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Rikter

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#1295672
Topic
MagnoliaFan Edits - "Balance" and "Clone War"
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I will be re-uploading the original DVD’s again to Zippyshare as there has been some interest in these edits again. I realized I don’t have any NFO’s for these so I’m going to have to create new ones before I upload them and I’ll take all of the covers posted in this thread and add them to the DVD-Rom.

Update to come.

RiK

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#1295590
Topic
Ewok Movies and the Holiday Special in HD or Blu-Ray
Time

gary1 said:

That would be great and not wanting to consume your time, there was the following, ANGRYSVN “Star Wars” RELEASES but unfortunately cannot be found anywhere
BLAK0002: RETIRED - The Ewok Adventure LD transfer
BLAK0003: RETIRED - The Battle for Endor LD transfer

MANY thanks

My BLAK0002 & BLAK0003 where actually VHS transfers I typo’d my old list but the email trade list was correct (see below) the LD transfers were going to be released but then the official discs came out and I could not rip them.

The Ewok Adventures Episode I
Angrysun VHS transfer and DVD authoring of ‘The Ewok Adventure’ aka ‘Caravan of Courage’
NO LONGER FOR TRADE - Official Release available (Amazon.com and most retailers)

  • Release BLAK0002
  • 1 DVDr
  • Fan Preservation
  • Source: U.S. VHS transfer
  • Interactive Menu
  • Custom Cover Art available

The Ewok Adventures Episode II
Angrysun VHS transfer and DVD authoring of ‘The Battle for Endor’
NO LONGER FOR TRADE - Official Release available (Amazon.com and most retailers)

  • Release BLAK0003
  • 1 DVDr
  • Fan Preservation
  • Source: U.S. VHS transfer
  • Interactive Menu
  • Custom Cover Art available
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#1295358
Topic
Ewok Movies and the Holiday Special in HD or Blu-Ray
Time

Okay the DVD’s with the LD transfers will not rip (I tried three PC’s now) the Ritek RiDATA has visible separation and the IDE drive that may have them will not initialize but I’ll try to recover the drive here at home and work. But my VHS to DVD master MPEG2 files on Taiyo Yudens ripped!

So if anyone has any interest in the VHS preservation hit me up and I’ll link you. Direct password links can be found on snahp.it if you’re a member.

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#1294633
Topic
Ewok Movies and the Holiday Special in HD or Blu-Ray
Time

SilverWook said:

They did that badly in the UK? And I’ve never heard of a print being destroyed just because a movie did badly. I’ve seen prints of Howard The Duck on Ebay over the years. 😉

I know it was just a wild ass statement (fake news!)… But its known to have happened from time to time.

In all honesty since it was a limited release, so we would have to know how many screens it showed on and I would estimate 3-5 so there may have only been that many copies of each film. I have a suspicion that for the DVD’s they may have used the Lucasfilm archives 35mm’s for the DVD transfers.

So I wonder if the VHS and laserdiscs are sourced from the broadcast tapes? Damn I can’t really remember them that well so I’ll have to watch them in the next few days. I’ll transfer the MPG’s to my TiVo and find the differences based on the interwebs information as I do not have the official DVD’s.

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#1294315
Topic
Ewok Movies and the Holiday Special in HD or Blu-Ray
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ThiefCobbler4ever said:

I realize something for a while now; is it possible the DVD versions of the Ewok movies are actually the international theatrical versions (I.E. changes made for that market as opposed to the US television versions)?

I have a feeling they are as from what I understand the official DVD has the Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure title card. The LD rip I have is as I watched it as aired “An Ewok Adventure”.

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#1294176
Topic
Ewok Movies and the Holiday Special in HD or Blu-Ray
Time

Rikter said:

I ripped them from my buddies LD’s long ago to my old Terrapin DVD recorder via S-Video, I’ll dig them up as just now checked and I do not have them on my SATA drives so I’ll dig up the IDE drives and DVD’s

I found the RAW Terrapin DVD’s burned to Tayio Yuden’s in 2004(?) so I was able to rip them - not the greatest quality but I do recall using the two hour mode/

So is anyone still after these?

RiK

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#1234199
Topic
BLAK0056 - STAR WARS - The 1982 Video Rental Library VHS Preservation MP4
Time

Hey gang!

Long time no poss but I’m back and have a new preservation to share that I found on my regular download site. It’s a MP4 of the 1982 Star Wars Rental tape! I think that it looks better than the last few as it was not converted to DVD, you can find it on myspleen.org!

STAR WARS - The 1982 Video Rental Library VHS Preservation MP4

FILE DETAILS

Video Format…: MPEG-4/800x600/Letterboxed 1.33.1/NTSC
Codec…: H264/MPEG-4 AVC (part 10)(avc1)
Audio Format…: MPEG AAC (Stereo/189kbps/48000Hz/32bit)
Size…: 5.25 GB

RELEASE DETAILS

Genre…: Science Fiction Adventure
Type…: VHS Transfer
Source…: 20th Century Fox, Video Rental Library VHS
Preservationist…: Unknown
Release Catalog…: BLAK0056
P2P Releases by…: Blaksvn-Torrentz
Torrent Tracket…: Myspleen.org


//Featured Preservation//

STAR WARS - The 1982 Video Rental Library VHS Preservation Transfer MP4

Release Format…: VHS
Release Date…: May 27, 1982
Studio…: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Comments…: Video Rental Only release

The rental library version was released in May 1982 on VHS and Betamax. The tape had a rental-only window until September of that year. Note the sticker on the lower, right corner of the back. All rental copies carried individual serial number to help track them. There should be a corresponding sticker on the rear flap of the actual tape.

RELEASE CREDITS

Original uploader: kchrules @ forum.snahp.it

ENJOY and word to the Spookiest!

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#1232113
Topic
STAR WARS: Preserving a Saga - My attempt at a documentary film...
Time

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

I set out to document the lack of the original trilogy on DVD as well as the release of the prequel films (like I said a LONG time ago!). At that time I had over 250 hours of footage from I & II’s opening nights where I had interviewed fans both old and new on their take of the new films as well as the OT, but sadly I was robbed and they got all of my video equipment, my laserdisc players, and they also stole all of my films footage, my computer with software (legit even!), the movie files, and took the release forms. They also got my DVDs including fan films, originals, soundtracks and even the VHS tapes (Reason #1 I’ve not been able to seed old torrents). Most of you know I lost interest in Star Wars after this happened and . . . the prequels . . . well, that’s another discussion entirely. EITHER way, my point is, after The Force Awakens my love for the movies was also rekindled.

Now, I would really like to finish what I started (proud, Yoda would be) and this is going to be a challenge for me as I have no idea what I’m doing, but I know I have an workable idea. Jay and the older members of this forum have always been an inspiration and faithful allies to me in all my Star Wars endeavors and I’m here to ask for your help.

I still want to save the OT and I found a way for me to make an attempt at it. I’ve started a project with a few dear friends here in Albuquerque and have approached a few of you via private messages and it seems like it’s rolling forward.

So the basic premise is that the OT much like Alderaan… may be gone forever!

I’d like to document our collective history and efforts in saving it on our own, and more importantly the fact that Lucas has and is actively presenting his own revisionist version of OUR history.

I have a bit of an idea on how to approach this documentary but the point of this post was to official announce this project and also ask for any assistance/guidance the community may have so if you’re interested in offering anything from suggestions, effects, editing, social media or other skills to this project please contact me via PM’s and please feel free to post here also. As always this is a not for profit project - full disclosure we will start a fund raiser to help finance this.

I will continue to update this thread as this project moves forward as of now I’m near completing a proposal of the documentary (also my outline) and have started on storyboards V.1.

Thanks for reading my slightly incoherent, longwinded ramblings, and look forward to somehow seeing this project through.

Word to the Spookies!

  • Richard aka Rikter Blaksvn
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#1102072
Topic
Despecialized Edition Piracy on ebay
Time

I used to go crazy when I saw Darkside Dealers pimping my DVD’s and the covers I created on eBay but after a while I realized I could not let it upset me. Someone somewhere will always take advantage of others works.

Sure they may profit from our creations against our wishes but at least they are out there being watched, loved and are a cherished illicit collectable in a fans collection.

Word to the Spookies.

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#1102064
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

Harmy,

I finally got around to a bit of free time and have been catching up on the OT and related projects and DAMN. I’m so happy to have Star Wars back in my life after the tragic episodes and now that I started to prowl around my old web haunts I’m so glad to see that you’ve done some fantastic work here Harmy! I love the little SE bits and the recolouring.

The Force is strong with this one.

  • RiK