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#1122863
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Project Index: Star Wars Preservation and Other Projects (updated 29th Oct '17)
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NeverarGreat said:

Here’s a spreadsheet I made for people who want to know what versions of ANH are available to watch:

Very handy - a super idea! If there’s room, it could be useful to squeeze in the word “GOUT” in the description for the Limited Edition 2006 DVD, since that is what it is commonly referred to.

With the resolution details at the bottom, I believe the DVD should be 480-576 horizontal lines (480 for NTSC, 576 for PAL, assuming it is anamorphic), and the laserdisc 425-440.

Bluto

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#1122239
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The 1997 Special Editions
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JawsTDS said:

They’re straight rips from the LaserDisc.

Thanks for confirming, JawsTDS. The uploader thought they might be from the original laserdisc masters rather than rips.

SparkySywer said:

Possessed said:

Actually adywans 1997 reconstruction was 1080p I think though I don’t think it was 100% accurate don’t remember him adding Luke’s scream back in or fixed any other tiny differences that may have been there just put the old emperor back in but was there anything else?

Checking my copy of it, the scream is in there.

Yes, I believe Adywan’s 1997 reconstruction of ESB used an audio track from a laserdisc of the 1997 SE, so the sound should be entirely accurate including Luke’s scream.

Bluto

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#1121695
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The 1997 Special Editions
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Just noticed a new upload on the Spleen for rips of some R3 bootleg NTSC DVDs of the 1997 Special Editions. Does anyone know anything about these, or how they compare with other available versions of the trilogy such as the TB, G’Kar or Five Star sets?

Bluto

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#1120320
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Yes, it is the same. Checksums are very cleverly designed so that even the tiniest difference between files will result in large differences in checksums i.e. you can tell they are different at a glance. There is a remote chance that two different files would have precisely the same SHA-1 checksum (about 1 in 16^40 for files of this size).

7 minutes for that checksum is pretty good compared to my PC! It took about half an hour on mine, but my PC is 5 years old now.

Try testing your disc with a program such as that recommended by oojason above. If you use vlc (which is free and available as portable software - don’t know about other programs), then be aware that you may not get the main movie on njvc’s Blurays to play on your PC. But all extras and menus should work fine with vlc. My disc works fine in all respects in my standalone Sony Bluray player from about 2008.

Bluto

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#1120236
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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If you have 7zip installed on Windows, you can right-click on any file and obtain various checksums. For the “Star Wars Despecialized 2.7 BD50.iso” file, I have the following details:

File size - 49,773,346,816 bytes
SHA-1 checksum - 2171 77D9 982C D6B0 23F3 02C8 3F1D B418 8AB1 A3DB

I “forced-checked” my file against the Spleen torrent with no errors, so the above figures should be correct. If your checksum matches mine, then you can rest assured that your iso has been downloaded and extracted correctly.

Bluto

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#1119256
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Agreed - try lower speeds. I bought a Pioneer BR burner last year (internal, BDR209-EBK) and some Verbatim BD-R DL (50GB) discs. Although the discs were rated as 6x speed for burning, I made half a dozen coasters at 4x and 6x speed. Once I started burning at 2x as recommended in the club.myce forum, they worked perfectly. In fact, some hardware testers recommend always burning BD-R DL discs at 2x speed even if they appear to work at 6x, on the grounds that the burn quality is higher at 2x.

I’d give 2x or 1x a go before giving up on the discs.

Bluto

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#1118279
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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trimboNZ said:

SilverWook said:

It’s a magical Jedi crunchy frog! He Force teleports out of Jabba’s stomach each time he’s eaten. 😛

I assume that some slave, possibly a Jawa on stilts, has the job of keeping Jabba’s crunchy-frog bowl topped up at all times from a supply cupboard/pond out the back.

Actually because of the way that scene is edited, as a kid I thought that Oola had somehow been shrunk by some machine beneath the trap door and transported to that bowl, and Jabba was then eating her. But that’s a discussion for the “childhood misconceptions” thread.

I remember thinking exactly the same thing as a kid when seeing RotJ in the cinema for the first time! It was only after getting the VHS several years later that the scene made sense to me, and I realised it was some kind of frog being eaten.

As for those flipped shots of Luke and Boba Fett, I can’t believe I never spotted either of those before… Luke’s parting and Boba’s antenna look so blatantly wrong now it’s been pointed out. In my defence, I’ve only seen the film about 25 times 😉.

Bluto

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#1109955
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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The issue I referred to earlier is similar to pittrek’s regarding VLC, but only for NJVC’s ISOs. (Specifically the actual movies on the 50 GB versions - I haven’t tried the 25 GB versions.)

With the help of the extra libraries, I can now play commercial Blu-rays on VLC no problem, with menus etc. Both with and without these libraries, I can also play some unofficial Blu-ray discs such as TN1’s Renegade Grindhouse ESB (~22 GB ISO).

But VLC won’t play the main movie in the NJVC ISOs on my system. Menu / extras are fine.
Windows 10 Pro, Intel i7 2.93 GHz, 4 core, 8 GB RAM.

Sorry for taking this thread in the technical direction and thus a little off topic. Any PMs about it welcomed, however.

Bluto

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#1109253
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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one69chev said:

I have had success in using VLC for iso files, but they need to be mounted to a virtual drive first. After the iso is mounted, if you right click to open, go into the bdmv folder, open stream and then right click the largest file(if there is more than one) and click ‘open with VLC’. It works pretty well.

Thanks for the feedback, one69chev.
Have you tried VLC with NJVC’s ISOs, or with some other ISOs? I’d be interested to know if the NJVC ones work for you. I have mounted them virtually in Windows 10, and tried the following:

  • Open the largest m2ts file with VLC - nothing happens. But the other m2ts files (extras) open fine.
  • Open the mounted drive as a Blu-ray disk in VLC. Menu works fine, extras play ok, but the main movie won’t work. The timer zips forward really fast, but there is no video/audio.

Bluto

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#1109219
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Many thanks for the info, Solkap!

The website is a little confusing as to whether or not the software is really free. The main page says “100% free” for the Blu-ray player, and yet the main download page says “free trial” on the file link. The online guide and FAQ also make reference to a trial version, with the latter saying that you only get to watch for 5 minutes…

Shame that VLC doesn’t cut the mustard with NJVC’s ISOs; it’s a great media player otherwise.

Bluto

P.S. Your link has an erroneous “originaltrilogy . com/”.

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#1108134
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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I have a very old Sony Blu-ray player from about 10 years ago, and NJVC’s ISOs work fine on there when burned to disc. But I have a similar issue to you when trying to watch them on my PC with VLC. After “mounting” the ISOs as virtual discs in Windows 10, I can access the menus and extras etc. but the main films don’t play. In my case, the timer moves at about 10x speed when trying to play the film, but there is no video/audio. Has anyone got the ISOs to work in VLC?

Harmy’s mkv files work fine in VLC, however.

Bluto

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#1103900
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Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)
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Discostu said:

Subtitles should never be in the black bars because they become invisible when someone projects the film in its original aspect ratio.

Understood - thanks for pointing that out. I have only ever watched things on a 16:9 TV / projection screen.

Bluto

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#1103834
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Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)
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I’d never thought about this, CatBus. Do subtitles need to be moved to the very top?

When there are on-screen alien subtitles, could your subtitles be placed just above/below them rather than at the very top of the screen? If the alien subs are actually on the picture, then your subs could go in the black bar just underneath and vice versa?

Bluto

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#1096431
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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NeverarGreat said:

I feel like this can’t be a good idea. If these companies felt like the fan projects were becoming a problem (for example being sold for profit), I don’t think they would be very discriminating in their retribution. Everyone would be at risk.

I agree completely. Reporting these clowns directly to Ebay is one thing, but attracting Disney/Fox’s attention to this community would, in my view, be unwise. It just needs the wrong person over there to get involved - someone who takes a particularly dim view on the restoration/fan projects here - and OT in its current form could be shut down.

Bluto

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#1091337
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Team Negative1 - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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P.S. For the original 1080p “Renegade Grindhouse” by TN1, make sure you have the ISO release rather than the mkv release.

Initially, TN1 released an mkv file: ESB_Grindhouse_1080p_BD25.mkv
This sadly had some corruption towards the final shots of the film.

A few days later, TN1 released a fixed ISO file: ESB_Grindhouse_1080p_BD_Compat.iso
That one has no corruption issues, and can also be burned directly to a Bluray disc for viewing on a standalone player.

Bluto

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#1091332
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Team Negative1 - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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Salut! 😃

The “Renegade Grindhouse” version of ESB (sometimes called “Grindhouse version 1”) refers to Team Negative 1’s original 35mm version, released in January 2015. TN1 intended to clean it up in order to release a “Sanitized” edition, a bit like their Silver Screen edition of Star Wars. Sadly they disbanded before finishing the project, and as far as I know it is no longer being worked on.

Dreamaster has indeed released his own colour-corrected versions of the Renegade Grindhouse, and they are known as “Single Pass Regrade” and “Dreamastered” as you have discovered. If you get the latter, make sure you get “Dreamastered version 2” which has corrected a few niggles here and there.

You may come across “Grindhouse version 2” of ESB. This was also released in January 2015 by TN1, but is based on a different print; it also goes by the name of “DCP (Digital Cinema Package) 2013”. I prefer the Renegade Grindhouse to the DCP 2013, and it is also much easier to obtain.

Bluto

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#1090733
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Out of interest, where in the movie was the issue? Could you give an exact time and/or description of what takes place in the movie (or lines of dialogue spoken) when this happens?

I haven’t burned mine to Bluray yet, but hope to do so soon. (I hoped to check on my PC, but haven’t managed to get any of NJVC’s iso files to play fully in VLC. The extras and menus work fine, but when clicking “Play Film” from the main menu, the film has no picture/sound and the timer progresses at approx. x30 speed.)

Bluto

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#1089777
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97 special editions
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Darth Robin said:
Tehparadox is down for me. Or it’s blocked. Does anyone know if there’s any way to acess it?

It appears to have been down non-stop since 20th June, with some short outages in the preceding days. If you’re looking for Harmy’s “respecialized” edition (1997) of ANH, then the Ultimate Guide gives details of how to obtain the links without an account at the paradoxical place. See first post of this thread:

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

Bluto

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#1089287
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Team Negative1 - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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Here you go. There are 4 images at the following link:
Emperor stills

Two of the emperor front-on; two more of Vader & the emperor side-on. I’ve picked frames with minimal print damage and with different amounts of glow.

Unfortunately, imgur seems to automatically change the file format from png (captured in VLC) to jpg, so the quality will be a little lower. On the plus side, the dimensions are still 1920x1080 (including black bars) and the files are now a lot smaller. Drop me a PM if you need any more.

Bluto

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