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#1373382
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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StarkillerAG said:

Slavicuss said:

I only asked about the cut Walrus Man decapitation scene because the severed arm gif reminded me of some pics I found online.

It appears the film’s violence was originally stronger, before being toned down to appeal to a family audience.

Actually, it was the reverse. Lucas intended the movie as a relatively light, family friendly film, but added the scenes of the burning homestead and Walrus Man’s death in order to secure a PG rating. On set of the movie, they filmed the severed arm shot, but it didn’t look right. They experimented with having Ben cut his head off, before deciding to just reshoot the severed arm.

The original severed arm? Would that be the weird, cup/bowl-like hand, instead of the hairy paw that’s in the final film? I think I saw footage of the original version somewhere, or maybe it was a b/w pic?

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#1373301
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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StarkillerAG said:

Slavicuss said:

Good clean, wholesome, family entertainment.

It actually is though. Like it or not, the movie was made with kids as a main part of the target audience. That’s a big part of the reason why it’s so popular, people of all ages can enjoy it. They just added those two random gory parts to prevent the movie getting a G rating, which would hurt its chances with adult audiences.

Was Walrus Man’s severed head also filmed?

I think it was, I clearly remember seeing footage of it online. It ended up being cut though, so it doesn’t really matter.

I only asked about the cut Walrus Man decapitation scene because the severed arm gif reminded me of some pics I found online.

It appears the film’s violence was originally stronger, before being toned down to appeal to a family audience.

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#1359214
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Star Wars: deleted and extended scenes * database *
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alter said:
Also wondering… was any video ever released of the royal guards crossing staves in front of Vader? It mirrors/adds foreshadowing to the shot of the Gamorreans barring Luke’s entry. It’s been so many years, I can’t recall where I saw/read about that.

Isn’t that from the deleted scene where Darth Vader almost strangles Moff Jerjerrod? Or is that (crossing staves) from another deleted scene?

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#1351151
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Best Performance in the Original Trilogy
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Best performance(s) in the OT? The actors portraying the Imperial Officers.

As a poster already noted, they’re very watchable.

Mark Hamill was earnest in his performances throughout the OT, but imo, never convinced as a Jedi Knight in RETURN OF THE JEDI. He was more believable as a farm boy.

Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor was variable. Very effective in some scenes, but corny in others. Never did enjoy the funny voice or cackling.

Carrie Fisher was effective - even when wasted (drugs).

Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew probably deserve the most praise.

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#1349604
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Terminator 2: which version to watch - Theatrical vs Special vs Extended?
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ChainsawAsh said:

The 2015 Blu-Ray is solid, probably the best one out there and it has both cuts on the disc.

I used to like the extended cut but over time I’ve come to prefer the pacing of the theatrical. One of these days I’d like to do a hybrid cut with just a couple of extended cut scenes restored…

(FYI I’m talking about the primary extended cut; the Easter Egg one has the cheesy alternate ending, I think.)

The second extended cut has the deleted scene in John’s bedroom, with the T-1000, and the Michael Jackson reference/Planet of the Apes make-up for Linda Hamilton alternate ending.

I don’t like the deleted scene where John Conner is trying to teach the Terminator how to smile - Schwarzenegger looks like a horse.

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#1348933
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Terminator 2: which version to watch - Theatrical vs Special vs Extended?
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Start at the beginning.

Original 1991 theatrical release first. If you enjoyed that, then treat yourself to the 1993 SE, and if you also liked that, spoil yourself with the *extended SE cut (a home video exclusive), that can be accessed by a code. The code (Judgement Day date) should be provided somewhere on the disc packaging.

  • This cut is the same as the 1993 SE version - but with two additional scenes.
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#1348491
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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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ATMachine said:
Looks like Leia’s Hoth hairstyle may have been different originally, with two long dangling plaits instead of a crown braid.

I think she also played a background extra (female rebel soldier). A completely different character to Leia - hence the different hairstyle - and costume.

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#1347909
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Charles Lippincott, Star Wars advertising &amp; publicity supervisor, has passed away...
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digitalfreaknyc said:

Such sad news.

One thing that I, selfishly, immediately thought about was a conversation I had with him that was, I believe, sent through PM on facebook. He has videotape copies of the SW workprint in his storage. Not sure if it’s B&W or what but he said he had it.

I wonder what is going to happen to his archives now.

And I was selfishly thinking about his upcoming Bob Penn ALIEN book.

By “SW workprint” you mean he has/had videotape copies of “The Lost Cut”?

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#1338365
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JAWS 2 - Extended Integral Edition (Released)
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RidgeShark said:

Other good news, I found a cheap copy of the Australian 30th Anniversary JAWS PAL release, so I’ll be able to check the deleted scenes out and compare them to the 30th NTSC.

Hang onto the 30th Anniversary 2-disc set you’ve acquired. There’s some new images in the photo galleries you won’t find in any US release and an interesting interactive feature on GWS anatomy.

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#1336865
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Info Wanted: 'Salem's Lot' - Uncut vs cut - what are the differences?
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Moiisty said:

hmmm so i should get the UK DVD?

Yes. I have it and I’m very happy with it. I don’t think it has any bonus content, not even the trailer?

The shorter European Cut also has some alternate takes and camera angles in addition to the ‘shotgun scene’.

The trailer has a brief clip from a deleted scene, that can’t be found in any other versions (that I know of). There’s also an alternate take of Barlow coming into frame (the prison cell?).

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#1335870
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Who the heck ARE the Sith in RoS?
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Cthulhunicron said:

Slavicuss said:

Cthulhunicron said:

SilverWook said:

Maybe the crowd was just more of these guys?

Or else I think it’s just his personal army of Torgos. ;P

Who exactly are those guys? Anyone know?

Perfumed, arse-licking toadies. The Emperor kept them around as advisors, I think. If you’ve read the RETURN OF THE JEDI novelisation, you’ll know Lord Vader had a very low opinion of them.

I actually did read the novelization, but it was a long while ago and I barely remember it.

Time to revisit it then. It’s a well-written novel with plenty of interesting passages (expanded scenes and dialogue).