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LexX

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#1369613
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Popularity of the OT Enhanced by Prequels?
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I remember in the 90s and early 2000s SW was extremely uncool. I don’t think the PT enhanced it, more likely the exact opposite. It was the thing sweaty geeks liked and it was always the butt of the jokes on late night TV etc. Only after 2010 it began to change. It became nostalgic, geeks became cool, Disney bought it, all memorabilia went high on prices, it was everywhere. It became completely mainstream. Now it seems like it was always like that but I remember vividly that even talking about them you got some strange or even angry looks from “normal” people. That was also back when it wasn’t cool to use or play computers, now teenage girls use more technology than me and like more the new movies than me, for whatever the reason. Funny how things change.

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#1368039
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I’m not talking about now or the upcoming months but like the next ten years and more. If there isn’t much money now, there for sure will later when physical Disney properties are commanding hundreds of dollars when they’ve been OOP for 20 years or more. Even VHS tapes are now in high demand on crappy films that don’t have any later releases. Just wait and see.

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#1367906
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Broom Kid said:

This probably isn’t a great sign when it comes to any future physical releases of Star Wars

https://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/080720-1600

The article makes room for possible Star Wars releases still, but it really sounds like Disney’s about done with physical media, period. No catalog releases going forward. No promotion for the catalog releases they’ve already got.

If you were waiting for a 50th/60th anniversary box-set, you might never stop waiting.

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

Firstly, there are all the physical media that is released to this point. If they don’t release anything ever again, prices of them will increase incrementally when people want to own something from their catalogue -> it’s up to Disney when they want to cash in on that and make their own releases again.

Secondly, if they don’t release any physical media at all, people will start (or continue…) torrenting the streaming content. The more they don’t want to release them, the more they will pirated -> again, it’s up to Disney how long they want to continue that happening.

Thirdly, people will sooner or later get fed up if/when Disney begins controlling what movie/version is available and what isn’t. When they do, they vote with their wallets and leave, and start contributing points 1 & 2.

Fourthly, I have a hard time to think that people will forever pay for D+ anyways. Again, points 1 & 2 will start to interest.

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#1362390
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Due to resurgence of drive-in theaters, ESB tops box office for first time since 1997!
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While this is great and fun news, you also have to remember that there literally aren’t any new movies coming up in months and haven’t been so there isn’t much else to show. If this was a normal summer, this wouldn’t be the case unless it was a wide release of the original or something special. But yeah, now is a good time to show the classics.

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#1361175
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"Secret" Vader in Episode III
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There is one (well, 2) basic level mistakes in the article about C. Andrew Nelson.
“His convincing performance as Vader lead to him appearing as the character very briefly in footage inserted into the 1998 special edition of The Empire Strikes Back; a scene in which Darth Vader basically gets on and off a shuttlecraft.”
Of course, it’s 1997, but he only did the Cloud City shot. The landing was from ROTJ, so it is Prowse. Naturally Sebastian Shaw was in the suit as well, and also the one black ILM guy for the lightsaber insert in ROTJ. Maybe other “secret” ones as well.

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#1355671
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Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes
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doubleofive said:

LexX said:

Quick question: is there a difference between 2004 and 2011 TESB?

Sparks in the Cloud City furnace, reflection on Leia’s penthouse window, patching the arm of the Wampa Arm puppeteer. That’s about it.

Thanks! They’ll be screening TESB here for the first time since 1997 I believe. I asked about the version (first they said 1997) and finally they got the right answer about the version, it’s “mastered in 2015” (or 2011 unless they are actually showing it without the FOX logo). Gotta go watch it, you never know if it’s the last time to see it in theatres. Only TESB, though, which is weird, but Disney gave it a go. And it’s not like any theatre, it’s the second biggest screen after IMAX in the country. So I guess I’ll survive the rubber mask emperor.

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#1353562
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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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SilverWook said:

Maybe an unused take of the race to the Falcon or the pad where Boba was taking off from? Meant to be a plate for a matte shot. Somewhere I’ve seen a still of a blue screen shot of Lando leading Han and the gang that was supposed to composited with a Cloud City exterior that never made it into the film.

It was used, the camera is above filming and they did have a shot from above when they were running to the Falcon with the matte painting around it. Cool image, I didn’t know it was shot outside.

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#1349612
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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CatBus said:

LexX said:

CatBus said:

Broom Kid said:

but after copyright expiration

I’m not at all convinced this is ever going to happen, and currently have no reason to believe it ever will.

While I agree copyright extensions are already to ludicrous levels and may get worse, never is a very long time. It’s just my opinion, but I think they’ll give up before they hit 10,000 years. Also, the fact that copyright terms are codified into so many multilateral trade agreements actually makes further extensions a lot more complicated than they were only a decade or so ago. Not impossible, but certainly more expensive.

Unfortunately, at that point no-one cares. The film is owned by the one company that’s notoriously one of the reasons of updating the whole copyright law and already none of their films have been made to public domain. With limitless money you can change the laws.

By “before 10,000 years” I suppose I should have specified that I’m predicting considerably less than 10,000 years, but you know the Internet and sarcasm tags. I think they’re standardized at around lifetime+90 now, I’d say lifetime+120 is the limit before ludicrous turns untenable, at least on a global scale (all it takes is one country holding out and the whole extension house of cards collapses, with global trade and the Internet making imports not the hurdle they used to be). And at lifetime+120, there will be plenty of Star Wars fans still in existence. We won’t all have evolved into Eloi yet. I, however, will have evolved into mulch – I’ll grant that much.

I know, and naturally I didn’t take it seriously. I meant that even in 2100, I don’t think anyone cares anymore. Maybe just a niche group likes it as an interesting tidbit, but they don’t have anything personal attachment to it to care what version they are watching, if at all.

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#1349457
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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CatBus said:

Broom Kid said:

but after copyright expiration

I’m not at all convinced this is ever going to happen, and currently have no reason to believe it ever will.

While I agree copyright extensions are already to ludicrous levels and may get worse, never is a very long time. It’s just my opinion, but I think they’ll give up before they hit 10,000 years. Also, the fact that copyright terms are codified into so many multilateral trade agreements actually makes further extensions a lot more complicated than they were only a decade or so ago. Not impossible, but certainly more expensive.

Unfortunately, at that point no-one cares. The film is owned by the one company that’s notoriously one of the reasons of updating the whole copyright law and already none of their films have been made to public domain. With limitless money you can change the laws.

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#1347259
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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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While they just used the same graphichs as in the plans, I doubt that in the film they are “the plans” and more likely it’s just a general station computer where you can find info like the general alert about the rebels what 3PO mentioned later. It seems there are some menus on the sides so it’s like a main menu. Cool find though, haven’t noticed it before.