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MattMahdi

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#1264629
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Ewok Adventures Movies
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I’m curious if there’re data for Disney wanting desperately to be out of the physical media game.

I’m looking forward to the 4K release of The Little Mermaid next month. And although they aren’t heralding the disc’s release, its 4K status could mean they’re in it for a little bit longer.

That said, I hate the extra extras on the digital releases. There’s no reason the deleted scene for The Force Awakens or the isolated score shouldn’t have been on the discs. I can see that as an attempt to lure me away from physical media, and I thank YouTube for the dispersal of the scene from TFA.

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#1239436
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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SKot said:

MattMahdi said:

MattMahdi said:

I’m browsing eBay, and I came across a set of four SWHS trading cards. I’ve seen them there before, but today I’m going to actually buy them.

The question is: were there only four, or should I keep looking for another or two?

(And now that I look more closely at the photos of the cards I discover that I already own them. They’re from the first series of Star Wars Galaxy, which is in a binder somewhere at home. But of course I already purchased them. Oh well.)

In addition to those three (I think there’s only three, is there a fourth?) cards, there is also a set of 11 SWHS trading cards given out by the Star Wars Store with orders back in 2008, and a series of cards from the 2007 Topps 30th Anniversary set including 5 cards with pictures from the Holiday Special and 2 cards featuring simulated animation cels from the Holiday Special.

–SKot

I well remember the cards from the Star Wars Store. I have a small jpg of them, but was unwilling to make a purchase just to get a random card.

It looks like what I’m getting are three of the five 2007 cards and one duplicate of the Star Wars Galaxy that I already have. Thanks for the note on what to look for!

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#1238628
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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MattMahdi said:

I’m browsing eBay, and I came across a set of four SWHS trading cards. I’ve seen them there before, but today I’m going to actually buy them.

The question is: were there only four, or should I keep looking for another or two?

(And now that I look more closely at the photos of the cards I discover that I already own them. They’re from the first series of Star Wars Galaxy, which is in a binder somewhere at home. But of course I already purchased them. Oh well.)

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#1236880
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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LexX said:

Are there any high quality subs done for the HS in English? For the latest TV master release I mean. I’d like to try to translate it. Would be fun to have a project Threepio type of thing for this one too.

I’ve got a set of subtitles, but I don’t know how great they are. Also don’t know which version of the Special they’re timed for, but they go through an hour, 50 minutes, and 32 seconds.

Original site says they’re for The.Star.Wars.Holiday.Special.1978.VHSRip.XviD-DaPOO.

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#1236879
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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Quite a few years ago there was a bonus DVD for the SWHS. It collected all the worthwhile clips I could find that somehow related to the program.

And since then there’s been a small explosion of potential content – enough that the raw video collection could fill a single-layer Blu-ray.

So I plan to pick the best of it and create a second edition. A dual-layer DVD this time to accommodate the additional material, and also so I can include a few guilty pleasures (four SW Galaxies Christmas videos I found on YouTube years ago).

The thing is, it’s been years since I religiously searched YouTube for new content. My life went through some major changes, and that was one ritual that got dropped.

So if you have a favourite bit of video, especially if it wasn’t on the first edition of the disc, could you please message me so that I can take a look?

Many thanks to all of you for keeping the memory of the SWHS alive,

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#1224967
Topic
Beauty and the Beast 35mm "Help Needed"
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I’ll echo nnnaomi – definitely looking forward to seeing the results of this project, and definitely would have helped to fund it if I’d been aware back then. (I think I learned of this project by way of the 35mm restoration for The Little Mermaid, to which I’m proud to be a donor.)

Something that would make Beauty and the Beast a movie again and not what feels like a cartoon.

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#1209978
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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Tobar said:

A couple of new videos that might be of interest:
The Troubled History & Overview of the Star Wars Holiday Special
Star Wars’ infamous Holiday Special, explained

Thanks, Tobar, they are definitely of interest.

Unfortunately, my Firefox YouTube download utility won’t work on the second clip!

Anyone have a suggestion for how to snag it, or willing to do the grabbing? I’d definitely appreciate either one!

Relatedly, “Honest Trailers” just published a SWHS edition:

Honest Trailers - Star Wars Spinoffs (Holiday Special & More!)

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#1134706
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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Whenever I’m The Puyallup Fair or the Emerald City Comicon I browse the booth(s) selling videos.

And sure enough, if I look long enough, I find the SWHS.

Someone who’s selling a million of the things on eBay is one thing; do you think that people who are selling this video (and some others – Harmy’s and a suspect-looking Ewoks double-feature (suspect in that the back doesn’t look like mine does) – know what it is they’re selling? And its legality?

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#1104842
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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Sith_Holocron said:

Seeing as at least one of the edits out there included the blu-ray footage of the cartoon, has any one considered editing the footage of the ships in the Holiday Special?

I haven’t seen that edit.

Although I’m not sure I need to.

Personally, the SWHS is a product of its time. We could do quite a few things to/with it, including editing in Blu-ray footage of the ships, but I wonder how satisfying it would be.

What I’d love to see is Jambe Davdar doing a documentary feature a la Star Wars Begins / Building Empire / Returning to Jedi. But that probably isn’t high on his list of priorities.

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#888698
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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benduwan said:

is there no chance to use the scenes from the dvd/bluray for the space battle,deleted scenes and boba fett comic for a better quality (partly)?

I don’t know that I agree. The Special, with all its warts, deserves to preserved as it actually was. Sure, some of it looks ghastly in comparison to the HD film, but it might almost be Lucas-y to improve it by bits and pieces.