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#1200776
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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DrDre said:

I’ve done a quick color correction of the first reel of poita’s 1997 SE scan, which also serves as a color reference next to the technicolor references for my regrade. Here are the Tantive IV shots and a few Tatooine shots as a bonus:

Not necessarily an error, as it probably is how it was graded in the first place, but seems the closeups of that one rebel soldier have noticeable more mint color in the walls than surrounding shots.

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#1200774
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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rogue327 said:

Hey guys, I’ve been following this project for a while but just downloaded on my Mac, but am having some problems downloading. I used the multiple part RAR download method, and I followed the steps, downloaded updated all of the software necessary, and had all of the files from the free rapid downloader in my folder. However, when i tried to extract the files using Unarchiver and one other extractor for Mac, it said that the movie couldn’t be played. I’m not sure what to do, considering I followed the instructions. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

What program are you using to try and play the file? In my experience Quicktime is pretty hit or miss with these MKVs. Try downloading VLC player and try on that. I’ve had better luck with it.

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#1199883
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***The ADigitalMan non-Star Wars DVD Info and Feedback Thread***
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darkjedi664 said:

I have the Harry Potter blu-rays, and my version of Philosopher’s Stone (perhaps imported from Canada) just uses clever camera angles every time someone mentions “Philosopher’s Stone”. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone where they actually show them saying that phrase on screen.
Explanation: The BluRay version always cuts to a reaction shot from another character, or there’s a door in the way, etc. I thought that Mr Columbus used clever camera angles from the start.

They say it visibly on screen several times in the US Sorcerer’s Stone version. I figured they just shot all those scenes twice for the various versions.

I personally hate “Sorcerer’s Stone” because 1. It’s just plain stupid because the Philosopher’s Stone is a pre-existing bit of folklore. and 2. It’s insulting because it was only put in place because publishers thought American kids were too stupid to know what a philosopher was.
But I’ve never gotten a hold of an NTSC version of Philosopher’s Stone. I did a sort of shady download of an mkv rip once (I own the US version on bluray, dvd, and vhs so bite me. They have my money) but never actually ended up watching it all the way through before my harddrive I had it on bit the dust. I wish they would sell a bluray with both versions on it, so people could take their pick, rather than be limited by where they live.

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#1195433
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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Jeffb7 said:

I’ve just seen another listing on eBay. Seems to be a regular occurrence of late… it’s just unbelievable that these people don’t seem to have a conscience about scamming people and making money from other people’s hard work.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Star-Wars-Original-Trilogy-Despecialized-Editions-Blu-Ray/253557113946?

Reported. I mean at least this guy is only asking £3, unlike most other people asking a fortune. Still effed up though.

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#1195048
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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Slavicuss said:

Jeffb7 said:

Hi,

I’ve just seen this listing of Harmy’s Despecialized Star Wars trilogy on eBay. I reported it as a bootleg on the listing page: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273139608993

This guy is also trying to sell another set in an auction if you go to his page

I initially posted in the wrong thread and was redirected here. Sorry about that.

“ENDED”. Looks like another sale went down.

More money 20th Century Fox/Lucasfilm/Disney/whatever aren’t getting.

I also reported that one so it may have just been taken down

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#1191233
Topic
The Force Awakens Fan Edit Ideas - ** SPOILERS **
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OutboundFlight said:

Huh… well that is annoying. They went out of their way to sell toys (its not even integrated into the story like ewoks, just “there” like the PT).

Anyway I kind of liked the red arm, gave 3PO more depth. But either way (gold in TFA, red in TLJ) I would of preferred.

That’s really the thing for me. I wouldn’t have minded if they just never even addressed it in story. Like, oh this is just a casualty of war that happened at some point in the last 30 years, like his silver leg in SW. But they go out of their way to draw attention to it “you probably don’t recognize me because of the red arm”, only to have it rendered completely pointless by him ending the film with his regular gold arm. If his arm stayed red for the foreseeable future and it was never really acknowledged or made a big deal of, that would have been fine and added to the realism of the universe.

It’s just easier to make it gold in his few scenes of TFA than to make it red in every film going forward from that point.

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#1190112
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The Force Awakens Fan Edit Ideas - ** SPOILERS **
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Just reigniting an old thread here. Since we’ve found that threepio’s red arm has been rendered completely irrelevant, I suggest removing it entirely.

Before:

After:

Now this was done in photoshop and would be more difficult to do in after effects, but if I take on a TFA edit (which the more I think about it, the more it looks like I might) I will definitely be seeing if it’s a practical change to instate.

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#1188263
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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OutboundFlight said:

Darth Lucas said:

I mean, it looks cool, but all you did was shift the hue of the whole image.

Could be useful if it was just anakins lightsaber that was red.

Yeah I’m nowhere near Paja’s skill. I was just changing the hue and once I realized it’s full powe tried to find some good combinations. Wanted to share it considering the current recoloring trend.

No worries. Wasn’t trying to trash it or anything. Just wasn’t sure if there was a point or not.

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#1185057
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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DominicCobb said:

Darth Lucas said:

DominicCobb said:

Darth Lucas said:

DominicCobb said:

Darth Lucas said:

DominicCobb said:

Darth Lucas said:

DominicCobb said:

That seems like an overstatement, my first post was literally just the word no.

You’re right. That was a very well thought out, positive response to a meaningless anecdote.

I didn’t say it wasn’t negative, just not hostile. In my mind a hostile post would have gone through all the ways you were wrong right off the bat, which would have been an overreaction considering your post was, like you say meaningless, so so was mine. I guess I could have said “you’re wrong,” or “that’s incorrect,” instead, might have been a bit more thought out, but I’m not sure how I could have responded in the positive to a post that’s totally inaccurate.

But that’s just the thing. I wasn’t trying to give some long unknown insight into the creative process of this film that needed to have holes poked in it. I was giving a witty remark in response to the comment implying that it was done purposely to please faneditors. You took seriously a comment that was an anecdotal response to a joke and came off as a bit arrogant in the process.

As stated, all I said was the word “no.”

Which speaks volumes about your mentality. Carry on.

Alright man, you’re assuming a lot from a single word, but you do you I guess.

Assumed nothing from no. Learned a lot about you from what followed. Move along.

And yet you said that my “no” response was arrogant and not in line with your apparently “witty remark”? Not sure if you’re learning right.

The “no” was fine, albeit slightly rude. The remarks that came off as mildly arrogant came after.

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#1185024
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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DominicCobb said:

Darth Lucas said:

DominicCobb said:

Darth Lucas said:

DominicCobb said:

Darth Lucas said:

DominicCobb said:

That seems like an overstatement, my first post was literally just the word no.

You’re right. That was a very well thought out, positive response to a meaningless anecdote.

I didn’t say it wasn’t negative, just not hostile. In my mind a hostile post would have gone through all the ways you were wrong right off the bat, which would have been an overreaction considering your post was, like you say meaningless, so so was mine. I guess I could have said “you’re wrong,” or “that’s incorrect,” instead, might have been a bit more thought out, but I’m not sure how I could have responded in the positive to a post that’s totally inaccurate.

But that’s just the thing. I wasn’t trying to give some long unknown insight into the creative process of this film that needed to have holes poked in it. I was giving a witty remark in response to the comment implying that it was done purposely to please faneditors. You took seriously a comment that was an anecdotal response to a joke and came off as a bit arrogant in the process.

As stated, all I said was the word “no.”

Which speaks volumes about your mentality. Carry on.

Alright man, you’re assuming a lot from a single word, but you do you I guess.

Assumed nothing from no. Learned a lot about you from what followed. Move along.

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#1185018
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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DominicCobb said:

Darth Lucas said:

DominicCobb said:

Darth Lucas said:

DominicCobb said:

That seems like an overstatement, my first post was literally just the word no.

You’re right. That was a very well thought out, positive response to a meaningless anecdote.

I didn’t say it wasn’t negative, just not hostile. In my mind a hostile post would have gone through all the ways you were wrong right off the bat, which would have been an overreaction considering your post was, like you say meaningless, so so was mine. I guess I could have said “you’re wrong,” or “that’s incorrect,” instead, might have been a bit more thought out, but I’m not sure how I could have responded in the positive to a post that’s totally inaccurate.

But that’s just the thing. I wasn’t trying to give some long unknown insight into the creative process of this film that needed to have holes poked in it. I was giving a witty remark in response to the comment implying that it was done purposely to please faneditors. You took seriously a comment that was an anecdotal response to a joke and came off as a bit arrogant in the process.

As stated, all I said was the word “no.”

Which speaks volumes about your mentality. Carry on.

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#1185009
Topic
The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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DominicCobb said:

Darth Lucas said:

DominicCobb said:

That seems like an overstatement, my first post was literally just the word no.

You’re right. That was a very well thought out, positive response to a meaningless anecdote.

I didn’t say it wasn’t negative, just not hostile. In my mind a hostile post would have gone through all the ways you were wrong right off the bat, which would have been an overreaction considering your post was, like you say meaningless, so so was mine. I guess I could have said “you’re wrong,” or “that’s incorrect,” instead, might have been a bit more thought out, but I’m not sure how I could have responded in the positive to a post that’s totally inaccurate.

But that’s just the thing. I wasn’t trying to give some long unknown insight into the creative process of this film that needed to have holes poked in it. I was giving a witty remark in response to the comment implying that it was done purposely to please faneditors. You took seriously a comment that was an anecdotal response to a joke and came off as a bit arrogant in the process.

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#1184982
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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ChainsawAsh said:

The Phasma scene proves pretty clearly that BB-8 driving the AT-ST was always a thing, and the elevator scene has way more out of place comedy than the replacement infiltration scenes that were in the movie, so I don’t really buy the “reshoots to add more comedy” thesis.

The “add more comedy” statement was more of an example of general studio interference. “We didn’t like x about this, so add y”

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#1184980
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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DominicCobb said:

Darth Lucas said:

DominicCobb said:

Didn’t realize you were involved in the production and in the know about what Disney requested, cool, my bad.

Was not saying that. I was merely wagering a guess as to why scenes were changed.

Considering the scenes in question had humor added to the version that was released, it stands to reason the people involved saw the rough cut and said there needs to be a humor beat here.

I think your first mistake is thinking those scenes were changed. Seems like those deleted scenes were in addition to, not instead of what’s there in the theatrical.

(second mistake would be assuming that if something got changed it had to be someone other than Rian making that decision)

I’m not assuming anything. I’m taking an educated guess based on my own industry experience and a knowledge of Johnson’s previous work. He’s not known for the kind of humor presented here, whereas its present in every new Star Wars release thus far, so it’s reasonable those kinds of decisions were made at a corporate level. And many scenes were very clearly alternate, if not necessarily the ones in question.

At the end of the day I was nonchalantly wagering an educated guess to the behind the scenes thinking behind these particular changes and I still can’t wrap my head around why you’re responding with so much negative hostility.

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#1184927
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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DominicCobb said:

Didn’t realize you were involved in the production and in the know about what Disney requested, cool, my bad.

Was not saying that. I was merely wagering a guess as to why scenes were changed.

Considering the scenes in question had humor added to the version that was released, it stands to reason the people involved saw the rough cut and said there needs to be a humor beat here.