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crissrudd4554

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#1592212
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New Lucas interview - the originals "look terrible"
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I wanna say he was referring to the 2006 DVDs which used the Laserdisc transfers for their source but you never know with this man. It’s sad yet unsurprising that he uses everyone’s disappointment of the actual TRANSFERS as justification that the original versions of the movies were in fact inferior/incomplete films.

If those LD masters had been upgraded to 16:9 with a bit of upscaling I guarantee 60%-70% of the complaints people had with those DVDs wouldn’t have happened. Sure the 1993 masters weren’t perfect. Coloring was off at times, some poor DNR applied but with some minor enhancements and upgrading to modern video proportions they could’ve been acceptable in 2006.

It’s just sad that he’s so convinced the SE’s were better because people were upset with those 2006 DVDs (again I’m assuming that’s what he meant) when it was the transfers people were upset with not the films! He clearly feels “if they aren’t happy with those versions in a older outdated video master that isn’t even upscaled for modern viewing than it’s clear the films were bad”. (Sighs)

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#1565198
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The Terminator (1984) - Original Theatrical Mono Preservation (Released)
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TylerDurden389 said:

When Beihn first shoots Arnold, you could hear the original mono shotgun sound effect layered underneath the 5.1 version. I kinda heard it the second time (before Arnold goes through the window). Arnie’s uzi still sounds like the 5.1 mix.

Which IMO only makes it worse and inconsistent. It just sounds odd having an effect that goes BLAM played under an effect going poof. What makes it even more strange is during the parking garage shootout in the remix both the Terminator and Reese’s guns make different sounds despite both being the same model shotgun. Yes Reese’s has an extended magazine tube but it’s the same shotgun.

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#1541898
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25 Years of the Special Edition
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Even though I prefer the original versions, the SE era was special to me since that was more or less the time of my Star Wars upbringing (I wasn’t around during the original run). I saw the SE of ANH in theaters (still have the ticket somewhere actually) but I was still pretty young so I can’t remember much of it but the POTF 2 figures, Micro Machine sets, and all sorts of late 90s Star Wars paraphernalia has definitely stayed with me. The ‘95 set was the first time I owned them on video and naturally didn’t really know especially at that age the true meaning and impact the words “One Last Time” actually had. It was an exciting time but bittersweet too in retrospect.

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#1538839
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Anyone else prefering the way buildings on Tatooine looked like, before the SE and the Prequels?
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Mocata said:

Luke would probably never have thought about leaving if a single port was so busy. There’s probably a thriving metropolis nearby if all that traffic came and went. Even the little CGI creatures ruin the idea that it’s a barren wasteland.

I was about to make a comment along those lines. Expanding Mos Eisley definitely contradicts the notion Luke’s sets about Tatooine with his earlier remarks. A buzzing spaceport with scurrying creatures, various alien life, and speeders galore definitely doesn’t fit the idea of Tatooine being the planet the farthest from the “bright center of the universe”.

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#1537446
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Anyone else think Empire Strikes Back's Special Edition is actually better than the Theatrical Cut?
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Hydra Spectre said:

The new Wampa scene actually heightens the suspense over the original. In the original, you just get faint glimpses of the Wampa and the fate of Luke’s Tauntaun is left up in the air. People already know what the Wampa looks like so there’s no point in hiding it. And it’s actually more suspenseful to show him feasting on the Tauntaun’s carcass, heightening the tension that the Wampa would eat Luke next.

Disagree respectfully. Not showing IMO heightens the tension more because you never know where the Wampa is or when he will show up. Repeatedly cutting back and forth between Luke and the Wampa makes the situation less dire because the Wampa clearly has a face full of food and only shows us the audience that yes Luke is in a dire situation and needs to get out ASAP but the tension is robbed but revealing too much of the Wampa beforehand.

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#1536291
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Return Of The Jedi's 40th anniversary
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LexX said:

Fang Zei said:

ThatPixarGuy said:

SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

ThatPixarGuy said:

I’m seeing a 40th anniversary screening with some family and friends on Saturday. The theatrical cut would be preferable of course, but I’m just happy to see a good Star Wars film in theaters haha.

Was it ever clarified why Empire’s 40th anniversary screenings used the 2011 Blu-ray rather than the more recent 2019 transfer? Hopefully that won’t be the same case here…

Yes, I was just wondering this. Once you see it, could you let us know which version it is?

Sure!

The only thing that would really give it away is the color timing, as the 2011 and 2019 versions are basically otherwise identical.

The opening logos are different as well.

Yep. 20th Century Fox logo no longer has the NewsCorporation byline and the Lucasfilm logo has been updated.

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#1536005
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George Lucas: Star Wars Creator, Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist...
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And technically Spielberg is STILL revising his films on home video. Maybe not to full on Lucas level but the idea that the versions of his movies available right now are fully true to the theatrical versions is false. There’s been recompositing, minor digital tweaks to correct matting and other things, changes in color timing, changes to audio. So if anything he’s not really proving himself to be any better than his buddy George when it comes to preserving his work as is. Yes the changes might be minor in comparison but they’re still changes.

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#1522596
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Info: Films re-released with alterations
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crissrudd4554 said:

Not an ‘alteration’ alteration but worth mentioning. This is regarding the movie Indian in the Cupboard. For the US Theatrical release and International video releases the film was distributed by Paramount. For International Theatrical release and US video releases it was distributed by Columbia. For the Paramount release, Paramount gets first billing in the opening credits. For the Columbia release it’s reversed.

Paramount

!

Columbia

!

Same for end credits. Note the Paramount version has 1995 in Roman Numerals while the Columbia version is regular numbers??

Paramount

!

Columbia

!

I know this thread is basically dead but going back to this old post I figured I would chip in on this film again since I recently got the Blu-ray. While the Blu-ray still uses the Columbia version (it is a Sony release afterall) I noticed something interesting with the end credits. First off it uses the end credits from the Paramount version since Paramount is credited first with the copyright and additionally the Columbia logo at the end fades in a second or two later than it had before.

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#1497796
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Icons Unearthed - new 6 part documentary on the OT (VICE)
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digitalfreaknyc said:

crissrudd4554 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Just finished watching and yeah like what the above comment says not much new in terms of information. Nice to get Marcia Lucas’ input for once but otherwise not much that past documentaries haven’t already told us.

There was a bunch of stuff in the Empire episode that I had never heard before.

I haven’t seen that one yet.

So what HAVE you watched? 3 episodes have aired. You’re judging a whole series on…what…one episode? 2?

I only saw the first one so and far and sheeesh relax I didn’t know others were out yet.

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#1497704
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Icons Unearthed - new 6 part documentary on the OT (VICE)
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digitalfreaknyc said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Just finished watching and yeah like what the above comment says not much new in terms of information. Nice to get Marcia Lucas’ input for once but otherwise not much that past documentaries haven’t already told us.

There was a bunch of stuff in the Empire episode that I had never heard before.

I haven’t seen that one yet.