As the title suggests this is an HD reconstruction of the 1997 version of ROTJ. This is a project I’ve been intending to do for a while now and I finally have something that I can call watchable. Since there are two very well made reconstructions of the 97 versions of ANH and ESB (thanks to Harmy, Team Blu, and Adywan) I figured ROTJ needed a reconstruction done in some capacity!
I used 3 sources for this project:
- 2011 Blu Ray (for changes made in the 97 edition)
- NEW SOURCE DNR version of 4k83 (for scenes that weren’t altered in the 97 edition i.e. Shaw force ghost, blinking Ewoks)
- TB SD broadcast (for a 5ish second clip in victory celebration)
- NEW SOURCE 2004 HDTV broadcast provided by schorman
There are still a few things that need to be done to make this reconstruction complete (if anyone would be willing to help with these things send me a message!) :
- Adding theatrical style subtitles for when Jabba says, “Ah! Do that again!” before the Jedi Rocks scene
- Zooming in and color correcting the TB broadcast clip so the black bars and color are consistent with the other scenes before and after it
- Syncing to the DTS or Laserdisc audio
I’m not sure how long it’ll take for me to get around to doing these things that still need to be done since I am busy with college classes at the moment, but I’ll get around to it eventually!
Video dimensions: 1280x720p
File Size: 12gb mkv
PM me for a link and share some feedback here if you’d like. Thanks!