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#790520
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Would you want to see Anakin or Obi Wan in the new trilogy, portrayed by their PT actors?
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SilverWook said:

FrederikOlsen said:

Hal 9000 said:

I wouldn't mind if Vader appears in Rogue One with Hayden kickin' around inside the suit, if he really wants to. But Hayden in the sequel trilogy doesn't compute.

Even if Vader appears in Rogue One, why use Hayden? He may have buffed up for the prequels, but his scene as the masked Darth Vader made it very clear that he's no David Prowse.

I agree that I don't really want him to appear in the sequel trilogy. Partly because I'm not a fan of his performance, even though I believe Lucas' inept direction to be partially responsible, and partly because Anakin's story has been told.

 If it's little more than a cameo in Rogue One, getting Prowse back in the Vader suit would be a nice way for the new regime to put all those years of acrimony with George to rest.

Yeah, provided they have any interest in doing that. But yes, giving Prowse the chance to return to the role would be the decent thing to do.

Bingowings said:

Old Dave isn't young anymore.

Neither is Peter Mayhew. I'm assuming Vader will act much like he first did in ANH, and not run around and bounce off the damn walls like some PT reject. Prowse appears to be mobile enough for that...

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#790507
Topic
Would you want to see Anakin or Obi Wan in the new trilogy, portrayed by their PT actors?
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Hal 9000 said:

I wouldn't mind if Vader appears in Rogue One with Hayden kickin' around inside the suit, if he really wants to. But Hayden in the sequel trilogy doesn't compute.

Even if Vader appears in Rogue One, why use Hayden? He may have buffed up for the prequels, but his scene as the masked Darth Vader made it very clear that he's no David Prowse.

I agree that I don't really want him to appear in the sequel trilogy. Partly because I'm not a fan of his performance, even though I believe Lucas' inept direction to be partially responsible, and partly because Anakin's story has been told.

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#789839
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More OUT Rerelease Rumors from John Landis!
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I agree. There's no reason for Disney to add new changes, whereas with George, tweaking the films became a self-contradictory, personal crusade. I reckon we're now stuck with the 2011 editions as the "canonical" ones.

From a business perspective, it'd actually make more sense for Disney to redact some of the more recent changes; would a casual fan who's happy with the 2011 Blu-rays care who shoots first, or whether R2 hides behind a rock outcropping? Probably not, but I'm sure removing the most egregious SE changes would have a few more die-heards reaching for their wallets...

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#786025
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Star Wars: Rogue One
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Peter Cushing to be digitally recreated in new spin-off Rogue One

I'm not sure whether to call BS or not. The plans to digitally recreate Cushing aren't exactly new. George tried doing the same thing for Episode III. But the bit about Tarkin having "created Darth Vader" has me scratching my head.

Either this is a sham, or Disney are actually going to retcon at least parts of the prequels. It's likely to be the former, but boy do I hope it's the latter...

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#659325
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There was a 6 hour cut of the Phantom Menace
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Here's the deal: Matthew Wood said this. The same Matthew Wood who can't tell the surround channels apart, doesn't give a shit about the Force-fanfare and screamed his brain out at a parking lot just so he could get to play Alec Guinness playing a Krayt dragon.

"Mindblowingly awesome" is probably the least fitting description. I don't trust this man.

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#648903
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Your first reaction to Hayden is ROTJ
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The Nerd said:

This is what exactly happen on the day when I bought the 2004 Special Editions (it was the day the SE's came out).

I get to the end of Jedi. I think to myself, "Well Shaw will on screen in a few minutes." A few minutes go by. "He's coming. Almost there." I see Anakin and I jump up and yelled "WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!! WHO'S THIS GUY!!!! DID SOMEONE SNEAK THEIR FACE ONTO THE FINAL SE PRINT AS A JOKE TO LUCAS?!?! ... WAIT IT'S THAT HAYDEN DUDE!" I still watch the SE, but it always looks like Hayden is grinning. Shaw was smiling. Was Hayden actually trying to say "Fuck you Shaw, this is my ending!"

Hayden looks like he's eyeing Leia. His face tells a disturbing story of molestation and rape.

So, all in all, he's the icing on the cake. If the icing is made out of blood and bitter tears.

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#621937
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J.J. Abrams Will Direct, Now Who Will Score?
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I definitely hope John Williams will be, or has been, approached. I could imagine that he may want to finish off his tenure with Star Wars with something else than the PT scores, which were hacked to pieces and - as far as I know - largely disowned by himself. So it's a no-brainer for me. As long as John Williams wants to compose for "Star Wars", he should.

If Williams is not an option, I'd like to see (hear?) Joel McNeely do the score. His score for Shadows of the Empire was excellent and I'm sure he could score an actual Star Wars film.

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#612153
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What do you LIKE about the Prequels?
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Ewan MacGregor. He's quite believable as a younger Sir Alec, and he's arguably the only actor in these films who can deliver Lucas' dialogue and make it sound convincing. His "You were my brother, Anakin! I loved you!"-speech also managed to be more moving than any of the scenes Hayden and Natalie share.

Ian McDiarmid. With reservations, because while he's a great actor, he turns into a cackling idiot in ROTS. When he's good, he's very good, though, and delightfully slimy. Like when he urges Anakin to kill Dooku. Still a far cry from his performance in ROTJ, though.

Darth Maul, if only appearance-wise. He still looks like a badass. Oh, how it seemed the Prequel Trilogy would get a memorable villain, its Darth Vader, so to speak. Until he got slashed in two after five minutes of fighting. Then we got an underused Christopher Lee and a robot with a funny accent and bronchitis instead. Shucks.

Jango Fett's costume. I love the colour scheme. I would've liked to have seen more of this character, though. Should've kept his face secret, though.

"Duel of the Fates", "Battle of the Heroes" and "Padme's Ruminations." Overall, John Williams' scores are not among his best work, and they're not certainly not up to the standards as the ones of the OT. Those three cues are excellent, however. Among the better pieces of the saga. The latter, especially, really caught me off-guard. The scene was also surprisingly good - why didn't we get more of that in the PT?

The "Order 66"-scene. This was the one scene where George showed he still had some skills as a director and editor. This scene has literally brought me to tears at times, and it's obviously not because I sympathise with our wooden couple Anakin and Padmé. It's a great down-to-business scene which is shot and edited wonderfully (it reminds me of Lucas' montage from "The Godfather"), and Williams' delivers a very haunting theme. Again, another scene that really worked. Hey, notice how both of these were wordless?

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#612038
Topic
What was your first reaction to Greedo shooting first?
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My first reaction is quite embarassing, cause I don't think I noticed. I had watched the OUT a few times before watching the SE97 in the cinema, but not enough to have a complete grasp of what was changed, except for the even more obvious stuff like the Jabba-scene, "Jedi Rocks", etc.

Of course, it is worth a mention that I was 9 years old back then. Jar Jar could've shot first and I would've been happy anyway - I was watching Star Wars on a big screen! In the subsequent years, as a realised the original scene was kept from us, I obviously grew to realise this change was anything but inconsequential. But my first reaction was one of indifference.

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#587347
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Making our own 35mm preservation--my crazy proposal
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none said:

Another person chimes in:

Someone else writes:

Asaki wrote:

negative1 said:
if we were REALLY CRAZY, (as if we aren't already),

we would get it printed back to 35mm film..

 Print it to 16mm and then Puggo can preserve it @_@

...and then someone will video bootleg it.

...and that bootleg will be duplicated by the VHS traders.

I kneu this we're tha ways the callours should am:

Oh my God, look at those wonderfully saturated 70's hues. What bulb was this projected with?