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Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes — Page 57

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I joined this forum way back when looking for more info on the 97SE in tech terms and getting into the OOT.
Now I see 005 has talked to a senior tech director from the 97SE project for firsthand info. We have certainly come a long way!
Thank you for continuing to update this 005!!

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You guys get an early link to RETURN OF THE JEDI VISUAL COMPARISONS V2.0!

https://www.starwarsviscomp.com/visual-comparisons-v2-0/

This version has 100 more images than the last one, though most of them are not new discoveries just that I gave myself the freedom to use multiple images per shot and changed how I dealt with replaced shots.

I have classified 238 shots into one of the following categories:

Recomposite - The shot was recomposited from the original elements for an SE
Modification - The shot was “enhanced” in some way for an SE
Addition - The shot was created fully for an SE
Removal - The shot was removed entirely from an SE
Trim - The shot was re-edited for an SE
Wipe - The wipe was recreated for an SE
Credits Change - A typo or grammatical error in the credits was corrected

Hope you enjoy! I noticed a lot of tiny details I’d missed previously. My new favorite “how did this pass QC” change is Obi-Wan’s Ghost. Check it out, it’s bonkers.

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This is great! Thank you for so much hard work!

Question: Am I missing something? Anakin’s eyebrows being removed was a 2011 change, right? Not an 04 change?

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You’re telling me. I decided I should probably use EverNote to organize my SE research. So I finally got logged in and found that I had already started using it to organize my SE research. A DECADE AGO. I had articles in there I had completely forgotten about!

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The Leia being freed by R2 screen shot from 4k83 (showprint A scan) has damage but the new scan of Jedi Showprint B does not have the same damage. Probably print specific degredation / vinegar syndrome.
Don’t think it is a reason for the 2004 removal decision.

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The Leia being freed by R2 screen shot from 4k83 (showprint A scan) has damage but the new scan of Jedi Showprint B does not have the same damage. Probably print specific degredation / vinegar syndrome.
Don’t think it is a reason for the 2004 removal decision.

The damaged frame pictured is from the 97SE Laserdisc, not 4K83. Of my sources, this frame is in 4K83 (clean), GOUT (clean), and 97SE (with damage), and is not present in 04SE/11SE/19SE. Additionally, in an image I’m saving for V2.1*, there is actually a repeated frame in the next shot of R2 in 04SE and 11SE, I assume to make up for removing the damaged frame of Leia. 19SE doesn’t bother to repeat a frame to keep the sync, it just removes the damage and goes on. I don’t know how this works with the audio sync, I’m not an audio guy (hence Visual Comparisons). I assume they didn’t repeat the R2 frame because they HAD notes from the HD Branch changes to redo, but not very accurate ones (which explains how they got SOME of the ships that disappear for a frame during ANH that were fixed for HD, but not all).

To be clear, the ONLY damaged version of this frame is in the 1997 Laserdisc. I’m very interested to see if 4K97_VI has it, it’s part of the reason why I’m donating directly to that scan.

It’s confusing, I spent a lot of time figuring out what happened in these two shots to get my frame-accurate sync. So much so that my wife came to check on me and saw the frame I was staring at and asked, concerned “Is that a butt on your screen?” “It’s Carrie Fisher, it’s fine”.

*V2.1 will be everything from V2.0 plus all of the changes made to earlier SE’s that were redone or undone, such the repeated R2 frame only in HD Branch and the gold LFL logo.

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Tantive3+1 said:

Has anything in the entering Mos Eisley scene changed over the years since the 1997 SE of ANH?

They cut back on the amount of CGI scurriers IIRC.

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Awesome

One day we will have properly restored versions of the Original Unaltered Trilogy (OUT); or 1977, 1980, 1983 Theatrical released versions (Like 4K77,4K80 and 4K83); including Prequels. So that future generations can enjoy these historic films that changed cinema forever.

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