Sign In

Star Wars Documentaries on Film to be scanned.

Author
Time

Well,

I pulled the trigger and picked up the three Star Wars docs on 16mm, and will be scanning and restoring them.
The colour and detail are fantastic on these, we will easily be able to make lovely Hi-Def versions of these.

From Star Wars to Jedi, The Making of Star Wars and Star Wars-Classic Creatures with Carrie.

The scanning will take place before the end of the year, as I can get time on one of two 16mm machines. It will most likely be on the Arri.

I have setup bank accounts that can accept USD, Euros, GBP or AUD, without fees, or of course PayPal, but their fees have become very high.

Anyone that wants to help with these, please do, they were kind of expensive,
(2300 Euro/USD2600/GBP2050/AUD3700) but I haven’t seen any in this good condition, and hopefully will get some of it back selling them at the end.

Obviously they need to be cleaned and scanned and put on HDDs. I went out on a limb with this one, so I hope there is some interest!

Any help much appreciated, this won’t interfere with, or slow down my other projects as I can get someone else in the company to handle 90% of it.
It will be great to finally see these in HD, and in full colour (4:4:4, not 4:2:0)

Bank details via PM if wanted.
Thanks

Poit.

Donations welcome: paypal.me/poit
bitcoin:13QDjXjt7w7BFiQc4Q7wpRGPtYKYchnm8x
Help get The Original Trilogy preserved!

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Wow - nice one. All the best with it mate.

Hope you get a great many donations to cover your outlay & costs of these quality projects you undertake.
 


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

Author
Time
 (Edited)

poita said:

The Making of Star Wars and Star Wars-Classic Creatures with Carrie.

i got these with german tracks if you need it.

Author
Time

I made a thread about this on the 4k77 forums. Would you be kind enough to scan From Star Wars to Jedi and Classic Creatures in 2K for inclusion as bonus features in 4K83?

Author
Time
 (Edited)

My old pal Jaxxon has a print of SPFX. Not sure what the condition of it is at the moment. Also one and a half prints of MOSW, but Poita probably has the better copy.

SPFX has a unique issue in that two Disney clips were cut after it was broadcast. (Oh the irony!) The uncut version was never released on home video, and even the print Jax has is missing them. It may be possible to restore those clips from Mary Poppins and The Black Hole using other sources, (Jax has a 16mm Black Hole print) and Mark Hamill’s missing narration from one of the off air recordings floating around.

Unedited
https://youtu.be/qvnSlMaF-G4?t=25m56s
https://youtu.be/qvnSlMaF-G4?t=28m16s

Edited
https://youtu.be/6kGpCyuatTQ?t=25m56s
https://youtu.be/6kGpCyuatTQ?t=27m58s

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

Author
Time
 (Edited)

If you want SPFX done, and it is on 16mm let me know as I will do it at the same time.

PayPal is fine, but for small donations apparently they are taking like a $5 fee,so drop me a PM and I can send bank details, it stops the donations being eaten up by fees. The paypal info is in my signature if you prefer.

I will be restoring all of these fully to BD level quality, and it will be done fairly quickly, before the end of the year if I can get some money together for storage and physical cleaning.

None of these documentaries are currently available in a high quality format, nearly all the versions released, even those on the Blu-ray box-set are from worn out, NTSC SD tapes.

This will be the only way I think that they will be ever been seen in good quality, and with the full colour information present.
Thanks to everyone that is interested in making this happen. I’m excited to see them myself!

Donations welcome: paypal.me/poit
bitcoin:13QDjXjt7w7BFiQc4Q7wpRGPtYKYchnm8x
Help get The Original Trilogy preserved!

Author
Time

Interesting

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night. “Stay Phrosty” - Lemar Kentell, my other half. Feel the love.

Author
Time

So far only two people have expressed interest. I hope that more people will be interested in seeing these in good quality.

Donations welcome: paypal.me/poit
bitcoin:13QDjXjt7w7BFiQc4Q7wpRGPtYKYchnm8x
Help get The Original Trilogy preserved!

Author
Time

poita said:

If you want SPFX done, and it is on 16mm let me know as I will do it at the same time.

PayPal is fine, but for small donations apparently they are taking like a $5 fee,so drop me a PM and I can send bank details, it stops the donations being eaten up by fees. The paypal info is in my signature if you prefer.

I will be restoring all of these fully to BD level quality, and it will be done fairly quickly, before the end of the year if I can get some money together for storage and physical cleaning.

None of these documentaries are currently available in a high quality format, nearly all the versions released, even those on the Blu-ray box-set are from worn out, NTSC SD tapes.

This will be the only way I think that they will be ever been seen in good quality, and with the full colour information present.
Thanks to everyone that is interested in making this happen. I’m excited to see them myself!

It is indeed 16mm. 😃

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

Author
Time

poita said:

So far only two people have expressed interest.

i´m one of this…😃
send me a pm with your bank details.i don´t use paypal,so you have more of my money…😃
thanks for sharing this.

Author
Time

I’m very interested, but am strapped financially for the foreseeable future unfortunately and won’t be able to donate. 😦

a trolling bantha

Author
Time

That’s pretty much been par for the course here.

"Right now the coffees are doing their final work." (Airi, Masked Rider Den-o episode 1)

Author
Time

I’m definitely donating. This is amazing. Could it be synced with the uncompressed laserdisc tracks?

If Empire could be done as well, I’m totally down!

Author
Time

I’m absolutely interested in these! Haven’t seen them since the VHS days.

Sending u a pm

Author
Time

Definitely interested.

Will bookmark this and contribute when able. (Sorry that it won’t be for a little bit.)

"Before the Dark Times. Before the Prequels."

Author
Time

I’ve always wondered why they replaced William Conrad’s narration for the Kellogg’s tape. My experience with Fox VHS titles in the 90’s was they used dodgy tape stock. Hi-Fi dropouts and tracking issues were common.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

Author
Time

Yeah, that really was an odd thing to do.

Donations welcome: paypal.me/poit
bitcoin:13QDjXjt7w7BFiQc4Q7wpRGPtYKYchnm8x
Help get The Original Trilogy preserved!

Author
Time

does anybody knows the lost docu " the making of the empire strikes back " from michel parbot is recorded on film or tape?
would a release possible?
i´d like a hand on this.
poita,didn´t you forget something to send?😃
thanks