Video:- NTSC DVD 16:9 Anamorphic DVD-5
Audio:- 5.1 dolby digital surround
Created using the colour corrected ESB version used for my AVCHD '97 SE, elements of the GOUT and other higher quality elements to improve theatrical scenes eg. matte painting scans
Now this isn't a 100% true theatrical version as i didn't want to use the low quality GOUT to replace the newly zoomed and cropped cockpit shots that appear in the SE version but all of the SE elements have been removed. There are a few shots that i had to use the GOUT but i have used some filters and mixed in other higher quality elements where possible so the change in quality doesn't jump out at you like it would if i had just replaced a shot with the GOUT.
The audio has been created using the laserdisc SE 5.1, an upmix from the PCM laserdisc track,surround channels from the 2004 DVD & music soundtrack.
I know that there is some projects going on at the moment that are recreating the theatrical versions, but with the 30th anniversary of ESB getting so close it doesn't look like any of them will be appearing in time so i hope i don't piss anyone off by jumping in with this version.
It will be a barebones DVD with no menus or subtitles
A big thanks to nohandluke who convinced me to do this version.
Here are some screenshots:
Now the mpeg rendering and DVD authoring will be completed overnight and will start appearing in the a.b.starwars newsgroup Wednesday evening and should be completed uploading the following day, so plenty of time to get it for the 30th anniversary on Friday
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