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#1095896
Topic
How you pictured Anakin pre-PT
Time

My answer to this thread:

Never really ever thought about pre-OT Anakin apart from having a vague image in my head from what Obiwan describes which is later married to the imagery of Shaw after the unmasking and his force ghost. It sure as heck was nothing remotely close to what we got, I don’t think anyone ever pictured the Anakin we ended up getting except George himself…

.Val

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#1094338
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

Hey The G,

I’d definitely recommend using blank printable discs, whether you do it yourself or find a store to do it is another question. Printing directly onto the discs will give you a far better finish plus you won’t potentially run into such issues as it peeling or unbalancing the disc while playing which might lead to playback issues.

.Val

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#1094337
Topic
NJVC's Custom DSE Blurays - New limited time links available! (offer now expired)
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Repost?

TV’s Frink said:

Read the first post.

Cheers for moderating the thread somewhat 😛 I can’t be bothered dealing with people that won’t even do me the courtesy of reading the OP…

Regarding the OP though, maybe I should have carefully re-read it myself as I’ve been going off 6 months of membership or longer which is what I always had in mind and can’t fathom why I initially posted as 2 months. So I do apologise to the couple of you that did meet the original OP conditions (now updated) but I have been discounting your requests due to not meeting the actual conditions I was measuring against all along.

.Val

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#1092527
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Valheru_84 said:

J0E said:

alatizzle said:

J0E said:

Because people give up and buy it off of him, if it were easier to acquire that would be a different story.

I agree it is a bit tedious but it really shames me that fans are WILLING to put money into this. I mean
the versions I got my hands on were from TUIG and yeah it sucks they have no menus but I can wait until I get into a private torrent site. The barebones versions are plenty to tide me over and they did take me a while to figure out how to convert MKV files to a blu-ray format but after that it was smooth sailing.

Some people find it easier to just buy them, some of us don’t have the internet speed to download 200+GB of data or blu-ray burners etc. I’ve had this argument before, but it’s just supply and demand. Until there is an easier way to get these, which I doubt there ever will be, because if that ever happened it would for sure get shut down at that point, people will always try to find a way to make an extra buck or two.

You don’t need a blu-ray burner. All you need is a DVD burner and some Dual-layered DVDs to get your hands on high quality versons of the DE’s/SSE’s. The AVC-HD versions on TUIG (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yLsvexWBVM8IYSGopKuSfsGk5YIgCwQWd23bqb5ryD4/pub) and do the multi-part rar download. If you have good internet speeds then it will download in like an hour or two, if not then it might take 3-4 hours. Then all you need is something like ImgBurn and burn it to the Dual-layered DVDs. If you’re really that desperate why not take a day to figure that out with the help of an extensive guide and a community more than willing to help you along the way. The AVC-HD versions are perfect for Dual-layered DVDs because they’re only 8-9 Gigabytes. Why wait for 5-10 days to get it in the mail for 200$ or even 50$ when you can do it for the price of some dual-layered DVDs and take just a few hours of your day. Seems perfectly acceptable to me.

Or let it go overnight or even a few nights…everyone (or so it seems) wants things instantly these days and can’t be bothered putting in some time and effort to actually obtain things that are so worth the time anyway. It actually took me something like 3 weeks to get all the files for these custom BDs and I am still yet to get onto sourcing a burner, discs and printer to print all the covers and whatnot but what is a few weeks to the many years I’ve been denied the experience of watching the theatrical versions on my TV / home cinema in a decent resolution and having it sit nicely on a shelf when not watching?

.Val

I’M SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO UPLOAD IT’S NOT MY FAULT I’M TOO CHEAP TO SPRING FOR A PAID MEGA ACCOUNT!!!

😉

LOL, this was in no way a dig at you…just a great example at hand to use. I only have appreciation for yourself sharing them with me and trying to reciprocate that kindness and community spirit by sharing with those that I believe will also greatly enjoy harmy’s and njvc’s creations and respect njvc’s wishes not to distribute these willy-nilly to try and protect against the profiteering going on.

Can’t wait to finish moving into the new house myself and get started on the next stage - actually making my own custom boxset! 😄

.Val

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#1092479
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

CarboniteSolo said:

Could it be that Malla was the Wookiee who found Han Solo and perhaps help raised him. Remember, Wookiees are very, very old. It would be touching to see Han Solo say goodbye to his foster mother, whom is also Chewbacca’s wife.

Han probably saves not only Chewie, but his foster mother Malla, as well as others.
😉

Actually that would be very odd as it would then make Chewbacca something like a foster dad to Han which is just weird. Chewie has always seemed like his best mate / wingman than a father figure LOL…

.Val

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#1092473
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

J0E said:

alatizzle said:

J0E said:

Because people give up and buy it off of him, if it were easier to acquire that would be a different story.

I agree it is a bit tedious but it really shames me that fans are WILLING to put money into this. I mean
the versions I got my hands on were from TUIG and yeah it sucks they have no menus but I can wait until I get into a private torrent site. The barebones versions are plenty to tide me over and they did take me a while to figure out how to convert MKV files to a blu-ray format but after that it was smooth sailing.

Some people find it easier to just buy them, some of us don’t have the internet speed to download 200+GB of data or blu-ray burners etc. I’ve had this argument before, but it’s just supply and demand. Until there is an easier way to get these, which I doubt there ever will be, because if that ever happened it would for sure get shut down at that point, people will always try to find a way to make an extra buck or two.

You don’t need a blu-ray burner. All you need is a DVD burner and some Dual-layered DVDs to get your hands on high quality versons of the DE’s/SSE’s. The AVC-HD versions on TUIG (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yLsvexWBVM8IYSGopKuSfsGk5YIgCwQWd23bqb5ryD4/pub) and do the multi-part rar download. If you have good internet speeds then it will download in like an hour or two, if not then it might take 3-4 hours. Then all you need is something like ImgBurn and burn it to the Dual-layered DVDs. If you’re really that desperate why not take a day to figure that out with the help of an extensive guide and a community more than willing to help you along the way. The AVC-HD versions are perfect for Dual-layered DVDs because they’re only 8-9 Gigabytes. Why wait for 5-10 days to get it in the mail for 200$ or even 50$ when you can do it for the price of some dual-layered DVDs and take just a few hours of your day. Seems perfectly acceptable to me.

Or let it go overnight or even a few nights…everyone (or so it seems) wants things instantly these days and can’t be bothered putting in some time and effort to actually obtain things that are so worth the time anyway. It actually took me something like 3 weeks to get all the files for these custom BDs and I am still yet to get onto sourcing a burner, discs and printer to print all the covers and whatnot but what is a few weeks to the many years I’ve been denied the experience of watching the theatrical versions on my TV / home cinema in a decent resolution and having it sit nicely on a shelf when not watching?

.Val

Post
#1090998
Topic
NJVC's Custom DSE Blurays - New limited time links available! (offer now expired)
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Valheru_84 said:

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the kind words, they’re really not necessary though. Just returning a good natured and trusting favour shown to me.

If I had known you’d spell “favor” that way I wouldn’t have helped. :p

LOL, all good mate though you’ve set yourself up for a deluge of PMs now ;D (honestly hasn’t been that bad actually, I expected a heap but only had a handful instead which is just as well since I’ve only got 1TB of data transfer quota on the MEGA account).

.Val

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#1089862
Topic
NJVC's Custom DSE Blurays - New limited time links available! (offer now expired)
Time

!! All files removed on 18/8/17. Topic requested to be locked.

Hi All,

For those looking for njvc’s custom DSE bluray discs, I have some exciting news! With njvc’s permission, I’ve been working with another member to re-upload these to MEGA. This is on my paid account which will run out on the 18th of August (18/8/17) so get them while you can. The following is what I have available for download:

SW 50GB movie + extras
SW 25GB bonus documentaries
TESB 50GB movie + extras
TESB 25GB bonus documentaries
ROTJ 50GB movie + extras
ROTJ 50GB bonus documentaries + bonus Trilogy documentaries

If you’re not actually sure what these are, here is the original thread by njvc: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Despecialized-Editions-Custom-Bluray-Set/id/49995

Please PM me for links if you have read and understood the disclaimer at the top of this post. If you have not, please do not PM me and do not bother replying below requesting the links or asking the reasons behind this decision, my reasons are my own and also in respect to njvc’s wishes.

Please also be aware that I am in Australia, I work an 8-5 job 5 days a week and am in the middle of moving house if I do not happen to respond immediately, though I will try to keep a vigilant eye on my private discussions and respond ASAP.

Cheers,

.Val

 

 

edit by moderator (15th October, '17)…

Another very kind member of the community on here has made available the njvc Custom BluRay Set of Harmy’s Despecialised Editions up on Mega.

For more info - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/NJVC-sets-available-on-mega-again/id/57042/page/1#1117980
 

Well in to him for doing so, and not only for getting permission from both njvc and Harmy beforehand, but for also putting together a quality and useful guide on how to acquire them - and also on how to burn them to disc too.

 

The Despecialized Editions are still available in their original format - with details on how to acquire them in Harmy’s 1st post in this thread - as well as in the 1st posts of his Star Wars, ESB & ROTJ threads too…

Star Wars - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-V27-MKV-IS-OUT-NOW/id/12713

Empire Strikes Back - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-THE-EMPIRE-STRIKES-BACK-Despecialized-Edition-HD-MKV-and-AVCHD-v20-NOW-AVAILABLE/id/12511

Return Of The Jedi - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-RETURN-OF-THE-JEDI-Despecialized-Edition-HD-AVCHD-DVD9-and-NTSC-DVD5-available-SEE-FIRST-POST/id/12905

 

Massive, massive thanks to .Val for his generous offer and hard work in making the njvc Custom BluRay Set of Harmy’s Despecialised Editions available on a temporary basis - nice one 😃

As requested by.Val - this thread is now locked.

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#1088597
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

rodneyfaile said:

SilverWook said:

People forgot Woody was in a long running sitcom about a Boston bar already? And a little Oliver Stone movie called Natural Born Killers?

I loved him in Zombieland and No Country for Old Men.

I also thought he was great in Zombieland, can’t say I remember his character from No Country though. But I can’t see him as a SW character currently and whenever I do see him in anything, I always think back to Zombieland so I hope he can really pull it of for this movie.

.Val

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#1088202
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

yotsuya said:

I don’t know why anyone would care what an actor had done before. Peter Cushing and Alec Guiness were legendary. Billy Dee Williams and Frank Oz were very well known. Samuel L. Jackson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson were all stars in their own right. Woody Harleson has a wide body of work, as does Emilia Clark. Felicity Jones wasn’t exactly an unknown either. All the Star Wars films have their share of notable people in them. They are actors, they play roles. If they have solid careers, they played roles before and they will play roles after. You can’t get stuck on one performance. That isn’t how it works.

I’ll say it again but this is how it worked for ME. Not saying it should be this way for everyone, just that this is what I experienced and it made for a very immersive experience where you’re not ever distracted by any external factors such as recognising an actor from another movie or Tv show. It’s part of what makes up my “Star Wars magic” and if you want to analyse it a bit further, it would be an attribute to the escapism I and other people often look for when watching movies. SW really did take me to a galaxy far far away for the time that I’m engrossed in the story it is telling and anything that links back to the real world is going to lessen that connection.

A parrallel could be made if say for example - when writing a fictional novel, you had to use characters from a common catalogue that everyone else also has to use. You read the novel and the story coupled with your imagination fills in for your mind what is happening but then you read about a character that you remember from another novel which you’ve already got memories and pre-conceived thoughts and opinions about and they simply clash or don’t work well with how the current novel you are reading is describing them to be or what they are doing in this particular story. It makes it hard to continue accepting this character as fitting into this particular story and essentially ruins the ability to enjoy the story and the images it creates in your mind as a standalone piece of fiction.

Obviously having actors only ever play the same characters in the same movies / franchise and not act in any others to avoid this would never work and is pretty ridiculous at the thought of it. But for those movies where it was lucky enough to happen or at least for some people viewing it, it really adds to the experience and I don’t think there’s anything wrong in hoping for that kind of luck again with other movies tied to those you experienced that in since it’s basically one big story anyway.

That or at least hope for competent actors that are able to fully pull of the character to the extent that it makes you forget for the time that you are watching their performance any of the other things that might otherwise distract and annoy you to see them playing a part in such a film. I have doubts that Emilia and Woody are capable of such performances 😉 Emilia just doesn’t seem like an actor to me that can go completely into character and pull it of for the audience and I’ve only ever seen Woody in campy comedy movies or those horrible Hunger Game movies…my experience with their past performances just doesn’t inspire great confidence for their performance in a SW movie and the fact that I’ve already got pretty set memories about them in other roles.

.Val

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#1087964
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

ATMachine said:

IMO Samuel L. Jackson definitely plays Mace Windu as someone very different from himself. Unlike the real Samuel L. Jackson, Mace Windu is a boring, self-important, pompous, humorless idiot.

True, so in this case it’s just George’s fault again XD

“Say dark side again. I dare you, I double dare you! Say dark side one more time m**********r!” LOL!

.Val

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#1087962
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

lovelikewinter said:

Peter Cushing was in a lot of films before Star Wars, especially the Hammer Frankenstein and Dracula movies. He was one of those character actors who was in a lot of crap sometimes but always gave a good performance and treated the material he was in with respect, a la Christopher Lee. Its weird, but seeing him never takes me out of the movie. He’s that good.

Him and Alec are probably the exception for SW movies which is why even if people knew them from other movies it didn’t necessarily pull them out of the experience as they were actually great actors that portrayed the character well and made them believable to watch. This is why I fear for Emilia and Woody being in this movie…unless they are directed well and really pull of a good performance, it’s going to be hard not to just see Khaleesi from GOT and Woody from Zombieland joy riding in the Millenium Falcon…

solo

.Val

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#1087955
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

SilverWook said:

I can only imagine the frustration of fans who had seen Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing in other movies before Star Wars. 😉

Yeah I knew there’d be older people when watching SW for the first time that would know Alec Guiness from other films (have no idea really about Peter Cushing’s history) which is why I said specifically that it works best for me 😉 It’s an individual thing I guess but I found it’s one of the things that sets it apart from many other movies and really helps cement the characters into the story and universe in your mind when you initially only know those people as those characters.

For instance, Padme’s head of security that’s with her at the start of AOTC when they blow up her ship and kill her double - he’s originally from a show in Australia called “Water Rats” (it’s about Water Police) which the second I see him that’s all I can think of him in (even though I never really ever watched the show) and just pulls me out of the movie universe (probably doesn’t help that his performance is pretty wooden, it is the PT after all 😉 ).

.Val

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#1087899
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

I think Ron Howard is definitely a step in the right direction. I think it would be interesting to see what L&M had made in the end but not in a good way as I also didn’t really think in the first place that they were in any way a good pick to direct this movie.

The next step in the right direction (IMHO) would be to recast Emilia Clarke (probably not possible this far in though 😕 ). She was pretty good in the first 2-3 seasons of Game of Thrones but by 5-6 I nearly can’t stand her and I didn’t think much of her performance in the latest Terminator movie (Genisis? Didn’t think much of the movie either 😉 ). She could be alright for all I know but I find (at least for myself) that Star Wars works a lot better for establishing believable characters when you don’t know any of the actors which is a lot easier when you cast fairly unknown but competent or very promising actors. Seeing Samuel L Jackson (playing Samual L Jackson rather than his character) pop into scenes of Star Wars is quite the distraction that it pulls you out of the movie even when expecting it on repeat viewings.

.Val

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#1087747
Topic
When Did The Star Wars Prequels Become Cool?
Time

bkev said:

Thought dump about this topic because I’ve wanted to post here since the first page but never got around to it. Rambles a bit.

Personal feelings explained first. I’ve been on OT.com a long time now, and have made no secret of the fact that I don’t care for the prequels as films. However, what I also make no secret of is how I’m fond of many of the designs. The ships, the planets, the world they build all have that Star Wars-y feel to me. Don’t care for the films, but they still give me some of that familiar feeling of a Galaxy Far, Far Away I love so much about the better movies. Even with all the fake politics, there’s something magical about it. They are a piece of my heart/childhood/etc. in a way that I imagine everyone here feels for the OT.

I think there’s a lot of people out there who take that feeling of “it’s Star Wars” I can still get from movies I don’t enjoy a lot farther than I do. For some people, any new Star Wars is great… even the prequels. Working with kids I can tell you if they enjoyed the series at all, they knew 1-6, even if they preferred one set of movies over the other.

Some people liked Rogue One, I didn’t, but that’s cool! Star Wars means so many different things to so many people. That’s part of what makes it so large a universe, it’s not just the planets, it’s that people in our world connect to each other through their love of this Galaxy. This and many other online communities with long-term members attest to that.

As for the article in question that started this thread? Eh. I think it’s overstating its points but there’s some that’s valid. There’s a point in the article about how if the PT isn’t the absolute last of the story, it stings less. There’s no desire for me to reevaluate them as they go on to suggest, but I vibe with that. Knowing I’ll have more Star Wars does kind of make the prequels leave a less distasteful feeling, if only because there’s more to come.
But overall it’s just a piece of clicbait on ScreenRant, not a super serious piece of journalism. The author obviously put some thought into it, but it serves a purpose. Clicks and reads. They knew that when they wrote it, too. It’s a job (and I know a few people who are quite damn good at it actually!)

Don’t put too much stock into it, but also remember, this is a bubble. There’ve always been lots of people who loved the prequels even back then.

A very mature, considered and wise post, I’ll definitely +1 it 😃

I don’t hate the prequels as a whole myself, I really cringe at many parts and mourn what could have been based on my own personal extrapolations and expectations before they actually came out, having a lot of faith at the time in George Lucas. I even really enjoyed TPM as a kid (always hated JarJar though) before realising later on through repeat viewings what a missed opportunity it was and how many parts are just plain bad and it only got worse from there in AOTC and ROTS. There are still some really good parts though and that’s why I guess I still persist in trying to constantly improve upon my definitive set of fan edits.

What made me really give up any hope for George though is what he did to the OT, his own ground breaking creations (that were also a collective collaborative effort that he seems to have little regard or respect for despite where it got him in the end) that started the love for this universe in the first place. Hate is not the right word but it really rubbed me the wrong way what he did to the point that I’m am glad he can no longer continue to screw up SW any more than he already has, even if it was to sell to Disney (which so far has mostly turned out pretty good). I will be forever greatful for what he first made and forever disgusted and enraged at the self vandalism he later proceeded to undertake on his own masterpiece…what a douche.

.Val

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#1087692
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

Jackpumpkinhead said:

I am sure that is really frustrating Ady. The great part about it is that the original still holds up. All of the additions and upgrades you have made to this film is phenomenal, and we haven’t even seen the finished product yet.

I think I can speak for most everyone here that we are very thankful to have someone like yourself that has put so much time energy and money into something and share it so freely with all of us. Thank you for all of your hard work.

Hear hear!

.Val

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#1087369
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

SilverWook said:

Hey, I was invested in Watto and his struggles with gambling addiction. 😉

Despite the gambling and proceeds of slavery, I actually felt sorry for Watto when he lost everything to Quigon and turning him to beggaring which is more than I can say for most other PT characters 😛 I mean it’s not like slavery looked an especially harsh life down on Tatooine and Watto seemed to actually show some level of care and responsibility towards Anakin while trying to make a living.

.Val

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#1087367
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Alderaan said:

SilverWook said:

Alderaan said:

BigMcLargeHuge said:

There was that scene with the rathtars and the smugglers confronting Han in TFA.

Perhaps the worst scene/series of scenes in TFA.

Agreed. One of the worst scenes in any Star Wars movie.




Swap out the Natalie Portman pic for one with the rathtars. It goes better with the rest.

Nope. A supposedly strong character dying because of a broken heart (especially immediately after having two babies to care for) is possibly the dumbest thing in the eight movies so far.

Which is made even worse when that “death by broken heart” is over sand hating hayden-anakin…pfft, yeah right! XD

.Val