HARMY PROUDLY PRESENTS…
RETURN OF THE JEDI - GRINDHOUSE 35mm LPP
This is a fan preservation made for culturally historical and educational purposes.
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This can be found the same way as the Despecialized Edition: https://goo.gl/1WGHBA - a particularly helpful & useful guide by HanDuet
Team Negative 1 have expressed several times that they had no plans to release a grindhouse version of ROTJ and since we now have 35mm transfers of both SW and ESB, and I do have a complete 4K scan of an LPP print, I decided to go ahead and do it.
This is a high quality scan of a 1983 35mm LPP print of Return of the Jedi. Special thanks to Poita. This is a Grindouse release, meaning only basic color correction has been done and nothing else, so it’s shaky with lots of grain, dirt and scratches, but for those who enjoy that grindhouse theater experience, it should serve very well.
The colors on the print weren’t faded at all, but the scan did have a very heavy blue cast and was very dark, so I still had to do a lot of hokery-pokery to get the colors to look decent, and each reel, and sometimes each scene, needed completely different settings, so that also means it can hardly be considered
a faithful color reference. Pretty much all scans are like that before correction, so 35mm scans can only be considered a color reference, if they were color-corrected by someone actually looking at the 35mm print being projected traditionally.
This release is 1080p - I tested it and there would be virtually no benefit in releasing this in 4K and everything would take four times as long and have to be 4 times bigger.
The video is NTSC-GOUT-synced, so any NTSC-GOUT-synced audio track or subtitle file should work with it.
SIZE: 21.3 GB
VIDEO: 1920x1080p H264 23.976 fps 18MB/s
AUDIO: (Special thanks to hairy_hen, Schorman and CatBus)
TRACK 1) 2.0 DTS-HD-MA [English] (1983 mix)
TRACK 2) 2.0 Dolby Digital [English] (1983 mix)
TRACK 3) 5.1 DTS-HD-MA [English] (1983 mix)
TRACK 4) 5.1 Dolby Digital [English] (1983 mix)
TRACK 5) 2.0 Dolby Digital [English] (1993 LD Audio Commentary - silence filled with 1993 LD 2.0)
TRACK 6) 2.0 Dolby Digital [English] (2004 DVD Audio Commentary - recut to fit this release)
TRACK 7) 2.0 Dolby Digital [English] (2011 BD Archival Interviews Audio Commentary - recut to fit this release)
TRACK 8) 2.0 Dolby Digital [Music] (Isolated Score)
SUBTITLES: (Special thanks to CatBus)
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All subtitles are from “Project Threepio v9.0”
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