Other views might be a bit off because fans are blaming George for the prequels, but absent George, we would never of had the original trilogy. Some of the reels were also severely pink-faded, so I had to pull out the original colors. You may think 'I could never do that, I know nothing about video editing. This one leaves me as cold as the snow on Hoth. The most famous example, often credited with beginning this trend, is Mike J. As of 2017, the films are no longer widely available in their original theatrical releases.
. He then used various techniques to clean those up, including automated cleanup in a free command-line-based program called Avisynth, and the meticulous manual cleanup of dirt and scratches in Adobe After Effects. 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. It is there twice- 1st is the latest version of the composited one and 2nd is the very same clip with a layer of Puggo Grande added to it. He received film print scans of certain scenes from Star Wars preservation enthusiasts, who purchased the old reels on eBay and scanned them digitally using a homemade scanner.
The Despecialized version is okay too. Youtube compression is so bad that you probably couldn't tell the difference, so that's why I uploaded the mp4 instead. However, the first major divide in Star Wars fandom began to grow out of the reality that these newer cuts had completely replaced the original experience that fans had grown up with. It seems fine now, so probably just some temporary fluke :- Yes the link is fine now Harmy, the flyby looks excellent. Image: Petr Harmáček To incorporate old effects footage, he had to utilize a painstaking rotoscoping process, compositing images from older sources into the newer versions before applying digital clean up and colour correction.
People may say that Star Wars is dead, but The Empire Strikes Back is deathless. Thanks, but I need advice on which of the two versions in that clip to use: It is the flyby clip. But the real problem is the willful suppression of the original historically important version, which won seven academy awards and had most of it's Oscar-winning aspects altered in later iterations. I, of course, feel extremely honored by the positive reaction this has received and in turn, the amazing feedback I was getting is what kept me going and trying to improve things further. I remember the excitement I felt when I found out that the films were going to be re-released with alterations made by the Jedi Master himself, George Lucas. In the original versions contained in this set, you will see Han shoot Greedo first in A New Hope.
Below are several videos that show all the changes that have been made to the movies. Well, the big problem with that is that for a thousand people, there would be a thousand versions. Everything from the color balance, to technical flubs like aliasing, has been minutely corrected. Disclaimer: This website is not endorsed by the Walt Disney Company or Lucasfilm Ltd, and is intended for entertainment and informational purposes only. Where things get really interesting is in the footage of the troops lying low in their fortified trench line. So where was the 'original vision' from 1997? There are other options, so for detailed instructions on the multitude of ways to download the Despecialized Editions online, , which was reviewed and approved by Harmy himself.
Things finally pick up again at Cloud City but not enough to justify the worship this film receives. For the latest versions of Despecialized, I got some film-print scans of certain scenes from other Star Wars preservation enthusiasts, who bought some reels off ebay and scanned them on a home-built scanner. I even learned a valuable lesson about corporate greed and false advertising. Another goal of these early, work-in-progress shots is to show how the blown out explosions are being enhanced. Any usage of Star Wars materials, stock photos, and other media is done so in accordance with the Fair Use Act of 2007. Could you describe your sources and the methods that you have used in this despecialization? Honor The Force: The process of despecializing these films seems like a daunting task.
I think the re-releases affected a lot of people the same as me. And instead of Hayden Christensen standing with Yoda and Obi-wan at the end of Return of the Jedi, you can see the late-great Sebastian Shaw! To me it was the language of Star Wars and I later ended up studying English in college. This set solved the problem fans had after George Lucas altered the original films. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke. The first Star Wars 1977 , and its sequels The Empire Strikes Back 1980 and Return of the Jedi 1983 , were famously and re-released in 1997 as the to tie in with the 20th anniversary of the series. So while I can see how some of the changes can be considered positive, I try to remove them all in Despecialized.
Or maybe it depends on where you stand on? Since my country is a post-communist one, we were the first generation of Star Wars fans here. This is a fan preservation. Once we get the impressive Hoth battle over with the film meanders and crawls along - padding out its running time with predictable romantic sparring and an extended and dull sequence on Degobah. Some of the views expressed in the documentary have merit. There was no way to purchase the original cuts anymore.
If you want a version that mixes the original with the Special Edition changes that you like, you'll have to make it yourself. The second is too grainy in my opinion. Keep in mind, the versions I saw were for the most part unaltered, and appeared as they originally did in the theaters. When he later saw these sequels in their earlier forms, he was disappointed at how much the films had changed. Honor The Force: You have taken it upon yourself to restore and recreate the original theatrical editions in high definition. The Force was strong with Harmy and his crew as he put everything back as it initially appeared.
Thankfully, we have forum user Harmy to save us all from George's horrible updated releases. Everyone has their favorite changes and someone's favorite change may be someone else's most hated. We were lucky enough to be able to pick his brain a little on whys and hows of his Despecialized Editions. A heavily-altered re-cut of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, it removed a lot of the elements that had been seen as problems in the film, which was the first of George Lucas's prequel trilogy released from 1999 to 2005 and was widely seen as weaker than the original trilogy by fans and critics, including Harmáček. Item ships from a smoke-free home.