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Best Fan Preservations of STAR WARS Laserdiscs to DVD?

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I do know about 4K77, 4K80, 4K83, and potential or already happened film scans of the 1997 Special Edition iterations of the Original Trilogy. More about the preservation of the Laserdiscs onto DVD.
I’m not going to trudge through hundreds of pages to search for information on this forum. Meaning no DNR or artificial sharpening regarding these. Hopefully dual layered DVDs were considered for these preservations, all bonus features included where applicable regarding the sets. No clue if any fan preservationists added menus or not.

https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/36787/1130-85/Star-Wars:-A-New-Hope-(FOX)
https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/00873/1425-85/Star-Wars:-The-Empire-Strikes-Back
https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/00874/1478-85/Star-Wars:-Return-of-the-Jedi
https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/05091/0693-84/Star-Wars-Trilogy:-Definitive-Collection
https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/11011/8763-85/Star-Wars:-A-New-Hope
https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/11013/8764-85/Star-Wars:-The-Empire-Strikes-Back
https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/11014/8765-85/Star-Wars:-Return-of-the-Jedi
https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/07972/4102985/Star-Wars-Trilogy:-Special-Edition
https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/00046/PILF-2830/Star-Wars:-The-Phantom-Menace

MySpleen uploads don’t count. Google Drive, Resilio, Mega, MediaFire, etc. are better options.
I only know of the 1995 “FACES” releases being CLV instead of CAV as the 1993 set was, from my understanding. 1997 Special Edition Trilogy versions I used to have the “Five Star Collection” DVD pressed bootlegs decades ago which I no longer have.
Any help is greatful!

Zero DNR needed regarding restorations, etc… Subtitles please for fan projects.

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I think Editdroid was considered the gold standard back in the day for video quality + preservation of bonus features. No idea how you could get it, though. Unless you specifically want LD video quality, probably best/easiest to just go with 4K77, since that includes the LD commentaries synced up.

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ifjg said:

I think Editdroid was considered the gold standard back in the day for video quality + preservation of bonus features. No idea how you could get it, though. Unless you specifically want LD video quality, probably best/easiest to just go with 4K77, since that includes the LD commentaries synced up.

I don’t mind LD quality specifically for the releases I posted. Of course I have 4K77 & 4K83 whichever version number No DNR. Figured it might be fun to have high quality Laserdisc to DVD preservations, and if anyone has made any menus.
I’m repeating myself from the first post.
Haven’t even kept up with the fan preservations for STAR WARS from defunct home media in a very long time.

Zero DNR needed regarding restorations, etc… Subtitles please for fan projects.

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If I remember correctly, at the time the GOUT was released it was agreed that there was very little virtue in LaserDisc conversions because the GOUT was the best presentation of that master on video. There was Project XO which was canceled shortly after, which at the time was attempting to mine as much detail as possible from the LaserDiscs by using the best LaserDisc player in the world and doing fancy things to squeeze every drop out of it. With the GOUT, that put an end to all such things.

That said, I also recall the EditDroid version being regarded highly. As far as bonus material, there’d be some LaserDisc-specific content to compile, sure.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

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Hal 9000 said:

If I remember correctly, at the time the GOUT was released it was agreed that there was very little virtue in LaserDisc conversions because the GOUT was the best presentation of that master on video. There was Project XO which was canceled shortly after, which at the time was attempting to mine as much detail as possible from the LaserDiscs by using the best LaserDisc player in the world and doing fancy things to squeeze every drop out of it. With the GOUT, that put an end to all such things.

That said, I also recall the EditDroid version being regarded highly. As far as bonus material, there’d be some LaserDisc-specific content to compile, sure.

Yup. I have no idea if it’d be even worth it to make preservations of specifically the 1989/1990, 1993, and 1995 Laserdiscs to DVD at all because of the 2006 Limited Edition DVDs aka “GOUT”. Even though it could be different, possibly with better bitrate and compression? Not sure but I do have the LD bonus features of those three which someone else made onto DVDs.
No clue if I ought to wait for someone to scan 35mm prints, maybe someone already did, of the 1997 Special Editions. If someone already has those bonus features from the Special Edition Laserdiscs to DVD, then that’s already done and done.
I remember Project X0 but it still should have happened with the specific Laserdiscs to DVD. No heavy clean-up, just MPEG2 onto dual layered DVDs.

Zero DNR needed regarding restorations, etc… Subtitles please for fan projects.

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The Editdroid was near professional quality. The bonus discs were excellent.

I was a big fan of Dark Jedi’s preservations as well

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JadedSkywalker said:

The Editdroid was near professional quality. The bonus discs were excellent.

I was a big fan of Dark Jedi’s preservations as well

Wonder if anyone has hoarded any of those at all, even possibly uploaded any anywhere.

Zero DNR needed regarding restorations, etc… Subtitles please for fan projects.