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I'm gonna be a real nerd here, but............

Luke on the cover of the ANH DVD is in fact a picture they took for the re-release of ANH. Post accident.
I had a poster of Luke in his ANH gear once, but his face was after he had his car crash.

Pointless, but there you go

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why isnt vader in the first cover??
isnt star wars the story about his fall and redemption....
or im guessing thats just something Lucas made up when the PT came along...
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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Originally posted by: Zuckuss
What no widescreen?


It's gonna be released in both fullscreen and widescreen

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Hi, I'm new to the forums.

I've been following the bootleg discussion thread, and I realised I haven't seen any real good covers based on the actual look of the Definitive Collection LDs. Seeing as how the contents in both the sets which are regarded as the best out there - TR47's set and the 'Anamorphic set' - are based on the Definitive Collection LDs, shouldn't the covers be too? I think so, and I've begun preliminary work on a set of covers, but I haven't been able to find any good source material (I don't own the set myself, or I would scan it), so that's why I thought I'd try requesting here.

Some examples of material that might be useful:
  • 150-300 dpi scans of major design elements on the Definitive Collection LD packaging
  • The "Star Wars Trilogy - The Definitive Collection" logo in high resolution, or in vector format.
  • Fairly high-resolution versions of the original poster artwork (since that seems to be the artwork that most people would like to see for the covers
  • The synopsis/movie information text printed on the Definitive Collection packaging (if any)

Any material at all really, I'd be very grateful for. Naturally, I would make these covers available to everyone here on the forums. Also, I would make two versions with slightly different text on the back - one for the TR47 set, and one for the 'Anamorphic set'.

I would also like to know any requests for things that you think should be included in these covers - specific artwork, texts, etc. If we pull together, hopefully we will be able to make the best OT covers yet

Here are some previews of some SE covers I made using scans of a 1997 set of SE LDs:
http://cerbero.thinkhost.com/sw_covers/star_wars-200.jpg_Zoom
http://cerbero.thinkhost.com/sw_covers/the_empire_strikes_back-200.jpg_Zoom
http://cerbero.thinkhost.com/sw_covers/return_of_the_jedi-200.jpg_Zoom
(If anyone is interested in getting them at full resolution, just contact me and I'll send you a zip file with them.)

If anyone is able/willing to help, please contact me via e-mail at cerbero [at] exstyle [dot] nu , or via ICQ: 59545258 or AIM: cerberoosx .
Thank you.
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Originally posted by: cerbero

I would also like to know any requests for things that you think should be included in these covers - specific artwork, texts, etc. If we pull together, hopefully we will be able to make the best OT covers yet


I thought mine were the best JUST kidding

I have about 1.5 gigs of art and stuff I've collected for my covers and I would be happy to send them to you!

I would also like a copy of your Special Edition covers to add to my cover collection (I have about 20-60 covers now )

Send me a PM with your mailing addy!

Rich

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Originally posted by: RikterI thought mine were the best JUST kidding

I have about 1.5 gigs of art and stuff I've collected for my covers and I would be happy to send them to you!

I would also like a copy of your Special Edition covers to add to my cover collection (I have about 20-60 covers now )

Send me a PM with your mailing addy!

Rich


Your covers rock, great representations of the 'Faces' set, but I think the Definitive Collection looks cooler

I sent you an e-mail to the address in your forum profile BTW, in stead of a PM.
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I've been re-working the Definitive Collection logo in vector format using Adobe Illustrator, and it's going pretty well, except that I can't for the life of me figure out what font is used for the "WIDESCREEN COLLECTOR'S EDITION" and "THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION" text in the logo (see image). If anyone has any idea, please post here and tell me about it
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Originally posted by: cerbero
I've been re-working the Definitive Collection logo in vector format using Adobe Illustrator, and it's going pretty well, except that I can't for the life of me figure out what font is used for the "WIDESCREEN COLLECTOR'S EDITION" and "THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION" text in the logo (see image). If anyone has any idea, please post here and tell me about it


DUDE - I've searched and searched but I think they hired a typographic artist to create the font but you should check out

this site it MAY be a site that you can find info like this.

I hope this helps!
RiK

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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ALSO - Can some here give me some tracker info so I can upload a torrent file of all the covers that I have?

If so PM me and I get a torrent posted ASAP (I'll post it private like for you first then after you got it PLEASE seed it for a bit )

THANKS!

Rich

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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I'm stuck in the creation process again. To make the covers look like the original LD packaging, I need a font called Bodega Sans Black, but it would cost me $40, and I'm just not prepared to pay that to use it one time only. So I'm wondering if anyone knows of a freeware font that looks similar? The closer the better obviously.
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PC or Mac?
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Doesn't matter. I'm using Mac OS X, which handles both PC and Mac TTF/PS fonts.
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Good point.

I looked on both my Mac and PC at work and neither had them. But I'll check with one of our printers (I work in web and graphic design) and see if I can find it from him. If I find it, how should I get it to you?

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The other graphic designer here has an entire family of BodegaSans fonts. Should I send them all?
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Thanks, that would be great. You can use the e-mail address in my forum profile.
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You should have them anytime now.
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Thanks again, one step closer to the goal

Now all I need is scans of the original posters (I've got some that might work, but it would look better if I had some in higher resolution, prefferably without the logos, although I realise that might be a long shot). Also, not ultra necessary, but it would be great if someone had it - a scan of the back of any of the individual movie sleeves from the actual LD box set, just so I can read the text and see all the logos there (I'm talking about the fine print also). I've only been able to this one...

Sorry for kind of hijacking this thread BTW, but I really want to make these as good as possible
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Alright, thanks to Rikter and Bossk supplying me with material, I'm done with my covers.

They come in 2x2 variations; One version uses the theatrical posters for the fronts, while the other is made to look like the original individual LD sleeves from the actual box set. Both of these versions comes in two flavors - one for TR47's set, and one for the 'Anamorphic set'.

I'm assuming that the Supplementals disc from TR47's set has the same content as the one from the 'Anamorphic set' (I don't have the TR47 set to check it out myself), so the details on the back of those covers are identical. If this is wrong, or if you find any other errors or things that can be bettered upon, please post here and tell me about it.

I might do inlays and disc labels later on if I feel like it, but it's not a priority right now.

PLEASE DO NOT SPREAD THESE LINKS.
YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO SHARE THE COVERS, BUT PLEASE HOST THEM ON YOUR OWN SERVER IF YOU DECIDE TO DO SO!


Now, here we go (each pack is around 10 mb):

http://cerbero.thinkhost.com/sw_covers/def_col/poster_promo.jpg
Download for TR47's set | Download for 'Anamorphic set'

http://cerbero.thinkhost.com/sw_covers/def_col/ld_promo.jpg
Download for TR47's set | Download for 'Anamorphic set'

Enjoy
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Kudos! Those are among the nicest covers I have seen. Well done.

One tiny problem though. The pic of the X-Wings on the back is from the SE.

Nevertheless, fantastic work.
Greedo shoots first? Not in my DVD player.
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cerbero -

WOW

Damn that's it that's all I can say.....

I think I'll print me a set of these tonight!

RiK

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Obi-Wan Spicoli: Yes, I'm aware of that. I know the same shot is available somewhere but without the 'enhancements' of the SE, but unfortunately I have not been able to find it. If I see it anywhere though, I'll be sure to update the covers.
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Excellent work, Cerbero.

It's hard deciding between these covers and the 'Faces' covers that Rikter made.


But since he's who I'm getting the DVDs from anyway, I'll use his cover for the films and Cerbero's supplemental material cover for the extras on disc 4.



Did everyone get that? They'll be a test later.

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