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#1132685
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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Ok but only if you have special shower sandals that are only used when you take a shower. I mean you must remove your sandals directly after your shower. And you may not use the same sandals if you take a bath.
Well, at least it is the rule in Belgium, we are very strict with sandals and showers.

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#1132134
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Highest quality version of 1997 Special Editions? Is there a DVD release?
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Possessed said:

HerekittykittyX said:

ZigZig said:

Possessed said:

(…) because you seem to be confusing bluray and vcd. Understandable since they are practically the same thing.

WHAT??? Blu-Ray and VCD are not the same thing???

VCD is a video CD blu ray is a completely different format

All the evidence I’ve seen indicates that they are the same

Otherwise Blu-Ray would be blue, wouldn’t it?

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#1131691
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Highest quality version of 1997 Special Editions? Is there a DVD release?
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HerekittykittyX said:

ZigZig said:

Possessed said:

(…) because you seem to be confusing bluray and vcd. Understandable since they are practically the same thing.

WHAT??? Blu-Ray and VCD are not the same thing???

VCD is a video CD blu ray is a completely different format
So if I were you I would wait for the digitized version the 35 mm prints of the special edition

I was joking about ZodaEX’s mistake. Nevermind, we are all banned now.

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#1130884
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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chyron8472 said:

If that is true, why visit a forum specifically dedicated to Star Wars (and especially to the original Original Trilogy)?

As far as I’m concerned, I think that I’m a huge SW fan (I even like the prelogy), and I think that ANH and ESB are two of the most accomplished, personal, influential and yet successful movies in the history of cinema. So I think I have good reasons to visit this forum.
But I don’t like ROTJ at all, I could even say that I hate this movie. Not because of the story or the characters, but because of the way it was scripted, filmed and directed. But I remain a fan of the entire story (from episode 1 to 7).
Just like I love my wife, except for 3 days a month…

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#1130800
Topic
General Star Wars Questions
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oojason said:

dahmage said:

oojason said:

I thought they’d have some sort of safety switch on them too? - y’know, just in case one of these things accidentally gets brushed or touched and the Jedi loses his leg or something…

Do they have a safety switch?

Oh my, that picture is hilarious. Obi-Wan just had to be thinking that Luke was a complete idiot.

It was that pic or this one…

😃

You made my day!

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#1129406
Topic
Highest quality version of 1997 Special Editions? Is there a DVD release?
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crissrudd4554 said:

ZodaEX said:

yotsuya said:

ZodaEX said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Released on laser and VHS only. Harmy has a 720p recreation, I think.

That is not true because they were also released on VCD.

VCD’s are SD only. As far as I know, G’kar and TB (and Revivax for ANH) are only in widescreen SD… 480p, and even then not full DVD quality. Upscaling them doesn’t do much. I’ve tried. You can coax a little more out of them, but not 720p (though presenting in at that resolution does produce the best results, it still isn’t DVD quality).

What does that have to do with my claim that the 97 Special Edition was released on Blu-Ray? Your response has nothing to do with what I said.

You claimed they were on VCD.

Maybe ZodaEX is talking to himself…

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#1128809
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My thoughts on various changes
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Anakin Starkiller said:
However, I find it hard to believe Luke would never have seen actual pictures of him.

Actually, I find it hard to believe Luke would ever have seen actual pictures of Anakin. He didn’t even know that Vader was his father, his uncle carefully hid this information, and the only pictures that could exist of Hayden-Anakin belong to Padme, who died years ago on another planet where Luke never set foot.

But I respect your opinion, as nor Shaw-without-scars nor Hayden are a fully satisfying choice. I just think that Shaw is less unlogical than Hayden.

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#1128475
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My thoughts on various changes
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Anakin Starkiller said:

it’s a significantly smaller leap of logic to accept the Shaw ghost as Anakin Skywalker

I don’t see how it makes more sense for him to appear in a form he never had than one he did.

With that kind of logic, his ghost could have the form of young Jake Lloyd when he was pure light force made by midichlorians…

Seriously, I cannot understand how Hayden’s face would be more logical than Shaw’s one.

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#1124223
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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John Doom said:

John Doom said:

[…] Not sure about Kashyyyk, but IIRC it was already considered as a setting for the original SW or mentioned in Chewie’s background.

ray_afraid said:

ZigZig said:

According to John Doom, Kashyyyk IS mentioned in the OT.

That’s not in the OT.

Well, I didn’t say it is actually mentioned in the movies, just that I remember it was mentioned in the scripts. So today I checked everywhere to find the source of this rumor and found this essay on the development of the Star Wars script:

http://www.starwarz.com/starkiller/the-development-of-star-wars-as-seen-through-the-scripts-by-george-lucas/

Chewbacca (now with the nickname “Chewie”) is “an eight-foot-tall-savage-looking creature resembling a huge bushbaby monkey with fierce baboon-like fangs. His large blue eyes dominate a fur-covered face and soften his otherwise awesome appearance.” 140

With his production paintings, Ralph McQuarrie had convinced Lucas to soften the two-hundred-year-old Wookiee’s frightening features and eliminate his clothes, leaving the two chrome bandoliers. 141

Beside the script, Lucas constructed a detailed culture for the Wookiees. They live in giant trees (just like the “Ewoks” in Return of the Jedi) on their homeworld Kashyyyk, and they have their own version of the Force based on their empathy with plant life. Their most sacred custom is the life debt, which Wookiees pledge to those who save their lives. When Chewbacca was saved from Imperial slavetraders by Han Solo, he pledged a life debt to Han, and now he travels with his saviour in order to carry out his sacred obligations. 142 (See also Appendix, p. 54.)

Very interesting, thank you for having found this source!

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#1124181
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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DuracellEnergizer said:

TV’s Frink said:

The HS isn’t even a film.

IMDb considers it a film. Rotten Tomatoes considers it a film. Wikipedia considers it a film.

It’s a film.

Wrong. Wikipedia considers it a “musical television film”. IMDB considers it a “TV movie”. Rotten Tomatoes doens’t use the words “film” nor “movie”, but “television”.

Hollywood Report considers it a “show”. House Next Door considers it a “nightmare vision” (which is probably the best word to describe it).

MalàStrana is definitely right, you are trolling.

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#1123869
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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ray_afraid said:

ZigZig said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Neither the OT nor the EU were butchered to conform to the Holiday Special or include “holidayisms”, so your argument is invalid.

That’s not in the OT.

  • Death of Chief Bast aboard the Death Star needs to be reconsidered, as he appeared in SWHS a year later.

That’s not in the OT.

  • Kashyyyk, as shown in SWHS (and drawn by Ralph McQuarrie), eventually appeared in ROTS.

That’s not in the OT.

  • According to “The Visual Dictionary of Star Wars, Episode III”, Itchy appeared in ROTS.

That’s not in the OT.

  • Lumpa appeared in several EU literature, and Waroo is a canonical character since Aftermath: Empire’s End.

That’s not in the OT.

That’s not in the OT.

So it seems that both OT and EU include several mentions to SWHS

None of that was in the OT.

Dear ray_afraid, DuracellEnergized wrote “Neither the OT nor the EU”.
“nor the EU”.
I repeat : “nor the EU”.
“nor the EU”.
“nor the EU”.

So I gave some examples of EU that include “holidayisms” (his word).
BTW, death of Chief Bast aboard the Death Star IS in the OT. Boba Fett IS in the OT. According to John Doom, Kashyyyk IS mentioned in the OT.

JEDIT: and Frink is right: HS is not even a film.

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