I am going ahead with scanning the 1997 Star Wars-A New Hope Special Edition from two 35mm prints.
If anyone would like to help out with this, please let me know.(Check my signature for details)
I intend to have the first print scanned towards the end of November if I can get the funds together, definitely will be done before Xmas.
I’m not a fan of the Special Edition, but there are no High Definition home releases that are true to the 1997 SE Theatrical Release, the Blu-ray has a ton of changes compared to the SE you saw in cinemas in 1997.
Also, it will be helpful with restoring the Original 1977 Star Wars, as a source of frames missing from the original prints that we have (where they weren’t changed from the OT)
Any help appreciated with this, it is an expensive endeavour, but one worth doing.
Once this is done, I will be getting back to THX and the Original Trilogy.
For many this version of Star Wars was the first they saw on a cinema screen, so it deserves a preservation.
We still need funds to scan reels 3, 4 and 5.
Previews are up for the other reels.