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SilverWook

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#1200525
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Films re-released with alterations
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This is utterly crazy considering there’s a skit on the Saturday Night Live Season 4 DVD set that has both Coke and Pepsi products shown in it! That had to have been cleared for the video release. Maybe NBC/Universal was willing to cut both companies a check?

Chris Solo had been working on restoring the Coke signs, but has been away for quite some time.

At least we’re allegedly getting the original sound mix back after all these years?

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#1199642
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Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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Possessed said:

SilverWook said:

trimboNZ said:

ROTJ:
When DS2 exploded, lots of construction workers, engineers, etc, died.
When Luke is dragging Vader towards a shuttle in the Death Star’s docking bay, there’s people scrambling in the background, yet no one stops to question why the Emperor’s menacing 2IC is being undressed by a blonde kid - everyone knew the station was doomed. I’m pretty sure the workers would have been the first to drop their tools and GTFO at the first sign of trouble.

The DS2 was finished, the incomplete look was part of the trap. Pretty sure all the contractors were packing up or gone by the time the Emperor arrived. Those were Imperial officers running around in a panic. No time to consider or gawk at Vader. To quote Douglas Adams, it was Somebody Else’s Problem or SEP. 😉
Or maybe Luke used the Force to conceal them both?

Then what was the “apparent lack of progress” Vader was on about in the opening scene? If any significant amount of progress was made between then and when the emperor arrived it wasn’t even hinted at unless you count that guy saying he would try.

The shopping mall wasn’t finished yet. 😉

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#1199626
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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Ryan-SWI said:

DominicCobb said:

darthrush said:

DominicCobb said:

darthrush said:

DominicCobb said:

I think there are a lot more than just the three options you pose. Kylo’s a complicated character, and depending on what happens in IX, his conclusion could be pretty complicated too.

That’s if JJ wants to get that complicated.

Well, didn’t he create the character to begin with?

JJ creates amazing startpoints and isn’t the best at sticking the landing in my opinion.

I tend to disagree. We’ll see I guess.

How is there even anything to disagree on. JJ is universally notorious for his playing-it-safe mystery boxes that frequently rip off older, better content. The guy hasn’t done anything unique since the beginning of his career. It’s not like it’s a niche opinion. He’s not a bad director but he’s still a company yes-man; he’s a safe crowd pleasing bet. Not a bad thing if all you care about are popcorn flicks, but otherwise you’re shit outta luck.

Interesting, as I recall Star Wars being derided as a Popcorn Movie by snooty critics back in the day.

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#1199501
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Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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trimboNZ said:

ROTJ:
When DS2 exploded, lots of construction workers, engineers, etc, died.
When Luke is dragging Vader towards a shuttle in the Death Star’s docking bay, there’s people scrambling in the background, yet no one stops to question why the Emperor’s menacing 2IC is being undressed by a blonde kid - everyone knew the station was doomed. I’m pretty sure the workers would have been the first to drop their tools and GTFO at the first sign of trouble.

The DS2 was finished, the incomplete look was part of the trap. Pretty sure all the contractors were packing up or gone by the time the Emperor arrived. Those were Imperial officers running around in a panic. No time to consider or gawk at Vader. To quote Douglas Adams, it was Somebody Else’s Problem or SEP. 😉
Or maybe Luke used the Force to conceal them both?

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#1199166
Topic
The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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moviefreakedmind said:

It’s not as bad as some of the pointless action in the prequels or Rogue One, but I’d put the Endor shield generator stuff in a list of worst sequences in all of Star Wars. It’s definitely the most unwatchable part of the OT (OOT that is).

I don’t think that magazine article in the 90’s that kickstarted the whole ROTJ sucks thing even mentioned that part.

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#1199035
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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She’s probably a droid who was damaged and abandoned by a previous owner and modified and repaired themselves. Not much of a stretch as we’ve seen a droid who went into the bounty hunter business. None of this backstory may even make it into the movie. Did we take all the cantina alien bios as gospel?
The name could be a play on LUH-3417 who was THX’s roomate in THX-1138.
Vuffi Ra would have been a nice nod to the Lando novels though.

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#1198903
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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I’m a little dubious about that auction. Why a stock photo and not a pic of the actual tapes? It also says the commercials have been edited out. If that’s true, it’s a second generation tape presuming the original recording was even on U-Matic to begin with. Also possible it simply has breaks where commercials would go.
Without more information, there’s no way to tell if this was an off air recording or a dub off a broadcast master.
For the kind of money they’re asking, some screenshots would be nice.