Ben Oliver

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Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope

I’ve got a bad feeling about this.
26 August 2014

Everything that can be said, has been said. It’s been a while since I’ve seen this, and it holds up pretty well. I still hate the last medal ceremony though.

Search the internet for Harmy’s ‘DeSpecialized Edition’. This is a version that a fan has made, pulling from loads of different sources in order to get an HD copy of the real originals. He’s put in a painstaking amount of work to create this, but considering the culture impact these films have had I think it was a brilliant idea.

The official blu ray copies do not look good at all, and modern DVD versions have crappy CGI edits and even minor plot changes. These fan made re-masters are gorgeous, and really do justice to the source material.

If you’re not having much joy finding them, get in touch.

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