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Slavicuss

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#1425325
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Return of the Jedi is grossly misunderstood
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It’s my least favourite of the OT. I do have fond memories of seeing it in 1983 (the only OT STAR WARS film I saw on original release).

I think the final chapter could’ve (and should’ve) been so much more. What sinks this for me, is the tired script and some of the performances.

The second Death Star is unoriginal, the Ewoks are a rubbish creation. The Emperor is a corny, cackling fool and Vader is weak and ineffectual.

I’ve never liked Luke’s black outfit, Chewbacca’s new hairdo - and Solo looks like he’s put on weight.

Jabba, is a fine creation. Looking and sounding impressive. Some of the courtiers at his palace, veer in the Jim Henson ‘Muppet territory’ in their designs.

The Rancor beast is fun. Wish the sequence in the pit was a little longer.

The Sarlaac beast looks bad. The new SE version isn’t much better.

I wish Boba Fett wasn’t in this. His character does nothing, and has no dialogue - apart from a death scream.

The ‘throne room’ scenes are decent, but can’t help thinking the official novelisation did a better job with the scenes. Don’t know if it was filmed or not, but the additional dialogue between the Emperor and Luke, about Yoda, should’ve made the final cut.

A disappointment, after the quality of the first two films. This is still much better than the prequels and sequels.

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#1410911
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How big was Star Wars in the 70s 80s and 90s
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I turned five in 1977, but missed seeing STAR WARS on the big screen (same with EMPIRE), but did get to see JEDI at the cinema in late 1983.

I discovered STAR WARS through the original KENNER 3 & 3/4 inch action figures (around 1978 / 79). My first KENNER figure was Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot in 1979.

STAR WARS (and the two sequels) were H-U-G-E back then. The merchandise was everywhere.

If you were lucky enough to be taken to a department store’s well-stocked toy section by your parents, the KENNER figures and accessories were everywhere. The little plastic dudes & dudettes were as common as flies.

A fantastic time to be alive (for a child). It was a pleasure to have lived through the original STAR WARS hoopla.

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#1410909
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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SilverWook said:

Is this Jabba’s hookah in a 1984 Doctor Who story?

A big fan of Colin Baker’s sixth incarnation. All the times I’ve watched “THE TWIN DILEMMA” and have never noticed that.

Remember the (deadly) frog head mask from “THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES” (1971)? Something very similar to it is in this serial. It’s in Mestor’s palace throne room, used as decoration.

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#1399863
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Help Wanted: Preserving trailer shots not in the movies
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gary1 said:

That sounds like a lovely watch 😋👍

Do still enjoy Deleted Magic, Building Empire, Returning To Jedi etc and now even more material available.

So do I. All the above material was also used in my compilation video - as well as the edit droid JEDI outtakes.

I wanted to see everything in chronological order - and in one place.

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#1399677
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Help Wanted: Preserving trailer shots not in the movies
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There’s an unused foreground shot of the Wampa’s huge paw, as it approaches hanging Luke, in one of the EMPIRE trailers. It’s long enough to be of use for an extended edit.

I recently spent a week collecting all the STAR WARS ORIGINAL TRILOGY deleted scenes / outtakes & bloopers in one 2 + hours video compilation. Scouring my DVD and Blu-ray collection - as well as the Internet for the Rinzler Ebook material - and this place, was fun.

The quality isn’t very good due to the various sources and frame rates. I’ll burn it to disc and keep it as ‘bonus materials’, alongside my upscaled and colour graded 16:9 GOUT DVDs.

The two 40th Anniversary EMPIRE videos came in very handy. Thanks, DISNEY.

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#1396272
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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StarkillerAG said:

Slavicuss said:

I haven’t seen SOLO (don’t particularly want to), so I can’t be sure, but I think THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK may be the only STAR WARS film not to have subtitles for alien languages?

Not the only one. Revenge of the Sith doesn’t have any, and neither does The Last Jedi.

In general, it seems like the movies trying to be more serious avoid subtitles for some reason.

The only line in EMPIRE that could use subtitles (Bossk) doesn’t get one.

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#1394858
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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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Mocata said:

It’s almost like they have all this great material hoarded but don’t like to admit that deleted scenes exist for anything.

More of this stuff will probably find its way onto DISNEY’s exclusive digital platform services. STAR WARS fans are suckers for this kind of material.

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#1394599
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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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A second LEGACY video includes more (very) interesting outtakes.

A nice, unused shot of Vader, meeting the bounty hunters - a rather revealing moment for Boba (probably the most vigilant of the bounty hunters - he seems to have eyes in the back of his head). And a much better (but brief) look at Dengar’s facial scarring make-up. Pity the outtake has been (conveniently?) split with a sh*tload of missing frames.

Must be the VERY FIRST TIME material has been released from the Bounty Hunters line-up scene?

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#1383223
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The Lapti Nek Appreciation Thread
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Both 1983 & 1997 versions suck.

(1983) A pale imitation of the cantina band from the original film - let down by an unconvincing lead-singing puppet in a grass skirt and sporting hooker lips.

(1997) A grotesque, expanded and ‘improved’ version of the scene - with even more phoney looking CGI garbage thrown in and pointless cut-away shots to ‘ladies’ man’ Boba Fett. Sh*t.