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When some people live in areas with data caps or limited bandwith, I can’t see parents being too thrilled with streaming when their kids just want to watch the same movie over and over again.
I don’t see Disney putting their deep catalog on + either. If Filmstruck couldn’t make enough money with TCM and Criterion’s catalog at their disposal…

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Part of what killed Filmstruck, though, was Warners pulling their catalogue with the assumed intent of consolidating everything they own to launch their own streaming service to compete with Disney+. We’re rushing headlong into a return to the bad old days of vertical integration and Disney is leading the charge.

It won’t happen overnight; I think we’ll continue to see at least the big stuff be released on disc for a while (Marvel, Star Wars, the headliners of the Disney animated canon), but smaller stuff and movies that failed to make a splash will quietly stop showing up on store shelves. It’s already happened with the back catalogue stuff, and I would bet money that box office duds like Tomorrowland or A Wrinkle in Time will be the next thing that become “Disney+ Exclusives”.

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I can’t say that I like movies being available streaming-only. It’s basically a big “screw you” to videophiles and audiophiles who crave the quality that (4K) Blu-ray discs provide. Personally, assuming no new physical disc formats are made, physical discs as a whole aren’t going to die out until 100 TB hard drives capable of storing dozens of 1:1 100GB 4k Blu-ray rips are cheap, commonplace, and the norm.

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BandobrasTuk said:

ZigZig said:

It seems that they are available on yggtorrent.

Didn’t get it downloaded but I found another 720p in Portuguese.
To me it seems just to be a (although good) upscale of the DVD-Master.

I just went through the french “720p” set. They are 100% upscales.

Went through them side by side and frame by frame with a qtgmc rip I did of my own dvd’s.

The 720p is clearly just an upscale done with a little bit of sharpening filters and slightly brightened.

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No idea when this happened, but Pablo Hidalgo just tweeted about it. The Ewok Adventure movies are now available for digital purchase or rental on Amazon. It’s still just SD, but hey, it’s something.

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Apparently the Ewok movies are available on Amazon in Standard Definition according to Pablo Hidalgo (guy working at Lucasfilm)

So I guess there’s that

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Sorry to revive an old thread, but just last month I completed my own upscales of both Ewok films (under the pseudonym “Project Ewok”) and both are available on the SWT forums. I see they’re starting to spread around other sites now as well.

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haha, I just saw this thread get re-upped and had come in here to mention you did those! And here you are!

Thank you for doing that work!

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Rancor022 said:

Sorry to revive an old thread, but just last month I completed my own upscales of both Ewok films (under the pseudonym “Project Ewok”) and both are available on the SWT forums. I see they’re starting to spread around other sites now as well.

Just out of curiosity, did you use the NTSC discs or the PAL discs as a basis for the upscale? Or did you get some other source?

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I’m surprised to learn that this was actually achieved. I’d be very much interested in some screenshot comparisons.

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I just uploaded these to that one site and I will also post all the details I have for Darth Pyro52’s PROJECT EWOK later this weekend!

Word to the Spookies!

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Rancor022 said:

Sorry to revive an old thread, but just last month I completed my own upscales of both Ewok films (under the pseudonym “Project Ewok”) and both are available on the SWT forums. I see they’re starting to spread around other sites now as well.

Man, at this point, I’d kill to be registered over there. That’s where all the good stuff hides… Haha. I hope to encounter copies of Project Ewok someday.

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Rancor022 said:

Sorry to revive an old thread, but just last month I completed my own upscales of both Ewok films (under the pseudonym “Project Ewok”) and both are available on the SWT forums. I see they’re starting to spread around other sites now as well.

Rancor022’s Project Ewok | Caravan of Courage & The Battle for Endor - 4K Upscales (Released)

^ that sounds like a couple of quality projects for the two under-rated Ewok theatrical films - nice one 😃
 

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i´ve read that battle of endor use original scenes from return of the jedi.
does anybody know which scenes?timecode?
thanks