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hello!

just wanted to introduce myself, thank those who took this project on, and express my joy that the forums/community still appear to be active.

i’m new to this, but when i learned there was a project that restored the story to its unedi… um… ‘despecialized’ form, i felt an excitement that’s hard to put into words. that so many people put so much time, effort, and sensitivity to splicing and layering all those different sources together into a seamless piece, i know you all know the feeling of hope i have right now.

it appears i may have missed the chance to actually see it since it’s not available (for now), but just the chance, the hope, is honestly grand.

thank you.

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jynerso said:

it appears i may have missed the chance to actually see it since it’s not available (for now)

Which project are you talking about specifically? There are a lot of projects discussed here with similar goals in mind, and several of them are completed and available. It’s just that links are not allowed on the open forum for legal reasons.

The best way to gain access to most of these projects is to send a private message to the original poster of the thread (click on the username and on the user’s page, click “Start A Private Topic”), unless there are alternative instructions in the original post. If you have issues with this or aren’t getting a response to your private message within a few days, feel free to post in the project’s thread to ask for guidance or if another member might have a lead on finding what you’re looking for. And, of course, you can always reply to a project’s thread if you have general questions or suggestions about it, or if you just want to join in on the conversation!

Welcome, and good luck!

a trolling bantha

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Howdy fellas. I like Star Wars, as in the movies. Not the cultural phenomenon. I watch these films like any other. And that’s why I think it’s important to preserve the original releases and such. They’ve done the same with The Exorcist and other films. But the difference here is that they’re trying to be erased from history. So I’m happy that we’re not letting that happen.

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On this website I go by sampsoninc916. Since I have a hobby of experimenting with video, I have done a personal fan restoration of two shows. Winnie The Pooh and Christmas Too from 1991 and the original Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer stop motion special from 1964. I have tremendous editing skills, knowing where pieces of the story need to go. This has allowed me to make these restorations to begin with, though I have not gone all the way.

One reason why I am on here is to see if we can do a better job restoring Disney’s movies than Disney ever could. After hearing that Dumbo will not have the crows in the Disney+ version of the classic film, and the super obvious situation of Song of the South, I’m glad that this community is working to restore those films and make them more accessible for today’s audiences and on today’s screens. Having those films accessible will give us a better understanding why we were the way we were years ago and how we can avoid making those mistakes again. It would also be cool if we could restore Mickey’s Christmas Carol and not have too much DNR like on the Blu-ray. I remember Disney as it once was, and I don’t want them to hide their own history, nor do I want them to get rid of animation altogether.

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Hi everyone,

I’m a big fan of original trilogy. Just wanted to say hi to everyone!

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Hello to all, just signed up to say hey and may the force be with you. Big OT fan and appreciate all the work and cool projects going on which rival and even surpass major releases of the saga we all know and love. (ahem)

Health issues had me down for a while so I’m glad to be here.

thanks again
TS

Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?

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Hi. New here. Enjoying learning about the process that brought Star Wars back.

I’ve been searching to find a list of the audio tracks on the Despecialized version that I’ve downloaded. All I can see are the numbers. I can tell which ones are commentary, music only, and audio description. I can’t figure out the different English versions.

I found this old list:

Star Wars

(1) 1977 35mm two-track Dolby Stereo (as available up to 1985 CAV LaserDisc - captured)
(2) 1977 70mm Six-Track Dolby Stereo (never available but re-created by the EditDroid team)
(3) 1977 35mm mono. (available from UK ITV VHS tape or 1977 bootleg tape)
(4) 1985 two-track Dolby Stereo (as available on 1992 Pan/Scan LaserDisc)
(5) 1993 two-track Dolby Stereo (as available on Definitive Collection onwards)
(6) 1997 Special Edition (as available on SE LaserDisc)
(7) 2004 Special Special Edition (as available on 2004 DVD)

But it only shows 7 audio tracks. The version I have is showing many more than that with 5 English tracks at the beginning 1-5 and several English tracks at the end (in between are the foreign language tracks).

Is there an updated list of the tracks so I can tell which one to set for viewing?

Thanks for the help.

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It seems you have obtained the MKV of Star Wars DEED v2.7, for which a list of the audio tracks can be found in HanDuet’s “The Ultimate Introductory Guide”. See the first post of this thread for a link to the guide: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-V27-MKV-IS-OUT-NOW/id/12713

Go to section 3, step 7, and follow the link to the supplemental guide. You’ll then find NFO files with audio track listings for all the recent DEED releases.

Bluto

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Bluto said:

It seems you have obtained the MKV of Star Wars DEED v2.7, for which a list of the audio tracks can be found in HanDuet’s “The Ultimate Introductory Guide”. See the first post of this thread for a link to the guide: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-V27-MKV-IS-OUT-NOW/id/12713

Go to section 3, step 7, and follow the link to the supplemental guide. You’ll then find NFO files with audio track listings for all the recent DEED releases.

Bluto

Thanks. That’s exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for helping.

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Hi everyone! Longtime lurker and admirer of film preservation and thought I’d finally join the community. Huge fan of everyone’s work and dedication toward keeping these films and experiences alive. I can’t wait to do what I can to support projects!

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Hi there. I’m a fan of film restoration and am fascinated by the DTS sound found on laser discs.

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Hello. I’m a fan of sci-fi in general, from old-school stuff like Forbidden Planet to more modern fiction such as Neuromancer. My interest in Star Wars got sparked with the original Lego Star Wars, and a book that had info and pictures of pretty much everything in “The Phantom Menace”, which I loved reading even though I never saw the movie before :p

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Hi guys new to this forums but not to Star Wars fan edits. I watched several and made several of my own. My favorite OT edits are Adywan’s Revisited and favorite PT edits are Hal 9000’s edits. I am currently working on a Ep 4 edit and could use help color correction one scene if anyone would be willing to help. Also if anyone play X-wing miniatures an has the U-wing expansion (the blue one) I could your help. I need a picture of the model from a specific angle. I have found a real model looks much better than a 3D one In this movie since all the models were real to begin with. looking forward to talking shop with y’all.

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Hello there, I’m also new to this forum. I am a long-time fan whose first viewing experience was the Prequels.
I like my OT without special edition changes, still have my GOUT discs. I watched some fanedits, but i generally prefer the theatric releases.

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Hello, i’m a big fan this i saw the original trilogy on VHS when i was 4. Thank you for welcoming me in this community!

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My introduction to the movies came about thanks to HBO running the “Hardware Wars” short endlessly. My parents didn’t make much of a fuss over SW when it came out, so when SW finally ended up on cable, I viewed it as a much more elaborate Hardware Wars rip-off. I still liked it though!

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Hi, I’m Titi.
I’m a big fan of the first (unique?) Trilogy.
Happy to join this community.
Thanks.

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Hey everyone 👋,

TL;DR of me joining:
Decided to look into searching for the anti-cheese Prequel edits. Found these forums and decided to join because I love Star Wars and love talking Star Wars.

Longer version:
I’m a fan of both the John Campea Show and Schmoedown Entertainment Network on Youtube (highly recommend their somewhat-shared show, “Dark Side Light Side,” and Kristian Harloff started talking about the anti-cheese prequels and how they greatly improved those films in his opinion. Decided to do some digging but couldn’t find links. Reached out to a friend of mine who also runs the “Canon Cantina” podcast and he told me he had the Hal 9000 edits. Did some quick Google searching, found what I was looking for, and discovered this site as well. Looked at a few of the discussion areas and realized I totally dug this place and signed up.

Excited to talk Star Wars and looking forward to this new era we’re entering. Crossing my fingers it’s a good era…

“Confronting fear is the destiny of the Jedi.”
Luke Skywalker

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Hello, I’m new to the site here and would like to introduce myself.

I found the site a couple years ago through casual research about the changes George Lucas was making to the OT. Throughout this time, I have become a Star Wars and Lego Star Wars collector. I’ve been working on a collection of all official home video releases, including somewhat rare Bonus and pack-in DVD’s. I’m also a Catholic priest so, as a single man, this has become a fun and interesting hobby of mine.

On the Lego side of things, I’ve recently completed a collection of all 20th anniversary-related items, including the rare Obi-wan minifig, the poster, the Battle of Hoth set, the Darth Vader bust, the Darth Vader watch and the clock, along with the commonly available 20th Anniv. sets.

I know you hear this a lot, but I really don’t want to be a newbie, one-time posting mooch. I may not have the video or artistic skills to contribute to the preservation projects, but if I can help with collecting or other trivia, I’d be glad to.

thanks,
Fr. Matt
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I come to you disheartened. Disney Wars has not been kind to me, as it has not been kind to many, and so I’ve sought out the experience I had with the original Star Wars as a kid. George certainly mucked things up with the special editions long before the Maus cast his shadow on the franchise, so here I am.

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Hi there, I’m Rob. I’ve been a huge Star Wars fan since I saw the first movie back in 77. I love the OT, but have no axe to grind about the Prequels or the sequels.
I’m new to the whole fan edit thing, and I’ll admit that I’m much more a consumer of this art, than a maker. My Intro to Fan edits was the brilliant Adywan Revisited works ANH and ESB (just pateintly waiting on the RotJ Revisited). Having seen what one fan can accomplish with time and dedication, I’m now eager to see what can be done with the Prequels.
I’ll apologise now for the PM’s about to be sent to creators. Thank you for all your hard work, dedication and talent.

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It is so good to see many new members join the community here.

MTFBWY all 😃

R4

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Hey everyone. Been here for awhile but don’t think I’ve made a proper intro post. I’m all about film and cultural preservation, and as such, the original Star Wars trilogy and its preservation is right in my wheelhouse of interests. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the project for protecting and providing access to the best quality original version of a massive 20th century cultural cornerstone.

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Just like to say Hi and thanks to everyone for such a fantastic site.

I’ve been a huge Star Wars fan ever since I saw the original movie on the big screen as a kid. It’s great to see all the fascinating projects here and keep up the great work.

Cheers