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Dek Rollins

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#899772
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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imperialscum said:

There is just too much stuff I hate about EU to state them. The other thread is more convenient for as stating things I like is easier.

Agreed. Though, there really isn’t anything I “like” about the EU off the top of my head, so I’m going to list my biggest problems (and “official canon” is guilty of some of these too).

  • Everything is stereotyped (not like TPM is racist stuff, and it’s not, you are for thinking it if you did)
    Hutts are all crime lords, or are at least in the business. Also, all hutts are fat.
    Rodians are all bounty hunters, or strive to be such.

  • Everything that happened in the films is either contradicted, or completely underwhelmed/unnecessary by the EU. More superlasers. More giant Star Destroyers (yes, I remember Han’s line from ROTJ). More superlasers on more giant Star Destroyers.

  • It is almost completely created by bad writers, who can’t think of imaginative plots or characters.
    I’m especially fond of one great writer who probably has the worst sense of scale in all the human race. According to this person’s math, there are ~3 clone troopers per republic planet, and are out numbered by the droid army by ~4 trillion:~3 million. Seriously. 3 million clones.

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#899226
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Team Negative1 - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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TV’s Frink said:

Their margin is pretty large already and I’m reasonably sure it’s due to their contribution. And I’m afforded a similar margin so I stopped complaining.

Unfortunately the cease fire has been violated, so here we are.

That’s what I was trying to say, not that their margin should be larger than it is now (perhaps it should even be smaller), but that their contribution makes up for it in my mind. Oh, and… what’s this cease fire?

EDIT: I think I figured out what cease fire ment. 😃

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#899220
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Team Negative1 - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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TV’s Frink said:

Dek Rollins said:

I’ve never understood how so many people can join this site without reading the rules. It’s not like the three page license agreement when you install a program. It’s what the site is built around. Not reading the rules and/or not following them is insulting to the people who spend time and effort on projects like this, and to others who support them. Sorry for the rant.

To be fair, the people running the account that this thread is centered around don’t heed the rules either.

Fair point. I would let their margin be larger for being such large contributors, but you are correct.

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#899132
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Team Negative1 - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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I’ve never understood how so many people can join this site without reading the rules. It’s not like the three page license agreement when you install a program. It’s what the site is built around. Not reading the rules and/or not following them is insulting to the people who spend time and effort on projects like this, and to others who support them. Sorry for the rant.

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#898623
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Team Negative1 - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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Williarob said:

Just for fun, I created a quick tutorial demonstrating some of the ways you can quickly fix some of the issues with the Grindhouse release:

http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com/starwars/post/2016/01/18/How-to-clean-up-Team-Negative-Ones-Grindhouse-Empire-Strikes-Back

The link just sent me to the homepage. Not the grindhouse post.

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#898187
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team negative1 - star wars 1977 - 35mm theatrical version (release details and updates)
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althor1138 said:

EDIT: To the people who don’t like grain here’s a LPT. If you start looking at the grain that’s all you are going to see. Try to just watch the movie. The grain is actually a good thing imo.

I love film grain. I love to look at the film grain. When I see a release where I can’t see the grain variation on the image, I just can’t stand it. Sadly, that’s like, most official BDs of most of the movies that I like (besides the big 4k restoration jobs such as Good Bad Ugly, Terminator etc.), but, that’s what the majority buyer wants, crystal clean image with no grain whatsoever.

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#897487
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kk650's Star Wars Saga: Regraded and Semi-Specialized
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HelpYou’reMyOnlyHope said:

I don’t understand why the file is so enormous.

The file should be about 20-25GB. The only way to retain the high quality that an HD encode can give (that you said you wanted) is to give the file a high enough bit-rate to make it happen. Also, Despecialized is going to be pretty close to the same file size, if not slightly smaller (16-20GB). I think revisited is only 480p, designed for a DVD, hence having such a small file size. You could also torrent if you can use that method, to help with the long waiting.

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#896867
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Star Wars Custom Blu Ray Set
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I’ve heard lots of talk about not being able to figure out seamless branching in various projects here, but is seamless branching on a BD drastically different from that of a DVD. I know the software is different but I have no ideas about how they differ. I’m bringing this up because if they aren’t too different, one could ask Booshman how it works, since he used it on his Superman II: RDC Redux.

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#896592
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<strong>&quot;From Star Wars to Jedi The Making of a Saga&quot; now in HD</strong>*
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SilverWook said:

As for the pillarbox issue, maybe a dark starry background could work? Dragonball Z Kai episodes air on Toonami windoboxed this way.

There must a be a good high res image of a Star Wars starfield out there.

Oh, God no! Not that!
People, think of it this way:
What does the letter-boxing on the DeEd segments look like? Solid Black Bars. Why does the 4:3 pillar-boxing need to be presented differently to fit 16:9. It’s practically the same thing, just on the other sides.