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schorman13

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#1324737
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The Force Awakens - Home Video Version NOT Theatrical Cut
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Ok, I’ve received my copy of the first version of the German Blu Ray for TFA. I can confirm that it does not have the BB-8 beeps or the Bazine Netal dialogue.

I have created a reconstructed version of the theatrical mix using the German Line recorded audio to supplement the center channel of the English 7.1 DTSHD-MA track.

I’ll be posting a link on the star wars trilogy forums later in the day for anyone interested in this version.

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#1323141
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The Force Awakens - Home Video Version NOT Theatrical Cut
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Ok, I did a little more investigation on the German version mentioned by @none.

My guess is that someone synced a line recording from the theater with the leaked version of the Blu Ray.

This is from the .nfo file:

GERMAN TiTLE…: :Star Wars: Episode VII - Das Erwac
ORiGiNAL TiTLE…: :Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force

RELEASE DATE…: :…22.03.2016
THEATRE DATE…: :…17.12.2015

ViDEO-SOURCE…: :…Bluray
RESOLUTiON…: :…1920*800
FORMAT…: :…x264

AUDiO-SOURCE…: :…DE AC3 Line (OWN)
SUBS…: :…

SiZE…: :…11000 MB

RUNTiME…: :…136 Minuten
GENRE…: :Action, Abenteuer, Fanta

I can actually remix this back into the English 7.1 pretty easily. I’m going to wait to see if the actual German Blu Ray has this audio before I share anything though.

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#1322957
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The Force Awakens - Home Video Version NOT Theatrical Cut
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That’s not been proven yet. The file @none checked was from March 22, 2016, which is about 5 weeks before the German blu ray release date. Further, the audio is stereo and appears to be from a streaming source.

I have checked my copy of the German Collector’s Edition Blu Ray and both sounds are absent. I’ve ordered a copy of the initial German release just in case.

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#1319506
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schorman's HDTV Star Wars Saga Preservation
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Update for 2020:

I have discovered that there was a small (1 frame) sync issue with a single repeated frame in the version of Phantom Menace that I posted. I’ve also made some improvements with the theatrical subtitle timings as well. Additionally, I found that there is a frame error in the DVD/HDTV master where there is a single missing frame, and one other duplicate frame.

I’ve fixed those issues and have updated the encode of TPM. Anyone with the Resilio key posted on thestarwarstrilogy forums will have their folder updated with the newer encode. It’s also available in the google drive folder that has been previously shared. Just redownload from the same links, if you’re interested.

I had also found some pretty major encoding errors with the lower bitrate version of Revenge of the Sith. I’ve done new encodes of both TPM and ROTS and have updated those for the lower bitrate versions. Again, they’re available in the same Resilio folder or google drive links that have been shared previously.

I should be able to update torrents on Myspleen later this evening.

😃 Enjoy

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#1312975
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Shadows of the Empire OST Enhanced CD features?
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Its like an interactive slide show basically, with a bunch of text and low res photos. Its not really all that interesting. There is no video content whatsoever. It’s got bios of the different people involved, concept drawings for SOTE, lists of star wars books, etc. It’s essentially what a website would have looked like in 1996. It is very of its time.

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#1312925
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Shadows of the Empire OST Enhanced CD features?
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Ok, I was able to get it to work on a Windows 95 virtual machine. At first, I didn’t bother to install a sound driver, and the program wouldn’t run. It worked after installing a sound driver.

If anyone is interested in accessing the CD-ROM content of their disc, use the free version of isobuster to access the data track and extract the files.

https://www.isobuster.com/dl.php?d=isobuster.com&v=1&l=0

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#1312490
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Shadows of the Empire OST Enhanced CD features?
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I spent some time trying to get the data from the CD-ROM portion of my copy. I was able to copy the files. It’s on a format that predates the enhanced CD format, so the files are not natively visible to a modern PC.

Unfortunately, the multimedia player .exe is in an ancient format and I cannot get it to open either on my Windows 10 PC or on my Windows XP virtual machine.

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#1310479
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schorman's HDTV Star Wars Saga Preservation
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Pickle2503 said:

Hey, sorry, don’t mean to bother you but I noticed in your original post that you said you would eventually create BD menus for an iso. Did you ever get around to this as I can’t find it on the spleen. Thanks!
-Dylan

Nope, sorry. I was never able to get around to it. I don’t really use discs anymore, so I’m not really bothered about making it happen.

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#1305430
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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ChainsawAsh said:

Current discs are NOT this version, they’re repackagings of the 2011 discs. This version is NOT available on physical media yet.

And yeah, the OT is clearly new scans, I didn’t think that was even a question anymore (especially given the comparisons that have been posted that quite clearly show 2004/2011 changes re-done from scratch).

I’m still not convinced TPM is a new scan. I think it’s the same 2011 BR master, but given a new HDR color grade.

TPM might be from the same scan, but I don’t think it looked quite as heavily DNR’ed. That was the biggest problem with the Blu Ray to begin with. I haven’t had a chance to do a scientific analysis yet. 😉