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SilverWook

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#1442073
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All Things Star Trek
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doubleofive said:

The iTunes copy of “The Motion Picture” is now the new master, and there are shoddy fixes done to some of the VFX mistakes. This is outside of The Director’s Edition, this is obviously just the cleanup team trying to patch things.

You’d think a few of of the original FX elements survived, since some TMP model shots got used on TNG more than once with new backgrounds. If Paramount had any sense, they’d bring in Douglas Trumbull to supervise any fixes.

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#1438738
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Insanely high prices for old VHS movies
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Exhibit A
https://www.ebay.com/itm/274821710848
Factory sealed or not, who pays over 68K for a pan and scan VHS? The loons who constantly relist some old Disney VHS for the price of a new car is one thing, but I don’t know if this is for real or someone trying to exploit the retro video craze for profit. Check out the other auctions from that seller for more craziness.

BTW, I still have my original first edition Raiders VHS, (slightly used) if anybody wants to pay me 50K for it. 😉

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#1438716
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The Shining - 35mm print opportunity (a WIP)
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Garidaki said:

SilverWook said:

The original 1999 DVD does have the mono mix, but the Laserdisc PCM mono has been captured by someone.

In the meantime, take a look at a rare behind the scenes photo posted on instagram by MacGillivray Freeman Films, who did all the aerial photography for The Shining and make IMAX films today.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQjDphdj1Sz/

Has anyone a capture of the laserdisc video ? (I mean only the image)

AFAIK, the 1999 DVD is from the same video master. All the 1999 Kubrick DVD’s, (except for Eyes Wide Shut of course) were older video masters.

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#1438236
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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screams in the void said:

I was watching the original Tron movie yesterday and noticed that the solar sail in that movie bears a lot of similarities to Dooku’s Solar Sail in Attack Of The Clones …In Tron , the solar sail also passes by some towers that have a very similar design to structures seen in AOTC on Kamino . The similarities make me think this was intentional inspiration that influenced episode 2 .

In Frink’s AOTC edit, the Tron score plays over those scenes. 😉

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#1437794
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, &amp; Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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TestingOutTheTest said:

A New Hope is not that good of a movie. Yes, the story is strong, but it’s so difficult to enjoy it since the visuals are so outdated and the pacing is extremely slow at times.

Return of the Jedi is also very mediocre. The Tatooine and Endor storylines feel very disconnected, like it’s two movies patched into one film (sort of like Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom), and the Endor stuff is just… eh. I’ll give credit to the stuff with Luke, Vader and Palpatine.

All that 1997 CGI didn’t age very well, did it? 😉

I never thought I’d live to see anyone say the movie is slow paced. Critics over the years have blamed Lucas for movies becoming too fast paced in general.

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#1437793
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, &amp; Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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CloakedDragon97 said:

In my personal opinion, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a very overrated movie. So many people say it is a masterpiece of a film. I personally think it’s just okay. The cinematography and especially the visual effects are very ahead of its time. But the movie has one big flaw. It is so slow. For some reason it doesn’t bother me when the LOTR movies have similar pacing though. Also, I think that the best Kubrick film is a tie between Eyes Wide Shut and A Clockwork Orange. They just feel more visually unique compared to 2001. The stories for both movies interest me more.

There is the new improved version. 😉
https://youtu.be/aFNtf95roQk

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#1437512
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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Meanwhile there were dodgy looking Vader costumes making personal appearances at malls all over the country. I personally saw one which IIRC, was a record store promotion tied the the release of the ESB soundtrack. Vader was accompanied by someone in the rattiest Chewbacca outfit I ever saw. The fur barely matched the Don Post Chewie mask they were wearing! In an era before cell phone cameras and internets, I imagine this flew well under the radar.

Fox went a tad overboard with the lawsuits. They thought they could own the concept of spaceships shooting beams at each other. They wanted to sue over Hardware Wars, but George liked it.

I doubt they could do anything about certain SW actors cashing in. 😉

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#1437146
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<strong>Disney+</strong> streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various other info
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monkeyjb1988 said:

As for whether it and the Ewoks show are true HD or upscaled… I’ll take your words for it. I think they’re true HD but I’ve been often amazed at how close to true HD the Muppet Show looks and I KNOW that was SD.

The Muppet Show was shot on PAL video, as it was made in the UK, so there’s higher quality there than if it had been shot on NTSC in the U.S.

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#1437145
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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Somewhere there must be footage of that.

I haven’t heard about George having an issue with the Vader lookalike before, but I recall that some other 70’s band had Jawa type creatures cavorting on stage in their concerts and Fox made rude legal noises about it.

I’m surprised Fox apparently never had issues over the undead dwarves in Phantasm.

P.S. In Frink’s AOTC edit, Dooku listens to Bicycle Race as he flees on his speeder bike. 😄