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#899013
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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I watched all three of your prequel edits recently. They felt seamless (except for perhaps that day-to-night shot in EpII) and as if they were actual replacements for the movies. Wish I had something like it to swap RotJ out with.

To chime in on the conversation above, I did miss the funeral scene (the music mostly) - but only because I knew about it previously. I think your revision here works well enough in concept. She looks clearly distressed in that scene (I’d imagine she wasn’t super keen on giving up Luke), and shortly beforehand the droid states that she won’t last very long. It just adds a nice extra lie from the Emperor to complete Vader’s transformation.

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#885250
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kk650's Star Wars Saga: Regraded and Semi-Specialized
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kk650 said:

I should mention that I plan to release The Empire Strikes Back Semi-Specialized Edition V2.2 with Ian McDiarmid as the Emperor in the next 2-3 days. I remember that somebody requested a release like that and I’m happy to oblige.

I think I was one of those who requested it. So, thank you kindly

MrToad883 said:

I asked OT member hairy hen about the PCM track, who is the go to guy about audio stuff around here and this is what he said for a more comprehensive answer

Mhmm, Dolby Pro Logic II is a decoding processor for matrix-encoded surround sound. Essentially, surround sound downmixed to stereo that can then be reversed or upmixed. If your entertainment system features a DPLII mode, you can use the technology to simulate surround sound from standard stereo sound as well - even if it isn’t encoded. Fakes it in an acceptable manner for everyday use, I find.

I’m not positive about the following statement at all, but my uneducated understanding is that discrete channels like what kk650 is currently building are preferred to a simulated upmix.

kk650 said:

My ears are a little sore from working so much on the cinema dts soundtracks these last few days but apart from that I’m great.

I noticed you have Episode IV’s available now. It is much appreciated!

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#880455
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kk650's Star Wars Saga: Regraded and Semi-Specialized
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kk650 said:

TRIFORCE89 said:

Nice! Really pleased with how the colours look on the OT (looking only at screenshots for IV and V, but I’ve watched your RotJ). Looking forward to the 5.1 releases.

My only request, if I may make one, is that with ESB if you could have an alternate version with the McDiarmid-Emperor scene instead (with your wonderful colour correction, of course). Planning a saga watch before the release of VII, and ESB’s original Emperor may seem a bit out of place. Maybe even a recut, as ADigitalMan did on DVD, to be closer to the original dialogue but with McDiarmid’s voice.

Loved watching your RotJ. The colour was great. Jabba’s Palace played out well with the music. Nice to see the original Anakin again. Only suggestion I might level, is that Cloud City seemed awfully lonely being the only city in the celebration at the end. I grew up with the '97SE though, so maybe that’s just me. Glad Naboo is gone though.

Thanks for the effort!!

Thanks!

I am actually seriously considering creating an alternate version of ESB with the McDiarmid-Emperor scene instead, i’m not a big fan of the dialogue or the puffed up look of the SE emperor in that scene but you’re not the first to request it and it is a very easy change to make.

I have no plans to reintroduce Coruscant, Naboo pr Tatooine Celebration scenes. Coruscant and Naboo were never shown in the Original Trilogy so they have no place there and just remind people of the Prequels by being there. Tatooine was of course but it just looks ridiculously overcrowded, blatently CG and OTT in general IMHO, like something out ot the Prequels.

Delayed reply from me, but thanks! That’s already more than I was expecting. Looking forward to it and the 5.1 releases. Can’t wait to check 'em out

(unrelated: just grabbed your Home Alone and Scissorhands releases)

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#790923
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kk650's Star Wars Saga: Regraded and Semi-Specialized
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Nice! Really pleased with how the colours look on the OT (looking only at screenshots for IV and V, but I've watched your RotJ). Looking forward to the 5.1 releases.

My only request, if I may make one, is that with ESB if you could have an alternate version with the McDiarmid-Emperor scene instead (with your wonderful colour correction, of course). Planning a saga watch before the release of VII, and ESB's original Emperor may seem a bit out of place. Maybe even a recut, as ADigitalMan did on DVD, to be closer to the original dialogue but with McDiarmid's voice.

Loved watching your RotJ. The colour was great. Jabba's Palace played out well with the music. Nice to see the original Anakin again. Only suggestion I might level, is that Cloud City seemed awfully lonely being the only city in the celebration at the end. I grew up with the '97SE though, so maybe that's just me. Glad Naboo is gone though.

Thanks for the effort!!

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#520104
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1997 SE DV Broadcast Info & Discussion
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Those little featurettes that were on the VHS release before the film would be a good special feature. I grew up on the SE VHS and it's just a weird-feeling watching these movies without hearing some narrator go on about how I'm about watch George Lucas' definitive vision.

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#519818
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1997 SE DV Broadcast Info & Discussion
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captainsolo said:

Wow, this sample looks very nice, and actually holds up to the broadcast version quite well and doesn't have that awful smearing. The IVTC (this does have it right?) and quality looks very nice without losing any of the color saturation. I compared it against my own cap of the LDs on which I didn't do any color work and left things as-is. It stays true to the source.

D_J, out of curiosity what was your workflow in doing this cap? It looks very nice and destroys the 16:9 one I did in FCP and Compressor.

I did a quick screencap of all the 97s I have on my HD and one of Ady's color corrected for comparison:

DJ's LD cap:

DJ's 97

 

The Reivax 97 ANH from the digital broadcast tape:

Reivax ANH 97SE

Hmm... that's interesting. The sharpness found on the broadcast is rather nice. It's most apparent on the folds and wrinkles in Leia's gown. Also there seems to be more visual detail on the sides (see the right side in this shot). DJ's looks cropped, is that a LD thing?

I'd still be quite happy watching something like what DJ has presented though

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#518620
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Wookiegroomers 1080p Star Wars Saga
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Harmy said:

I don't think all WookieGroomer releases were colour corrected.

Oh, okay. I misunderstood.

In that case, might as well wait for the official Blu-ray

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#518609
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Wookiegroomers 1080p Star Wars Saga
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Harmy said:

I have the DON release (Star.Wars.Episode.VI.Return.of.the.Jedi.1983.720p.HDTV.x264-DON.mkv) from tehparadox but it is not colour corrected. Or is this some other version?

No, that would be the one. I thought it was colour corrected because it's supposed to be sourced from the WookieGroomer release.

 

Thanks.

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#517113
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Wookiegroomers 1080p Star Wars Saga
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dark_jedi said:

Why not wait for the official retail release this September, WG's versions are nice, but these I am SURE will be way better and worth the wait.

Probably. But I'd take a lightly colour corrected version in the interim.

I'm trying to hunt down WookieGroomer's RotJ, as aDVD9 release. I found the EwokGroomer version and I read that it had audio sync issues. Now I found some "proper" release by someone named "DON".

Does anyone have this who could save me some bandwidth? Does it also suffer from audio issues?

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#504213
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Star Wars OT & 1997 Special Edition Info.
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skyjedi2005 said:

livserge said:

97 Special Edition would be very nice!

Agreed as much as i loathe the 1997 special edition the colors and sound were not botched, and return of the jedi did not have Hayden and jar jar like in the 2004 cut.

It would also be nice to have all three cuts on Blu ray.

I would like a fixed or tweaked 2004 with correct colors, the 1997 laserdisc sound mix.  The closest thing i can get to that is Adywan's A New Hope Special edition in HD, but he removed Jabba and greedo shooting so it is not a pure preservation.

Ady had also made a ESB SE '97 in HD release. If any effort goes into tackling the '97 SEs by anyone (be it preservation or recreation or anything else), I hope RotJ gets tackled first.

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#501495
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Star Wars DVD Covers
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That might work. Thanks.

I seem to remember once stumbling across one in the more traditional/common font of like Return of the Jedi or Attack of the Clones. But, that might have been entirely fan made.

And this was year's ago. So, didn't bother to save it.

Thanks!

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#501451
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1997 SE DV Broadcast Info & Discussion
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adywan said:

TRIFORCE89 said:

skyjedi2005 said:

I wonder if it would be possible to find the individual with the broadcast digi beta tape for star wars episode IV a new hope special edition, and if they still have the tape do a new modern transfer of it on a new better capture card or method.

Highly unlikely.  I know.

 

When was the last time they broadcast the 1997 versions, didn't ady say they did sometime ago in the UK, they showed one of the three films in SD from 1997 and the other 2 in HD from 2004.   I am not sure but i think it was ROTJ.

 

There are a few DVB transfers of these seems like.  What ones are there, reivax, flunk, TB, and gkar.  And not complete sets for all.

Reivax and Flunk are just episode IV i believe.

Not sure which is the Canal+ broadcasts maybe the TB.

The reivax is better than the LD but some scenes are a little too dark, like the scene where Owen talks to threepio at the droid auction.

Is there a copy of that '97 RoTJ floating around? Did anyone record it, or do we only know of it?

They broadcast episodes 4 & 5 1997 SE version on ITV1 a couple of years ago but they switched to the 2004 version of ROTJ because ITV HD had just started and they wanted to show it in HD. The 1997 versions were cropped though to 16:9 to fill the screen so weren't really any good to archive.

Oh. That's unfortunate. Thanks.

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#501432
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1997 SE DV Broadcast Info & Discussion
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skyjedi2005 said:

I wonder if it would be possible to find the individual with the broadcast digi beta tape for star wars episode IV a new hope special edition, and if they still have the tape do a new modern transfer of it on a new better capture card or method.

Highly unlikely.  I know.

 

When was the last time they broadcast the 1997 versions, didn't ady say they did sometime ago in the UK, they showed one of the three films in SD from 1997 and the other 2 in HD from 2004.   I am not sure but i think it was ROTJ.

 

There are a few DVB transfers of these seems like.  What ones are there, reivax, flunk, TB, and gkar.  And not complete sets for all.

Reivax and Flunk are just episode IV i believe.

Not sure which is the Canal+ broadcasts maybe the TB.

The reivax is better than the LD but some scenes are a little too dark, like the scene where Owen talks to threepio at the droid auction.

Is there a copy of that '97 RoTJ floating around? Did anyone record it, or do we only know of it?

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#501305
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Star Wars DVD Covers
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Does anyone have images of the "A New Hope" logo? Not "Star Wars" and not the new prequel-esque "Episode IV" logo. The "A New Hope" logo that was used on some merchandise.

I want to make a series of covers for the original trilogy and just gathering resources at the moment. Spent a couple of hours browsing Google and Google Images, but came up empty handed.

Aiming for consistency in style across the three discs, so I need to know if I have that logo at my disposal or not.

Thanks in advance.

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#499435
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1997 SE DV Broadcast Info & Discussion
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The colour of the 2004 set is different from the 1997 special editions though.

Like captainsolo said, George's Technicolour print was used for the colour-timing - at least on A New Hope. I don't know about the other two. From those samples you posted I liked the warmer palette (even if one belonged to '97 and one was '04)

I agree that using the 2004 would be preferred because of the lack of smearing, but if you can - recolour the 2004 to match the '97 SE.

I think Empire of Dreams uses '97 SE footage if that's of any help.

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#499073
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1997 SE DV Broadcast Info & Discussion
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I'm assuming the Silver VHS set was widescreen? I grew up on the Gold VHS set - which was fullscreen. So, I'd personally love if the colour matched that (or the Silver, assuming they're the same)

What did Adywan use as a colour base in his HD '97 SE reconstruction of TESB?

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#492703
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Harmy's STAR WARS TRILOGY "Partly Despecialized Edition" HD. !!! These version are now obsolete - Look for Despecialized Editions instead!!!
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Coov said:

Hey, Harmy!  Could you hook me up with links to these?  

Is there any place you can direct me to burn the AVCHD to DVD for Mac? Thanks!!!

If you have an .iso, then just burn it with Disk Utility - as long as it fits your disc media, of course.

If you have just the directory structure, just burn to disc.

If you have a .mkv, then do a search for tsMuxerGUI Mac. You should find the .app for it. It doesn't work as-is on Snow Leopard. There's a fix floating around. You should be able to find it. With tsMuxerGUI, then you can create a AVCHD or Blu-ray structure. Then burn it to disc.

To just burn files to disc, use Burn.app

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#489214
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1997 SE DV Broadcast Info & Discussion
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Very much looking for to when this gets released. I grew up on the Special Editions and looking forward to seeing this version of Return of the Jedi again. Better colours, eyebrows, no young Anakin, no Naboo, no weird lightsabers.

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#486028
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RETURN OF THE JEDI 1983 THEATRICAL VERSION RECONSTRUCTION DVD by Harmy (MKV, NTSC DVD5 AND PAL DVD9 AVAILABLE)
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Harmy said:

No, I have these 97 tapes with the "making of SE" featurettes and I remember them very well, because I used to watch them all the time as a kid. They did speak about fixing the matte lines on the snowspeeders. But they only spoke about the matte lines on the Rancor to show and explain what the matte lines were, because they were so clearly visible in those shots. 

I grew up on those tapes! Those little introductory featurettes are part of the movies for me. I never watched the SE in theatres either. My only experience with the OT growing up were those SE VHSs.

When I bought the DVDs it was so jarring to watch the movies without those featurettes in front and without that big booming voice saying "Sit back and enjoy George Lucas' definitive version of _________: Special Edition"

I remember the ESB featurette highlighting the Hoth speeder mattes and transparencies.

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