Video Collector said:
Just remembered... I think the UK videos have the episodes combined together which means they're missing recaps and only have one opening and one ending credits, am I right? So there should be another source for at least the recaps, I guess the credits also differ from episode to episode?
Yes, Indeed they do, so the credits and recaps will be MIA.
AFAIK, the beginning and end credits were identical within seasons. Of, course, when they switched format to the combined Ewoks/Droids adventure hour they were different again. And we're not trying to replicate that combo so specific credits for either Ewoks or Droids don't exist for those.
LexX, are the credits there on your Finnish Ewok tapes? I have yet to cjeck my Norwegian tapes (and I believe at least one of them has Macrovision).
When preserving these then you can use the same opening and credits in every episode, hopefully pittrek will do this. :) And the restoring the recaps. Maybe you can get a hint for a source from the other thread? So the credits are the same? I was just thinking if the cast changed during episodes, not sure...
Also, maybe getting the best quality out of these is actually using the footage from the official DVD and then just splice all cut material back in and of course the original soundtrack? What do you think? Beats the VHS!
Just checked my Ewoks, yes they have the credits at the very end. There's just subtitles that tell the company that subtitled the video for a few seconds on screen. And here's a little extra info: Droids & Ewoks were released here as rental in the late 80s as subtitled, then they were shown on TV dubbed in 1995-1996. Too bad they only released two videos from both, from Droids the White Witch arc and the pirates arc, not Mungo. And from Ewoks a little this and a little that, never liked them that much, LOL. Luckily I have almost all of the Droids episodes recorded. :)