Just a warning about the above link. While it does lead to a Jar Jar lollipop, the webpage is riddled with pop-ups which locked up Safari on my iPhone.
Once you’ve downloaded all the RAR files individually into the same directory, open the first one (which should end in something like “part01.rar”) into a suitable extractor program such as 7zip for Windows. The extractor will then automatically deal with the other RAR files when extracting the files you need.
The method outlined in Handuet’s “The Ultimate Introductory Guide” is by far the easiest way I know of to download Harmy’s work. I’m assuming this is what you have already tried. If you can’t get FRD to work, just copy & paste each link from the guide into your web browser and download the files manually, one at a time.
It’s a mistake in the original 1977 special effects; the lightsaber editing was quite sloppy. So yes, it’s supposed to be in 4K77, given that this is a scan of the original film.
I’ve never noticed that before! I don’t have 4K77 but can confirm that the lightsaber glitch looks exactly the same in the corresponding frame of Harmy’s Despecialized Edition.
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As mentioned a little earlier in this thread, an invitation code is available for a very short time on their Facebook page. It’s also listed a few times in pages 32 & 33 of the “4K77 - Released” thread in the Star Wars Preservation section of this forum.
The first post in this thread has a link to “The Ultimate Introductory Guide”. Section 3 will point you in the right direction.
I’m in the same boat regarding the UK Blu-ray set (18 discs) released around April this year. I came very close to taking the plunge, but there were inconsistent reports of whether it came with the 2011 or 2019 masterings and I eventually lost interest. I don’t want to risk £60 just to discover that my set has the 2011 editions.
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Luke’s scream as he falls after the duel with Vader is another 97SE atrocity, thankfully removed in all subsequent SEs.
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JEDIT: link removed since it now points to a genuine thread.
This thread has details of Harmy’s versions (the “Despecialized Editions”) with towne32’s colour correction for Star Wars v2.7, but not Adywan’s edits (look for “Revisited” threads).
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Yes, the RARs can be deleted if you are short of space on your hard disk. They are simply a convenient way of acquiring the movies but are not needed at all for playback.
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What’s wrong with Lando’s cape? Lando will forever be “da man”. His character is just one of the many reasons I love Empire so much. Billy Dee Williams absolutely nailed his performance.
The latest version of SW Despecialized is v2.7; the consensus seems to be that this has better colours than v2.5. Check the first post of this thread for a link to “The Ultimate Introductory Guide” which describes how it may be acquired.
I think ROTJ has some really strong moments, some of the best in the entire Trilogy in fact. But at the same time, it also has some of the weakest.
I agree with this assessment. The final space battle is simply wonderful, with some visuals that (IMHO) hold up really well even to this day. The speeder-bike chase was also pretty epic and really well done.
The Jabba plot at the start dragged a little at times and Boba’s demise was an anti-climax, but this opening section was otherwise ok with a good Rancor fight. I feel a little indifferent about McDiarmid’s emperor, although he was better here than in ROTS.
At the crappy end of the spectrum, what were they thinking with the ewoks… The whole battle of Endor plays out like a farce to me now, even though I enjoyed it when I was 8. I guess that’s what makes IV and V stand out for me: I enjoy them as much as an adult as I did as a child.
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PS. Anybody stuck at work wearing a mask due to COVID find themselves making Darth Vader breathing sounds and quoting his lines from the Original Trilogy, or is it just me?
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I told one of my cheekier pupils that he could dispense with the pleasantries, and that I was here to put him back on schedule. 😉
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