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Selectable crawl on new DVD? Or just the old one?

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Is the new DVD release of Episode IV gonna have a selectable crawl like the EditDroid disc? I heard something like that before, but now I'm not sure. I know it may not be the ORIGINAL crawl, and is probably re-created, but that's not my question here. Will there be two crawls to choose from or just the one?
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This is a no-frills transfer of the 1993 laserdisc masters, by all accounts, so I doubt that such such luxuries will be afforded. There have been no reports of any special features, other than the animated poster art menus and, of course, the trailer for the Lego Star Wars game and the playable X-Box game demo.
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I honestly doubt that the current crawl will be selectable on Disc 2. After all, you can see that one Disc 1, so if they were going for that route, they might as well just have a complete branching OOT/SE disc, which a lot of people have thought is a good idea anyway.

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I'm pretty sure it won't be selectable - it will be the pre-ANH crawl only. However, it may well be the original one, not recreated - see here.
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It is not selectable. And has been pointed out before, its a reproduction of the crawl.

I got these discs yesterday and they look pretty bad. Not that much better than the LDs themselves, and in some cases worse because of the ditizization. As a friend of mine commented, "I'm glad I still have my VHS."
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Originally posted by: Harlock415
It is not selectable. And has been pointed out before, its a reproduction of the crawl.

I got these discs yesterday and they look pretty bad. Not that much better than the LDs themselves, and in some cases worse because of the ditizization. As a friend of mine commented, "I'm glad I still have my VHS."


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Originally posted by: vbangle
Originally posted by: Harlock415
It is not selectable. And has been pointed out before, its a reproduction of the crawl.

I got these discs yesterday and they look pretty bad. Not that much better than the LDs themselves, and in some cases worse because of the ditizization. As a friend of mine commented, "I'm glad I still have my VHS."


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Originally posted by: Harlock415
It is not selectable. And has been pointed out before, its a reproduction of the crawl.

I got these discs yesterday and they look pretty bad. Not that much better than the LDs themselves, and in some cases worse because of the ditizization. As a friend of mine commented, "I'm glad I still have my VHS."

How exactly did you get these discs yesterday when they aren't out for another 2 weeks? Can you post some screen shots?
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Originally posted by: ESHBG
Originally posted by: Harlock415
It is not selectable. And has been pointed out before, its a reproduction of the crawl.

I got these discs yesterday and they look pretty bad. Not that much better than the LDs themselves, and in some cases worse because of the ditizization. As a friend of mine commented, "I'm glad I still have my VHS."

How exactly did you get these discs yesterday when they aren't out for another 2 weeks? Can you post some screen shots?


I know people who work at a rental store. they alread got their stock, but can't sell until the 12th of course.

Just 2 quick screen shots. I haven't watched too much of it on the computer just on my TV.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/Harlock415/Misc/STAR_WARS-1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/Harlock415/Misc/STAR_WARS-0.jpg

I've been comparing them to EditDroid's since it's the only non-anamorphic DVD transfer I have other than the LDs themselves.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/Harlock415/Misc/EDITDROID_ANH-1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/Harlock415/Misc/EDITDROID_ANH-0.jpg

But I can tell you that compared to some of the anamorphic LD edits from Moth3r's, Citizen and Dr M, the officals just don't hold up well.
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Thanks for those, Harlock415. I think everyone agrees EditDroid is the best letterboxed NTSC LD transfer so far. But it looks like better sharpness, contrast and color on the official discs (as you would expect). It would be great if you could find time to make some more screencaps, especially if they matched those on The NEW "official" Screenshots thread or Moth3r's comparison page.
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Cool, Harlock415, thanks! You are very lucky to be able to preview these long before the rest of us!

And I was no booster of these DVDs (at all) but I have to say that the first two shots look pretty darn good to me; well much better than I expected at least...

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Originally posted by: THX
Thanks for those, Harlock415. I think everyone agrees EditDroid is the best letterboxed NTSC LD transfer so far. But it looks like better sharpness, contrast and color on the official discs (as you would expect). It would be great if you could find time to make some more screencaps, especially if they matched those on The NEW "official" Screenshots thread.

Yeah it would be cool to have a few screenshots in that thread so we can compare them side by side!

I am actually getting somewhat excited about the 09/12 release again! LOL
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Thanks Harlock415! Those top two screen shots look much better to me than the fan edit versions. Did your friends let you borrow the discs? You're lucky!

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LOL those aren't off the official discs. The very last places that would the DVD's more then 2 weeks ahead of time is rental stores.
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Where did they come from then?

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Originally posted by: boris
LOL those aren't off the official discs. The very last places that would the DVD's more then 2 weeks ahead of time is rental stores.

I was going to bring that up but I was giving the benefit of the doubt. But yeah, I am really wondering how legitimate this is and if any place would get these in early, especially THAT early....and at a rental store no less....

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Originally posted by: Mielr
Where did they come from then?

It could come from anywhere...'04 discs, a good fan edit, one of the DVD review sites that posted a few screen shots already....
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Originally posted by: boris
LOL those aren't off the official discs. The very last places that would the DVD's more then 2 weeks ahead of time is rental stores.


I have no reason to call him a liar. You know that rental stores generally also SELL DVDs as well, right?
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It's so hard to tell anything conclusive from screencaps. Actually, if anything those look a bit oversaturated and the blockade runner one looks extremely sharp - a lot like the '04 disc...

But I'm giving Harlock415 the benefit of the doubt - it would be in extremely poor taste to post fake screencaps.
Originally posted by: Harlock415
It is not selectable. And has been pointed out before, its a reproduction of the crawl.
The general consensus in the crawl thread was that it probably is original. What makes you sure it's not? Maybe some screencaps would help.
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I'm not saying the grabs are real or fake, but I wouldn't be surprised if Lucasfilm had these dvds pressed, packaged, and ready to go weeks and/or months ago. It's not like they the creation of this set was real labor intensive.
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Well we know that review copies are out. However, it is unusual for retail to get them this far ahead.
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This a major rental store that also sells. The largest rental chain in counttry I think, without giving the name out.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/Harlock415/Misc/101_0184.jpg
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"I never doubted you for a second. Wonderful!"

I always thought they were legit, but now I don't think anybody can argue. Awesome pics. And the inserts look great. But what does Disc 2 look like if you can get a grab of those?

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Originally posted by: Gaffer Tape
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I always thought they were legit, but now I don't think anybody can argue. Awesome pics. And the inserts look great. But what does Disc 2 look like if you can get a grab of those?



I was just going to ask the same thing!
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My friend wants to sell them on Craig's List for $100. He should not have opened them. And he regretted opening them after we watched them last night too. But before that I made DVD9 backups, so there is no image degradation lost due to compression. we didn't take pics of the second disc though. They are labled as bonus discs.
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