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sorry that I am an idiot, but what is the angrysun version.

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Not an idiot.

It’s one of the earliest DVD transfers IIRC. Rikter distributed two versions: WMAR (that was the one with the commercials, right?) and another whose callsign I forget. I think it was too early for KCCI, but even if it wasn’t the video quality is definitely surpassed by more recent transfers.

(KCCI was seen as the gold standard for many years and it was distributed in a variety of forms. Seemed like everyone had their own menuing over the KCCI content. That was the second and last version I purchased, that one from OCP Movie. I then learned about this community and started zealously turning in sellers on eBay (whence came my first version).)

I really shouldn’t be answering a technical question without checking my information at home but I’m at a Super Bowl party and kinda bored…

“Before the Dark Times. Before the Prequels.”

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MattMahdi said:

Not an idiot.

It’s one of the earliest DVD transfers IIRC. Rikter distributed two versions: WMAR (that was the one with the commercials, right?) and another whose callsign I forget. I think it was too early for KCCI, but even if it wasn’t the video quality is definitely surpassed by more recent transfers.

(KCCI was seen as the gold standard for many years and it was distributed in a variety of forms. Seemed like everyone had their own menuing over the KCCI content. That was the second and last version I purchased, that one from OCP Movie. I then learned about this community and started zealously turning in sellers on eBay (whence came my first version).)

I really shouldn’t be answering a technical question without checking my information at home but I’m at a Super Bowl party and kinda bored…

I know Rikter distributed the KCMO (Kansas City) version, without commercials, as well. Not sure if he did a version of the WMAR broadcast; I don’t seem to have one with his menus on it. But for sure he did KCCI (Des Moines) and KCMO.

The other probably most common broadcast that made the rounds was the WCBS (New York) broadcast. That’s the one with the famous bumper with the newscaster saying “Fighting the Frizzies at eleven!” that South Park parodied.

–SKot

Projects:
Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
Preserving the…cringe…Star Wars Holiday Special [COMPLETED]
The Star Wars TV Commercials Project [DORMANT]
Felix the Cat 1919-1930 early film shorts preservation [ONGOING]
Lights Out! (lost TV anthology shows) [ONGOING]
Iznogoud (1995 animated series) English audio preservation [ONGOING]

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MattMahdi said:

Not an idiot.

It’s one of the earliest DVD transfers IIRC. Rikter distributed two versions: WMAR (that was the one with the commercials, right?) and another whose callsign I forget. I think it was too early for KCCI, but even if it wasn’t the video quality is definitely surpassed by more recent transfers.

(KCCI was seen as the gold standard for many years and it was distributed in a variety of forms. Seemed like everyone had their own menuing over the KCCI content. That was the second and last version I purchased, that one from OCP Movie. I then learned about this community and started zealously turning in sellers on eBay (whence came my first version).)

I really shouldn’t be answering a technical question without checking my information at home but I’m at a Super Bowl party and kinda bored…

Thank you, Can you PM me your copy of the angrysun please? I have been trying to gather recordings of all of the stations airings and all of the interviews with the cast and crew to eventually release as a Blu-ray image.

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You’re so right (not that I actually thought YOU could be wrong in this, you’re the expert): AngrySun KCCI.

I’m fairly sure that he only did two different transfers so if he did KCMO then I’m definitely in the wrong.

And as you said, the WMAR I’ve seen has a far more elaborate menu than the one he used for KCCI. Had forgotten that completely.

“Before the Dark Times. Before the Prequels.”

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is this the best quality WCBS broadcast copy with commercials?
Star Wars Holiday Special - WCBS w/o/c “Frizzies” on myspleen

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nobodybutjarjar42 said:

is this the best quality WCBS broadcast copy with commercials?
Star Wars Holiday Special - WCBS w/o/c “Frizzies” on myspleen

It might be. I think it’s the best one I’ve got. There are a ton of low-quality copies of WCBS out there from way back; that one got a lot of mileage. But I have seen very few decent quality copies. Someone out there is probably sitting on the original broadcast recording all these came from.

–SKot

Projects:
Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
Preserving the…cringe…Star Wars Holiday Special [COMPLETED]
The Star Wars TV Commercials Project [DORMANT]
Felix the Cat 1919-1930 early film shorts preservation [ONGOING]
Lights Out! (lost TV anthology shows) [ONGOING]
Iznogoud (1995 animated series) English audio preservation [ONGOING]

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Hey all, would love to see hi-res version of this w commercials if available. Would greatly appreciate a PM link.

Thanks!
MTFBWY

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