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NSP/OT (NightStalkerPoet’s Original Trilogy)

These releases are my personal favorite mix-and-match versions of the Star Wars Original Trilogy. With so many options available, I’ve often found myself jumping from release to release, looking for my own personal “holy grail” viewing experience. Oddly, I’ve found this arrangement to have the most rewatch value for me.

Star Wars
Opening Titles/Crawl/Flyover: Despecialized 2.7 ANH Crawl (Harmy and Towne32)
Main Video Source: JawsTDS Return of the GOUT
Audio Source: Hal9000’s Special Edition Sourced Theatrical Audio (256kbps AC3 Stereo)

*I chose the stereo AC3 for these because the other options from Hal, while sounding amazing, were too pristine sounding when accompanying the GOUT sourced video.

*I replaced the crawls with Despecialized for better reading clarity.

The Empire Strikes Back
Opening Titles/Crawl/Flyover: ESB Despecialized 2.0 (Harmy)
Main Video Source: JawsTDS Return of the GOUT
Audio Source: Hal9000’s Special Edition Sourced Theatrical Audio (256kbps AC3 Stereo) - Custom Version

Return of the Jedi
Opening Titles/Crawl/Flyover: RotJ Despecialized 2.5 (Harmy)
Main Video Source: JawsTDS Return of the GOUT + Small Color Correction
Audio Source: Schorman’s Audio Archive 93 Mix, NSP Encode (256kbps AC3 Stereo)

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Star Wars now available on the spleen. Released as an MP4, but is Blu-Ray compliant and fits snugly on a DVD-5.

Comments/suggestions appreciated, and if all is well with SW, I’ll follow up with releasing the other two.

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Not sure if anyone here is grabbing these or not (been some interest on the spleen); Empire is now available 😃

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Hi NSP, I grabbed Ep IV, and I’m currently downloading Ep V.

Ep IV is a piece of art, the mix between opening crawl and JawsTDS works really well. Thank you !

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Thanks! Amazing ingredients perfect simple recipes. Working on getting seeding restored (my sister didn’t pay internet 🙄).

Jedi will be up soon as well.

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Alright - sorry for the delay on RotJ.

I really enjoy the Return of the Gout project from JawsTDS, but have always been less fond of Return of the Jedi from that set. It’s a gallant effort, but for some reason falls short in comparison to the other two. I blame the source, which I’ve always found inferior to the other two.

Originally I was waiting for JawsTDS’ new project, which was going to be working with X0+Lumagen Processing. I’m hoping that the set is going to push the limits of laserdisc scaling, and I may release a version 2 of RotJ if I like the results.

In the meantime, I’ve attempted to degrade RotJ Despecialized 2.5 to the point of PAL GOUT quality, then upscaled using the JawsTDS RotJ script. I’ve also attempted to adjust the colors a little to fit the GOUT color pallet without going overboard.

Today is the test watch to make sure the upscale of the degraded DEed is similar to the first two, and that the audio meshes in the same way. Will be posted this evening if all goes smoothly.

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Clearly, the test watch didn’t go well. 😉

With that said, I’ve completed the set and released Return of the Jedi today.

Here are the notes I’ve included on the spleen:

  • Originally, I’d intended on using a different video source. Something about the PAL Gout always rubbed me the wrong way. Luckily, after months working on trying to find the right source, I realized what was wrong - the colors were just different enough from the NTSC Gout to hinder my nostalgia. With a few small adjustments, I found a middle ground that matched the PAL Gout color of the first two (which I really liked), and am quite happy with the results.

  • In my pursuit of the right video source, I also questioned if Hal’s SE RotJ mix was what was throwing me off. Throwing on the standard 93 mix, I realized that in comparison to Star Wars and Empire, the SE mix of Jedi just didn’t feel as raw and powerful to me (definitely a fault of the source, not of Hal’s wonderful audio offers). With this in mind, and wanting a matching 256kbps audio track, I chose to use Schorman’s raw 93 Mix. This was resampled with SOX using a linear filter to avoid any phase shifting that would ruin the surround mixdown, and encoded to ac3 with Aften. I’d love feedback on how this sounds on your systems in comparison to the audio of the first two.

I’ve decided for the moment not to redo Empire yet, as I’m pretty happy with this as my ideal OT set.

With that said, keep an eye out for the NSP/PT. In the spirit of lower quality sources, I think this is an excellent opportunity to release an upscale of The Phantom Edit and Attack of the Phantom with proper crawls. They will be followed with Revenge of the Sith, but I haven’t quite decided which edit I’d like to use. I’m very partial to Dawn of the Empire, but would love feedback on which edit people feel best fits with the two Phantom Edits.

Seed and Enjoy! 😃

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Just to ensure I am understanding you correctly, it sounds like in your experience the 1997 SE theatrical DTS audio for ROTJ is not as powerful as some of the other OOT-based offerings? Just wanting to ensure nothing went wrong in my project you were using as a source. 😉

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Correct - no worries! I’ve found with Jedi that you never quite know what you’re going to get. Either it benefits from the workflow getting honed with the first two films, or it suffers from being left until last minute because they want to perfect the first two.

I still highly recommend all three soundtracks you released, just didn’t think Jedi SE meshed as well with GOUT video.

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How do those who are invertebrate aquire this?

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
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Do not go gentle into that good night. “Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook Feel the love.

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Getting them all on Mega currently, I’ll send you the links once uploaded.

Anyone else, feel free to PM for links. 4GB a piece.

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Thanks, man.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night. “Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook Feel the love.

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Just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve released an Alternate Version of my Empire release, which uses Adywan’s Emperor from The Empire Strikes Back Revisited to match with RotJ. Anyone else got a spleenter in their finger?

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