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#54196
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Star Wars - The Edits and DVDr releases thread
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Originally posted by: Rikter
Originally posted by: dx3
The initial list that started this thread doesn't include the 5-star SE DVDr's, or the 7 DVDr version of the "Definitive Collection" LDs.


PLEASE feel free to write reviews for them and I will post them in the next update!!

Please include stuff like Audio,Subtitles and errors




I don't actually have acess to the 5-star, though I would like to find them to have the original versions of the special editions (sheesh). Prillaman's reviews just seem to indicate it to be the best of the SE boots.

I haven't watched all of the 7 DVDr version, but I have seen the special features disc, all of Star Wars and the first disk of Empire. The short review - people have said that the contrast on this set is wrong (too high) and I would agree. There is a lot of movement in the screen, and the picture quality really doesn't look very good if you are close to the TV. From standard viewing distance, it looks fine, probably comparable to the VHS or a little better (though I actually wouldn't feel comfortable saying better without doing a direct comparison). They do have audio commentary (on the menu screen you can basically choose to just play the movie, or play it with commentary). There are some flaws in the first disk of Empire - there is an occassional line in the lower black bar, at least on the set I have seen. If I get a chance, I'll try to come up with actual details for you.

I have some camera phone shots of the discs and packaging of this set ... I could email them if you want to see them.
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#54174
Topic
Star Wars - The Edits and DVDr releases thread
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The initial list that started this thread doesn't include the 5-star SE DVDr's, or the 7 DVDr version of the "Definitive Collection" LDs.

But here's a question about versions and missing scenes. I swear I remember from my childhood a scene of a blockade runner style ship taking off from inside a cave on Hoth after Han tells the transport to leave because he can't get to it with Leia. Anyone else share this memory?
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#53746
Topic
Bootleg DVDs
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This was mentioned by someone else long ago, but without much discussion. Is it widely accepted that the so called 5 star collection is the best available SE boots? Since Lucas is changing them again, I need to back up my SEs DVD as well. How do they compare to the common OT favorites like TR47? Are there others out there worth considering, and does anyone know what sources to go to for these?
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#53743
Topic
Bootleg DVDs
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Originally posted by: jr
these aren't vcds. anybody have any experience with this version? they claim "not compressed". any comments?
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§         One 7 Disc DVD Case with Star Wars Cover art
§         Original Star Wars 1977/1980/1983 Theatrical Versions
§         DVD-9 Quality
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§         Disc 1 & 2 – Star Wars (A New Hope)
§         Disc 3 & 4 – Empire Strikes Back
§         Disc 5 & 6 – Return of the Jedi
§         Disc 7 – Extras Disc featuring
o       Deleted Scenes
o       Behind the Scenes
o       Image Gallery
o       In Depth Interviews
o       Theatrical Trailers
o       Documentary of the making of Star Wars
§         Each disc has a RARE Audio Commentary track running throughout each movie
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§         THX Re-mastered Dolby Digital Surround Sound track
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I've seen this set. It is watchable, but you do have half a movie per DVD. If you're close to the TV, it doesn't look so good - there is a fair amount of ... movement (I don't really know what the technical term would be) in the screen. If you're across the room, it looks fine. Not impressive, but fine. I imagine it's better than VHS, but since I don't have access to the THX VHS set I can't say for certain. I've seen it, and I'm still interested in seeing the TR47 and possibly the anamorphic, to see if the quality is better.

The 7-disc job uses the artwork from the SE soundtrack CDs on the discs (providing a convenient Part I and Part II designation for each disc). Don't know which version of the laserdisc it is taken from.

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#53699
Topic
Bootleg DVDs
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Note - This is RE: a post over in a similar thread in the OT vs. SE section...

Greetings. First time caller, long time listener... wait thats something else entirely...

Anyway, Rowman mentions that he knows TR47 uses high quality media and he is not sure what media Rikter uses but has had no problems.

Can someone explain why the media quality matters? It seems to me that since we're talking digital - 1's and 0's - that as long the player can read those binary digits then the quality will be defined by those digits, not by the media.

I'm sure I'm wrong, but I'd like to understand why...
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#53698
Topic
OT bootleg DVD reviews
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Greetings. First time caller, long time listener... wait thats something else entirely...

Anyway, Rowman mentions that he knows TR47 uses high quality media and he is not sure what media Rikter uses but has had no problems.

Can someone explain why the media quality matters? It seems to me that since we're talking digital - 1's and 0's - that as long the player can read those binary digits then the quality will be defined by those digits, not by the media.

I'm sure I'm wrong, but I'd like to understand why...