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Revenge of the Sith - Workprint "Remastered" (Released!)

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Another Revenge of the Sith project, as this one tackles the leaked workprint. The file that has been floating around for years is the original 2.35:1 video squashed into 1.33:1 for ease of space in the mid 2000s. However, it’s just about unwatchable these days along with the poor contrast and washed out look, so in the same vein as my AOTC Centropy “Remastered”, I wanted to make the original file into something viewable in contempary times, but it’s no where near perfect HD quality, hense the “remastering”

I got the original file, which was in this 4:3 file

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So I stretched it back to 2.35

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And coloured it, using the blu-ray as a guide to where it should look, but not trying to match it completely

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The colour is obviously not accurate in anyway to the BR, but of course it will differ in some way.

I’ve also resized it into 720p, just so there isn’t any lost detail.

A few more screenshots

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I’ll be uploading this soon enough, for those who are interested, you will be able to PM me for it

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I remember my dad downloading this before the film came out. Super unnecessary nowadays, but super cool to look back on.

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why you don´t use DrDre´s color correction tool?

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benduwan said:

why you don´t use DrDre´s color correction tool?

I didn’t want it to match as it should have a unique (somewhat) colour timing. Plus, it’s very time consuming to match every shot up. I colour matched one shot and then adjusted it so the whole film looked a bit more uniform.

Also, this is now uploaded and can be accessed via PMs.

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dgraham414 said:

Are there any differences between this and the film we got is 05?

There’s a time code at the top of the frame, and the end credits are cut off. There’s also some pre-roll stuff as well as a countdown timer

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dgraham414 said:

Are there any differences between this and the film we got is 05?

To expand a little on what Bobson said, this is actually our best reference for what the film as released in 2005 on digital screens actually was. If I’m not mistaken, there’s also a cam recording from a theater in 05 that matches this workprint exactly (well, minus timecode etc).