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#1099123
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NJVC's Custom DSE Blurays - New limited time links available!
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nrasool said:

Hey Val,

Really appreciate you actually taking the time on uploading this for a limited time, so other’s may enjoy 😃

Thanks matey!!

You’re most welcome but you should really thank TVs Frink for the arduous task of actually uploading the files 10 at a time, I just left them up and shared them 😉

.Val

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#1098743
Topic
NJVC's Custom DSE Blurays - New limited time links available!
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Updated OP with the below:

!! NOTICE - All BD files being taken down in 2-3hrs time. Please complete all remaining downloads in this time if possible. If not then I apologise but my MEGA pro lite account expires shortly and it was always part of the sharing conditions that they be taken down at the end. I also want to ensure other personal files still on there remain when the limit drops back to 50GB.

Thank you to all that have contacted me in the courteous and genuine way you have conducted yourselves, I hope these amazing creations by NJVC will bring you as well as your family and friends as much enjoyment as they have for me.

For those that were genuine but unfortunately did not meet the requirements, I’m sure if you persist and keep positively contributing to the community that you will eventually find your way to your own copies or they may even find their way to you 😉

May the force be with you all…always

.Val

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#1096163
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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The only other way around it is to literally make it so easily available freely that everyone would find their way to the free versions rather than thinking they have to pay for it. How you would do that I’m not sure (get sites to do feature articles?) or if it would then get too much attention from Disney and Fox.

Shithouse situation to be sure and it must be so demoralising for the creators of such labors of love 😕

.Val

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#1095896
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How you pictured Anakin pre-PT
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My answer to this thread:

Never really ever thought about pre-OT Anakin apart from having a vague image in my head from what Obiwan describes which is later married to the imagery of Shaw after the unmasking and his force ghost. It sure as heck was nothing remotely close to what we got, I don’t think anyone ever pictured the Anakin we ended up getting except George himself…

.Val

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#1094338
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Hey The G,

I’d definitely recommend using blank printable discs, whether you do it yourself or find a store to do it is another question. Printing directly onto the discs will give you a far better finish plus you won’t potentially run into such issues as it peeling or unbalancing the disc while playing which might lead to playback issues.

.Val

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#1094337
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NJVC's Custom DSE Blurays - New limited time links available!
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TV’s Frink said:

Repost?

TV’s Frink said:

Read the first post.

Cheers for moderating the thread somewhat 😛 I can’t be bothered dealing with people that won’t even do me the courtesy of reading the OP…

Regarding the OP though, maybe I should have carefully re-read it myself as I’ve been going off 6 months of membership or longer which is what I always had in mind and can’t fathom why I initially posted as 2 months. So I do apologise to the couple of you that did meet the original OP conditions (now updated) but I have been discounting your requests due to not meeting the actual conditions I was measuring against all along.

.Val

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#1092527
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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TV’s Frink said:

Valheru_84 said:

J0E said:

alatizzle said:

J0E said:

Because people give up and buy it off of him, if it were easier to acquire that would be a different story.

I agree it is a bit tedious but it really shames me that fans are WILLING to put money into this. I mean
the versions I got my hands on were from TUIG and yeah it sucks they have no menus but I can wait until I get into a private torrent site. The barebones versions are plenty to tide me over and they did take me a while to figure out how to convert MKV files to a blu-ray format but after that it was smooth sailing.

Some people find it easier to just buy them, some of us don’t have the internet speed to download 200+GB of data or blu-ray burners etc. I’ve had this argument before, but it’s just supply and demand. Until there is an easier way to get these, which I doubt there ever will be, because if that ever happened it would for sure get shut down at that point, people will always try to find a way to make an extra buck or two.

You don’t need a blu-ray burner. All you need is a DVD burner and some Dual-layered DVDs to get your hands on high quality versons of the DE’s/SSE’s. The AVC-HD versions on TUIG (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yLsvexWBVM8IYSGopKuSfsGk5YIgCwQWd23bqb5ryD4/pub) and do the multi-part rar download. If you have good internet speeds then it will download in like an hour or two, if not then it might take 3-4 hours. Then all you need is something like ImgBurn and burn it to the Dual-layered DVDs. If you’re really that desperate why not take a day to figure that out with the help of an extensive guide and a community more than willing to help you along the way. The AVC-HD versions are perfect for Dual-layered DVDs because they’re only 8-9 Gigabytes. Why wait for 5-10 days to get it in the mail for 200$ or even 50$ when you can do it for the price of some dual-layered DVDs and take just a few hours of your day. Seems perfectly acceptable to me.

Or let it go overnight or even a few nights…everyone (or so it seems) wants things instantly these days and can’t be bothered putting in some time and effort to actually obtain things that are so worth the time anyway. It actually took me something like 3 weeks to get all the files for these custom BDs and I am still yet to get onto sourcing a burner, discs and printer to print all the covers and whatnot but what is a few weeks to the many years I’ve been denied the experience of watching the theatrical versions on my TV / home cinema in a decent resolution and having it sit nicely on a shelf when not watching?

.Val

I’M SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO UPLOAD IT’S NOT MY FAULT I’M TOO CHEAP TO SPRING FOR A PAID MEGA ACCOUNT!!!

😉

LOL, this was in no way a dig at you…just a great example at hand to use. I only have appreciation for yourself sharing them with me and trying to reciprocate that kindness and community spirit by sharing with those that I believe will also greatly enjoy harmy’s and njvc’s creations and respect njvc’s wishes not to distribute these willy-nilly to try and protect against the profiteering going on.

Can’t wait to finish moving into the new house myself and get started on the next stage - actually making my own custom boxset! 😄

.Val

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#1092479
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

CarboniteSolo said:

Could it be that Malla was the Wookiee who found Han Solo and perhaps help raised him. Remember, Wookiees are very, very old. It would be touching to see Han Solo say goodbye to his foster mother, whom is also Chewbacca’s wife.

Han probably saves not only Chewie, but his foster mother Malla, as well as others.
😉

Actually that would be very odd as it would then make Chewbacca something like a foster dad to Han which is just weird. Chewie has always seemed like his best mate / wingman than a father figure LOL…

.Val

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#1092473
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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J0E said:

alatizzle said:

J0E said:

Because people give up and buy it off of him, if it were easier to acquire that would be a different story.

I agree it is a bit tedious but it really shames me that fans are WILLING to put money into this. I mean
the versions I got my hands on were from TUIG and yeah it sucks they have no menus but I can wait until I get into a private torrent site. The barebones versions are plenty to tide me over and they did take me a while to figure out how to convert MKV files to a blu-ray format but after that it was smooth sailing.

Some people find it easier to just buy them, some of us don’t have the internet speed to download 200+GB of data or blu-ray burners etc. I’ve had this argument before, but it’s just supply and demand. Until there is an easier way to get these, which I doubt there ever will be, because if that ever happened it would for sure get shut down at that point, people will always try to find a way to make an extra buck or two.

You don’t need a blu-ray burner. All you need is a DVD burner and some Dual-layered DVDs to get your hands on high quality versons of the DE’s/SSE’s. The AVC-HD versions on TUIG (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yLsvexWBVM8IYSGopKuSfsGk5YIgCwQWd23bqb5ryD4/pub) and do the multi-part rar download. If you have good internet speeds then it will download in like an hour or two, if not then it might take 3-4 hours. Then all you need is something like ImgBurn and burn it to the Dual-layered DVDs. If you’re really that desperate why not take a day to figure that out with the help of an extensive guide and a community more than willing to help you along the way. The AVC-HD versions are perfect for Dual-layered DVDs because they’re only 8-9 Gigabytes. Why wait for 5-10 days to get it in the mail for 200$ or even 50$ when you can do it for the price of some dual-layered DVDs and take just a few hours of your day. Seems perfectly acceptable to me.

Or let it go overnight or even a few nights…everyone (or so it seems) wants things instantly these days and can’t be bothered putting in some time and effort to actually obtain things that are so worth the time anyway. It actually took me something like 3 weeks to get all the files for these custom BDs and I am still yet to get onto sourcing a burner, discs and printer to print all the covers and whatnot but what is a few weeks to the many years I’ve been denied the experience of watching the theatrical versions on my TV / home cinema in a decent resolution and having it sit nicely on a shelf when not watching?

.Val

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#1090998
Topic
NJVC's Custom DSE Blurays - New limited time links available!
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Valheru_84 said:

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the kind words, they’re really not necessary though. Just returning a good natured and trusting favour shown to me.

If I had known you’d spell “favor” that way I wouldn’t have helped. :p

LOL, all good mate though you’ve set yourself up for a deluge of PMs now ;D (honestly hasn’t been that bad actually, I expected a heap but only had a handful instead which is just as well since I’ve only got 1TB of data transfer quota on the MEGA account).

.Val

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#1090664
Topic
NJVC's Custom DSE Blurays - New limited time links available!
Time

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the kind words, they’re really not necessary though. Just returning a good natured and trusting favour shown to me.

Quick update, the trouble files for the SW doco (parts 30,31,32,33,36 & 37) have been replaced and hopefully that’s the last we’ll hear of the issue.

Cheers,

.Val

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#1089862
Topic
NJVC's Custom DSE Blurays - New limited time links available!
Time

!! NOTICE - All BD files being taken down in 2-3hrs time. Please complete all remaining downloads in this time if possible. If not then I apologise but my MEGA pro lite account expires shortly and it was always part of the sharing conditions that they be taken down at the end. I also want to ensure other personal files still on there remain when the limit drops back to 50GB.

!! DISCLAIMER - Please only continue reading if you have been an existing member for 6 or more months and have a post count of 10 or higher. Anyone PMing me that do not meet these requirements will not be replied to !!

** UPDATE 19/7 - I can confirm these will remain available till 18/8/17 and that the problem SW doco files have been replaced (parts 30,31,32,33,36 & 37). Also, parts 78 onwards for TESB DSE 50GB were missing but have since been re-uploaded and are now available! **

Hi All,

For those looking for njvc’s custom DSE bluray discs, I have some exciting news! With njvc’s permission, I’ve been working with another member to re-upload these to MEGA. This is on my paid account which will run out on the 18th of August (18/8/17) so get them while you can. The following is what I have available for download:

SW 50GB movie + extras
SW 25GB bonus documentaries
TESB 50GB movie + extras
TESB 25GB bonus documentaries
ROTJ 50GB movie + extras
ROTJ 50GB bonus documentaries + bonus Trilogy documentaries

If you’re not actually sure what these are, here is the original thread by njvc: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Despecialized-Editions-Custom-Bluray-Set/id/49995

Please PM me for links if you have read and understood the disclaimer at the top of this post. If you have not, please do not PM me and do not bother replying below requesting the links or asking the reasons behind this decision, my reasons are my own and also in respect to njvc’s wishes.

Please also be aware that I am in Australia, I work an 8-5 job 5 days a week and am in the middle of moving house if I do not happen to respond immediately, though I will try to keep a vigilant eye on my private discussions and respond ASAP.

Cheers,

.Val

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#1088597
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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rodneyfaile said:

SilverWook said:

People forgot Woody was in a long running sitcom about a Boston bar already? And a little Oliver Stone movie called Natural Born Killers?

I loved him in Zombieland and No Country for Old Men.

I also thought he was great in Zombieland, can’t say I remember his character from No Country though. But I can’t see him as a SW character currently and whenever I do see him in anything, I always think back to Zombieland so I hope he can really pull it of for this movie.

.Val

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#1088202
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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yotsuya said:

I don’t know why anyone would care what an actor had done before. Peter Cushing and Alec Guiness were legendary. Billy Dee Williams and Frank Oz were very well known. Samuel L. Jackson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson were all stars in their own right. Woody Harleson has a wide body of work, as does Emilia Clark. Felicity Jones wasn’t exactly an unknown either. All the Star Wars films have their share of notable people in them. They are actors, they play roles. If they have solid careers, they played roles before and they will play roles after. You can’t get stuck on one performance. That isn’t how it works.

I’ll say it again but this is how it worked for ME. Not saying it should be this way for everyone, just that this is what I experienced and it made for a very immersive experience where you’re not ever distracted by any external factors such as recognising an actor from another movie or Tv show. It’s part of what makes up my “Star Wars magic” and if you want to analyse it a bit further, it would be an attribute to the escapism I and other people often look for when watching movies. SW really did take me to a galaxy far far away for the time that I’m engrossed in the story it is telling and anything that links back to the real world is going to lessen that connection.

A parrallel could be made if say for example - when writing a fictional novel, you had to use characters from a common catalogue that everyone else also has to use. You read the novel and the story coupled with your imagination fills in for your mind what is happening but then you read about a character that you remember from another novel which you’ve already got memories and pre-conceived thoughts and opinions about and they simply clash or don’t work well with how the current novel you are reading is describing them to be or what they are doing in this particular story. It makes it hard to continue accepting this character as fitting into this particular story and essentially ruins the ability to enjoy the story and the images it creates in your mind as a standalone piece of fiction.

Obviously having actors only ever play the same characters in the same movies / franchise and not act in any others to avoid this would never work and is pretty ridiculous at the thought of it. But for those movies where it was lucky enough to happen or at least for some people viewing it, it really adds to the experience and I don’t think there’s anything wrong in hoping for that kind of luck again with other movies tied to those you experienced that in since it’s basically one big story anyway.

That or at least hope for competent actors that are able to fully pull of the character to the extent that it makes you forget for the time that you are watching their performance any of the other things that might otherwise distract and annoy you to see them playing a part in such a film. I have doubts that Emilia and Woody are capable of such performances 😉 Emilia just doesn’t seem like an actor to me that can go completely into character and pull it of for the audience and I’ve only ever seen Woody in campy comedy movies or those horrible Hunger Game movies…my experience with their past performances just doesn’t inspire great confidence for their performance in a SW movie and the fact that I’ve already got pretty set memories about them in other roles.

.Val

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#1087964
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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ATMachine said:

IMO Samuel L. Jackson definitely plays Mace Windu as someone very different from himself. Unlike the real Samuel L. Jackson, Mace Windu is a boring, self-important, pompous, humorless idiot.

True, so in this case it’s just George’s fault again XD

“Say dark side again. I dare you, I double dare you! Say dark side one more time m**********r!” LOL!

.Val

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#1087962
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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lovelikewinter said:

Peter Cushing was in a lot of films before Star Wars, especially the Hammer Frankenstein and Dracula movies. He was one of those character actors who was in a lot of crap sometimes but always gave a good performance and treated the material he was in with respect, a la Christopher Lee. Its weird, but seeing him never takes me out of the movie. He’s that good.

Him and Alec are probably the exception for SW movies which is why even if people knew them from other movies it didn’t necessarily pull them out of the experience as they were actually great actors that portrayed the character well and made them believable to watch. This is why I fear for Emilia and Woody being in this movie…unless they are directed well and really pull of a good performance, it’s going to be hard not to just see Khaleesi from GOT and Woody from Zombieland joy riding in the Millenium Falcon…

solo

.Val

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#1087955
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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SilverWook said:

I can only imagine the frustration of fans who had seen Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing in other movies before Star Wars. 😉

Yeah I knew there’d be older people when watching SW for the first time that would know Alec Guiness from other films (have no idea really about Peter Cushing’s history) which is why I said specifically that it works best for me 😉 It’s an individual thing I guess but I found it’s one of the things that sets it apart from many other movies and really helps cement the characters into the story and universe in your mind when you initially only know those people as those characters.

For instance, Padme’s head of security that’s with her at the start of AOTC when they blow up her ship and kill her double - he’s originally from a show in Australia called “Water Rats” (it’s about Water Police) which the second I see him that’s all I can think of him in (even though I never really ever watched the show) and just pulls me out of the movie universe (probably doesn’t help that his performance is pretty wooden, it is the PT after all 😉 ).

.Val

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#1087899
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

I think Ron Howard is definitely a step in the right direction. I think it would be interesting to see what L&M had made in the end but not in a good way as I also didn’t really think in the first place that they were in any way a good pick to direct this movie.

The next step in the right direction (IMHO) would be to recast Emilia Clarke (probably not possible this far in though 😕 ). She was pretty good in the first 2-3 seasons of Game of Thrones but by 5-6 I nearly can’t stand her and I didn’t think much of her performance in the latest Terminator movie (Genisis? Didn’t think much of the movie either 😉 ). She could be alright for all I know but I find (at least for myself) that Star Wars works a lot better for establishing believable characters when you don’t know any of the actors which is a lot easier when you cast fairly unknown but competent or very promising actors. Seeing Samuel L Jackson (playing Samual L Jackson rather than his character) pop into scenes of Star Wars is quite the distraction that it pulls you out of the movie even when expecting it on repeat viewings.

.Val

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