What is with that? Same thing when I remux it to mkv. Who wants a 20g file? Just provide a smaller version like 8G.
How much HD space do you think people have? Well, some folks like to watch Star Wars on a bigger screen, so the bigger the file size in the video, the better the picture quality. For these folks, myself included, they saw the Star Wars films on the big screen and we want to recreate that experience of watching these films in that way.
That is why Harmy released the trilogy in that huge file size. I imagine the remaining GBs are for the multiple audio tracks. Which, again, is a pretty standard size for a high-quality, high-definition file. Lots of people have made smaller re-encoded torrents for just this reason. The quality is variable, though — maintaining the best possible quality is why these files are so big. Amazing sound and picture, best picture yet by far.
Wow dude, you have any idea how much work this was? You can always get the large file, convert it to your preferred form factor, and slam it into the Trash directory. I have deleted the most confrontational part of my previous post, and will endeavor to refrain from such behavior in the future. Please any help is appreciated. No idea why. Maybe a virus scanner is deleting it for some reason false positive, etc?? You can try to get the remaining parts with other downloaders like JDownloader.
Can also get them manually using your browser, I think instructions for that are also in the guide. But what is the next step after extracting that? Also can this be played straight off a thumb drive?
What are you using to play it? Also the link could never be taken down. Thank you Ash, after a little research I changed the primary track to English.That always irritated me at the end of RotS too.Star Wars Despecialized Edition is Awesometacular!
Want a job done right and all that. And even he came up just short. After that though, no reason to get personally involved. In the mean time I seem to have lost myspleen access: Would be great access again to get caught up checking out the most recent excellent fan preservation efforts; if anyone could help me out please send me a PM!
If not, and this is not the appropriate way to ask, then I beg your forgiveness:. But if you had an account before, setting up a second one on any site like this can usually get you and maybe the inviter banned. Best to just try to contact the myspleen folks and see if you can get it reactivated. Google plus is no more. If anyone still has the images and wants to host them somewhere, they can certainly do so! This will be a rare opportunity to see the original Episode IV in as close as possible to what audiences originally saw in The film will screen at 2 PM.
Actually, lots of the links are dead now, I have to reupload the files. The best bet currently is public torrent trackers. I need somewhere, where I can upload large files for free but also where people can download them for free with relative ease. Is it absolutely the version?
Star Wars. Episode IV. A New Hope. Surprised no one posted this update from Harmy on his YouTube channel from last week, unless I missed it:. This is frequently ISP-throttled so slow for somebut it still just plain works.
I kinda hope Harmy skips over p for Despecialized 3. If we wait for the UHDs, then we should also wait for analysis of those new alterations, otherwise basing something on them could be a step backward. Also, the step-down in fine detail from DeEd to 4Kxx is already pretty obvious, even at p… if DeEd were based on something with more fine detail than the current Blus, the seams between footage from the new source and 4Kxx-based footage would be even more apparent.
Not an insurmountable problem blur the Blu source, sharpen the 4Kxx source, fake grain tricks, etcbut something to consider.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.Changes in Star Wars re-releases vary from minor differences in color timingaudio mixingand take choices to major insertions of new visual effectsadditions of characters and dialogue, scene expansions, and replacement of original cast members with newer ones. Though changes were also made to the prequel trilogythe original trilogy saw the most alteration.
Dissatisfied with the original theatrical cuts of the original Star Wars film[a] The Empire Strikes Backand Return of the Jedicreator George Lucas altered the films in an attempt to achieve the ideal versions that he allegedly could not initially due to limitations of time, budget, and technology. The first significant changes were made in with the release of a Special Edition remaster in commemoration of the franchise's twentieth anniversary.
These changes were largely made as visual effects tests for the forthcoming prequel trilogy.
Additional notable changes were made when the original trilogy was released on DVD inin an attempt to create more consistency with the prequel trilogy after the release of Attack of the Clones and in anticipation of Revenge of the Sith. Although some critics felt that many smaller changes were improvements, innocuous, or understandable, many changes were received negatively by fans and critics. Most controversial are changes to the original film, including the decision to have Greedo shoot before Han Solo does, and the addition of a deleted scene featuring Jabba the Hutt using computer-generated imagery CGI.
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George Lucas in . The first film was released in under the title Star Wars. Some scenes on Tatooine were modified for the Special Edition, including scenes of stormtroopers and dewbacks to make the creatures move using CGI, [k] the krayt dragon call made by Obi-Wan Kenobi to scare off the Tusken Raiders [l] the addition of rocks in front of the cave R2-D2 hides in,  [m] and the external shot of Kenobi's hut.
George Lucas in . Han Solo is cornered in the Mos Eisley cantina by the bounty hunter Greedoand Han shoots under the table to kill Greedo. The scene was altered again for the DVD release of the film so that Han and Greedo shoot simultaneously. Lucas stated that he always intended for Greedo to have shot first. The original script for Star Wars included a scene between Jabba the Hutt who was designed in concept art drawings similarly to his appearance in Return of the Jedi and often traveling on a sedan chair and Han Solo, set in Mos Eisley's Dock The scene was filmed with Harrison Ford playing Solo and Declan Mulhollanda large man, wearing a furry vest as a stand-in for Jabba.
Due to time limitations and budget constraints, the scene was cut. In the original scene, Ford walked too close to Mulholland; Han stepping on Jabba's tail and causing him to squeal was created as a workaround with Han digitally moved vertically to account for Jabba's tail. The insertion of this scene into the film was criticized for being superfluous to the previous cantina scene with Greedo, slowing down the pacing, and failing to move the plot forward. Luke's lightsaberwhich had appeared green in the training scene aboard the Millennium Falconwas corrected to blue for the 4K Ultra HD release.
The scenes were cut because they were felt to disrupt the pacing of the film.
In the original theatrical release, Biggs is only briefly mentioned as one of Luke's friends early in the movie, and he is seen briefly during the attack on the Death Star, in which he dies and Luke reacts strongly to his death. Wired points out that this erroneously shows that the moon is "very clearly in range of the Death Star from the very beginning of the battle.
Amongst other changes, close-up shots of the wampa on Hoth were inserted. Another shot has railing added to it, which does not reflect properly. Clive Revill originally provided the Emperor's voice in The Empire Strikes Backwhile actress Marjorie Eaton portrayed him physically, wearing a mask. Boba Fett 's dialogue in the film was originally recorded by Jason Wingreen. An establishing shot of a bantha herd was added, and a beak and extra tentacles were added to the Sarlacc.
In the original theatrical release, the song is "Lapti Nek", sung in the fictional language Huttese. The Special Edition changed the performance to "Jedi Rocks". This was made because, according to producer Rick McCallumLucas could not achieve the "large musical number" he envisioned because characters could not move in certain ways; Snootles could not open her mouth to lip sync correctly, and her eyes did not move.
The same writer stated that he thought "Lapti Nek" was a better song, describing the vocals of "Jedi Rocks" as difficult to listen to and having "the volume and vocal fry of a higher pitched Tina Turner but none of the soul". In the theatrical release of the film, Oola's death is filmed from outside the rancor pit: she falls into the pit, and her scream is heard from off-screen. In the Special Edition, extra shots were inserted depicting her in the pit, including shots where she looks up to the crowd, the pit door being raised, and a shot of her terror.
The rancor and Oola as she screams remain off-screen. At the climax of the film, the Emperor tortures Luke with Force lightning, prompting Darth Vader to throw the Emperor down a chasm. In the theatrical release and earlier home video releases, Vader watches and acts in silence.See our picks. What other roles has he played over the years? Watch now. After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity Warthe universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order. In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game. Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order.
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The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans. April 6th, As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1, men from walking straight into a deadly trap. Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.
While the First Order continues to ravage the galaxy, Rey finalizes her training as a Jedi. But danger suddenly rises from the ashes as the evil Emperor Palpatine mysteriously returns from the dead.It is a high quality replica of the out-of-print theatrical versions created by a team of Star Wars fans, with the intention of preserving the films, culturally and historically.
The original Star Wars trilogy was created by George Lucas and released theatrically between and For the "Special Edition" theatrical re-release of the films inLucas introduced noticeable changes to address his dissatisfaction with the original cuts. These included additional scenes and altered dialogue, and new sound-effects and computer-generated imagery. These changes were included in subsequent releases of the films for home viewing. As of [update] the original theatrical releases are not commercially available, and have never been released in high definition.
Some of the alterations were met with a negative response from both critics and fans. Inhe began to create a high definition reconstruction of the films' theatrical versions. The first version was published online inand updated versions have been released since. As a derivative workHarmy's Despecialized Edition cannot be legally bought or sold, and is "to be shared among legal owners of the officially available releases only".
Consequently, the films are only available via various file sharing methods. Reaction to the project has been positive, with critics generally praising the quality and aesthetics of the work.
The original Star Wars trilogy was a Lucasfilm production released theatrically by 20th Century Fox between andand was subsequently released on home media during the s and s. Reaction to the new cuts was mixed, with commentators criticising unnecessary additions such as a computer-generated Jabba the Hutt in the first film and a new musical number in Return of the Jedi ;  an alteration involving the bounty hunter Greedo shooting at Han Solo drew significant ire.
As a result of these changes, a group of fans met on various Internet forums to construct higher quality cuts as fan edits by using the available home media and blending the Special Edition DVDs with the LaserDisc transfers. Lightsabers were color-corrected, shots of the Millennium Falcon cockpit were cropped, Boba Fett 's original voice was restored, and CGI characters and backgrounds were removed.
Most of the source material used for Harmy's Despecialized Edition was taken from Lucasfilm's official Blu-ray release of the films inwhile other sequences were upscaled from previous home video releases. The legality of downloading Harmy's Despecialized Edition is contentious.
Reaction to Harmy's Despecialized Edition has been universally positive. Writing for InverseSean Hutchinson placed it at number one on his list of the best Star Wars fan edits, and described it as "the perfect pre way to experience the saga".
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Further information: Changes in Star Wars re-releases. I want to show that to people. I wanted to show my brother. He was three when I started working and I showed it to him when he was five and he loved it. Archived from the original on December 21, Retrieved January 27, Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on December 14, San Francisco: Inverse.
Archived from the original on January 27, Boy Genius Report. Archived from the original on December 16, Undoubtedly, the biggest entertainment story in the early part of was the completion of Disney's acquisition of Foxwhich closed earlier this week. A New Hopeon the other hand, was to stay at Fox in perpetuity. Because George Lucas and Fox were partners on the original film the other five were Lucas' independent productionsthe studio staked a claim to it forever. But now, of course, the whole franchise is under one roof, and that may have some wondering if there's finally going to be a Blu-ray release for the theatrical cuts of the classic trilogy.
This is a topic that's been heavily rumored for yearswith even filmmaker John Landis claiming it was happening back in But for all the speculation, nothing's ever come to fruition.
Frankly, there was nothing stopping Lucasfilm from doing a theatrical cut Blu-ray set before, they just opted not to go in that direction.
Kathleen Kennedy has made a point to not touch Lucas' filmsand the latest re-edits are what's considered official franchise canon. This may anger those who prefer Han shooting first and Sebastian Shaw's Anakin Skywalker, but Kennedy's made it pretty clear a restoration of the unaltered cuts is not a priority for her.
At least the Despecialized Editions exist for those so inclined. This theoretical collection would certainly make a lot of money, and there's nothing companies love more than padding the bottom line. But a case can be made that if this was ever going to happen, it probably would have transpired by now. Chris Agar is a news editor for Screen Rant, also writing features and movie reviews for the site as one of Screen Rant's Rotten Tomatoes approved critics.
InChris was hired to write weekly box office prediction posts in conjunction with the Screen Rant Underground podcast's Box Office Battle game and his role expanded over the next few years. In addition to covering the latest news and hottest movie topics daily, Chris has attended numerous media events for Screen Rant, including San Diego Comic-Con, delivering content his readers care about.
He credits Star Wars and Toy Story with launching a lifelong fascination with movies that led to his career, and now he has a wide range of cinematic tastes, enjoying the latest Hollywood blockbusters, Oscar contenders, and everything in between.
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