After seeing RetardedTed’s magnificent release of the NTSC versions of the Droids, I figured now was the time to do a PAL set as well.
I’ve been sitting on these transfers for two years, along with the Ewoks transfers I provided for Pittrek’s Ewoks project. Pittrek is too busy to do a Droids set in the near future so I decided to just go ahead and author the discs myself.
These are warts-and-all transfers of the PAL VHS tapes, with one set of opening and closing credits per tape. The UK opening credits have a voice-over advertising the availability of other Droids tapes, so it differs somewhat from the US version. No clean-up or enhancements have been performed on the transfers other than cropping of the noisy edges.
I took the liberty of adding the “missing” Coby and the Starhunters episode to volume two (with a basic NTSC-to-PAL conversion) to complete the set.
The set comes with cover and disc art evoking the source tapes, and disc four has DVD-ROM extras with interviews and episode guides I scanned back in 2011.
Now, here’s the rub…
While everything is completed and ready to go, I need some kind souls to help make these things available to the community. Anyone who thinks they can aid me in this, please contact me via PM.
**May 14th Update: Discs are on their way to a kind soul who will make them available through the usual channels. I’ll update the thread once the deed is done.
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