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lovelikewinter

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#1121290
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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joefavs said:

I think a lot of the 35mm preservations here tend to over-correct the grain thing, though. I don’t necessarily want a blu-ray to recreate the experience of watching a print in a theater; I think home video ought to be mastered for, y’know, the home, and on home systems excessive grain tends to look like noise. The more recent of the Goodfellas transfers strikes a good balance, I think. It’s got enough grain to be able to tell instantly that it was sourced from film without hitting you over the head with it.

I just got the Warner Archive Superman The Movie: Extended TV Cut and it has a better color timing than the original blu-ray release. They found an interpositive in the archive and were able to do a remaster. Now all they need to do is find and release the original 2 hour cut of Superman IV.

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#1117678
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I'm finally getting the OOT on vhs
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If everything goes like it has been, Urban Outfitters will probably be hawking laserdisc players as the new retro fad like vinyl and now cassette tapes.

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#1116815
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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“This is not going to go the way you think.” Hamill is giving me chills. He always gives 100% and is the nicest person you could hope for to be the main star of the franchise. I would love to see the Academy give him the recognition he deserves.

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#1112463
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In Defense of the Ewoks
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ZigZig said:

lovelikewinter said:

I like the Ewoks. Except for Wicket hitting himself in the face, the comedy was mostly in their non battle scenes. I also really like the two Ewok TV movies and would love a blu-ray release of them.

Did you write this sentence under duress?

How can you not love Wilfred Brimley using the power of Diabeetus to beat up an alien king and rescue teddy bears?

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#1112401
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In Defense of the Ewoks
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I like the Ewoks. Except for Wicket hitting himself in the face, the comedy was mostly in their non battle scenes. I also really like the two Ewok TV movies and would love a blu-ray release of them.

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#1112363
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Does anyone think there is a chance in Hell that Fox would ever sell Disney their remaining rights to Star Wars 77? Or will they be dicks about it? I hope that those 50 Avatar sequels all bomb hard and Fox needs the sweet Disney money.

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#1110768
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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Mike O said:

I wouldn’t hate the prequels at all if they weren’t part of the reason for the constant changes to the OT, however. At worst, I’d probably be indifferent to them.

This. The constant addition of the worst Prequel elements into the movies I love and the suppression of the original cuts had added to my Prequel hate. There are plenty of mediocre CGI heavy sci-fi movies out there and that’s all the PT is really.

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#1110333
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General Star Wars Video Game Thoughts
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Possessed said:

lovelikewinter said:

Mocata said:

I beat Super Star Wars today. The last part is a Mode 7 nightmare. The other two though, way too unforgiving.

Super Star Wars is the worst for me: the double jump is mapped crappy to the buttons. Up + jump. In Super Empire and Jedi its jump + jump which makes it much easier to do. Also the lightsaber is crappy and you don’t get the cool death spin you get in the later games.

I agree with all of this but it’s still a good game even if it’s not as good as the other two.

I hope I wasn’t suggesting it wasn’t good. It was. I always preferred Jedi though, you got to be Princess Leia and Wicket.

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#1109451
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General Star Wars Video Game Thoughts
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Mocata said:

I beat Super Star Wars today. The last part is a Mode 7 nightmare. The other two though, way too unforgiving.

Super Star Wars is the worst for me: the double jump is mapped crappy to the buttons. Up + jump. In Super Empire and Jedi its jump + jump which makes it much easier to do. Also the lightsaber is crappy and you don’t get the cool death spin you get in the later games.

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#1108435
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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RayRogers said:

lovelikewinter said:

Lord Haseo said:

lovelikewinter said:

Lord Haseo said:

Also Lucas hasn’t made a solid ending to a SW film since Empire. What’s sad is that I don’t even know all the specifics of what Lucas contributed to the ending of Empire so I wouldn’t be so quick to give him that type of props.

I dislike AOTC, but I think it had a solid ending. The war begins and we see the massive army ready to ship out to the front lines and Anakin and Padme sneak away for a forbidden wedding and whatever pleasure they can get in a galaxy about to be torn apart by war. Of course it looks terrible and you have to forget the last 2 hours.

In general the ending was competent, but everything that preceded the ending was garbage and endings are built upon the foundations of a story. Not even one person at the end continued to question the suspect nature surrounding the Clone Army and that tarnished the whole thing for me.

I haven’t watched the Prequels in at least 6 years so its all faded a bit for me.

The Clone Wars is far superior anyway. I didn’t watch it in broadcast order but the Chronological Story one.
Episode IX will be a worthy addition to my movie ticket stub collection. IDGAF if Abrams is returning but it woulda been nice if different director.

I caught the Clone Wars when Netflix gave me a free trial month. I like some arcs, didn’t like others. Mandalore and the Darksaber was cool, Maul’s resurrection worked better than it had any right to and I’m probably the only one who didn’t care for the Mortis stuff.

As for Abrams, they were in a tight spot and he did deliver a 2 billion dollar movie for them. Carrie Fisher’s death was so unexpected that it put the plans into a tailspin and Collin wasn’t able to overcome it. Rian Johnson is probably exhausted and rightly didn’t want to go back in and do another one, though him taking a look at the script for 9 would be a good thing.

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#1108089
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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Lord Haseo said:

lovelikewinter said:

Lord Haseo said:

Also Lucas hasn’t made a solid ending to a SW film since Empire. What’s sad is that I don’t even know all the specifics of what Lucas contributed to the ending of Empire so I wouldn’t be so quick to give him that type of props.

I dislike AOTC, but I think it had a solid ending. The war begins and we see the massive army ready to ship out to the front lines and Anakin and Padme sneak away for a forbidden wedding and whatever pleasure they can get in a galaxy about to be torn apart by war. Of course it looks terrible and you have to forget the last 2 hours.

In general the ending was competent, but everything that preceded the ending was garbage and endings are built upon the foundations of a story. Not even one person at the end continued to question the suspect nature surrounding the Clone Army and that tarnished the whole thing for me.

I haven’t watched the Prequels in at least 6 years so its all faded a bit for me.

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#1107949
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General Star Wars Video Game Thoughts
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Mocata said:

So.

I was randomly thinking about how back in the day, Lucasarts would produce a lot of videogames that were essentially spinoffs or reworkings of the movies - but there were always a lot of direct tie-ins from Super Star Wars to The Clone Wars movie game. The former is now defunct of course and they took 1313 with them, but where are all the other random titles outside Lego and Battlefront? Factor 5 is also dead too I guess. But I’d probably play a random action title just called The Force Awakens.

Where’s my generic TFA arcade space shooter or third person action adventure with combo force powers and bad voice acting?

I would love a retro-styled Super The Force Awakens.

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#1107943
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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Lord Haseo said:

Also Lucas hasn’t made a solid ending to a SW film since Empire. What’s sad is that I don’t even know all the specifics of what Lucas contributed to the ending of Empire so I wouldn’t be so quick to give him that type of props.

I dislike AOTC, but I think it had a solid ending. The war begins and we see the massive army ready to ship out to the front lines and Anakin and Padme sneak away for a forbidden wedding and whatever pleasure they can get in a galaxy about to be torn apart by war. Of course it looks terrible and you have to forget the last 2 hours.

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#1107212
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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I would love Kasden to do a polish on his script, but Han Solo delays are probably taking up his time. Rian taking a look wouldn’t go amiss either. But I loved TFA and his characters were great, and that’s what I’m interested in. What is the resolution of these characters. Also, there will be no stupid Prequel shit, because JJ ignores them so if Rian doesn’t fail me no ghost Hayden to ruin things!

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#1106073
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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ATMachine said:

One more indicator of Lucasfilm’s active determination to screw over the fans.

According to theForce.net, the true fans will accept only the official Lucas-versions as the real films and the rest are babies. Also the Prequels are better because Lucas liked them more.

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#1106072
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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I finished Leia: Princess of Alderaan and there were a few Last Jedi hints:

  1. Crait was the sight of a Rebel Base set up by Bail Organa. The white stuff is salt over red soil.
  2. Amilyn Holdo was with Leia in the Apprentice Legislature and colors her hair a lot. She’s into astrology of different planets and is a bit loopy. It’s implied that she will join the Rebellion as she supports taking action against the Emperor is the only option left.
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