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crissrudd4554

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#1159635
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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We do have to remember innovator does not mean creator. Innovator just means they took something and took it to a different level. Going back to the original Star Wars. Lucas became an innovator of movie visual effects and storytelling but he’s obviously not the creator of either.

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#1157361
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Before this becomes a thing (invites to Blutopia)
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dahmage said:

Density said:

TV’s Frink said:

I have no idea what this thread is, why it needs to be, or why I should care. And I don’t.

It’s almost like you could just… not comment then or something. Weird, I know. But it IS actually possible to simply ignore things you don’t care about or understand and move on with your life without chiming in about every single fucking thing to tell the world how little you care about it. You see, no one cares if you don’t care, so you needn’t feel compelled to let everyone know. Seems like you’re carrying around a heavy burden, feeling the need to leave a snarky comment on every single thread regardless of what it’s about or how pointless and annoying your comment is. Please rest assured, you can let go of that responsibility and everyone will be just fine.

more irony eh? you also couldn’t resist. and here i am, unable to resist. we are all just suckers ehh?

This^

Taking time to write why you don’t care clearly shows you care.

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#1156137
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I'm back :)
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I was 19 when I joined. I’ll be 25 in April.

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#1156035
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How to refer to Star Wars?
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I don’t know about you guys but I loved the 2006 GOUT covers when I first saw them. When I come down to it I really dont know what is my preferred artwork since I have mixed feelings on all of them. I like original posters but buff Luke and sexy Leia strides too far from what I feel Star Wars should be summed up in one image. The Faces covers are kinda mehh. The faces themselves are neat but the covers as whole are only so so. The SE covers are nice looking but the incorrect depiction of characters (ESB Leia on ANH cover, ROTJ Emperor on ESB cover*, ESB Luke and Vader on ROTJ cover) kinda throws it off for me. In the end I don’t really have a favorite poster/cover design but there’s definitely ones I like for different reasons.

*Yes I know this kinda fits with how the movie is now but to be fair aside from the digital release there’s been no video release of ESB with that artwork with the Ian Emperor change.

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#1155996
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How to refer to Star Wars?
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Anakin Starkiller said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

chyron8472 said:

When I talk to my 14yo nephew about the Star Wars movies, he’s not really that big a fan and has a hard time remembering which Episode number goes by which subtitle. At one point, he asked me why I don’t just call them by their episode numbers, and I said that it wasn’t until the prequels came out that their numbers even were on the box or that Star Wars was marketed as A New Hope.

Then I showed him images of OT posters and VHS boxes to prove my point.

God those were awful posters.

It shows consistency between movies, which I’ve learned on OT.com is generally tossed out the window in favor of nostalgia (just look at the topic of this thread).

If you have a gripe with people who are nostalgic for the films they are trying desperately to preserve, why are you here??

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#1155533
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The Shining 35mm print opportunity
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SilverWook said:

On a related note, I recently got my hands on a factory sealed remastered VHS circa 2001 with Dolby Surround for next to nothing. Going to capture it on the off chance it’s a different sound mix as opposed to a fold down of the 5.1 mixes that have been on every DVD and Blu Ray release this century.

Yes, I’m obsessed. 😉

The tape has no Macrovision copy protection at all. Yay!

Most if not all Warner Bros. tapes I’ve captured had no Macrovision copy protection.

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#1155515
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Star Wars vs. A New Hope
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Its not exactly being stuck in the past when all video releases of the first film up until 2000 bore the Star Wars title. No A New Hope aside from the side views of the 1995 VHS. Not to mention the New Hope title was already in the crawl from 1981 up until now so you can’t throw this into the ‘fans who hate the Special Edition changes’ criteria. You could also say Star Wars: A New Hope since I’ve seen it advertised on a few occasions as such.

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#1155418
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How big was Star Wars in the 70s 80s and 90s
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joefavs said:

SilverWook said:

Don’t forget Kenner brought back the toys in 1995, a full two years before the SE’s. Sure, Luke and the gang looked like they’d been hanging out on Eternia, but damn it was good to see Star Wars toys on the shelves again!
We also had the stuffed to the gills soundtrack anthology, and the (not so) Definitive Collection Laserdisc box set in 1993. I don’t think there ever was a time that the OT was out of print on home video in the 80’s or 90’s.

That Kenner line is the earliest I was conscious of Star Wars, I think. They’ve still got a ton of them at the comic shop I go to and I buy one every now and then. My favorite one I’ve got is a Sebastian Shaw Anakin Skywalker figure from '99 (I know it’s a little later, but it’s still the Power of the Force line).

I had that Anakin figure. It also came with spirit Yoda and Obi-Wan. There’s a store called Level Up Entertainment in the mall near me that actually sells those 90s SW toys. In a glass case display they also have the old school toys.

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#1154933
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How to refer to Star Wars?
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pittrek said:

To be the original trilogy is and always will be Star Wars, (The) Empire (Strikes Back) and (The Return of the) Jedi

I don’t recall Return of the Jedi ever being THE Return of the Jedi.

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#1154153
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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one69chev said:

I am there for the occasional group buy but not much else. If I may ask, is it the community in general or a particular faction/person?

Mixture of both. Every once in a while I run into some obnoxious asshole on there who thinks he’s the shit though I guess that’s typical of every forum. For some reason they just come off more arrogant there than most other places I comment at and that’s saying something. I’ve ran into a few obnoxious guys around here but mostly I’m use to things around here. I feel tense on that site almost every time I visit it. I don’t feel tense here.

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#1154109
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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SilverWook said:

If they annoy you that much, avoid the forums and stick to the review section.

I thought they had improved since the old days of browbeating anyone who liked the OOT, or so I’d heard.

I logged out and cleared my history for now. Yeah I’ll probably just stick with the reviews. In my opinion, it’s a bad place to talk about movies or any video format that’s not blu-ray. Yes I know the site is about blu-ray but I like to talk about movies just as much if not more than just the format.

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#1152586
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The Terminator (1984) - Original Theatrical Mono Preservation
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AndrewTheMan said:

crissrudd4554 said:

AndrewTheMan said:

crissrudd4554 said:

AndrewTheMan said:

crissrudd4554 said:

I dont know if this has been discussed but there appears to be some slight differences in the mono mix included on the MGM DVDs and the mono mix included on the pre 2001 releases. This is mostly noticeable during the Police station massacre but it occurs in a few other scenes. For the sake of discussion I’ll refer to the mix on the MGM DVD as ‘MGM mono’ and the other mix as ‘standard mono’. Heres what Ive noticed so far.

  1. ‘Clinking’ noise when the store clerk pulls the Uzi 9mm off the shelf. This is missing on the standard mono and the 5.1 mix.
  2. Some machine gun fire heard in the background is missing during the police station massacre. First is when Traxler locks Sarah in his office. In the standard mono after he says ‘stay here’, we hear ‘ratatatatat tatat’ (closes door). In the MGM mono, we hear ‘stay here’ ‘ratatatatat’ (closes door). No ‘tatat’. Second is after the power is cut and it cuts to the officer in the interrogation room peaking through the blinds of the window and then runs to the door. Machine gun fire in the background when he runs to the door is missing on the MGM mono.
  3. When the Terminator cuts the power in the Police station, the sound of the emergency lights coming on is much louder on the MGM mono.
  4. A bit hard to notice but it sounds like some noise is missing when Reese rams the officer into the door of the interrogation room before knocking him out. The standard mono and 5.1 sound mostly identical in this instance.
  5. ‘Clinking’ noise when it cuts to Sarah crawling underneath Traxler’s desk to hide is present on MGM mono.
  6. On the standard mono, the sound of the Terminators motorcycle cuts in about a second before the fadeout to Reese and Sarah’s love scene cuts to the Terminator on the bike. On both the MGM mono and the 5.1 mix, this doesnt happen and the fadeout to the love scene just cuts to the Terminator on the bike.
  7. After Sarah goes ‘No! Kyle!’ but before she says ‘Come on!’ when he momentarily collapses after powering up the machines at Cyberdyne, on the MGM mono we can clearly hear a bang at the door (Terminator trying to get in). This is only faintly heard on the standard mono.

this is very useful

For a visual representation please check out the comparison video I shared a few posts ago.
I don’t believe the glass shattering into Cyberdyne was changed.

where the sound effets for the machines in cyberdyne changed too?

Some of them. The compactor is different. You mentioned this mix you’re making combines the mono and surround mix. May I ask how you intend to do this if you don’t have the mono sounds to use?? Me clarifying what was changed and what wasn’t isnt really gonna help.

i use youtube videos. this is my very first film im editing. i dont wish to bother you but some of the videos of the mono sounds are not on youtube, i do not own the mono DVD but i do own the VHS from the 80’s. im not a professional. i hope im not getting you upset.

Perhaps this guy could help.

Dek Rollins said:

You can’t find this or you can’t find the mono? If it’s just the mono, PM me.

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#1151519
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I posted it because I thought it was neat that it was a pre-04 version of the scene. Since this thread is mostly where people come to complain about wanting the OUT even though that wasn’t the threads original purpose I figured this was as good a place as any to share that soooo…yeah. 😛

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#1151383
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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nickyd47 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Han Solo IRL said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Interesting that this Tweet uses a pre-2004 version of the binary sunset. Judging from the lighting of the closeup of the two suns this looks like it’s from the ‘97 SE.

https://twitter.com/swtweets/status/947198963618217985

That’s just a fanpage.

And???

It means the Tweet doesn’t matter and has no value in a discussion about Disney and any possible release of Star Wars they may put out

When did I say it did???

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