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70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA! — Page 5

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digitalfreaknyc said:

Ronster said:

I know I read that, but it does not really confirm anything but…

“Dykstra made it sound like the Academy projectionist is the one that actually repaired the damage which allowed it to be shown again (which might also explain why it was a last minute announce/addition to the programming).”

If this was the case then it should be scanned and archived immediately.

Good idea. Someone here will get right on that. I’m sure the Academy will lend anyone this print that none of us knew about but has existed for 2 decades.

I’m sure Ronster meant someone at the Academy ought to do so. Unless mverta knows someone on the inside? 😉

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Rodney-2187 said:

Is it correct to call this the GOUT? I thought that term referred specifically to those crappy DVDs George included in one of the boxed set releases. Do they just mean a 70mm print of the unaltered version?

I never knew such a print existed… so awesome. Just to clarify GOUT (George’s Original Unaltered Trilogy)is any published media, that’s source is the original version of each movie released to the public. Though with Empire Strikes Back there is a 70mm version that is GOUT, as it differs from the 35mm and was released earlier.

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You’re gravely mistaken. GOUT refers specifically to the 2006 bonus DVDs. The 70mm version of ESB is its own separate thing.

Myself, the boy, two droids, and no questions asked.

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Yes. Only the 2006 bonus dvd release is called the GOUT. Any other copies of the original theatrical films should be called OUT (Original Unaltered Trilogy).

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SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

So was Marcia Lucas there? Did she speak? I wonder if we’ll ever hear from her about the making of ANH…

Yes. The whole panel is on Youtube.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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Encouraging development! Wish I could have been there.

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crissrudd4554 said:

timdiggerm said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Yep I’ve never to to anything as the GOUT except those 2006 DVDs.

Well, except for the thread title

I didn’t make the thread. 😉

Somehow I had read “I’ve never to to anything” as “I’ve never heard of anything” instead of “I’ve never referred to anything” as I now assume you must’ve meant.

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For various reasons, I never got to see the original Star Wars (or ESB or Jedi) in the theater, even though I was 7 in 77 and soon became the biggest Star Wars fan in my school (no hyperbole either, I was actually known for this, and not always kindly!). It wasn’t until the movies came out on video that I finally saw the actual films for the first time…but in pan and scan, cropped and crappy, likely with mono sound. Obviously I was still dying to see them in the theater, but they weren’t showing anymore.

In the early 1990s (1991 or 1992 I think?) an opportunity arose to see the original Star Wars at a one-time charity showing in my town of Portland, Oregon. I was overjoyed, but there were weird specifications for the tickets where they were $50 but you had to have five people. Believe it or not, I could not find 4 other people to go with me to see Star Wars at this point…“oh, I’ve seen that 100 times before”, etc. from every person I asked. I managed to find ONE other person who wanted to go, but that wasn’t enough. “Oh well,” I thought, “there will be other opportunities.” How wrong I was!

Obviously I went to see the movies in 1997 when they were released as Special Editions. But it was pretty apparent that I’d missed out on something, and when it was announced that this would be the end of the original editions going forward, my heart sank. In the years that followed, numerous theaters around the US announced they were going to show the “original” Star Wars, but in the end they were either mistaken or could not get permission. I vowed I would move mountains and go anywhere to see the original Star Wars. Of course, my ultimate dream was to see it in 70mm…but that idea just seemed preposterous.

So when I first heard about this showing at the Academy, I scoffed and said there was no way they were getting the original, because no one ever got the original. At the time I didn’t know about the 70mm factor. I watched the live stream video of the panel and enjoyed it. But then…then I heard that the print shown not only WAS the original edition, but it was also in 70mm! And I completely missed out on the opportunity.

Some day, universe. Some day.

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Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
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timdiggerm said:

crissrudd4554 said:

timdiggerm said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Yep I’ve never to to anything as the GOUT except those 2006 DVDs.

Well, except for the thread title

I didn’t make the thread. 😉

Somehow I had read “I’ve never to to anything” as “I’ve never heard of anything” instead of “I’ve never referred to anything” as I now assume you must’ve meant.

Yes and to be fair I didn’t realize I miswrote my original post until you quoted it. But yes ‘I’ve never referred to’ was what I originally meant.

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SKot said:

So when I first heard about this showing at the Academy, I scoffed and said there was no way they were getting the original, because no one ever got the original. At the time I didn’t know about the 70mm factor. I watched the live stream video of the panel and enjoyed it. But then…then I heard that the print shown not only WAS the original edition, but it was also in 70mm! And I completely missed out on the opportunity.

Some day, universe. Some day.

–SKot

This reminds me all too much of that time I noticed a new thread on these very forums with a title having something to do with a screening in Baltimore … and didn’t even bother clicking on it since I didn’t want to get my hopes up and have them dashed for the umpteenth time.

Naturally, that was the now infamous IB Tech screening at the Senator Theater on its last day under those owners. I couldn’t believe I’d inadvertently passed up such an occasion. Baltimore was barely an hour away from me, and I totally would’ve made the trip had I known in advance.

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I’m young enough that I didn’t get a chance to even see the 97 in theaters. I’ve seen the PT, TFA, RO, and TLJ in theaters and just want to see them in some form or another at this point.

TLDR: count yourself lucky if you’ve seen the IT in theaters.

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Wazzles said:

I’m young enough that I didn’t get a chance to even see the 97 in theaters. I’ve seen the PT, TFA, RO, and TLJ in theaters and just want to see them in some form or another at this point.

TLDR: count yourself lucky if you’ve seen the IT in theaters.

The IT???

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In theatres I caught the SE of ANH, saw TPM three times (four if you count the 3D reissue), AOTC once, ROTS once, TFA three times, TLJ twice. Wasn’t around during the time of the OUT.

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I’ve seen every 1997-present Star Wars theatrical release in theaters, minus The Clone Wars movie, TPM 3D, and Solo.

a trolling bantha

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SilverWook said:

Wazzles said:

I’m young enough that I didn’t get a chance to even see the 97 in theaters. I’ve seen the PT, TFA, RO, and TLJ in theaters and just want to see them in some form or another at this point.

TLDR: count yourself lucky if you’ve seen the IT in theaters.

The IT???

Heh, you got me. 😁

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LexX said:

SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

So was Marcia Lucas there? Did she speak? I wonder if we’ll ever hear from her about the making of ANH…

Yes. The whole panel is on Youtube.

Could someone possibly re-post a link to said panel? I’ve skimmed through this discussion but couldn’t find anything… and my YouTube searches have yielded no results. Thanks!

<span style=“font-size: 12px;”><span>We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life.</span></span>

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Astroboi2 said:

LexX said:

SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

So was Marcia Lucas there? Did she speak? I wonder if we’ll ever hear from her about the making of ANH…

Yes. The whole panel is on Youtube.

Could someone possibly re-post a link to said panel? I’ve skimmed through this discussion but couldn’t find anything… and my YouTube searches have yielded no results. Thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOxfmq0nCEs

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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Much appreciated LexX… thanks!

<span style=“font-size: 12px;”><span>We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life.</span></span>

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So with the recent revelation of George Lucas himself having signed off on this public screening of a legit unaltered '77 Star Wars, I wonder what it could mean for the below matters:

  • George’s changed stance/view on the original theatricals?
  • Clauses within the contract sale to Disney that allow him to do this and I wonder what else?
  • Some tangible proof of future 4K releases of the original theatricals?
  • Possibly a new source for fan restorations in perfect condition (apart from possibly 2sec of damage as detailed below)?

Pretty interesting turn of events either way! 😄