I’d like to see a screenshot of the Tantive door right before the imperials blow it up. It’s been used as an example of how much detail was lost in the cleaning process for the dvd/bluray.
Ok, cool! I’ll have to check it out then! Thank you for sharing your opinion.
Can anyone comment on the colour grade of these?
People have said the grading is redone and looks more like the theatrical version.
So without spoilers… what are people saying/thinking about the series? The trailers look great but they can be deceptive…
Hello! No further work has been done on this particular edit - it was created simply as a placeholder until the Italian print was restored.
I personally don’t have any additional information about that 35mm restoration.
Here’s how the OT and PT did in theaters:
1st film: record breaking numbers
2nd film: successful, but much lower than the 1st.
3rd: better than the 2nd but not as good as the 1st.
And for the ST?
TFA: Record breaking numbers
TLJ: successful, but much lower than the 1st.
TROS: ?? (my guess: in between TFA and TLJ)
Ah! Sorry I never got around to it and thank you for picking up the slack. I’m about to send you a PM with a link for the flac file.
Here I am!
Wait Catbus, did you end up doing a GOUT sync? I’ll admit I’ve been busy and have only now been replying to messages from months ago.
I don’t have a DTS-HD track. Just a FLAC track. I can send you a link for that if you’d like.
As you may know, there was an isolated score track that was only available on a digital release. I have the Bluray and since I live in Europe, I didn’t have access to this download code on ‘Movies Anywhere’.
Does anyone know where/how I can obtain this track? I’d like to mux it in my personal copy. Thank you!
If you watch the deleted scenes, you can see that the footage went through a LOT of post processing to alleviate the harshness of the original video source.
It was also outputted to 35mm for release and judging by the quality of the home video releases, they scanned the 35mm negative instead of going back to the original DV tapes.
In a way…it’s already been upscaled.
The Last Jedi soundtrack isn’t as bombastic as the OT or PT, but it’s really atmospheric and moody.
Rose’s theme is solid and everything from The Battle of Crait to the end is amazing.
Can I just say that I think it’s great that we can finally have honest, adult conversations about this film.
I also think veering off too much and you have a SW indie film that a lot fewer people will want to see.
But would probably be infinitely more interesting. I’m probably in the minority here, but I would love to see a Star Wars story done on a smaller scale. You don’t need $200 million to make a good Star Wars movie.
I also don’t agree veering off would turn Star Wars into an indie film. That would imply that only by continually rehashing Empire vs rebels, Jedi vs Sith, and fallen apprentices Star Wars can remain relevant to a large audience. I believe other epic stories can be told, that expand the universe, and the lore without being so self-referential.
I agree with you Dré about this. After 9 main films, and 2 spin-offs, it’s time to move on from the Force and Jedi and Sith and the Skywalkers.
From what I’ve heard about the Rian trilogy and the Mandalorian, I think this seems to be the direction they want to go in.
Le roi est mort. Vive le roi!
If Silverwook and Anchorhead are co-captain-ing the site shouldn’t it be “Vive les rois!”? 😉
Ah ouais! En effet!
Le roi est mort. Vive le roi!
Congratulations Dre! Being a Father really changes your outlook on life. Enjoy these moments. They grow too quickly…
I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you’ve done. 15 years is a good run and you should be proud of what you’ve accomplished.
Hear hear Rodneyfaile!
Can’t believe it’s been a year already!
I think we need a SW buddy comedy a la Biodome.
I must admit Rey being super-duper strong in the Force doesn’t bother me as much as her being skilled at pretty much everything, being a mechanical engineering genius with intricate knowledge of all types of spaceships, an expert pilot, an accomplished marksman by simply grabbing a blaster and so on and so forth.
But the thing that really bothers me about the ST is the First Order being so goddamn powerful and wealthy despite being a fraction of the Empire, and it only takes about a week to regain control of the Galaxy.
As a fan of the ST, I will admit that having the 1st Order as a band of underdog terrorists would have made a much stronger narrative than the superpower we have now. JJ just couldn’t help but reset the clock.
Re: Rey’s powers…
I honestly think the new makers want to re-shape the whole Force-training aspect of the original/prequel trilogy in order to move the narrative of new stories along faster.
Instead of having every new Force sensitive person having to dedicate a chunk of his or her life training (and thus taking up narrative time as well), we can do an X-Men-esque “awakening” in which characters are given raw powers but need guidance on what to do with those powers (so with great power comes great responsibility etc).
I understand fans’ frustrations with Rey’s sudden abilities, but did we really need another training montage?
“It’s the eye of the tauntaun, it’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge of the Sith!
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the Tauntaun”
They don’t even MAKE the same filmstock anymore. It’s pretty much all Vision stock now.
And film negatives are cut still (the Orson Welles film on Netflix whose name escapes me) is the latest example. I know Paul Thomas Anderson’s film the master was done this way as well.
In terms of editing I really can’t think of anyone specifically who edits on a Steenbeck.
I should have some free time this week.
But I will admit that I’m a little confused as to which GOUT mix I should use to sync the mono mix to. With all this talk of Jedi’s audio already being off sync and the discrepancies between the pal and ntsc releases… I’m a bit lost…