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#1142823
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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ChainsawAsh said:

SilverWook said:

Luke did something we’ve never seen any other Jedi do before. He projected a solid version of himself across unimaginable distances and could interact with Leia and even Threepio. That had to come with a price. In the end, Luke saved the day one last time and went out a hero.

I didn’t get that from the movie at all. If that had been communicated more clearly to the audience it might not have felt so insulting to me.

It wasn’t. And repeat viewings don’t help

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#1142819
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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SilverWook said:

Luke did something we’ve never seen any other Jedi do before. He projected a solid version of himself across unimaginable distances and could interact with Leia and even Threepio. That had to come with a price. In the end, Luke saved the day one last time and went out a hero.

Oh. Ok.

And we’re supposed to believe that Leia Poppins coming back to life and speeding through space didn’t kill her?

This movie is an utter joke.

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#1141041
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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oojason said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

SilverWook said:

And this is why we need spoiler code on this forum! Deploying plot spoiler sensitive sunglasses now!

You’re in the spoiler thread. Perhaps you don’t need sunglasses but reading glasses.

For a film that hasn’t come out to the general public yet it may have been somewhat of a surprise to see that review with the content included (especially your first line of the spoilers you posted).

It may have been better / a little more considerate to have stated that you have seen film beforehand - then left a fair large blank space between that and the start of your spoilers - to give fellow members a choice.

It’s…a…spoilers…thread.

I didn’t realize its inconsiderate to post spoilers in the spoilers thread.

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#1140988
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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Here’s my spoiler-filled bullet-pointed reviewed:

 

Edit by moderator - digitalfreaknyc has seen The Last Jedi already - ahead of it’s general release date.

If you want to know what he thought of it then scroll down (it does contain spoilers and events from the film) if you don’t want to see that… then you may want to bypass this post…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

spoilers begin here…

 

 

Luke dying is complete bullshit. It’s not explained. You have no idea it’s coming. And he deserved far more, as a character.

We didn’t need the burp.

BB-H8 was pointless.

I don’t get why DJ had that stutter. It wasn’t necessary…nor consistent.

Not enough Chewie.

I don’t remember anyone saying “I’ve got a really bad feeling about this.”

We needed more BB8.

Holdo says “godspeed,” I believe. Who the Hell is God?

Not enough lightsaber battles. The battle at the end of TFA was easily twice as long as the single one in this movie.

Not enough space battles.

I still don’t get why the republic ship was just sitting there forever.

Porgs are not nearly as annoying as you think they’re going to be. They’re pretty irrelevant and, honestly, didn’t need to be in the movie at all…and neither did the women who clean the temple.

The humor. There’s a lot of it. It was far too campy for a SW movie. Luke throwing the lightsaber behind him was funny…but i don’t think it’s going to hold up on multiple watches.

Again, don’t think this movie will hold up like TFA does. That one is very much a rocket-ship. I LOVED the pairings of Finn/Poe, Finn/Rey…etc.

Rose. Dear God…Rose. Go away. No one cares about you. The kiss is awkward and comes out of nowhere.

I’d love to hear about how TFA haters love this one…with lines of dialogue lifted right out of Jedi and Empire.

Why was the Emperor’s theme played during Snoke torturing Rey? Just cuz he was saying almost the same dialogue?

I was going to be extremely pissed if the movie ended with the big Falcon party when Luke just died. Fortunately it didn’t and ended on something far more poignant. However…that’s still sticking with me. Zero emotional weight. Luke deserves FAR, FAR better.

JW reused several pieces of music. I was actually surprised at how much repetition there was.

Phasma dies like a chump. She’s the Darth Maul of this trilogy. Deserved much, much better. Looked VERY cool. Did VERY little.

That’s it for now. I’ll add more if I think of more. I’ll be seeing it again on Thursday and I’ll add my thoughts.

That said, DO NOT expect massive spoilers. There is no “I am your father” moment. There are just some cool “ooh I need to see that” moments. Nothing earth shattering is revealed.

That’s why i said…temper your expectations.

 

 

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#1103766
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Jaws: The Revenge | Theatrical Cut Reconstruction - HD
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Cj6543 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Cj6543 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Jaws The Revenge is back on Netflix next month if it needs capturing.

You know for sure that it is back on Netflix? The original cut?

Why wouldn’t it be? I can’t imagine they’d switch it out

Would you be willing to cap it? I don’t think I’ll be able to…

Of course I could. But there’s really no point in doing the whole thing. We really just need the pieces that weren’t included in the official release. Beyond that, it’s really just a “cut and paste” job.

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#1095770
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Empire Strikes Back audio/70mm Dolby mix
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yotsuya said:

5.1 AC-3 on LD came out before 94/95 (I found a review of a Pioneer LD player with AC-3 RF output from late in 1995 and the Star Wars SE LD set had AC-3 5.1 audio in 97). It would make sense if the 93 mix involved remixing the surround to be two channel. The resulting Dolby Stereo mix would be downward compatible for 4 channel systems and be compatible with the current 5.1 systems then in theaters. I just finished adjusting the audio levels of the trilogy from the theatrical release to the 93 release and the 93 mix surround didn’t have the same signature that the theatrical and 85 did. There were a lot of subtle differences in the mixes so I may just have been imagining it, but it very well could be the first 5.1 mix of the trilogy. The audio levels seemed a lot closer to the 97 SE - what I was using to set the channel audio levels.

Clear and Present Danger was the first 5.1 DD title

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#1095764
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Star Wars Film Concert Series
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alexp120 said:

I’m bumping this just to let you all know that this event is about a month and a half away.

Anyone want to take-one for the team and make an audio capture of the performance from, at least, any one of these concerts?

I’m planning on it. Going to all 4. I’m trying to figure out which mic to get.

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#1087331
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Jaws: The Revenge | Theatrical Cut Reconstruction - HD
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RayRogers said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Aaaaaand now the theatrical version is up on Netflix STREAMING. sigh

It’s not on the Netflix I use. Yes, still disc rentals on my side. Can’t stand streaming, even if it’s HD or 4K and am seeing it through an impossibly fast connection.
If the filesize is decent after a rip from Netflix Streaming, someone put it on a BD25 without DNR/EE use. Film grain needs to be left alone, dammit.

You realize that you quoted something from September of last year, right?

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#1085827
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Jaws: The Revenge | Theatrical Cut Reconstruction - HD
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Cj6543 said:

The version JawsTDS uploads will probably be better looking than the version Netflix puts out tho. Plus, they might not release it again, but take it down instead

I wasn’t planning on capping the whole thing. Just the portion he needed.

JawsTDS said:

It’s not a big deal, there’s another source out there – and it’s only for a few hundred frames if anything…

But not an HD source,right?

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