My preferred order is: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Backstroke of the West.
It would be ironic and somehow fitting if the originals were fully restored from the O-neg in glorious 4K and brought back into the spotlight, while the “superior” Special Editions were stuck at 2K resolution because of the limitations of the technology used at the time.
I’d love to see the SE’s 20 year reign of terror end as it fades away into just a curious footnote in film history.
Only other thing I've seen him in is Jumper.
Damn, his and Samuel L. Jackson's characters just never seem to get along...
Christensen's character in Jumper seemed just like Anakin from AOTC, if Anakin had remembered to take his medication. Reminded me of William Shatner or Tom Cruise... they seem to play the same character in everything they do, just with different names and circumstances.
The singular term should be "apprentix"
Like matrix and matrices.... apprentix and apprentices.
I wish they would have given us extended editions for all the movies. The scenes in Deathly Hallows Pt 1 between Harry and the Dursleys in particular should never have been cut.
Wow, so I didn't imagine this after all!
I remembered a "to be continued" at the end, but when I got my trilogy DVD set it wasn't there so I assumed my memory was faulty and I was just making it up.
This could be a cool alternate intro if it can be pulled off and not seem too contrived.
TV's Frink said:
This thing is never getting released.
I wish there was a way to deny you a copy once it is.
I wish that I could wish away my feelings...
Helloooooo, what have we here?
I believe this is page 576 of "Whose Castle is it Anyway?"
Wow, was that 5 years ago already?
Um, yeah... I have a hard time finishing projects that I start. I only had 1 kid when I started that... now I have 3. And I thought time to myself was hard to come by back then!
Anyway, this project has sort of evolved into more of a spoof movie. I'm much more skilled in the realm of foolishness than in serious projects. I still have lots of ideas and a little bit of finished material. I'm going with the premise that a space virus is spreading and causing irrational behavior, using mainly the 3 originals with a tad bit of prequel and a smidge of outside material, rearranging dialog and editing scenes into madness.
Obi-wan is determined to teach Luke the dark side but has a tendency to wander off without warning. Meanwhile the emperor has been wasting resources building a giant weapon capable of minor collateral damage. A certain someone from a certain other sci-fi classic will make a cameo.
I am still determined to finish SOMETHING eventually, but I don't want to get anyone's hopes up by guessing on a release date ballpark figure.
"Will he finish what he begins?"
We shall see, Yoda. We shall see...
boy, do I have a few surprises for you guys :-)
Aaaaaaaagh! (hides under table)
Sorry... I trust you man, that line just gave me flashbacks...
I can still hear that voice from the Special Edition trailer... "and a few new surprises" ...that's what got us into this mess in the first place. It was a trap! Soylent green is made of PEOPLE!
Anyway, please carry on... can't wait to see what you've done ;)
Great clip! It's nice to see that new canyon we've been hearing about in action; it really blends well with the original footage.
If Lucas was going to nitpick the framing of shots 17 years later, maybe he shouldn't have hired a director and just done it himself to begin with. That's disrespectful to Kershner's original vision of the film HE directed.
Fighting off tentacles will strengthen any friendship.
The line "He is just a boy. Obi-Wan can no longer help him." from Empire needs to be changed to "He is just a youngling"
This is a huge opportunity for Disney to gain respect from the fans, but I wouldn't hold my breath. (My body requires oxygen)
I think it's a mistake to give us any solid number of years.
All we need to know is.... it's later. No need to be specific.
If you think that the criticism of the prequels stems solely from a perceived lack of models and miniatures, then you need to go back and read the numerous threads devoted to their failings. The deal breaker for me was the blatant disregard for continuity with the OT and even among the PT films themselves. I have faith that the new films will at least respect the Originals.
Sigh, I think Jedi could have been more memorable (and stranger, for better or worse) had Lynch accepted the job... oh well...
I'd like to see a movie focused on those 2 Imperial dudes that have to stand apparently inside the cannon right next to the superlaser on the Death Star. I can just imagine one of them talking to his family back home on some distant world, trying to ease their concerns over the risks of his new assignment... hiding from everyone the truth about his romantic relationship with this other man that he's stationed with and the recent revelation that he's developed cancer from high levels of laser radiation exposure. The final moments of the film would show him and his partner embracing tightly as the Death Star crumbles all around them in slow motion while a Sarah Maclachlan song plays in some alien language.
I would watch this with much entusiasm, and would help in any way possible to see a final dubbed and subtitled version.
PUTTING HER WALKS THE PEACEFUL IS WILLING TO!
(I would also like to recommend, in addition to the Backstroke glossary, keeping a few of the gems from the Five-Star '97 Jedi SE DVD subtitles: Endor is the Fire Moon, Ackbar is Admiral Edbaby, etc...)
"Force Speed" is completely dependent on script requirements, not force ability.
For example, Obi-Wan can use it freely in the beginning of Phantom Menace to escape the droids on the Trade Federation ship, but during the fight with Maul at the end of the movie he is unable to use it because the script says he must be separated from Qui-Gon.
Kind of like in Attack of the Clones when Anakin says to shoot down Dooku, but they can't because they're out of rockets. The 12 or so laser guns on the ship had been disabled by the script at that point.
I'm pretty sure that the reason there's sound in space is for the benefit of the viewer. You know, to add excitement to the movie and all.
Now keeping Luke's last name as Skywalker with an "old wizard" called "Old Ben" Kenobi so close by when they're supposed to be hiding? Now that's pushing it. (I realize it wasn't originally quite like that until Empire and Jedi, but its an early example of Lucas' retconning without covering all his bases)
"I am NOT a committee!" was my favorite line in any Star Wars movie so far. I loved the witty bickering in ANH and ESB.
They belong in a museum!
So do you!