Shoot to Thrill during the Death Star trench run. A little too Marvel, but they copied Star Wars first
Replace Yoda with prequel CGI Yoda in Empire for continuity
On Reddit, u/bluishsquirrel and u/JamieDallimore make them and their stuff is often posted on r/Steelbooks. Here’s one for Stranger Things https://www.reddit.com/r/Steelbooks/comments/7blji5/the_only_stranger_things_steelbook_in_existence/
Yoda’s lesson in Empire. The way the music swells when he says “You must feel the Force around you” is peak Star Wars for me. A close second is Han and Leia’s “scoundrel” kiss. More romance in 3 seconds than in the entirety of Attack of the Clones.
Looking back, it’s a bit too derivative of Uncharted and the like, but the concept of a deep underground prison in Star Wars was so awesome. We kind of got something similar to that tone in The Mandalorian with the prison transport episode, but of all the Star Wars media that died with LucasArts, this hurts the most.
It was lazy and desperate. Not that the introduction and immediate dispatching of Snoke wasn’t mishandled, but literally anything would have been more interesting. And yet he was the most entertaining part of the film.
Wow, you’re right, I forgot about that shot. In the rest of that scene, however, the glow of the lightsaber doesn’t illuminate their skin at all.
I have the LG WH16NS60 firmware v1.0, and it works really well for me, and it is capable of writing 100GB BD-XL discs. The MakeMKV forums have tutorials on how to downgrade the firmware if you get a unit with a newer firmware. However, as others in this thread have mentioned, I’ve so far only used it to read 4K discs.
ffmpeg to change the container. You can install it with your favorite package manager or direct from their website, and then just do
ffmpeg -I path/to/input.mkv -c:v copy -c:a copy path/to/output.mov
If the streams are compatible, and they probably are, your QuickTime MOV file should import cleanly into FCPX.
I was just overly cautious because last time I dl’d a video from Google drive I got a cease and desist from Disney.
Were you perhaps downloading other things around the same time? Otherwise, this doesn’t make sense. Your traffic to Google Drive is encrypted by TLS, so at most an outsider could see that you are transferring encrypted data from
google.com (no URL past that, as it’s encrypted). And I don’t think Google shares its private traffic data with other companies.
It’s not exactly obscure, but Mr. Plinkett’s The Star Wars Awakens Review by RedLetterMedia is a pretty fascinating examination of the popular culture surrounding movies that developed during the social media era of the 2010s.
Has anyone noticed that Rey’s lightsaber color is different throughout the new trilogy?
Here it is in the forest at the end of The Force Awakens, with a very saturated blue hue: https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?q=85&c=sc&poi=face&w=2000&h=1047&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.onecms.io%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F6%2F2019%2F11%2Fforce-awakens-1-2000.jpg
In The Last Jedi, it is almost a pure white, with what appears to be a wider blade, and a subtle hint of blue around the edges: https://imgix.bustle.com/uploads/image/2018/7/3/2975e8e5-47a9-4ec9-b2a4-01adf4eddcd7-ep8-ff-005212_d758b3b8.jpeg?w=970&h=546&fit=crop&crop=faces&auto=format%2Ccompress&cs=srgb&q=70
The Rise of Skywalker seems to be a hybrid of the two approaches: https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZTY1MDI5ZTMtNWMzOC00Yzk2LWI2YmItZDQxZTdkNTYyYjc4XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyODkzNTgxMDg@.V1.jpg
Do you have a favorite? I lean that TLJ is generally the best shot of the trilogy, but I really love the blue glow of the lightsaber in TFA, especially the way it lights up Rey’s face as we hadn’t seen that effect on human characters before.
I would actually recommend the DVD version here. The prequels were extremely heavy on special effects, and they pioneered a lot of techniques that were ahead of their time. For instance, Marvel’s entire production is basically what they did for the prequels. However, being products of 1999-2005, the special effects do not hold up and they’re actively distracting. I think a lower resolution video stream can help paper over this.
Does anyone want to get together to try and make a 4K Blu-ray version of these when Despecialized 3.0 comes out?
Special effects are just a tool, a means of telling a story. People have a tendency to confuse them as an end to themselves. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.
- George Lucas, 1983: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykmZp5cgbkU
I think the patching in of Ian McDiarmid hurts Empire, as it precludes interesting discussion like the fact that the emperor was played by a woman. My friends and I paused and had a fun chat about that when I was screening the despecialized edition for them.
You can author UHD Blu-rays on 25GB Single Layer, 50GB Dual Layer, and 100GB Triple Layer discs. 66GB DL and 128GB Quad Layer discs are not available to consumers at this moment.
It appears that 128GB BD-R XL discs have been released by Sony, but I only see them on eBay. e.g. https://www.ebay.com/i/164223683860?chn=ps
Edit: By the way, I found this on AVSForum https://www.diversifiedvideosolutions.com/products.html when I was looking to calibrate my TV, so it looks like at least one independent person has worked out 4K Blu-ray authoring. I’m not sure if he’ll be open to sharing techniques though.
Out of interest, where did you see me post the Star Wars SHA-1 before?
Also, thank you so much!
Is there a 2160p version of 1.4? I only see 1080p on alt.binaries.starwars
Could someone please confirm SHA1 checksums for the BD50s with me? I’ve long since lost the original archives.
217177d9982cd6b023f302c83f1db4188ab1a3db Star Wars.iso
e70eb6f0c4e805f3584ccdca438a4da4af3e9c52 The Empire Strikes Back.iso
f4275385ea7843c2289d439d7dd9bcdd96ca0f28 Return of the Jedi.iso
My SHA1 for Star Wars matches Bluto’s, just looking for the others.
Is there any way to get these without myspleen…? looks fantastic you did an outstanding job on these well done.!
PM sent. Enjoy!
And a Jedit: just for the record, the “you” being referred to hear is NJVC who created the set using Harmey’s fan preservations. I had nothing to do with the end result, other than enjoying the community’s efforts.
Hi one69chev, would you be able to send me a PM as well? I’m looking to create a full BD50 set with covers and boxes.