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ChainsawAsh

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#1297662
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan
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MonkeyLizard10 said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Well, the AOTC Blu-ray colors are all fucked up and there’s a ton of DNR and other processing done to it. That’s why 95% of all fan edits and other fan projects for AOTC are done using the high-bitrate HDTV caps, which have the right color and, even after some processing to reduce compression artifacts, more detail than the Blu-ray.

I’d be more surprised if your scans resembled the Blu-ray at all.

interesting and kind of ridiculous as no way HDTV should be able to beat blu

so does the HDTV stuff look like my scans in terms of color and luminance curve?

Yep, absolutely.

It’s funny, being a member of this forum so long I kind of take it for granted that people are aware of how God awful the BD of AOTC is and how much better the HDTV broadcast was. Schorman made excellent preservations of all the pre-BD HDTV broadcasts for the first 6 films, and he’s coming out with updated versions of these releases very soon. I’d urge you to check out his work.

The BD of TPM is similarly God awful (DNR’d to hell and iffy colors), but the HDTV for TPM isn’t as clearly superior since it’s plagued by pretty rough sharpening/edge enhancement from a subpar 35mm scan and different color issues than the BD. Also burned-in generic-looking subtitles instead of the theatrical subtitles the AOTC HDTV had.

Thankfully, other than some a couple very minor alterations, ROTS’s Blu-Ray is pretty excellent, with accurate colors and no DNR, so unless you really want to restore the pre-BD Wookiee hut rooftops on Kashyyyk, the HDTV of that one is kind of redundant.

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#1297624
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan
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Well, the AOTC Blu-ray colors are all fucked up and there’s a ton of DNR and other processing done to it. That’s why 95% of all fan edits and other fan projects for AOTC are done using the high-bitrate HDTV caps, which have the right color and, even after some processing to reduce compression artifacts, more detail than the Blu-ray.

I’d be more surprised if your scans resembled the Blu-ray at all.

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#1297495
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The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project
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Hal 9000 said:

Hell, I could throw that together for you if it’d help. I’ve already got it all ripped and laying around at the moment.

Hell, if you do this I’d definitely download it so I can chop that part out and plop it into Poppasketti’s! 😉 Assuming he doesn’t want to do that himself, that is. (I’d absolutely share that with others, too - if he’s okay with it, of course.)

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#1297354
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Rian Johnson to Head New Star Wars Trilogy
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StarkillerAG said:

The people behind the live action remakes are different than the people behind Lucasfilm. One of the most common misconceptions from Disney Star Wars haters is the idea that Disney is a monolithic entertainment organization where every movie is produced by the same 5 people. In reality, Lucasfilm and Marvel are pretty separate from mainstream Disney.

Just to be clear, I said that as a direct response to you saying Disney wouldn’t do it because Disney isn’t lazy:

StarkillerAG said:

Why are Star Wars fans always so cynical? I don’t think Disney will make a 4th trilogy, they wouldn’t be that lazy.

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#1297324
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Rian Johnson to Head New Star Wars Trilogy
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That’s best case scenario, yes. And if they wait for D&D’s trilogy to be over (2022, 2024, 2026), and then then do Johnson’s trilogy (let’s say 2028, 2030, 2032), that would mean Episode X comes out in 2034 at the earliest, 19 years after Episode VII kicked off the ST, which itself was 16 years after Episode I began the PT.

That’s assuming they stick to an every-other-year cycle, don’t overlap trilogies, and don’t do standalone movies. If they do one per year and overlap trilogies, Episode X could be as soon as 2028, which is 13 years after VII.

My best guess would be to expect Episode X to come out sometime between 2030 and 2035, and we’ll have until at least 2027 (the 50th anniversary year) for them to pretend IX is really the end before they announce the next numbered trilogy.

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#1297317
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Rian Johnson to Head New Star Wars Trilogy
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You’re saying that after two full trilogies (Benioff & Weiss’ and then Johnson’s), you honestly believe they won’t jump into X-XII?

The numbered saga will never be over. But every third numbered saga film will always be advertised as if it’s the very last one. It’s only a matter of how much time they go in between IX and X, then XII and XIII, then XV and XVI, then XVIII and XIX…

I honestly believe that thinking this isn’t going to be the case is naive.

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#1297285
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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thomwillecke said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Still gotta make a cover for Solo, too…

Have you gotten around yet to tackling a Solo cover to match your series? Great work, btw!

The answer is now yes! … or it was a while back and I forgot to upload it. I also apparently forgot to render out a “Saga Spine” version, which will have to wait, but in the meantime, here’s the “theatrical spine” version:

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#1297160
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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RoccondilRinon said:

DarthXenu said:

I’m also wondering how we all feel about deleting the line “It is too late for me, son.”

Personally I love that line, a great bit of voice acting and really adds depth to Vaders character. Makes him seem real rather than just a cut and paste bad guy. I remember seeing it at the cinema on first release and thinking, wow maybe, just maybe Luke can get through to his Dad.

Agreed. It isn’t telegraphing his later turn or creating some kind of illogicality. I think it’s one of his most important lines, in terms of the insight we get into his character.

Ady, if you mess with this one, we riot.

+1

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#1297085
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If you could change one thing about every movie, what would it be?
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OutboundFlight said:

Now, this is all implying Lucas’ vision of the PT. It could have been set from an entirely new character’s adventures / struggles and not Anakin, in which case maybe he could have showed up in the first film and then been seemingly killed. But as long as the trilogy is about Anakin’s fall or Obi-Wan’s failure, I don’t think you can thematically justify keeping the plot twist.

Well, yeah, I guess in my hypothetical PT it wouldn’t have been about Anakin’s fall any more than the OT is about Lando reforming himself as an honorable man. Anakin would have been the equivalent of Han in the first two (if Han had died on Bespin), with Obi-Wan being the clear protagonist (keeping with the “trio” idea, Obi-Wan = Luke, Anakin = Han, Luke’s mom = Leia).

But that’s getting pretty off topic for a “change one thing about each movie” thread. 😉

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#1297050
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If you could change one thing about every movie, what would it be?
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BedeHistory731 said:

If we go with the “he’s already wearing the suit” option, perhaps he fought the other pupil and they both sustained substantial injuries before Palpatine intervened. With it left ambiguous who truly lived, Vader would seek out Obi-Wan

Yep, that’s pretty much how I’ve always wished it had gone.

I don’t think it ever would have been possible to do the prequels while keeping Yoda’s appearance a secret, though. And that’s not a big enough reveal in Empire that the audience knowing who Yoda is before Luke causes that much of a problem IMO.