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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan

emanswfan said:

MaestroDavros said:

Looks lovely!

Emanswfan are you planning on varying the emulated stocks based on their intended use conditions (daylight stocks vs artificial lighting stocks, etc.) or just one blanket stock across the whole film? Just curious.

In an eventual scene by scene or even shot by shot grade, stocks will be different depending on the case.

This is actually exactly why creating one grade for the whole movie for any of them hasn’t worked well, but I still want to do that as to get a version that maintains the relative color timing.

I must say I largely prefer emanswfan’s grade.

What is your personal canon?

It’s short, but it really encapsules what I find within the acceptable boundaries.

Star Wars: A New Hope 81 re-release
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back theatrical version
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 1997 special edition
Star Wars: Caravan of Courage
Star Wars: Battle for Endor
Star Wars: Droids
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace theatrical version
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones theatrical version
Star Wars: Clone Wars 2003
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith theatrical version
Republic Commando video game
The Force Unleashed
The Force Unleashed 2

Also maybe Shadows of the Empire but I haven’t read it yet or played the game.

Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan

emanswfan said:

I’m thinking when the 4K discs come out, I can create essential versions of this project that would try best to recreate the look of their theatrical prints, and I would likely list these as a separate project.

The grades would be blanket and be in SDR, but still 4K. No AI sharpening will be done to the footage, and neither will upscaled deleted scenes be included.

This will simply emulate the Kodak print stocks and accompanying grain.

This will not be replacements for the full blown editions, but will help at least have more pleasing versions to view and base fan edits off until I one day get this massive project complete.

Are people here interested?

I think the only film that would seriously benefit from this would be The Phantom Menace, I’d be 160% down for an “essential” regrain and regrade with skills of your caliber. I’d definitely be interested in the other films, and I’m certain they’d become my standard viewing copies, but The Phantom Menace should be on the top of the list imho.