I got involved on this forum about 2 years ago. Around that time, the TR-47 version was really popular. I am curious: have any new and improved OT transfers appeared in that time?
I mean, it's right there and it exists (I wouldn't have the technical know-how to do what you've done, not to mention the time) and for many of us it's like pouring water out onto the sands of a desert
but anyways, so George Lucas himself knows about this and refused allowing you to release it? I say that we oughtta lobby Lucasarts to hire this guy for restoring the prints (think about it. this is nice, but a proper restoration would have a 4000 resolution).
go to starwarslegacy.com
I can think of just one word: WOW. This guy is a pro who’s worked on major films before, and he’s taken to restoring star wars by hand on his pc. He spent 2 days to simply fix a star field! Unfortunately, he has indicated that it is for his personal use… and that he has no plans to sell it. So I sent an email asking if he was willing to share it. But anyways, take a look, it’s really something
2,3,5 maybe. they aren't really important shots, and on the originals the degradation on those parts is pretty bad
6,8,34 yes. minor clean-ups and improvements to matte paintings are good
23,24,25- I'm not so sure about those. I also haven't seen the new garbage creature in motion.
17 and 40, maybe. also, I haven't seen them, but if they're unobtrusive, why not
28 and 29 I think are also deserving.
edit: oh yes, I forgot about 42, the new auberish text. KEEP IT.
The rest, no. no no no.
but again, NO MOVING CGI
there's really no better way of attracting attention and inviting a lawsuit.
out of curiousity, which LD version are the TR-47's sourced from? because they don't look much better than my VHS copy, aside from the widescreen, and from that page, the 1995 VHS and LD's were the last of the theatrical releases to be remastered. So, did he use 1993 or 1995 laserdiscs? that would make all the difference.