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#1425272
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Your DVD Collection
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Rodney-2187 said:

Stardust1138 said:

Added:

Really wanted to see Empire of Dreams on the big screen and uncensored again.

What are all the differences between the version on disc and the one on Disney+?

What CourtlyHades296 said and the Disney+ version also edited out Harrison Ford with a cigarette in his hands. I’m not sure about any other changes off hand.

The disc also includes some great features like The Force Is With Them: The Legacy of Star Wars - which includes James Cameron and Ridley Scott, The Birth of the Lightsaber, and The Characters of Star Wars. All worth watching!

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#1425152
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The Criterion Collection Thread
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I’ve added a handful of new Criterions since last time I was on. I got my first Wes Anderson film - The Grand Budapest Hotel, Mike Leigh’s Life is Sweet, and Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander.

So excited Mirror is finally coming in July! It’s amazing that it’ll include Andrei’s son’s documentary - A Cinema Prayer.

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#1420735
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The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show
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jedi_bendu said:

I was thinking it could only be a voice cameo, as The Clone Wars established Qui-gon only appears as a Force ghost on Mortis. Other than that, he’s a classic disembodied voice, and I don’t mind that at all. It would contribute to the sense of Ben’s isolation if his only company is a voice with no body he hears in his head.

As for the overall plot of this show, I’m betting someone (possibly Moses Ingram’s character - she mentioned something about ‘playing with lightsabers’ on her instagram earlier, although it might be nothing it could mean she’s an Imperial Inquisitor) will find out about Luke, and Obi-wan will have to pursue them. That’s the only way he’d leave the planet and potentially come into contact with Vader.

I still have massive reservations about this ‘rematch’ they’re teasing, but I think I’m beginning the period of slow acceptance. I want to be excited for this show, I just need to hear more about what direction it’s taking. It has the potential to make the original trilogy and Obi-wan’s story more compelling, but it also has the potential to fuck everything up.

That could work and would be cool! I was just reading a thread on Reddit and saw someone however comment:

“From A Certain Point of View anthology book for ANH Qui-Gon appears to Obi-Wan. Qui-Gon explains that he has continued to grow in his understanding of the ability, even after death. While he can initially only contact the minds of the living as a disembodied voice, he later becomes tangible enough to interact with the physical world.”

So maybe he’ll be able to interact with Qui-Gon in physical form. It wouldn’t be a bad thing to see but I definitely hope they address it and don’t leave it to just the novel to explain why he now can.

That’s very interesting. I could definitely see that.

Same. I have very mixed feelings about it as well. I wonder if they could even pull from the fight on Kijimi and have them fight in a way similar to Rey and Kylo but don’t actually have them meet in the flesh. Maybe instead we’ll see more of the fight on Mustafar in flashbacks. Like parts we didn’t see when we were cut back to Yoda and Palpatine.

It should be interesting. My only real other hope is we see the confrontation alluded to in A New Hope when Obi-Wan talks about how Owen didn’t approve of Anakin following him down the idealistic crusade. It’s only subtly alluded to in Attack of the Clones.

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#1420680
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The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show
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Qui-Gon can’t appear as a Force Ghost because his training was left incomplete. However maybe they’ll create a scenario like the cave on Dagobah or Mortis where the Force works in mysterious ways for him to appear in physical form. I suppose there’s always flashbacks too. It would definitely be great to see him again.

Very excited to see Bonnie Piesse and Joel Edgerton return as Aunt Beru and Uncle Lars too!

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#1419672
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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Watching The Rise of Skywalker for a second time definitely made me enjoy it more for what it is and realise I think the best comparison for it is Sam Raimi’s Spider Man 3. Both suffered from being overstuffed, both messed with established lore to certain degrees, had studio interference in production, had uncomfortable endings, and yet both can be fun and cringeworthy at the same time. I’d say Spider Man 3 is slightly better though.

The Rise of Skywalker is now ranked eighth in my rankings just ahead of The Force Awakens and right below The Last Jedi.

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#1416573
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Football / Soccer thread - general footy, futebol, futbol, fotbal, Fußball, voetbal or calcio
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oojason said:

Dammit! Things not going right for the RedMen at all. Out-thought, out-fought, out-run and outplayed tonight.

Fair play to Chelsea - deserved the win, and played some intelligent and quality footy throughout. Ugh! 😉
 

Sorry I’m late, matey! Thank you! It was vindicating to see Mason Mount score the winner. Our “fans” seem to be turning a corner on him and realising he’s not Lamps’ son. Haha. Thomas Tuchel has done well so far. Hope he can keep us hungry and humble!

Hope Liverpool can turn it around to finish second. 😛

I have a lot of respect for Jurgen Klopp. He’s such a class act and good man. Can’t imagine all the turmoil he’s under right now.

Did you see this video from Soccer AM of him during a lighter time?

https://youtu.be/ad26KAM8CEM

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#1413228
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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imperialscum said:

Omni said:

Pretty sure George didn’t give a shit about him either, hence how he died on ROTJ. I must say, with as much Boba Fett fanboy-ism going on after Mando, I like his silly death scene more and more - we shouldn’t be thinking too much of the bad guys, focus on the heroes, dammit!

Having some cliché grand duel for Boba Fett’s death would be boring and stupid in my opinion. I think they way his death was done in ROTJ was great actually. It is kind of a homage to how some of the famous gunslingers of the old west died (e.g., Wild Bill was shot in the back, etc.). It kinda points to the fact that, in the end, no matter how good and skilled your are, eventually your luck will run out and one bad luck moment and your are gone in this kind of business.

That’s a really great prospective and one I hadn’t considered as I have for the longest time thought a duel between Han and Boba on Endor to reach the shield generator would’ve been so cool, and homage to the Sergio Leone westerns too. However you’ve definitely given me something to consider and a great alternative way to see it.

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#1413119
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Your favo[u]rite directors
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jedi_bendu said:

Stardust1138 said:

How am I just seeing this? I certainly do! Haha

I’d recommend starting with Stalker. What were you thinking?

I like your choices too. I need to watch Greta Gerwig. Little Women looks so good! Agnès Varda is another. A friend recommended her to me.

What do you recommend by Ken Loach, Damien Chazelle, and Bong Joon-ho?

I just got my first films by Hayao Miyazaki the other day. I’m really looking forward to watching his work. I got Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind and My Neighbour Toroto.

I wrote that list late at night, and completely forgot that I’ve already seen Ivan’s Childhood. Some really striking compositions in that film. I own Stalker on blu-ray, so that probably will be my next port of call - then because I’m a sci-fi fan, I think I’ll watch Solaris next. I remember seeing a clip from the film - the long driving scene - which totally mesmerised me.

With Agnès Varda, I’d recommend you start with Cleo from 5 to 7, which is my favourite of her films. Ken Loach, start with Kes, then The Wind that Shakes the Barley (my favourite I think), and his most recent ones I, Daniel Blake and Sorry We Missed You are very good as well. Damien Chazelle, I honestly don’t think it matters where you start (I haven’t seen his debut, about the two people meeting on a park bench, yet though). Bong Joon-ho: I became interested in him after Parasite, then you could always go back to some of his earliest films like Memories of Murder. However, Snowpiercer from 2013 is a great companion film to Parasite: while Parasite visually depicts wealth inequality on a vertical scale, and in modern day Seoul, Snowpiercer visually depicts wealth inequality on a horizontal scale, and in a post-apocalyptic world. You’ll understand what I mean about vertical and horizontal if you see the films.

Oh! I need to see Ivan’s Childhood. It and Nostalghia are the two by him I’ve not seen. Do you happen to have the Criterion Blu Ray? I’ve heard very bad things about the Artificial Eye transfer. So I hope that’s not the version you have. Oh, Stalker like Solaris is Sci-Fi too but of a very different kind. That scene indeed is very mesmerising. Definitely one of my favourite moments from the film. Solaris was hard for me to get on my first viewing but I definitely want to watch it again. I think you’d equally enjoy The Sacrifice.

Here’s the trailer.

https://youtu.be/ODJb2-PLu7Y

Funny I saw a post on socials today about Cleo and 5 to 7. The quote I saw really spoke to me. I’ll have to certainly make it my first film by her.

They all sound really intriguing and like my kind of films. Thank you for the recommendations. I’ll report back to you when I’ve watched one of them. 🙂

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#1412849
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Your favo[u]rite directors
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jedi_bendu said:

In no particular order…

Stanley Kubrick
Ken Loach
Agnès Varda
Rian Johnson
Bong Joon-ho
Greta Gerwig (I know she’s only done two films, but as far as I’m concerned, she’s a genius)
Damien Chazelle
Christopher Nolan
Denis Villenueve
Akira Kurosawa
Dave Filoni
Hayao Miyazaki

I have a hunch Andrei Tarkovsky will be added to this list once I actually get round to watching any of his films. Stardust1138 will approve.

How am I just seeing this? I certainly do! Haha

I’d recommend starting with Stalker. What were you thinking?

I like your choices too. I need to watch Greta Gerwig. Little Women looks so good! Agnès Varda is another. A friend recommended her to me.

What do you recommend by Ken Loach, Damien Chazelle, and Bong Joon-ho?

I just got my first films by Hayao Miyazaki the other day. I’m really looking forward to watching his work. I got Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind and My Neighbour Toroto.

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#1412432
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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rocknroll41 said:

SparkySywer said:

I don’t really think TFA screwed over TLJ & TRoS that hard. Redoing the Rebels v Empire conflict was a mistake, but they could have brought in the Republic military as late as in Episode 9, and there’s more interesting subtext to the conflict you can read into TFA and TLJ.

They don’t develop on the new concepts of the ST that much, but TLJ picks up the slack enough that I don’t think it’s a problem. At least in TFA’s case.

The Knights of Ren should’ve been cut, because there’s not really anything you could do with them. That’s kind of indefensible, but it’s not that big a deal either.

I don’t really know what else could be a case of TFA screwing over the rest of the ST, though.

Rey’s identity shouldn’t have been a mystery, Poe should’ve died early on as planned (so that Finn could have his role instead of just being a jedi decoy for Rey), and if they were gonna put Luke on an island, then maybe don’t have him standing all elegantly with Jedi robes. I get that they wanted to take artistic license there for the sake of making the ending of TFA feel “hopeful,” but in-universe, it would’ve made more sense to just have him already in rags and maybe just sitting on a rock looking all sad or something. Make it clear right away to the audience that we’re getting a sad hermit Luke.

I’ve been meaning to say that last one. I agree completely with it. I think I agree with your other points too. I hadn’t really considered the Finn one in that scenario but I definitely do think he should’ve been given more to do as if anything we could’ve seen him and Poe clash heads about saving the stormtroopers and for them to join forces against a greater threat. The Knights of Ren perhaps? I think that would’ve been very interesting.

I do wonder if TFA would’ve helped bridge things better if it ended with the Falcon leaving D’Qar and we’d have no expectation of what Luke would look like. Our first true look at him would be in the rags and wondering why instead of the jarring shape shifting.

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#1412214
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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Servii said:

rocknroll41 said:

Servii said:

Episode numbers were a mistake.

The Mandalorian should never have brought in preexisting characters.

TLJ didn’t derail the sequel trilogy. TFA already did, halfway through its running time. TLJ just made people aware of the derailment.

Geonosis is the coolest looking planet shown in the saga.

Watto and Nute Gunray are worse than Jar Jar.

I agree with all of this (except for your fourth point)! Happy to find a like-minded individual!

I’m glad to hear you say that!

I have a soft spot for Geonosis. The landscape and architecture are just really cool to me. Something about it has always struck me as especially memorable.

I always hated Gunray, though, and not in the way you’re supposed to hate a villain. He’s basically the main antagonist of TPM, and he’s woefully unfit to fill that role.

Also, one more take. That one moment of the Ewok dying and his friend mourning him in RotJ is sadder than the entire Order 66 scene in RotS.

I’d argue that’s the whole point of Nute Gunray’s character. He’s supposed to be unfit and incompetent compared to Palpatine. He’s only a puppet after all. Similar to Hux but better executed and less comical.

I do agree though that The Last Jedi does bring out the flaws in The Force Awakens like a sore thumb.

Geonosis is an interesting planet too. It’s definitely one of the more interesting planets in the saga.

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#1412212
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Random Pictures and Gifs (now with winning!) [NSFW]
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Ditto to that, jedi_bendu! Hopefully you’ll be able to get back into the hobby soon. Railways are always really cool. So I’d be curious to see your pictures.

Makes sense. Thanks for clarifying, RicOlie_2! I will have to go through it more so as I’d be curious to see your pictures as well.

Thank you, oojason! Didn’t realise that but I just created a new one.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone shares.

Let the shuttering begin! Haha