Friday, September 29, 2006

bh011: WIP Part Two

...and this is what it looks like on the cover.

bh011: WIP Part One

Before you say anything, I HATE the logo above. It's not that I hate my work, it's because I hate the original design. Somebody at the BBC obviously used the Dark Jedi/Star Vader font which I cannot stand. Anyway it's as faithful to the original design as i can make it. Not many people know this but my first step in designing a DVD release is the logo, before any editing or authoring. Once the logo is complete I find the rest of the process just happens. It's the same logo that appears on the sleeve, disc and main menu. I used Photoshop CS2 and it took me about an hour as i had to remodel the 'M' in Omnibus.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Science Of Star Wars on DVD...?

One of my future releases was going to be an HD version of the 'Science Of Star Wars' series either on Blu-Ray or HD-DVD (Or both?!?) Well, it looks like the Discovery Channel may beat me to it...or release countless series of American Chopper!

'Discovery Atlas' Goes High-Def

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Back Catalogue

To answer a few PM's here is where you can obtain my previous releases:

bh001: Clapperboard - The Empire Strikes Back Special

bh002: Horizon - How To Film The Impossible

bh003: The Mythology Of Star Wars

bh004: From Star Wars To Star Wars The Story Of ILM

bh005: The A To Z Of Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones

bh006: When Star Wars Ruled The World

bh007: Star Wars Heroes & Villains

bh008: Star Wars Feel The Force

bh009: Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition AudioVisual Press Kit

bh010: The Official U.K. Fan Club Behind The Scenes Of Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace

Coming Soon...

I'll soon be going abroad for a short while, but I will be taking the source materials with me for the next two releases.
'What are they?' you may be asking. Here's the provisional schedule for the rest of the year (or two).

Omnibus 'A Long Time Ago...'
Source: S-VHS recording of analogue terrestrial broadcast
Format: PAL 4x3
Special Features: 'Tatooine or Bust' documentary (

Omnibus 'George Lucas - Flying Solo'
Source: S-VHS recording of analogue terrestrial broadcast
Format: PAL 4x3
Special Features: 'Star Wars or Bust' documentary (

Followed by (in no particular order):

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - The Royal Premiere and Party

Star Wars: The Magic & The Mystery (Ash95's excellent capture)

George Lucas: AFI Lifetime Achievement Award (DigitalFreakNYC's capture) (DUAL LAYER with photo gallery)

The Making Of Star Wars (Japanese laserdisc NEW transfer)

SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (Japanese laserdisc NEW transfer)

Classic Creatures (Japanese laserdisc NEW transfer)

From Star Wars To Jedi (Japanese laserdisc NEW transfer)

Sky One's Ultimate Sci-Fi Top Ten compilation (TBC)

Hollywood Greats: Harrison Ford (direct broadcast stream)

Generation Jedi (new direct digital transfer)

...more to follow

Electronic Labyrinth

Congratulations to THX who has just posted his 1138th post over at the forums.

Monday, September 25, 2006

A request

I recently stopped my Sky subscription due to my financial situation. Starting on Friday 13th October 2006 at 02:40 to 03:30 (so it's more like Thursday night) Sky One are repeating (i assume weekly) the "Ultimate Sci Fi Top 10" 3 part series in Widescreen. Is it possible someone could record these for me for a forthcoming release.
I must ask the following: They are recorded onto DVD at the highest quality possible, and they are recorded in 16x9 anamorphic format via RGB scart. NOT matted and NOT fullscreen please.
If anyone can record them on Sky Plus and will allow me to retrieve the recordings myself I would greatly appreciate it.
I will of course pay for all media and postage.
I know it's asking a lot but it will make a fantastic disc.
Thank you all,

For more information about the series jump here


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