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aBendyStraw

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#1316180
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Name Something You Unreservedly Love About TROS (SPOILERS)
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  • Babu Frik
  • Exogal looked cool (although I don’t like Palp returning)
  • Kylo’s arc was pretty satisfying. I loved him running around holding his blaster in a similar fashion to Han on Exogal, and him receiving Anakins saber with forcetime was awesome.
  • Rey’s yellow lightsaber looked cool I guess
  • Action was solid

I started doing bullet points because I thought I would have more to say. But I guess there really aren’t too many things I really like about the movie, at least not without having 3 asterisks after each point lol. Oh well.

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#1316174
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Rumor: COUNTDOWN to The Rise of Skywalker EXTENDED CUT - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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I don’t understand why they felt the need to cut the movie so short. Endgame was literally 3 hours long and I don’t remember anyone genuinely complaining about it, and considering they’re both owned by the same company and both finales to massive sagas, it could have easily been longer.

While my personal problems with this movie can’t really be solved by an extended cut, it could improve the movie by allowing us to breathe and giving it more quiet/contemplative moments. I would gladly see a longer version.

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#1314715
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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Rise of Skywalker and Lucasfilm’s / JJ’s lack of balls are the most disappointing things for me. So much wasted potential. RoS essentially made this trilogy pointless and lessened the drama of past films. I overall enjoyed the sequel trilogy up until IX.

Most satisfying things are how Kylo, Rey and Luke were handled, especially in TLJ.

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#1123091
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All versions of Original Trilogy?
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NeverarGreat said:

Here’s something that might help for A New Hope: http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1122903

oojason said:

Quality that, NeverarGreat - nice one 😃

 

aBendyStraw - there is a Project Index list, which may be of some use, that can be found here:-

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Project-Index-Star-Wars-Preservation-and-Other-Projects-updated-24th-Oct-17/id/2450

Great! Thanks guys

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#1122898
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All versions of Original Trilogy?
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ger-el said:

They are not the same. Harmy’s are a recreation of the original trilogy using the blurays and various other sources such as the GOUT and 35mm film to recreate the original trilogy. The Silverscreen Edition and Grindhouses (ESB and ROTJ) are 35 mm preservations. They have been digitally preserved, but are original without any changes (except for cleanup of the picture due to the age of the film).

Both are true labors of love by truly dedicated fans of the original unaltered trilogy, but are slightly different in how they have accomplished the goal of preserving these original versions.

ZigZig said:

In addition to ger-el’s message, there are may other versions of the unaltered movies (16mm preservation by Puggo Grande, LaserDisc preservations, VHS preservations…), which have a true historical interest and are very enjoyable, but are less “comfortable” to watch if you just want to have a theatrical-like experience.

IMHO, if you just want to enjoy the unaltered movies with good image and sound, the best choices are :

  • ANH: Harmy’s Despecialized Edition 2.7 (more “Blu-Ray like” with sharp and clean image) or Team Negative 1 35mm scan 1.6 (more “theatrical experience” with grain)
  • ESB: Harmy’s DE 2.0 (more “Blu-Ray like” with sharp and clean image) or Team Negative 1 Dreamastered v2 (more “theatrical experience” with grain)
  • ROTJ: Harmy’s DE 2.5 (it is the only choice, because the Grindhouse version is not yet cleaned/regraded)

You can find all versions on MySpleen, Usenet or some public torrents.

Thank you both. As I already have the Despecialized Editions downloaded I will watch those for now. But I will definitely consider getting the 35mm scans in the future, probably when ROTJ is finished.

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#1122881
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All versions of Original Trilogy?
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Hello, I recently got into fan edits/preservations. After hearing about Harmy’s Despecialized Editions, I decided to download those in preparation for The Last Jedi. I have also recently read about numerous other projects like Grindhouse 35mm and The Silver Screen Edition. But, I have had a hard time finding clear descriptions of them. Are these two the same thing? If not, what separates them? And, are there any more versions of the unaltered movies out there?