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Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended Edition - 4K Dremastered

I just found out about this project and I couldn’t be more excited 😃 Finally somebody is doing what I thought might be the best chance to finally get the best of all worlds in terms of the LOTR, especially FOTR, official releases - each HD version of FOTR has it’s own flaws and it always annoyed me that whichever release I chose to watch, I had to choose between bad colors (EE BD), bad DNR (Theatrical BD, 4K BD), and/or bad resolution (Theatrical BD) - this project seems to be aiming to fix all of that and that’s amazing.

Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)

So, facebook is sending me some mixed messages.

First I got this notification:


When I disputed I got this email:


A while later I got this notification:


Yet, I can still access the page and the “page quality” tab says this:


But the page is clearly inaccessible to people, so I guess that’s it for Despecialized on FB.

Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V3.0

DvdPlayerHacker said:

If you get a chance, have a look at 00:40:34. Is it just me or does the grain from the UHD has some weird artifacts around yoda?

The UHD Blu-ray is unfortunately plagued with frozen grain all over the place, so there’s no chance of really fixing that short of scrubbing whatever grain is left and regraining and that would destroy even more fine detail.

CatBus said:

I lied about not seeing anything else.

In 3.0, I noticed a mid-wipe grading shift at 1:21:38. Not sure if theatrical or not.

Also, did you take a look at the Boba Fett flyby? I know it’s supposed to look janky, just want to be sure none of that is due to source problems.

The mid-wipe grade shifts are definitely part of the original - they are very obvious in all the 35mm versions, including the raw scan I have. I did try to make them a little less distracting but I don’t want to go as far as masking elements and such.

EDIT: Actually, for this specific one, you’re right, it doesn’t come from the 35mm! Thanks for pointing it out!

The Boba shot is also definitely supposed to look like that.

Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V3.0

The things I fixed already:

A bit of further cleanup of the 35mm footage in some places.
Color of the tie-fighters during the initial flyover sequence.
Added the missing “There will be no bargain” Jabba subtitle.
Replaced the shot at 00:13:55 with 35mm, because it looks like ass on the UHD Blu-Ray.
Fixed flashing of lights behind Vader at 01:48:13.

And I’ll use the correct 5.1 audio track this time around.

Am I missing anything else?