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#1316134
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Star Wars vs. A New Hope
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Forgive my laziness for not checking the rest of the thread, but when did it first get marketed as A New Hope? From what I can tell, all the marketing until 1995 referred to it as Star Wars, when the faces set referred to it as A New Hope. Was there a time prior to this in any sort of media (with the exception of the on-screen title) not calling it Star Wars?

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#1305753
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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bttfbrasilfan said:

Petrovelly said:

Can you guys make some more comparisons? I’m very curious about the Battle of Yavin, Endor, and Hoth. Also Cloud City.

Yes, I’m curious too. Also, how are the Alderaan and Death Star explosions?
Did they forget to redo any of the subtle 2004/2011 changes? Like the cell block “bars melt”, for example?

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMh7UH0DbCPGxQyEOdmfmYiFnh3lgoBNNLCPnHTQnvyCtXQnScSo8L_vR3x6A9y_Q/photo/AF1QipMOdCBhls9R5ZwHke30Yv4bKe5W2YiRy8r4B_wi?key=aDFfLXE3clp4SldVcndkalc3UjJ4UlU2ZUlDb0JB

How is the paint out of Sebastian Shaw’s eyebrows in ROTJ? Does it look any different?

The melted bars are there. Haven’t checked out ESB or ROTJ myself yet.

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#1305090
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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They definitely started from scratch at the negatives. All the 04/11 changes look slightly different, indicating that they recreated them.

As far as the UHD set goes, I’m certain that it’s not going to be Blade Runner style. If anything, I anticipate a “remastered” (i.e., not restored) version of the OUT. honestly, that’s all I want at this point. HD would be fine. I just want them available for the general public so they don’t fall into obscurity. I know for my sake, the 4KXX releases will always be an option, but that’s not the case for everyone.

Also, have there been any comparisons to determine if this is a new scan of TPM?

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#1299250
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“The Ride of a Lifetime" - book by Bob Iger. Lucas mention.
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captainsolo said:
And the whole going back to film is a misnomer generally used for marketing. Everything is done digitally in effects and post anyway outside of a few exceptions and the film shoots will do a immediate scan back to digital where everything is manipulated to within an inch of its life thus making the original capture methodology null and void.

The dynamic range of film is greater than video cameras currently, and it has no real upper limit on resolution (though you stop extracting detail somewhere between 4 and 8k for 35mm). There’s a lot more workable data in film than digital at the moment.

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#1291721
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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For me to buy it, it has to be new or exclusive content. I’ll probably buy it even if all they do is remaster the SEs.

What’s incredibly frustrating is how comparatively easy and cheap it would be to make a quick IP transfer. For most people, myself included, that would absolutely be good enough. While I appreciate high quality fan preservations, they’re not very accessible for the general public.

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#1288714
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70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA!
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Valheru_84 said:

So with the recent revelation of George Lucas himself having signed off on this public screening of a legit unaltered '77 Star Wars, I wonder what it could mean for the below matters:

  • George’s changed stance/view on the original theatricals?
  • Clauses within the contract sale to Disney that allow him to do this and I wonder what else?
  • Some tangible proof of future 4K releases of the original theatricals?
  • Possibly a new source for fan restorations in perfect condition (apart from possibly 2sec of damage as detailed below)?

Pretty interesting turn of events either way! 😄

Or he just doesn’t care because it costs him nothing.