“Intact” is a bit of a stretch…
Speaking of small details, does anyone still know what the intercom voice says here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKs0iI68Rx8&t=30s
I have some idea but I still don’t know for sure what he says.
“Media Squad, prep your team and check any power (powdered?) supplies.”
Maybe. The sounds change based on what I’m expecting to hear.
That’s a tough one. I couldn’t make out anything at first, but now think NeverarGreat is very close.
But another time I misheard something from the OT is when Luke receives the vision of his friends being tortured on Cloud City I always thought Yoda responded to Luke’s question of whether they will die with “If you go to see”, only to realize through subtitles he said “Difficult to see”.
That reminds me of Yoda’s following line: “Always in motion is the future.”
For many years, I thought he said, “Always emotion is the future.”
A quick Google search reveals that this has caught out a number of other people.
However, Google finds no instances of “modern class” for Lando’s “among the clouds” (see my post higher up the page). I seem to be the only one caught out by that one.
That’s how it was originally in 1980. Only half of the set inside the star destroyer was built and it was mirrored to make it appear complete. The SE used CGI to put the insignia back to the correct side, but otherwise the scene was still mirrored.
Speaking of misheard lines, this one springs to mind from TESB:
“You truly belong here with us among the clouds,” said by Lando to Leia in Cloud City.
It wasn’t until relatively recently that I read the “among the clouds” on subtitles somewhere. For over 30 years, I thought he said, “You truly belong here with us modern class.”
Anyone else caught out by this? Link here:
Tea, coffee and spam:
Spam, balls, bollocks and spam:
Spam and cheese toasties:
That brings back happy memories… I imprinted on the December 1988 ITV broadcast of TESB (the first film my family ever recorded on our new VCR) and only realised many years later that it had been slightly cut so the ads would fit (grrr). One scene which surprised me when I eventually watched the official VHS tape was the end of a conversation on Hoth between C3PO and Leia, followed by a line from C3PO to R2D2, regarding whether Luke was alright. I think some witty remarks Han made about C3PO on the Falcon had also been cut in the TV broadcast.
I agree with a number of previous posters here on the order:
In my opinion, Raiders is one of the most perfect films made for its time. The plot, pacing, music, casting, acting, screenplay, special effects… Everything just works beautifully, resulting in film I never grow tired of (like Empire).
Doom has its moments, but a little too much slapstick in places given how dark it is elsewhere. The tone feels inconsistent as others have pointed out. Kate Capshaw’s incessant screaming can also be quite annoying.
Crusade is a rollercoaster of a film, almost up to the level of Raiders in my book. It successfully recreates all the excitement and wonder of the original, without including the annoying features of Doom. And Alison Doody… My oh my…
I’ve only seen Skull once (at the cinema) and my rather vague recollection is “meh”.
I got my AVCHDs 4 or 5 years ago via older links in a previous version of the Ultimate Introductory Guide. The SW rars extracted as you described. For the other two films, the rars extracted to a folder (e.g. ESB_v2.0_AVCHD) with the following:
Hopefully, the newer links in the Guide gave you the same files?
If you have a PC, get hold of the free ImgBurn software for burning DVDs. Load the .iso file into “ImgBurn”, and it will automatically pick up the .mds file too and use the correct settings to burn the movie to DVD.
What you mustn’t do is burn the ESB_v2.0_AVCHD folder to DVD as a normal folder: this would just produce a data disc which cannot be read by a DVD player.
Yes: see the first post in this thread for a link to HanDuet’s TUIG. Among the options for download are NTSC DVD5 versions of all three OT films. On a PC, ImgBurn (freeware) is probably the easiest way to burn the projects to DVD.
It appears to be on Usenet: search for “reivax” on nzbking.com and look at the last two results. The “free-usenet.com” news server has ceased to be, sadly. Unless you know of a good alternative to this (please let me know if so!) or you already have a Usenet account somewhere else, you’ll need to sign up to a free trial with one of the many providers.
“Bellen”(d) and spam:
(Means “dial” in Dutch apparently.)
None of these bellends have any sense of style or irony. If I were a spammer, I would give myself a recognisable cartoon name and matching avatar that had blatantly nothing to do with Star Wars, and stuff this very “spam thread” with more random cack than anybody could ever bother to wade through.
Erm… Hang on…
Hanky-panky, rumpy-pumpy and spam:
The thread you mentioned in your post is the right one. Go to the very first post of that thread and click on the link in line 6 to get to HanDuet’s “The Ultimate Introductory Guide”.
All the details you need are there. Section 3, Step 7 of the guide is the most important bit as far as the actual Mega links are concerned.
I haven’t been on Usenet for ages and hadn’t realised free-usenet.com was down… Thanks for alerting me! It looks like it disappeared in early December according to a forum on Reddit.
While there are plenty of free trials around from the major Usenet providers, a quick online search hasn’t revealed anything that is permanently free (albeit slow) like free-usenet.com was. If anyone knows of a similar Usenet server, please either respond to this thread or let me know by PM and I shall update my guide.
Parables, allegories and spam:
There is an older 1080p reconstruction of ESB 1997 from Adywan. From memory, it is mostly accurate apart from the Falcon cockpit shots which are zoomed in as seen in the 2004 and later SE. Note that the Hoth scenes are very, very white in this version - hardly a hint of blue anywhere.
I prefer the ESB duel all the way, both for choreography and story. I love the 3-act nature of it: (i) the initial meeting and ominous words from Vader; (ii) the oppressive atmosphere as Vader surprises Luke on the lower level, this time remaining silent while completely overpowering him with the Force - the music in that scene is intense; (iii) the final fight on the ledge and big reveal. The acting from Hamill when he learns the truth is incredible; his reaction still sends shivers down my spine.
I am assuming that by “instructions”, you are referring to HanDuet’s “The Ultimate Introductory Guide” for obtaining Harmy’s DEEDs.
I can only think of four possibilities:
The first two are easy enough to check. Afterwards, I would try another RAR unpacker for your MAC, or copy the files to a PC and try either 7Zip or WinRAR. I have used the former successfully. Failing that, I suspect you’ll need to download the RAR files again. Keep the original downloads and compare their checksums with your new downloads so you can see which RAR parts might be the problem. A good, free program for this is “MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility” by a chap called Raymond.