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Slavicuss

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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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#1113864
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Anyone else totally disregard Leia being Luke's sister?
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moviefreakedmind said:

Really? I think Han’s rescue, as poorly written as it was, is the best of the non-Emperor stuff. It’s everything on Endor that is unwatchable to me. Last time I watched Jedi I actually skipped all of the Ewok stuff and the forest battle.

JEDIT: In fact, and keep in mind that I’m not saying that Jedi is anywhere near as poorly handled as the prequels, the action stuff and Ewok camp on Endor is as boring to me as I remember the action and love story in AOTC being. Also keep in mind that it’s been something like a decade since I saw AOTC.

I skip the Endor stuff too when revisiting this chapter - unfortunately it’s a large chunk of film.

The only redeeming Endor footage (IMO) is the spectacular destruction of the Scout Walkers - really nice model work.

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#1112945
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Anyone else totally disregard Leia being Luke's sister?
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I never liked the idea of Luke & Leia as brother and sister. I thought it was one revelation too many (coming so soon after Vader), as well as being convenient and awkwardly shoe-horned into JEDI.

I will say the brother/sister angle works much better in STAR WARS-based porn, than it ever did in the saga.

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#1112717
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Films re-released with alterations
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RayRogers said:

Slavicuss said:

MOVIE-CENSORSHIP.COM has only a comparison between the ALIEN theatrical version and the director’s cut.

I don’t have a Blu-ray drive, so cannot provide any screen shots.

Anybody still owning the old QUADRILOGY DVD box set - or the 2003 2-disc DVD release of ALIEN - as well as the current ANTHOLOGY Blu-ray release, (or just the Blu-ray release of ALIEN) can check for themselves.

I’ve the Anthology Blu-ray disc release. 1999 DVD release too. Kind of counts but I have no idea why it should.

Movie-Censorship.com has tons of version comparisons so there’s that.

The 1999 DVD release of ALIEN was only the theatrical cut. To view the differences between the 2003 & 2010 DIRECTOR’S CUTS, you need the 2003 DVD release of ALIEN (which included both the theatrical and the then new director’s cut) and the 2010 ALIEN Blu-ray (which also includes both cuts).

An example: The bonus creature shot of the Alien dangling near the chains above Brett before it attacks. This shot is exclusive to both director’s cuts. Compare that shot between the 2003 & 2010 director’s cuts and you will see they are different takes of the same scene. The camera pans up and almost past the Alien (for the 2003 version), and for the 2010 version the camera is still and stays on the Alien

I checked your link and there is only a comparison between the ALIEN theatrical and director’s cut but no comparison between the two versions of the director’s cut (2003 & 2010).

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#1112674
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Films re-released with alterations
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MOVIE-CENSORSHIP.COM has only a comparison between the ALIEN theatrical version and the director’s cut.

I don’t have a Blu-ray drive, so cannot provide any screen shots.

Anybody still owning the old QUADRILOGY DVD box set - or the 2003 2-disc DVD release of ALIEN - as well as the current ANTHOLOGY Blu-ray release, (or just the Blu-ray release of ALIEN) can check for themselves.

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#1112620
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Films re-released with alterations
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There are differences between the 2003 DVD and 2010 Blu-ray versions of ALIEN: The Director’s Cut:

As the sun rises over LV-426, three helmet lights (representing the astronauts) have now been added, as they make their way round a large rock formation (for the 2010 Blu-ray).

The CGI mist that drifts past the derelict entrance as the three astronauts enter, is now missing from the 2010 Blu-ray.

Alternate take used for the insert shot of the Alien, just before Brett is attacked (for the 2010 Blu-ray).

Not sure about this last one, but the radio static (added for the 2003 DC) heard as Ripley uses the wall com to contact Parker or Lambert - after a confrontation with Ash - may or may not be missing from the 2010 Blu-ray?

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#1112587
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In Defense of the Ewoks
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SilverWook said:

As I’ve said before, I think the Ewoks got tamed in the editing room. But glimpses of what was shot remain.

If an Ewok can figure out a speeder bike, shooting a blaster is not a stretch.

They also managed to tailor a dress and footwear to fit the princess. These things have creative skills.

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#1112130
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In Defense of the Ewoks
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I wish the Ewoks weren’t used for scenes of cute humour. I would have given them an even darker edge than what is seen in RETURN OF THE JEDI (the heroes about to be roasted on a spit).

Mr Lucas missed a golden opportunity with the SE of JEDI. I would have included shots of Ewoks feasting on cooked Imperial flesh - huge close-ups - DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) style.

Perhaps even a shot of a baby Ewok tasting it’s first Biker Scout?

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#1112114
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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SilverWook said:

Yeah, they certainly didn’t want to give away what the new characters looked like until the movie had been out a while. I received a textless version of that poster from the original SW fan club around 1981. I think that was the first time I ever noticed a poster variation as a kid.
I don’t think Yoda was added until much much later.

Didn’t KENNER hold back the Yoda action figure too? Not wanting to ruin the surprise.

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#1110538
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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ger-el said:

Perhaps a new KCOP/Salkind International edit will be done mixing widescreen and full frame as has been done in the past, except this time with superior elements. Either way, excited for this news. The KCOP/Salkind International cut was taken down from caped wonder, for obvious reasons, but interesting that it finally appeared after all this time. Always wonder if the cut at caped wonder may have hinted at an official cut coming…perhaps even to gauge fan interest. Either way, excited. Hoping for all movies to receive the same treatment.

The impression I got from the description was that the whole 3+ hour cut will be in widescreen.

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#1106186
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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ImperialFighter said:

Remember how ATTACK OF THE CLONES changed Slave I’s colour-scheme to include a lot of BLUE compared to how it looked years later in ESB?

Well, it seems like the Falcon’s exterior is also getting a similar make-over in this new HAN SOLO movie…along with some new ‘cargo-hauling’ action -

https://makingstarwars.net/2017/09/falcon-look-like-untitled-star-wars-han-solo-story

Boba likes to tinker with his ship. A repaint along with other modifications?

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