I do love the Despecializations, but one moment always really jumps out at me:
We get the "You don't need to see his identification scene in HD" --
But then we get this extremely grainy, low-res shot:
I know that no HD version of this shot exists and it's been altered so much in the Special Edition with new elements in the foreground that it's impossible to simply replace the background. But does anyone have any ideas for what could possibly be done to make this one shot fit in better? Noise reduction? A new matte background that's been rebuilt to resemble the original but in higher resolution? A new 3D model built to resemble the speeder and its occupants?
Just curious. The restoration/despecialization process is fascinating.
I think Harmy did it intentionally. The shot always looked like bantha poodoo, and Harmy tries to make the movie looks as close as possible to the original 1977 version. It still looks MUCH better than the 2006 DVD