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A gallery showing all the changes can be found here:
Anyone have a mirror of this gallery? Google+ is no more and all Google+ content is in the process of being deleted
I really want to see preservations of the Japanese 97SE laserdiscs since I’ve read that those have the best color of the various editions.
edit: this release https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/00008/PILF-2860/Star-Wars-Trilogy:-Special-Edition
Released in November of 2000, in the twilight days of the Laserdisc format, which would be over in a commercial sense by 2001, this is the last issue of the Original Trilogy on the Laserdisc format. The video transfer uses the same exact base that was used to create the 1997 US and Japanese box sets with identical subtitles to the 1997 Japan box, but takes advantage of three years of innovations, such as a lowered brightness level that increases contrast, and a slightly more natural color timing. Skin tones look remarkably better than their 1997 counterparts. The soundtrack presentation is exactly the same, with both Dolby Surround tracks, and discrete Dolby Digital tracks as well.
Is it uncouth to ask for a LUT to see what this latest grade looks like in motion? This creative cloud subscription isn’t getting canceled anytime soon.
This looks so good. Couldn’t spot the seams in shots of folks walking around Cloud City before 3po gets snatched.
I’d be interested to see if none could help Harmy and ooteedee out with restoring the film grain from 35mm scans, maybe by using some combination of noting differences with the DIF tool (https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/DIF-Difference-tool-to-spot-visual-changes-Current-2004-vs-2019/id/13179/page/2#1340050) conforming the image registration based on those results and then blending sources to bring back 35mm film grain detail where its been scrubbed.
I wonder what Mike Verta thinks of the 4k version on Disney+ and coming to UHD later this year, when compared to the product or progress of his work on Legacy.
Is Poita doing alright?
Either those bonus discs are going to be a real waste of storage space, or we’re getting a considerable amount of bonus content for the OT and PT that wasn’t on the complete Bluray set, which had just three bonus discs for the six films. The ST stuff will just be the same stuff that came with their recent Bluray releases, I imagine.
kinda mad the standalone 4k release for rise of skywalker doesn’t appear to include a blu-ray bonus disc like the last few films have.
i hope poita is doing okay. still ultimately looking forward to his empire strikes back 35mm preservation.
anyone seen if Empire of Dreams documentary is actually in full HD?
or if shots from the film with the original VFX are higher resolution than the gout?
there’s a note at the beginning of playback that ‘it’s been modified from its original version and formatted to the screen’
so i’m wondering if they swapped out the movie footage used in the doc with the new transfer, or the 2004 one, or not
It almost looks like an automatic HDR to SDR conversion for the 1080p streams. Or maybe I’m just too used to seeing the retina-burning colors of the old HD masters.
the 1080p/non-4k versions definitely still have the changes. i’ve watched sections on my phone and PS4.
i’ve resolved to finally buying a 4k tv set this weekend to get to the bottom of this.
i hate the 2004 DVDs. the broadcast versions of the special editions looked and sounded so much better i wish they’d released those first.
It’s still incredibly strange how low-profile these releases were. Not to mention that they came out on a Sunday, for some reason.
best buy and target release their weekly ad on sunday, which ostensibly (or at least historically) drives people to stores
found this lot, they ship for $60 https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-GWIEZDNE-WOJNY-SAGA-8-DVD/163589564943
Hmm, would it be possible to rip those DVD/Bluray cover looking images, and the big preview images/backgrounds? I have a soft spot for consistent saga posters in my Plex Library, even if they’re photoshops rather than actual drawings/paintings. Unfortunately I’m not in the Netherlands. There must be some way to get them from the website.
i came here to ask the same thing.
can someone load the service in a web browser and use “view-source” or inspector to get URLs for those jpegs?
Ok, right now I’m working on audio.
I’ve tracked down the 5.1 Castillian Spanish and the 5.1 Italian mixes, but still need to speed correct and sync to the NTSC versions.
If anyone has access to the Polish 5.1 or Japanese 5.1 mixes, I would also like to include those.
can the japanese 5.1 from the recent WOWOW broadcasts be used?
It’s not like they had any new art lying around…oh…
they really gotta use this for the steelbooks.
Willrow’s Ice Cream Maker said:
Recently found the no-DNR 4K77 whilst wandering the wastes of the internet and LOVED it.
However, I’ve come to learn that the version I watched is the no-DNR “1.0” version, while there exists a no-DNR 1.4 regraded version. Would anyone be able to PM me in the right direction (AKA does anyone have the file)?
Apologies if this goes against any sort of guidelines or something, I’m a bit new here. Thanks guys, and may the Force of others be with you!
Check out thestarwarstrilogy.com, you should find what you are looking for.
is the other site/forum down?
The only minor gripe I have with it is the whole “there are some truths to Legends” slogan they’ve been using as it kinda implies that the new stories are the correct or "true" SW stories, while the old ones are false ones.
I get the sense that this is why the star wars sequel trilogy may have a bit of overlap thematically with EU stories of the time. they’re using some of that as inspiration, maybe. cant be any more certain til december.
I kinda hope Harmy skips over 1080p for Despecialized 3.0 so the official UHDs could be used as sources (whenever they’re released by the mouse).
the official UHDs, regraded w/ DrDre’s LUTs, and 4k77/4k80/4k83 shots reinserted or rotoscoped in > *
looking forward to screenshots of this scan!
And interestingly they make it sounds as if AOTC and ROTS are going to be native 4k masters instead of an upscale of the existing 2k DI’s. Of course the footage was shot at only 2k, but re-rendering the cgi and redoing the compositing would bring about a lot of improvement.
this is exactly what i hope they’re doing. even for the CGI effects in phantom menace.
Also for the love of god, I hope they bring back the grain or redo the denoising for TPM. I’ve seen some extremely impressive denoising over at the 4K77 forum on SW and ROTJ, so I know you can denoise without making everything look waxy.
if they use the same 2k master they used for the blu-ray without applying any DVNR at the end, that’d be great, too.
for some reason the movies anywhere version doesn’t sync with much of the soundtrack cd or ‘for your consideration’ mp3s in pluraleyes. i suppose one could do it manually. the score-only file i found is just 96k aac.
That’s the unencrypted version you can rip from the movies anywhere website. It’s also available through iTunes and through the movies anywhere Roku app with a higher bit rate of, iirc, 160k. The trouble is that it’s encrypted, so one would need to capture the decoded output, much akin to capturing laserdisc PCM audio. In addition to that, it’s also available in 5.1 through iTunes, which, again, can be captured/ripped in the same manner as LD ac3 using an AppleTV.
i tried that once but i don’t think the output recording of the ac3 stream could be decoded. if it could i didn’t have the software to do it, or i didn’t record it correctly over toslink in the first place.