Something I just noticed (two decades later) about the prequels - no Gamorrean Guards. It would have been good to see some with Jabba, during the pod race.
Most - if not all - the new alien creature and monster designs are shite.
I read somewhere the TV Cut included a (deleted from the theatrical version) scene where Buddy Kupfer receives some kind of award / trophy from Conal Cochran?
Nice video! Never seen that footage before. A wider shot of the mechanical ‘arms’ lowering the helmet into position - and also what looks like a breathing apparatus?
The films work better as space fantasy rather than science fiction. All that advanced technology on display and people still have trouble shooting straight.
I saw this in 35mm as well as on two different digital projectors back in '99, including what might have been the first commercial digital projection of any film in the world.
Contrary to all the net rage, theaters were packed and people generally seemed pretty happy and were NOT all laughing, raging, etc. decent bit of clapping at the end at many showings.
And for AOTC, people were racing out of the earlier showings, smiling, giving thumbs up to people still on line, saying it was awesome, audiences erupted into cheers at the end. Again, contrary to all the hate you hear coming form the net crowd.
Probably still high from the movie they just saw. After a few days of reflection (and repeat viewings) the cracks start to appear, not long after, they’re ripping the film’s a new a-hole (deservedly so).
Anakin was a talented mechanic. Vader may tinker with his Tie Advanced in his spare time? Probably not though.
#33 is very interesting. Could Krennic be pulling a gun on Tarkin?
Yes - I happened to be watching that exact clip on YouTube recently, as I was trying to match various themes from the soundtrack CD to scenes in the film. One or two comments mentioned Fett turning his head just after Luke pulls out his gun, and I couldn’t believe I had never noticed that before.
The music playing during the procession (sounds a bit like a funeral dirge) is one of my favourite motifs in the whole trilogy. A slightly slower version of the theme recurs a few minutes later on the CD and was originally due to appear during the early stages of the Luke/Vader duel. I spent ages trying to find it in the film before reading online that this second rendition was pulled last minute, since the duel was more suspenseful with no music.
My favourite piece of music from the OT. A variation is used as Han is being loaded into SLAVE-1.
One of my most favourite scenes from the OT, and I’ve never noticed this interesting detail before.
Escorting the carbon frozen Han Solo, Boba Fett, imperceptibly turns his head in the direction of the sound of Luke’s weapon being removed from its holster - from an impressive distance.
DaVinci Resolve is excellent - and free! I’m using it for my fan edit. It’s not difficult to use, and if someone is having trouble, there are tutorials on YouTube.
#2 and #4 are my biggest obstacles.
I still haven’t seen these (beautiful) restorations/preservations yet.
I will not pay good money for a film burnt to a blank BD, as the discs don’t last as long as the official product.
I can wait - however long it takes - Mr. Lucas is an old man…
Almost everything from the OUT - except the crap at the Ewok village (hero’s on a barbecue spit, C-3P0 worship and story-telling scene, etc).
The love scenes from Ep II are thoroughly rotten and a god-awful chore to sit through.
Some decent action set-pieces (barely) keep this instalment from being a complete bust.
Fang Zei said:
I know it’s an anonymous Redditer, but a 4K release is an eventuality, and a release leading into Christmas and IX makes sense.
One can dream it will contain the theatrical when it happens, whether this year or later. There really is no excuse from a technical/financial perspective not to release the original cut when SW hits the format.
That last part is worth repeating. IIRC, the 2011 blu-ray packages didn’t make as much money in their first day/week of release as the dvd did back in 2004.
A large reason for that, I think, is because the only perk of owning the blu-ray aside from being able to watch the prequels and yet another revision of the SE in HD was the deleted scenes that were gonna end up on youtube anyway. I think there were a lot of people who remembered 2004 and said “fool me once,” although many here bought it anyway hand over fist for the extras.
None of those selling points were enough for me then, and a 4k HDR SE certainly won’t be enough of a selling point for me without the unaltered versions. I suspect I’m not alone in that regard.
OUT included or no sale.
I still have my 2006 unaltered DVD releases and will continue to enjoy them.
I will not buy this SE sh*t a FOURTH (VHS, DVD and Blu-ray) time.
Studios could get weird where title sequences on widescreen movies are concerned when they reached home video. Squeeze the original so no text gets cut off, but make the actors look thin, or use a textless version intended for making foreign release prints with no thought to matching the style of the theatrical titles. I know on my old pan and scan Raiders Of The Lost Ark LD you can tell it’s video generated text over the opening footage, which doesn’t look like the original theatrical lettering.
In the rare instances a title sequence was letterboxed in early home video or on tv, artwork would be used to conceal the black bars.
Maurice Binder got so fed up with seeing his intricate James Bond title sequences get mangled on tv, that he would create separate 4:3 versions in the Roger Moore era.
Raiders looks like it has the same font though it does lack the black outline on top of the white lettering and obviously sized differently to accommodate the 4:3 image.
The 1999 Fullscreen VHS and 2003 Fullscreen DVD have the opening and closing credits in widescreen so the original logos are retained.
This reminds me of something strange with Jaws. The 1980s VHS as well as the Discovision release has the credits in the same size and font as the widescreen version albeit they appear somewhat small in the 4:3 image while the 2000 Fullscreen VHS and DVD and 2005 Fullscreen DVD have the credits a bit larger but squeezed in to accommodate the 4:3 (like Raiders above).
A comparison between the 2000 DVD widescreen and pan & scan JAWS ABC TV edit (1980):
If the Brazil CIC videotape is good enough quality (and providing it doesn’t have edits to it), why not replace the Portuguese with English audio? You will still have the problem of translating a small portion of deleted material (extended Police Station/camera recovery). The positive is you won’t have to worry about miss-matching video quality, colour correcting or different aspect ratios for the additional footage.
Are you going to include the extended Police Station footage? The scene starts earlier than the TBS television edit. There’s dialogue there that also needs translation.
I didn’t notice any issues with motion/frame rate. It looked fine.
I did a trade with an online collector a few years back, my copies of JAWS / JAWS 2 are part of his/her “THE WORKPRINT COLLECTION”.
The image looks clean enough - better looking than my copy. A pity about the station ident. My copy has the “TBS” translucent watermark, placed at the bottom right-hand corner, throughout the film.
I used the deleted scenes from the DVD’s and off-air recordings (JAWS ABC & JAWS 2 TBS TV edits) for the unreleased material.
Viewing the TBS expanded JAWS 2 again, I got the impression it may have been identical to the Brazilian videotape in its additional content, but cut back for the television broadcast?
The intro for the Police Station, the recovery of the skin-divers camera and the underwater attack on the helicopter pilot have been edited - or (camera recovery) completely omitted.
I did something similar a while back, extended versions of JAWS and JAWS 2 that match the TV edits - but without the cuts to violence and language.
My versions are fullscreen VHS-quality with the original mono audios. I never did upload them as they were a personal project only.
Being a fan of the JAWS films, I have wanted to see the old TV edits get an official home video release.
I viewed your test video, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the extra shot of the pilot struggling with his harness before, it looks like a different take to that used in the extended TBS cut of JAWS 2?
The 1999 ANCHOR BAY extended widescreen HALLOWEEN (1978) is not the same as the 1981 television edit.
The alternate scene of Laurie discovering the bodies of her two friends, in the wardrobe, is an alternate take that is not available on DVD/Blu-ray. There is also another alternate take used in the 1981 television edit - Laurie telling the two children to go next door and call the police. This alternate take is used at the beginning of HALLOWEEN II (1981). But here, it is seen in its complete form.
The 1981 television edit also included two title cards - just after little Michael has killed his sister - which are not included in the extended widescreen 1999 release of HALLOWEEN (1978).
The Australian home video Betamax/VHS release of MAD MAX 2 has an extended dialogue scene for Pappagallo.
An extended version of JAWS 2 was released on VHS in Brazil. Includes footage not released on DVD/Blu-ray.
The television edit of HALLOWEEN (1978/81) was released on VHS by MEDIA HOME ENTERTAINMENT.
The HALLOWEEN television edit includes an alternate shot of Laurie discovering the dead bodies of Lynda and her boyfriend.