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What is your main way of watching the Original Trilogy?

I tend to watch whatever version of the films is easily available to me at the time. If I’m at my computer and I feel like watching Star Wars, I’ll connect my external hard drive and watch Harmy’s Despecialized Editions. If I’m channel surfing on TV and see that one of the films is playing, I’ll watch that one. If I’m at my brother and sister in-law’s house and they feel like having a movie night, we’ll watch their Blu-rays of the original and prequel trilogies.

Long story short, I go with the flow, though on occasion I’ll seek out a specific version if I really feel like watching it (like the Special Editions rather than the theatricals, etc). It all depends on the moment and how I’m feeling.

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Hey everybody!

I’ve been here at OT for a few months now, but I guess it’s finally time to introduce myself. Everyone online calls me Nexol, and I’m tempted to see what truth be told I was brought here by the same thing that I’m sure drew a lot of others here as well: Harmy’s Despecialized Editions. I sought out these fan preservations because the scholar in me wanted to be able to appreciate something as close to the original theatrical releases of the films as possible. However, in the months that have passed, I’ve silently browsed around and found that there’s so much more to the website than simply being a dedicated forum: it’s a home for Star Wars fans from all walks of life.

Being a 90’s kid, I grew up watching both the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy as part of my childhood. My brother and I have a love and appreciation for the prequels, both because and despite the rather controversial elements (I loved Jar Jar when I was a kid and I still do, no matter how obnoxious he may be for some). I remember seeing both Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in theaters with my family, and it was amazing seeing what I would later come to know as a Shakespearean tragedy unfold before my eyes.

That being said, while I had seen the original trilogy when I was younger, my family only owned it on VHS, so by the time out VCR stopped working around 2007-2009, it was a long time before I was able to actually sit down and watch the original trilogy again (don’t ask me why, but my parents never went out and bought the OT again). So, for the majority of my young adulthood, Star Wars (for me, anyway) was the prequel trilogy. They were the only ones that I could sit down and watch with my family at any given time, so I was able to come to a long-term understanding of the tragedy that plagues the character of Anakin Skywalker. I know I’m not all that special in this regard, but I figured it would be best to give my exposition dump of a backstory here of all places.

Adding Subtitles &amp; Menus to DVD's of Harmy's Despecialized?

I’m in the same boat as you, unfortunately. I would love to find a way to implement a DVD menu or subtitles to the DVD copies of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions, but I’m afraid that I don’t know a way to go about it. I plan on making a set of Despecialized Edition DVDs for my aunt, as she recently expressed interest in re-watching Star Wars but hasn’t seen any of the films since they were originally released. I really would like her to be able to watch the versions she remembers seeing in theaters with the option of subtitles, should she need them.

As for making a menu, I’ve wondered about this myself. Aside from the now-defunct Adobe Encore, I don’t know of many other DVD/Blu-ray authoring software that people have recommended. I’ve heard mixed things about Vegas DVD Architect, but their page is here if you want it: . It’s a bit pricey, but it handles both DVD and Blu-ray authoring and menu creation.

Hope you get a good lead on things soon.