Awesome! Bonus points for the love theme!
If you want to grumble for serious things, be honest and just say that it wasn't fair to release special editions only
You've been making these pronouncements ALL YEAR about how everyone else in the world is supposed to speak and react about a movie. Is there any end to this?
I didn't say everything has to be updated. But many of those changes work well, and if you're not hyper-nostalgic you can notice that.
Why do you care if anybody notices anything? You've got the movie the way you like it, you can pop it in the player any time you want. What is this compulsion to lecture people like an unwanted Jehovah's Witness on the porch.
There have been plenty of conversions that are flat and pointless, they don't do them to look good.
Maybe that amazon reviewer is seeing the 2011 truncated greedo shoots for the first time, that version is still seeping into general awareness.
The wording seems vague, "original artwork" might just mean using the old poster. Content-wise, this could be great or some lame repackaging of the existing stuff.
Interesting to see them double down on the completely impossible nonsense that the Jabba scene was shot with the intention of putting stop-motion over the actor.
TV's Frink said:
Beats me, I've never seen it. But why would you think of that before Animal House or Blues Brothers? Or even Three Amigos or Coming to America?
He was at Universal studios promoting an american werewolf-themed Halloween attraction thing when this came up.
I really hope Landis is the way we find out.
The intro was weird, the TCM host introduces the movie as being part of a Telluride film festival retrospective (because that festival is going on now and Lucas did show the new version there in 2004). They give the usual production history/plot summary but never actually say the movie was changed, just that it's from 1971. It's extra creepy coming from the normally film history-conscious TCM.
Even if we're all gone and Dr. Zaius will be the only one to see it, I'm very glad this exists.
Ha, the whole thing is so dumb, only deep in the star wars cult world would it be anything but hilarious that they stuck a guy from the early 2000s into an 80s movie. Put some Limp Bizkit in there while you're at it.
This is very cool, poita! (THX, the flatbed, the whole thing)
Lucas stayed out of production on Empire for the most part,
Nope not at all.
Looks like variety used clips from trailers, I think documentaries and entertainment news coverage are allowed to use trailer clips without going through the clearance stuff.
Yeah, that "'80s materialism" thing has come up before, and there's plenty of movies where it's true, but I think it's been played up too much here. They live in the same house in the same neighborhood. The tennis rackets just means they play tennis together and are still active. Shit, the truck is a Toyota not a Porsche or something.
Lucasfilm would still physically have the negative and Interpositives, so we'd only have various bootleggy things which is what we have anyway.
Sounds like it was a great presentation. Now I wish I had gone.
We believe that being elitist about Star Wars, and wishing it remained a small, but obscure piece of work, is the wrong way to look at it. Star Wars is, and will be accessible to the people, and we hope to be a part in keeping that way.
What a bunch of bullshit.
The new numbers on the glass door of the store that THX visits are freakishly believable too.
Despecialized, for sure.
Coming from someone who only has about a year's experience with this website, and is therefore out of the loop regarding the history of the transition from negative1 to team_negative1, I also have noticed strange things relating to the team account's posts, especially within the last week or two. Lately the team account has been posting throughout numerous threads (mostly the ones relating to the OOT/SE discussion) saying things that are often baseless and extreme.
Yeah, now every post is like a stealth infomercial for the project.
It wouldn't cost millions, this is the same misinformation being spread around, except now it's one of our own members. Seriously?
I always assumed that if they ever did it, they wouldn't announce it at an event-type situation because there's so much negative baggage about the whole thing. It's like admitting the company policy has been so completely stupid since 1997. Which it is, but you're not supposed to say that right to the customer's face.
This whole ring theory thing has had a weird informercial vibe to me from the beginning.
Yub nub looks great. I think more than ever you can see the emotion on Han's face when Luke returns even though he's out of focus in the background.