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#1160200
Topic
How Many Versions are there of the AOTC
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AndrewTheMan said:

pittrek said:

AndrewTheMan said:

I can help

The Orriganal is The VHS version.

No. Unless there were multiple VHS versions. I remember my pan & scan VHS ending with the final wedding shot being changed to 16:9 letterbox. I’m not sure if the hand touching scene and the speeder chase were re-done for the VHS or for the DVD, my VCR doesn’t work for something like a decade and for “some reason” all VCR repair shops went out of business.

The DVD is the Same As the VHS Version.

I’m not sure if the hand touching scene and the speeder chase were re-done for the VHS or for the DVD

The VHS version was not altered a bit from the theatrical release

Nope. My VHS tape was pretty different from the cam bootleg I have, I listed the differences above

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#1159567
Topic
How Many Versions are there of the AOTC
Time

AndrewTheMan said:

I can help

The Orriganal is The VHS version.

No. Unless there were multiple VHS versions. I remember my pan & scan VHS ending with the final wedding shot being changed to 16:9 letterbox. I’m not sure if the hand touching scene and the speeder chase were re-done for the VHS or for the DVD, my VCR doesn’t work for something like a decade and for “some reason” all VCR repair shops went out of business.

The DVD is the Same As the VHS Version.

I’m not sure if the hand touching scene and the speeder chase were re-done for the VHS or for the DVD

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#1157597
Topic
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Handman said:

I think the original Iron Man is still the best thing the MCU has ever put out. It feels like a real movie made by a few talented people, not some large, calculated, corporate undertaking.

I agree. The only MCU movie I LOVED. The rest of the movies seem to be OK, some of them more than OK, but there is a huge decline of effects - the last 2 movies I have seen (Guardians 2 and Ragnarok) had absolutely horrible looking effects. The Black Panther trailer looks to be the worst yet, I honestly hope that the scenes in the trailers are just work in progress, but a combination of live actors with a early 2000s video game backgrounds just looks awful.

I miss the wonderful merge of practical and CGI effects of Iron Man 😦

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#1156423
Topic
How to refer to Star Wars?
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solkap said:

pittrek said:

To be the original trilogy is and always will be Star Wars, (The) Empire (Strikes Back) and (The Return of the) Jedi

You sound like you have a cold.

I actually have, but it took me a while to notice the typo. Good catch!

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#1154873
Topic
How to refer to Star Wars?
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To be the original trilogy is and always will be Star Wars, (The) Empire (Strikes Back) and (The Return of the) Jedi

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#1146156
Topic
Theatrical blu rays
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Ryan said:

Wazzles said:

The original negative is conformed to the Special Edition, which was not fully digitized until the DVD master was made. However, Lucasfilm likely stored the pieces of the negative they removed, and they have recently been archiving every single piece of film and audio they have. So in a sense, the original negative has been digitized, but it’s not assembled or restored.

Do you know what resolution the negatives were digitized in? i.e. 1080P?

Really hope Lucasfilm has digitized all their OT recordings in the highest quality available. Things like music and sound effects, etc.

The original negatives were cleaned up optically back in 1995(ish). Then they scanned the negs in 1080p, replaced some of the original effects with CGI effects and printed the new scenes again to 35mm film. A combination of the original negatives and the new scenes was created and printed again as “special edition negatives”. These special edition negatives were later scanned again in 1080p and digitally color “corrected”, the color “corrected” scans were then shipped to the external company whose name I can’t remember right now, who cleaned it up (mainly degrained it). Lucasfilm then did more changes to the cleaned up scans (e.g. the new Jabba) and the result was a source of the 2004 DVDs and all of the HDTV broadcasts. Back when they were preparing the 2011 Blu-rays, they took the 2004 version, fixed a few things in it (like the digital encoding glitch or the colour of the lightsabers in some of the scenes) and the result was used for all of the post-2011 releases. So what we got is basically a reencode of a reencode of a reencode of a 1995 1080p scan.

Disney is in process of scanning everything in the Lucasfilm archives

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#1146117
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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oojason said:

JediExile said:

oojason said:

JediExile said:

oojason said:

Nandi said:

https://youtu.be/Ymt4lpzv62g

PewDiePie? Really?

The lad who did this - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/11/pewdiepie-racism-youtube-games-industry & http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41222593

and in the first line of his video you linked to says, after mocking the hype re the new Star Wars film, ‘I’m not that big of a Star Wars fan’.
 

Nandi, if you’re going to post a video or review here etc then add some info and context to it - it’ll help members make a decision as to whether they wish to click on it before doing so.

Do not just post a link.

What does him saying the n-word have to do with anything lol

Given the lad’s history why shouldn’t it be said his opinion may not hold much weight?

Also in the context of ‘I’m not that big of a Star Wars fan’ too.

‘lol’? Really?

I’m not arguing his opinion isn’t absolutely worthless. I’m just asking why would him saying the n-word make his opinion more worthless? One of my best friends is racist towards hispanic people, but I’m not going to start throwing his opinions out the door on other matters regardless of how stupid his feelings are on one matter.

Did you click on the links and read them? Likely not - as if you did you’d realise it’s not just ‘the n-word’, is it? And also what the gist of the Guardian article is about too, yes?

And I didn’t say anything about using ‘the n-word’ making his opinion more worthless. You seemingly assumed that.

Also, again, in the context of ‘I’m not that big of a Star Wars fan’ too.

 

Anyway, back on topic…

As a person who watches pewdiepie from time to time (I’m so sorry), I have seen the “controversial videos”. . His first controversy consisted of “news” cherry picking jokes, taking them out of context and editing them in such a way that it made him look back. The original videos were fine, no racism there.
His second controversy was that he shouted “oh what a f_____g n____r” at a bot (not at a person, but a video game character), he quickly changed it to “oh what an a_____e”. When he realized what he said he started to apologize then he started to laugh with an “oh shit I hope nobody noticed that” look.
It was stupid, childish and absolutely wrong, but his explanation made perfect sense - he wanted to be offensive for comedic purposes, so he said the first offensive word which came to his mind. Why was THAT word the first which came to his mind, that’s the a good question though.

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#1145972
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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MalàStrana said:

pittrek said:

To be honest, I can’t. I had to google it.

Listen to the soundtrack, you’ll know her name ! (and her lovely theme)

(but I think he character sucks… too bad since the death of her sister is a truly powerful moment and I like the necklace thing - which is very Lucas as a matter of fact)

Oh yes, her sister was actually interesting, and had a really well written death scene.

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#1145959
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

A few questions after I could think about the movie for a few hours

  • why are all white men in this movie crazy or evil or crazy AND evil?
  • why are crazy women in charge of the military? Don’t they have somebody like Mon Mothma? If they want to have a female military leader, why not somebody who knows what she’s doing?
  • where are all the attractive women?
  • why are capitalists portrayed as the true criminals?
  • why did they suggest that Rey’s parents were important in the last movie but made to be some random nobodies in this one?
  • who are the First Order? What power do they have? How did they get the power? Who is financing them? I asked the same question 2 years ago, I still don’t understand who’s who
  • who was Snoke? How did he get to power? Why did he have force powers? How did he know all about the Jedi, the Sith and the Skywalkers?
  • why was that dumb Asian woman or girl (can’t really tell her age, I thought it’s a little boy until she started speaking) in the movie? Why was she so stupid? Was she supposed to be a comic relief character? Why did she prohibit Finn from having a heroic death? Were they supposed to have a romantic relationship? Why didn’t they show it?
  • why did Finn and that dumb Asian woman go on a 30 minutes long side mission which lead nowhere and was a complete waste of time?
  • why did Finn fight that glossy armor woman? Was it the same glossy armor woman as in the previous movie? What was the point of this and basically 99% of Finn’s scenes?
  • Why is Leia now Superman?
  • Why didn’t Luke go personally to confront Darth Vader Junior?
  • Why did Luke die? Especially in such a stupid and confusing way?
  • Why was Yoda in this movie? Why is he acting as his stupid self from the beginning of Empire, where he PRETENDED he is stupid to test Luke? Why does he have the power to call lighting? Why did he prevent Luke from burning down the thing by burning down the thing himself?

Seriously, the whole movie was a giant WTF. Everything felt so forced and pointless. At least it looked beautiful.

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#1140672
Topic
Ewok Movies and the Holiday Special in HD or Blu-Ray
Time

I’ve been actually trying to get my hands on the original versions of the movies for many years, I originally wanted to add them to my Ewok cartoon collection which I shared many years ago, but I’ve never been successful.

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