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#1425509
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Rank The Indiana Jones Films
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I agree with a number of previous posters here on the order:

  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (10/10)
  2. The Last Crusade (9/10)
  3. The Temple of Doom (7/10)
  4. The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (6/10)

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”.

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#1424539
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HELP NEEDED! Can't burn ESB + ROTJ to BR disc!
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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:

  • .iso file (an archive format containing the video + audio)
  • .mds file (DVD format info for the corresponding iso)
  • .txt file (“readme” info)

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.

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#1418728
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Help: Looking for... Reivax DTV Capture of the 1997 Special Edition
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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.

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#1411468
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A thread for reporting any spam seen on the site
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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…

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#1411461
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A thread for reporting any spam seen on the site
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Hanky-panky, rumpy-pumpy and spam:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/escort-services-in-delhi-call-girls-in-delhi/id/83641
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/call-girls-in-mahipalpur-escort-service-in-mahipalpur/id/83642
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/escort-services-in-cp-call-girls-in-connaught-place/id/83643
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#1411260
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Harmy's STAR WARS Respecialized Edition '97 - AVCHD and MKV Released
Time

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.

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#1411248
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Guide to Downloading Projects from Usenet
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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.

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#1411071
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Which Vader vs. Luke Duel is Better?
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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.

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#1410273
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Unpacking the DEED archives - ERROR
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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:

  • One or more of the RAR parts are missing;
  • You accidentally entered the wrong password (ensure it is “harmyDEED”);
  • The Mac RAR unpacker doesn’t like these particular files for some reason (perhaps it doesn’t cope with multi-RAR archives such as these);
  • Your downloads are corrupt.

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.

Good luck!

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#1407456
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Last movie seen
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Clive Barker’s “Nightbreed” (1990).

Oh dear… I remember seeing adverts for the computer game back in the day, and wishing I was old enough to see the actual movie in the cinema. Little did I know what a steaming pile of pants it was. Dreadful in every way imaginable, although it was interesting to see David Cronenberg as an actor rather than a director.

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#1397997
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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The method outlined in Handuet’s “The Ultimate Introductory Guide” is by far the easiest way I know of to download Harmy’s work. I’m assuming this is what you have already tried. If you can’t get FRD to work, just copy & paste each link from the guide into your web browser and download the files manually, one at a time.