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Star Wars Holiday Special in PAL?

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So, it is available in PAL, or was it never converted, bcause it’s pointless, as the original was shot on NTSC tape?

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I guess the sbtitles were hardcoded in the signal, right?

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SF01 said:

I guess the sbtitles were hardcoded in the signal, right?

That would seem to be the case. I believe there was at least one Spanish-language broadcast with subtitles burned in as well.

While the Holiday Special was not aired in England as far as we know, it was apparently aired in the Republic of Ireland’s RTÉ 2 on Christmas Day of 1979…so that broadcast would have been PAL.

–SKot

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Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
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SKot said:

SF01 said:

I guess the sbtitles were hardcoded in the signal, right?

That would seem to be the case. I believe there was at least one Spanish-language broadcast with subtitles burned in as well.

While the Holiday Special was not aired in England as far as we know, it was apparently aired in the Republic of Ireland’s RTÉ 2 on Christmas Day of 1979…so that broadcast would have been PAL.

–SKot

That is interesting, I wonder if someone has it.

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Does anybody know what format of tape the Holiday Special was shot on?

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JadedSkywalker said:

Does anybody know what format of tape the Holiday Special was shot on?

What was popular back then, B, C, U-matic?