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#1435991
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED (work in progress)
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I have been in very limited indirect one way contact with Poita, he’s super busy AFAIK, but apparently doing okay now.

In the meantime, I have a small dilemma. An opportunity has fallen into my lap to purchase a pristine looking reel, alas only one. Due to my recent eye surgery, I’m not in a good financial position to make an offer and I haven’t heard back from Poita or thxita on this yet. I don’t know how long the seller is willing to wait. It’s probably a good idea to keep this on the down low, so if you think you can help with this and want to see what it looks like, send me a PM. Please do not discuss it here.

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#1435727
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<strong>The Book Of Boba Fett</strong> (live action series) - a general discussion thread
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jedi_bendu said:

RogueLeader said:

This quote fro Temeura seems to indicate we’ll at least see what he was up to between ROTJ and Mando, if we don’t go back even further.

I’m sure we’ll see Boba escaping the Sarlacc pit, which makes me wonder - which version of it are they going to use? The one which is basically a hole or the one with a beak? (Not that anyone on here needs the special edition changes explained to them)

As we’ve seen/heard with the ‘Han shoots first’ scene in Solo, and the original Krayt dragon sound effect being used for The Marshal, writers and directors of new Star Wars projects tend to be more nostalgic for the original editions and remember the controversy that started in 1997. However, to avoid audience confusion, my guess is they’ll use the beaky SE sarlacc. Assuming we see a sarlacc at all, this should be our most clear pointer as to whether Disney/Lucasfilm are treating the special editions are the canon versions, although it won’t be definitive. It’s more likely that creators will use the special editions for reference when casual/younger fans would be confused and the OOT for reference otherwise. Still an interesting question.

They could just shoot the Sarlacc from a distance and Fett comes flying out and lands on the dunes. Doesn’t that silly beak they added only pop out when it’s eating?

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#1435725
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<strong>The Book Of Boba Fett</strong> (live action series) - a general discussion thread
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Anchorhead said:

Nilbog said:

I’m personally over all the spin-offs.

The reason Boba initially had a huge fanbase was he had the quintessential ‘less is more’ aspect. We knew very little about him aside from he was skilled, respected by Vader, and he didn’t fear talking back to him either.

A canon backstory or expansion only waters him down for me.

That watering down happened in 1983 when he comedically flew into a big slug’s mouth. The only thing missing from the scene was Yakety Sax. I’m not familiar with the prequels, but I know he’s shown as a little kid. Honestly, WTF Lucas?

For me, his reappearance and seriousness 40 years later in The Mandalorian is a long awaited return to gravitas.

Robot Chicken actually did a lot to make Fett cool again. And they explained his silly demise in ROTJ as having had way too much to drink on Jabba’s barge. 😉

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#1432953
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Are the JSC LD's the <strong>TRUE</strong> Releases of the Theatrical Version(s)?
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yotsuya said:

We also have something intriguing in two other sources. We have the bootleg widescreen that Moth3r shared with us and the English 16 mm print that Puggo captured and shared as Puggo Grand. These two prints are unlike any others. They have the original crawl, a completely different end credits, and those same 3 shots found in the JSC. Also, both Moth3r’s bootleg and Puggo Grand are mono, but it isn’t the mono mix, it is a mixdown of the stereo track.

To be precise, Puggo Grande does have the mono mix, but the audio was taken from Jaxxon’s Swedish subtitled 16mm print. Puggo released a capture of the Swedish print as Stjärnornas Krig
http://www.hardbat.com/puggo/Krig.html

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#1420767
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Going away? Post so here!
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Taking some time off to finally get my long delayed cataract surgery. Not looking forward to it, but I’d rather endure some short term discomfort than go through life fearing walking into an open manhole cover. It will be nice to see the world clearly again, especially pedestrian crossing lights.

Anchorhead, Jason, and Tobar will still be on the job in my absence, so pester them, be excellent to each other, and try not to burn the forum down, please? Thank you! 😃

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#1419414
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<strong>Star Wars: Droids</strong> (animated tv series) - a general discussion thread
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JadedSkywalker said:

What happened to the Nelvana negatives, does anyone know?

Because if they don’t exist all they would have is broadcast tapes. Good enough for DVD and streaming, arguably. But for HD nope.

The shows aired and were released on video all over the world. And were edited on film, not tape. Therefore, prints must exist.

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#1419344
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Star Trek: The Original Series preservation (a WIP)
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Similar things have happened with 80’s horror movies. Japanese discs command even more money for some reason. But nothing tops the insane prices for titles that came out at the very end.

The Season One TOS set has one thing never released on video elsewhere, the first all color broadcast of The Cage that was hosted by Patrick Stewart in 1988.

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#1418554
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The 2 Ewok Films - '<strong>Caravan Of Courage</strong>' (aka 'The Ewok Adventure'), &amp; '<strong>Battle For Endor</strong>'
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Mocata said:

Oh god they’re doing it. They’re releasing this random stuff and not the OOT.

There have been preservation projects for Ewoks and Droids around here for several years, attempting to scrounge together various far flung video releases from around the world. (I curse the time I loaned my own off-air copies to the girlfriend of a college buddy in 1989, and never got it back.) There’s a lot to be glad about here. Droids is sure to follow.