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#1368537
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Well either there is a profit in collectors items and the ‘limited’ style of release they often do… or they are testing the waters to see if demand is low enough to stop. In some ways it might just be a way of keeping the public eye on certain brands. But one thing is certain; that poster art shows they think that the consumer doesn’t remember what the art is actually for, and that the legal release of OOT is likely doomed.

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#1365499
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Name Something You Unreservedly Love About The Rise Of Skywalker
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NeverarGreat said:

Chase Adams said:

The shot where Ben Solo arrives on Exogol and the camera reveals an Imperial TIE next to a Rebel X-wing.

One of these has a hyperdrive

I guess I’m just a miserable killjoy who sees a short range fighter without a Hyperdrive and wonders how the hell it got halfway across the galaxy.

Should have been a later model. Also the markings on the X-Wing don’t match the OT and the helmet Rey wears looks weird.

Uhhhh on topic… I enjoy the Kimiji sequences both the way it all looks, the John Williams cameo, and the Force Link Duel.

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#1364497
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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I don’t know if there’s a thread somewhere but Empire of Dreams has a “we changed stuff” disclaimer at the start now. Presumably because it now includes the pink saber from 2004 and the Ewok eyelids from 2011, amongst other things.

Edit: I also watched the Clone Wars CGI movie. It was real bad. Like worse than I could have even imagined. Good grief.

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#1364057
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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I enjoyed the show quite a bit. It’s got the problem of many shows where the first and last two parts are all the best stuff, but overall nicely done. One part that left me puzzled was how the AT-ST was seen as any threat. Doesn’t the Razor Crest have guns? Can’t they hi-jack it stealthily? Can’t they get a couple of logs roped up?

If someone can explain tracking in this universe that would also be nice. Not exactly sure what’s going on, since it makes the ever present threat seem weirdly contrived. Also takes away from the actual bounty hunting since it’s more like bounty geocaching?

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#1364054
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<em><strong>Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order</strong></em> (Video Game)
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This game is great, except for the way it seems to take place just a few years after the prequels and yet they have all the technology from Rogue One. Pacing is weird on the later worlds though. I’m talking about after you meet that one certain bearded guy. Oh and glitches and stuff are still apparent. Also how many ponchos does one man need…

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#1364053
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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My final thoughts since I probably won’t watch this again… it’s actually good up to the Star Destroyer, in which you get “I’m the spy” and “you’re a Palpatine” and blah blah. After that the finale is so visually messy that I can’t really get into it just as an action scene. For its faults TLJ has very striking sequences at the end. This just made me tired.

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#1345390
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The music of the Original Trilogy vs the music of the Prequel Trilogy
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StarkillerAG said:

Mielr said:

Has there ever been a silent screening of any of the OOT movies with a live orchestra? I always thought that would be a wonderful thing to see.

Yeah, that would be amazing. The SE live orchestra screenings were fun, but kind of counteracted by the distracting SE changes.

I don’t care for the scores for the PT very much. I think a lot of the overkill with the music was to try and distract from what was happening (or not happening) on the screen. ROTJ is my favorite of all the scores.

Agreed. I think Williams realized that the prequels were extremely boring, so he tried to compensate with lots of epic choir music. Padme’s Ruminations in particular sounds more like Gladiator than Star Wars.

That’s because John Williams could see all the freed slave/Ancient Rome vibes even if the film makers were too incompentent to actually execute those ideas properly. He’s a pro.

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#1345388
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Is it Lucas, or Fox, who has prevented the restored OOT release?
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George once said that ‘once all the older VHS tapes are worn out the only thing left will be my version’.

Looking at Disney’s negative attitude towards film preservation even just recently I feel like they have the same idea. Eventually people will forget that Solo had directorial problems. People will forget that Star Wars 1977 didn’t include Jabba. People will even forget that Splash didn’t include CGI censorship. The digital domain will be the only thing left and they will own it.