Originally posted by: Yoda Is Your Father I was 8 when Last Crusade came out so I saw it in the cinema (it was my friend Russell's birthday, if I recall). I remember shitting myself when the guy turns into a skeleton after drinking from the wrong grail.
I distinctly remember sitting on the bus on the way to school one day on 1st grade (musta been 1993ish) and just being terrified of what I had seen the night before. It was the most bizarre and creepy thing I'd seen in my life so far but also really when I started to love and become interested in special effects. A few weeks later however...I was introduced to Star Wars and the rest as they say.....was fuckin awesome.
It would be so incredibly nice for a dual format player to be that cheap. The real crying shame tho is that even if the player gets cheap...HDTVs are still pretty damn pricey. It's not like swapping out the old VCR for a dvd player. You either have to get both an HD format player and a nice looking TV...or neither. (ps3 doesn't count). But all this is pretty obvious...except to stupid people.
And that's another thing that bugs me. When/if HD becomes the new standard for movies/games/TV...their is still gonna be dumbasses out there that can't even set the damn things up right. Even when the world can rejoice in the awesome standard of HD, more than half the people sitting down to watch it are gonna have this really shit set-up. How people (and I know plenty but they insist I don't "mess with" their nice new TVs) can sit down in front of something that cost them upwards or thousands and have the blacks be more like grays, the skin tones of everyone look like cherries....I mean, Maybe I'm insane but that kinda shit just bugs me.
...or those people that have a real nice TV...7.1 surround....yet still hook all it up with composite cables. ugh.
Some people call me (and others out there like me) too picky. But then they always wanna watch movies at my place and just shit rainbows about how nice things look.
Yes...enlighten us on DSD and if it even did the music any good on the 2004 releases/
I own the Anthology and the 2004 editions. I personally find them fine enough to listen to because well...what other choices do I have. I'm not about to run out and buy the LPs or anything. I certainly hear some tape noise here and there, some slightly jarring editing decisions and the occasional master (or copy of a master) error. But it's nothing that can totally draw me out of the good feelings I get when I listen to them. Yes these errors are correctable and in many cases shouldn't have happened in the first case but......damned if anything I can do will change that. Someone like GoodMusician (or perhaps GoodMusician himself) needs to make contact with those involved in the industry that truly care about a definitive, as close as fuckin possible to perfect, release of these scores.
The book is so very much different from the film. Obviously you'll find that out tho. Just so you're not totally shocked.
I read the book after seeing the movie and it added an entirely new dimension to the world I'd already seen depicted in the film. It's like each compliments each other very nicely. I liked everything about the movie but once read the book the whole thing really took off (in my mind anyway)
But you'll have a totally different experience. Just please...don't expect the book in film form. Most of the people I know that have also read the book hold that as the biggest fault of the movie. Very loosely based.
I for one will admit that i'd by the SE versions if they were released in HD but only under one main condition. There is no goddamn way I'd buy them if they are sourced from the shitty (well, not shitty in terms of clarity but inaccurate and sloppy colors/brightness/some sound) 04 DVD transfer. It was a rush job by Lowrey. If they goddamn insist that no better source can be found then it'd be wrong of them to not fix the glaring mistakes at the very least. I don't see the point of George chasing his definitive vision for story and effects when what comes out looks worse than even the 97 SEs.
Fix this shit and you have a customer LFL. If not, blow me. Although....somewhere deep inside of me knows that in 3-4 years when this will probably happen I'll just fuckin get them anyway. I....am not worthy.
BTW, hasn't GL and/or LFL already stated they support Bluray. That'd be nice because I already have one and have chosen my side for the time being...and I hope they win.
I grew up in the 90s era of Disney animation. We got The Lion King, Aladdin, Hunchback, Pocahontas, Hercules, Beauty and the Beast, etc.
IMO this era made movies rivaling some of the very best they've ever put out overall but it's certainly biased that I was a kid during those years and automatically like them the most. They've got the classic memorable songs and soundtracks (that the CGI/Pixar movies seem to have lost) and some of the most amazing animation ever seen in....well, history. They incorporated CGI in ways that simply helped the traditional animations come more to life. They never really overdid it and that makes them more special. Plus the actual animators used to do some insane on-location research (Africa for LK, Paris for Hunchback) back in the day.
Sure, I've seen and enjoyed my fair share of Direct-to-DVD sequels (Aladdin ones mostly) but they never really add anything to the original in terms of depth or story, it's always just been to get well-liked characters in another situation cuz kids love that. Actually, now that I think about it, aren't kids the ones who should be asked about these sequels instead of adults assuming kids don't like 'em?
I kicked ass indeed. The CG work was beyond impressive, the pacing was just right, the acting was fine and it was a lot funnier than I was expecting.
btw, Shia LeBouf did a pretty damn good job IMHO. His acting style is really natural. It's like they gave him a general idea of what to say and how to act and let him wing it a lot and he pulls it off perfectly.