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Theatrical blu rays

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Does anyone know if there is theatrical cuts of the trilogy on blu ray. Either to download or buy ?

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Hi Marcopolo and welcome to the site.

Take a look around the differing sections of the site and you’ll soon find what you may well be seeking, and hopefully more related Star Wars stuff of interest too - all for free (with certain conditions)…

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Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here?

Solely as a member on here, please visit poita’s 35mm OOT thread (and donate a few $£€’s if you can) to help bring about a professional standard, 4k quality, theatrical preservation of the Original Trilogy

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But you have to own the blurays first before you can do that. Since nobody wants to actually read anymore we may as well post all this information in every single thread, but people will won’t see it.

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Thanks guys I will certainly read through things now. And good to know the points you have both raised. It will aid my quest to watch the originals without the added cgi

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Or look for NJVC.

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The 35 mm presentations are very raw though and to me more useful as resources to touch up than watched on their own. Even dreamasters esb, which has AMAZING image quality minus a few scenes that actually rivals the bluray for sharpness and is quite clear also, still suffers from shakiness and some scenes have flickering colors which make it hard to simply watch, but will be an invaluable resource for projects like harmy.

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^ Possessed is definitely right on this.

If you specifically want to see a film print that isn’t completely restored, then you should go for the 35mm preservations. If you want a blu-ray copy then go for Harmy. Each one has advantages and disadvantages though. Harmy’s are much better-looking in most parts although there are some noticeable coverups of the changes due to the need to use sources that simply look different than the blu-ray; the 35mm preservations, while not looking as pristine as Harmy’s versions at their best, are consistent in their look throughout.

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Well empire isn’t because there are parts where the print had (irreparably?) Faded red.

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It’s a shame because the rest in dreamasters version actually rivals the Blu Ray except the image shakes and sometimes the colors flicker.

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You know of all of the special edition changes made to A New Hope they just never thought of coloring in R2-D2’s blue panels during the Battle of Yavin nor did they think about adding in droids in the backs of the Y-Wings. Who else here has noticed that there are no droids in the Y-Wings?

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Everybody now thanks for ruining it!

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Did Lucas scan and digitize the original negatives? i.e. is there a digital scan of the original negatives siting on a hard drive somewhere in Lucasfilm? And what resolution were those scanned at in the early 90’s?

I know those original negatives were pink and trashed in the early 90’s when Lucas scanned them or whatever he did. And so I’m guessing 20+ years later, that those negatives are now pretty trashed and may not even be suitable to do a 4K scan on?

I’m looking forward to those 4K scans or whatever is going on with those original 35mm positive prints that are in private collections where the colors still look very good.

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The original negative is conformed to the Special Edition, which was not fully digitized until the DVD master was made. However, Lucasfilm likely stored the pieces of the negative they removed, and they have recently been archiving every single piece of film and audio they have. So in a sense, the original negative has been digitized, but it’s not assembled or restored.

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Wazzles said:

The original negative is conformed to the Special Edition, which was not fully digitized until the DVD master was made. However, Lucasfilm likely stored the pieces of the negative they removed, and they have recently been archiving every single piece of film and audio they have. So in a sense, the original negative has been digitized, but it’s not assembled or restored.

Do you know what resolution the negatives were digitized in? i.e. 1080P?

Really hope Lucasfilm has digitized all their OT recordings in the highest quality available. Things like music and sound effects, etc.

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hi im new here and im hoping someone can point me in the direction of the cover art work for the despecialized editions, i hope this doesnt breach any rules,thanks in advance