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Thanks for the update -1.  Have been wondering about this lately.  Really looking forward to seeing the results.

“In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be “replaced” by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten.” - George Lucas

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Exciting. =D

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Stepping softly in a danger zone…

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Keep it up. :)

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YESSS !! Good news !

And thanks for the news ! ;-)

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some more details..

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1 - sound for a few reels is mono, 

   so we'll be reconstructing what we can of that.

   stereo version should be fine... also the spanish

   sound is coming along well too.

 

2 - most of star wars is done, with a few more reels to

     go. because its in good shape, the color fixes are not

     that hard, and quicker to do.. there is minimal dust and

    dirt cleanup going on.. but it won't take too long

    i've seen rough previews of most of the  reels,

   and even those look amazing,  and the tests on cleaned up

   versions look even better.

3 - there probably won't be a 2nd version (the english red reels),

     [if there is, it will be an archive version done much later.]    

     because the quality is not that good. however, there are 

     scenes with less grain, that may be incoporated with the better print.

 

4 - empire strikes back will be done next, but at much slower pace.

     we found some film restoration material that cleans the film so

     before it is transferred it removes a lot of the damage and dirt.

     so we will rescan some of the troublesome parts again to save

    time from doing it digitally. the color correction is mostly done,

    its the cleanup and restoration that's going to take quite awhile.

5 - there's some early leads on return of the jedi also,

    but thats a LONG way off.

 

we should be on track for release this year barring

any surprises. stay tuned.

 

later

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Very exciting news -1.  I'm looking forward to seeing the fruits of this labour.

“It’s a lot of fun… it’s a lot of fun to watch Star Wars.” – Bill Moyers

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Great news indeed :)

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It's great to know those reels are in good hands. Keep up the good work guys!

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I hate to beat a dead horse but thanks for the update!

Luke threw twice…maybe.

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Are you guys really making a 35mm print? How is it possible? It's a dream coming true!

"Yeah and... and... and I'm gonna be back to talk about them Rolexes."

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Consultor said:

Are you guys really making a 35mm print? How is it possible? It's a dream coming true!

Scanning them, not making.

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Exciting news about possible Return Of The Jedi leads as well, thanks again -1!

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You say (“sound for a few reels is mono”)

Do you mean it is the mono mix? And if so is that being saved, for other projects.

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Again with the redundancy, but this is awesome and you are surely doing the Lord's work.

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natethefighter said:

you are surely doing the Lord's work.

You mean Lord Vader?

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Excellent stuff Neg

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the stuff we are using on parts of the

film is called filmguard..

http://www.film-tech.com/products/filmguard.php

there are some issues people have with it,

but for short term, it is fine.

since it cleans the image, the optical track

gets improved also!

 

 

i'll post some examples,

star wars related and other ones. maybe some

images too.

 

later

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digitalfreaknyc said:

Neg,

Any more news on how this will be "released?"

 

the main plan is newsgroups
and myspleen

later
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Thank God and negative1 for myspleen :-)