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?
I’m sure Disney cares
Song of the South, Fantasia, the technical revisionism present on every classic animated film they’ve brought to Blu-Ray. Hiding classic live-action titles behind the Disney Movie Club firewall.
Need I go on?
Broom Kid said:
I’d put odds on the 16x9 blu-ray/digital cuts.
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?
Given the current organization of the site, sure this makes sense. But wasn’t it easier when there were fewer sub forums and we could just have fun in the random thoughts thread? I forgot it even existed until now!
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.
I thought the reorganization s was supposed to make things easier! #reunitethesubsubforums
Why are the Last Jedi discs in the ROTJ sleeve?
Broom Kid said:
Nobody even knows what the “goodies” are yet.
The only goodie I want is the original movies.
Broom Kid said:
But for 4K, it looks like they’re saying “you don’t HAVE to buy a box to get all the goodies. Just pick the movies you want.”
too bad I don’t care about any of the goodies being provided 😠
I might still be alive then 😉
Well he lied for 4 years about not being involved so I’ll take that with a grain of salt.
He probably wasn’t allowed to say he was involved.
TPM was one of the first movies to be (almost) fully CGI
Absolutely not true. It was shot on celluloid and made extensive use of practical effects and models, though you wouldn’t know it from the god-awful home-video transfers it’s received.
1917 is great, if not very difficult to watch.
Holy crap, I did Greedo
Who shot first?
(Late, i know)
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”
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.
This sounds rather fantastical, but it would be fun to give the film a second chance if true.
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.
Well it’s still useful as an aggregator so I don’t have to scour Amazon or a million boards.
At least the Ewoks didn’t blink 😃
I’ll push back on the “old transfers” bit but otherwise agree. A modern but faithful transfer is the way to go.
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.
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.