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#1172150
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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dylanv1025 said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Found another one. https://m.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Original-Trilogy-Despecialized-Edition-3-Blu-Ray-Set-SEALED-BRAND-NEW/162905430089?hash=item25edeb9849:g:FvoAAOSwIFtZ~TN1

Wtf, how did he get it “sealed”?

I work at a Party City and we sell giant rolls of cello wrap. It isn’t hard to wrap things in it, you just have to be good at wrapping and gluing. What would be REALLY impressive is if they were shrink wrapped.

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#1166850
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Why was this user banned? thread.
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TV’s Frink said:

J0E said:

Why was Ric Olie banned? When will he be back?

The no fun police decided to put a zero-sock policy in place and apply it retroactively. Not even the best ever sock of all time was allowed, despite previously being allowed for several years, once the decision was made.

I’m still pretty darn mad about it honestly. So thanks for scratching at that old wound.

Shit dude I was just memeing, I’m sorry.

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#1163821
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Drugs, ranked
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ChainsawAsh said:

yhwx said:

At the risk of sounding lame, I don’t really approve of this thread.

Understandable. For the record, other than pot I don’t do drugs particularly frequently anymore - coke 3-5 times a year at most, MDMA slightly more often, LSD 2-3 times a year, and the rest are pretty much once a year or less, or I tried them before and probably won’t do them again.

And I have my limits - I won’t touch heroin, crack, meth, etc. ever in my life. I’ve seen what those do to people and I don’t want any part of that. And I’m pretty careful about how frequently I do things like coke, which is IMO my worst vice.

Frankly, I think alcohol is much worse than most of the other things I’ve listed here. (Though I say that as I sip a bourbon and ginger beer…)

I honestly only ever got drunk once in highschool at my friend’s grad party. I’ll have the occasional beer during baseball season but that’s it.

With weed, I can’t smoke it. The first drug I ever did was spice and I had a seizure at school. After that, I feel like I’m gonna have another experience whenever I even take a toke. I’d much rather drink Redbull, trip on shrooms and watch some Space 1999.

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#1162832
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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ray_afraid said:

J0E said:

You can pick apart the OT Plinkett style if you wanted to.

People say this, but nobody does because nobody can.
We’re back to the ol’ “There all bad movies!” argument again. bluh.

You completely missed the point.

Never once did I say “they’re all bad movies”. I said that the plot takes a back seat to the characters and character interactions. I’m willing to suspend my disbelieve at the holes in Star Wars, the few holes in Empire, and the massive holes and tonal shifts in Jedi because I’m invested in the characters.

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#1162731
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Valheru_84 said:

Ok…so for someone that really doesn’t like TLJ (just shy of hate) and hates what RJ and Disney have done to SW with TLJ, this analysis video is absolutely beautiful! That is not to say that it’s not also very watchable / listenable by people that like the movie as he does a great job on remaining pretty unbiased and simply poses logical questions and really explains where his point of view comes from.

It is in similar vein to the Red Letter Media detailed critical analysis videos of the prequels and equally as long, if not longer. This is only the first of 3 parts and it’s 1hr and 22min by itself but it’s interesting and on point from start to finish, I had no trouble listening the whole way through.

It is very much a detailed and in depth movie critique rather than the usual ranting review or opinion piece from one or another of the varying extreme views out there (and therefore there are no pre-warnings required for this video 😉 ):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw7pcCj0ORk

Val

I’ve seen it, and personally I’m not a fan of the Plinkett style reviews, at least in terms of Star Wars. For the most part, this guy is just picking apart the plot scene by scene. As far as I’m concerned, the plot has always been a backdrop for the characters, and harping on it is completely missing the point. You can pick apart the OT Plinkett style if you wanted to. My biggest problem with The Last Jedi are the inconsistencies in tone and inconsistencies in characters from The Force Awakens and the previous films.

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#1160897
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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TV’s Frink said:

J0E said:

TV’s Frink said:

J0E said:

with how dumb it was not to let a loose cannon like Poe who openly disobeys orders in on the plan

And what happens when they let him in on the plan and he disagrees with it? He blows it up.

I got no problem with that.

Like I said, a nit-pick

But that’s not what it is. A nit-pick is a minor complaint that makes sense. Your Poe complaint doesn’t make sense.

Okay? I don’t see what the point is in being hung up on my minor points that I dismissed immediately in my original post. The larger point of my post was that I fundamentally disagree with Rey’s characterization in this film, because it feels like her arc isn’t earned.

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#1160834
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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TV’s Frink said:

J0E said:

with how dumb it was not to let a loose cannon like Poe who openly disobeys orders in on the plan

And what happens when they let him in on the plan and he disagrees with it? He blows it up.

I got no problem with that.

Like I said, a nit-pick, I could harp on nit-picks all day, as I did with my initial viewing. But in doing so, I ignored everything the film did well. But I don’t care about arguing about a handful of things I like/dislike. I just wanted to share my thoughts on the characterization of Rey.

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#1160732
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

I just got back from my second viewing of The Last Jedi. I loved it and hatted it even more with my second viewing.

disclamer
I REFUSED to see anything about the movie before my first viewing Sunday night of opening weekend, not a single youtube video speculating, not a single review, not even anything beyond the first trailer. I wanted to go into it completely open minded and was genuinely disappointed by no preconceived expectations.

I did not take issue with the film because I “hate wamen”, I did not dislike the movie because my favorite youtube cringe-lord fan theorist was wrong. I loved TFA and I will admit, I see where the crowd that shouts “Muh-Rey Suuuue” are coming from, but I felt that she was actually a good character. When Luke in SW77 was presented with his call to adventure, at first he rejected it because he cared about helping his family. When his family was killed he accepted the call and went with Ben. Rey on the other hand, rejected her call to adventure almost throughout the entirety of the film, even when multiple people told her that her parents were never coming back and she really doesn’t fully accept it. To me, that was the most compelling aspect to her character and her charismatic performance just sold it to me on repeat viewings. I LOVED TFA, and I felt Rey’s character was a clever inverse of Luke.

I stick by my critique of the Casino planet pacing issue, with how dumb it was not to let a loose cannon like Poe who openly disobeys orders in on the plan, how every tense and dramatic scene was undercut by a joke that made me groan and cringe (a la Guardians of the Galaxy), how inconsistent the tone was, how strange the pacing was at times beyond the casino planet, the weird social commentary etc. These are all nitpicks, that have varying degrees of impact on the movie. Some large, some small.

What I found the most disappointing was Rey. I loved seeing her flirting with her darker temptations and her training as well as the Heroes come from nowhere angle (until it had the subtlety of a ballistic missile in the ending shot of the film). I really would have liked to see Rey grow more as a person. Earlier, when I thought her character was a clever inverse of Luke, I thought that after training with Luke she would have accepted her parents would never come back and been a better person. Or that she would have had a moment of weakness like Luke when he was training and rushed to face Kylo, which she does. But by the end of the movie, it feels like she learned nothing. It feels like she was overtly told that Heroes come from nowhere and by extension the audience. It doesn’t feel like she GROWS.

There are a lot of things I liked and a lot of things I disliked, but that’s the one thing that’s been on my nerves since I saw the movie a second time. If you’ve made it this far, God bless if you believe in that sort of thing.

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#1158046
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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ray_afraid said:

Michael Ward said:

I had to go to Wal-Mart and by the Blu-Ray collection for all three. I’ll probably never even watch those.

All I have are receipts showing that I bought a copy and sold it.
Those two receipts are my entire Star Wars collection.

I mean, I agree with everyone else that this goes against the rules, but I picked up my copy of The Complete Saga for 25$ second hand at a garage sale (which I still own). At least Lucasfilm got their cut from you. I refuse to buy the original trilogy (or the prequel trilogy) at retail price AGAIN until the original versions are presented in passable quality. They’ve got my money from the 2000 VHS copies, the 2006 DVD’s and the prequels in theaters (and the 3D re-release of The Phantom Menace).

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#1155567
Topic
Random Thoughts
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paja said:

J0E said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

Sometime in the future, a new user joins named ana. ana is a troll with ties to violent gang-related business in the outside world, and seems to be attempting to recruit members from this site into his gang for some reason. It is generally agreed that he should be removed. The moderator gang of the site declares war. The mods banned ana.

I tried to buy the Despecialized Editions from him but I just got a gram of Black Tar Heroin in the mail instead. No wonder they call him Duracell Energizer…

Disclaimer: I did not try to buy any fan projects nor did Duracell Energizer sell any fan projects (or drugs) that I’m aware of. This post is purely satire.

“This post is purely satire.”

Are you sure?

As sure as I have a heroin addiction

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#1155450
Topic
Star wars trilogy 1997 Special Editions
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I have no idea where you would find them, maybe on Usenet but I have no idea how to use that site so I’d be of no help there. Myspleen currently isn’t allowing invites and I hardly use the site to begin with. I’d try and look around the site. If you’re in the PAL region, I know there’s some Standard Definition television rips formatted for DVD5’s. I’ve heard they’re floating around but I’ve never come across them so I have no idea if the quality is that good or not. I’d suggest looking around other threads. Sorry I’m much help when it comes to the Special Editions.

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#1155373
Topic
Star wars trilogy 1997 Special Editions
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Welcome to the site bro. There’s currently a project dedicated to preserving the '97 Special Editions (http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/1997-Star-Wars-Special-Edition-35mm-Project/id/56979). I’m sure that someone out there that has the VHS or Laserdisc on whatever language your looking for will add it. I don’t know of any VHS preservations but you might get lucky looking for a Laserdisc preservation. Harmy has a preservation of the '97 version of A New Hope. It might have the language you’re looking for. You can find that here (https://goo.gl/1WGHBA). And here’s the thread (http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Respecialized-Edition-97-AVCHD-and-MKV-now-out/id/16682/page/13#1091171)

May the force be with you.

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#1155208
Topic
Random Thoughts
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suspiciouscoffee said:

Sometime in the future, a new user joins named ana. ana is a troll with ties to violent gang-related business in the outside world, and seems to be attempting to recruit members from this site into his gang for some reason. It is generally agreed that he should be removed. The moderator gang of the site declares war. The mods banned ana.

I tried to buy the Despecialized Editions from him but I just got a gram of Black Tar Heroin in the mail instead. No wonder they call him Duracell Energizer…

Disclaimer: I did not try to buy any fan projects nor did Duracell Energizer sell any fan projects (or drugs) that I’m aware of. This post is purely satire.

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#1154685
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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@Puggo/ZigZig
I found mine at a Goodwill for like 15$. I was actually there to pick up a new VCR/DVD player seeing as how mine died and I stumbled across it in their pile of VHS tapes. The outer box is heavily damaged. It looks like someones kid or dog chewed it up.

@Skippy The Jedi Droid
Okay, let me dig them up. I’ll try to get them up tonight. If not tonight, I’ll do it on Sunday. I’ll PM you when I get it done.

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#1154348
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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oojason said:

J0E said:

HerekittykittyX said:

You know the issue is getting bad when Harmy himself comes and comments on the video of LDSEntertainment.

He did? I’m gonna have to dig it up. This ought to be great.

@Oojason
In the “provide more info”, I wouldn’t even put that.
I would put something along the lines of “promoting the sale of bootleg media”.

You are free to put whatever you wish, of course 😃

If I’ve already chosen to report the listing under the ‘Copyright & Trademark’ option, then ‘Bootleg records or unauthorised media’, followed by ‘unauthorised copies of media (music, movies, television programs and books)’ sections - and then just put ‘promoting the sale of bootleg media’ it is just re-affirming what they are - and stands more chance to be ignored…

Yet if, by informing ebay, that the owner and author of the content has stated they are only to made available for free - and never to be sold… that may give the ‘ebay monitors’ a little extra push into action (they can’t later deny they weren’t informed that the owner/author didn’t want them sold for money if it that exact point has been made) - and they may well rest on the side of caution - with the content owner/author - and remove the listing.

Just my two penneth mate.

I don’t exactly watch a lot of content that needs reporting so thanks for the clear up, that’s probs what I should have done in the first place.

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#1153810
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Mike O said:

J0E said:

Mike O said:

Possessed said:

Personally my friends and I didn’t like the first Hobbit movie, so I’m honestly amazed the sequels got made.

I am like the lone apologist for those films.

I picked up the Extended Cut DVD’s the other day from Walmart and I just got through the first one last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. I haven’t gotten through the entire trilogy yet, but if the next two movies are as good as the first, I’ll put them on par with the LOTR Trilogy.

They aren’t as good as LOTr, I freely admit that. They have lots of problems, and there are huge chunks of them that you could cut out. But the accusation that they’re as bad as the Star Wars prequels is frankly just insane. The casting alone puts them head and shoulders above.

Yeah after getting through the trilogy and reflecting on it a bit, I agree. I’ll try the theatrical cuts next.

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#1153709
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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HerekittykittyX said:

You know the issue is getting bad when Harmy himself comes and comments on the video of LDSEntertainment.

He did? I’m gonna have to dig it up. This ought to be great.

@Oojason
In the “provide more info”, I wouldn’t even put that.
I would put something along the lines of “promoting the sale of bootleg media”.

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#1153021
Topic
THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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SilverWook said:

Yes. Most of the people involved have other things taking priority at the moment.

Okay just wondering. I’d defiantly be willing to donate what I can when this is picked back up. I can’t wait to see this film. I have the 2004 DVD but have yet to watch it because I’d like to see the Theatrical Cut first.

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#1153015
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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nickyd47 said:

J0E said:

So someone’s selling Ady’s Empire Revisited. Just thought I’d share it here seeing as how it’s one of the first things to come up in Ebay’s VHS Tapes section.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-THE-EMPIRE-STRIKES-BACK-REVISITED-ADYWAN-EDIT-DVD-case-and-artwork/253311956298?hash=item3afa91b54a:g:MZwAAOSwEaBaMiDJ

Lmao his reasoning “I’m selling a case and artwork and the DVD is a bonus therefore I think I’m avoiding legal trouble”

Yeah that gave me a good chuckle. I’m just baffled as to why it was like the 3rd thing in the VHS tapes section.

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