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Hal 9000

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#1306147
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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Right; the end result would be 1080p, so there’s less reason to put a ton of work into starting over. (ROTJ can still benefit if my eventual source, Adywan or otherwise, used anything from the new transfers.) ESB might be revised to use the new transfer during the duel to get rid of the missing cores without resorting to Revisited in which they were completely redone.

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#1305306
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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none said:

Anyone notice any 2004-2011 changes which did not make this 2019 version?

The disappearing Y-Wings, for one.

To settle whether things were redone from the original or the 1997 SE, someone could check the redone saber-bolt flashes as Luke trains with the seeker. There’s one shot in the 1997 SE and onward which incorrectly treated part of the background as part of the flash. If that is the case, it’s gotta be from the 1997 SE restoration. If not, it’s either not, or they fixed that SE error.

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#1305256
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - <em><strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong></em>
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I still regard anything other than films containing the word ‘Episode’ to be part of the ever-Expanding Universe, and have held such material to that standard across the dividing line of the Legends reboot.

As such, Rogue One and Solo have been EU novels in movie form. Same for this new show. It’s not Star Wars at its essence, as plenty of EU material takes a rather different tone or subject matter afield of Luke’s hero’s journey. This show is like a comic put to film, and an older styled one at that. Within that lens I don’t feel it makes sense for me to be very critical of it.

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#1305255
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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It seems like the prequels were sourced from the BluRay master but altered a bit from there, and the originals remastered from what the 2004 masters were sourced from but redone from there. 1997 changed are once again carried over, with anything subsequent being redone. A. couple of 2004 fixes seem to have been accidentally omitted, a few more have been done, and the previous 2004/2011 changes have been recreated (some more successfully than others). The originals have a far better color grade but have been processed to a greater degree that may not be desirable.