After the way Disney treated that movie, it’s no wonder Lucas was a little pissed in that interview where he made the white slavers remark.
I was trying to find an interview with George that was in Empire magazine somewhere in the early 2000s. THX had just been released on DVD so it was a tie-in piece. So like, let’s say 2004. The interviewer asked him about the new changes to the film and the quote I want to say was something like…
“Oh it’s like Star Wars. There is no original version”.
Of course I could be mistaken and this is probably paraphrasing without remembering the actual question the journalist posed but the answer he gave stuck in my brain. I don’t own any copies of this magazine any more and I don’t think there’s a transcript online.
If you do find, this, let me know.
I’d have to find a list of back issues from that year and see if George interview is one of the cover articles. Maybe they’re digital these days.
Edit: Possibly this one https://www.magazinecollectors.co.uk/empire-magazine-185-2004-johnny-depp-cover-p-6973.html
Archive.org has some back issues.
I’ve never been able to figure out how they get in and out of those pods. The joy of CGI is never having to figure out how these things would work in real life. 😉
It’s going to be on Disney’s streaming service. Wouldn’t surprise me if they did show it on ABC as a cross promotional stunt.
Peter Pan said:
I don’t think this shmi-theory will be in IX. It doesn’t bring Anakin’s arc full circle. Only by wandering down the reylo road Anakin(Ben)'s story can be complete. There have already been enough evidence for this (similar concept arts, themes, shots) to say that the theory is pretty much a safe bet.
I’m more interested in how they will reveal that Ben is Anakin and Rey is Padme (if this is indeed the case) and how the fandom will react.
If this turns into that Futurama episode where Fry sleeps with his grandmother in the past…
Has that ever been a thing in the EU?
I still inexplicably saw it in theaters three times. I really needed to get out of the house at the time though. And the upside was the third time at the bargain theater I discovered there was a screening of Raiders Of The Lost Ark later in the day, so I hung around and saw it on the big screen again for the first time since 1981! 😃
I’ve long thought AOTC was the worst, but YMMV. 😉
The old Jar Jar is a Sith Lord thing is no more crazy than anything else making the rounds at the moment. 😉
But what if they save Han? 😉
I almost forgot about the Norway productions thing. I think I did see that name on some early merchandising.
So Luke wasn’t joking back in the original film? 😉
THREEPIO Is there anything I might do to help? Luke glances at the battered robot. A bit of his anger drains and a tiny smile creeps across his face. LUKE Well, not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest, or teleport me off this rock!
So teleportation must be a thing too…
That actually bears resemblance to a 24th century Norway class starship. Wonder if someone at ILM drew inspiration from that drawing?
And now I have to use a Neuralyzer on myself again to forget I ever saw that enhancement. 😉
Specifically the 1997 theatrical, or the SE with the extra tweaks added for DVD and Blu-Ray?
Shopping Maul said:
In this instance there’s no story. Abrams planted his ‘mystery boxes’ for the sheer heck of it and then left Rian to do whatever the hell he wanted (which he clearly did). By his own admission JJ went into episode 9 thinking “well, I’d better come up with a story…”
I’m not saying it won’t work - I’m really hoping it will - but the fact that these people didn’t think to at least write some kind of overall plot absolutely baffles me…
If you’d done your homework you would know that there has been a story/overarching plot that has been planned. However they have given each film the chance to change things for the sake of creative freedom. This is common knowledge idk where you get your facts. Look up interviews with Adam Driver and “Antichrist” Kennedy.
Okay, let’s not give anyone at Lucasfilm provocative nicknames. That doesn’t help at all.
The only possibility I think would be to have found a film back up or transfer copy to perhaps 16mm or something. They may have made ones for smaller or foreign markets in the case of reruns.
But I severely doubt even that.
Having seen tv shows that were shot on NTSC video transferred to film for airing in South America, I can vouch that they looked terrible.
There was a scammer who advertised an alleged HS film reel on Ebay about a decade ago. Someone here unfortunately won the auction. I never did find out if they got their money back.
Bit of a longshot, but has anybody got a collection of laserdisc audio rips of the original Star Trek TV series? As I understand it, the mono audio on the bluray sets has some changes here and there. I’d love to have a complete set of the original mixes (synced or unsynced) from the laserdiscs. Cheers! 😃
There has been occasional discussion on the subject here and elsewhere. The best source would be the Japanese TOS season box sets, as they are the only releases that have digital audio. The stumbling block is they are usually expensive as heck. The domestic versions are analog only, and AFAIK don’t even have CX noise reduction. If any studio was wildly inconsistent with it’s use of digital audio and CX, it was Paramount.
Cheers for your reply. Sounds like I’ll be sticking to the blurays then realistically, unless anybody happens to post that some/all of the discs are available with soundtracks already ripped. Frustrating that some of the bluray tracks aren’t 100% accurate. This is one of those ‘ignorance is bliss’ things - I wish I hadn’t read about the mono bluray track complaints. I need to build a device to slingshot around the sun & go back to a period in time before I’d read that! 😉
Some more modestly priced LD sets are on sale on Ebay at the moment. The entire series could be bought for around $300 at this point.
I’ve seen video of Artoo hanging out somewhere in GE, so I take such reviews with a grain of salt. If they had made an exact replica of Mos Eisely, the aesthetic complaints would likely be the same. Most places in the saga aren’t really nice places to live in and there’s a lot of rusted out abandoned stuff on Tatooine last time I checked.
Until Rebels, no original elements of Star Tours ever appeared on screen either.
And what SW fan doesn’t want to try blue milk???
And since when does men’s magazine Esquire review theme parks? I didn’t even know they were still around.
Jay might be able to merge stuff, but I don’t think we’ve had that moderator functionality since the last major forum software update.
Let’s try a few positive suggestions? I thought the faneditors around here liked a challenge? 😃
Surprised I can’t find a BE edit out there, not even on fanedit.
That’s really uncalled for. Nobody is forcing you to post in here.
In the Ridiculous edits, reversed shots are done for laughs. Who knew Lucas was doing it straight?
Good catch! Could also be a byproduct of Lucas cutting and pasting different takes together? Or they shot some new scenes later on a greenscreen set? Can’t unsee it now. 😉