Empire strikes back with adverts

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Empire strikes back with adverts

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Hope I've put this in the right section. As a kid I always watched Star Wars from a vhs my dad had recorded off the to. With a new hope all the adverts were cut out but with empire and Jedi they weren't. Most of my viewing experience for these films was mixed with those adverts. Speaking to my dad the other day I was shocked to find he'd thrown the videos away! Does anyone know of any copies of these films with the adverts in!? I'm guessing it would be from itv and would have been recorded in the eighties. Would love to get a copy of empire if not Jedi with the adverts!
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I have a copy, probably from myspleen.

What's great is that however recorded it shoved in a beta tape and captured three and a half hours of Christmas day 1988 with Empire in the middle.

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chipsteak wrote:I have a copy, probably from myspleen.

What's great is that however recorded it shoved in a beta tape and captured three and a half hours of Christmas day 1988 with Empire in the middle.
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chipsteak wrote:I have a copy, probably from myspleen.

What's great is that however recorded it shoved in a beta tape and captured three and a half hours of Christmas day 1988 with Empire in the middle.
Yep, that sounds like the one from myspleen. ISTR it was recorded in the west midlands.

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fuzzybuzzytoys wrote:
chipsteak wrote:I have a copy, probably from myspleen.

What's great is that however recorded it shoved in a beta tape and captured three and a half hours of Christmas day 1988 with Empire in the middle.
You HAVE to publish this!
Seconded!!
Would love to see this. What a nostalgia rush :D

I'm still hoping to track down a copy of the SW 1982 UK TV Premiere with adverts.
Always give the used video section on Ebay a scan, but no luck as yet.

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Pm sent! :D
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Anyone who wants this should send me a pm for a link.

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chipsteak wrote:Anyone who wants this should send me a pm for a link.
PM sent. Cheers

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Here's a pipedream if ever there was. :lol:

Before I saw a SW film, I had an older brother filling my head with how great it is. We both got crazily excited for a school holiday morning showing of The Making Of Star Wars. This marked my first viewing of moving SW images. An off-air of that - with late 70s continuity - would be as great as it would be unlikely.

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I have both ANH and Jedi with the ads still in them, I never had Empire as a kid. The quality is pretty awful but I should get them transferred on digital at some point.
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ODB wrote:I have both ANH and Jedi with the ads still in them, I never had Empire as a kid. The quality is pretty awful but I should get them transferred on digital at some point.
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Please do.

I'm full time ill and have plenty of time on my hands. If you trust me with the tapes, I'd make sure they got shared.

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Oo please on the Rotj!
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I'm full time ill and have plenty of time on my hands. If you trust me with the tapes, I'd make sure they got shared.

Do you know if tapes can be restored if damp has set in?
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yoda wrote:
I'm full time ill and have plenty of time on my hands. If you trust me with the tapes, I'd make sure they got shared.

Do you know if tapes can be restored if damp has set in?
I'm no expert but I'd unscew it and have a look inside before putting it in my machine. I wouldn't dismiss it, certainly.

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ODB wrote:I have both ANH and Jedi with the ads still in them, I never had Empire as a kid. The quality is pretty awful but I should get them transferred on digital at some point.
Would love to see these, especially ANH.
I reckon the picture quality (or lack of it) actually adds to the charm. :D

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