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Info: Star Wars Executor Boxset VHS (1995)

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Limited Edition Executor Boxset of the Theatrical Cuts of Star Wars released in the UK (20,000 of them) all THX Remastered versions of the trilogy presented in Widescreen (2.35:1 letterboxed transfer).

  • Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

  • Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (1983)


Here are the Special Features in the Boxset…

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  • 3 poster prints of the three movies using John Alvin’s artwork.

  • Script Book.

  • 6 matte paintings prints.

  • Booklet.

  • The Making Of Star Wars (1977).

  • SPFX - The Making of The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

  • Classic Creatures - The Making Of Return Of the Jedi (1983).

  • From Star Wars to Jedi the Making of a Saga (1985)

  • Interviews - Lucas, Burtt & Murren.

  • Trailers.

  • The Star Wars Gallery with Ralph McQuarrie.

  • “A Tour through the Lucasfilm…”

  • “How the Walkers Work…”

  • Jedi Videomatics.

  • A flight through the Asteroids - A storyboard comparision.

  • Lapti Nek Extended - the music video.


<span class=“Bold”>You can post comments, reviews and your personal thoughts about this set.</span>

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apartfrom the making of's, the other extras seem to be mainly the same as off the laserdisc. I still wish I'd not been so tight fisted and bought at the time it was avaialble though.
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I was working at WHSmith when this came out and a friend of mine bought a copy - wish I had now, what with the 25% discount we used to get. muppet.

Of course thanks to OT.com, Rikter, BabyHum, Deleted Magic and the rest we have the opportunity to 'own' something far better.

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"muppet."

LOL

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I bought that set last week... paid $70 for it....
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So, eDroj, since you bought this collection, can you tell us if this set has the burnt-in Japanese subtitles on the bonus "making of" specials?

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That sure is a lovely piece of Star Wars merchandise, now if only those crummy VHS tapes were unaltered OT DVD´s. If only, if only...
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I havent checked them out yet.... but I will after work today! Why do you think they should have japanese subtitles burned in? It was released in the UK so no need for the japanese subs.... I will check it out to confirm.
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I have this set, it was bought for me as a 21st birthday present.

God, I feel old...

Heavy as hell, the scriptbook is printed on really nice stock and weighs a ton. looks great on the shelf, but the tins been through at least a half dozen house move though...
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yup - snapped this beauty up the 1st day it was out - oodles of goodies and no jap burned-in subs on the making ofs - gorgeous

why was lucasfilm so lax with their DVD releases?
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so they can make a new "ultimate dvd boxset" after episode 3 & make everyone buy yet another copy of the "new & improved" trilogy.
man, i'm happy i have an LD player.....
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Originally posted by: chasingamy99
no burned-in subs on the making ofs - gorgeous


Except it's VHS, whereas the Japanese version is LD -- gorgeous.

Actually, a nice hybrid would probably be best. Use a little AviSynth magic to keep the Japanese video almost everywhere, but use crap VHS from Executor to help remove the subs.

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No offense, guys, but while the subs can be a little annoying, it's not like you are watching an actual film. It doesn't get in the way of any drama or important characterization.

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>

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In fact, they can let me read ahead a bit, or watch without audio.
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Originally posted by: eDroj
I bought that set last week... paid $70 for it....



Far too expensive it is.
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Originally posted by: Jedikev
Originally posted by: eDroj
I bought that set last week... paid $70 for it....



Far too expensive it is.


It is... how much should I have paied for it?
The set is very hard to find here in sweden......
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Thanks for the info on the subs. I don't necessarily care about them being there; in fact I'm learning Japanese, so it actually helps sometimes. Was just curious if they had them or not. Looks like a pretty impressive set. And like most people, I am awaiting a new "ultimate" style set of the movies; whether that be on DVD or the next generation of video discs.

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I have this!

I got it for christmas 1995!

Lovely thing that it is! And yes.. there are no japanese subtitles! :-)


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oh, and it cost £80 new.. that's about $150


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Originally posted by: Cassius76
oh, and it cost £80 new.. that's about $150


So it is a bargain then....
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Has anyone done a VHS to DVD transfer of Classic Creatures or From Star Wars to Jedi from this set? The US NTSC videotapes don't look that great and I wonder if these would look any better. If they do, they could be a good non-subtitled alternative to the Japanese laserdiscs which have subtitles.
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I would love to do a transfer, but I don't have a capture card.... :-( :-(


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Originally posted by: RowMan
Has anyone done a VHS to DVD transfer of Classic Creatures or From Star Wars to Jedi from this set? The US NTSC videotapes don't look that great and I wonder if these would look any better. If they do, they could be a good non-subtitled alternative to the Japanese laserdiscs which have subtitles.


Didn't Rikter say not so long ago that he'd acquired the non-subbed versions? Otherwise I would have done it from my own set

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Rikter has non-subtitled laserdisc transfers of The Making of Star Wars and SP FX: The Empire Strikes Back. (In fact, I used his transfers for bonus discs I am creating for the EditDroid set.) I don't believe Classic Creatures and From Star Wars to Jedi ever became available on laserdisc in the States. Hopefully, a PAL VHS transfer might look better than the blurry looking official NTSC tapes.