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#1300813
Topic
The Last Jedi: Rekindled (RELEASED!)
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ziggyonice said:

  • …that Luke’s lightsaber was green. There, I said it. You’re right that there are symbolic reasons for why it is blue, though I will say that I was caught off guard when I first saw the movie and was confused as to why the blue one is what was being used despite it having clearly been destroyed moments before and would be a clear indicator to Kylo Ren that something was off.

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but ForceGhostRecon’s edit did this. My only issue is that the hilt replacement isn’t entirely seamless. And, well, that I’d finally been converted to the “It should be kept blue” side before he’d finished his edit.

I know he’s been banned here now, but there are others who should be able to point you in his edit’s direction if you want to check out his attempt.

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#1300714
Topic
That's some damn fine coffee. Twin Peaks is returning to TV!:)
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DuracellEnergizer said:

It’s been, what, half a decade since I last rewatched Seasons 1 & 2? Gotta rectify that sometime.

I dunno if I’m ever gonna revisit Season 3, though. I found it a mixed bag, especially the finale; as a Lynch fan, I loved it, but as a Twins Peak fan, loathed it. If a fourth season’s forthcoming, maybe I’ll rewatch it. If not, I’ll write it off as unessential apocrypha.

Sounds similar to my reaction, though I’m considering giving Q2’s Between Two Worlds fan edit of S3 this watchthrough (I’m already watching his FWWM edit after Season 2).

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#1300686
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Welcome to the OT.com; Introduce yourself in here - a good place to make your first post
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jynerso said:

it appears i may have missed the chance to actually see it since it’s not available (for now)

Which project are you talking about specifically? There are a lot of projects discussed here with similar goals in mind, and several of them are completed and available. It’s just that links are not allowed on the open forum for legal reasons.

The best way to gain access to most of these projects is to send a private message to the original poster of the thread (click on the username and on the user’s page, click “Start A Private Topic”), unless there are alternative instructions in the original post. If you have issues with this or aren’t getting a response to your private message within a few days, feel free to post in the project’s thread to ask for guidance or if another member might have a lead on finding what you’re looking for. And, of course, you can always reply to a project’s thread if you have general questions or suggestions about it, or if you just want to join in on the conversation!

Welcome, and good luck!

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#1300552
Topic
List of most current preservation versions (harmy's despecialized, 4k77, 4k83)
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Broom Kid said:

It’s literally not a risk. There’s no risk.

Everyone knows we’re here and what we’re doing here. It’s not secret and nobody’s gotten fooled. If we were all going to be sued into oblivion it would have happened by now. We’re not important enough to go after, and likely never will be. We’re the only people that care and there’s not enough of us to pose any financial threat.

Okay. Cool. Go convince Silverwook, Anchorhead, and oojason that there is a 100% guarantee of zero risk.

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#1300528
Topic
Last movie seen
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I don’t really appreciate jump scares in horror movies that much. It’s hard to articulate what makes a horror film “scary” to me, and it’s probably different with each one.

For example, I love John Carpenter’s The Thing because the atmosphere of claustrophobia, isolation, and paranoia is so pervasive that it becomes legitimately terrifying, and the few jump scares in the movie actually feel earned. That is probably my gold standard for horror, but I also like some slasher movies for very different reasons - usually suspense and thrills, even if they’re not really scary.

I guess the story and character development of The Exorcist were excellent for me, but the atmosphere didn’t creep into me the way it does in the similarly-constructed horror movies I’ve enjoyed, and it seems like that was the primary “horror” part of it.

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#1300519
Topic
List of most current preservation versions (harmy's despecialized, 4k77, 4k83)
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Broom Kid said:

I understand the history this place has with myspleen, and the ease of use for people who have been here for years, but it’s long since past time for people to stop releasing things there. It’s a hindrance and an annoyance more than anything.

MySpleen isn’t the only place things are uploaded. It’s usually just an initial release and it’s mentioned so the people who do have accounts can just easily go check there. Everyone who doesn’t can simply send a private message to the project creator and be directed to an alternate platform where the project can be found.

Specifically in the cases of 4K77/83, those projects have their own forum where all the releases can be found pretty easily, including the more niche ones like the heavy/maximum DNR 4K83 releases.

I also think the general sense of paranoia about links and such should be dialed back, too. It’s beyond obvious, after about 20-plus years, that Lucasfilm is never going to come after this place, or Harmy, or Adywan, or Hal, or anyone else who has gotten any sort of notice for messing with Star Wars. So long as you’re not trying to make money off any of these projects, fan-restorations and fan-edits are too limited in scope and audience to pose any sort of legitimate threat to any revenue stream.

Not a risk the admins are willing to take. Open links will likely never be allowed here and for very good reason. It’s pretty easy to just private message the creator of a project, and at least two of the people you specifically mentioned do share links to their projects out in the open on other platforms like Reddit and Facebook. Just not here.

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#1300501
Topic
List of most current preservation versions (harmy's despecialized, 4k77, 4k83)
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I can at least give you the most current versions of each:

Despecialized

  • SW v2.7
  • ESB v2.0
  • ROTJ v2.5

4K77 - v1.4 no DNR color grade by Sanjuro; v1.0 DNR color grade by williarob

  • No DNR: v1.4 (1080p and 2160p MKVs)
  • DNR: v1.0 (1080p and 2160p MKVs)
  • DNR: v1.0 1080p Blu-Ray (same as 1080p v1.0 MKV, but with an updated scan of the opening crawl, which is also included in both no DNR v1.4 MKV releases)

4K83 - all listed below use Sanjuro’s color grade, though usually with minor adjustments by either ohteedee (no/minimal DNR) or SkyDude (medium/heavy/max DNR)

  • No DNR: v1.1 (1080p and 2160p MKVs)
  • Minimal DNR: v1.3 (1080p and 2160p MKVs) (this is effectively “no DNR” in that it targets just the chroma noise introduced during scanning, but it’s impossible to guarantee no film grain is affected, so it isn’t labeled as “no DNR”)
  • Medium DNR: v1.1 (2160p MKV and 1080p Blu-Ray)
  • Heavy DNR: v1.2 (1080p MKV and 1080p Blu-Ray)
  • Maximum DNR: v1.2.2 (2160p MKV)

I don’t know how many of the 4K83 DNR variants have made it out into the wild other than MySpleen. DNR work on the medium/heavy/max DNR releases by SkyDude, minimal DNR by ohteedee.

There’s also v1.0 releases for 4K77 no DNR (reel by reel color balance, old 1080p crawl scan, available as 1080p and 2160p MKVs) and 4K83 (overall color grade by ohteedee, 1080p and 2160p MKVs and a v1.0 Blu-Ray with some DNR by ohteedee and a contrast adjustment compared to the MKVs), but the v1.0s of both are largely considered obsolete once Sanjuro’s color grade was utilized for later versions.

4K77 v1.1-1.3 were release candidates that all had technical problems and weren’t widely released.

If I missed anything, someone please chime in to correct me!

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#1300474
Topic
List of most current preservation versions (harmy's despecialized, 4k77, 4k83)
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Don’t have time at the moment to go through a full rundown, but I can tell you for 100% certain that there is no 4K77 1.4 DNR in either 1080p or 2160p. There’s only one version of the 4K77 with DNR at the moment, unless you count the Blu-Ray ISO as a separate version since it has an updated scan of the opening crawl.

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#1300355
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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UncutIsSuperior said:

The Despecialized Edition seems to be cropped from the movies’ original CinemaScope ratio because I noticed that some of Greedo’s subtitles in Episode IV, as well as some parts of the credits went off the edges of the screen. I am a person who likes to watch everything in its original aspect ratio, so do you know where I can find a Despecialized copy in the original CinemaScope ratio? Thank you.

This is because of overscan on your TV. Nothing has been cropped from the Blu-Ray. It is in its original ratio.

What type of TV are you using to watch this?

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#1300354
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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UncutIsSuperior said:

Avatar_Emil_Borg said:

Um, what are you talking about? Star Wars wasn’t shot in CinemaScope. Where exactly have you heard that Star Wars was filmed in CinemaScope?

IMDb said so, 2.35:1. If that doesn’t prove it, I don’t know what does.

That doesn’t mean CinemaScope. That just means anamorphic 35mm.