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#476680
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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cutnshut said:

 wow, the SE versions still seem like they only came out yesterday to me and yet theres people who have grown up with the SE

This might make an interesting new thread.

I once worked with a guy who had *NOT SEEN STAR WARS *!  But the real kicker was that he had seen Space Balls.  So that was his memory of the whole Star Wars thing.  I didn't even know how to react to this person.

 

Darryl

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#472613
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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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Harmy said:

I just checked the Empire of Dreams but A) It's not there from the beginning B) It's an alternate take from a different angle C) The quality isn't great.

But, man, I totally forgot how great the footage from the films looks in the EoD, I wish the DVDs looked like that. I wonder what the source was. It's possible they used the same source files as the 97SE broadcasts but I don't know... 

Yarg! You are right. I should've compared on the PC before I posted.  FWIW, here are the grabs, one from my upscaled GOUT, the other from "Empire of Dreams".

GOUT

Empire of Dreams

 

Darryl

 

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#472579
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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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Adywan, I remember reading a while back about the process you went through to recreate that scene with the droids crossing in front of the land speeder (right before the stormtrooper asks "How long have you had these droids?").  I can't remember precisely what you did, but it involved several layers, masks, and the letterboxed/lo-res GOUT.

Later I was watching "Empire of Dreams" and at around 39 mins I noticed there is a great quality, original version of that scene (with the droids, not the dinosaur).  And it's anamorphic too.  Surely that can be of use to you next time you go through the process.  Maybe if we are lucky, we'll get "Empire of Dreams" in 1080 on upcoming the BluRay.


Darryl

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#418675
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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vaderios said:

Here's a thing. Speaking for THX.. i mean lobot i noticed that he was meditating to a room similar to leia's apartment.

The center circle in the room is actually a light!

Since tho there is a different continuity in revisited edits will you ady consider make it open too? meaning with clouds from behind?

 

-Angel

Of course.  It makes perfect sense that it's a light.  Also interesting that he is meditating at night time.  Which indicates our heroes were there longer than one day.

Darryl

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#417948
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Definitive Collection Laserdisc Box for GOUT
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Well, I didn't have as much as I thought I had.  Maybe I scanned them and put them somewhere else?  Anyways I have a couple of things that might help anyways.  I have a scan of that TIE and X-wing.  I think it was taken from the hardbound book inside, but I also see it on the flap.  And I have a scan of the front and back covers of one of the booklets.  There is similar legal/copyright text on the back.  You can tell it's different, but at least it gives you a look at the font and maybe you can work out what it's supposed to read.  PM me with your email address and I'll send the pics (about 36 MB).

Darryl

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#417939
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Definitive Collection Laserdisc Box for GOUT
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Now *there* is a well loved Definitive box set!  I can tell that one's been played a few times.  Hey, I had a Definitive box for a while and I scanned much of it.  I'll see what I have that you can use.  Please be patient with me.  My file server left the network recently so I have to copy the files to a flash drive via CLI... something I hate doing.

Darryl

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#417907
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The Empire Strikes Back &quot;1980 Theatrical version&quot; Reconstruction - Adywan
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Akwat Kbrana said:

Blast! Parts 1-32 downloaded just fine, but the remaining ten files are being troublesome. The "Status" section reads as follows:

Ihr Cookie nicht erkannt. Bitte sich unten ein oder kaufen Sie einen Premium-Account. Sofortige Freischaltung!

I tried reloading the list in JDownloader, to no avail. Very frustrating. Anyone encounter this?

I had the same happen to me while downloading the PAL SW:R.  First do a "check for updates" in Jdwnloader.  Then reset the bad links.  Then restart Jdownloader.  I think it happens because RS changed something on their site.

Darryl

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#417844
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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After a good long week (or was it two?) I've just finished reading the entire 700+ page thread, so I am now caught up on this amazing project.  Boy am I exhausted!  Now I need to go and read the entire 300+ page thread covering ANH:R.  Here are some random thoughts:

Some great and epic battles were fought on this thread.  Some of the more memorable ones:

-"bring my shuttle"
-red AT-AT cockpit
-the Emperor's lines
-blue TIEs

And some of the battle's Adywan has had to face:
-getting ripped off by the post office on numerous ocassions.
-health issues
-computer issues (power supply, monitor)
-getting ripped off by Gateway
-the challenge of getting good wampa fur
-hot weather affecting the plaster
-car crash
-unplanned apartment "remodelling"
-project helpers going AWOL
-migranes and temporary blindness(!)

I appreciate all the clips that have been made available.  What I have seen so far is truely spectacular!  Watching SW:R, I felt like the movie was brand new.  And I had that same feeling of wow eye-popping awesomeness that this film gave me back in 1977.  I actually got chills during some of the scenes!  And really, the wait for the sequel feels very much the same as it did back then.  It's going to be very exciting to finally watch this movie when it is released!  I will be there "standing in line" with all of you on opening night!

I really enjoy watching SW:R music soundtrack only with subtitles turned on.  Making them 'on' by default would be nice for the ESB:R dvd, although it would be inconsistent compared to ANH:R.

Somebody posted a while back about the color corrected avchd releases:

I don't know if this has been posted but I thought I'd pass in on-if anybody has had problems playing back the achhd versions of SW 4 & 5 on their bluray players here's the scoop. The iso images that can be downloaded  are actually bluray on dvd-not achvd. What I did was mount the iso image useing Daemon tools, then open it and go to the stream folder and open that to get to the m2ts stream-now using a tool called multiAVHCD you can make a fully avhcd compliant folder to burn to a dvd dl blank using imageburn (2.5 udf)-as an alternative you can edit the iso image. Most bluray players won't play bluray on dvd. I hope this helps.


But the nfo file suggest I just burn the iso to a dual layer DVD.  I see an mds file so that indicates that I should just burn it.  But since I only have a few DL discs left, I would rather not do trial and error.  So what exactly should I do?  Is there a help page somewhere?

Regarding this post:

Jaitea, a better texture will definitely help, but you could also modify the model slightly as well.  Round off those too-crisp edges and the light will give subtle highlights adding a new level of believability.

Regarding this post (and others with a similar pic):

It ocurred to me that that landing platform for the cloud cars always looked to me like a balcony lounge for a bunch of jawas.  LOL.

Regarding this post:

There is a DVD9 PAL torrent, which I am also seeding.  But it's easier to download the one from fanedit (http://fanedit.info/SW.html) using jdownloader.

Did I read correctly that Adywan got somebody (SKY?) to remodel in CGI the original FOX opening fanfare logo?  If so, I think that is brilliant!  I am not so keen on the "An Adywan Production" one though.  I mean it's neat, but I really dig the original FOX logo.

Lastly, on a sadder note... Adywan, I am truely sorry for the loss of your mom.  What a shock it was to read that in this thread.  But it was very moving to see the forum members come to your support during that time.  You seem to be a strong individual and I know you will carry on.

And please take care of your health.  Give yourself a break every now and then.

 

Darryl

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#417468
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[REQUEST] Star Wars John Alvin DVD covers...
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Lord Grievous said:

I just bought the Japanese LD of The Empire Strikes Back:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390117083573&_trksid=p2759.l1259#shId

It has the full John Alvin artwork, so I'm planning on scanning it in high quality.

What resolution (dpi, ppi) would you suggest at minimum for a high quality scan? I only have a low resolution scanner so I'm planning on taking it to a copy/scanning center.

One center says they can deliver 600dpi, is this photo quality?

600dpi should be more than enough.  I scanned the Betty Boop stuff at 300dpi and it was plenty.  You can clearly see the dot pattern at that resolution, so 600 may even be overkill.  One thing is for sure, it will be a huge file!

Darryl

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#417189
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Seeding the PAL DVD9 as well.

Forgive me if this has been addressed already.  I am still trying to catch up.  But as I looked at the stills in this post I noticed the "spokes" or support beams above in the skylight.  From the outside, it looks like there may be about 12-14 spokes.  But from inside, looks like 25-30 spokes.  Am I seeing that right, and is it worth fixing (or even possible)?

Darryl

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#417091
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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I am still reading through this thread after a week.  I am only on page 203 out of 718 LOL. So it will take me some time to catch up, but catch up I will.

I've worked out many of the acronyms used in this thread including GOUT = George's Original Unaltered Trilogy.  So I have a question about which source we universally consider to be GOUT.  Is it the letterboxed OT included on the 2006 release, the old VHS set (with the movie posters on the cover), one of the laserdisc sets, or something else?

Adywan, which source are *you* using for your GOUT?

Darryl