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#1317189
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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yotsuya said:

Voss Caltrez said:

DominicCobb said:

I don’t agree with everything your saying but it is important to remember Flash Gordon. Star Wars, like old space opera serials, is supposed to be a never ending saga, where we know no matter what the heroes will always be there to save the dar. If the evil can be defeated for forever, that’s it’s not really never ending is it?

This gets back to the fact that I fully believe that many people just fundamentally did not want to see movies made set after ROTJ, whether they say so or not. Simply put, to make a story set after ROTJ, you needed to undo that ‘happily ever after’ victory. What made TFA and TLJ so great is that they didn’t just wantonly undo it, they gave a thematic reason for doing so that justified their addition to the story. TROS… not so much.

But Flash Gordon didn’t go on forever. There were three Flash Gordon serials, with each episode within each serial only being 12-15 minutes long. Even the OT is split up into “episodes,” each film is equal in story to one full Flash Gordon serial. Not to mention, there was a two year wait in between the film serials, not unlike the OT. However, in the ST’s case, there’s been a 30+ year wait. So having the same villain as all the others feels much different from 30 years ago is different than just bringing back the same one two years later.

Even though bringing back Palpatine makes sense of all the mysteries about Rey and Snoke? It is almost like that is what Abrams was thinking when he wrote TFA. And since Ian is still alive, how do we know that wasn’t one of Lucas’s ideas that they reused? It is the kind of move he would pull. Probably why I like it. And it is what they kept doing with Ming in Flash Gordon. It is what they keep doing with the Master in Doctor Who. He’s supposed to be dead and unable to regenerate, yet he keeps finding new ways to cheat death. I think we are up to 5 or 6 different ways at the present. So I really have no complaints about bringing back Palpatine once. It fits with the mythic origins of Star Wars.

Ian McDiarmid said once in an interview that Lucas told him personally many years ago that Palpi had died in ROTJ!😉

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#1301576
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Alien (1979): Ripley Does Dallas Edition (Extended)
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A few remarks from me.

  1. We don’t need to know about everything we don’t see.
    It’s pretty irrelevant why the cage is there.
    On the contrary when something remains in the dark, there is room for mystery and speculation.
    Hitchcock was a master in this discipline, or do you want to know why the birds became aggressive and why they suddenly calmed down again? 😉
  2. I do not believe that the alien is only keen on humans and has spared the cat, but that the cat could escape (see point 1 speculations).
  3. If you integrate the Dallas death scene, there are continuity flaws to Cameron’s “Aliens”!
    As a reminder: When the camera shots show the cocoons, Ripley tells Lieutenant Gorman that she’s never seen anything like this before!
  4. I don’t know if you have the technical skills, but it would be nice if someone could finally remove Ripley’s nosebleed before the fight with Ash! Because the nosebleed results from a previously shoted scene that was never used and fell under the cutting table!
    In contrast to the cage question of the cat, this scene makes no sense at all. Why does Ripley bleed out of her nose while talking to Ash?

Otherwise, I wish you a lot of interest in your work. 😃

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#1264292
Topic
Rogue One: * visual database * of shots not in the final cut
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Ronster said:

BandobrasTuk said:

Awesome List!
Thanks at all.
So sad that some YT-Clips are not available anymore.

I think I Have pretty much all of them If needed.

521MB

I’ve downloaded all available links from YT and Streamable, and I’m coming up with a buzz of 1,7 GB.

For downloading from Streamable, JDownloader doesn’t work.
I used YT-DLG.

The YT-Links from above for the commercials from Duracell, Nissan and Gilette are not available anymore, here are the new links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqcj0ASG1K8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1IyNluM49U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO5dP7ExbAg

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#1264119
Topic
Ewok Adventures Movies
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MattMahdi said:

I did a quick Google search (ewok adventure 720p) and found a page that offered a 720p version. Or claimed to.

Dimensions turned out to be 540x960.

Quality seems good but not the resolution we’re seeking.

No that’s not the source I’m talking about.
My source was 720x280, look at this specs:

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 8 frames
Muxing mode : Header stripping
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 1h 36mn
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Original display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Writing library : x264 core 130 r2273 b3065e6

There is also a german dubbed source in 1080p 16:9 but I never had it.

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#1262366
Topic
Star Wars: The Ford Awakens (Han Lives Edit)
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GeoMFilms said:

I like the idea. So far the edits are a little rough (didn’t see the BB8 wake up). Like han talking to Kylo…out of no where Chewie goes ape crazy and starts shooting haha! Or the first one where Rey and Finn go into the falcon. They talking to han and he’s in cockpit with big smile.

I know you can only use footage you have. The idea definitely good, but it’s gonna be hard to make it flow right.

Agree.