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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set (Released) — Page 18

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njvc said:

Ok, while I wait for the uploads to complete, I’ve gone back to tinkering with the artwork. As previously mentioned, I will be including a bonus fanedit for each film in my set:

SW

  1. Film + Features
  2. Documentaries
  3. Adywan’s SW Revisited

ESB

  1. Film + Features
  2. Documentaries
  3. Pulp Empire

ROTJ

  1. Film + Features
  2. Documentaries
  3. War of the Stars parts I & II

Like Dhamage and Stardork, I’m using phildesfr’s set as the basis. Here is an attempt at the outer cover of the booklets, detailing the 3 discs for each film.

I like the use of the booklet page to include this detail, it does obscure the artwork, but that back page artwork isn’t my favorite so i don’t mind, just pointing that out.

Would you be willing to generate versions of these that are just for the first two disks?

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I also like using the back of the booklet for this. I’m playing around with the back artwork, maybe trying to grey-scale it or use something different to let the text pop a bit more.

Dahmage has been helping me work out a couple of issues I’ve been having with phildesfr’s original templates. Once that is all worked out I was thinking about making a couple more versions of my templates. The one I made already is for a single Blu-ray case and the 50GB version of each movie that includes the special features, I was thinking a version for the 25 GB movie and 25 GB special features as a 2 disk set. Maybe I’ll tweak it further to house njvc’s 3 disk set as well, once I figure out a case size to use for 3 disks.

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Thanks for working on this set guys. Dhamage, yes I’m happy to remove the 3rd disk info as an alternative.

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njvc said:

Thanks for working on this set guys. Dhamage, yes I’m happy to remove the 3rd disk info as an alternative.

not sure if that is just keyboard issues, but its ‘dahmage’ (not that i am vain or anything) 😃

Perhaps stardork’s updates will include this, in which case don’t feel you need to make any changes for me.

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njvc said:

Oops. To make it up to you, here are those changes you were after for the 2 disk set 😃

haha, thanks 😄

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NJVC is there any they I can get the text on the incerts for disc 1 and 2, I’m working on finishing my own collection.

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Sure thing. I’ll PM you the Photoshop files.

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I am burning ANH and ESB stuff now…all I can say is wow, they are some awesome compilations of behind the scenes and docs. A lot of the stuff is totally new to me, so it’s been really cool to see this. Thanks again for the hard work and effort everybody. I actually feel pretty bad that I can’t contribute other than kind words and appreciation, but if your ride breaks down, I can hook a brother or sister up if one is not otherwise trained in the auto machanical arts as it were…

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I didn’t like how the text on the back of the booklet looked with the existing images, so I’ve been playing around with alternatives. This still needs some work, but I thought I would post it to get people’s feedback. I have the red lightsaber to use for ESB and green for RotJ, as well.

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Does anyone have any experience with this company: http://www.casetopia.com/Default.asp ?

I was on their site and found some interesting stuff. I am interested in their Criterion cases; Criterion will not ship to Europe.

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stardork said:

I didn’t like how the text on the back of the booklet looked with the existing images, so I’ve been playing around with alternatives. This still needs some work, but I thought I would post it to get people’s feedback. I have the red lightsaber to use for ESB and green for RotJ, as well.

I agree that the text is hard to read with just overlaying it, so thanks for tackling this. My feedback is that i am not a big fan of the 3 lightsaber colors for case art, but i am not against them either. i won’t miss the SW artwork you removed, but i do sort of like the ROTJ artwork that you would be replacing. maybe you could find some landscape artworks and use them as the background (but darkened slightly to help with the text)? I am thinking mostly of ROTJ, And the fact that the current image minus the people would still work nicely with text i think…

just some thoughts since you asked for feedback. but if you or anyone else has a better idea please feel free to ignore mine.

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Dahmage, your thoughts actually mirror some of my own, which is why I asked for some feedback before getting too far down this road. I’m also somewhat indifferent on the 3 lightsaber artwork, but thought as a minor graphic, on the back of a booklet stored inside the case, they could work.

The problem is finding a good graphic for all 3 movies that looks consistent and allows for laying text over practically the entire page (and the RotJ one has even more text than this one). I’ll also admit that while I usually have a pretty good eye for case layout, my graphic-editing abilities are fairly amateurish. If anyone has any ideas or can point me to some artwork for all 3 films that they think would work, I’d be all for it.

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maybe you should just use an empty starfield from each movie. do such images exist for all three? i am not looking to make more work, this is a very minor detail. (back of booklet stored inside the case as you say!)

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dahmage said:

maybe you should just use an empty starfield from each movie. do such images exist for all three? i am not looking to make more work, this is a very minor detail. (back of booklet stored inside the case as you say!)

I’ll hunt around. Anyone have starfield images handy that would work here?

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I’m working on a little something, will upload when I get finished with this work project.

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Quick update: I’ve finished all of the various ROTJ and documentary discs now, just going through the process of getting them all uploaded. Should be all done within a week. Will release them all at once to save confusion/multiple messages.

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You know what I realized what else could’ve been added, is the option to watch ANH with the 1981 Episode IV opening crawl. Also, have each film open with a THX intro before it starts. In order; the fan made Death Star intro for ANH, the fan made Audition intro for TESB, and the first intro, Wings, for ROTJ (which would be the first film to use the sound system).

Oh well. Maybe next time.

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You can’t do branching crawls with the software he’s using.

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Come to think of it though, could you set the alternate crawl as a separate video track in the m2ts that’s only the duration of the crawl. The secondary track could be Angle 2. Not sure how angles work but I’d think if angle 2 ran out it would default back to angle 1?

Preferred Saga:
PT: Hal9000
4/5: Adywan
6: NSP
7/8: Hal9000

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Angles are done by seamless branching which isn’t supported by the software (at least for blu-ray). There have been attempts to fix this with bdedit, but changing the flags has always proven insufficient. There’s always a lag/hiccup when switching to the next m2ts.

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I’m getting quite a few messages asking for ROTJ links. Please know I will update here when everything is available. It won’t be too long now. It has taken longer for ROTJ because of the extra doco discs, and my decision to reupload the 25 and 50GB movie discs with an HD menu. Should all be done in the next few days.

Also, people have been asking about the fanedit options. I am currently working on a new bluray for Pulp Empire, with motion menus and special features, that I will share here for anyone who wants it. I am also making a double-feature DVD9 for War of the Stars (with TMBTM’s blessing) that I am happy to share here also.

As for Adywan’s SW Revisited, I am just using his officially released DVD, so you’ll need to source that one on your own, as I won’t be re-uploading it.

Will update again in a few days, with news of availability for the entire set (with the exception of the fanedits, which will take a bit longer.)

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Take your time (I only say that because I am on vacation and wouldn’t be able to get this if you released it right now anyway)

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Yeah, I’m patient for the ROTJ. I’m busy watching the other 2 - especially the extras. Pretty sweet!