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#1320280
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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MaestroDavros said:

a_o said:

I wonder what Mike Verta thinks of the 4k version on Disney+ and coming to UHD later this year, when compared to the product or progress of his work on Legacy.

He hated the colors of the Reliance Media restoration from which these new masters are sourced from. The raw SDR colors of the Disney+ look very similar to the RM (muted and washed out), but as DrDre pointed out on the 4K Restoration of Star Wars thread the HDR adds back a lot of color and looks far more saturated.

He discusses is here: https://vimeo.com/123475322

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#1303431
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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peasejust said:
Who wants a 20g file? Seriously. Just provide a smaller version like 8G. ~5000kbps or more, something like that. I’m supposed to store 60G just for the trilogy on my HD? How much HD space do you think people have?

Just amazing. Throws out complaints and rude demands, without a thank you or please in sight.

Just gotta love the entitlement generation.

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#1302442
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Info: The "Lost Cut" Of ANH
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Rikter said:
This is referred to as the Mandela Effect. I think your personal memory is due to multiple stacked convoluted memories of the movie, radio dramas, the books, and the various making of’s. We all experience these types of memories to various degrees and the longer ago it was and the more you’ve retold the story the more “real” these jumbled memories become.

That’s really interesting – didn’t know it had a name.

Getting back to topic, I saw SW as a teenager soon after it came out (70MM, Paramus NJ), but sadly it wasn’t the Lost Cut version.

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#1280883
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Star Wars Trilogy SE bluray color regrade
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Darth Lucas said:
This is an unfortunate case of the bluray shot just not being very good. It’s clear so much of the detail was lost in the initial “restoration” process for this shot that brightening it up like that introduces so many ugly artifacts in the shadows.

Does that matter though? Isn’t the goal of Dre’s color correction to apply it to 4k77?

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#1214902
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4k77 released
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towne32 said:
This seems a bit over the top. No, it shouldnt have said A New Hope in the main release, but pretty much everyone who enjoyed the film on any home media release, before things started actually getting batshit in 1997, has memories of it that way.

It seems like the main thing going against it is what faithwyn suggested, where it reminds people of the later, terrible changes that would be made. But that sounds like a personal issue, and a side release wouldn’t affect anyone that doesn’t download it. After I did an optional ANH version of Despecialized 2.6, I made sure it was only done for 2.7 in secret, by PM, because of people getting irrationally angry about it. 😃

You’re 100% correct here. Someone offering a version with the 81 crawl, or with DNR, or with Jar-Jar rotoscoped in doesn’t affect the glorious non-DNR 4k77 I have, and I shouldn’t really care what custom versions people want. That being said, I remember how much I was annoyed that they added it when I saw it on the big screen in 81. I’ve always resented revisionism. And I feel exactly like Faithwyn feels about it:

To me, that was the first warning shot across the bow that Georgie was not
content and would alter the film further. Every time I see it I get a little angry.

But hell, that’s my problem. If anyone can make an 81 version, or can cajole someone else into creating it, then go for it. I’ll avoid making any snarky comments about it going forward.

And yeah, my analogy breaks down here, as you can indeed do a little revisionism. I just find it funny 😉

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#1214579
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4k77 released
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Faithwyn said:

rainbow battle kid said:

any chance of someone making an “a new hope” crawl for this?

I doubt it, if they did it would no longer be a theatrical preservation.
To me, that was the first warning shot across the bow that Georgie was not
content and would alter the film further. Every time I see it I get a little angry.

Agreed, completely. Trying for a little revisionism is like trying to get a little pregnant 😉

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#1208615
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4k77 released
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GZK8000 said:
Does this mean that Mike Verta’s color correction is revisionist, since in his restoration the blacks are really blacks, and that would not be representative of how Star Wars looked in theaters in 1977?

What I’ve seen of MV’s work sure looks revisionist to me. Check out https://vimeo.com/123533858

At 3:30 or so, he says that “it never looked like this in theaters”.

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#1070967
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Fang Zei said:
George himself released the original versions on dvd, albeit in terrible quality, which is what we’ve been waiting all this time for the new regime to rectify.

That was just to kill the market for LD-rips on DVD. And GL called them an extra – not a standalone release.
The last genuine release was on VHS.

Talking about hypothetical future changes to George’s version and saying whether or not you’re going to release earlier versions that already exist seem like two totally unrelated things to me.

Well, we really don’t know, due to the poorly worded questions given to Kennedy. But there is no reason to think that Disney has any obligation to release the theatricals just because they were released in older formats. Anyway, I hope your interpretation is correct, and mine is wrong.

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#1070698
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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yoda-sama said:
Also, I don’t know if it is necessarily disheartening that the head of Lucasfilm has announced they aren’t further ruining the OT through continued SE dicking around.

Her saying “Those will always remain his” is disheartening to me, because I take it mean that they’ll respect GL’s “vision” for SW – which would mean no theatricals, ever.

And I couldn’t care less if they screw around with the SEs further. 1997, 2004, 2011 – none of them are Star Wars to me anyway. Hell, I didn’t like it when they added “Episode IV” to the crawl in 1980! (Yes, I was old enough to care).