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#1134365
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
Time

NeverarGreat said:

How did they manage to screw up this wonderful color for the Blu-ray?!

I agree, but the colors still seem a bit on the washed out side, with some weird green and blue hues, but this is miles ahead of the blu-ray, and don’t even get me started on the DVD. Over-saturated colors, ugly pink/purple hues everywhere on the level of the teals/greens in the Blade Runner Final Cut bad, skin tones that look like decades old taffy, crushed blacks and de-noising that removes detail, etc. Aside from the odd few hues and the slightly washed out colors I always thought the '97 version was a pretty nice restoration (with the exception of the changes of course).

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#1134286
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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NeverarGreat said:

J0E said:

At this point, I’m surprised nvjc and Harmy haven’t just removed these entirely.

And what would this accomplish, exactly? Despecialized is widely available from many places, and this would just make it so that profiteering jerks would be the only game in town.

Well for one, it would make the community go full vigilante justice on these motherfuckers. Sure they might get twice the sales for a while, but for every sale there would be 2 people every day saying something to the effect of “It really kills me that these were free online for everybody until assholes like you started selling these.” You think the constant spam wouldn’t at least get under these people’s skin even a little? I think a large part of the reason there isn’t big community outrage is that people are in the mindset that those sets on ebay and elsewhere are small scale, and aren’t getting the sales they are.

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#1133989
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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poita said:

If you have donated and would like to see reel6, please bounce me a PM.
I am using Resilio Sync, you can download it here:
https://www.resilio.com/individuals/
Be aware that the smallest files will be 4GB, and also that others in the group will be able to see whatever name you choose on Resilio Sync, and possibly also your device/computer name.

Sorry in advance if my computer name is a racial slur for wookies, I don’t mean to offend. I’m just in it for the memes boiz. Again, sorry to any Walking Carpets or Fuzballs out there.

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#1122318
Topic
The Phantom Menace on 35mm
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poita said:

Thanks,
Quite a few pledges haven’t come in yet, I’m currently going through and inspecting each reel and checking for any damage etc.
The ANH print is headed off for cleaning and will hopefully start scanning next week.
I’d like to get TPM print off for cleaning not long after.

Yeah I was just telling RU.08 that I won’t be able to make good on it until about a week from now. Based off of those few frames, the print looks to be in decent shape. If the rest of the print looks like that and just has a “cigarette burn” or two It would be a miracle. The colours look pretty good too.

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#1122313
Topic
The Phantom Menace on 35mm
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poita said:

I didn’t get a PM, JOE.

I will be posting a few images from the other reels over the weekend.

I should’ve specified who I sent the PM to, sorry about that.

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#1116358
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
Time

I am also very excited to see this, man I’ve been on the hunt for preservation of the '97 trilogy for years. I’ve got a SDTV rip that’s DNR’d to death of Star Wars, and I made my own LD rips for Empire and Jedi. Glad you’re back Poita!

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#1116351
Topic
The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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poita said:

I will be putting together a version matched to the print, so that we can see what the colour looked like and what changes were made.

I’m going ahead with ANH so any help appreciated.

Hell yeah bro, I’ll defiantly throw a few bones your way. Glad to see you’re doing okay!

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#1112697
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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dahmage said:

boxmonkey99 said:

Does anyone here know why njvc’s Blu-ray files have been posted to MySpleen? I mean it sounds like a total pain in the butt in even trying to access the site, especially with all of the people coming here and asking for invites. Wouldn’t it be simpler if the files were uploaded to a more public site where everything isn’t invite only?

it would be easier.
if you read a few pages back (maybe more), njvc pulled his publicly posted files after all the crap that was being sold on ebay etc. I don’t envy him, feeling like your work work has turned into something that could get the wrong kind of attention is not a fun feeling.

I know the seller who has the 200$+ set and the set of the Grindhouse editions is on the spleen. I got into a PM altercation with him on ebay. I said something to the effect of “it’s sickening that you willingly exploit others works for profit, also exploiting desperate fans” and he said “It’s not my fault you’re too incompetent to receive a myspleen invite (insert racial slur)”. The spleen has been infiltrated.

JEDIT: (small part I forgot to add) This is why I find it a little unfair that they aren’t publicly available. Now I do believe NVJC has all the right in the world to pull them down because of the massive influx of people selling his work, and by no means is this a dig at NVJC, his work on this set is incredible. But I do feel like it is a little unfair to newcomers.

P.S.- Thank again to Harmy for making these edits, to towne for the colour correction, to NVJC for this kickass set, and the cat who sent me a spleen invite before invites were closed (you know who you are).

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#1109959
Topic
The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
Time

Poita, I have only recently discovered your work, and based off of the screenshots and clips you’ve provided, I’d say you’re a really talented dude. I only wish you the best in your health issues. God fucking speed my dude, my prayers are with you.

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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?
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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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