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Building Empire by Jambe Davdar

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Building Empire by Jambe Davdar

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http://fanedit.org/149/

original film name: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
new film name : Building Empire
film studio name : Lucasfilm
Date Original Film Was Released : May 1980
New Runtime : 2hrs 11m
Cuts removed/added/extended : Too many to mention

Extras: Restored Music Sequences, Alternate Opening Crawl, Trailer, Easter Egg

DVD Details:
Duration: 2hrs 11m (main doco)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic
Format: MPEG2 Video, 720 x 576 Anamorphic, PAL UK, 25fps,
DVD: Single Layer 4.7GB
Data Rate: 3509.02 kbits/sec

There also is a similar NTSC version
also correcting the PAL speedup.

Conceptual improvements/advancements of edit over original:

This is a 'commentary documentary', combining all of the know behind the scenes footage with audio commentary and text facts.

A List of some of the resources used:
- Empire of Dreams
- Featurettes on 2004 DVD
- SPFX
- Clapperboard: ESB
- Laser Disc Supplementals
- Deleted Magic
- When Star Wars Ruled the World
- AOTC Webdocs (thanks to babyhum for the heads up)
- 20/20 John Williams (thanks ocpmovie!)
- THX Soundtrack
- Story of Album
- ESB Radio Interviews 1980
- Behind the Masks
- The Stars of Star Wars
- Moth3r ESB (PAL)
- Skywalker, BBC Radio 1 programme 1996
- 1979/80 Interviews with cast
- Super 8mm 2 reel Version

Time needed for the edition: planning: 2 months editing: 2 months sound editing: 2 months trailer: 1 day

persons involved: Jambe Davdar and many originaltrilogy.com members

maybe downloadable from fanedit.info

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original post (fanedit description was added later):
Hey guys,

this query was in regards to Building Empire, but since I couldn't find a topic for it (the link on FE.org points to nowhere), I figured I might as well ask here...

I've downloaded the recently released DL Miami version of Building Empire; for a total of 109 parts. However, when i try to extract them, the parts with odd names
(BUILDING_EMPIRE-PAL-MIAMI.par2 ; BUILDING_EMPIRE-PAL-MIAMI.vol007_08.par2... ) just won't extract... :-(
I get an error message from 7Zip : "those files cannot be opened as an archive". As a result, I only get the bare film, and no extras and DVD menu.

What did I do wrong, guys? :cry:
Thanks in advance!
 

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Cedricman said:
Hey guys,

this query was in regards to Building Empire, but since I couldn't find a topic for it (the link on FE.org points to nowhere), I figured I might as well ask here...

I've downloaded the recently released DL Miami version of Building Empire; for a total of 109 parts. However, when i try to extract them, the parts with odd names
(BUILDING_EMPIRE-PAL-MIAMI.par2 ; BUILDING_EMPIRE-PAL-MIAMI.vol007_08.par2... ) just won't extract... :-(
I get an error message from 7Zip : "those files cannot be opened as an archive". As a result, I only get the bare film, and no extras and DVD menu.

What did I do wrong, guys? :cry:
Thanks in advance!

Actually, the version that you downloaded has only the extras.
That release would extract just fine without those .par2 files.

If you want the DL Miami version WITH extras, you need to download the one that I merged together.
I uploaded it to MU and called it "Miami Version Complete."

It contains:

1. Building Empire DL PAL DVD - Miami Version - I used the Building Empire documentary video from this version. This DVD has the latest version and best video quality available but it had no extras whatsoever.

2. Building Empire SL NTSC DVD - I used the DVD_ROM folder from this version - since only this version had it. The DVD_ROM folder contains the following stuffings:

ESB Radio Drama
ESB 'Story Of' Album
Mark Hamill 1979 Audio Interview
DVD Covers
Video Extra

3. Building Empire SL PAL DVD - From this version, I used all menus and all the extras that were in the VIDEO_TS folder.


I actually put together files for those that want to add all the extras to the bare bones Miami DVD without downloading the whole thing again.
I can PM you the links for that option.
 

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that sounds good! I'll have a look.
I hope it' not too troublesome to add the extras to the existing video_ts folder of the barbones "Miami" version... :roll:

thanks a bunch for the quick response anyway.
 

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It's quite easy and I included simple instructions :)

I forgot to PM you the links to what's in the DVD-ROM folder of the NTSC release so I'll do that now
 

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Above, I mention that I assembled a Building Empire Miami Version Complete which is DL PAL.
Nothing was re-encoded and was a simple merging of various sources.

I have now re-encoded and assembled 2 more DVDs - a SL PAL and a SL NTSC.

Both leave the audio untouched, were deinterlaced, sharpened, adjusted chapter points and encoded progressive.
The original DL PAL Miami Complete is interlaced.

Links should be up at info soon

Screen Caps:
DL PAL - Nothing re-encoded and interlaced
1bemuffpalorig.jpg


SL PAL - Deinterlaced, sharpened, adjusted chapters and progressive.
1bemuffpal.jpg


SL NTSC - Deinterlaced, sharpened, adjusted chapters and progressive.
1bemuffntsc.jpg
 

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NTSC DVD is now available via Mega on fanedit.info.
 

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Just a heads up, part 15 of the Mega links went missing, but it's back now.
 
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