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#211919
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so is it..
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Originally posted by: DarthBoMan
and it doesn't matter if its a master or LD to DVD, it blows either way when you wont get anamorphic!

It matters to me!

I'd really like to know, because I assume that there are differences between the master and the Laserdisc version (especially regarding the sound).


What I don't get, by the way, is why everyone is so angry about the film not being anamorphic. There IS going to be a Widescreen Edition, so isn't that good enough?
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#94517
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***The Cowclops Transfers (a.k.a. the PCM audio DVD's, Row47 set) Info and Feedback Thread***
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Originally posted by: Rebel Rouser
Okay then... as someone who has made some fairly detailed DVD covers, all of which I try to keep as accurate as I can, what should I call you?
Errr... TR47 and Cowclops are two different people who worked together on this.

Originally posted by: sweyland
And not to hijack the thread, but hey Doc!

*waves*
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#94518
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What would you like to see in a scifi/fantasy web site? The time has come for a change...
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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
I might have said this allready, but advertising is fine as long as it doesn not involve the terms 'pop' and 'up' together in any fashion.

I'm sure you've heard about a greta little invention called "pop up blockers"?

Besides, serious advertizing nowadays rarely involes pop up windows. Mostly, it's banners and/or links.
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#94370
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***The Cowclops Transfers (a.k.a. the PCM audio DVD's, Row47 set) Info and Feedback Thread***
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Are you talking about the TR47 version, or did you create a completely new one? And if so, does it also include special features?

(Sorry, haven't read through all the new LD rip threads yet....)


Ah, wait a minute... just worked my way further back this thread. You're the guy doing the improved capturing for TR47, right?
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#94367
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***The Cowclops Transfers (a.k.a. the PCM audio DVD's, Row47 set) Info and Feedback Thread***
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After a very long absence....

Hello, everyone!


First I logged in, tried to change my avatar, noticed that the function still doesn't work, read some thread titles and thought to myself: "Well, well... not much has changed in a year."

Then I hit this thread... and realized I was wrong!

Whoo hoo, a better version of the original theatrical cut is in the making -- that's great news!


I honestly hope this is going to be the "ultimate edition" , because I can't afford buying one set every year.

Keep the good work up, guys!

Regards,
Doc
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#94371
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What would you like to see in a scifi/fantasy web site? The time has come for a change...
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Originally posted by: Shimraa
maybe its just me but a sport section would be sweet.

A sport section on a SciFi site would only make sense, if it was a virtual e-sport thingie. Maybe someone could write a Flash-based swoop racing game where ppl could test their skills against each other (with monthly or quarterly championships).

Now, that would be fun!

(Or a pazaak game? Okay, I have to admit I'm totally into KotOR I, which in my opinion was a thousand times better than Ep. I and II. )
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#48936
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BOYCOTT
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Originally posted by: cubebox
As i said before, i'd like to have both versions, but i think that you should all vorry about even more changes to the films..
Remember the interview with Williams ? (score changes, SFX changes, new scenes etc. )

I am afraid of is more butchering of the image in the so called archival-edition.
I can't imagine someone adding digital video-footage and making it intercut with 30 years old film footage. And more CG, and more
this and more that.
Yeah, it's like adding some cubism in an impressionistic paiting!

As for the changes mentioned above: Maybe they'll be going "back to the roots"? I mean, maybe GL has realized, for instance, that the new version of the Ewoks victory celebration song along with the cheesy finale of RotJ:SE sucks, and so he decided to redo it?

You never know! (C'mon, a girl can dream. )

Doc
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#48582
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Okay, what did we LIKE about the Special Editions?
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Originally posted by: Bossk
For me, yes, the contras are more than enough.
I'd normally agree. But now that I have the *coughs* originals *coughs* on DVD.... I don't know, I don't even recall every tiny little change, since it's been so long that the SE was shown in theaters. Hence the vague memories.

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Originally posted by: Bossk
I'm more a fan of story and dialogue than I am picture and sound. I'll take the speckled black and white of Clerks over refined looking films with crap story and dialogue any day of the week. Pretty doesn't make it perfect.
True. BUT, as I stated above, I'll have to see that again for myself. If it's really that bad (and I recall being quite disappointed back in 1997), I can still sell the set on eBay.

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Originally posted by: Bossk
Welcome back, Doc. Where ya been?
Never left!! Just cut down on posting here, because it's quite addictive, plus I don't have the time (see Knights of the Old Republic thread ... I started working on an AD&D 3rd Edition in my spare time *lol* ... yeah yeah, I know, I'm nuts ).



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#48580
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Knights of the Old Republic
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@ Bossk

*lol* It did the same thing back in highschool. Paper and pen RPGing is still one of my passions. *g*

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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
Third addition is the only one they still sell right?
I'm currently working on a home made AD&D 3rd Edition. Since I'm a huge AD&D 2nd Edition fan, I was quite displeased with what stupid Wizards of the Coast did to the system by releasing D&D 3.0 (and even worse with D&D 3.5).

BUT after getting used its basics, I must admit that the core rules of &D 3.0 aren't bad at all, it just needs some polishing up and re-adjustments to give it the quality of its predecessor, AD&D 2nd Ed.

I'll let you know when I'm done.

Doc
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#48579
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The line of dialogue "I have a bad feeling about this"...
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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
What is the signifigance of this line? I know Han says it in it the OT, but what's the big deal? It is a very generic line that has been used in many movies...
Yeah, but it was over-used on Star Wars!

I noticed this for the first time when I watched the OT in English the other day. You have to know that in the dubbed German version they used variations of this line instead, so it didn't leave a bad impression on me.

So, when I watched the originals the other day, I laughed everytime it came up, because it reminded me so much of the DragonLance saga (Tanis uses the phrase "We've got to get out of here!" a million times in the Chronicles, instead of saying something else, like "Run! Run!", "Retreat!", "We have to find a way out of here!" or "Get out! Now!" ).

The SW writers did a lousy job in this case. I mean, they could have used "Something's wrong" or "This place is giving me the creeps" for a change.

Doc
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#48514
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What is wrong with Return of the Jedi?
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Originally posted by: ricarleite
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Originally posted by: DocCovington
*lol* OMG!! I totally HATE "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"!


Whyyyyyy?
Because it's too silly for my taste. *shrugs*

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Originally posted by: ricarleiteAnd... now that I think about it... you guys were right... they underestimated the rebels so much... I mean, it wasn't that hard to blow up the Death Star a second time... Let me stop thinking about it, or else I'll start to hate ROTJ, and this CANNOT happen.
Huh? I don't quite understand. I actually think it's pretty COOL that they underestimated the rebel alliance. It's a classical mistake made by evil. Like in a classic play (see my previous comparison to ancient mythology, etc.).

That's a PLUS, not a flaw!! It makes SW classy and places it in the ranks of legendary art (hence the term "SciFi opera" ).

Doc
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#48482
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Okay, what did we LIKE about the Special Editions?
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What I liked about the SE:
* the enhanced picture quality
* Dolby Surround sound
* most of the added scenes (except for the Han/Jabba scene in ANH)
* seeing Cloud City's panorama through the building's windows

What I didn't like:
* the occasional change of dialogue
* the alteration of the musical score
* the slight modification of events
* the Han/Jabba scene in ANH (for apparent reasons: bad computer animation, lousy solution regarding Jabba's tail)

Now, as you can see the contras don't necessarily outweigh the pros.

Question: Are the contras enough to boykott the upcoming release of the OT SE on DVD?



Doc
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#48481
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What is wrong with Return of the Jedi?
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Originally posted by: ricarleite
Earth is a computer, created only to find out the question for the following answer: 42.
*lol* OMG!! I totally HATE "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"!


Anyway, where were we? Oh, right: RotJ

I finally received my "back-up copies" of the OT trilogy and watched them in one session (for the first time in English, btw! ... Vader sounds scarier in the German version of ANH, because his dubbing voice is darker .... and C3-PO's lines are a bit funnier, more tongue in cheek ... anyway ).


And I have to admit, like many years ago, I realized that I actually still falter whether I prefer ESB or RotJ.


So, to get back on topic:

What I love about "Return of the Jedi":

* Jabba's palace and the desert -- you really get a feel for this place, plus nice action! (I want to go there on vacation )
* Leia posing as bounty hunter -- verrrry cool!
* The scenes where Luke confronts Vader -- very powerful! (emotionally AND action-wise)
* Vader saving his son's life -- wow, I cry everytime!
* Han and his troops sneaking around Endor -- love the cinematography! (beautiful mysterious forest, many obstacles, possible danger hiding everywhere)
* The rebels attacking the new Death Star -- sooo exciting! (will Han lower the shield in time? will Lando and his attack forces manage to destroy the damn thing and to escape before it bursts into pieces?)
* The Ewok village -- again, gorgeous picture, cozy place, yet you can smell the danger of this wild planet
* ...and even the battle of the Ewoks/rebels vs. the Empirial forces -- humorous, yet well choreographed!
* The Leia/Han/Luke trianlge -- a highlight from the very beginning *g*


As for the Empirial forces on Endor and in its orbit:

The question has been raised as to why they could be defeated so "easily"? Well, it's rather obvious, if you ask me.

First of all, I had the impression that not all of the Emperial forces were stationed on Endor, because from their point of view there was no necessity to! They were wayyyyy too self-assured, way too convinced that those pityful rebels don't stand a chance against them, that their attack would be only one of foolish despair, not one that would grant them victory over the entire Empire!

So, their defences weren't high. They had their Death Star, what else did they need? (again, from their POV)

They were all game, you know, "Let's show that pathetic band of rebels that this is our playground .... send them back to kindergarten."

And in underestimating the rebels' chances, they fell to their hands.

Somehow, this is quite poetic, like a Roman legend or Greek myth from ancient Earth.

*sighs*

I love RotJ .... say you what you will.

Doc