2.0 Dolby Digital [Isolated Score]
    2.0 Dolby Digital [English] (Commentary For Visually Impaired)

SUBTITLES: (All subtitles are .sup files from Project Threepio v9.2)
English, English SDH, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindu, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

  1. SPECIAL FEATURES DISC (25GB)
  • ‘Introducing the Despecialized Edition and its Sources’ – 20 mins
  • All changes to Star Wars since 1977 Comparison Video – 25 mins
  • Cast Interviews (1977)
    Mark Hamill – BBC
    Alec Guinness – Parkinson
    Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hammill – The Mike Douglas Show
    Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hammill – On set interviews
    Bonus Interview: Harmy - BBC (May 2016)
  • Deleted Scenes/Bloopers
    All deleted scenes, including the original cut of the Cantina scene, and blooper reel.
  • Trailers/Tv Spots
    Teaser Trailer, Theatrical Trailer, Re-Release Trailer, Honest Trailer (2016), 17 x 30 second TV Spots
  • Cultural Impact
    How Star Wars should have ended
    Robot Chicken: All episode 4 clips edited together in chronological order
    Family Guy: Blue Harvest TV special
    Bad Lip Reading
    Half in the Bag: George Lucas/Star Wars discussion episode
  • Reviews
    Hello Greedo (Despecialized edition + Film review)
    Jeremy Jahns (Despecialized edition + Film review)
    Chris Stuckmann (Film review only)
  1. FILM + SPECIAL FEATURES (50GB)
    Includes everything on both 25GB discs, plus 8 more audio options, including:
  • 2.0 Dolby Digital [Thai] (recut SE dub)
  • 2.0 Dolby Digital [Navajo] (recut from 2014 SE dub)
  • ‘The Canon’ Podcast Commentary - Devin Faraci & Amy Nicholson (2016) (recut to fit)
  • Red Letter Media – Mr. Plinkett (2012) (recut to fit)
  • Rebel Force Radio Commentary (2014) (recut to fit)
  • Collider Commentary (2016) (recut to fit)
  • ‘Steele Wars’ Podcast - Live Comedy Commentary (2015) (recut to fit)
  • Rifftrax Comedy Commentary (2011) (recut to fit)
  1. BONUS DOCUMENTARIES DISC (25GB)
  • Jamie Benning’s ‘Star Wars Begins’ Filmumentary (2hrs20mins)
  • Making of Star Wars (1977) (49 mins)
  • Empire of Dreams - Part I (60 mins)

The Empire Strikes Back (v2.0)
Preview Video
(Password: njvc)

Main MenuChaptersFeaturesAudio/Subtitles

Disc Details:

  1. FILM ONLY (25GB)
  • motion menus
  • chapters menu
  • audio/subtitles menu
    VIDEO: 1280x720p H264 23.976 fps (remuxed from the official release)
    AUDIO:
    English DTS-HD-MA 5.1 (1980 mix)
    English DTS-HD-MA 2.0 (1980 mix)
    English DD 2.0 (1993 Laserdisc mix)
    French DD 2.0
    Italian DD 2.0
    Spanish (Cast.) DD 2.0
    Spanish (Am.) DD 1.0
    Portuguese DD 2.0
    Portuguese (Br.) DD 1.0
    German DD 2.0
    Czech DD 2.0
    Hungarian DD 2.0
    Slovak DD 2.0
    Russian DD 2.0
    Polish DD 2.0 (voiceover)
    Ukrainian DD 2.0 (voiceover)
    Japanese DD 2.0
    1993 Laserdisc Audio Commentary
    2004 DVD Audio Commentary (recut to fit)
    2011 Blu-ray Audio Commentary (recut to fit)
    Music-only Audio Track DD 2.0
    Superego Podcast - Comedy Commentary (2015) (recut to fit)
    Collider Commentary (2016) (recut to fit)
    Rebel Force Radio Commentary (2015) (recut to fit)

SUBTITLES: (All subtitles are .sup files from Project Threepio v9.2)
English, English SDH, French, Italian, Spanish (Am.), Portuguese (Br.), German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic, Czech, Hungarian, Slovenian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Cantonese, Mandarin (Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Thai

  1. SPECIAL FEATURES DISC (25GB)
  • All changes to The Empire Strikes Back since 1980 Comparison Video – 15 mins
  • John Williams Featurette - 22 mins
  • Cast/Crew Interviews (1980)
    Mark Hamill + Harrison Ford (x2)
    Carrie Fisher
    Billy Dee Williams
    David Prowse
    John Williams
    George Lucas
  • Deleted Scenes/Bloopers
    All deleted scenes, as well as the original cartoon featuring Boba Fett from the ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’, and blooper reel.
  • Trailers/Tv Spots
    Teaser Trailer x2, Theatrical Trailer x2, Re-Release Trailer, 8 x 30 second TV Spots, 6 x 30 second Kenner Toy/Atari Game TV commercials
  • Cultural Impact
    How The Empire Strikes Back should have ended
    Robot Chicken: All episode 5 clips edited together in chronological order
    Family Guy: ‘Something Something Something Dark Side’ TV special
    Bad Lip Reading
    The Muppet Show: Star Wars Episode (1980)
    Tie Fighter Wars - Anime Short Film
    Darth Vader Being a Jerk
    Homer Simpson Ruins 'The Empire Strikes Back’
    James Bond: ESB Opening Credits Homage
  • Reviews
    Hello Greedo (Film review + Deleted Scenes Analysis)
    Jeremy Jahns (Film review only)
    Chris Stuckmann (Film review only)
  1. FILM + SPECIAL FEATURES (50GB)
    Includes everything on both 25GB discs plus 8 more audio commentaries, including:
  • The Weekly Planet Commentary (2015) (recut to fit)
  • Rifftrax Comedy Commentary (2009) (recut to fit)
  • ‘Far Far Away Radio’ Commentary (2014) (recut to fit)
  • forcecast.net Commentary (2010) (recut to fit)
  • ‘Tosche Station Radio’ Commentary (2015) (recut to fit)
  • ‘Armchair Directors’ Commentary (2015) (recut to fit)
  • ‘Geekvolution’ Commentary (2014) (recut to fit)
  • ‘The Comic Book Cast’ Commentary (2015) (recut to fit)
  1. BONUS DOCUMENTARIES DISC (25GB)
  • Jamie Benning’s ‘Building Empire’ Filmumentary (2006) - 2hrs16mins
  • SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - 50 mins
  • Empire of Dreams - Part II (2004) - 30 mins
  • Jamie Benning’s ‘Do or Do not; There is No Try’ (2016) - 30 mins
  • Michel Parbot: Making of The Empire Strikes Back (Lost Footage) - 16 mins

Return of the Jedi (v2.5)
Preview Video
(Password: njvc)

Main MenuChaptersFeaturesAudio/Subtitles

Disc Details:

  1. FILM ONLY (25GB)
  • motion menus
  • chapters menu
  • audio/subtitles menu
    VIDEO: 1280x720p H264 23.976 fps (remuxed from the official release)
    AUDIO:
    English DTS-HD-MA 5.1 (1983 mix)
    English DTS-HD-MA 2.0 (1983 mix)
    English DD 2.0 (1993 Laserdisc mix)
    French DD 2.0
    Italian DD 2.0
    Spanish (Cast.) DD 2.0
    Spanish (Am.) DD 1.03
    Portuguese DD 2.0
    Portuguese (Br.) DD 1.0
    German DD 2.0
    Czech DD 2.0
    Hungarian DD 2.0
    Slovak DD 2.0
    Russian DD 2.0
    Polish DD 2.0 (voiceover)
    Ukrainian DD 2.0 (voiceover)
    Japanese DD 2.0
    1993 Laserdisc Audio Commentary
    2004 DVD Audio Commentary
    2011 Blu-ray Audio Commentary
    Music-only Audio Track DD 2.0
    Half in the Bag Commentary - Red Letter Media (2016) Recut to fit
    Rebel Force Radio Commentary (2014) Recut to fit
    Laser Time Podcast Commentary (2016) Recut to fit

SUBTITLES: (All subtitles are .sup files from Project Threepio v9.2)
English, English SDH, French, Italian, Spanish (Am.), Portuguese (Br.), German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic, Czech, Hungarian, Slovenian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Cantonese, Mandarin (Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Thai

  1. SPECIAL FEATURES DISC (25GB)
  • All changes to Return of the Jedi since 1983 Comparison Video – 15 mins
  • Cast/Crew Interviews (1983)
    Mark Hamill - Gene Siskel Featurette and Interview
    Mark Hamill - Maria Shriver Interview
    Harrison Ford - The Today Show
    Carrie Fisher - The Johnny Carson Show
    Billy Dee Williams - Good Morning America
    George Lucas - ‘The Making of a Saga’ Excerpt
  • Deleted Scenes/Bloopers
    All deleted scenes, as well as the ‘Return of the Ewok’ (1983) short film (25 mins), and blooper reel.
  • Trailers/Tv Spots
    Teaser Trailer (x4), Theatrical Trailer,
    Re-Release Trailer, TV Spots (x4),
    Kenner Toy/Atari Game TV commercials (x22)
    Ewoks: Caravan of Courage Trailer (1984)
    Ewoks: Battle for Endor Trailer (1985)
    Droids/Ewoks cartoon trailers
  • Cultural Impact
    How Return of the Jedi should have ended
    Robot Chicken: All episode 6 clips edited together in chronological order
    Family Guy: ‘It’s a Trap’ TV special
    The Return of Return of the Jedi
    Darth Vader Feels Blue
    David Lynch’s ‘Return of the Jedi’ Trailer
    Return of the Jedi: Minecraft Parody
    Complete History of Star Wars Video Games
    Chad Vader (First Episode)
    The Star Wars the I used to know - Music Video Parody
  • Reviews
    Hello Greedo (Film review + Deleted Scenes Analysis)
    Jeremy Jahns (Film review only)
    Chris Stuckmann (Film review only)
  1. FILM + SPECIAL FEATURES (50GB)
    Includes everything on both 25GB discs, plus 8 more audio commentaries, including:
  • Collider Commentary (2016) (recut to fit)
  • Rifftrax Comedy Commentary (2010) (recut to fit)
  • ‘Brain Scratch’ Commentary (2014) (recut to fit)
  • forcecast.net Commentary (2012) (recut to fit)
  • ‘The Weekly Planet’ Commentary (2015) (recut to fit)
  • ‘Armchair Directors’ Commentary (2015) (recut to fit)
  • ‘Geekvolution’ Commentary (2015) (recut to fit)
  • ‘The Comic Book Cast’ Commentary (2015) (recut to fit)
  1. ROTJ DOCUMENTARIES DISC (25GB)
  • Returning to Jedi (2007) - 148 mins
  • Empire of Dreams Part III (2004) - 30 mins
  • Classic Creatures (1983) - 48 mins
  • Jamie Benning: ROTJ Location Special Effects (2015) - 5 mins

BONUS DOCUMENTARY OPTIONS

  1. SW Trilogy Documentaries (25GB)
  • From SW to Jedi: The Making of a Saga (1983) - 70 mins
  • When Star Wars Ruled the World (2004) - 50 mins
  • Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery (1997) - 50 mins
  • The Characters of Star Wars (2004) - 19 mins
  • The Force Is With Them: The Legacy Of Star Wars (2004) - 14 mins
  1. ROTJ + SW Trilogy Documentaries (50GB)
  • Everything on the SW Trilogy Docs and ROTJ Docs Discs, plus:
  • Jamie Benning: Life Inside Jabba The Hutt (2015) - 20 mins

Main MenuTrilogy Menu

OPTIONAL BONUS DISCS (fanedits)

  1. STAR WARS: Adywan’s Star Wars Revisited (DVD5)
  2. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: njvc’s Pulp Empire (BD25)
  3. RETURN OF THE JEDI: TMBTM’s War of the Stars Parts I&II (DVD9)

ARTWORK

Artwork pack (by stardork, adapted from Phildesfr)
https://mega.nz/#F!ac42iZDK!J8GqOJcy8iWvltcnu0Yg8Q
Variant Disc labels (by njvc, adapted from Phildesfr)
https://mega.nz/#F!WNQRjKrK!TPMCfmX6-i89akmqPGQvuw
Variant Booklet covers with doco/fanedit info (by njvc, adapted from Phildesfr)
https://mega.nz/#F!XIgRVZJZ!XWKOrhLlX7NX0sP1iHcawQ
 


How to obtain njvc’s Custom Bluray Set…

Solkap, a very kind member of the community on here, has made available the njvc Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialised Edition up on Mega.

For more info - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/NJVC-sets-available-on-mega-again/id/57042/page/1#1117980
 

Well in to solkap for doing so, and not only for getting permission from both njvc and Harmy beforehand, but for also putting together a quality and useful guide on how to acquire them - and also on how to burn them to disc too.

 

The Despecialized Editions are still available in their original format - with details on how to acquire them - in Harmy’s 1st post of each of his Despecialized threads, linked to below…

Star Wars - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-V27-MKV-IS-OUT-NOW/id/12713

Empire Strikes Back - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-THE-EMPIRE-STRIKES-BACK-Despecialized-Edition-HD-MKV-and-AVCHD-v20-NOW-AVAILABLE/id/12511

Return Of The Jedi - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-RETURN-OF-THE-JEDI-Despecialized-Edition-HD-AVCHD-DVD9-and-NTSC-DVD5-available-SEE-FIRST-POST/id/12905

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I would love to get those too. They look really amazing, great work.

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As would I! What versions are they?

Worst May the 4th EVER.

Ol’ George has the GOUT, I see.

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They’re all the latest versions.

SW v2.7
ESB v2.0
RotJ v2.5

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Sounds cool. But will they get a do-over once v3.0 for all three movies are out?

That said, I’m interested in getting a copy as well.

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Yes, the intention is to update them as the new releases come out.

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I am interested as well! I have been meaning to burn these to disks, but creating menus was daunting and i wanted someone else who knew what they were doing to do the work, and here you are!

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If these are going on spleen, i would suggest a different torrent per disk, so we can easily swap out ESB for 2.5 when it comes

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I didn’t see it in there, maybe I missed it, but what size are they? They must be for DL BD’s, otherwise you’d be sacrificing a significant amount of quality to fit what was already 20-23 gb’s files with all that extra stuff on a single layer BD.

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So why are all the official commentaries missing from SW save for the Bluray “archival interviews” commentary?

If Funimation responded to critics of the Orange Bricks…

“We are always impressed with how closely fans watch the many different versions we have made for the Dragon Ball series over the years. It is flattering to know that, indeed, the audience is watching. Consequently, each version comes out differently and any changes that you see on the all-new 1080p high-definition transfer of the original Japanese masters on the Dragon Ball Z Season Set One DVD are deliberate creative decisions. We can confirm that there are no technical glitches as has been reported.”

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I like your choices for the special features

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The 3 disks are BD25s. The video stream from Harmy’s MKVs was converted to a 720p bluray compliant format that Adobe Encore could understand, but bitrate for the film was kept as high as possible.

The special features and commentaries were chosen by me. They are lower-res, to fit on the disks, but still very watchable. For more official commentaries, you can listen via the MKV release.

All commentary tracks were recut to fit the theatrical editions.

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Oh OK. Didn’t realize it was multiple discs, that makes sense then.

Sounds awesome.

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I’d love a copy, these look amazing and downright professional. And I was wanting to sync the RLM tracks up myself, but was too lazy to recut them from the SE. This would be awesome. This is what should have been released to begin with.

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These look AWESOME. Thanks for such amazing work.

…but…

Would it be possible for me to swap out one of the audio tracks on SW for the isolated score (not asking you to, just wondering if it’s possible for me to do)?

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Probably not possible to swap out as far as i know, but ill put the isolated score on the 3.0 disk once it’s done

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njvc said:

The 3 disks are BD25s. The video stream from Harmy’s MKVs was converted to a 720p bluray compliant format that Adobe Encore could understand, but bitrate for the film was kept as high as possible.

Not trying to sound like a jerk, but weren’t the video streams already Blu-ray compliant?

Would there be a way to swap the original stream back in, but keep your awesome menu intact?

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