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Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

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So what a co-incidence. I was asking on the forum here earlier how does one get hold of a copy of some of these reworks.

Then when checking a tracker i am in, i saw this pop up ;

 Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back 1980 720p DTS-HD-MA 5.1 Harmys Despecialized Edition v2 0

With the following description ;

This is a reconstruction of the 1980 theatrical version of The Empire Strikes Back. The original shots were painstakingly restored using various sources (listed below) and the film received an extensive shot by shot colour correction.

The remastered version (v2.0) represents a significant improvement in picture quality over the earlier 1.0 version due to the use of better encoding and higher quality sources and replacing many of the despecialized shots with higher quality ones.

A gallery showing all the changes can be found here:


The MKV version contains a large number of audio tracks, including the latest versions of the preservations of the original audio mixes in DTS-HD MA, three different commentary tracks, an isolated score and dubbing tracks in 13 different languages.

More information can be found here:



1) STAR WARS Episode V The Empire Strikes Back Official Blu-Ray 2011

2) STAR WARS Episode V The Empire Strikes Back 2006 Bonus DVD
 (sourced from the 1993 Definitive Edition Laser Disc Master - upscale by Mattman Omega)

3) Adywan's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 1997 Special Edition Reconstruction 1080p MKV (HDTV source)

4) The Empire Strikes Back 1997 Special Edition ("TB" DTV capture)

5) Team Negative1 35mm print scan

6) Custom mattes, 35mm film cell scans etc.

7) Adywan's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 1980 Theatrical Reconstruction NTSC DVD

8) Puggo Strikes Back (16mm print transfer)

 So i finally found one of these reworks - will be really interesting to see how it looks.
Looks awesome, much better than the blu-ray. Smile

This work is not really related to our forum though, if you want more information on this, visit that Harmy's thread on originaltrilogy.com.
Ahhh OK.

Could you tell me why this work is not related to this forum? 

Do you mean because it was not done here by this forums members? or.....??
It's related to this forum because it's a fan restoration, but it's not done by members of this forum. Smile
(2016-03-26, 03:00 PM)Feallan Wrote: It's related to this forum because it's a fan restoration, but it's not done by members of this forum. Smile

Ehr... actually, he is a member of this forum, too - even if the only thing he did here is registering himself! Wink
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I just want to say that what you're looking for are actually labeled as fan edits, restorations, and archives ... stuff that is well loved by the fans. The term rework might make your search a bit confusing to some.

I hope this helps some.

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