You could also try rerecording it through a speakerphone or a walkie talkie? Of course the best way to get that true bootleg feel is to output the whole thing to a VCR and then copy the tape a few more times. Then mess with the tracking a bit when digitizing it again. 😃
I have a bootleg ROTS DVD stashed away somewhere, but I don’t know if the subs are what you’re looking for.
Oh don’t worry, I have a perfect multi VCR setup for when I do get around to the tape capture. I’ve done multigen shit hundreds of time by now using that method you mentioned. The microcassette output was just a test to make the audio sound more like a bad mono optical track before the tape capture.
If it’s the Backstroke DVD, it should have menus like this I believe:
35mm sourced version of Revenge of the Sith for the picture
Hey, where’d you get that?
output the whole thing to a VCR and then copy the tape a few more times.
How much would that cost to get a VCR, a few tapes, and something to put the data onto a computer? It’s been a while since I’ve bought any of that.
friedcamera still had a copy of the SVCD release of Russian 35mm bootleg that used to be hosted on none’s website.
A cheap VCR unit isn’t very hard to find (I managed to get lucky and score a free Philips S-VHS deck two years ago from guy who was clearing out his dad’s house), but capturing is a different story. I use an “ehhh”-ish Toshiba DVD recorder for capturing, but if you want more precise results and better bitrates, it’s wiser to go with a good capture card, which can sometimes be in the high hundreds in terms of cost.
You can still get decent-ish blank tapes from a few retailers like Walmart IIRC.