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The 'Star Wars Holiday Special' - 2015 EditDroid version released.

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New SWHS version leaked from ~2days from various open torrentsites. (Originally released from Usenet only, in 1 months.) This member called EditDroid released this movie from DVD9 discs and included many extras.

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Here is yet another release of the Star Wars Holiday Special. But we at EditDroid feel this one is indeed special, due to its excellent video quality. Extensive restoration work was performed, including the removal by hand of several hundred one-line video glitches, as well as judiciously applied noise reduction.

The program contains English and Spanish soundtracks, as well as an English subtitle track.

Extras include:

  • CBS promos
  • The full cartoon shown in the Special
  • Interviews with Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew
  • Interview with Stan Winston
  • A look back at the Special in segments from TV Land and Fox News

The DVD is in a dual-layer disc image format, with an MDS file containing the layer break
information. Drop the MDS file into ImgBurn and all will be well.

SPECIFICATIONS

Release date…: December 18, 2015
Title…: The Star Wars Holiday Special
Running time…: 98 min.
File format…: DVD disc image, dual layer
Disc image size…: 7,797,669,888 bytes
TV system…: NTSC
Resolution…: 720 x 480 standard
Frame rate…: 29.97
Video…: MPEG-2 MP@ML
Video bitrate…: VBR, 6,314 Kbps
Audio…: Dolby Digital @ 192 Kbps: English 2.0, Spanish 2.0

DISTRIBUTION

Artwork…: Label and outer wrap artwork included

Screens:

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puzosep said:
Here is yet another release of the Star Wars Holiday Special. But we at EditDroid feel this one is indeed special, due to its excellent video quality.

Never saw the special and don’t know it’s release genealogy but, wow, this looks pretty good from a TV taping! I thought to test a few adjustments but it’s hard for me to judge the result. (This old laptop’s LCD screen changes the look just by moving one’s head). 😃 I was trying for a less TV-ish look in this before-and-after:

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This is actually from a broadcast master so that’s a damn good source. Probably the best we’ll ever get.

What’s the internal temperature of a TaunTaun? Luke warm.

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Mavimao said:

This is actually from a broadcast master so that’s a damn good source. Probably the best we’ll ever get.

Wait, really – is this from a 1" tape master? Will have to download this now!

“That said, there is nothing wrong with mocking prequel lovers and belittling their bad taste.” - Alderaan, 2017

MGGA (Make GOUT Great Again):
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Return-of-the-GOUT-Preservation-and-Restoration/id/55707

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JawsTDS said:

Mavimao said:

This is actually from a broadcast master so that’s a damn good source. Probably the best we’ll ever get.

Wait, really – is this from a 1" tape master? Will have to download this now!

Get this and Zion’s Hybrid v2 with the Rifftrax commentary/commercials intact.

Jedi Master Skywalker said:
Btw I have started a petition:
https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-the-release-of-the-unaltered-cut-of-star-wars-in-4k/
Please sign
towne32 said:
They should build a whole website and forum based off a petition like this.

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Can someone send me a link for just the video file so that I can put it on my own DVD (Those 4.7 gb ones)

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A YouTuber called ‘Mecha Salesman’ has done a 4K upscale of Editdroid’s Holiday Special release:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB86vy30HUY

More information, including on how to obtain the 4K file, can be found in the above video description text 😃

 

Super Cookie 64 has done a 1080p version of the above 4K project, and made a thread about it here:-

Mecha Salesman’s 4K upscale of The Holiday Special (EditDroid release) - in 1080p