I watched the laserdisc rip by ZigZig since i couldn’t be bothered to get out and hook up all my old equipment though i did locate my laserdisc. The audio from the Laserdisc is quite robust and enjoyable. John Williams score is fantastic, and i really liked seeing non cgi Yoda again.
I thought it was interesting when i found that not only did THX 1138 have an IB tech Print, but so did American Graffiti and so did Star Wars.
I’ve seen 4K77. Would love to see similar restorations of the other 2 films.
It isn’t worth anything i was tricked into thinking it was.
It is much easier just to get a mint copy of the vinyl of the soundtrack and the story of star wars.
The 1995 CLV discs are nearly identical to the CAV 1993 laserdiscs. Same master. Same noise reduction, same audio.
The only difference i can see is the reduced price of the CLV discs and that you could purchase the 3 films separately without the huge oversized definitive box. The CLV discs are much less prone to laser rot especially if they are the US releases which were pressed in Japan.
Both releases had THX certification.
All i can say is it is on myspleen.
As far as i’m aware it is only on The Star Wars trilogy site. You would need an invite. That is how i got the film.
I’m surprised a 70MM mag print hasn’t surfaced. Nor have loose reels in a number of years. I came upon reels for Empire and Return of the Jedi once upon a time on Ebay.
I just have a feeling they would be faded all to hell, be warped or even have vinegar syndrome.
That comic is truly bizarre, the Space Battleship Yamato actually shows up. In Star Wars.
A while ago i bought a bunch of IDW comics editions of some Al Williamson Secret Agent Corrigan and Alex Raymond Rip Kirby. I also have the Al Williamson Russ Cochran publishing Star Wars on the same shelf. And the deluxe limited edition of The Star Wars. That was a gift. The Art of Return of the Jedi first edition. The Star Wars and Return of the Jedi portfolios by Ralph McQuarrie.
Some random Dark Horse, Marvel and DC stuff i have in a box of comics. And i have a whole shelf of books on Icelandic Sagas, Mythology and a whole Tolkien and Robert Jordan shelf of books i haven’t touched in years.
I had a much bigger Star Wars and Tolkien collection i gave away to the library and friends/family. It all takes up too much space. I gave away my first editions of Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion. All my Edgar Rice Burroughs paperbacks still sit on a shelf or are in boxes. My first edition of a Princess of Mars is in a draw somewhere. I have all the Frazetta books from the John Carter series. I have only a couple of the Venus series.
I found i have some stuff i never knew i had or had forgotten as well. Like Star Wars illustrated screenplays, radio drama scripts a bunch of EU. Laurent Bouzereau annotated screenplays. The making of return of the jedi, a journal of the empire strikes back once upon a galaxy. Empire strikes back notebook etc.
I gave away my first edition of Rinzler’s making of Star Wars. Large coffee table book took up space, i enjoyed reading it though the one time i did.
I have no idea but i think Empire has the best duel. I think the prequels are like dance choreography, or at least Episode I is. There is a lot of flashy movement. That is not to say i hate it. I like Duel of the Fates but the originals had better sword fights. The sequels only had one duel which was good force awakens. The one film where there should have been a duel Last Jedi didn’t have one. They missed a chance to have Luke be a badass instead of a Force Hologram.
I like a lot of Star trek but i feel like the TNG films were a lost opportunity.
1 great action flick, 1 mediocre film and 2 awful films.
Even Star Trek V as bad as it is has its moments. The TNG films just never really worked, and i wonder why. Great cast, the potential is there and they had good writers and creatives. Yet nothing ever really gelled.
I don’t know but shouldn’t an archive of the making of the Original film actually reflect that film, and not some 1990s cgi that was garbage. Even Rian Johnson referred to the special edition as the cartoon versions.
I wish i could find that comment its probably since been deleted.
I would go to see another film with Rey becoming a Jedi Master and taking Finn as her apprentice.
We could finally see the Republic restored and the Jedi order rebuilt.
I don’t know if you could do an entire trilogy out of it but a stand alone episode 10 maybe.
I don’t see Lucasfilm doing that though.
Also conflict makes good drama, well the conflict of Star Wars is played out you can only do so much Jedi VS Sith stories, or rebels vs empire.
I have to say this looks pretty fantastic even if i prefer 4K83 no DNR. Its good there is a version that is more modern for those who want the remaster but still the original, instead of the Maclunky Edition.
The George Lucas interviews. It is a compilation of various interviews given to the press and magazines through the years.
I’ve read the ones on THX and Graffiti so far. Its interesting. His contempt for the Hollywood system and grudge for the edits made to his first two films is kind of hilarious. Especially the bit about art being pretentious and BS, and how he is more like a watchmaker.
How he admits to not being a good writer and that his strength was as an editor. And how he relied on his friends on the script, and how he threw out the first 3 drafts of Star Wars. That he considered the lead for Star Wars to be a girl before he cast Mark Hamill to play Luke.
Not like the 1990s and after how he had the whole thing as one big script and it was always the story of Darth Vader.
I love your live streams and commentaries i also want to chime in and say thanks.
I like the commentaries they remind me of those on TCM and Criterion collection.
You’ve been kind, decent and welcoming. I’m sad to see you go. May the Force be with You! Jason.
I don’t think telecines done for home video were ever meant to be representative of anything, much less a color source.
At least the negative for Star Wars is not gone, nor are other surviving prints or elements.
I would like to someday sit down and watch all of Droids. Not sure i would say its essential for a movie marathon.
I also like to watch the entirety of clone wars minus the new season which isn’t on blu ray or digital outside of Disney plus. I like to watch the Micro series and also to watch Rebels.
The 1976 Novelization with Ralph McQuarrie cover in paperback, signed by Alan Dean Foster.
I think it by the end of the film things start to shape up to actually look and feel like Star Wars, when it leads towards the original film. And people always wanted to see Kenobi and Anakin duel over a pit of lava and see how Vader became this more machine than man Frankenstein’s monster.
Of course the film ends just when things begin to get interesting and we never get to see suited Vader hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights.
It is a good movie. Not as good as Star Wars or Empire, but a good movie.
There are some aspects of the film which could have been better though. While Luke Skywalker’s arc is strong and the central part of the picture, Han and Leia have little to do.
Anyway if Lucas was not so quick to finish the Saga i would have preferred to see Luke training as a Jedi, going through some stuff and confronting Vader. And then finding out about his sister and facing the Emperor in the second trilogy.
The rest of Tolkien’s books. I just never got around to reading them.
including the expanded Beren And Luthien, Fall of Gondolin, and the revised edition of On Fairy Stories.
I really enjoy the prequel scores i wish we got the rest of the unreleased music.
The remastered versions are just the album releases on Vinyl.
Quinlan Vos being mentioned is another one.