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JadedSkywalker

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#1421432
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The Original Trilogy on VCD (Video Compact Disc) - albeit the 1997 Special Edition
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I bought mine in Newbury Comics. It was a very nice looking set, nice movie compact disc cases and box. The transfer on the other hand i found to be worse than the VHS release. Which also came out in 2000. I thinks its pan and scan, no pan and scan Laserdisc exists for the 2000 release. But one does for the 1995 Faces OT in Hong Kong with Cantonese Subtitles.

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#1421132
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'Kiki's Delivery Service' - DJMasturbeats version (1998 Disney English dub) (Released)
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One of these days i really have to get around to watching the Ghibli Box laserdisc and the 1998 Disney one and see which one has the better transfer. I do know that the Ghibli box version has the Old Kiki Jal Airlines dub, and the other the uncut dub from 98 with soaring and i’m gonna fly and all of Phil Hartman’s Jiji lines.

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#1421130
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Any Tv/Film reboots, remakes or sequels that you felt were superior to the original?
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Not superior but a new take would be Space Battleship Yamato 2199. I feel like it was the best remake i’ve ever seen. Very faithful in spirit to the original series.

I don’t really care for remake sequels as a concept, even if i sort of like aspects of Force Awakens. And i despised Jurassic World. I still feel like they shouldn’t have remade return of the jedi as rise of skywalker, but again i liked the movie regardless. Last Jedi was sort of a remake of Empire Strikes Back and Return as well, and sort of not.

Into Darkness wasn’t better than Wrath of Khan, although i don’t hate Into Darkness. I just feel like all the Star Trek films lately were villains with revenge plots. Rather than about humanism and exploration.

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#1420350
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Star Wars Insider - R.I.P.
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I had one of those subscriptions that lasted the entire production timeline of the prequels it was a 10 year subscription. It ended in 2005. I still have the revenge of the sith watch, the patch and stickers and welcome letter somewhere. The Bantha Tracks iron on was cool.

I also once had a subscription to Topps Star Wars Galaxy magazine. But when it became the Star Wars galaxy collector it just wasn’t the same and i stopped collecting it. The original magazine came with posters and cards.

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#1420295
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What do you LIKE about the EU?
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I never had the 2003 edition, mine was the first impression first printing from 1993. Glossy Shiny Paper. The colorist used quite garish colors. I have no idea who the colorist was, i always assumed it was Pamela Rambo but its not stated.

I decided to buy the Boxtree version instead of the new Marvel printing. I like Dark Empire not sure i 40 dollars like Dark Empire. I also don’t need Dark Empire II already have it. Don’t need the supplements, just want a reading copy in new shape without coffee stains.

I also just got Dark Horse Comics TPB for Tales of the Jedi. I have the Sith War. Just need to find Dark Lords of the Sith.

Also trying to find Boba Fett Enemy of the Empire at a decent price. Same for Mara Jade by the Emperor’s Hand and Shadows of the Empire TPB. I used to have all of these i have no idea what happened to them. Maybe someone borrowed them and never returned them.

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#1420245
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Direct references to the PT that were made in Disney’s ST
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Anakin’s voice telling Rey to restore the balance in Rise of Skywalker. Is obviously a reference to the chosen one who will bring balance to the force, by doing away with the Sith.

Palpatine’s resurrection was obviously done through cloning and manipulation of midi-chlorians. Its referenced by the dark side of the force is a pathway to many abilities line. And obviously a reference to his discussion with Anakin in episode III about Darth Plagueis.

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#1419677
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Your DVD Collection
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Added Stargate Laserdisc. Japanese Edition. With OBI, Best of 100 years of cinema series. Ac3, THX disc. Gatefold.

Revenge of the Sith 1080P digital 2020 edition.

American Graffiti Pan and Scan CLV Japanese Laserdisc with OBI. Its really cool the chapters are listed by the songs like an LP record. Its the 78 cut without the Cgi sunset. Altered sky.

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#1419673
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Star Wars 2006 GOUT DVDs - is it still worth buying them?
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You’re not wrong, the Japan Special Collection discs, and the US release of Special Widescreen editions, and boxed sets still command high prices. Its kind of funny seeing how the last releases not counting the Special Edition, the faces releases were in 1995 on Laserdisc. And people will still pay a hundred bucks for a full set of the trilogy in 2021.

The Gout is now impossible to find at a good price on DVD. I’ve got the Fullscreen DVD from 2006, which was a mistake of a seller on Ebay way back in time. And the bonus discs are the 4:3 letterbox transfers.

As a collector i’ve tried to find the Japanese Edition Region 2 Best Buy tin equivalent, but it doesn’t come up on ebay that often.

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#1419530
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<strong>Shadows Of The Empire</strong> : Lucasfilm's mid-to-late 1990's EU multimedia project
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I remember this. I have the Mark Vaz book, the comics and CD Soundtrack in storage somewhere. I also believe i have the book club edition of novelization.

I had Shadows of the Empire N64, but it went the same place all my other consoles and games did into my brothers collection.

I remember renting the cartridge from Blockbuster video, i believe i bought an ex-rental copy somewhere down the line without the instruction book but with the box.

I have the carded figure of Luke in that red colored outfit. Its somewhere.

I remember really liking Hugh Fleming’s cover art for Shadows of the Empire, and some of the other dark horse titles like Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith, and Splinter of the Mind’s eye

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#1419212
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Star Trek: The Original Series preservation (a WIP)
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For some reason the TOS seasons with dual audio have always been insanely priced.

I’ve only seen them go up in price with time when you would assume the opposite being obsolete media and all.

The fact you could spend thousands on some lousy laserdiscs is kind of crazy. I’ve spent that but over a period of some twenty years and filling 3 closets full of laserdiscs. Not for 3 seasons of one show.

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#1419206
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, &amp; Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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The Special Widescreen versions were just a North American re-issue of the Japan Special Collection.

Right down to the image being shifted down in the frame for subtitles. US release doesn’t have burnt in Japanese subs though.

The difference CLV not CAV.

Both versions of Star Wars were the 1985 mix. Neither was the theatrical 35mm.

I agree the US set of the Definitive is super prone to rot, but my Japanese set is still unaffected.

My Faces discs US release pressed in Japan also have no rot.

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#1419205
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Lucasfilm at 50
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Anniversary’s have little meaning if you cannot enjoy the films the company was founded for.

I assume We’ll hit the 40th of Return of the Jedi in 2023 and no original version will be released.

I’m not holding my breath on Original versions of THX 1138 or American Graffiti either.

Mr Lucas is my all time favorite director, its a shame i cannot enjoy the films as they were.

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#1418993
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What's the justification/in-universe explanation for this Darth Vader SE change?
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It is such an unnecessary change. The makeup for Palpatine doesn’t match Return of the Jedi either. Worse dialog as well. The son of Skywalker must not become a Jedi is better by Clive Revill.

If they had to make the change should have matched the Jedi makeup, used the original line reading and had Ian McDiarmid use the same inflection. Just so you know this is a 2004 change the original Emperor is in the 1997 version of the Special Edition. Just like Jason Wingreen is also Boba Fett not Temuera Morrison in the 97 edit of Empire.