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Preserving the...cringe...Star Wars Holiday Special (Released)
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14-Jul-2020, 8:55 PM
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So I started a new project to compare a couple different SWHS releases, then…this happened.

SWHS Mega Compare

This is a Premiere Pro project with 12 separate Holiday Special releases at full 480 res lined up on one 2560x1440 video sequence.

A few things I noticed:

  • We’ve come a long way since the days of the initial DVD releases
  • Color varies quite a bit with every source
  • You can tell how clean the EditDroid source is compared to all the VHS transfers
  • What the hell was I thinking with the aspect ratio on my v1 release, lol
  • RiffTrax definitely sourced the video on their site from my v1, only they cropped it, did a ton of smoothing and noise reduction, and for some reason converted the whole thing to 23.976 fps (I’m honored, though I wish they’d used my v2 release instead)
  • I really like the news segment and Wonder Woman/Hulk bumper intro used on the Tasjo and Gormaanda releases, and how Rikter put the SW and ESB trailers at the end of his KCMO release
  • “Fighting the Frizzies at 11” is still the best commercial break segment and should be added to commercial breaks in future releases