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#1153271
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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Possible illicit sale on eBay - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Original-Trilogy-Theatrical-edition-HD/222774642114

Title: “Star Wars Original Trilogy Theatrical edition HD”

Description: “Star Wars Original Trilogy Theatrical versions HD 720p MP4 digital copies. All three movies Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi ORIGINAL theatrical and yes Han shoots first! None of the Lucas edited scenes post 1997. These are MP4 files no discs and it’s only the films no extras. ALSO ONCE PAYMENT IS MADE PLEASE SEND ME YOUR DROPBOX INFO i will send the movies to via dropbox”

Images are stocks of original movie posters.

Starting bid $10, “buy now” $15. Zero bids, nine watchers.

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#1142216
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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I’ve posted this question to a new thread specifically for the Intro/History/Sources doc. I didn’t see a thread specifically for that work, and I dislike to clutter this thread about the DE itself.

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-IntroHistorySources-Documentary/id/58006

However, if the question would indeed be more appropriate here along with other tangents:

Is there a DVD5, ready-to-burn, VIDEO_TS-foldered, version of the latest “Intro to the Despecialized Edition” history/sources documentary, that one could download, similar to what’s available for each of the three films?

To my knowledge, this would be the latest version of the doc, as posted by Han Duet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGrXO2RDzLg

Thank you.

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#884309
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Alzfpxq said:

Why has the line “Close the blast doors!” been cut from the scene where the storm troopers are chasing Han and Chewie? I believe the line was in the theatrical version and was only cut from the original VHS release.

Ask Google (or StartPage): site:originaltrilogy.com "blast doors"

See this post:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Definitive-tractor-beam-Close-the-blast-doors-Blast-it-Biggs-Wedge-you-dont-taste-very-good-Noooooo-Preservation-Guide/id/13428

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#882213
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Smilner said:

…I’ve got the file, and I’ve got it on my exfat reformatted Flash Drive. I have made no other alterations to the files than this. I plugged the Flash into my PS4, and the Media Player finds the file. I click on it, but I am rebuffed with a simple, “Cannot play the media.” It looks like a proper MKV. Don’t know precisely where to go with this.

I know little of Playstation, but have you tried searching the web for can playstation play mkv? Also, the free Handbrake app can help convert video files to other formats.

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#880789
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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An argument could also be made for a condensed version (almost trailer like) to show before or after a presentation to the uninitiated.

Yes, this’s exactly my purpose. As it is, I usually just present a summary of the history (Academy Awards, NFR refusal, etc) with quotations from the ‘Save Star Wars’ site, and I show Harmy’s “Sources” doc.

It really isn’t the length that’s the problem, it’s the redundant repeating of information. The problems with the GOUT are mentioned twice and it’s not really necessary.

Agreed. I wish the two halves could be condensed into one, without repetition.

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#880284
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Redesign the site?
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Ah—it seems I probably should have posted this question in this thread instead.

WHERE IS THE PETITION? WHY IS ITS FORMER LINK FRONT AND CENTER?

I can’t help notice that the first thing shown on http://originaltrilogy.com/ is a dead link to the petition. Forgive me for asking, but why is that? Is the petition closed? Can it be re-opened? Is it not viewable? Should the landing page be changed? Thanks very much for your time and efforts.

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#880144
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Hi. Just re-watched the latest work-in-progress “Introducing the DE & Sources” making-of documentary video from 2015-06-02 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXifjbxZDAM). As always, thank you, Harmy and all, for your work on these projects.

If feedback is solicited here (if not, please excuse the following)…

Positives:

  • Great background story of SW’s original greatness, the absurd loss of that greatness, and how varying methods and persons have worked to restore it.
  • Good to see details that most viewers don’t consciously notice (magenta tones, motion-doubling, aliased edges, etc).

Negatives:

  • I hear frequently a distracting sniffling sound from the narrator (2:58, 3:13, 3:17, 5:10, 5:25, 5:45, etc).
  • I think it’s overall too long for most viewers. Perhaps time can be cut from the interview (sorry!), from before-and-after segments, and between all segments, to get it down to 15 minutes.

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#879876
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SaveStarWars.com (Save Star Wars dot com): All preservation content gone?
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And now I see the video clips (“Han Solo gunfight”, “Imperial walker battle”, and “Dogfight between cruisers”) linked halfway down http://savestarwars.info/starwarsonfilm.html are missing.

In the meantime, I’ve added basic Open Graph data (what sites like Facebook use for images and text when sharing links), an easter egg to the console (visible via command option i on Mac web browsers), and a custom 404 page (e.g. http://savestarwars.info/any-page-that-does-not-exist).

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#879869
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SaveStarWars.com (Save Star Wars dot com): All preservation content gone?
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On your .info site; What was your process in recreating the site from the waybackmachine? Is there a wget like function which will parse all of wbm archives to recreate a site?

I downloaded from Wayback using https://github.com/hartator/wayback-machine-downloader, and then I made many minor code fixes (e.g. making in-site paths relative) using Sublime Text.

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#879858
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SaveStarWars.com (Save Star Wars dot com): All preservation content gone?
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none said:

Comparing archives, the fd.noneinc.com has an additional (the end statement is ‘in progress’) article:
http://fd.noneinc.com/savestarwarscom/savestarwars.com/goutcorrect.html
images in a self contained directory:
http://fd.noneinc.com/savestarwarscom/savestarwars.com/images/goutcorrections/

.info has files which occurred after the fd.n.i archive was made. Little closer to the full site.

Thanks for the correcting eye and link to missing content. I’ve updated http://savestarwars.info/goutcorrect.html with these images.

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#879852
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secrethistoryofstarwars.com gone
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I didn’t realize ‘Secret History of Star Wars’ and ‘Save Star Wars’ were connected. In the interest of historical preservation, I last week cloned and launched the most recent Wayback archive of SSW. It’s online at http://savestarwars.info/. See the thread I started at http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SaveStarWarscom-Save-Star-Wars-dot-com-All-preservation-content-gone/id/45981/. Cheers.

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#879006
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SaveStarWars.com (Save Star Wars dot com): All preservation content gone?
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I was at a party last night and needed to reference the Lucas quote to Congress regarding the National Film Registry, when I noticed that http://www.savestarwars.com/ looks completely different, and it’s missing all of its former content.

Does anyone know what happened? More importantly, is there anything we can do to get it back online?

Did the domain get bought by someone new? I’d be willing to pay for a new domain (what should it be) myself if needed.

The current ownership appears to be private: https://who.is/whois/savestarwars.com
Was this the original owner? http://originaltrilogy.com/user/zombie84/id/2362
Was this the true FB page? https://www.facebook.com/Save-Star-Wars-353462731392141/

Thank you.

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#725807
Topic
Original Triogy Soundtrack 4 CD set
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The most complete and true-to-original score/soundtrack I found was indeed the four-disc Star Wars Trilogy: Original Soundtrack Anthology set from 1993 discussed in this thread. It's an excellent collection to have! 

I chose to rearrange the tracks as indicated in a previous posting above due to their order being scrambled across the four discs (each film's score being too long to fit on a single CD). 

I then added to it (just recently) the "lost" Max Rebo Band songs "Lapti Nek" and "Galactic Dance Blast" reconstructions from the fan behind http://maxreboband.weebly.com/

In addition to lacking theatrical versions of the two Max Rebo cuts, it offers two not-quite film-version recordings of the Ewoks' "Yub Nub". I chose the one that sounded truer to the film's music and track-order in my ears (though I'd welcome tips on a better version!). 

The Anthology collection also includes the famous, haunting Nintendo-64 Shadows of the Empire opening loop within the track entitled "Main Title / The Imperial Probe [Extended]". It appears in its most recognizable form between about 3:39 and 4:11; it then re-emerges amidst another theme around 7:13 to 7:31 (currently listenable on YouTube here).