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Mavimao

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#1197227
Topic
DESPECIALIZED EDITION <em>QUALITY CONTROL</em> THREAD - REPORT ISSUES HERE
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Jeffb7 said:

This may be a known issue, but if not I thought I’d just mention it.

REPORT-ESB-v2.0
00:15:11
The first time the Snow Speeders appear you can see through them to the mountains behind.

Anyway, thank you Harmy for your amazing work.

That’s how it is. In order to avoid matte lines (the black outline around objects in optical compositing) that would be apparent in the white Hoth scenes, the speeders were made semi transparent.

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#1196402
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ALIEN 3
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I think the only way to get get Fincher’s full vision is to travel back in time and let him finish and keep the suits off of his back. I don’t believe he ever got to fully finish the film all the way to the end.

The Assembly Cut is pretty darn good and it has redeemed the film in many aspects.

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#1191606
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Shopping Maul said:

Sorry to change the subject, but during the scene where Threepio said “Master Luke!” on Crait, did anyone else wish Luke had said “no, just Luke” before he winked?

Nice!

I’d thought of another “small touch” idea, but it would probably have been really clunky to include: Kylo Ren tells his subordinates to broadcast the destruction of the Resistance live to the public.

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#1188242
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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Lust-In-Phaze said:

Nothing’s been going on here for the better part of two years. But every time this thread gets a bump I still hope against hope that there’s news.

Forget Legacy. There’s a new hope in town. Just need to wait a little while longer.

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#1170964
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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I actually saw Audrey Tautou in real life once and she is teeny tiny. I would say like 5 feet (1m50) kinda tiny.

Right back to Despecialized! Hey Harmy, it’s my birthday next month - you think you could be finished with 3.0 by then for the whole trilogy?

(This was sarcasm…just in case anyone misunderstood)

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#1168628
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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NeverarGreat said:

Mavimao said:

Well as soon as she arrives, she says “we haven’t much time” and they plan an attack centered around the Death Star coming to them…

The line in the movie is ‘we have no time for our sorrows, commander’. Which would be true whether or not the station was on its way, since they would be keen to avoid another loss like Alderaan.

From the Revised Fourth Draft:
LEIA
We don’t have time for our sorrows,
Commander. The battle station has
surely tracked us here.
(looking pointedly to
Han)
It’s the only explanation for the
ease of our escape. You must use the
information in this R2 unit to plan
the attack. It is our only hope.

So even then she is only making an assumption.

Honestly, I don’t really care whether or not Leia was sure or was assuming. I was just trying to make a point that if you look hard, you can find really terrible inconsistencies even in the sacred and beloved OT.

I think this thread, and any TLJ thread in any forum, has run its course for me.

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#1168411
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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SilverWook said:

Mavimao said:

The problem with criticizing the kamakaze act in TLJ is that in the name of fairness, you’re going to have to nitpick the use of Ion Cannons.

“Well, if a few blasts of an ion cannon can cripple a star destroyer, why doesn’t the empire use more of them against the rebels!”

Have we ever seen an Ion cannon fired from a spacecraft? Seems like the thing is huge, and probably dependent on that big power generator the Walkers took out. One can argue that particular SD captain was overconfident (our first catch of the day) and didn’t have his shields up. We also don’t see any other SD’s get hit.

And while we’re at it, let’s nitpick how Luke was able to leave Hoth with little trouble while everyone else had to go through a blockade.

The Imperial fleet is probably chasing down the bigger ships, (all of which have fled Hoth at that point) and it’s easier to slip away. Space is big, really big Wedge and those other pilots getting to their X-Wings probably did the same.

And while I’m thinking about it, if Leia knew the Falcon was rigged with a tracking device, why didn’t they go out of light speed somewhere far from the base, rendez-vous with a cruiser, and leave Han.

And make sure the cruiser brings Han his money? 😉 There are arguments that the Rebels want to bring the DS to them, gambling that they will find a weakness in time. Han refused to believe they were being tracked anyway.

“Yeah…bbbbut…why didn’t they have someone look into the camera and tell us this info! The movie would have been better as a result!”

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#1168383
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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The problem with criticizing the kamakaze act in TLJ is that in the name of fairness, you’re going to have to nitpick the use of Ion Cannons.

“Well, if a few blasts of an ion cannon can cripple a star destroyer, why doesn’t the empire use more of them against the rebels!”

And while we’re at it, let’s nitpick how Luke was able to leave Hoth with little trouble while everyone else had to go through a blockade.

And while I’m thinking about it, if Leia knew the Falcon was rigged with a tracking device, why didn’t they go out of light speed somewhere far from the base, rendez-vous with a cruiser, and leave Han.

So yeah, you see where I’m going with this?

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#1164775
Topic
THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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The differences between the original and the 78 reissue are small enough, I can see people not knowing which one they watched.

The only big differences are that certain scenes are rearranged in the middle of the film and there is an additional 30 seconds between SEN and the young boys. That’s it.

The laserdisc is indeed the 78 reissue. The only available versions of the original theatrical cut are film prints.

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#1160793
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Yes, 28 Days Later was shot on standard definition PAL DV and heavily modified in post (watch the deleted scenes from the DVD and they look like someone’s home movie).

Only the ending where they’re in the cottage was shot in 35mm.

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#1159084
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Michael Ward said:

Collipso said:

You can’t deny he was technologically innovative though, since most movies today are shot in digital cameras and Lucas was the one that started the trend.

I don’t find it innovative. The technology already existed and was being used on smaller films. All he did was use it badly.

Eh… it did not really exist. Prior to AoTC, a lot of indie filmmakers were shooting on DV and outputting to film. That was the extent of “digital filmmaking” and no one was claiming that video would overthrow film. And yes, there were smaller experiments using very early high def video but what Lucas did was popularizing digital filmmaking in mainstream cinema and whose quality rivaled film. THIS was the revolution.

Sure, looking back now, the technology is laughably outdated (I’m sure my sony A6000 can shoot footage just as good), but you have to start somewhere and Lucas was brave enough to take that leap.

And like someone else said, shooting digital wasn’t easier, especially in the early days. One problem was the use of small sensors which increases your depth of field. You have to use longer and faster lenses order to work around that, not to mention color compression issues that affect post production etc.

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#1158595
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

According to this article, the entire saga is coming out in the 4K format:

http://fr.ign.com/m/star-wars-8/32785/feature/la-saga-star-wars-bientot-en-4k-ultra-hd

Haha, this paragraph cracks me up:
Un accord entre Disney et Fox aurait été trouvé. Avec le rachat du second par le premier juste avant Noël, on imagine bien que les négociations - difficiles jusqu’à présent - entre les deux parties se sont vu énormément facilitées.

TRANSLATION: An agreement between Disney and Fox might have been found. Now that the former has purchased the latter just before Christmas, we can imagine that the previously difficult negotiations between the two parties has been enormously facilitated.

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#1158589
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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MalàStrana said:

Hum… I may be wrong about that. I remember I read a long time ago that Spielberg used an experimental digital camera to shoot the beginning of Private Ryan, but I cannot find sources about that.

I sincerely doubt he used a digital camera at that point in time. It’s 35mm with the protective filters peeled off the lenses and the shutter angle changed from 180° to 45-90°. This creates the staccato effect.

Source: https://www.dga.org/Craft/DGAQ/All-Articles/1103-Fall-2011/Shot-to-Remember-Saving-Private-Ryan.aspx