The 26GB 1080p regrade is now available in alt.binaries.starwars. You can use these instructions to get it, or wait for someone else to distribute them another way.
Reminder that this is NOT A New Hope Revisited, just the color-corrected Blu-ray base Revisited will be built on.
Last night, Adywan started the colour grading stage for ROTJ:R. Here are a couple of sneak peeks of ROTJ:R…
The NTSC DVD-5 “Barebones Edition” of ESB:R is now available. Links can be found here:
For those wanting the Blu-Ray edition, then i’m afraid you are not going to be happy. You are going to have to wait a lot longer……
Creating the disc structure, all the special features etc takes a lot of time. So i have decided to go about it a different way. Instead of spending time that could be spent on working on ANH:R & ROTJ:R, i will now be creating and releasing all 3 Blu-Ray versions of the films AFTER i have completed the saga.
This way i can have a 3 disc saga and then just one special Features disc that will feature a longer behind the scenes feature on all 3 films in the Revisited saga, plus all the extra special features that go along with it.
Therefore i can have each disc concentrating on the film only, which will maximise the video bitrate that would otherwise be taken up by the extras, resulting in higher quality BD-25.
I know this is probably not what you wanted to hear, but it is the most sensible way of going around this.
These are the B-Wing pilots that will be added to Return of the Jedi: Revisited!
The pilots have been chosen…..
I’ll be announcing who our B-Wing pilots are next week.
Chris, our cameraman for the B-wing shoot, has done a lot of research into the type of lenses that were used during the filming of ROTJ, so we will be using the same or similar lenses to those originally used. This will help to blend in the old with the new footage.
Saturday, October 20th, we will be shooting the cockpit scenes. Then, on the Sunday, we will be shooting something else…..
Chris is in the process of producing a Star Wars fan film. This will feature a B-wing pilot, so a few scenes will be filmed using the Revisited cockpit. So it can have one final use before it is dismantled and scrapped.
Here is a link to Chris’s Kickstarter page for his short, ” Why We Fight”. If you can help Chris reach his target by either donating or sharing the kickstarter page to any Star Wars groups you are a member of to get the word out, then it would be much appreciated.
Time is running out on Adywan’s search for B-Wing pilots, so in the vein of pilots, he’s shared a new clip of pilots!
Here is a short video showing the new colour grading of the beginning of the Battle of Yavin for the HD version of ANH:R. No FX have been done so far, this is just to give you a taste of how it will look compared to the official Blu-Ray.