Some info & help for Harmy’s Despecialized Editions of the Original Trilogy…
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These two threads contain a lot of useful info on Harmy’s Despecialized Editions:-
NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega - by the generous and ever-helpful Solkap
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set - by the talented and gracious NJVC
There are also these three main Despecialized Edition threads, by Harmy himself - where information is in abundance, the history and process of the project is contained, and many questions have been already answered - with more encouraged to be asked:-
Star Wars - by Harmy - (v2.7 is the latest version)
Empire Strikes Back - by Harmy - (v2.0 is the latest version)
Return Of The Jedi - by Harmy - (v2.5 is the latest version)
^ The ‘The Ultimate Introductory Guide’ in the 1st post of the Star Wars thread linked above… will likely be particularly helpful. All credit to HanDuet for making a great, easy-to-follow and useful guide.
towne32 also had a thread here for his quality work on Harmy’s Despecialized Edition version of Star Wars (fully endorsed by Harmy himself):-
Harmy’s Despecialized Star Wars 1977 - Color Adjustment Project for v2.7 (released)
Harmy also has some useful and informative social media channels, here - Facebook : Youtube : Twitter
In fact, Harmy made a video not long ago, that is worth watching for anyone interested in his Despecialized Editions - or for Fan Edits and Preservation Projects in general:-
(Be sure to check out his other great videos too 😃)
Obviously, the main rule of acquiring the Despecialized Editions is that you must own the official retail release of the Original Trilogy on blu ray - or the HD Digital Download of the OT.
For more info see the ‘The Ultimate Introductory Guide’ mentioned above - and also the OT•com Rules on this…
Fan Edit / Preservation Forum Rules and FAQ can be found here - link
Harmy’s Despecialized Editions can also be found on some public (and private) torrent sites - in various formats and sizes.
Of course, it’s up to you which format you’d like to have the Despecialized Edits stored on - many people like them on blu ray discs - some in quality Box Sets and cases or covers with quality artwork, a few have them stored on USB flash drives, or their computer hard drive, some have them on standalone HD Players, or plex / kodi / media centre type set-ups…
PS - A few more Harmy-related threads for his projects:-
DESPECIALIZED EDITION QUALITY CONTROL THREAD - REPORT ISSUES HERE - by Harmy
Harmy’s Despecialized Star Wars 1977 - Color Adjustment Project for v2.7 - by towne32
Harmy DeSpecialized gets a big write up!
Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles) - by CatBus
Harmy’s STAR WARS ReSpecialized Edition '97R thread - by Harmy
Harmy’s STAR WARS TRILOGY “Partly Despecialized Edition” HD!!! These version are now obsolete
Harmy’s Grindhouse 35mm edition of Return Of The Jedi - by Harmy
Krieg der Sterne - Despecialized Edition 2.7 (German) - by Laserschwert
Das Imperium schlägt zurück - Despecialized Edition 2.1 (German) - by Laserschwert
Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter - Despecialized Edition 2.5 (German) by Laserschwert
The ‘Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art’ section of the OriginalTrilogy•com site has an array of cover and disc art for Harmy’s Despecialized Editions - well worth checking it out for ideas & inspiration, for printing info, and help too.
The ‘How-To’s and Technical Discussions’ section may also be of use/assistance if you’re having any technical issues - for seeing if others are having / have had the same or similar problem, or for posing a new question.
Good luck with it - and hope you enjoy watching them, and any of the other great projects on the site too.
Other preservations, fan edits and fan projects can be found in…
Star Wars Preservation - link
Star Wars Fan Edits and Other Projects - link
Preservation of Other Properties - link
Fan Edits and Projects for Other Properties - link
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