Hello. I now have the official Blu-Ray release of not only the Original Trilogy, but the Prequel Trilogy as well on the same Blu-Ray set, so please send me a copy of the Despecialized Editions of the Original Trilogy. Thank you.
Wow, I was just about to do a preservation myself! Thanks for attempting to do this project. Could you please send me the link once it’s finished? Thank you.
If you’re looking for non-Adobe software to learn on, DaVinci Resolve seems to be very popular recently. Sony Vegas has long been a top choice for fan editors, too.
Hi. I’ve been thinking about your advice on color correction. I’ve been doing some research on DaVinci Resolve, but the Studio version is way too expensive. So, yeah, I don’t think color correction is going to be worked on for my projects. Besides, in my recreation of the Original Theatrical Version of Disney’s Fantasia, I personally think the censored scenes look good as they are, even without color correction. Thanks again for your advice.
Thank you so much for your suggestions. I really appreciate it.
Sounded a lot more like a demand that someone else do all the work for you instead of a polite request to me.
Like I said, I know absolutely nothing about color correction. It’s too hard and too complicated. And I know, I’ve tried it. Now, because of these posts, I personally started to lose hope in ever doing an “Ultimate Edition” of the Star Wars saga.
Never too late to learn. How you came off seemed rude and demanding. Most of the time with a project like you are trying to accomplish, the files are not just going to be there and ready. You will have to put in work with it. Everyone starts somewhere with editing. I recommend looking on YouTube for tutorials depends on your editor. I personally use Adobe Premiere for most of my work. Adobe has a 30 day free trial of it.
I actually tried to do color correction with one of my own projects, but it seemed too hard and too complicated. Also, I am personally boycotting Adobe products because of the lack of a perpetual license, so if you know of an alternative, could you please let me know? Thank you.
No one likes being told what to do, especially with things they spent time on and didn’t get paid for. Asking for it would probably be more effective in getting what you want. Just a thought.
I did ask for everything to be in 720p for my “Ultimate Edition” of the saga. I tried to be as polite as I could, but Jaxer proceeded to make fun of my request, possibly completely unaware of the fact that I know absolutely nothing about color correction. I was offended by their response, so I calmly stood up to them. If you thought I was being bossy, then I’m sorry if I sounded that way.
Yes sir, right away sir. Would you like your but wiped with rose peddles while you wait, sir?
This can’t be real…
Please do not mock me. I’m dead serious about this request because I know absolutely nothing about color correction.
About restoring the deleted scenes for the entire Original and Prequel Trilogies, I prefer my “Ultimate Edition” of the saga to be in 720p, which means I would like the deleted scenes from TPM to be in 720p as well, including the ones that made it in the post-2001 versions of the movie. Just to recap, everything must be in 720p for my Ultimate Edition of the saga. Thank you.
Hi, Molly. I don’t need your file of Mewtwo Strikes Back anymore. I’ve already found a file of Mewtwo Strikes Back exactly as it premiered in theatres in July 1998. The video was only slightly cropped, but I can handle it. Thanks a lot for your help.
Will it work for this: https://archive.org/details/dailymotion-x2oxlbx ?
Thank you so much for posting that link. I’ve been trying to find Mewtwo Strikes Back exactly as it premiered in theatres in July 1998. The video seemed to be only slightly cropped, but I can handle it. Again, thanks for posting the link.
I’ve just started my own preservation of this seeing as I’m having more success now. Unlike UncutIsSuperior’s, I’m going to be using already existing sources rather than creating my own and overlaying DVD footage over VHS where possible and only using VHS footage when there is no alternative. So the “episode” footage will be taken from the 2004 DVD’s, the opening titles (except for the episode titles shots) will be taken from the “Truckloads of Fun” AUS DVD, and VHS for the episodes title shots, nameboards, Screen Legends/Pickwick video logos, scrolling credits and any transition effects. I’ve even gone as far as to overlay the Screen Legends promo which I’m quite impressed with so far.
I’ve started with Series 2 mainly for 2 reasons. One, all the nameboard sequences are the same order throughtout unlike Series 1 so less work there, and two, It’s my favourite season. So far, I’ve just about finished “Thomas, Percy and the Coal AoS” and will do the other two Series 2 VHS’s, then I’ll move on to Series 1, then I will redo Series 3. Series 3 for the first 16 episodes because as already stated, they all have an early prototype narration my Michael Angelis and the early VHS’s have Series 2-style freeze-frame end credits. The opening titles, like Series 1 and 2 will be lifted from “ToF” AUS DVD.
The only drawback is that the transitions between VHS and DVD will me noticeable and Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 doesn’t have a colour-match plugin but with the results I have, it’s a huge step up from my own VHSrips.
That would be nice, but do you even know how to do the yellow vertical line split transition in between episodes? If so, could you please teach it to me?
Hello. Recently, I just got the idea for a recreation of the original broadcast version (OBV) of The Wiggles TV Series 1. All 13 episodes would be shown uncut, and as they originally aired on the Seven Network in Australia.
Now, most of the content from the show that was cut from the DVD release, I think, shouldn’t be too hard to find, but there is one part of content that has been found, but is incomplete and that is the “Kaz the Cat” segments. 12 of the 13 segments have been found via VHS recordings of the OBV of the episodes. Only one of the 13 segments is missing, and that is the segment from Episode 6 - Lilly.
If each of you could find some material that was cut from the DVD release, including all 13 Kaz the Cat segments, then that would be great!
I hope to see this idea become a reality in the future.
Hello. I am dying to have the 1997 Special Edition of the Star Wars Trilogy in Blu-Ray quality, so may I please have those? Thank you.
I think I already said that I need your file of the Original Theatrical Version of Mewtwo Strikes Back to replace the file that I have. (ripped from the LaserDisc version and therefore, not exactly as it originally aired in theatres) Well, now that I think about it, it would be more possible to obtain your file on MEGA, so may I please have the PM link to your file? Thank you.
I really want a preview copy of this, so please send a link to me.
If you want to recreate the OBV of those two episodes, use the Kaleidoscope 1985 VHS versions, or if you want to have a nameboard sequence, use the 1988/1992 versions.
I definitely want a nameboard sequence in between “Percy Runs Away” and “Coal”, just like every other pair of episodes from Series 1 and 2, so where can I find the 1988 or 1992 re-releases of the Kaleidoscope VHS tapes? Thank you.
Also on a side note, Series 3 had an “early narration” (by Michael Angelis) for the first 16 episodes which were only released on the original 1991 VHS tapes then later redone for TV broadcast and later VHS/DVD releases, as did 8 episodes from Series 4. I’ve already done a preservation of these myself but they’re also on YouTube;
Time for Trouble and other stories (Early Narration)
Trust Thomas and other stories (Early Narration)
Rock and Roll and other stories (Early Narration)
Back to your main goal, I really hope you pull this off and I’d love to help any way I can. I’ve already transferred my Series 1, 2 and 3 VHS tapes to DVD which I’m happy to share with you if they’ll be of any use.
I would love for you to share your transfers of Series 1 and 2 with me, as long as they have “Percy Runs Away” and “Coal” together as they originally aired on Children’s ITV. (complete with the name board sequences in between) Just so you know, I consider those “early narrations” for Series 3 and 4 more as prototypes than as the original version, so I’ll just use my UK Series 1-11 Classic Collection DVD set for Series 3 and 4. Thanks for your willing to share your tapes with me.
I have some of original masters sourced from foreign dubs with the original Clearwater card and all intact. Might be of use to you. PM me.
Do they have any on-screen bugs? And keep in mind, I’m wanting to recreate the OBV of the entire Series 1 and 2. This means that I need the first 52 episodes, 26 per series. Also, in Series 1, “Dirty Objects” needs to be paired with “Off the Rails”, and “Down the Mine” with “Thomas’ Christmas Party”.
Hi. I have seen some Thomas and Friends topics in the category, but there’s one thing I really want to recreate and that is the Original Broadcast Version (OBV) of Series 1-2 of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends. Now, the OBV of these first two seasons was only broadcast in the UK and therefore, will use the original British narration by the former drummer of the Beatles himself, Ringo Starr.
I’m trying to get all the materials for this recreation. Here are the materials I already have:
-A blank version of the intro (meaning no text on the screen whatsoever)
-The Bevan font (for use in the intro and closing credits)
-UK audio of every episode from Series 1
-The Clearwater and Britt Allcroft Logos from 1984 (Series 1) and 1986 (Series 2)
-Video footage of the nameboard sequences from Series 1 (with one of them I had to recreate myself)
Here are the materials I still need, but will be easy to obtain or make:
-Video footage of the Series 1-2 episodes themselves (meaning without the intro or the closing credits)
-A still of the final shot of every second episode (2, 4, 6, 8, and so on until 52)
-UK audio of every episode from Series 2
-Video footage of the nameboard sequences from Series 2 (probably no recreations here)
Now, I also need to put in the Bevan text, but Filmora didn’t work the way I wanted to with that job, so I need another option.
At last, the hardest material to find, and that is software that can recreate the yellow vertical line split transition in between episodes. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then watch this video:
If anybody knows of a program that can help me with this project, then that would be awesome! Thank you.
I actually plan on making my own “Ultimate Edition” of the Star Wars saga. It’s going to be the full movies with some deleted scenes, so I would like to see deleted scenes from the entire Original and Prequel trilogies restored for this project. Thank you.
P.S. For the Original Trilogy, most of the footage will come from the 1997 Special Edition, but some footage will be taken from the Original Theatrical Versions (e.g. Han and Greedo, Jabba’s Palace song). I am dependent on you and Harmy for my Ultimate Edition of the Star Wars saga, along with those who are trying to recreate the Original Theatrical Versions of the Prequel Trilogy. As a matter of fact, I would also like somebody to recreate the Original Theatrical Version of The Force Awakens, as well.
Just, wow! I’m surprised anyone would be able to recreate the Original Theatrical Version of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. I am really tempted to have it. Thank you.
P.S. Now, if only you could recreate the Original Theatrical Version of Episodes II and III, the entire Prequel Trilogy could be restored.
Hello. I’m just wondering if you have to own the official Blu-Ray release of the original trilogy to get the Respecialized Edition '97, just like in the case of the Despecialized Edition. Thank you.
P.S. Can’t wait for the Respecialized Edition '97 of both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. I’m kinda excited for those.
Molly, could you please seed your .ogm file of Mewtwo Strikes Back? It has absolutely no seeds whatsoever. I already have the Original Theatrical Version of Mewtwo Strikes Back, but it’s ripped from the LaserDisc copy and therefore, not exactly as it originally aired in theatres in July of 1998. I need your .ogm file to replace the LaserDisc version I have. Thank you.