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What is your main way of watching the Original Trilogy? — Page 4

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4K77 and 4K83, NO DNR!, for both STAR WARS and RETURN OF THE JEDI. Since 4K80 is incomplete regarding THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, last I checked was around October last year, I figure on watching one of the random THX Laserdisc captures many different people have done.
Only own the retail 4K Disney/Lucasfilm 2019 releases, more for the bonus features, and none prior. Was going to get all the officially released iterations on DVD and BD but I can hold off for awhile. (2004, 2006, and 2011, I think?) Movie-Censorship has helped immensely. No clue regarding the 1997 Special Editions since as I’ve stated or about to, want the originals as first released in cinemas and all official iterations.

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I’m not really picky but I usually go for Revisited or Despecialized/4K77-83 depending on how I’m feeling.

Might check out the Alan Dean Foster novelization of SW77 eventually though.

Working on many edits, may take many years to complete…

Also known as Mr. Liquid Jungle.

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Upon thinking about it, I’ll wind up watching the 2004 set until I can burn myself a DeD, Revisited, or 4K77 because of the nostalgia factor I have for the set. (it was the very first version of Star Wars that I ever saw due to my being 30 years late for the original theater experience.)

I’m not really that much of a movie purist.

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I used to just watch the GOUT versions until I figured out how to see what Harmy was making. Which means I haven’t had to suffer through the SE changes since 2006. What a relief. I’d probably check out other versions that came straight from existing prints but I just don’t have the hardware or know-how, but that’s okay.

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Mocata said:

I used to just watch the GOUT versions until I figured out how to see what Harmy was making. Which means I haven’t had to suffer through the SE changes since 2006. What a relief. I’d probably check out other versions that came straight from existing prints but I just don’t have the hardware or know-how, but that’s okay.

Not being very tech-savy myself I too was a bit intimidated by how complex it seemed to download the 4K scans, but it really just boils down to downloading a free program, copy-pasting a code from a list and waiting for the films to download to your PC. The only hardware requirements boils down to how much storage space you have.

As great as Harmy’s work is I have to say that the 4K versions have become my ultimate go to versions. They really look fantastic. And the fully cleaned up version of ESB should be done some time this year.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.