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#1377115
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Rey's lightsaber color
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Mocata said:

It wasn’t very consistent before though, it’s much more pale in SW compared to ESB. Probably because of the visual effects change. Then the prequels that feature it are different again.

Yeah… I remember seeing the first previews for TLJ and thinking Rian must’ve like the 1977 effect.

Personally the SW/TLJ is my favorite. I thought it was over saturated in TFA.

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#1369130
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Fang Zei said:

There was speculation on these boards as to whether or not the ‘97 cg shots were transferred directly from the digital filmout tapes for the 2019 4k version à la the 2011 rebuild of TPM or if they were simply scanned back in from the negative just like any other shot in the movie.

There was also speculation somewhere (maybe it wasn’t here) that the ‘97 re-comps were re-done from scratch yet again to take advantage of the higher resolution.

Has any evidence emerged to support either of these theories?

Can modern computers/software even read 90s digital rendering files natively? Do they (Star Wars or in general) keep old machines stocked for such purposes?

Edit: oh I see you said filmout flies, not the digital renders themselves. Still curious re my question, though.

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#1368953
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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SilverWook said:

I could see Disney doing a massive set of their animated films, which would then be the only way to get The Black Cauldron, just to tick me off. 😉

Don’t give them any ideas… Having just gotten some Pixar and Star Wars 4Ks with my 60% VIP deal, I’m just hanging on to a Disney Movie Club membership (which I singed up for for The Love Bug, 20,000 Leagues, and Black Hole) so that I don’t have to go through the whole song and dance again to pick up the Black Cauldron if it’s ever released as an exclusive.

I’ll take 4K or Blu-Ray at this point. Just give me a gd >480i disc with The Black Cauldron on it.

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#1364724
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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DrDre said:

Brodnation said:

DrDre said:

J0E said:

Darth Lucas said:

While I think it’s looking pretty darn great so far, I think I ought to throw my two cents into the teal walls debate. I’m sure some of it would have been visible in '77, but it would have been projected with very warm bulbs, which would have counteracted the teal in the walls a bit, not a ton, but a bit. I don’t have much of a preference, as I think either way is going to be “accurate” in one sense or another. However, I do think you’ve gone a bit overboard on that teal look in certain shots. For instance, I’m seeing quite a bit of teal in Leia’s dress in some of those shots, which I don’t think would have been the case. It may have picked up a bit from the walls around the edges of her dress, but it’s not reflective enough of a material, I think, to have the wall color drastically affect our perception of the dress color itself.

Just a little nitpick, but I think it’s worth addressing.

The teal walls may have been painted like that so they’d show up as a cool white on film. Like how the Superman suit was teal so it would look blue on film. IMHO set photos as a color reference isn’t always accurate when it comes to movies shot on film. A lot of things are colored a certain way on set so they appear the way the director wants them to look projected.

That’s why I only use set photos to support what is seen on film, and what is seen on film both on the frames, and projected is a bluish green color for the walls with creme colored panels.

Projected Derann print:

Despecialized 3.0:

That 3.0 Color grading looks absolutely dead on to me! Great job Dre!

Also speaking of projection bulbs, do slide bulbs yellow too? Or just 35mm bulbs?

I think all bulbs have tendency to become less bright and warmer as they age, even the sun. 😉

Actually, in its current phase, the sun’s luminosity increases by 1% every 100 million years. But unless you have a new fusion projector, this is irrelevant to this project 😉

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#1364526
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Darth Lucas said:

While I think it’s looking pretty darn great so far, I think I ought to throw my two cents into the teal walls debate. I’m sure some of it would have been visible in '77, but it would have been projected with very warm bulbs, which would have counteracted the teal in the walls a bit, not a ton, but a bit. I don’t have much of a preference, as I think either way is going to be “accurate” in one sense or another. However, I do think you’ve gone a bit overboard on that teal look in certain shots. For instance, I’m seeing quite a bit of teal in Leia’s dress in some of those shots, which I don’t think would have been the case. It may have picked up a bit from the walls around the edges of her dress, but it’s not reflective enough of a material, I think, to have the wall color drastically affect our perception of the dress color itself.

Just a little nitpick, but I think it’s worth addressing.

Question from a person clueless in this process: how much of this would be attenuated if using a TV set to warmest (which I do) vs viewing on my relatively cool computer display?

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#1344738
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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It’s true, we will probably never see it, so too bad. I’m not comfortable with what sounds like people speaking ill of him or his project, though. His goal was always to get an official release out of it—a lofty but laudable goal at which he was always unlikely to succeed. It’s a shame that we’ll never see it, but there’s no reason to speak ill of the project, Mike, or people who voice a desire to see it.

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#1342475
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I'll never understand the attitude of people who oppose the release of the unaltered original trilogy.
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SilverWook said:

I’ve been putting up with that mindset since at least the early 2000’s. Gave up on a Trek forum, (one with a general SF discussion board) and the Home Theater Forum because I was just plain weary of the Groundhog Day/temporal loop those discussions always seemed to end up in. Thank goodness I found OT, and for the life of me, I don’t even recall how I found it.

I don’t even want to imagine the pro Maclunkey arguments now. 😉

HTF folks are hostile to the OUT? I’ve never talked Star Wars there, mostly just like to read catalog BD reviews and might use it for some hardware advice in the future, but I find it hard to believe that such a place wouldn’t as a general rule support SW77 on disc…

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#1341639
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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adywan said:

benduwan said:

at D+ is empire of dreams available.
is this in real hd or upscaled?

Parts are upscale , parts in HD. This is the new version that was done a while back for HDTV. They asked Lucasfilm if they could have the footage they used in HD and they refused, so those parts had to be upscaled. Most of the “talking head” footage is HD though.

Is this because they didn’t want to share HD of unaltered shots?

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#1340978
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Harmy said:

I am now in contact with oohteedee and we’re talking about collaborating on v3.0 using his D+xy versions as a basis and despecializing them further.

the focus of Despecialized can shift to being what a modern transfer of the movie

That said, will original opening logos still be preserved? I know some (not all) studios use newer logos on restorations of classic films, but I think for the despecialized crowd original logos are important.

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#1335329
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Info Wanted: Star Wars Episodes 1 to 9 - Correct buying / downloading versions?
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I had no idea there were so many changes to the prequels. They’re so small and inconsequential. Roof moss? Really, that’s what bugged him most about AOTC? I really only knew about TPM pod race and CGI Yoda.

Original vision my ass. George just has a neurotic inability to consider something finished.