It has an orange glow to the lighting on the back walls, but the Bacta Tank is blue.
Puggo Strikes Back (PSB). The Super 8 doesn’t have this scene. The 16mm has this scene, but I can’t figure out how to post the image. Apparently I’m more stupid than I realized. LOL
Any suggestions of which setting on our AVRs we should choose to get the full effect? I have for example: DTS direct, DTS mono, DTS THX Cinema, Neo 6, etc. Also, besides the Falcon going into the Death Star, any other scenes we should especially check-out?
Edit: I typically use DTS Dolby PLIIx Movie with THX Cinema - is that a good choice?
I’m definitely interested in this project. As to releasing Ep4 first or waiting for Eps 5 & 6, I’m fine with whatever you would like to do. As to “pure” or “hybrid”; it would be nice to have a “pure” version, since Harmy did a “hybrid” version with ReSpecialized '97. However, I wonder if it would be possible to use Dr. Dre’s Color-Match tool to color correct your project with some of those 35mm example frames which were provided earlier in this thread? There may not be enough examples to do so, but if it could work, I’m sure Dr. Dre would know. Well that’s my two cents! Keep up the good work!
I’ll join the choir. If this thread becomes private, please include me. As others have said, I don’t usually comment because I’m not expert enough to speak on the subject, but I love watching the progress. Count me in!
Great job on this version of “From Star Wars to Jedi”! Definitely the best version I’ve seen of this great documentary.
I was wondering if you were planning on making some of the changes or “upgrades” (black pillar bars; removing the Ad; using the Laserdisc or HD clips from other sources, etc.) people have suggested earlier about this project?
No problem. I hope he still has it and that it will be helpful. He seems to have recorded a whole lot of stuff (more Star Trek than Star Wars, but he did specifically mention the above source materials).
Good luck! I’m looking forward to your next releases.
Does anyone here have any sources for subtitles for the 1997 Special Edition Trilogy? now that we can add them I would like to gather what we can on these 3.
Thanks in advance
Check out this discussion; a couple of his sources might have something for the subtitles?
I also have a VHS (recorded off-air) with the following listed on it:
“The Force Returns: Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition”, 1997, from the Sci-Fi Channel, 23:30 minutes
“Star Wars-An MTV Movie Special”, 1997, 21 minutes
I hope this might help!
Hmm, interesting coincidence, “Creamed Jeans” was the name of my garage band in High School!
I used UltraISO to open the .bin files and extracted them as MPEG files. From there, all you have to do is throw the first MPEG in MKVToolNix and append the other two to that first one and voila.
Thanks! I’ll try that and report back.
Edit: That worked! Thanks!
I don’t know if anyone else is having difficulties getting those mpg files to play under Windows 7. I downloaded this from the Spleen and mounted the bin/cue files and copied the mpg files over to my desktop, but no video player I have (WMP, VLC, MPC-HD) will recognize the files. I downloaded a convertor program and it doesn’t recognize them either. Any idea what I’m doing wrong or a suggestion? Do I need a special codec and if so, which one? Any help would be appreciated.
Ok, so I tried it with MPC-HC and it worked fine. Must be how VLC was handling it.
Thanks for responding and thanks for your work on this!
I just downloaded your BD and it looks very nice. I haven’t had a chance to watch it completely yet, but I did notice an audio hiccup in the transition from the Crawls/Flyovers to where the Tantive IV is shown flying toward the screen. It’s just a second pause in the audio, but I thought you would like to know. Perhaps it’s just my system (playing on an HTPC with VLC), but if others are experiencing this, you might want to try and fix it.
Just a word of thanks to vfxhooker for the links to the BD, nice job. I really like the Ralph McQuarrie concept art for the menus. Nice idea of adding the “sources” video as a bonus. It helps when showing friends and trying to explain the various differences and why this BD is so important. And as usual, thanks to Harmy and all those who helped in making the DeSpecialized Edition.
Just an addendum. I noticed that the fourth audio track (the '85 mix) is missing. It’s actually the isolated music track. Just thought I’d point it out in case you would like to make an update.
You’re welcome! I saw the reseed request on MySpleen and reseeded it for you.
I didn't realize asking about a possible documentary would start a controversy. Sorry guys! I wasn't asking for anyone to reveal themselves in a documentary; I was just hoping for an explanation of the process.
I'm impressed with the work and love for the Original Trilogy of everyone on this forum. Keep up the great work!
May the Force be with you all!
Thanks for your quick response.
And, by the way, I also liked the original Teaser Trailer inter-mixed with those transfer and clean-up scenes. Very nice!
Are those scenes from a planned documentary? I really hope so. It would be nice to see the process of how this monumental task was accomplished.
Great job guys!
I am blown away at how nice this looks, even before the final color correction and other things you said need to be done or replaced.
It really brings back memories to me of seeing Star Wars and Empire on the silver screen back in '77 and '80. There seems to be so much more depth to the image than in all the digital releases we've been given.
You've made this old time Original Trilogy fan extremely happy to see a future in which I will be able to watch the movies I grew up on and have loved for all these years.
One note, which I'm sure will get addressed in the final release, is I noticed the audio is slightly out of sync when the Jawas sell C-3PO and R2D2 to Owen and Luke. But it was nice to be able to hear much more clearly C-3PO's "Shutting up, sir" in the stereo track. It often gets lost in the surround sound mixes, at least in my opinion.
Thanks for all your hard work guys and may the Force be with you!
I love how the article describes the movie as: "The story is set 'a long, long time ago in a galaxy not too far from here' where Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) rules the Galactic Empire from his Death Star, an enormous artificial planet managed by Imperial Storm Troopers. ..."
I think he needed to watch the movie again! :-)
Brilliant as usual Frink! Another classic.
The restoration is looking great!
Also, you mentioned in the video about George's "Romantic" vision for some of these shots. I thought I also remember reading somewhere that he used pantyhose over the lens in may of the Tatooine shots, precisely for that purpose. Could that be the cause of those degraded globs which are on all prints?
Congrats, Harmy! You certainly deserve it.
Frink, thanks for making it possible to actually watch the Prequels! I've enjoyed the first two Fanedits and the clips from Episode III are looking great. You're "an angel".
Great news, or at least, hopeful news.
Thanks for the update Adywan!
I just hope we get some kind of "official" information about what happened and it's status; and, hopefully, it's proper transfer and preservation. Would be a shame if it was lost again.