Finishing the trilogy, we’re proud to present the complete German Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter - Despecialized Edition 2.5!
Based on Harmy’s Return of the Jedi - Despecialized Edition 2.5 (once again, encoded from his lossless raw footage, all hail Harmy!) we‘ve tried to re-create the final chapter’s theatrical experience from December 1983 as good as we could. This includes a re-creation of the German opening titles plus crawl, as well as the Jabba and Boushh subtitles.
Again we’ve included a selection of several German audio tracks (Thanks again to cvs and J.J._McQuade for their help!), but this time it wasn’t as simple as using the GOUT’s audio track as the basis. The German GOUT track goes in and out of sync during the film, a problem which is not only part of the GOUT but also the Silverscreen Laserdisc release, which the GOUT uses. So to fix the sync issues, we’ve painstakingly edited and retimed a bit-perfect capture of the Silverscreen Laserdisc, now being synced up properly throughout the movie. With missing material re-inserted, this track now serves as the main audio track for the movie.
Joining the (now synced) 1993 Silverscreen LD audio, we’ve once again added the audio from the 1995 THX release, plus a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track edited from the 2011 Blu-ray. English 5.1 and 2.0 tracks (by hairy_hen) are also included, as well as an isolated music track containing John Williams’ Oscar-nominated score. Optional German and English subtitles were added as well, taken from Catbus’ Project Threepio.
FORMAT: MKV SIZE: 18.6GB VIDEO: 1280x720p h.264 23.976 fps AUDIO: TRACK 1) 1983 2.0 @ 384 kbps [German] TRACK 2) 1993 SilverScreen LD 2.0 @ 384 kbps [German] TRACK 3) 1995 THX LD 2.0 @ 384 kbps [German] TRACK 4) 2011 Blu-ray 5.1 DTS-HD @ 768 kbps [German] TRACK 5) 1983 5.1 DTS-HD @ 1536 kbps [English] TRACK 6) 1983 2.0 DTS-HD @ 640 kbps [English] TRACK 7) Isolated Score 2.0 @ 224 kbps SUBTITLES: German, English
The German Blu-ray-sized covers, labels and inserts can be downloaded HERE.