Sign In

towne32

User Group
Trusted Members
Join date
3-May-2014
Last activity
25-Mar-2017
Posts
4159

Post History

Post
#1058672
Topic
Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
Time

Tobar said:

The Carrie stuff is non-news. We’ve known she finished all of her shooting for VIII before she passed.

Now that bit about the Han Solo movie…very interesting.

There were concerns that VIII could be modified to deal with her absence in IX. Though we’ve known that they won’t CGI her for some time now, it was not clear if the plot would be modified, or if scenes from VIII could get moved to IX. It’s not non-news.

Post
#1056131
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

chyron8472 said:

Blackout said:

chyron8472 said:

I think DeEd v2+ is already GOUT free.

Star Wars still has some GOUT.

Are you sure? I thought he replaced it all with TN1 scans at least by v2.5.
And the scene that was intentionally left GOUT I think is in Return of the Jedi. Like the shot where Boba Fett flies across the screen before smashing into the barge or something like that.

All of the SW releases still have plenty of GOUT. TN1 did not have any kind of full release like they do now, when Harmy did 2.5. Much of his 35mm work in that film is from selections of frames, as I understand it. He does have some 35mm sequences, as you see in Mos Eisley. For 2.7, I did replace much of the longer GOUT sequences with TN1’s. But there are still plenty left, especially in the Battle of Yavin. Pretty much anything of Harmy’s that contained composited GOUT material, and not whole shots of GOUT, would remain as well.

You’re right about Jedi 2.5, and I believe the same is the plan for ESB 2.5. There just wasn’t the same material available for SW 2.5.

Post
#1054658
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

chyron8472 said:

Fang Zei said:

chyron8472 said:

jedimasterobiwan said:

I hope it doesn’t make all the star wars fan edits not be available anymore. 😦

George Lucas himself had long since known about fan edits. When asked about it in an interview, he said, while bitter about people doing it, he just cared that he had his version with his name on it (the article in question was actually about SW:Revisited).

Disney has had more than enough opportunity now to drop the hammer down on fan projects, but they haven’t. I was just saying, and I stress hypothetically, that making it too easy can bring it more mainstream, which has the hypothetical capacity to annoy them into action.

I also doubt a small handful of third party sellers on eBay are on Disney’s radar.

Disney hasn’t dropped the hammer because they realize they have no one but themselves to blame for Harmy’s efforts over the last four years even being necessary.

Actually, Fox owns permanent distribution rights of A New Hope (or “Star Wars”, actually). George sold it to them, so long as he had full rights of any merchadising and control over any sequels, in exchange for Fox’s agreement to produce the first film. That means if Disney is to officially release a pre-SE A New Hope, they have to agree to buy or lease distribution of it from Fox.

Yeah, good luck with that.

While all that is true, I don’t think there is any reason to assume that it is actually a hurdle. Anyway, this has been discussed endlessly in other threads.

Post
#1052186
Topic
Do you think Disney will release the unaltered versions for DVD and blue ray
Time

So there is not currently an SE Jedi listing on Amazon digital? Meaning, this is indeed a mistaken mislabeling of the SE (and if you bought it, you would get the SE), but perhaps still indicative given that such information really has no business even being on Amazon’s servers?

edit: People are saying the run time listed is the theatrical one (2hr 14min). Isn’t that the SE time? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086190/technical

This post has been edited.

Post
#1052052
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Editroid said:

Someone mentioned how obvious they felt the rotoscoping in Star Wars Despecialized 2.5 is, that the opening crawl wobbles and then speeds up weirdly at the end, and wishes the picture quality was more consistent.

“Someone”

Lol.

Well, someone once said Editroid is not incorrect that someone mentioned it.

This post has been edited.

Post
#1050045
Topic
Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
Time

UnitéD2 said:

Oh, the real life strikes back ! 😉 Congratulations for you job !

Why wouldn’t Despecialized become a team/community work for the next edition(s) ? I know it is yet partly the case (the list of “special thanks”, Towne’s SW etc.), but what if guy who have the skills and the experience here work together for scenes replacement, rotoscoping etc. under your supervision ?

For the Original, since Neverar’s correction is coming soon and good 35 mm available references multiplicating, the OT community should move forward ! “On met la gomme Chico !”

Moving forward, the most useful sources for Despecialized will surely be cleaned up 35mm footage. I don’t think there could be any harm in lots of people contributing properly cleaned shots. But I don’t think there are very many people here who are particularly skilled at this. It would not be ideal to farm out the work to unproven people. While the initial learning curve is not too bad (and this is speaking from my own personal experience) for cleaning up quick shots, credits, etc, it is quite another thing to rely on us random folks for the bulk of the film. It can be a long and taxing process and it is easy to make mistakes that are destructive to the product. I am certainly not qualified for any kind of extensive restoration.

Training people in these skills is a project in and of itself. But if people took the time and effort to learned (and showed some example work based on any of the now available 35mm scans for quite a few films), I don’t think it would be unreasonable to get a few more people involved.

Anything to do with color correction, on the other hand, needs to be done by as few people as possible, in my opinion. As shown in the many color correction threads, we’ve all got different opinions. Most of the things we all come up with are honestly probably good enough. But the grading needs to be consistent.

Also: congrats on the job, Harmy!

This post has been edited.

Post
#1046847
Topic
Harmy's Despecialized Star Wars 1977 - Color Adjustment Project
Time

TR2N said:

towne32 said:

Nope, unfortunately there is not. Sorry!

Would you mind and share it somewhere?

I’m not actually entirely sure I have the files themselves anymore. I sent them to Harmy and he uploaded them to a site that seems to have gone under now. I’ll take a look for them at some point. If anyone else backed them up, feel free to host them somewhere. I also don’t have a spot in mind for uploading, but obviously not that site we used last time. 😛

Post
#1045833
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

This guy is an idiot and a liar as well. Look at his negative feedback.

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=mimmers_closet&iid=-1&de=off&items=25&searchInterval=30&which=negative&interval=180&_trkparms=negative_180

People are disappointed because obviously they’re getting shitty bootlegs (no menus or labels either, apparently). One person seems to have just gotten loose discs without cases, and he replied by saying the buyer was “sadly mistaken”. I don’t think someone was “mistaken” about that after wasting $60 on it.

This post has been edited.

Post
#1045830
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

Yeah. Assuming he is reading this:

You’re a piece of garbage. 😃

Anyway, obviously he can just make a new account if we keep pressing on (he may even have several already). But oh well, it means starting over with 0 feedback. And we should just keep pressing on, regardless.

Post
#1045737
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

They’ve got other stuff up that they probably grabbed from myspleen. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rifftrax-Star-Wars-Holiday-Special-DVD-Mystery-Science-Theater-3000-MST3K/282357001409

Best to just keep an eye on this person and report all their lame auctions. Obviously, this one isn’t as big a deal, as it’s the holiday special and Disney (Fox? Does anyone even pretend to own the rights to this one?) doesn’t sell it. Still, it’s someone trying to make money off a myspleen account, most likely.

This post has been edited.

Post
#1044636
Topic
New Force Awakens fan edit
Time

doubleofive said:

The title font in the crawl isn’t wrong, it’s just not the font used in RotJ and the Prequels.

(I’m limiting myself to one critique, and not going to point out how impossible character replacement is.)

(oops)

Well I ended up learning something in this thread. I didn’t know those fonts differed. Are they close-but-imperfect matches? Do Jedi and the PT match one another? And they switched back to a more accurate typeface for TFA?

This post has been edited.

Post
#1043631
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

solkap said:

So if anyone can think of a way for me to get those earlier versions of the DEEDs outside of torrents, a pm would be much appreciated.

Otherwise, if I decide to attempt to acquire a myspeen invite, I’d need to get in line at the link below, correct?:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Post-in-this-thread-to-request-an-invite-to-MySpleenorg-you-MUST-read-the-first-post/id/8592

You could get in line. But, honestly, I think the kind people in that thread giving out invites should be informed that you have stated that you do not intend to seed back what you downloaded. Your myspleen account would get banned if you only leech, and the person doing the invitation would be in risk as well. Although myspleen is somewhat more lax, many trackers would instantly ban someone for inviting a hit-and-runner. Either way, most people don’t want to invite hit-and-runners, and myspleen actually was upset that OT was inviting so many. But those were accidental invites and you’ve stated the intent in advance. It honestly doesn’t seem like the right distribution platform for you, unless you change your mindset.

People who are super worried about their IPs being out there pay for VPNs. People who want their IPs private and don’t want to use the harddrive space, bandwidth, or computer uptime pay for seed boxes. It’s less convenient, but that’s sometimes how it goes for extenuating circumstances. If this is just general paranoia of getting in trouble for using torrents: you’ll be fine. The tracker has been around for a decade, and people upload copyrighted things to it every day. No one is going to kick down your door for being one of several people seeding an old version of a Star Wars edit that has no commercial equivalent.

Otherwise, perhaps someone will be kind enough to upload all of the old versions somewhere for you. But it doesn’t seem too likely given the size of these things.

This post has been edited.

Post
#1043575
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

Yes. It’s a private tracker. Since this, and myspleen, are communities full of preservationists, you can expect old versions of things to persist. Still, outdated version of despecialized fall into the realm of extremely niche interests. Keeping them all maintained on file lockers (and preserving specific rar sets) is probably a major waste of energy. And the few people who keep things seeded on public trackers will move on to the latest version.

For the very few with such an interest, a private tracker is probably the best option. And if they ever go unseeded, there are enough people out there who still have it backed up somewhere and can reseed.

If your interest is just making sure they continue to exist somewhere, I think you need not worry about it, especially if you don’t plan on keeping them seeded. There are enough digital hoarders around here to take care of it. 😃

This post has been edited.

Post
#1043119
Topic
The theatrical colors of the Star Wars trilogy
Time

Williarob said:

Obviously not a reliable color reference for many reasons, but interesting because I’ve never seen the Leia and R2 shot look so green anywhere else.

Especially with the characters themselves appearing so neutral (vibrant, even) compared to the very green walls.

Post
#1043086
Topic
kk650's Star Wars Saga: Regraded and Semi-Specialized
Time

Alderaan94 said:

Hello¡ I get ROTJ semidespecialized in a 22GB mkv. Which one is this? Looks very good, but i noticed some mattes distortion in space ships. Is that normal? Also picture has good quality but some grain. Any knows why? Im not used to this versions so maybe all is fine.

I don’t recall if KK added any grain to the OT, but I suspect not. When the color is corrected from the extremely dark blu-rays, you can really see the grain. Unfortunately (at least for ANH, but probably the others) it is apparently not real film grain, but added in the official restoration master. Harmy said they posted a frame from the original master online, and the grain was present in the black bars!

This post has been edited.

Post
#1042684
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
Time

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Harry Potter just dropped in 4K. SRP $44.95 a title and currently pre-ordering on Amazon at that price, no box set, while the 2016 Blu Ray is selling on Amazon for $8.

  1. Can’t believe that price.
  2. A per-title release instead of box is interesting. Even more interesting is we’re getting the last four in the series first, with the other four titles coming later in 2017.

For the OT, if we get 4K (and even if not), I like the individual title release idea, but $45 per title?? New releases don’t even fetch that on the format. Hopefully we won’t get gouged like this if the OUT comes around this year.

Hmm, I had read that the UHDs were being released in 2x combo packs. Did that not end up happening? Or perhaps that ended up being for digital 4K sales?

To the top