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What is your main way of watching the Original Trilogy? — Page 3

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ZkinandBonez said:

I’m assuming then that “grain management” is done on new movies shot on film as well? Could that be why a lot of new movies shot on film end up looking so digital?

I’m sure to some degree it is, some films more than others (heavy post-production modification is a hallmark of modern film since Amelie and O Brother Where Art Thou?), but fine-grained filmstock and large format filmstock can look relatively grain-free compared to the chunky, grainy filmstock of the seventies. Your modern 35mm film will look more like Lawrence of Arabia than 4K83 even without any degraining – much more subtle.

Agreed about color grading. It’s necessary to regrade films for Blu-ray, but people don’t seem to have as much of an interest in color fidelity as they should. It often doesn’t even seem to be a goal at all.

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Rose Nessa said:

I had no idea that there was 4K versions. Since I don’t have a 4K TV, I only watch the Blu-Ray versions!

FYI, you can get regular 1080p versions of 4K77 & 4K83. I neither have a TV or PC that can play 4k, so I’ve been watching the HD versions of the 4k scans.

That’s really cool! I feel so guilty for not being here regularly. 😦

Lets rule the galaxy as father and daughter. -Rose Nessa to her dad

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Despecialized looks better than I ever dreamed I’d get to see the OOT look. I’m pretty ecstatic about finally having it.

“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.”

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FOX Video Fullscreen VHS if I’m eyeing the theatrical color timing and sound, and Faces Laserdisc if I want to see the full widescreen image.

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Wow i haven’t watched the films on VHS in a while. Not since buying the Fox rental tape just to review it/compare it to other releases. My go to versions in the 1990s were the pan and scan one last time set and the pre THX pan and scan set. I last watched Return of the Jedi as 4K83. Haven’t found a good HD version of Empire 1980. And i only watched some of 4K77 because i haven’t had the time to really sit down and enjoy it.
I also haven’t watched the Evergreen Japan Laserdisc of A New Hope yet and had planned on doing so.

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D+77, D+80 and OTD83 when I want a cleaner version. 4K77, TESB Grindhouse and 4K83 when I want the 35mm looks.

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Hal9000’s Custom Special Editions for ANH and ROTJ, D+ Special Edition for ESB because I like the Wampa and Jango’s voice.

Use the Force, Joh Yowza.

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I have the Despecialized Editions on Blu-ray, and love watching them as my go-to versions of the films. But I am also very impressed with D+77, and those new versions might replace the Despecialized as my default for future re-watches.

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I prefer the Adywan DVD 9 edition. The 4K77 DNR and Harmy 2.6 editions are fantastic and I have several of the licensed releases including laser disc. But for the wow factor Adywan is my favorite. Mind you im watching on a OLED Bravia TV and not a 4K projection monitor.

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Is it okay if I say the way I watch all of Star Wars currently:

OT: Despecialized Blu-Rays
PT: 2001 DVD for PM, 2011 Blu-Rays for AOTC and ROTS
ST: I don’t.

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Right now, for Star Wars I watch Despecialised v2.5, Despecialised v2.0 for Empire, and Despecialised v2.5 for Jedi. Alternatively, I also have the GOUT DVDs. I’d like to be able to get TN1’s 4K77 and 4K83 (and 4K80 when released) at some point, too.

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Currently:
4k77
ESB Grindhouse (Dreammastered has too much compression and cleanup artifacts for my taste)
4k83

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Harmy Descspecailsed for all, though when the 4K xxx series gets finished will switch to those.

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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2006 GOUT DVDs.

Once 4K80 is available, I’ll try and get all three of them. Haven’t seen any of the 4Ks yet.

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I’m still trying to find a good HD version of Empire. I assume i won’t have one until 4K80 is released.

Puggo Strikes Back is the best i have at the moment but its SD.

I also have the absolutely terrible 2006 Bonus DVD which is not anamorphic.

I haven’t seen the latest version of Despecialized of Empire in HD, I had the old DVD 5 version from 2011?

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Of course, when Harmy’s 3.0 versions of Despecialized are released, those will almost definitely become my definitive versions of the OT films. From what glimpses he’s shown so far, it looks like they’ll be the perfect blend of polish and authenticity.

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These days it is nothing but the 1978 ‘Minicinex Projector’ way of watching Star Wars for me… 😉

From the Star Wars Home Video Library #372: Italian Minicinex’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shJX9VfPDss - a 13 minute video from the Nathan Butler youtube channel

(actual footage from the projector starts 9 minutes into the above video)
 

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