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The Pink Five Collection

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I got a decent copy of Pink Five a while back and included it as an easter egg on my latest SW bonus disc. Does anyone know where I can get Pink Five Strikes Back or Return of Pink Five? (The latter may have not finished production.)
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Thanks. I've seen those sites, but I was looking to download. Is there a way to do that from AtomFilms?
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It's possible to download the video from atomfilm, but you'll need software like WM Recorder to save the video stream as something more usuable.

edit: previous link removed. Why not Watch Pink Five at atomfilms.com
and/or Watch Pink Five Strikes Back at atomfilms and earn the filmakers some royalties instead.

And I have to say thanks for including Pink Five on your extras disks Rowman, it was after watching your easter egg that I sought out the sequel. I think they're both great and can't wait to see Return of Pink Five, whenever they finish it - love the salacious crumb 'i want to go to the toilet' scene in the trailer. Now if only there were DVD quality versions available...

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Originally posted by: RowManI got a decent copy of Pink Five a while back and included it as an easter egg on my latest SW bonus disc. Does anyone know where I can get Pink Five Strikes Back or Return of Pink Five?


I certainly hope not.

I'm flattered by the interest, believe me. But Lucasfilm and Atomfilms have the sole right to distribute the Pink Five films, in any form, whether for profit or not. They're rather serious about protecting that right.

_I_ can't distribute them, so my feelings when others do are rather... mixed.


Trey Stokes
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Thanks for clearing that up, Trey. I kind of figured that something like that was going on. I was a bit wary of including Pink Five on the bonus disc I made thinking it may soon get a DVD release, but it truly is a classic and one of the best SW fan films ever, so I split it down the middle and kept it hidden on the menu. I have no intention of releasing Strikes Back or Return. I really only wanted to see a decent copy.

If the inclusion of Pink Five is a super problem, I will either never mention its availability as an easter egg again or completely remove it from my bonus disc at your request.

Fantastic work! Kudos to you all and a special "Hi" to dear Amy.
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Was anybody able to catch (and download) the Hi-Def version of "Pink 5" that was offered on AtomFilms' download-platform Maven a while ago?
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Atomfilms do what now? Thats annoying, I missed that. Didn't know they did hi-def. Where can I find out more? Any idea if that was just a one off, or do they do for other content too?

Its a shame they don't commercially release some of their films as compilation DVD's, as streaming video just doesn't do many of them justice. I would also hope any commercial release would see a share of the profits going to the filmakers, like Trey and Amy, who deserve more than just fan adoration for their hard work. I found more entertainment value watching Pink Five and Pink Five Stirkes Back than the enitre 6 hours plus of star wars prequel. And more rewatch value too. Flattery enough yet, Trey?
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Originally posted by: s7en
Flattery enough yet, Trey?


It's a very good start, I'll say that.

Seriously, of course it's flattering that people like our stuff and are even willing to hack copies of it for their own. How could it not be? I don't really want to tell anyone not to do it. Though I'll say I'd prefer they didn't.

There's a lot of misinformation and/or misunderstanding about how the whole Star Wars/Lucasfilm/Atomfilms thing works, so let me explain it that way.

All Atomfilms contestants whose films are picked as finalists - not just the eventual award winners, I mean every film that's in the contest to begin with - have to sign a big ol' contract with Atomfilms/Lucasfilm to seal the deal. The contract's about ten pages long, plus there's a whole lot of other paperwork that also has to be submitted - an official copyright application filed with the US government, signed releases for every bit of music, every actor, and so on and so on. Same goes for Gangsta Rap or Jedi Hunter and the rest, we all signed the same deal.

What it adds up to is that Atomfilms and Lucasfilm have sole distribution rights to the films, in any media. And with all that paperwork already in hand, if they decide to release a DVD or do a TV sale or anything else they might think of, they're all set to do it. So far they simply haven't, and that's entirely Lucasfilm's call. Doesn't mean they won't do it sometime in the future, tho.

Because of all that, distributing copies of Pink Five or any other Atomfilms finalist is exactly as illegal as distributing copies of Revenge of the Sith. Believe it or not. While I don't personally know of any cases where they've really dropped the hammer on somebody, I know they've sent a few strongly-worded emails when they've spotted unlicensed copies of Pink Five online. That was enough to convince the websites to remove the files, so it ended there.

But in the meantime, all Atomfilms finalists get royalties based on the number of downloads their film gets. The royalties aren't paying my mortgage or anything, but it's certainly better than nothing at all.

So... if you'd really like to see Amy and me get some compensation for making those movies, you'll help us make sure they're only available on Atomfilms, and watch them there. A lot.



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Thanks for the interesting info Trey, I was wondering how it all worked. And its good to hear you guys gets something from every film watchedon the site. I wasn't aware of that. And with that I'll remove the Rapidshare link from my previous post, and go watch more movies from the atomfilms site
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Originally posted by: s7en
Atomfilms do what now? Thats annoying, I missed that. Didn't know they did hi-def. Where can I find out more? Any idea if that was just a one off, or do they do for other content too?


They do that regularly for 3 selected films, once a week (HERE). I read about it on the "Pink 5" produsction-blog (Right HERE about in the middle).





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If only they could do Return of the Ewok in Hi-def, though the source material wouldn't allow it. Oh well...
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I don't think it's an issue of the source material - I suspect it's more to do with getting permission from Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, etc.

"Hi-def" is a bit of a misnomer - what it really means is that the films are HIGHER-def than if you watch them on the Atomfilms site. Maybe a few of the films are actually Hi-def, but Pink Five certainly wasn't one of them, it's plain old NTSC.
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I'm not sure about this one, though. Warwick Davis claims he is the only one with a copy, and it is a VHS of it from 1982. And if you've seen the footage they did post of it on the OS, you've seen the quality of the footage. The OS even says that what they have from his tape is the best quality.
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i'd pay money for an official lfl licensed version of pink five trilogy on dvd, which would be awesome if they could include behind the scenes stuff, and an audio commentary by amy and trey. Who at lucasfilms do you need to contact to have this done, or request. A petition would be useless because we know, how george listens to petitions from the fans by not releasing the original versions of the trilogy and publicly making fun of said fans biting the hand that feeds him.

“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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Originally posted by: Adamwankenobi
I'm not sure about this one, though. Warwick Davis claims he is the only one with a copy, and it is a VHS of it from 1982. And if you've seen the footage they did post of it on the OS, you've seen the quality of the footage. The OS even says that what they have from his tape is the best quality.


Just because he's the only one with a copy doesn't mean that the source materials don't exist anymore. I'm positive they do, as evidenced by the Wicket/Boba Fett footage that's in the easter egg on the official DVD set. Warwick's VHS isn't the source material, the 35mm film is. And you could most definitely create a hi-def master from that, if one were given access to it.

I used to be very active on this forum. I’m not really anymore. Hi everybody. You’re all awesome. Keep up the good work.

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I've heard that the original, and I think it was actually, 16mm film it was shot on by David Tomblin, was lost.
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Originally posted by: Adamwankenobi
I've heard that the original, and I think it was actually, 16mm film it was shot on by David Tomblin, was lost.


Oh. Well then, just shut me up!

I used to be very active on this forum. I’m not really anymore. Hi everybody. You’re all awesome. Keep up the good work.

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who know if it does or not, they have not even bothered to look in the archives for it. i bet you anything it's with the dalies for return of the jedi. According to the guys who produced the star wars doc for the official dvd they stumbled onto the motherlode, tons of behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes, dailies etc. that have never been released and george would prefer were forgotten and we would'nt ask for them. besides the fact that call sheets, stroyboards, scripts, deleted scens and the like were supposed to show up on hyperspace and never have those rippoff artists lied again.

“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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Originally posted by: Adamwankenobi
I've heard that the original, and I think it was actually, 16mm film it was shot on by David Tomblin, was lost.


"Lost"*

*translation: "In the Lucasfilm vault in a clearly marked box."
We don't have enough road to get up to 88.
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Originally posted by: ReverendBeastly
Originally posted by: Adamwankenobi
I'm not sure about this one, though. Warwick Davis claims he is the only one with a copy, and it is a VHS of it from 1982. And if you've seen the footage they did post of it on the OS, you've seen the quality of the footage. The OS even says that what they have from his tape is the best quality.


Just because he's the only one with a copy doesn't mean that the source materials don't exist anymore. I'm positive they do, as evidenced by the Wicket/Boba Fett footage that's in the easter egg on the official DVD set. Warwick's VHS isn't the source material, the 35mm film is. And you could most definitely create a hi-def master from that, if one were given access to it.


WHERE IS THE EASTER EGG ???

"I'VE GROWN TIRED OF ASKING, SO THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME..."
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The easter egg on the DVD boxset is on the Bonus materials disc. Go to "video games and still galleries" The menu looks like the interior of the Millenium Falcon. Enter "1138" on your remote, and it will highlight a box on the floor and then it should start. It has some bloopers, and other stuff. Then it will have the DVD credits. I think that is how it should work.
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IMHO, it would be Great if LFL and GL agreed to add all 3 Pink Five Shorts to there Next (2006/2007??) Box Mega Set of the Saga DVDs! 12 DVDs + 1 Colored Pink with just the Number "5" on it!
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