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Return of the Jedi: The Destiny Edition v1.0 | Theatrical Reconstruction in 4K (Released)

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This is the thread for Return of the Jedi: The Destiny Edition by @Nate D and @Stotchy

It is a 4K UHD reconstruction of the theatrical version using the Disney 4K UHD Blu-ray as the main source and despecialized using 4k83 shots from SkyDude’s v.1.2.2 release (also in 4K).

There are two versions of this release available now:

  • 4K UHD MKV 54gb - 2160p, x265-10, 50Mbps
  • 1080p HD MKV 40gb - 1080p, x264, 35Mbps

A universal color correction was carried out by @Nate D as well as individual corrections of several shots and scenes throughout the film. His alterations include adjustments made to overall brightness, corrected skin tones, slightly increased saturation, protected highlight details, richer/deeper blacks, and a correction of the “muddy” red composition the Disney colorist applied.

A 35mm film grain layer was added over top of the Disney footage to better match with the 4k83 footage.

We also intend to release “Destiny Editions” of the remaining two films in the OT.

Audio included is @hairy_hen’s 5.1 soundtrack in DTS-MA format, as well as 35mm Optical Dolby Stereo mix, Mono mix, LaserDisc audio and LaserDisc commentary provided by @schorman. Also included is the 97SE mix synched to the 4k83 provided by @Hal 9000.

Alien subtitles have been burned in using the original alien subs from the .sup file from Project Threepio.

Special thanks to the following members who contributed directly to the project (in no particular order):

  • @SkyDude
  • @DrDre
  • @oohteedee
  • @age
  • @hairy_hen
  • @schorman13
  • @Hal 9000
  • @pipefan413

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
Nate D and Stotchy

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Very pleased to share this with the community. Hope you all enjoy!

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Would you mind posting a cap of the hardcoded subtitles?

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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That’s real nice. Sounds like a wonderful way to watch ROTJ.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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You contributed to it too mate. Your 97SE edit sounds real nice!

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Awesome work!!. Is it GOUT sync to add more audio tracks or subtitles? Is it 100% theatrical?

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We plan to follow the same standard as the 4kxx releases.

That being said the difference between theatrical and GOUT for Jedi is 2 frames in the middle of the film so you wouldn’t notice any issues if you mixed a GOUT synced track into Destiny.

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Stotchy said:

We plan to follow the same standard as the 4kxx releases.

That being said the difference between theatrical and GOUT for Jedi is 2 frames in the middle of the film so you wouldn’t notice any issues if you mixed a GOUT synced track into Destiny.

Yeah I know 😃. I was mostly asking since I feel like if it’s supposed to be theatrical it should include those frames. Not everyone feels that way though

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This release is available on the Star Wars Trilogy forum.

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I have searched the world over for days trying to find a copy of this that’s not on a restricted forum. If anyone has a referal code for trilogy or a link to this download, please let me know in PMs. Thanks.

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Chrismon1001 said:

I have searched the world over for days trying to find a copy of this that’s not on a restricted forum. If anyone has a referal code for trilogy or a link to this download, please let me know in PMs. Thanks.

PMd you.

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Woah, incredible. This is just what I’ve been looking for. I introduced my 4-year-old to RoTJ with Despecialized topping and tailing the 4K BD and would absolutely love some assistance downloading. I’m in the same boat as Chrismon1001 above without access to the highfalutin SW forums of the world. Any halp would make my kid’s (and mine I guess!) day!

“Oh my god, what’s wrong with your face?”

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To bounce off of 400tx’s comment, I’m the same as them and Chrismon1001. I’d love to find a copy of this to go with D+77 and D+80. Thank you!

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Anyone who would like to become a member of The Star Wars Trilogy forum, please PM either Stotchy or myself. 😃 Thank you everyone for your interest and support!

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This is a great project and Nate D and Stotchy have done a terrific job. The colors are vibrant, the detail is excellent, and blending of sources is superb. If you prefer to stick to 1080p releases, fear not, you won’t believe how good the 1080p version of The Destiny Edition looks. 😃

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Could somebody PM me to let me know how to download the 1080p x264 version? Thanks!

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I found a compression glitch (minute 00.20:34)on the 4K version

https://ibb.co/f4dLBDQ

It would be nice if it’s corrected in the future, this is probably one of the best 4K preservations of the original film I’ve ever seen, My favorite after the 4K83 project.

He’s no good to me dead

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I’ll def fix that. Thanks for pointing out.

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Hostmaster said:

I found a compression glitch (minute 00.20:34)on the 4K version

https://ibb.co/f4dLBDQ

It would be nice if it’s corrected in the future, this is probably one of the best 4K preservations of the original film I’ve ever seen, My favorite after the 4K83 project.

Hostmaster, I’m not seeing the compression glitch in either my copy of the 1080p or 2160p versions. Might it be an issue with your software you’re viewing it on? Try MPV player, it works great.