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Welcome to the official thread for the discussion of The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 35mm Theatrical Version 1.0
This is the collective project that is not officially part of OT, or Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Disney, etc. but in the spirit of preservation, has been put together with the wish to relive the memory of the original 1980 Empire Strikes Back.
We have made a lot of progress, but we have some more steps to take.
This is the place to keep on top on the when/where/how/who/and why of it.
A lot of information is sprinkled through the original discussion thread about - 35mm my crazy proposal. we’ll take just the details and emphasize them here.
If you want to discuss technical stuff, post it here.
This is just to keep people informed on the status and updates.
What is it? - A conversion/preservation of the 35mm version of The Empire Strikes Back from:
Kodak Print (6 reels)+1 Extra Reel 3
Kodak Print 2(6 Reels)
Fujicolor Print (6 Reels)
Who are we? - A group of individuals working on it, color restoration and technical advisory, support
Why? - Because we love the Star Wars Trilogy, and appreciate George Lucas.
When will it be out? - Its done when its done.
Where can we find out more? - Right here.
Video - Our goal is to have a preserved version that will be released in a high definition 1080p anamorphic MKV that is full frame for people with projectors (25gigs), and bluray disc (25gigs), and a dual layer dvd (9gigs) as the final product.
There might be several other downsamples in avi/mp4 later on.</span></span>
Audio - we will have the 35mm English theatrical mix.
Thanks from our entire team!