I purchased a brand new copy of the reel a few years back but I don’t know if I should open it. Maybe to digitize it but that would mean I would need to dig in the shed trying to find the reel machine. So what do you guys reckon?
If you are talking to me, then I don’t know. I wasn’t able to find the files online.
Luke’s T-65 X-wing fighter.
Whats the catalogue numbers of the reel? It should be written on the top of both reels and the left/top edge of the box. Also what contents are included? I bought one recently and I just want confirmation.
Appreciate the help
Not all DVD’s were great though. Most DVD’s defiantly looked better than a VHS and the quality of sound debatable (it depends on the quality of tape and if your tape includes HI-FI sound or not). But when compared to LaserDisc, not all were even close to the quality of picture or sound. But overall, DVD’s were far superior. Easier to manage, easier to play, easier to store, easier to buy, easy to control and things of the nature.
“When the prices started dropping from “Laserdisc” enthusiast level down to the $200 range, electronics stores (hah, remember those!) were basically shoveling the things out the door by simply connecting a VCR and a DVD player to the same TV and pushing a button on a switcher.” Yes I do remember:).
It is pretty much a VHS on a disc. The only the that differentiates them is the audio. VHS had a ‘warmer’ sound. The power of Hi-Fi.
This is what it looks like:
I actually found one last night. Not even joking.
I am reading this:
DVD’s were still new during that time period. Now if I remember correctly, the DVD was technically invented in 1995. But most countries didn’t have them. Mainly because, the cost of DVD’s were expensive and other platforms like VHS or LaserDisc were also still available and people had already adjusted to them. Plus they were still making improvements to make them more versatile. Anyway, the worldwide release for the DVD in 2000 was the right move considering the year 2000 was a new millennium. The new era of technology.
But sometimes luck can go your way. Hopefully today considering its Saint Patrick Day
Yeah. I search a specific title and the complete opposite comes up. Whenever I seem to find one on Discogs, the next day they’re gone. So its pretty frustrating considering how much time I spend trying to find one.
Though this wasn’t always the case. A white label didn’t have to be a promo. For some countries like Argentina, it could have a standard lp face with words translating to “Not for sale. Promotional copy only” or something on the lines like that.
Standard Lp face (Promo) for Empire Strikes Back (Argentina): The words “Difussion prohibida su venta” are the words stating that it is a promo copy.
But it can also come down to the distributor. For Star Wars, there was a promo but it wasn’t a white label either.
Standard Lp face (Promo) for Star Wars (USA): The words “Not for sale” mean it is a promotional copy.
RSO were generally known for making white label promo’s for the Star Wars soundtracks but in 1977, the rights for the Star Wars soundtracks were given to 20th Century Fox (As they were the a part of the production set for the movie) but weren’t particularly known for white labels (giving reason why there wasn’t one). Until 1980, when the rights were given to RSO. They made the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi soundtracks. But, according to https://www.discogs.com/John-Williams-Star-Wars-Return-Of-The-Jedi-The-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/master/55429, there is no documentation of a white label promo for Return of the Jedi. But some speculate that there is but you can never really be sure. Because the images provided (if provided) are from those who own the album because you can edit the database. I am a collector and I’ve trying to find these for years. Given why I have so much knowledge on this topic.
Standard Lp face for Empire Strikes Back (USA)
White Label (Promo) face for Empire Strikes Back (USA)
Does anyone know?
I recently bought a CD varient of this soundtrack unware that is the in fact a record verison. So I got excited and started searching the web for one. I finally found one on eBay but, I did some futher reasearch and apparently, there is a white label promo verison as well. So I got excited again and started looking for a white label promo (the difference between a white label and a regular record label is that a white label was made before the actual record was released to the public. It also (obviously)had a white label on the centre of the record where you would place the record on the player and it was a promotion copy (hence why its called a promo). So I eventually found one not realising that it was a previous auction that had ended on August 2015:(. So ever since I discovered the white label for this particular record, I havent stopped looking for it since and now Im tried. So basically, I need help. Does anyone own one and is willing to sell, does anyone know anyone who owns one and does anyone know if there is any other records shops online (Ive seen almost all of them)? Appreciate any help possible as this means a lot to me.
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Anyone have these records?
Thanks for the correction.
For me personally, from growing up watching A New Hope, there are many scenes that I like. But if I had to simplify it to one, it would be the scene on Tatooine with the binary sunset. Every time I listen to that scene, it gives me goosebumps. I guess it’s just grows into you after time. John Williams did a phenomenal job.
Now please, no more negative talk. This was meant to be an enjoyable discussion referring to TPM. I’m happy to hear you dislikes or approvals about the film, but there need in starting an argument because we disagree with a statement.
I’ve grown up with several movies (not just Star Wars) over my time and to this day, I still watch them. They can never get boring no matter how many times I watch it. If you love so Star Wars so much, then you wouldn’t particularly dislike a Star Wars movie. The only reason I don’t praise Disney’s Installment to the Star Wars universe is because I grew up into a different generation of Star Wars. Where life was fun and no criticism was made. But in saying that, I can still watch the Disney’s trilogy even though I dislike it. You enjoy a movie more if it’s a movie you hate. Every movie has it faults.
I disagree totally. TPM is definitely not as bad compared to Disney’s installment. But I have my reasons.
I think there is more than 2 imports for TPM on VCD. Which one’s do you have?
I know. That’s why I said “almost”. But, most of the visual effects were CGI except mainly the spaceship/control station scenes. The spaceship from the negotiations scene was defiantly an old school model explosion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd6sbCi4qgA). As was the scene near the end when Anakin Skywalker blew up the Control Ship and Yoda (before the release of the DVD) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFcWCpxynuA) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz8RgJ_9lwc). Also, the DVD releases for TPM aren’t particularly that bad compared to other home video releases. It’s much better then the VCD and possibly better then the VHS in some aspects. Though, the Laserdisc release will always be the better way to watch the original theatrical version of TPM.