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#1426813
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Eurospy movie recommendations?
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Thanks for the responses. I’ll have to check some of these out when I actually have the time.

From these I’ve seen The Mantsurian Candidate and found it very boring. Not mentioned here I also saw Billion Dollar Brain which was also boring. Not interested in TV shows for several reasons, mainly not having time to watch them and also they are usually visually so uninteresting and I just get a gray British vibe from them. Also the production year for me is pretty much settled as stated, not looking for any orange/teal digital visual mess but vintage jet set spy stuff. I know there were some OSS and 008 films made but not sure if they’re watchable at all in the 20s.

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#1425686
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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 was pretty confused when SOTE was out. Not living in the US and without Internet it was hard to grasp what it was supposed to be. There were some figures in stores, who were they? Then there were 3 pretty slim comic albums of it that I didn’t buy/read (didn’t care for any SW comics at the time, and having read them now, I wasn’t wrong). I knew there was a game but my PC wasn’t up for it (played it over 5 years later, pretty lame and extremely hard). So, for me, it just flew by as some kind of marketing thing that wasn’t really succesful. I didn’t understand the point. Without Internet this kind of worldwide multimedia project must have been a big challenge as you couldn’t find any info about it. Making one now seems much more plausible.

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#1425684
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Return of the Jedi is grossly misunderstood
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I’d say misunderstood is a wrong term. I’m pretty sure everyone understands it. Underappreciated, maybe, yes.

Also we have many of these threads already, pick your choice:
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/ROTJ-is-the-best-Star-Wars-film-discuss/id/15430
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Opinion-Return-Of-The-Jedi-is-Very-Underrated-Do-You-Agree/id/79041
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Return-of-the-Jedi-Why-so-much-hate-What-do-you-guys-think-of-it/id/46205

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#1424266
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The Original Trilogy <strong>box set releases</strong> on home video tape: 1988 to 2000…
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JadedSkywalker said:

The 2000 box set is significant because they dropped the Special Edition label.

In some way yes, but on the other hand not really as in that was to be expected. In 1997 they marketed it as a special edition because they showed it in the theaters and it was new and special and they wanted you to believe it. It was an event. Naturally when they released them on VHS in 1997 the title was carried over. After that, it wasn’t never going to be a special edition for GL, but the only edition. It became the original trilogy. I’d be more surprised if it was called special edition all these years. My point is, it’s really not that significant but the way it was meant to be.

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#1423466
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<strong>Star Wars: Ewoks</strong> (animated tv series) - a general discussion thread
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Ryan-SWI said:

LexX said:

Anyone here watched this? If so, what’s the verdict preservation-wise? Is there anything edited, is the quality good (colors, DNR etc.)?

It looks to be an SD upscale.

Cool, but I meant preservation-wise. Is the whole show now preserved in its original format faithfully or has it been tinkered? Ie. is it safe now to hold this as the standard or is there any need for VHS or DVD efforts?

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#1422180
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Eurospy movie recommendations?
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Any recommendations from the spy film genre during the Bond era other than Bond itself? Are there any actually good ones that are just forgotten? Here’s some specs:

  • should have a spy vibe with cool action/action pieces
  • should include cool locals and hot girls
  • most likely from 1960 to 1980
  • country of origin doesn’t matter, even better if it’s not in English but it’s great
  • not looking for purely campy, cheesy or parody films
  • basically a good Bond film or close to it but without Bond
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#1418335
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The 2 Ewok Films - '<strong>Caravan Of Courage</strong>' (aka 'The Ewok Adventure'), &amp; '<strong>Battle For Endor</strong>'
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SKot said:

SilverWook said:

The Story Of The Faithful Wookiee? I have never heard the animated segment called that before…
https://twitter.com/CBR/status/1371966955305963522

Yep - it’s what the title card says at the beginning of the cartoon, and you can almost kind of read it if you squint.

–SKot

Not seeing any English on this…

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#1417177
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Broom Kid said:

LexX said:

While that may be true for now, it can change easily.

If they’re moving forward with discontinuing the release of catalog titles (or possibly licensing those titles to boutique labels) they obviously don’t believe there’s much money here. Disney could “cash in” now if they want, and they don’t. They sent the Skywalker Saga set out to die, basically, and they hardly promote any of the new releases they do have. Physical media is dying and it seems like Disney has decided to (pun intended) let it go. It seems very, very much like they’re going to address the “do you want to own something from our catalog” situation by pointing people to Disney+. That’s the “cash-in” they’re pursuing.

If Mulan clears a profit (and it might be able to considering Disney doesn’t have to share any of that revenue with anyone, so the amount of money it needs to gross is much smaller) it seems like Disney+ is going to be how they move forward for everything. The physical media audience is niche enough that they don’t need to cater to it anymore, so they won’t. They’ll maybe accept money from some boutique label to press up limited edition blu-rays, but I wouldn’t be surprised if those licenses aren’t cheap and so whatever hopes of a Criterion-esque (or even Criterion) release of Disney/Fox classics will be limited. That’s if Disney decides to let those titles be licensed.

Piracy really isn’t that much of a concern to the bottom line, and hasn’t been for long while. It’s been more of a boogeyman than an actual threat to business, especially not to any business the size of Disney. Pirated copies of Hamilton and Black is King aren’t even denting Disney’s subscription numbers, for example.

I think if there are hopes for a future Star Wars release that maybe someday possibly involves an official release of the theatrical versions, that release is going to be on Disney+. It’ll be a bonus feature they add one day. This announcement seems to be pointing that way.

Well, well… Disney is again releasing their catalog titles. I don’t want to say I told you so, but I did.

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#1409975
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How bad is the crop of the 2019 master of Empire Strikes Back compared to other releases?
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none said:

As for other fan releases. The Silver Screen addition had no cropping regulations over it, so they could show more of the visible frame as people may have since it when in the theaters. Then for 4K77 they made the decision to return to a cropping as seen in official home releases.

I think it was just that the Technicolor print had less image than the LPP. I don’t remember them cropping anything that wasn’t necessary.

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#1408442
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How big was Star Wars in the 70s 80s and 90s
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Nien Nunb said:

DeckardKatarn said:
I could be wrong, but I think you’d be hard-pressed to find many, if any, Star Wars references in shows like Seinfeld and Friends.

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That episode came in fall 1996. In 1996-1997 SW was again everywhere, so there were a lot of shows from that time making references. 3rd Rock was another that springs to my mind immediately having Hamill. This trend went on until 2005. Likewise before TFA, SW was again everywhere, for example in Pawn Stars they had a SW item coming in every month during the hype. I’ve collected these kind of snippets to my archive so it’s fun to see the progression and it capsulates the time.

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#1407179
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Vader's voice change in the OT
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canofhumdingers said:

Fascinating. I would’ve never known (mostly because I never watch anything but the theatrical cuts).

I will admit watching the ANH clip posted above does sound a little different than I remember. Not drastically so. It’s obviously the same recording. Just… a little more processed? Or processed a little differently? Something.

In 2004 they tried to match his voice to the sequels. I’m surprised if people hadn’t noticed, I’ve only seen the 2004 version 3 times and noticed straight away!
Edit: and I didn’t even click the links so I don’t know what’s in them.

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#1405369
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Favorite episode of Droids or Ewoks?
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I thought about this question and I have to say I can’t pick one. All I can say is that the Fromm story is my favorite and all four episodes equally good for different reasons. The prince story is my least favorite but still the episodes aren’t bad at all. Although I have to say that I’m not familiar with episodes 8-10 since I never had them on VHS. Having seen them only later in life at least 8 and 9 seem a little silly… 10 I don’t remember, nor Great Heep.