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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW — Page 661

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Biggs Audio Dynamite said:

oojason said:

Bluto’s comprehensive and quality ’Guide to Downloading Projects from Usenet’ thread, in the How-To’s and Technical Discussions section of the site, may also be of interest for those members looking to acquire Harmy’s Despecialized Editions - or TN1’s 4K OT Preservation Projects.

solkap’s ’NJVC Custom Blu-ray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega’ thread - with helpful and concise step-by-step guide - is a great option on how to acquire this particular Set.

I thought the above is also worth mentioning in here to help people find another method of obtaining projects on here.

Those are truly superb guides Bluto and solkap! Well done and thank you both 😃
 

Thanks for sharing! For everyone’s awareness, I anticipate that TUIG will be updated within a month or less with new sources for multi-part RAR downloads of Harmy’s DEED, restoring relatively simple access.

That said, I’ve also been investigating alternative download methods that can be pointed to in the guide so that people will have multiple download options, allowing people to choose the method they’re most comfortable with and maintaining access in case one source goes down. I was aware of availability on Usenet, but not of the method to access it freely, as described by Bluto. Another option to look into!

How to Download Harmy’s Star Wars Despecialized Editions - “TUIG”
Checksums & File Verifications for Harmy’s Despecialized Editions
Harmy’s Sources Documentary (11 min version) on YouTube

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Found all of them on ThePirateBay under: Star Wars: Harmy’s Despecialized Edition (MKV, AVCHD, BD-25) but type in Star Wars Despecialized and go down the list until you find that one, it has SW v2.5, TESB v2.0 and ROTJ 2.5 in MKV, AVCHD and BD-25 Form

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The Despecialized Edition seems to be cropped from the movies’ original CinemaScope ratio because I noticed that some of Greedo’s subtitles in Episode IV, as well as some parts of the credits went off the edges of the screen. I am a person who likes to watch everything in its original aspect ratio, so do you know where I can find a Despecialized copy in the original CinemaScope ratio? Thank you.

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UncutIsSuperior said:

The Despecialized Edition seems to be cropped from the movies’ original CinemaScope ratio because I noticed that some of Greedo’s subtitles in Episode IV, as well as some parts of the credits went off the edges of the screen. I am a person who likes to watch everything in its original aspect ratio, so do you know where I can find a Despecialized copy in the original CinemaScope ratio? Thank you.

Um, what are you talking about? Star Wars wasn’t shot in CinemaScope. Where exactly have you heard that Star Wars was filmed in CinemaScope?

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The primary source of the ‘despecialized’ versions are from the Blu Ray videos. If you are looking for versions of any of the Star Wars Theatrical cuts that have more picture information, you’re best bet is to look for the fan-made 4K versions–‘4K77’, ‘4K83’, and ‘Renegade Grindhouse’ of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ as ‘4K80’ is in production. These 4K versions are available in UHD and 1080p. The sole source of these versions are made up of scans from multiple 35mm theatrical prints. Although there is cropping in these versions, too, the final releases do have more picture information than the current Blu Ray versions.

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Avatar_Emil_Borg said:

Um, what are you talking about? Star Wars wasn’t shot in CinemaScope. Where exactly have you heard that Star Wars was filmed in CinemaScope?

IMDb said so, 2.35:1. If that doesn’t prove it, I don’t know what does.

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alexp120 said:

The primary source of the ‘despecialized’ versions are from the Blu Ray videos. If you are looking for versions of any of the Star Wars Theatrical cuts that have more picture information, you’re best bet is to look for the fan-made 4K versions–‘4K77’, ‘4K83’, and ‘Renegade Grindhouse’ of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ as ‘4K80’ is in production. These 4K versions are available in UHD and 1080p. The sole source of these versions are made up of scans from multiple 35mm theatrical prints. Although there is cropping in these versions, too, the final releases do have more picture information than the current Blu Ray versions.

Then, should I just upscale the version from the 2006 DVD print?

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UncutIsSuperior said:

Avatar_Emil_Borg said:

Um, what are you talking about? Star Wars wasn’t shot in CinemaScope. Where exactly have you heard that Star Wars was filmed in CinemaScope?

IMDb said so, 2.35:1. If that doesn’t prove it, I don’t know what does.

That doesn’t mean CinemaScope. That just means anamorphic 35mm.

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UncutIsSuperior said:

The Despecialized Edition seems to be cropped from the movies’ original CinemaScope ratio because I noticed that some of Greedo’s subtitles in Episode IV, as well as some parts of the credits went off the edges of the screen. I am a person who likes to watch everything in its original aspect ratio, so do you know where I can find a Despecialized copy in the original CinemaScope ratio? Thank you.

This is because of overscan on your TV. Nothing has been cropped from the Blu-Ray. It is in its original ratio.

What type of TV are you using to watch this?

a trolling bantha

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I am using my MacBook Air. I guess the cropping must’ve been due to some kind of error, maybe.

UncutIsSuperior

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Really? That’s bizarre and makes no sense… Do you see letterboxing (black bars) on the top and bottom of the screen? Are you sure you got the official ~20GB release or did you download someone’s re-encode of it that might have cropped it to 16:9?

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I downloaded the 20GB release of Episode IV, but couldn’t extract it because no applications worked, so I had to download somebody’s re-encoding of each movie.

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That’s probably the issue - someone reencoded it and cropped it to 16:9.

What do you mean you couldn’t extract it? How did you download it - was it a series of RAR files, or an ISO image?

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It was a series of RAR files. I tried every application possible, but there was always an error. iSFV said that nothing was wrong with my files, but I still got an error with every application I tried.

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Sounds to me like you’re either missing a file or two, one/multiple ones are corrupted or incomplete downloads, or you’re somehow performing the unpacking process incorrectly.

What programs have you tried using, and what’s the process you used with these programs?

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ChainsawAsh said:

Sounds to me like you’re either missing a file or two, one/multiple ones are corrupted or incomplete downloads, or you’re somehow performing the unpacking process incorrectly.

What programs have you tried using, and what’s the process you used with these programs?

I’ve used…

-The UnArchiver
-Dr. UnArchiver
-iZip
-WinRAR for Mac

I tried to follow the instructions as closely as I could, extracting Part 1, but with The UnArchiver and Dr. UnArchiver, I always got an error on Part 6. WinRAR for Mac wouldn’t open. As for iZip, it did, indeed, work, but the problem with iZip was that I didn’t know how to move the finished file to my hard drive.

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Shouldn’t you just be able to drag the file into any folder and it’ll copy just fine…?

a trolling bantha

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That was the problem with iZip. I couldn’t drag the file into the folder I wanted.

UncutIsSuperior

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Oh. Well, I haven’t used a Mac in about a decade, so that’s pretty much it for me as far as suggestions.

a trolling bantha

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Then, I guess the only way left is to get an ISO image of each movie.

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Okay, I have finally extracted all the RAR files from the Despecialized Edition of the first movie. The application that helped me is called UnRarX, and the final result was exactly as I wanted it to be: 2.35:1. I would like to thank SnooPac for providing me the link for UnRarX in a private conversation. Without SnooPac, I would never have been able to extract the RAR files in the first movie. Now, I know what to do when I extract the RAR files from ESB and ROTJ.

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