Sign In

Cobra Kai

User Group
Trusted Members
Join date
20-Sep-2011
Last activity
17-Dec-2017
Posts
472

Post History

Post
#1142328
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
Time

Lust-In-Phaze said:

Mike O said:

Valheru_84 said:

Seeing that news about the Disney-Fox deal is supposed to be revealed today when TLJ also releases, I’m thinking (and fervently hoping) this bodes well for 4K OUT prospects. It’s to much of a coincidence for it to not mean something significant for SW.

.Val

Not according to Pablo Hidalgo on Twitter 😦.

He makes it seem like it really is George holding it back, which I never thought was the case. I wonder if it’s an actual legal stipulation or if it’s just LFL trying to honor his wishes.

Pablo’s latest reply about GL: “I think people respect his wishes.”

This post has been edited.

Post
#1142280
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
Time

Mocata said:

Cobra Kai said:

Mocata said:

Mike O said:
He writes, “There’s one pretty noteworthy person who doesn’t want them released. Shouldn’t be too hard to research who that is.” (https://twitter.com/pablohidalgo/status/941382975853281281).

I’m not sure what the subsequent discussion here is implying but this seems pretty unambiguous to me (his shitty sarcasm aside) … and it’s the same thing everyone was told by Kennedy months ago. What else is there to debate now?

Kennedy never commented on the possibility of an OOT release.

Only if you grasp hard enough to all those straws.

Not grasping. If you watch the unedited clip of that interview, you’ll see she had no idea what the guy was talking about and then answers a question about making more changes.

Post
#1142269
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
Time

Mocata said:

Mike O said:
He writes, “There’s one pretty noteworthy person who doesn’t want them released. Shouldn’t be too hard to research who that is.” (https://twitter.com/pablohidalgo/status/941382975853281281).

I’m not sure what the subsequent discussion here is implying but this seems pretty unambiguous to me (his shitty sarcasm aside) … and it’s the same thing everyone was told by Kennedy months ago. What else is there to debate now?

Kennedy never commented on the possibility of an OOT release.

Post
#1142187
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
Time

Mike O said:

joefavs said:

Pablo Hidalgo on Twitter, just now:

[Pablo said:]
Good morning! What’s kept the original theatrical editions off of home video is the same thing that’s always been doing that. It’s not a studio thing.

And for what it’s worth(asterisk), I’d love to have 'em.

(asterisk)it is worth nothing

Who is this person ?

Works for Lucasfilm
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Pablo_Hidalgo

Post
#1142140
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
Time

joefavs said:

Pablo Hidalgo on Twitter, just now:

[Pablo said:]
Good morning! What’s kept the original theatrical editions off of home video is the same thing that’s always been doing that. It’s not a studio thing.

And for what it’s worth(asterisk), I’d love to have 'em.

(asterisk)it is worth nothing

I can only assume he’s talking about George here, but I still don’t buy the excuse that GL still has influence on the matter. Pablo later says in that thread that he “doesn’t see it happening.”

Post
#1141176
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
Time

m_s0 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

George supposedly crunched the numbers on what it would cost to restore both versions when he was preparing for the DVDs, but Fox pushed him hard enough that he decided to rush out a cheap transfer of only the SEs (hence the Lowry project). That’s coming from the Steve Hoffman Forums guy that worked on it. That may just be his way of explaining why the work was so subpar, but sounds legitimate since George was so adamant about waiting until 2006 to release Star Wars on DVD at all.

Link?

I remember reading something about that as well, probably somewhere on the following thread. The poster’s name is “Vidiot”.
http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/original-unaltered-star-wars-trilogy-on-blu-ray-in-2017.652967/

This post has been edited.

Post
#1140631
Topic
StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
Time

Jedi Master Skywalker said:

Cobra Kai

Can you contact Mike to see if he has any news on Legacy I’m dying to one day see Legacy on signs in a theatrical rerelease in cinemas.

I don’t know Mike personally, and for whatever reason he no longer discusses the project or answers questions about it online. Before last December, Mike was fairly responsive and usually replied to direct questions, but I’ve seen numerous people ask for updates since then on the legacy site, twitter, vimeo, etc, and he simply ignores them.

To paraphrase Spock from The Wrath of Khan:
“There are two possibilities. Mike is unable to respond. Mike is unwilling to respond”.

Post
#1135531
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy showdown
Time

ZigZig said:

Cobra Kai said:

TV’s Frink said:

Cobra Kai said:

It really doesn’t matter. You aren’t missing anything either way, so I would probably just grab the blu rays and experience them the same way that everyone else did. The PT fan edits are the equivalent of spraying air freshener on a huge pile of horseshit.

I’d rather nice smelling crap that terrible smelling crap, if I have to choose.

If nothing else, fanedits are shorter.

And what do you mean by “experience them the same way that everyone else did?” That’s not the Blu-rays.

Yeah sorry, should have specified. The blu rays versions are a little different, sure, but nothing that would change the viewing experience, other than the fact that you dont get to see the horrible yoda puppet. As far as I know all other changes are very minor, so you are essentially watching the exact same movies, but in a better picture quality compared to the theatrical dvd’s. But again, either way, it doesn’t matter… Blu ray, dvd, vhs… Pick your poison.

In TPM, the podrace is very different.

Fair enough. I wasn’t aware of any other major changes besides yoda. But I also probably wouldn’t notice anyway, as I have tried to completely excise them from my memory.

Post
#1135521
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy showdown
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Cobra Kai said:

It really doesn’t matter. You aren’t missing anything either way, so I would probably just grab the blu rays and experience them the same way that everyone else did. The PT fan edits are the equivalent of spraying air freshener on a huge pile of horseshit.

I’d rather nice smelling crap that terrible smelling crap, if I have to choose.

If nothing else, fanedits are shorter.

And what do you mean by “experience them the same way that everyone else did?” That’s not the Blu-rays.

Yeah sorry, should have specified. The blu rays versions are a little different, sure, but nothing that would change the viewing experience, other than the fact that you dont get to see the horrible yoda puppet. As far as I know all other changes are very minor, so you are essentially watching the exact same movies, but in a better picture quality compared to the theatrical dvd’s. But again, either way, it doesn’t matter… Blu ray, dvd, vhs… Pick your poison.

Post
#1135516
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy showdown
Time

It really doesn’t matter. You aren’t missing anything either way, so I would probably just grab the blu rays and experience them the same way that everyone else did. The PT fan edits are the equivalent of spraying air freshener on a huge pile of horseshit.

Post
#1112423
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
Time

Possessed said:

Alderaan said:

2020 isn’t going to make any difference. Kathleen Kennedy has already said the OOT is never coming.

She said there were no plans to release the original versions. That doesn’t mean it can’t every happen. And she said they wouldn’t further change them. That’s it. That’s all she’s said. So you can stop stating your personal opinionated interpretation as a fact that she definitely said things she didn’t.

Where did she say they had no plans to release them? I’ve heard people say this before, but I haven’t found any evidence that she has ever specifically addressed this question.

Post
#1109584
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
Time

Yes, she never said anything of the sort. It’s pretty obvious after watching the full, uncut video. At first she had no clue what the guy was talking about. And then he has to specify and asks specifically if they will make further changes to the “special editions.”

That being said, I don’t think they have any plans to release the OUT.

Post
#1101513
Topic
Marcia Lucas Speaks!
Time

Anchorhead said:

I’ve always thought it works perfectly. No one in-story has any reason at all to expect it, so neither should we. It’s a genuine surprise to everyone - characters as well as audience.

Plus, there is a sort of set-up (whether Lucas intended it or not). Han is the only one who knows what he’s doing, not even Chewie knows. He may be giving us a hint when he says “I know what I’m doing”. To me, it feels like he may already have it in his mind to consider helping them.

However, true to his character he first secures Chewie, their pay, and their ship. He gets what’s important to him out of harm’s way and then makes the final decision to help from a position of relative safety - off of the target planet & base, away from the notice of the Empire.

No issues with that scene at all for me.

Oh yeah it totally works. I’ve never heard of anyone having a problem with it, and obviously that was one of the moments that received applause from the audience. It sounds like Marcia was just nervous initially about editing that sequence together, and wasn’t sure the audience would buy it without some sort of set up. She was a great editor and I think the editing during the entire death star attack is brilliant.

To the top