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#990660
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It's the full collection, Charlie Brown! AKA continuing the Warner Peanuts 1960s, 1970s "decade" collections
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dvd-kev said:

I finally uploaded the specials to Dropbox! https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iohqu48vsll1wl5/AABQeTowUcieWMTXGj47Na1Ba?dl=0

Thank you!! Now if I can just carve out enough free time in my schedule to burn these remaining specials to disc. I have custom covers for some 4 and 6-disc DVD cases and am organizing by decade.

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#976582
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It's the full collection, Charlie Brown! AKA continuing the Warner Peanuts 1960s, 1970s "decade" collections
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There’s a VHS of It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown sitting in a clamshell case for sale at a local used movie/book store in my area. They also have Pied Piper VHS in a clamshell case for sale. (At least they were there when I visited this past week.) I didn’t have my list of what I still needed on my phone, so I didn’t buy them at the time…

I have a Mitsubishi S-VHS VCR and the means to transfer the Birthday VHS to a DVD-R on a stand-alone DVD recorder/player. Or I could import it via firewire to a PC’s hard drive. Whether I have the technical skill to do the capture with as much quality as possible is another matter.

UPDATE: Got 'em both just now. 95 cents for Pied Piper and $3.95 for Best Birthday Ever.

I assume this would potentially be of better quality than a Video CD version of Birthday you mentioned?

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#970320
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It's the full collection, Charlie Brown! AKA continuing the Warner Peanuts 1960s, 1970s "decade" collections
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The dropbox folder seems empty. (But then maybe I’m doing something wrong.)

I own all of the TV specials you’ve listed on DVD except for the following below:

A Charlie Brown Celebration VHS
It’s an Adventure, Charlie Brown VHS
Snoopy: The Musical VHS
It’s the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown VHS
You’re in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown VHS
It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown VHS
It’s the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown DVD

Any help would be appreciated. I almost have a complete collection… Thanks!

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#379562
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ESB and ROTJ Wishlist
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This is just an educated guess, but... with regard to the shot of Anakin missing his chin mask piece...

that could be the sole remaining shot in the finished film from the first time they shot that scene... with David Prowse in the bald cap, etc. playing Anakin in the un-masking scene.

Prowse was so happy that his face (even under make-up, bald cap, etc.) would get screen time in the saga, that he blabbed the secret ending to a tabloid.  Lucas was furious that Prowse broke the secrecy and re-shot the un-masking scene, this time with Sabastian Shaw.

 

 

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#354315
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ESB and ROTJ Wishlist
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doubleofive said:

Since we don't have shots of Billy Dee saying how the Falcon is too damaged to make the shot, we have to think of other alternatives.  Like maybe not having the other Rebel ships go with Lando.  But then you have to wonder what would happen if the Falcon didn't make it.  More runs at the reactor?  Too much like ANH.

I really don't know.

 

 

Why do so many aliens in the Star Wars saga get subtitled translations, but Nein Numb's lines are "translated" by Lando's lines.  His half of the conversation tells the audience what Nein Numb is saying...

So, why not write new subtitles for this character to smooth over the rough patches and help destroy the Falcon, Lando, etc?

 

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#344716
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Bingowings said:

Thanks Tobar, it looks more like just a mouth in a pit (a bit like the OUT Sarlacc only really big).

 

Lucas asked Archie Goodwin to not show the slug's body coming out of the case, in order to preserve the visual surprise for those reading the comic adaptation who had not seen the film yet.  If I remember correctly, the first couple of issues of the 6-issue adaptation were in circulation prior to the film's release date.  Especially for those who had comic subscriptions (ahh, the days of anticipation of getting a new comic in my mailbox!), we were reading comics a month or so before they hit the comic racks in stores....

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#319534
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I was just about to ask the same question about the .1 files. The program said they were foreign files in the TS folder and I should delete them before the program would make the ISO file. So, it caught the mistake....

I mounted the ISO with Daemon and clicked on the special features menu screen buttons; everything navigated as it should now. So, I'm burning a disc and hoping for the best.

Glad this issue has been fixed. Thanks!
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#319408
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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adywan said:

have you checked the files with what i posted earlier today? The par2 file check?


Am currently doing a file and settings transfer from my old XP desktop to my new quadcore vista desktop (wish me luck on the whole vista thing...) Can't do anything on either machine for several more hours. Just hopped on my laptop to check email and read over this thread to see if I was alone in my disc errors.

All that is to say, I can't run you PAR2 program to tell you anything. I'm sure someone else will chime in soon, though.

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#319400
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Downloaded the NTSC torrent, applied the fix file unpacked from the included rar file (yes, it was in teh DVD_ROM folder), but I'm still having menu problems on the special features menu--the one with Jabba scenes, etc. listed. Screen freezes before all text buttons move into place. Can't click on anything and player disc locks up. Have to stop, then restart playing from beginning...

Thought it might be a bad burn so burned a second +DL disc, but got the same issues on same menu screens....

Waiting for another fix before I make a third coaster. I'm not tech savvy enough to know what is wrong structure-wise with the disc files, so I hope that a fix that a noob like me can apply will be made available shortly.

ADY, I appreciate your efforts.

UPDATE: Just read back a page and see that I'm not alone. Since someone else has run your program and reported which files are damaged to you, I'll sit tight until a solution is found.





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#307257
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Someone may have already caught it and mentioned it, but I saw in the credits a "2nd until Camera" which should be "Unit". It may not have been camera, but it was one of the first listings of a "2nd Unit" anything....

Otherwise.... wonderful! I squeezed in a complete viewing this morning before the fist NFl game started. Now I'm waiting for the DVD-9.

Steven

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#273315
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//RETURNING TO JEDI\\: NTSC &amp; PAL DVD
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I am anxious to see this and the Building Empire docs, and have attempted to download @ Demonoid. However, after several days of waiting, both have reached 99.9%. Each has a small piece with an error and attempts to re-download... This has been going on for over a day now, and that last .1% always has something wrong with it. I tried to burn the Empire iso file with the 99.9% I had, but I couldn't navigate throught eh disc menu without the player hanging.

Note that these are the NTSC versions (ESB is iso, ROTJ is vob). Any idea when complete, correct versions will be available as torrents? Suggestions?
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#252913
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Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas (Complete) - NOW AVAILABLE!
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Okay, maybe I'm not reading this carefully enough.

I own two DVDs of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. One is the Columbia/Tri-Star release with a run time of 50 minutes listed on the back cover. The other DVD from Hit Entertainment has "never before seen footage" on the front cover, and the back cover lists 100 minute run time, including bonus features. Columbia disc has Kermit on cover in corner, but no mention of Kermit on the Hit disc. Is the version you're compiling more complete than either of these? I picked up both discs at used DVD stores and haven't watched either yet...







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#214508
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The legendary &quot;Starkiller Ranch&quot; Thread
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Hello all. Long-time reader of the site, but a rare poster. First, I have to say that this particular thread is a real treat to follow. If half of the good ideas posted here are utilized in the final release of this fan project, the saga will could much improved. The whole idea of the DS2 in ESB—love it!

Anyway, the idea of making Padme’s hand move slightly (mentioned earlier in this thread, I think) to indicate that her death was faked, really got my mind going. I mean really, really got it churning. So, here’s my “light up a room and leave” mega-post:

ROTS:
Padme gives birth to Luke. Yoda instructs Obi-Wan to leave immediately, take Luke & hide him on Tatooine with Owen & Beru. Because of this, Obi-Wan does not know of Leia’s birth. Why does Yoda do this? Perhaps he sees a glimpse of the future through the Force. Perhaps after Obi-Wan’s failure to properly train and keep Anakin on a short leash, Yoda wants to hedge his bets. Padme does not die. The rest of Yoda’s plan? Her death is faked. As shown in the film, she appears to still be pregnant during her staged funeral.

Bail Organa makes the offer to take Leia and raise her in his home on Alderaan. However, he also offers to let Padme secretly live there, too. So, she again uses a tactic shown in Phantom Menace: she assumes the role of a servant, perhaps even as the baby’s nanny. I always thought the whole decoy thing was a great idea, but wasted on tricking the likes of the Nomedians and Boss Nass. This time though, she fades into the background, not only for her own safety, but for her daughter’s, too. This is an interesting parallel with Anakin continuing his life by assuming a new identity. Both are doomed to spending their remaining years not as themselves, but cloaked in another identity. It also brings Padme’s storyline in the PT full circle: her character would last be seen the same way we were introduced to her, disguised herself to protect her true identity. Bail would arrive on Alderaan to see his wife, baby in hand, and new house servant following behind. As Leia grows up, Bail, and Padme (as her station permits), groom her to become a leader of the Rebellion.

Putting aside how this could be conveyed with the existing footage and any available dialog, how does this benefit the saga, and more to the point, how does this help with the bits from the original trilogy that are contradicted by GL’s stupid plotting of the prequels?

ANH:
Ben’s non-reaction to seeing Bail Organa’s “daughter” in a hologram is puzzling to me, since according to events shown in ROTS, he should deduce that this is a grown-up Leia he is seeing for the first time. So, if he doesn’t know who she really is, her true parental background etc. (as my suggestions would fix), his non-reaction would make more sense as portrayed in ANH…

Next: for anyone thinking including a shot of Bail on Alderaan just before the Death Star destroys it…consider that with my above-outlined changes, the audience would know that Leia is viewing her mother’s murder on the DS viewscreen when Alderaan explodes. And Vader would unknowingly be watching his wife’s death as well. So, a shot of both Bail Organa and Padme (in servant clothing), then poof—no more Alderaan. Instead of some vague loss of a population the audience has never seen (except for Bail), there is a real sense of loss, sadder still that Leia with her father (!) standing right beside her, watch Alderaan’s destruction and along with it, their wife/mother’s true death…

Ben’s feeling of millions of voices crying out? Well, perhaps through the Force he heard one voice in particular more than the others: Padme’s. I thought the prequels hinted at Obi-Wan’s feelings toward her, though his code and duty would never let him act on them. This puts his wave of grief on a more personal level…

ESB:
As Luke leaves Dagobah, Ben comments, “That boy is our last hope.” Yet ROTS (as it is now) establishes that he knows of Leia’s existence! My above scenario fixes this, as Obi-Wan would truly believe that Luke was the last hope. So, when Yoda says, “No, there is another,” we can assume that (sometime between ESB & ROTJ) he finally lets Obi-Wan in on Leia’s existence and significance.

ROTJ:
And now for the things that this fixes the best, at least in my mind…

Frist: Ben’s chunk of exposition to Luke on Dagobah which includes, “that is why your sister has remained safely anonymous.” I always thought the inflection Alec G. put on “anonymous” was a curious choice, and if Yoda kept her existence a secret even from Obi-Wan (until revealed off-screen in ESB) the line reading would make more sense. It also ups the drama: if Leia is important enough that Yoda keeps her existence even from Obi-Wan, then when Vader later learns of her by reading Luke’s thoughts on DS2, it makes the stakes seem even greater…

Secondly, something I think we can all agree on: GL really screwed the pooch by the way he handled the scenes of Luke and Leia’s birth, then Padme dying soon afterward. This makes Leia’s lines “Just a little bit. Feelings really. She was very beautiful, but sad,” just not match up with what was shown in ROTS.

While Bail may have told Leia that her biological mother died when she was very young, perhaps Leia sensed something through the Force. Something that as a child she couldn’t completely make sense of… like a dream with details that almost fall into place, but not quite. Leia would never know that she actually felt her mother’s presence closer than she could ever imagine—a very beautiful but sad nanny, raising her, educating her, but never revealing the truth about her identity, though the Force would give hints that Leia couldn’t quite unravel. This would make true the statement that Luke has “no memory of my mother. I never knew her,” as Obi-Wan immediately left, taking baby Luke to Tatooine.


My suggestions may positively affect other plot points I haven’t considered, and may screw up others I also haven’t thought of. I think it makes Padme’s character arc more bittersweet, instead of the lazy writing of just killing her off. Having to finish her life in the shadows, helping to further the Rebellion in small ways through Bail and Leia, before dying anonymously on Alderaan by the actions of he estranged husband, while her daughter looks on…that just seems better to me than dying of a “broken heart.”

Lastly, and this is just rambling… but if Ben & Luke had been a little speedier getting to Mos Eisley, not gotten into a bar brawl, haggled a little less when selling Luke’s landspeeder, etc., they might have actually made it to Alderaan. Meaning that they could have met Bail and at least seen an older Padme. Luke potentially could have met his mother. Of course, the Death Star plans, R2, Ben, Luke and everything else on the planet would have been destroyed when the DS showed up, but still…

Okay, is any of this appealing? An improvement? Is any of it possible?
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#162915
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REQ: Muppet Christmas Carol Widescreen w/ deleted song and Dir. commentary!
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Disney has just released The Muppet Christmas Carol for the second time on DVD. The first release was no-frills pan-and-scan only. This time the disc does contain the threatrical cut in 16:9, but only the pan-and-scan version contains the crucial song that the studio insisted that the director cut for its theatrical release. (Execs thougt scene with no Muppets would make the kiddies squirm.) The song had been included in all previous home video releases. But to finally release this in its proper widescreen version, but omit the song is maddening. Also the director's commentary can ONLY be listened to while watching the pan-and-scan version. Unbelievable!

I do not have the computer skills to re-author a disc to my liking, but perhaps someone here who is as big a fan of this film as I am will be able to create what Disney Home Video should have in the first place:

A single layer DVD with only the enhanced widescreen version of the film, including the deleted song ("When Love is Gone" w/ a young Scrooge and his fiance) inserted in its proper place. The song sequence would have to be taken from either--

the pan and scan verson, cropped to the proper 1.85:1 ratio and then anamorphically squeezed

from the widescreen laserdisc, cleaned up and resized for anamorphic 16:9 display

& edited into the proper place. Then add the second audio track (director's commentary). Oh, and stripping all the annoying shilling for the other Disney products...


Anyone here have the skills and willingness to have a go at it? Please!?