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#1317911
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Rumor: COUNTDOWN to The Rise of Skywalker EXTENDED CUT - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Dat_SW_Guy said:

Force-Abel said:

On the coming novelization of ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’, by author Rae Carson:-

“just gonna shamelessly take this moment to mention that if the #TheRiseOfSkywalker film included everything in the novelization, it would definitely be at least 3 hours long”

^ https://twitter.com/raecarson/status/1212810807009873926
 

The book will be available from March 3rd - https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Skywalker-Expanded-Star-Wars/dp/0593128400

That tweet kind-of confirms the reddit leaks in regards to the insider speaking about how Disney screwed up JJ’s original 3-hour cut. Then again, it’s a rumour.

No it doesn’t… novelizations don’t always follow movies to a T. Why else would they exist?
And the fact that scenes were cut doesn’t confirm Disney screwed over J.J. All movies are edited and have scenes cut.

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#1317540
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Aspect Ratios of Original Trilogies
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ChainsawAsh said:

4K80 doesn’t exist yet.

And you do realize that the difference between 2.35:1 and 2.39:1 is basically unnoticeable, right?

That and, further, the fact that film projection was sufficiently imprecise that there’s no point trying to match the theatrical aspect ratio precisely. I say the same thing when people complain about 1.85:1 movies being released on Blu in 1.78:1. Nothing revealed by the slightly opened matte that thousands didn’t see in the theater. Well within what DPs protect for.

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#1313770
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Yes some of the effects are dated. Doesn’t mean they look bad or that the ‘97 cartoon effects look better.

ROTJ space battle effects look very dated. They are still among the BEST special effects EVER.

And I think they look better even than the sequel trilogy effects. I prefer the look of real ships, even if the motion is a little wonky, to the slick but artificial look of the CGI effects in the later films.

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#1313634
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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A more detailed review:

It was entertaining. I thought Ben’s redemption was kind of lame and predictable. None of what i think was supposed to have emotional power did much for me. The kiss was lame. The Emperor was lame. But it was a fun adventure

There’s a place for movies that are merely entertaining. But Star Wars should be more.

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#1310775
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Fang Zei said:

DrDre said:

Fang Zei said:

DrDre said:

Jedi Master Skywalker said:

https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1204960815821946880?s=21

JJ is on our sides

That’s good to hear, and I respect him for being open about his views in this matter, but he sadly also confirms the OOT will not be released for reasons even he doesn’t understand.

As far as he knows.

This is pretty major imo. We have the director of 2/3 of the ST saying on camera in a sit-down interview that he doesn’t understand why the unaltered versions haven’t been restored to modern quality. The most we’d gotten from him prior was casually mentioning he’d shown his kids the original versions in a written interview several years ago (whether this was the GOUT or Harmy is unclear).

Rian hasn’t brought up the subject at all to my knowledge since he was hired by LFL back in 2014, although he did jokingly refer to the SE as “the cartoon version” on twitter the week the bd’s came out back in 2011.

I think, it goes a little bit beyond, as far as he knows. He literally states, he asked about the OOT, and was told a release wasn’t possible. So, I think it’s almost certain the OOT will not be included in the physical release of the 4K versions next year. In this respect it’s also important to note, that the new 4K master was done under the supervision of Lucas before the sale of LFM, making it even less likely the OOT will be restored, as this will be an archive release, not a new restoration by Disney. The release of the OOT is becoming less likely with every year that passes, and with physical media becoming extinct, next year will likely be the last opportunity for such a release, as the SE will forever remain the available versions on streaming services. I just don’t see it happening next year, and so I don’t see it happening at all, sadly.

Those are all valid points, but I’d say the physical 4k release will sell in significantly higher numbers if an unaltered restoration is included, especially since anyone with a D+ subscription can now stream the 4k hdr SE anytime they’d like.

Except that contradicts the nearly concrete evidence Abrams just gave us it ain’t happening.

I admire your optimism on the matter, but at this point you need to lower your expectations, sadly.

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#1310438
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Last movie seen
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DuracellEnergizer said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Though I’m a Christian, I’m not a big fan of most Bible-based films; most seem made to reinforce fundagelical dogma, at least to my cynical eye. But I absolutely loved The Last Temptation of Christ. I’d really like to get my hands on the novel one of these days.

I, too, am a Christian. But I suspect even an ardent non-believer would be moved by the movie if he approached it with an open mind.

Ironic thing is most of the film’s detractors have been believers.

Well, they say they are. Someone who truly is a believer in Christ and His ministry would have a much more open mind.

They can’t stomach the notion that God the Son struggled with doubt and lust and other human foibles and could’ve succumbed to them. Their “plain, straightfoward” reading of the Bible doesn’t allow for anything but a perfectly perfect Jesus.

Frankly, I think these people worship the Bible (especially the King James Version) more than Jesus.

Long Live the Queen!

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#1310300
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DuracellEnergizer said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Though I’m a Christian, I’m not a big fan of most Bible-based films; most seem made to reinforce fundagelical dogma, at least to my cynical eye. But I absolutely loved The Last Temptation of Christ. I’d really like to get my hands on the novel one of these days.

I, too, am a Christian. But I suspect even an ardent non-believer would be moved by the movie if he approached it with an open mind.

Ironic thing is most of the film’s detractors have been believers.

Well, they say they are. Someone who truly is a believer in Christ and His ministry would have a much more open mind.

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#1310204
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Last movie seen
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Though I’m a Christian, I’m not a big fan of most Bible-based films; most seem made to reinforce fundagelical dogma, at least to my cynical eye. But I absolutely loved The Last Temptation of Christ. I’d really like to get my hands on the novel one of these days.

I, too, am a Christian. But I suspect even an ardent non-believer would be moved by the movie if he approached it with an open mind.