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#1274567
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Star Wars trilogy box sets coming next year?
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

If it weren’t for our anger at the burying of the OUT, would anyone here care about completionism with the prequels? There are probably tons of movies with tiny little changes like this on home media that no consumer ever noticed.

I think if it was an all-in-one set or nothing just to own a restored OOT most people would be happy to buy it but never watch the prequels.

As for the other movies you mention, at least when a director’s cut exists it is advertised as such. They don’t pretend nothing happened and expect everyone to believe changes made decades later were always the same. Only something like Amadeus is only available in one format (the longer version) but at least it’s always labelled correctly.

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#1272596
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

SilverWook said:

Mark should have got an Oscar nomination at least. He’s always had the acting chops. If not for the shadow of Luke hanging over him in the 80’s, he could have been cast in the Amadeus film after doing the role on Broadway.

It’s easily the best performance I’ve seen from him. Kinda weird that he still has sour grapes about the direction considering how great the role was, but then I guess if you look at the full quote he understands how lucky he is to have gotten another crack it at all. Another trilogy with the old cast as the stars was never gonna happen at this point, and if it did, it would have probably sucked.

Agreed.

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#1272116
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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OutboundFlight said:

Mocata said:

The films doesn’t need anything to do with Anakin or Vader, something that is so played out and over done that it’s a toy selling joke at this stage. The tragedy of Vader gimme a break.

I’ve always assumed the tragedy of Vader was the entire saga.

I’ve always presumed this was a BS retcon.

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#1272044
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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The films doesn’t need anything to do with Anakin or Vader, something that is so played out and over done that it’s a toy selling joke at this stage. The tragedy of Vader gimme a break.

What we do need however is a ghost or vision of some kind. I’m thinking Kylo seeing the past, and feeling regret. He dreams about his parents and his uncle. Something he buried under all the rage. And then he realises he screwed up. Get all three classic main characters in one last scene, something special. Then he can die.

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#1271879
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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RogueLeader said:

It is extremely interesting though, isn’t it? How some fans now would be begging for George to have a hand at the script, when that idea would be a joke 10 years ago.

Since ROTS the prequels have slowly mutated from just movies, into ideas of movies, to ideas of memes. Now the internet has absorbed the whole thing and slowly spews out Palpatine image macros that have no relevance to the actual reality of movies that are below average at best. Meanwhile George’s position as “genius creator” remains unchallenged in a way that many will believe his now Disney branded version of events. Interesting? Maybe. But not surprising. People are weird and fickle.

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#1271843
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Rian Johnson to Head New Star Wars Trilogy
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I don’t think that the “Ruin Johnson” crowd are that big to be honest, and looking at the Blu-ray sales I think it’s all blown way out of proportion. He was clearly brought on board as the Irvin Kershner creative type to create the “new ESB”, and while that kind of corporate think tank approach is questionable I enjoyed the results. They’ve given him more to do within the franchise because they must like the results, and people at LFL must like working with him. And he didn’t get fired or questioned before the final cut.

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#1271715
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Yeah I think we talked about that before, it’s really tinny for some reason.

Mavimao said:

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.

The overall number of standout themes was mediocre for TFA but there was some new material at least. TLJ barely changes up what came before. Rey’s theme is pretty good but the tunes for the Resistance, Kylo Ren and Rose are just lacklustre at best. In the original trilogy the variety in each film was incredible (especially ESB which is one of my favourite scores of all time) so I don’t get it. The standout themes in every film since TFA are always the OT music. At the Battle of Crait it’s so dull until TIE Fighter Attack kicks in and the whole sense of action in the scene is immediately boosted.