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#1320190
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Info: Analog Releases of Films That Contain Deleted, Extended, & Alternate Footage That've Never Been Released on DVD/BluRay
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Tantive3+1 said:

schorman13 said:

schorman13 said:

The US theatrical cut of “Yellow Submarine” has not been released in a digital format. It appears on VHS and LD only.

https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=1064

I think this says the Theatrical Cut was released on a German DVD.
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=1064

No, that is just the same version released everywhere since 1999. It matches the UK version of the film as it premiered. Upon international release, the film was shortened, with some alternate footage during the final battle. That was the widely available version of the film before the 1999 restoration released on dvd at the time.

OK, added.

The entry for Yellow Submarine is not exactly accurate. The theatrical version featured a short excerpt from the song “Baby You’re a Rich Man” and a battle with Blue Meanies, whereus the DVD version features an entire song “Hey Bulldog” which is missing from the theatrical version.

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#1319063
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Worst Ideas in Star Wars/Good Ideas that went Horribly Wrong
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Tack said:
Again, my main problem with ESB is the fact that his casual dispatching of his underlings is almost played as a running gag.

No problem with that at all. It shows the complexity of Vader’s character, in fact. What TESB does is establishing how Vader punishes Imperial officers for failure (Admiral Ozzel, Captain Needa). However, when the Falcon flies off to hyperspace at the end, despite the hyperdrive being disabled by Piett’s order, he actually does NOT punish Piett. By doing so Vader reveals his own emotional turmoil from the confrontation with Luke. I daresay, this is the first sign we see of Vader’s redemption which is developed in ROTJ.

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#1318531
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Remastering the 1981 Episode IV Title/Crawl/Flyover (Released)
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Sorry to dig out this thread from 2.5 years ago,

But I am wondering if there still is no proper 1981 textcrawl restored that would be compliant to Harmy’s DE version and/or the 4K77 version?

I would contemplate creating something like a branched MKV (with so-called “ordered chapters”) allowing for both versions to be usable in one MKV file.

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#1318302
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Why don't people hate the Palpatine re-casting in ESB yet despise Force ghost Anakin's re-casting in RotJ?
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Why don’t people hate the Palpatine re-casting in ESB yet despise Force ghost Anakin’s re-casting in RotJ?

Why, I do hate both.

I dig Ian too, though. (In Jedi. He’s silly in everything else.)

Why, he’s excellent as Senator Palpatine. Actually, one of the few highlights of the PT.

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#1317855
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LEC games: X-Wing, TIE Fighter...
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I really enjoyed both “X-Wing” and “TIE Fighter”. The solo missions from “X-Wing vs TIE Fighter: Balance of Power” I only played through once. And “X-Wing Alliance” became overcomplicated for my taste.

“X-Wing” was way tougher than “TIE Fighter”, as it lacked very important features added to the successor: the function to match speed with target (as a result, Shuttles and Transports proved to be quite dangerous enemies, as you could easily crash into them), and the function to see the mission’s goals. In X-Wing, it was easy to miss out on some critical goal and be none the wiser. On the other hand, it made the victories feel more rewarding.

“TIE Fighter” is superior both in terms of the more coherent storyline, the aforementioned improvement in gameplay, the slicker graphics and sound, beloved EU characters like Thrawn. However, as far as cutscenes go, I prefer the classical disk version of those, instead of rather poorly-looking FMV from the CD edition.

Oh yeah, and the 1998 Windows versions are abominations that never should have seen the light of day.

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#1309831
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Really enjoying it actually. Pleasantly reminded me of other classic space western series like Cowboy Bebop and Firefly. I have no issues with the tempo or the fanservice - it’s quite decently done for my taste.

Also, I like the Clint Eastwood vibe from Mando. Including the times he gets his butt kicked (like Eastwood did in each film of the Dollar trilogy).

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#1307560
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Info: A Letter to Harmy
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Harmy was the pioneer who led the Original Trilogy into the HD realm. Before him, there were just the LD rips and the GOUT - I still have some of those, but nothing beats proper HD. Plus, reading and watching how he achieved some of the “despecializing” shots was like watching a fascinating Making Of.

Harmy truly raised the bar of what is possible.

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#1306102
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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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Never noticed it before today on ROTJ:

  1. when Han & Co enter the shield generator back entrance, they leave a Rebel disguised as a Scout trooper behind.
  2. when we later see the wide shot of the Rebels captured by the Imperials, the disguised Rebel is standing next to the main group, still wearing the Scout Trooper uniform, but sans his helmet. He has grey hair and a rather mighty moustache.
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#1303776
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The Terminator - Color Regrade (Released)
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RU.08 said:

Anyway, would you say the projection was accurate to the old German DVD, the one that was transferred from a print?

No. The colours in that version are washed out, and it was not transferred digitally it was very obviously done by telecine which never produces a projection-accurate result regardless of whether you’re using a release print, a TV print, or whatever. I do not think it was even transferred for DVD - it looks like they used a broadcast tape literally transferred in the 1980’s for that release. It’s a full-screen transfer, outside of the US no one did full-screen transfers for DVD, even in 1997. And when they did the first digital restoration, and broadcast it, it was in widescreen.

The German DVD transfer (the old MAWA one) was indeed from the 1980s, and was actually done for the VHS and a later LD release. It’s just been reused for DVD.

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#1303775
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Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)
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Discostu said:

As far as I know it is not possible to have the srt subtitles at the top because they contain only text and no position information. If your player supports them you should use the .sub files instead.

Two and a half years later, I’d like to point out that there is a way to show subtitles moved to the top via the extended command {\an8}:

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00:00:05,000 --> 00:00:08,000
{\an8}Top-center alignment