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Star Wars - The Lost Scenes


Well, it was inevitable. Someone was bound to do this project sooner or later...


Video Format: MPEG2 NTSC and PAL Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 1.0 448kbps
Size: 1.91 GB (NTSC) and 1.92 GB (PAL)


Included in the PAL & NTSC .img disc images are the following:

1. VIDEO_TS folder
2. AUDIO_TS folder
3. JACKET_P folder
4. DVD_ROM folder including:
- High quality disc and cover art by Coov
- Extracted "Behind The Magic" cd-rom material


In 1998, four of Star Wars' deleted scenes were released for the first time on the now out of print "Behind The Magic" cd-rom. These scenes were presented in very low quality, being limited by the cd-rom medium's capabilities. However, despite the poor quality, these "lost" scenes hold a special place in every serious Star Wars fan's consciousness. Up until now, the best way to view these scenes in their unedited entirety was to view the BTM cd-rom. With BTM long out of print, these scenes have essentially become "lost" again. The purpose of this DVD is to allow viewing of these scenes on the most appropriate device, a widescreen television.

Technical Notes:

Using information from the technical forum, these four scenes' raw files were extracted from BTM in ZNM format. Using grisc on each ZNM, each scene's individual frames were extracted as PNG stills along with corresponding WAV files. These files are as close to the original cd-rom material as possible.

Each lost scene on BTM runs at roughly 12fps. For television viewing, each frame was doubled and an image sequence was created running at 24fps. The image sequence was then exported and resized for anamorphic 2.35:1 and then letterboxed for 16:9. This was done for both PAL and NTSC and then framerates were conformed to 25fps and 23.98fps, respectively. Each file was then taken into a video editor and fade in/outs were added. A lossless video codec was used at every step until encoding to MPEG2 and every original frame is presented completely.

Work done on each scene:

TREADWELL - Each still frame was cropped from 640x272 to 616x256 to eliminate black borders.

TOSCHE STATION 1 & 2 - Nothing. Each still frame 640x272.

CANTINA - Each still frame was cropped from 624x416 to 616x257 to eliminate black borders and the ridiculous additional SE material at the bottom of each frame. The original Cantina frame area was also surprisingly interlaced. A de-interlacing filter was applied to remedy this. Han's line "I don't have it with me. Tell Jabba..." was moved forward in the timeline for better sync.

Tools Used (Mac OS X unless otherwise noted):

grisc (Windows)
Photoshop
Renamer4Mac
Quicktime Pro
Cinema Tools
Final Cut Pro
Compressor
A. Pack
Illustrator
DVD Studio Pro
NFO Creator (Windows)

In making this DVD, I attempted to present these scenes as close to the source material as possible. I did not try to perform any major restoration or clean-up. The frames are very pixelated and have tons of dirt and scratches on them. Both BTM discs' extracted raw contents are included in the DVD-ROM section. The source material is in there for anyone with the desire and skill to restore these frames. I would be interested to see what someone could do with this. I personally like the feel of the dirt and scratches so my work is done...

Thanks to Laserman for technical wisdom, Coov for great artwork, and ColinK for the extracted BTM disc 1 files posted on usenet.

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Available on a.b.sw (PAL/NTSC), demonoid (PAL), myspleen (NTSC), rapidshare (PAL/NTSC)

You can go about your business. Move along, move along.

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The Story of Star Wars
The Adventures Of Luke Skywalker

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Sounds like a fantastic project MoveAlong! I'm surprised no one's taken it on before.

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

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Great cover! Is this SL or DL?








Kidding!
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Beautiful cover and a great little project. Thanks for this one. I look forward to its release.
where have i been all this time ?
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Great work. Beautiful cover (coov, ever fancied doing covers for my projects?). I am glad to see this project now has its own thread!

I am really looking forward to being able to include this footage in my 'Star Wars' Project.

JD

Creator of Star Wars Begins, Building Empire and Returning to Jedi
Follow me on twitter @jamieSWB. Please support me at - http://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning/

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I very much want in on getting this one! Nice work...!!!!
Hammond
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Originally posted by: andy_k_250
How big is this project in size? Are you putting in any extras?


This project is itself an "extra". Size? Don't know yet. I'd guess around 2 GB. Most of that will be the DVD-ROM (see first post). There's only around 12 minutes of video.

You can go about your business. Move along, move along.

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Hell, why did I find this thread NOW, after two weeks of work on something VERY similar ?
Have you also done some restoration (color-correction, dust and dirt removal) or is it just a "transfer" ? Also please, do you know what was the original framerate of this scenes on the disc ? 12fps looks correct to me, but I want to be sure.

BTW nice work
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MoveAlong's stated that this is basically a straight transfer to DVD Video format. This release is supposed to encourage people to do restoration work on them.

To contact me outside the forum, for trades and such my email address is my OT.com username @gmail.com

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Originally posted by: pittrek
Hell, why did I find this thread NOW, after two weeks of work on something VERY similar ?
Have you also done some restoration (color-correction, dust and dirt removal) or is it just a "transfer" ? Also please, do you know what was the original framerate of this scenes on the disc ? 12fps looks correct to me, but I want to be sure.

BTW nice work


Thanks. Yes, roughly 12fps is correct on each scene.

Update

PAL disc is authored and is being prepped for usenet. Hopefully, I'll be able to finish the NTSC disc tomorrow...

You can go about your business. Move along, move along.

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I'm currently trying my best to restore this footage for Jambe's Star Wars project. Here's a sample screenshot:

http://www.bobafeta.com/misc/Sample_small.jpg

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

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Wow, looks great, boba feta.

Initiating self-destruct countdown…

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Hey Boba Feta, screenshot from my restoration looks the same, just it is color-corrected

Friends, is there any way how to get this DVD for people like me who don't have usenet access ?

BTW fantastic work, MoveAlong
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Amazing. Thanks to all the people involved.
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Originally posted by: pittrek
Hey Boba Feta, screenshot from my restoration looks the same, just it is color-corrected

Friends, is there any way how to get this DVD for people like me who don't have usenet access ?

BTW fantastic work, MoveAlong


Check yer PM's
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nOOb question here:

What is usenet, and how do I get to it using a Mac?
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I am not sure about the Mac situation. Sorry.

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