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#1108732
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
Time

tbird97 said:

NeverarGreat said:

While we need to do a better job at directing new members towards important information
Any solution not involving money would be quite a hassle, and the best thing I can think of is a system wherein the party requesting the blu-ray would be required to purchase their own blank blu-ray discs and send them in a package containing their copy of the relevant 2011 Blu-ray discs (as proof of purchase) and enough postage for sending it all back.

I fall into that category. Been a member here for years. I have the files. I do not yet have access to a Blu-ray writer. So, I would be very happy to purchase blank discs with that intention. Having read all the hard work and dedication that went into making these things, I won’t purchase online so some Greedo makes a profit off the work done by members of these forums. Being patient till I get the opportunity to make my own or at least not so as someone else profits from it. Great discussion in this thread.

I was in the same boat as you until I sat down on one of my days off and played around with TUIG until I finally figured out how to download the multi-part rar files. The day I finally figured out how to download the files, I went to bestbuy that very same afternoon and purchased a blu-ray burner and a spool of 25 discs. That ran me up just shy of 120USD! But good god, talk about money well spent. With all of the extra discs I just burnt up copies for friends, family, co-workers etc.

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#1108730
Topic
Despecialized Edition Piracy on ebay
Time

oojason said:

The following thread may be a good way to help focus on helping taking there sort of profiteering pirates down…

‘Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects’:-

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Dealing-with-People-Selling-Fan-Projects/id/56133/page/1

Yo thanks I’ll check it out!

And sorry everyone for taking so long to reply, I have a busy work schedule and the old lady doesn’t make it easy to keep up on the nerdy forums I follow.

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#1108727
Topic
Despecialized Edition Piracy on ebay
Time

andyw715 said:

If I had the time this is what I would do… Make an inventory of about 20 box sets (just BD’s if thats all they are selling, the actual boxes and art if they go that far).

In the comments post a url to FREE versions and offer to mail the prospective buyer a copy (assuming they own the content).

Or just list them for free. Can you do that? I haven’t been on fleaBay in quite a while.

Yeah for a while in the questions I was posting links to the TUIG and saying things like “you know this content is free elsewhere on the internet right?”. Now he removed questions from his listings. If I had the time and resources I’d list custom box sets for just the bare cost of printer ink, discs, cases and shipping. But then how do you verify that people have the official source material?

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#1108724
Topic
Despecialized Edition Piracy on ebay
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Rikter said:

I used to go crazy when I saw Darkside Dealers pimping my DVD’s and the covers I created on eBay but after a while I realized I could not let it upset me. Someone somewhere will always take advantage of others works.

Sure they may profit from our creations against our wishes but at least they are out there being watched, loved and are a cherished illicit collectable in a fans collection.

Word to the Spookies.

Yeah I hear you dude, at least comic shops that I’ve seen sell them only sell them for 10-15$ a piece. But this cat’s making like 4k a month doing this. He’s paying his rent with this stuff!

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#1101296
Topic
Highest quality version of 1997 Special Editions? Is there a DVD release?
Time

Right before Adywan’s Empire Strikes Back Revisited dropped he released a 1080p version of the '97 SE for Empire. It’s an mkv and it isn’t cropped for blu-ray, so you’d have to re-crop it yourself. I got it and converted the file using tsmuxer and burned it to a disc. It played fine but it wasn’t letterboxed, the picture stretched all across the screen where the black bars would be. I found a guide to help rectify the issue but I haven’t gotten around to it myself.

Guide: https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/376335-Tsmuxer-Newb-mkv-to-blu-ray-disc

For Return of the Jedi I just used a LD rip, slightly saturated the colors and added a slight amount of contrast and the DVD turned out great. Good luck!

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#1098953
Topic
Is Disney Physically Allowed To Release The OUT?
Time

TV’s Frink said:

I can’t wait to see how they physically release the digital version.

I can’t imagine when 2020 comes around and Disney gets the distribution rights for 1-3, 5 and 6 that there wouldn’t be a deal struck to have Star Wars/ANH in the set. But they didn’t with the digital versions so who knows? I can’t imagine they would let the movie go out of print, It’s Star Wars.

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#1096421
Topic
Are The Prequels That Bad?
Time

As a direct answer to OP, it depends on the film.

I was born in 1999 so I didn’t get to see TPM when it first came out, though I did go see it when the re-released it in 3D and actually got very exited to see the OT 3D and re-release it in theaters. I don’t think I’ve ever been more disappointed in my life. The main point I’m trying to get across here is that I saw all 3 prequel films in theaters as a kid/early teen and the have a certain level of nostalgia for me. That being said they don’t hold up very well.

TPM to me has always been empty popcorn junk for me. I can sit down and watch the film and not be too terribly bored until they get to Coruscant. Then the movie REALLY slows the f*ck down to the point that it’s actually unbearable. Then picks back up when they finally go back to Naboo. Kiddie Darth Vader always bothered me and Jar-Jar Binks is downright insulting but I find it to be at least watchable. The pod-race is fun and interesting (at least the original version, good god did they butcher the pod-race in the DVD and Blu-Ray).

AOTC is completely insufferable. It’s actually worse than seeing blood in your urine. There is not a single thing to latch onto throughout the whole movie dude. ALL of the characters are terrible, all the dialogue is forced and terrible, the plot is convoluted and it’s just boring to sit through. I feel like I’m torturing myself every time I watch it. I pray to God every time I see it that the government will kidnap me and waterboard me just so I can get my mind off of that stupid movie. It’s that bad.

ROTS is a mixed bag for me. On one hand I really enjoy seeing the Emperor “subtly” (big air quotes on that one) manipulating Anakin. The first 20-30 minutes of that film are awesome. The middle act gets a little shaky and starts to fall apart, but it still kind of works. The last hour/hour and a half of that movie just slip right back into mediocrity. The ending of that movie is awkward, forced and contrived. The entire Obi-Wan Anakin duel is overblown and it feels like I’m watching George Lucas jerk off his digital animators, and the Yoda Emperor duel is so goofy, awkward, terrible kiddie garbage in an otherwise decent dark toned movie about a “good”-guy that turns bad. And don’t get me started on the “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”. Jesus Christ the end of that movie gives me a brain aneurysm.

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#1092788
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

oojason said:

J0E said:

The G said:

J0E said:

alatizzle said:

J0E said:

Because people give up and buy it off of him, if it were easier to acquire that would be a different story.

I agree it is a bit tedious but it really shames me that fans are WILLING to put money into this. I mean
the versions I got my hands on were from TUIG and yeah it sucks they have no menus but I can wait until I get into a private torrent site. The barebones versions are plenty to tide me over and they did take me a while to figure out how to convert MKV files to a blu-ray format but after that it was smooth sailing.

Some people find it easier to just buy them, some of us don’t have the internet speed to download 200+GB of data or blu-ray burners etc. I’ve had this argument before, but it’s just supply and demand. Until there is an easier way to get these, which I doubt there ever will be, because if that ever happened it would for sure get shut down at that point, people will always try to find a way to make an extra buck or two.

You don’t need a blu-ray burner. All you need is a DVD burner and some Dual-layered DVDs to get your hands on high quality versons of the DE’s/SSE’s. The AVC-HD versions on TUIG (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yLsvexWBVM8IYSGopKuSfsGk5YIgCwQWd23bqb5ryD4/pub) and do the multi-part rar download. If you have good internet speeds then it will download in like an hour or two, if not then it might take 3-4 hours. Then all you need is something like ImgBurn and burn it to the Dual-layered DVDs. If you’re really that desperate why not take a day to figure that out with the help of an extensive guide and a community more than willing to help you along the way. The AVC-HD versions are perfect for Dual-layered DVDs because they’re only 8-9 Gigabytes. Why wait for 5-10 days to get it in the mail for 200$ or even 50$ when you can do it for the price of some dual-layered DVDs and take just a few hours of your day. Seems perfectly acceptable to me.

Some tv’s (Look up your specific model online.) can even play video files off a usb stick. Just convert the mkv to whatever format your tv accepts with Handbrake and just plug in the usb stick, thats the method I used for awhile and am still using until I can find some blank Blu-ray discs.

Dude my TV is like 10 years old. It’s something like a 50 inch 720p-1080i Panasonic. It’s about the size of a gigantic tube TV. The main reason I use it has almost no input lag which makes it perfect for gaming. Not only that but the amount of picture settings it has for playing fullscreen tapes/DVDs, 4:3 letterboxed laserdiscs and widescreen VHS tapes makes it perfect for my needs and I haven’t found a new model TV with half the picture settings of it. Not to go off on a tangent but sorry no USB 4 me…

I guess modern Television manufacturers only account people doing some lite gaming and watching DVDs and Blu-rays. 😕

I only recently got rid of my 13 year old Panasonic 42" PWD6 monitor (with a massive 852x480 resolution) - no usb, hdmi, dvi, no speakers, not even a built-in tv tuner - just a couple of ‘panels’ (scart and rca) and a vga input…

To get around it’s limited connections… I bought a HDMI to vga adapter for £5 - and connected it to a £30 chromecast which streamed near on anything with no hassle from the pc to the tv 😃

May be an option for you mate?

 

(the ‘chromecast audio’ is a superb option for old hifi systems with an ‘aux in’ too…)

I just might have to look into that. Thanks!

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#1092646
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

The G said:

J0E said:

alatizzle said:

J0E said:

Because people give up and buy it off of him, if it were easier to acquire that would be a different story.

I agree it is a bit tedious but it really shames me that fans are WILLING to put money into this. I mean
the versions I got my hands on were from TUIG and yeah it sucks they have no menus but I can wait until I get into a private torrent site. The barebones versions are plenty to tide me over and they did take me a while to figure out how to convert MKV files to a blu-ray format but after that it was smooth sailing.

Some people find it easier to just buy them, some of us don’t have the internet speed to download 200+GB of data or blu-ray burners etc. I’ve had this argument before, but it’s just supply and demand. Until there is an easier way to get these, which I doubt there ever will be, because if that ever happened it would for sure get shut down at that point, people will always try to find a way to make an extra buck or two.

You don’t need a blu-ray burner. All you need is a DVD burner and some Dual-layered DVDs to get your hands on high quality versons of the DE’s/SSE’s. The AVC-HD versions on TUIG (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yLsvexWBVM8IYSGopKuSfsGk5YIgCwQWd23bqb5ryD4/pub) and do the multi-part rar download. If you have good internet speeds then it will download in like an hour or two, if not then it might take 3-4 hours. Then all you need is something like ImgBurn and burn it to the Dual-layered DVDs. If you’re really that desperate why not take a day to figure that out with the help of an extensive guide and a community more than willing to help you along the way. The AVC-HD versions are perfect for Dual-layered DVDs because they’re only 8-9 Gigabytes. Why wait for 5-10 days to get it in the mail for 200$ or even 50$ when you can do it for the price of some dual-layered DVDs and take just a few hours of your day. Seems perfectly acceptable to me.

Some tv’s (Look up your specific model online.) can even play video files off a usb stick. Just convert the mkv to whatever format your tv accepts with Handbrake and just plug in the usb stick, thats the method I used for awhile and am still using until I can find some blank Blu-ray discs.

Dude my TV is like 10 years old. It’s something like a 50 inch 720p-1080i Panasonic. It’s about the size of a gigantic tube TV. The main reason I use it has almost no input lag which makes it perfect for gaming. Not only that but the amount of picture settings it has for playing fullscreen tapes/DVDs, 4:3 letterboxed laserdiscs and widescreen VHS tapes makes it perfect for my needs and I haven’t found a new model TV with half the picture settings of it. Not to go off on a tangent but sorry no USB 4 me…

I guess modern Television manufacturers only account people doing some lite gaming and watching DVDs and Blu-rays. 😕

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#1092503
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

JediFan9728 said:

Also you don’t even need to spend the money on DVD’s or Blu rays, but can instead just keep the files and watch them on your computer. However I like having the physical copies. Plus there’s so much great artwork here to make a professional looking set!

Exactly! What I did is I burned the AVC-HD to a dual-layered dvd and replaced the dvd versions of the 2013 blu-ray dvd combo set I got at a used shop for like 20$ and I just put the cover of the 2011 blu-ray OT box set I got back in the day because I prefer the artwork on that set and that is plenty to tide me over until I can get into something like MySpleen to get these kickass things with menus and bonus features galore. It only took me like 6 hours to figure everything out and it only took me an hour or two to download each film and it took 20 minutes to figure out how to burn them to a disc.

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#1092477
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

Valheru_84 said:

J0E said:

alatizzle said:

J0E said:

Because people give up and buy it off of him, if it were easier to acquire that would be a different story.

I agree it is a bit tedious but it really shames me that fans are WILLING to put money into this. I mean
the versions I got my hands on were from TUIG and yeah it sucks they have no menus but I can wait until I get into a private torrent site. The barebones versions are plenty to tide me over and they did take me a while to figure out how to convert MKV files to a blu-ray format but after that it was smooth sailing.

Some people find it easier to just buy them, some of us don’t have the internet speed to download 200+GB of data or blu-ray burners etc. I’ve had this argument before, but it’s just supply and demand. Until there is an easier way to get these, which I doubt there ever will be, because if that ever happened it would for sure get shut down at that point, people will always try to find a way to make an extra buck or two.

You don’t need a blu-ray burner. All you need is a DVD burner and some Dual-layered DVDs to get your hands on high quality versons of the DE’s/SSE’s. The AVC-HD versions on TUIG (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yLsvexWBVM8IYSGopKuSfsGk5YIgCwQWd23bqb5ryD4/pub) and do the multi-part rar download. If you have good internet speeds then it will download in like an hour or two, if not then it might take 3-4 hours. Then all you need is something like ImgBurn and burn it to the Dual-layered DVDs. If you’re really that desperate why not take a day to figure that out with the help of an extensive guide and a community more than willing to help you along the way. The AVC-HD versions are perfect for Dual-layered DVDs because they’re only 8-9 Gigabytes. Why wait for 5-10 days to get it in the mail for 200$ or even 50$ when you can do it for the price of some dual-layered DVDs and take just a few hours of your day. Seems perfectly acceptable to me.

Or let it go overnight or even a few nights…everyone (or so it seems) wants things instantly these days and can’t be bothered putting in some time and effort to actually obtain things that are so worth the time anyway. It actually took me something like 3 weeks to get all the files for these custom BDs and I am still yet to get onto sourcing a burner, discs and printer to print all the covers and whatnot but what is a few weeks to the many years I’ve been denied the experience of watching the theatrical versions on my TV / home cinema in a decent resolution and having it sit nicely on a shelf when not watching?

.Val

Amen to that my dude. but I’m just talking in terms of the “barebones” AVC-HD versions. If you want the best possible versions it definitely will take you a while to make labels and add menus bonus features etc. But I see where you’re coming from, we live in the era of instant gratification.

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#1092471
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

alatizzle said:

J0E said:

Because people give up and buy it off of him, if it were easier to acquire that would be a different story.

I agree it is a bit tedious but it really shames me that fans are WILLING to put money into this. I mean
the versions I got my hands on were from TUIG and yeah it sucks they have no menus but I can wait until I get into a private torrent site. The barebones versions are plenty to tide me over and they did take me a while to figure out how to convert MKV files to a blu-ray format but after that it was smooth sailing.

Some people find it easier to just buy them, some of us don’t have the internet speed to download 200+GB of data or blu-ray burners etc. I’ve had this argument before, but it’s just supply and demand. Until there is an easier way to get these, which I doubt there ever will be, because if that ever happened it would for sure get shut down at that point, people will always try to find a way to make an extra buck or two.

You don’t need a blu-ray burner. All you need is a DVD burner and some Dual-layered DVDs to get your hands on high quality versons of the DE’s/SSE’s. The AVC-HD versions on TUIG (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yLsvexWBVM8IYSGopKuSfsGk5YIgCwQWd23bqb5ryD4/pub) and do the multi-part rar download. If you have good internet speeds then it will download in like an hour or two, if not then it might take 3-4 hours. Then all you need is something like ImgBurn and burn it to the Dual-layered DVDs. If you’re really that desperate why not take a day to figure that out with the help of an extensive guide and a community more than willing to help you along the way. The AVC-HD versions are perfect for Dual-layered DVDs because they’re only 8-9 Gigabytes. Why wait for 5-10 days to get it in the mail for 200$ or even 50$ when you can do it for the price of some dual-layered DVDs and take just a few hours of your day. Seems perfectly acceptable to me.

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#1092303
Topic
Despecialized Edition Piracy on ebay
Time

SilverWook said:

Not the first time someone on ebay has profited off of projects around here. Ebay seems not to care unless a studio files a complaint.
That this parasite has made at over $4000 selling Harmy’s work makes me want to rip arms out of sockets.

And they have the nerve to use the “must own the originals” credo while making $200 a pop.

He conveniently leaves the part out about how no one is to profit from this project. Honestly I laughed so hard reading through the listing. But not only is he selling the Despecialized Edition but he’s selling Team Negative One’s Silver Screen Editions.

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#1092302
Topic
Despecialized Edition Piracy on ebay
Time

JediFan9728 said:

Yeah, I reported the seller earlier…looks like it sold 😕

yeah it’s fucking bullshit because I’ve been reporting these sets for almost a week religiously and ebay has been doing nothing. I was asking questions on all of his listings linking TUIG and saying something to the effect of “You do realize you can get this set free” and he would keep taking down and relisting. Now he’s caught onto my little game and he’s started to not allow questions on the post. At least I got some sort of reaction out of him.

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#1092251
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

Because people give up and buy it off of him, if it were easier to acquire that would be a different story.

I agree it is a bit tedious but it really shames me that fans are WILLING to put money into this. I mean
the versions I got my hands on were from TUIG and yeah it sucks they have no menus but I can wait until I get into a private torrent site. The barebones versions are plenty to tide me over and they did take me a while to figure out how to convert MKV files to a blu-ray format but after that it was smooth sailing.

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#1092119
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

Report it mate - report them all.

Or ask the seller questions like ‘do you realise you can get these for free by looking around a little?’ so it will appear in his ‘questions box’ near the bottom of the page…

I’ve been doing both of the above religiously for several days and nothing has happened. The seller just made wise-ass comments and so I told him to fuck off.

I made a thread on despecialized edition piracy on the collecting and memorabilia thread hoping to get more people to report this seller. Please excuse my language man but things like that really #trigger me.

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#1092103
Topic
Despecialized Edition Piracy on ebay
Time

I have no clue if there’s a thread on this subject or not but I am steaming. There are people on ebay selling copies of the despecialized editions and I’ve tried everything in the book to get ebay to stop letting this seller exploit desperate fans and sell this fan created content like he has a right to profit from it but the original creators/Lucasfilm don’t get a cent. People like this make me sick!

Edit: Tisk tisk on me, posting links to people selling bootlegs

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#1091960
Topic
Help: VHS debate which to buy
Time

The difference between the two is that the '92-'93 VHS widescreen set doesn’t have the DNR motion smearing of the '95 THX (or “faces” versions as you call them). The '95 THX versions are sharper, have nicer sound, and more vibrant colors. The only downside is that the color grading is a little bit too on the '97 Special Edition side for me but IMO it’s better than the faded colors of the '92-'93 set. Both are recommended if you can get your hands on them cheap.

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#1091959
Topic
NJVC's Custom DSE Blurays - New limited time links available!
Time

Damn it dude, I just started on this webzone…

I really only created an account here when I realized TehParadox was down for good, or at least down longer than they’ve ever been in the time I’ve been a member.

Anyways keep up the great work, I have a friend who has this set and it looks awesome dude.

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#1091763
Topic
Tip: Buying GOUT (NTSC) in Europe
Time

Word of advice, go to Ebay and search Star Wars (A New Hope/Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi) 2006 DVD Fullscreen. What sucks is that the packaging doesn’t look as cool as the gold ones but if you want to find the bonus DVDs cheap, that would be your best bet. Lurk around till you find them for around 15-30 dollars each. I got the 2006 widescreen set for the Christmas of '07 and when I was a kid I got the fullscreen version of Empire but the disc inside was widescreen. I’ve never heard anything about those sets coming with the wrong discs but I’m going to hold onto it because it HAS to be rare. But anyways I had to re-order Empire because my xbox 360 ate my bonus disc so I looked for the Fullscreen versions because the widescreen ones were going for WAY TOO MUCH GOD DAMNED MONEY! I got my hands on a replacement bonus dvd for 15 USD free shipping. Best of luck my dude.

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