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#1130689
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Highest quality version of 1997 Special Editions? Is there a DVD release?
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ZodaEX said:

crissrudd4554 said:

ZodaEX said:

yotsuya said:

ZodaEX said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Released on laser and VHS only. Harmy has a 720p recreation, I think.

That is not true because they were also released on VCD.

VCD’s are SD only. As far as I know, G’kar and TB (and Revivax for ANH) are only in widescreen SD… 480p, and even then not full DVD quality. Upscaling them doesn’t do much. I’ve tried. You can coax a little more out of them, but not 720p (though presenting in at that resolution does produce the best results, it still isn’t DVD quality).

What does that have to do with my claim that the 97 Special Edition was released on Blu-Ray? Your response has nothing to do with what I said.

You claimed they were on VCD.

Yes I did, and they were released on VCD. I’m correct.

Possessed basically beat me to this but the reason I had quoted you was you asked what the one dudes response had to do with you saying the ‘97 SEs were on BD. That you did and they were not released on BD. I’m correct.

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#1129395
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Highest quality version of 1997 Special Editions? Is there a DVD release?
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ZodaEX said:

yotsuya said:

ZodaEX said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Released on laser and VHS only. Harmy has a 720p recreation, I think.

That is not true because they were also released on VCD.

VCD’s are SD only. As far as I know, G’kar and TB (and Revivax for ANH) are only in widescreen SD… 480p, and even then not full DVD quality. Upscaling them doesn’t do much. I’ve tried. You can coax a little more out of them, but not 720p (though presenting in at that resolution does produce the best results, it still isn’t DVD quality).

What does that have to do with my claim that the 97 Special Edition was released on Blu-Ray? Your response has nothing to do with what I said.

You claimed they were on VCD.

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#1128857
Topic
My thoughts on various changes
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ray_afraid said:

crissrudd4554 said:

I think someone mentioned this but if we are to believe Force Ghosts can’t take what form they wish then how does Anakin, Shaw or Hayden, appear in Jedi robes he never had??

That’s a problem in the PT, not the OT.
OT can’t be blamed for someone dropping the ball over a decade later.

And, again, to people who say Shaw should still have had scars, ect;
Should Obi-Wan still be cut in half? That’s how he was last time we saw him.
Should Yoda still be sick and coughing? That’s how he was last time we saw him.

True, true

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#1123339
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MY thoughts on various changes
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The actual approach to the Death Star IMO looks way more realistic in the original. The CGI version of the SE even with the one pilots head moving looks like it belongs in a Pixar movie.

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#1123019
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My thoughts on various changes
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Here’s a new theory. Perhaps those spirits were only visible to Luke. No one seems to acknowledge them when they appear not even Leia when she comes over to Luke. That said perhaps they appear in a spiritual form that’s only recognizable to Luke. Just because to some of us there may be less logic to have Anakin appear elderly and unscarred doesn’t mean it’s not logical in Luke’s case. Anakin may appear in a form he had not been in his lifetime but Luke still clearly recognizes it as the redeemed man he saw behind the mask.

Having Hayden appear IMO makes Anakins redemption less meaningful and deceptive. It almost pushes the idea that had he survived we are to think he will just return to the whiny young Jedi he was years ago which I think most of us will agree wouldnt be the case. IMO the redemption is more about a man turning his back on evil for good than simply reverting to who he had been many years before. The spirit Luke sees is the redeemed man who saved his life, not the whiny arrogant Jedi who would ultimately turn his back on good.

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#1122579
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My thoughts on various changes
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adywan said:

ZeeverFett said:

If Shaw is used, this is the only version Luke would recognize:

He would recognise him more than some mop haired kid that just appears. Just a couple of scars and no hair doesn’t make him unrecognisable at all. Information is not easily available under the oppression of a regime like the Empire. He couldn’t just look up information about his father. The Emperor would have suppressed all of that. If it was so easy for Luke to look up info on his father, then it wouldn’t have been too hard for him to discover that he became Vader.

Anakin appearing as his younger self is ridiculous. So, one of the most evil men in the galaxy can suddenly return to his youth, while the other two jedi have to remain their older selves? And the fan theories about how he returns to his form when he was last a good man is also ridiculous. Not only is he NOT a good man on the light side of the force when he looked like that, ( He had already begun on the path to the dark side, He had, after all, slaughtered a whole village of Tuskens, including the women and children, out of anger long before he looked like that), but that also completely destroys the whole redemption arc of ROTJ. Anakin turns back to the light side prior to his death. Him becoming a force ghost originally symbolised that. Before the rubbish that they had to learn it, which Anakin had no knowledge of, so couldn’t have become a force ghost. God, the prequels screwed so much up in the OT

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#1122120
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My thoughts on various changes
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Anakin Starkiller said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Funny how nobody – absolutely nobody – complained about Shaw-as-Anakin not making any sense/being confusing until the Hayden change was introduced.

Because up until a year a two before he was added, nobody knew what a young Anakin looked like. It’s a retroactive plot hole, but an inevitable one, when making the Prequels.

Again I dont get what him looking like when he was younger has to do with him choosing to appear as his older self in the Force. Just because he never appeared as an unscarred old man before dying means he can’t appear so after he dies?? Why not?? Are there rules about what forms those in the afterlife, or Force rather, can take form of once they die?? Dracula can take form of a wolf yet I’m sure he wasn’t as such before he became one of the undead. And don’t give me the whole ‘thats another movie/story’ argument. Also who’s to say Anakin didn’t choose to appear as an unscarred old gent so Luke could have a better representation of the man he saw behind the mask?? If you can give proof that these rules about what one can take form of in the Force are real then fine but until then I don’t see where your implications that this change was inevitable are coming from.

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#1121810
Topic
Difference between the theatrical versions and the first VHS home releases?
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ANH did not have the squished titles (aside from a squished LFL text and asquished ‘A long time ago…’). Also note that the pre-1995 P&S releases of ANH had the 1980s Fox logo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2hChR9-naU

ESB and ROTJ had the squished logos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzaqlNQzmpc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K_Uk7ty5yc

oojason said:

ChainsawAsh said:

I don’t remember any of my US sets having squished crawls they were all P&S. I had the late 80s/early 90s set with the yellow logos, and then the 95 Faces set after that.

This set?:-

Absolutely love the artwork used on that - think I must have worn those tapes out constantly playing them back then 😃

I think the above set came out in 1990, with a Letterbox Edition set released 2/3 years later - with some different artwork/colouring of text on the back covers.

Yes that set was from 1990. It was repackaged in 1992 with different back covers and was released under Fox Video as opposed to CBS/FOX. A letterbox set of the 1992 set including From SW to Jedi was also released in '92.

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#1119319
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What printers does everyone use for printing discs and artwork?
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@oojason I don’t think the fit to page option is the problem as I had used that feature prior and they came out the way I wanted them to. Also if I don’t use that options portions of the cover will cropped off.

As far as the printer settings, these are done behind the counter so as to what settings they have the printers on I have no idea of and likely never will.

I actually don’t have a printer at home to do any testing with so I guess I’ll have to try to take this somewhere else other than Staples. I might discuss this with my stepdad as he might have knowledge on this. Thanks guys! Wish me luck!

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#1119174
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What printers does everyone use for printing discs and artwork?
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Guess I’m gonna need some help too. The past year or so I’ve been having Staples print these. Although it’s been hit or miss with how they’re printed (sometimes they’re big enough, sometimes they’re not) but when they’re printed right they look perfect (for me at least).

However last Saturday I had one Staples print out two covers and both are slightly smaller than I need them to be. I tried another Staples and got the same result. I went there today and they said the lasers to their printers won’t be able to print them to the size I want. I guess I should have asked them how they were able to get them done right before but I just left.

Anyways the way I had them printed there was on 8.5x11 Elite Gloss paper, I set portrait to landscape, and set the image to fit to page. The first two images shows the edge of the cover where I need it.

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Below is from a cover printed this past weekend where the Image doesn’t come close enough to the edge (more noticeable in the second image).

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As you can see it’s a pretty subtle difference especially when looking at the first one but the way I want it like with the first examples above fill up the DVD covers much better and more accurately to a real DVD insert. I also should note that I create all my DVD inserts with the same PhotoShop project so they all come out the same size each time so I know that’s not the problem. So any tips guys?? Is there a printer that will print to where I want them?? Is there another printing place I should take them to??

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