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Return of the Jedi 1997 Special Edition HD Reconstruction — Page 2

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ChainsawAsh said:

Yeah, it would definitely be more accurate to fix the color on the 2004 HDTV lightsaber shots than to use the Blu-Ray. However…were the lightsabers in Jedi actually ever recomposited before the cores were replaced in 2011? I seem to remember that only being the case for a few shots in ANH, with ESB and ROTJ’s lightsaber composites being untouched in 1997…

I compared the HDTV and Blu Ray and didn’t see any differences in the rotoscoping. And I should’ve phrased that better, the majority of the lightsaber shots are from 2004, but the three or four shots of the sabers having those blown out neon cores and clipping were swapped by the Blu Ray.

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According to DoubleOFive’s comparison, a few shots use gamma correction instead, such as the shot with both sabers in front of the Emperor. EDIT: It also makes no mention of 1997 recomposites. 4K83 should be the best source, but HDTV definetly works.

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Color correction is underway thanks to another OT user that I’ll keep anonymous for now! I also caught a couple of mistakes thanks to DoubleOFive’s comparison. 4k83 will be used for the Rancor scenes and for Luke talking to Ghost Ben on Dagobah since they were changed in 2004 and not 1997 like I had originally thought.

I also made blu ray covers and disc art for the entire 1997 Trilogy using scans of the VHS boxes.

Disc art is here: https://imgur.com/a/b8NoKFR

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This is shaping up to be the best '97 reconstruction so far!

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Dude, you are literally doing gods work for someone who hasn’t even seen the 1997 Special Editions, all i’ve seen is Harmy’s Despecialized, Adywan’s Revisited, 4K77, 4K83 and that’s it, thank you

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Hello. So excited for this to be ready. I was originally going to wait for Harmy to do Respecialized Editions of ESB and ROTJ, but now that I’ve found a reconstruction of the Special Edition of ROTJ, I’ve decided to get this version instead. This also means that I’ll go with Adywan’s reconstruction of the Special Edition of ESB. Could you please let me know when it’s ready? Thank you.

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so,like to watch this too when finished.
thanks

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trillary dump said:

Color correction is underway thanks to another OT user that I’ll keep anonymous for now! I also caught a couple of mistakes thanks to DoubleOFive’s comparison. 4k83 will be used for the Rancor scenes and for Luke talking to Ghost Ben on Dagobah since they were changed in 2004 and not 1997 like I had originally thought.

I also made blu ray covers and disc art for the entire 1997 Trilogy using scans of the VHS boxes.

Disc art is here: https://imgur.com/a/b8NoKFR

A quality take on the 1997 SE covers there mate - very nicely done. The disc art too - apt images you chose 😃

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Just out of curiosity, which DNR version of 4K83 does this use?

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Thanks Jason! I’m really happy with how they turned out, especially the discs 😃

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Can I have a link for download please? I’m looking also for links to download HQ versions for the other 2 episodes of 1997 Special Edition.