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  1. Some really interesting and very nicely cleaned up raw footage appearing in these videos and it does indeed point towards something more happening than the UHD releases revealed. Those transfers came from 2012 4K scans of the conformed Special Edition cuts, but the material we're seeing in these videos can only have come from a deep dive in to the original camera negatives. Really cool to see high quality scans of raw VFX VistaVision plates. Looks like there's a lot of stuff in really good shape! With the money and motivation they could do an incredible remaster with this stuff and
  2. Yeah, there's really no defending that is there? That's pretty ugly. That said, while watching the film and not pixel-peeping, I'm sure it will pass by quickly and not pull many people out of the moment.
  3. Yeah, TTT was also a little more "processed" looking than the others to me. A very early example of a film getting a start to finish DI. I have no reason to disbelieve the claims that the films have been re-built from a new 4K scan of the OCN for non-VFX shots but that seems to be one of the big debates that led to the locking of the thread at bluray.com. There's definitely plenty of additional detail on show but the issue is that SO much of TTT and ROTK especially involved some kind of digital manipulation, even if it wasn't obvious. Makes it very hard to know if what we see as DNR is TTT is
  4. It got so bad over at bluray.com that they locked the LOTR thread. I'm getting the discs for Christmas but my existing iTunes digital copies were upgraded to 4K Dolby Vision automatically. From what I've seen so far they look amazing. Fellowship in particular is a massive improvement over the theatrical and extended Blu-rays. TTT seems to be the problem child this time around with some fairly hefty DNR in a few shots. Mostly Rohan daytime exteriors for some reason. Still a great transfer though overall. Not seen much of ROTK but the arrival of the Rohirrim at Minas Tirith - wow. The increase i
  5. Solo with HTTYD as a close second. I've not listened to Call of the Wild yet. Should probably correct that soon.
  6. Thanks! Really like your approaches @Datameister! I've spent a bit longer on it (getting used to Audition!). I wanted the boyancy at the end of the fanfare to sort of "leap" in to the brass of The Adventures of Han. I think I've achieved something closer to that this time and have also attached the Sabaac Rematch and To Tatooine at the start. Here's the updated version https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hmg_Y5XpwA48c12egI9X22NkBwArGfcl/view?usp=sharing
  7. Need opinons. I've tried to create an edit of the end credits that goes in to The Adventures of Han after the fanfare. This is just a quick and dirty edit for now but what do people think about it as an idea? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vMj-68M6tORWIcNBmodTiqTxVDdBHUZQ/view?usp=sharing
  8. Watched the The Siege again this evening. Really really love Goransson's take on March of the Resistance. It makes sense in context and not just in the sense of casting it as a lament for Alderaan (which is works beautifully as). The X-Wing pilot is essentially talking about the begginings of what will become the First Order and with it, the start of the resistance. Really nice, intelligent scoring for what I think (tell me if I'm wrong), is the first direct reference to Williams' material. I appreciate that the first time wasn't a big sweeping blast of one of the classic themes but something
  9. It feels like we're heading towards the origin story of the First Order. References to something happening that the core systems aren't taking seriously and "the new order". Also, did I hear the Resistance theme towards the end?
  10. Really enjoying the hell out of this release! The score shines and the sound quality is superb. I'm also a bit confused by the End Credits hype. It sounds a little less choppy than I remember it being in the film but that's about it. Not that I can say I'm disappointed - there just clearly wasn't an a suite recorded and there's so much incredible music to enjoy on this as it is. I will probably look in to finding a way of editing The Adventures of Han in after the fanfare.
  11. Heh. I like like the way Empire Recruitment and the opening of Mimbab Battle play against each other. Promise vs reality.
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