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#1339105
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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MikeMatt101 said:

Broom Kid said:

Looking at the cap from above, thought I’d put together a comparison of “Here to Rescue Yous”

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/7DKY7NNX

I think I got those all labeled correctly.

May I ask, is the last of these screenshots the 2019 Blu Ray or the 2019 4K?

It’s the 4K. It’s got a 3840x1610 pixel count.

yotsuya said:

It sounds like we need to rip the new BR’s and 4k discs and apply a lut to make the 4k version match the colors of the BR. From what I’ve seen the 4k versions have crap colors unless you discover what tinkering you need. Virtually all the 4k screen caps I’ve seen look like crap. Utter crap. So washed out and unlike any film I’ve ever seen in a theater. Natalie Kalmus would be appalled.

The 4K discs are orders of magnitude better than the new 1080p discs for colour and contrast on my GZ1000. Tone mapped screencaps on PC monitors don’t give a good or accurate representation of the 4K versions at all.

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#1299803
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Star Wars trilogy box sets coming next year?
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Wazzles said:

Does anyone know when the Infinity Saga box set was announced? That would probably give us a good idea of when Disney would announce the Skywalker Saga set.

Found this article from September 13.

https://marvelstudiosnews.com/2019/09/13/kevin-feige-officially-announces-the-infinity-saga-box-set-with-new-deleted-scenes-from-the-marvel-vault/

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#1269234
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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rodneyfaile said:

What is the latest reasoning on why they haven’t been released already? Waiting on the purchase of Fox to be finalized? Waiting until after IX?

There’s never really been a reason; they’ve never claimed that they will or will not release a 4K version of the trilogy. Lucasfilm under Kathleen Kennedy don’t seem to be very interested in new releases of older films, she has said that they are all about the future.

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#1151324
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Jedi Master Skywalker said:

A Man working at Lucasfilm or something to do with them said that they did take print scan from LOC

And why need that if they doing something and cleary doing something

Disney are digital packrats when it comes to their archives; don’t get too excited.

crissrudd4554 said:

Interesting that this Tweet uses a pre-2004 version of the binary sunset. Judging from the lighting of the closeup of the two suns this looks like it’s from the ‘97 SE.

https://twitter.com/swtweets/status/947198963618217985

That’s just a fanpage.

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#1147553
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Info: The Dark Knight - EE Reduction and Original Color Timing
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TheDarkestKnight said:

TDK UHD was released a couple of days ago. I do not have a 4K Blu-Ray drive and I’m not even sure my motherboard would support the protection on the disks.

However, I have heard the following about the new transfer. 1) The color timing appears to be much more closely in line with theatrical prints. I’ve also found a few screenshots which look nothing like the BD version. 2) Edge Enhancement is not apparent if not non-existent in this relates. 3) Finally the bad news: The 1080p BD included is still the same the disk.

It looks unlikely that WB will release a proper 1080p now. That being said, when the day comes I shell out for 4K, I’d still like to insert the full IMAX shots in the film composited with the 4K version. It may not be possible given some scenes are only on the DVD, but I’ll still give it a go.

The U.S iTunes 1080p version uses the new master.

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#1116658
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The Phantom Menace on 35mm (* unfinished project *)
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Since when Episode I was originally finished, it was done on a per shot basis - “done sort of old style, final a shot, film out a shot, look at a print of that negative and that’s what we would final”. It went through a conventional negative cut. An optical timed IP was generated from that and then then master printing negatives were made from that timed IP. So everything audiences saw in the theater was two generations down from the original. “When the original DVD was released,” Knoll says, "it came from scanning in the timed IP because it was the simplest thing to do.

A bit of info from here: https://www.fxguide.com/featured/art-of-stereo-conversion-2d-to-3d-2012/

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#1072537
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team negative1 - star wars 1977 - 35mm theatrical version (Released)
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Disco_Lobot said:

I laugh at people buying 4K TVs… your eyes are almost certainly not good enough to tell the difference in the vast majority of viewing scenarios. Total waste of money

http://bgr.com/2015/09/18/720p-vs-1080p-vs-4k-resolution/

At this point it’s getting pretty difficult to find good quality TVs above 40 inches that aren’t at 4K res.

It’s kind of a silly crabs-in-the-bucket argument really. I mean would you really opt for a 768p TV over a 1080p one these days given the choice?: https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20061205134842/http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6449_7-6661274-1.html?tag=ms

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#1071270
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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lovelikewinter said:

We had a fool ask a convoluted question. It cleared nothing up. “Will Disney release the original versions of the Star Wars Trilogy?” That’s the question you ask.

People keep saying this but I think “Will there be any more changes to the Special edition versions?” is the question that he was trying to ask. And he got the answer he was looking for. Not every inquiry people make about changes to the films revolves around the unaltered versions.

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#1061458
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Alderaan said:

That said, there is nothing wrong with mocking prequel lovers and belittling their bad taste. Kids these days don’t watch those movies. It’s teens and 20somethings that watched them when they were kids and lack the temperament to grow out of childish things that were never any good in the first place.

No there’s definitely kids watching the prequels these days, mostly due to Clone Wars, but also because they see Rebels and TFA and want to watch more Star Wars and don’t really care whether they are good or bad films.
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Announcing a OOT set with Hayden on the panel isn’t really a big deal since he wasn’t even aware about being inserted into ROTJ until sometime later anyway. Doubt he cares about his little cameo very much.

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#1057626
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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MalàStrana said:

Hum… sorry I don’t get it: Episode II & III were shot in 16:9 then cropped to 2.35 ? If I’m not mistaken 2.35 is larger than 16:9 so isn’t it the opposite that was done ? Which would mean the real resolution is in fact higher than 2k (well, not the cgi stuff but the rest would be) ?

AOTC was shot open matte at 1920x1080 (not even 2K) and then matted to 1920x820. I don’t know about ROTS.