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#1447307
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Definitive VIDEO Guide to Star Wars Changes (WIP; FEEDBACK WANTED)
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Watched the Pre-SE changes, which is not my speciality, of course.

I’d never noticed the 1981 starfield is the ESB one (since I don’t compare the movies to each other often)! I’ve marked it in my V1 album so I can be sure to speak more on it in ANH V2.5 (which would cover pre-19 changes/unchanges).

Somehow it’d be great if you could explain that adding the EPISODE IV title ruins the flow of the crawl. The movements of the opening theme were scored by Williams to match the appearance of the paragraphs in the original release, but now it’s just garbled. Of course, none of the other movies sync the paragraphs to the music, so it’s kind of setting a precedence.

Other than that, I think it’s great and I learned a lot!

Oh, I love using the “One Last Time” as a transition, you should make a point in the 97SE video that they’re ONLY talking about ANH, which was the original plan. The 97SE of the sequels were done at almost the last minute by a self-admitted “C Team” with much less resources and budget than ANH.

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#1445585
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All Things Star Trek
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JadedSkywalker said:

I bought the 4K set of 1-4 sight unseen and it should be here on release day. So hopefully it is just the movies given a new scan, i don’t want any Lucas/Cameron level tinkering. Its bad enough already the stereo mixes of the films are being left off but a isolated score track will be on there.

If you look at my galleries in the post above, you’ll see exactly what you’re going to be getting. And only TMP gets an isolated score.

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#1445449
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All Things Star Trek
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SilverWook said:

The cost of scanning wouldn’t be prohibitive, and they could be digitally composited now and printed back out to film, but this is Paramount we’re talking about.

As long as they did this for The Director’s Edition. No one should recomposite the theatrical cut, that’s a slippery slope we’re already going down, thanks to someone at Paramount just doing their own thing from what it looks like.

Here are my VisComp Galleries:

The Motion Picture: Theatrical
The Search for Spock / The Voyage Home

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#1439397
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition 4K Restoration Announced
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JadedSkywalker said:

There is one complaint i have however once again the theatrical stereo mixes are being left off, i’m also sure others will complain that the audio is dolbytrue 7.1 instead of Atmos. Which is weird since the directors cut of TMP will be in Atmos.

Well, TMPDE has a steward guiding the rebuild, the others are just studio output.

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#1439037
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition 4K Restoration Announced
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JadedSkywalker said:

I’m cautiously optimistic about the restoration of the Theatrical Cut of Star Trek I, III and IV that are going to be released in September. In the 1-4 4K set, or Blu-Ray sets.

No Star Trek VI though which really needed to be restored.

The theory is we’ll get that 1-4 set (Enterprise Refit), then a 5-7 set (Enterprises A-D), then a 8-10 set (Enterprise E), split them up into more affordable chunks instead of a 20 disc $300 ultra set.

And now I have the idea for my custom cases for each set…