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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)


I watched the 1080p ver. with a friend last night who’s not really into the editing game, and coming from two nerds who didn’t really like the theatrical, we were both very impressed. Even a minor change such as a vastly improved color grade, can push your enjoyment of a film that much more. Congrats to everyone involved in making this a worthy conclusion to the “Skywalker Saga.”

I don't think Revenge Of The Sith is as good as everyone says it is.

Imo its the most engaging of the trilogy, but also the least interesting in story and especially art direction. The first half is pretty dry and confusing for a newbie, unless you tuned in for a short micro-series that aired on a kid’s network. Anakin’s turn feels like it was written in 5 minutes, too sudden and not gradual at all. Too much time was spent on the Grievous stuff as well as stupid filler stories leading up to this point. It really makes me wish TPM and most of AOTC weren’t such time-wasters. There are some standout moments that I legitimately love, but it’s not definitely not Star Wars, nor TESB.

Prequels or Sequels; Which do you prefer - and why?

I really want to like the Sequels, but even with fan-efforts; it’s always hard to turn my brain off and have fun with (imo) such soulless films. The Prequels had their fair share of flaws, sure. But I can, at the very least, recognize them as Star Wars. A Star Wars that doesn’t rely on nostalgia, or attempts to push an agenda. It’s a shame…

Dragon Ball Series Preservation (* unfinished project *) - much info & ongoing discussion

HarveyPlissken1138 said:

Jason0839 said:

As far as i know, there is already a team of people working on the entirety of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z doing scene by scene colour correction.

And what of Dragon Ball GT? Is someone working on that, too? If they’re doing DB and Z, they might as well do GT to complete the original run.

Does GT even need CC? I never found the colors to be off on the GT Box, compared to the normal FUNi releases anyway.

Info: Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features

monkeyjb1988 said:

jolennon said:

Oh sorry, my mistake. I must have mistaken it for another movie.

Hey, a little positive news: there’s a 1080p Make Mine Music somewhere around the internet and it’s uncensored.
You can see some screenshots here:

Cool news. All I could find was a Japanese laserdisc. Not bad but the fact there’s an HD version floating around is still a nice find.

simps said:

jolennon said:

The Toy Story change was made before the first DVD release. The original opening never made its way to digital home video, only laserdisc/vhs.

The change for Toy Story’s opening logo occurred in 2009 with the 3D re-release with Toy Story 2 in cinemas and has been that way since. 😃

That’s what I remembered too. A rare change I don’t like (the fade from the original log and the wallpaper was cute). On that note, I’ve been re-watching all the Pizar films and A Bug’s Life and The Incredibles are the only ones to keep the original Pixar-only Disney castle. All were ones rereleased in 3D so that makes sense.

I think Cars had it’s original castle too, the 2007 BD did anyway… It was replaced in the 2019 repackage/D+.

Info: Which do you prefer - teamnegative1's 4k77/4k83 or Harmy's Despecialized?

CatBus said:

ThatPixarGuy said:

I, myself, prefer Despecialized for it’s cleaner and polished look. The various 4K restorations all look incredible though; I guess I’ve never been one to watch or own a film exactly the way it was seen in a theater.

In my case, the drive-in with the little metal clip-on speaker and the reel that broke partway through isn’t anything I’d ever want to repeat. Not that the film wasn’t amazing anyway, but still.