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#1457736
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GOUT vs 2019SE (D+/4k master) Dull Color, Dull Contrast, DNR, motion smearing... Ew
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It has bugged some people about the issues that plague both the GOUT and The “new” 4K master. A short summary…
We know the GOUT 2006 bonus DVD is mainly sourced from the 1993 release of the original trilogy. But it is full of many issues. Low contrast. Dull shifted colors. And DNR motion smearing.
We presume that the 4K master is mainly sourced from the 1997 Special Edition (SE) re-scanned in 2012, likely for the “upcoming” 3D release of the Saga, later used for the 4K master. With even more fixing and changing. But this Suffers from similar Low Contrast, Dull Colors, And DNR frozen Grain and Smearing.

Although the new 4k is way better then the 2004 Master (DVD/Blu-ray 2011). The 2004 master Suffered from the complete opposite. Super High Contrast, Oversaturated Odd Tinted Colors, DNR and fake Grain. It has been heavily talked about and I think the studios listened to our pleads

But should we ask ourselves why?
Why Does the 4K master suffer from similar problems as the GOUT? Sure it is sharper and more detailed than the GOUT. Why would they try an make a new master look Dull like an old non reference master?

Lets discuss below…

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#1457215
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Have the Disney+ versions of the OT been released on DVD in North America?
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The US release was very weird a few years ago. In September of 2019 they re released the 2011 version both on individual DVD and Blu-ray (with the current covers). Then in March 2020 the 2019 Disney Plus version was released on 4k/Blu-ray combo individual or saga (either 4K or Blu-ray with the same covers of the individual DVD or Blu-ray re release of the 2011 cuts. It’s confusing. I still see the DVD release of the individual DVD release in Walmart or target here in the states not sure if they have been updated

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#1424036
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Star Wars OT & 1997 Special Edition - Various Projects Info (Released)
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Aravinz_HD said:

Does somebody know how to acqurie the ESB and ROTJ 1997 SE versions in HD. The only Reconstruction/Transfer I was able to come by was Harmy’s Respecialized Edition.

Anybody able to help me?

As of right now, unfortunately no. The best Versions are either Harmy’s Respecialied or Adywans ESB reconstruction.

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#1362353
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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J0E said:

I WAS thinking about buying the individual 4k releases of the Original Trilogy just to check out the “new” transfer. From everything I can gather, these don’t have Dolby Vision. Isn’t Dolby Vision the standard for true HDR color/contrast interpretation on 4k OLED displays? We get the higher resolution but we don’t get the true HDR color range with these discs?

Send help.

Disney Hasn’t released/ re-release tiles with Dolby Vision on Disc for a while. They do have standard HDR10. The only way to get DV is either stream their titles or Download them using the Included Digital code or D+.

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#1359478
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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DrDre said:

I’ve started work on the colors for Despecialized 3.0, which will be a scene by scene color grading. I’ve finished the opening shots on board the Tantive IV, and the confrontation between Vader and Antilles:

Color variations between shots within a scene are inherent to the source. It’s interesting to note,that the 2019 SE is the first official release with enough color fidelity to resolve the different colors of the walls, and panels inside the Tantive IV:

Can’t wait.

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#1355873
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D+80 - Empire Strikes Back - 4K Theatrical Reconstruction (Released)
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Moiisty said:

so is this better than 4k80 or close?

4k80 is not even done yet. No idea when it’ll be released, they are taking there time and making sure everything is in order.
4K80 will be true to the Original edits of the film. D+80 uses either the Disney+ (v1.x) and UHD (v2.x)(v2.1 is the newest). D+80 is a reconstruction of the original theater version. It mainly uses the 4k 2019 masters as a source, but with the Special Editions changes replaced with 35mm film scans.

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#1353094
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I love the OOT fan projects here - yet still want an official unaltered OT release. You too?
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I would love an official release. I agree with V.I.N.Cent. I’m thankful for all the Fans and People who have preserved these historic films in there Original State. Over the years many projects have come out of this site and TSWT.

I don’t mind that there are revisited/recut/remastered cuts of movies. Or even Fan edits. Change can be a good thing as long as history is preserved.

Being in my mid 20’s I’m glad my 1st introduction to SW was the Faces VHS. I like the new versions as well. But wish an official release of the OUT was available.

But, Thanks to the many efforts and projects here. I can finally show friends and family the Original Cuts in high quality/ on par with the official released versions.

#ReleaseTheOriginalTrilogy

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#1351886
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Harmy said:

Hello, guys. So, as I said before, I’m getting this month off from work and I’m planning to work on Despecialized.
Now, the reason I’m writing this post is to ask you guys for donations. I hate to do this but as I’m a freelancer, being out of work means I’m not gonna be getting any income and right now, the VFX industry is kind of f*cked, because all filming has stopped due to COVID, so I’m not even sure there will be much payed work for me in the future. Luckily, if it comes to that, I can survive on savings for a while but I will have to cut any extra expenses, so I could really use some help with the software and hardware expenses for Despecialized.
Any donations to harmypaypal@email.cz are welcome and, of course, any donors will get their names in the credits.

Just to be upfront about this, I can’t actually promise any delivery date on Despecialized - I’m starting over with an all new set of sources and right now, I’m still trying to figure out how to properly work with the HDR sources and it’s a bit frustrating. But I’m talking to some guys about possible collaborations, including oohteedee and DrDre, so hopefully, we’ll figure it out together.

Can’t wait. Thank you.

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#1341436
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<em>Star Wars: The Clone Wars</em> To Return With New Episodes
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That was an awesome end to The Clone Wars! The last 4 episodes tied everything in perfectly.

This whole show went from, “Eh!”; to, “Holy Crap,” the last few seasons; to “Holy $4!..” the last few episodes.

Spoiler Alert!!!
This is a great tie-in for everything. Revenge of the Sith is woven in perfectly and Rebels gets a reference too.
That shot of Vader walking away from that rusted/weathered Clone helmet symbolizes, literally, the death and end of The Clones Wars as he (we) once knew it. A man turned into a machine. A shell of his former self. The War was won, it was finally over, but at what cost!
Spoiler Alert!!!

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#1337466
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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Broom Kid said:

pat man said:

Link to US 18-disc Blu-ray only.

I don’t think there is a US 18-disc blu-ray set. That link seems to go to a third-party seller that’s importing the UK set.

It looks like if you want a blu-ray only set, you have to get the UK one. But it’s apparently region-free so it shouldn’t be a problem.

My Apologies, I see what you mean now. Good catch.

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#1337319
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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Link to US 18-disc Blu-ray only.

oojason said:

It is apparently available in the US too:-

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Skywalker-Complete-Blu-ray/dp/B082WXD4ZH - $149.99. It may be cheaper and also available elsewhere?

Wazzles said:

Does anyone know if the 18 disc set is available in the US? I can’t seem to find it on Amazon.

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#1336678
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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I have noticed that any HDR to SDR conversion I’ve seen have a green tint to them (Any movie).
Here is the screenshots from the non-HDR 1080p blu-ray(included in 4K package).
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-Wars-Episode-V-The-Empire-Strikes-Back-4K-Blu-ray/257141/#Screenshots

Unless it’s just me. They still need a slight contrast boost. But not to crazy lol.