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The Star Wars Holiday Special: The Definitive Release (Help Needed) (WIP)
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Darth telly said:

Special thanks to Matt Mahdi and Snoopac for making this project possible.

Hello everybody, the goal of this project is to create a definitive release of the star wars holiday special. I have gathered together VHS recordings of different airings of the special, the editdroid DVD, and many interviews with the cast and crew along with other little things released throughout the years to create the definitive release of The Star Wars Holiday special. This release will include the following:

My own version of the Special (expanded on below)
Editdroid DVD
KCCI airing
WCBS airing
WMAR airing
Tasjo’s WHIO edition
Zion V2
Digital Spy Anthony Daniels interview
Screen Rant Plus: Anthony Daniels on the lego star wars holiday special
beatrice arthur interview
Bruce VIlanch interview
Harvey Koreman interview
Harrison Ford On Late Night with Conan O’Brien
Harrison Ford on the star wars holiday special and cowboys and aliens
Boba Fett screentest
Star Wars Holiday Special Boba Fett Animator JOHN CELESTRI Interview
Mark Hamill - Memories of Carrie Fisher, The Holiday Special, and a Broken Promise
JJ abrams on the canonicity of the star wars holiday special
Skywalking through wonderland Steve Binder Interview
Fox News coverage
Cartoon anamatic
South Park: Uncle Hanks Christmas Classics
TV land segment on the special
Robot Chicken commmercials
Holiday Special/Flying High Promo
Holiday Special/Flying High Promo 2
Clips from the Flying High November 17, 1978 episode
Clips from Lucy Comes to Nashville
Hot City: the almost complete series (missing 2 episodes)
The interviews from the editdroid DVD
Honest Trailer
Ryan George Pitch Meeting
From the Desk of Charles Lippincott article
Vanity Fair Han Solo Comedy Hour article
Starlog #19
A Photo Gallery
All the interviews from
All the graphics from Holonet 59
Chef Gamora article in Holonet 59
The transcript
The original story treatment
The fourth Draft of the script
The production notes
Proto-Fett the Birth of Boba article, along with all the graphics from the article.
The Depths of Kashyk
A Forest Apart

What I Need

  1. Censored audio track for South Park: Uncle Hanks Christmas classics from south park season 3 DVD.
  2. KMGH airing
  3. KNXT airing
  4. WBNS airing
  5. ATV airing
  6. Network10 airing
  7. Full Sweden airing
  8. Good quality french airing with commercials
  9. Scan of filmfax magazine 69/70
  10. anything else you are able to contribute
    (for all airings a recording including commercials is preferable)

stuff I would like but I am not certain of their existence

  1. KCMO airing with commercials
  2. KCCI airing with commercials

Other things I need

  1. someone to create some nice blu-ray menus when I am done with everything else
  2. People who can subtitle the special in different languages
  3. someone who can create optional Wookie subtitles

Currently, I think this release will be on two Blu-ray50s, but this might change later on.

My version of the special will aim to improve on Zion, Editdroid, and Tasjos’s work. Here is a outline of its goals.

  1. replace shots tooken from star wars with 4K77 footage
  2. Include the fighting the frizzies segment and any other promos/bumpers from different TV channels
  3. Have the option to watch with or without commercials
  4. Have synced french, Spanish, and Rifftrax audio tracks
  5. Have optional Wookie subtitles
  6. Compile an audio commentary from different Interviews (only a possibility)

The main source I will use for my version of the special will be The Editdroid DVD. Then I will use 4K77 for the sections taken from A New Hope, and the official Blu-ray for the Vader widens the search scene. I will color correct the Editdroid using 4K77 as a reference up against the scenes taken from a New hope on the editdroid DVD. Then I will be using tasjo’s WHIO release for the audio dropouts and missing frames in the editdroid version. I will be sourcing the commercials from the zion hybrid and the WHIO for the opening CBS bumpers.

If you can contribute anything please do.

“Vader widens the search scene” on blu-ray is a different take

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