Wow! Puggo GRANDE was everything I'd hoped it would be! The 16:9 snafu was easy to fix. It seems a bit bass-ackward, but I set the player to display 4:3 with my Sanyo Z3000 1080p projector still set at "full" and it filled my 92" screen beautifully! Puggo's right about the unique optical sound from 16mm film prints. There's nothing like it. Somebody may take the time to marry this version with a surround track, but it just wouldn't fit the picture. It was so great not to be distracted with LFE during "I find your lack of faith disturbing" for instance! The force rumble is there but it's more subtle, and to me, more effective. My hat's off to Puggo for an awesome job! Adywan worked wonders on his SW REVISITED, but in the future when I get a hankerin' for Episode IV, it'll be the Puggo GRAND that gets played! A thousand thanks, Puggo!!!
Lol. All I see is a red/gray blur. :P
Yeah, but at 24 fps, it's pretty obvious there's a hand there flopping around that should be on the other limb. I just picked one of the closest frames where you can almost see fingers...
I didn't see this specific shot mentioned on page 1 or any of the hundred or so pages I read through so here's my $.02: Apparently, this shot got flipped in favor of screen direction, and maybe most viewers miss the gaffe because Luke's upside-down, but it has always bugged me.
Either paint in the left hand (and erase the right, like Ady did for Vader's gesture in ANH) for the 6 or 7 frames it should be there or flip the image..
Wow! This labor of love has taken you almost a full year! Your Project Notes start on August 15, 2008 when you received the first print. Like everyone else, I'm absolutely stoked to see this! I'm late to the game of contributing my opinion to this thread, but I'm glad you chose the curved borders. And the dodgier the better! Yeah, I want the transfer to be as full of detail as possible, replicating the projected film image, but those filmic imperfections and flaws should be retained. Reel-change burns, audio thumps after splices, emulsion scratches, etc. re-create the experience of seeing the film back in the day before the theaters were equipped with Dolby surround sound and fancier projectors. Puggo Grande can't possibly be as dodgy as the ravaged print I saw in 1978 at a small town second-run theater. That poor tortured thing was scratched and spliced worse than any movie I've ever seen (it broke twice during the showing) and the theater had medieval wood-backed seats. The fire-marshal would have shut the place down if he'd seen the overcrowded standing-in-the-aisles throng squeezed into that hardtop that night. But it was pure heaven for a 15-year-old boy like me at the time! Thanks Puggo! Having this to look forward to has taken the sting off of getting outbid on the super-8 Durann print that sold on eBay a couple of weeks ago... (it went for $760.00 in case anyone missed it)