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#1365353
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Star Wars GOUT DVDs
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I’ve had a quick look at the 3rd party prices on Amazon: if you want the GOUT new, the UK prices seem to be much lower than in the US. The UK GOUT is in letterbox format (non-anamorphic widescreen) like the USA GOUT, but will be PAL rather than NTSC. And as far as I know, the 2004SE discs (i.e. non-GOUT) in the 2006 UK release will always be in anamorphic widescreen; I don’t think the pan & scan option was ever available in the UK for these discs.

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#1365186
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Star Wars GOUT DVDs
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Having owned them since 2006, I would say it’s not worth splashing out on the GOUT DVDs these days if your main aim is to watch them. Back then when I still had a 22 inch CRT TV, the image was acceptable albeit a little disappointing. But on a 40 inch LCD TV (probably classed as rather small by today’s standards), the deficiencies of the GOUT are much harder to ignore. The resolution is pretty poor since these DVDs are non-anamorphic and there is plenty of motion-smearing.

But if you are a collector, then the GOUT is an important release and worth having.

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#1364838
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Conscious Release of Adrenaline?
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Tyrphanax said:

Maybe it’s like how I can close off my nose by flexing some muscle up there and not have to smell anything.

Very, very advantageous.

Just seen this thread resurrected by Salvador. While I have no knowledge of his or the OP’s condition, I can identify with Tyrphanax’s special power as quoted above. None of my family or friends are able to close off their nose like this; in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever come across anyone else who can until now… My friends think I’m making it up.

I suspect most people can do it but simply aren’t aware they can. One way these nasal muscles seem to trigger automatically is when yawning, swallowing or holding my breath. Like Tyrphanax, I can activate these muscles independently and at any time.

Key advantages:

  • Not only does this shut off the sense of smell, it also greatly reduces the sense of taste. This is really handy if you need to politely eat cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, mussels, prawns, Monster Munch, or anything else which tastes like sh*t.
  • When swimming, it prevents water accidentally going up your nose and that unpleasant accompanying sensation which leads to spluttering.
  • You can fake a cold quite easily when doing this, since it makes you sound like you have a severely blocked nose when talking.
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#1363626
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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J0E said:

The only reason 4k83 wasn’t GOUT synced is TN1 wanted to use the original audio track on the release print because of how well preserved it was. There was no need to sync to GOUT for audio tracks. I don’t know why that prompted a conversation of whether or not we should jump ship to a new standard. And if someone wanted the 4k83 track synced to GOUT, they could do it. Not only that, but it would also break timing of a lot of our subtitles. IMHO it isn’t worth it, literally no one is going to notice a handful of frames.

I don’t think that’s the main reason. From what I have read in the other forum, the underlying reason that 4K83 wasn’t GOUT-synced was that TN1 wanted to preserve the entire film: not just the audio, but the actual frames too - even though there were only a couple of extra ones. IMHO, they have made the right call in the long term, provided that the leaders of other major projects are in agreement going forwards. But I take your point that in the short/medium term, it may be a lot of work for those involved in subtitles/audio tracks to convert everything to a new standard.

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#1363562
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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It’s a tricky one, but I agree with Hal9000 that looking forwards is key. If there’s (say) a 99% chance that all the frames have now been found from the various 4K prints and UHD/Disney+ editions AND everyone is on board with switching to the new sync format, then I think it’s a really good idea. It would be a nuisance for a short time for the audio people to convert GOUT-synced tracks to the new standard, but afterwards there would be a new “gold” standard for all projects going forwards. (And in the future, the old GOUT-synced tracks would still be available for “legacy” projects such as Harmy’s current DE v2.x editions.)

However, if new frames are going to continue to be discovered every couple of years (*) OR different groups are going to adopt different sync standards, then things will get terribly messy and we probably would be better off just sticking with the GOUT standard.

(*) It is extremely unlikely that there are any more frames out there to be found, according to Team Negative 1.

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#1357894
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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CatBus said:

IIRC there are a few places where the heavy cropping has a significant impact on content. I think ESB is worst affected of the three films, and I think there’s one scene where Leia is cropped out of the image altogether. But as far as I know, nothing of that scale in Star Wars.

Do you know roughly which scene this is? Presumably she was already cropped out to some degree originally for her to disappear completely, unless the new cropping is considerable there.

Harmy - I don’t blame you for planning to keep the UHD cropping for the most part. It would be a near impossible job to reinstate a border seamlessly throughout each entire film. Thanks for the video update!

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#1352436
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<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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Seeing Star Wars for the first time at the age of 8, I recall wondering at the time how Darth Vader blew his nose… After Empire, rumours went round at school that he had tubes coming out of his nostrils and up to the top of his head, so that all the cr*p ended up there. God only knows why I still remember this!