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STAR WARS - THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE - Is Forever ...One Last Time (Television Trilogy Preservation Set + SW Commercial Breaks) -The Ordeal Is Real- & available (Released) — Page 2

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Thanks for the feedback DVwerks. I've just added some foley to the intros, most importantly recorded my VCR eating a tape before the main menu kicks in. Since the first random play test worked, thinking maybe there should be three random play menus each signifying a different degradation of the menus going through VCR generation loss. (will probably weight the random options so the massive degredation doesn't show up as frequently) Plus with the last generation being quite severe maybe that might make for some future feedback/"what the crap is this" responses.

I keep putting off the main video final conversion. It's an LP recording (4 hrs) so it's decent, but my capture device recorded at 640x480 (square pixels). Since DVDs are 720 (rectangular pixels), do I stretch to fit (as i've done before) or place the 640 onto 720 matte with black side bars to preserve the original format. (which i think is 712 or 714 pixels?) (don't quite understand the square to rectangular pixel conversion process) Problem is i'm not reviewing on a real TV (don't own one) basing this all off a computer monitor... Will ask this in the tech help forum.

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Last call for material from 77-87 to add to the commercial breaks.  About to lock the time line, add chapter markers and begin the DVD making process.

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Wow, this is an exciting prospect!  I will be watching with interest!

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Preview of the DVD cover: (the background is awful and needs to change, ideas?)

*EDIT* Preview Cover Removed

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I actually like the cover, even the background.  It fits the light-hearted TV nature of this preservation.  This seems like a fun release.  I shall look forward to it.  :-)

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Yeah, the cover has a nice style about it, a certain pizazz, and you gotta love any potshots taken at Luca$.

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Am locking the timelines this weekend with the hope of starting the chapter marking process.  Any other information not currently shown on the covers which you all find important to have shown?  Realized i'm missing the DVD9 size and maybe a blurb about other specific dvd info.

Created the SW-image-logo for the other two covers but am searching for other scripted quotations for the 1980-1983 and 1983-1987 covers.  Might just reuse this one, but if you know of 'the other's please suggest it.  Doesn't necessarily need to be from a home video release could be from something else.

As for the background experimenting with combining, in different blending modes, the old VHS cover artwork.  Not sure what's bugging me, need to try different image size and spacing options.

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I'll also be watching with close interest. Those Billy Dee pics are just hilarious.

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Found a site with Sci-Fi channel schedule listings back to 1994, for those into this fascinating topic here's probably all the broadcast dates of Star Wars programming on the Sci-Fi channel!  Wheeee

(via: http://articles.latimes.com/1993-07-17/entertainment/ca-13956_1_star-wars)

Hosted by Carrie Fisher - Premiere Broadcast
1993 July 17 3:00 pm From Star Wars to Jedi: The making of a Saga
1993 July 17 4:00 pm Star Wars
1993 July 17 7:00 pm The Empire Strikes Back
1993 July 17 10:00 pm Return of the Jedi

1993 July 18 12:00 pm From Star Wars to Jedi: The making of a Saga
1993 July 18 1:00 pm Star Wars
1993 July 18 4:00 pm The Empire Strikes Back
1993 July 18 7:00 pm Return of the Jedi

(via: http://innermind.com/sfc/index.html)

11/21/94 MON  9:01 pm Special Presentation The Making Of Star Wars
11/21/94 MON  1:01 am Special Presentation The Making Of Star Wars

11/22/94 TUE  9:01 pm Special Presentation The Making Of The Empire Strikes Back
11/22/94 TUE  1:01 am Special Presentation The Making Of The Empire Strikes Back

11/23/94 WED  9:01 pm Special Presentation Return Of The Jedi: Classic Creatures
11/23/94 WED  1:01 am Special Presentation Return Of The Jedi: Classic Creatures

11/25/94 FRI  2:00 pm Special Presentation From Star Wars To Jedi: The Making Of A Saga
11/25/94 FRI  3:00 pm Premiere Event Star Wars
11/25/94 FRI  5:45 pm Premiere Event The Empire Strikes Back
11/25/94 FRI  8:30 pm Premiere Event Return Of The Jedi

11/26/94 SAT  2:00 pm Special Presentation From Star Wars To Jedi: The Making Of A Saga
11/26/94 SAT  3:00 pm Premiere Event Star Wars
11/26/94 SAT  5:45 pm Premiere Event The Empire Strikes Back
11/26/94 SAT  8:30 pm Premiere Event Return Of The Jedi

7/28/95 FRI  7:00 pm Special Presentation The Making Of Star Wars
7/28/95 FRI  8:01 pm Premiere Event Star Wars
7/28/95 FRI 11:00 pm Special Presentation The Making Of The Empire Strikes Back

7/29/95 SAT  7:00 pm Special Presentation The Making Of The Empire Strikes Back
7/29/95 SAT  8:00 pm Premiere Event The Empire Strikes Back
7/29/95 SAT 11:00 pm Special Presentation Return Of The Jedi: Classic Creatures

7/30/95 SUN  7:00 pm Special Presentation Return Of The Jedi: Classic Creatures
7/30/95 SUN  8:00 pm Premiere Event Return Of The Jedi
7/30/95 SUN 11:00 pm Special Presentation From Star Wars To Jedi: Making Of A Saga

4/07/96 SUN  3:00 pm Premiere Event - Star Wars
4/07/96 SUN  5:45 pm Premiere Event - The Empire Strikes Back
4/07/96 SUN  8:30 pm Premiere Event - The Return Of The Jedi
4/07/96 SUN 11:30 pm Special Presentation - From Star Wars To Jedi: Makin

Hosted by Billy Dee Williams
1996 Fri Nov 22  7:00 pm Premiere Event - Star Wars
1996 Fri Nov 22 10:01 pm Making Of Star Wars
1996 Fri Nov 22 11:00 pm Premiere Event - Star Wars
1996 Fri Nov 22  2:01 am Making Of Star Wars

1996 Sat Nov 23  7:00 pm Premiere Event - The Empire Strikes Back
1996 Sat Nov 23 10:00 pm Making Of Empire Strikes Back
1996 Sat Nov 23 11:00 pm Premiere Event - The Empire Strikes Back
1996 Sat Nov 23  2:00 am From Star Wars To Jedi: Making Of

1996 Sun Nov 24  7:00 pm Premiere Event - Return Of The Jedi
1996 Sun Nov 24 10:00 pm Return Of Jedi: Classic Creatures
1996 Sun Nov 24 11:00 pm Premiere Event - Return Of The Jedi
1996 Sun Nov 24  2:00 am From Star Wars To Jedi: Making Of

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End of Original Trilogy : Start of Special Editions
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1997 Sat Mar  1  1:30 pm Star Wars Trilogy: The Special Edi - The Force Returns
1997 Sat Mar  1  6:30 pm Star Wars Trilogy: The Special Edi - The Force Returns
1997 Sat Mar  1  1:00 am Star Wars Trilogy: The Special Edi - The Force Returns

1997 Sun Mar  2 10:00 am Star Wars Trilogy: The Special Edi - The Force Returns
1997 Sun Mar  2  1:31 am Star Wars Trilogy: The Special Edi - The Force Returns

1997 Mon Mar  3  6:00 pm Star Wars Trilogy: The Special Edi - The Force Returns

1997 Fri Mar  7  6:00 pm Star Wars Trilogy: The Special Edi - The Force Returns

1997 Sat Mar  8 12:30 pm Star Wars Trilogy: The Special Edi - The Force Returns

1997 Sun Mar  9  9:30 am Star Wars Trilogy: The Special Edi - The Force Returns

1997 Thu Nov 27  6:00 pm Movie Special - The Empire Strikes Back (le
1997 Thu Nov 27  9:01 pm Movie Special - Return Of The Jedi (letterb

2000 Wed Aug 23 10:00 pm Exposure: A Tribute To Star Wars - A Tribute To Star Wars
2000 Wed Aug 23  2:00 am Exposure: A Tribute To Star Wars - A Tribute To Star Wars

2000 Fri Aug 25  7:00 pm Exposure: A Tribute To Star Wars - Exposure: A Tribute To Star

2000 Sat Aug 26 11:00 am Exposure: A Tribute To Star Wars - Exposure: A Tribute To Star

2000 Sun Aug 27 11:30 pm Exposure - A Tribute To Star Wars

2001 March Sun  4 23:00 PM Exposure - Episode #114 - A Tribute To Star Wars

2001 March Fri  9  2:00 AM Exposure - Episode #114 - A Tribute To Star Wars

14-NOV-02  6:00 pm The Star Wars Fan Film Awards - The Star Wars Fan Film Awards
14-NOV-02 12:00 am The Star Wars Fan Film Awards - The Star Wars Fan Film Awards

16-NOV-02 11:00 am The Star Wars Fan Film Awards - The Star Wars Fan Film Awards

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The ordeal is real.  ...and it has arrived.

STAR WARS - THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE  Is Forever ...One Last Time

Relive or experience for the first time the media blitz which fed off and supported the swelling popularity of the Star Wars.  Hosted by Billy Dee Williams, this preservation of the last broadcast (widescreen letterboxed) of the Original Trilogy has been expanded by Star Wars only commercial breaks from the theatrical release time period showcasing toy/food/apparel commercials, interviews, news reports, trailers, reviews, bumpers and other diverse broadcasted bits about the Star Wars.

Each disc's Star Wars ONLY main feature clocks in at a minimum 4 hrs. 23 min.  But there are play back options from 10 minutes to the 'Play All' 5 hrs. 18 min. epic mythic odysseeic journey. (I don't recommend this)  So although the Ultimate Journey is 13 hrs. 19 min., if you're still infotainment starved, the random play menus (Intro, Main Menu and Options Menu) each have three variations representing home video recording generation loss.  Try to play them all, full glitch version provides programming secrets!

Full FAQ:
http://noneinc.com/SWUE/SWUE-FAQ.html

SWUE01 covers 1977-1980
SWUE02 covers 1980-1983
SWUE03 covers 1983-1987
SWUE04 Billy Dee Williams ONLY (forthcoming) - PLEASE HELP US FIND 1993 CARRIE FISHER HOSTED SEGMENTS

Article about 1993 Carrie Hosted broadcast Premiere of the SW Trilogy on the Sci-Fi channel.
http://articles.latimes.com/1993-07-17/entertainment/ca-13956_1_star-wars

comments/feedback/opinions/anything appreciated.

Use with satisfaction.

%20 & :F:L:I:M:S:I:P:L:A:S:T: :D:A:T:A:B:A:S:E:

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This is what being a Star Wars fan is all about.  Well done Sir.  I salute you.

It’s Not the Years, It’s the Mileage.

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Thanks for the kind words IrishLuck1980.

 

Odd opportunity has arisen, LFL has announced the 3D theatrical release of the movies and in the HollywoodReporter article they predicts an "ultimate home viewing experience", so if you're bored, in the comment sections of articles which appear in the next couple weeks, please drop in the Title of this project.

STAR WARS THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE Is Forever ...One Last Time

I've taken care of:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i677c428c4dc16c2c7592835d50e86a3a

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http://starwars.com/movies/saga/announce3d/index.html

But feel free to post the title again.

thanks

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Absolutely great stuff, none.  :)

Watch out for the flying Threepios!  I'm surprised Spectreman didn't make an appearance!

These really feel like a VHS experience, only better with menus and chapter selection!

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Thanks to those who have helped look for the missing Carrie hosting segments.

For those who have written to pl1x[AT]earthlink.net with leads, please check your spam folder for replies.  My address has been around for over 10 years and some e-mail clients consider it spam.

 

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This will be lovely :-) Looking forward to see the final product :-)

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Are you going to upload any of the commercials or short segments to youtube if any are not there already?

Also, did you get the 1995 THX commercial that used a split screen to compare the improvement with the new digital mastering? (it's not the One Last Time ad)

Take back the trilogy. Execute Order '77

http://www.youtube.com/user/Knightmessenger

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Knightmessenger wrote:

Are you going to upload any of the commercials or short segments to youtube if any are not there already?

I have no plans to, but anyone can take the DVD and pull out those bits.  If you want the original file, I can post it somewhere.

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Also, did you get the 1995 THX commercial that used a split screen to compare the improvement with the new digital mastering? (it's not the One Last Time ad)

That one is not part of this project.  and it's not ringing a bell.  Had begun a separate project which would center around trailers:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Star-Wars-Original-Trilogy-Theatrical-and-Home-Video-Trailers-Deconstruction/post/427212/#TopicPost427212

So I'll be on the look out for that one.  Back in 2006, Sluggo had started a thread to collect all the trailers.

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/lt-The-Star-Wars-Trailers-Project-gt/post/218379/

and both project would benefit from each other.  We'll see if something can be coordinated.

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This looks so amazingly awesome! Unfortunately, I don't have the time to d/l RAR after RAR after RAR after RAR after RAR after.... you get the idea.

Any chance of making a torrent of these?

Thanks, hope someone enjoys the effort.  A torrent can be created, suggest a place.  In the mean time, various programs can make the RAR downloading process automated.

For instance, there are plugins for firefox like FlashGot or DownloadHelper which might allow you to download all.  (if you do use this method please set the number of connections to 2, if you can)

Another method is jDownloader, which again can automate the download process.  jDownloader's linkgrabber requires the actual file links.  To get that list go to the folder in a webbrowser, copy all the text.  Will look like this:

SWUE01.part001.rar      18-Sep-2010 09:49   49M  
SWUE01.part002.rar 18-Sep-2010 09:53 49M
SWUE01.part003.rar 18-Sep-2010 09:56 49M

go to a text editor like wordpad and find replace the beginning of each link with the full url.  So find "SWUE" replace with "full html link+SWUE".  That will create the actual link, and now you can copy/paste the text doc into jDownloader's linkgrabber and it'll pull out the links and start downloading the files.

Here's the process condensced:

browser: ((Link from FAQ))

cntrl-A - cntrl-C

open text editor

cntrl-V

find "SWUE" replace with "http://Link from FAQ/SWUE"

cntrl-A - cntrl-C

open jDownloader

cntrl-V into linksgrabber

done!

Hope that helps. 

 

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For Newsgroups, search at Binsearch and generate a nzb file which you open using NZB-O-Matic Plus, works very well too.

4 - 5 - 3 - 1 - 6 - 2

Discuss..........

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Thanks, hope someone enjoys the effort.  A torrent can be created, suggest a place.  In the mean time, various programs can make the RAR downloading process automated.

For instance, there are plugins for firefox like FlashGot

 

Ooh, I like this thing! Thanks for all the info and most of all for all the work on this project! can't wait to watch all the TV ads.

Ray’s Lounge
Biggs in ANH edit idea
ROTJ opening edit idea

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Thanks to Marty McFly two of the three Carrie Fisher hosting broadcasts have been digitized by the :F:L:I:M:S:I:P:L:A:S:T: :D:A:T:A:B:A:S:E:.

After finding the usenet request, Marty McFly offered up his tapes.  ('Star Wars and 'Return of the Jedi') Many Thanks.  But still looking for Empire.  Marty's fairly certain his copy hasn't been thrown away, but it's unlocatable at the moment. 

All three movies use the same set, so the Fisher hosting segments are not as vibrant as Billy Dee's but she was either allowed more room to speak her mind or took advantage of the situation, so the segments are a little more interesting.

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About the splitscreen trailer, I saw an excerpt of it on some website in a really low quality, low color space. This was the days before youtube and internet video.

Might have been the same site that had clips of the holiday special, part of the making of the SE, and the deleted scenes from the CD rom. I'm talking late 2004, early 2005.

Take back the trilogy. Execute Order '77

http://www.youtube.com/user/Knightmessenger

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the Fisher hosting segments are not as vibrant as Billy Dee's but she was either allowed more room to speak her mind or took advantage of the situation, so the segments are a little more interesting.

What? Carrie Fisher speaking her mind? Surely not! ; )

I hope the Empire segments can be found. I'd love to see em all again.

Ray’s Lounge
Biggs in ANH edit idea
ROTJ opening edit idea

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About the splitscreen trailer, I saw an excerpt of it on some website in a really low quality, low color space. This was the days before youtube and internet video.

Haven't come across that one.  I don't remember seeing it to be honest.  Am looking, they were splitscreen top and bottom?

tag has been accepted, it's not getting used.

Here are two of the old school SW video sites:

http://multimedia.theforce.net/

http://www.starwarz.com/tbone/index.php?categoryid=27

This looks promising:

http://www.blueharvest.net/video/original.shtml

Link doesn't work but they describe something similar: compare.mov

Comparison made between the original movie quality and the THX enhanced version.

Could it have been a CNN news report, they link to CNN.com.

 

The days before youtube were not that bad.  (see tBSWM, 700 sources before youtube) best thing everything was decentralized.  Youtube's made the trade off that more people could upload, but it's also taken away the public's need to understand the basics of video.  So now that the <video> tag has been accepted, people aren't able to build off it and see how video could be reused.  Internet video has become the same as television, a one way street.  Could have been so much more.  Just going to take another 5-10 years...

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Help please, more info these stuffz, from package:

Making of Empire - Norway thru credits

ESB Break 20 = Bits From:
19x.xx.xx - Star Wars A Birodalom Visszawag Promo <— Its video?? Like in watching now.

UPDATE: Checked DVD Covers and found one frame shot its Hungarian RTL KLUB Promo sample. Not, '80s years promotion. 2002 nov/dec or newest 2004 or 2005 years aired promotion its commercial television. SW and ROTJ promotions its available from net.

Very old '80s years hungarian theatrical promotions not leaked from net, except from Jedi?? (Found from via FB)

https://ibb.co/TT1CDv3

Cheers
puzosep