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#1350874
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The Unpopular Film and TV Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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ray_afraid said:

Dek Rollins said:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Tim Burton is better than the Mel Stuart 1971 version.

It was inevitable that at some point an opinion would come in so hot that it would get smoke in some eyes.
It was also inevitable that at some point an opinion would come in so absolutely foul that a reputation would be ruined.
Friends, I think we have both here.
A moment of silence, please.

Your quote is putting words in my mouth. 😉

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#1350854
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The Unpopular Film and TV Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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Chase Adams said:

Dek Rollins said:

I think you should. This may be the unpopular opinion thread, but that’s like, sacrilege.

I don’t need to. This is an unpopular opinion thread. If you can’t accept it, this isn’t the place for you.

Also,

Chase Adams said:

  1. …if you don’t agree with something, don’t bring it up! Internalise the pain!

People should be able to use this thread without having to hear complaining about the things they say, so long as everybody follows the rules, you can say whatever you want.

I see. I thought this was a discussion forum where people can discuss topics in order to understand alternative points of view. I get that you don’t want a thread about this subject to devolve into petty arguments, but when you post an extremely unpopular opinion (per the topic) and then specifically state that it needs no explanation, you are fully aware that you’re inviting the desire for an explanation.

EDIT: It’s worth noting that my post requesting said explanation was meant to be lighthearted, and was not intended to be malicious in any way.

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#1349621
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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SilverWook said:

ATMachine said:

Over in the Star Trek 'verse, Vulcan has no moon.

Now I understand why JJ Abrams turned Vulcan into Alderaan in nuTrek.

Someone forgot to tell Robert Wise that. 😉

Supposedly Douglas Trumbull didn’t think the original test matte (with orange sky) looked alien enough, so he designed that larger and more complex matte with the moons/planets in the night sky. Not sure why they thought it was a good idea to change it to night though, as Spock is clearly shielding his eyes from the sun when he stands up.

That said, a planet-sized moon also appears in the Vulcan sky in the animated series, so The Motion Picture wasn’t the first thing to make that creative choice.

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#1348809
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The Shining - Camrip question
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Of course things get lost/discovered. His question was “Did any of the Cam versions of The Shining have the deleted hospital scene?” at the start of the thread. Anybody who has a cam of the Shining, knows what it is or has watched it, and has uploaded it online, most likely knows whether or not the hospital scene is in it. And in that case, it’s highly improbable that the rest of the internet just wouldn’t find out.

But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe the hospital scene is on some obscure Russian torrent tracker right now. I doubt it. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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#1348757
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The Unpopular Film and TV Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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LeperMessiah117 said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

In response to the previous post, I think Batman Returns is a masterpiece whereas '89 is forgettable and took away everything that made the Joker interesting.

Yeah, you aren’t the first to tell me I’m wrong about those Batman films. To each their own, 'suppose.

Nah, you’re both wrong. 😉 Batman '89 and Batman Returns are both masterpieces. Also I agree about Lynch’s Dune, and while Temple of Doom isn’t my favorite Indy film, it definitely gets undeserving hate.

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#1348535
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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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He’s definitely more badass than this guy from ROTJ Special Edition. 😉

I would actually say that Jeremy Bulloch does indeed look a little badass in that black and white photo, and I definitely see the Chuck Norris connection. Though I also like Temuera Morrison, I don’t like the idea of Boba sounding or looking like him.

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#1344068
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Childhood Misconceptions (aka The Trap Thread, but misconceptions still welcome)
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LexX said:

Chase Adams said:

ZkinandBonez said:

Speaking of misconceptions from this scene, before I saw ROTJ in HD I always though that this pillow was a part of Jabba’s body. When you see it in VHS quality it looks like some kind of weird flesh-bulge and it always grossed me out as a kid, especially since it looked like Salacious Crumb was partially inside it like some kind of marsupial pouch.

Oh my god, I thought the exact same thing as a kid!

Me too.

Me three.

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#1343720
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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ChainsawAsh said:

No, 4K77 isn’t Legacy.

4K77 exists.

This is the biggest and most important truth.

You will never see Legacy. If Legacy was completed, it might as well not have been in my opinion. Bumping this thread every few months to say “boy, I wish I could see Legacy” or “it sure would be nice if Mike gave us an update” are useless.

I’d be glad to be proven wrong, but I’ll be perfectly happy when 4K77 v2.0 comes out regardless.

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#1343597
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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ray_afraid said:

I love Salacious Crumb. Haters be damned.
I really dig the creature design. I think he’s great.

I love him too. I love the laugh.

SilverWook said:

ray_afraid said:

I love Salacious Crumb. Haters be damned.
I really dig the creature design. I think he’s great.

He’s pretty funny in the Star Wars to Jedi documentary too. I’m surprised there aren’t more outtakes with puppeteer Tim Rose cutting loose.

This has always been a distinct childhood memory of mine, and for the longest time I couldn’t remember where I saw it. I felt like I’d found the Holy Grail when I watched From Star Wars to Jedi a couple years ago. A comment on that youtube video mentions it being in an ad at the beginning of the VHS tapes, so I think I might be remembering it from that.

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#1343278
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<strong>The Empire Strikes Back</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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Denis Lawson sounded awful in the Rogue Squadron games. There would be no reason to re-dub Wedge’s (somewhat iconic) lines from SW and ESB with middle-aged Denis Lawson giving a vocal performance akin to Temuera Morrison in '04 ESB. Even by George’s special edition standards, Wedge’s original voice dub doesn’t create any supposed continuity problems with future installments.

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#1341013
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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NeverarGreat said:

Yeah, I figure that for color grading purposes there will be power windows, but I was under the impression that these are beyond even color grading and directly change the brightness and contrast of certain areas to make certain parts of the image ‘pop’ more for 3D.

This is more of what my concern was. One of None’s difference examples shows a mid-shot exposure change on Luke to remove a shadow that he walks out from under. That’s a fundamental change to the photography and on-set lighting. I don’t think that sort of thing belongs in a theatrical restoration official or not, especially since if an official restoration of Star Wars was made on the level of other classic films, such changes to the image wouldn’t have been made, at least not as egregious as that example. It would make sense if this was done to assist in the creation of the 3D version.

But those are just my thoughts.