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ChainsawAsh

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#1255253
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Cassian Andor Live-Action Series
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Mocata said:

ChainsawAsh said:
… how do you develop characters? By giving them screen time. You could argue that he should have had more development in RO-

That’s a bingo.

I still don’t understand what you’re trying to say between this post and the one I was replying to in the post you just quoted. He didn’t get enough development in one ensemble movie, therefore he shouldn’t be allowed to be in a TV series? Why not?

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#1255076
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4K77 vs. Despecialized - Tatooine Outdoors
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Fang Zei said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Fang Zei said:

Putting aside the GOUT issue, I’m really just curious if 3.0 will simply be the unaltered stretches of the blu-ray (color-corrected, or course) using only the 35mm scans for the parts that were altered. For example, there are still some ‘97 recomps in the most recent version of the despecialized ESB if I’m not mistaken.

I would hope we finally have a viable alternative, but that may have to wait until Poita’s project is done.

I’d be surprised if poita’s project releases before 4K80.

Isn’t 4k80 already expected to take a while?

Yes, but - and I mean no disrespect to Poita here, he does great work, has helped the community in immeasurable ways, and his real-life job keeps him busy, not to mention the various health problems he’s had - of all the film scanning projects he’s begun over the many years he’s been active here, how many of them have actually been finished and released?

The movie theater where I work does a Star Wars marathon for the employees-only every year at the end of November / beginning of December, one movie per night. This year it will be Rogue One, OT, TFA, TLJ, in that order. Last year they simply hooked up a bd player to the 2k cinema projector and the sound system and used the official blu-rays. In one of the previous years they hooked up a laptop to watch despecialized, or so I’m told.

I’d love to change things up a bit this year but I don’t want to use despecialized for the OT since it’s stuck at 720p. So I’m wondering if I should just go with TN1’s OT or if the ideal lineup for now is 4k77 non-DNR 1080p, ESB Grindhouse, 4k83 non-DNR 1080p.

Yeah, that seems like a good way to do it. The official 1080p Blu-Ray releases of 4K77 and 4K80 4K83 will be out in a couple weeks, but then again, that’ll be the DNR 4K77 and a new pseudo-DNR 4K83 (with adjusted contrast and reel change markers removed), so you might wanna stick with the 1080p MKV versions instead.

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#1255058
Topic
4K77 vs. Despecialized - Tatooine Outdoors
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Fang Zei said:

Putting aside the GOUT issue, I’m really just curious if 3.0 will simply be the unaltered stretches of the blu-ray (color-corrected, or course) using only the 35mm scans for the parts that were altered. For example, there are still some ‘97 recomps in the most recent version of the despecialized ESB if I’m not mistaken.

I would hope we finally have a viable alternative, but that may have to wait until Poita’s project is done.

I’d be surprised if poita’s project releases before 4K80.

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#1254965
Topic
Cassian Andor Live-Action Series
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Mocata said:

I don’t get it. This is them holding back on the spin offs for a while?

Spin off movies that are box office risks post-Solo. Both of these live action shows are in service of propping up Disney+, which is an entirely different type of risk. It’s also easier to course-correct a TV series with a poor reception than a big-budget movie.

Also Cassian Andor? That’s not a character.

I, for one, thought he was the most interesting character in Rogue One. Besides, how do you develop characters? By giving them screen time. You could argue that he should have had more development in RO, but his being underdeveloped in a movie shouldn’t be an argument against using him in a series where he can get more development.

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#1254935
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Cassian Andor Live-Action Series
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Anchorhead said:

Rogue One is my favorite Star Wars film. This pretty much guarantees I’ll be a subscriber to their streaming service. I was already interested enough in The Mandalorian. This seals the deal. Two new shows, both free of the weight of The Saga. Looks like we may be getting actual EU stories.

I never thought I’d see the day you put any SW movie above the original, let alone got this excited over not just one, but two SW TV series! 😉

But yeah, I’m pretty pumped for this. Moore would be a great fit if they approach him for it - his tendency toward religious themes might even work if young Cassian was a believer in the Jedi/Force/Whills, though I hope they don’t tread any more deeply into Jedi/Force stuff on the show than Rogue One did.

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#1254817
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The Last Jedi- Full Movie Re-Edit
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snooker said:

Nope. He’s accepted his father’s sword after rejecting it twice in the movie.

Yeah, as much as I really wished we’d seen him with the green saber outside the couple flashbacks, when someone pointed this out to me on here a while back (forget who, sorry!), I finally “got” it. It should be Anakin’s saber, anything else misses the point.

Unless, I guess, you are ditching the projection angle and making Luke physically present, in which case that symbolism isn’t as important. Though then you’d have to age Mark back up to look like he does in the rest of the movie on top of rotoscoping the hilt and blade, which just seems like far too much work for so little gain over the way it is in the film itself.

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#1254376
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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adywan said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Assuming it’s a whole reel (which I think it is?) it was likely a scanning focus issue and they decided they didn’t have enough time to rescan the reel.

No, it’s just a section. Even then there are a few shots that are perfectly fine mixed in towards the end.

That’s so bizarre. God the BR set is a mess…

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#1254204
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The GOUT Sync Thread
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Oh, I get that. I never noticed the sync issue in ROTJ v1.0 myself. It just seems odd to me that it would be noticed more with a particular actor than the others - you’d think it’d be across the board.

Not saying you’re wrong (or that anyone who noticed it as a problem is, either), it’s just something that’s tough to wrap my brain around!

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#1254148
Topic
Star Wars - What is wrong and what is right... Goodbye Magenta
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LordZerome1080 said:

Look for the helpers in life and ignore the haters.

Or maybe he should actually listen to the advice of literally everyone that’s offered it, including multiple industry professionals, instead of bullheadedly assuming he’s right and that the people who get paid to do this stuff somehow don’t know what they’re talking about.

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#1254126
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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It’s okay, I didn’t mean to jump down your throat. It’s just that over the years, constant questions about when Adywan will be finished have worn on both him and his supporters. Just don’t make a habit of it is all - Ady will give us updates when there are updates to give! 😃

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#1254124
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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dragon said:

Adywan just a minor question is this coming out this year or next year same question for return of the jedi revisited as well. I know your busy with it just curious that’s all.

No. Just no. We’re not starting this again.

ESB:R took eight years. Be patient, people. There is no estimated release date and there will not be one. It will take as long as it needs to take.

Stop asking.

(This is directed to all past, present, and future questions about time frames, not just you. You just had the misfortune of being the first one to ask in a while.)

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#1254104
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Each official audio mix does the echo in the chasm very differently, too. Adywan’s is a heavily modified version of the 2004 DVD mix, so it’s likely that the echo in Revisited is similar to that.

The original mixes (especially the mono mix) had more of an exaggerated echo effect, while the 1997/2004/2011 mixes have more of a natural effect, to my memory. But I could be mistaken, and Ady might have actually taken the echo effects from a different mix that the 2004. I’d have to compare all the different mixes to be sure which his is closest to.