STAR WARS - RESPECIALIZED EDITION '97
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This can be found at the usual paradoxical place in the same thread as the Despecialized Edition.
This is a little side project of mine, which I had in mind for quite some time but I’ve been waiting for a '97SE project, which has the DTS audio synced to it, so that I can cut the video based on its frame-count and now I finally had all the resources I needed, thanks to Team Blu’s '97SE release.
This is a reconstruction of the 1997 Special Edition version of STAR WARS, which was shown in cinemas world wide and had fewer alterations than the 2004 DVD version and fewer still than the BD version. Plus it didn’t have screwed up colors and by all accounts it had a pretty awesome sound mix (unlike the screwed up DVD and BD mixes) which we now have in the highest quality as heard in cinemas in 1997, thanks to Jetrell Fo and CapableMetal, who extracted it from the original theatrical DTS discs and dark_jedi, who synced it and encoded a DTS-HD track from it.
It is a side project to the Despecialized Edition - it uses the Despecialized Edition v2.5 master as its main video source and puts the changes made in 1997 back in, mostly using the Blu-Ray version and in case of 1997 changes, which were redone in later versions, this version combines the BD footage with Team Blu’s (Dark Jedi and You_Too) 1997 version.
The color correction is still based on a fade free 1977 I.B. Technicolor Print, just as the 1997 version supposedly was. The forced subtitles in the Greedo scene were left the same as in v2.5 and the subtitles in the Jabba scene (along with the rest of the 1997 elements of the footage were used from the Team Blu version).
Here are some screenshots: http://postimg.org/gallery/cfmct944/
STAR WARS Despecialized Edition v2.5
STAR WARS Episode IV A New Hope Official Blu-Ray 2011 (Preliminary colour correction by You_Too)
Star.Wars.Episode.IV.A.New.Hope.1977.720p.HDTV.x264-DON (2004 DVD Version)
STAR WARS 2006 Bonus DVD (sourced from the 1993 Definitive Edition Laser Disc Master - upscales by Dark Jedi, You_Too and Harmy)
STAR WARS 1997 Special Edition (Reivax DTV capture)
STAR WARS 1997 Special Edition (Team Blu version)
Custom mattes, film-cell scans etc.
Puggo Grande (1977 16mm print transfer)
VIDEO: 1280x540p H264 23.976 fps
AUDIO: 1)English 5.1 1997 Theatrical DTS (DTS-HD) (by Jetrell Fo & CapableMetal & Dark_Jedi)
2)English 5.1 1997 Laserdisc Dolby Digital (AC3) (by Schorman13)
3)English 2.0 1997 Laserdisc LPCM (Flac) (by Schorman13)
FORMAT: AVCHD DISC (ISO)
SIZE: 7.2GB (DVD9)
VIDEO: 1280x720p H264 23.976 fps
AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Digital (by Schorman13)
The ISO image can be burned to a DVD-DL and should work in most Blu-Ray players.
To burn, you can use image burn following thse instructions: http://onlineitpro.com/?p=181