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4K restoration on Star Wars — Page 182

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rodneyfaile said:

Then if Disney/Lucasfilm aren’t going after those actually selling the despecialized versions on ebay, they why not just host the free downloads right here on this site instead of hard to access torrent sites?

Because better safe than sorry?

They’re not going after it because, by refusing to restore the movies themselves, they’ve given themselves no excuse to complain about it.

Also, clearly the number of people who actually care about the original versions is such an extremely small number that the few thousand dollars they’re losing to the ebay sellers isn’t worth worrying about (Yes, that was sarcasm).

My point is that if they go after the ebay sellers they are acknowledging the elephant in the room of not having released the unaltereds themselves. It would be an extremely hypocritical move.

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nickyd47 said:

I hope all these new click bait articles get Lucasfilm to say something

Well, it’s sure to hit critical mass next month.

We’ve got May the Fourth and the actual 40th Anniversary on May 25th.

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Well I’m sure all that will happen one guys sales are going to go up. 175 copies sold, and that is just one listing for which there is also a 3-in-1 and then a new one today already selling however many per hour. The DE has been talked about openly by your average youtube personality already, articles have been published, videos about restorations have included mentions of Harmy. Eventually someone will set out to destroy it or it will become another bootleg, passed around and sold without anyone taking notice like the Holiday Special.

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digitalfreaknyc said:

rodneyfaile said:

Then if Disney/Lucasfilm aren’t going after those actually selling the despecialized versions on ebay, they why not just host the free downloads right here on this site instead of hard to access torrent sites?

Torrent sites aren’t remotely hard to access.

If that were true we wouldn’t have a billion people who come here just for an invite.

Regardless, it’s also available on that paradoxical site.

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From what someone said earlier in the thread, sales of the 2011 discs have actually gone up since the reissue in 2015, no doubt due to the renewed interest in the franchise from the new movies.

Disney need only ask themselves, are these increased sales going to sustain themselves over the next three years or will they dwindle to the point that a remastered release of the unaltereds would be worth it, even though it will likely be the last time many fans will ever buy those movies and Disney will have nothing left to sell them post-2020.

I think the more likely scenario is Disney simply waits this out until 2020 and includes a 4k-remastered transfer of the unaltereds with the UHD release of the SE and uses it to help hype up that release. They could also release it on regular blu-ray the same day.

Disney may or may not release their own movies (TFA, RO, TLJ, etc) on UHD in the meantime. I suspect they will, if only to take advantage of that quickly growing market. It will be like how TPM and AotC were released on dvd first. Lets not forget how GL wanted to wait until after RotS to release the OT on dvd at all. This time something similar “May Actually Happen” (-Egon) regarding the OT on UHD, just for different reasons.

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Disney needs to ask themselves, which is easier with the same profit? Re-release with a possible boost in resolution or restoration and other time consuming efforts?

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Mocata said:

Disney needs to ask themselves, which is easier with the same profit? Re-release with a possible boost in resolution or restoration and other time consuming efforts?

A resolution boost would require a restoration anyway because the current master is most likely locked at 1080p, if not 2k.

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Possessed said:

Mocata said:

Disney needs to ask themselves, which is easier with the same profit? Re-release with a possible boost in resolution or restoration and other time consuming efforts?

A resolution boost would require a restoration anyway because the current master is most likely locked at 1080p, if not 2k.

Right, but what I keep coming back to is, will that many people really want to watch the SE in 4k?

Since they won’t even be thinking about a UHD release for I-VI until around 2020 anyway (they’ll wait until enough people have adopted the tech just as they did with dvd and bd), they might as well throw in a 4k OOT as an incentive to buy these movies yet again.

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Will that many people realise or care that it’s the SE in 4K? Still seems like less effort for the same top selling result.

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I don’t know. I’d honestly still buy it, if nothing else just to make my own “semi-specialized” (to steal the name from KK650) version with it. I mean it would suck, but it would give Harmy better material to work with, and we’d all have to buy it to be able to morally download anything harmy or anybody else makes with it. Kind of a catch 22. Do you boycott lucasfilm and rob yourself of a potentially better despecialized (if harmy is so inclined to even make another one with a better source), or do you support them so that you can have a better despecialized?

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Also, does it matter if Kathleen believes in George’s vision when the house of mouse can override that and be like “nope, we like money, put out the OOT, we worked out a deal with FOX”

They let Disney have their way with EP7 so…

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digitalfreaknyc said:

rodneyfaile said:

Then if Disney/Lucasfilm aren’t going after those actually selling the despecialized versions on ebay, they why not just host the free downloads right here on this site instead of hard to access torrent sites?

Torrent sites aren’t remotely hard to access.

In fact you can find torrents directly from google with a little basic google fu

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Except that the SE color timing is supposedly part of Lucas’ original creative vision. Magenta Leia and all.

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Except that the SE color timing is supposedly part of Lucas’ original creative vision. Magenta Leia and all.

Has he said original or just that that’s how he wants them to look?

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Well whatever. It’s part of his vision. And if they’re not messing with his vision, it will always look like shit.

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Except that the SE color timing is supposedly part of Lucas’ original creative vision. Magenta Leia and all.

At least that’s something fans have been able to fix relatively easily.

At this point I’m just happy that most of the SE stuff that really bugs me (Jabba in ANH, Greedo Shooting and Vader’s NOOOOO in ROTJ) is easy to get rid of without losing much if any quality.

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Lucasfilm isn’t releasing the Theatrical versions of the OT. Kathleen Kennedy has already confirmed this…

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She did?

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