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Mielr

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#1208702
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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oojason said:

Mielr said:

I’m not sure where to post this as I can’t seem to find any of the old “soundtrack” discussions, but I notice that the new RETURN OF THE JEDI CD release is the original 1983 version (YAY!!!) and I’m wondering if anyone has had the opportunity to compare the sound quality to the old Anthology set and the 2-disc sets?

https://smile.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Original-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B07CNBSQSW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526887764&sr=8-1&keywords=RETURN+OF+THE+JEDI+CD

There are a few soundtrack and audio discussions listed in the Index for this section of the site - in the ‘Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases’ Index, and in the ‘Star Wars Preservation’ Index too mate 👍

Nice one that it’s the original '83 version 😃
 

Thanks a bunch! I was a bit shocked when I saw that the CD actually contained “Lapti Nek” and “Ewok Celebration.” 8-O That’s the first time they’ve been released on CD since the SEs.

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#1208518
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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I’m not sure where to post this as I can’t seem to find any of the old “soundtrack” discussions, but I notice that the new RETURN OF THE JEDI CD release is the original 1983 version (YAY!!!) and I’m wondering if anyone has had the opportunity to compare the sound quality to the old Anthology set and the 2-disc sets?

https://smile.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Original-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B07CNBSQSW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526887764&sr=8-1&keywords=RETURN+OF+THE+JEDI+CD

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#1207274
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Photo of Star Wars reels inside the Fox Film Vault
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GZK8000 said:

From the r/StarWars thread:

no, these aren’t negatives. camera negative is generally stored horizontally in separate plastic/aluminum cans within a temperature controlled vault. these are release prints. also, some are listed as being flat (1.85:1) which is either incorrect or some of these are matted prints for certain territories or facilities that couldn’t project anamorphic content.

Another user:

If i had to guess, these would be 16mm reduction prints. Likely for Theatre distribution. A 16mm feature film fits on 3 reels rather than the 6 that 35mm takes up. Also the boxes are the width of 3 16mm reels.

These are definitly not 35mm prints or original negatives.

Those people are right—these aren’t the original negatives, or interpositives or internegatives. These are just used prints.

The original elements for SW are in the salt mines, underground, in a temperature-controlled climate.

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#1189359
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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ChainsawAsh said:

Mielr said:

SilverWook said:
Really? I don’t think you’ve met my friend Laserdisc. The 1993 THX LD mix can even give a modern home theater system a workout.

I was just going to say that—I think the '95 Faces LDs (same sound as '93 LDs) sound fantastic, in all respects (including the score).

SilverWook said:
This is pretty interesting. I was aware of the fact that Luke was Starkiller in the shooting script, but I had no idea they actually shot scenes with it.

I wish this would be released, I’d love to see it.

I guess Mark’s memory is selective–he didn’t seem to recall shooting the lightsaber construction scene for ROTJ. 😉

To be fair, that scene isn’t really him constructing it anyway, he’s making a small tweak at most. He might have been assuming people were talking about a scene where he builds it all from scratch.

That could be. Here are the clips, btw:
Fan asking if he remembers scene:
https://youtu.be/XczClAxhCEM
Mark introducing clip at Celebration V:
https://youtu.be/eCVjnllIe2s

DuracellEnergizer said:

lovelikewinter said:

Does anyone else refuse to call Star Wars “A New Hope”?

I call it “SW” here, “SW '77” elsewhere.

Same here.

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#1189208
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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SilverWook said:
Really? I don’t think you’ve met my friend Laserdisc. The 1993 THX LD mix can even give a modern home theater system a workout.

I was just going to say that—I think the '95 Faces LDs (same sound as '93 LDs) sound fantastic, in all respects (including the score).

SilverWook said:
This is pretty interesting. I was aware of the fact that Luke was Starkiller in the shooting script, but I had no idea they actually shot scenes with it.

I wish this would be released, I’d love to see it.

I guess Mark’s memory is selective–he didn’t seem to recall shooting the lightsaber construction scene for ROTJ. 😉

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#1186405
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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SilverWook said:

joefavs said:

I must have seen The Empire Strikes Back several hundred times by now, and I only just noticed that the “your tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker” guy has a weird flesh-colored mustache. It’s not Ratzenberger, is it?

Yes, it’s him. Frink ought to sneak in the Cheers theme when he gets to that scene in TRSB. 😛

Apparently, NOT everyone knows his name. 😉

American actors could make a steady living in British films and tv when American characters were needed.

I may be mistaken, but I think the British acting-union rules are pretty strict. They’d rather employ British actors and have them do American accents that always sound like they’re in 1930s gangster films. 😛

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Anyone see a track listing for the OT?

“complete with new artwork”

yeah, nice. what was wrong with the original art?

God, those are horribly boring covers. Yet another release of “Jedi Rocks” I presume. Oh, yay.

EDIT: APPARENTLY NOT!!! This version is the ORIGINAL 1983 version with LAPTI NEK and EWOK CELEBRATION! 😄

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#1183257
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YouTube/Vimeo/etc... Star Wars video finds
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I have no idea how Mark Hamill was roped into this, but it’s fabulous: 😛
https://youtu.be/PCcgBLizbzc
(Mark’s part starts around 1:18)

Apparently, Mark also tweeted about it: “I remember not wanting to wear a gold jumpsuit like a rejected member of ABBA or if I could memorize dialogue in a foreign language-but thought “Who cares? No one outside of Germany will ever see this!” Thanks to the internet-NOTHING EVER GOES AWAY. Who knew?” -Mark Hamill

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#1180931
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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oojason said:
‘How beloved is Mark Hamill? Throngs of fans take over Hollywood Blvd. to watch the Star Wars icon honored with a star on the Walk of Fame’ (with video in link above)

a video (from Variety’s youtube channel) of the event - with Harrison Ford and George Lucas:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wehU2l7jcs&feature=youtu.be&t=15m

(there’s a touching and poignant moment between the two as Harrison closes his speech)

WOW!!! That is awesome! 😃 Thanks for posting. I had no idea he was getting a star on the walk of fame.
I used to have a newspaper clipping from “Harrigan & Hart” but I lost it. 😦

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#1179236
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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SilverWook said:

Mielr said:

FYI-- Mark Hamill is slated to be a presenter at the Oscars tonite.

SilverWook said:

Note to self. Must buy a I survived a Mok Concert t shirt.

Rock & Rule! I loved that movie. 😃

And I did buy that shirt! : )

Cool shirt–I bet most people won’t get the reference.

Did you see the Oscars? More Mark than I expected there to be. A highlight in an otherwise boring show.

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#1176890
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Found an old Star Wars coupon book in my 95 VHS releases
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lovelikewinter said:

Mielr said:

lovelikewinter said:

Mielr said:

I still have that envelope with the coupons, too. 😉 I found it in a drawer like 3 days ago. There was also a form to fill out to send away for a free vhs copy of ‘the making of star wars’ which I did. The cover was made to match the ‘faces’ covers and it had a new narration by Don LaFontaine, replacing William Conrad.
http://www.swonvideo.com/vhs/imageslarge/vvhsmakingofus1995front.jpg

I thought the Making of Star Wars VHS was from Corn Pops cereal? I remember sending away for it. Fruit Loops got you Han as a Stormtrooper and Lays chips the Spirit of Obi-Wan.

You’re probably right. I sent away for all that stuff, too. The Han Stormtrooper, the Obi-Wan force ghost, etc. And then, Doritos had all those lenticular discs that I HAD to get every one of! (I never thought I could actually get sick of eating Doritos!)

It was Corn Pops

My dad liked them and so did I so it was pretty easy to get the two boxes to send away for it.

Anyone know why they changed the narrator?

Yeah Corn Pops are good, C-3P0s…not so much! I remember collecting the boxes that had the masks on the back and I ended up putting the cereal in a plastic bag for my nephews because I couldn’t eat it. 😛
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DU0cViPAyM8/Tj9zbcIVjxI/AAAAAAAAHGY/hrAZNd975F4/s1600/c3pos-stormtrooper.jpg

The narration change was a rights issue, no doubt.

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#1176695
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Found an old Star Wars coupon book in my 95 VHS releases
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lovelikewinter said:

Mielr said:

I still have that envelope with the coupons, too. 😉 I found it in a drawer like 3 days ago. There was also a form to fill out to send away for a free vhs copy of ‘the making of star wars’ which I did. The cover was made to match the ‘faces’ covers and it had a new narration by Don LaFontaine, replacing William Conrad.
http://www.swonvideo.com/vhs/imageslarge/vvhsmakingofus1995front.jpg

I thought the Making of Star Wars VHS was from Corn Pops cereal? I remember sending away for it. Fruit Loops got you Han as a Stormtrooper and Lays chips the Spirit of Obi-Wan.

You’re probably right. I sent away for all that stuff, too. The Han Stormtrooper, the Obi-Wan force ghost, etc. And then, Doritos had all those lenticular discs that I HAD to get every one of! (I never thought I could actually get sick of eating Doritos!)

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#1176481
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Original Star Wars vhs - which set is it?
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I have the original release of Star Wars on vhs. This is what the box looks like:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jWw7eU7KrU8/TrdPIfyYb8I/AAAAAAAAAp0/afJqbpSUnww/s1600/Star+Wars+VHS+cover+1982.jpg

The box is wider than the tape itself, which was common in those days (my copy of The Muppet Movie is the same). Instead of sliding out the bottom, there was a “drawer” that you would pull out from the side that contained the tape so the box had to be a bit wider to accommodate the extra cardboard for the drawer (in the far right pic you can see the edge of the drawer poking out a bit).