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JadedSkywalker

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#1446227
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Your DVD Collection
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Added Kiki’s Delivery Service Region 2 Japanese DVD from 2001.Anamorphic widescreen 2 Channel Japanese audio and 2 channel original uncut English Dub from 1998. Dolby Digital.

Added Criterion Dr No Laserdisc CAV, Gatefold with banned commentary track. Absolutely beautiful condition except for one corner jam/bump.

Pre-ordered Star Trek 1-4 4K set.

Bought the Suicide Squad digital release with the theatrical and extended.

I already bought Black Widow digital release but i think i forget to mention it.

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#1445550
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All Things Star Trek
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I bought the 4K set of 1-4 sight unseen and it should be here on release day. So hopefully it is just the movies given a new scan, i don’t want any Lucas/Cameron level tinkering. Its bad enough already the stereo mixes of the films are being left off but a isolated score track will be on there.

What about original audio. Wouldn’t you want to include that first before creating a new feature. It boggles the mind.

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#1445310
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I abhor the "X undoes Y's accomplishments" criticism so much.
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The happy ending of ROTJ is only a thing with the OOT. Heir to the Empire is 5 years after Endor and the Rebels still haven’t beaten the Empire. The so called mopping up action lasted years until they officially ended the war with peace with the Empire and the New Republic. A New Republic itself which only lasted until it was replaced by the galactic alliance, and then that same galactic alliance was overthrown by the Sith. At least Luke’s Jedi Order in legends lasted over a hundred years until they were destroyed by the Sith.

The Sith kept returning, never mind the Vong and the second galactic civil war. The Galaxy never was at peace for any long period.

Now all that is now legends.

Disney decided Luke, Han and Leia weren’t all that important and to focus on their own characters. To pass the torch even if they botched it, and Luke, Han, Leia and Lando never shared a scene together. So the new trilogy being about Rey is fine, i mean Luke had his trilogy, and Anakin had his. Why not open the universe to new characters and new adventures. Its a shame they had to remake episodes IV-VI instead of doing something original or fresh.

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#1444872
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Last movie seen
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Jaws has brilliant editing by Verna Fields which hides a lot of the problems of the original shoot and creates tension by not showing the shark all that much. And a Herrmann-esque score by John Williams which drives the character moments and gives life to the terror of the shark.

The only shots that sort of haven’t aged well are rear projection shots. Everything else is seamless.

I’m really glad they never went back and redid it in cgi.

Just watched the remake of RoboCop on tv it isn’t a bad film, but it is an unnecessary remake. And i really respect Gary Oldman as an actor but here he is overacting and really bad.

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#1444817
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How many times have you bought the movies?
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Love the JSC still have them in their original wrapper and obi just opened on the side to slide them out of the jacket and viewed once. Still even have the over hundred dollar price sticker on each from 1987.

All are absolutely flawless copies. No foxing on the dustjacket and no Laser rot. no corner bumps in the gatefold, or any tear in the OBI strip. Paid about 175 US for them about 15 years ago and they were worth every single penny.

Still my favorite set is the 1995 Japan Faces set called the collectors set. With the John Alvin covers and from Star Wars to Jedi.

And my favorite Laserdisc releases of the movies by far are the first issue Star Wars, and Empire Strikes Back Japan releases. Not time compressed. Analog sound only. Pan and Scan. The covers are awesome and the gatefolds are splendid.

I do have the 2004 dvd, 2011 Blu-Ray, and 2020 trilogy digitally but i never watch them. I couldn’t even be bothered to buy the Saga 4K set i was tempted just to complete my blu-ray 4K Star Wars collection, but then i figured i could spend the 250 on something i actually might watch.

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#1444815
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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They also sidelined Captain Marvel. The directors said because she wasn’t familiar to the group of original characters. The worst part was fat Thor though he was made into an absolutely worthless sidekick for the guardians of the galaxy, and professor Hulk, a Hulk who doesn’t smash isn’t much of a Hulk.

And Black Widow dying instead of Hawkeye who should have died.

Honestly it has some cool moments but its not as good as Infinity War. And almost as bad as Thor Ragnarok and Iron Man 3 in places. My opinion is 2 of the Avengers movies are good and 2 are awful.

Edit: seen Akiru its deeply depressing and wonderful at the same time. I do need the Criterion Laserdisc for this and the other Kurosawa films. Thanks for suggesting 1917, Gun Crazy, and Parasite i’ll have to check those out. The Citizen Kane Criterion is also something i’d like to see.

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#1443847
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What are you reading?
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I like the Dark Lord Trilogy even if i’m not the biggest prequel fan. I think its Labyrinth of Evil, Revenge of the Sith, and Dark Lord the Rise of Darth Vader.

I also remember liking the Coruscant Nights trilogy.

There are so many legends books. I’ve pretty much read them all except for the Medstar books could never really get into that, tried a couple of times.

Read all the Dark Horse comics as well except for Invasion. Since Luke is barely in it. Even though its related to the New Jedi Order.

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#1443842
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The Criterion Collection Thread
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Hopefully when TOHO finally releases 4K discs of Kurosawa and Godzilla films Criterion will as well.

I’d also like for them to reissue War of the Worlds which they did a 4K scan of but released only on Blu-Ray, release that in 4K. The George Pal film.

They’ll never do it but they should also do 4K releases of Ray Harryhausen films. They don’t currently have the rights.

Maybe even upgrade the Bruce Lee Collection to 4K.

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#1443803
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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I watched the end of Phantom Menace on television and i found it to be quite enjoyable, except for CGI Yoda that was a disgrace it didn’t match the other footage. They followed up with Attack of the Clones and boy that was awful. Its indefensible how bad it is. I feel bad for Natalie and Hayden they were trying their best, but the rest of the movie is junk. Even the Obi Wan stuff was terrible this time i watched it. Used to kind of like the detective aspect of OBI Wan in this movie, but its just baffling and dumb now.

I kind of understand why this is rated the worst Star Wars movie ever, and no it isn’t the Last Jedi.

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#1443802
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What are you reading?
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Haven’t read that one in a while. I remember it being a thriller of sorts.

I remember getting the novel Shadow Hunter, The comic book of Darth Maul, a lego set of Qui Gon and Maul, and the Phantom Menace DVD as a gift.

I want to reread some of the legends canon books but i’m finding the books are quite expensive, maybe if my library opens i can essay to read them all again.

Like all i have is the Allston X-wing books and, I, Jedi by Stackpole. And i need to get all the Stackpole books. Need to replace my Zahn trilogy from the original paperback print. Was reading heir to the empire and the binding came off. I have a bunch of vintage sci-fi paperbacks as well i have to replace all the time when they fall apart. My Lord of the rings set is done for, the Dolphin edition from the 1960s.

I’m way behind on my read through of the Disney Star Wars books, i want to read some of the books. But i’ve only been able to read the novelizations and some of the Marvel comics. Loved Last Jedi the book was great. Han Solo’s funeral was touching, should’ve been in the movie. Luke was also more fully fleshed out and his motivation made far more sense.

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#1443650
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Info: Mono soundtracks that were butchered with 5.1 remixes in later releases
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The Star Trek films haven’t had their 2 channels mixes in a long time. They weren’t on the last round of DVDs, Blu-Ray’s and won’t be on the 4K UHD releases.

Wish i could retire my Laserdiscs. I’m aware the 5.1 mixes are based on the 6 track mixes but that doesn’t mean the UHD release should be missing the original stereo mixes. For the oddest reason they are adding an isolated music track but no original audio?

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#1442803
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If you could change one thing about every movie, what would it be?
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I would have liked for a film with a suited Vader hunting down the Jedi. It would have had to have remained mysterious who he was. Nobody should know it was Anakin everyone should assume he died in the Clone Wars, and Obi Wan should think he killed him on Mustafar.

Not sure if this should have been in Revenge of the Sith or a film in between episodes III and IV. Maybe an episode 3.5

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#1442089
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Last movie seen
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Fast 9, it is one of the worst films in the series. The flying to outer space with a car with a rocket has to be one of the dumbest things i’ve ever seen in a movie.

Watched Tokyo Drift and i was surprised how much i enjoyed it.

Just finished Black Widow and i didn’t like it as much as i did Captain Marvel, but it wasn’t a bad movie by any stretch either just not a homerun expected of an MCU entry. Liked the family stuff, liked the female empowerment and loved when Black Widow beat the hell out of the guy from Indiana Jones 4 who was the villain.