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#276222
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Condorman (1981)
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Besides, the Anchor Bay 2002 DVD and the recent Disney UK Zone 2 release are really poor transfers, so I don't see the point at using them as sources for a dvd preservation.

This project is only interesting if we manage to get our hands on a much better transfer. I was hoping for some recent tv airing captured with a dvd recorder or even some hdtv sources (my expectations are a bit high, I know). But I remember watching the film a couple of years ago on french television and it was much better than the crappy dvd's availables.
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#274860
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Condorman (1981)
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http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/2876/postercondormannickelqc9.jpg

I always have some very fond memories about this Walt Disney production. Alas, there are still no decent dvd available. I bought the uk zone 2. Image format is 2.35 but like Star Wars OT, it isn't an anamorphic transfer. The picture is very grainy too. And zero bonus, not even a trailer.

Does this film has been aired on tv recently? Is there any hope to get a better copy somehow?


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#238102
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O-OT Star Wars "Bonus Disc" menus (www.starwars.com)
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Dvdrama, a french website, has juste posted a short review of the upcoming dvd's here..

Alas, there is no screen capture because Lucasfilm seems to have forbidden the french press to do so.

I don't have time to translate the whole review, but they talk mainly about the poor video quality with compression problems, spots and grainy picture. 5/10








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#225423
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**It has happened, Original films on DVD!!**
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Originally posted by: SephirothTNH
Originally posted by: ADigitalMan
"I bet you went up to Mrs. Lincoln at the Ford Theatre and said "How was the show? Did I miss anything?"
--Hudson Hawk

One of my Fav movies. I watched it just the other day.

This post reminded me of my excitement when I heard the Original unaltered trilogy was coming out on dvd before GL crushed my dreams by not making them anamorphic.


According to this article on a french website, the Z2 french dvd's of the OT will be anamorphic with 16/9 compatibility.

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#222691
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//RETURNING TO JEDI\\: NTSC & PAL DVD
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Originally posted by: SKot
Well, I can't think of a lot to ask about given that Toby's view while inside Jabba was pretty limited. But I'm definitely curious to know what other roles he may have played in the film, if any. Often with extras in the production (especially little people) they are called upon to play other bit parts or perform other functions as well.

--SKot


I wonder if Toby was there when they shot the sequence where Jabba's dancer fell into the Rancor's pitt half naked.

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#216085
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Luke's rope-throwing talents in EP4
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From the Star Wars novelization published in 1977 :

"They're coming through!" Luke groaned. The Princess turned carefully to stare across the gap. "This must be a single- unit bridge, with the controls only on the other side." Reaching up to the point at the panel holding the unreachable controls, Luke's hand caught on something at his waist. A frustrated glance downward revealed the cause¡ªand engendered a bit of practical insanity. The cable coiled tightly in small loops was thin and fragile seeming, but it was general military-issue line and would have supported Chewbacca's weight easily. It certainly ought to hold Leia and himself. Pulling the cable free of the waist catch, he gauged its length, matching it against the width of the abyss. This should span the distance with plenty to spare. "What now?" the Princess inquired curiously. Luke didn't reply. Instead, he removed a small but heavy power unit from the utility belt of his armor and tied one end of the cable around it. Making sure the wrapping was secure; he stepped as close to the edge of their uncertain perch as he dared. Whirling the weighted end of the cord in increasing circles, he let it arc across the gorge. It stuck an outcropping of cylindrical conduits on the other side and fell downward. With forced patience he pulled the loose line back in, then recoiled it for another try.
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#176414
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Unusual request Looking for the 50th Oscar Annual (1977)
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Originally posted by: PaulisDead2221
Ooo, off topic, but if there's a place to get the 1977 Oscars, they've got to have 1968 too, right? I've never seen Stanley Kubrick's acceptance speech for 2001.


2001 wasn't even nominated for best picture. It only earned best special effects. So, I don't think there was a Kubrick's acceptance speech at all.
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#121870
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The Humanoid (1979), the Italian Star Wars
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Originally posted by: RichKS


Some stormtroopers go down to Tatooine and fail to capture Pricess Leia. When they get back to their Star Destroyer, their leader is brought in front of Vader to explain his squad's failure. After the stormtrooper basically says "er, sorry, we failed" Vader says to this guy "You will be stripped of your privilages for 100 days!". No Darkside force choking for this guy, no "appology accepted" lines, just a slap on the wrist for the stormie and back to business!


Yeah, but they kill everyone on the planet before leaving! Quite unlike the "Star Wars" stormtroopers, these blokes seem to never miss!