Originally posted by: Tiptup
Bah, I don't care how good these DVDs might look, Lucasfilm could have easilly done a better Job. More importantly, this release is not worth purchasing the 2004 edits again (I already feel like burning the ones I own and I don't want a freakin' pair set).
Are you sending them back?
Originally posted by: JediRandy
Originally posted by: mverta
The opening crawl is bullshit - spotted the fake gate-weave right away. What's even worse is that if you have any ability at all, you can do a completely convincing, organic looking gate weave; I've had to do that a bunch for other projects. It just screams digital post gag.
Also, I'm willing to put some serious money on the fact that grain has been added to ANH, at least. Again, maybe it's from 12 years of doing this stuff every day, but there's a look to post-added grain that I noticed in a bunch of scenes.
There are two truths: 1) The materials exist to make a fully restored OT DVD, scanned already. 2) Lucas does not want the OT to supplant the SE. The images are being deliberately served up to look worse, from the unnecessary sourcing of laserdisc masters when better materials exist, to the non-anamorphic transfer, etc. They're even running a "campaign" on StarWars.com showcasing the differences between the 1977 and 2004 versions of the films, so that fans can see just how much better the 2004's are. It's a curious move to deliberately devalue a product you just released, isn't it?
Another curious move is making up shit to make yourself sound intelligent.
Exactly what is he making up? Lucasfilm can do a proper restoration that gives these films the respect that they deserve. They are not. Therefore, they deserve the criticism which they recieve. Lucas dislikes the original theatrial versions while millions of people prefer them. starwars.com is running the item which devalues their own product. What shit is he making up? Mverta is very intelligent, to the point of being a bit intimidating, INMESHO. Read some of his posts.
The materials exist to make a fully restored OT DVD, scanned already