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Inside the gatefold of my ANH laserdisc cover, there are 81 chapter points (20/18/18 & 25 for sides 1/2/3 & 4 respectively). All the description is in French, unfortunately.

I thought I’d been through the sides and put them all in, but I only have 80 chapters!

DrGonzo’s disc uses (I believe) the original chapter stops from the Definitive Collection disc; his appear to be the same as mine (except he only has 79, because I have the THX logo as chapter one whereas he starts at the 20th Century Fox title).

If the DC chapter points are equivalent to the French laserdiscs, can anyone list the chapter titles to save me having to do a French translation, and it might also help me locate the missing chapter stop.

Ta!

Edit - I found the missing stop - it was chapter 2 on side 4 (chapter 1 is only 19 seconds long, no wonder I missed it!) I would still like the French translated into English, but I don’t need the translation straight away.

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Hello moth3r,

pls. send me a scan of the covers. As I could translate them for you. I am German, but fluent in over 4 languages !!! (French is one of them ;-))

Plse use my mail: >omann-omann at freenet dot de<

Greetings from Germany

geko
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Thanks, that'd be great. I'll get the cover scan over to you in the next few days.

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There was a site a while back that I found that chronicles a guy's conversion, and he had a listing of the DE chapter stops with stars by the ones he used:

Here

Some of the titles are just ridiculous though...i.e. "trapped in the collapsing garbage room"...so that makes me doubt ever so slightly the authenticity of these, but to be honest I think they're genuine.
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If you'd like, I can check the previously linked list against my DC insert.

EDIT: here it is:

SIDE 1:
01 Opening Logos - "A long time ago..."
02 Main titles - A New Hope
03 Princess Leia's futile flight
* Commentary: Ken Ralston
- The origins of STARS [sic] WARS and motion control camera work
- original ship designs
04 The Imperial boarding party
05 R2-D2 receives the stolen plans
06 Princess Leia's capture
07 R2-D2 and C-3PO escape from the Empire
08 Darth Vader confronts Princess Leia
09 Lost in the desert
* Commentary: Ralph McQuarrie
- artistic concepts for Tatooine
- design concepts for C-3PO
- design concepts for R2-D2
10 R2-D2 is all alone
11 The Jawas capture R2-D2
12 Stormtroopers search the desert
13 The Jawas sell their wares
14 Luke meets C-3PO and R2-D2
15 R2-D2's secret message
* Commentary: Ken Ralston
- creating the Leia holograph
16 Luke's dinner conversation
17 R2-D2 has vanished

SIDE 2:
18 The search for R2-D2
19 Attack of the Sand People
* Commentary: Ken Ralston
- shooting the landspeeder and Tuskin Raider scenes in the desert
20 Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi to the rescue
21 Ben reminesces
22 Princess Leia's message
23 Strategy meeting on the Death Star
* Commentary: George Lucas
- creating the sounds of Darth Vader with Ben Burtt
24 A grisly find
25 Vader interrogates Princess Leia
* Commentary: George Lucas
- the choice of James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader
26 Luke decides to go to Alderaan
27 The Mos Eisley spaceport
28 The cantina, a wretched hive of scum and villany
29 Ben hires Han, Chewie and the Millennium Falcon
* Commentary: Ralph McQuarrie
- Chewbacca design considerations
30 Greedo the bounty hunter confronts Han
31 The Death Star sets course
32 Preparing to leave Tatooine
33 The Millennium Falcon makes a quick exit
34 The Imperial Cruisers attack the Millenium Falcon
* Commentary: Ken Ralston
- the illusion of hyperspace
35 The Death Star destroys Alderaan

SIDE 3:
01 Luke's lightsaber practice
02 Grand Moff Tarkin is outraged
03 The millennium falcon is captured
* Commentary: Ralph McQuarrie
- production designs for the Death Star
* Commentary: Dennis Muren
- plexiglass [sic] and matte shots for the Death Star
04 Sneaking onto the Death Star
05 Han and Chewie overwhelm the guards
06 Ben's destiny lies on a different path
07 Luke has a plan
08 Phase one: Chewbacca is taken prisoner
09 The attack on the cell block
10 Luke finds Princess Leia
11 Vader senses Ben's presence
12 Imperial troops are alerted
13 Into the garbage chute
14 The Dianoga's attack
15 Trapped in the collapsing garbage room

SIDE 4:
16 Ben disarms the tractor beam
17 In flight to the Falcon
18 The Death Star bridge chasm
19 Obi-Wan meets Death[sic] Vader
* Commentary: George Lucas
- mythology in STAR WARS
20 The rescue party's escape
21 Dogfight with the Empire fighters
* Commentary: Dennis Muren
- George Lucas' direction for space dogfights
22 The Empire takes a risk
23 Han Solo boasts to Princess Leia
24 Arrival at the Yavin moon Rebel base
* Commentary: Ken Ralston
- matte shots and the Death Star
25 War room briefing: the Rebel strategy
26 The Death Star approaches
27 Han Solo prepares to leave

SIDE 5:
01 Prepare for battle
02 The Rebel fighters begin the attack
* Commentary: Dennis Muren
- constructing the "Armada" sequence in the Rebel attack
* Commentary: Ken Ralston
- depicting spacecraft speed in effects shots
03 Enter the TIE fighters
* Commentary: Ken Ralston
- the trench run and TIE fighter explosions
04 Lord Vader joins the fray
05 Vader foils the Gold Squad's attack
06 Grand Moff Tarkin scoffs at the Rebel's chances
07 Red Leader's foray fails
* Commentary: Ken Ralston
- Lucas' concepts and templates for the Death Star aerial battle
08 Luke begins his attack
09 Vader's squad faces the X-wing fighters
10 Vader zeros in on Luke
11 Luke trusts in The Force
12 The Rebel base in in range
13 The Millennium Falcon to the rescue
14 Luke's shot
15 The end of the Death Star
* Commentary: Ken Ralston
- explosion of the Death Star
16 Vader's ship hurtles into deep space
17 A hero's welcome
* Commentary: Dennis Muren
- original crew reactions to STAR WARS
18 To the victors belong the honors
19 End credits
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@Dr_Gonzo, thanks very much for that, it looks as if they are equivalent.

I think Ben reminesces should be Ben reminisces (maybe it's a US/UK spelling thing?), and I prefer the term "Garbage masher" to "Collapsing garbage room".

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(chapter timings calculated from frame numbers in Chainsaw's hyperlink )

13 The Millennium Falcon to the rescue (370 frames = 15 sec)
14 Luke's shot (284 frames = 12 sec)

are combined on Dr_Gonzo's DVD chapter 74 (0:27 sec)
while

01 Opening Logos - "A long time ago..."
02 Main titles - A New Hope

are combined to form Chapter 1 of Dr_Gonzo's DVD.

So because of these two combinations, Dr_Gonzo's DVD has only 79 chapters
while the inserts (thanks everybody for posting them !) list 81.

However, in practice you must take into account the “fuckwit factor”. Just talk to Darth Mallwalker…
-Moth3r

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Hello Moth3r,

sorry, I can anwer only now.

The chapter marks provide by Dr. Gonzo are perfect. The french wording is sometimes different, but the chapters are in perfect syncro, only that the two last chapters in Gonzos lits are combined on your scan as chapter 24 on side 4.

If you prefer a 100% translation (word by word) pls let me know.

Sorry fro the delay again, but family affairs are frist ;-)

Greeting from Germany

geko
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This is what I've ended up with, using elements of both the US and the French versions:

01 THX logo.
02 Main titles.
03 Princess Leia's futile flight.
04 The Imperial boarding party.
05 R2-D2 receives the stolen plans.
06 Princess Leia's capture.
07 R2-D2 and C-3PO escape.
08 Darth Vader confronts Princess Leia.
09 R2-D2 and C-3PO lost in the desert on Tatooine.
10 R2-D2 alone in the canyon.
11 The Jawas capture R2-D2.
12 Stormtroopers search the desert.
13 The Jawas sell their wares.
14 Luke meets C-3PO and R2-D2.
15 R2-D2's secret message.
16 Luke's dinner conversation.
17 R2-D2 has gone.
18 The search for R2-D2.
19 Attack of the Sand People.
20 Ben Kenobi to the rescue.
21 Ben reminisces.
22 Princess Leia's message.
23 Strategy meeting on the Death Star.
24 Ben and Luke discover the Jawa massacre.
25 Vader interrogates Princess Leia.
26 Luke decides to go to Alderaan.
27 Mos Eisley spaceport, a wretched hive of scum and villany.
28 The Mos Eisley cantina.
29 Ben hires Han, Chewbacca and the Millennium Falcon.
30 Greedo the bounty hunter confronts Han.
31 The Death Star sets course.
32 Preparing to leave Tatooine.
33 The Millennium Falcon makes a quick exit.
34 Imperial Cruisers attack the Millenium Falcon.
35 The Death Star destroys Alderaan.
36 Luke's lightsabre training.
37 Grand Moff Tarkin is outraged by Princess Leia's deception.
38 The Millennium Falcon is captured.
39 The crew of the Millenium Falcon sneak onto the Death Star.
40 Han and Chewbacca overwhelm the guards.
41 Ben's destiny lies on a different path.
42 Luke has a plan to rescue Princess Leia.
43 Phase one: Chewbacca plays the role of prisoner.
44 The attack on the detention block.
45 Luke finds Princess Leia.
46 Vader senses the presence of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
47 Imperial troops are alerted.
48 Into the garbage chute.
49 The Dianoga's attack.
50 Trapped in the garbage masher.
51 Ben disables the tractor beam.
52 In flight to the Falcon.
53 The Death Star bridge chasm.
54 Obi-Wan meets Darth Vader.
55 The rescue party's escape.
56 Dogfight with the Imperial fighters.
57 Tarkin takes a risk.
58 Han Solo boasts to Princess Leia.
59 Arrival at the Yavin moon Rebel base.
60 War room briefing: the Rebel strategy.
61 The Death Star approaches.
62 Han Solo prepares to leave.
63 Prepare for battle.
64 The Rebel fighters begin the attack.
65 Enter the TIE fighters.
66 Lord Vader joins the fray.
67 Vader foils the Gold Squad's attack.
68 Tarkin scoffs at the Rebel's chances.
69 Red Leader's foray fails.
70 Luke begins his attack.
71 Vader's squad faces the X-wing fighters.
72 Vader zeros in on Luke.
73 Luke turns off his targeting computer.
74 The Death Star clears the planet.
75 The Millennium Falcon to the rescue.
76 Luke's shot.
77 The end of the Death Star.
78 Vader's ship hurtles into deep space.
79 A hero's welcome.
80 A ceremony in the honour of the heroes.
81 End credits.

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