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The Story of The Empire Strikes Back / The Adventures of Luke Skywalker

The second installment in the vinyl original trilogy. This project uses "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker" vinyl LP audio synced to video with occasional pans and zooms in narration passages or when editing requires. Following in the footsteps of my previous "Story Of" project, this is a very different and enjoyable way to watch TESB.

Project Info:

This release's main star is without question the audio. Scotty Balls supplied a new lossless vinyl capture to serve as this project's foundation. It sounds so good that it's easy to forget you're listening to a vinyl source. This uncompressed audio was synced to 2004 and GOUT NTSC video. Where editing required, pans and zooms or stills were used, mainly in narration passages. Most of the offensive SE elements have been removed and is probably 99% SE-free. Color correction was utilized in an attempt to improve the bizarre blue cast of the 2004 DVD and better blend with the GOUT. The opening 20th Century Fanfare video was taken from The Omen (1976). Fanfare, end credit, and dvd menu music was taken from the out-of-print 1993 Star Wars Trilogy Anthology boxset. Rebel11_38 created the excellent custom title crawl. And finally, Coov helped immensely with his collaboration on the case cover artwork.

Special features include theatrical teaser and trailers from the EditDroid team and a video version of the 1980 Read Along 7" album using audio captured by Scotty Balls. The theatrical trailers that were 4:3 have been pillarboxed and re-encoded anamorphically for proper aspect ratio on both 4:3 and 16:9 sets. I recommend having the EditDroid Special Features 4-disc set in your collection.

I would like to thank everyone who has knowingly or unknowingly helped with this or past projects: Scotty Balls, Rebel11_38, Coov, russs15, Galactus, Jambe Davdar, Sluggo, digitalfreaknyc, bigbaddaddyvader, SKot, Laserman, Rikter, EditDroid team, and of course Jay, Zion, and Moth3r for running this place. Sorry to anyone I may have forgotten.

NTSC DVD Features:

--2.35:1 anamorphic main feature, 16x9 motion menus
--L-PCM audio
--English subtitles for 16:9 and 4:3 displays
--JACKET_P
--DVD-ROM content
Cover and label artwork
iPod/iPhone version of main feature
Audiobook, Read-Alongs, Radio Drama
1080 HD McQuarrie and album scans
--Extra Features
Video adaptation of 1980 7" Read-Along
Theatrical teasers and trailers (from EditDroid special features)

From the back cover text:

In 1980, millions of people all over the world flocked to movie theaters to experience the most eagerly anticipated sequel of all time, The Empire Strikes Back. With the first home video release of Empire still 4 years away, fans yearning to relive the film at home were able to spin their turntables and listen to the vinyl LP record "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker". This album followed in the footsteps of its predecessor, "The Story of Star Wars", by combining the original actors' dialogue, sound effects, and John Williams' musical score into a wonderfully edited and condensed version of the film. Veteran TV actor Malachi Throne completed the album with excellent narration. Listeners were able to use their imaginations and follow along with the album while viewing assorted pictures from the film on the inside of the album cover. Syncing the album's audio with a variety of video sources, this DVD brings those album cover pictures to life and gives viewers yet another way to enjoy the finest film in the Star Wars trilogy....

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Main Menu (motion), where Vader is, characters fade in and out.
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Chapter Menu (motion), pretty standard.
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Options Menu (still)
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DVD-ROM Menu (still)
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Extra Features menu (still)
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Available on a.b.sw, myspleen, and rapidshare.

Edit: Updated with final project info.

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The Adventures Of Luke Skywalker

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and about time too

FINISHED:
The Sith Revealed - A Scrapbook
Episode III The Video Game - The Movie
24: The Missing Day
Star Wars - The Interactive Board Game DVD
Battlefront - Journal of the 501st
The Clones Revealed

email me for details daveytod AT btinternet DOT com

 

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Main feature editing is roughly 50% complete. I'm currently working on making the side 1 and 2 transition seamless. No color correction yet. I'll tackle that later. As you can see from the screenshot on the right, the GOUT makes an occasional appearance. Also, a big shout out to Rebel11_38 for another great custom crawl. It's awesome! Hope to have this done by February or March...

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Always a pleasure to help out on such a great project. Don't make us wait too long to see this MA .
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Hooray! This is going to kick so much ass!

I used to be very active on this forum. I’m not really anymore. Hi everybody. You’re all awesome. Keep up the good work.

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Woo I can't wait MoveAlong! But I wish it was in 1.78.1 just to match the other disc.
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Someone else could always redo the first one to match the aspect ratio and throw in some gout too, heck if I had the know-how, I'd do it!
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Good to see this project progressing, MoveAlong. Your SOSW is one of my favorite fan-made DVD projects to date, so I'm really looking forward to this one.

Are you going to stick with the "Story of The Empire Strikes Back" title? When the album was originally released in 1980, it was titled "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker Star Wars/The Empire Strikes Back." It was re-titled as "The Story of The Empire Strikes Back" when it was rereleased in 1983--for conformity's sake I assume. I think using the original title would be more in line with the theme of these projects, but that's just my opinion. What do you think?

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Well, I've actually thought about that. Nothing's etched in stone yet. I'm thinking about incorporating both albums' artwork in my cover. So, what about "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker/The Story of The Empire Strikes Back" or reversed, "The Story of The Empire Strikes Back/The Adventures of Luke Skywalker"? Both are a little long winded. Hmm... Any suggestions from the peanut gallery?

The titles of the two albums as listed on their spines:

1980 (RSO Records)
Star Wars/The Empire Strikes Back/"The Adventures of Luke Skywalker"

1983 (Buena Vista Records)
The Story of The Empire Strikes Back

I think that whatever I choose needs to retain "The Story of" somewhere in the title just for association (conformity) with SW and Jedi which are similarly named.

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Obviously, I just can't wait for this one!

It will be great to see and hear this great record!

Good luck with the project MoveAlong!

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Originally posted by: MoveAlong
Any suggestions from the peanut gallery?

The titles of the two albums as listed on their spines:

1980 (RSO Records)
Star Wars/The Empire Strikes Back/"The Adventures of Luke Skywalker"

1983 (Buena Vista Records)
The Story of The Empire Strikes Back

I think that whatever I choose needs to retain "The Story of" somewhere in the title just for association (conformity) with SW and Jedi which are similarly named.
I say go with "The Story of The Empire Strikes Back" to avoid confusion (and long-windedness), and include info on the differing titles (plus sleeve scans) as extra content.

Originally posted by: MoveAlong
Who knows... maybe after Jedi I'll re-visit SW and do a v2 with 2.35:1 and GOUT to de-SE.

I have a t-shirt advert with my TSOSW vinyl that I didn't see included with the extras on your original production. I could scan it for your use on a v2 version of TSOSW. Or, if you want to include it with this TSOTESB release, that'll work. LMK.

BTW, I can't wait for Jedi particularly for the narrator. My friends and I used to imagine him as this neurotic chain-smoker who couldn't resist hyperbole. ("Jabba The Hutt, a bloated blob of disgusting flesh.") Unfortunately I lost my duped cassette 7 years ago and haven't heard him since.

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Originally posted by: Galactus
Looking very forward to this MoveAlong! Good luck! Of course the final product will be awesome!


Seriously. I loved the first one.
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The first complete rough edit is now complete and I've watched it on my TV. I must say that I'm happier at this point than I was with TSOSW. I still need to tighten up a few spots, but it's really close. The editing and pacing of this album is frenetic, to say the least. At roughly 43 minutes long, it's 6 to 7 minutes shorter than TSOSW. Differing somewhat from TSOSW, timeline continuity is not always respected. For example, the final lightsaber duel utilizes sound clips from the 1st, 2nd, and final duels. It works fine for an audio edit and moves the story just fine. Unfortunately, syncing video footage leaves us with continuity problems periodically. This happens much more often than with TSOSW audio. Just one of those things I'll have to live with, I guess.

There are a few things going on behind the scenes right now that are going to really make this thing shine. That said, I think this is going to surpass TSOSW as a final product in every way.

Oh yeah, the PCM audio sounds GREAT on my stereo (although I never had a problem with Scotty Balls' original mp3's and can't really tell any difference). The narrator's (Malachi Throne) voice has a nice and deep, but cutting, frequency. Once the edit is finalized I'll start on the color correction....

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Looking very nice! Very nice indeed!

If you fancy doing some color correction on a little 'secret' project of mine in January, let me know!

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I'm pretty sure that it was. My pal has one with the 1984 date.

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The color correction's done, so that completes the edit. I am very happy with it. I've also just finished work on an extra feature that's pretty cool. I need to do a bunch of scanning work and then start the process of authoring. A spring release is probably not out of the question...

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Originally posted by: Ell the Ewok
I still havnt grabbed the first one yet (I'm killing bandwidth so early these days)

Heh, I can relate. My problem has been more of a hard drive space issue, but now I got a hankerin' for some downloaderin', so I think i'll try and get TSOSW soon. This one also sounds excellent.

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