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French 16mm Empire Strikes Back: L'empire contre-attaque

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I had a nightmare of a time getting these scans done, it was one of those jobs where everything just kept going wrong, but the scans are on their way back to the print owner, and I thought I’d post a sample here for anyone who might be interested in what the original French opening crawl looks like for Empire:
https://tinyurl.com/frenchletters

Unfortunately the print is a dupe, and in pretty bad shape, some frames are missing from the opening crawl, and the print is full of splices and damage, and there are no differences that I can see other than the opening and closing credits to the English version of the film.

I won’t be doing any extra work on this, what happens with the scans are up to the print owner 😃

I’ll post a sample of the end-credits tomorrow if anyone is interested in how they look.

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poita said:

and there are no differences that I can see other than the opening and closing credits to the English version of the film.

That was what I was waiting for to begin my work on the french ESB despecialzed. Thanks a lot !

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It’s always nice to see white snow 😃

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It is a shame some frames are missing from the opening crawl. I also have the French laserdiscs if they are any help.

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poita said:

and there are no differences that I can see other than the opening and closing credits to the English version of the film.

That was what I was waiting for to begin my work on the french ESB despecialzed. Thanks a lot !

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poita said:

It is a shame some frames are missing from the opening crawl. I also have the French laserdiscs if they are any help.

Me too 😃

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That’s great, thanks. Now I have all the materials to make the french ESB.

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Ummm… Am I the only one slightly confused by the random lady with the curly hair and the color chart that shows up for about a second after the credits end?

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Although to be fair, she does resemble an awful lot my high school French teacher.

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Do you mean the ‘China Girl’ at the end?
Many labs will have a lady with a colour chart at the heads or tails of their reels for the grade.
Some examples here:
https://vimeo.com/9854514

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