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Info: Comparison of GOUT, JSE, SE laserdisc vs 35mm

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Here is a 4 minute comparison from the 1st reel.

There is the GOUT (upper left), Japanese Special Edition (Laserdisc) (upper right)

1997 SE Edition Laserdisc, Team Negative1 35mm

NOTE: Our video is cropped on the right.

It is unrestored, with no color correction.

Sound is temporary.

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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k4GXPA0POx6UiY9Bxlf

Team Negative1

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Is the video only 480p or is it just me? Either way, from what I can tell, those colours look really neat.

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The original video is double the size vertically and horizontally. Huge. So we resized it.

Team Negative1

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What's causing the higher, more blue-ish color temperature in the 35mm scan? Is this simply a result of the age of the print?

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We hope to post some more comparisons shortly.

Team Negative1

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Here is a continuation of the comparison, with 7 more minutes of footage, starting where we left off previously:

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Video clip:

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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k5mp8YaX9arKufbNKUZ

The JSC has the brightest (but wrong) colors, and the sharpest details.

Team Negative1

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In the last clip. Although our print is too dark, check out the last minute, which is from Reel 2.

The GOUT colors look wrong, the lights seem to be different, compared to the other three, at the 6min:18sec mark.

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Team Negative1

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I just bagged the Japanese Special Collection Laserdisc off ebay.

Fired it up in my laserdisc player(which I got in march)and am very impressed with the quality.

Actually hooked the laserdisc player to my 4k projector(which has component connections)just to see what the results were-it still holds up.

Was wondering if the insert section(which is in Japanese has ever been translated into English)---the print used for this 1986 widescreen transfer resembles the same print used for the pan and scan 1st release in 1982 as  there are scratch marks in identical places(Han chiding Luke about the force on the Falcon ect)

Interesting that even the limited resolution of laserdisc still picks up the extra grain levels that spike in darker scenes.

But in my view this is the best official home video  release of Star Wars. Period.

Why they did not use this master for the 2006 dvd is beyond me.

Vidiot(on the Steve Hoffman forum) claims that the O-neg of star wars were transferred to Japan in the 1980s and got badly damaged out there.Vidiot says that vertical scratches were created during the O-negs stay in Japan.

Was wondering if  a 1st generation Interpositive(courtesy of the  O-neg) was used for this 1986 master?

There are vertical scratches down the side(big black bar on the right hand side) when the star destroyer comes in overhead at the beginning.

If anyone can chime in on this one that would be great.

 

   

I saw Star Wars in 1977. Many, many, many times. For 3 years it was just Star Wars...period. I saw it in good theaters, cheap theaters and drive-ins with those clunky metal speakers you hang on your window. The screen and sound quality never subtracted from the excitement. I can watch the original cut right now, over 30 years later, on some beat up VHS tape and enjoy it. It's the story that makes this movie. Nothing? else.

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