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JadedSkywalker

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#1374307
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The Rise Of Skywalker - Abrams' Vision or Executive Meddling?
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I don’t concur. I liked Rise of Skywalker and Force Awakens. And i liked the 2 Abrams Star Trek films.

I will admit he has a weakness with pacing in his films. Uses too much lens flare and shaky cam, and is very bad at dialog and exposition. But the action is always fast paced and exciting and engaging.

I don’t think its his fault Star Wars is kind of played out. There is only so many times you can return to the same characters and situations and keep them interesting.

The one character i wanted to see more of was Luke. They did next to nothing with him. I mean after 35 years that was it? I welcomed the retcon in ROS but it was too little too late. He was finally our Luke again, but a mere cameo and force ghost.

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#1374011
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Would it not be amazing if we got a Darth Vader movie directed by Christopher Nolan?
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Nolan would never direct Star Wars for the same reason he will never direct a James Bond film. EON and Lucasfilm would never cede control. Every decision he made would have to be approved by committee or based on some sort of decision based on the brand and marketing. Plus its George Lucas story and arena and he wouldn’t want to do someone else’s story. The Dark Knight trilogy was different because not only did Warner’s allow him to do his own thing, but it was a different adaptation of Batman. He wasn’t told to continue Schumacher, or Burton. Its also a project he was passionate about being a fan of the Batman comics, he went out on a limb and pitched it to the studio. I just don’t see him being that interested about Star wars. Also he was able to have free reign because Batman and Robin tarnished and ruined the brand. So anything that was not absolute trash was an improvement leading to the success of Batman Begins.

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#1374001
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All Things Star Trek
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How were they able to get around the CBS fanfilm guidelines. That state a film has to be a certain length and cannot use trademarked materials or things which are copyright to them.

I mean the film opens with the music from the Wrath of Khan,lol. And Nichelle Nichols narrates the opening. An actress who has worked on official Star Trek.

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#1373169
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How do you feel about Star Wars being re-titled A New Hope in 1981?
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Even though the movie had a new crawl and subtitle the box art just said Star Wars. and so did the rental stand at the video store.
I’m speaking of the original laserdisc and VHS and Beta releases and they did not say a New Hope on the box art or dustjacket. Even though the movie says so.

Even the one last time release just referred to the film as Star Wars, and so did Leonard Maltin on the tape.
I could be wrong but i think it only started being called a New Hope on the box art in the year 2000.

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#1373168
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George Lucas' Technicolor print
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I only want the 1997 version and the originals. There is no need to include the Maclunky edition, or the 2011 edit. There is already a boxed set of those for both of them. One a Blu-ray set and the other 4K.

All i’ve ever wanted was the theatrical releases and the theatrical special edition and theatrical Phantom Menace.
It shouldn’t be that difficult. Other studios do catalog releases all the time.
Let me buy official Blu-Rays and 4K UHD discs of them so i can finally retire my laserdiscs.

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#1373135
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What are you reading?
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I’m reading The making of Superman. I just finished the making of Star Trek II. And had previously finished the making of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Star Trek II’s making of book was utterly disappointing. Other than the section on the Special Effects and how they went through the different permutations with the screenplay, there was very little useful information gleaned into the films making.

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#1372941
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Damn Fool Idealistic Crusader-My Youtube channel about film transfers, Laserdisc and film theory
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I added The Spy Who loved me Laserdisc, Dr No Laserdisc, and Goldfinger Laserdisc from the Japan remastered series to my collection. I also had recently purchased from russia with love from the same series. Only Spy who loved me has its Obi and original seal.

Not sure if you did a video on those Captain Solo.

I also picked up the Man with the Golden Gun first issue for the double gatefold, its beautiful.

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#1372404
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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I have to say i went back and watched this again and i liked it a lot better than the first time i watched it.
Alden does a pretty good Harrison impression in one or two scenes. And of course Donald Glover was fantastic.
I think this film was unfairly maligned due to the Last Jedi backlash. Ron Howard is a talented guy and he got good performances out of the actors. I really liked Woody Harrelson and Thandie Newton. And the stand out by far and most interesting character for me wasn’t Han at all it was Enfys Nest.

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#1372314
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Would it not be amazing if we got a Darth Vader movie directed by Christopher Nolan?
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I have liked the Dark Times comics about Vader, The first and second of the Marvel series and Doctor Aphra.
The Dark Times ones are no longer canon. I would be lying i i said i wouldn’t watch a high budget Darth Vader a Star Wars movie film. But i just don’t see the point. The character has been overused in the old EU and New EU. While there is a lot of unexplored areas of the Star Wars universe and new worlds and characters, in a far future or far past setting they could do movies about without having to go back to the OT or the prequels to draw on.

They should do more non Jedi and Sith stuff, but they also should due a series about the dawn of the jedi and the beginnings of the Sith. They don’t have to be beholden to the Kotor games, the Old republic or tales of the jedi because non it is canon.

Vader has been explored, but a Luke Skywalker Jedi teacher series on Disney Plus set between episodes VI and VII is unexplored. And Lucasfilm could use de-aging tech and have Mark Hamill do it.

Anyway who would they cast as Vader. Would they show Vader in his chamber with his mask off all scarred and stuff with Hayden in heavy makeup. Like some fans want. It would be cheaper to use some random and put them in the suit and in closeups without the mask and in makeup.

Anyway i have no idea what Lucasfilm’s plans are but i do think at some point Vader will show up in a future season of Obi Wan if there are more than one, or the Mandalorian. More cameos. Like Rogue One, and the animated rebels.

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#1371949
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Were the prequels released on 70mm, and were the sequels released on film other than IMAX 70mm?
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I don’t know how many were made but i have seen cut film cels from Rogue One and Last Jedi on 35mm. That leads me to believe there must have been prints somewhere in the world.

There was no 70mm Imax on film for rise of skywalker that was confirmed. But i have never been able to find out if Last Jedi was on 70mm film. I know Force Awakens was.

Rise of Skywalker being on liemax was a disappointment but was still the premiere way to see the movie and the only venue consistently sold out.