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Zebonka

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#112032
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FOX issuing takedown notices to Sith downloaders
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Well it's like this. This is about greed. They have paid for the movie, they have turned a profit, just about everyone has already won out and made more money than most movies make anyway. They don't need anymore. It will not hurt them if people pirate the movie from here on in because they're still making money and will make even more money in November when the DVD comes out. It don't matter anymore!

Besides, people have to stop thinking about legal issues a little. If I get pissed with my Dad and joke about killing him in his sleep do I go:

"No, I'd be sent to jail!"
or
"That'd be wrong he's my dad and I love him".

Too many bloody people these day go for option 1, because it's a high horse. It's so easy to sit there and say 'thief!' when in actual fact it just doesn't bloody matter! I'm not thinking of the enormous penalty I'm going to get for downloading Episode IV (the nonSE version), I'm thinking of the fact that Lucas is what, a 10billionaire already? And that everyone involved already HAS my money (I own the DVD's). The fact that you guys get suckered into their greed is quite funny!
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#111347
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FOX issuing takedown notices to Sith downloaders
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Man this is a hoot. Revenge of the Sith is doing record business and they're complaining about piracy? If a film is big enough, then the piracy doesn't hurt it because it makes so much money. If a film (or song or whatever) is small time, then it's not big time enough to be bootlegged widely, and the free publicity is worth it. Seriously. I don't see the problem. I've seen the movie twice, am going to see it a 3rd time, and am buying a copy in November. I haven't downloaded it, but certainly will not pick on anyone who does as long as they've paid good money to see it and will buy a legal copy at a later time.
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#111334
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Fix the lightsabers (Poster participation)
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Ok, I figured it'd be unfair of me to poke fun without at least offering up my own alternative.

http://www.angelfire.com/creep/clan_mccoolness/rash.html

There you'll find an empty frame, a frame of the lightsaber from the 2004 DVD, and at the bottom, my own one. I tried to mimick the very nice glow of the old ones, but gave it some colour instead of making it white.

And Hardcor Legend, I mean no insult but your lightsabers lack glow. They don't look like an actual lightsource. If you take a photo of some actual lightsources you'll see what I mean.
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#110169
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Info: Would it Be Good? An Official Release of the unaltered Original Trilogy on DVD?
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My original memory of Star Wars is the ones we taped in the late 80's. I mean - the picture was squished inwards to get more of the widescreen image in (I always wondered why the moons of Tatooine were oval instead of round). Even now if I watch the DVD, I still expect the Rebel theme and the "STAR WARS - CHANNEL NINE" thing with the picture of Luke in the gunner seat to come up.

Can you believe, I didn't see 'look sir, droids' till I was 9 and the old old trilogy was released for the last time on VHS.

I'd go back to those really old copies, but guess what? My brother lent them to his kids. They got a scissor treatment when jammed in a VCR. I could have cried, those tapes were very precious.
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#93150
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Do they even exist anymore? (the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy)
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Heh, I had a feeling that they might have all the raw film or whatnot tucked away. I mean, Empire of Dreams shows just about anything you can think of - untouched bluescreen shots, clapboards, the 'old' crawl... even the shot with Sebastian Shaw instead of the 'new' Anakin. If they've got all that in their freakin' archive, I think it's reasonable to assume that either the original movies, or at least the old pieces of the originals, should still be stashed away.

I only just realised my icon looks like Freddie Mercury.
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#92866
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Do they even exist anymore? (the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy)
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I speak of the original trilogy when I ask this - do they actually exist anymore?

I don’t know if Lucas has had his official bonfire yet (the one where he takes every last print of the films and does a Hitler with 'em). Some Lucasfilm guy said ‘technically they don’t exist anymore’. But I refuse to buy that statement personally.
I watched the “Empire of Dreams” documentary, and there’s what… the 77 crawl, beginnings and ends of shots (with clapboards and everything)… if they have ALL THAT USELESS stuff locked away in their archive - why wouldn’t they have the movies?

Just wondering if anyone knew if the movies had undergone ‘the chop’ yet.