Anyone out there still not sure about this one, I say to give it a bash as you will not regret it.
It sounds a bit odd at first but the black and white picture with only the musical score to accompany it really does work.
I have seen other black and white versions of Star Wars films as well as others with various Isolated soundtracks but this approach tops all of those.
Thanks. May I ask what sounds "a bit odd at first" ? Our idea ?... Or its sound ? No offense anyway, just curious. I must say that I've such a poor TV equipment for watching this that it sounds miles away from what it gives on my hi-fi.
Great work and I also agree that it would be great to see all 3 films done like this should anyone ever fancy having a go at doing them.
Hello ?... Sorry - kind of connection problem.... I can't read you well..... :)
A few words for DJ - going back 5 years, you captured every US Laserdisc release, the Japanese Special Collection and a couple US VHS sets - 39 releases in total - and got a similar response then to the one you are getting now...
Wow ! 39 releases !? Hehe, I wouldn't have supected that.
I've said it to D_J by pm and am gonna say it here again - no offense at all through this comparison, please note: I love Adywan's ESB 1980 theatrical reconstruction, and the 1st idea for a B&W version with the score (though it has been done before) came when playing it that way and saw how the photography + the cleaning were great. However I noticed D_J's GOUT in B&W didn't have as much aliasing / or sharpening, what makes it to my eyes really better than what it would have given with the one that brought the idea. The contrasts also, after comparison, are imho, really more natural in D_J's and less blowing for the eyes. Also, I just hadn't this 'digital' feeling I had with the other.