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#1377242
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Opinion: Return Of The Jedi is Very Underrated. Do You Agree?
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Hoop28 said:

I think ROTJ has some really strong moments, some of the best in the entire Trilogy in fact. But at the same time, it also has some of the weakest.

I agree with this assessment. The final space battle is simply wonderful, with some visuals that (IMHO) hold up really well even to this day. The speeder-bike chase was also pretty epic and really well done.

The Jabba plot at the start dragged a little at times and Boba’s demise was an anti-climax, but this opening section was otherwise ok with a good Rancor fight. I feel a little indifferent about McDiarmid’s emperor, although he was better here than in ROTS.

At the crappy end of the spectrum, what were they thinking with the ewoks… The whole battle of Endor plays out like a farce to me now, even though I enjoyed it when I was 8. I guess that’s what makes IV and V stand out for me: I enjoy them as much as an adult as I did as a child.

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#1374386
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NJVC Custom Blu-ray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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HighCaliber said:
PS. Anybody stuck at work wearing a mask due to COVID find themselves making Darth Vader breathing sounds and quoting his lines from the Original Trilogy, or is it just me?

It’s not just you!

I told one of my cheekier pupils that he could dispense with the pleasantries, and that I was here to put him back on schedule. 😉

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#1370781
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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JacobTheMoviePurist92 said:

Adywan I’m Looking Foward To The New Sequences With The B Wings And Are You Gonna Use The Intended “Into The Trap” Music Cue From The Soundtrack? In The Movie, The Music Has Been Edited And I Was Like “That Was Not What I Heard On The Soundtrack”.

I sense something: a presence I’ve not felt since…

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#1365353
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Star Wars GOUT DVDs - is it still worth buying them?
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I’ve had a quick look at the 3rd party prices on Amazon: if you want the GOUT new, the UK prices seem to be much lower than in the US. The UK GOUT is in letterbox format (non-anamorphic widescreen) like the USA GOUT, but will be PAL rather than NTSC. And as far as I know, the 2004SE discs (i.e. non-GOUT) in the 2006 UK release will always be in anamorphic widescreen; I don’t think the pan & scan option was ever available in the UK for these discs.

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#1365186
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Star Wars GOUT DVDs - is it still worth buying them?
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Having owned them since 2006, I would say it’s not worth splashing out on the GOUT DVDs these days if your main aim is to watch them. Back then when I still had a 22 inch CRT TV, the image was acceptable albeit a little disappointing. But on a 40 inch LCD TV (probably classed as rather small by today’s standards), the deficiencies of the GOUT are much harder to ignore. The resolution is pretty poor since these DVDs are non-anamorphic and there is plenty of motion-smearing.

But if you are a collector, then the GOUT is an important release and worth having.

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#1364838
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Conscious Release of Adrenaline?
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Tyrphanax said:

Maybe it’s like how I can close off my nose by flexing some muscle up there and not have to smell anything.

Very, very advantageous.

Just seen this thread resurrected by Salvador. While I have no knowledge of his or the OP’s condition, I can identify with Tyrphanax’s special power as quoted above. None of my family or friends are able to close off their nose like this; in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever come across anyone else who can until now… My friends think I’m making it up.

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#1363626
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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J0E said:

The only reason 4k83 wasn’t GOUT synced is TN1 wanted to use the original audio track on the release print because of how well preserved it was. There was no need to sync to GOUT for audio tracks. I don’t know why that prompted a conversation of whether or not we should jump ship to a new standard. And if someone wanted the 4k83 track synced to GOUT, they could do it. Not only that, but it would also break timing of a lot of our subtitles. IMHO it isn’t worth it, literally no one is going to notice a handful of frames.

I don’t think that’s the main reason. From what I have read in the other forum, the underlying reason that 4K83 wasn’t GOUT-synced was that TN1 wanted to preserve the entire film: not just the audio, but the actual frames too - even though there were only a couple of extra ones. IMHO, they have made the right call in the long term, provided that the leaders of other major projects are in agreement going forwards. But I take your point that in the short/medium term, it may be a lot of work for those involved in subtitles/audio tracks to convert everything to a new standard.

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#1363562
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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It’s a tricky one, but I agree with Hal9000 that looking forwards is key. If there’s (say) a 99% chance that all the frames have now been found from the various 4K prints and UHD/Disney+ editions AND everyone is on board with switching to the new sync format, then I think it’s a really good idea. It would be a nuisance for a short time for the audio people to convert GOUT-synced tracks to the new standard, but afterwards there would be a new “gold” standard for all projects going forwards. (And in the future, the old GOUT-synced tracks would still be available for “legacy” projects such as Harmy’s current DE v2.x editions.)

However, if new frames are going to continue to be discovered every couple of years (*) OR different groups are going to adopt different sync standards, then things will get terribly messy and we probably would be better off just sticking with the GOUT standard.

(*) It is extremely unlikely that there are any more frames out there to be found, according to Team Negative 1.