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.:. MoveAlong's - The Lost Scenes .:. Complete & Released — Page 2

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Originally posted by: Hedjii72
nOOb question here:

What is usenet, and how do I get to it using a Mac?


Unison, by Panic.

Han: Hey Lando! You kept your promise, right? Not a scratch?
Lando: Well, what’s left of her isn’t scratched. All the scratched parts got knocked off along the way.
Han (exasperated): Knocked off?!

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Those guides by russs15 are nice with some good information. Being on a Mac, you'll have to use equivalent tools, of which there are excellent choices. I'm on OS X and I use Unison for downloading and uploading. It's very Mac like and easy to use. I love it. Hardcore usenet Mac geeks like Thoth. It's no longer being developed and has one of the worst user interfaces I've ever seen.

In binary newsgroups (like alt.binaries.starwars) you'll be running into split up RAR archives mostly along with PAR files. Use the russs15 links and google to learn about rar's and par's.

UnRarX - Joins your split RAR archives and extracts original files.

MacPAR deLuxe - With PAR files, allows you to recover incomplete, corrupt, or missing RAR's (or other types of archives and files). Will also "UnRar" archives. Great program.

You'll want to get access to usenet with a premium provider. I use Giganews. There are other choices. Your ISP probably offers limited access. But it's usually worthless, as retention times are incredibly short and many newsgroups aren't even carried.

Two years ago I didn't know anything about usenet. I saw that all of the good projects were being posted there and I wanted in. I took a while to research things from the Mac point of view and just learned as I went along. Now, I can download a full DVD5 in 2 hours. Torrents, on the other hand, are a cruel joke. If you're lucky, you might get that same DVD in 2 days, most of the time much longer. Trust me, take the time and expense to get into usenet...

You can go about your business. Move along, move along.

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I'm out of it for a little while, and everybody gets delusions of grandeur! Well, in this case at least it's justified.

Seriously, I came back after about around a month away and I see this little project. This is awesome.... something I've dreamed about, and made some rudimentary attempts at doing myself. MoveAlong, again you've made me a very happy guy. Anyone who knows me knows my obsession with the cut scenes of Star Wars. I can't wait to get my hands on this, what looks like so far the most watchable version of the cut scenes yet.

And Boba Feta, your restoration work looks great. I am looking forward to seeing what the finished product will be like.

--SKot

Projects:
Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
Preserving the…cringe…Star Wars Holiday Special [COMPLETED]
The Star Wars TV Commercials Project [DORMANT]
Felix the Cat 1919-1930 early film shorts preservation [ONGOING]
Lights Out! (lost TV anthology shows) [ONGOING]
Iznogoud (1995 animated series) English audio preservation [ONGOING]

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I just received this disc, and I am extremely pleased with the results.

Those who know me at all know that I have always been obsessed by cut scenes from Star Wars in particular, and particularly the Tosche Station scenes. It's what starwarscutscenes.com was based on when I created the original site nearly 10 years ago. So this particular project is very close to my heart.

As you might imagine, I've seen the cut scenes now countless numbers of times. Even before Behind The Magic came out (which of course I bought the instant it was available), I had seen the scenes already from a bootleg camcorder clip I picked up on Usenet, shot at Comic Con '97 during the one time that footage was ever shown in public. But this time, while watching MoveAlong's DVD, I felt like I was watching the scenes for the first time. Because it was the first time I had ever seen them fill a widescreen TV. It was the first time I had ever seen them play so smoothly. And it was the first time I had ever seen them properly cropped with no annoying extra black space on the edges. It was fantastic. I viewed them all in sequence with a smile on my face the whole time.

I can truly appreciate the effort that MoveAlong put into making this look so good, because I tried myself for years to do something like this. But I never managed to pull it off completely, due to either lack of expertise or lack of technology. I never found a way to pull the material directly out of the files on the CDs. The best I managed to get were some decent video captures with a certain amount of quality loss. Playing the original CD-ROM was okay, but it always required installation, configuration, a computer to play it on, and I had to deal with playback being a little choppy and no real ability to move forward or backward through the material. Also, the Lost Cut cantina footage had Special Edition footage playing along with it for comparison, and while it was interesting the first time, it was annoying every time afterwards. With MoveAlong's preservation, I can finally watch all these scenes in their BEST presentation yet on any DVD player in full anamophic widescreen without any kind of messing around. I can show it to friends and family on their own TVs. It's exactly what I was hoping for.

If that weren't enough, the entire content of the Behind The Magic CD-ROMs is included in the extras folder. I spent literally hours and hours going through those discs in the past, trying to find all of the photos I wanted and painstakingly screen capture them. Now it's as easy as browsing through the jpeg files. I will never give up my original BTM discs, but I'm extremely happy to have an easier way to get right to the meat of the content without wondering if I missed anything.

Maybe Lucasfilm will release these Lost Scenes in perfect quality down the road. Maybe they'll make this project moot soon. We can only hope for that. But in the meantime, MoveAlong is the hero of the day once again.

--SKot

Projects:
Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
Preserving the…cringe…Star Wars Holiday Special [COMPLETED]
The Star Wars TV Commercials Project [DORMANT]
Felix the Cat 1919-1930 early film shorts preservation [ONGOING]
Lights Out! (lost TV anthology shows) [ONGOING]
Iznogoud (1995 animated series) English audio preservation [ONGOING]

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Thanks SKot! That made my day. I'm glad you're enjoying it. I try to put a lot of care into my projects and it's nice to know people appreciate it. I'm happy to be the one that put out the unrestored versions. I personally can't wait to see boba feta's restoration. His sample video looked awesome. Here's hoping that there will be NTSC and PAL versions of his project also...

You can go about your business. Move along, move along.

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It is funny I had just assumed until I saw the request thread last month or so that someone would have already extracted the discs and the scenes.
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Yes indeed. For without Laserman, things like this wouldn't happen.

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Far out Boba Feta, that is coming along great, really nice job on those badly mangled frames.
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hey boba, nice job on the restoration.

I'd be really interested in including this stuff in my version. I think the addition of the biggs + treadwell stuff really adds to the pay off at the end of the film regards biggs death. without these scenes it's odd to be left in.

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Have at it tellan, once I'm finished I'll supply NTSC and PAL versions to whoever needs 'em.

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MoveAlong,

I got the DVD through this morning. From the menus to the Movealong logo and the fade up from black to the footage itself, I was enthralled. It's so good to see this footage on my TV! A fanastic job my friend. Thanks so much.

JD

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I got my DVDs this morning and I have to agree.Just fantastic presentation and work all round and so good to see these on my TV at last.Thank you so much for these!

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Finally getting around to say thanks for the Disks! Great stuff!

The cover art n' stuff sucks though!

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Agreed, I watched this on my TV the other day and all I've got to say is: fantastic.

I especially like the menu and cover art
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Looks great MoveAlong.

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Yeah I'd love to get a copy of this as well. Can anyone do a PIF or to rr ent?
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