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ChainsawAsh

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#1215618
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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Anthony Bourdain. Apparently hanged himself in his hotel room while on location for his show.

This one hit hard for me. He was a big inspiration, and I hoped to one day visit a tiny fraction of the places he’s been and made so inviting for his viewers.

😦

JEDIT to add one of my favorite quotes of his:

Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.

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#1215163
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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And this is why I don’t use Plex or Kodi or any of that other crap. Everything goes on a physical HDD that sits inside my KDLinks media player, all organized by folder exactly the way I want it to be without having to deal with making the file names “scrapeable” or whatever by some database, and all disconnected from my network so I’m not screwed if my cat yanks on my router cables like she likes to do.

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#1214940
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Last movie seen
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SilverWook said:

Wow, I must be the only person around here who likes it. Was even one of my first Blu-Ray purchases. And 100% Jar Jar free! Not even Episode III can make that claim. 😉

Jar Jar Free doesn’t mean good by default - hell, one of my favorite TCW stories is the Jar Jar and Mace Windu team-up in season 6. And I say that with zero trace of irony. I thoroughly enjoy everything about that two-parter.

The movie? Well, the Ahsoka introduction part in the first 25 minutes is okay. Everything after that is atrocious. Whoever thought it was a good idea to make a story about rescuing a baby Hutt, then thought it was a better idea to make it Jabba’s son, then thought it was an even better idea to create Ziro, who might be a worse character than Jar Jar…

I don’t want to meet that person because I wouldn’t be able to restrain myself and probably wouldn’t handle prison well.

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#1214939
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Last web series/tv show seen
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Arrested Development Season 5 Part 1.

Man, I dunno what to think. Releasing it in two parts was probably a mistake. They have no idea what to do with Tobias anymore, Lindsey’s near-complete absence is felt very strongly, and the difficulties of getting all the actors together at the same time still hurts the show, since the characters play so much better when they’re all together to bounce off one another. And there’s a slight overreliance on callback jokes that didn’t really work for me.

But Michael feels like Michael again now that he’s trying to keep everyone together once more and not spending a whole season trying to avoid the family and do his own thing, and after an awkward detour, the George Michael and Maeby storyline was a highlight of the (half) season. I also pretty thoroughly enjoyed Buster in prison and the continued evolution of his missing hand.

GOB was a bit of a letdown this time around, but I think that was due to pairing him with George most of the time, who for some reason (unrelated to the Tambor controversy) didn’t work too well for me either.

I’ll have to reserve judgment on the season until the back half is released, but as it stands, it’s marginally better than season 4, but still pales in comparison to seasons 1 and 2.

Current AD rankings for me:

  1. Season 2
  2. Season 1
  3. Season 3
  4. Season 5A
  5. Season 4 Remix
  6. Season 4 Original
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#1214605
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4k77 released
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MrPib said:

This is a 1977 theatrical preservation. It’s not 4k81 or 4k97 or any other revisionist versions.
Why not both? It’s just the crawl. I like options.

Because it’s time taken away from 4k80 and 4k83, and perhaps other original preservations.

It really isn’t, because the 1981 crawl is already scanned.

Don’t know why you’re so full of vitriol at the mere suggestion that some would like the 1981 crawl preserved as well. It’s not like it’s going to affect you in any way if you don’t want it.

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#1214593
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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lilmanjs said:

Are there any alt covers for the Hal9000 edits of the prequel trilogy? Looking to get cases to stick my dvd copies in. Sorry if this is not the place to ask.

I’ve got some BR sized covers for them somewhere. Gimme a bit and I’ll try to find a link.

EDIT: Here are my “theatrical spine logo” ones.

And here are my “saga spine logo” ones.

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#1214592
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Star Wars I - VIII Matching DVD covers?
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Part of the issue is that many “complete” sets were made a while ago by members that may no longer be active, so they’re not getting updated as new movies come out.

Also, bear in mind that BR covers have different dimensions than DVD covers, so just swapping out the logo means your cover will be too short and maybe also too narrow(?) for a DVD case.

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#1214589
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4k77 released
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Faithwyn said:

rainbow battle kid said:

any chance of someone making an “a new hope” crawl for this?

I doubt it, if they did it would no longer be a theatrical preservation.

Except that the revised crawl first appeared in theaters in 1981, so it’s still a theatrical preservation. A 1080p scan of the 1981 crawl does exist, and the 1977 crawl in 4K77 is an upscale from 1080p itself, so the 1981 crawl would just need some extra cleanup and color balancing to fit.

I don’t see why it shouldn’t be an option, especially since the 1981 version is not represented on DVD or Blu-ray (the SE crawl is a 1997 recomp that uses the 1977 starfield). So it’s still restoring something we don’t already have in proper quality.

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#1214407
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Possessed said:

The same way you would with people you know, minus sharing intimate details about yourself.

Yeah, but that’s automatic. I don’t know how I do that either.

Mrebo said:

Making efforts to socialize feels like a great burden to me and chatting up strangers is unthinkable. I sort of envy those of you who want to make the effort to socialize.

Yep, this. Yet here I am…

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#1214087
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Star Wars - What is wrong and what is right... Goodbye Magenta
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MrPib said:

Now that we have 4k77, with reel-level correction, isn’t this all moot?

Eh, yes and no. There’s variation between prints, and as an IB Technicolor print, it has a unique green shift of its own. Plus it seems like Ronster is trying to recreate a particular home video look he remembers, which is an entirely different issue from original print colors.