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#1092013
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Mocata said:

darthrush said:

NeverarGreat said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjEd3DpH_e0
Warning: Detailed spoilers for the upcoming Han Solo movie! Proceed at your own risk!

This was hilarious.

It was.

I thought it was funny, too. They’re totally right, you just know they’re going to work the Kessel Run into the story somehow, and of course Boba Fett’s going to show up somehow. I just wish these things could be left to our imagination, I don’t need every little detail of Star Wars backstory over-explained.

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#1086829
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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TV’s Frink said:

I will never understand the attitude that a new movie can ruin an older movie. I will see this once, and if it sucks, I’ll never see it again, and it won’t affect my opinion of the OT or TFA one bit.

That’s not really the problem. I simply don’t care about seeing this movie. I’ll probably watch it when it comes to streaming, out of curiosity, and if I wind up liking it, that will be a pleasant surprise.

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#1086664
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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SilverWook said:

I suspect all the disinterested parties will watch the trailers anyway. 😉

Maybe out of curiosity. I watched the trailer for Transformers 5, but I still didn’t see it.

I’m not trying to sound cool or anything, just being honest. I saw TFA and Rogue One, and I thought they were okay: not great, but not terrible. I genuinely can’t imagine anything that could make me want to go see a Han Solo prequel.

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#1086585
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Even before I heard about the directors being replaced, there was absolutely nothing that could make me interested in seeing a Han Solo prequel. Now, I’m even less interested.

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#1083282
Topic
If you could only remove one SE change...?
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ray_afraid said:

Tantive3+1 said:

Even if it might make sense to some people, I never liked them changing Boba Fett’s voice to sound like Jango Fett.

Yeah, the idea is stupid because there’s a million different things that affect the creation and development of a person’s voice. Nobody sounds exactly like their parents. The original Bobba Fett voice could easily be the voice of a Jango clone.
And the execution is terrible. It sounds dubbed in and the delivery of every line is awful.

Agreed. Not to mention, things happen in people’s lives to affect their voices. As a bounty hunter, maybe he sustained a throat injury? Maybe he smoked too many death sticks. Hell, maybe the helmet just distorts his voice. It’s so bizarre to me that Lucas obsesses over continuity details like Boba Fett’s voice, but then he has Padme die minutes after giving birth, Uncle Owen meets C3PO years before ANH, gives R2D2 rocket boosters, etc.

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#1082882
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Changing MKV to other formats
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Okay, let’s try this. Let’s say I want to create a fan edit of Star Wars, so I need to create a high quality digitized version from the discs. Vegas doesn’t support MKV files. Which file format would be best for creating a fan edit? Would an AVI or MP4 work for my purposes?

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#1079777
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Changing MKV to other formats
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So I’m trying to get into video editing (I’m hoping to make my own fan edits some day) and I’m not able to import MKV files into Sony Vegas. Does anyone know if there’s a way I can convert MKVs into some other format without losing any quality? Vegas supports the following formats: 4K XAVC S, 4K XAVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM Optical, DV, HDV, AVCHD, NXCAM, MOV, MP4, WMV, MPEG-1/2/4, H.264/AVC, WAV, FLAC, AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, Surround Sound/5.1, BMP, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, OpenEXR-, DPX- and WDP image sequences

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#1079772
Topic
The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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dahmage said:

Cthulhunicron said:

I think I read somewhere that Harmy has a 1080p Despecialized version in the works. Is this true? Any updates on this?

This isn’t the thread for this, but to answer your question, after ESB 2.5, the plan is to do a 3.0 of all three films in 1080p, but who knows if/when it will ever be completed.

Sorry, I posted in the wrong thread.

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#1079316
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Extreme Prequel Plot Holes And Inconsistencies
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I actually don’t. It’s not perfect, but still a great movie. I think it would have been better if Leia was not his sister, but I don’t see how it’s a plot hole. It’s more like a plot “minor dent.”

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#1078494
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I feel like they could plausibly release the theatrical versions shortly after the Blu-Ray release of Ep. 9, possibly as some kind of 9 (or 11) movie box set.

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#1078416
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Extreme Prequel Plot Holes And Inconsistencies
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Hardcore Legend said:

Cthulhunicron said:

Maybe before his turn to the dark side, Anakin mentioned to Obi-Wan that he and his wife were trying to have children, and he said “You know, I’d like my son to have my lightsaber when he’s old enough.” Again, since we’re ignoring the prequels, the backstory implied in the OT could have Jedis that don’t forbid romantic love. There’s nothing in the original trilogy that says Anakin never knew he had children until after they were born, just that he didn’t know he had a daughter.

They were both hidden:
“To protect you both from the Emperor, you were hidden from your father when you were born. The Emperor knew, as I did. If Anakin were to have any offspring, they would be a threat to him. That is the reason why your sister remains safely anonymous.”

Based on that line alone, I think it’s ambiguous whether or not Vader knew he had children. He could be saying their existence was hidden, or he could be saying their location was hidden.

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#1078284
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Extreme Prequel Plot Holes And Inconsistencies
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Maybe before his turn to the dark side, Anakin mentioned to Obi-Wan that he and his wife were trying to have children, and he said “You know, I’d like my son to have my lightsaber when he’s old enough.” Again, since we’re ignoring the prequels, the backstory implied in the OT could have Jedis that don’t forbid romantic love. There’s nothing in the original trilogy that says Anakin never knew he had children until after they were born, just that he didn’t know he had a daughter.

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#1078037
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Extreme Prequel Plot Holes And Inconsistencies
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Obi-Wan tells Luke “your father wanted you to have [the lightsaber] when you were old enough.” He also mentions Owen being afraid Luke would follow Obi-Wan on some “idealistic crusade” like Anakin.

This one bugs me because you can’t really justify it as Obi-Wan simply lying about Luke’s father. Why even bring it up? All he needed to say is “by the way, I have your father’s lightsaber, if you want it.” Why even mention anything about the “idealistic crusade” or Anakin wanting Luke to have the lightsaber? AotC shows us Owen and Anakin interacting for maybe a day. Prequel Owen clearly wouldn’t have any reason to care that Anakin left to go save Obi-Wan from the termites. Everything in the original scene points to a backstory where Owen and Anakin grew up together, and Owen was upset when Anakin left with Obi-Wan to go fight in the war.

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#1073296
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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SparkySywer said:

I have SW and ESB 1.0, and RotJ 2.7. I’m thinking about replacing SW and eSB with 2.7, what are the differences between them?

There aren’t too many noticeable differences, but one thing that stood out for me is the part in Cloud City when they are meeting Lando for the first time. Harmy replaced the background matte with a very high quality scan and it is GORGEOUS in the new version.

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#1072676
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Star Wars Negatives and Interpositives
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Fang Zei said:

Cthulhunicron said:

Another topic I’m interested is what exactly is meant by negatives. The camera negatives are the first generation, the actual frames taken from the camera. I’m assuming when people talk about the negatives of Star Wars, they’re referring to the frames that actually contain things like lasers and stuff animated onto the film. I know also some shots are composites, so there would have to be multiple negatives for that (one for a background, one for a star destroyer, another for a planet, etc).

In order for the negatives to be conformed to the special edition, wouldn’t some negatives have to start out unaltered, get translated into some kind of digital format, adulterated with CGI additions, and then re-printed back onto film?

That’s exactly what happened. They had to scan certain shots into the digital realm in order to add cgi (think all of those shots in Mos Eisley) and then print it back out to a new piece of negative. The original, unaltered piece of negative was presumably kept in storage.

But even the composite shots from the original version you mention in your first paragraph had to be redone for some reason, either because the existing composite on the finished negative had faded or because George thought that a digital recomp would make those shots look better.

Presumably? So we still don’t know for a fact that they were saved?

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#1072647
Topic
Star Wars Negatives and Interpositives
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Another topic I’m interested is what exactly is meant by negatives. The camera negatives are the first generation, the actual frames taken from the camera. I’m assuming when people talk about the negatives of Star Wars, they’re referring to the frames that actually contain things like lasers and stuff animated onto the film. I know also some shots are composites, so there would have to be multiple negatives for that (one for a background, one for a star destroyer, another for a planet, etc).

In order for the negatives to be conformed to the special edition, wouldn’t some negatives have to start out unaltered, get translated into some kind of digital format, adulterated with CGI additions, and then re-printed back onto film? Or do HD digital scans still count as a negative?

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#1072567
Topic
Star Wars Negatives and Interpositives
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So in other words, the Special Edition negatives are all together in a receptacle somewhere, and all the frames specifically from the theatrical cuts are simply stored somewhere else? I mean, maybe it’s a bit more complicated, but is that basically the gist?

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