XP is not being supported and anyone who uses it today has terrible security risks. They had better update that system.
I hate the mandatory updates. I’m still running Windows 8.1 with Classic Shell.
That is a horrific proposition.
This, though my reasons probably differ from yours. I’m a fan of diversity; I wouldn’t want humanity to evolve into a homogenous race of unisexual androgynes.
No, that’s pretty much the exact same reason as me.
That is a horrific proposition.
Sorry to hear, hope for all the best.
There are plenty of other people who share your values.
I got rid of all my DVDs, but I have the VHS and Blu-ray copies of The Wizard of Oz, Cool Hand Luke, Princess Bride, The Iron Giant, Return to Oz, and The Royal Tenenbaums. I also have two Blu-ray copies of North by Northwest, in two different boxsets. That’s not even mentioning any of the Disney films I’ve got.
Anakin Starkiller said:
So, uh, The Timeless Children has aired, and, er, what the fuck?
Part 1 sets up this nice Cybermen story and then the Master shows up and derails everything to exposit Chibnall’s teenage fanfic as long and convoluted way of explaining the Morbius Doctors. Wow.
Pretty much this. No longer watching the show until Chibnall leaves.
Happy New Year!
This is fantastic news, even though it’s not exactly what we hoped for.
Hi Bingowings! Many of the regulars you remember aren’t here anymore, but if they were, I’m absolutely certain they’d all be giving you a warm welcome back!
We’re still talking about what happened over a year ago? Everyone actually involved has moved on.
Yeah. Harmy has been an enormous influence in my own pursuits to become a film archivist. Thank you, Harmy!
Whatever it means, it certainly demonstrates LFL is much more relaxed about imagery of the original versions being out there. 10 years ago, I’m positive they’d have had to have used the SE.
This is great news!
Thank you, Hal!
I don’t know how to feel about this. It feels like a natural progression from everything that has happened in the past few years, but it doesn’t make it any less difficult to process. I always knew this place wouldn’t be around forever, but to think it may disappear altogether sometime next year is kind of crazy. Much thanks to oojason’s History of OT thread and to Jay for keeping the content properly archived for all of these years.
From Laserdisc preservations, to Harmy’s Despecialized Editions, to full blown theatrical print restorations, this site has been through a lot, far greater than its original intended purpose. Without this site, we’d have never gotten the GOUT, and we’d have never seen any decent version of the theatrical trilogy make its way to the masses. Oh, someone would have done it, but it certainly would not have been felt to the full extent it has with this site. The original Star Wars would be forgotten.
But today, it lives. And we have this site to thank for that.
That is amazing. ❤️
The work that goes into this is astounding. I wish I could do it. I’m thankful somebody can!
Where exactly in my response did I accuse you or Smithers or anyone else of constantly complaining?
Deathstar1138 did. He was rather rude, and received it in kind.
But go ahead, bite the hand that feeds you. It would be so much easier, safer, and less stressful to just work on these projects and keep them to ourselves, like Mr Verta…
All I want is some kind of understanding. If that’s going to be the attitude… I’ll just stop talking.
So, let me get this straight, if the crawl is improved and lot better,
then you’ll download the 40gig file anyways, but you’ll ignore anything else.
And if its not better, you’ll never find out. Ok.
Instead of constantly asking and complaining about something, be proactive
and do the work, and share it. That way others can enjoy it to. It’s not that hard.
Well you could be nice and it is not hard take a screenshot of both crawls and upload them. To me your just being lazy, that is not hard, just a few clicks and your done, a few more clicks to upload them, it is not a hard thing to do man, so to me that is just lazy
Let me get this straight… We (deathstar1138 & I and a few others) spend 5 years restoring two prints of Star Wars and one of Jedi, frame by frame (that’s over 450,000 frames in all, every one of which we painted out the dirt and scratches by hand), and then we offer them to you, for free, in not just one but multiple formats - MKV, ISO, with and without DNR, HD & UHD; and you’re calling us lazy just because we don’t immediately jump on a request to create a comparison video or upload some screen shots so that you can scratch your head and decide if it’s really worth your time to click a download button again?
Sorry, but we’re a bit freaking busy right now working on other projects - like The Empire Strikes Back. Personally, I have archived all the 4K77 files to LTO Tape to free up the terrabytes of disk space they were using. So it’s not “just a few clicks and you’re done”. I just don’t have the files handy anymore. So it’s a huge “thank you” from me to ChainsawAsh for stepping up and doing that. It actually saves me a lot of time and effort.
To answer everyone’s question though: Is the new version better? Yes, but not dramatically so. Is it worth downloading another 40+ GB just for those 2 minutes of film? Only you can answer that. If it’s worth it to you, then you will. Otherwise, you won’t. It’s not like we get paid either way, so why should we care what you do?
Geez, we appreciate the hard work you all put in, neither of us were asking any of you personally. I’ve already got the MKV, it’s the best version of Star Wars I’ve ever seen. We were just asking for someone who has the new file to provide some screenshots of the new crawl. We were literally asking of you and deathstar nothing, but still got shitty responses. ChainsawAsh has done it, and it’s great. And as you stated, you liked the comparison anyway. I’m really not sure what the issue is. It was a simple request that just got a lot of rude responses. I was just curious what the upgrade was.
Being accused of constantly complaining when all that was said is:
What kind of enhancements and other fixes have been made?
Only one: The crawl was replaced, using a new 4K scan of the LPP (cleaned by Skydude).
Could anyone put together a comparison of the two (if there isn’t one already)?
Is very frustrating.
Get it for yourself, and then you can compare them.
This is not very helpful. The only reason I’d want to download it would be for the new crawl. Unfortunately I do not have the luxury to download 40GB on just anything. This is a forum that loves comparisons, I’m surprised one hasn’t been made already.