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.