Hmmmmm. That’s interesting, that is my avatar photo. Glad you can see it but my display doesn’t show my avatar LOL Weird huh?
Weren’t the 1995 VHS faces release the first time it was available in wide-screen/letterbox?
Thank you for the advice Frank. I’ve accessed the account on several devices and refreshed the page numerous times. I also regularly clear caches on those devices - phone and tablet.
As to the discussion about blu-rays skipping and whatnot I have to say I prefer using BDs for my downloads. I find them more reliable than streaming or using external hard drive…
Hey guys, not sure if this is the best place for the yopic but my avatar photo doesn’t show up on new posts when I update. Any suggestions?
Edit - once you have uploaded an avatar do you have to do something else to save it?
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This is a pretty extensive list. All I want is the first 2 films 35mm scans in 5.1 like Jedi lol
I just noticed blu-ray.com removed 1.78 from the TFA 3D listing. Hopefully it’s a mistake or inaccuracy.
So, that means the IMAX version won’t be released on home video. That’s very very sad and frustrating seing as they advertised the IMAX version much before the film came out. Even released stills showing how much the scope version would be butchered. Now they are abandoning it? Hopefully J.J. will release it later like the Star Trek compendium set.
To add to this frustration, I don’t think the IMAX version I saw when TFA was in theatres even properly showed the IMAX scenes. The film was presented at my IMAX theatre in 2.39:1 throughout the entire film with no changes to widen the frame during the IMAX portions. Other movies since that such as BvS, Doctor Strange, Civil War have all had the proper IMAX widening but Star Wars didn’t. I gotta say, I feel kind of robbed, especially since I did the Star Wars marathon, and saw it in IMAX about 4 times. I know this discussion is a bit old but I just wanted to air my frustration about not being able to see the Mil. Falcon scenes in at least 16:9.
To those who don’t like the shifting aspect ratios, I have to say I’ve always wanted to see popular films have shifting aspects like that ever since I heard that Dr. Strangelove was filmed in several different aspect ratios. I always thought how cool it would be to see a movie go from 2.39:1 to 1.85, and I’m truly glad that Nolan has brought this trend. I just think it’s a shame that some of the films with variable ratios like BvS don’t have this occur on the Blu-rays…
Wow, kudos to all the folks here doing what they can to preserve movie history. Getting Harmy’s Jedi grindhouse scan makes me jealous that the Negative1 scans are only in 2.0
I have owned Star Wars in formats on BD, DVD and VHS, and I have to say the Negative1 scans are the best I’ve seen - even with all the dirt and grit on the Empire Strikes Back Grindhouse version
Thanks for the advise, Blackout. Anyone have an idea when myspleen might be opening enrollment?
In the search for the Jedi Grindhouse I must admit I’m having a bit of trouble with search terms and sites other than Uloz.to. Hints/tips would be appreciated.
Thank you much hagdorm. Any thoughts on splicing a 5.1 track onto Negative1’s episode IV or V scans?
If I am in the mood for the OT unadorned as it originally was shown in theatres, I’ll get out my Harmy Despecialized or Negative1 scans. If I feel like watching the entire saga, I’ll go for Blu-ray.
Hagdorm - I have found almost all the Harmy versions but yet to come across Jedi other than their “despecialized.” can you link me to the Harmy Grindhouse version please? My set is almost complete…
One thing for me that stands out about the SEs - in fact really the only thing that bothers me (even though Jabba in Episode IV was completely unnecessary and repeated about 80% of the Greedo scene’s dialogue) is the Jedi Rocks in RotJ. Is it just me or have they toned it down over the various DVD and BD changes? I seem to remember when I saw it in theatres that the aliens were gyrating a gesticulating more, and maybe I just played it up in my mind as worse than it actually was but when I last saw it on Blu-ray and again as part of the marathon leading up to Episode VII it didn’t seem as…out there. It’s still bad and cringeworthy, mind you.
Hello there, new poster to this board and thread. I only just heard a few days ago about the Negative1 35mm scan. This seems like a much better alternative than the Harmy Despecialized version. I’ve had the Despecialized on Blu-ray for a while now but some parts of it, while great to see it essentially as it was in theatres left me cold. I could tell that they had somewhat downgraded the BD’s color timing, to look more old-school film. But I always knew in my heart of hearts that the best way to view this would be a full scan of some kind. I’m rather blown away that someone has managed to do this with their own person 35mm copy. I’ve got that and the Negative1 Empire “Grindhouse” scan. It’s a bit of a shame there doesn’t appear to be a Jedi copy out there. Other than Harmy’s version and scans from the DVD, are there any good, unaltered Jedi options you can point me towards?
Thanks for any info and I’m forever grateful that even if FOX and Disney won’t do it, there are some fans out there who are preserving films as they originally were.