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JadedSkywalker

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#1370186
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Original Trilogy Edits
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McDiarmid replaced the original actor cast for the Emperor on Return of the Jedi, and no it was not Clive Revill.

I don’t think they ever revealed the actors name but he was older than Ian and couldn’t wear the special contacts in his eyes. So it was serendipity that Ian ended up playing Emperor Palpatine at all.

As for the new shot in Empire since 2004 i hate it. It does not match his look in ROTJ, and the dialog is much worse than the original.

Also i can understand Lucas decision to put Hayden into Return of the Jedi and that it makes his 1-6 edit make more sense, but i never liked that change. Maybe i’m blinded by nostalgia, but i always liked Sebastian Shaw in that scene.
I also really hate the new voice for Boba Fett. I like the actor Temuera but his lines are delivered all wrong. Like he was recorded over the telephone reading a phone book or something. No gravitas or menace to his intonation.

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#1369976
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Star Wars Video Games - a general discussion thread
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The X-wing game was difficult but no way near as hard as tie fighter. That game was super hard.
Never had the chance to find an Empire Strikes Back arcade as they were not widely released like Star Wars was.

The Sega arcade was in every movie theater and gaming establishment so it was not hard to find.
Star Wars pinball also was not rare but episode I pinball was.
I once played Phantom Menace pinball and i didn’t like it nearly as much as the Star Wars one with the Artoo Detoo which they had at the bowling alley.

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#1369770
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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The dude with a website only selling depecialized and grindhouse, how is that legally allowed. I mean why does Disney allow it. And how about that UK seller almost exclusively selling 4K77 and 4K83 discs with DNR and non DNR versions, and the Mandalorian and the Holiday Special, and Harmy Empire Strikes Back. And Ebay just allows it.

I mean i guess its pointless for me to even do anything or complain about it, like going into my comic shop and all the guy was selling was bootleg Star Wars DVD’s and posters. Now i was ripped off on the DVD’s. But at least i had the Steve Sansweet book to know the posters were illegitimate.

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#1369769
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Well i was only thinking of how disappointed i was as a consumer. I never considered that the 4K masters would be useful for fanedits or for someone like Harmy to do a new edition of despecialized. In that i agree with the sentiments of it being useful.Not sure how you regain detail lost from it being scrubbed by overly zealous “film restorationists” But that is beyond my station. I’m no colorist or editor, Or fan restorer.

The films looked less than detailed, and A New Hope is the worst it has ever sounded in my opinion. I fell for the hype and had to get the new edition. Better than the 2011 set, yes i agree with major caveats. Better color and no edge enhancement and depending on the scene more detail but its not consistent. No original audio mix and no original version alone is enough to take away several stars from the reissue, again my opinion YMMV.

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#1369762
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Name Something You Unreservedly Love About The Rise Of Skywalker
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I liked that they gave Carrie Fisher’s Leia prominence in the film. That she trained Rey. That it was kind of her film as much as it was Daisy Ridley’s film. All of the original characters were actually treated with reverence and respect in the rise of skywalker. Everything was neatly tied up and the saga is complete. As it was in 1983, and in 2005.

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#1369383
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The Phantom Menace - anyone want to chat about TPM?
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Cgi is only as good as the artisans, the time and budget. The Star Wars sequels have much better cgi due to a much higher budget and advances made since episode I by ILM. Lucas was self funding his movies and pushing forward technology that was not quite where he needed it to be for the prequels.The stuff they were trying to do was impossible like having photorealistic cgi characters like Jar Jar, or the other creatures and aliens in the picture. It all came off as kind of an animated movie. Lucas did call it his Disney movie, Phantom Menace.

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#1369378
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Can we say once and for all that what Reliance did was not a restoration but rather destruction by digital video noise reduction. I would not classify what they did as a restoration. They removed more than scratches or grain added in the process of print duplication. They went well beyond grain management and even further than Lowry. The rumor is the process was automated, the dnr pass. It was not reel by reel.

With Disney seeing these as archival i doubt they will ever do restorations worth a damn.

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#1367631
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All Things Star Trek
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So it looks like the Hawley film is canceled and Star Trek TMP 4K is on hold. Or at least i heard that was so on Burnett Network livestream.
When are they going to get their act together at Paramount.

They’ve been sitting on the 4K release of Wrath of Khan for years and there is no release on physical media.

Meanwhile CBS is determined to air Discovery season 3 by the end of the year, and to start production on Strange New Worlds and Picard Season 2.

Despite the merger, a single cohesive Star Trek continuity is not on the cards, nor does it look like Paramount’s film division and CBS streaming arm want there to be one.

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#1367608
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Help: looking for... 'Kiki's Delivery Service' (1998 Disney English dub)
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Since my last post i see djmasturbeat did a custom blu ray of the original pre Disney dub in high quality LPCM, but included the Disney dub from 1998 in the same low bitrate as the DVD, and 5.1. That custom blu ray was produced 7 years ago and i have no idea if it was ever widely shared.

What bitrate would the stereo PCM track be in on the 1998 laserdisc?

I’m unsure on the current rules on custom blu ray releases with commercially available video but combined with commercially unavailable or out of print audio. So i will cease to talk about such things.

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#1367300
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Alternate 1997 Special Editions (What if...?)
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Lucas original intention was just to fix the Landspeeder shot, remove matte lines. Restore the picture and prepare a multi track audio mix for modern digital 5.1 systems.

If he had done only those things along with recomped effects and redone wipes and dissolves would fans still have been bothered? I mean if he had not used it as a testing ground for cartoon cgi to prep the prequels.
Added Dinosaurs and silly slapstick like the falling Jawa, or didn’t have Greedo shoot first.
I don’t think the new cgi X-wings scene works at all, much worse than the original model shots. The worst part the same pilot is in all the X-wings, and i think it was Jon Knoll inserting himself into the movie.

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#1367287
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Upcoming Star Wars Release Schedule
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I really wish Disney/Lucasfilm would reconsider their position on making of books.

I would buy them for all 3 of the sequels.

Or even if they allowed Legends to continue in a non canon separate timeline.

Matt Martin seemed to think managing two timelines was impossible.

I’m curious about what Zahn is doing with these new Thrawn stories though. Is he going to show up somewhere not in a cartoon, comic book or novel?

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#1367283
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What is your main way of watching the Original Trilogy?
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Do you still like the Star Wars radio drama? I remember buying the limited edition CD set from Highbridge.

Mark Hamill was excellent in the two radio plays he did. Including Empire Strikes Back.Return of the Jedi was a disappointment, less expanded and no Mark Hamill.

I’m surprised with all the fanedits there is no radio drama inspired edit like a serialized number of episodes.

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#1367275
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<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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Yeah there is a ton of stuff Lucas based the movie on. Even those old EC Comics by Al Williamson had some influence. And of course the King Comics Flash Gordon Al did along with Roy Krenkel.

It was a no brainer when Lucas asked Al Williamson to do the Star Wars Newspaper strips. They both were fans of old movies, movie serials and comics from the old days when they were in newspapers. Both were die hard Alex Raymond fans.

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#1367272
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Your DVD Collection
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trekcore had some screencaps of Deep Space Nine on DVD. I have held off on buying the complete series because i was waiting for it in HD.

I guess i will be adding the DVD set next just out of a curiosity over the video quality. The BBC America Broadcast was horrible for the first two seasons, the DVD has to be better than that.
I no longer have my tapes but i taped each episode as it aired, and that was what the BBC broadcast looked like. Low quality resolution probably no more than 240 lines like a VHS tape.

Only recently have the prices come down on the blu ray sets for example that i could even remotely endeavor to collect them, or the complete DVD collections. Paramount has always inflated the prices for Star Trek going back to the old Columbia House days. I still have some of those tapes.