MeBeJedi: pal! buddy! I wasn't referring to your comments (guess maybe I should stop being a lazy ass and start doing quotes ). I was only saying that while I agree Lucas, as the rightful owner, has the option of doing anything he wants, it might not be ethical/professional, especially considering the importance and abundance of the other people's contributions.
And if you want proof, I present to you the prequels and the SE's.
The only issue I had to deal with was actually getting them the files to print. The covers I was printing were over 2 mb, so I had to actually download them from the internet onto a Kinkos computer. But I don't see why it shouldn't be any harder than putting the files onto a cd and handing it to them to print the covers. Should be pretty easy.
Justin beat me by a minute!
Crew: George, the guys are here to build the walls for Palpatine's office.
George: Uh, I've decided we're going to cgi them, so tell them to take a hike.
Crew: Well, we also have the guys who are going to build the floor for the Jedi Temple.
George: why would we want that when we can just cgi the floor?
Crew: And the guys are here with various alien costumes that look very real and took a lot of effort and creativity.
George: Hmmm, tempting, but this banking clan member costume just isn't Roger Rabbit enough for me. We'll cgi them.
Crew: once last thing, George. Ewan just got back from his vacation, and he shaved his beard.
George: I anticipated this, so I already have a guy working on cgi'ing read pubes onto his face. God my 'vision' kicks ass.
". I mean, think about it, what would you do if you were asked to film the PTs? Would you do something better? I belive 90% of us here wouldn't...
I fully disagree. Given the budget, resources involved (ILM, THX, ect), source material, and acting talent, I don't see how the prequels could possibly be any worse. There's a multitude of people out there (and here) who could have done better.
VHS and laserdisc are no longer reasonable. Not only do you have an availability problem since the originals versions of the OT have not been in production for years, but you also have a derioration problem. VHS tapes and laserdisc players degrade over time, and there are only incredibly limited quanties left. However, I also don't believe that the OT should necessarily be put on HD-DVD/Blu-ray and their successors until those formats become the new standard, not technology-wise, but consumer-wise.
Sorry if that was confusing.
TR47 - I don't know the origin my Indy dvds, but they do have animated menus and I did get them about 2 years ago.
Not only that but the main villian Grevious still doesn't have a voice as Gary Oldman droped off the project
I didn't know that. That, unfortunately, nullifies the 1% chance of me going to see ROTS.
However, that's just not the case anymore. In fact, he's probably one of the least liked players on the team (although I'm sure Farnsworth would gladly switch places with him). With new stars in Ramirez, Lee, Garciapparra, ect. - Sammy has just gotten lost in the shuffle. Bossk is totally right though, there's no way they could move him with that salary ,unless it was to some place like Baltimore who like to overpay for past-their-ptime veterans.
Right now, this is as tempting of a guilty pleasure as I can think of. here
The PT condescends to kids where the OT talks up to them.
Absolutely excellent point. That's one of my main problems with the PT. Lucas thinks that he can make one film that will appeal to everone, if he includes something everybody likes. And that's just illogical, not only in art, but in life. Nothing appeals to everyone. What a real artist would do is create something that is geared towards one theme, but is done well enough that people are willing to cross over to appreciate it. And that's the OT did. I was 7 years old, but the dialogue with Han Solo was done so perfectly that I KNEW he was being sarcastic, and cocky, and whatever...and I could appreciate it!