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#908110
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (Special Navajo Edition) Official DVD
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Hostmaster said:

Downloaded. Thanks a lot! 😃

Is it possible to upload the scan of the DVD label and cover too?

The artwork is the same of the official standard release?

I don’t own a scanner, but I could bring it onto campus and try to find an adequate scanner. What’s the best way to scan the disc? A normal paper scanner?

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#899789
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (Special Navajo Edition) Official DVD
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But yeah, it sounds like they had a woman actor voice C-3P0, which isn’t all that jarring considering Anthony Daniels somewhat feminine delivery in the English, and considering that the actual gender of droids may not really matter. What I was also impressed (and relieved) by was that they actually put in the effort to mix the voices correctly and add sound effects where necessary. Vader’s voice sounds properly filtered, stormtrooper voices sound like they’re coming from inside helmets, C-3P0’s voice is properly modulated and distorted to sound like a droid. I’ve heard bad dubs where it just sounds like everybody’s just sitting in a room with a mic talking over the movie. I’m happy to say that this is NOT one of those dubs! (Fun fact: They kept Harrison Ford’s original Yahoooo! line from the English track)

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#899780
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (Special Navajo Edition) Official DVD
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It’s actually kind of fun to watch it with Navajo audio and no subtitles. Since to my knowledge, the Navajo language has pretty much no linguistic relation to European languages which I am assuming (perhaps incorrectly!) most of the forum-goers here speak. Most Europeans probably know at least a bit of another language, and many North Americans may be somewhat familiar with Spanish or French. Many also may be somewhat familiar with Japanese due to Japan’s enormous film/cultural output. But with the Navajo track, I literally recognized no words other than the proper nouns like “Imperial Senate” etc. Watching like this almost makes it feel like this could be the real alien “Basic” language spoken in the star wars universe. Also, if you’ve seen A New Hope enough times you probably already know the whole script, so watching without subtitles is pretty cool.

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#897281
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (Special Navajo Edition) Official DVD
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Awesome! I’ll let you know when/where I upload it. I haven’t physically got my hands on the disc yet (it’s sitting on my porch and I’m at work), and I’ve heard conflicting things about what kind of subtitles are on the disc. From what I’ve heard there’s not a full Navajo sub track, but there are Navajo subs for the alien dialogue with Greedo etc. I’ll keep you posted in this thread.

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#897255
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (Special Navajo Edition) Official DVD
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I was recently made aware of a partnership between Lucasfilm and the Navajo Nation in 2014 to collaborate on a dub of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope into the Navajo language. The dub was completed and released on DVD in limited quantities. I purchased a copy and am now in possession of it.

Videos for reference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzWp81b3ENA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmPCHRtbf9M&list=PLjlPnivr6wGhIimehcIbKm3dhIXTBPpsu&index=58

It seems like walmart.com is the only place the DVD is available online:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-A-New-Hope-Navajo-Limited-Edition-Widescreen/33963129

As far as I know, this is basically the 2011 Blu-ray Episode IV special edition put onto a DVD with a new Navajo language dub track. Should I rip this and upload it to myspleen? It isn’t really WIDELY available commercially. I figured at the very least I should upload the Navajo audio track so maybe it could be included (after cutting it to match) Despecialized 3.0. What should I do? Does anybody have an interest in this?

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#895404
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Star Wars Super 8 Black and White, Silent (Ken Films)
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Does anybody know of any decent restorations/preservations of the Star Wars (1977) Super 8 black and white, silent Ken films release?

This is what I’m referring to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LSW90Bd2UQ

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-Super-8-8mm-Ken-Films-F48-Selected-Scenes-Black-White-Movie-reel-Box-/201443998999?hash=item2ee6ff7d17:g:XlgAAOSwAodWFDx4

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#894261
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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a_moldey_waffle said:

cfillak said:

I figured out Usenet just to download the EditDroid Holiday Special. It’s definitely worth it. I was on Windows 10. Here’s a brief summary of what I did.

  1. Make a free account on XSUsenet: https://www.xsusenet.com/ (It’s slow but will get the job done)

  2. XSUsenet will email you username and password

  3. Download Grabit: http://www.shemes.com/ (This is what’s called a “newsreader” application)

  4. When you install Grabit, it will prompt you to enter a server name, as well as username and password.
    For server, Enter: free.xsusenet.com
    For username/password, enter the info XSUsenet emailed to you

  5. Go to the site www.binsearch.info, Search “Star Wars Holiday Special”

  6. The first result will be what you’re looking for.
    It will read: “The Star Wars Holiday Special - EditDroid - [000/165] - “Star Wars Holiday Special - EditDroid.nzb” yEnc (1/3)”

  7. In the box for this entry, there will be a link labelled “collection”. Click this

  8. Once the collection page loads, click “Inverse”, then “Create NZB”. This will download a .nzb file that points to all of the files in the “collection”. (From what I understand, a .nzb file is kind of like a torrent file)

  9. Load the .nzb file with Grabit. If everything is done correctly, Grabit should start downloading files from the collection.

I appreciate this comprehensive list. You’ve summed up in 9 steps what I’ve been trying to figure out for days now. However, when following your guide, I complete all the steps but in grabit all the files are broken. It says either article not found or 502 access denied (hit connection limit). Do I need a paid xsusenet account for this to work?

Also could you post, or maybe just send me a screenshot of what’s going wrong with your setup? It might be helpful to others following my (admittedly incomplete) instructions.

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#894253
Topic
Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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No, you shouldn’t have to pay. That 502 message doesn’t indicate that the files are broken. With this free xsusenet account, you are limited to 3-4 simultaneous connections at once. Grabit will try to connect to whatever part of usenet it thinks it should grab the individual file from; sometimes it times out. Two things to try:

  1. Make sure you’re not on a network that blocks specific ports

  2. Make sure you’ve entered correct information in server properties:
    In left hand side of grabit you should see a bone icon titled “Grabit”, below you should see a computer looking icon titled "free.xsusenet.com"
    Right click free.xsusenet.com -> server properties -> make sure Hostname = free.xsusenet.com -> make sure Port = 119 -> make sure you’ve entered correct account name and password emailed to you by xsusenet -> make sure “Encrypted server connection (SSL)” checkbox is UNCHECKED

  3. Grabit is a bit unintuitive. If connection to a file fails, or if the 3-4 files that are successfully downloading finish, by default you have to manually right click on each file to retry connection. I only figured out after like day 2 or so that you can change settings to make all files auto-retry after a while:

Top bar of grabit -> Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Check box titled “Automatically retry items in batch”. This made it so my download completed without my intervention.

It took awhile, and I was worried that when it was done, I wouldn’t be able to figure out how to transform all the rar and par files into what I wanted. It turns out Grabit does this for you automatically once the batch is finished downloading! Hope this helps

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#894067
Topic
Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
Time

I figured out Usenet just to download the EditDroid Holiday Special. It’s definitely worth it. I was on Windows 10. Here’s a brief summary of what I did.

  1. Make a free account on XSUsenet: https://www.xsusenet.com/ (It’s slow but will get the job done)

  2. XSUsenet will email you username and password

  3. Download Grabit: http://www.shemes.com/ (This is what’s called a “newsreader” application)

  4. When you install Grabit, it will prompt you to enter a server name, as well as username and password.
    For server, Enter: free.xsusenet.com
    For username/password, enter the info XSUsenet emailed to you

  5. Go to the site www.binsearch.info, Search “Star Wars Holiday Special”

  6. The first result will be what you’re looking for.
    It will read: “The Star Wars Holiday Special - EditDroid - [000/165] - “Star Wars Holiday Special - EditDroid.nzb” yEnc (1/3)”

  7. In the box for this entry, there will be a link labelled “collection”. Click this

  8. Once the collection page loads, click “Inverse”, then “Create NZB”. This will download a .nzb file that points to all of the files in the “collection”. (From what I understand, a .nzb file is kind of like a torrent file)

  9. Load the .nzb file with Grabit. If everything is done correctly, Grabit should start downloading files from the collection.