If that works out for you, I'll edit the first post.
If that works out for you, I'll edit the first post.
I'm sure there are. I'll take a look around and let you know. In a pinch, SRT files are just text files, so a simple text editor would do (although it'd be a pain to do side-by-side)
No, the lack of eyebrows really is a WTF moment. When human characters get introduced in movies, they tend to have eyebrows, even if they're big freaky old man eyebrows like Sebastian Shaw's. Every now and then a human character may not have eyebrows, but I'm really having a hard time thinking of one, and I'm willing to bet it comes along with an explanation.
Even my sister has alopecia ariata and she's got SOME eyebrows. The WTF would come even if I'd never seen Jedi before, trust me.
EDIT: Back on topic, though, the fatal flaw was that they were so TEDIOUS. The only parts I remember were the parts where the tedium became so unbearable that I actually remarked on it out loud while watching the movie. The racing scene in TPM and the big lizard scene in AOTC are pretty much all I recall due to their extended terribleness, the latter of which I actually walked out of the theatre and PRETENDED to go to the restroom just so that I could come back when it was over.
While I'd agree that the "PT-continuity" changes aren't the worst of the changes to the OT, I don't think they are "neutral" except for the PT baggage you bring along with them.
For example, I don't remember much of the PT. I've seen all three movies, certainly, but I think I remember an annoying giant lizard in AOTC and that's about it. I wouldn't know an element from these movies if it came up and bit me. I'm sorry, I just don't remember them enough to hate them properly.
So when Vader's eyebrows disappeared in the OT, my thought was: where the hell are his eyebrows?, not that this was a forced-continuity decision. All those other planets celebrating in ROTJ, who are they and why do they matter?
That's not to say these are terrible changes on the order of CGI Jabba or Mos Eisley dinosaurs, but these are the sort of changes that make me say WTF is this about while watching the movie, and that's certainly not neutral. They do degrade the OT, even if just a little.
Something's way off. I checked the files I downloaded from Topper Harley and they are off by less than one video frame. Perhaps there's a Premiere or audio usage of the word frame, or maybe he meant milliseconds.
TV's Frink said:
I agree it is a shame that the GOUT was never available as Fullscreen
A smaller portion of the picture in the same area might mean better resolution, potentially useful for restoration efforts.
I have some time on my hands while I'm waiting for some sources.
I'm sure if he knew it was going to hold up the works, Stinky-Dinkins would have paid for rush delivery...
I don't know. I'm pretty sure you can do lossless trimming of AC3 files, I'm pretty sure Audacity can do it for example. Trimming would be worse if it were a lossy process.
To clarify: so if I have the files above, I'd then need to trim 27ms from ESB 36ms from ROTJ...or do you need to trim a different amount after the files are converted?
OK I think that's right. The trim values indicated are good for the downloaded files. Nevermind.
What I wish would catch on is 60 FPS film like Showscan. I remember watching the Revenge of the Sith and in some of the panning battlescenes the 24 frames per second really showed and looked very jerky...
Not that 60fps isn't nice--it is--but I've noticed recent movies are having 24fps come-aparts a lot more frequently than I remember they used to (it did happen before, but not all the friggen time like now). Is the typical speed of pans some sort of filmmaking trend, and we're on the bad end of a fashion swing? Is there something about digital filmmaking that means you can't change shutter speeds during pans like you should? Just curious.
Where is the German soundtrack for this? Also, if I have a soundtrack, is there an easy way to tell which year/remaster it's from? For example, listen for shattering glass in the detention area, etc?
EDIT: Nevermind, I've got everything I need.
Just for curiosity's sake, are there good GOUT-timed foreign-language dubs out there that could be muxed with Harmy and DarkJedi's projects?
I imagine there's a German one being used in Laserschwert's project, and I thought I saw a post once about a French one, but I'm not finding anything.
EDIT: Nevermind, I've got what I need.
Okay last call for Portuguese. I did my best to post nonsense English posts on some Brazilian Star Wars forums, but it would probably help more if anyone just has friends or family in/from Brazil.
Thanks to everyone so far, this is going to be more successful than I thought.
Who to believe----Rick McCallum or Steve Hoffman
That's a tough one. In order to figure it out, I'd have to listen to it.
Thanks to HH, it turns out that's easy to do! But I'm sure Rick might be right about other things.
I think it's pretty much a requirement that one panel be in the format of a mission briefing, with a holographic image of Skywalker Ranch projected in the middle of the room.
Thanks for the status update! I'm looking forward to these audio fixes as well!
DJ--on the subject of burnt-in alien subtitles, are you collaborating with Harmy at all on creating these? Considering these need to be rendered anyway, I don't see much point in two different projects doing it independently, and his latest batch for his SW 2.0 look extremely close to theatrical IMO. That still leaves ROTJ to do, though.
Most of what you're seeing with the Blu-Ray can be categorized by four classes: 1) Exposure issues, 2) Damaged element recovery, 3) Deliberate color grading, and 4) Lowry.
This listing reads like the four layers of Hell to me for some reason.
Doesn't really matter if you go for Harmy or DarkJedi, either way you'll get HairyHen's awesome 70mm sound reconstruction, which is pure gold.
You can't get Mike Verta's version--this is a point of contention for many. He's restoring the movie but not distributing it, for legal reasons.
I love the work DarkJedi's done (GOUTv3, Project Blu), and it's the most faithful thing you can actually get, but it doesn't scale nicely to the size of screen you're talking about. Your best bet is Harmy's projects (Despecialized Editions), which aren't quite as faithful but scale to large sizes much better.
None are as good as a real 35mm version.
Aren't you, like, in school or something? Don't you sleep? What gives? How is this possible?
I'm not sure I have all the facts 100% correct, but here goes. 70mm and 35mm have the same aspect ratio. For SW and ROTJ, I believe the 70mm print is visually just a blow-up of the 35mm print. The 70mm version of ESB has some slight visual differences from the 35mm/home video version. All of the 70mm prints have surround sound mixes which the 35mm didn't.
All screenings would pretty much have to be private non-commercial deals. If you live in Southern California, Mike Verta plans to do private screenings of his personal restoration project. I'm considering letting my local hippie independent theatre know about Harmy's reconstructions (I know they do private screenings and have a AVCHD-capable Blu Ray player, so it's no stretch). But seriously, just get into backyard projection. It's fun, cheaper than you'd think, and you get to know your neighbors. Be your own private screening theatre.
There is no "done" with you.
Heh, see how little we ask of you Harmy? Seriously, though, if you managed to do this I would buy you enough beer to kill you. Er, so maybe you won't want to. Depends how much you like beer I guess.
So does anyone else here want to watch this whole movie or is it just me?