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#1315344
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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This new 27-disc set, is now listed on Amazon UK and available for pre-order:-

‘Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - Limited Edition Complete Box Set UHD [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free] (Limited Edition. Exclusive to Amazon)’

The cost is £180 (US $235, or 210 euros)

 

 

There is also the blu-ray version listed too (18 discs), available to pre-order:-

Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Complete Box Set [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]

The cost is £65 (US $85, or 76 euros)

 

 

The DVD version (9 discs):-

Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Complete Boxset DVD [2019]

The cost is £45 (US $60, or 53 euros)


 

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#1315067
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Star Wars Collectors Release Guide?
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I do not know of a ‘all in one’ guide (I wish there was too!), but oojason has links to several good sources of information in the An Index Thread for Original Trilogy Discussion… thread.

It is under ‘The various Home Releases - and formats - of the differing versions of the Original Trilogy films…’ section.
 

I love these two OT.com member’s sites on this, both are superb and insightful, with many images and general information:-

Video Collector’s - ‘Star Wars on Video’ website (mainly OT & PT)

projectcclarke’s - ‘Star Wars On Home Video’ website (mainly OT & PT)
 

Many people regard this youtube video channel highly as well - Nathan P Butler, and this video in January 2018 in oojason’s list. I do not know if there is a newer video, sorry - but he does cover all Star Wars releaes and also some ‘homage’ films too!

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#1314690
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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Valheru_84 said:

oojason said:
Some members are over-stepping the mark with their repeated criticisms - to the point of continuous negativity. Some have not seen the film, nor plan to, and stating why is perfectly acceptable. However, some are going far beyond this - seemingly going into related threads and making continued negative posts about content they have not seen, informing others here how awful the thing they hasn’t seen is… Some have seen it - and are doing similar…

Members here have left, are leaving, and considering leaving… whether temporarily or permanently… because of such repeated negativity from a few others on here - that is not going to continue.

If people can’t post in a civil manner here, nor have a modicum of respect for fellow members, and wish to spread their habitual agenda of negativity… they won’t be posting here at all - that goes for anyone.

This site is a vast one - and covers many aspects of Star Wars over a long, long time. There are many topics or issues to discuss - I suggest people find something they do actually enjoy posting about - rather than spending their considerable time and effort in repeatedly bashing or hating on films or the people who made them - and for some here who claim to not care about, or have not seen.

I believe that some of this is directed at me and fair enough if you feel that way though I didn’t I feel that I was spreading continuous negativity nor was it ever my intention to if you think I am.

There is a semi-crossover of conversation between the two spoiler threads, box office results thread and some supporting threads that I felt I was just organically replying to various posts that I felt I had something to say about or add to after making my initial posts on my opinion regarding the reception of the movie. I haven’t been able to get on OT.com much to the extent where I have time to reply often and quickly to an ongoing conversation so sometimes it probably does look like I’ve suddenly gone crazy posting in all these threads at once but it’s just me getting the chance to finally post that reply I wanted to hours ago or even the previous day, often there are multiple posts I want to reply to.

As indicated in my reply to Biggs, I don’t feel I am someone that would be saying anything in particular to make people leave and I find it odd they would choose to leave OT.com over some critical comments about TROS or the DT in a few specific threads out of the thousands on here.

The fact it seems I am restricted from posting further in here just because someone doesn’t like what I am saying doesn’t feel right. My more recent posts I actually thought were more lighthearted and the link to Thor was just a topic I thought was worth discussing since it’s an integral part of the Skywalker saga that TROS is supposed to conclude and whether you agree with Thor or not, he poses some good questions and has interesting discourse on many things Star Wars which I thought is what people like to do here.

I don’t feel that I have been uncivil once in here nor disrespectful to anyone in particular so at this point would it be fair for me to continue posting in here as just part of the normal course of conversation and if anyone feels I’m being unnecessarily negative, they can report my post which if you or another mod agree it is overstepping what is reasonable, then you can tap me on the shoulder via PM and I will gracefully exit the thread for a good while? I understood the warning at the start of the thread so like I said, I am not intentionally trying to create any trouble (not that I would otherwise want to anyway).

It is not just in this thread, or other threads on Episode IX, that people are unhappy with the levels of repeated negative posting, and to claim otherwise is being mendacious.

From a look at just your post history there are many many negative posts about TLJ (and other films - or people assoicated with them). TLJ is a movie you claim to have only seen once. You post about it so much it is an agenda - certain people on here have it too, and as oojason says it goes beyond valid criticism or opinion.

That you think people were referring to you on this matter confirms much.

You are the man who threatened to punch the moderator over an image of Lando from Solo? (you have a problem with pansexuals or homosexuals? - I do not remember clearly? Though if it in is reference to the droid having feelings and wishes for Lando it is only ‘girl’s talk’ in the Solo film, and not a big part of the movie). You have not seen this movie either?

It is not just you being negative so much that people do not want to come here anymore, nor should feel it is, but maybe it IS best everyone should know how some other members feel about the situation. Some have left quite some time ago, many more over time according to those who have been here much longer than me, and if 5/6 people have left recently or are considering leaving, then more likely also are too.

It is understandable that the moderators take action. Do they want a site with negative opinions everywhere repeated throughout the forum that has chased members off from being welcome? To be left with people who want to post their toxic agenda through the many threads here - without even seeing the film in some cases? No, of course not.

Does anyone else?

Have people lost the ability to scroll by what they do not like, to talk more about what they love and like more than what they do not? Or have mixed feelings on? For some, it seems so.

If they, the moderators, are posting warnings like the above, then more fool anyone who thinks their repeated hated views of the movies (or people who make them, or appear in them) through the threads here is worth more than the site itself.

As the moderators do state that, legitimate opinion and crictism are welcome, and wide-ranging views too.

(apologies if my English is not good - or have insulted you or others like minded as you, it was not the intention, but more to further clarify.)

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#1313944
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Somebody Announces Something New about Star Wars!
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I hope the people who have left here decide to come back, and soon. The site will be better for it.

Those that like to express their interminable hate so much (far beyond valid opinion, criticism or disappointment) can maybe find other places to do so, there seems to be plenty on the internet to choose from.

I apologize if that is speaking out of turn, though this is the way I and some others feel, even if it is not my place to say.

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#1312309
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JJ mentions &quot;despecialized&quot; - OUT not coming
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digitalfreaknyc said:

V.I.N.Cent said:

^ I’m not on twitter, but have bookmarked doubleofive’s twitter pages:-

https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp
https://twitter.com/doubleofive

Any updates or links usually appear on there, and there is some pretty insightful ‘OT & the changes’ stuff on there too.

 

I am very much looking forward to seeing his articles on The Digital Bits re the 2019 Disney+ changes.

His Star Wars article is https://thedigitalbits.com/featured/articles/sw-new-hope-disneyplus-4k-2019

Articles for Empire and also Jedi are coming sometime soon 😃

There’s already videos on the changes.

Tbh TDB doesn’t get any credibility from me. Haven’t for probably close to a decade at this point

It is good to have multiple sources on the changes, no?

I enjoy very much 13las’ ‘OT Changes’ videos - and his updated video on the Disney+ changes - though it is beneficial to also have the option to pour through and read in-depth articles as well 😃

Both are very well done and am happy and thankful we have such dedicated people willing and able to do this for the benefit of the community here and wider community in general.

It is good that 005’s work will feature and be available and preserved on such a site.

(And it looks cool too!)

 

Is there a thread on here where it mentions or ‘keeps track’ of people involved in Star Wars (or film in general) expressing thier views that the unaltered theatrical versions of the Original Trilogy should be made available?

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#1312305
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Starwars Disney+ edition vs Blu-rays and despecialized editions.
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rantony420 said:

Would that be the best version to watch? Or is it still best to start with Despecialized versions then the I, II, and III 4k versions?

Despecialized would be first for me becuase it is complete.

4K77 and 4K83 are superb, yet we must wait a while for 4K80 to be finished and released.

When the Disney+ versions are released on 4K blu ray (rumours have it as Spring 2020) there may well be some projects on here attempting to ‘Despecialize’ them too.

 

Sorry - I am not sue what you mean by the ‘I, II, and III’ versions?

Hal 9000 Edits are very good Prequel Trilogy Fan Edits and highy rated on here, and there are many other Prequel Edits and preservations for them too 😃

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#1312295
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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I very much enjoyed this in the main.

It felt like the film could have easily gone on for another 10 to 15 minutes; maybe explaining some of the events a little better and not having a rushed feeling in some of the scenes?

It was a fun film and welcome finale to this Sequel Trilogy. It does not come close to the Original Trilogy in my mind, but is a welcome addition to the overall story (for me personally these were far more enjoyable than the Prequels).

Upon first viewing it is another fun Star Wars film - yes! 😃

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#1312294
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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I enjoyed the film very much in the main - a few places where it seemed rushed, events could have been explained a little cleaere or with background, and it felt the film could have easily run for another 10 to 15 minutes.
 

The opening crawl I did not like:

The dead speak! The galaxy has heard a mysterious broadcast, a threat of REVENGE in the sinister voice of the late EMPEROR PALPATINE.

GENERAL LEIA ORGANA dispatches secret agents to gather intelligence, while REY, the last hope of the Jedi, trains for battle against the diabolical FIRST ORDER.

Meanwhile, Supreme Leader KYLO REN rages in search of the phantom Emperor, determined to destroy any threat to his power.
 

Maybe we should have seen or heard someone (or a few people) in the background listening to a recording of Palpatine’s message in a scene at some stage in the film? Maybe it was this that finally insprired or scared people throughout the galaxy to take up the fight against him and the FO?

Maybe one of you talented people will conjure up something? 😃

(Or simply change the crawl 😉)

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#1310630
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Harmy said:

Honestly, I’m not surprised he’s seen it - Simon Pegg is a good friend of his and he tweeted about it a couple of years ago. But I’m surprised he’d mention it in an interview.

And for J.J. to also question why the unaltered versions are not officially available too! 😃

Well done, Harmy.

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#1310629
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Star Wars <strong>Fan Films</strong> / Shorts - a general discussion thread
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I enjoyed the “Tragedy Of The Chosen One” and would like to see more in the same style, and see how they progress and improve upon their fan films.

 
 

The “Star Wars - Origins” full fan film was released today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVSox0qApO4 - 22 minutes, by Star Wars Origins Film.
 

There is also a good interview with the film maker (writer & director) here as well:

https://www.exit6filmfestival.com/single-post/2019/12/09/Phil-Hawkins-brings-a-galaxy-far-far-way-back-to-Earth-with-Star-Wars-Origins

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#1310624
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The Mandalorian : 'MikeLuv80 / JSteven / ForceGhostRecon &amp; Many Other Socks' edit
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Bravo! The truth wins out.

It amazes me so many continue to lie so much when they are caught out, it is like they dig their own grave.

Maybe other sites will accept the homophobic comments and socks made by JSteven / ForceGhostRecon / Mikeluv80 / EA3000 and more? Though, this is doubtful. I am glad this community does not!

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#1309764
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Help: looking for... 'Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem' [spoRv]
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The Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem (Unrated) [spoRv] BD-25 RELEASED is a good place to start my friend 😃
 

There is an An Index Thread (and more) for Preservation of Other Properties… thread which list nearly all the projects, and some relevant discussions threads for that category, on this site.

The ‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com - some info & answers to members’ queries also has some helpful and useful information too 😃

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#1309316
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Discussion: a thread for <strong>fan-made</strong> Star Wars projects, trinkets, gizmos, and endeavours
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oojason said:

Colin Furze builds a metal landspeeder that drives…

(the guy has previously built AT-ACTs and TIEs etc - and some truly mad non-Star Wars stuff; bunkers, underground beach huts, bikes that shoot fireworks, rocket launchers, jet swings, homemade hoverbikes, jet powered scooters, remote control trash cans, etc) 😃
 

Fabricating a Metal Landspeeder that DRIVES’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2h_yHnTwVw
 

'Together myself and eBay Uk are building our 3rd Star Wars creation, we’ve made a huge AT-ACT Playhouse, a FULL SIZE Tie Silencer and now to celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder from the first film, A New Hope.

But out of Metal…This is no easy task.’

This is brilliant, I am very much looking forward to next video where he will drive it 😃

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#1308320
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The future of OT.com - UPDATE: Please donate!
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DominicCobb said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

imp-ardnfi said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Will the recent bans on certain types of conversations be lifted and will certain previously banned users like TV’s Frink be allowed to return?

SilverWook said:

Any donations made should not have conditions or strings attached.

Warbler said:

I assume that now Anchorhead and Silverwook are officially in charge.

silverwheel said:

Viva Silverwook and Anchorhead!

Or: The Admin is dead! Long live the Admins!

Have you looked at normal threads throughout the “old” OriginalTrilogy? They’re littered with “banned” symbols. History tells us that, in a change of power, one of the first things the new administration does is to free the prisoners of the old regime (who were mostly political dissidents, or otherwise “accused” before a “kangaroo court”). Even TV’s Frink, well known as a free-reigning trouble-maker (just look at his post history), also deserves that same clean slate.

Or: Down With Proposition #3,204

The second thing the new administration does is to strike down the myriad of old laws, which were a never-referenced excuse for arbitrary tyranny anyway, and replace them with brief basic principles.

So, I SECOND THE MOVE for amnesty, or jubilee, to remove ALL old banned status from the old OriginalTrilogy, for the new OriginalTrilogy. Regarding donations, there are always strings on donations, both plus AND minus, so that’s a pseudo-argument. Finally, I finish with a reminder, and good luck to us all:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXrmQBPg2s0

It’s been over a year since the political dissidents in question were banned, and it’s been almost a year since the changing of the guard. If they were ever gonna be allowed back, it would’ve happened by now. Also, the mods have made it adamantly clear that it’s unlikely their bans will ever be lifted, even with Jay no longer calling the shots.

I continue to detest the verdict, and I believe it’s effectively killed Off-Topic, but them’s the breaks.

Frankly, I don’t think they care. Really the only reason this site still exists is the preservation section. They don’t give a shit if the rest of the forum is a ghost town or not.

I have lurked here for years, but only joined up of late, and I must disagree with this claim.

The moderation team have provided the About, Help, Welcome, How To, Site project links, Site Timeline, GL: Unreliable Narrator threads, and Indexes for nearly every forum on the site - with regular updates as well.

They help many users with queries and point them in the right direction - in all forums of the site.

And are firm with people here who look to cause hassle or trouble with others.

In this modern day fandom and internet attitude, the work they do here (it is unpaid, as volunteers, yes?) is no mean feat. And also maintain the the security and integrity of the site given the underground and delicate nature of what happens on here.

They also ‘stepped up’ (this is the correct saying?) when Jay felt it was time to ‘step down’ after many years of service here. They also manage the twitter and donations to keep the site running. I do not think there would be a site without them - so how they not “give a shit if the rest of the forum is a ghost town or not” (outside of the Preservation forum).
 

Words and actions.

They are people of action. People of words look to knock them down - without merit or reason.

Eight/nine years of effort and dedication from two of the moderation team - and you claim they do not give a shit if the forum becomes a ghost town! Why?

 

I apologize if my words offend, but this is how I feel when I read your post.

You may know more than me about the history of this place - but I think you are wrong to say that about this website and the moderation team.

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#1308221
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Maclunkey
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13las said:

HelloGreedo is awesome. And I hate to be “that guy”, but I did put out a video on my YT channel that’s more comprehensive on the Disney+ changes.
Check it out if you have a sec: https://youtu.be/ESuLxJJFZtE

Superb!

Though you talk vey very quickly for a non-English person to understand - can there be subtitles / closed captions for your video, please? (It is not so much a problem as the video can be paused but subtitles would be a great addition!)

It is a series of very good videos otherwise - even the Prequel Trilogy video 😃
 

Have you thought of making your own thread on here to discuss your videos? To discuss how & why you did them - maybe plans for future channel content, etc?