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#1308066
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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screams in the void said:

in The Empire Strikes Back , as Han is getting ready to go search for Luke , in Echo Base , on the wall of the stables …is that …is that …Taun-taun shit !?

It’s damage from Wampa attack, there are slashed barrels and a dead Tauntaun. It’s interesting to see that the scene basically works but if you look at it, the stables are a complete mess for no reason.

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#1307754
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Ewok Films
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Cobra Kai said:

Force-Abel said:

Has anyone one here introduced these two films to their children?

It would be interesting to see how these two mid-80’s movies hold up to children watching them today…

Yep, my kids ages 5, 7, & 9 loved both of them a lot, But they are probably different from most kids these days as they haven’t seen many modern movies. We watch a lot of old classics, westerns, older live-action Disney movies, and 80’s classics.

Lucky kids. That’s what I’ll do if I have any.

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#1307746
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Ewok Films
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Force-Abel said:

Has anyone one here introduced these two films to their children?

It would be interesting to see how these two mid-80’s movies hold up to children watching them today…

Well, I watched these first time in my 20s and fell asleep on the first one… The second one I at least could sit through. I have a hard time to believe that these wouldn’t put kids to sleep. Now or in the 80s.

Edit: and to make a point, I rarely fall asleep watching a movie. Probably less than 5 times in this millennium. I’m not one of those that sleep on every movie.

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#1307745
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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oojason said:

The Mandalorian ‘Yoda Baby’ merchandise released…

https://www.starwars.com/news/the-child-merch-from-the-mandalorian-is-here
 

LOL, I was waiting all kinds of toys and merchandise and it’s just one image pasted onto everything. They look like something you could get from an ebay seller from China for less than 5 bucks delivered.

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#1306737
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James Bond 007 Thread
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alexp120 said:

On the “007-The Daniel Craig Collection” Blu Ray/UHD Combo-Disc Set, the extended international cut of Casino Royale (2006) can be found only on the UHD Blu Ray, in the USA and abroad. This is confirmed by this review on The Digital Bits. The extended cut, which has 17 seconds of extra footage, was previously released on Blu Ray but was not available in the USA.

Is the BD the deluxe version or the first release?

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#1306219
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[Official] All Star Wars films released in 4K HDR on Disney Plus: 4KSE with more changes
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yotsuya said:

While only the 97 SE was labeled as such by Lucasfilm, I don’t think that is a reason to limit calling only the 97 version the Specaial Edition when it contained so many major changes to the films that have remained in following versions.

Only the 1997 releases are called special since that was the last one they actually really cared and put effort. All other releases are just “normal”. At least, that’s what they want us to think and that’s what LFL thinks. In any case, the 2004, 2011 and 2019 editions are not special in any form to anyone, so I just don’t understand calling them such. Why not just say the DVD edition for example? Or like there was talk about how the LD release in 1993 shouldn’t be called original, then call that the LD edition.

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#1306216
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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ChainsawAsh said:

ESB and ROTJ use the 1980 and 1983 ALTA’s, I believe, rather than their 1997 counterparts.

Wasn’t SW the only one that was changed for 1997? Which means, TESB SE and ROTJ SE should have the originals since they weren’t touched in 1997? It’s been awhile so I don’t remember anymore… Otherwise it doesn’t make sense that they would’ve scanned only the titles from different reels altogether.

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#1305273
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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DrDre said:

Take a look at this frame:

Looking at the references I have, and being conservative with saturation I would place this shot about here:

Bottom pic looks like teal mess. Sure, the colors could pop a little more on the screenshots from the last page, but I prefer them and they look pretty filmic to me. Sure, it’s not Technicolor but it’s easily the best how these have looked officially. That 2001 pic looks a little too over-processed color-wise.

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#1305252
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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DuracellEnergizer said:

LexX said:

DominicCobb said:

LexX said:

  • the bounty said twice “oh my God”, someone screwed up big time to let this pass through

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/God

And?

Theism exists, even in the SW Universe. What a shock, what a shame. If only Dawkins was creative consultant.

Well, sure, but people saying OMG in SW universe doesn’t fit in at all. The line feels a complete mistake that got through in the script and not done by purpose.

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#1305004
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
Time

Just watched the first episode and here’s my random thoughts. Let’s get the bad out first to end on a positive note.

Minuses:

  • cinematography - didn’t look that great and shaky cam was completely unnecessary and unstarwarsy
  • music was very bland and uninteresting
  • going back to the sound archive, all the same landspeeder/gonk/Garindan/door droid sounds, they couldn’t make any new lines/effects for them?
  • at the same time, Matt Wood’s new blaster sounds continue, the main point in the originals was to make them from real sounds while these sound like something from the synthesizer. Ben Burtt, I miss you
  • the bounty said twice “oh my God”, someone screwed up big time to let this pass through
  • foundlings? did we really need more -lings…
  • Yodaling? not sure how I feel about that, it was a surprise for sure but let’s see how it continues… if it’s Yoda’s baby from time before TPM then I’m out! LOL

Plusses:

  • feels like Star Wars universe if you compare this to older games
  • had fun moments/jokes, including inside jokes like Life Day
  • I liked pretty much all the characters which is saying a lot about new SW characters these days
  • overall, the minuses are merely nitpicks and if this doesn’t get any Filoni’s wolf fantasy or something I see myself enjoying this very much!
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#1304977
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Is there anything to ensure that these aren’t scanned from the 1997 negatives? To me it seems by reading all the comments that all the DVD changes have been changed. The colors are different, Greedo scene is different, rocks are different, Tatooine sky is different and the dunes have been reverted, A long time ago texts have been reverted, Jabba’s tail has been covered etc. It just seems that they had to remake all those DVD changes for the 4K release. Maybe someone could compare the Emperor hologram and Hayden to the DVDs also if they somehow differ. Do the Ewoks still blink and R2 has that weird new effect in ROTJ?

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#1304951
Topic
[Official] All Star Wars films released in 4K HDR on Disney Plus: 4KSE with more changes
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CatBus said:

So are we calling this one the 19SE yet? Dibs!

Let’s see, for Star Wars, ignoring some of the subtler differences (the cloudy composite/altered credits/natural home video variance between releases), we’ve got:

1977: original video (mono mix)
1977: original video (stereo mix)
1977: original video (six-channel mix)
1981 (3): “A New Hope” crawl and flyover, same three audio choices (crudely spliced onto 70mm reels, but still different)
1985: new audio mix, 1981 video
1993: new audio mix with alterations, 1981 video
1997SE: altered audio and video
2004SE: altered audio and video
GOUT: unique pairing of original video with 1993 audio
2011SE: altered audio and video
2019SE: altered audio and video

Star Wars is now weighing in at THIRTEEN distinct versions of the film. And that’s when you exclude the obscure ones!

I’m hesitant calling anything Special Edition that isn’t actually the Special Edition, from 1997. To me, they are the SE, DVD edition, BD edition and now this 4K edition.

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#1303505
Topic
Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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TheHutt said:

Fang Zei said:

I never noticed the gigantic 94 until now either.

Maybe I’m remembering wrong, but didn’t galactic standard numerals kinda/sorta resemble arabic numerals, if only very vaguely?

Not just vaguely. Unlike the retconned letters (see “Tractor beam”) the Roman numerals are still part of Star Wars universe.

You mean Arabic. Although they did retcon Roman numerals to Episode IV. 😉