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#69520
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Idea: Possible to restore the Han/Greedo scene using the ANH DVD?
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A thought came to me. What if one had a double layer burner, copied the vobs from the ANH DVD, then edited out that horrid CGI scene where Han and Greedo fire at the same time, and reburn to a DL disc. Then you’d in effect have the same Han/Greedo scene from 1977-1997 except it’d be in DVD quality and on DVD!

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#68093
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Info Wanted: The laserdiscs vs. The best bootlegs
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Originally posted by: zion
I think Ash and Jay pretty much said it all. The faces set is definitely more colorful, but in my comparrison shots, it looks like the black levels are a little lighter on the faces set as well. I'll post some pics when I get home from work.

Capturing from LD's is not an easy process and there is a lot that goes into making the video look good. Since it is an analog process, you can get things like video noise and ghosting introduced into the signal quite easily if you're not careful (and even if you are). But with the amount of filters and color correction tools available, it is possible to make that analog capture look incredible on a 65" digital plasma screen.

To capture my LD's, I use a Pioneer CLC-V2600 player. As far as I know, it was a commercial model and one of the best quality available. As a former home theater salesman, I use only high quality Monster video and audio cables as well as a high-end Monster power center to minimize any signal noise (no sales pitch intended ). It works wonders and makes processing the video much easier.

The other thing that hasn't been mentioned is the issue of "laser rot". For those of you who have LD players, you know what I'm talking about. I don't know if it has something to do with the age of the discs, or just the way they were manufactured, but a lof of the Definitive sets out there have rot on certain discs. The set I borrowed from a friend is almost worthless because rot spots are inherent on over half of the discs. I've also seen some of this on the Dr. Gonzo dvd's.

Something I've recently discovered and will be doing for my DVD's is a process called TOOT, which basically compares three different sources of video to eliminate any rot spots or other noise. I'm currently looking for one more set of the faces trilogy so if you've got a set you wouldn't mind letting me borrow in exchange for a set of DVD's, send me a PM.


wow. Looks like your version will be the ultimate OT DVD!

So for those of us who want it, how much will it cost?
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#68078
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Info Wanted: The laserdiscs vs. The best bootlegs
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Originally posted by: Rebelscum- That problem should be almost eliminated with the eventual dual-layer versions right? With about half as much more space devoted only to the picture should give us a noticebly better and artifact-low picture. The only dual-layer release out there filled the extra space by including the extras on the movie discs themselves when instead they should have devoted the lot of it to just the picture and sound IMO. Let´s hope MeBeJedi, Laserman and Zion will provide us with dual-layer, artifact-low anamorphic transfers giving us the best possible rip of those Star Wars laserdiscs.

peace,

Rebelscum


I guess it's also possible that given the source a double layer won't really do much good.
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#68069
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Info Wanted: The laserdiscs vs. The best bootlegs
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Yea I kinda wonder why so many go for the definitive version just because the package looks nicer than the faces. When in fact the faces have every advantage over them, including but not limited to less changes and the guaranteed ESB Leia footage.

I think I'll probably wait for MeBeJedi and Zion to finish their version before going for another set of bootlegs.
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#66980
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Info: OT Bootleg DVDs
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Originally posted by: zion
My original plan was to make these just for myself, and possibly a set for a few friends. Now I have a list of people that want copies, so I'm going to make them up and send them in exchange for whatever the production cost is. If you want to be added to the list, send me a pm.


Can you post some info on the versions your doing? What's the source for each? Will they be anamorphic? Single or double layer DVD? Is the Leia footage there? C3PO line? etc etc. Thanks in advance.
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#66866
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Info: OT Bootleg DVDs
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Originally posted by: MeBeJedi
"C-3P0 describes in detail that there are seven main power sources for the tractor beam and that the loss of power at any single location will disable the beam."

Well, what do you know? I just checked, and my other laserdisc has this dialogue! LOL!


Which other one? It's not in the faces version so it's in ????

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#66859
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Info: OT Bootleg DVDs
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yea Greedo, Jabba, etc.

Also, that line from ANH is when he explains the tractor beam in detail.

From http://www.theforce.net/swse/anh/deathStar.html

C-3P0 describes in detail that there are seven main power sources for the tractor beam and that the loss of power at any single location will disable the beam. This dialog is missing from several of the video releases.
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#66840
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Info: OT Bootleg DVDs
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Originally posted by: drcrawn
Originally posted by: Mr. Mojo Risin
Ive been browsing the forums for the past few days and I figured it was time I asked this question. I was wonder if anyone could help me find a copy of thses dvds. Most likely the TR47 from what Ive been reading. So thanks in advance, oh and as you can see this is my first post.


from what I can gather, MeBeJedi has the chronic buds.

I'm making transfers too, from Definitive collection laserdiscs. I plan on transfering the films only. No extras. I figure its the original fims people want. Keep the c@st down, and the value at its highest. Of course I am not selling these copies, that would be illegal. PM if youd like to offer me your blank DVD-Rs.


Will they be anamorphic? Does yours have the ESB Leia footage and the C3PO deathstar line?
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#66827
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Info: OT Bootleg DVDs
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Originally posted by: Mr. Mojo Risin
Ive been browsing the forums for the past few days and I figured it was time I asked this question. I was wonder if anyone could help me find a copy of thses dvds. Most likely the TR47 from what Ive been reading. So thanks in advance, oh and as you can see this is my first post.


drop me an email: starwars2099@hotmail.com
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#66825
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Info: OT Bootleg DVDs
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Originally posted by: ChainsawAsh
Yes, the Leia footage is missing but I didn't notice for months until someone brought it up here. And the C-3PO line isn't in any of the post-89 sound mixes until the SE, which means not in any 93 DE set or 95 Faces set. I never liked the line anyway.


I believe the faces one did have the C-3PO line.