Of course a shit-ton of overall quality would be lost, but ConvertXtoDVD will take an MKV then build a DVD structure and burn the DVD. This is NOT recommended for anyone wanting HD quality, but at least you’d have a DVD to watch until you can move up to BD.
I do like what they did musically for the Alien 3 Fox logo.
Jason Wingreen passed away on Christmas day, which makes what you are doing all the more important, Harmy. I had to pop in TESB DE today just because I can. We know the true voice of Boba Fett!
I don’t know about that. Rey remembers and has a vision of when she was ripped from her family on Jakku followed by the ship she came from flying away. I don’t think Luke would have knowingly done this, even if his failure as a master was around the same time. I would also think there would have been recognition between the two at the end. I guess all we can do is hurry up and wait to be sure.
I’ll throw my hat in and make it simple.
FINALLY, after 32 years, there is a FOURTH Star Wars film.
I’d just like to say that the Facebook arguments regarding Harmy’s lack of respect for George Lucas’ artistic vision are quite entertaining, but also a little frightening (just like any good carnival ride)
I especially like the whining about the infiltration of Star Trek groups by “Star Wars people” because of all the attention on TFA going on right now. And let’s not forget the “Star Trek vs. Star Wars” posts, pictures, and attempts at memes. There was a person that actually thought the Enterprise-E could take on and destroy the Death Star.
To me that wiki sample of flanging has this cool ominous sound - any chance it could have been done on purpose in that scene?
No, not a chance. That music was not designed to be heard like that, as evidenced by the soundtrack albums and collections themselves. If it happened that way on the CD, LP, cassette, reel to reel, or 8-Track, then there would be no issue. Although I must admit it still would sound out of place if it was meant to sound that way. I just wish there was a print somewhere that didn’t have it. But even if they existed then, they likely wouldn’t exist now.
Yeah I’ve brought up the “wind tunnel” occurring during the Emperor’s arrival before. The music is actually a hodgepodge of 3 different cues, and NONE of the source material has that flanging, phasing in and out effect. That tells me that it luckily didn’t happen at the scoring sessions, but at some point when being mixed down for God-knows how many prints were going to be produced. I have yet to experience ANY copy of that part of the film that this is fixed. It drives me nuts as an “audio guy”, but unfortunately it was used as the master for umpteen million releases, even the BD. If it were up to me and I knew how to work with video, I would assemble the track and put it in the film. But, it is what it is. Something happened in mastering and mixing that made the speed of the film change slightly from the sound going on at the same time or vice versa. So yes, Ben Burtt makes mistakes like everyone else.
Here’s the Wikipedia page about flanging, and there is a sample to play as well.
K. Daz cool.
At about 1:42:26 when R2-D2 is malfunctioning from being shot, aren’t a couple of the attachments on his head from the SE or BD?
Im new here and so I apologize if this question is an old one, or if for whatever reason you find this offensive:
Is the current Despecialized Edition of Return of the Jedi the [for all intents and purposes] final version? Or are you still working on it? Im very excited to download the trilogy and I plan on burning them individually onto BR disks and creating custom menus and whatnot for them, so Im just curious to know if I should wait off on Jedi for the time being if there is another version being worked on.
Thanks for all of your hard work!
A workprint for the upcoming version 2.0 of ROTJ is currently making the rounds. It’s more or less a test and feedback kinda thing. But, the finished v2.0 will be done as soon as Harmy can make it happen within his schedule. If I were you, I’d wait for 2.0 to make a label and burn a BD with.
No shit. It’s from a concept entitled “humor.” 😃
Harmy, in the immortal words of Zefram Cochrane as he gazed upon beauty for the first time:
Yes, it was at 30:34 that I was talking about. When I went back to the scene and played it a second time, it definitely did not appear nearly as jarring and fit in nicely. Again, I can only thank my crappy eye condition for needing a second viewing. Sorry for any trouble that may have popped up.
I’m sure you’re already aware of this, but there is a closeup of Luke on the Tatooine Skiff that looks worse than a TeleSync. It only lasts a few seconds, but man does it shock the eyes!
My apologies if it’s already been noted, but the “Bring Solo and the Wookiee to me. They will suffer for this outrage” doesn’t exist on this workprint.
Do you have to fill in captchas for the mega links as well?
Mega seems to be working much better. It’s not screaming at me for captchas. Thanks, Harmy. 😃
I’m getting parts of it now, but I REALLY hate those captchas. When I was diagnosed with Diabetes, my eyes were really effected, and I’ll be damned if I can read most of those damned things. I thought my JDownloader 2 was supposed to handle captchas, but it must have expired or something. It’s worth the effort, but if someone has an idea that might help, I’m willing to try.
I am having vision problems and this tiny phone screen ain’t helping, so please bear with me…
Can the person(s) that are making boxsets, covers, and labels for the DE contact me? Or perhaps there is a thread I didn’t see? Please let me know.
Thanks for the video, Harmy. Your cat is ADORABLE. 😃
i was just thinking of how awesome it would be to see v2.0 of ROTJ before seeing TFA. Harmy, how far along is ROTJ?
Thanks, towne32! PM sent. :)
Wow, so much negativity around a film that we haven't seen all of yet. I am just grateful that Lucas stepped down and anything would be better than what he would churn out.
I can't get JDownloader 2 to grab the 1080p trailer from Apple Trailers. Those bastards. If anyone has it or knows of a program that might have better luck obtaining it, please PM me.
Does anyone have the 1080p .MOV available to share? I can't get JDownloader 2 to grab the damned thing.
We are getting so close to that "day that will be long remembered" when the GOUT is nothing but a memory of a years-long recurring nightmare.