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kmcherry

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#186182
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STAR WARS: The Torrents thread
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LOL. That sounds like grudging acceptance of my edit, kmcherry. Glad I won you over.


No, no. I was already won over. You had me at "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away"--those ARE still the opening words, right?

I was just really impressed that you would make that an option; it just signifies the care you put into the whole process. Like I said on the artwork thread the other day. . . the talents people in this forum have are amazing to me, since I have no visual skills whatsoever. I think Terry Gilliam once called it "ivvisuallite." (He put John Cleese in that group, so at least I'm not alone!)

And yes, any remaining changes from the 2004 version are REALLY minor. I didn't mean to suggest otherwise, and I haven't yet caught the ANH slip. Which I will go attempt to do now!
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#186044
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STAR WARS: The Torrents thread
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OCP Movie is different from both the EditDroid and TR47.

EditDroid and TR47 are transfers from the laserdisc editions (I think both are from the 1993 laserdisc edition, but that could be wrong). In either case, they represent the transfers of the best available ORIGINAL versions that were released to the theaters (there are some fairly small changes, nothing major).

OCPMovie, however, did something very different. He used the official 2004 DVD releases for most of his footage, since--despite our (and I include myself in this) complaints--about 90 percent (according to him) of the DVD footage had no additional effects added, either for the 1997-98 Special Edition release or for the DVD release. Then he used Moth3r's PAL transfer--which is like EditDroid and TR47--from the laserdisc for those scenes where changes were made.

Each has strengths and weaknesses: OCPMovie has a better picture quality for much of the film, of course, but (a) there are transitions between the official DVDs and the laserdisc transfers (although they are handled VERY smoothly) and (b) I think--but could be wrong--that there are SOME very, very minor changes from the original editions that made it through (which is understandable, given how Lucas handled it). [Because the biggest change, IIRC, is the Lapti Nek scene in Jabba's palace, there is a menu option to skip it entirely!]

The EditDroid and TR47 versions are not quite as clear, for obvious reasons, but laserdisc transfers are as close as you'll come to getting the original versions of the film.

Neither the transitions in OCPMovie's version nor the quality of the transfers has ever interfered with my enjoyment of the films, so take that for what it's worth.

In other words: Use that bandwidth. Get 'em all. All three of these are really, really amazing pieces of work.
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#184977
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Update on the TV show, an now Lucas is getting involved!
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Originally posted by: Yoda Is Your Father
Originally posted by: Adamwankenobi
And if Vader does make such an appearance, I hope it is very badass, and it is in the last episode or something. They could ave the very last shot of the show of him standing directly behind the door of the Tantive IV, ready to blow it open.

That would actually be very cool.


It would be really cool. I don't know why the 100 hour episode arc couldn't be designed to end up this way. You could easily have a plot dealing with the conspiracy to steal the plans of the Death Star, the actual theft of the plans, the escape, the transfer to Leia, and the tracking of Leia's ship. There's plenty of room in there to work in a lot of PT and OT characters along the way.

I mean, sure the chronology is already shot because now the Death Star was built twenty years before ANH, but we can ignore that. Maybe it was a prototype that they saw at the end of RotS, have the design team recalled to improve it, or something--maybe throw in some of the characters from the Maw Installation.
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#184972
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<strong>The &quot;ADigitalMan Special Editions&quot; DVD Info and Feedback Thread</strong> (Released)
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Originally posted by: boba feta
Originally posted by: kmcherry
Originally posted by: agr1170

Yeah sorry for the delay on this one. I've been assigned the task of this cover so I'll try and get it finished this weekend.


Thanks, Boba! Looking forward to it. I am always amazed by the artistic talent on this board--perhaps more so than others because I myself have no artistic skills (in terms of visual/graphics--music is a different story!).
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#184940
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<strong>The &quot;ADigitalMan Special Editions&quot; DVD Info and Feedback Thread</strong> (Released)
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Originally posted by: agr1170
Just watched Return of the Jedi Version 2.0 & The Clone Wars II.V (Animated) and another fine job from ADigitalMan. Can't say enough about his editing skills. Fine work.


Right on--these are awesome.

Has anyone seen or done any art for Clone Wars 2.5? I'd love to put it on the shelf right between Episodes II and III.

Thanks again, ADM!
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#137287
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Dr. M's Reinventing The Wheel Edition (PAL to NTSC+) (Released)
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Originally posted by: Doctor M
Is anybody even paying attention to my rants anymore?
Now I can start working on L.A. Story Extended Edition. :-) Or sleep... Maybe the beach, I'm getting sort of pale working on this project.


The LA Story E.E. would be awesome. Such a great film! Good luck with finishing all of this, and thanks for you hard work!