Sounds like a choice of stealing it via torrent or stealing it via Ebay. If the only two options are both ethically and legally challenging, why does it matter if there is a market catering to people who don't know how and don't want to learn to steal it via torrent?
Perception is reality. If most people think it's racist, then it has the effect of being racists even if it isn't. The Zeitgeist is a harsh mistress.
I think we did get Luke.
I thought you were talking about this
got it. Its still visible on youtube. Was it just taken down here?
I hear Amazon sells something like that.
The kids (elem. Students) these days call it Hope. All of my fellow geezers call it Wars.
It almost seems like "The Force Awakens" is taking a slight jab at the PT. ;-)
I agree. They can't actually call it, "The force re-awakens" because that would be too obvious. _But_... *wink wink, nudge nudge* icwutudidthar
I love it, and will never refer to it as episode 7 again, Nothing makes me more sick than having it associated with the prequels ...
Probably, just like "Wars", "Empire", and Jedi" I'll end up calling it either "Force" or "Awakens".
The way I answer this type of question is to considsr if a thing helped or hurt the movie. In my opinion, he didn't hurt the movie. It wasn't a worse movie because he was in it.He did slightly help the movie. Not with his onscreen time, but off screen. The speculation about what he would be like as a Jedi probably put a few butts in the seats. So final score: Didn't hurt... might have helped.
The Hobbit is going to be able to be saved. Imagine a fan edit coming in at about 2 hours. There's a really strong story with great acting hidden inside all of that bloat. The PT on the other hand...
Hal 9000 said:
Maybe I'm not charitable enough to Star Wars' patriarch, but the most recent creative input from Lucas that I'm aware of is giving Palpatine the name "Sheeve."
I honestly take comfort knowing Lucas is removed from the bulk of what's going on.
THIS, the fact the GL is removed from the bulk of the decisions, is the only reason I am cautiously optimistic.
Never again. If after 6 months, people are still talking about how great it is and still have no complaints, I'll rent it. The _only_ thing that would get to go see it on opening night would be if Disney gave me an indication that they "get it"
by releasing a fully restored OT prior to the first official teaser trailer... so that I know they aren't just doing it to hype VII, but because they actually care.
I'll be more clear...
If you are dead set on watching all six movies, which I wouldn't do, I would watch in this order...
1. Wars - Harmy's edit
2. Empire - Harmy's edit
3. Jedi - Harmy's edit
4. Menace - Fall of the Jedi edit
5. Clones - - Fall of the Jedi edit
6. Sith - - Fall of the Jedi edit
What is Fall of the Jedi? here is a link to the trailer...
+1 on preferring Menace. never watch the other two prequels, but I will occasionally watch GL's edit of Menace because it still has more moments than not that feel like a Star Wars movie. Clones and Sith are just so. fucking. awful.
Also +1 on The Ridiculousnesses.
If you _must_ watch all 6 movies without skippinh any, I would recommend, in order, Harmy's edits, 4-6 and then Fall of the Jedi, 1-3.
This post is the seed of a project I am about to undertake. I intend to do a re-edit of scenes from the Clone Wars that will, for me, supplant Episodes I and II.
I, along with many other internet enthusiasts, complain that those movies should have been about Obi Wan and Anakin's relationship to which was alluded during Wars. I started watching CW in spite of the fact that I have otherwise sworn off all things Prequel-era precisely because I've heard so many good things about how it delves into this back story.
What I want to do is create a 90 minute or 2ish hour movie that IS the story of their relationship. I have all of the editing tools, I have the time, I have the skills. What I need is source material. Does anyone know where I can get a copy of these episodes that are ready to drop in and begin cutting? If the answer is "buy the DVD or Blu-Ray" that's fine, but I've never had any luck with rippers. I don't know if I'm just cursed or what, but I would prefer some already existing source in which I don't have to remove the protection.
I haven't seen anything like what I am proposing out there, but if there already is, and you know about it, please feel free to point it out to me. I'd far rather watch it than spend several weeks or months cutting it.
EDIT: ...and it occurred to me a fraction of a second too late that this probably should have been posted in Fan Edits instead of General. I'm still kind of Noobie that way. With apologies to the mods for the extra work they have to do if they decide to move it.
"Should Jacen, Jaina, and Mara be in the newer films?"
God, no. They are the reason I quit the EU. It sounds like they are going in a totally new direction, and I think that's just peachy.
Maybe I'me just easy to please, but I got my copy of the movie version simply by hooking my computer to my digital recorder and pressing "play" on Harmy's cut. Are you looking for some kind of commercial release, or do you just want a copy to which to listen?
...AND the TFNr's are already debating which changes should stay. #smh
I didn't really have any reservations, (okay, light slingshot,) but the casual way in which they kill stormtroopers... Blaster to the face at point blank, hold this bomb, etc. really gives me hope that they aren't going to kiddie this thing up to0 god awfully.
Me :) :I'm confused. At this link is says, "Disney officials confirmed that the digital print being provided the Plaza will be based on the Special Edition version which got a wide release in 1997." That isn't the 1977 version. Have you guys got the actual print yet so you can confirm whether it is '77 or '97?
Plaza Atlanta This is very confusing for all of us ..
The PT is a poorly made fan film by an out of touch billionaire that doesn't understand what the force or, indeed, what Star Wars even is. The only thing that irks me is that there are people out there who think the PT is valid Star Wars to begin with.
They are really clamping down on the posts challenging their assertion that it it the OT. I'm really looking forward to seeing if this actually happened.
Fischer's daughter playing young Leia? I see a scenario in which a new generation of actors could be in line to continue the story of the big three starting at the end of ROTJ.