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#1285112
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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I like the idea of everyone having blue sabers, including Windu.

I feel there were some missed opportunities with Dooku’s being more of a rogue figure, when it’s instantly squashed at the end of AOTC that he’s pretty much just a follower of Palpatine. If one could make him seem more of a rogue, I think it would interesting to see him with a white blade or at least silver. Colourless, and unaffiliated.

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#1284368
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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I always took it as being quite a while after Empire, maybe several months. It’s possible Luke has returned to train with Yoda or on his own. I also think Luke passed a major test in his journey as a Jedi. He resisted the ultimate temptation. Yes, he had his “ass handed to him”, but he didn’t succumb to the temptations of the darkside, and was ready to give his life, rather than turn evil.

I honestly think that was surprising to Yoda, that Luke wasn’t tempted. If we’re to believe his training was more than just being a great fighter, then I don’t have a problem with Luke showing up as wiser and more capable.

In a way, Luke denying Vader’s temptation proved that the force was his ally. That was a major piece of the puzzle for the completion of his training. The final piece being to face Vader again, after having found the truth. I don’t know if Yoda thought he could bring Vader back to good, but I like to think Yoda and Obi-Wan had some foresight.

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#1283568
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Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Finished!)
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You know, I watched this last night with low expectations, as I had not watched AOTC in its entirety in quite a few years, and I found myself enjoying this more than I expected to. There’s still some things (from George’s pen, not your cut) that still leave a bad taste in my mouth, BUT…I think I kind of like this movie now.

You cut some of Anakin’s cringe inducing dialogue and made Hayden’s performance shine a bit more. I also felt the relationship was more believable, thanks to the added scenes and cutting some of the creepier Anakin dialogue.

I can think of a few things that I might personally do away with, like any mention of the chosen one stuff. I just hate the prophecy stuff that was added in the prequels. There wasn’t really any of that in the originals, save for “That boy was our last hope” but I got more “He’s the only non-corrupted Jedi left”. Then by TPM George wanted to make Anakin a Christ figure who had the perfect genetic makeup for being awesome.

My favorite bit of the edit was cutting out the Yoda saber duel. It made Yoda feel all the wiser and all the more powerful, especially with Dooku giving him the slip like that.

I also liked that Obi-Wan’s detective work was streamlined to make Obi-Wan seem more competent and capable. This felt like the Obi-Wan of Guinness, and less like a good impression.

I think so far, this edit is my definitive AOTC. Now to give ROTS a preview.

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#1282939
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan
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That news excites me. One of the things I noticed with AOTC, I can remove a lot of the bad colour choices, but it just exposes how low quality the film is, in terms of how little detail there is. It becomes more jarring when you remove the orange filter from Geonosis, which if you squint looks pretty great. I’ve done several colour passes to that section alone, and the most discouraging thing about it is how much I think the orange helps hide the lower quality elements. The actors are sharp in comparison with the muddy CGI effects.

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#1280855
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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I just wonder what can be done about the tinny quality of the dialogue. I feel that ages the film the most in comparison with the others. In Empire and Jedi, you can feel Vader’s voice in the room, but in Star Wars it’s not so much. Ady did some good work on his voice if I remember, but everyone else still sounded like they were speaking into a can.

EQ might help a bit, but I don’t know if that would remove the tinny. Some might be tempted to add reverb, but instead of putting the toothpaste back in the tube, that’s just squeezing out more toothpaste.

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#1278571
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Episode IX : <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> - film &amp; fan art, + covers etc
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^And the prequel and original trilogy titles kind of mirror thematically.
The Phantom Menace - A New Hope (Subject: One bad One good)
(Attack) of the Clones - The Empire (Strikes) Back (An Action)
Revenge of the Sith - Return of the Jedi (Another action, one bad; one good)

The Force Awakens (An action)
The Last Jedi (Subject)
The Rise of Skywalker (An Action)

So the formula flips.

Again this is nitpicking, but if we’re to buy that they’re like poetry and they rhyme…it only makes sense when comparing the prequels to the originals.

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#1269928
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Star Wars DVD Covers
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^Thanks, I had to really modify it to make it fit the style of the classic OT posters. I really wish The Prequels had more retro art, and I’d give them the 90s CBS VHS treatment as well, but sadly they don’t. I love Struzan’s work, but I was never as crazy about his Star Wars posters individually. I’m even playing with the idea of covers for Solo and Rogue One, as they both have fairly retro looking posters.

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#1266067
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How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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ray_afraid said:

EyeShotFirst said:

Army of Darkness

Must … resist … urge to … snark.
I liked this one in my teens ('90’s), but can’t stand it now, while ED & EDII are among my all time favorite films.
To each their own! It’s the most popular of the trilogy, so I know I’m in the minority.
Speaking of being in the minority…

Alien3 (theatrical cut)
Day of the Dead

I think as the years go by I prefer to watch Evil Dead II more than the other 2 films, but I owe a lot to Army of Darkness. I had only watched AOD as a kid, and I remember seeing Evil Dead for sale at the store, and I thought I was getting AOD, and I ended up falling in love with the movie. Then I found Evil Dead II at a blockbuster, and had to watch it. I remember falling even more in love with it, because it was like a rehash of the first film, but more over the top, and had more of the comedic moments one found in AOD.

What I think is best about AOD is Bruce Campbell. I think Evil Dead II showed him testing the waters of his comedic acting, where by AOD he had become a pro at it. It’s over the top and I don’t think I’d like the film as well with anybody else in the role.

I guess I probably saw AOD too much in my youth and I might not enjoy it as much as I used to, but it’s forever sewed into the fabric of my mind.

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#1265758
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How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

EyeShotFirst said:

Return of the Jedi

Must … resist … urge to … snark.

There was a point in my early 20s when I would take a dump on ROTJ, but the more Star Wars saturates the market, the more I appreciate Jedi. It certainly was a step down in quality from Empire, but there’s a lot about the film I really love. Star Wars is like ice cream, some folks like chocolate, some people like vanilla, some people are just happy to get ice cream…then there’s the crazy people who would eat crap on a cone and swear it’s awesome…

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#1265578
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How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Army of Darkness
The Last Crusade (There’s 3 Indiana Jones movies, and that’s how I will always feel)
Return of the Jedi
Toy Story 3

Honorable Mentions: Return of the King…I just didn’t like this film as much as the others, maybe it’s because of the length, but maybe since seeing The Hobbit movies, I might be kinder to it.

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#1258935
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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I feel like I’m in the minority, Solo was the only one this whole run that made me have some faith in the franchise surviving. It was fun and its own adventure. I had some issues with it, but honestly I thought it felt as close to the fun of the original films as you could get.

Rogue One was a bleak war film that had characters I didn’t care about.
The Last Jedi…I feel I’d break the server with all I have to say about it.
The Force Awakens was a decent reboot, that was ruined by the aftertaste that was its sequel

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#1233562
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Last Album Listened To
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Rammstein - Rammstein
Rammstein

What a solid debut. Terrible album cover, though. While not as artistically impressive as later Rammstein albums, they give you all the ingredients you come to expect from them from the get go. It doesn’t have the symphonic quality of an album like Reise, Reise or the polish of Mutter, but it still finds a way to be operatic at times. Maybe not in sound, but thematically. The lyrics can be very disturbing at times, and comical. I think tongue is firmly planted in cheek with Lindemann’s words.

There’s a lot of tasty synth work in this album. Sounds ripped right from the game Doom at various points. Without the guitars, this is a respectful Deutsche club album.

The guitars are not something to drool over, as far as shredding and complex chord work, but they are so fitting for the material. Another impressive element is the bass guitar work. Ollie is allowed to shine in the mix, which is rare for anything metallic.

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#1233162
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Star Wars DVD Covers
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Thanks, I really wanted it to have the look of the classic posters. Force Awakens and Rogue One got a lot of neat throwback style posters, but everything for Last Jedi was like gritty modern war picture posters. Fleming was the only one that gave it a proper classic style, but it clashed with the set. It’s also neat that every cover of my set is a poster from a different artist.