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Criterion 35mm Restoration Edition Boxset

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Hello all,

When I joined this forum recently, I was blown away at the dedication and personal involvement by so many members. I immediately fell in love with so many of the projects, restorations and artwork found beyond every click.

I recently finished my Criterion NJVC boxset based on the hard work of JMoomer, Stealthboy and Wombat_94.
With the releases of Project 4k77, 4k83 and the eventual release of 4k80, I was inspired to continue the work of the users mentioned above to create a complementary boxset to the NJVC criterion version listed in this post https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Criterion-like-box-set-for-njvcs-custom-blu-ray-set/id/53517.

This new set will consist of 7 discs and be constructed in matching fashion. Each case will contain the TN1 project 4kxx disc, the grindhouse/silver screen equivalent and the 4k83 bonus features disc. ROTJ will contain Hamry’s grindhouse LPP as TN1 has not/will not be releasing a version.

I am by no means a talented user of photo editing software. I used the source files provided by stealthboy to serve as the platform for minor alterations. I replaced the rebel logos with imperial logos for this new set. I used additional Ralph McQuarrie artwork of high resolution not found in the other boxset. I edited the text details to match what current information I could find on the releases included. Any release not found in ISO format is being authored to blu-ray currently (ROTJ Grindhouse & the 4k83 Bonus features disc).

This project is not completed as of yet, however, I wanted to share the initial covers and gain feedback and insight as to the technical details of the releases/sources that I have missed. Your feedback is valued in completing this project.

I will share the source files as progress continues. Please do not PM me about creating a set/selling a set/etc.

Again, props to JMoomer, Stealthboy and Wombat_94. They deserve all the credit for the minor alterations I have provided.

Here are the initial Covers:

Some Possible Disc Labels:

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So far so good! Have you considered doing 3 different logos on spine? Like Star Wars would have the Rebel Logo, Empire Strikes Back has the Empire logo, and Return of the Jedi has the Jedi logo.

For my ally is the Force and a powerful ally, it is.

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Brady1138 said:

So far so good! Have you considered doing 3 different logos on spine? Like Star Wars would have the Rebel Logo, Empire Strikes Back has the Empire logo, and Return of the Jedi has the Jedi logo.

I have considered this and I think it would look great. However, because the NJVC set I just finished is all rebel logos, I kept the logos all the same for this set. I would like to create a third box set after this project that utilized different artwork and different spine logos.

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This looks amazing

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Do not go gentle into that good night.
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I love these! Will you also be putting out covers for the UHD version of the 4Kxx releases, rather than 1080p?

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These are really clean looking! I like these better than all of the covers I made!

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MathiasOne said:

I love these! Will you also be putting out covers for the UHD version of the 4Kxx releases, rather than 1080p?

Yes, I will make a UHD set for the 4kxx discs. I’ll start them after this set is done.

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trillary dump said:

These are really clean looking! I like these better than all of the covers I made!

I like the 3 disc set cover you did for the 4Kxx set. If I wasn’t trying to match up to the criterion set, I’d most certainly use your cover and disc art.

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EDIT: wrong forum, sorry.

I can do the voices of C-3PO, Old Ben Kenobi, the Emperor, and Yoda.

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These look great! Would you consider creating a 3 disc, main features only, whole-trilogy-in-one-box variant in the same style? I love these huge sets, but they’re rough on my ink/disc supply, especially considering how rarely I watch the special features.

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joefavs said:

These look great! Would you consider creating a 3 disc, main features only, whole-trilogy-in-one-box variant in the same style? I love these huge sets, but they’re rough on my ink/disc supply, especially considering how rarely I watch the special features.

I know what you mean about special features! I will be posting source files soon and it would be very easy to delete the secondary disc info or features info and print without. Once the project is complete I can make public alterations if needed.

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These are some of the best custom covers I’ve seen on these boards. Are you still planning on finishing this up with disc labels for the rest of the set and sharing the source files? Thanks!

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Really beautiful work!!! I am actually in the works on making some original FOX Home release variants for the citreon cases. I love their cases over the cheesy blue thin Blu-ray cases, yuck.

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Crunko,

Thanks very much for the shout out. I am just getting back on originaltrilogy after a year away. We had a house fire and all time for hobbies has been taken up by our rebuilding project - we move home next year and May always makes me think of Star Wars so I decided to check in here.

It makes me happy to think that my contribution (and I think it was a very small one compared to the awesome work of NJVC, JMoomer and Stealthboy) helped you with creating your own set.

I was aware of 4K77 and 4K83, but just finished downloading them a couple of weeks ago and I am blown away. Naturally, I want to create a new box set with the next evolution of preservations - and now I have a great model to work from.

What goes around comes around, I guess!