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#1195187
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Cool thanks I will add Jumper (2008) to the list. The animated one I remembered is from The Incredibles (2004).

The clip at 24:14 where he says “Wanna shut that mouthy b** up” I am not sure of.

I think some of them are from Lakeview Terrace (2008). I might have to do a samuel l jackson marathon of movies I haven’t seen.

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#1195178
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I am having trouble identifying some of the clips of Samuel L. Jackson movies in AOTC part 2.
starting at 24:00
https://youtu.be/nq3Wlk2w-Zw?t=1438
and another clip is at
https://youtu.be/nq3Wlk2w-Zw?t=1534

I know the clips from these movies. I am not sure which movies the others come from.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
A Time to Kill (1996)
The Negotiator (1998)
Shaft (2000)
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Black Snake Moan (2006)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Does anyone know the other movies used there?

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#1193461
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If anyone wants links to a mkv of the phantom menace review then drop me a pm. It is about ~8GB and 2-pass encoded compliant for an AVCHD DVD9 and Bluray. I made 18 chapters marks. 16 are at the numbered title cards and 2 other logical points. I also made subtitles mainly from a transcript posted to reddit. I generated them with youtubes script to subtitle feature. I went through every subtitle, added missing ones, separated into logical segments and manually synced each one with SubEdit. I really like the tech ANH when just watching alone but I used the bluray footage here because I felt it fit together better that way. I can do Tech ANH encode with bluray or de-specalized ESB & ROTJ if anyone is interested in it though.

Many Thanks to you all for showing interest and helping me out with this project. DragoonClawNZ, darthrush, Bobson Dugnutt, PrincessStarKiller, Collipso, theMaestro, Handman, ElectricTriangle, Possessed, ChainsawAsh, NeverarGreat, guiser

You can also go over to ulozto.net and search “Mr.Plinkett’s.The.Phantom.Menace.Review.1080p.V1.0-BlueCopy” then you should see 16 part rars if you want to download.

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#1191784
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Here is a vimeo link to a version with technicolor and despecialized used for episode 4-6 clips.
https://vimeo.com/263054369
this one is 720p and i had to starve the bitrate to keep it below the 500mb weekly limit. I probably should have just done 480p for vimeo because it probably would have looked better.

I thought maybe youtube took it down because the original file was higher birate then usual. I tried a lower bitrate version but got blocked too. They seem to be targeting a specific 10 second clip where the bongo surfaces on naboo for some reason. It doesn’t really make sense to me because that same clip is used in earlier videos.

I think everything is pretty much final in this version unless someone finds a problem I didn’t notice. Also the technicolor vs bluray movie clips I am still not really sure how I much I like it. I can always do a couple encodes if people like it one way or the other.

I will get back to work on the Episode 2 review later. I would like to make some nice synchronized subtitles for TPM review sometime as well. Anyway heading out to see Ready Player One.

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#1191684
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I tried to upload a new copy based on the blip tv version unlisted but got dinged by disney and was blocked worldwide within minutes. So it looks like I might not be able to show my progress with videos anymore. I thought since the original reviews were on youtube I would be ok but I guess not.

I used the Technicolor ANH, and despecialized ESB and ROTJ. I commented out my old bluray cuts so I can easily revert back. I am thinking I might change back to bluray because I just don’t like the change in colors between clips. The review is more about criticizing story and character but not really the color grading of the films. It just flows better for me personally when there is consistency of colors for the official releases.

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#1191192
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Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cagzS-BWnjA it should be more up to date. The “Examples of Basic Protagonists” should be correctly white in that.

I have found also that you can do seemless branching with BDEdit if you know what you are doing. There isn’t any good documentation for it though. I was wanting to make a few seemless playlists and encode the final in segments. I was thinking a new specialized effects, original effects, and then a version I saw on youtube that actually cuts out the serial killer/hooker plot for those who might not like it.

Yep I have corrected the ewan mcgreggor photo as well. I originally couldn’t find a good resolution copy of the photo so used a different one. That might not be in the version I posted though.

I appreciate the criticism but if you want to wait a couple days then I should have a new complete copy to check out with more corrections.

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#1191186
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I was using the wrong font on the early single part versions. I switched to a font I found called Han Solo. It didn’t match some characters like the number “4” for some reason. I was not sure what to do about it though because I couldn’t seem to find one that matched exactly.

I also I had to use an uppercase Y rather then the lowercase Y to match the shape from the original. I am not sure why that is exactly.

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#1191173
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NeverarGreat said:
Since Harmy’s using my project for V3 of Despecialized, doing the Tech version for ANH and Despecialized for the sequels would be a bit of future-proofing.

Thanks that is probably the best plan. I will do that.

I switched over to the French LaserDisc of “From Star Wars to Jedi” because it looks better then the hbo capture. Luckily only the movie scenes are subtitled and the Lucas interview is all dubbed.

I am trying out applying a noise filter to only the low light scenes in “The Beginning: Making Star Wars Episode I”. I think it was shot on a late 90’s DV camera whose ccd didn’t handle low light very well. The noisiness kept bothering me.



I am using a script called mClean. It isn’t perfect but I will keep playing with the parameters and see if it can do better.

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#1190982
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I might just re-cut all the non-special edition parts from harmy’s editions to just give it a consistent feeling for the Original Trilogy clips. There aren’t that many clips from the OT so it shouldn’t take that long.

I was trying to match the fonts used in the original video so far. I am going back and replacing when Arial subtitles were used and using AlternateGotNo3D used for OT star wars subtitles. It makes them feel more integrated to me. Arial is just kinda ugly as a subtitle font to me.

I also have been going through and doing little retouches like adding a transparency to glass parts of the gin bottle overlay so it looks like a more realistic bottle. I know this wasn’t done in the original but I think it looks better.

Sources I am currently using in the TPM review.

  1. Star Wars Blurays for Episode 1-6 Footage.
  2. Schorman’s version of Episode 1 for changed scenes from DVD (Mainly Puppet Yoda)
  3. Episode 1 DVD Menu Intro
  4. Episode 1 DVD Extras
    A. The Beginning
    B. Web Documentary Part 1 - All I Need is an Idea
    C. Web Documentary Part 6 - Prime of the Jedi
  5. OT DVD Documentary “Empire of Dreams”
  6. Episode 2 DVD Extras
    A. Action Featurette
    B. From Puppets To Pixels - Digital Characters In Episode II
    C. State Of The Art - The Pre-Visualization Of Episode II
  7. From Star Wars to Jedi - The Making of a Saga (HBO to DVD capture)
  8. Bluray Movies for Protagonist Examples Segment
    A. Spider-Man
    B. Spider-Man 2
    C. The Matrix
    D. Gremlins
    E. Back to the Future
    F. Die Hard
    G. The Terminator
    H. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    I. The Rocketeer
    J. Starship Troopers
    K. Tremors
    L. Rocky

I will upload another test encode to youtube sometime when I finish re-editing the OT parts.

The Episode 2 Pre-viz documentary is actually annoying to edit from because it is a variable frame rate mpeg-2. They mix 29.976 interlaced footage with 23.976 with a 3:2 pulldown.

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#1190888
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I really like Neverar’s Technicolor Recreation. I had to trim one frame on the beginning of it and then all my cuts were correct. It can kinda looks strange when jumping between clips of technicolor A New Hope to bluray Empire and Jedi. The colors are noticeably different and it almost looks distracting to me. Maybe I am looking to close at it. I am not sure if I should go for consistency between the sources or 1 for 3 on a better looking source for the original trilogy.

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#1190307
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Possessed: Yea I completely understand what you mean. I feel like I have an obligation to do it well though. I have been helped with sources to improve this project. I just want to do the best final product I can produce for people who would appreciate it.

What is the best quality copy of “From Star Wars to Jedi”? All the copies I have seen have a very overexposed look. There is a copy on starwars dot com that is encoded as 720p but I am not sure the source. It looks really overexposed too. I have attempted to correct this overexposure but there is probably a better source out there.


This is only used in a short part where he says “A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing”. I heard this is actually a subtle insult to Star Trek The Motion Picture which was highly criticized for all the long panning shots of the enterprise. Thanks for any help finding a better source though.

Edit: Thanks for the help. the DVD version from HBO is much less washed out/overexposed looking.

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#1189957
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I will try plugging in Neverar’s version later when I get home. I am looking forward to just giving it a watch too.

What do yall think would be a good target size or bitrate for a final encode to share?

Is 4+ hours(1hr8min + 1hr30min + 1hr30min) of all 3 reviews too much for a BD-25? I have done some tests with 2 pass x264 targeting a DVD9 AVCHD at about 16000kbit for just the Phantom menace review and thought it looked nice. I was thinking maybe doing an AVCHD target quality for each review and then a single BD-25 containing the 3. A BD can allow for much higher bitrate spikes then a DVD9 could handle so would probably look better. I am not sure what people would be interested in.

Here are the settings I was trying. I have not done many of my own encodes at this quality level so I am just trying to figure out the best option. I would welcome any suggestions.

x264-r2901.exe --level 4.1 --output-depth 8 --bluray-compat --pass 1 --bitrate 16000 --stats "TPM.blip.stats" --open-gop --b-adapt 2 --slices 4 --qpmax 69 --vbv-bufsize 13000 --vbv-maxrate 16000 --output NUL "TPM.blip.avs"

x264-r2901.exe --level 4.1 --output-depth 8 --bluray-compat --pass 2 --bitrate 16000 --stats "TPM.blip.stats" --open-gop --b-adapt 2 --slices 4 --qpmax 69 --vbv-bufsize 13000 --vbv-maxrate 16000 --output "TPM.blip.264" "TPM.blip.avs"
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#1187216
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Thanks for this!! Sorry I was ignorant about these versions. This will help a lot.

Edit: Thanks again. I have been revisiting TPM review and updating with the better footage.

I am working from the full 70 min TPM review from blip.tv. It’s video and audio is higher bitrate and sampling (48000hz). I also now know how they cut it together into a single film with out the continued cards. I dropped in the higher bitrate footage and just cut the frames that aren’t in the 70min version. So I will be matching that 70 minute cut and then using its audio.

edit2:
I feel like I messed up with the PM review. I was using a version of “the beginning” documentary of episode 1 that the official star wars channel posted on youtube. It was 1080p and I assumed was from a higher quality source. I inspected it closer and comparing to the mpeg-2 version from my DVDs shows that the web version is lower quality. They used a bob de-interlace so cut the vertical resolution in half and caused alot of shimmering issues. Avisynth with QTGMC de-interlace preserves the vertical resolution and ends up looking much better. Also the web version is much noisier in low light areas then the DVD. I am having to adjust the cuts for the new source because they were slight off.

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#1184782
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Attack of the Clones Part 1 or 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCWP97LyJMo

I am having trouble with the stability of my avisynth scripts as they get longer. this 30 minute part 1 using so many sources caused memory issues on the 32bit version of avisynth even on 64bit windows. It should give it a full 4gb to work with on a 32bit process but it seems to be capped at 2gb. I am going to try to work out these issues before I try to go any further. the 64bit avisynth isn’t compatible with all the plugins I was using but there might be equivalents. It was really annoying having VirtualDub crash or throw an memory error when editing those last few bits together.

Does anyone happen to know of a freeware Bluray authoring program that can do seamless branching?

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#1178871
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Thanks again for the help finding those clips/photos. I meant to say thanks again the other night but got back into editing and forgot.

Part 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DadfbaLxXUc

I am putting together a single video with all parts with corrections since I posted those first encodes. If you guys want to watch and see if there are still any issues when I post it. I think I have gone through them pretty well though.

I think I am gonna take a break before jumping back into the AOTC so I don’t burn out. I never really wanted to look at the phantom menace that long. I might actually pivot to those TNG reviews because they are relatively simpler and just want to look at something other then star wars for a bit.

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#1178164
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Excellent. Thanks for the help. I will look through Empire of Dreams some more. Sometimes its harder to find a specific short clip in those documentaries. I might just re-watch it tonight. It is so much easier in the movies because it they have continuity.

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I would like to do the TNG reviews too. I would need to get the Blurays of the series and movies though. I have my old dvds and just haven’t been motivated to upgrade them when i can stream the series on netflix. I am a big fan of the series.

Just finished writing the avisynth script for part 6 and doing an encode now. I will try to post it later.