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#1097473
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Captain Antilles said:

Swift S. Lawliet said:

When is the DVD-5 version coming out?
Already have the MKV version but I’m just curious.

This question has been answered many, many, many times. The answer is right in Ady’s post as well as on the WordPress. Please do your homework first.

He said he will do a DVD-5 alongside the MKV for now, while the DVD-9 version and the Blu-ray ISO will come later.
He said that the DVD-5 will come shortly after the MKV but the DVD-9 and the Blu-ray will come much later.

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#1096192
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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Avatar_Emil_Borg said:

Who is seriously buying this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Snow-White-And-The-Seven-Dwarfs-1937-BLU-RAY-DVD-2-Disc-Set-/131717712266?epid=1631049176&hash=item1eaafcc98a:g:Q4QAAOSwa-dWsIY1

Apparently, they are similar in video quality to the US releases.

And since they are both Japanese and Korean budget releases, they may not be official but they are legal releases, since they are public domain in Japan and South Korea probably because of archaic copyright laws.
They updated them some time ago but it was too late to prevent some of the Disney films from going public domain.
And apparently, some of these DVDs have also been spotted in the Philippines in some Japanese surplus stores there so maybe the same could be said for the Philippines.

Which means any company can make their own release of the public domain Disney films (101 Dalmatians and everything before that) as long as they don’t use the Disney logo.
Walt Disney Studios Philippines, Walt Disney Studios South Korea and Walt Disney Studios Japan are all still allowed to use the Disney logo for obvious reasons, and they are usually the superior versions because they come from Disney themselves and also because they have bonus features.

And speaking of the Philippines, they apparently don’t have this Disney Vault complication that most other countries have. Which means all of the current releases are on-print since 2014, and even movies that were once in the vault are brought out permanently. So they don’t have to deal with all of the Disney Vault shenanigans which most of us have to deal.
And all of the current releases are also official.
The trade-off? Their releases are downgraded by being one-disc only for the movies which were originally two-disc sets.
This isn’t as bad as those which were only one-disc but it can get bad for many movies which are two-disc sets.
Also, they make the Blu-rays rarer over there and you really have to hunt for them.
They also exclude the original theatrical audio mix for any of their releases, but apparently, Disney also does it for other countries except for the US and sometimes Canada.
At least, that is what I saw when I was in vacation in the Philippines.

More info on these releases:
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=250138

And info about international copyright laws:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_Japan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_South_Korea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_the_Philippines

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#1093134
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DTS audio preservation .... UPDATE 07 May 2015 ... Work In Progress
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Can someone please sync the English Cinema DTS dub of Howl’s Moving Castle properly to the Blu-ray?

I think it would be really great.

Also, please encode it in DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 Matrix, since it was originally in DTS-ES in theaters.
And I know that there was a mistake in the Star Wars Cinema DTS tracks with them being only in 5.1 instead of 6.1 Matrix.

Please, I was really excited when I saw Howl’s Moving Castle was one of the movies you preserved in cinema DTS.

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#1085435
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Can Adywan make a DVD-5 movie disc of ESB:R in addition to the other versions when it comes out?
There are some people who can’t burn a DVD-9 disc out there who are otherwise interested in your work and want to burn ESB:R on a DVD but they can’t burn a DVD-9.
Just lower the quality only a tiny bit so it can fit on a DVD-5 disc, it should be really simple.
The only DVD-5 disc he’s planning is the bonus disc for when you downloaded the MKV or the DVD-9 version.
I would personally go for the 25GB Blu-ray version.

Anyways, I’m heavily looking forward to this.

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#1082684
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Star Wars OT &amp; 1997 Special Edition Info.
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yotsuya said:

This thread appears to be upscaling the GOUT and 97 SE broadcasts. I doubt I have his skill, but I am attempting the same thing. For me it is more about the colors. I’m attempting to restore something close to the original colors for both versions. It is the first stage in restoring the colors to the Blu-Ray. For A New Hope that will be hard. But one thing I have found is that my efforts to enhance it look best at 720p and do not downgrade well to 480p Widescreen DVD resolution. I think I have the colors for the GOUT and am very close for the SE. Along with the SE, I’m including the broadcasts of The Phantom Menace and reconstructions of the theatrical version of AOTC and ROTS (using the extant theatrical camera print for AOTC and the Blu-ray of ROTS to correct the DVD versions) and using the cinema DTS disc audio for all but ROTS (where the DVD audio is the same as the theatrical). Plus I’ve found information that has led to me creating a slightly enhanced GOUT of the original 77 theatrical version of Star Wars (the no episode number opening crawl, 3 different effects shots, and different end credits). So I’m going to have 10 files in the end.

You can also use the cinema DTS disc for Revenge of the Sith since DTS is of a higher bitrate than Dolby Digital.

Also, make sure to convert it to DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 Matrix and not regular DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 since it’s presented in cinemas in DTS-ES 6.1 which is matrixed 5.1.
If you don’t make it 6.1 Matrix, then it’s not actually the theatrical version.

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#1075337
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Do you think Disney will release the unaltered versions for DVD and blue ray
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nickyd47 said:

Swift S. Lawliet said:

Fang Zei said:

How did you end up watching that trailer? Was it just put up recently?

It’s on YouTube.
And it was already there for like two years.

I just love that modern-style trailer.

I didn’t hear it

You can faintly hear it.

But then again, I was using earbuds to watch the trailer.

You can hear it at around the 1:01 mark when they showed a clip of the victory celebration ending.

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#1074953
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Do you think Disney will release the unaltered versions for DVD and blue ray
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I noticed something interesting and strange on the Return of the Jedi Digital Movie Collection trailer.

You can faintly hear Yub Nub when they showed a clip of the ending.

It’s very brief but you can notice that it’s Yub Nub instead of the Victory Celebration song.

And even better, they play the film version instead of the soundtrack version (which the LEGO Star Wars short films did).

Could this be the sign of a very un-special surprise Lucasfilm has for the future?

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#1074809
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5.1 surround sound on Despecialized Editions?
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yotsuya said:

junh1024 said:

Anyways, I think using the Dolby Pro Logic IIx 6.1 decoder will yield better results even for mono surrounds than Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1 or Dolby Pro Logic 4.0.

Not necessarily. Decoders/upscalers decode to whatever output config you select.

The upscalers have NO KNOWLEDGE of the config of the source material, all they get is 2ch something. And they WILL upscale to any number of speakers you select.

DPL2x is 6.1 OR 7.1 (Again, whatever you select). DPL2x will (generally) NOT increase the discreteness of your upscale by a large amount, because there is only so much info you can store in (matrixed) 2ch (in fact, the most sortove discrete ch you can store in 2ch is 3ch with the best DPL2 decoding, you can only get more with extremely controlled synthetic conditions.). Using professional 5.1>7.1 upmixers, what’s in the back 4 is basically the same as the previous 2.

You can>: decode to 5.1 (DPL2) and mono the rears. OR decode to 4ch (DPL1) and stereoize the back.

That is not quite correct. The original Dolby Stereo (the 4 channel matrix encoding) contains 4 distinct channels. Sounds can be directed to any channel. Using Dolby Prologic II decoding may produce 5 channels, but the two surround channels are identical if the source only had 4 channels. When Dolby updated their encoding in the 80’s, they found a way to encode stereo surround channels. Dolby Prologic II decoding produces 5 distinct channels. Now there may be some crosstalk between channels that interferes with the purity of the mix, but anyone who did a matrixed mix should be paying attention to how it comes out of the decoder and there should be nothing significant. And the way Dolby decided to encode the LFE was to use the surround channels below 120 Hz. That gives you the full 5.1 channels from a 2 channel source.

Now when you apply this to Star Wars, the sources for the 77 and 85 mixes are not complete. True they are only missing a few frames, but to avoid any issue between 4 and 5 channels is to create a 4.1 or 5.1 mix where you can down convert the stereo surround of the 93 mix (the most complete) to the mono of the 77 mix. But you can never upconvert that mono surround to be anything else. You can apply a stereo field effect to it, but all that does is broaden the sound (I’ve played with this quite a bit to make a mono song not feel so out of place among stereo songs). You are limited by the source and the decoder. Whichever uses the fewest channels is what you get for output. It doesn’t matter how many surround speakers you have, the sound will be the same.

Okay, thanks for the info.

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#1074808
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5.1 surround sound on Despecialized Editions?
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yotsuya said:

junh1024 said:

Anyways, I think using the Dolby Pro Logic IIx 6.1 decoder will yield better results even for mono surrounds than Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1 or Dolby Pro Logic 4.0.

Not necessarily. Decoders/upscalers decode to whatever output config you select.

The upscalers have NO KNOWLEDGE of the config of the source material, all they get is 2ch something. And they WILL upscale to any number of speakers you select.

DPL2x is 6.1 OR 7.1 (Again, whatever you select). DPL2x will (generally) NOT increase the discreteness of your upscale by a large amount, because there is only so much info you can store in (matrixed) 2ch (in fact, the most sortove discrete ch you can store in 2ch is 3ch with the best DPL2 decoding, you can only get more with extremely controlled synthetic conditions.). Using professional 5.1>7.1 upmixers, what’s in the back 4 is basically the same as the previous 2.

You can>: decode to 5.1 (DPL2) and mono the rears. OR decode to 4ch (DPL1) and stereoize the back.

That is not quite correct. The original Dolby Stereo (the 4 channel matrix encoding) contains 4 distinct channels. Sounds can be directed to any channel. Using Dolby Prologic II decoding may produce 5 channels, but the two surround channels are identical if the source only had 4 channels. When Dolby updated their encoding in the 80’s, they found a way to encode stereo surround channels. Dolby Prologic II decoding produces 5 distinct channels. Now there may be some crosstalk between channels that interferes with the purity of the mix, but anyone who did a matrixed mix should be paying attention to how it comes out of the decoder and there should be nothing significant. And the way Dolby decided to encode the LFE was to use the surround channels below 120 Hz. That gives you the full 5.1 channels from a 2 channel source.

Now when you apply this to Star Wars, the sources for the 77 and 85 mixes are not complete. True they are only missing a few frames, but to avoid any issue between 4 and 5 channels is to create a 4.1 or 5.1 mix where you can down convert the stereo surround of the 93 mix (the most complete) to the mono of the 77 mix. But you can never upconvert that mono surround to be anything else. You can apply a stereo field effect to it, but all that does is broaden the sound (I’ve played with this quite a bit to make a mono song not feel so out of place among stereo songs). You are limited by the source and the decoder. Whichever uses the fewest channels is what you get for output. It doesn’t matter how many surround speakers you have, the sound will be the same.

Okay, thanks for the info.

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#1074432
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5.1 surround sound on Despecialized Editions?
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yotsuya said:

Swift S. Lawliet said:

Actually, Dolby Pro Logic IIx is 6.1 surround sound.

And it may be better than using plain Dolby Pro Logic 4.0 or Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1 as you said.

I think the Despecialized Editions should be in DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 Discrete in the next versions.

That would be really awesome.

I didn’t care much for 6.1 on the Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-rays but I absolutely loved the 6.1 surround sound effects on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and especially on The Studio Ghibli Collection.

Just turn on the Dolby Digital EX flag for the DVD-5 and AVCHD DVD-9 versions while the MKV version is a discrete DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 track.

Anyways, I think using the Dolby Pro Logic IIx 6.1 decoder will yield better results even for mono surrounds than Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1 or Dolby Pro Logic 4.0.

You have to have the audio source to warrant it. The Pro Logic decoders can only decode what was encoded in the audio in the first place, they do not create the channels, they just decode them. So when you run the original 77 Star Wars Stereo mix through a 5.1 decoder, you only get 4 channels. Run it through a 6.1 or 7.1 decoder and you still only get 4 channels. But the decoder knows what to do with those channels.

I know that, but Dolby Pro Logic IIx 6.1 apparently has better quality at decoding than Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1 or Dolby Pro Logic Surround 4.0.

Even if we only get 4 channels with Dolby Pro Logic IIx 6.1, the results will still be better than doing the same with Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1 or plain Dolby Pro Logic 4.0.

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#1074126
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5.1 surround sound on Despecialized Editions?
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Actually, Dolby Pro Logic IIx is 6.1 surround sound.

And it may be better than using plain Dolby Pro Logic 4.0 or Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1 as you said.

I think the Despecialized Editions should be in DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 Discrete in the next versions.

That would be really awesome.

I didn’t care much for 6.1 on the Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-rays but I absolutely loved the 6.1 surround sound effects on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and especially on The Studio Ghibli Collection.

Just turn on the Dolby Digital EX flag for the DVD-5 and AVCHD DVD-9 versions while the MKV version is a discrete DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 track.

Anyways, I think using the Dolby Pro Logic IIx 6.1 decoder will yield better results even for mono surrounds than Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1 or Dolby Pro Logic 4.0.

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#1073735
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5.1 surround sound on Despecialized Editions?
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Also, here’s a suggestion.

I think the audio tracks on the Despecialized DVD-5 versions should be the 2.0 mix instead of the 5.1 mix.

I think of the DVD-5 versions as budget versions for people without a Blu-ray player or a method of playing MKVs on their TV.

And there are still many people with only stereo speakers for their DVD player and that 5.1 downmixing results may vary, along with the fact that the Dolby Surround 2.0 mixes can be matrixed to 4.0 or 5.1 with Dolby Pro Logic (II) with good results.

I think a 448kbps Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround mix is ideal for the DVD-5 Despecialized Edition.

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#1065322
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Do you think Disney will release the unaltered versions for DVD and blue ray
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And for some Disney examples:

  • The Incredible Hulk which was owned by Universal but was on the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One box set by Disney.
  • Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro which was licensed for North American release by Discotek/Eastern Star Media but was on The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki box set by Disney.

For the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One box set, the Paramount distributed ones were copyrighted under Marvel and immediately went to Disney after they released The Avengers: the last Phase One movie. This may happen again in case they make a Phase Three box set where they most likely will include Spider-Man: Homecoming.

And for The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki box set (US release only), Disney licensed all the other Hayao Miyazaki films for release in North America.
And Studio Ghibli has the home video distribution copyrights for all of the Hayao Miyazaki films in Japan, and Walt Disney Japan is Studio Ghibli’s official home video distributor in Japan, so there are no problems over there.
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro was also included in both UK and Australian releases since StudioCanal in UK and Madman Entertainment in Australia own the distribution copyrights to both Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro and the other Hayao Miyazaki films in their respective countries.
The only problem is in Hong Kong where Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro wasn’t included in the box set because IVL, the official Hong Kong distributor for all the Studio Ghibli films, never got the distribution copyrights to Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro nor was it licensed by another company, leaving it without an official release in Hong Kong at all.
Pretty ironic since the Studio Ghibli films are quite popular in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.
Bootlegs of that movie with Chinese subtitles are still quite common in Hong Kong given how much the Chinese love Studio Ghibli films.

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#1063726
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Do you think Disney will release the unaltered versions for DVD and blue ray
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monkeyjb1988 said:

mutantchair said:

I found a better source for the 2020 figure… Disney’s official SEC filings for Q4 FY2013:

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1001039/000100103913000164/fy2013_q4x10k.htm

“Prior to the Company’s acquisition, Lucasfilm produced six Star Wars films (Episodes 1 through 6). Lucasfilm retained the rights to consumer products related to all of the films and the rights related to television and electronic distribution formats for all of the films, with the exception of the rights for Episode 4, which are owned by a third-party studio. All of the films are distributed by a third-party studio in the theatrical and home video markets. The theatrical and home video distribution rights for these films revert back to Lucasfilm in May 2020 with the exception of Episode 4, for which these distribution rights are retained in perpetuity by the third-party studio.”

Well, THAT’S definitive. I’m sure Disney will work out something to include IV with any movie set, but I’m sure the accountants will want to wait until May 2020 to ONLY worry about IV.

Disney will never release Star Wars individually, even if the rest of the Saga and/or Original Trilogy will be released by Disney.

Fox will probably release Star Wars and maybe it will have matching artwork but Disney won’t do it.

Disney can, however, include Star Wars with the rest of the Saga and/or Original Trilogy in a box set as long as they have permission from Fox.

Disney already did it with The Incredible Hulk (Universal) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One box set and with Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (Eastern Star Media/Discotek) in The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki box set and they had permission from the companies that distributed the respective films from their respective box sets as well as the fact that Disney owns every other movie in said box sets.

In The Incredible Hulk, Disney didn’t author a new disc, they just recycled the same content from Universal’s disc.

Though with Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, they did author a new disc just so it will have the same menu style as the other Studio Ghibli Blu-rays by Disney and so it won’t have bonus features like the other movies in the Hayao Miyazaki box set.
They also used a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 version of the remastered audio mix from the 2014 Japanese remastered theatrical reissue which was only in a lossy form in the US standalone and Japanese Blu-rays.
And they also upmixed the Streamline dub to 5.1 for their box set but they only duplicated the mono channel in all of the speakers.

So maybe the Star Wars Blu-ray by Fox can be also authored similarly to the other movies.

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#1044265
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Do you think Disney will release the unaltered versions for DVD and blue ray
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With Disney suddenly going all out with 3D, it’s kinda ironic that The BFG didn’t have a 3D release in the US. Nor did Alice Through the Looking Glass, even if both movies had 3D versions in other countries.

What’s even weirder is that Frozen and Big Hero 6 never had 3D versions in the US while they did in other countries and none of them had re-releases unlike The Force Awakens or The Jungle Book Remake, I think a 3D Collector’s Edition re-release of Frozen in the US would sell like pancakes for Disney.

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#1044074
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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alfx said:

First of all I would like to thank you for the fantastic work you do. I have had access to the MKV of the movies. Yesterday I can enjoy with my children a movie session as the original trilogy deserved. Unfortunately I do not have access (although I have already requested) to the torker torrent and to be able to download this fabulous work that you have done with all the menus and extras that the versions deserve.

I hope that some Administrator hear my requests and give me access to Myspleen since I have a good machine and a good internet line to share this fabulous work.

Many thanks for everything

Alfx

Request for a MySpleen Invite here: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/undefined/id/8592

You can thank me later.

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