Tea, coffee and spam:
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.
Spam & jam roly-poly:
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.
I have the UK GOUT DVDs from 2006. They are in PAL letterbox format, i.e. non-anamorphic widescreen. I am not aware of a fullscreen release of the GOUT.
Just a warning about the above link. While it does lead to a Jar Jar lollipop, the webpage is riddled with pop-ups which locked up Safari on my iPhone.
Once you’ve downloaded all the RAR files individually into the same directory, open the first one (which should end in something like “part01.rar”) into a suitable extractor program such as 7zip for Windows. The extractor will then automatically deal with the other RAR files when extracting the files you need.
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.
It’s a mistake in the original 1977 special effects; the lightsaber editing was quite sloppy. So yes, it’s supposed to be in 4K77, given that this is a scan of the original film.