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#1058951
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Last movie seen
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I never said that Home Alone 2 was good, but it is a cute enough movie. TFA made me tired and annoyed, and no, I didn’t think it was good, or even all that entertaining. When two movies that I don’t think are good go head to head, I tend to prefer the one that is easier to sit through.

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#1058945
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Random Thoughts
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Warbler said:

Possessed said:

Yeah so I don’t see what you’re getting at with the GIF then.

Someone accused me of violating rule 6 when I originally posted the GIF back on 02/14. I was refuting that accusation.

See the politics thread.

Also, it’s just a forum. Sometimes I think you need to remember that.

*sigh*

Hey, he’s got a point. There’s a material world out there.

EDIT: And by the way, I really have no idea what you’re talking about with the moderation stuff. Just report things that need to be reported.

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#1058943
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Last movie seen
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I don’t know, I’d probably rather watch Home Alone 2 than TFA.

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#1058736
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Banned members
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I don’t miss him at all. I never knew what he was saying and then he started being awful and mean-spirited.

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#1058734
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All Things Star Trek
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I don’t care about the colors. There is no truly 100% theatrical color palette for most films anyway. As long as they aren’t unnatural, I’m fine.

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#1058538
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All Things Star Trek
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I’m just going to say blu-rays for all of them unless you want the extended versions of TMP and UC.

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#1058396
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All Things Star Trek
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Can someone tell me what is so horrible about the bluray image? I know that it isn’t good, but how is it worse than the DVDs?

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#1058395
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Fang Zei said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Fang Zei said:

SwissArmyTin said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Sometimes they delete the files and it has to be recreated from scratch. I believe that this is Deep Space Nine’s problem right now.

IIRC someone from the effects team stated most if not all the files still existed, even put out a few sample renders which were beautiful.

That’s good to know. The effects work on that show was very well done. I feel like DS9’s vfx were more quality over quantity whereas a show like Babylon 5 had to take the opposite approach.

I think that those effects have been deleted or lost since those samples were made.

I wonder how effectively the existing effects shots could be upscaled, if it would be too jarring intercut with hd re-scans of the live-action footage.

The cgi for Firefly was only 480p IIRC. I wonder how it looks on blu-ray, haven’t rewatched any of that show since my friend let me borrow the dvd more than a decade ago.

They would look pretty bad. They’re already a little jarring on the DVDs.

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#1058394
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Fang Zei said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Fang Zei said:

SwissArmyTin said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Sometimes they delete the files and it has to be recreated from scratch. I believe that this is Deep Space Nine’s problem right now.

IIRC someone from the effects team stated most if not all the files still existed, even put out a few sample renders which were beautiful.

That’s good to know. The effects work on that show was very well done. I feel like DS9’s vfx were more quality over quantity whereas a show like Babylon 5 had to take the opposite approach.

I think that those effects have been deleted or lost since those samples were made.

I wonder how effectively the existing effects shots could be upscaled, if it would be too jarring intercut with hd re-scans of the live-action footage.

The cgi for Firefly was only 480p IIRC. I wonder how it looks on blu-ray, haven’t rewatched any of that show since my friend let me borrow the dvd more than a decade ago.

They would look pretty bad. They’re already a little jarring on the DVDs.

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#1058313
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Fang Zei said:

SwissArmyTin said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Sometimes they delete the files and it has to be recreated from scratch. I believe that this is Deep Space Nine’s problem right now.

IIRC someone from the effects team stated most if not all the files still existed, even put out a few sample renders which were beautiful.

That’s good to know. The effects work on that show was very well done. I feel like DS9’s vfx were more quality over quantity whereas a show like Babylon 5 had to take the opposite approach.

I think that those effects have been deleted or lost since those samples were made.

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#1058312
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

I don’t recall ever being terribly bothered by LuckyGungan2001 posts.

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#1058263
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Sometimes they delete the files and it has to be recreated from scratch. I believe that this is Deep Space Nine’s problem right now.

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#1058133
Topic
Ranking the Batman films
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TV’s Frink said:

moviefreakedmind said:

TV’s Frink said:

I hated Batman. I hated Gordon. Joker was fine but everyone went crazy over him only because Ledger died.

That’s BS. I had heard in passing that he had died and knew almost nothing about him and I thought he was great.

Ok, I’ll change my statement.

Joker was fine but a large number of people went crazy over him only because Ledger died.

Ok that’s fair enough. I guess it depends on how you define “crazy”. I thought he was great but I don’t remember going crazy.

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#1058076
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Last movie seen
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DominicCobb said:

I think a lot of things fall under the umbrella of “dated.” The question is to what degree it matters. Some of the hair styles in Star Wars are dated but that ultimately doesn’t really affect much and certainly doesn’t make the film as a whole any less timeless.

Something like a “dated” mindset towards perversion could be a bit more of an issue.

I actually just watched The Quiet Man for the first time, and a lot of it is a product of its time and a product of the time it’s set in - the characters in general have a lot of different attitudes than we do currently and that’s okay because that’s the time it’s depicting. But a few moments are more definitely “dated.” In particular, the scene in which John Wayne forcibly and carelessly drags Maureen O’Hara for miles is played in the films for laughs and we aren’t supposed to think any less of Wayne’s character for it. But, watching it now, it’s just pretty fucked up, honestly and not very funny or endearing in the least bit.

Dated mindsets can sometimes be interesting, but a lot of times there are dated expectations of what the audience will understand that can make it difficult to relate to, or, for example, your John Wayne example of what the audience is expected to be amused by.

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#1058072
Topic
Random Thoughts
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You should probably just report questionable stuff if you’re worried about it rather than taking it to Random Thoughts.

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#1058066
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something <strong>other than originaltrilogy.com</strong>... This is the place
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Yeah, I’ve seen and heard some really crazy stuff in my day but I’ve never heard anyone say or refer to anything as nigger weed in my entire life until now. That must deep a Deep South thing.

EDIT: I’m not a smoker, but I think I might’ve heard the term beaner before in reference to marijuana. I don’t remember though.

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#1057878
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All Things Star Trek
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I don’t get why they restored it twice when the old restoration looked fine. I’m not opposed to it, I bought the Director’s Cut, but I don’t get why they don’t just do a cheap new scan of all five of the other ones. It’s pretty sad too since the TOS, TNG, and ENT blu-rays are so great and lovingly put together.

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#1057876
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Maybe I’ll be proved wrong in the future, but the 2K upscaled to 4K is hardly a problem and is nearly seamless. It isn’t like trying to upscale 480i to 1080p, which they had to do to missing or destroyed Star Trek footage on the blu ray.

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