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STAR WARS - Special Widescreen Edition (Technidisc)
Year…: 1977, 1981
Length…: Approx. 121 Minutes
Source…: Special Widescreen Edition Laserdisc (1993 re-issue)
Format…: NTSC DVD
Size…: 7.82 GB
Language…: AC-3 English Dolby 2.0 Surround
Subtitles…: English hardcoded subs for alien language
This is a DVD transfer of the Star Wars Special Widescreen Edition laserdisc by Technidisc. The framing error that caused an incorrect aspect ratio on the original release of this laserdisc in 1989 was not corrected for the '92 re-issue. It was instead rectified by a quiet repressing by Technidisc in 1993. This laserdisc also used a different source for its transfer than the 1989 & 1992 releases.
The film is the 1981 re-release version - the famous opening scene of the film was redone with a new crawl which featured: Episode IV - A NEW HOPE. The audio is the digital re-mix which first appeared on home video in 1985, which is very similar to the original 35mm Dolby Stereo but features a line of dialogue from C-3PO: “The Tractor Beam is coupled to the main reactor in seven locations…” a line which was first only heard on the original Mono mix, it was later reinstated in the 1997 Special Edition and subsequent versions.
Available on the newsgroup <span style=“text-decoration: line-through;”>and MySpleen, give me a PM or ask in this thread;</span> <span style=“text-decoration: line-through;”></span>http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Once-upon-a-time-on-MySpleen-Open-Registration-and-FREELEECH/topic/12652/<span style=“text-decoration: line-through;”> if you need an invite.</span> For more info regarding this preservation and LD visit: http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Smear-free-93/topic/12190/
We want you to be aware that we have no plans—now or in the future—to restore the earlier versions.
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