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LexX

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#1329176
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Reasoning Behind Changes from Release to Release
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NeverarGreat said:

Always sounded mechanical to me.

Me too. I just compared the sound mixes and in the mono mix it sounds like an alarm (to me) but the original stereo mix it’s clearly just a beastly voice of the dianoga. The 5.1 recreation mix also sound like the mono mix in this case, and I think most official releases as well. I also thought for a long time it was some kind of alarm and Han just shoots something until I read somewhere, maybe from the novelization, that the dianoga was still a threat.

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#1327523
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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ray_afraid said:

I think what ShamanWhill is talking about actually is what’s happening in RotJ.
Vader can’t kill the Emperor. The Emperor’s hold is too strong on him. Vader needs Luke to do it, which is his real reason to bring Luke to the Emperor. Vader knows that the murder will make him the new Emperor & make Luke much easier to turn to the darkside, where they can “rule the galaxy as father & son.”
I do wish this was mentioned in their scene at the docks though…
Seeing his son tortured is what finally gives Vader the power to break the darkside hold & do the deed himself. And thus the Return of the Jedi & a silent title-drop.

Hmm… But then again, Vader defends the Emperor when Luke picks up his lightsaber. And even the Emperor asks Luke to kill him. And later his father. It’s an interesting mix of what’s actually happening. They could never make sense of these kind of scenes today.

About the title: since it was originally Revenge of the Jedi, it never was about Vader.

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#1327485
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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ShamanWhill said:

First off, I think the writers completely forgot about Darth Vader’s motivation in Episode V. If you can recall, Darth Vader seemed to be misleading the Emperor into thinking that he would either turn Luke or kill him. But instead, we find in the famous scene where he tells Luke he’s his father, that Vader was actually plotting to get Luke to kill the Emperor for him. Come Episode VI, this plot line is completely abandoned, and I think that’s a real shame. I think it would make the movie 10 times more interesting if Vader was constantly bothering Luke, trying to get him to turn to the dark side so he can kill the Emperor. And at the same time, everyone on the light side can be telling Luke the same thing; kill the Emperor! We can then have Luke plan to turn his father back to the light side, and Vader will ultimately become the one who destroys the Emperor. After all, this was Vader’s problem. He had been living as a pawn of the Emperor for decades. It would be ultimately cowardly of him to get his son to get him out of this mess. And it is his Son that ultimately redeems him. So firstly, the movie should be more about Anakin’s relationship with Palpatine, and how it has soured.

While this sounds interesting as an idea, I think it plays out better in the movie. First off, based on purely what we saw in TESB is Vader’s one line about Luke killing the Emperor and ruling the galaxy together. Fine, but we do not know if he was telling the truth. Just moments ago he said to the Emperor that Luke would be their ally and he would join them or die. So Vader very well could just be saying anything to lure him to the dark side to serve his master.

Secondly, in ROTJ I think it would be harder to get more emotion out of the situation if Vader was basically on Luke’s side from the get-go. It plays out better when he must obey his master to the end where it kills them both. Otherwise it would’ve felt like “well if you didn’t kill him, I guess I had to do it myself” and then you’re just thinking why didn’t he do it years ago.

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#1325689
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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Bluto said:

adywan said:

… Are the Blu-rays just going to be the same 2011 versions , while the 4k will have the new scans? When you take a look at the purchase options for the older digital versions, you can see that the special features for each film (conversations & discoveries features)are the same as what is listed for the features on each of the new discs. …

Oh crap - I didn’t realise that. Has it been officially confirmed whether or not the Blu-Ray set will use new (better) scans for at least the main films? I’m no fan of the SE, but I was looking forward to a decent release and upgrade of the 2011 poop.

It’s pretty sure they’ll be the new masters since the whole discs are made from scratch anyway now that they include the extras. There’s no reason to use the old ones.

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#1320242
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Celebrating 30 years of Empire
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RUKUSBUILD3 said:

Hello all,

In 2006, LucasFilm released the 30th anniversary “limited Edition” DVD collectors tin set including both the special edition and the original theatrical version of, A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi in a widescreen format.

It was a limited edition but it was not for the 30th anniversary and I don’t remember anywhere it being marketed that way. SW was only 29 at the time anyways.

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#1320241
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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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ray_afraid said:

LexX said:

ray_afraid said:

So anyway, yeah, never noticed that Luke claims Vader is on the moon before he arrives.

ray_afraid said:

Wrong. “Turn your brain off & don’t think about it” is always terrible advice.

So pic one.

It’s just something I never noticed. I haven’t caught every detail.
So what?

LexX said:

You also shouldn’t think about it at all.

So please stop posting when you’re just trying to cause arguments on every thread as it seems.

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#1319048
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Info Wanted: The Phantom Menace HDTV Broadcast is the theatrical cut?
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freetheworld said:

LexX said:

Theatrical TPM was also aired in Finland. Too bad it was at the beginning of the digital TV age when recording set-top boxes were very expensive. I recorded it to VHS via a regular set-top box and I still have it.

So very sad isn’t it?

It is, owning TPM. 😄 I don’t like the movie and haven’t seen it in over 10 years but it would be great to have it preserved. I do have nostalgia for it and great memories from the anticipation, though.

Edit: and just to make it clear, it was aired digitally, of course it was aired analogically in many countries. I recorded it to VHS through the digital box so the quality is better than from an analogical source.

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#1318858
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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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ray_afraid said:

LexX said:

Well, he might have been on the other side of the moon for all we know.

Maybe? But it doesn’t make visual sense. You shouldn’t have to rationalize it.

You also shouldn’t think about it at all.

There must be more Imperial garrisons than that one platform.

Why? They’re just protecting the shield generator.
Why would they need platforms on the other side of the planet? Why would Vader arrive there & then have to travel all the way around the entire planet to get where he was trying to go? He knew what the Rebels were up to & about where they’d be.

Because the Emperor said there was an entire legion waiting for the rebels and that was the entire plan. There were walkers, speeder bikes and even the scout trooper said there was a base. It wouldn’t be that far fetched that Vader was giving latest info on the rebels or something before meeting Luke if you have to wonder where he came from in the first place.