When the original Star Wars trilogy comes out on DVD tomorrow, many fans will notice image clarity unsurpassed by any previous home video release of the enormously popular movies. Such pristine images are the result of four years of work by Lowry Digital, the company that digitally cleaned up recent DVD releases of Snow White, Citizen Kane and the Indiana Jones trilogy.
An article recently posted on the official Star Wars Web site
describes how Lowry put 600 dual processor Power Mac G5 computers to work scrubbing every frame of the films, removing dirt, deterioration and other damage and ending up with transfers “nearly as good as the director and cinematographer were seeing when they shot the movie,” according to company owner John Lowry. Read the article to learn more.