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Haarspalter

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#1350634
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Revenge of The Sith four hour cut petition???
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I don’t care about a ROTS 4-hour cut either, but i would like to see more deleted scenes, especially more of the Anakin-turns scenes from 2003. Lucas partially scrapped those when he made Anakins turn to the dark side merely Padme-centric during the 2004 reshoots. The 2003 version supposedly shows more of the “I should have known the Jedi are plotting to take over!” angle and also Palpatine grabbing Anakins lightsaber to fight Mace Windu.

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#1349699
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Discussion: Little Men, Little Wars - Share Your Star Wars Collection
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benduwan said:

Haarspalter said:

Harmy said:

That’s the third one from the right. The third one from the left was the one I was interested in 😉

https://picclick.de/RAR-4x-Star-Wars-VHS-Box-KRIEG-133327519601.html

It contains a fourth VHS cassette called “Classic Creatures: Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter”. Possibly a making of featurette about the ROTJ puppets, ewoks, etc.

stimmt genau 😃

Thanks benduwan for making me aware that this VHS boxset even exists. 😃 I did not know that until Harmy pointed to it. I managed to purchase the same VHS set in good condition from ebay Kleinanzeigen a few days ago. I really like the white colored font. Until last year i also owned the second VHS set from the left, but i sold it again pretty quickly. The red colored font looks just gross.

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#1349461
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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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SilverWook said:

ZkinandBonez said:

It took me a second to recognize Kasdan in the last two photos as he’s rarely present in BTS photos (which isn’t to strange considering people rarely bother to take photos of people writing movies).

I saw this photo so many times in the past few years. But a few moments ago i just noticed that R2 is also there! 😃

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#1346433
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Poll: which ship would you wanna fly?
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Not really a ship, but THIS

Preferably not in a forest 😉

Letter of recommendation to the Galactic Empire,

please deploy tactical ground troop vehicles sutitable for the respective planetary enviroment.

Slow dewbacks for open wide desert areas?
Fast speeder bikes for tree trunk-infested forests?

Someone needs to lose his job.

Sincerely, a worried Scout Trooper

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#1346051
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Discussion: Little Men, Little Wars - Share Your Star Wars Collection
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Harmy said:

That’s the third one from the right. The third one from the left was the one I was interested in 😉

https://picclick.de/RAR-4x-Star-Wars-VHS-Box-KRIEG-133327519601.html

It contains a fourth VHS cassette called “Classic Creatures: Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter”. Possibly a making of featurette about the ROTJ puppets, ewoks, etc.

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#1345559
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I'll never understand the attitude of people who oppose the release of the unaltered original trilogy.
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A few weeks ago some guy commented on my “Gary Kurtz on the Star Wars Special Edition” youtube upload, saying:

“I completely disagree with this man’s stance.”

I asked him why and he answered:

“I love the special editions.”

I stayed polite and tried to get a more detailed argument out of him by remarking:

“That is completely fine if you love them. Which version of the Special Edition do you like the most? To this day there are four versions of Special Editions: 1997 - The first Special Edition, 2004 - The DVD Special Edition (Haydens Ghost added to ROTJ, Ian McDiarmid added to ESB), 2012 - The Blu ray Special Edition (Darth Vaders ‘NOOO’ added to ROTJ), 2019 - The Disney + Special Edition (Greedos ‘Maclunkey’ added to ANH).”

His answer:

“2019. Those are the final definitive versions.”

Since he stayed by his one-sentence-replys, i had no desire to deepen the discussion any further.

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#1342021
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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Out of curiosity i checked the “new” Episode IV release here in Germany. I don’t wanted to spend too much money on it so i ended up just buying the DVD. I can confirm it is the 2019SE and not just a repackaged 2011SE. I did a rough scene hopping. The colours look great so far. But the Battle of Yavin has some serious color issues. The death star lasers look dull and awkward blue hues appear everywhere.

Besides that the german audio track has some problems. The nice klicking sound when Leia sticks the death star plans into R2 was replaced with a rubber-falls-on-the-floor sound. And the radio chatter between the Y-Wings on their trench run is f***** up. Partially some words and letters are cut off / missing. Very annoying.

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#1342018
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Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the drunk? (Possible book Spoilers)
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The ending was very underwhelming to say the least.

The novel in general was overall just average. The first third of the book deals with Darth Plagueis until he meets Palpatine. From there on it is basically a Palpatine origin story that leads into The Phantom Menace. Lots of characters show up: Dooku, Syfo-Dyas, Qui Gon, Maul, Nute Gunray, Ric Olie is mentioned and so on. Most of the plot is political manipulations by Plagueis and Palpatine. Hell, Palpatine even aranged for Padme being elected as Queen of Naboo.

A back story to a back story.

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#1341482
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Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the drunk? (Possible book Spoilers)
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Two days ago i finished that book James Luceno wrote called DARTH PLAGUEIS. You know, that sith lord Palpatine talked about in ROTS:

“Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep.”

I was curious if there was more to the story… but i was wrong 😦

Wanna know how that scene turned out in the book? PLAGUEIS and SIDIOUS drank together four bottles of wine, which resulted in PLAGUEIS passing out and SIDIOUS killed him with force lightning. Bummer.

Ironic. He managed to sustain three bottles of wine, but not the fourth.

Is it possible to drink the fourth?

Not for a Sith.

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#1336397
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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ray_afraid said:

Haarspalter said:

Drewton said:

Took a few screens:

So far i feel mostly MEH on the new 4K versions. Like the 2004 Lowry master they went too far - this time in the opposite direction - with the new color grading. For example, Lukes stromtrooper armor looks greenish/yellow to me. Most of the other 4K screencaps i saw in several threads also suffer from this yellow-ish tint along with washed-out almost monochromatic colors. Very strange.

*bad JFK impersonation-
Think not about what this transfer does for these lame versions of classic films, & think what this transfer can do for wonderful restorations!

another bad JFK Impersonation 😉

We choose to preserve the OT. We choose to preserve the Original Trilogy in this decade, not because it is easy, but because it is hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.

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#1336203
Topic
Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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Drewton said:

Took a few screens:

So far i feel mostly MEH on the new 4K versions. Like the 2004 Lowry master they went too far - this time in the opposite direction - with the new color grading. For example, Lukes stromtrooper armor looks greenish/yellow to me. Most of the other 4K screencaps i saw in several threads also suffer from this yellow-ish tint along with washed-out almost monochromatic colors. Very strange.

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#1317551
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Muxman 0.16 won't force subtitles
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Hey guys, i’m experimenting with the GOUT DVDs (exchanging audio tracks, convert them to anamorphic, etc.) and i encountered a problem. I would like to add to ANH a Greedo-only subtitle which is supposed to be forced the whole time, so i don’t have to switch the subtitle on/off manually when the movie starts.

In Muxman i highlighted the specific subtitle (in the Drop Down Menu ‘Extension’) with the parameter FORCED, but when i play the DVD i still have to activate the subtitle. What am i doing wrong?

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#1317352
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SE Changes that SHOULD have been made/should be made in the future
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Princess Leia should wear in every scene a new costume. It will be a subtle delicate profound hint that she is Padmes daughter. The unbreakable link between the PT and the OT will be much much much more unbreakable with this enhancement. And it adds so much more layers of story, drama and cloth to the overall arc … called … the tragedy of Darth Vader … which was envisioned by visionary film maker George Lucas.

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#1316635
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Most Disappointing / Satisfying Aspect of the Sequel Trilogy?
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MalàStrana said:

Anyway guys. I’m fed up with you. You can erase my account. I’m done with this shitty saga. It died long ago. Enjoy your shitty movies and dumb blockbusters.

Why do you keep posting anyway?

MalàStrana said:

[…] I enjoyed too much annoying people […] with your dumb blockbusters and else 😄

Oh, there is a reason why…

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#1315692
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Most Disappointing / Satisfying Aspect of the Sequel Trilogy?
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FreezingTNT2 said:

Hal 9000 said:

My biggest overall disappointment with the sequel trilogy is probably that it chose, perhaps not all at once, to pattern itself after the originals to the point that it retells the Empire vs Rebels story almost to a tee. It ends in essentially the same place as does ROTJ, feeling like it recapitulate the story rather than truly continuing it.

The most satisfying part for me has been Luke’s journey from traumatized recluse to revivified Jedi Master ready to nonviolently kick ass. It was a gift horse I looked in the mouth, but has been worth being patient for myself to appreciate. This is the diamond in the rough, woven into the soil of the retread that TFA set in motion.

And that’s why bringing back Darth Sidious destroys Anakin’s sacrifice and redemption in Return of the Jedi.

What ‘sacrifice’ are you talking about? Last time i checked ROTJ Darth Vader lifted up the Emperor and throwed him down a shaft. It would have been a ‘sacrifice’ if Vader jumped WITH the Emperor down the shaft.