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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!) — Page 86

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Harmy said:

Putting the finishing touches on the last couple of things I wanted to do for ROTJ v2.5 - now I’ll have to put them into the cut and render the whole thing out - hopefully I’ll have enough time to do that today and render over-night.
One last thing I’m missing (I thought I had this but can’t find it) is the 1993 LD commentary. Does anybody have this? And ideally, I’d love it if someone would be willing to make me one like I always made for the other movies - with the silences filled with the '93 stereo mix.

I could probably put that together pretty quick. 224k AC3?

Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)

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I think I’ve got a DVD-5 folder of the dr. gonzo transfer that has it. I can throw that on my google drive if anyone needs it, but I’m sure someone else could do the actual editing much faster than me.

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Wait, so this is actually going to be ROTJ 2.5? Wasn’t it supposed to be 2.0?

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Harmy ended up doing a bunch more upgrades than he was originally planning for 2.0, so he’s calling it 2.5 and the final non-1080p version.

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Empire is getting the 2.5 bump as well, and they’ll all be on common numbering (unless SW gets a quick 2.6 edit, to match the quality of the other two).

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Can’t wait! I’m planning on showing Return of the Jedi to my Star Wars college class in a few weeks, and I’m hoping to use this new version.

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The anticipation is killing me… Do those four tiny TIE fighters vanish? No judgement though if you didn’t erase them for those frames. This is a safe space

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You’ll have to wait and see for yourself 😉 😛

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  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DESPECIALIZED EDITIONS, PLEASE READ THE FIRST POSTS OF THESE THREADS, WHICH HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: SW, ESB, ROTJ, 97SE RE-ED
    IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THERE, TRY ASKING IN THE APPROPRIATE THREADS - MOST REGULAR POSTERS KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND SOMEONE WILL LIKELY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
    IF I GET A PM WITH A QUESTION, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THESE MEANS, IT WILL BE IGNORED. SORRY BUT I AM NOT THE LOCAL INFO BOOTH. THANK YOU.
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moviefreakedmind said:

The anticipation is killing me… Do those four tiny TIE fighters vanish? No judgement though if you didn’t erase them for those frames. This is a safe space

If only Harmy could send you the lossless files so you could erase them. Every time you watch that scene, you could feel a burst of pride in having fixed the most important moment in the trilogy. 😉

Edit: Nevermind. That Harmy is a crowd pleaser. 😃 I remember thinking a lot of the little things people were nitpicking about in the 2.0 WP were just annoying Harmy and he was only worrying about the major ones. Then I saw the 2.5 WP and thought ‘holy crap, he paid attention to like all of it.’

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The suspense is killing me too! Am I still there at the end shouting “Wesa free”?

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paladinryan said:

Can’t wait! I’m planning on showing Return of the Jedi to my Star Wars college class in a few weeks, and I’m hoping to use this new version.

You have a Star Wars class? What’s your major?

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Wazzles said:

paladinryan said:

Can’t wait! I’m planning on showing Return of the Jedi to my Star Wars college class in a few weeks, and I’m hoping to use this new version.

You have a Star Wars class? What’s your major?

I’m the professor. 😉 I teach in English. It’s a class on Star Wars and medieval/Renaissance literature, history, and religion. Jabba’s resemblance to an Ottoman sultan, stuff like that.

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Where do you work and how do I enroll? Fotget my current university, startup company, and general future; that’s where I need to be.

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paladinryan said:

Wazzles said:

paladinryan said:

Can’t wait! I’m planning on showing Return of the Jedi to my Star Wars college class in a few weeks, and I’m hoping to use this new version.

You have a Star Wars class? What’s your major?

I’m the professor. 😉 I teach in English. It’s a class on Star Wars and medieval/Renaissance literature, history, and religion. Jabba’s resemblance to an Ottoman sultan, stuff like that.

I approve. Put that in your syllabus, the name of Wazzles carries a lot of weight in the academic institution.

Here, I’ll put the quote together for you:
“I approve.” -Wazzles

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towne32 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

The anticipation is killing me… Do those four tiny TIE fighters vanish? No judgement though if you didn’t erase them for those frames. This is a safe space

If only Harmy could send you the lossless files so you could erase them. Every time you watch that scene, you could feel a burst of pride in having fixed the most important moment in the trilogy. 😉

I’ve been obsessed with this change for nearly 20 years. When I first saw the Special Edition of Jedi I couldn’t wait to see this moment on the big screen. Imagine my dismay when I saw that the scene had been ruined and the vanishing TIE fighters “fixed”! I stood up in the middle of the theatre and screamed, “that’s bullshit!” and I threw my popcorn on the floor, and walked out; I even made sure to throw my soda at the screen before storming out of the theatre. I also demanded my money back at the front box office. They just ignored me though and told my mother that she needed to control her young.

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Darth Lucas said:

Where do you work and how do I enroll? Fotget my current university, startup company, and general future; that’s where I need to be.

Sorry, Lucas–I don’t teach your special editions (but I am including Revenge of the Sith this semester, cuz Milton).

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moviefreakedmind said:

towne32 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

The anticipation is killing me… Do those four tiny TIE fighters vanish? No judgement though if you didn’t erase them for those frames. This is a safe space

If only Harmy could send you the lossless files so you could erase them. Every time you watch that scene, you could feel a burst of pride in having fixed the most important moment in the trilogy. 😉

I’ve been obsessed with this change for nearly 20 years. When I first saw the Special Edition of Jedi I couldn’t wait to see this moment on the big screen. Imagine my dismay when I saw that the scene had been ruined and the vanishing TIE fighters “fixed”! I stood up in the middle of the theatre and screamed, “that’s bullshit!” and I threw my popcorn on the floor, and walked out; I even made sure to throw my soda at the screen before storming out of the theatre. I also demanded my money back at the front box office. They just ignored me though and told my mother that she needed to control her young.

It sounds like the movie really freaked your mind.

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At least you walked out only after the Slave Leia scene. 😛

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paladinryan said:

Darth Lucas said:

Where do you work and how do I enroll? Fotget my current university, startup company, and general future; that’s where I need to be.

Sorry, Lucas–I don’t teach your special editions (but I am including Revenge of the Sith this semester, cuz Milton).

I was genuinely confused for a second. Sometimes I forget what my username represents haha.

As for ROTS, all the Paradise Lost allegories in the world couldn’t save that pile 😉

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I’m rendering ROTJ v2.5 right now - ETA 10hrs. But I made so many changes since the last workprint and the project file got so big and complicated that I’m sure when I watch it, I will find that I forgot to turn some layer on or off or something stupid like that and will probably have to re-render but I have everything else ready, so currently, the intended release date is this Sunday.

  • www.facebook.com/despecialized
  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DESPECIALIZED EDITIONS, PLEASE READ THE FIRST POSTS OF THESE THREADS, WHICH HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: SW, ESB, ROTJ, 97SE RE-ED
    IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THERE, TRY ASKING IN THE APPROPRIATE THREADS - MOST REGULAR POSTERS KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND SOMEONE WILL LIKELY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
    IF I GET A PM WITH A QUESTION, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THESE MEANS, IT WILL BE IGNORED. SORRY BUT I AM NOT THE LOCAL INFO BOOTH. THANK YOU.
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Fantastic, I can watch it instead of the Super Bowl.

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joefavs said:

Fantastic, I can watch it instead of the Super Bowl.

It’s sad but this is what popped into my head as well.