Here is the current plan for the release of Empire Strikes Back - Sanitized.
1 Just to get the ball rolling, a first 25 G mkv file, which will be a bare release 3.0
for those that just want to get it first, and play it their computers:
- English 35mm audio (not restored)
- 1080p video h.264 encoding
2 After that a slightly improved version 3.1 - 25 G BD ISO, which is for people that
would like to burn it to a disc, and watch it on TV, or projectors:
- Basic menu
- English 35 audio
- 1080p video h.264
- Possible color correction on a few scenes
We really don’t have time to polish it any more currently or
add the usual features.
We would like the community to help in releasing these :
1 Subtitles (English, and others)
2 Make it GOUT compatible
2a Include Different mixes
3 Once GOUT compatible
3a Include different audio languages
4 Optional - Color correction on certain scenes
If you work on any of these, please post them here, and we will credit
you once done, and package those along with it.
At this point, there will be slight differences from the previous
Grindhouse version, so those files from that can probably be
further improved to be compatible with this release.
As stated, this was never meant to be a full blown restoration,
but a version to hold people over, until a more complete one can
There will still be some minor issues in it, but you can see from the
previews the amount of cleanup that has been done. It will be a much
more enjoyable version for those that want to sit back and have a bit
more of a polished version, visually.