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Astroboi2

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#1085998
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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danny_boy said:

In this Entertainment Tonight expose’ from 1992:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHZUK-YsJ8E

Leonard Maltin refers to Star Wars as having been called A New Hope
Go to 1:25 in the video.

So even by that point(1992) the original Star Wars from 77’ was already forgotten in the popular culture.

I wouldn’t say that Star Wars was forgotten in popular culture in 1992. I was 18 in 1992 at the original trilogy was still very highly regarded. Sure, it wasn’t the “hot new thing” anymore, but the OT was still considered to be a high-water mark in mainstream sci-fi cinema, and almost immediately gained the status of “classic.”

And Leonard Maltin didn’t really refer to Star Wars as having been called A New Hope per se… he said “you may recall that the opening title of the original Star Wars film labelled it Episode IV: A New Hope.” Being labelled something does not mean that it’s the official title necessarily. In fact, earlier in that same video he refers to the entire original trilogy as “Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi” (0:41 in the video).

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#1080827
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Am I a hipster?
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Tyrphanax said:

I sold a box of 500 unopened DAT tapes to a hipster who’s opening a record shop the other day for almost sixty bucks.

Sweet deal for the hipster! He’ll make at least a grand off that selling it to other hipsters!

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#1080761
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Am I a hipster?
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I quite enjoy vinyl, but not because I think it’s superior. It’s just nostalgic and I enjoy the experience… but I also enjoy the MP3 format for making playlists I can listen to while walking around!

I do enjoy physical media in general though, with an emphasis on the retro stuff. Records, CDs, DVDs, Laserdiscs, Blurays… all of it’s cool. I also have some of older video game consoles and computers too. I guess I’m somewhat of a collector… but I try not to be a hoarder.

I really respect those who are minimalists though, and I do believe that going digital is probably better for the environment. I just really enjoy the history of our culture’s entertainment. Plus, I don’t think it’s terrible for a few of us to save some this for posterity. And with my emphasis on retro, I’m keeping at least some of this from going into a landfill… for a little while at anyway!

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#1080668
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Am I a hipster?
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Possessed said:

Astroboi2 said:

Possessed said:

Fair enough but I think there’s an actual petition out there to change that.

I think the question as to whether or not you’re a hipster has just been answered. 😉

I never said I supported it. I only even call it vinyl so people know what I’m talking about.

No worries… I’m just buggin’.

And for the record, I tend to use “vinyl” for singular (as in, “I have the new Depeche Mode on vinyl”) and “records” for plural (as in, “I bought a shit ton of Brian Eno records today”).

And the more we discuss this, the more I suspect we are both hipsters (again… I’m kidding).

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#1080475
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Am I a hipster?
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Possessed said:

Fair enough but I think there’s an actual petition out there to change that.

I think the question as to whether or not you’re a hipster has just been answered. 😉

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#1080414
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Am I a hipster?
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Possessed said:

I might be. I listen to all my music at home on vinyl. But it’s because I legitimately like it and have since I was a little kid before I even knew it was cool. And on my system with hide cabinet speakers they legitimately sound superior and I’ve verified this through a/b testing of the same songs. Whether it’s because vinyl is actually better or if vinyl releases are just mastered better is irrelevant because the vinyls I have sounds better than the cds I have.

Do hipsters a/b test things to verify sound quality? I’m the type to do that too, but I always felt hipsters claimed things to be superior regardless of any proof… not that I really know much about hipsters. I’m 42, so i think I’m too old to be a hipster or to even understand them.

Oh… and I hate to do this, but the plural of vinyl is just “vinyl.” I worked at a record store for a few years and saying “vinyls” was forbidden. Wait a sec… maybe I am a hipster!?

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#1079985
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Star Wars vs. A New Hope
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crissrudd4554 said:

The Faces tape actually did say Star Wars A New Hope on the sides and top flap of the cover and the cassette label.

My apologies for the error. You are correct. “A New Hope” is in small type (while “Empire” and “Jedi” are in the large type on their tapes) on the VHS release. However, the laserdisc release of Faces still just says “Star Wars” on both front and spine (and I just double-checked that to be sure).

So, worst case scenario… It was called just “Star Wars” for the first 18 years.

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#1079929
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Star Wars vs. A New Hope
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Ryan-SWI said:

Astroboi2 said:

I call it Star Wars because that was the name of the movie for the first 20 years.

It was called “Star Wars” for only four years. “A New Hope” was added to the crawl in 1981.

It’s hard to say. Yes, “A New Hope” was added to the crawl in 1981, but that didn’t necessarily change the official title of the movie. All movie review publications I saw from back in the day (Leonard Maltin, Roger Ebert, etc…) listed it as just “Star Wars” well into the '90s. All pre-SE home video versions I have on VHS & Laserdisc just call it “Star Wars” on the front and on the spine… which includes the final Faces editions from 1995.

Unfortunately many modern databases refer to it as “A New Hope” though, which adds much confusion as to when the title officially changed, but I strongly feel that it became official with the first DVD releases. I wonder if the national film registry would have any kind of record of when the title changed? Not that I really care personally… I call it Star Wars, but I’m not offended with whatever anyone else wants to call it. 😃

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#1078794
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Star Wars vs. A New Hope
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I call it Star Wars because that was the name of the movie for the first 20 years. Even with “A New Hope” added to the crawl, the movie was still officially just called Star Wars… on all the home media releases I ever saw anyway.

I call anything released from 1997 onwards The Special Editon. To me the long-winded re-naming of the movie to “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” is just part of Lucasfilm’s attempt to rewrite history, and I don’t use any of it when referring to Star Wars… except the Star Wars part 😃

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#1075345
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Question about the 2006 "GOUT" DVDs
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Wazzles said:

I’m fairly certain those are legitimate- the 2008 set had an outer box like that and were kept in slim cases.

Yep. Those look like official releases. They came out a while later with slim cases and no inserts. Widely available in Canada. I actually work at a store that sells used DVDs and we’ve had these versions many times (and we do not sell bootlegs). I also own this set myself and it’s professionally pressed.

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#930638
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If George Had Made The Sequel Trilogy...
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TV’s Frink said:

Astroboi2 said:

This editor uses Markdown syntax, which makes it easy to add formatting like italics, bold, and lists:

Preview this post to see the results.

For more details, see this Markdown demo.

Since this kind of describes the prequels, I can see it for a Lucas ST as well.

Sorry… I don’t use forums often. But I’m glad my error has entertained you!

I have corrected my post though, so you can all stop picking on me now 😉

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#930633
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If George Had Made The Sequel Trilogy...
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I think it would have been okay. He’d be free to do whatever he wanted, and wouldn’t have to worry about things lining up with future events like he had to in the prequels.

Honestly, I think it would actually turn out somewhat similar to The Force Awakens. It would be different stylistically, but the overall “quality” of the film would be similar.

Well… maybe not quite as good as TFA, but still in the same ballpark.

This post has been edited.

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#906830
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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Hey everyone! I hate to be “that guy,” but could I get some advice on how to obtain Chewtobacca’s NTSC DVD-5 version of this latest verion of Jedi? I can’t seem to find it on tehp anywhere (maybe if I knew who the uploader was, since it doesn’t appear to be Chewtobacca).

Or better yet, if someone was willing to post it on the spleen, that would be even more awesome!

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#792484
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What if TFA is awful?
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SilverWook said:

Were there any insiders expressing dismay about TPM back in 1999 though?

The internet rumor mill wasn't what it is now of course.

I don't recall any insiders expressing dismay, but I do remember many of my friends being very worried about TPM (those same frinds are a little more optimistic for TFA) . At the time I was pumped just because it was new Star Wars, but my first glimpse of Jar Jar made me immediately nervous... plus the fact that George hadn't really directed anything for quite some time.

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#792439
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What if TFA is awful?
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Bingowings said:

I fear after TPM and Prometheus I am now un-pumpable.

Understandable. Those two movies did leave me feeling rather deflated too... but I just can't seem to help myself on this one!

But maybe I should tackle the actual question. If TFA is awful... I'll probably honestly distance myself from Star Wars in general for a while. I'll always love the original trilogy, and I know I'd go back to watching and enjoying it eventually, but I'd probably shift my focus for a while. I'm a big fan of various kinds of movies - especially art-house and early B&W stuff - so I'd probably dive more into that.

Although, if the OUT ever actually comes out on Blu Ray, that would definitely get me excited about the Star Wars universe again in a big way! But that's for another thread...

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#792421
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What if TFA is awful?
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Damn. I just typed an epic post and it somehow got deleted before I could put it up. I'll try to paraphrase...

I'm pumped. I can't see the TFA being awful. To make me happy, it just has to be better than the prequels (not hard to do... to be better than the worst movies ever made in the history of man).

Plus, I think I have more faith in J.J. Abrams than most. Sure, not everything he's done has been great, but most of it hasn't sucked either (wasn't a fan of Into Darkness but it wasn't terrible... just "meh"). And with Lawrence Kasdan involved, I'm just not worried.

I said a lot more originally, but I'll leave it with that. I know it's dangerous to be pumped for this, (better to be cautiously optimistic), but I can't help it... and having tickets for an advance screening helps!

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#595774
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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The versions of Star Wars by people like Harmy, Adywan, etc, are incredible! The time and skill that goes into these things just blows me away! I can't understand what anyone would have to complain about.

Besides, if you really do want to see something different in a Star Wars edit, you could always try your own edit! It's fun! I'm not too swift with computers (and I have a pretty old one) but I'm still managing to work on my own edit... and if I can figure it out, I'm sure almost anyone could. Less complainin' and more playin'!

Sorry... maybe a little off topic... Harmy, you RAWK!

 

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