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4K83 Released

You_Too said:

I haven’t finished downloading this yet but I have some questions about the audio. Sorry if they’ve already been clearly answered, I’m too tired to read through the thread at the moment.

What’s the difference between the optical audio track packed in the mkv file and the “cleaned” one?
And are there any digital tracks that actually matches the theatrical stereo audio? I see the 1993 LD track is there but weren’t all the 1993 LD mixes altered? The 1983 Japan and US sources, are they from LDs too?

The image quality is great by the way, managed to preview a bit of it. 😃

English Audio options Released for 4K83:
(* indicates this version was included with the standard release of 4K83)

*1) 5.1 soundtrack with additional music cues during Luke and Obi-Wan’s discussion on Dagobah.
2) 5.1 soundtrack without additional music.

3) Mono soundtrack recorded by Puggo and synchronized to 4K83

schorman (me 😃 ):
*4) Optical stereo soundtrack provided by TN1, sychronized, declicked, and denoised by me.
5) 1983 Stereo mix from US pan and scan LD source
6) 1983 Stereo mix from Japan pan and scan LD source
7) 1983 Stereo mix from JSC LD source
8) 1983 Stereo mix from SWE LD source

*9) 1993 Stereo remix from Japanese Definitive Collection LD source

*10) 1993 3.0 channel LD commentary
11) 1993 LD commentary downmixed to stereo

  1. mono mix patched, declicked, decrackled, denoised, eq’ed by me
Project 4K80

Williarob said:

Asaki said:

Did they color grade the Blu from scratch, though? I thought they used the DVD SE masters as a base, and just fixed some bits and pieces.

In 2004 they scanned in the negatives at 1080p and graded them to that over-saturated-magenta disaster that we’ve been stuck with ever since. There may have been some tweaks in 2011 for the bluray, but the fact remains that all three movies were graded from scratch in 2004.

Having gone through the entire OT and PT frame by frame, when doing my HDTV releases, I can tell you that the only film with significant color changes for the Bluray was Episode II. (Of course TPM was a completely new master. 😉 ) Definitely not re-graded.

4K83 Released

Arnied said:

Chewtobacca said:

CatBus said:
My Avisynth-fu has never been anything except rusty, but I think that means if you delete frames 68664 and 68665 from 4k83, you’ll get NTSC GOUT.

That’s right. 😃

Arnied said:
Although I don’t see how there can be 2 extra frames after frame 68663.

It’s the two missing frames of the rebel fleet immediately after Luke’s conversation with Ben. Perhaps you are more used to the PAL GOUT.

What are you trying to re-sync, Arnied?

I want to be able to sync any of schorman’s GOUT synced laserdisc tracks to 4k83. So as I understood it somewhere 2 frames need to be inserted. So I want to duplicate the frame before the 2 extra frames 2 times to get an audio file of the correct length, like in the script above.

However, frame 68663 is already past the wipe, so I don’t think it’s the correct position.


I have them all done already. I will be posting them to tswt forums later today or tomorrow.

Edit: Now available!

The Disney/Fox acquisition....

Joel said:

According to Wikipedia, Williams re-recorded the fanfare for Empire Strikes Back and his version was used in the subsequent Lucas-helmed Star Wars movies.

Incidentally, it seems that the “slanted 0” 20th Century Fox logo originally designated Cinemascope as well. Do we know why that particular version of the logo was used in Empire Strikes Back but not SW or ROTJ?

Star Wars has the same logo as Empire. However, some video releases in the 80’s used the updated Fox logo from '81.

Attack of the Clones 35mm found on eBay

Yes, I’ve reached out to him, and have not yet heard back. I’ll post with any further info.

Update: I’ve heard back from the seller, who says he’s unable to sell outside of an auction. It hasn’t been relisted yet, but he says the new listing will start at $299. That still leaves us about $100 short for that price plus shipping.