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#306832
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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How about making the white areas transparent using photoshop, and printing the cover onto waxed tracing paper (sort of rough milky white to those who havent seen a sheet)? I think this would look really cool and a little different. or print onto transparent film, then the user can use his/her own coloured background...

Just a thought

- John

P.S. Those circles are present on the original poster - think it was a 20th anniversary edition poster?
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#298555
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Agreed! I mean obviously youneed some time limit otherwise the tempation is there to keep on and on editing and eadding stuff in like Mr Lucas until you loose all objectivity.

Having said that this edit is looking like a bona fide classic in the maiing so I'd take as long as it needs, bu tno longer - if that makes sense

As others have said here now I think this edit will cause waves which will reach to the mainstream... would love to See Lucas's face - "why didn't WE do that?!?" hahaha!

- John
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#296730
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.:. MoveAlong's - The Story of TESB/The Adventures of Luke Skywalker .:. Complete!
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Hi - I'd just like to thank MoveAlong for these awsome releases! Very professional looking indeed, and so nostalgic. Used to listen to these all the time when Iwas a kid before we had the luxury of video-tapes! Mucho thanks for these.

If you're interested, I have the Raiders of the Lost Ark & Temple of Doom LPs which are also fab! I can put those onto CD-r if you're interested in this at some stage? I also have Jedi on LP if you haven't already got that.

Cheers,

- John
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#258477
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Hi AdyWan - many thanks for your clip! I must say I was sceptical (highly so!) when I read you'd added facial movements to many of the cantina creatires, but I have to say you've done a class A1 job! I'm sure if you showed this to Lucas he'd slap his forehead, say "why didn't I do that" and give you a job straight away - haha! Well... we should all be so lucky! I simply cannot wait for the full release. That shot of the star destroyers by the death star also made me gasp - amazing stuff! Can't wait to see this on my projector! Any shots which help sell how HUGE the Death Star is can only help the film.

I'm wondering if a few more shots in the trench battle at the end could show the huge scale of this thing? Perhaps in a few more shots show burning debris of crashed Rebel and Imperial ships from previous shots? Just to help show once they crash into the Death Stars surface they don't just disappear? Maybe some twisted wreckage? Just a thought to add to the realism of your project. Sure hope this will be a DVD-9 release as well - it will surely be worth the download time.

Any more donations don't hesitate to ask!

Cheers,

- John

P.S. Also had an idea for the end of Jedi (I know this is far into the future for you but it might be of interest). I was always disappointed and unsold with the huge star destroyer crashing into the Death Star IIs surface from just one crashed ship. How about as Vader is 'awakening' from his evil slumber he silently raises his gloved hand after yelling at Luke "now GO! Leave me!" and - using the force - makes the Imperial Commander pilot the super star destroyer into the heart of the death star? Thereby saving the Rebels in the end? I'm sure with some re-editing and only one or two CGI tweaks this could be accomplished. The would have alot of emotional resonance and really sell the idea that Vader has totally redeemed himself? Also a nice symmetry to it as well - Luke destroys the first Death Star, Vader destroys the second. Just though this has the potential to work nicely and make for a more dramatic ending to the saga.
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#253516
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Info: Auto-correction from SE colours to GOUT colours (lots of information)
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It has to be said the amount of technical skill shown by many on this forum is truly astounding, as is the level of passion for fixing these films. The experiments shown on Page 1 nearly bought a tear to this cynics eye - it's how I remember the film looking back in 1980! I'd love to see the whole 2004 DVD cleaned up like this (and de SE's of course!). The original colours and 2004 clarity are astounding.

- John

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#253515
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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The new voices just sound so 'computer gamey', which I guess fits in with the prequals in general which seems to be Lucas's intent these days.

Have to say I think the Jabba scene is better out of the film completely - I really do think it's a case of less is more, and Greedo more or less tells us everything we need to know at any rate. The pacing and music editing of the original works better here as well I think. This scene just slows everything down. The thing about 70s film editing was it was often 'lean and mean' - adding (anything substantially) to it just seems to make the thing seem bloated and increasingly disjointed (witness the vader landing pad scene in the Empire SE).

Have to say I'm just blown away by what I've seen of this 'fan edit' so far. This is one release I can't wait for - so much love has gone into it.. unlike a recent official release ;-) My video projector and bedroom wall is just crying out for this version (and a few beers of course!!)!!

Cheers,

- John.
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#253509
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Star Wars Trilogy - Original Theatrical Versions: 2006 DVD Flaw List
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Hi everyone.

Something I noticed early on while watching the NTSC GOUT on an Infocus projector (74" screen in this case) is an ugly smear and/or ghosting to the right of the Tantive IV's engine glows which I haven't heard anyone mention yet. I'd read that this little segment was of higher quality then the rest of the laserdisc master, but that smear is pretty ugly and looks like a 3rd of 4th gen video copy!

Anyone else notice this? Other than that it didn't hold up toooo badly on the projector, though the film wobble was VERY noticeable especially on the death star walls.

For the time being though I still consider my treasured 1989 laserdisc (even - alas - with the shrinking ratio error) as my definitive version of Star Wars, both for sound and overall closeness to the version I remember seeing in the theatre back in 1980. Just wish I could get access to a Pioneer X0 and get a definitive recording of this LD...

- John
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#247198
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Info: 2006 GOUT DVD using 'Faces' PCM Sound?
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You're welcome guys - hope it comes in handy. I'd love to see it incorporated into the GOUT release.

It was a straight 16-bit 44.1khz digital transfer from my LD player into Adobe Audition - I didn't use any normalisation or any other filters. It is how it's meant to sound. Unfortunately there's not much of a dynamic range compared with the 1993 mix, but it's still pretty good quality.

Thanks for putting this onto the alt.binaries.starwars Darth Mallwalker

- John
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#245380
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First Impressions of the OOT ...
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Why didn't Lucas play the same 'trick' with the Indiana Jones franchise then? i.e. release a sub-par edition to keep the revenue rolling in until they released another 'improved' edition? Was there ever going to be an Indiana Jones special edition or did Spielberg talk him out of it?

I don't see what he stands to lose by releasing a proper fresh anamorphic of the original versions of the trilogy - afterall Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are where it's at now, so he could have the SE's released on this new super-duper format, and leave the originals for ST-DVD. That we just about get what we want, and he gets to maintain the 'superiority' of his new versions on the new formats.

- John