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#1024836
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Star Wars moving forward without Ms. Fisher
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Tyrphanax said:

Dammit. I’m gonna cry at the end of Episode VIII, aren’t I?

I suspect the same for me. I went to another Rogue One showing and people couldn’t hold back the tears at the end tonight…

In a state of such surrealism still, it hasn’t quite hit me yet. My childhood…

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#1021669
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Rogue Zero - What was changed, reshot, etc in Rogue One?
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How much I dearly hope we get proper deleted/alternate scenes on the Blu-ray. I’ll be disappointed if all this is just swept under the rug. TFA’s bonus material already felt too sterile compared to the Prequel’s DVD bonus material.

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#1021342
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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DominicCobb said:

Ugh oh, almighty RLM has spoken. Does this mean everyone has to change their opinions on the movie now?

That awkward moment when you remember you go to the same movie theatre as these guys and have actually seen them there…

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#1006634
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Okay…so hmmmmmm. Hesitant to get excited, because I know they can still mess up a 4K version in so many ways.

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#1005225
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Source of the sample videos on starwars.com?
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Hmm, interesting. Still this source still leaves A LOT to be desired in terms of the colors, but I can’t complain too much about a noticeable improvement over the current Blu-ray.

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#1003745
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Project #4K77
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Just from what I’ve seen so far, it looks sexy AF! And I like the idea of a de-noised version, your method seems to be a nice balance in filtering out the grain without removing tons of detail.

Whether this is truly more detail or not (due to being sourced from theater prints), the colors look infinitely better and there’s this increased clarity to the image.

Count me as very intrigued.

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#1002942
Topic
Star Wars: Rogue One
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Fang Zei said:

Not exactly.

Hateful 8 was both shot on film AND finished photochemically, necessitating the rollout of the cinerama projectors for people to see the movie as Tarantino intended.

Rogue One used the same lenses but was shot on the 65mm-sized model of Alexa, at 6.5k resolution. This would no doubt look impressive in cinerama if they filmed it out at its native resolution, but the DI is only being done at 4k, and either way it’s still a digital movie to begin with.

It’s also worth noting that the Alexa 65’s sensor is slightly bigger and slightly taller shaped than an actual 65mm film frame. The aspect ratio is something like 2.11:1, so with the ultra panavision lenses’ 1.25x squeeze factor you’d get a 2.64:1 AR. They might’ve simply cropped this to 2.40:1 across all exhibition formats, framing everything accordingly.

Huh, I did know it had been shot digitally, but I totally overlooked the increased height of the Alexa’s sensor. So I guess with 2.76:1 you’d be gaining width but cropping some vertical. Since that would mess with the image distortion, I guess that would rule out the need for the Cinerama projectors.

That said, in certain circumstances I could still see a 70mm film print being a superior experience. Given they’d adjust the color grade accordingly, you might still get more information, assuming a truly lossless copy of the film is being printed onto the film. They still compress the films for digital cinema viewing, albeit at a very high bitrate, let alone possibly losing the extended color range that the Alexa 65 offers. Could be wrong though, maybe film prints of digital material always look worse.

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#1000994
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Watched the trailer, but I am fully dedicated this time around to leaving the spoilers. With two months to go and no major leaks like TFA had, the third trailer is the last thing I intend to see. Showed me more than I probably wanted to see, considering I was satisfied just with the second trailer.

Already unsubscribed and unfollowed any possible people/channels/pages that would ruin things.

Must…stay…strong.

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#1000972
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Episode 1 Q2/l8wrtr hybrid question
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Jeebus said:

lol, your profile picture confused me for a sec. I thought you were Smithers.

Even better, on April Fools Day everyone’s profile pictures should just become the same as Frink’s.

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#1000576
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Star Wars: Rogue One
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ZkinandBonez said:

dahmage said:

ZkinandBonez said:

dahmage said:

I am starting to think about tickets (no word on pre-sales yet?), and wondering if anyone has good information about any 70mm Film showings?

Probably a really dumb question, but do they even show digitally-shot movies on 70mm?

hm, well i guess i overly-quickly read the info about the filming, the camera used was indeed a digital camera, the Arri Alexa 65. I saw the mention of 70mm lenses and jumped to film in my head.

Well darn. I guess i will have to stick with the digital IMAX 3D, since i doubt there will be any other way to see this in large format.

Yes, for some reason I too was for a long while under the impression that RO would be shot on film. However it seems that only the ST trilogy will be on film while the standalone ones will be shot digitally.
(Unless of course the future director of the third anthology movie prefers film.)

While most of VIII is film, Steve Yedlin, the DOP, confirmed there are parts shot digitally with the ARRI Alexa.

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#1000506
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Star Wars: Rogue One
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The only point of having a 70mm showing would be to have the traditional wider 2.76:1 aspect ratio. If they wanted to do that though, they’d have to work out licensing with Weienstein Company who owns the necessary refurbished Cinerama projectors used for the Hateful 8 roadshow.

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#999661
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Agreed. The IMAX preview was spectacular. I’ve left the probably station for the hype train.
3D was surprisingly good. I’ve been very negative about 3D films these days. (I hated the 3D for TFA) Yet the one trippy cg-heavy astral plane sequence shown during the preview was some of the most immersive 3D I’ve seen a long time. There was one particular part with all these hands that the detailed dimensionality made super creepy.

Also, loved how the posters weren’t so flimsy cheap poster paper. They were actually harder, and they even had enough extras to let everyone in the theatre take a second one if they wanted.

lol, though I feel bad for the other people in the line outside the theatre. My geeky friends and I were in the front of the line and were surely loud enough to probably annoy quite a few people.

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#996941
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<em>The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey</em>
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Watched it last night, pretty much what I expected.
Yeah, so there’s quite the quality of cringy quotes that I could put out from this. I’ll have to make a top worst list. One of the worst I can think of so far, is in the Jar-Jar section:

Jar Jar is actually based on Goofy. The funny thing is, if you look at old classic Disney movies, Walt Disney would always put in butt jokes. Feel free to Google “Walt Disney animation butt jokes.” There are butt jokes in all of those films, and I’ll tell you why. He noticed that, in his short films, that whenever there was, like, a butt, I’m talking about, like, an animal butt, like a rabbit, something innocent, little children giggled. And little children giggling in the audience actually got everyone else in the audience to laugh.

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