Originally posted by: basko1970I can verify that this does exist, and was the next EditDroid project to follow after their fine release of the original trilogy transfers.
Found it... This is the description he had. If anyone knows anything about it, let me know or better yet... post it!
SW: Special Features: Four DVD Set (editdroid)
D1-Making of SW as told By R2D2 & C3PO / SPFX (Japanese Laserdiscs)
D2-Classic Creatures: ROTJ / From SW to Jedi (Japanese Laserdiscs)
D3-Trailers / TV / Radio Spots / Definitive Collection Laserdisc transfer
D4-Lost music edited back into the scenes in which they were intended / Commercials & PSAs / Odd stuff - Walter Cronkite, Wolfman Jack, The Rough-Cut Crawl / Vinyl Classics with a virtual record player (Story of for SW, ESB & Jedi - for PC only)
It's funny, remember how long it took for the original EditDroid trilogy discs to surface here after they were made? It's taken over a year after its release for this project to be mentioned here now as well (although I did hint at it once, a while back). EditDroid continues to produce "mysterious mysteries", it seems.
I checked with the EditDroid guys just to make sure they were cool with discussion of the Special Features project here, and they were okay with it. Certainly enough time has passed for the cat to be let out of the bag!
Needless to say, they did a fantastic job on everything in this set, and it is by far their best presentation yet. The menus have 3D animated images, and make their old menus look like kindergarten work.
The four "making of" specials are transferred from the Japanese laserdisc, and have the burned-in subtitles. The transfer is excellent, as should be expected. I'd like to see how they compare to our best current transfers. Chances are they could be the best out there, and possibly the same for the Definitive Collection bonus materials as well.
The trailers collection here is essential. I've noticed that someone made a deliberate effort to include all the trailers that are missing from the official DVD set a while back, while leaving out most of the ones that are already available. Great job!
The lost music is extremely cool to watch and hear. But by far where this disc shines the most is on the extra little odds and ends. The set comes with this great custom app that plays lost SW vinyl, including the "Story Of" discs and the "Lapti Nek" 12 inch single. The commercials are fantastic, and this is the first time the Cantina Drunk Driving PSA has ever surfaced to my knowledge. I'm guessing the YouTube clips came from here. There's also the Anti-Smoking PSA, and a beautiful copy of the Burger Chef poster commercial, which may even be the first Star Wars product commercial ever. I've NEVER seen the Wolfman Jack/Vader appearance before, so that's a real gem.
The discs have labels made with a LightScribe player, I think. And there's a nice wraparound cover for the 4-disc box, though it's not quite as nice as the covers they did for the trilogy. There's also the inclusion of a new official logo for EditDroid, which is perfect.
So, there are some more details on the set. EditDroid have definitely not been resting on their laurels, and this release proves it. A lot of time, work, research, and archive digging went into this one.
Perhaps I should start a new thread for this release.