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#1339533
Topic
Modern SE Revisionism
Time

This was found by Tantive3+1 - from the General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread:-

Tantive3+1 said:

Tantive3+1 said:

I was looking through Amazon Prime and saw that there’s a ROTJ (Theatrical Version) available. I haven’t been able to verify this yet but for those who have, is this for real?

Never Mind
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Return-Theatrical-Version/dp/B00VF0M7QE

What a con!

Amazon Prime Video knowingly mis-selling an altered CGI/Special Edition version of Return Of The Jedi - yet labelling it as ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Theatrical Version)👎
 

‘Scott’ in the Comment Section of the supposed ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Theatrical Version)’ knows the score, from 2018:-

“I love the movie but this gets a one star because it is a lie. It says theatrical version. This is not the theatrical version it is the altered version where they added in scenes and changed music. I already have this version on dvd. I bought this only because it said theatrical version. I hate the changes to the movie and just want to watch it the way it was. Don’t buy this if you want the unchanged version or you are wasting your money.”

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‘1stSpear’ in the Comment Section - way back in 2015:-

“I love Return of the Jedi, always have… but this version has the ridiculous and unnecessary CG sequences especially at Jabba’s palace (that atrocious singing sequence) and the young Anakin “spirit” at the end, which totally ruined the whole movie in my opinion. I wish Amazon gave you a choice of buying this one or the original remastered version.”

 

I hope Scott and the others got their money back from being mis-sold a version of a film that the seller knows it is not the ‘theatrical version’ of the film.

 

a screenshot of the Amazon Prime Video page claiming to sell the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Theatrical Version):-

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#1339532
Topic
General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
Time

Tantive3+1 said:

Tantive3+1 said:

I was looking through Amazon Prime and saw that there’s a ROTJ (Theatrical Version) available. I haven’t been able to verify this yet but for those who have, is this for real?

Never Mind
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Return-Theatrical-Version/dp/B00VF0M7QE

What a con!
 

Scott in the Comment Section of the supposed ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Theatrical Version)’ knows the score:

“I love the movie but this gets a one star because it is a lie. It says theatrical version. This is not the theatrical version it is the altered version where they added in scenes and changed music. I already have this version on dvd. I bought this only because it said theatrical version. I hate the changes to the movie and just want to watch it the way it was. Don’t buy this if you want the unchanged version or you are wasting your money.”
 

I hope Scott and others got their money back from being mis-sold a version of a film that the seller knows it is not the ‘theatrical version’.

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#1339006
Topic
Fan Edit Legal Status
Time

Alderaan94 said:

Hello!
I would like to share some fan edits in the future but idk the legal status. I am from Spain and i own the BRs , source material. Is It legal to announce a fan edit and announce that i share links to download it for example to Google Drive ?

Other people here know far more and better than me, but this place - and others like it - have been around for a long time, have firm rules in place about not profiting from projects and also having to own the official retail release. They haven’t had any problems with the law.

Other places who try and sell and profit from projects have had problems with the law.

Websites that that have download links displayed on them have had problems with the law too.
 

As ooj advises… ask some of the fan editors or preservationisits on here in PMs regarding your concerns - some have been around for a very long time, and have not had any legal problems.
 

I hope to see more of your Edit 😃

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#1338943
Topic
<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
Time

RogueLeader said:

I mean, could it be possible George and Gary talked about George’s evolving ideas for Star Wars III during production of Empire, and maybe Kurtz wasn’t thrilled about the direction they were taking, so he contributed that to his departure somewhat, regardless of whether he was fired or if he left voluntarily?

This seems very likely given the roles of both men and time spent together working on the films for many years. If Kurtz did send in that resignation letter from the company late in '79, it seems he carried on working on it - even in another role - and was asked to do further work/have credit for ROTJ.

Kurtz did putline Georg’s loose 9-episode idea for each film - and would have likely known them as his job as Producer. Though like for all the films by George - they changed a lot, and later changed more to fit George’s ‘I had it all planned out’ plan 😉

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#1338940
Topic
Star Wars Games - a general discussion thread
Time

If only they would have done this instead:

Many 10p coins spent on that as a kid 😃
 

Edit, just saw ooj’s line saying the same. Must read more before posting excitedly like a kid!

Beautiful cabinet, saw a video not long aog claiming only 2500 were ever built. I assume there are not many left at all now.

 

 

30 years since this was released, be great if they re-did / updated it…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_X-Wing_vs._TIE_Fighter

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#1337865
Topic
Discussion: What Star Wars art or posters do you have on your wall? (or would you like?)
Time

I’ve got to finally get around to obtaining a copy of this up for the office (I much prefer the landscape version than the upright portrait version):-

^ It appeared in Rolling Stone magazine as an advert for the film, way back when…
 

Though I’ll probably end up settling for a more readily available and colour version below:-

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#1337864
Topic
Discussion: What Star Wars art or posters do you have on your wall? (or would you like?)
Time

There are a few quality poster and art threads about the site (especially in the ‘Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art’ forum) - but not much in the way of what we actually have in our collections or up on our walls… hence this thread!
 

So, what Star Wars art or posters are up on your walls?

Or what would you like up on the wall? A favourite image, a whole ‘wall-picture’, commissioned painting, or rare poster?

 

These websites have a decent collection of posters & art:-

https://www.starwarsmovieposter.com - many posters from all over the world
https://www.cinemasterpieces.com/cinestarwars.htm - lots of useful info on the many various posters
https://www.postercollector.co.uk/category/star-wars-collection - good for some of the more mainstream poster releases
https://www.moviepostersusa.com/brands/star-wars.html - more mainstream / commonly available GFFA posters
https://artofthemovies.co.uk/collections/the-star-wars-collection - some classy and rare posters
https://disneyartonmain.com/collections/star-wars-art - some classic posters and art
https://www.originalposter.co.uk - original theatrical artwork
https://alternativemovieposters.com/?s=star+wars - mainly fan-made alternative posters
https://displate.com/star_wars - Star Wars prints on metal
https://panelwallart.com/collections/star-wars-canvas-wall-art - panel piece wall art
https://theforcegallery.com/collections/star-wars - more panel piece art
https://www.theforce.net/collecting/posters - I know… TFn - but still a good resource
https://twitter.com/sw_artgallery - a collection of Star Wars fan art up on twitter

as well as the likes of allposters, etsy, eBay, amazon, walmart, wayfair, reddit, pinterest, online image searches, etc.

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#1337175
Topic
<strong>Coronavirus</strong> (COVID-19) Pandemic thread - <strong>relevant political discussion allowed</strong> in here
Time

Ah… nurses - now the true oppressors of freedom! (for some)

^ the gentleman seems to think there is a cure that already exists - yet it is worse than death!

 


 

‘We’re beyond angered’: Fed-up nurses file lawsuits, plan protest at White House (with social distancing) over lack of coronavirus protections:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/04/21/nurse-protection-coronavirus &

https://www.msnbc.com/hallie-jackson/watch/nurses-hold-white-house-protest-over-lack-of-protective-gear-from-coronavirus-82334277981

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#1336709
Topic
<strong>Coronavirus</strong> (COVID-19) Pandemic thread - <strong>relevant political discussion allowed</strong> in here
Time

3 quality articles (again, all from The Guardian):

The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life - on 28th March

Operation reopen America: are we about to witness a second historic failure of leadership from Trump? - on 18th April

How did Britain get its coronavirus response so wrong? - on 19th April

 

From The Independent (both articles from today):

Coronavirus: Government’s senior advisers face calls to resign over testing ‘incompetence’

Government accused of ‘rewriting history’ after No 10 claim Sunday Times report on failings full of ‘falsehoods and errors’

 

Strong words from John Pilger - https://twitter.com/johnpilger/status/1252107214396854272

“When Jeremy Hunt was UK Health Secretary the stockpile of PPE was cut by 40 per cent. In 2016, he oversaw Exercise Cygnus that predicted the NHS he was starving to death could not cope with a pandemic. He ignored it. Prosecute Hunt for criminal negligence.”

^ link to article:-

Exercise Cygnus uncovered: the pandemic warnings buried by the government - at The Telegraph

Until 2012, Remploy also made specialist PPE & Uniforms for the NHS and other emergency services:-

Remploy staff protest against factory closures - from 2012, at The Guardian.

 

More from The Guardian:

NHS staff forbidden from speaking out publicly about coronavirus

‘They can’t get away with this’: doctor who took protest to No 10 - UK health workers’ deaths could be avoided with adequate PPE, says Meenal Viz

NHS bosses accused of gagging staff during election campaign (from November 2019)

 

From the ToryTelegraph (surprisingly also very critical of the Govt):-

Revealed: NHS staff given flawed coronavirus tests

‘It’s deplorable, they are doing a very difficult job without the right equipment’ - former chief nurse slams lack of PPE

 

Sorry for the information blast! This all helps me keep my thought processes in order 😃 I apologize if it is too much.

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#1335638
Topic
<strong>Coronavirus</strong> (COVID-19) Pandemic thread - <strong>relevant political discussion allowed</strong> in here
Time

Over 2 million confirmed cases worldwide now…
 

Trump turns against WHO to mask his own stark failings on Covid-19 crisis

‘It will disappear’: the disinformation Trump spread about the coronavirus – timeline

We scientists said lock down. But UK politicians refused to listen

^ all 3 articles from The Guardian.
 

Coronavirus: Decade of Tory austerity policies left UK ‘unprepared’ for outbreak, former government science adviser says

^ from The Independent.

 

This is from twitter about the NHS (in the UK every Thursday at 8pm many people go to and open their front doors and clap in support, unity and thanks for the NHS), though you don’t have to be a twitter member to watch it:-

‘This is unbelieveably good. Share this across the length and breadth of this country. #YouClapForMeNow’…

https://twitter.com/MrPranPatel/status/1250167541177225221 (with 2 minute video)

^ Coronavirus: ‘You clap for me’ film celebrates ethnic minority workers - at the BBC

 

Hoping everyone is safe and well.
 

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#1334649
Topic
Health and Fitness
Time

Apolgies for bumping this old thread - I am struggling to motivate myself during the lockdown to do much, if any, exercise…

I was shocked to find that walking to the fridge to get a beer doesn’t count! In the UK we’re allowed out for an hour a day for exercise - which is something I am doing every day. But beyond that - nothing!
 

Any tips, ideas or help out there for people stuck indoors most of the time? (with no exercise equipment to speak of)

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#1334644
Topic
<strong>Coronavirus</strong> (COVID-19) Pandemic thread - <strong>relevant political discussion allowed</strong> in here
Time

Downton Abbey and Star Wars costume makers sewing scrubs for coronavirus medics’:-

https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/11/downton-abbey-star-wars-costume-makers-sewing-scrubs-coronavirus-medics-12542837
 

^ a heart-warming read that, and brilliant to see such a great response to the fundraiser asking to help buy more materials too, smashing past the original target of £1500 😃
 

Fundraiser link for anyone who may be in a position to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/helping-dress-medics

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#1334408
Topic
<strong>Coronavirus</strong> (COVID-19) Pandemic thread - <strong>relevant political discussion allowed</strong> in here
Time

oojason said:

BBC’s Emily Maitlis with some powerful words and a piece - that needed saying, and also highlighting…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6wIcpdJyCI - at the BBC youtube channel (4 mins - taken from NewsNight)

or here https://twitter.com/ed_son/status/1248021250267656192
 

^ Didn’t think I’d see that on the BBC again - a presenter & journalist on a main BBC political program cutting through the Govt crap and dogma that has been so prevalent on its news programs and output for so long now. Well in, Emily Maitlis.
 

First time in a long time, that mate. I hope it is not the last, not will Maitlis and the program’s production get into trouble for it.

Channel 4 News (in the UK) is pretty good for anyone wishing to get a more factual overview of events, and also ask the hard / probing questions of politicians and those in authority - in a ‘firm but fair’ manner.

 

We’re approaching 100,000 deaths worldwide from this - https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus

(though the actual 100,000 figure has already been likely been surpassed given some countries only reporting deaths in hospitals - and not in care homes, hospices, in own homes etc.

 

The video of Trump’s speeches on the coronvirus set to a timeline / calendar - that he / his people reportedly wanted taking down:-

https://imgur.com/gallery/8ng5Wjy

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#1334142
Topic
Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various other info
Time

Is Disney+ in France really showing the old 2011 Special Editions of the Original Trilogy on their service?
 

https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1247876935218274304 (doubleofive):-

‘Just got a message that @disneyplus in France is streaming the 11SE, which is odd because the 19SE discs have French crawls and audio options.’

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#1334140
Topic
Need an Original Trilogy Discussion Category
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oojason said:

Hiya Fated, the main reasons why the two respective sections are in the same forum category are…

  • We wanted to keep certain topics of conversation separate from each other; one forum dedicated for the OT, one for onscreen content outside of the OT, plus one for discussing aspects of both - yet also the wider GFFA as a whole.

  • Feedback from members on the subject of the forum re-organisation suggested they didn’t want too many new forum categories created to have to sift through. (So we whittled it down to an additional two new categories.)

  • We just weren’t sure just how many threads there would be for a ‘General Star Wars Discussion’ section after the old 5000+ thread forum was split into ‘Original Trilogy’, ‘Beyond the OT’ and ‘The EU’. (I’d guess at around 300 threads.)
     

If there is enough demand to separate them… this may change - though we don’t think it’ll happen anytime soon, mate.
 

If anyone has any suggestions or further questions (as well as requests to separate ‘The Expanded Universe’ & ‘General Star Wars Discussion’ sections) feel free to post them up in the site’s Feedback Forum - thank you.

👍

Thank for explanation above, ooj. In the future would the mods please consider separating the ‘General Star Wars Discussion’ from ‘The Expanded Universe’ - placing them into a different section?

It would make it a lot easier to navigate through the topics in there and make them more distinct from each other.

Perhaps, move the ‘General Star Wars Discussion’ section in with the quieter ‘Toys & Memorabilia’ section instead?
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So it would read as:

Original Trilogy Discussion
Beyond the Original Trilogy
Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases
The Expanded Universe
General Star Wars Discussion
 

This is just my suggestion, I’m sure others have theirs too!

You guys are awesome for the work you all put in here. Thank you.

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#1332900
Topic
<strong>Westworld</strong> - <em>2016 tv series</em>
Time

Man, season 3 has been a blast so far - really enjoying it and the show has returned to a more simple story structure - yet still with some layers and clever use of shapes, colours, patterns & mirroring 😃

After thisseaosn has finished I think I’ll og back and re-watch season 2, I think I have may been a little harsh on it given my hopes and expectations (plus my own eagerness and hype!) for its return.

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#1332898
Topic
Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
Time

 
A few ‘unboxing videos’ for the 27-disc ‘Skywalker Saga’ 4K/UHD set:-

(To demonstrate the quality & type of box etc. Seems the discs need to be pushed firmly into place in their ‘housing’ within the box set… so there is possibility of some scratches and smudged fingerprints on the discs over time?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpF9IrbWjoQ - at the Review Plus youtube channel. (13 mins.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oi1CmEWP20 - at the Nick Mayer youtube channel. (8 mins.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugunmdU8WpI - at the Christopher Olson youtube channel. (7 mins.)

^ There are many of these type of videos up on YouTube and seem to be pretty much the same thing over and again. The above videos are ones I found that concentrated on the boxset itself (good angles and centred on the box) - rather than focusing on / plugging themselves.
 

Nathan Butler’s review on his comprehensive youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbY5XAwSLJc (24 mins.)

 

I haven’t seen any videos for the 18-disc blu ray set, or the 9-disc DVD set as of yet. I’ll post a couple in here if I can find 'em.