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Free "farewell" Screening of 1977 Star Wars collector's print (British I.B. Technicolor)

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Just saw this on Facebook.

Friends of the Senator Theatre, present 2 free "farewell" screenings of a 1977 print of Star Wars today (Baltimore MD, 21 July 2010, 4:30 & 8pm)

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http://friendsofthesenatortheatre.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/senator-theatre-free-farewell-to-kiefaber-screenings-of-rare-star-wars-1977-print-on-july-21/

Facebook event:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134446589929441

Can someone get down there and beg for the print to be professionally cleaned up, scanned and delivered to Luca$film for the BluRay release?.......... (yeah, dreaming)

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I'll be shocked if this is actually shown.

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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According to Luca$, the 1977 version of the film doesn't exist. So i guess these screenings don't exist either ;-)

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Man, I sure hope he doesn't request the print get destroyed afterward.  I recall - was it Adywan? - someone mentioning a local theater having to hand over a print they showed for the 30th Anniversary.

A Goon in a Gaggle of 'em

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Hopefully someone can get their hands on the print and scan it.  Then order a hit on ol' George so someone who won't destroy it inherits the rights and then they can release it.

Maybe Gaffer can throw ol' George into that Sarlaac pit she got online, after we beat him with our master replica lightsabres.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

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"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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bkev said:


Man, I sure hope he doesn't request the print get destroyed afterward. I recall - was it Adywan? - someone mentioning a local theater having to hand over a print they showed for the 30th Anniversary.
My thoughts exactly.
Hope they have a car waiting by the back door, and another waiting at the side door ready to whisk it away in case any goons turn up.

However, in practice you must take into account the “fuckwit factor”. Just talk to Darth Mallwalker…
-Moth3r

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Darth Mallwalker said:

bkev said:


Man, I sure hope he doesn't request the print get destroyed afterward. I recall - was it Adywan? - someone mentioning a local theater having to hand over a print they showed for the 30th Anniversary.
My thoughts exactly.
Hope they have a car waiting by the back door, and another waiting at the side door ready to whisk it away in case any goons turn up.

 That would be awesome.  Then it would hit national news and maybe the attention would shame Lucas into doing the right thing.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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Contrived my eye!

I'm thinking that this is an awesome way to trap LFL into some much deserved public shame!

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Oh, I get it, we make it seem like we're showing Saw IV, and when he shows up to check it out, we make fun of him for coming to see it.

Wait, what?

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No, silly Frink.  A group stages a free showing of the Theatrical Star Wars movie thing and LFL shows up to rain on their parade, LFL looks foolish because of their shenanigans.  What could be more obvious!?*

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Oh, I get it...Lucas SAW the film.

This reminds me of "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down."

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bkev wrote:  I recall - was it Adywan? - someone mentioning a local theater having to hand over a print they showed for the 30th Anniversary.

Anyone got an article for this story?

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Hmmm

Looks like they showed a 1981 print?:

http://charmcityshinobi.tumblr.com/post/844008406/got-to-see-star-wars-a-new-hope-on-the-big-screen

 

 

 

 

I saw Star Wars in 1977. Many, many, many times. For 3 years it was just Star Wars...period. I saw it in good theaters, cheap theaters and drive-ins with those clunky metal speakers you hang on your window. The screen and sound quality never subtracted from the excitement. I can watch the original cut right now, over 30 years later, on some beat up VHS tape and enjoy it. It's the story that makes this movie. Nothing? else.

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That's pretty cool! It looks good too. makes me wonder 2 things: did the 1981 release make it to Britain? and did they make all entirely new prints for it, or did they just put the new crawl into existing prints? (Or just replace the first reel?)

 

 

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I have heard of cases where they just spliced the 1981 crawl onto a 1977 print, and if that is the case it is a real shame.  Because it is not a complete 1977 IB tech print.

I am surprised they got away with the showing without Luca$h stormtroopers showing up, especially showing it for free meaning Lucas gets no money,lol.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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skyjedi2005 said:

I have heard of cases where they just spliced the 1981 craw onto a 1977 print, and if that is the case it is a real shame.

The 1981 craw really sticks in my crawl.

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I wonder if this is the print with the spliced in 81 crawl that came up on the market and a fan turned it down because the 77 crawl was missing.  From what i have read there may be only 2 surviving prints of this.  The other being in Lucas personal collection and has the original crawl intact

Too bad i don't live in Baltimore, and this was only a single showing.  The print is beautiful looking from that screen shot someone took with their camera.

 

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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This was an extremely rare opportunity to see a Technicolor print of Star Wars- I hope that anyone who lives in the area took advantage! Most people have never seen a Technicolor print of SW, including myself. I wish I could have gone.

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Amazing!! From those two pictures it seems to be in quite good shape too. Damn! how I wish I could have been there.

We want you to be aware that we have no plans—now or in the future—to restore the earlier versions. 

Sincerely, Lynne Hale publicity@lucasfilm.com

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Baronlando said:

That's pretty cool! It looks good too. makes me wonder 2 things: did the 1981 release make it to Britain? and did they make all entirely new prints for it, or did they just put the new crawl into existing prints? (Or just replace the first reel?)

 

 

The Derann Super 8 is sourced from a British print, and has the '81 crawl on it.

And damn! I wish I could have seen this.

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