Sign In

Zombie84 media sighting!

Author
Time

Ars Technica has a pretty decent article on the possibility of restoring the original theatrical cut of "Star Wars" for the blu-ray release, along with the challenges inherent in the restoration.  The article includes extensive quotes from "The Secret History of Star Wars" author Michael Kaminski.

http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2010/05/star-wars.ars/

Author
Time

See, Adywan's ESB release is only a week old and I'm already plugging it! :p

The Secret History of Star Wars -- now available on Amazon.com!

"When George went back and put new creatures into the original Star Wars, I find that disturbing. It’s a revision of history. That bothers me."

--James Cameron, Entertainment Weekly, April 2010

Author
Time


I have an audio recording of a 70mm print and "you're lucky you don't taste very good" is there. What's oddly missing is the line "When we find Jabba the Hutt and that bounty hunter, we'll contact you" with no break in the music.

Anybody knows this "starmike" fellow, and can introduce him to hairy_hen ?

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

Author
Time

Interestingly, I found this thread during one of my daily google searches for "zombie sightings."

Author
Time

Darth Mallwalker said:

 


I have an audio recording of a 70mm print and "you're lucky you don't taste very good" is there. What's oddly missing is the line "When we find Jabba the Hutt and that bounty hunter, we'll contact you" with no break in the music.

Anybody knows this "starmike" fellow, and can introduce him to hairy_hen ?

 

I was about to post about this myself. Audio from the 70mm would be invaluable.

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

Author
Time

I've been waiting for a Zombie84 thread. I was trying to make my own media sighting by convincing my local library to buy a copy of Secret History a couple months ago, and this is what I got back:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a115/doubleofive/secrethistory.jpg

I figured they wouldn't find one, but they claim they found one at another library and couldn't get them to let them borrow it. I thought that was crazy.

Star Wars Revisited Wordpress / Facebook / Twitter

Star Wars Visual Comparisons WordPress / Twitter

Author
Time

"IT'S MINE!" said the other library.

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!

 

Author
Time

doubleofive said:

I've been waiting for a Zombie84 thread.

 http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/The-Secret-History-of-Star-Wars/topic/7679/

Darth Mallwalker said:

 


I have an audio recording of a 70mm print and "you're lucky you don't taste very good" is there. What's oddly missing is the line "When we find Jabba the Hutt and that bounty hunter, we'll contact you" with no break in the music.

Anybody knows this "starmike" fellow, and can introduce him to hairy_hen ?

 

 That guy should definitely be contacted!

 

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

Author
Time

msycamore said:

 That guy should definitely be contacted!

 

Hairy Hen is on it!

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

Author
Time

A very interesting article... thanks for sharing.  On the one hand, I'm happy to hear that an original hi-def version of Star Wars is possible.  On the other hand, I'm frustrated that LFL hasn't done one yet given their resources.

“It’s a lot of fun… it’s a lot of fun to watch Star Wars.” – Bill Moyers

Author
Time

Erikstormtrooper said:

Hairy Hen is on it!

That's great!

Hope he is willing to share it in some form, it would be amazing to finally hear it.

 

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

Author
Time

doubleofive said:

I've been waiting for a Zombie84 thread. I was trying to make my own media sighting by convincing my local library to buy a copy of Secret History a couple months ago, and this is what I got back:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a115/doubleofive/secrethistory.jpg

I figured they wouldn't find one, but they claim they found one at another library and couldn't get them to let them borrow it. I thought that was crazy.

 Ha, interesting. Appreciate the effort though! :)

If they have access to university libraries then Clemson University for sure has one. Apparently they don't do public loans?

The Secret History of Star Wars -- now available on Amazon.com!

"When George went back and put new creatures into the original Star Wars, I find that disturbing. It’s a revision of history. That bothers me."

--James Cameron, Entertainment Weekly, April 2010

Author
Time

Well, I signed up for the arstechnica site to try to contact this starmike fellow, but the site won't let anyone e-mail other users, and I can't PM him either because I'm still a n00b, apparently.  "We are sorry, but you are not authorised to use this feature. You may have just registered here and may need to participate more to be able to use this feature."

I haven't the patience to troll around a site I'm not familiar with to score brownie points in hopes of getting in touch with someone who may or may not have what he claims.  But I don't want to see this possibility slip out of reach, either.  Is anyone else here a member of that site and able to get in touch with him?  If he really does have an ESB 70mm recording, it would be a great resource for the OT community, and I would certainly try to do something with it if I could.

Oh, and nice article by the way, Zombie84.  ;)

Interestingly, I found this thread during one of my daily google searches for "zombie sightings."

lol

Author
Time

:(

A little desperate but maybe you can make a reply comment in the article, maybe he will catch it.

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

Author
Time

I'm a long time member of Ars Technica, and just found this site from the article there.   I've PM'd starmike, asking him to check in here, and if I get a reply I'll let you know.

Unfortunately, he only has a single post on that forum (he must have registered just to post in the comment thread), so I'm unsure if he'll read the PM quickly or at all.

Worth a shot though!

 

Author
Time

SkyMonkey, thanks so much! If you are successful, great things will come of this.

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?