Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Star Wars original Blu ray. Crappier than ever. Location: USA. Plan9 and Encuentro like this. Location: Torremolinos, Spain. I have Silver Screen v1. It looks very grainy and some scenes are a bit low on detail, bit it's consistent for most of the film, color grading is good IMO and sounds well decoded on Dolby ProLogic II. EddieVanHalenNov 2, Encuentro likes this.
Location: Hollywood, USA. VidiotNov 2, Location: Texas. Well it's a momentous day for Star Wars fans. The 4K77 project is finally complete and available via newsgroups! Better to read the link than have me try to explain what this is I've been watching it over the past 48 hours, and it's quite a treat. My only quibble: the color grading was done "by reel" as opposed to scene-by-scene. As a result there a few just a few minutes total that have some desaturated color as found on the source Technicolor prints.
Last edited: May 20, SamSMay 20, Location: Over the hills and far away The HermitMay 20, SuntoryTime and McLover like this. EncuentroMay 20, PhoffiFozz likes this. Location: Void. The fan versions of the original theatrical cuts are as good as fan versions can get.
The original trilogy should get a professional 4K transfer, but Disney is being retarded about the matter:.I loved the original Star Wars trilogy when I was a kid, but loathe all of the current DVD, Blu-ray, and streaming versions available today.
Thankfully, we have OriginalTrilogy. His unadulterated version of the original Star Wars trilogy is called the Despecialized Edition—fan preservation films that piece together multiple video and audio sources to create the closest thing we have to high-def theatrical versions of the films.
In my opinion, skip the prequels altogether, or try out the Machete Order if you must watch them. Getting your hands on a copy of the Despecialized original trilogy is tricky, plus it's a legal gray area, so Harmy recommends that you own the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray in case any legal issues arise.
Below is a list of the newest versions released. As of a few days ago, The Empire Strikes Back just went from v1. The easiest way to download legit version of the Despecialized Editions would be to use the private torrent method, but if you don't have a MySpleen account, it's almost impossible to get.
The laziest way is to just search The Pirate Bay or Kickass Torrents to search and download the files using a torrent software. However, torrented versions may be altered from Harmy's versions, and may contain malicious content, so beware.
It will take some time to download these! There are other options, so for detailed instructions on the multitude of ways to download the Despecialized Editions online, see HanDuet's Google docwhich was reviewed and approved by Harmy himself.
It includes everything you need to know about downloading the right versions, as well as how to play them. And make sure to follow the Despecialized Facebook page for any updates. Want to help support Gadget Hacks and get a great deal on some sweet new tech? Check out all the deals on the new Gadget Hacks Shop. Our Best Phone Hacks Delivered daily to your inbox.
Get The Newsletter. Share Your Thoughts Click to share your thoughts. Hot Latest.I have a PC. The SRT files, do I need all of them or some of them? I need to know what am I doing wrong or what files am I missing? Can someone do a walkthrough step by step? Be specific if possible. I read that article about it and that does not help me at all.
I did the burns of Despecialized version and it was easy and wonderful and it worked because of ISO file were prepared. So if I understand it correctly, you previously used pre-prepared ISOs, right?
The smaller MKV files are also optional. Good news. I got it working on my Oppo system. Of course I have space for the hard drive.
No probs here. AAC codec is not standard for BD disks! How can you prevent this prob? If you burn your SW 4k77 p version, how did yours turn out? What other MKV files did you include with along with 4k77 p? Use the free software, Handbrake. Just load that video and select in the audio tab, AC3. Thank you for the help, alexp It does not move on to the other video clip or the movie. Is there something I missed in the tsMuxeR settings or something else?
However, I only did the SW77 p alone and it worked on disc without any problems. Any help would be appreciated. It may even be mixing multiple video streams into one file. Drag and drop your video files in order. If they are red, on the list, the program re encodes them.
If you run into problems, ask for help with the specific problems. Importantly - when you get your finished disc image, just mount it in your OS and see if everything works properly.
I never did this before so I am asking for help walkthrough right now. Works for me.Alle User, die sich bis einschl. Dauer: Min. Scanned, cleaned and rendered at 4K, the material is sourced primarily from two original 35mm Technicolor prints, with additional material taken from the 35mm Spanish LPP, a 4K scan of a Special Edition print, some Eastman reels, and just a handful of frames from the Official Blu-Ray when missing frames could not be sourced from anywhere else.
Versions of the project include p and 4K renders with and without digital noise reduction. These are titled as follows: Star. The team is working hard to produce an HDR version as our understanding of the encoding requirements evolve - stay tuned.
None of these plans are guaranteed. This may be the only released version. The included playlist should work with VLC Player, and play all the files in order.
Here you get both by default, but you can edit the playlist in any text editor to suit your needs We do not condone video piracy. Before watching this video you are expected to own at least one official version of Star Wars as released by the studio. If we could buy this version of Star Wars on an official 4k bluray, we would do so. If you bought this version on eBay, you were scammed and should report the seller.
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Last edited: Sep 27, EVERY star wars fan should have these. There's a Return of the Jedi release now as well, looks amazing! Thats Jedi done, and its the best you'll get, not pin sharp, but on a big screen its way better than the blu-rays. PaulDavidThomas Active Member.
Oh dear I'm going to tell the wife about this and I'm sure I'm about to fall down a rabbit hole to watch this Andy Clark Well-known Member. Funnily enough I watched this the other day having purchased a copy from EBay - yes I know I could have downloaded it but I couldn't be bothered to go through the download etc. The rest of the film looks pretty good, do no expect Bluray level of sharpness etc but this is as close to the original I believe you can get.
BrynTeg Distinguished Member. They look Great, i hated the changes that Lucas made, the ones in Jedi were terrible, and its so good to have these versions out there, Jedi much improved, skin tones back, not sun burnt levels, and the 35mm audio track is also nice to hear. Fans can do thiswhy cant a massive studio get it right. Is there such a thing as a DNR certain 1. Robothamster Distinguished Member. I asked my mate, who is a Newsgroup user, to DL these for me last week but he couldn't find any complete versions?
Rog69 Distinguished Member. Robothamster said:.Mos Eisley - Silver Screen v1.6 vs. Despecialized v2.7
Rog69 said:. That would depend on how good his newsgroup provider is, you tend to get what you pay for when it comes to retention of older postings. Just out of interest, what is everyone using to play these releases?A rag tag, fugitive band of rebel scum just spent two years restoring the original, theatrical version of Star Wars… Again.
TN1 are not professional film restoration experts, they are just Star Wars fans, like you. I wanted to show the film to my kids, and I wanted them to see the original version that I enjoyed at their age — not the one with the already dated looking CGI, over saturated colors and a strong magenta tint.
We scanned some prints and then used a bunch of off the shelf software to remove as much of the dirt, dust and scratches as we could without going insane. Why, after spending three years on the SSE, would you do the same film again and not move on to Empire or Jedi?
About halfway through the Silver Screen Edition restoration, people started to hear about our project, and offers to lend us prints for scanning came flooding in. Somebody sent us a Technicolor print to scan, and somebody else who had already had one scanned sent us that to work on too. These were better sources than the LPP print, and at higher resolution. It was tempting to abandon the SSE and start over with the new sources, but ultimately we decided we should finish what we had started, not just to preserve the LPP, but also because of all the experience we would gain and be able to apply to the next project.
Film has a greater contrast range than home video, and of course was graded for viewing, reflected off of a giant silver screen. Star Wars was shot on four different types of film stock, some grainier than others. Kodakan intermediate, probably for composites,a fine grain EI tungsten stock that the live action must have been shot on, andan intermediate used as a separation stock that all visual effects elements were shot on, plus the CRI stock [Magid, Ron.
The Effects, the music, the editing all continued right up to the last possible moment. Some scenes were shot out in the deserts of tunisia, where the sand got into everything including the film stock.
Some scenes were also filmed with nylons over the lens, others were not. Scenes filmed outside, particularly in the desert, that are supposed to be only moments apart in the narrative, may actually have been filmed hours or even days apart, with the sun and clouds in constant motion and the lighting conditions changing greatly.
Color correction and film printing back then was a photo-chemical process, so not all of these shots match as perfectly as they might if shot today and corrected using Davinci Resolve, watching the scopes and turning the color wheels. Each element of the shot starfield, X-wing, Y-wing, Tie fighter, laser blast would be shot separately, with the ships against a blue screen.
They would be combined by projecting all the images at once onto a new piece of film, a process that often allowed additional dirt, dust and hairs to be baked into the film, softened the image, and added additional layers of grain. All of these factors mean that scenes filmed on set at Elstree, where Vader and Tarkin are just chatting in a room, are a heck of a lot cleaner, sharper and less grainy than those of R2D2 and C3P0 wandering about in the desert.
Inwhen the film was restored for the Special Edition, many of these issues were fixed — optical wipes were redone on very fine grain film, some of the original shots were recomposited digitally, resulting in no generational loss or added grain, and no need for any garbage mattes.
Well, about frames came from another 4K scan of a different Technicolor print. About frames came from a red faded, Eastman print of Star Wars. The SSE was artificially sharpened, 4K77 was not. SSE Colors will be more consistent for the most part because it was graded shot by shot prior to release, and those colors look more familiar because it was graded to match the home video releases from the s and s.
But to better answer your question:. Why is the bluray still sharper, despite only being scanned and presented in HD? Inthe negative was restored to better than new condition. It then had the optical wipes redone by Pacific Title using the same original elements as they used inbut on finer grain film stock and with newer equipment.
Many of the shots were recomposited digitally resulting in none of the generational loss or added grain found in the original version, and no need for any garbage mattes.
The picture was then cleaned, sharpened and further denoised at Lowry Digital. But if you think the film looked like the bluray in theaters init did not. For example look at the horizontal lines in the door frame click to enlarge :. Projecting 4K77 looks different to watching 4K77 on a television or monitor, and different to actually projecting it on film. A project like this gets you a lot closer to seeing how the movie originally looked, before the home video releases — you can see the color and contrast variances and many of the flaws in the original way more clearly.
Also, the Technicolor prints have somewhat different colors to the non-technicolor prints. If you want to see how the film really looked back then, you will need to try to find or borrow a print, rent out a cinema that still has film projectors in it, fill it with your friends, and project the film.
Short of that, feeding 4K77 to a home theater projector is about as close as you can get right now.Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business. Digital noise reduction dnr is a bit divisive. Many modern films are shot and processed digitally without any of the generational loss and multiple layers of film grain that you used to see in the days of chemical film processing.
Official Blu-rays - even of older films, will often go back to the negatives and create very pristine looking images - much cleaner than we ever saw in Theaters, and that is how many people expect modern film transfers to look. On the other hand, those of us who remember real film, don't like this scrubbed look. I see people complaining on message boards all the time about excessive use of DNR on the latest blu-ray - that and the green or orange and teal color grades applied to update the "look".
So when it comes to 4K77, we're going to give you the choice. There will be a version with DNR and a version without. Those who loved the Silver Screen Edition because it was so grainy will want the no DNR version, while those who prefer Harmy's Despecialized Editions will want the other one. If you want to know how it really looked in '77, it looked grainy as hell in many shots. You can also see them on the early video and laserdisc transfers. Create Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business.