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#1357894
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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CatBus said:

IIRC there are a few places where the heavy cropping has a significant impact on content. I think ESB is worst affected of the three films, and I think there’s one scene where Leia is cropped out of the image altogether. But as far as I know, nothing of that scale in Star Wars.

Do you know roughly which scene this is? Presumably she was already cropped out to some degree originally for her to disappear completely, unless the new cropping is considerable there.

Harmy - I don’t blame you for planning to keep the UHD cropping for the most part. It would be a near impossible job to reinstate a border seamlessly throughout each entire film. Thanks for the video update!

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#1352436
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<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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Seeing Star Wars for the first time at the age of 8, I recall wondering at the time how Darth Vader blew his nose… After Empire, rumours went round at school that he had tubes coming out of his nostrils and up to the top of his head, so that all the cr*p ended up there. God only knows why I still remember this!

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#1347550
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Best Performance in the Original Trilogy
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Plldwn: this is a great thread - thanks for starting it.

Reading all the responses has reaffirmed my belief that the acting in the OT was very high overall for films of this genre. My gut reaction to the initial question was Mark Hamill for reasons already stated: mainly his wide range of emotions and progression in character maturity throughout the trilogy. But there are others I would place alongside to whom I had not given much thought until now. I agree that Anthony Daniels as C3PO was a real standout, and not only for his perfect delivery. Despite the limitations of being hidden away inside the robotic suit, he managed to convey great expression in the way he walked and moved. His body language during the various exchanges with R2D2 in ANH and Solo in TESB brings the character to life. The imperial officers were also all well cast. I thought Michael Sheard (Admiral Ozzel) and Jonathan Glover (General Veers) were especially memorable, although their roles were arguably too small to qualify them for “best overall actor”.

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#1338633
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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I have similar views to the above. At school, ROTJ was commonly known as “Muppets in Space” due to some of the silliness in Jabba’s palace and the ewoks. The Leia/Luke twist felt contrived, and I hated Boba Fett’s demise by total fluke.

On the plus side, I thought the speeder bike scenes and final space battle were truly epic, and loved the visuals and atmosphere in the throne room.

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#1337953
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Help: looking for... Harmy's Return of the Jedi - 1.0?
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I’m guessing you’ve clicked on an advert for a Usenet subscription - there’s no need to sign up to one of those. Check this post for info on Usenet if you aren’t familiar with it.

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Guide-to-Downloading-Projects-from-Usenet/id/69476

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