it would say Zelda 3: A Link to the past, and Metroid 3: Super Metroid if this thread were about video games. or even Final Fantasy III SNES US, which was actually FF VI. There is also Mega Man III and Castlevania III.
The trailer looks like a science fiction epic. I hope the film does better than Blade Runner 2049, it would be nice to get sequels.
I wonder why the 3-D version isn’t on home video. Lucasfilm completed it and its just sitting there in the archives. I’m talking about Phantom Menace. Also why haven’t they offered us the theatrical cut of Phantom Menace without the changes like cgi Yoda, and all the extra scenes that slow down the pace of the film.
It isn’t really third in a trilogy but it is the third James Bond film. Goldfinger.
I like the scene in Star Wars where Ben makes his first appearance to Luke. The whole part of Obi Wan Kenobi, Obi Wan now that’s a name i haven’t heard in a long time. I also like the Original non Special Edition Death Star Trench Run, and the Throne room scene.
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.
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.
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.
Most surviving prints as far as i’m aware, had the new reissue crawl spliced into the beginning of the movie.
The IB tech prints i mean.
I’m sure there are more knowledgeable folks on here than me though.
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.
I’m very interested in seeing this movie. Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 were both good science fiction films.
And i’ve long been a fan of Dune. I liked the Sci Fi channel version and the David Lynch version.
Though to be honest i haven’t read the novel in more than 20 years.
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.
There was also the recreated opening star destroyer flyover in 70mm for that Ben Burtt documentary but not an entire film. I still have not seen that, it was called Special Effects Anything Can Happen. I wish i hadn’t missed it.
The Star Wars segments don’t happen to be on home video.
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.
Reminds me of Wing Commander. I cannot wait to play this game.
The Special Edition also was in 70mm but not in wide release. And not in Imax.
I can only find info on the Oslo Norway showings. But i could have sworn the royal premiere in the UK was also 70mm.
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.
Those are some nice covers. Thank You.
I was going through my collection and apparently i have all 3 Pal UK pan and scan releases for the Star Wars trilogy. I just assumed i only had Empire Strikes back and return of the jedi.
I don’t have a pal player. But i had someone else play and check the discs Star wars and empire are rotters, and the last time i checked return of the jedi was rot free. Jedi came from a sealed copy i myself opened and is mint. Empire and Star Wars are used condition.
I also found my CED copies and Return of the Jedi is in a white caddy.
Pulled out my copy of Phantom Menace and it is as new factory mint but not sealed anymore. Just opened and watched once. Just like my copies of the Special Collections were previously sealed copies.
Still trying to find a 1982 or 1983 pressing of the original Laserdisc release from USA without laser rot, since both copies exhibit it to varying degrees one pressed in Japan and the other USA, i’m beginning to believe it does not exist.
I haven’t played my Evergreen disc yet so i cannot say whether that is the same master as the original USA pressing just reissued in Japan with digital audio. the 1992 edition, 1985 and, 1982/83 are all different masters on the US editions.
So i pulled out my Copy of Return of the Jedi 1986 pan and scan from Japan and it had succumbed to laser rot So i had to buy another copy. And i also got star wars 83 and empire 84 from Japan.
Id also like them to do animated movies or series for other things like Indiana Jones for instance. Not just Star Wars. And adapt some of the legends material into non canon animated films. I mean using the DC illustration, they have a sort of multiverse where different canons exist for Superman and Batman stories that are not all in the same continuity.
I have to say its become almost an unhealthy obsession like gambling. I really need to stop buying these, at least i never went so far down the rabbit hole i bought VHD discs. But i will complete my collection of Original OT releases from japan if not the special edition, or the second much more expensive definitive collection box. Don’t see a need to get making of Star Wars or Classic Creatures on LD either because i have the VHS releases. I only now need Star Wars 83, empire 84, empire 86 and star wars 86. for a complete collection of the movies from japan.
I like when Luke throws away his lightsaber in Return of the Jedi and refuses to submit to Palpatine. Willing to die for his convictions that a spark of Anakin Skywalker still remains. He says my favorite line in the entire Saga. Never. I’ll never turn to the dark side. You’ve failed your highness, i am a Jedi like my father before me.
I’ve sort of come to like and enjoy Temple of Doom, and even to a much lesser extent Crystal Skull. Considered the bad movies in the Indiana Jones series. Raiders of the Lost Ark is the best in the series. The only aspect i like in Crystal Skull is it bookends Raiders, and is a fitting end for the series. I have no idea why they have to make a fifth movie. Unless its another one of those passing the torch things like the Disney Star Wars trilogy.
A movie where he hunts down and destroys the remaining Jedi to the last man or woman is what i always wanted to see and did not get with the prequels. Vader in the suit. But i don’t see what that offers to expanding the Star Wars mythos, seems to limit it in a way. Star Wars needs to move beyond nostalgia and the OT. If anything as much as i enjoyed them the sequels proved that. Star Wars is stuck in the past. There are so many worlds, creatures and adventures they could create and make something new and fresh. But of course that involves risk. How much risk is Disney into these days. I think they like to play things safe.
I very much enjoyed John Williams contributions to the Solo Score while watching the film.
Though i never purchased the album or have listened to them since. I guess its another film i have to buy the score for.