The text around the outside is Gill Sans. The title text looks like Gotham but I’m not 100% on that one.
The art isn’t mine, I just put the thing together. The most I did was tweaking the lightsaber posters for the collector’s set and some very minor colour grading. But everything I made is in the zip linked above.
And here’s the Dropbox link to the rest of my covers. click here
Included are 6- and 10-disc versions (ie. 50GB and 25GB, respectively), as well as 9- and 13-disc versions including Adywan’s Revisited editions for when they come out. The individual covers are for Criterion-size cases, but I’ve also included standard-size versions of the complete set, because I’m one of the poor sods who can’t get Criterion cases (at least not without paying ten times their cost in shipping to Australia).
I’ve also included a 12-page booklet with the comprehensive details of the contents of the set; I’ve made a draft 16-page version for the complete set including Revisited, but, obviously, that won’t be able to be finalised until the Revisited versions are released, and who knows how many years away ROTJ:R is, so I haven’t included it in the upload.
Any comments, suggestions, or requests are more than welcome.
Here you go. Still having trouble exporting to pdf so a png will have to do. Open the image in a new tab to get the full-resolution version.
I’ll make you one. Shouldn’t take long to adapt my box set design.
Right, well, I think I’ll just be crawling into my hole now and thinking about my life choices. That’s a magnificent set.
I’ll be posting my covers soon, just been having trouble with exporting from Affinity. For some reason it doesn’t handle rendering starfields reliably.
Man, that’s a shame. I haven’t had the chance to download the set yet, due to limited bandwidth, so I’ll have to track it down through this thread later this year or next year. I have just finished my cover and disc art for the set, though, and I’ll be uploading that most likely at the weekend.
It’s a combination of two separate fonts: the uppercase is Trajan, and the lowercase is Albertus small caps. I’d advise getting the originals.
Schrödinger’s troll: posts stupid annoying shit, decides whether he was “joking” based on the response he gets.
“Joking” or not, you’re being a colossal dick. Delete your account.
I had no idea it was a joke, because it wasn’t funny.
All these covers are making me feel quite inadequate, but here’s my own contribution. I’ve deliberately kept details of this specific release off the individual covers, so you could use them for any release of the Despecialized Editions. I’ve done a 10-disc version (for people who can only do 25GB discs), disc art and a simple 12-page booklet as well, and I’ll be putting them all in a single zip file and uploading them soon. They’ll be better image quality than you can see here, I’ll be exporting them as pdfs not jpegs; this is just for the sake of having a preview.
Any comments, suggestions or requests are more than welcome.
I’m also planning on a variant of this set including Adywan’s Revisited edits, for when they’re all finished.
I’m not sure when it comes to describing a shape, but when it comes to media it isn’t. In computing “disk” refers to magnetic media (hard disk, floppy disk) while “disc” refers to optical media (Laserdisc, Compact Disc, Digital Video Disc). I’ve no idea why that’s the case, but it is.
Mainly just posting here so I can keep up to date on the thread. I don’t have the data allowance to get this set as it stands, but I should be able to grab it later in the year. I’m also working on a case design for the set, which I’ll share here when it’s done. Planning on two- and three-disc versions as well as a four-disc set including these plus Ady’s Revisited for completists. Any other suggestions or requests?
Son, just don't.
I'm not wedded to keeping the eagles, especially if we can segue from the mountain escape to the beginning of the second film, but my first cut needed to be a real book-purist one. I don't mind if my final cut omits things from the book, so long as it isn't any worse in that respect than the LOTR movies. (I still haven't forgiven Jackson for leaving out THE ENTIRE FUCKING ENDING.)
I've been having a go at this over the last couple of days. My rough cut of the first film comes in at 103 minutes (without credits). That's mostly been chopping whole scenes, although a number of times I've had to make fiddlier snips. That's just a first pass, though; I've been as generous as I can, with a view to cutting more later. I'll watch it through to see how the pacing goes, and try to shave off another half hour or so if I can.
Changes so far (that I can remember):
- Prologue completely gone (might use prologue from part 2 as a prologue; we need something to precede "good morning")
- Unexpected Party trimmed
- Troll scene trimmed for childishness
- Radagast severely trimmed (He shows up, quick flashback to Dol Guldur, then he dashes off; the extended chase scene is cut)
- No flashbacks to battle with Azog
- Rivendell trimmed; no White Council
- Stone giants completely gone and not missed
- Stupid CGI in Goblin-town gone; Great Goblin trimmed.
- Gollum introduction edited because as it stands it assumes the audience knows him; I want to introduce him more gradually and make him creepier for the audience who hasn't seen LOTR. This will need more work for continuity and pacing.
- Goblin chase almost completely gone — they start to run, it cuts back to Bilbo, next we see is the escape from the mountain. No stupid CGI.
- Azog completely cut until the pine-tree battle, and then cut down to be just another Orc. Thorin gets left behind or thrown out of his tree — we don't see — and they only realise when not!Azog's warg attacks him.
I may cut down Thorin's mistrusting-Bilbo arc, which was quite exaggerated from the book, in which case I can cut down the last battle even more, eliminate Azog, and lose a minute or two elsewhere.
I haven't actually seen the second film yet, so I'm not sure what I'll be able to do with it, but at the very least I'll try to eliminate Legolas and Tauriel and Smaug's golden shower.
TV's Frink said:
What happens on May 22nd?
EVERYTHING CONTINUES AS NORMAL.
As soon as I came out of the first film I decided this needed to be done. I'm making a start on the first part, will upload a rough cut at some point.
I'll be very interested to see this. Question: which version of the films will you be using as a basis? It could be very cool to stick entirely to the original versions (rather than SE or Revisited) and make the thing look like it could have been made in the '70s.
Also, a film as long as this one is going to be deserves an intermission, like an olde-stylee epic. Thoughts on where this might go?
ANHR had an adequate disclaimer/anti-piracy message on the DVD right at the beginning. I've not heard that Ady's plans for ESBR are any different, so I don't see any need to fuss about it.
I agree with Brash.
That idea actually has some narrative potential — if Han came out of the carbonite having lost his strength and confidence, it could do a lot for his character — so long as his arc for the rest of the movie was dealing with it, regaining what he'd lost and developing as a character that way.
The movie as it stands only does the beginnings of this. I'm not saying it has to be done, or that it even could be done, but it would be one way to try to improve the film.
Agreed. It's not a matter of doing something realistic in the first instance; it's a matter of doing what works as a piece of film and then finding a realistic (within the story world) explanation.
I never noticed his name in ROTJ, and lord knows I've seen the film enough times. If Adywan includes him in AOTC:R, I hope he goes unnamed (and mostly silent) in that film as he does in this.