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#1084060
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Yeah, not having the IMAX cut of AotC is one of the things that keeps me up at night, too. I’d rather have two cuts of that movie to keep me thoroughly bored.

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#1083865
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Star Wars Episode IX (was) to be directed by Colin Trevorrow
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TV’s Frink said:

Alderaan said:

The Book of Henry is the equivalent of eating a cake baked with salt instead of sugar, or listening to a Beatles song where the lyrics are in Esperanto—you understand the idea of what Trevorrow was going for, but the end result is an appalling, irradiated mess, a Frankenstein’s monster version of a feel-good classic. It might be quickly forgotten as a well-meaning flop, but The Book of Henry deserves to linger—it’s like an unsettling dream you can’t quite remember, a familiar story where all the pieces just seemed out of place.

The Book of Henry honestly sounds like one of the worst movie ever made.

But it’s not a Disney movie!

He means with the exception of The Force Awakens, obviously.

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#1081326
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Last Album Listened To
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oojason said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

oojason said:

^ never enough Jesus Jones 😉

 

 

Nice

cheers mate 😃

Hopefully going to see them soon in concert in Manchester, where they are performing with The Selecter 😃 - http://www.thebeatofficial.com/tour/

Being from the other side of the pond, they’re known to me as the English Beat, due to some silly trademark scuffle.

Love Wha’ppen and Special Beat Service. I Just Can’t Stop It ain’t too shabby either.

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#1079540
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Memorial Day 2017
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Thanks Warb. Seems the meaning of this day is lost on most people today. Fireworks, baseball players dressed as soldiers, etc.

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#1079404
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Just gave this a fourth watch. Still holds up. Enjoyed every minute.

Was alone this time so I got to pull the couch up to four feet from the TV. (I need a bigger TV, lol) the Blu looks great.

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#1078684
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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It seems most people in the industry call it that, except perhaps at LF headquarters.

I even read a relatively recent (but Pre-Disney) interview in which Kathy Kennedy refers to it as such.

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#1078579
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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DrDre said:

The official site now has a 40th anniversary hub, but as expected not a single frame or still, that’s not a production photo or behind the scenes photo, looks even remotely like the theatrical release. There’s a section devoted to the Star Wars frames book (2013), all of which originate from the bluray master. As far as the official site is concerned the OT films exist in one form only, the final cuts. The theatrical versions are dead and burried.

The header photo on starwars.com is embarrassing–that frame is only 20 years old!

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#1078430
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Of course they did. What would Star Wars be without that rock.

Also, they better have upscaled Hayden Christenson’s head.

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#1076274
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Last movie seen
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darthrush said:

I’ll be watching The Godfather for the first time tonight. I am beyond excited. Will leave my thoughts here when finished.

I hope you’ve built in an extra three hours for Part II, because you won’t want to stop.

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#1075905
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What was your impression of the prequels before they announced the PT?
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timdiggerm said:

screams in the void nails it, although I didn’t think there’d be armies of Mandalorians. I was sure that the Clone Wars were a war in which the Jedi fought against clones, as did everyone else (cf. Zahn’s Heir to the Empire trilogy).

Imagine how much more interesting it would have been if order 66 came in II and III was about the Jedi reorganizing and fighting the clones and Vader (and losing).

Vader is turned in II and suffers the catastrophic injury after re-enounterimg Ben in III.

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#1073637
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Hey, Wook, lent your letter my editorial talents. I didn’t cut any sections—we can let collective opinion decide that—but I did tighten the language, which saves some space:

*Dear Disney and Lucasfilm,

Today is the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, the film that started it all. Yet, where is that film? No, not the special edition, the original 1977 film. The one we grew up with. The film that changed our lives forever.

Saying this isn’t hyperbole. Those of us who were there that incredible summer of '77 had never seen anything like it. It was a major event in our lives. Some of us came away wanting to know how it was made. It prompted a desire in some of us to make movies or tell stories of our own. No matter the path we chose, George Lucas lit a spark that remains within us today.

One thing we all share are the memories of where and with whom we saw Star Wars, and even of shooting down imaginary TIE fighters out the back window of the car on the way home. For others, it was a brightly shining light in the middle of a turbulent childhood. If Luke and his friends could triumph over their trials, maybe we could too.

We saw the movie over and over again, probably more than any movie before or since. We know the lines by heart; we love the characters. Seeing our heroes again on the screen for the first time in 32 years was like reuniting with family. Star Wars is a very emotional thing for us.

All these years later, we would love to revisit the Original Trilogy that we remember, to recapture those memories of a long time ago, in a movie theater far far away. Those of us with families want to be able to show our kids exactly what we saw when we were their age and relive it with them. It should be such a simple thing to do.

Only it isn’t.

We’re limited in our choices to outdated video formats that are increasingly difficult to obtain and inch closer to extinction each year. And the now out of print bonus DVDs from 2006, which utilize ancient video transfers from 1993, are hardly better, if one can find them at all.

None of us ever imagined as kids that we would have to resort to “alternative methods” to keep these historic versions from fading to memory and, ultimately, disappearing from the collective consciousness altogether. We live in an era in which even “bad” movies are respected enough to be meticulously restored and made publically available.

We don’t bemoan the Special Edition’s existence. It simply isn’t the version of the trilogy we fell in love with. The Original Original Trilogy, or OOT, deserves to be seen in the absolute best quality afforded by modern cinema and 21st-centruy home video formats so that it can be loved again by all.

There is room for both versions of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of The Jedi to coexist. And we want to give you our money for them; we really do! Please give us that opportunity. At least give us hope that we will be able to do so soon. Some of us aren’t getting any younger! That is all we ask.

Sincerely yours,
The Staff and Members of Originaltrilogy.com*

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