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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!) — Page 94

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That’s fantastic that v2.5 has the scanned footage replacing the out of focus bit from the BD. It’s my least favourite part of the official release. I might hate all the new effects but at least they were intentional - the out of focus bit is just a straight up mistake that should never have passed QC.

Actually it’s still not as bad as Jedi Rocks. Nothing is worse than that!

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Checksums of the video files will be placed only on first post description or also on NFO files?

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I will include them in the NFOs.

  • 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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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…when will you release it???

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Im super excited for the in-focus replacement scanned shots!!!

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mheath182 said:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…when will you release it???

Please, please, please…just stop. It will be released soon enough.

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Fixed in focus shots are absolutely stunning! What a treat!

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TV’s Frink said:

mheath182 said:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…when will you release it???

If there’s any way to stop this guy from getting a copy, I’ll endorse it.

Excuse me! Thanks for the welcome. I’m only asking as 3 days ago it was said it would released Sunday (today). I’m just asking when that might be as I’m not online all the time to see any announcements!!

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quin82 said:

mheath182 said:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…when will you release it???

Please, please, please…just stop. It will be released soon enough.

Jeez. You’re all a welcoming bunch!

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mheath182 said:

quin82 said:

mheath182 said:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…when will you release it???

Please, please, please…just stop. It will be released soon enough.

Jeez. You’re all a welcoming bunch!

Shoot me your phone number and I’ll give you a call when its ready

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TV’s Frink said:
If there’s any way to stop this guy from getting a copy, I’ll endorse it.

Oh good, I was hoping the forum gestapo would show up. How dare people get excited about something right? Especially on a special-interest forum.

Good for you buddy.

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odok76 said:

TV’s Frink said:
If there’s any way to stop this guy from getting a copy, I’ll endorse it.

Oh good, I was hoping the forum gestapo would show up. How dare people get excited about something right? Especially on a special-interest forum.

Good for you buddy.

Cheers dude.

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mheath182 said:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…when will you release it???

I think everyone is excited… I know I’ve been checking the boards multiple times a day for a release announcement. However, since the despecialized editions are labors of love and not official, we all have to wait until Harmy feels that his final product is ready. Be patient and you will be rewarded.

Harmy, and others here, do amazing work and their efforts are always well worth the wait!

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It will be ready when it’s ready - rushing this would only lead to unnecessary mistakes and re-uploads.
I can definitely say that the release will happen today, at least for America - in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, it may be tomorrow (It’s probably already tomorrow in Asia and Australia 😄 ).

Here are the final versions of the NFOs:

MKV: http://pastebin.com/Fwr1jidV
AVCHD: http://pastebin.com/mDcbrFF0

  • 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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Aldarion said:

mheath182 said:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…when will you release it???

I think everyone is excited… I know I’ve been checking the boards multiple times a day for a release announcement. However, since the despecialized editions are labors of love and not official, we all have to wait until Harmy feels that his final product is ready. Be patient and you will be rewarded.

Harmy, and others here, do amazing work and their efforts are always well worth the wait!

I get that. I do. And my “Please, please, please” was tongue in cheek.

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Harmy said:

It will be ready when it’s ready - rushing this would only lead to unnecessary mistakes and re-uploads.
I can definitely say that the release will happen today, at least for America - in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, it may be tomorrow (It’s probably already tomorrow in Asia and Australia 😄 ).

Here are the final versions of the NFOs:

MKV: http://pastebin.com/Fwr1jidV
AVCHD: http://pastebin.com/mDcbrFF0

I’m guessing Grindhouse will come a little while after 2.5? Not in any rush, just curious.

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Yeah, probably some time next week.

  • 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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Harmy’s RETURN OF THE JEDI - DESPECIALIZED EDITION HD v2.5 IS NOW OUT

Where to find it:
https://goo.gl/1WGHBA

This is a fan preservation. Fanedits and preservations must not be bought or sold. Please report every fanedit or preservation you find for sale to webmasters of originaltrilogy.com. Fanedits and preservations are an artform and to be shared among legal owners of the officially available releases only. Do not support piracy.

This is a reconstruction of the 1983 theatrical version of Return of the Jedi. The original shots were painstakingly restored using various sources (listed below) and the film received an extensive shot by shot colour correction based on a fade free 1983 LPP Print. ROTJ v2.5 is pretty much completely despecialized, apart from a couple of wipes, which were recomposited optically in 1997 and look nearly identical to the originals, so for all intents and purposes this is the original version.

The remastered version (v2.5) represents a significant improvement in picture quality over the earlier 1.0 version due to the use of better encoding and higher quality sources and replacing many of the despecialized shots with higher quality ones.

VIDEO SOURCES:

  1. RETURN OF THE JEDI Episode IV A New Hope Official Blu-Ray (2011)

  2. LPP 35mm print scans (Team Negative 1 and Poita)

  3. Schorman’s HDTV Preservation - Return of the Jedi (2004 DVD version)

  4. RETURN OF THE JEDI 2006 Bonus DVD (sourced from the 1993 Definitive Edition Laser Disc Master - upscaled by Dark Jedi)

  5. RETURN OF THE PUG (1983 16mm print transfer)

  6. Custom mattes

It is currently available as a DVD9 AVCHD and 20GB MKV. Here are the full NFOs for both versions:

MKV: http://pastebin.com/dPr1LvyW
AVCHD: http://pastebin.com/ksU6R47x

  • 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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I’m getting a 403 error when I try to look at the changes gallery. Is this not up yet?

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My first time watching for a drop release. When does it normally hit places like myspleen and tehparadox? Thanks so much Harmy…been refreshing all day. 😃