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Jonno

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#1071225
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Need help making Despecialized Edition DVDs
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If you want to keep it HD, and use your Xbox One for playback, you’ll need to make a properly formatted Blu-ray or AVCHD disc.

Load the MKV into tsMuxeR and have it build you a Blu-ray or AVCHD folder, then burn that to a disc (BD-R or DL DVD-R respectively) with ImgBurn.

If you want to use your DVD player (and it doesn’t have MKV or AVCHD support) you’ll need to completely rebuild each film as a standard def DVD. Last I checked, ConvertXtoDVD was a decent all-in-one tool for doing that.

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#1069269
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The Random "Star Wars" Pics & GIFs Thread
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The film could have just as easily featured a young man with prodigious force powers - they decided to make the character female.

The film could have just as easily featured an extended apprenticeship for Rey - they decided to give her prodigious force powers.

These decisions are unrelated, and attempts to conflate them just expose how hard it is for you to deal with the first one.

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#1068387
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I guess you’ll see for yourself, but after they lose the armour, Luke keeps the belt over his desert gear. Presumably for the sole reason that he’d have a grappling hook to swing later, but you can justify it as the farmboy finding all the gadgets pretty neat. That said, Han keeps his too:

 photo han luke.jpg

Though it seems only Luke’s stormtrooper belt had the hook in the first place. Here’s the same guy before getting jumped:

 photo stormtrooper.jpg

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#1011003
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Alien Appendix 8: The Alien Saga Archive
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tommodore64 said:
The project was announced 2 months ago but sadly no one else was involved.

In which case it really isn’t accurate (or polite) to call it an Alien Appendix team release.

Don’t get me wrong - your efforts to pull this stuff together should be encouraged (goodness knows I don’t have the time any more myself). But to claim those names without even mentioning your plans to one of the original team members (meedermow, klokwerk, triffid or me) isn’t really on - it’s not as if we were hard to find.

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#1009998
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Project #4K77
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Long time reader, first time poster. Take me with you!

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#1006290
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Sorcerer - William Friedkin 1977 vs Wages of Fear - European theatrical release. Discussion
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The original Sorcerer is a supremely rewarding film, and I’ve only ever been aware of the ‘Wages of Fear’ cut as a sort of footnote in its release history - it’s a little baffling to hear it seriously discussed as a preferable option.

Anyway, I do have in mind to give the film (original cut, of course) a bit of a do-over in terms of the subtitles, original audio, possibly colour too. I need to get my hands on the laserdisc.

In the meantime, if anyone else is planning a Sorcerer project and wants to include the trailer, help yourself to my recut:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BDbIzovuos

(La Rabbia certainly did when they grabbed it to include on the French BD!)

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#996972
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Mad Max Fury Road
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Ronster said:
it is not a good first exposure to the film as you would not understand what is going on without seeing the theatrical film first. Fury Road is no different in that respect.

Of course you would - it’s a primarily visual film by design. Miller famously edited the first two movies as if they were silent, believing that the visual rhythms would cue the audiences in to the (very simple) relationships and motives.

Would putting “Beyond Thunderdome” in Black & White and no dialogue with only music improve this film?

Thunderdome is the most dialogue-heavy of the four, and some decent material would certainly be lost if the speech were taken out, so perhaps not improved; comprehensible, though? Definitely.

I am just saying that it is an alternative and I would not be surprised if there are mixed feelings on it after people see this version; and it also does not seem to differentiate itself in terms of different footage as in it is very much the same cut in Black and white with no dialogue.

And no-one ever suggested it would be anything else. Perhaps ‘people’ can judge when they’ve actually seen it and understood what Miller was getting at.

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#996954
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Mad Max Fury Road
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It’s also George Miller’s preferred version, which some people might consider giving its due.

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#990791
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Bond Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971
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I got my first 5.1 system (the splendid Videologic Digitheater DTS) 13 years ago and the DAD SE was the first disc I tried out on it. I can still remember how awesome that flying bullet in the gunbarrel sequence was.

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