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Oh okay, sorry for that! I was just asking while being on the topic of kk650’s SSEs, but I will take that to the thread you pointed me to! Thanks

kk650, will you be working on future releases of ESB and ROTJ as well or are 2.2 and 2.15 respectively the final versions for these two?

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Hello¡ I get ROTJ semidespecialized in a 22GB mkv. Which one is this? Looks very good, but i noticed some mattes distortion in space ships. Is that normal? Also picture has good quality but some grain. Any knows why? Im not used to this versions so maybe all is fine.

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Alderaan94 said:

Hello¡ I get ROTJ semidespecialized in a 22GB mkv. Which one is this? Looks very good, but i noticed some mattes distortion in space ships. Is that normal? Also picture has good quality but some grain. Any knows why? Im not used to this versions so maybe all is fine.

I don’t recall if KK added any grain to the OT, but I suspect not. When the color is corrected from the extremely dark blu-rays, you can really see the grain. Unfortunately (at least for ANH, but probably the others) it is apparently not real film grain, but added in the official restoration master. Harmy said they posted a frame from the original master online, and the grain was present in the black bars!

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kk650 said:

The Star Wars Semi-Specialised Edition V2.5 is now up on myspleen and tehparadox. Here are updated screencap
comparisons for all seven Star Wars regrades…

Still looks yellow.
I like the “semi-specialized” concept, but don’t think colour is your thing.
Any chance you could separately release “semi-specialized” & “semi-specialized: han-solo-has-end-stage-liver-failure edition”?

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odok76 said:

I like the “semi-specialized” concept, but don’t think colour is your thing.

Ouch.

PM me for links to my edits; apparently, some feel shy about this.

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odok76 said:

I like the “semi-specialized” concept, but don’t think colour is your thing.
Any chance you could separately release “semi-specialized” & “semi-specialized: han-solo-has-end-stage-liver-failure edition”?

Pretty sure you’re not going to get much help from kk650 after you’ve belittled his work.

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I thought I was tough but fair.

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odok76 said:

kk650 said:

The Star Wars Semi-Specialised Edition V2.5 is now up on myspleen and tehparadox. Here are updated screencap
comparisons for all seven Star Wars regrades…

Still looks yellow.
I like the “semi-specialized” concept, but don’t think colour is your thing.
Any chance you could separately release “semi-specialized” & “semi-specialized: han-solo-has-end-stage-liver-failure edition”?

Yikes, dude, kk650 is one of the more prominent re-colorers(?) on the internet.

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Is there any chance you might be able to upload this latest version on my spleen?

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kitt1987 said:

Is there any chance you might be able to upload this latest version on my spleen?

I haven’t forgotten about you guys, just got my hands full with other releases right now like Rogue One, Moana and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

I should hopefully be able to start uploading V2.6 of Star Wars to Myspleen next week, with V2.6 of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi following soon after.

To everybody that’s asked a question, apologies for the delay in getting back to you, its been a tough last few months with my father in and out of hospital with a heart condition. I’ll answer all your questions when I start uploading the latest Star Wars V2.6 release to Myspleen.

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kk650 said:

I should hopefully be able to start uploading V2.6 of Star Wars to Myspleen next week, with V2.6 of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi following soon after.

KK what changes are you making to TESB? Just colours or edit too?

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Stotchy said:

kk650 said:

I should hopefully be able to start uploading V2.6 of Star Wars to Myspleen next week, with V2.6 of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi following soon after.

KK what changes are you making to TESB? Just colours or edit too?

The edit stays the same as V2.2 with the original theatrical Emperor but the change in colour from V2.2 is significant, the fleshtones in particular are more red. Here are some screencap comparisons between the blu-ray and the latest The Empire Strikes Back Semi-Specialised Edition V2.6:

Blu-ray 1:

Regraded 1:

Blu-ray 2:

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Blu-ray 3:

Regraded 3:

Blu-ray 4:

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Blu-ray 5:

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Excellent! I love your 2.2 edit. It will be even better with the colours you have shown in the screenshots.

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That sounds great sir and thank you! I am, however, sorry to hear about your dad and hope for his recovery and better days ahead.

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kitt1987 said:

Is there any chance you might be able to upload this latest version on my spleen?

I haven’t forgotten about you guys, just got my hands full with other releases right now like Rogue One, Moana and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

I should hopefully be able to start uploading V2.6 of Star Wars to Myspleen next week, with V2.6 of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi following soon after.

To everybody that’s asked a question, apologies for the delay in getting back to you, its been a tough last few months with my father in and out of hospital with a heart condition. I’ll answer all your questions when I start uploading the latest Star Wars V2.6 release to Myspleen.

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So I have the latest (2.6) ANH and TESB now and I gotta say kk650 that you do GREAT work. You basically went with 95+% of the changes I would. Really think you picked the right stuff to take out and leave in. Colors are beautiful and the quality is great.

These are now my goto editions of ANH and TESB (ROTJ is on the way… just SLOW 😃)

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So I just nabbed the 2.5 versions of ANH and Empire and they look great. Can anyone tell me what mix audio Track 3 (the “Cinema 5.1” track) is based on? I’m particularly interested for A New Hope, due to the numerous audio changes across different versions.

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Hello guys¡ I recently watched ROTJ SemiEspecialized v2.15 and i noticed there are some “squares” around the ships in some space scenes that, for example, were not present when i saw Despecialized or the Special Edition. Do you know if it´s an error or is of the own film? and why is not in the other versions?

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Alderaan94 said:

Hello guys¡ I recently watched ROTJ SemiEspecialized v2.15 and i noticed there are some “squares” around the ships in some space scenes that, for example, were not present when i saw Despecialized or the Special Edition. Do you know if it´s an error or is of the own film? and why is not in the other versions?

Those would be matte boxes.

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Alderaan94 said:

Hello guys¡ I recently watched ROTJ SemiEspecialized v2.15 and i noticed there are some “squares” around the ships in some space scenes that, for example, were not present when i saw Despecialized or the Special Edition. Do you know if it´s an error or is of the own film? and why is not in the other versions?

Are you talking about the garbage mattes? If so, they were always there, their visibility in different releases depends on the contrast and color correction of the specific release. And they are BRUTALLY visible in the DVD release

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Yeah. Matte boxes. Specially visible in ROTJ when the final space battle.

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Great work, are there plans to release a V2.6 for ROTJ? (ANH and ESB is on Spleen, but ROJ is V2.15, I think)

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TheObi said:

Great work, are there plans to release a V2.6 for ROTJ? (ANH and ESB is on Spleen, but ROJ is V2.15, I think)

From what I saw on the paradox comments under ESB 2.6, he plans to do a V2.6 of Jedi. It’ll be the one with Victory Celebration first. Then shortly after he will release ESB V2.6 with Ian Mcdiarmid Emperor, and ROTJ V2.6 with Yub Nub. He released A New Hope 2.6 a couple weeks before Rogue One. Then a week after his Rogue One regrade he released ESB 2.6. He’s made quite a few other regrades after Empire. I like you have been waiting. He did those Star Wars 2.6’s along with Rogue One back in March. After no ROTJ release around April, I kind of assumed he’d release it around the time of May 4th for Star Wars day. So I guess he’s making quite a bit of work on it. I say be patient for it like I’ve been, it worth the wait. He’s regrades of Star Wars are fantastic . He has improved on it a couple times over. The one thing I wish he could do is take out the blu ray footage of Luke’s light green saber training on the falcon and replace it with it being blue. He has the talent for wisely choosing the good special edition changes. I’m not sure why he hasn’t done it? If he does or even did that, it would be pure fantastic as a whole in my eyes after that. Not meaning to get a lil off subject. None the less im sure it’ll be soon when ROTJ is finished.

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I’ve got to say, looking at the ESB 2.6 shots that the skin tones are finally (for me) looking quite nice. I don’t like to give kk650 a hard time, but the warming up of 2.5 was too slight for me and it still looked desaturated. But great job on 2.6, I’m going to take a look at the whole film.

Did the 2.6 ANH fly under the radar here or did I miss a post? Hopefully it looks similar. For the 2.5 collection, Jedi arguably had the most desaturated skin tones, so looking forward to 2.6 there.

Edit: ANH 2.6 looks pretty good! I think the skin tones look nice. My main problem with it is something that has been around for quite a few revisions, and that’s the contrast. I think the black levels definitely need to be dropped a bit as they’re quite a light grey on a calibrated display. Starfields, inside the sandcrawler, even the black screen before the Fox logo. So a universal contrast change should do some good. If the space shots could look as they do in ESB, it would be a major improvement.

Edit: Dropping the brightness level for ANH in Kodi by 3 or 4% brings the black levels down to a nice level, and everything else looks fine this way. And Kodi saves this change specifically for just this file, which is nice.