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#1158321
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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solkap said:

Ryan said:

solkap said:

I don’t remember seeing any. But you could always try messaging members here for versions of their designs with excess text taken off so you can add your own “Bonus Features” text.

Or www.fanart.tv has a lot of high-res images you could use to make your own.

Why does that website give an “unsafe” warning when you try to go to it? Looks like something to do with “HTTPS”?

Oh sorry, I think you’re right. Try https://fanart.tv/

They do have a bunch of Star Wars disc art on there. Though not sure if the image is larger than the white area on the Digistor discs I have. As I wouldn’t want there being a white border on the inside or outside of the disc.

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#1158244
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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solkap said:

I don’t remember seeing any. But you could always try messaging members here for versions of their designs with excess text taken off so you can add your own “Bonus Features” text.

Or www.fanart.tv has a lot of high-res images you could use to make your own.

Why does that website give an “unsafe” warning when you try to go to it? Looks like something to do with “HTTPS”?

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#1157956
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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solkap said:

Ryan said:

As far as the “main” extras and things in this NJVC collection. Does anyone know if they are the highest quality versions available of those extras?

Have you tried messaging NJVC? I doubt he’ll send you any files directly given the piracy issues surrounding his work, but he might be willing to answer that question and/or point you to his sources.

Don’t really think NJVC or others should be pm’d with tons of questions like that. Just put it out there encase others so happened to know.

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#1157889
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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I had been going back and forth of downloading the NJVC movie and extra discs or making my own collection. As I’d prefer to not include stuff like Jeremy Jahns and things like that. But I figure it would be pretty hard to track down all these extras.

As far as the “main” extras and things in this NJVC collection. Does anyone know if they are the highest quality versions available of those extras? Not sure if there may be higher quality version out there, but maybe they were compressed and reduced i quality to fit on the disc?

If so, I wouldn’t mind having higher quality versions at the expense of not putting on the stuff like Jeremy Jahns and other stuff like that if I were to make my own collection.

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#1157207
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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liamnotneeson said:

Sougouk said:

Damn. I accidentally clicked the Post button, instead of the next page button.

I wonder what JJ Abrams is going to do for the 3rd movie. I hope we see more of R2D2 & Chewbacca.

Apparently JJ has said he wants to bring all three trilogies together. I hope that’s true, because even if X does come out I’m going to deny its existence and IX will be my last episode. Plus, I hope to see more prequels since we haven’t gotten more than a few references in a line or two in each movie so far

I think JJ is going to retcon what Rian did. It seemed like Rian just threw everything JJ had setup.

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#1157206
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Two things I loved about the prequel’s were General Grievous and all the extras George put on the DVD/Blu-Ray. I really think that was one of the great things about Lucas in that he loaded his stuff with extras. TFA Blu-Ray had pretty much nothing. I had to also buy the 3D version to get a few extras that wasn’t on the original Blu-Ray, but it still wasn’t worth the $30 to buy that movie again.

I really hope with TLJ that they bring back all the extras and things. I don’t like the prequels, but did enjoy all the extra stuff that was included on the prequel DVD/Blu-Ray’s.

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#1155615
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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clutchins said:

Which 50GB BD-R discs are the best for these? Or does it matter?

You always want HTL Blu-Ray discs. DO NOT GET “LTH” discs.

Sometimes you have to research if a certain disc is HTL as they don’t always advertise it.

But from my research, it seems the best discs come out of Japan. And apparently most discs are NOT made in Japan. I believe people at one time were saying Panasonic BD-R discs made in Japan were the best. But they seem hard to find and are expensive.

But I would suggestion looking at Verbatim DataLifePlus discs. As those discs should be higher quality i.e. less coasters, has a hard coating, and the data on the disc should survive longer i.e. it’s archival quality. Apparently data on discs can develop disc rot.

Another to look at are Digistor. I believe they only have one line of discs compared to Verbatim. They are HTL, hard disc coating, and are made in Japan. I bought a stack of 25GB and 50GB discs to use for my Star Wars Harmy burns, and also as an extra backup to burn all of my data files to. As even with external hard drives and flash memory to back up your data, those still have a risk of getting corrupted via a virus. Also burning every so often a copy of all of your computer files to a Blu-Ray disc will just give you an additional protection layer against data loss.

http://blog.digistor.com/not-all-blu-ray-discs-are-created-equal-but-does-bd-r-quality-matter/

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#1153045
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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In ROTJ, I liked the Ewoks. Even remember playing with that Ewok village toy. But after the prequels came out, I learned that there were a sizable group of OT fans who hated the Ewoks. i.e. just there to sell toys, or were too cuddly or something. I can understand people not liking the Ewoks. I do hate the CGI with blinking eyes in the Blu-Rays though. Also wish the Ewoks battle scenes didn’t have that green screen look to them.

But at least the Ewoks weren’t nothing near like Jar Jar.

But I was wondering. Are there any here who hated the Ewoks, but love the Porgs?

I don’t really like the Porgs, and wished they weren’t in the movie. Or at least not the way they used the Porgs for comic relief.

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#1152980
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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chyron8472 said:

Ryan said:

lovelikewinter said:

Ryan said:

One thing I didn’t like was you have Return of the Jedi. And then a couple of movies later you have The Last Jedi with apparently Luke being the last Jedi. It kind of makes the “Return” rather pointless.

Return of the Jedi= Vader turning back to the light.

It can be both. But Luke does become a Jedi inbetween Empire and Jedi.

No he doesn’t.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUB6Un9TR7o&t=46s

“Not yet. One thing remains…”

Well, then Luke becomes a Jedi at the end of the movie? Fits even better with Return of the Jedi being Luke becomes a “new” Jedi since 30+ years prior.

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#1152975
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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TV’s Frink said:

Ryan said:

Mrebo said:

Ryan said:

One thing I didn’t like was you have Return of the Jedi. And then a couple of movies later you have The Last Jedi with apparently Luke being the last Jedi. It kind of makes the “Return” rather pointless.

Ah, but remember Yoda’s words in ROTJ, “Luke, when gone am I… the last of the Jedi will you be.”

He was being totally serious and literal.

Yes, last of the Jedi in that moment as Obi-Wan had already died and Yoda was dying. But after watching ROTJ with it being called “Return of the Jedi”. I always took that to mean that the Jedi were back at the end of the movie. i.e. the Jedi were previously hunted down and nearly all killed pre-Episode IV. And Luke caused the death of Vader and the Emperor and then Luke became a “new” Jedi.

And so I had always imagined that after ROTJ, that the Jedi were back. i.e. Luke trains new Jedi, plus they’re not being hunted down anymore, etc.

I think this is the problem some of you are having with TLJ (and by extension TFA). You have had in your mind, ever since 1983 in some cases, how things should go after ROTJ. You got something different, so you don’t like it. That’s fair, but someone else’s interpretation of how things went after ROTJ is also fair. And also happens to be what was put into theaters.

JEDIT: Spare me the “RJ’s interpretation of Luke is wrong and mine is right” argument, it’s been said over and over already.

It’s not just the story. But the new movies have crappy jokes, and badly directed and edited. Though TLJ is better directed than TFA.

I’d still like to find out if Lucas had planned on in his version there being more Storm Troopers and a “new” Empire type force in the ST.

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#1152970
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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lovelikewinter said:

Ryan said:

One thing I didn’t like was you have Return of the Jedi. And then a couple of movies later you have The Last Jedi with apparently Luke being the last Jedi. It kind of makes the “Return” rather pointless.

Return of the Jedi= Vader turning back to the light.

It can be both. But Luke does become a Jedi inbetween Empire and Jedi. Which is a new Jedi when they had previously been hunted down and killed and some went into hiding. So the Jedi were back with Luke becoming one, and helping to defeat Vader and the Emperor who had been hunting the Jedi down.

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#1152449
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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I’m seeing that there are pre-orders available for 4K versions of The Last Jedi. I plan on getting the 4K version even though I don’t have a 4K player or TV. But it also comes with a Blu-Ray disc, so I can watch that. And then already have the 4K version when I get a 4K TV and player down the road.

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#1152447
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Collipso said:

Of course the rebels will win. Episode VIII had some “refreshing twists” but ultimately the story it sets up is literally the one where the outcome is incredibly predictable for IX

  • First Order loses.
  • Kylo Ren dies/is turned (probably dies not to be called RotJ rehash).

It’ll be a pleasant surprise if they come up with something really new, and I’d be impressed that they had the guts to do something new, and that they managed to think of something new.

It would be interesting if in IX that Kylo wins and kills Rey and destroys the Resistance and becomes a new Sith lord or something.

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#1152446
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Mrebo said:

Ryan said:

One thing I didn’t like was you have Return of the Jedi. And then a couple of movies later you have The Last Jedi with apparently Luke being the last Jedi. It kind of makes the “Return” rather pointless.

Ah, but remember Yoda’s words in ROTJ, “Luke, when gone am I… the last of the Jedi will you be.”

He was being totally serious and literal.

Yes, last of the Jedi in that moment as Obi-Wan had already died and Yoda was dying. But after watching ROTJ with it being called “Return of the Jedi”. I always took that to mean that the Jedi were back at the end of the movie. i.e. the Jedi were previously hunted down and nearly all killed pre-Episode IV. And Luke caused the death of Vader and the Emperor and then Luke became a “new” Jedi.

And so I had always imagined that after ROTJ, that the Jedi were back. i.e. Luke trains new Jedi, plus they’re not being hunted down anymore, etc.

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#1151921
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Phildesfr's Blu-Ray Complete Set
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solkap said:

Ah, OK, then an 8.5" × 11" would work for you!

My experience has always been that somewhere between .5" and .25" margins the ability to print gets unreliable. But I’ve never had an Epson printer.

BTW, keep in mind, those screen caps are from Special Editions. Of course, for the majority of movie stills that won’t matter. But just something to remember.

Yes, I had thought that those screen caps probably are from the Special Editions, and also I wasn’t sure if they are low quality compressed jpg’s compared to pulling them directly from the movie files.

But what I had planned on doing is using that website to go through all the screen caps to pick the ones I like, since it would be real easy vs. rewatching the movies again. Then I’ll go through Harmy’s Star Wars in a video program to pull screen caps from there.

I’m still researching the double sided paper.

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#1151862
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Phildesfr's Blu-Ray Complete Set
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solkap said:

Ryan said:

Actually, you can use 8.5" x 11". There’s enough room there for that.

Technically, yes that’s true, but it would come within about a quarter inch of the edges and printers sometimes don’t handle that well.

I’ve got an Epson 1400 that can actually print to the edge.

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#1151860
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Phildesfr's Blu-Ray Complete Set
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solkap said:

That all sounds great. Another piece of freeware graphics software that might interest you is GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).

If you want to reproduce those cases, this site might be helpful:

https://starwarsscreencaps.com/

But also be aware, the producers of everything Despecialized are very much aware of ldsentertainment, and that site and whoever runs it are despised around here for obvious reasons.

Thanks. That link is really good. I was originally planning on opening the movies up in a program to scroll through it and copy pics of a frame.

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#1151464
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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solkap said:

Hey Ryan, I know you’re exited about your project, but you’re starting to spam. The answers to all those questions could have been answered with a little searching on your part or with PMs to individual users. And quoting big chunks like that clogs the thread.

As far as the Discs go they are only 720p, but still vastly superior to the official blu-rays. You won’t regret the the effort of getting them! 😃

I removed the photo links out of other’s quotes to shorten their quote. There isn’t any “search”. It would be easier if there were a search function on this forum. As instead of being able to do quick searches, I have to go through hundreds of pages and thus reading through all of that, I have made a few quotes/responses that go back to back instead of more spread out.

It’s not “spam”. I just found this thread and so far went through 30 pages over a few hours. So my 4 or so posts aren’t really anything when I’ve read others in this thread with 30+ posts. It’s just that I so far read through 30 pages in a short period of time, and so my quotes/response are back to back.

This forum is hard to read because so many different things are spread out over hundreds of pages. You have to read like 100 pages of a thread to try and piece some things together. I think on some topics the original poster should probably also edit their first post and add the extra info or links or whatever in there so all the new links/info/edits can also be found in the first post instead of only spread out across tens or hundreds of pages.

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#1151329
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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njvc said:

cmckendry said:

Absolutely loving these discs! Once the set is complete, these are going to become my “official” set. One minor note on the ESB 50GB from myspleen, the on-screen menus list the commentary track as “Laserdisk” commentary instead of “Laserdisc” commentary. Obviously not worth an update by itself, but it would be great if that could be corrected in some future version.

Thanks! I’ve fixed that error in my Jedi set now (good timing, as I’ve been making final changes), and will fix it up in ESB once 2.5 comes out.

Octorox said:

Awesome work Dahmage! If you add disc art for the Documentary discs it will be perfect.

I’ve also been working on disk art using the same amazing set Dahmage has used. Here is a very simple design for the Documentaries disks, and for the bonus fanedit disks that I will be including in my finished set.

Do you have the disc art files that are still edible? i.e. you could move the logos and things around?

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#1151327
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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dahmage said:

I hope i am not spamming your thread njvc. let me know if i should move this elsewhere.

Here is what i have done with phildesfr’s covers so far:

(Note, i did these for the 50 GB versions, and haven’t included anything about the Documentary disks)

Star Wars:

Empire Strikes Back:

RETURN OF THE JEDI:

Download includes disc covers and other sides of the insert/leaflet at 300 dpi: https://mega.nz/#F!Y0g13C6A!sHwfcwb09H7VSV0prLUgJg

JEDIT: added ROTJ, and minor updates to all inserts

Are the 50GB disc movies in 1080P?

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#1151316
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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towne32 said:

Stinky-Dinkins said:

towne32 said:
but also confused that you would spend money on it instead of an affordable BD burner. I think I’m still confused about the last part, if you go beyond the trial.)

You’d be way better of DL’ing and burning Harmy’s old AVCHD versions, which were built from the ground up for DVD9’s. Even though they’re now completely obsolete relative to the standards of the BD releases, they’d still look better than what any cheap program would produce after quickly mashing down these newer releases to fit on DVD…

Yes, that’s another great point. You could always remove the main feature and burn the extras to a second AVCHD. But, with no disrespect to njvc, the quality of the video in the extras is not the selling point of the set, and some of them are already quite compressed.

Also, I find BD-Rs to be more reliable than DL DVD-Rs. Fewer write fails for me with BD. DVD-R tech is known for using shitty dye (I believe they are not expected to have the lifespan of even CD-Rs). It’s worth considering saving up for a BD burner, which can be as cheap as $65-80 bucks. But compared to spending cash on software for DVD-R burning, I think it’s a no brainer.

Make sure when you get a blank Blu-Ray disc, to get one that is marked as “HTL”. You don’t want “LTH” Blu-Ray discs, which are similar to CD-R’s DVD-R’s in quality and dyes used. HTL Blu-Ray discs will last a lot longer and have less burn errors. I recommend looking at Digistor or Verbatim DataLifePlus Blu-Rays.

A while back I picked up this Pioneer Blu-Ray burner. I wanted a slot loading one: https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Computer/Computer+Drives/BDR-XS06

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