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#1172578
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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steebo said:

Also tried Jdownloader, tried compiling on a Win laptop, Win PC and my MacBook Pro. All the same results of those files having issues. I’m st my wits end as the ESB, ESB Docs, ROTJ and ROTJ Docs all compiled, burned and play fine.

Very mysterious. Are you downloading the files to a Mac or PC?
I am wondering if it might be some sort of cache issue. Perhaps your computer remembers you have already downloaded the file, and keeps reproducing the same corrupted version every time you try to download it again? (But then again I’d expect a new downloader program to start again from scratch…) Otherwise, I can’t figure out why others have successfully got these pieces from the same Mega link.

Hope you get it sorted.
Bluto

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#1172159
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Denoise, Regrain And CC of ESB Grindhouse
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Before this “dreamastered” version of the grindhouse, Dreamaster did a wonderful single pass colour regrade which I believe kept the grain and dirt largely (or entirely?) intact:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Single-Pass-Regrade-of-Grindhouse-ESB/id/52161

Being done in a single pass, the colours on this aren’t quite as good as in the more recent dreamastered version, but they’re a significant improvement on the original grindhouse nevertheless.

Bluto

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#1162933
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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KimmieParker said:

I’m not sure if this is the right thread for what I’m about to say, so if there’s a thread for something like this, please point the way!

Rewatching ESB for probably the 50,000,000th time, I actually noticed something weird about one scene in particular. Right when Darth Vader says “No, I am your father”, pay close attention to him. I can’t really describe what it is, but it’s the way he moves as he says that immortal line. It’s very subtle, but if you look closely, you’ll notice it.

I’m not sure if that’s David Prowse moving with the rushing wind or if it’s something from the editing process. And the only thing that comes to mind seeing him move like this is that it could probably be something called the “forward-reverse technique”. I say that because it reminds me of when the technique was used for the scene in that godawful “Batman & Robin” movie when Robin comes out of the water and goes right back in again. Only with ESB, it wasn’t as colossally (and painfully) obvious.

I don’t know if I’m the only one who sees this or if I’m just rambling about nothing, but if anybody has the answer to this, I sure would appreciate it because I keep thinking it’s a Special Edition change until I watched the Grindhouse Edition and noticed the subtle movement there. So I’m guessing it’s been there since 1980. So really, my question is what the heck it is?

After reading your post, I watched that very scene a dozen times but can’t see it… Vader just nods as he says “No”, and then again when he says “I” - all looks natural enough to me, including the movement of the cape in the wind. Can you be more specific about what looks wrong to you? I’m intrigued!

Bluto

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#1160245
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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Crumbs - never noticed that before. Good spot. That slanting 0 looks weird now you’ve pointed it out! The RotJ Fox logo definitely looks a good deal cleaner than in SW & ESB. Perhaps Fox changed it sometime in between 1980 and 1983? However, I remember a discussion about a moving hair on the Fox logo in Team Negative 1’s SSE of SW which doesn’t seem to appear on DE 2.7, so that’s yet another version.

Bluto

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#1155387
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Hi Solkap,

Many thanks for your PM. No, I wasn’t referring the picture above, but rather to the supplementary guide (with checksums) for which you provided a link in the ROTJ thread:

solkap said:

[snip]

Since you understand how to do checksum verifications, perhaps this page will help you isolate if there are particular files that are causing the problem:

https://goo.gl/mI0qtC

Star Wars DEED v2.5.1 appears in this guide (but only for the MKV) as well as 2.5.

Bluto

JEDIT: Info kindly provided by HanDuet:

Version v2.5.1 replaces the buggy Spanish Latin Dub with a fixed version and adds Russian dub.
Subtitles from a newer version of Project Threepio (v9.0) are also included.

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#1155354
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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I heard about it from HanDuet.

Bluto said:

I just stumbled across some new checksums in HanDuet’s supplementary guide, which relate to the aforementioned v2.5.1.

The supplementary guide can be found by following the link in section 6 (file verification) of the ultimate introductory guide. There is a readme file included with the release according to this, and I would be interested to see what it says without having to download the entire MKV too.

Bluto

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#1155261
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Please forgive me if the answer is staring at me in the face, but I am wondering what is new in “Star Wars DEED mkv v2.5.1”. I just stumbled across some new checksums in HanDuet’s supplementary guide, which relate to the aforementioned v2.5.1. As far as I can tell, there is no mention of this addition in the changelog of either the main guide or the supplementary guide, nor is v2.5.1 referred to in either the original post or last dozen pages of this thread.

If someone could post the contents of the included readme.txt file in this release (minus any download links which might be present, of course), I’d be grateful.

And a belated Happy New Year to everyone here!

Bluto

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#1151493
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

Where did you get these from? I don’t know of any official format for Harmy’s work which is available in exactly 2 parts. As far as I am aware, whether in MKV, AVCHD or DVD5 format, they either come as a single file (torrent or download) or as a multi-part download (approx. 15-50 parts depending on the size).

Check the “ultimate introductory guide” in the first post of this thread for details.

Bluto

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#1151181
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Denoise, Regrain And CC of ESB Grindhouse
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YoungJaaron said:

Bluto said:

Invites have been closed since early September, sadly.

Does this mean that if you didn’t have a MySpleen account by that time, you’ll never be able to get one?

Difficult to see; always in motion is the future. A number of people have wondered the same thing, but none of the admins there seem to have hinted whether or not invites might be open again in future.

And if so, is there any other way to acquire Dreamaster’s ESB Grindhouse cleanups? They are absolutely astonishing!

Agreed - they are absolutely marvellous. Hats off to Dreamaster on his astonishing restorations. I’m afraid I do not know any other way to acquire them at this time.

Bluto

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#1151177
Topic
Team Negative1 - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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Search for “ESB Grindhouse” on a Usenet search engine e.g. hxxp://binsearch.info.
The corrected 1080p release (Blu-ray compatible ISO with no video glitches at the end) was uploaded to Usenet by Mallwalker. If you’ve never tried Usenet before, I can recommend the following:

  • altbinz - free, portable (if you get the zip version) newsreader software
  • hxxp://free-usenet.com - free Usenet account, albeit quite slow (1 Mbps)

Bluto

(I’ve written “hxxp” rather than “http” to avoid live links in this post, in case this would break forum rules.)

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#1149023
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Despecialized Edition
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Uloz is a download site, not a torrent, so there are no seeders/leechers.

I would advise using the “free rapid downloader” software mentioned in the guide to speed things up.

Bluto

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#1145651
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Denoise, Regrain And CC of ESB Grindhouse
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Invites have been closed since early September, sadly.
The Original TN1 Renegade Grindhouse is available on Usenet and on popular public torrent sites. I don’t know about Dreamaster’s colour-corrected versions.

Bluto

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#1145587
Topic
team negative1 - star wars 1977 - 35mm theatrical version (release details and updates)
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Team Negative 1 also released two 35mm scans of ESB around January 2015, known as the Grindhouse v1 (a.k.a. “Renegade Grindhouse”) and Grindhouse v2 (a.k.a. “DCP 2013”, taken from a different print). They colour-corrected the red-faded prints to an extent, but didn’t clean them up the same way as with Star Wars SSE v1.6 before they disbanded. The first Grindhouse is more easily available and has been very nicely cleaned by Dreamaster. Relevant threads here:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Team-Negative1-The-Empire-Strikes-Back-1980-35mm-Theatrical-Version-Release-Details-and-Updates/id/16108
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Denoise-Regrain-And-CC-of-ESB-Grindhouse/id/55093

They didn’t do RotJ as far as I know, but Harmy has released his own 35mm grindhouse version:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-RETURN-OF-THE-JEDI-Grindhouse-35mm-LPP/id/48258

Bluto

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#1142799
Topic
NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

MusicallyInspired, you may be interested in pages 56, 60 and 61 of the original NJVC Custom Bluray thread. A few of us have found that VLC won’t play these particular iso files properly (essentially, it hangs on the main movie but the rest works fine).

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Despecialized-Editions-Custom-Bluray-Set/id/49995/page/56
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Despecialized-Editions-Custom-Bluray-Set/id/49995/page/60
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Despecialized-Editions-Custom-Bluray-Set/id/49995/page/61

I’m not sure if anyone has found a solution other than to use alternative software, such as Leawo mentioned earlier.

Bluto

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#1141846
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
Time

You can always open the first rar file in 7zip (or equivalent program) without extracting and take a peek at what lies inside. There should be an MKV, readme, and probably a checksum utility. Merely extracting files from within rars is perfectly safe - as you point out, problems may only arise if you open them afterwards.

A trick I like to use if I’m in doubt is to extract the contents with 7zip, and remove all file extensions afterwards. That way the files can’t accidentally be opened by double clicking on them. Once I’ve checked checksums and scanned for viruses etc. I put the file extensions back.

Yoda-sama’s point about not using a work computer to extract is a good one, just in case the contents are dodgy and flagged up as such automatically to your IT people by a virus checker. You could always copy the rars to a USB stick (32GB should suffice for the MKV) and extract at home.

Bluto

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#1141819
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
Time

I don’t have the checksums for these rar files, but I can give you the checksums for the extracted mkv of RotJ DeEd v2.5 MKV:

  • CRC-32 - 50B268A4
  • MD5 - BB61CFE99632010CDD13BA8F5CEFD35A
  • SHA-1 - B4F94227497D4C983F90CF03ED7BC084A1CA51F1

These are taken from the link in section 6 of “The Ultimate Guide” to obtaining Harmy’s work. The guide is by HanDuet, and can be found via the link in post 1 of this thread.

Bluto

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#1141023
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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Heh. I feel like I’m living on Hoth right now, with sub-zero temperatures and snow all around (Midlands, UK). Time to make a snowman.

Hope it cools down for you guys on the other side. 46C (seriously?!) is not good.

Bluto

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