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#1085143
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Episode IV: A Ridiculous Hope
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TV’s Frink said:

Ha, I like it. Leia could say “Darth Vader, only you could be so [something else]” instead of just removing the line.

Also, should mention I’m fairly certain Ben Kenobi will be renamed Ken Benobi.

YES. It’s about time he took an actual cover name instead of just changing his first name.

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#1084915
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The DC Extended Universe
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https://www.polygon.com/2017/6/20/15839880/wonder-woman-sequel-patty-jenkins

DC Films co-head Geoff Johns said:

You would be silly not to analyze how a movie was received — what went right and what went wrong on the making of a movie. On Suicide Squad, the movie did incredibly well commercially. It didn’t work narratively. You had some great casting and some great characterizations, but where the story fell down was on narrative, on plot. We could do better. Batman v Superman was tonally dark. People didn’t respond to that.

Someone out there is listening.

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#1084041
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Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes
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yotsuya said:

Star Wars has the folllowing versions:
(each distinct audio/visual combination listed separately)

1 - 1977 premier version - limited release. Preserved in Puggo Grand and Moth3r’s bootleg (and a few other sources). Identified by alternate end credits and 3 effects shots that were revised (the Star Destroyer shooting at the Falcon, the matte painting composite outside the hanger on Yavin IV, the planet/jungle composite of the fighters taking off). Likely all 70 mm prints were of this version. Featured one of the first 4 track surround sound mixes using the Dolby Stereo system. 1977 sound mix was the same for both matrix stereo and 6 track magnetic on 70 mm prints (the 70 mm prints featured at least one LFE track, probably two)
2 - 1977 wide release version - changed the end credits and the three effects shots. Also introduced the mono mix. Preserved in the Technicolor IB prints and all the known 35 mm prints. All foreign language versions of the film come from this edit.
3 - 1981 re-release - changed the opening crawl to add Episode IV and A New Hope. Otherwise the same as 2. It seems older prints in good shape had the new crawl spliced on so some prints may have been from the premier version.
4 - 1982-1985 home video release - A unique version found in home video that usually featured the 81 crawl, the original premier version of the three effects shots, and the revised end credits. 77 sound mix.
5 - 1985-1989 home video release - A unique version found in home video that featured the 81 crawl, the original premier version of the three effects shots, and the revised end credits. Preserved in the JSC. New sound mix.
6 - 1985 new interpositive version - 2 with the 1981 crawl. First release was the Definitive Edition with a new sound mix.
7 - 2006 GOUT - 6 with the original 1977 crawl put back. Essentially the same as 2, but with the audio mix of 6.
8 - 1997 SE
9 - 2004 DVD
10 - 2011 Blu-ray

Because of the timeline that some of the events are tied to (the foreign language prints, the mono mix, the extant 35 mm prints, the new interpostive in 1985), the alternate end credits and the alternate version of the three effects shots must be from the earliest prints. The negative was edited and remained unchanged (except for the opening crawl) from 1977 until the SE edits were made. My guess as to why so many versions of the home video feature the alternate three effects shot is that they used either interpostives or prints from the premier batch and updated the opening crawl and end credits. And they are only found in English language editions.

I know that the “3 effects shots that were revised” were in 77, but it might still be interesting to have them on the list. Does anyone have a preservation of the JSC that can send me those three shots?

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#1084034
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Most people, even self professed Star Wars fans, only watch the movies maybe once a decade. The people who should be leading this charge are film preservationists, because the average fan doesn’t even notice the differences.

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#1083018
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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nightstalkerpoet said:

Ronster said:

nightstalkerpoet said:

Ady, are you working in 8 or 10 bit color - and if 10 bit, will you be releasing a 10 bit version?

Although I think 10 bit is an improvement even if it’still an 8 bit source don’t you need a 10 bit source or raw scan to really make a difference?

I think changing to 10 bit depth does do something positive regardless although I don’t know the specifics… I think it just allows a better gradient?

If I recall correctly, Poita has provided Ady with raw 4k 16-bit scans.

I don’t recall this, but if this is the case, it was only for frames or short sections. The base is still the Blu-ray.

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#1081947
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Or, any kind of restoration would be done internally to LFL and general Disney restorationists wouldn’t know anything about it.

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#1081767
Topic
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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DuracellEnergizer said:

So the Scarlet Witch’s power in this universe is essentially just telekinesis with a fancy red lightshow?

Meh.

She may be working her way to “reality bending god powers”. But I think it’s hard to justify that in a Universe without Mutants.

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#1081582
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Tantive3+1 said:

Tantive3+1 said:

I do agree that some of the added shots in the SE are too much “in your face”.

I do believe that the one SE shot that should be left in is the one after it’s arm gets cut off.

That’s the point where it goes beyond “LOOK, THE WAMPA!” to some kind of parody.

“YOU DIDN’T REALIZE THAT IF YOU CUT AN ARM OFF A WAMPA IT WOULD ONLY HAVE ONE ARM!”

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#1081363
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Noticed that the VUDU digital copy of Rogue One has burned in alien subtitles but the iTunes version doesn’t. Not sure if that’s useful for any fan edit or anything.

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#1080760
Topic
The Random EU Thoughts Thread
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Looks like she built a blue saber, but Luke built her a red saber that fit her hand better. Then she got training from somebody who forced her to build herself another one? So she had like 4 sabers because people wanted her to have different colors, I guess.

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