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#1324089
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Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)
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PM sent, and a reminder:

CatBus said:

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but if anyone understands both Japanese and English very well, I have a question. I have two sets of Japanese subtitles. Right now, I’m using what I believe are the original theatrical subtitles. The second set I believe is the home video translation. I suspect that the theatrical translations were rushed and not as good as the later home video translations, but I have no way to verify this on my own.

So if you happen to know both Japanese and English well enough to compare two Japanese translations and tell me which one best captures the meaning of the original English, I have a job for you! Let me know if you’re interested.

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#1323646
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<strong>Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com</strong>; Introduce yourself in here + useful info within...
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DuracellEnergizer said:

DeltaAlphaOscar said:

New to this forum obviously and one thing that I feel like an idiot about is the search button. Does it exist?

Nope.

It used to exist on this site, but they outsourced it to Google. On the bright side, search works better the new way (going to Google).

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#1323001
Topic
Anyone else think Empire Strikes Back's Special Edition is actually better than the Theatrical Cut?
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BedeHistory731 said:

DrDre said:

marsthgodofwar said:

The biggest change in ESB was the color grading. Where Hoth was originally white, in the SE it is blue. I am torn on the change, because I grew up with the SE color grade and I never hated it.

This is actually not true. The Hoth sequences were originally blue theatrically, but then turned white for the subsequent home video releases.

The “home video” colors are a real sin of a lot of OOT preservations.

Couldn’t agree more. That THX look with its flushed skintones is a cautionary tale, not a reference frame!

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#1320801
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Grindhouse 35mm LPP
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At least right now, 4k83 is still a bit lacking in the color correction department, so if you’re looking for “that projection print look” this one can look better in that regard. But yeah, I get where you’re coming from. Color aside, 4k83 is the Cadillac of projection print preservations. This is kindof a VW Microbus with an awesome paint job. It may not be king of the road but it’s still pretty nice.

But also there’s just people who like to have all the versions, or who want to compare and judge for themselves.

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#1320360
Topic
Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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Man behind desk [shouting]: WHAT DO YOU WANT?

Customer: Well… well, I was told outside that…

Man behind desk [shouting]: DON’T GIVE ME THAT, YOU SNOTTY-FACED HEAP OF PARROT DROPPINGS!

Customer: What?

Man behind desk [shouting]: SHUT YOUR FESTERING GOB, YOU TIT! YOUR TYPE MAKES ME PUKE! YOU VACUOUS TOFFEE-NOSED MALODOROUS PERVERT!

Customer: Yes, but I came here for an argument!

Man behind desk: Oh! Oh! I’m sorry! This is abuse!

Customer: Oh! Oh, I see!

Man behind desk: Aha! No, you want room 12A, next door.

Customer: Oh… Sorry…

Man behind desk: Not at all!

Man behind desk [under his breath]: Stupid git.

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#1319883
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Why wait for Harmy’s reconstruction of the 81 crawl and flyover when you can have it now!

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/HD-reconstruction-preservation-of-Episode-IV-A-New-Hope-opening-crawl/id/16065/page/1#669089

The link is over six years old and still works. I take back everything bad I’ve ever said about Uloz.

Certain restrictions may apply. You may need to download video from a Czech language website and edit the video into the rest of the film yourself. Viewers may experience dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, and a vague sense that an entire planet missed its musical cue by several seconds. If the lightsaber duel lasts longer than four hours, call your doctor immediately.

EDIT: Dangit, nevermind. It’s just the crawl with no flyover. And I made a dick joke and everything 😦

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#1319634
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Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)
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I think I’ve mentioned this before, but if anyone understands both Japanese and English very well, I have a question. I have two sets of Japanese subtitles. Right now, I’m using what I believe are the original theatrical subtitles. The second set I believe is the home video translation. I suspect that the theatrical translations were rushed and not as good as the later home video translations, but I have no way to verify this on my own.

So if you happen to know both Japanese and English well enough to compare two Japanese translations and tell me which one best captures the meaning of the original English, I have a job for you! Let me know if you’re interested.

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#1318913
Topic
Concerning the Millennium Falcon’s Targeting Computer
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crissrudd4554 said:

Benjjedi said:

hairy_hen said:

Those beeping sounds are in the mono mix, but were never used in any of the others until the special edition came along.

It’s also worth noting that the beeps are mixed at a relatively low volume in the mono version, but are much louder in the SE, which is completely typical of all the audio changes made to the soundtracks from 1997 on (everything is loud and in your face rather than leaving any room for subtlety).

Really? Were they not even present in any pre-Special Edition VHS releases?

None of the pre-1997 video releases used the mono mix.

Some content from the mono mix was mixed into the 85 and 93 audio. For example, Threepio’s tractor beam lines and such. But apparently they didn’t do the targeting computer noises until 97.