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#261091
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What SE changes (if any) did people like?
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None of them really. A couple of Death Star battle shots from Ep. IV but the quality of those shots were so inconsistent with the original footage that it was more annoying to watch than anything else. Also scenes in Ep. IV that SHOULD'VE been changed weren't, e.g., Ties chasing Rebs in the trenches. One moment Ties but no Rebs, next moment Ties fire and Rebs just ahead explode to kingdom come. I also hate the remastered look of the SEs. They look nothing like the films from their runs during the late 70s - early 80s. The contrast levels are nice but overall it's just so damn revisionist.
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#261083
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Star Wars on RCA CED Format
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I used to have the CED Star Wars and from what I remember of it, you're not missing much if you don't have them. I'll be surprised if you can view the discs in their entirety without the discs skipping like old vinyl LPs would. That's pretty much what killed off CED. Also I believe that TESB disc would be the time compressed version which they did with the early videodisc releases to fit the movie on one disc (EDIT: Like Spock said ).
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#223068
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Remember when everyone hated Return of the Jedi?
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Originally posted by: Guy Caballero
Nothing Leigh Brackett wrote was used in Empire at all. She did one draft before she died. She got a credit out of respect.


I dunno, ESB seemed too good for either Lucas or Kasdan to write, especially in comparison to ROTJ. Unless someone heads over to the Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico and reads the draft, I guess we'll never really know who's responsible for what.
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#222877
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John Williams' Music
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Originally posted by: Harlock415
Originally posted by: grifter
Originally posted by: Harlock415

It just makes me wonder how Goldsmith wrote great scores for bad movies, though, like First Knight.



Goldsmith used those kind of movies to experiment new things.


Or it could be he said, screw this movie. I'm just gonna ignore it and write a good score.


Goldsmith (RIP) must've been on another planet when he wrote his wonderful The Final Conflict.
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#222874
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Sets
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I vote for real sets with lots of grime (except on the snooty Imperial sets cause they have the money to keep everything in tip top shape). It wasn't just that the sets were real but many of them were dirty and worn. Many other Sci-Fi flicks before and during the OT runs used real sets but didn't truly convey realism to the viewer. Why? Because they were too clean to make us dirty humans feel a connection with them.
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#216972
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Star Wars Original Trilogy had 'it', but 'it' is hard to explain.
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Let's not forget the worn-out look of the sets/technology in 4-6. To me that had a huge impact in helping me to "feel" the movies. Notice in the prequels, with the exception more or less of the pod racers, all the technology had a band spanking new look to it? That's one of the reasons, besides the wooden acting, why the preqs felt so hollow IMO.
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#215508
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Another way Lucas is screwing us! (re the 2006 GOUT DVD release)
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Originally posted by: Tiptup
Originally posted by: THX
Once again, the DVDs are made from Digital Tape masters, which were used to make Laserdiscs (and VHS tapes). They are not made from Laserdiscs (or VHS tapes). They will thus not contain any "Laserdisc deficiencies" (or "VHS deficiencies").


Really? But according to "Lynne Hale" for "publicity" at Lucasfilm:

"The 1993 Laserdisc masters represented the best source for providing the original versions as DVD bonus material. Although these are non-anamorphic versions, they do preserve the original widescreen composition of the movies."

If we take what she said to be strictly accurate, then they will be using "Laserdisc masters." Again, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but a Laserdisc master would technically be a parent Laserdisc whose data is copied onto all the other Laserdiscs sent out to for purchase. Otherwise "Lynne" would have said "Digital Tape Masters" used to make the Laserdisc masters.


She may have meant the digital masters used for the Laserdiscs. Honestly, I'm surprised they didn't use a vintage, well-worn 1982 VHS copy as the DVD master.
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#214559
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The level of acceptability for an "O-OT"
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The Superman DVD always bugged me because of the extra footage. There's too much "special" this and that going on with classic movies on DVD and is one of the shortcomings of the format. I don't mind an extra release for the special thingy but when it replaces the original, it becomes too revisionist for my taste. Even the Star Trek: The Motion Picture special edition annoys me, though it did tighten up the editing but screwed up the score in some places. With all this "revisionism" I'm beginning to feel like a replicant and wonder if I actually saw any of these original films at all.
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#214558
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Lucasfilm lunch hour
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This may be a really dumb question but...

is it possible that the reason Lucas hates the OOT so much is because of a messy divorce? I haven't followed what's been going on with Lucas' life but maybe the ex-wife might be getting a chunk of the profits for any release of the OOT on video whereas the SE versions are free and clear of this issue.

I ask this because I've never seen a filmmaker (to my knowledge) display such vehement hatred for such profitable works.
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#214555
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Help Wanted: 1995 OT LD Request
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Originally posted by: Scruffy
The comments on MySpleen indicate this is the Farsight set.

And, if I understand correctly, laserdisc video has to be captured from an analog stream and digitized. You can't losslessly rip the data right off the disc. So these are from captures, not rips.



My bad, I should've said captures instead of rips . The time before digital is becoming a haze for me.
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#214401
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Help Wanted: 1995 OT LD Request
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Ah ha. Yes I was referring to .avi lite (DivX) and yes there are times (not as often these days) that a wheelchair would be handy after a JD session .

So far I'm downloading these uploaded by Farsight on myspleen.net:

Star Wars.Original.Anamorphic.AC3.torrent
Empire Strikes Back - Definitive Original Edition - Anamorphic AC3
Return of the Jedi - Definitive Original Edition DVDR - Anamorphic AC3

Anyone know what rips they're based off of? TIA.
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#214354
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Help Wanted: 1995 OT LD Request
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Originally posted by: MeBeJedi
For download? Do you realize how large the AVI capture files are going to be?


I figure between 750mb - 1.5gb for each flick but I'm on cable so it's not that bad unless the other end is dialup .

I'm working on downloading the films from myspleen.net, even though it's taking forever. They're in VOB format, so I guess I can try to convert them to avi or just leave them as is if I ever get my hands on a DVD burner .