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#1520611
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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StarkillerAG said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

nobodybutjarjar42 said:

exited for the 1080p version 😃

Maybe there’ll be a BD25 version.
I didn’t even check the first post but would be nice if there were subtitles.

There actually will be a BD25: Ady is planning to create Blu-ray files for the entire trilogy once everything’s done. And there were quite a few subtitle tracks on ESB, so the other 2 should hopefully have some as well.

Excellent.

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#1520587
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The Game (1997) Criterion Collection LD Release
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springfeel said:

Already have seven LD to bluray 😂

Nice. Must have been on a thread here, somewhere. No search function at all on this forum, unfortunately. Could take centuries looking for it.

But a Dolby Surround/stereo track on a Laserdisc compared to DTS-HD MA 2.0 stereo/surround track on a BD may or may not be an interesting comparison.

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#1520584
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The Game (1997) Criterion Collection LD Release
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springfeel said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

springfeel said:

I didn’t even know there was an arrow release lols pardon me for having a life

Appears as though someone is REGION LOCKED, and doesn’t import. Oh shit…

Oh the humanity 😅

TRUE! Oh, well…

SE7EN: The Criterion Collection LD to DVD or LD to BD would have been a better project. PERHAPS. Because of a lot of exclusives. But, that’s for a different thread altogether.

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#1520579
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The Game (1997) Criterion Collection LD Release
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springfeel said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

Virtus-Christi said:

I recently had a scan done of the 1998 Criterion LD release of “The Game”, directed by David Fincher. A classic and underrated film. This release is significant as it includes a stereo audio track not included in any future release.

If anyone’s interested, you can download it here: https://archive.org/details/the-game-ld

A stereo audio track is on the ARROW Region B BD. It’s DTS-HD MA 2.0 May not be the exact one from the Criterion LD, but stop lying about not included in any future release.
http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=17003#10 https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Game-Blu-ray/254068/

springfeel said:

Do you have a list of titles you own? Most have been already done.

Edited your beyond lazy typing, and lacking punctuation. That’d belong in a separate thread for Laserdisc preservations.

You must live a very exciting life😆
Pardon me for not being the best typist on a half broken cellphone

A stereo track isn’t available on the criterion bluray. No need to piss on him about that . Maybe he doesn’t have a lot of extra free time like u do to know about other releases. What’s wrong with u

Reading comprehension is lacking. The ARROW Blu-ray disc release doesn’t count then? Shame.

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#1520575
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The Game (1997) Criterion Collection LD Release
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Virtus-Christi said:

I recently had a scan done of the 1998 Criterion LD release of “The Game”, directed by David Fincher. A classic and underrated film. This release is significant as it includes a stereo audio track not included in any future release.

If anyone’s interested, you can download it here: https://archive.org/details/the-game-ld

A stereo audio track is on the ARROW Region B BD. It’s DTS-HD MA 2.0 May not be the exact one from the Criterion LD, but stop lying about not included in any future release.
http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=17003#10 https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Game-Blu-ray/254068/

springfeel said:

Do you have a list of titles you own? Most have been already done.

Edited your beyond lazy typing, and lacking punctuation. That’d belong in a separate thread for Laserdisc preservations.

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#1520572
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Cassian Andor - Live-Action Series
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Marooned Biker Scout said:

bobafatt1 said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

bobafatt1 said:

IVE MADE ANDOR INTO A MOVIE OF SORTS CUT OUT THE BORING EMPIRE DRIVELL AND JUST KEPT TO ADULT ANDOR NO LORDS OF THE FLYS WITHOUT SUBTITLES FLASH BACKS JUST STICK TO THE STORY OF ANDOR AS A MAN

BIG PASS FROM ME. Kill your cruise control.

each to their own don’t get the kill your cruise control line if you dont want to watch it that way cool

Just a guess, he probably meant please stop posting in all capital letters, or that this isn’t the thread to start talking about your edit?

Dazman said:

I agree with many of you, this show is amazing! Gilroy manages to expand the GFFA with new aspects and stories and make them interesting with great writing and the actors deliver with their performances. Tired, easy tropes are left in the background, we barely see x-wings, TIEs show up for a few moments and stormtroopers are in the background until the season finale. Gilroy not being a big SW fan really helped the show, as he probably had sort of a outsider eye for the whole thing. And they still have some hardcore fans in the production to make the world’s details match with what has come before. The fan service is organic and not in your face.

I never thought we’d see lines of dialogue delivered in such a great manner again in Star Wars. The four main monologues now up on the official Star Wars channel are a joy to watch and listen to. Just four among many of the strong acting performances and high standards of writing and character interactions throughout the series:

Kino Loy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKB67KzjO4A

Luthen Rael - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3RCme2zZRY

Nemik - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-asb8zTiuZ4

Maarva - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaKrm5txGCQ
 

I also loved the “That’s just love” scene between Cassian and Maarva, I must have been cutting onions watching that. The same with Cassian receiving the news at the end of Episode 11. Diego Luna is such an amazing and nuanced actor in this.

And the Mon Mothma character throughout the series has been wonderful to watch, Genevieve O’Reilly was simply fascinating to watch on screen.
 

Tony Gilroy certainly has his work cut out for the season 2:

https://www.vulture.com/article/andor-tony-gilroy-finale-interview.html

"What we’re working on now, the second part of this project, is not about Cassian becoming radicalized. It is very much about, How difficult is it for the Rebel Alliance to come together with all the outliers and original gangsters? Different agendas and betrayals? The tension of the next four years as things pull together? The effect of time on people? "

Yeah, means kill the caps lock aka all caps.

StarkillerAG said:

bobafatt1 said:

Marooned Biker Scout said:

bobafatt1 said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

bobafatt1 said:

IVE MADE ANDOR INTO A MOVIE OF SORTS CUT OUT THE BORING EMPIRE DRIVELL AND JUST KEPT TO ADULT ANDOR NO LORDS OF THE FLYS WITHOUT SUBTITLES FLASH BACKS JUST STICK TO THE STORY OF ANDOR AS A MAN

BIG PASS FROM ME. Kill your cruise control.

each to their own don’t get the kill your cruise control line if you dont want to watch it that way cool

Just a guess, he probably meant please stop posting in all capital letters, or that this isn’t the thread to start talking about your edit?

Dazman said:

I agree with many of you, this show is amazing! Gilroy manages to expand the GFFA with new aspects and stories and make them interesting with great writing and the actors deliver with their performances. Tired, easy tropes are left in the background, we barely see x-wings, TIEs show up for a few moments and stormtroopers are in the background until the season finale. Gilroy not being a big SW fan really helped the show, as he probably had sort of a outsider eye for the whole thing. And they still have some hardcore fans in the production to make the world’s details match with what has come before. The fan service is organic and not in your face.

I never thought we’d see lines of dialogue delivered in such a great manner again in Star Wars. The four main monologues now up on the official Star Wars channel are a joy to watch and listen to. Just four among many of the strong acting performances and high standards of writing and character interactions throughout the series:

Kino Loy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKB67KzjO4A

Luthen Rael - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3RCme2zZRY

Nemik - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-asb8zTiuZ4

Maarva - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaKrm5txGCQ
 

I also loved the “That’s just love” scene between Cassian and Maarva, I must have been cutting onions watching that. The same with Cassian receiving the news at the end of Episode 11. Diego Luna is such an amazing and nuanced actor in this.

And the Mon Mothma character throughout the series has been wonderful to watch, Genevieve O’Reilly was simply fascinating to watch on screen.
 

Tony Gilroy certainly has his work cut out for the season 2:

https://www.vulture.com/article/andor-tony-gilroy-finale-interview.html

"What we’re working on now, the second part of this project, is not about Cassian becoming radicalized. It is very much about, How difficult is it for the Rebel Alliance to come together with all the outliers and original gangsters? Different agendas and betrayals? The tension of the next four years as things pull together? The effect of time on people? "

my edit is simple i just focus on andor and his story not the empire and its political back biting at the ISB or the Mothma story line these aspects of the show just bored the life out of me its just one mans struggle to get on in the galaxy after accidentally killing a security guard while looking for his long lost sister

THIS IS NOT THE THREAD TO TALK ABOUT YOUR EDIT. If you want to post about it, make a new thread in the fanedit section. People might be willing to give it a chance then.

Seconding!
But for me, ANDOR is perfect as is, doesn’t need a fan edit, AND I WANT SEASON TWO ALREADY. Of course I’m biased and watched in 4K HDR, if I haven’t mentioned already.

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#1520570
Topic
Which version of The Phantom Menace should I buy. I only have a 1080p TV and no 4k blu ray player
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Darth telly said:

35mm scan, tho you would need to get the blu-ray set first.

Wouldn’t having the DVD be totally fine with getting the 35mm scan after? Myself, I have both already, 2001 DVD release and 2011 BD set which is the 2015 re-packaging, but not the scan yet.

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#1520562
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Audio Mixes used for the 2019 SE release of the Original Trilogy - any issues?
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Mixes are perfectly fine for the 2019 versions because it’s not the OG cinema mix, but the 2019 version(s) mix. Same goes for 2004 mix being the 2004 version, and the 2011 mix being the 2011 version. Want the OG cinema mix, might as well look for the originals for those, not the later versions which are exclusive to their own.
Mainly 4K77, 4K80, and 4K83. VHS and Laserdisc too. But the VHS and Laserdisc would be the 1981 mix, GUESSING, for STAR WARS.

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#1520558
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Anyone else think Empire Strikes Back's Special Edition is actually better than the Theatrical Cut?
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Kyp_Astaar said:

[Bluto said:]
6) Luke’s scream. Only used in the 1997 version, and a bizarre addition which was thankfully removed in all future versions. Without this, the 1997 SE would be about neck and neck with the 1980 version for me.
Bluto

Too bad we now have to deal with Vader’s "Noooo"s at the end of ROTJ (as if it weren’t already the most insufferable episode’s SE of them all), i agree that TESB is the best of the SWSEs, the fact alone that an argument could be made (whether someone agrees or not) if it’s better than the original says it all, but still, the added effects recall too much attention, they really stick like sore thumbs.
I’m actually not against the Wampa because, if anything else was left the same, it would be more like a Lucas’ cut instead of a Special Edition, and i’m all for extended cuts in general, unless the movies in question are awful, but this definitely isn’t the case.

What is this “WE”? Not if you have all official cuts to choose from. Fan edits are in a different category altogether.

I used to have a more definitive answer to this prior to 2009. Since I’m on my journey to get all official versions, I can pick, and choose, which of those versions to watch. 1980 Theatrical Edition, 1997 Special Edition, 2004 DVD Edition, 2006 DVD Edition, 2011 BD Edition, 2019/2020 Disney+/4K&BD Edition. Oh wait, no mention of GOUT? Sounds idiotic to me, mine is easier to follow.
Below is a great comparison between the 1980 Theatrical release and the 1997 Special Edition release.
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=2005824

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#1520555
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Which version of The Phantom Menace should I buy. I only have a 1080p TV and no 4k blu ray player
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2001 DVD release, and the 2011/2015 BDs. 2015 is just a repackaging of Episodes 1-6 from 20th Century FOX. If you care about bonus features too, both releases. It’s what I have, the 2001 DVD release, and 2015 1-6 plus bonus discs BD set.
Still going to have DNR baked in, unfortunately. 4K99 I have no clue which stage it’s at yet, but that’s entirely different.
Below are the alterations, and comparisons.
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=563
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=123195
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=326049
https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?d1=13917&d2=13916&s1=141128&s2=141098&x=0&y=0&i=0&a=1&go=0&l=1
https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=13916&d2=13918&s1=141098&s2=141143&i=0&l=1

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#1520554
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<strong>4K77</strong> - Released
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StarkillerAG said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

StarkillerAG said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

richie77 said:

Can some one DM me the link for the Star.Wars.4K77.2160p.UHD.DNR.35mm.x265-v1.0?
Thanks.

No. DNR can go suck a fuck.

First, rude. And second, people can ask for whatever they want. Even if there was a fanedit where the Jedi Rocks scene is 20 minutes long, it would be completely valid for people to ask for that. Your personal tastes really don’t matter.

Again, DNR can go suck a fuck. Watch DONNIE DARKO. You guessed it, the quote is from there. Albiet differently, but the same.

I don’t care where you got it from, it’s still rude, and people can ask for whatever they want.

So, to answer the guy’s question (since you clearly won’t), go on one of the more popular torrent sites (I prefer 1337x, but any one is fine), and search “4K77 DNR”. Someone has almost certainly uploaded it.

Why there? Better place to get it. I’m part of that forum, and much betterer forum options there too instead of this place. Even grabbed STAR WARS [1977] 4K77 2160p No-DNR 35mm v1.4 which is 73.2GB from there.
Still, DNR can always go suck a fuck, thank you kindly.

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#1520551
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

Film preservation is often much more of a cobble job than you may realize. I think we all understand your opinion on things at this point, so why not direct your attention to threads belonging to projects you are interested in?

The quote feature does work, you know.

CatBus said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

Would be a fine BD25, since BD50s are still too expensive. Not the DVD9 or AVCHD. Why would I want to DVD5? I’d rather use those for random bonus feature or older tech preservations.

FWIW, the AVCHD is sized to fit on a DVD9, but also burns to a BD25 or BD50, which could be necessary depending on how many additional audio tracks you include. It’s still an HD release. AVCHD is just a way to describe this funky method that some Blu-ray players have allowing for HD content on DVD media, which was a bigger deal when Blu-ray burners were rare, DVD burners were common, and people still wanted to burn HD media.

DVD5 was for those who didn’t even have a Blu-ray player – again, more of a relic of an earlier time when this was more common, but Blu-ray players are even today still not pervasive in all parts of the world. DVD5 was preferred to DVD9 for the SD downscale because you could avoid the layer change, which complicated the burning process and also sometimes made the playback experience worse (again, old tech).

Because Despecialized is older, it’s also a bit of a time capsule. Just ignore the older bits you’re not interested in. Personally, I always burn it to BD25.

I used to AVCHD a lot. Used to meaning I completely forgot how to. The ASUS Blu-ray disc burners I have can play those, of course with whatever Cyberlink PowerDVD number I have on my Windows 10 self-built HDR10 100% capable PC I have, and the UHD disc player I own can too.
So glad I skipped this ages ago, maybe I had it on a DVD9 but too damn lazy to check which ‘stash’ I have it with, and since I got interested in various preservations and edits again, BD25 is easy peasy lemony squeezy. It’d still be 3 BD25 at least, what with the NJVC guide in the other thread, and the other forum I grabbed this from. It’s just the BD25 documentary discs I’m burning for now, thankfully with IMGBurn, but the first two discs later. BD50 is still too expensive to me to justify burning this project onto, BD25s are less expensive.
No need for me to get any multi-disc BD cases, would rather have these in those crazy 200+ disc binders though. Would take up less space. It’s what I meant with the ‘piles’ regarding my mindset.
Documentary discs are of course a different pile altogether.
Still nice this project features subtitles. More should. Especially fan edits.

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#1520515
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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CatBus said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

Kyp_Astaar said:

I can finally rewatch Return of the Jedi without any embarassing CGI shenanigans (of which this particular movie is fuller than any other in the trilogy), i could never thank each and everyone that took part in this project enough.

May the force be with you all.

4K83 is superior. It’s a 35mm scan from film prints.

4K83 is impressive, but I personally prefer DeEd, YMMV. IMO the dividing line is between those who want a perfect recreation of the theatrical experience, versus those who are looking more for something like what a respectful Blu-ray restoration of the film to have been. Both are fine goals.

True. Might be best for a different thread altogether but I’m at that point regarding the OT and PT with wanting all officially released versions in best quality. So, I took it literally and meant, “Needs to just be a ton of film prints where applicable.” Otherwise it’s all the hybridizations of everything which made me utterly lost years ago. Too much to keep up with, especially DeSpecialized/Adywan, so I’m back into it again after perhaps 12 years.
Official being, for RETURN OF THE JEDI: 1983 film print scan, 1997 Special Edition film print scan (Laserdisc/VHS which has the bonus as a ‘side’), 2004 DVDs, 2006 DVDs, 2011 Blu-ray discs, and 2019/2020 Disney+/4K&BD release. Which is the main “pile”, aka Ridley Scott “HERE’S EVERYTHING OFFICIAL” type of release. Which happened with BLADE RUNNER, and other titles. I don’t use the term GOUT for the 2006 DVD releases, used to, the year is easier because of Movie-Censorship.com
This project is the “other” pile to me which I’d put alongside fan edits, but not necessarily. More being A sub-pile because it’s more of a recreation, and the tons of other fan edits I can’t keep up with being the B sub-pile.
SO, Official would be a dedicated binder aka theatrical experience and the releases I included which are on physical media, and then the other two being its own separate binders. The first one being an alternate Blu-ray represenation.
No telling how many discs I’d need to have for the recreation projects, and I don’t even want to get into any of the fan edits again.
Would be a fine BD25, since BD50s are still too expensive. Not the DVD9 or AVCHD. Why would I want to DVD5? I’d rather use those for random bonus feature or older tech preservations.

nobodybutjarjar42 said:

CatBus said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

Kyp_Astaar said:

I can finally rewatch Return of the Jedi without any embarassing CGI shenanigans (of which this particular movie is fuller than any other in the trilogy), i could never thank each and everyone that took part in this project enough.

May the force be with you all.

4K83 is superior. It’s a 35mm scan from film prints.

4K83 is impressive, but I personally prefer DeEd, YMMV. IMO the dividing line is between those who want a perfect recreation of the theatrical experience, versus those who are looking more for something like what a respectful Blu-ray restoration of the film to have been. Both are fine goals.

i agree, although something like D+77 D+80 and OTD83 fit that as well

I’m considering a couple of those as soon as I get, and get AGAIN, a lot of the official releases. As I mentioned, separate “pile”.

At least there’s a ton of subtitles!

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#1520513
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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CatBus said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

Kyp_Astaar said:

I can finally rewatch Star Wars without any embarassing CGI shenanigans, i could never thank each and everyone that took part in this project enough.

May the force be with you all.

4K77 is superior.

As with 4K83, there are disagreements. Neither really fits what I’m looking for, but the shortcomings of DeEd bother me less.

I’m just grabbing the documentary BD25s in the meantime. Main focus right now for me is “GET ALL OFFICIAL VERSIONS POSSIBLE” before going for recreations such as this project. I typed more about it in the RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized. Too many to keep track of, which I lost track a long time ago. Not in a galaxy far, far away…

At least there’s a ton of subtitles!

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#1520498
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<strong>STAR WARS: REBELS</strong> (animated tv series) - a general discussion thread
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Finally getting the Blu-ray disc releases of the seasons. Season 1 & 2 are from the same eBay seller. Only purchased Season Two and the same eBay seller had a separate listing for Season One. Played message tag and the eBay seller is sending Season One for free with Season Two. SCORE.
Season Three and Four later.
Of course I enjoy the Ralph McQuarrie inspired designs for everything in this series but wished the aspect ratio mirrored THE CLONE WARS, and most especially OT & PT. Y’know, 2.35:1/2.40:1.

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#1520492
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 (Released)
Time

Kyp_Astaar said:

I can finally rewatch Return of the Jedi without any embarassing CGI shenanigans (of which this particular movie is fuller than any other in the trilogy), i could never thank each and everyone that took part in this project enough.

May the force be with you all.

4K83 is superior. It’s a 35mm scan from film prints.

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#1520490
Topic
<strong>4K77</strong> - Released
Time

StarkillerAG said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

richie77 said:

Can some one DM me the link for the Star.Wars.4K77.2160p.UHD.DNR.35mm.x265-v1.0?
Thanks.

No. DNR can go suck a fuck.

First, rude. And second, people can ask for whatever they want. Even if there was a fanedit where the Jedi Rocks scene is 20 minutes long, it would be completely valid for people to ask for that. Your personal tastes really don’t matter.

Again, DNR can go suck a fuck. Watch DONNIE DARKO. You guessed it, the quote is from there. Albiet differently, but the same.

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#1520489
Topic
ADYWAN'S 1997 SE ESB RECONSTRUCTION IN HD. (Available)
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That guy with no name said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

Hal 9000 said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

Would rather wait for a 35mm film scan in 4K of TESB 1997 Special Edition compared to whatever this is.

You do that. Back in the mid-00’s this was as close as was possible to get.

Yup. The 35mm scan is looking mighty fine too compared to this outdated project from the mid-2000s.

It’s not outdated, it’s in 1080p. unless you think that “4K” is the definitive resolution.

It’s outdated. 35mm film scans of The Empire Strikes Back 1997 Special Edition, which are fine for 4K aka 4K97 V, aren’t outdated.
Since this is an older Mid-2000s project sourced from only okay home media, I doubt 4K would benefit from this because it’d be another choppy upscale. This is perfectly fine in 1080p.

Hal 9000 said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

Yup. The 35mm scan is looking mighty fine too compared to this outdated project from the mid-2000s.

Says the guy asking about LaserDisc preservations?

I’m not sure if you’re asking if I ever inquired about that or double checking. Proper punctuation helps.
Laserdisc preservation is fine since it’s from officially released media, and because it’s not some weird hybrid fan edit culled as though it’s some Frankenstein’s Monster project aka whatever-the-fuck this is.
To me, this falls on the pile of fan edits, not fan preservation.

OH SHIT, multi-quote in one post. AGAIN.