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35mm Feature Film Movie - Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back SE (1997) on EBAY!

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/35mm-Feature-Film-Movie-Star-Wars-Episode-V-The-Empire-Strikes-Back-SE-1997/303019086580?hash=item468d5852f4:g:3moAAOSwO7dcL7uY:rk:12:pf:0

Yoo look what I found.

“Condition: Very Good. This is a really nice print. I did not see any noticeable splices in any of the 6 reels and the scans are just plain gorgeous. Scans are not color corrected. Only things missing are some original heads and tails on some of the reels which have been replaced by white leader. No smell, no vinegar. I do not run these prints for fear of scratching them. If you have been looking for this print, I do not think you will be disappointed.”

"This is the Special Edition released in 1997, not the version released in 1980. "

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could frames from this print be useful to 4K80?

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KillThad said:

Is it almost $2k useful, though?

My thoughts exactly. I feel like it’d be useful but at the same time that’s a heavy investment for some missing frames.

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Could be useful for a scan of the 1997 edition though. ;p

"Right now the coffees are doing their final work." (Airi, Masked Rider Den-o episode 1)

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Molly said:

Could be useful for a scan of the 1997 edition though. ;p

i saw someone making a special edition scan but idk if they are doing a scan after 1997 not an actual 1997 one

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Any version post-97 is already available in HD…

"Right now the coffees are doing their final work." (Airi, Masked Rider Den-o episode 1)

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Do the theatrical film reels also have the crushed blacks problem? Like in the Luke surrender scene in ROTJ where his clothes go below 0 IRE and you can’t see any detail or bring any back. That’s what is disappointing to me about watching any bluray re-grade. You can restore proper color but you can’t bring back the lost dynamic range.

If the film prints don’t have increased dynamic range, then yeah I wouldn’t really see the point of doing a scan of them.

It would be cool to have a scan of all the scenes that were just the original effects but with the elements digitally composited to reduce generation loss. Wide dynamic range and clean composites would definitely be nice to have for stuff like the Hoth battle.

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Someone I know is bidding on the relisted print, so hopefully they will get it.

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