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#1170944
Topic
Which has more CGI: Phantom Menace or Force Awakens
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Collipso said:

OutboundFlight said:

“Every single shot has a visual effect”

I don’t think that’s the case for TFA (besides obvious like coloring). And even if it is, it blends with practical so well you can barely tell the difference.

It’s quite possible that it’s the same thing for TFA, but it’s so common nowadays that it’s not even worth mentioning, pretty different from how it all was in 1999.

At the very least I feel like there’s a lot of little, quality of life type things that go into modern movies, like painting out wires and prop operators and alike.

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#1170883
Topic
Which has more CGI: Phantom Menace or Force Awakens
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What do you guys think? On the surface level it really seems like they’re about equal. The reason I ask is because, being the start of the prequels, it’s always been noted as having too much CG. TFA was lauded for the amount of practical effects that it used, but it seems to use just as much green screen and CG characters as TPM.

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#1167419
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OOT vhs box set?
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geek-o-rama said:

crissrudd4554 said:

chyron8472 said:

Wazzles said:

chyron8472 said:

The film Star Wars wasn’t marketed as “Episode IV: A New Hope” until around the time the prequels were released. So they definitely would not be OOT.

The last OOT VHS release was probably the Faces set.

The Faces tapes say A New Hope on them, but the Laserdiscs don’t for some reason.

…*checking for verification.

Okay, on the spine yes. But only on the spine.

The cassette label also had the ‘A New Hope’ subtitle.

Comparing the theatrical posters and the DVDs on my shelf… I guess I need to make some custom covers.
Also, the 1995 LaserDisc does say A New Hope, but on the back:
[http://www.swonvideo.com/laserdisc/imageslarge/ldstarwarsthxback.jpg]
(The 1993 release does not)

Huh. I guess I never noticed that.

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#1166554
Topic
OOT vhs box set?
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chyron8472 said:

The film Star Wars wasn’t marketed as “Episode IV: A New Hope” until around the time the prequels were released. So they definitely would not be OOT.

The last OOT VHS release was probably the Faces set.

The Faces tapes say A New Hope on them, but the Laserdiscs don’t for some reason.

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#1159742
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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moviefreakedmind said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

That said, a recompositing of the original film elements for an OUT wouldn’t offend me, but I also don’t tend to think it is necessary.

People on this site are the only ones I’ve ever seen that claim to be offended by recompositing the original effects. I don’t think they’re bothered by the TNG blurays though.

I am. I’m even offended that To Kill a Mockingbird removed optical grain during push-ins.

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#1154842
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Mike O said:

Wazzles said:

Mike O said:

J0E said:

Mike O said:

Possessed said:

Personally my friends and I didn’t like the first Hobbit movie, so I’m honestly amazed the sequels got made.

I am like the lone apologist for those films.

I picked up the Extended Cut DVD’s the other day from Walmart and I just got through the first one last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. I haven’t gotten through the entire trilogy yet, but if the next two movies are as good as the first, I’ll put them on par with the LOTR Trilogy.

They aren’t as good as LOTr, I freely admit that. They have lots of problems, and there are huge chunks of them that you could cut out. But the accusation that they’re as bad as the Star Wars prequels is frankly just insane. The casting alone puts them head and shoulders above.

They have some of the same issues, being prequels and all, but their major faults are being terrible adaptations of the book.

I think part of them are terrific adaptations of the book; the first hour or so of the first movie is almost word-for-word. The stuff they added in that’s actually in Tolkien is pretty good; the Dol Goldur stuff, etc. The material they just added to pad things out like the inter-species romance, not so much.

Tonally they are entirely different. Anything that’s from the Appendices are irrelevant, because that then becomes an adaptation of the Appendices + The Hobbit.

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#1153488
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Mike O said:

J0E said:

Mike O said:

Possessed said:

Personally my friends and I didn’t like the first Hobbit movie, so I’m honestly amazed the sequels got made.

I am like the lone apologist for those films.

I picked up the Extended Cut DVD’s the other day from Walmart and I just got through the first one last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. I haven’t gotten through the entire trilogy yet, but if the next two movies are as good as the first, I’ll put them on par with the LOTR Trilogy.

They aren’t as good as LOTr, I freely admit that. They have lots of problems, and there are huge chunks of them that you could cut out. But the accusation that they’re as bad as the Star Wars prequels is frankly just insane. The casting alone puts them head and shoulders above.

They have some of the same issues, being prequels and all, but their major faults are being terrible adaptations of the book.

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#1153487
Topic
THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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Mike O said:

My VHS of the first-ever TCM airing has the green opening text, the red WB logo, etc. Looks like it was the DC even back then. Shame on TCM, showing something like that goes against their entire manifesto. Short of this project ever finishing, looks like I’ll never see the theatrical cut. And thus never see this movie. What a fucking shame.

You can pick up a VHS copy pretty cheap on eBay.

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#1148828
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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joefavs said:

If there is a new release coming up in the near future, be it OOT or SE, I expect it to be around this time next year, when we’ll have our first holiday season of the Disney era without a new film. That seems to be the perfect time to drop a rerelease without it distracting from anything else.

That’s also when Solo will be out on Blu Ray and DVD.

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#1148218
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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After seeing TLJ yesterday, this is my preliminary ranking:
ESB
SW
TFA
ROTJ
TLJ
R1
TPM
ROTS
AOTC

This may change after a second watch of TLJ.

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#1146599
Topic
Aladdin 35mm (Released)
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I’m certainly interested if you’re willing to share, but that may lead to beggars, who will then steal to eat, and all those lyrics and whatnot.

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