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#1143203
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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LexX said:

DominicCobb said:

I’d legitimately like to understand what “busy being poor” means and how that precludes someone from learning other languages.

Go and ask a 19-year-old who has worked for food for over 10 years by scavenging junk and other crap in a town of less than 1000 people here on Earth and get ready to be surprised that they don’t know how to turn even a computer on let alone read or write or speak perfect grammar of their own language.

I want more realism in my children’s fantasy films!

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#1139511
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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RU.08 said:

The “Grindhouse” ESB release wasn’t made from poita’s scan, it was made from TN1’s. Poita’s scans (from the previews he shared in the thread) showed significant improvement over it.

I know, I’m just talking in terms of what Harmy was using in his video a while back comparing footage between version 3.0 that he’s working on. The footage he was showing based off the Grindhouse had issues.

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#1139313
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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RU.08 said:

I have a feeling that Empire:SE will be more useful then ANH:SE from the point of view of restoring the O-OT.

The Emperor scene from the SE comes to mind. What sucks about footage sourced from the Grondhouse (other than the obvious damage to the print) is the vignette around almost every scene.

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#1139308
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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HerekittykittyX said:

ZigZig said:

HerekittykittyX said:

pittrek said:

  1. They are sending you copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright owner.
  2. In exchange they ask from you money
  3. The copyrighted material is a derivative work, not tranformative work, it’s complete and not just a few clips, and it’s not provided for criticism, scholarship, commentary, parody or news reporting.

So I don’t know like you but I all I see is selling illegal copies of copyrighted material

Hi LDS entertainment

The Force is strong with this one…

This isn’t my first encounter with them I have got in a comment war with LDS

Here’s how I’ve always argued this with people. Let’s say Harmy is your room-mate, he has a car and you don’t. He let’s you borrow his car when he isn’t out with his friends, his girl, working or whatever and his only stipulation is that you refill the gas tank before you bring it back. If you don’t refill the tank, and he get’s pissed at you and doesn’t let you use his car, who is in the wrong? If he asks that you don’t buy or sell his fan-edit/restoration, and he gets pissed off enough, he may just keep his future efforts to himself and never release them to the public. And you only have yourself to blame. Moral of my inebriated ranting? Don’t piss people off who give you free s**t.

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#1138555
Topic
Need help making Despecialized Edition DVDs
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HerekittykittyX said:

From what I have learned with the Xbox one that Avchd files burned to duel layer discs do not work with the Xbox one you will need a blu ray burner just download ConvertXtoHD and stick the iso file and go into settings and turn letter box to stretch hit convert it will take a while then it will finish then buy some blank blu ray discs and open up imgburn hit burn files to disc go into documents folders and it will be titled what the avchd file was called then hit burn it will take about 30 minutes and stick it into your Xbox one and boom the original version of Star Wars in HD

Update November 2017 now they do work Xbox one just got a update so use imgburn and hit burn disc img to disc

I never tried it with dual-layered DVDs seeing as how I didn’t have any on hand at the time, but I burned the AVC-HD to a blank blu-ray and it worked like a charm in the ol’ xbone.

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#1138537
Topic
Archiving Star Wars 1997 Special Edition laser discs...
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Just out of curiosity, did you happen to figure this out? Pretty much everything you’ve stated was all greek to me but I know there’s some DVD .iso’s of the '97 trilogy ripped from the LD with menus on the spleen if you’re just looking for the transfer. Though everything you just said does seem to be present on that rip I have, gray blacks, lots of noise, and lines on edges. Just curious as I’d like to clean up my rips as well.

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#1138529
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[AUDIOPHILES UNITE!] Need help with audio cassette setup
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Don’t waste your money on the most high end dicks out there. As Doctor M stated above, cassettes don’t have the best quality. Even your “audiophile” decks will produce results of 128kbps, though if you’re like me and you listen to a lot of low-fidelity productions that were recorded in stoner’s garages, basements or shitty cheap recording studios in the 80’s then this is more than listenable. As someone who collects rare and obscure metal from the 80’s, let me be the first to tell you to always use a good Kenwood deck. You can still find them out in the wild for relatively cheap and in decent shape. I’ve never had a Kenwood eat my tapes. Hope this helps, good luck.

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#1137460
Topic
In what way I should watch a Star Wars Marathon?
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I’m gonna give this thread a bump. I never marathon through these movies, I just watch whatever the hell I feel like watching.

I would recommend machete order IF The Force Awakens didn’t exist. For me, the time gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, especially to a first-time viewer is jarring. I watch the Unaltered Original Trilogy first, then I spring for the 2002-2005 Clone Wars 2D animated series, both DVDs back-to-back. Then watch Episode 3. Whether it be the “original” version, the extended cut on the Spleen, a fan edit (the best one is hands down Labyrinth of Evil V4.2, but I digress) I feel like you can skip out on the embarrassing mess that is Episode 2. The time gab between Episodes 1&2 is so big, that the characters are entirely different people by the second movie, but the second movie is so bad it’s only enjoyable if your completely inebriated. Episode 3 has Return of the Jedi highs, and Attack of the Clones lows. If you’re wanting more, watch a few episodes of the 2008 CGI Clone Wars show just to space the original trilogy and the sequel trilogy even more. Then move onto The Force Awakens. Sorry for the wall of text.

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#1137087
Topic
Denoise, Regrain And CC of ESB Grindhouse
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Dreamaster said:

Just thought I’d show some comparison photos between the original Grindhouse release and this shot by shot CC and denoise.









Dremaster, your work is F**KING beautiful. I almost can’t believe this is from the Grindhouse. I also love the colors. I genuinely think this is the most accurate source in terms of color, at least with Luke on the tauntaun. I have an old copy of From Star Wars to Jedi on tape and given the far inferior picture quality, I think this version (with the exception of the flickering colors) is the most accurate. Again, outstanding work. I really cannot fathom what kind of technical wizardry you must have performed on this to get it to look this good, slight DNR issues and flickering colors be damned.

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#1137067
Topic
star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
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Mocata said:

Do the people that made KOTOR even work for Bioware anymore?

I know they recently hired either one of the original producers or one of the original project directors for KotOR. I don’t remember which and I’m too lazy to look it up.

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#1136796
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star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
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bromeo said:

I just hope Disney pulls the plug on EA’s Star Wars license in the future. I’d love to see a new KOTOR from BioWare (or a new RPG from CD Projekt Red).

I’ve lost what little hope I had for a KotOR 3. Even with EA owning Bioware, having exclusive rights to the Star Wars license, KotOR being made available on Xbone and KotOR 2 having a massive update a year or two ago on steam. Setting aside that the game series is over a decade old and it’s no longer considered “canon”, what really made me lose hope was EA shutting down Visceral because of the “linear single player” Star Wars game they were developing. I still had hope. After seeing Deus Ex get a sequel after over a decade I had hope for KotOR, but no longer. It’s a shame because it is one of the finest role-playing experiences out there along with Ultima Underground, The Elder Scrolls chapter 2: Daggerfall and Baldur’s Gate.

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#1136756
Topic
MY thoughts on various changes
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ray_afraid said:

J0E said:

Possessed said:

How come mace windu isn’t with the other Jedi in the celebration?

IMO I’m pretty disappointed that all the memorable characters from the prequels didn’t get a cameo in the updated Mos Eisley

All the memorable PT characters got cameos during the opening flyover shot of ANH.

Then where’s Zam Wesell and Chancellor Valorum?

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#1136753
Topic
MY thoughts on various changes
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TV’s Frink said:

J0E said:

Possessed said:

How come mace windu isn’t with the other Jedi in the celebration?

IMO I’m pretty disappointed that all the memorable characters from the prequels didn’t get a cameo in the updated Mos Eisley intro like Wado.

I guess he can’t be that memorable if you can’t even get his name right…

Woops mesa bad

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#1135452
Topic
MY thoughts on various changes
Time

Possessed said:

How come mace windu isn’t with the other Jedi in the celebration?

IMO I’m pretty disappointed that all the memorable characters from the prequels didn’t get a cameo in the updated Mos Eisley intro like Wado. Also, where was Dexter Jetster’s space Denny’s in Return of the Jedi’s end celebration scene? This is a glaring continuity error. Oh well, at least with Disney at the helm, we’ll get a new anthology film every year so we can get an overly elaborate back-story on every side character.

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#1134365
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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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
Topic
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
Topic
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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