Story of The Empire Strikes Back, The

Story of The Empire Strikes Back, The

July 23, 2012    
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Brief Synopsis:
“The Story of The Empire Strikes Back” was an audio LP following the adventures of Luke Skywalker during TESB. Now this recording has been visualized using movie scenes and images. Spectacular!
In 1980, millions of people all over the world flocked to movie theaters to
experience the most eagerly anticipated sequel of all time, The Empire Strikes
Back. With the first home video release of Empire still 4 years away, fans
yearning to relive the film at home were able to spin their turntables and
listen to the vinyl LP record “The Adventures of Luke Skywalker”. This album
followed in the footsteps of its predecessor, “The Story of Star Wars”, by
combining the original actors’ dialogue, sound effects, and John Williams’
musical score into a wonderfully edited and condensed version of the film.
Veteran TV actor Malachi Throne completed the album with excellent narration.
Listeners were able to use their imaginations and follow along with the album
while viewing assorted pictures from the film on the inside of the album cover.
Syncing the album’s audio with a variety of video sources, this DVD brings those
album cover pictures to life and gives viewers yet another way to enjoy the
finest film in the Star Wars trilogy….
Additional Notes:
This release’s main star is without question the audio. Scotty Balls supplied a new lossless vinyl capture to serve as this project’s foundation. It sounds so good that it’s easy to forget you’re listening to a vinyl source. This uncompressed audio was synced to official 2004 and GOUT NTSC DVD video. Where editing required, pans and zooms or stills were used, mainly in narration passages. Most of the offensive SE elements have been removed and is probably 99% SE-free. Color correction was utilized in an attempt to improve the bizarre blue cast of the 2004 DVD and better blend with the GOUT. The opening 20th Century Fanfare video was taken from The Omen (1976). Fanfare, end credit, and dvd menu music was taken from the 1993 Star Wars Trilogy Anthology boxset. Rebel_1138 created the excellent custom title crawl. And finally, Coov helped immensely with his collaboration on the case cover artwork. Special features include theatrical teasers and trailers from the EditDroid team and a video version of the 1980 Read Along 7″ album using audio captured by Scotty Balls. The theatrical trailers that were 4:3 have been pillarboxed and re-encoded anamorphically for proper aspect ratio on both 4:3 and 16:9 sets. I recommend having the EditDroid Special Features 4-disc set in your collection.
Special Thanks:
I would like to thank everyone who has knowingly or unknowingly helped with this
or past projects: Scotty Balls, Rebel_1138, Coov, russs15, Galactus, Jambe
Davdar, Sluggo, digitalfreaknyc, bigbaddaddyvader, SKot, Laserman, Rikter,
EditDroid team, and of course Jay, Zion, and Moth3r for running Sorry to anyone I may have forgotten.
Release Information
Special Features
Cover and disc artwork, iPod/iPhone version and other treats.
Editing Details:
This project took 9 months to create on a 2003 1GHz G4 iMac with OS X 10.4 Tiger
and 768M RAM.

Tools used (Mac OS X unless otherwise noted):

MPEG Streamclip
Final Cut Pro
DVD Studio Pro
Still Life
Apple DVD Player
Apple TextEdit
Apple Dictionary
Apple Grab
After Effects (windows)
NFO Creator (windows)
Quick SFV (windows)
Cover art by MoveAlong (DOWNLOAD HERE)

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Review by Ripplin — August 5, 2008 @ 6:05 pm

Again, an excellent, must have fan edit by MoveAlong and Scotty Balls. Lots of fun, impressive editing, and I loved that you included the read along record as well. Thank you, and I hope you plan to do ROTJ as well! :)

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