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The Empire Strikes Back "1980 Theatrical version" Reconstruction - Adywan — Page 17

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doubleofive said:

To those who ask for ANH and RotJ companions:

 You ask the impossible, unfortunately.

What about the removal of the Ronto in ANH:R? Didn't that call for the same degree of skill that the rest of it requires, or is there a fundamental difference?  (I'm just curious.)

You might be right, of course.  I think people ask this of Adywan only because they are desperate to see the others in the same quality and believe only he has the skill to do it, so these requests add to the burden on the poor fellow's shoulders. 

Personally, I am happy with G-Force's version of Star Wars, and only await ROTJ to give me versions of the theatricals I can live with - for ever, if need be. 

About the DVD-9, TV's Frink was right that Adywan said it was possible, but did not commit to it.  I actually think a 480p AVCHD on a DVD-5 would be even better.  An encoding to h.264 would look much better than one to MPEG-2, and it would be quite easy to export the project again.  I wonder if Adywan would consider this.

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Thanks, Adywan. Really fantastic job with everything. The colors are particularly beautiful. I don't think I'll ever be able to watch the SE again without thinking "so much goddamn blue" during the Hoth scenes.

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Thanks Adywan, just downloaded it, 1st class job

J

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Could anyone could send me a copy of this? This computer does not have a burner. Please.

looking for HDTV of the  Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.  Also HDTV of The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Sluggo said:

Seeding

 Is there a torrent available for this?

Thanks  ;-)

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Hello

     Thanks to everybody for wishing me good health , im still in hospital (at my own request ) and im still in good spirits as the world doesnt look as bad to me at the moment. I recently got to watch Mr Adywans edit of The Empire Strikes Back on a 40 inch t.v. screen for the first time and it was incredible , i was smiling like a child the whole way through the movie. Thanks to Adywan.  Lets all hope he finds the time to complete the remaining parts of the trilogy .

THANK YOU again to everybody for wishing me a recovery to good health. 

david waring.

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Nice to hear from you again, David. I was wondering...if you wanted more discs, can the same person get them for you, or are you allowed to have someone here send you some?

I ask because, although Ady has only done ESB for now, dark_jedi has already completed a cleanup of the entire OT using the GOUT versions as a basis and his work has been excellent. His next versions (version 3) could very well be the best GOUT cleanups yet. (especially as regards audio tracks) Besides, it's always nice to have options. :)

Let us know.

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Superb job as always, Adywan!  I just had the pleasure of seeing this yesterday.  It's so nice to finally be able to watch Empire Strikes Back (especially on the 30th anniversary) without getting pissed off at all the abortions they shoehorned into an otherwise perfect film.  The coloration is perfect too.  White snow!  Yay!

Thanks for spending the time to create and release this.  It's truly great. 

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Thanks for the excellent work as usual adywan.  Enjoyed this immensely!

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Hi Adywan,

As you perhaps know, and though I have downloaded and enjoyed your SW-R version, I was mostly there in the past to share my own work on SW scores. That means I don't feel concerned that much in video editing and never figured out what words like Gout or AVCHD mean or involve... And DVD are too much GB and time for me to download... However I really was curious of this reconstruction, curiosity that perhaps has been increased by the last thing I work on ;) - And when I figured out what was JDownloader and how easy was then the DL, despite my dying computer, I finally grabed your work.

... In short: awesome !

Sharp but not too much, as I love.

The colors are very agreable: all the snow sequences are beautiful (and I think the blues are the more difficult colors to work on), Dagobah is very inspiring, and Bespin...! I didn't remember the set and lights were so rich despite the white walls everywhere.

Someone said it already and I concur: the colors from the scenes in the Carbon Freeze facitilies are very impressive and look right as never.

Next to such a level of subtleties I found the sequences in the rebel bunker (where there are all the screens and lights) were - perhaps - a little too much saturated, as I found the lightsaber duel in the City's core had sometimes a bit too much blacks, though it doesn't feel wrong... Don't know what you think... Anyway, that's only a light feeling about a few sequences.

The sound was very good, but I can't tell more considering my facility for that.

 

BUT MOSTLY... The main thing that stroke me like never in a film is the photographic work on light and shadows that flows through the whole movie. After I saw the film I came backward and removed your beautiful colors, and watched a few sequences like this in black and white... I always had the idea and the will to watch this film in black & white and I never knew why... Now I know ! There's really a particuliar work on that film and your work really shows that up ! Next time I'll watch it, it will be in that shape !

 

Thanks for this valuable (or unvaluable) piece ! I love it :) Bravo !

 

I would highly encourage you to avoid spending such talents and skills on rubbishes like RotJ or worst (the prequels), but I guess it won't be heard, and surely half of the people here are going to throw me stones !

 

ps: I'd love to see a B&W muted version of ESB with J. Williams original scoring reconstructed in it... ;) A matter of light and shadows ! just a foolish thought, though.

 

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A B C said:

I would highly encourage you to avoid spending such talents and skills on rubbishes like RotJ or worst (the prequels), but I guess it won't be heard, and surely half of the people here are going to throw me stones !

Allow me to be the first.

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TV's Frink said:


Allow me to be the first.

Hahaha!  Seconded! :-)

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Ripplin said:

Yes, we're [mostly] all looking forward to what Ady does with ROTJ, and even more so seeing how he tears apart the PT.

 My !!!... You'll still be posting there in a dozen of years ! That's amazing !

Anyway, the related input was a minor point in my post, though it may be a major point in (ady)one's life...

What I mostly wanted to express is that I really discovered something (new!) by watching this rendition of ESB ! Again, thanks for this revelation, and for giving us back this masterpiece ! ;)

 

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I'm having trouble finding a rapidshare link for this.  I would be really grateful if someone would send me a PM to help out here.  I greatly enjoyed ANH Revisited; that  one seems to be readily available with many links, but so far I've been getting the runaround from link to link and not coming up with anything.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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ator said:

Hello, all.  Thanks for having me. 

I didn't realize we had.  PM sent though.  :-D

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ator said:

Thanks for having me.

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*snicker*

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SithTrooper said:

Sluggo said:

Seeding

 Is there a torrent available for this?

Thanks  ;-)

 This.

 

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Brilliant work Adywan! I have always wanted a version like this! The GOUT I have I paid $40 for and doesn't look half as good. Can't wait to see ESB:R!

Thanks so much for your hard work and generosity!

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I know, I'm late to the party again.  :)

The torrent I found is SLOOOOW as fook.

Could someone hook me up with a faster option?  I have JD if needed.

Thanks!