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#1305773
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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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ChainsawAsh said:

crissrudd4554 said:

I know I’ve given views on this topic before but here it goes again. IMO they’re two different scenarios. One makes sense, one partially does.

I understand the Emperor change but my problem with it is the added dialogue and the fact that Ian literally delivers his lines as if he’s reading off cue cards. If it had been done similar to Adywan’s version including the look of the Emperor maybe it would have worked better. I’d still pick the original either way just on principle but anyways.

The Anakin switch is a different story. IMO without throwing the nostalgic angle on it it makes the redemption less meaningful and shows a variation of the character Luke never knew. Showing Shaw shows both a figure Luke will recognize and also represents the redeemed man who turned his back on evil, not the young whiny arrogant Jedi who did the opposite.

Was going to respond, but this is exactly how I feel about it so I’m just gonna quote you.

Fair enough. 😉

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#1305709
Topic
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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I know I’ve given views on this topic before but here it goes again. IMO they’re two different scenarios. One makes sense, one partially does.

I understand the Emperor change but my problem with it is the added dialogue and the fact that Ian literally delivers his lines as if he’s reading off cue cards. If it had been done similar to Adywan’s version including the look of the Emperor maybe it would have worked better. I’d still pick the original either way just on principle but anyways.

The Anakin switch is a different story. IMO without throwing the nostalgic angle on it it makes the redemption less meaningful and shows a variation of the character Luke never knew. Showing Shaw shows both a figure Luke will recognize and also represents the redeemed man who turned his back on evil, not the young whiny arrogant Jedi who did the opposite.

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#1304844
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

SilverWook said:

I was surprised to see Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore on TCM the other night with it’s vintage 70’s Saul Bass Warner Bros. logo intact. Or does Martin Scorsese have enough clout that they don’t slap a modern logo on his films?

Warner is the worst with that. They seem intent to erase that logo from catalog titles though they ironically slap it on period pieces like Joker and Argo today. Fox and Universal usually don’t disappoint. Even Disney has been preserving the Buena Vista card lately (recently spun the Love Bug and Mary Poppins, both of which look great on blu!)

Warner is definitely the worst. Paramount’s swapped out their logo too a few times as well. One of the reasons I liked the 4K version of Grease was cause it restored the OG Paramount logo. Disney is high on the list as well. Toy Story still isn’t available on BD with the original CG Disney castle and fanfare.

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#1304497
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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doubleofive said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Kamdan said:

I noticed that one shot of Obi-Wan’s saber in A New Hope was fixed so that it doesn’t look like a stick anymore.

Is that the shot at the end of the first part of the dual with Vader?? If so that was first corrected in 2004.

No, they’re right, they put a core on the blade in 4K, in 04 they just put the glow layer.

Ahh gotcha.

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#1304480
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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schorman13 said:

That’s the fifth version. It’s been changed in '97, '04, '11, and now in '19. Seems like a ~7 year itch for George.

Yep I was just thinking. Doesn’t this make the Greedo scene the only scene in all the Star Wars films that’s been changed with EVERY release since 1997??? No wonder it’s the most infamous change!

Kamdan said:

I noticed that one shot of Obi-Wan’s saber in A New Hope was fixed so that it doesn’t look like a stick anymore.

Is that the shot at the end of the first part of the dual with Vader?? If so that was first corrected in 2004.

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#1298480
Topic
Star Wars trilogy box sets coming next year?
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NeverarGreat said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

NeverarGreat said:

It’s even worse than using the original poster for each movie

What? That’s what they should do!

That was assuming that the goal was artistic homogeneity. Obviously the original posters would have been superior.

Especially since TFA and TLJ are available with their original posters as covers anyways.

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#1298071
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

LordZerome1080 said:

JawsTDS said:

To absolutely no one’s surprise, the new releases are just repackages of the existing releases, albeit with new disc and cover art. Some day.

Why wasn’t there a huge announcement of this?

Because they’re just repackaged discs

Agreed. If there was anything of considerable significance with this release there would have been much more hype for them.

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#1294625
Topic
Mono soundtracks that were butchered with 5.1 remixes in later releases
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This wasn’t originally in mono but IMO the surround mix on the BD for NeverEnding Story is a big effed up mess. Not so much sound effects changed or whatever but just over all mixed entirely different than the original. Reverb added or in some cases removed or certain sounds that are very clear in one case but not the other. Examples.

Original

https://youtu.be/HfKT_ndfNl8

BD

https://youtu.be/IBUOACCdZi8

Note there’s reverb in Falkor’s voice in the original.

Original

https://youtu.be/kOPAW7Em8mE

BD

https://youtu.be/5sEZmMeH96Q

Way too much reverb added in the BD mix in this scene. If it matters some streaming versions still use the original mix for this film.

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#1294295
Topic
Logo Preservation
Time

Willy Wonka’s opening logo has been plastered at least five times.

Theatrical

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YxzBlKwUE70

1986 VHS (same logo appears on 1984 VHS)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AjdavCIHC0I

1994 VHS (1995 reprint, same logo appears on 1991 VHS). At first glance you might think this is the same logo on the ‘84 and ‘86 VHS but if you look closely the clouds are in a different position.

https://youtu.be/dOIPIXePvkg

1996 DVD (same logo appears on 1996 VHS)

https://youtu.be/_T5enP5FkZo

2001 DVD (2011 reprint, same logo appears on 2001 VHS)

https://youtu.be/qmSRJVmm-uU

Blu-ray (all editions)

https://youtu.be/FX0acTVqgvE

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#1293970
Topic
Anyone else think Empire Strikes Back's Special Edition is actually better than the Theatrical Cut?
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My vote no. The suspense of the Wampa scene is reduced by showing it too much, expanding Cloud City is nice but IMO calls too much attention to itself, using Ian would’ve been better if he wasn’t delivering his lines like he’s literally reading from cue cards, recycling footage from ROTJ to show Vader returning to his shuttle was pointless, and, no, getting rid of ‘Bring my shuttle’ for me was a big no no. I will agree though ESB is the more tolerable of the SEs.

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#1293701
Topic
TV shows on DVD edited either due to syndicated prints or music rights
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SpacemanDoug said:

crissrudd4554 said:

SpacemanDoug said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Mission Hill had the majority of its music replaced on video. Thankfully there’s a very good restoration on MySpleen.

That 70s Show on streaming, DVD, and BR is a mess of music replacement and syndication edits depending on which version you have access to, but to my knowledge none of them have the original music despite frequent claims to the contrary.

The first season (at least) of Scrubs is missing a large chunk of the original music on DVD and streaming.

The new Netflix dub of Evangelion took out Fly Me to the Moon on every episode for licensing reasons (I’ve made a version of this new dub with the music restored myself).

I actually had involvement in restoring a bunch of music to episodes of That 70s Show, though sadly I’m still missing a bunch of episodes (most of them from season 2)

And literally to show off my work I uploaded snipets from the restorations on YT, and surprisingly I’ve had little trouble from this. (there were only two cases where a video got taken down cause of the music featured)

Off topic but do you know why the mouth effects on the Aerosmith cut outs have been removed from later releases?? I think even TV reairings have used this version too.

(Not my video)

https://youtu.be/nWjShj3IZpo

it’s clearly due to an overlook in the remastering process when the widescreen versions were created, they forgot to animate the mouths and eye wink (ironically the clip you posted is actually the version where the music cue was changed from the original FOX version)

here’s the restored song version I uploaded, skip to 3:03 for the specific moment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpU6TtkVyjQ

Nice.