Sign In

Info Wanted: Just wondering... re acquiring a digital copy of something I already own?

Author
Time
 (Edited)

I’ve got the 1995 THX Widescreen version of the original Star Wars Trilogy on VHS. But I don’t really like playing them a lot, because I don’t want them destroyed. I noticed I can download the three films off MySpleen, which I’ve already registered on. But I don’t want to do it if it’s illegal, especially since it’s movies I’m dealing with.

Is it OK to download a movie that you already legally own? If it is, then I’ll download them. I’ll only use them because I don’t want my VHS tapes destroyed. They’re too valuable.

Author
Time
I would say yes. If that DVD you download is acting as a back up of the same version you have on VHS, and that version of Star Wars is out of print I see no problems. I believe you have paid for the licence to view that version in your own home. You should have a right to protect your investment.

Enjoy

THX-1138
Author
Time
Thank you. I'll download it now.

BTW, I like all Star Wars films. Original, Special, DVD, Prequel. I still think the OOT should be re-realeased though.
Author
Time
Technically, it is illegal - but who gives a shit?

Guidelines for post content and general behaviour: read announcement here

Max. allowable image sizes in signatures: reminder here

Author
Time
One more thing: What's the best version to download? I was going to download COWCLOPS's version, but for some reason it's having a hard time connecting. (I have a 56k modem. Sad but true.)

And is RowMan's Ultra-supplemental features worthy to go with the package?
Author
Time
Everyone will give you a different answer as to which is best. The new Cowclops set is certainly a good option until we see output from the X0 Project.

And yes, the RowMan discs are worth it.

I used to be very active on this forum. I’m not really anymore. Hi everybody. You’re all awesome. Keep up the good work.

Author
Time
The best version depends on who you ask. I personally like the Cowclops the best, because it has the uncompressed PCM sound from the laserdisc and as a result I think it sounds the best. Other good sets are Dr. Gonzo set, the Editdroid set, and Dark Jedi's DE set. Rowman's supplementals are great and very worthwile. They have many trailers, several interviews, making of documentaries, and other goodies. I guess it depends on if that sort of stuff interests you or if you are just interested in the movies.
Author
Time
All right, I'll try downloading COWCLOPS again. But if the download time is dismal, I'm trying another pack.

I do like documentaries and stuff, so I'll give the bonuses a shot.
Author
Time
A better bet on getting those discs would be to ask a few members on this board rather than trying to download 4GB files over a 56k modem.

I used to be very active on this forum. I’m not really anymore. Hi everybody. You’re all awesome. Keep up the good work.

Author
Time
Ingo Sucks,

it really depends (dare I say it) on whether you have a 4:3 (1.33:1) or 16:9 (1.78:1) TV/monitor. If the former, I recommend either the TR47 (Cowclops v.1)set or the EditDroid set; if the latter, then the Cowclops v.2 set or Citizen's set (currently incomplete).

As far as supplements, RowMan's 4-disc set is the best around for starting out. Beyond that, you could look at babyhum and ocpmovie's stuff.

If you don't want to become a fanatic, don't look at Rikter's selection.

BTW, welcome.
Author
Time
if you've got a 4:3 -- Go with Editdroid. Not even a question.
if you've got a 16x9 -- go with Dr. Gonzo. Maybe not as sharp, but the color is more true

Either way, go with Rowman's supplemental discs. Essentially you end up making 2 disc special editions. If you wanna go 3 disc, I recommend getting Darth Editous ANH edit, and A Digital Man's ESB and ROTJ edits to complement the original versions and the bonus disc
The Best Show You've Never Heard
Author
Time
Originally posted by: The Bizzle
if you've got a 4:3 -- Go with Editdroid. Not even a question.
if you've got a 16x9 -- go with Dr. Gonzo. Maybe not as sharp, but the color is more true


Indeed.

That's no moon. It's a LaserDisc.

Author
Time
I've got the dr. gonzo's and reckon they are damn good with the menu's and extra's.
Just finished downloading Moth3r's Pal Transfer of Empire and it's f'king awesome!
I'm from the UK so Pal is my native colour system so I guess that gives it an edge in compatibility/quality in regards to playback equipment.

I own copies of 80's VHS, 1997 special edition VHS and the 2004 DVD's. This probably isn't the right attitude to have, but i feel i've thrown enough money at lucas and his subordinates for them to be happy. If the original versions are not going to be made available commercially in digital format i haven't got a problem owning bootlegs.
Most of, if not all of the transfers were created by fans for fans, and have been non-profit making. The projects are not out there to screw Lucas but preserve a heritage which we shouldn't be denied of.
The law is the law though ofcourse so it's your discretion.

Author
Time
I should have said this earlier but...I don't have a DVD burner.

I'd like to get one, but I probably won't until next month. If I ask someone to mail me a copy, would that be a better idea?
Author
Time
Where are you at Ingo?

“I love Darth Editous and I’m not ashamed to admit it.” ~ADigitalMan

Author
Time
I know exactly what it means, i had constructed my sentence incorrectly. Apologies.

Author
Time
Ingo, it's not a good idea to put your address out in the thread like that. Turn on your PMs and send it privately.

<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>

Author
Time
well lucas probably wouldn't give a shit cuz those aren't his visions of the movies
Author
Time
Post Edited.

Who's the best person to send a request to? I'd like to get Dark Jedi's FACES set, because then it matches my own VHS (Widescreen) set. Is it done yet? He can mail it to me, then I'll just download RowMan's extras and burn them when I get my DVD burner.
Author
Time
Ingo thanks for wanting my set(there are actually a few people that like my sets),and yes they are both finished(widescreen and fullscreen),check out the last page in this link,there are some people that will hook you up,they should have there sets soon,keep watching this thread and you will know when to Private Message them.
hope this helps.you can also click on the link below my name to see the rest of my Star wars Sets
DJ
"FACES"
Author
Time
Just took a look at DJ's Faces transfer, and it doesn't look nearly as good as his Definitive transfer. I'd go for that one, it's much sharper and cleaner.

That's no moon. It's a LaserDisc.

Author
Time
More Importantly, is there chapter selection? If there isn't, I'd rather get COWCLOPS's version and wait for my DVD burner.

Unless you can tell me how to turn a DVD-ROM Drive into a DVD Burner.