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So obviously the special editions of OT got worse and worse with each new release, and the changes in AotC and RotS are so minimal they are not even worth mentioning, but what about TPM?

Do you think the changes improve the movie or make it even worse (as if that was even possible)?

And which version do you think is the best to watch? (We are talking official releases;Theatrical, DVD or Blu-Ray. No fanedits)

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Well, the DVD and BD editions of TPM made the most boring sequence ever put in a Star Wars film - the podrace - even LONGER.

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I liked the podrace, though it could stand to be shortened. Those extra shots are so baffling, because they clearly don’t fit in with most of the rest of the footage. The CG in those shots is worse than in the rest of the film. Even so, it’s one of the more insidious changes to a Star Wars movie since at least most people are aware that the OT was changed. Very few people even realize that TPM has gotten worse with each iteration (with the possible exception of Creepy Puppet Yoda).

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NeverarGreat said:

Very few people even realize that TPM has gotten worse with each iteration (with the possible exception of Creepy Puppet Yoda).

That was the worst change of all!

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You gotta be kidding, creepy puppet Yoda was an abortion. OT Puppet>Prequel CGI>>>>>>TPM Puppet. Easily.

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Density said:

creepy puppet Yoda was an abortion

I don’t care if this is a technically accurate usage of the word as the dictionary definition goes…kindly fuck off.

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I think he meant aberration. But even that wouldn’t have worked very well. Someone needs to take an 8th grade vocabulary class.

Edit: apparently it’s me who needs to take a vocab class. I was unaware of the second definition. (from Oxford: an object or undertaking regarded by the speaker as unpleasant or badly made or carried out)

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I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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Yes, that was the definition I was referring to.

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Yes, it has gotten worse. The extra cartoon aliens, the Blu’s DNR, “pretty hot”, etc. If I’m not mistaken, the colours are as messed up as the OT, too.

As for Yoda, however different Yoda looked from the OT, the special effect was still well executed. He was there with Samuel and the others, and the mannerisms were top notch.

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TV’s Frink said:

Density said:

creepy puppet Yoda was an abortion

I don’t care if this is a technically accurate usage of the word as the dictionary definition goes…kindly fuck off.

Dude, you mock and harass everyone on this site all the time and you’re telling me to fuck off for using the word “abortion” appropriately? Now normally I don’t mind it, sometimes it’s even kind of funny, but this is more than a little hypocritical and ridiculous.

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IsanRido said:

Yes, it has gotten worse. The extra cartoon aliens, the Blu’s DNR, “pretty hot”, etc. If I’m not mistaken, the colours are as messed up as the OT, too.

As for Yoda, however different Yoda looked from the OT, the special effect was still well executed. He was there with Samuel and the others, and the mannerisms were top notch.

The colors of the blu-ray are very strange, with many parts of the film having a purple tint and others (especially the Tatooine scenes) being brown and desaturated, to the point that some gradients may be gone.

And yes, CPY was a decent effect, so I’m torn on how I feel about that.

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Density said:

TV’s Frink said:

Density said:

creepy puppet Yoda was an abortion

I don’t care if this is a technically accurate usage of the word as the dictionary definition goes…kindly fuck off.

Dude, you mock and harass everyone on this site all the time and you’re telling me to fuck off for using the word “abortion” appropriately? Now normally I don’t mind it, sometimes it’s even kind of funny, but this is more than a little hypocritical and ridiculous.

Isn’t he always? Frink is the prime example of a hypocrite.

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“Technically correct” does not equal “appropriate.”

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TV’s Frink said:

“Technically correct” does not equal “appropriate.”

So is your bizarre offense because you are so pro-life you take aimless umbrage at the mere homonymous invocation of the word “abortion,” or because you’re such a raging, misguided, attack-first-think-never SJW that you just assume “regressive” meaning to every utterance?

This one is truly puzzling.

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Darth Id said:

TV’s Frink said:

“Technically correct” does not equal “appropriate.”

So is your bizarre offense because you are so pro-life you take aimless umbrage at the mere homonymous invocation of the word “abortion,” or because you’re such a raging, misguided, attack-first-think-never SJW that you just assume “regressive” meaning to every utterance?

This one is truly puzzling.

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NeverarGreat said:
The colors of the blu-ray are very strange, with many parts of the film having a purple tint and others (especially the Tatooine scenes) being brown and desaturated, to the point that some gradients may be gone.

And then of course, the DVD has that ugly pink tint through the entire picture. It’s almost as if Lucas could never decide how the movies should look and kept experimenting on each release, viewers be damned.

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This is way off-topic (not to mention hea-vee) at this point, so I suppose my puzzlement will just have to remain unabated.

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Darth Id said:

This is way off-topic (not to mention hea-vee) at this point, so I suppose my puzzlement will just have to remain unabated.

You are an asshole AND a coward. Big shocker.