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RUKUSBUILD3

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#1427711
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Video8 release of ROTJ (and more Video8 information on the Original Trilogy)...
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JayArgonaut said:

Wow, everything gets released in Japan!

@oojason: good research with unearthing the photos for the JPN release. The inevitable insane question has to be posed - will someone track these down and preserve them? 😄

I have been hunting a set (from each country) for while now. I’ll be sure to preserve them once I obtain them 😃

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#1409171
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Info Required for an OT magazine advert for TEAC!
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RUKUSBUILD3 said:

The one I saw on eBay was taken out of a magazine, or at least looked like it was taken out of one, the pictures and colours looked sharper and there were staple marks on the side:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Print-Ad-1978-TEAC-Tape-Recorder-Star-Wars-X-Wing/123979280548?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I just received word from the guy who previously owned this listing, and he said that this particular copy was sourced from a Playboy magazine.

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#1409138
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Info Required for an OT magazine advert for TEAC!
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The one I saw on eBay was taken out of a magazine, or at least looked like it was taken out of one, the pictures and colours looked sharper and there were staple marks on the side:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Print-Ad-1978-TEAC-Tape-Recorder-Star-Wars-X-Wing/123979280548?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

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#1397279
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For Sale: Star Wars 1977 First Reel to Reel soundtrack George Lucas ATTENTION!!! - $200
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cboy007 said:

I recently purchased this set on Ebay still sealed. It just seemed like a pretty cool collector’s item. I don’t know if I dare open it. Would the sound on these be any better than LP or CD? I’d really like to have these transfered to find out.

The sound quality of reels would beat almost any CD ever made. As for LP, it depends. Most reels were done with high speed duplication transfers as mentioned earlier (big boo boo). It can also depend on whether or not the reels were recorded on 7 1/2 ips tapes. Nothing can beat the high frequencies of the outer grooves on vinyl but in saying that, at least the frequencies from a reel are consistent all the way through. Both can have an edge on each other.

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#1397272
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For Sale: Star Wars 1977 First Reel to Reel soundtrack George Lucas ATTENTION!!! - $200
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PaulCoddington said:

cboy007 said:

I recently purchased this set on Ebay still sealed. It just seemed like a pretty cool collector’s item. I don’t know if I dare open it. Would the sound on these be any better than LP or CD? I’d really like to have these transfered to find out.

Depends on the tape speed and how well the duplication process worked (high speed transfers, I imagine, perhaps not so good). If middle tape speed, I would guess part way between cassette and LP. The tracks on these tapes are fairly narrow which does not help either. Ageing might cause further losses and print through (creating faint echoes due to tape being pressed against itself in storage). Also, it would pay to get advice from someone who knows about this stuff at an advanced level as old tapes have been known to strip themselves on a single play (see “baking” suggestion in an earlier post - something I would not try by guesswork).

It also depends on the machine you play/record it from. Ageing is defiantly a factor that can contribute degraded tape, but I have cassettes that are 30 years old and they still play efficiently. Tapes manufactured in the 70s/80s are known to last but it all depends on how its stored and if its stored in appropriate conditions. And most importantly, if its well away from magnets.

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#1390019
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4K99? It bugs me that there isn’t a decent theatrical release of the Phantom Menace
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It bugs me that there isn’t a decent theatrical release of the Phantom Menace. VCD is horrible, VHS is VHS, even Laserdisc isn’t that great. I had an idea overnight about a new project idea that someone could potentially pursue in, 4K99. Even though the changes from the original were so minor, it would be good to restore the theatrical release on digital format. This is merely an idea.

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#1387723
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<strong>4K77</strong> - Released
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HI,

I’ve been pointed to this direction regarding the 4Kxx films. I’ve been wondering for some time on how to download it. Now if I’ve done my homework correctly, it states that you can download it from various sources of private torrent trackers by likes of Myspleen. Since its ‘private’, registration is closed and access is obviously restricted. I’ve learned however, that 4Kxx content can also be accessed from its dedicated website:
https://forums.thestarwarstrilogy.com/. Like Myspleen, it to is restricted unless given an invite code from a forum member. Rather than going through all this trouble on trying to make a Myspleen account and such, I would much prefer downloading it from the website if deemed possible. Any help on matter is much appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Kind Regards

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#1382800
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The Phantom Menace - anyone want to chat about TPM?
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JadedSkywalker said:

I always thought so too about the LPCM since i don’t have an ac3 demodulator. But i watched the preservation with the Dolby EX track and it blows the 2 channel stereo mix away. It isn’t logical or scientific but i think it sounds better than the DTS cinema tracks and even the blu ray audio.

I’ve always preferred the sound quality of DTS more than Dolby. I wouldn’t think Dolby EX could stand even a glimmer of chance against Blu-ray’s uncompressed audio tracks.

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#1368247
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Star Wars Original Trilogy - Video 8 format
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SilverWook said:

I’ve seen Japanese copies on Ebay, not sure if they were released in the U.S. or not.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-Trilogy-ULTRA-RARE-1991-JAPAN-8mm-VIDEO-x-3-IMPOSSIBLE-TO-FIND/392888948164

A PAL copy of ROTJ featured in one of techmoan’s videos on Sony 8mm Video Walkman gear.
https://youtu.be/pdObeF9VHiA

@Sliverwook, I’m pretty sure Video 8’s were only released in Japan and potentially the UK. The U.S I believe never saw a release. I’m definitely not spending $4000 on three cassettes. I wish I started looking earlier!! Everything was cheaper then. I guess I have to wait until it comes for a reasonable price.