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#1332761
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Changes to the Disney+ 2019 SE of the Original Trilogy
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yotsuya said:

  1. Changed light area on wall behind CZ droid to shadow.

We didn’t notice this one, well done! How did you even see it?! I wonder if it was done during the 3D conversion so they wouldn’t have to worry about that weird piece of architecture going off at a weird angle.

  1. New Sky over Stormtroopers in the desert (1997 SE added scene) including a cloud

Not sure what you’re seeing here, the skies look identical to me.

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#1332347
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WIRED's Article "Disney+ Should Offer the Star Wars Original Cuts", doubleofive's Magnum Opus
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https://www.wired.com/story/put-original-star-wars-on-disney-plus/

I finally published my history of the Special Edition, which actually breaks down every addition to the trilogy and how it actively harms the movie, and explains how both versions can live in peace.

I also reveal a mistake introduced in the SE that I’ve never seen pointed out before.

It’s quite a read, I hope you enjoy! A lot of you helped, in the end.

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#1328396
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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exitzero said:

Comparison of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 4K Disney+ vs Blu-Ray Version-

Cool comparison video, but it looks like all the laser bolts are washed out. There is a video for each of the first 6 movies.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr-SiCqdZZlpcOrT41cZfvQ/videos

Whatever sources they were using for the Disney+ comparisons were messed up, we discovered the actual video is much better. They also have “SDR vs HDR” videos, and that’s not how either of those formats work.

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#1312152
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JJ mentions &quot;despecialized&quot; - OUT not coming
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digitalfreaknyc said:

V.I.N.Cent said:

^ I’m not on twitter, but have bookmarked doubleofive’s twitter pages:-

https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp
https://twitter.com/doubleofive

Any updates or links usually appear on there, and there is some pretty insightful ‘OT & the changes’ stuff on there too.

 

I am very much looking forward to seeing his articles on The Digital Bits re the 2019 Disney+ changes.

His Star Wars article is https://thedigitalbits.com/featured/articles/sw-new-hope-disneyplus-4k-2019

Articles for Empire and also Jedi are coming sometime soon 😃

There’s already videos on the changes.

Tbh TDB doesn’t get any credibility from me. Haven’t for probably close to a decade at this point

Well I hope I’m credible.

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#1312053
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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DrDre said:

doubleofive said:

I have an article written that goes through every addition & how each one ruins the movies & shows how none of them were actually done for artistic purposes. I hope when it’s published that it will be the spark that burns down the Special Editions, or at least shows that they are so flawed that we deserve to at least have the option to watch the originals.

This to me seems to be completely beside the point. The OOT debate imo is not about which version is better, which is wholly subjective, but which came first, which is a wholly objective. It is about preserving the history of film, and being able to view the films as they were released in their time warts and all.

We need as many arrows in our quiver as we can get. “Film History” can only get us so far, apparently, since that’s the drum we’ve been banging for 15 years. “Han Shot First” was a great rallying cry, but sounds petty now that it’s a meme. Showing that every single addition actively & obviously hurts the movies by being included gives us another angle. The Special Editions are not the phenomena that Disney purchased. They barely stand up as individual films now.

I’d love to have people contribute articles if they’d like, from all of the angles. The more evidence we can easily point to that the originals deserve to be available, the better.

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#1312047
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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canofhumdingers said:

^that, in my opinion, is the most dangerous attitude of all. “Just change back the most offensive parts” is every bit as revisionist as any special edition so far, but far more insidious and dangerous to history because it appeases the ire of many which reduces demand and interest in the actual original cuts even more. It’s an extremely slippery slope.

My thoughts exactly.

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#1312021
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I’m really not liking this defeatist attitude. We’ve been fighting for the OOT for 15+ years. I’m not about to give up now. JJ says he didn’t even understand Disney’s excuse. Which says to me they probably don’t have a valid excuse. Just that they don’t see a demand that would override “George asked us not to”.

The problem I’m seeing is an “I got mine” attitude. Disney doesn’t seem to mind the fan restorations as much as Lucas did (which is why he released the GOUT). The more we go around saying “Well, I guess it’s not coming, doesn’t matter to me because I’ve got [DEED/4KXX/VHS]”, the less likely Disney is going to spend money to give us new scans. I’m not saying we can’t have and enjoy the fan preservations, I’m saying we can’t pretend they would be ANYTHING compared to a professional scan of the uncirculated three color separation backups they have just sitting in an archive. We have to make the demand.

The fact that Disney may be depending on the fans to preserve film history is shameful. And we can’t depend on ourselves to be able to preserve it for future generations. Or even past generations. I shouldn’t have to download shady copies of the movies my parents loved to then convert into a different format to then burn on a disc and hope it works on their disc players. We as fans should not be depended on to distribute the original films.

The simple fact is that the originals are historical artifacts. We need to convince Disney of that.

I have an article written that goes through every addition & how each one ruins the movies & shows how none of them were actually done for artistic purposes. I hope when it’s published that it will be the spark that burns down the Special Editions, or at least shows that they are so flawed that we deserve to at least have the option to watch the originals.

#ReleaseTheOriginalTrilogy

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#1312010
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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The Bull’s Eyed Womprat said:

I’m seeing the word “final” a lot when you all are discussing this latest round of edits. Some people never learn haha…

Lucas is the one who’s never satisfied. Disney doesn’t even care enough to pay attention to which version is being seen today. They won’t change it. That’s what Kennedy meant when she said “They’re his movies and we’re not going to change them.”