RARE 16 mm print of STAR WARS viewing

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  1. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I just had to post that I am sitting here with Laamberry, Mike Davis, Matt Munson, Brian M, E-wan, Angel and Mike Sena watching a rare 16 mm Mono print of Star Wars. This is an original print with all the original dialog and even without A NEW HOPE at the beginning.

    It was.....awesome!
     
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  2. E-Wan

    E-Wan Sr Member

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    So amazing! Huge thanks to Brian for having us and sharing this incredible print.
     
  3. darth_myeek

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    :cry.......:thumbsup
     
  4. Laamberry

    Laamberry Well-Known Member

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    So awesome to see it the way it was meant to be!
     
  5. niennumb1

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    That wasn't George's original vision though. He knew there'd be HD and digital technology to truly make it the way he wanted one day and that is why they are the true masterpieces they are today on glorious Blu-Ray....

    :lol
     
  6. micdavis

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    Terrific as always. Thanks Brian.

    It was great seeing all you folks too.
     
  7. Colin Droidmilk

    Colin Droidmilk Sr Member

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    Lucky. How was the colour? The only pre-digital remastering version I have is an early '80s VHS tape which is very bleached out, but still represents a faint link to the original theatre presentation...I would love to be able to compare this vid with the print you saw to see what, colourwise, they have in common with each other and what they don't share with the later versions, from the digitally remastered VHS editions on.
     
  8. micdavis

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    Film turns to red over time unless it's what's called an IB Technicolor print.

    This print IS shifting to red but with a couple filters it's still has nice color. Especially reel three.
     
  9. Peace Hunter

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    And you bastaids didn't invite me!!! :cry

    Robert
     
  10. kimncris

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    sounds like that print needs to make the prop part rounds. so 16mm - was it cropped to 4x3?
     
  11. SSgt Burton

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    Insanely jealous! :cool

    Man I saw SW in the summer of '77, but I'm betting the version I watched said "A New Hope" etc. Would have loved to see the uber original version! :thumbsup


    Kevin
     
  12. micdavis

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    The "bastardized" version with that label on it didn't appear until the re-release of Star Wars just before the release of TESB.

    They added the Episode 4, on that release.

    So if you saw it summer of '77 it was probably free of the horrible label.
     
  13. SSgt Burton

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    Cool! Wish I could remember it. I was seven at the time. :unsure


    Kevin
     
  14. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nope. It was Cinemascope.
     
  15. niennumb1

    niennumb1 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Methinks there needs to be a nice professional HD telecine transfer of that made and distributed ASAP! :D
     
  16. micdavis

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    The laserdiscs and rips are far better than this is (except for that extra label). And frankly the mono soundtrack drives me nuts. I grew up on the six channel stereo mix.

    The real kick is the full on click/clack of the projector behind you and the Cinemascope.
     
  17. PHArchivist

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    Post-orgasmic glow, huh...?

    Thanks for the invite, guys. Sorry I couldn't make it. My evening event ran longer than expected.
     
  18. Treadwell

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    "Episode IV A New Hope" was added for the '81 re-release, not before Empire.

    Sounds like a fun viewing!
     
  19. Jedifyfe

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    Sorry you couldn't make it also, though you were referenced a few times regarding the Death Star shots that were reversed.
     
  20. Jack T Chance

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    JUST the Death Star shots? What about the hangar scene where Han, R2, et al are reversed? Or when Darth Vader or Obi Wan is reversed? :rolleyes

    Here's a tip, George: If you want to be able to flip the image to a mirror image, make the costumes/character designs 100% SYMMETRICAL! Then we won't notice it when you pull that crap! Otherwise, film the scene the right way 'round the first time!!! :p
     
  21. Jedifyfe

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    Well since Rob is the person that is making the Death Star...then yeah, we only talked about Rob during those scenes.

    We discussed the other scenes but Rob was no mentioned...sorry Rob. :lol
     
  22. PHArchivist

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    ;)

    Thought about throwing it out there for you and others to come by after, but got sort of settled in for the night.

    By the way - soccer is OVER (until 1/23/12 anyway) and am back to drilling AND I have a new DSLR to be able to take decent pics with the ligjhts! :love
     
  23. MattMunson

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    Rob, you were sorely missed! there is already discussion going around about a possible ESB night, so hopefully you will be able to attend. Don't be a stranger!
     
  24. CTF

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    You sure? I was always under the impression, just like Mic, that it was '79.

    More like pink!

    The Wars was one of the last flicks to be printed on a Tech print.
     
  25. micdavis

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    I know a guy who owns a 70mm print including the six channel sound track.

    It is well known in the real world that any lab or techinician that assists in any kind of transfer with be come down on like Keysersoze.

    And after all that kind of equipment doesn't grow on trees.
     
  26. CTF

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    You just need to come to the right place, is all... just sayin'.

    (I'm winking at you, Mic -- not for any sexual reason, either.)
     

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