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#1360015
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Is it Lucas, or Fox, who has prevented the restored OOT release?
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I wasn’t talking about rumors - just the demand for the OOT.

Big money is obviously subjective. In the context of certain bootleggers selling hundreds of sets on certain sites for £40, $50 ot $80 - and we’ve all seen multiple sets go for $100 or more on ebay. Given the profit margin on these cheaply made sets… and the numbers sold over a period of 5 ot 6 years now by just a handful of the known bootleggers… that’s big money (to me, anyway). Many officialy released films haven’t likely sold as well over that time. So it is indeed quite lucrative - the bootleggers seeing all the profit - unlike an official physical media release does.
 

The demand is actually high for the OOT because people still want them - and still ask Lucasfilm about them; obviously, that’s not just us. That Lucasfilm don’t respond to the requests anymore is on them - and does not negate the demand.

(Maybe they still feel burnt with their claims back prior to the 2006 GOUT release about the demand, and what they actually released in the end? 😉)

 

As for the ‘And it’s not hundreds of thousands, either’ - you’ll likely find it is. I’m not just talking about the bootlegers, but also the many who’ve downloaded it on public torrents, private torrents, usenet, dodgy download sites. Many of which have made additional dvds or sets for friends, colleagues and family, or just helping other out online, like people have one here.

That one guy who set up his server claimed over 11,000 downloads, and if I remember correctly he only offered that free service for less than a year. Then, you have the same again for the NJVC sets, and again the differing version releases of Despecialized… where a good percentage have likely re-acquired them to get the latest version.

It all adds up. It may not be figures you may think or want - yet they are there, and significant - far more than just us on this site or similar like-minded other sites - as demonstrated above.

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#1359993
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Is it Lucas, or Fox, who has prevented the restored OOT release?
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^ and yet demand for the preservation projects of them remains very high - probably as high as it ever has been.

This is especially the case with so many bootleggers making big profits from illegally selling Harmy’s, adywan’s, and TN1’s (and others) projects - with eBay and other sites reluctant or not interested in doing much at all to stop it ($$$).

As I said in my early days on here… when you ask anyone from Lucasfilm what the question they get asked about the most is… and they’ll tiredly answer with a variation of ‘when are the original versions coming out?’

^ It is the same now as it was 15-20 years ago.
 

Just with thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of fans, all with Harmy’s Editions on their shelves or computers.

Many of them would still jump at the chance to buy an offcial release of the classic version - if done with the care, attention and quality it deserves. As would many others, including those who’ve proably never even seen the original version or know much about them.

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#1357495
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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EvantheKidDS said:

ChainsawAsh said:

You can always, oh, I dunno, create your own version exactly the way you want it to be, and make your own thread about it to discuss it there.

I promise you people will be more willing to talk to you about your ideas there than they are in Adywan’s thread about Adywan’s edit.

That’s not what I would do. I’m not a professional at this. Plus, that would take me years…

You gotta start somewhere, kid 😉

But please not in here - thanks.

 

Seriously, if you want something then go make it happen yourself.

Nobody starts off as a ‘professional’ - probably every talented editor on here wasn’t happy with their first project (or draft/workprint of it). But they started off by ‘having a go’.

They learnt, improved, took on board criticism and ideas, and learnt some more. They became better and more experienced, and likely did more projects… improving along the way, and maybe with a few mistakes on the journey too.

I imagine it took a number of the good ones on here years too.

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#1357484
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The vintage (and not so vintage) OOT T-shirt thread
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doubleofive has some ‘ReleaseTheOriginalTrilogy’ tshirts, and other merchandise, up for sale:-

https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/user/star-wars-visual-comparisons

 

‘I’m putting together some #ReleaseTheOriginalTrilogy merch, anyone have any suggestions?’

^ https://twitter.com/doubleofive/status/1275099979548438530

with half the profits going to charity 😃

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#1357355
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Laser Disc theatrical editions - which one should I buy?
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Which set you wish to buy can depend on a few things - like your budget, or which box set art appeals to you? Do you want the best picture quality, or sound options, or simply what is generally perceived to be the best all round set?

Do you have a laserdisc player that is capable of playing discs from differnet regions, ie from Japan or PAL (if you are US based)?
 

There are a few ‘laserdisc to DVD’ preservation projects on here in the Star Wars Preservation section of the site, the Index pinned at the top of the section had many of them listed. It also has links to detailed info on each laserdisc set - audio/video information and some ‘pros & cons’ too, and is well worth a read.

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#1357354
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Star Wars Theory's Darth Vader Fan Series
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G&G-Fan said:

So… should I feel bad for liking it and being hyped for part 2?

Nope.

You like it and hyped? Cool.

My post was just a ‘heads-up’ (for anyone who doesn’t know about it) as to what the fan film guy did for his first Vader fan film.

And how he is promoting funding for his 2nd film; ‘I can’t crowdfund Vader Part 2, but it is going to a lot big bigger and detailed than Vader Part 1 which cost me a lot of money… [cough] but please use patreon to fund my channels and buy my merch’. (paraphrasing from his video linked above).

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#1356949
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI - Grindhouse 35mm LPP (Released)
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Timo005 said:

why did you remove the download? because i would like to download it.

There was no download link to begin with.

The information in the 💡 Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com; Introduce yourself in here + useful info within 💡 thread, other sections, pinned threads and various ‘Index & Help’ threads around the forum all contain what you need to know on how to acquire various projects, & also on how this place works - and doesn’t.

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#1356944
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Star Wars Theory's Darth Vader Fan Series
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The man has a patreon for his many channels - carefully wording his videos as to give the impression any patreon monies will not be used for his Vader fan films. Which in turn seems also an advert for them; along the lines of ‘I can’t ask directly for you guys to fund my fan film - but you can instead donate to my channels here, and also buy merch for the fan film / my channels - links are listed here’

His new fan films, he claims, are going to have higher production values than before, larger scale, more actors etc - and really wants to let you know he badly wants a house - but will forgo that to do these films - and then mentions to donate to his patreon and buy merch based on the fan film (and his other stuff)…
 

My Final Decision with the Channel’ - 17 minute ‘Vader fan film Ep II announcement’ youtube video:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sywiXbm3-c (the comments are worth checking out)

 

As others have previously said, he threw a hissyfit when Warner Chappell claimed he was using a very similar version of ‘The Imperial March’ music in his first Vader Fan Film - of which Warner Chappell own the licencing rights to.

Instead of doing what most fan film editors or fan editors would do, and remove the offending short piece of music - or replace it, he used the situation to kick up a massive long-running furore over it, which he documented in a series of youtube videos and social media posts… as a massive PR stunt for himself and his fan film.

(Which he repeatedly let everyone know cost a LOT of his money, to the point where it seemed he was hinting at/asking for money to cover his outlay? ‘I’ve spent a lot of money on this fan film, by the way, here is my patreon and merch’ type of statements)

His previous claims as to being in communication with Lucasfilm and other companies are apparently without any proof or copies of the supposed correspondence. He was also seemingly caught out referring to non-Star Wars companies as being ‘Lucasfilm’ or ‘Disney’, and incorrectly claiming Disney as being the company that had made the claim on the music used in his video - where it was music licensees Warner Chappell. Still, who needs facts when you’re chasing clicks, fame, ad-revenue?, and promoting your content? (cough)

He was very clever throughout; a lot of hearsay, claims and emotions - with appeals aimed to those who have issues with Disney / modern Star Wars / SJWs? etc - but provided no proof of communications with Lucasfilm, Disney or other companies he claimed he was in correspondence with, at all.

Many others didn’t believe his claims too, though he has done quite well out of them.
 

Though that’s just my two cents on it.

And now he’s back for more? Hopefully he won’t be creating dramas promoting his fan film this time around, but I wouldn’t bet on against it. Though if this Vader II fan film is as average as the first one, he’ll likely need something to take the focus of its ‘mehness’.

 

btw - there are some cool fan films in that thread ooj linked to - and also an index of fan films with individual threads on here too 😃

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#1356242
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Articles &amp; info that highlight / call for a classic version release of the Original Trilogy
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Will Disney Ever Release the original pre-Special Edition Star Wars Movies?’:-

https://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com/2014/02/17/will-disney-ever-release-the-original-pre-special-edition-star-wars-movies

^ a 2014 article
 

A snippet… The full thing:-
 

"With the sale of Lucasfilm last year to Disney, came a new hope for a “proper” release of the original, original trilogy – the films generation X grew up watching over and over again. Unless there was some contractual clause we are not aware of (and there certainly could be), Disney does not have any of the emotional hang-ups or concerns about Lucas’ “original vision”, or about trying to tie the original films to the prequels that so concerned Lucas himself. More importantly, Disney has a history of re-releasing classics “for a limited time on Disney DVD and Blu-ray”, simply to make more money. They surely know that releasing a truly high quality Blu-ray of the Original unaltered Trilogy will sell at least a hundred thousand more copies of Star Wars, and could therefore cash in quickly by making a small, but very vocal, section of the Star Wars fan base (myself included) very happy.

However, A year after the sale we still haven’t seen this release – Christmas came and went without incident. While, Disney could be waiting for Episode VII to hit theaters and cash in big at that time, there are other factors we need to consider. A lot of people assume that the original version is locked away in a vault somewhere just waiting to be transferred to DVD and Blu-ray, but the reality is that by all official accounts, the original negative was chopped up to create the Special Edition. A very good, and detailed, documentation of the restoration and creation of the “Special Edition” is available at the Secret History of Star Wars site.
 

ILM was working on many dozens of new shots, and an even larger amount of enhanced shots, using digital effects to re-do, expand, re-edit and otherwise alter many scenes in the film. When these were completed, they apparently were printed onto film and re-cut into the negative, replacing the original negs, which were undoubtedly put back into storage. As a result, the negative for Star Wars is filled with CGI-laden modern alterations. When Lucas says that the original version physically does not exist, this is what he really means–the negative is conformed to the Special Edition.

 
That being the case, it would likely be prohibitively expensive to repair and restore the original negative – it would cost millions – far more than the projected revenue from sales. Even that recent “Dear J.J. Abrams” video could only lure about 125,000 people to sign their petition.

As a compromise, Disney could simply scan several of the original surviving 35mm prints of Star Wars (several such projects are underway by fans at the moment, by Mike Verta, Team Negative 1 and others) and create a very high quality 1080p version of the original Trilogy that way, which might appease the fans and be far more cost effective compromise.

However, even assuming that they are able to create a restored version, they would then have to secure co-operation 20th Century Fox which controls all theatrical and home video distribution of both Star Wars Trilogies (at least until 2020), and they own distribution rights to A New Hope in perpetuity. Like the Marvel characters that Fox owns in perpetuity (the X-Men), Star Wars could be seen as something else that they have to hold hostage over Disney. Of course, owning the Marvel characters allows Fox to continue to make X-Men Movies, which earns them millions of dollars, making it a wise business decision. Refusing to distribute a restored original Star Wars Trilogy sounds like an extraordinarily bad business decision. Fox has nothing to gain by doing so, and to refuse is just to say no to what could be a rather sizable pot of cash, so we’re confident that Disney and Fox will be able to reach agreement on this issue. Perhaps they will agree to allow Fox to distribute future Star Wars films – after all, a Star Wars film without the Fox fanfare at the beginning just wouldn’t be the same now would it?

We’ve had our hopes dashed so many times that at this point we all have a “believe it when we see it” attitude, but with Episode VII primed to restart worldwide Star Wars mania, there has never been a better time to re-release the original, original trilogy. At this point, which do you think would sell more copies? A repackaged 2011 Blu-ray (which is still on sale) or an HD version of the films we remember from our childhood and which haven’t been given a proper release since 1995?"
 

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#1356240
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Articles &amp; info that highlight / call for a classic version release of the Original Trilogy
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‘Star Wars’ Films Coming to Blu-ray Next Year

The NY Times’ https://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/14/star-wars-films-coming-to-blu-ray-next-year - 2010 article
 

A snippet… The full thing:-
 

"Though nearly 35 years of “Star Wars” fandom have yielded all kinds of memorabilia inspired by George Lucas‘s outer-space epic, including light saber lookalikes and wearable replicas of Princess Leia’s slave costume, one holy grail has lately eluded fans: a video version of the “Star Wars” films that takes the fullest advantage of their top-of-the-line home theater systems.

That’s a Death Star-sized void that Lucasfilm plans to fill shortly. On Saturday, the studio is to announce that it will release all six live-action “Star Wars” features on Blu-ray DVD in fall 2011. A boxed set containing the Blu-ray versions of the movies, spanning from 1977’s “Star Wars” through the final 2005 prequel, “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” will mark the first time the films have been offered in a high-definition home format, and will include documentary features and previously unseen footage.

Given Mr. Lucas’s exacting standards for film presentations (he founded the THX company) and Lucasfilm’s embrace of digital movie technology (digital projection was used for the theatrical release of all three “Star Wars” prequels, and the last two prequels were shot digitally), many fans expected that high-definition versions of the “Star Wars” features would soon follow.

But in a telephone interview, Mr. Lucas said he had been waiting to see if the Blu-ray format would be widely accepted by home viewers.

“We’ve been wanting to do it as soon as we possibly could, but we just wanted to do it when enough people would be able to buy it and see it,” Mr. Lucas said on Friday from the Star Wars Celebration V convention in Orlando, Fla.

When the original “Star Wars” movies were released on VHS in the early 1980s (along with other short-lived home video formats), Mr. Lucas said sales were slow to take off at first.

“We came out with ‘Star Wars’ right at the beginning of VHS,” he said, “and we sold 300,000 copies.” Within a few years, he added, “They were selling 1 million, 2 million, 10 million. So we learned from that experience that if you’re too early in the marketplace, there’s just not enough demand for it.”

In the case of Blu-ray, at least the potential for galactic-scale sales exists: a recent report by the media firm DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group said that nearly 2 million Blu-ray players were sold in the first half of 2010, an increase of 103 percent over last year, for a total of 19.4 million such devices in the U.S.

Mr. Lucas said the versions of the first three “Star Wars” films – “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” – included in the Blu-ray boxed set will be the special-edition releases that were shown theatrically in 1997 and digitally restored for a 2004 standard-definition DVD boxed set.

Perhaps bracing for the reactions of fans who decried some of the changes made to the special-edition films – like, say, an exchange of gunfire between Han Solo and a certain green-skinned bounty hunter – Mr. Lucas said that to release the original versions of these films on Blu-ray was “kind of an oxymoron because the quality of the original is not very good.”

“You have to go through and do a whole restoration on it, and you have to do that digitally,” he added. “It’s a very, very expensive process to do it. So when we did the transfer to digital, we only transferred really the upgraded version.”

And while some viewers might want the “Star Wars” Blu-ray release in time for this year’s Life Day – that is, the Wookiee holiday that roughly coincides with the start of the holiday shopping season – Mr. Lucas said a 2011 release was the earliest possible date.

That, he said, was partly due to continuing work on the additional Blu-ray features, and partly to factors beyond his control.

“We’ve been working on them for quite a while,” Mr. Lucas said, “but still, there are pipelines. Unfortunately, the recent releases get priority over what we call the classic versions of things.”"

 


 

In a 2010 article on SavingStarWars•com - The Star Wars Blu-Ray Blues - author Michael Kaminski addresses some of George’s claims and quotes made at Celebration V - and gives a fuller and clearer picture as to restoration process, as well as the ability of Lucasfilm to preserve, restore and release an official unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy films:-
 

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#1355656
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Articles &amp; info that highlight / call for a classic version release of the Original Trilogy
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Here’s Why Old School STAR WARS Fans Should Be Insanely Excited About The Disney/Fox Deal’:-

https://revengeofthefans.com/2018/05/03/heres-why-old-school-star-wars-fans-should-be-insanely-excited-about-the-disney-fox-deal - 2018 article
 

a snippet the full article…
 

"While the bulk of the discussion about the creative pros and cons of Disney’s acquisition of Fox have centered on how it’ll impact the Marvel Cinematic Universe– since it means that Marvel Studios will now have access to the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties- there’s one crucial bit about this deal which could be huge for old school Star Wars fans.

See, ever since George Lucas deemed it necessary to go back and tinker on the Original Trilogy to create Special Editions of each film in it (A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of The Jedi) there’s been a desire by Star Wars purists to have the original theatrical cuts get a proper HD home release. Sadly, that’s never come to be. If you want the full HD cinematic experience, you have no choice but to watch Lucas’ reworked versions of the films.

In 2012, Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney, and- briefly- there was hope that the Mouse House, with its unlimited resources, would give the Original Trilogy a proper home release. But those hopes were dashed when it was revealed that, despite Disney now owning the Star Wars IP, Fox actually retained the rights to the first film in the series: A New Hope.

With Fox hanging onto A New Hope, that meant that Disney wouldn’t be able to release the unaltered Original Trilogy even if it wanted to. Also, Fox would have no real incentive to release an unaltered A New Hope on its own, since it would essentially just be hyping up a property it doesn’t even own anymore.

Now that Disney is on the verge of owning Fox, though, that could all change.

Depending on who you ask, there are other- more technical- hurdles to deal with. For starters, back in 2006 Lucasfilm claimed that the original prints of the films were altered during the process of putting together the Special Editions:
 

“As you may know, an enormous amount of effort was put into digitally restoring the negatives for the Special Editions. In one scene alone, nearly one million pieces of dirt had to be removed, and the Special Editions were created through a frame-by-frame digital restoration. The negatives of the movies were permanently altered for the creation of the Special Editions, and existing prints of the first versions are in poor condition.”

 
Not only that, but George Lucas himself has asserted that it would cost “millions of dollars” to reverse the changes made.

However, the passionate folks behind SaveStarWars.com have said that the process isn’t as impossible as others would have you believe:
 

“The negative is conformed to the Special Edition edit, because there can only be one original negative. So, technically speaking, the negative assembly of the originals does not exist. But it would be very easy to simply put the original pieces back in and conform it to the original versions. Actually, in a theoretical modern restoration, they would just scan the original pieces and make a digital edit, especially since disassembling the negative puts a lot of wear on it. There are also secondary sources, such as separation masters and interpositives, both of which were used to make duplicate pieces to repair parts of the original negative for the 1997 release. So, basically, the official Lucasfilm stance is a lot of crap, designed to confuse people who don’t have a thorough knowledge of how post-production works.”

 
It should also be noted that Lucasfilm’s old stance on this issue was likely influenced by Lucas himself who, at the time, was adamant that the Special Editions were the “real” versions he wanted to be considered canon. Specifically, while discussing the infamous “Who shoots first?” alteration and other changes made to A New Hope, Lucas has said “[The Special Edition] is the movie I wanted it to be, and I’m sorry you saw half a completed film and fell in love with it.”

With George out of the picture now, and Disney on the verge of owning the original negatives and the distribution rights for A New Hope, we’ve never been closer to the Original Trilogy getting a proper release in the premium formats now available to us.

And even if it would cost millions, we have a feeling Disney has some spare change rolling around somewhere…"
 

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#1355654
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Articles &amp; info that highlight / call for a classic version release of the Original Trilogy
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Disney’s Fox Acquisition Likely Won’t See Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Released’:-

https://comicbook.com/starwars/news/star-wars-disney-fox-original-films-special-edition-release - 2017 article
 

a snippet…
 

"In the late '90s, the world of Star Wars changed forever when George Lucas oversaw the development of the Special Edition trilogy, which featured the original films getting updated special effects and modified scenes. Many fans have been desperate to own the original, unaltered versions of these films in a high-definition format, which seemed like it would never see the light of day.

With Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, who previously held the rights to the first six films in the saga, many think that one result could be the release of those unaltered films. As one Lucasfilm executive recently pointed out, the issue surrounding their release wasn’t related to legal rights, but due to an adherence of Lucas’ wishes.

Pablo Hidalgo, a member of the Lucasfilm Story Group, took to Twitter to preemptively address the big question he was sure to be asked repeatedly."
 

 
"While Hidalgo doesn’t explicitly state what is keeping the original films from being released on Blu-ray, subsequent replies paint a pretty clear picture of the situation.

The stumbling block in releasing the unaltered films comes down to George Lucas claiming that the definitive versions of his films were already released on Blu-ray in 2011. Disney now owns the rights to the original films, but Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has always adhered to Lucas’ decisions about the original films, which will likely continue for the foreseeable future.

If the studio hierarchy ends up shifting in the future to the point that Lucasfilm execs no longer believe in Lucas’ vision, the recent acquisition could cut through some of the red tape, despite those releases negating Lucas’ beliefs about the films he created.

Currently, the highest quality versions of the unaltered films that exist came with a 2006 DVD release of the trilogy. Initially, the Special Edition trilogy was released on DVD in 2004, but limited editions of the set were released two years later that featured both versions of the films, with the original trilogy files being taken from the laserdisc releases of the films, which were relatively poor quality.

Star Wars fans can’t help but get excited over the world of possibilities relating to the future of the saga, but we won’t be holding our breath about ever seeing a Blu-ray release of the original, unaltered trilogy anytime soon."
 

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#1355516
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The OT.com discord - how and where do I get a link for it?
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According to this:

‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com in General Assistance

oojason said:

Does this site have a social media page?

 
There is an OriginalTrilogy•com twitter page, here - https://twitter.com/originaltrilogy

There is also the OriginalTrilogy•com Discord server, which you can ask to join, here - link

 

 

and this:

Join the OT.com Discord server! - in Announcements

Jay said:

We’ve opened an official Discord server so members of the forum can chat in real time. For the time being, we’re restricting access to forum members only.

Please PM either Anchorhead or SilverWook to get access.

When you join, please change your nickname to match your forum username. Just like forum socks, spoofing other members is against the rules and will result in a ban.
 

Edit: To join the Discord all members must have made at least one post on the open forums here at the OriginalTrilogy.com

PM either Anchorhead or SilverWook and ask them for a Discord invite 👍 😃
 

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#1355359
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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screams in the void said:

^ That colorful poster was a mail in promotion for Hi-C fruit drinks …a friend of mine had it when we were kids .I remember I thought it was cool but wondered why Luke seemed to be looking away from Vader while fighting him .

Thanks Screams. It was starting to frustrate me trying to work it out! 😃

You are spot on about Luke too, I didn’t even notice that before!

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#1355352
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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I love this video simply & effectively explaining how The Mandalorian series used new ‘virtual set’ technology to film the show:-
 

Why ‘The Mandalorian’ Uses Virtual Sets Over Green Screen’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufp8weYYDE8 - at the Movies Insider youtube channel. (7 minutes)
 

The blurb:-

“For decades, film and TV productions have used green and blue screens to place actors into new environments. Now, LED walls are revolutionizing this process by projecting 3D environments in real time behind actors to provide the illusion of being in a physical location. These methods were put to the test on Disney’s “The Mandalorian,” of which over half was filmed indoors on a virtual set. This process of combining traditional cinematography techniques with advanced world-building technology effectively eliminates the need for a green screen.”
 

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#1355164
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'Star Wars: Squadrons' - video game
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I am very much looking for to this - and was that Wedge in the trailer? It looked like him…
 

Some more information and game details on the official site:

Star Wars: Squadrons, a new space combat game, coming October 2’…

https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-squadrons
 

'Today, Lucasfilm and EA revealed Star Wars: Squadrons, a new space combat game coming October 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and playable via virtual reality (VR) on PlayStation 4 and PC. Developed by Motive Studios, Star Wars: Squadrons promises thrilling first-person, 5v5 multiplayer space dogfights, monumental fleet battles, and an original story set during the final days of the Galactic Empire and the rise of the New Republic after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

“We created this game for every Star Wars fan who has ever dreamt about soaring across the galaxy in their favorite starfighter,” said Ian Frazier, creative director, Motive Studios. “Through the collaboration of the teams at Motive and Lucasfilm, we’ve been able to create a high-fidelity starfighter experience with an authentic storyline that invites Star Wars fans to explore never-before-seen corners of the galaxy in their own ship. We’re excited to show all this in action at EA Play Live this week.”

The first Star Wars space combat game to be released in years, Star Wars: Squadrons will feature deep craft customization, in-depth strategy, and gripping gameplay modes. In Star Wars: Squadrons players will enlist as starfighter pilots, stepping into the cockpits of legendary starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets. They’ll plan skirmishes with their squadron in the briefing room before taking off to space battles across the galaxy.

Players will engage in strategic 5v5 multiplayer space battles with the goal of demolishing the opposing flagship in Fleet Battles and feel the rush of first-person multiplayer combat as they work with their squadron and execute the best tactics to defeat as many opponents as possible in Dogfights. Pilots will triumph as a team, adjusting the composition of their squadrons to suit their playstyles as they progress, crushing their opponents and completing objectives across known and never-before-seen locations, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan. Presented in first-person, Star Wars: Squadrons is truly immersive, and gamers can play it entirely in virtual reality on PlayStation 4 and PC.

As players move up the ranks, they’ll earn components to modify and enhance their starfighters such as weapons, hulls, engines and shields; gain cosmetic items to customize their cockpit, ship exteriors, flight suits and helmets; and receive bonuses, all unlocked via gameplay, in a clear path for progression. In addition, players will be able to squad up with their friends and play against others, regardless of platform, as crossplay will be supported on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and VR.

Star Wars: Squadrons will also feature a single-player story that brings to life events following the Battle of Endor when the Rebel Alliance has successfully destroyed the Death Star II. Through the story, players will learn what it means to be a pilot as they battle from the alternating perspectives of two customizable pilots, one serving in the New Republic’s heroic Vanguard Squadron, while the other fights for the Galactic Empire’s fearsome Titan Squadron. The authentic story features a diverse cast of original characters, as well as some cameos from familiar faces in the Star Wars galaxy.

Check out EA PLAY Live on June 18 at 4:00 p.m. PT for the reveal of more information on Star Wars: Squadrons.’

 

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#1354771
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YouTube/Vimeo/etc... Star Wars finds
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screams in the void said:

Darth Vader: An Icon In 34 Minutes
Nerdwriter1

The Nerdwriter is a series of video essays about art, culture, politics, philosophy and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5NhHBjyJe4

Interestingly , Vader only had a total of about 34 minutes of screen time in the entire original trilogy !

A really enjoyable breakdown video, with some decent information and insights too. Thanks, Screams 😃

 

 

Housekeeping Droid’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjVMInT5F_g - 2 minute video

The blurb:

‘I made a few special modifications to my Roomba, because if you’re gonna have a robot cleaning your home, why not make it the droid you’ve always been looking for?’

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Help Wanted: I can't download the 4K77 edition
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There are no downloads for any content on this site.

What 4K77 download are you talking about, jbastard75?
 

(Maybe you’d be better off asking at the https://forums.thestarwarstrilogy.com? Or looking through the 4K77 thread on here to see if others have had the same problem / posting your question in there?)
 

Mod Edit: The Some info & help for TN1’s 4K77, 4K80 & 4K83 projects of the Original Trilogy… thread in the General Assistance section of this site also has some useful links and information to threads on the 4KXX projects that feature here on the OT•com
 

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The vintage (and not so vintage) OOT T-shirt thread
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oojason said:

No worries mate - they have a large collection of Star Wars t-shirts, and other franchises too.

They’ll also make t-shirts for you if you put up a design 😃

(I don’t often go to teepublic anymore though - I just spend too much time browsing the many designs and seeing far too many t-shirts I’d like to buy!)
 

Your own design? Awesome. Thanks ooj 😃

Edit - found it: can also easily sell your own design too with no set up fees, whether you sell 1 tshirt or 1000.

Wow! There are 50 pages of Star Wars tshirts on there!
 

SilverWook said:

This has to be my favorite one, for obvious reasons. 😉

Fantastic tshirt, I have not seen that image for a long, long time 😃