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#1090650
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Team Negative1 - Return of the Jedi 1983 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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I don’t think it was ever finished after TN1 disbanded. However, Harmy released his own grindhouse version of ROTJ based on a 35mm scan. See the first post in this thread for the “Ultimate Guide” on how to obtain it:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-RETURN-OF-THE-JEDI-Grindhouse-35mm-LPP/id/48258/page/1

Bluto

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#1089777
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97 special editions
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Darth Robin said:
Tehparadox is down for me. Or it’s blocked. Does anyone know if there’s any way to acess it?

It appears to have been down non-stop since 20th June, with some short outages in the preceding days. If you’re looking for Harmy’s “respecialized” edition (1997) of ANH, then the Ultimate Guide gives details of how to obtain the links without an account at the paradoxical place. See first post of this thread:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-V27-MKV-IS-OUT-NOW/id/12713

Bluto

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#1089287
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Team Negative1 - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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Here you go. There are 4 images at the following link:
Emperor stills

Two of the emperor front-on; two more of Vader & the emperor side-on. I’ve picked frames with minimal print damage and with different amounts of glow.

Unfortunately, imgur seems to automatically change the file format from png (captured in VLC) to jpg, so the quality will be a little lower. On the plus side, the dimensions are still 1920x1080 (including black bars) and the files are now a lot smaller. Drop me a PM if you need any more.

Bluto

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#1089279
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Team Negative1 - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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Emperor said:

Could anyone who has the 1080p version upload frames showing the Emperor hologram? Either where Vader is talking to him or where his face is shown.

Would be highly appreciated - thanks.

I’ve saved a few frames for you, but it seems I need to host them on a website; it doesn’t look like I can attach a file from my PC when posting to this forum.

What’s a good file/image sharing site people use here for this sort of thing? Preferably something safe with quick/no registration, and which doesn’t resize images automatically.

Bluto

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#1089205
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Star Wars Trilogy SE bluray color regrade
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I like these very much too, DrDre. They blow the Bluray out of the water and then some. Two observations if I may:

  • 8th frame (Obiwan with hood up). The sky in this looks almost completely white - perhaps blown white - even after you lowered the brightness a little. The Bluray appeared to have more detail here: cloudier on the left, more blue on the right.

  • 10th & 22nd frames (Tarkin, Leia, Vader & X-Wing). Blacks look crushed in parts of these frames e.g. Vader’s cloak. This may well have been the case in the Bluray and/or my monitor is to blame!

Bluto

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#1088801
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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If these chapter titles are included in an mkv (or iso?), how can they be seen afterwards? Do standalone Bluray/DVD players show them anywhere? (I think mine only ever display chapter numbers… But then my hardware is ancient.) Or do the titles only appear if using suitable software - VLC perhaps?

Bluto

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#1088527
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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GZK8000 said:

It seems the uloz link for part 01 of the AVCHD version of TESB 2.0 is also broken.

Annoying when that happens… Is this sort of thing just down to some file corruption on the server?

For info, the AVCHD of Harmy’s ESB 2.0 is available on the spleen (Zer0Squared) and Usenet (Mallwalker).

Bluto

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#1088479
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Return of the GOUT - Preservation & Restoration
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I am very interested in these, as I am rather fond of the 2006 GOUT DVDs. Thank you for producing them, JawsTDS!

I understand that the 2006 GOUT DVDs were based on laserdisc transfers, but were of lower quality due to being non-anamorphic. Out of interest, is the video quality of these 720p upscaled versions now better than laserdisc?

Or is it still a case that (even with upscaling) you can’t create information in the picture that wasn’t there to begin with?

Bluto

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#1087525
Topic
Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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GZK8000 said:

[snip]

I also want to ask if you people know why is link 09 of the multipart RAR download of the NSTC DVD5 version of RotJ DeEd 2.5 broken. No matter whether I use Firefox or Chrome, this link doesn’t work, it only downloads a 60,1 kB file

Part 09 is down here too (not sure why it’s broken now) although I get a 32.9 kB file. An alternative source for this DVD5 is Usenet, but it means downloading the whole thing from scratch since the parts there don’t correspond to those on uloz. Mallwalker kindly posted it 498 days ago, and all parts still appear to be there.

Bluto

[EDIT: PM sent regarding post below to help with Usenet.]

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#1086234
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Grindhouse 35mm LPP
Time

I got my RotJ Grindhouse from the paradoxical place (which is down at present), and the checksums agree with those given in the OP.

  • Filename: Return.of.the.Jedi.Grindhouse.35mm.LPP.mkv (this lacks the “.1080p” in yours)
  • Filesize: 22,872,868,821 bytes

If your filesize agrees, chances are you have a corrupted download. If not, you may well have an unofficial release, possibly a re-encode of some sort.

As far as I know, only one version of the 1080p Grindhouse mkv is “officially” available i.e. the original release.

Bluto

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#1085851
Topic
Team Negative1 - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
Time

Here are some checksums for you:

  • MD5: 18E92D0060C6EFD23696AA1C76198E68
  • SHA-1: 2144BC0A9BCFCC6BC44AD6C1D61242700681E1E4
  • CRC32: DB7155C6

File size: 22,865,182,720 bytes

These apply to both the ISO file on the spleen as well as the ISO which can be found at a certain bay. (The latter does not come with any extras e.g. trailer, cover art.)

Bluto

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#1075487
Topic
Denoise, Regrain And CC of ESB Grindhouse
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Groovy! This all sounds fabulous. Really glad to hear you’re making it Bluray compliant, as it’s nice to make a disc playable on a standalone player. I’ll have to give this “tsmuxer” program a go.

Out of interest, what is wrong with the credits? Is it related to the issue which affected Team -1’s original Grindhouse release (I read somewhere that this had corrupted video from the last shot of the Falcon and into the credits), or is it just a coincidence that something went wrong with the encoding at around the same place?

Bluto

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#1073310
Topic
Denoise, Regrain And CC of ESB Grindhouse
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Dreamaster - the clip you posted looks really great, with miraculous denoising.

I am curious about this stage in the process: “The very top layer in my project is film grain. I found a nice “dirty” 35mm film grain online and learned how to “blend” it as an overlay.”

What is the advantage in applying this extra layer which wasn’t present in the actual scans? i.e. Why not denoise / remove scratches / colour correct only?

Bluto

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#1071748
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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ThePJzer said:

Anyone by chance have a list of checksums for all of these ISOs that they can post here or PM me? I don’t see any in the OP or on MySpleen.

Sorry for asking, I’m kind of a stickler when it comes to verifying file integrity.

I am exactly the same 😃.

But there isn’t any need to worry about checksums for torrent downloads. As I understand it, the .torrent file contains a hash list (the SHA-1 checksums of the pieces concatenated together). As each piece of the file has finished downloading, your bittorrent client automatically checks that the checksum agrees with that contained in the .torrent file. If it doesn’t, the piece is discarded and downloaded again.

If you want peace of mind, it is possible to verify a completed torrent download from within most (all?) clients. In utorrent 2.2.1, for example, just stop the torrent seeding, right-click it, and select “Force Re-Check”. You don’t need to be online for this to work; the client simply runs through every single piece of your downloaded file(s) in the torrent, verifying all the checksums once again against your local copy of the .torrent file.

The only time you should ever need to manually compare checksums against somebody else who has the file is if you have concerns that the torrent may be fake i.e. not the version you thought you were downloading. Assuming you obtained njvc’s work from the usual source, this isn’t an issue.

Hope this helps,
Bluto

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#1066980
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Grindhouse 35mm LPP
Time

I had checked Usenet for suspiciouscoffee, but failed to find it there for him.
Searching the terms rotj grindhouse:

  • binsearch yields no results
  • nzbfriends yields no results
  • nzbking yields 3 irrelevant results

The last one is weird given that Darth Mallwalker’s link goes to nzbking and clearly shows the DVD5 is present in its database with the terms rotj and grindhouse… Any idea why, Darth?

I have since managed to find it by searching on nzbindex.

Bluto

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#1063039
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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There are no DVD9 versions of Harmy’s DeEd which include menus and/or extra features to my knowledge. But there are DVD9 “AVCHD” versions with just the film which will play on a standalone Bluray player - see the “Ultimate Guide” which is referred to in post 1 of the main thread:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-V27-MKV-IS-OUT-NOW/id/12713

Bluto