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JadedSkywalker

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#1382067
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What was changed for 1995 THX version?
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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.

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#1381142
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The Thread Where You Wax Rhapsodic about Your Book Collection
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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.

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#1381135
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What methods were used in coming up with the choreography of the lightsaber duels?
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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.

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#1381113
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All Things Star Trek
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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.

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#1379445
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The Rise Of Skywalker - Abrams' Vision or Executive Meddling?
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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.

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#1379442
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What are you reading?
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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.

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#1377410
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I don't think Revenge Of The Sith is as good as everyone says it is.
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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.

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#1377408
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Opinion: Return Of The Jedi is Very Underrated. Do You Agree?
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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.