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Newest hungarian voice-over/pirate bootleg videos found!

ROTJ Voice-over dubbed, its 8nd variant! —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuqskEfpj6I

ESB Voice-over dubbed!! —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypJ7D_lR8Oc

I haven’t heard these before.

Star Wars pirate version?! —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHaCMSjVew8

This is really a good old '80s vhs material!! Its sounds good. If, on the other hand, you already have Stereo (I can’t hear that), then the copy itself, the It was made in the early '90s.

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Just new to this, but does anyone here happen to have the Japanese dubs of the Sequel Trilogy in either stereo or 5.1?

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Sorry, I just have the OT dubs.

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I apologize to anyone who downloaded my synced Romanian voiceover dub on my glowing recommendation earlier. It turned out I screwed up the encode (among other things) and it didn’t really represent the quality of that audio very well. I’ll have a better version available shortly.

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FYI – all of the dubs in my personal collection are now available synced to NTSC GOUT (Despecialized, 4K77), and theatrical (4K83), with the exception of Turkish. All future 4Kxx and Despecialized releases will be theatrically synced, but in the meantime, you just need to be careful which audio you use.

The reason Turkish isn’t included is because I’m currently syncing/despecializing a new Turkish dub, which should get rid of the problem with the Emperor scene in ESB. Once that’s done, that new dub will be available synced to both frame standards.

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Thanks to ArdaYlcn, I’ve got another Turkish dub, and this one will replace the one in my current collection.

The old despecialized dub was great, except for one issue. The Emperor scene in Empire Strikes Back was missing, so initially it was filled with English, then eventually I filled it with a different pre-SE dub. But Vader’s voice in that scene still didn’t match the rest of the film at all, and the overall quality difference between the two sources was obvious and annoying.

The new dub is the 2015 iTunes dub (despecialized, of course), and it’s complete (finally!). And unlike some other Turkish dubs, it’s not missing the score, and Chewbacca isn’t dubbed, so it’s pretty faithful to the films in that respect. What I notice most about this dub is the voice matching. For the most part, they found actors who sounded very much like the original actors. So many dubs get Leia very wrong, but not this one. And in some moments I thought “Billy Dee Williams speaks fluent Turkish? Wow!” Luke is cast a little younger than most dubs. This makes it easy to distinguish between him & Han (which can be an issue on some dubs), and the younger voice really goes well with the young Mark Hamill in Star Wars. But it doesn’t quite work as well in Jedi IMO.

I’ve asked ArdaYlcn to do some quality checks on this first, and then it will be available soon afterward.

EDIT: Also, this new dub will require new “titles” subtitles, which will be included in the next Project Threepio release.

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Again thanks to ArdaYcln, we now have Persian/Farsi dubs. These are apparently unauthorized pirate dubs, in the style of the original Turkish dubs, where instead of voicing over the English soundtrack, they replace the English dialogue and filled in the background music and SFX to match. In this case, they did a much better job of blending with the rest of the film… some of the time. In fact, I really wonder if they really did somehow use a voices-free soundtrack for some parts of the films, but then use really out of place and mismatched audio for other parts. It’s a weird mix, at least in terms of technical execution.

The sync was pretty haphazard but it’s much improved in the despecialized versions, and unfortunately there are missing sections, patched in with English. Those will be covered with Persian titles-only subtitles in the next version of Project Threepio.

At the moment, only Star Wars is synced, and available in the usual places. The other films are being worked on.

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I’ve synced the 2011 Czech Blu-ray dubs, to replace the early nineties dubs in my collection. These turned out really well and are the nicest despecialized audio tracks I’ve done yet.

I’ve also synced the Farsi dub for ROTJ, and I’m now dreading having no other audio projects to do except the Farsi dub for Empire. These pirate dubs are really not great, and are woefully incomplete. I swear Empire is half in English, just from the scenes they didn’t dub. But it’s the only Farsi audio we have, so I’ll do what I can.

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On the other end of the quality spectrum, the Persian dubs are now as complete as I can get them. They’ll require an update to Project Threepio to cover the extensive sections that remain undubbed.

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7nd variant ROTJ Voice-over dubbed bootlegs vhsrip its released in few days. Two different quality ripa availabla in last time. (WMW and MKV format) The 2nd and full version of 7-8 any different variations. Different voice-over dub than old BaDTaSTe release.

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Sorry from double posting.

Found complete Bulgarian Multi-Voiceover dubbed VHSRIP’s from OT trilogy!
Pirate or first rental/tv (or theatrical?) dubs from taken med/mild '80s years or early '90s.

UPDATE: Find any Bulgarian dubs from net.

2017 TV version dub: https://www.videoclip.bg/watch/749595_mezhduzvezdni-voini-epizod-v-imperiyata-otvrsha-na-udara-1980-bg

Bulgarian Audio dubs released in years 2017 via NOVA Broadcasting Group and years 2018 Alexandra Audio corporation/studios.

VHS version its different audio. Analyzed the old vhs dubs, its probably official (first?) (ex)rental relese. Not in 100%. The narrator speaked these text: “Twentieth Century Fox and … Production Lucasfilm Limited”

1995/97 and 2000 SE vhs versions released in subbed format only?

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I’m adding the original Bulgarian dubs to my collection as I sync them.

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Here are my notes regarding the international dubbings and voiceovers of the OT.
Please feel free to add. 😃

Basque
Notes :

  • Aired on TV in 1992

Brazilian Portuguese
Notes :

  • Three Dubs
  • First done by Herbert Richers in the 1980s. Shown on TV and included on the first VHS releases.
  • Second done by Delart in 1997 for the Special Edition re-release. Available on all home media releases since 1997.
  • Third was done by Delart again for TV in 2015 to prepare for The Force Awakens. The Portuguese audio on Disney+ is the 2015 dub.

Bulgarian
Notes :

  • Multiple voiceovers. The most recent being done by Alexandra Audio in 2018.

Cantonese Chinese
Notes :

  • TV dub done in the mid-1990s for TVB. Not available on home media.

Catalan
Notes :

  • Return of the Jedi was the first film to be dubbed in Catalan for cinema release in 1983 and was later shown on TV.
  • The Empire Strikes Back was dubbed in 1990 for TV.
  • A New Hope was dubbed in 1992 for TV.
  • None of these dubs are available on home media. These dubs were preserved by fans in the highest quality in 2020.

Czech
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  • Multiple dubs produced on varying dates.

A New Hope

  • First dub done in 1991 for cinema re-release and was included on the first VHS release under the title Hvězdné války.
  • Second dub was done in 1997 for the second VHS release and was also shown on the ČT television network under the title Hvězdné války: Epizoda IV - Nová naděje.
  • Third dub was done for the Blu-Ray release in 2011 and was also shown on Nova and Prima television networks.

The Empire Strikes Back

  • First dub was done in 1992 for the first VHS release under the title Impérium vrací úder.
  • Second dub was shown on the ČT television network in 1995 under the title Hvězdné války: Epizoda V - Impérium vrací úder and was also remixed in 1997 for the first Special Edition VHS release.
  • Third dub was done for the Blu-Ray release in 2011 and was also shown on Nova and Prima television networks.

Return of the Jedi

  • First dub was done in 1992 for the first VHS release under the title Návrat Jediho.
  • Second dub was shown on the ČT television network in 1995 under the title Hvězdné války: Epizoda VI - Návrat Jediho and was also remixed in 1997 for the first Special Edition VHS release.
  • Third dub was done for the Blu-Ray release in 2011 and was also shown on Nova and Prima television networks.

English
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  • Original version.
  • The Empire Strikes Back was redubbed in 2004 for the Special Edition DVD release in order to tie in with the prequels. Clive Revill’s voice and Marjorie Eaton’s performance as The Emperor were replaced by Ian McDiarmid who portrayed the character in Return of the Jedi and the prequels. Jason Wingreen’s voice as Boba Fett was replaced by Temuera Morrison who portrayed Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones.

French
Notes : -

Galician
Notes :

  • All three films were dubbed in 1992 for TV.

Georgian
Notes :

  • Voiceovers

German
Notes : -

Hindi
Notes :

  • Available on Disney+ Hotstar Southeast Asia.

Hungarian
Notes :

  • Multiple dubs produced on varying dates.

A New Hope

  • First dub produced for the Christmas season in 1984 for MTV (Magyar Televízió.)
  • Second dub produced in 1995 by InterCom to unify the dubbings of the other two films in the trilogy.
  • Third dub produced in 1997 for a special VHS edition.

The Empire Strikes Back

  • First dub produced in 1982 for cinema distribution and was made available on rental VHS by Mokép in the mid-1980s. Was also released by Guild Home Video in 1993 on VHS.
  • Second dub produced in 1995 by InterCom to unify the dubbings of the other two films in the trilogy.
  • Third dub produced in 1997 for a special VHS edition.

Return of the Jedi

  • First dub produced in 1993 for the first VHS release from Guild Home Video.
  • Second dub was made to unify the dubbings of the other two films in the trilogy.
  • Third dub produced in 1997 for a special VHS edition.

Indonesian
Notes :

  • Produced in the 2010s for TV showings on The Disney Channel. Also available on Disney+ Hotstar in Southeast Asia.

Italian
Notes :

  • The trilogy was partially redubbed in 1997 for the Special Edition re-release. These changes were directed by Tonino Accolla. These changes include :

A New Hope

  • In the added scene with Jabba the Hutt, Han Solo was dubbed by Angelo Maggi. Han’s line after he shoots Greedo at the Mos Eisley Cantina was redubbed by Angelo Maggi.
  • In the Biggs Darklighter scene, Luke was dubbed by Francesco Prando and Biggs was dubbed by Maurizio Reti.

The Empire Strikes Back

  • For the line, “Avvertite l’incrociatore stellare di prepararsi per il mio arrivo.” Darth Vader was redubbed by Rodolfo Bianchi.
  • In the 2004 Special Edition DVD release, Emperor Palpatine was dubbed by Carlo Reali.

Return of the Jedi

  • The scene in which Luke (in hologram) introduces himself to Jabba the Hutt was redubbed by Francesco Prando. Prando also redubbed some of Luke’s lines on Endor.
  • Some of Han Solo’s lines during the fight on Endor were redubbed by Angelo Maggi.

Japanese
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  • Multiple dubs produced on varying dates.

A New Hope

  • First dub was produced in 1978 for cinema distribution. Also supervised by George Lucas himself. Was made available on the Japanese 2006 DVD release.
  • Second dub was produced in 1983 and was shown on Nippon TV.
  • Third dub was produced in 1985 and was shown on Nippon TV.
  • Fourth dub was produced for the VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray release.
  • Fifth dub was produced in 2002 and was shown on Nippon TV.
    All TV dubs except the 1985 Nippon dub are lost.

The Empire Strikes Back

  • First dub was produced in 1980 for cinema distribution. Was made available on the 2006 DVD release.
  • Second dub was produced in 1986 and was shown on Nippon TV.
  • Third dub was produced in 1992 and was shown on TV Asahi.
  • Fourth dub was produced for the VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray release. The fourth dub was slightly redubbed in 2004 with Palpatine and Dak’s voices being replaced.
    The TV Asahi dubbing is currently lost.

Return of the Jedi

  • First dub was produced in 1988 and was shown on Nippon TV.
  • Second dub was produced in the 1990s for VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray distribution.
  • Return of the Jedi is the only film in the OT not to receive a theatrical dubbing.
    Both dubs are found.

Korean
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  • Multiple dubs produced on varying dates.

A New Hope

  • First dub was produced in 1985 for KBS television.
  • Second dub was produced in 2003 for MBC television.
  • Third dub was produced in 2006 for KBS television.

The Empire Strikes Back

  • First dub was produced in 1988 for KBS television.
  • Second dub was produced in 2003 for MBC television.
  • Third dub was produced in 2006 for KBS television.

Return of the Jedi

  • First dub was produced in 1990 for KBS television.
  • Second dub was produced in 2003 for MBC television.
  • Third dub was produced in 2006 for KBS television.

Latin Spanish
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  • Two dubs for each film.
  • For the first dub, the dubs were produced varying on film release date. The first being from 1978 for A New Hope. The second being from 1980 for The Empire Strikes Back. The third being from 1983 for Return of the Jedi. These original dubs were produced in Los Angeles, California.
  • The second dub is from 1997 and was produced in Mexico.

Lithuanian
Notes :

  • Voiceover

Malay
Notes :

  • Produced in the 2010s for TV showings on The Disney Channel. Also available on Disney+ Hotstar in Southeast Asia.

Mandarin Chinese
Notes :

  • There are many dubs, at least three for each film. One produced in Beijing, another produced for CCTV6 in Shanghai, and another in Guangdong Mandarin.

Navajo
Notes :

  • Only A New Hope was dubbed into Navajo.

Persian
Notes :

  • These are illegal dubs. Some of the online uploads have this dub censored to accommodate Islamic customs.

Polish
Notes :

  • The official dubs were produced in 2011 for the first Blu-Ray release of the OT. Prior to that, voiceovers were produced.

Romanian
Notes :

  • Voiceover produced during Communism in the 1980s with one person reading the Romanian translation over the original English dialogue.
  • Only A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back were given a voiceover.
  • Available on unofficial VHS releases.

Russian
Notes :

  • There are multiple dubs produced on varying dates.

A New Hope has three dubs.

  • The first being in 1991 for cinema distribution in the Soviet Union.
  • The second in 2004 and was shown on ОРТ (ORT) television.
  • The third in 2011 for the Blu-Ray release.

The Empire Strikes Back has two dubs.

  • The first in 2004 and was shown on ОРТ (ORT) television.
  • The second in 2011 for the Blu-Ray release.

Return of the Jedi has two dubs.

  • The first in 2004 and was shown on ОРТ (ORT) television.
  • The second in 2011 for the Blu-Ray release.

Slovak
Notes :

  • The three films were dubbed into Slovak in 1990s for Markíza television.

European Spanish (Castilian)
Notes : -

Tagalog
Notes :

  • The three films were dubbed in 2016 for TV5 television.

Tamil
Notes :

  • Only The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi were dubbed in Tamil. A New Hope was not dubbed. Available on Disney+ Hotstar in Southeast Asia.

Telugu
Notes :

  • Only The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi were dubbed in Telugu. A New Hope was not dubbed. Available on Disney+ Hotstar in Southeast Asia.

Thai
Notes :

  • There are two dubs of each film in the trilogy.
  • The first was done for VHS release by CVD Video.
  • The second done for the Special Edition in 1997 which was produced by CVD International.

Turkish
Notes :

  • Many different dubs produced.

A New Hope

  • Was first dubbed in 1980 for cinema distribution.
  • The second in 1986 for TRT.
  • The third in 1987 for VHS release.
  • The fourth in 1992 for Show TV.
  • The fifth in 1996 for Star TV.
  • The sixth in 1997 for the Special Edition re-release.
  • The seventh in 2002 for Digiturk.
  • The eighth in 2012 for TRT.
  • The ninth in 2015 for Digiturk.
  • The tenth in 2015 for iTunes.

The Empire Strikes Back

  • Was first dubbed in 1983 for cinema distribution.
  • The second in 1987 for VHS release.
  • The third in 1992 for Show TV.
  • The fourth in 1996 for Star TV.
  • The fifth in 1997 for the Special Edition re-release.
  • The sixth in 2002 for Digiturk.
  • The seventh in 2012 for TRT.
  • The eighth in 2015 for Digiturk.
  • The ninth in 2015 for iTunes.

Return of the Jedi

  • Was first dubbed in 1986 for cinema distribution.
  • The second in 1987 for VHS release.
  • The third in 1992 for Show TV.
  • The fourth in 1996 for Star TV.
  • The fifth in 1997 for the Special Edition re-release.
  • The sixth in 2002 for Digiturk.
  • The seventh in 2012 for TRT.
  • The eighth in 2015 for Digiturk.
  • The ninth in 2015 for iTunes.

Ukrainian
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  • Produced in 2019 by LeDoyen (the same company responsible for the Disney Ukrainian dubbings) and commissioned by Disney Character Voices International.

Uzbek
Notes :

  • Voiceovers produced for TV viewing.
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Galician
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  • All three films were dubbed in 1992 for TV.

Georgian
Notes :

  • Voiceovers

Hindi
Notes :

  • Available on Disney+ Hotstar Southeast Asia.

Indonesian
Notes :

  • Produced in the 2010s for TV showings on The Disney Channel. Also available on Disney+ Hotstar in Southeast Asia.

Korean
Notes :
Multiple dubs produced on varying dates.

“A New Hope”

  • First dub was produced in 1985 for KBS television.
  • Second dub was produced in 2003 for MBC television.
  • Third dub was produced in 2006 for KBS television.

“The Empire Strikes Back”

  • First dub was produced in 1988 for KBS television.
  • Second dub was produced in 2003 for MBC television.
  • Third dub was produced in 2006 for KBS television.

“Return of the Jedi”

  • First dub was produced in 1990 for KBS television.
  • Second dub was produced in 2003 for MBC television.
  • Third dub was produced in 2006 for KBS television.

Lithuanian
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  • Voiceover

Malay
Notes :

  • Produced in the 2010s for TV showings on The Disney Channel. Also available on Disney+ Hotstar in Southeast Asia.

Mandarin Chinese
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  • There are many dubs, at least three for each film. One produced in Beijing, another produced for CCTV6 in Shanghai, and another in Guangdong Mandarin.

Persian
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Tagalog
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  • The three films were dubbed in 2016 for TV5 television.

Tamil
Notes :

  • Only “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” were dubbed in Tamil. “A New Hope” was not dubbed. Available on Disney+ Hotstar in Southeast Asia.

Telugu
Notes :

  • Only “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” were dubbed in Telugu. “A New Hope” was not dubbed. Available on Disney+ Hotstar in Southeast Asia.

Thai
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  • The first was done for VHS release by CVD Video.

Ukrainian
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  • Produced in 2019 by LeDoyen (the same company responsible for the Disney Ukrainian dubbings) and commissioned by Disney Character Voices International.

Thank you for the list! If you have, you know, access to any of these highlighted dubs, I’d certainly like to know about it.

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simps said:

Here are my notes regarding the international dubbings and voiceovers of the OT.
Please feel free to add. 😃

Such an informative list! Thanks a bunch 😉

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I’m syncing the Mandarin dubs now, and am uploading to the usual locations. SW and ROTJ are already done. I always save ESB for last – it’s the hardest to despecialize, and may take a while.

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Double checking the Cantonese dub, I can tell that they were made by TVB. However, Chinese Wikipedia lists those made in 2005 instead of mid 90s speculated by simps (unless one of them are wrong). It doesn’t list the voice actors but I went backwards because I recognized the voices from other dubs they did. I’ll list the main trio, their actors and other roles they did:

Luke - Pasu Leung, Heero Yuy, Meowth, Frodo Baggins in Jackson’s LOTR (Only in Fellowship, Towers and The Hobbit).
Han - Kenneth Chan, The narrator in Chibi Maruko-chan, Kogoro Mori, Tom “Neo” Anderson.
Leia - Jingle Tsang, Sailor Moon, Yugi Mutou.

Interesting to see how that these actors did all kinds of dubs, which makes sense for a TV station. If there’s any Chinese speakers I would like to have someone reverse engineer the rest of the cast.

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The 2005 date is likely the correct one for the dubs in my collection. I don’t recall having to remove the scream when Luke fell into the chasm, which would place the ESB dub as post-2004. However, there may have been ANOTHER Cantonese TV dub in the mid 90’s to which simps is referring. Multiple dubs are not uncommon.

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Manos Jetbike Ride said:

Double checking the Cantonese dub, I can tell that they were made by TVB. However, Chinese Wikipedia lists those made in 2005 instead of mid 90s speculated by simps (unless one of them are wrong). It doesn’t list the voice actors but I went backwards because I recognized the voices from other dubs they did. I’ll list the main trio, their actors and other roles they did:

Luke - Pasu Leung, Heero Yuy, Meowth, Frodo Baggins in Jackson’s LOTR (Only in Fellowship, Towers and The Hobbit).
Han - Kenneth Chan, The narrator in Chibi Maruko-chan, Kogoro Mori, Tom “Neo” Anderson.
Leia - Jingle Tsang, Sailor Moon, Yugi Mutou.

Interesting to see how that these actors did all kinds of dubs, which makes sense for a TV station. If there’s any Chinese speakers I would like to have someone reverse engineer the rest of the cast.

Wikipedia also cites an unknown date showing of the Cantonese Chinese TVB dubbing for the OT :

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/無綫電視外購美國電影列表

So I don’t trust Wikipedia 100%.

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Okay, I’ve synced the first Indonesian dub and plan to proceed with the rest (available in the normal places). The Star Wars dub was bowdlerized – that is to say, someone had edited out all the naughty bits – and so it was a real pain to restore, and there are parts missing, which revert back to English. Sadly, this is the only version of the Indonesian dub I have access to right now, but the next version of Project Threepio will include Indonesian “titles” subtitles, to translate the untranslated parts.

What people consider to be naughty can be pretty idiosyncratic, and I’m guessing in parts due to not having the accompanying edited video, but this appears to be the naughty bits of Star Wars: any dead body or severed body part, any closeup of anyone shooting a gun or brandishing it in a dangerous manner (people getting shot not an issue), Leia hugging Han (but hugging Chewbacca and kissing Luke is OK), people drinking, smoking, or talking about engaging in illegal activities such as smuggling. And misc other things I couldn’t figure out.

Most other parts of the film were largely intact, but the cantina and the Death Star were edited to shreds. Thankfully, only a few lines of dialogue were lost because a lot of the cut scenes had no dialogue. But still… ugh. Although as someone who actively edits out parts of the film added in 1997 or later so that it syncs to fan edits of an out-of-print version of the film, maybe I shouldn’t throw stones.

Either way, I don’t think the other films, or dubs in other languages, have this problem. Just a one-off. But I’ll be holding off on releasing that new Project Threepio until I can confirm there aren’t similar problems in any of the other dubs.

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Indonesian dubs are synced and despecialized for the whole trilogy, available in the usual locations. Star Wars was the only dub that was cut/incomplete, which leads me to believe the full dub is out there somewhere. If I get it, I’ll sync it. Project Threepio subtitles for the untranslated sections will come after I’m through more of these languages (i.e. to verify what sort of accompanying subtitles the other dubs may need).

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Malaysian dubs are synced and despecialized, as well as Ukrainian dubs, which replace the Ukrainian voiceovers in my collection. Like the Indonesian dub of Star Wars, the Malaysian dub of Jedi had some content editing for a TV station. Not too bad, most of it was dialogue-free cuts which were recoverable, but a couple lines were lost and are patched in with English.

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Georgian voiceovers are now synced and despecialized for the trilogy, available in the usual places. Return of the Jedi is incomplete.

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Uzbek voiceovers are now synced and despecialized for the trilogy – all films are incomplete, as they’re from censored TV broadcasts, or had other issues.

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