So how far off do you estimate you are from finishing a new release candidate?
I made a 35mm disc template a while ago so I just slapped some logos on them for you
On a side note. Where did you get an SDTV rip? I’m curious to check it out and see if it looks better than the laserdisc
I didn’t realize it would take that long for the scans. I wonder if maybe we could fund for him to just scan the changed portions of the film and the scenes with subtitles.
As for adding grain I say go for it! I’ve seen someone just add grain to the Blu Ray and it brought out a better picture and more detail on top of just looking like a proper film!
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Am I missing something? Smithers is entirely correct, the linked image is 200x90 and has zero visible detail.
It’s definitely a mobile problem. Here’s an imgur link to it that should work properly
It’s from starwars.com and there’s no corresponding video.
That’s a shame. Guess we’ll have to wait until Poita’s scan to get it in better quality
yea i wish the whole movie were in 90p like this image
Just saying that if there was a clip in this quality and you’d rotoscope them in it’d be an improvement over the current one.
For comparison sake.
Free Taa’s aides have more detail in the second one.
Jedit: apparently the link didn’t work properly on mobile…all apologies, I just updated the link
This might be useless info but I found this very good quality pic of the original senate scene, I couldn’t find where it originally came from but I’m hoping that there’s a clip of it in this quality.
Ah gotcha. Don’t get me wrong I love this movie…it has a weird charm for sure. But I think they set the release date and rushed to get it done and that’s why there’s lots of sloppy mistakes…at least that’s what it seemed like in the behind the scenes doc as shown in this pic.
Amazing progress! I imagine those shots will blend in nicely with the rest of the movie. Did you end up doing something similar with the bridge shot/Senate scene? IIRC the changed area was a bit fuzzy so maybe that would make it blend in seamlessly. Also thanks for doing this, I know not many people would care to restore this film but I’m just glad that someone is
Glad to hear progress has been made! As for subtitles they looked pretty good on the previous version but if you’re worried about character spacing for longer lines I’d suggest looking for a kerning option when you add the text
Damn I think you guys should definitely collaborate soon! I don’t know how you did it with that air taxi sequence and the rotoscope elements but bravo! Can’t wait to see yours when it releases or maybe a collab in the distant future 😉
I’d be interested in seeing a comparison between Chewie’s Naboo bridge removal compared to yours, you can see that the area where the bridge was is softer on his screenshot. Just judging from your senate scene, you can make the image slightly clearer and have harder edges so I think it would blend in perfectly then.
Awesome! I’d be willing to screen it now if I could get the link. I pm’d you yesterday but not sure if it went through
Ah gotcha. How much in donations do you think will help get things going? Or possibly just have the changed footage scanned first so there can be a proper theatrical reconstruction until the print can be fully scanned?
So I noticed that it’s been a while since an update for this project. Is this still going to go underway after SW 97 or is it being pushed back for that new ESB print?
I made 1-3 disc art that matches the V1 artwork if anyone was wanting it as bad as me!
I’m glad more people seem to be interested in preserving the theatrical versions of the Prequels! How easy would it be to take the HDTV (dvd) version of AOTC and fix the audio changes so it’s the digital theatrical version?
And someone on the spleen restored the theatrical version of ROTS using the HDTV version and just putting the wipe back in so there’s definitely ways to get the original versions of the Prequels recreated.
Oh cool! It’s not a big change but certainly one that should be preserved. If you look into how much it would cost to clean and scan that reel I might just have to help fund it 😃
Ah gotcha. Do you know which section of the movie it is? Hopefully one that has the changes.
I own one of the original AOTC 35 mm film reels, so if I get in touch with one of my local theaters, I’ll do a capture for you guys to find the differences.
Oh wow how’d you acquire that?! Do you think you’d be able to get it scanned?
Thanks! I haven’t gotten to print it out yet but I’m pretty sure I got the sizes all correct
Hey just created a box set too. Feel free to print it out!
I had extra time today so I made a box set for the Blu rays. It’s almost exactly like the 97 vhs box set!
Just PM’d. Im glad this is being done! There is a 35mm scan of this being done so it could be used for reference for the subtitle timing and could be used to restore the shots only found on VHS/Laserdisc (i.e. removing the bridge and replacing the Twileks in the Senate scene)
jedit: Also for the shots that you used the blu ray footage, did you recrop the frame to match the HDTV? (the frame of the blu ray shows about 9% more)