Luke’s scream as he falls after the duel with Vader is another 97SE atrocity, thankfully removed in all subsequent SEs.
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This thread has details of Harmy’s versions (the “Despecialized Editions”) with towne32’s colour correction for Star Wars v2.7, but not Adywan’s edits (look for “Revisited” threads).
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Yes, the RARs can be deleted if you are short of space on your hard disk. They are simply a convenient way of acquiring the movies but are not needed at all for playback.
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What’s wrong with Lando’s cape? Lando will forever be “da man”. His character is just one of the many reasons I love Empire so much. Billy Dee Williams absolutely nailed his performance.
The latest version of SW Despecialized is v2.7; the consensus seems to be that this has better colours than v2.5. Check the first post of this thread for a link to “The Ultimate Introductory Guide” which describes how it may be acquired.
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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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?
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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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That reminds me… Years ago, I bought the Aussi DVD release of AOTC since the UK version was cut. (From memory, I think it was mainly the fight between Jango and Obi-Wan which suffered: the headbutts were removed.)
Are the 2019SE UK releases of all the films fully uncut?
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Thanks for the update, ooJason!
Presumably the Blu-ray discs in these 3-disc sets are the 2019 remasters?
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”.
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Check the very first post of this thread.
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.
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.
Maybe it’s like how I can close off my nose by flexing some muscle up there and not have to smell anything.
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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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