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MattMahdi

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#1570529
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Preserving the...<em>cringe</em>...Star Wars Holiday Special (Released)
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I have a Blu-ray version that someone made and set out on the winds. I believe it’s an EditDroid upscale – it didn’t name the source, but the language in the .nfo made me think so.

And it’s not bad. The commentary track did nothing for me, but I have watched it through.

I assume that this disc is based on that release, but with added subtitles and supposedly other bonus features. And of course, I’m sure I’ve either seen or know everything in those special features.

But still there’s the temptation…

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#1570510
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Preserving the...<em>cringe</em>...Star Wars Holiday Special (Released)
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I know it’s wrong, but I keep seeing this advert in my Facebook feed. (No edits made to spelling or punctuation.)

Star Wars Holiday Special 1978 Blu ray Edition. Never Released - $18.00

1978 Star Wars holiday special now on Blu Ray ! DVD version doesn’t even come close to the quality of this Blu ray. Many special features even subtitles in Wookie ! This is a hard to find copy of the unreleased special from 1978. Don’t miss your chance to own a copy before they are all gone ! You will receive the movie on a BDr disc with artwork in a Blu ray case with artwork. These are made on demand not pressed .

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#1564776
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Preserving the...<em>cringe</em>...Star Wars Holiday Special (Released)
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Interesting read:

Exclusive Interview – Producer Jeremy Coon talks about new Star Wars Holiday Special documentary: “Han Solo was married to a Wookiee”

https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2023/11/exclusive-interview-producer-jeremy-coon-talks-about-new-star-wars-holiday-special-documentary-han-solo-was-married-to-a-wookiee/?fbclid=IwAR3Jogok_kbHRe4ICDIPDhu1INmjNUIrpc8xSHZcKpiKT2q8SXE67wzrcfY

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#1564589
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Preserving the...<em>cringe</em>...Star Wars Holiday Special (Released)
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none said:

The Holiday Special documentary “A Disturbance in the Force”:
https://www.disturbanceintheforce.com/
Is being show in some theaters soon. See if it is in your neighborhood.

Got a ticket to one of the Q&A shows so if you have a question to ask, post it up.

Enjoy! I loved the movie. Sadly, the Q&A was after the next day’s showing while I was at work.

Would gladly watch it again.

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#1551129
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Rogue One -- a bonus disc?
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I’m coming to this party pretty late. I enjoyed Rogue One in the theaters and I did buy the 4K disc, but it wasn’t until tonight that I wondered what was on the bonus Blu-ray.

The film had such fascinating trailers, and the image of stormtroopers wading through water was a beautiful visual, but it’s obvious that much of it got rewritten and reshot.

Has anyone tried to collect what material we have or had available to us? I’ve got the trailers and a few bits of digital ephemera, and I’m wondering if there’s more.

A few years ago I created version 2.1 of a Star Wars Holiday Special bonus disc. My only regret with that project is that I didn’t test it thoroughly with VLC: two menus won’t work except on a physical disc in a physical player.

And if I can find enough material I’d love to have a go at Rogue One. I’d be interested in:

  • video (either files or links)
  • text and images
  • commentary and criticism in either of the above forms

So I’d love to hear from you, either in a reply or a PM, if you have thoughts or reactions or things to offer.

Thanks,

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#1545923
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Info: Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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ZackR said:

MattMahdi said:

ZackR said:

Correction: The SitS disc does have a 2023 copyright on it so maybe it’s a new/improved version.

ZackR: Do you have any update on the contents of the Sword in the Stone BD?

Thanks,

So sorry I missed your message. Unfortunately, it’s identical to the previous version, as is Peter Pan. 😦

Thank you so much for saving others the pain of finding out.

UGH.

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#1517160
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Preserving the...<em>cringe</em>...Star Wars Holiday Special (Released)
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SKot said:

I never picked that up. I think I was disappointed by the skimming over of the SWHS in that, but I can’t remember…what was actually in it?

It’s an oversize book, which you probably know, and it has one page devoted to the SWHS.

Most of it is photos: Ralph McQuarrie’s painting; Itchy and Lumpy (SMALL); Boba Fett (small); Ackmena; Leia and Threepio (large); and the cover of the original press kit (large).

The text is only one paragraph:

November 17: The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS television. Directed by Steve Binder (and an uncredited David Acomba), and based in part on a story attributed to an uncredited Lucas, the show is described by Fox’s production notes as a “two-hour visual and audio delight” starring “the cast from the hit motion picture, Star Wars, along with special guest stars in a live-animated-musical potpourri of pure entertainment complete with astounding electronic special effects.” Highlights include McQuarrie’s matte paintings of the Wookiee homeworld Kashyyyk and an animated cartoon sequence that introduces Boba Fett. In the Special, Kashyyyk is pronounced “Kazzookk” and is spelled that way in the script, reflecting Lucas’s earliest notes on the Wookiee homeworld. The Special is never rebroadcast or officially released on video.

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#1516497
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Preserving the...<em>cringe</em>...Star Wars Holiday Special (Released)
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Is there any mention of the SWHS in Taschen’s The Star Wars Archives, 1977-1983?

It would make the book that much easier a purchase, especially at the 40th anniversary price which can almost fit my budget.

It’s actually the reason that I kept the copy of Star Wars Year by Year that I was gifted years ago.