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#414040
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Star Wars coming to Blu Ray (UPDATE: August 30 2011, No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!)
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It's not a special edition, it's a director's cut. If it was an SE, the people who did the new effects would have been credited. Therefore, there are no new effects...

If it was an SE, Lucas would explain on the commentary track how he really wanted Robert Duvall's eyes to roll back into his head cartoon style, and fight mutant baboons, but ran out of time and money.

If it was an SE, Lucas would not discuss the logistics of shooting real 1970's locations in the making of doc as a CGI cityscape is shown, thus causing my head to explode Scanners style.

So remember, kids, if you pretend that the movie looked like that in 1971, future generations just might believe you!

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#413471
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OOT Letter Writing Campaign for Blu Ray release
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none said:

Here's an idea for a future letter. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/05/movies/05metropolis.html?ref=movies

It seems that Metropolis is going to be getting the full archival preservation treatment.  The film which was the inspiration for 3po, which got a colorized special edition in the 80s (something Lucas despized [colorization] at the time yet 10 years later mimiced [special edition]), well they've found a 'missing' half hour of the movie and it will be included in future released versions. 

Metropolis colorized? This is news to me. Are you sure you don't mean the color tints Giorgio Moroder used for his 1984 restoration? Tinting is a technique that's been around since movies were invented.

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#411875
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Have Star Wars planets been mapped?
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Kenner made small globes of several planets in the 90's, (with action figure dioramas inside) that depicted major locations in the films. I presume they had something from Lucasfilm to work from. They made a Death Star globe too.

I found the maps of Middle Earth fascinating when I was a teenager.

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#411146
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Star Wars coming to Blu Ray (UPDATE: August 30 2011, No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!)
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The Definitive Collection LD set was not exactly cutting edge compared to what Criterion was doing at the time, and had been doing since 1985.

The DC has about the most sparse commentary track ever conceived, and trailers that look like they were copied from bootleg VHS.

The packaging was cheap, and the sleeves split open ten minutes after you opened the box. The book on Lucas had already been on the market for a while, and was a double dip for some fans.

The technical goofs in this set are legendary, and the sub-par much hyped THX mastering is still haunting us to this day. ;)

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#410559
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Star Wars coming to Blu Ray (UPDATE: August 30 2011, No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!)
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It was part of a 20th Century retrospective, and Star Wars was selected to represent the 1970's. Lucas denied them permission to show an original print, thus missing the whole point of the festival. The '97 was shown in it's place.

Lucas has prevented several other screenings since then. I'm surprised he hasn't tried to take back the prints the Library of Congress and the British Film institute have in their collections.

There were limited showings of the trilogy timed to when the AFI sucked up to give Lucas an award in 2005. They were the '97 versions again.

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#409983
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ON HOLD: A New Hope: ReVHSed (Pan & Scan of Adywan's Revisited)
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MrBrown said:

All you guys are soo sick!

After I read the first posts I scroll up to check if it was piostet on Aprils fools day.... but .. but.. you are serious!

Well.. how do I get it, after its finished? I really love the idea!

 

Its bad that LaserDisc is no longer produced, and that it is impossible to find a small private LD-pressing factory where this idead could be released for fans in the forum as LD. :) This isn't a joke, I would love to have adywans revisited on VHS or VHS style.. but in LaserDisc it would be really awesome!

If you've got $5000 lying around, it can be done! ;)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pioneer-VDR-V1000-LaserDisc-Laser-Disc-Recorder_W0QQitemZ380219054049QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5886d257e1

On a related note, has anybody seen that promo on Adult Swim for their block party thing? It looks like they dubbed it off to U-matic and back to have analog video tracking errors on purpose!

 

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#409418
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Anyone have the The Empire Strikes Back material from Entertainment Weekly?
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It covered some of the post production phase as well.

But I fear if they do use any of it, those pesky things Lucas wish he hadn't said in 1979 will be found nowhere outside of slowly disintegrating 30 year old paperbacks.

I did buy the magazine today, and picked up Star Wars insider as well. It has a few pages of Empire storyboards, and yet another picture of Leia and Chewie making out. ;)

 

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#409062
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Ideas and Suggestions for :Star Trek The Motion Picture (True Fan Edit)
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Here's another crazy idea. Have one of the other Voyagers be captured and studied by whoever sent the probe to talk to the humpbacks in ST4. There are whales singing on that gold record after all. ;)

IIRC, the opening scenes of John Carpenter's Starman would have most of the footage needed.

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#408854
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Ideas and Suggestions for :Star Trek The Motion Picture (True Fan Edit)
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The only problem with that is there's ample evidence from TNG and First Contact that the Borg were around centuries before the events of TMP.

How about a closeup of a Borg style display with V'Gers transmission being intercepted/received, combined with the opening shot from FC of the massive Cube interior? Picard would have to be erased from the shot somehow...

 

Is there any way to morph the starchild from 2010 into a Decker/Ilia/V'Ger hybrid? ;)

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