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Pheran

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#958102
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set (Released)
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darthrush said:

towne32 said:

I’ve used this one for a couple years: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-External-Blu-ray-SE-506CB-RSBD/dp/B00JJGFRIQ/

edit: huh, looks like they have a few low ratings since I purchased. Not sure if they had a bad batch or if people just don’t know what they’re doing. I’ve recommended it to people here before, and they got it and liked it.

Ok, thanks for the reference towne 😃 I’ll maybe look at some other software options and see what works best within the limited budget of a high school student haha

I put this Pioneer in my new PC build:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129075

It’s $63 now but was on sale for $54 when I bought it. It’s an internal drive though, not sure if you are looking for internal or USB.

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#931501
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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moviefreakedmind said:

Pheran said:

You must be really out of the loop, because it’s not being released to the public. If it was Mike would face legal action from Disney. Our best hope it that Disney adopts it for an official re-release of Star Wars.

I have some hope for that. Given that Disney takes no action against Harmy, Adywan, or 1negative_team, I find it curious that they would make such threats against Mike. Obviously, Mike’s work is on a much grander scale than any of those I just mentioned, but perhaps they have a desire to use it for their own re-release.

Yes, the news that Mike has shared recently is encouraging. As for the legal action, Disney has been tolerant thus far. And though Harmy’s work is amazing, it’s still a patchwork of various sources. Legacy is a pristine 4K scan/restoration taken directly from multiple 35mm copies of the original 1977 Star Wars. It is so flawless that its release would render any attempt by Disney to re-release the original film nearly moot. That’s why I think that Mike has been warned about the potential consequences of a release. On the flip side, Mike has effectively already done all their restoration work for them, so I’m optimistic that they will adopt Legacy, and hopefully offer Mike some well-deserved compensation for all his hard work.

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#931477
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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LeLwrence said:

Colson said:

LeLwrence said:

The videos on Vimeo are awesome. Are there more shots completed other than those?

The entire movie is complete. I believe this has actually been screened once or twice.

Wow I’m so out of the loop. That’s awesome news. Are there plans to release it to the public soon?

You must be really out of the loop, because it’s not being released to the public. If it was Mike would face legal action from Disney. Our best hope it that Disney adopts it for an official re-release of Star Wars.

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#885621
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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TK428 said:
Once Disney finally gets the mindset that this is basically ‘found money’, it will happen. Quite frankly, I’m fairly certain just given the lengths Disney goes to to please fans that this is a fait accompli. Perhaps the only thing left to decide is a release date. Mid 2016 to tie in with the Blu-ray of The Force Awakens? Or Christmas 2016 when Rogue One is in cinemas? Or May 2017 for the 40th Anniversary?

It’s when, not if at this point.

I just hope they are smart enough to use Mike Verta’s work on Legacy when this happens.

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#720648
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD - V2.0 - MKV & AVCHD (Released)
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hairy_hen said:


The '93 mix of ESB contains a few glitches, so I did a bit of restoration work on it since it was the primary source for the new 5.1.  This includes declipping, declicking, and noise removal, all with iZotope RX 3; as well as patching editing mistakes in the laserdisc source.  I shall therefore upload this corrected copy in AC3 form to be included in the MKV.


Are you saying that the ESB 2.0 AVCHD has the bad version? :(

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#698749
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Farid said:


Harmy sir, could your new computer spit out an AVCHD version of v2.5, while we wait for the scripts to be finished? ;)



That'd be swell! :D


That's not a bad idea. I never clamored for this since the changes were so minor over 2.1, but since the new system can handle this much more easily, it would be nice to have the current version on AVCHD.

One of these days I'll get around to buying a Blu-ray burner.

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#638833
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD - V2.0 - MKV & AVCHD (Released)
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I'm pretty familiar with the Star Wars SE and the various ridiculous changes it contains. In the case of Star Wars, Harmy's release is the clear choice to watch. But then I thought about TESB and realized that I'm not nearly as familiar with the SE. In fact I'm not even sure I've ever watched it. I know there are less changes than in Star Wars.

So, here's a curious question - do you feel that there are "showstopper" changes (like Greedo shooting first or the awful CGI Jabba) in the Blu-ray TESB SE that mandate watching Harmy's version? Or is it more just a preference for seeing the original theatrical version of the film?

PS: This question is not meant to detract from the amazing work Harmy is doing, it's great that he has made an original version available for us to view.

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#627968
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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I'm watching parts of 2.1 now and it looks amazing. A couple of questions:

Will there be any updates to the disc or box art for this release?

Harmy, how much "PR" do you want on other forums? I post quite a bit on another tech forum and I'm sure many folks there would be interested in this release, but I don't want to advertise this project in any way that is against your wishes.

As always, thanks Harmy and everyone else who contributed to this fantastic release.