If only the remastered 4:3 had a physical release on DVD or SD Blu-Ray.
If they were to do graphic novel adaptations of Lucas treatment, they should also do one of Leigh Brackett’s Star Wars 2.
I assume people mean like THE STAR WARS, the graphic novel by Rinzler based on Lucas Rough Draft screenplay for the original film.
The Late AC3 pressing is what is super expensive. the other version not so much. But it doesn’t go for 10 to 25 dollars for the Laserdisc.
The only DVD of the Roadshow is a bootleg sadly.
Why am i responding to a post from 6 years ago, i guess because i like Laserdisc.
On one hand Lucas hated directing and that is why he gave it up. And on the other hand he hated to cede control of one of his films to anyone, except the exception being Steven Spielberg. He hated films going over budget, he hated the writing process and didn’t like the technological limitations in his way of achieving his vision.
Collaboration was a necessity but he didn’t like to do that either.
When it came to do the prequels he just decided the hell with it and wrote and directed them himself to avoid what happened on Empire and Jedi. Its his way or no way. It would have been the same for the sequels had he not sold to Disney.
They did not go back before they did the DNR pass used for the 3D reissue. Leaving to too smooth an image and very little fine detail. The audio mix on Star Wars is poor due to the master tapes. Some of the dialogue is of extremely poor quality. The mix varies from very good to not so good. Which wasn’t a problem for the earlier mixes before Matthew Wood remixed the film. No such problem on Empire or Jedi as far as i could tell.
You would be correct in believing the only Pre Restored Edition of Sleeping Beauty on Laserdisc is the pan and scan. The last issue was in 1989 with digital audio in Japan. Sadly there are subtitles in the image.
It has enjoyable moments. And it isn’t the worst film ever made, but it is wildly inconsistent in tone and quality from one scene to another.
The really bad moments are Padme dying of a broken heart, that scene with Obi Wan riding the Lizard. Worst of all to me was the lightsaber duel. I had waited since the 80s to see that. It is just a bunch of fancy twirling if you slow it all down it is nonsense. And also Anakin’s sudden turn to the darkside makes no sense.
It isn’t just the Lensman series but also the Skylark series by E.E. Doc Smith that inspired Lucas.
I’m also convinced he read Edmund Hamilton and Leigh Brackett.
I know he read Dune, Galactic Patrol, at least the first trilogy of Burroughs Mars tales and the Foundation trilogy.
He was a big fan of comic magazines and newspaper comics. He liked Hal Foster, Alex Raymond. Wally Wood, Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta.
- Star Wars 1977
- Empire Strikes Back 1980
- Return of the Jedi 1983
- Phantom Menace
- Force Awakens
- Rise of Skywalker
- The Last Jedi
- Revenge of the Sith
- Attack of the Clones
I think Marquand was a very good director and documentary filmmaker. But he was uncomfortable behind the Vistavision camera. His working method was not like Lucas at all who wanted to assemble the film in editing.
I wish he hadn’t died i think i would have liked to see another fantasy or science fiction film directed by him.
The film was first retitled A New Hope in the Art of Star Wars first edition. Edited by Carol Titelman.
That was in 1979 i think.
So 1981 was when they actually bothered to do it, to physically alter the opening roll up and starfield and add a new second title to the film. They even spliced the new opening into existing prints.
I’m sure ILM has talked about redoing the opening somewhere.
So Lucas wanted to do his own version of the EU. Sounds like with some edits like Luke neither being married or having any children. No wonder Disney threw those treatments in the trash. None of these are new or original stories or ideas he was just cribbing EU characters and plots. Maybe even worse than Disney in a way, more lazy at least for the most part Disney didn’t use the EU as a template.
Darth Maul being the main villain is a joke.
This isn’t what we waited 35 years to see. We waited for the continuation of the OT characters and their story where it left off, as original stories. Not some weird amalgamation of Filoni Clone Wars and EU.
I think silly names is something that carried over from comic books and movie serials.
Star Wars is not serious drama. Its a live action comic book serial.
Even Starkiller came out of Killer Kane from Buck Rogers. I know Lucas changed it to Skywalker so it didn’t sound like the hero was a mass murderer.
I mean the Emperor was named Sidious in the Prequels. Short for Insidious. Stealthily treacherous and deceitful. His master was plagueis aka plague us. Hego Damask.
I agree with Lucas on not killing Luke and Han in Return of the Jedi. At the same time i can understand Harrison saying Han had no story purpose in the film. The film is a Luke Skywalker film and Han and Leia are supporting players. Well Harrison finally got a bigger role than Mark on Force Awakens, and they finally gave him his wish.
I saw the 1980s reissues in the Cinema. Its a shame no pre re-animated “restored” version of Snow White exists on home video. Not even as a bootleg as far as i’m aware. The reissue i saw was in 83 and 87.
I can’t forgot i forget prequelisms i really hated those. They even infected the sequel trilogy.
Paul McCartney, and Freddie Mercury.
I added From Russia with Love first issue Japan Laserdisc with OBI, and Thunderball Evergreen with OBI. I also added Species Laserdisc from the US. I also recently purchased Temple of Doom pan and scan US release, and the first issue Raiders of the Lost Ark US release.
Added Star Trek III the Search for Spock Evergreen Japanese Laserdisc with OBI.
Added Temple of Doom 1994 Letterbox Japanese Laserdisc no OBI.
The problems i have with Last Crusade is turning Sallah into some sort of caricature of the character we saw in Raiders. Also Marcus Brody becoming an imbecile for comic relief, even if it is funny it doesn’t fit the character established in Raiders. Also i feel like its a bit of a rehash of Raiders. The same way Return of the Jedi was a rehash of Star Wars.
Probably the Mortis Monolith in Crucible.
The whole arc with the lost tribe of the Sith and Abeloth.
The Hutt Death Star and Darksaber, Planet of Twilight, Crystal Star.
Luke acting like Jake Skywalker in the Black Fleet Crisis books.
Hell if i know. They’ve sat on a restored 4K version of Wrath of Khan for years and its never been released on 4K UHD disc. So for the rest of the films remastered for 4k, HD streaming or blu ray, i have no idea.
Paramount just looks like they don’t want to spend the money.
I’m interested in the story Lucas had in mind for Luke, if he even had come up with a story arc beyond new female student shows up and Luke is reluctant to train her. I’m not interested in the Midichlorian world and i’m glad Disney said no to that.
I’m fine with the story we got for the sequel trilogy. But they should have filled in the story of what happened between Return of the Jedi and Last Jedi. We never got to see Luke as a Jedi master or to rebuild the order, we never got to see the New Republic and how Democracy was restored.
They never said where the first order came from or what happens to the remnants of the Empire.
Added the Golden Voyage of Sinbad Laserdisc from Japan.
I liked The Rock, Pearl Harbor and Armageddon but i’m not going to pretend they are great cinema.
Sometimes a movie is just something you watch for enjoyment and it is nothing more than that. Something to do for a couple of hours.
The only thing i liked about his Bayformers movies was the monologue at the end of the first film and the inclusion of Peter Cullen as the voice of Optimus Prime. Dumb movies and they can be enjoyed a lot more if you are not a Transformers or Generation 1 fan. The Last Knight cannot even be defended as a dumb flick to be enjoyed, though it is truly one of the worst films i have ever seen. And Marky Mark phoned that movie in.
As for Bayturtles those movies are truly abominable. Especially the second one.
How about Vader going Crazy on the Rebel troops in rogue one. Yeah the scene might be cool but it doesn’t fit the style at the beginning of Star Wars 77 at all.
It was very flashy like something the prequels or sequel movies would have done.
The other one i would mention is Greedo shooting first in the Special Edition, or Jabba and Boba Fett in Star Wars.