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#1168477
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Replacing Jar Jar in Episode II
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Well you could film someone on a green screen wearing something that resembles the wardrobe of one of the other chancellors then rotoscope Jar Jar out and replace him with the new actor

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#1160771
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Return of Godzilla & Godzilla 1985
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We finally got a US release for this entry in the series, as many know the original Japanese version is included as well as the international English Dub which was previously unavailable in the US my question though is how many versions of this movie are there and how many different audio tracks are their, so far I’ve found these

Original Japanese cut/audio
Original Japanese cut with international dub
Godzilla 1985 Monsters HD version
Godzilla 1985 cut on vhs/laserdisc with different audio/shots then the monsters HD version

Apparently the Monsters HD master was based off of a workprint of the theatrical 85 version and has subtle differences in sound and some alternate shots

There was a release of the international version on vhs with the same English dub as the blu ray but considering that for the blu ray all they did was sync the English dub with the Japanese print (because they’re exactly the same) does that mean there was a version with “The Return of Godzilla” title card before this blu ray somewhere

Just wondering, it’s not really that big of a deal but I found it interesting

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#1158183
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Accurate English Subtitles for the GODZILLA franchise
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I was thinking of this a whole back when I found out that a lot of the US releases of the Godzilla movies only have dubtitles included for both the Japanese and English cuts of some movies, now there have been a fair number of accurate or close to accurate subs in some releases but overall it’s pretty mixed, what I was wondering was if their was a project that translated the original Japanese subtitles into English, if not would there be a way to get the Japanese sub tracks and translate then accurately ? I know there are programs that do that sort of thing automatically anyway just was wondering

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#1144092
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The SW Saga: Ender's Cut
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These ideas are really interesting but some of the visual stuff seems almost impossible to do and if I may quote Watto

“How could you do this, not with republic credits I think”

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#1144074
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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I saw TLJ last night and have mixed feelings about it. Personally a lot of the things people have issues with don’t bother me like many movies there are good elements and bad elements depending on your tastes and “certain point of view” here are my thoughts

• The opening space battle was super fun and a great way to get into the movie, Poe is a very like able character who certainly was utilized more this time around because he wasn’t original supposed to die this time. Oh and of course B.B.-8 continues to be the greatest droid sidekick since R2-D2 (though K2-S0 was a personal favorite of mine in Rogue One)

• The whole Finn and Rose plot line was actually something I really enjoyed more than the Rey and Luke one which is surprising to me because I really like those two characters. I did like the casino planet as a setting, I loved the fact that they freed the space horse/rabbits and rode them to victory (while also destroying the casino) plus BB-8 being mistaken for a slot machine by a little leprechaun man (played by Mark Hamil by the way) and then using all the coins that he had inserted in him as projectiles to knock out guards was another bit of BB-8 badass-ness that was equally adorable (though I do wonder how he tied them up, was it DJ ?)

• The Rey and Kylo Ren stuff was pretty cool in my opinion, I didn’t mind them communicating through the force. It was cool that we also saw the reasons for kylo turning to the dark side it makes sense for the situation that he’d automatically go into defense mode after waking up and seeing his uncle standing over him with a crazed look in his eyes and holding a lightsaber over him. Though I do wish it were a grander event because it sort of felt like a pretty small thing that happened to set all of this in motion, The reylo shippers probably had a ball with the force communication and the fact that kylo ren appeared shirtless to Rey was pretty freaking Reylo-ey that and when Luke walked in on them “touching” hands and reacting like he caught them fucking was priceless need I mention the elevator scene where manny though (or so I’ve read) Rey and Kylo were about to full on make out on the way to Snoke maybe they will join forces and reshape the galaxy in their image eventually

• SNOKE DIED, that caught me off guard and I really wish he didn’t yet because their is SO much unanswered with him yet, I’m sure it will be explained eventually in another movie though, the Rey and Kylo team up fight against the guards was cool RIP Skywalker lightsaber

• Shockingly I didn’t love the whole Rey and Luke on the island plot line, while it had its moments I sort of felt it was pretty boring overall BUT the dark side cave and ancient Jedi texts were enjoyable for me as was the return of Yoda as a force ghost who as always had great advice (and was also pretty funny too)

• PORGS are freaking adorable, chewie trying to eat one while they watched him in fear was great and so was the part where they’re playing with the lightsaber and sneaking on the falcon and destroying simultaneously while nesting plus now chewie has a porg companion

• General Haldo was decent enough though I do agree with others in saying that Leia should have been the one to sacrifice herself to save the survivors because of carrie’s death in real life it felt like it would have been a good way to kill off the character in a meaningful and respective way. I don’t mind her floating in space and saving herself by pulling the ship or pulling herself to the ship (we know she’s been force sensitive since empire when she sensed Luke on cloud city)

• Poor poor captain Phasma how I wished she had a longer fight with Finn and survived to get revenge (maybe she did ?) while her role was bigger than in TFA it wasn’t nearly enough I feel the same way about Bobba Fett too

• The salt planet was cool enough and the crystal aspect of it was beautiful to look at plus the crystal foxes were pretty amazing looking even if they were just native wildlife that hung around (though they did find a way out) I did think it should have been a different type of planet because it was a bit too similar to Hoth

• Luke having his scene with Leia was nice as was giving her Han’s dice but his duel with Ren was just ok in my opinion, I expected something more epic it was coo that he just force projected himself though and it was interesting to see Luke become one with the force though a bit unexpected

Those are just some of my thoughts and personal opinions but all in all I’ll need to rewatch the movie a few times to really see how I feel needless to say I’m looking forward to the Han Solo movie, Episode 9, the Obi-Wan trilogy and Rian Johnson’s new trilogy

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#1143345
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Watched the saga again to prepare for TLJ
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MalàStrana said:

LuckyGungan2001 said:

I don’t mind the prequels. I actually really like Revenge of the Sith. Also I had never really realised this, but I love the cinematography and look of Attack of the Clones.

I do as well (except the green version on bluray). But AOTC contains some the worst scenes of the Saga but when removed the movie stands as quite good (I still don’t understand the Kamino plot but I think GL didn’t think about it as well so…).

If I recall that plot line was added later, like all the droid factory stuff was an afterthought and I bet the 3PO and R2 being in the battle were too lol

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#1143075
Topic
Watched the saga again to prepare for TLJ
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LuckyGungan2001 said:

I don’t mind the prequels. I actually really like Revenge of the Sith. Also I had never really realised this, but I love the cinematography and look of Attack of the Clones.

I agree ROTS is one of my favorites actually I really do enjoy the prequels some more than others. Even more so every time a controversial scene comes up because I know somewhere a disgruntled fan is flipping out over sand and Palpatine’s DEW IT and I find it amusing to think of them raging lol

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#1143042
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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The Whole Saga can be considered good or bad…from a certain point of view, now go to the degobah system there you will learn from master Yoda the Jedi master who instructed me

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#1143036
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Here’s a crazy order for me at the moment

  1. Return of the Jedi (don’t mind Ewoks)

  2. Revenge of the Sith (I just DEW)

  3. The Force Awakens (Rey of hope)

  4. Rogue One (There’s a fresh one waiting for you if you mouth off again)

  5. Empire Strikes Back (who’s scruffy lookin)

  6. Attack of the Clones (Sand)

  7. A New Hope (I’m so sorry
    - Obi Wan)

  8. The Phantom Menace (not all bombad)

Sorry folks but I love ROTJ and ROTS, TFA probably could switch places with ROTS depending on how I feel, I haven’t seen Empire in a while so maybe I’m being unfair but I unapologetically enjoy AOTC (SAND and all) Rogue One was great and I’m now in love with Jyn Erso
ANH is a classic but I find myself enjoying others more and TPM while I don’t despise it, I’m way to familiar with it at this point so I’m just going through the motions every time I watch now, probably shouldn’t have watched all those Episode 1 fan edits either

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#1143024
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Watched the saga again to prepare for TLJ
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So as always before a new SW release I was watching the saga again through the month, AOTC is on right now and this made me think of some things I’d like to know the answer to, Ive never been super critical in watching movies I just either enjoy them, kind of do or love them without over analyzing everything, that being said these are mostly prequel related

• So the prequels do a lot of fans dislike them because they feel that they aren’t good Star Wars films, because they don’t think they’re good films in general or is it more of a mix between expectations not being met and overhype when they were released

• Many have bashed the effects of the prequels stating that they were inferior to the OT, isn’t that a little unfair seeing as the originals utilize miniatures, puppets and compositing while the prequels use more CGI effects like fully digital backgrounds and digital characters considering how CGI is always advancing and how practical effects always look the same once it’s complete in comparison shouldn’t it be looked at differently (look at Jurassic Park, sure the CGI has aged and isn’t on the level of something that can be done today BUT it still looks good in its own right)

• watching the prequels again I specially looked closely at the effects and honestly while they have aged a lot of them still look pretty damn good, the texture work on Yoda throughout looks incredibly detailed, the ships look great and have scuffing and battle damage, even in freaking dex’s diner the robot waitress looks good. Not to mention the sets (miniatures and digital) while looking very clean still have a nice detail to them

As someone who enjoys all three trilogies (I liked TFA a lot and will probably love TLJ) these were Just a few things that I’ve wondered for years or wanted to ask for years

Thanks fellow rebels and may the force be with you

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#1142948
Topic
Episode 1 35mm Russian Print
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RU.08 said:

You should consider sending potia a donation if it interests you! 😃 Scanning is very expensive.

I might do just that 😊 where’s the link to this project anyway I think I saw it but can’t seem to find it now

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#1142334
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Walt Disney Classics 4K
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RU.08 said:

Oh right, well we only get half resolution of blue and red due to the bayer mask anyway, which is how Cinderella was scanned, AND you lose resolution to the stuff outside of the picture area. Here’s an example of what resolution you would get if you did it at 2K:

Obviously that’s LATT LPP not one of my scans, but the principle is the same. The picture with is only ~1800 pixels at 2K and then you’re going to lose some more due to cropping, and to make it 1080p you’ll need to stretch it. For Academy films 1 2K scan would be sufficient for 1080p… but detail and grain structure are better preserved by scanning at 4K. 😃

I remember seeing a behind the scenes thing on Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty about how they got the original masters, scanned then and then broke it down into background elements, characters and others and ended up restoring them piece by piece I found it very interesting how they rotoscoped certian elements to clean them up and place them back into the foreground and background it’s like they really went all in on them but I do wonder why they just didn’t restore the prints in their entirety instead of breaking them down like they did, then again maybe because of the age of some of the movies it was better to do it that way

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#1141854
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35mm Prints Available Now
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also found these they look like they’re on decent shape, Chicken Run looks incredible for a print thats probably about 17 years old

Hulk (2003)

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263378157361

Fellowship of The Ring

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263378435003

The Thing (2011 Prequel)

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332406566759

Chicken Run

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332476881895

Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332479586253

MIB 2

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332486015318

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#1141427
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35mm Prints Available Now
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Was browsing Ebay after reading about some preservations and found some prints that I found pretty interesting I figured I’d bring to everyone’s attention

Naked Gun 1

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263346883009

The Chipmunk Adventure

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263346817179

Alien 3

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142615797562

Home Alone 3

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263378244675

Silence of The Lambs

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F292367624004

The Grinch

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263378161106

Close Encounters

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F292366222773

Black Christmas (2006)

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F302559703406

The Godfather

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F302524539362

Terminator

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F302524541497

Terminator 2

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F302438305292

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#1141417
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Walt Disney Classics 4K
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This sounds amazing but, how could you be sure you can get all those prints Id love to see some of these in 4K in all honesty but these are the ones I’m looking forward to the most

Lion King
Aladdin

Also not sure if it counts but id say Tarzan deserves a 4K treatment its such a beautifully animated film and definitely a classic of the Disney 2D animated films super happy that Hunchback and Hercules are on the list too since those seem to be overlooked sometimes also it’s probably too recent yet but LILO and Stitch would be amazing

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