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crissrudd4554

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#785557
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Star Wars theatrical versions not coming in 2015
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Yeah I could definitely agree to the idea of hesitation out of loyalty to Lucas. Without him Disney wouldn't be banking in on this franchise to begin with would they?? Same with Fox if they are afraid to release the originals. You have to wonder though. Is it part of a bigger plan?? I think it's fair to say that both camps realize that releasing the original versions would be the best move if they wish to cash in more on the original movies. However, could it be part of something that they think will pay off more?? The fact they're releasing the same damn Blurays again within 5 years since its initial release shows they're willing to cash in on anything. So they probably know they want something that EVERYONE will buy including those who already own the current BluRays. So simply releasing the original versions wouldn't be enough. What else do we get?? '97 SE? '11 SE? A new SE??? And of course there's still the matter of Fox and Disney reaching a deal over video releases. Just an interesting theory.

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#785225
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Star Wars theatrical versions not coming in 2015
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Gonna have to agree as well. It's been a year since the rumor leaked on comicbook.com and we haven't had any updates since. So yeah I'm pretty convinced now it was a rumor being spread around to raise attention. Like many of you I really won't raise any hope until a response is given by someone affiliated with Lucasfilm which seems slim to none at this point.

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#784742
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Star Wars theatrical versions not coming in 2015
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I didnt buy the BluRays in 2011, didnt buy them when they were reissued in 2013, wont buy them this time. Unless the originals are in their somewhere dont care. I'm not hating on the SE's but I wont watch them unless the originals are packaged with them. In regards to upcoming reissues of SW, I dont even follow Lucasfilm anymore. I'd rather just feed off rumors from an undisclosed sources about an OUT coming out even though I know they've been proven untrue.

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#784738
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The Audio Preservation Thread
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PDB said:

dark_jedi said:

PDB said:

captainsolo said:

Anyone with the Jaws signature LD...how's it sound overall? I think it's the basis for the 30th DVD mono and BD mono. To best preserve the track we could use this and re-sync to the BD. The DTS version only has a spot or two of distortion but should have been lossless.

I also have the 1992 WS rescored version which other than the beach scene with replaced music sound mostly identical though it does feel far more robust in places somewhat akin to the 1985 home video SW mix. The "smile..you" line may have slight more clarity on the "bitch" than the mono but I could be hearing things.

 Hey captainsolo you may want to look on fanres concerning the signature ld soundtrack 

So non members can't get the answer here?

 Well, captainsolo asked and he is a member there so it seemed a simple answer.

 But since you asked, the sig LD track sounds very similar to the BDs mono track just with the add dynamics of lossless. I've never heard the 92.

I've never watched Laserdisc so I obviously dont know how they sound. What I can say is I've viewed most of the Jaws VHS releases and can say that most pre-1995 releases have the replaced song in the beach scene leading to Alex Kintner's death.  The 1995 Letterbox VHS features the restored song as have every release of Jaws since. Also comparing the Mono version on the DVD releases (I havent seen the BluRay version) to some of the VHS releases there's certain sounds and/or dialogue thats a bit more clear on the VHS'. For example the shot of Cassidy lying on the beach as a wave washes through him at the end of Chrissy's death scene, we can hear him burp on the VHS. This is not heard on either the mono or 5.1 mix on the DVDs. Also the dialogue thats shouted in the scene where the shark tugs the Orca is more clear on the VHS such as Hooper's 'It's impossible! The line's too tight!'. Now obviously I dont know how the mono sounds on the BluRay but after comparing I think the mono on the 2005 DVD is slightly crisper than the mono on the 2012 DVD.

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#776074
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Question for people who own the 1984 VHS releases
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I'd like to do something like this but for the 1992 tapes. I think attempts have been made at this but I'd like to really do a good job with it. I just need a good wide scan of the ANH artwork (one that shows Vader's complete helmet and not with the corner cut off), the ROTJ artwork with small Lando (if one of you who posted it earlier would like to repost again that would be nice) and nice scans of the back cover collages.

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#774660
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How the Special Edition Should Have Been
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DuracellEnergizer said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Also I personally prefer Yub Nub compared to the new song but I do agree that the new song fits the scene better.

I don't see how that's possible when the instrumentation of "Victory Celebration" doesn't even line up with the Ewoks' motions.

Well I was referring more to the mood of the scene. Although to be fair Yub Nub is really more of a song you'd expect to hear at a celebration held in an ewok village anyways so what do I know?

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#772859
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The Audio Preservation Thread
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I actually have a few questions regarding E.T. Bare with me if this post is long since there's a lot to explain. I know that the 2012 BluRay/DVD of E.T. is the theatrical cut, but it still uses a remixed soundtrack that features new sound effects that were added for the 2002 enhanced version. When both cuts were released on DVD in 2002 the DVD of the original cut still featured a few of these new additions. This includes the effects that were added for the new digital shot of E.T. hopping to his feet and walking toward the town after he realizes he's been left behind which is followed by the sound of birds flopping away (I dont even think there were birds in the shot, its been a while since I saw the 2002 film) and radio static as the feds and Mary rush to the abandoned van. There's probably a few others as well but those pop to mind. None of my VHS copies of the theatrical E.T. has these so I know its lifted from the 2002 soundtrack. The 2012 version removes the static but the sound of E.T. hopping to his feet followed by the non-existent birds flopping away remains. This just looks and sounds out of place with the original scene. Also I know that the none of the VHS versions have Mary's full line where she tells Michael he's not dressing as a terrorist. Anyways someone on another site mentioned the BluRay edition has a 2.0 mix and says its sounds identical to the original. I dont have a BluRay player so I can't check this for myself. Im just curious if anyone here had the E.T. BluRay and wanted to compare the 7.1 track to the 2.0 track?? I only have the 2002 and 2012 DVDs which only has the film in 5.1.

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#772263
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Do you think Disney will release the unaltered versions for DVD and blue ray?
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Well I view it 3 ways. You have fans who prefer the OUT, fans who prefer the SE (any of them), and fans who aren't concerned otherwise and will watch the film's regardless of what versions they are. When you break it down the real battle is only between the first two groups of fans. The last will be happy with whatever. So I wouldn't say the OUT fans are a minority but they shouldn't be the target audience that Disney's aiming for should they reissue the OUT. As much as I prefer the OUT over the SE, I'm not gonna be part of the crowd that goes 'you're not a true SW fan if you like the SE's' or vice versa. If the originals are to be issued again, Disney should package it with the SE, whether it's a previously released version or a new edit, to please both camps. As I said the third group will probably be pleased with whatever.