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):
- @Hal 9000
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
Nate D and Stotchy