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#1132463
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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Thongs with jeans look so bad.

Agreed. It’s interesting seeing the contrast in Mr Lloyd’s appearance, he looks reasonably clean-cut in the first image compared to the last.

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#1132416
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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SilverWook said:

Jake had done some conventions before his current mental health problems caught up with him.


They wear thongs out in the desert? All that Tatooine sand trapped between the toes and under the nails…

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#1132314
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What anthology/spinoff film would you like to see?
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I’d like to see a film dealing with Imperial recruitment, ordinary folk (no BS clones) signing up to make a difference in the galaxy. Seeing them trained as officers, pilots or troopers - like a two hour recruitment/propaganda film.

Seeing the Imperial conditioning/brain-washing used on these individuals, to turn them into a positive force for good. A conditioning that equates (in their diseased minds) the rebels to womp rats - vermin to be exterminated.

I know this sounds grim but I like the idea. Or DISNEY could put an uplifting, positive spin on this and turn it into their STAR WARS take on a TOP GUN-style fantasy.

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#1131334
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What Didn't You Like About ROTS?
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All that jumping and leaping about like manic cartoon characters is nuts. I would have liked to have seen the numerous action sequences presented more realistically.

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#1131242
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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TV’s Frink said:

Anyone who saw the behind the scenes doc on TPM, watched the three kids they test screened, and then watched them pick the worst one of the three, and still defends how Anakin was portrayed…sorry, no.

I’d say the other two child actors dodged a bullet.

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#1130753
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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My dog’s nail clippings are more relevant than the prequel trilogy.

However, the prequel trilogy novelisations are very good - something the films should have been.

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#1128725
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Rian Johnson to Head New Star Wars Trilogy
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CarboniteSolo said:

@ChainsawAsh, I think it will be more like this:

•2015: Episode VII
•2016: Rogue One
•2017: Episode VIII
•2018: Solo
•2019: Episode IX
•2020: Kenobi
•2021: Johnson I
•2022: Anthology (Fett)
•2023: Johnson II
•2024: Anthology (Jabba)
•2025: Johnson III
•2026: Anthology (Palpatine/ Crossover/???)
•2027: Episode X (just in time for the 50th anniversary)
•2029: Episode XI
•2031: Episode XII

I mean, how many Anthology films can you really do? Every character in the Original Trilogy? That’s just ridiculous to do one EVERY other year for 12 years straight.

What are your thoughts?

That’s a lot of new action figures to collect.

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#1128699
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Rian Johnson to Head New Star Wars Trilogy
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Cobra Kai said:

I just find it hard to get excited about anything Star Wars related these days, when the actual movies that started it all aren’t even available and are being ignored by the copyright owners.
And after seeing the first two Disney-SW movies I would happily trade all of the “Rogue Ones” and “TFAs” in the world for a proper restoration of the OT.

Amen. Throw in HAM YO-YO: The Movie, too.

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#1128486
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Are retrospective changes just fan service?
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Haarspalter said:

Imagine Lucas thinking:
If i had known that you fans like this guy so much, i would have never killed him off. Sooooo, here he is! Just for you! I directed him to look right into the camera … well, basically he is looking at YOOOUUUU!

I never liked those additions, they’re sh*t.

Instead of adding pointless shots of Boba slumming it with the two b*tches, they could have used the SE Boba actor to redo those flipped shots and fix the issue with the range finder on the wrong side of his helmet.

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#1127895
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The Howling (Mangowolf Edition) Mono Soundtrack + Color Restoration COMING SOON
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Ronster said:

was looking at this the other day you might find it interesting…

http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=1519

I have a bootleg copy of the German DVD. The deleted scenes have been edited back into the film, but without any clean up or restoration of the additional footage.

If I didn’t know this was an official German DVD release, I would have mistaken it for a fan edit, still, very interesting to see the extra material in context.

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#1125121
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Let’s talk about Star Wars fans
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chyron8472 said:
I’m a Star Trek fan, and let me tell you: there are people who call themselves Trek fans and yet only like the first 2 seasons of TOS

I’m a fan of TOS - all three seasons, along with the early 70’s animated series - which I consider to be the missing two seasons of the original five year mission.

I have no interest in anything that came after - every feature film (TWOK included) and series spin-off. All unwatchable dreck, IMO.

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#1123917
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MY thoughts on various changes
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I like the 1997 SLAVE-1 shot added to the junk scene. I’m surprised Lucas didn’t include a reveal of Needa’s body floating past too.

The shot would have been perfect if there were some more distance between the ships. The SLAVE-1 looked like it was trailing a little too close.

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#1120537
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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SilverWook said:

Tv shows are still being shot on tape, only now in HD. Some 70’s sitcoms shot on tape look really bad now for some reason, especially Norman Lear productions. Maybe the video masters on those need restoration?

On the flip side the first two seasons of Saturday Night Live look great for their age. I’ve only seen one video glitch so far, and I’m not sure it would even have been visible on a CRT. You can tell NBC didn’t allocate their best cameras to the show early on though. It’s a shame they didn’t remaster the film inserts because the telecine they had at the time was pretty awful. (I could get better results shooting a projector aimed at a blank wall.) Whether that footage still exists is anyone’s guess.

It’s a shame a lot of Universal’s 60’s/70’s tv output shot on 35mm hasn’t been remastered. Some of what I see airing on Cozi TV are from really old broadcast video masters.

I’d like to see KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER remastered for a Blu-ray release.

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#1117995
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I'm finally getting the OOT on vhs
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crissrudd4554 said:

Slavicuss said:

I binned my VHS (fullscreen and widescreen) OOT as they were copy-protected. I wanted to transfer them to DVD-R.

Luckily for me, the local video library had UK imports of the original trilogy in widescreen - which weren’t Macrovision protected.

Then I got the 2006 DVD’s with the laserdisc transfers.

I managed to download an earlier version of the SILVER SCREEN edition of STAR WARS from YouTube. I’m good for now - until the OOT gets an official release.

If you have a capture device it should be able to copy them depending on what program you’re using.

No big loss. My personal videotapes were thrashed out from excessive rewinding, fast-forwarding and pausing my favourite bits.

The UK editions found at my local video library were in much better condition - except for JEDI, which suffered some heavy damage during the Vader redemption scene (thrashed out by another fan).

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#1117900
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Star Wars Trilogy SE bluray color regrade
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Nice job! I’d be interested in seeing the (or close to) original colour grading applied to the new footage - just to see if the new scenes look more convincingly intergrated with the original 1976 Footage.

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#1117891
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I'm finally getting the OOT on vhs
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I binned my VHS (fullscreen and widescreen) OOT as they were copy-protected. I wanted to transfer them to DVD-R.

Luckily for me, the local video library had UK imports of the original trilogy in widescreen - which weren’t Macrovision protected.

Then I got the 2006 DVD’s with the laserdisc transfers.

I managed to download an earlier version of the SILVER SCREEN edition of STAR WARS from YouTube. I’m good for now - until the OOT gets an official release.

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