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Mavimao

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#1104550
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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Sith_Holocron said:

Seeing as at least one of the edits out there included the blu-ray footage of the cartoon, has any one considered editing the footage of the ships in the Holiday Special?

I personally think it’d be too jarring. But if that’s something you’d like to see, go right ahead! There’s other footage as well: Vader walking down the corridors for example.

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#1103173
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THX-1138 (1st Director’s Cut) 35mm Grindhouse Edition.
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thxita said:

I would prefer if the Italian track didn’t come out in high quality until Poita’s project is done as it would devalue any attempt to resell the print to fund more projects. Because you can be sure that it’s gonna end up being shared on pirate websites.

Hmmm, I personally don’t see the issue here. First of all, the quality isn’t that great (35mm optical, pop, hiss, gaps of silence because of missing frames). Second, it’s the same dub as the TV cut that was discovered a while ago and I would think the same dub as any other Italian home version. That cat is out of the bag. Third, the optical sound quality on all film prints are crap. That doesn’t seem to affect their value in any way.

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#1103170
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THX-1138 (1st Director’s Cut) 35mm Grindhouse Edition.
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thxita said:

Mavimao said:

Actually I do have it! Someone else had asked for it a while ago and it was really easy to export from the original iMovie file.

Shooting you a PM.

I forget where does the Italian track that you have comes from

It’s from Poita’s Italian version scan - the one this version is built from. My grindhouse version is synced to the Laserdisc cut so the shot order isn’t the same.

Making this Italian track was very simple: I just muted the English audio track and unmuted the Italian sound. Export Audio -> Save.

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#1093235
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Return of the Pug (ROTP) - webpage and screenshots
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Hello there everyone! As some may remember, I GOUT synced the PSB 16mm soundtrack and I can confirm that there are actual pretty substantial changes made to the Mono mix in Empire. Off the top of my head:

“The first transport is away” line is different and plays a second later than in the stereo mix.

The hidden stormtrooper that shoots 3pO is differently voiced.

Yoda shrieks differently when Luke first points his blaster at him ("…like we’re being watched!").

There is added 3PO dialogue in the Carbon Freezing Chamber.

So unlike Jedi, which really just seems to be a re-leveled folddown, Empire is the real deal.

In any case I don’t mind GOUT syncing this latest 16mm mix for posterity’s sake. I already talked to Catbus about it but I’d just need the wav files from Puggo whenever he gets the chance…and I’m traveling it up until around the 20th of August. So don’t get too excited lol.

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#1068011
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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imperialscum said:

Lord Haseo said:

imperialscum said:

No, Original Trilogy is completely original.

REHASH!!!

There are a few other films Lucas bit off of in small ways but this is the most notable of them.

Quite clearly that was just a bad prediction of OT. Just because I can predict momentous events, such as solar eclipse, it does not mean I can take credit for the event itself.

This is maybe the biggest WTF reply in all of OT history. And there have been quite a few…

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#1058702
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Kaen said:

I’m sorry, but what is “GOUT”? I’m brazillian and can’t understand all the words! ;p
But, the video quality depends on somethings like codecs and some filters, you can “mask” it!

The GOUT refers to the 2006 DVD set that included the original unaltered trilogy as bonus discs. These were just mastered from Laserdisc so the quality wasn’t great.

Gout is also a medical reference to a type of foot arthritis so it’s a bit of a pun. (Gota is the Portuguese word I think…)

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#1058172
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OT Sound Mixes
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The Mono mix for Empire is indeed its own thing rather than a fold down.

I should make a Youtube video showing all the differences.

I would also like to think that there is a higher quality version of this mix somewhere. I remember someone saying on some site (not this one) that they had a weird sound mix on one of their Empire VHS tapes.

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#1054081
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Empire Strikes back 35mm restoration feedback thread (POUT)
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Like Poita said: Star Wars has a classical Hollywood look to it: lots of bright light, contrast etc. Empire has a more realistic look to it. They may have used a higher ISO filmstock or pushed it during development to make it more sensitive to light.

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#1054076
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Empire Strikes back 35mm restoration feedback thread (POUT)
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It’s not the age of the print, it’s just the print itself.

You’re comparing two very different film stocks/processes. And two films that were shot very differently (Leia on the Tantive is very bright, Leia in the Hoth base is dark).

To answer your answer: yes this film was more than likely that grainy in 1980.

I don’t know when people last saw an actual film print in a theater but whenever my local art theater has a film print of an older movie I am surprised by how soft it looks. Even a modern film like The Game which I saw a couple months ago was soft and grainy.

Technicolor prints (and nitrate prints) are amazing to watch projected. Cheap Eastman prints… meh.

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