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#1325428
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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Encouraged that Disney is willing to acknowledge 20th Century Fox in the billing, especially considering the recent renaming of the studio. Glad that marque won’t be erased from film history.

Though I assume these are now wholly in the “possession” of LF? As in, did Disney move OT distribution rights over to LF division (or solely Buena Vista) after the acquisition, or is Fox still involved in some way?

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#1325355
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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crissrudd4554 said:

Broom Kid said:

I’d put odds on the 16x9 blu-ray/digital cuts.

This^

Someone needs to start buying ad time on cable movie networks to advocate for OAR presentations. In an age with such affordable, massive TVs, there’s no excuse anymore. Not that there was ever a legitimate excuse for pan and scan…

An aside, are 16x9 presentations of anamorphic widescreen films even pan and scan, or do they just assume they’re protected for TV broadcast and crop them?

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#1325030
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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BrightestDayFan2814 said:

Lets Hope That The Skywalker Saga Include Original Theatrical Versions Of Star Wars Episodes 4, 5, & 6, Because National Film Registry of The Library of Congress Might Have Star Wars 35mm Prints, Academy Film Archive Might Have Star Wars 35mm Prints Too, Since Original Camera Negative pieces removed for the CG-enhanced shots are no doubt in storage. Does it make any sense that they could restore 35mm Interpositive Of Star Wars In 4k Resolution?

It’s not a question of whether they can. It’s a question of whether they care.

But yes, I’m sure an interpositive—or even separation master—transfer could look very good, and it would take minimal effort from LF… The existence of all the prints you mention probably has no bearing on the possibility of releasing the OUT.

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#1317911
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Rumor: COUNTDOWN to 'The Rise of Skywalker' - EXTENDED CUT...
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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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Info: 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
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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.