• The Best on Blu-ray: Restoring the Star Wars Saga for the HD Generation

      Though the Star Wars movies were created for the big screen, George Lucas and his production team have made efforts to ensure they look and sound as good as possible for their home video releases. With the Saga's long-awaited release on high-definition Blu-ray disc this September, it will be arriving in the best looking and best sounding home video format ever, a release that required meticulous optimization of picture and sound.




      It's not without precedent. The 1993 Laserdisc set saw the inclusion of a new sound mix that took from the best of what had come before. The 1995 VHS release underwent the scrutiny of a then-new THX home video review process. The 2004 DVD launch of Episodes IV, V and VI saw a concerted restorative effort to bring the picture and sound up to the digital clarity that audiences now expect from Star Wars. The unprecedented quality of the Blu-ray experience required even more investment.


      After numerous tests and comparisons of different conversions of the filmed Star Wars movies, the restored high-definition masters were selected as a starting point for artistic preferences. But even with these carefully restored masters, there was still room for restoration to ensure the best quality Blu-ray presentation from these.

      Read the full story at StarWars.com
      Buy the hottest collectibles from: BigBadToyStore.com and BriansToys.com.


      Comments 22 Comments
      1. Beast's Avatar
        Beast -
        Everything Darth Vader says has a "Voiced-Over" effect to it. So not sure about that.
      1. Darth Metalmute's Avatar
        Darth Metalmute -
        Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
        Everything Darth Vader says has a "Voiced-Over" effect to it. So not sure about that.
        I know, but for the most part it's believable; movie-related believable.
    • Recent Forum Posts

      figrin bran

      Transformers: Energon & Beyond

      Regarding MTMTE #54, not with the fakeout deaths again???!!!

      figrin bran 2 Hours Ago Go to last post
      bigbarada

      What have you watched recently?

      You can find it on Youtube. The version I watched was broken up into 6 parts and each part was about 45 minutes long. So it's pretty in depth. In fact,

      bigbarada 5 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      Anyone got Luke Skywalker Evolution D card yet?

      This 2016 series was okay, but it doesn't have a different title, just SW Evolution like the 2001 one: text was interesting (how characters, well, evolved

      Bel-Cam Jos 8 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      RIP....The Official Dead Thread

      A little late, but Romper Room children's show actress Mary Ann King, at 82. :magicmirror:

      Bel-Cam Jos 10 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      2010 World Cup

      I enjoy (but in all honesty, do not love) watching international futbol, but a nil-nil end to a championship match always leaves me feeling a bit empty.

      Bel-Cam Jos 11 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Darth Carlos

      The Force Awakens Micro Machines!!!

      Are Rogue 1 sets coming? Found this info on a German website.

      https://www.ich-will-zu-nagel.de/ind...n=view_artikel

      Darth Carlos 22 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Tycho

      What have you watched recently?

      BigBarada, thank you for your service and thank you for sharing. It would be very interesting to get a better understanding of the circumstances in Yugoslavia

      Tycho 1 Day Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      Reading!

      At about 7000 pgs. with the 27 books read as of today...

      Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller. For this summer's library book program, one

      Bel-Cam Jos 1 Day Ago Go to last post
      OC47151

      What have you watched recently?

      Independence Day: Resurgence. Not a bad action/sci-fi flick. It had a different feel than the original. Maybe if the producers hadn't waited 20 years?

      OC47151 1 Day Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      What have you watched recently?

      That's both cool and sad, BB. On PBS lately, they've had Ken Burns' National Parks documentaries showing, and I enjoy seeing places I've been before (but

      Bel-Cam Jos 1 Day Ago Go to last post
    Single Sign On provided by vBSSO