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The Star Wars Trilogy

A Digital Star Wars Scrapbook.

Project 4K83

Following quickly on the heels of Star Wars 4K77, Our 4K scan of Return of the Jedi needed far less work, and will be coming to a galaxy near you very soon...

Here is a little teaser trailer we put together for you, using exclusive footage from the project:

thumbnails from Reel 7 of Return of the Jedi

Here is a sneak peek at what Reel 7 looks like already.

When a film is professionally scanned in 16-bit color as DPX image files, every single frame weighs in at 100 MB. With upwards of 175,000 frames in each film, a complete scan requires about 21 TB of storage (42 TB if you want a backup copy! And then you need at least another 21 TB of space to work on it - over $1000 just in hard drives is therefore required for every film). Having the film cleaned prior to scanning costs another $870 (plus about $75 shipping each way) and then the scanning costs between $2000 and $15,000, depending on where you send it. And this is all excluding the cost of buying the prints (the Star Wars LPP was $2000, the latest Empire print was $5000). So please do consider donating. It all goes into an account used only for funding these projects.

The Star Wars Special Edition restoration cost 20th Century Fox an estimated $20 million, but it earned them $138 million at the box office in 1997. So far this restoration (including money spent on 4K77) has cost TN1 a little over $10,000, but sadly there can be no box office receipts or DVD/Bluray sales to refill our bank accounts when it's all done.

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A big thank you to everyone who has donated so far.

Progress (Reel by Reel cleanup, stabilization, etc.) 

Reel1

Reel2

Reel3

Reel4

Reel5

Reel6

Reel7

Total

Last Updated: 10/13/2018

More updates, videos and samples coming soon!

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