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#1052684
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How did you first see the Star Wars films?
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Here are some pics of the newspaper pull out for Revenge of the Jedi in Yuma, AZ in May 1982.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qbyptpwdald856g/DSCN0803.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4w4h5kr3qz2ls9s/DSCN0804.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jz3fvivke5r34jx/DSCN0805.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gd31cvifgxl4pw3/DSCN0806.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/raalyrfgb98o5ih/DSCN0807.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0tnwull8ey7ye1b/DSCN0808.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ihlowb3vkrgf2x2/DSCN0809.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fmh851jm90aso6k/DSCN0812.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1d7u2scqxd4s0c3/DSCN0813.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/817dokl3hfab8dk/DSCN0814.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hkdwojyjyi4s6he/DSCN0815.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ygmvb0k9omlxxiu/DSCN0816.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m3xl5s9vrvb58dq/DSCN0817.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j81y7slaqspr70m/DSCN0818.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/aebu19m0dkw4if1/DSCN0819.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mq21wxnhyhdi2ce/DSCN0820.JPG?dl=0

That’s about all of them.

One came out blurry, I have to retake the photo of it.

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#1052657
Topic
How did you first see the Star Wars films?
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I don’t recall when I saw A New Hope or Empire Strike Back, as I was too young to remember, but I remember going to see Revenge of the Jedi, as I saw the trailers on TV for it. So, in 1983, I was 12 yrs. old. I went to the theater in Yuma, AZ, where they filmed the Jabba’s sail barge/ Sarlaac Pit just outside of town in the sand dunes.

I finally got my ticket for Return of the Jedi, so while I’m sitting there about to watch the movie, they were having trivia contests, asking people about certain things in the first 2 films, and if you got it right, you got special toys and gifts from Lucasfilm. I was never called, but people in the front were. I did get to see some of the toys after the movie, as people walked out looking at them, and a nice little entourage following them, me being one of them.

So, while I was watching the film, it came to the unmasking of Vader, I was so scared to watch, as I peeked through my fingers, as I covered my eyes with my hands. I saw Luke lift Vader’s helmet and when I saw him, I dropped my hands, as I wasn’t scared anymore. It’s a memory I remember vividly, I will never forget going to see it. I loved the special effects in the movie, they were incredible, and I had never seen anything like that before, like the speeder chase, it was unbelievable.

Since I lived there in Yuma, AZ. I collected a really cool newspaper pull out in 1982, while they were filming out in the desert. It says on the front page Revenge of the Jedi, and it’s really old, but I have it to this day. In the newspaper, it has some pictures of Jabba’s sail barge and the actors behind the scenes. The newspaper journalist asking George Lucas questions about the sequels and prequels, and stuff like that. It also has advertisements for Atari games and McDonalds. The funny thing about those, is that the prices are super low. It’s a really interesting read, but, this is my memory of going to see Return of the Jedi.

I might put some images up this weekend, so you all can see it. I have to go for now, be back later.

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#1050842
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Who thinks Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt and Vader will appear in this?

I think the real reason that Han Solo has such an attachment with the Falcon, is because he lost friends near to him on that ship.

I hope the Falcon looks a little different, as he made a lot of modifications to that ship. I pray they get that right. I see the cockpit inside looks different, that’s good.

I also hope that from day one, the Falcon still has hyperdrive issues and just shuts down all the time. I can see Woody asking Han, “You still haven’t fixed that thing?”

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#1050414
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Most pointless SE change?
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psychic squidward said:

I say it was the removal of the wolf guy, the SE color saturations, and CGI jabba. Jabba is here because we were supposed to build up suspense to see what jabba looked like in ROTJ but the surprise had to be ruined, right george?

build up suspense? Since 1983, everybody has seen Jabba and knows what he looks like. If you’re talking about new audiences that haven’t seen Star Wars ever, then yes, he ruined the surprise. I liked the scene, due to the fact, it showed that Han Solo was in dire need of money, and this charter was going to set him straight with Jabba. When things went south and Luke mentioned the princess had money and the reward would be more well than you can imagine, he took the chance, because he knew he would never be able to go anywhere without somebody recognizing him and collecting the bounty he had on his head.

That deleted scene incorporated back into the film, was important for us viewers old and new to know he had to do what he had to do for the money, regardless if that wasn’t really who he was. We knew Jabba would put a price on his head, if he didn’t deliver the money. Solo was asking for a little time, that’s what he got.

He didn’t take the money to Jabba after the awards ceremony is because the Empire was looking for the Falcon and everyone knew Captain Solo was the pilot, so the Empire already had a bounty out for him during the Battle of Yavin, and Jabba would have just captured him after he delivered his money to the gangster, and he would have turned him in to the Empire and collected another large sum of money.

As far as a SE pointless change. I always hated the, “Alert my Star Destroyer to prepare for my arrival.” It wasn’t needed and took us away from the Falcon as it was trying to escape Bespin. I wanted to see the original, in fact, I wanted to see the extended Lando and Luke scene atop the Falcon. Mark Hamill broke his thumb I think, or something like that.

This is the scene I’m referring too
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i9rovowbnnp0m8i/Lando Luke Falcon.bmp?dl=0

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#1046398
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Star Wars Deleted Scenes - Reincorporated?
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I would like to be a part of this team to clean up anything related to the deleted scenes. I would love to see these scenes reincorporated into the film. Yes, it slows down the pacing of the film, and most of them are unnecessary, but, in a way, they are part of that universe. Just look at Biggs with his cape. I seem to remember a certain Director wearing one in another Star Wars film recently released.

I had the privilege of meeting Garrick Hagon, I took a picture with him and got his autograph, he’s a really nice guy, and I asked him questions about those deleted scenes. He basically said the same things, like he did in that one documentary. I have a photo with him, if anyone doesn’t believe me. I also met Anthony Forrest, aka Fixer, he had some stories too. I got a picture with him as well.

I can’t wait to see what deleted scenes there are for Rogue One, of course, we won’t see all of them, that’s for sure.

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#1041029
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6 film trilogy "Faces" Covers
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I would not show the second eye, as that is what the originals look like.

I like the covers, but for

TPM, definitely keep Darth Maul, but I would use a Naboo starfighter or maybe the queen’s ship. (EDIT) now that I think about it, maybe use Darth Maul’s ship. One of the three is fine.

AOTC, I would keep Fett, but I would use the battle of Geonosis to match the Hoth battle on TESB.

ROTS, I would use the Emperor or maybe even Anakin for the face, and I would keep the lightsaber fight between Anakin and Obi-wan, just like the ROTJ original with Vader and Luke.

This way, the themes match.

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#995613
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HI-Res Poster Art
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Thanks Willrow-Hood, I just noticed one mistake on the RotS poster, Mon Mothma is quite happy for a film that is supposed to be sad, I need to change that. I want to work with the color palette on that poster as well, maybe even swap out the duel with a better picture of the duel with better colors.

I’m like George, I’m never happy with my work and try and improve on it constantly. I have a family and work, so it makes it very hard to put just a few minutes a day on it.

Edit: I forgot to add the droids. I’m going to put Grievous on the Attack of the Clones poster, then shift a few characters around on the ROTS poster and maybe see if I can add the Emperor as well.

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#994990
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HI-Res Poster Art
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I have been working on this for awhile, a long while. I wanted to capture the 1997 SE Drew Struzan poster feel that he did for the original Trilogy, but for the Prequels. I did many versions of this, but today, I’m going to reveal what I have done so far. I need input as to what I should do, what I should delete, and what I should keep. Like I said, I have been improving on this multiple times. I need to know what I can do to fix it.

Personally, I don’t like how the Episode III Revenge of the Sith poster turned out. I can’t figure out what is wrong with it or even how to fix it. I have also accounted for Star Wars Rogue One and wanted to hint at that film as well.

Let me know what you think.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p62qojw70fl2qvj/The Prequel Trilogy SE Change 2.bmp?dl=0

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#978781
Topic
Most pointless SE change?
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I didn’t get a few changes that George decided to change, for instance…

o The Ben Kenobi scream - First it sounded like an elephant, but it sounded more scarier, then in 1997 SE, it was like a whistle, lol. Then they changed it yet again in the dvd release in 2004.

o The Luke falling down the shaft scream or no scream? It’s clear he didn’t want to add that in the first place, but maybe he ran out of money and just said screw it, but in 1997, he added the Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Which sounded a bit ridiculous, but then in the 2004 dvd release, it disappeared.

This leads me to believe his employees must have said this doesn’t look or sound right, do you want to change this George? Yeah, just come up with something.

o I wish he would have made the Ewoks more ferocious and started chewing on the stormtroopers and made it more scarier. The stormtroopers would be running in horror and scared. They look harmless, but make them mad and you have a Wolverine/Tasmanian Devil on your hands.

With just about everyone wearing a helmet, a mask, or a suit, you can always go and change those things that you dislike about the film. You can add scenes to make the film better. As long as it doesn’t contain any scenes with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher or Harrison Ford.

One of those scenes I would reshoot is the Wampa breaking in scene on Hoth. I understand why it was cut, it was a horrible suit to begin with, but also, the pace of the film. I still would like to see it reshot.

I’m not a purist, but I think some things should be changed, NOT everything, just a few things, and keep some of the older scenes of the Original film. I know if it’s not broken don’t mess with it, but I prefer to make the changes.

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#971558
Topic
4 simple custom blu-ray and DVD covers to hold I-III, IV-VI, VII, and Bonus Materials
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Nice Natedeug. You should use the production art for Episode I, II, III and VII. Also, instead of the burned Vader mask, I would use Rey or Luke artwork for The Force Awakens. I would lose the Episode I, II, and III. Just use the name, like The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. But leave the Roman numerals on the spines.

This way it’s all production art and names.