Cool, didn't know that. Thanks!
Personally I'd love to see the extended footage of the ROTJ space battle, esp. the new pilots. With a little creativity and some colorizing, it could really be awesome. New CGI effects for the ships would be great, but I realize that's stretching it a bit... ;) (dreaming of Y-Wings making strafing runs on that Star Destroyer like in the story boards)
So BOTFA:EE comes out November then? That's awhile to wait, but seems it will be worth it, with these 3 or 4 edits all trying to come up with a single movie that's closer to the book from the existing footage. I'm actually excited about seeing the Hobbit again! (after the disappointment of UJ in theaters...).
That's funny because I remember hearing how when "The Fellowship of the Ring" came out, PJ was so intent on "dialing down" the magic effects to make it seem "more realistic." I guess it's all relative.
Awesome! I've been waiting for something like this since I walked out of the theater after "An Unexpected Journey"...
This is a question about the 1989 film "Romero" starring Raul Julia. I see that there is an official commercial DVD out there, but it's "full screen" only. There are some pretty common chinese bootlegs out there appear to be full screen as well.
I was looking around for a widescreen version of this film and wondering if it even exists. I found some auctions claiming to sell a region free PAL version that is widescreen, but don't know if it's legit or not.
Anybody have any other info on this? I assume it was released inn theaters in a traditional theatrical aspect ratio, but then I was too young to have seen it when it came out...
The De-specialized editions were so good, I finally bought the (used) Blu-Ray saga set. I haven't listened to the descriptive audio tracks yet, but apparently they are brand new for this set (well, for 2011 anyway).
I may have to give these a listen. It's too bad I don't have any for the non-SE's of ESB and ROTJ... but I am curious how the prequels fare.
I would LOVE to hear the old recordings from SAP of the original unaltered trilogy and Episode I if they still exist anywhere though...
MU is dead... anybody mirror this thing?
My initial reaction was to say "wasn't the last Star Wars DVD release the 2013 BD+DVD combo trilogy box sets" (with the BD cut on DVD for the first time)...
But I hadn't really thought about the idea (or care too much honestly) that we hadn't seen a "full screen" release since 2004. Not that I care much but I do recall a guy bought both versions back in the day because of the "greater detail" in the part we do see.
I can understand a bit of nostalgia for some people (even myself at times), but for me I embrace the "original aspect ratio" mantra. Once I learned what "letterbox" was in the mid 90's or so, I never looked back.
Well it's been awhile since the Blu-Rays have been available. Any progress?
Is the "Rough Cut" the only project working on this?
I nearly can't argue against this and your point is steadfast and I don't want any changes to crawls for revisited unless Ady decides to make them but...
First film = Star Wars 1979 then became episode 4
Ok no problem 4, 5 and 6 that is the trilogy of the OT.
To get nitpicky, it was just "Star Wars" until the 1981 theatrical re-release. However Lucas must have been planning it for awhile, because it was titled "Episode IV: A New Hope" in the 1979 first edition of "The Art of Star Wars."
Some may misremember it being called that in the "original screenplay" but it's in a totally different font, obviously created just for the art book itself (preceding a reprint of the shooting script).
Of course I wasn't aware of any fans referring to it as "Episode IV: A New Hope" until perhaps the 90's when we were looking forward to the special editions, and even then it was still billed as "Star Wars" just about everywhere (ads, ticket stubs, novels, etc). It seemed like it was just hardcore nerds that started referring to it by episode number in those days.
Off on a tangent now... Movie titles can change based on popular usage. After all, the third TMNT movie was simply called "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III" then suddenly it got the subtitle "Turtles in Time" (like the fourth video game). Then we suddenly got an animated movie called "TMNT!"
I just want to see how the movies flow with the deleted scenes watched where they belong (in the screenplay).
I guess I need to have a copy of the deleted scenes in a playlist next to my dvd player and a copy of the screenplay, and then pause the movie and play the deleted scene at the appropriate time.
That's what a fan edit would do. I don't care so much about the "quality matching" (see "Dune: Third Stage Edition" which worked great even though the quality of the "re-incorporated" footage was much less than the rest), though efforts to clean up the deleted footage would be awesome. I could see a copy of the "GOUT" working better with this blending than for instance the blu-ray editions.
I have a problem. I took out my dual layer dvd's and popped them in and suddenly powerdvd doesn't recognize any of the discs. Neither does VLC. The discs aren't "bad" as they're readable. What happened? New stealth copy protection scheme?
On another note, it seems a new fan edit is causing me all sorts of headaches...
I'm getting numerous messages and emails from people asking me where they can get the edit, why have i done episode 1 before finishing ESB:R, etc etc.
So you made this too, huh?
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Link is broken.
Anybody want to upload some new vids?
Happy New Year!
On the other hand, and to be fair, the term "Revisited" was used long before Adywan and the popularity of fan edits. Anybody remember "The Matrix Revisited" DVD that came out shortly after the original Matrix DVD broke sales records? It was a disc made up entirely of bonus material for the movie (since the original DVD didn't contain much, compared to other DVDs coming out around that time).
Are all of the Star Wars deleted scenes on the bluray? Like the shots of our heroes whistling with their guns behind their backs to look innocent as they stroll past imperial officers? I don't think all of the "Lost Cut" material is available.. is it?
Nope. So much is missing from the Bluray set. And the quality of some of the scenes are awful. But Lucas thinks we believe his bs that this is all there is and that the negatives all look that bad.
There are some folks working on restoring/cleaning up the deleted footage.
What must Mickey Suttle be thinking of all this? lol
You've gotta keep the "old lady yoda." Just release the whole thing as an MP3 or OGG that you can synch with the video of the actual DVD and I'm happy.
I always assumed the "flat" finish on Vader in his opening scene in ANH was due to all the smoke and dust in the air following the corridor firefight. I assumed he got polished up later on. His suit might have some kind of internal scrubber system, but I like the idea that there was an attendant with a chamos and some turtle wax to clean him up before he started talking to people.
"Bring my buffer!"
Links are dead...
Anyone willing to repost this?
So it is coming out when it's done? Or before?
I really enjoyed the tv show Reno: 911! (at least the first several seasons) and was revisiting it on netflix after seeing it all on comedy central back in the day.
It was of course a low-brow spoof of "COPS" and 'Real Stories of the Highway Patrol,' etc. So it had fuzzed out nudity, bleeped profanity and frequent "bumpers."
Then I saw the "feature film" and it got away from this formula, making it more like a generic modern comedy that happened to feature police officers.
So here's my modest proposal...
Edit the "film" (Reno 911: Miami) into a series of TV length (20 minute) episodes, with the bleeps, mosaics, and bumpers (perhaps edited to say "Reno 911: Miami" instead of just "Reno 911!" as in the regular series.
Someone feel free to steal my idea. I have no plans to do it myself... but it would be cool if somebody edited the movie to fit better with the tone and spirit of the original show as most of us saw it.
This is why you should keep an old computer around...