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The making of The Empire Strikes Back (Michel Parbot) — Page 22

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I have some old PAL U-Matics here, I'll bid on it.

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Ask the seller if they can tell you the *exact* title of the doc first?

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I don't think the Parbot doc was shot on 35mm?

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DVD-BOY said:

I've dropped them a message asking for any kind of screenshots of the beginning of the footage to help nail it down - if it's snowmobiles we're looking good right?

 If Mark Hamill isn't the narrator, that's also a good sign this isn't SPFX.

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Well, here's another thing: The Parbot is 56 minutes long.

Those tapes are only 20 minutes each.

That means that, regardless of which documentary it is, it's not complete.

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That's a good point. It's been so long since I've had to deal with Umatic, I'd forgotten how damn short the smaller tapes really are. I can't even recall ever using or seeing a 30 minute cassette in college.

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There are actually 3 tapes, the 3rd one is not in the photo.

According to the seller it is the Mark Hamill narrated one, so I am bowing out of the bidding.

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At least they cleared that mystery up. And if anyone is still tempted, there is a 16mm preservation of SPFX in the pipeline from the usual suspects. ;)

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So still no full release of this yet huh?

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sunday256 said:

So still no full release of this yet huh?

Yes there was but it’s no biggie. So no one created a new thread about it or bumped this one over the last 3 years. You totally missed it.

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Woah.

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Nice!

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

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Yes, i now have it. The quality, as i said, isn’t great. Not as clear as the clips that were posted by starwarsarchives but, as far as i can tell, it is the full documentary. I got it as an NTSC DVD VIDEO_TS folder and is only around 2.5gb in total. The original disc will be uploaded in the next few days. I have only skimmed through it at the moment so i’ll do a test burn to see if the DVD authoring has been done right and fix any problems with that first





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May I ask what are the origins for this? Is it from someone who had worked on the document? I thought there were no copies made.

Would it possible to use some of the better footage edited into this?

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LexX said:

May I ask what are the origins for this? Is it from someone who had worked on the document? I thought there were no copies made.

Would it possible to use some of the better footage edited into this?

Origins are from a PAL VHS someone got in France from an online auction many years ago and the person copied it to his pc using a usb device that only recorded in ntsc. thats all the info i know.

Also this doesn’t seem to be from the same source as the one StarWarsArchives has, so there is more than one source floating around and not just the one as originally though

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Great find! Hopefully, better sources will appear in the future. Is it in French?

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adywan said:

Yes, i now have it. The quality, as i said, isn’t great. Not as clear as the clips that were posted by starwarsarchives but, as far as i can tell, it is the full documentary.

WHAAATT??
i don´t believe it…😃
ady your my hero.
i´m waiting for this a loooong time…😃
hope there will be scenes i can use in my edit.
thanks

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Holy wow. I can’t believe this finally surfaced. Can’t wait to see it. Thanks Adywan!

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Wow wow wow! Thank you Adywan for having found this treasure. I can’t wait to see it.