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#610642
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What Do You Remember From Your First Viewing Of The OT?
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Re: ANH, I was 6, and we were late getting to the theatre because my Mom had a meeting, so we missed the shootout aboard Princess Leia's ship. My 3 year old sister fell asleep en route and cried when she found out she missed the Jawas.

Re: ESB, I remember a lineup that went halfway around the block to get in, and my mind being blown by the end revelation of Luke's parentage, as well as being on a massive adrenaline rush after the flight through the asteroid field.

Re: ROTJ, I read the novelization first and was profoundly disappointed by the film. It just wasn't as exciting as the other two, and given that I had seen them the previous fall on a double feature, my memory was pretty solid.

 

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Blu-ray revisionism now getting ridiculous
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Here is my general position on revisionism: if a change is made to fix something that shouldn't have been there in the first place, or that has been made visible by (a) the higher resolution of Blu-Ray or (b) the lack of generational loss that would have covered up certain special effects secrets (read: wires), I have no problem with that. If something is altered for politically correct purposes or to "protect the children *hand-wringing*", I do have a problem with that. Finally, if a film is altered simply because the director/producer/whatever says "this is the way I always wanted it, but I was hampered by the technology," I call BS.

Ultimately, if the creative minds see fit to alter it, they can, but the with the exception of the first type of revisionism, the original versions should be available in some form. For example, I think Disney should have made the excised scenes in the Pastoral Symphony segment of Fantasia available as a supplement, or through seamless branching. They also could still make them available through BD-Live. Both FFC and Spielberg made the original versions of Apocalypse Now and E.T. respectively available alongside the revised versions; this should be the status quo.

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#291245
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Would anyone want a Dune remake?
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Originally posted by: Marvolo
Maybe someone like Peter Jackson who would stay as faithful to the source material as possible.

I had sparkling water coming out of my nose when I read this. Painful. Anyone who thinks PJ was faithful to LOTR needs to read the books again. I also worry that PJ would take his director's cut hubris to the hilt with something like this and produce a film even more bloated and overlong than King Kong was.

I like the idea of getting Joss Whedon invloved, and I also liked the miniseries approach. I'd like to see an adaptation of Dune financed by HBO, Showtime of Cinemax with a similar approach to that taken by Rome.

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#230745
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Rocky VI
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Originally posted by: SpecialEditionSaboteur


The only bad thing, besides a depends-wearing Rocky Balboa, is that Adrian is already dead in this one. Also confirmed by Stallone himself, Rocky does not die at the end. Which is a shame because it could made for some excellent storytelling and emotionally charged performances. But I guess Stallone wanted to ensure that he could depend on the character again the next time he's in a career hole.


This sounds about right. In all honesty, Stallone should've concentrated on building his career as a screenwriter after the first Rocky. He may not have made as much money, but his career would have been more interesting and less "car-crash" interesting.

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#230744
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Update: Blade Runner Dvd
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Originally posted by: Mike O
Why didn't they just call it the Alien boxed set? Ah, well. It doesn't really matter. It's a kick-ass set that presents both versions of all four movie in crisp anamorphic widescreen (athough I wish Cameron had supervised a new transfer of Aliens, and The Abyss while he's at it) and booming 5.1 surround sound interpolated from the original six-track with a fantastic plethora of extras for a reasonable price. I suppose complaining about a made up word is nitpicking.

Well, they could've called it The Alien Legacy, but they'd already used that title for the first boxed set. As for the Aliens transfer, I don't know why so many people have a problem with it. Cameron himself has said that it was meant to be grainy, and I found it to be very faithful to the theatrical experience. Digitally removing the grain from Aliens would be like cleaning up the "archive" footage in Woody Allen's Zelig, or transferring O Brother, Where Art Thou directly from the camera negative; it would go against the director's wishes. Just my two cents

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#230429
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I know it's odd, but...werewolf movie question
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Originally posted by: ricarleite
I'm convinced that Eric Robert's existence in this world is due only to occupying a line of space on movie's end credits, and add a few kbytes of information into IMDB and DVDs (his presence in the movies makes a little bit more information to be stored in the discs due to him moving).

I respectfully beg to differ. Eric Roberts is a very talented actor who has been relegated to the ghettos of Hollywood because of bad career decisions and problems with drugs and alcohol. He's definitely more talented than his sister Julia, who should give her Oscar back to the Academy.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Trailer
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Originally posted by: PSYCHO_DAYV
Originally posted by: Shimraa
hye guys, i donno about this, we'll have to see how it goes but it almost seems like this is going to be a super kidafied version of TMNT, like even the live action movies had appeal to people who werent 5 - 15. these movies are just going to seem like cartoons. i donno we'll see, but i would have liked it much more if they had done live action and CGIed the turtles only.


I TOTALLY AGREE. RICARDO AND I WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THAT THE OTHER DAY. THE TRAILER LOOKED PRETTY COOL UNTIL THE I SAW THE "GOOFY" ENDING. IT'S GOING TO BE AIMED AT KIDS WITHOUT A DOUBT.

I beg to differ. Part of the charm of the original comic was its goofiness. Mikey falling in a dumpster and yelping "I'm OK" seems completely in character. Personally, I'm hoping that a CG TMNT flick will allow the producers to amp up the violence a little more than the live action films.

Of course, what would have been truly fun is a TMNT film aping the style in which Rodriguez and Miller did Sin City.