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dahmage

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#930307
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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Lol. Well, there is a certain level of happiness in not being annoyed by low quality video I suppose. :-p

Once you start noticing issues it’s hard to stop. But if I had worked as hard as Harmy on creating a high quality release, I would be bugged seeing such low quality encodes associated with me.

Edit: cellphone typos.

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#930290
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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imperialscum said:

Lord Haseo said:

imperialscum said:
Judging from this forum discussions, there seem to be way fewer people who like just OT. There seems to be many who likes TFA and PT or some combination of it.

A lot of people on here still put the OT (even ROTJ) over everything and they don’t necessarily say how much more they like the OT than TFA or the PT. Though with the PT it’s kind of obvious. Anyway, I was actually talking about the internet as a whole and the fans you encounter every so often in real life. It seems like even criticizing the OT is still a mortal sin to a lot of people.

I mean this is originaltrilogy.com. If anywhere, you expect to find the largest percentage of OT purist here. My experience with regular people is that they mostly either like all Star Wars or not liking any at all.

Well there is a lot of truth to that. Most people, even if they recognize that the PT is bad, still like them to some extent.

I find all the flaws in the PT endearing to some extent. I still watch them on occasion. Of its star wars related in any way I will watch it. I dislike some of them, but to me, it’s all about taking in everything star wars related.

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#929919
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OT Special Editions to have USA Roadshow Summer '16
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canofhumdingers said:

But you are right, the Alamo does make a point to show actual film when they can (I’ve been lucky to see a number of 35mm prints for other films there). I really do hope this OT roadshow will be 35mm, but somehow I doubt it. For one, as someone pointed out they’d have to have multiple prints based on the schedule. For two, they’d have to lug around a bunch of big, unwieldy, and (becoming) rare 35mm projectors to unusual locations when their normal roadshows are all digital from what I understand.

Thanks for sharing your extra info about Alamo

For what its worth, the locations they had on their schedule (when there was one) seemed to be all arthouse type venues, so they probably all did still have film projectors.

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#929316
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OT Special Editions to have USA Roadshow Summer '16
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mapet318 said:

So the Alamo has removed any mention of the roadshow on their website. I emailed my local Alamo, and they said that they might’ve removed the announcement because there was confusion on whether or not the movies would be shown in Alamo theater or in other, bigger venues.

i hope that is the reason, and not any sinister LucasFilmness.

Perhaps the response was so much larger than they expected that they are rethinking the way they are handling this?

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#929204
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Last movie seen
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As someone who read the hobbit many times as a d, and watched that animated movie several times, I was more annoyed by the story changes than I was by anything else.

The first one (as I sat in the theater) started disappointing me right around the cave troll scene when gandalf showed up to save the day. Bilbo was the one who solved it, thereby gaining the respect of the dwarves.

Now if they would just do the hobbit as a more faithful adaptation that would be excellent, but won’t happen for 10 years

I also really liked enders game the movie, my only wish was that they had made it a two part movie, and included more of the plot from the book like Locke and Demosthenes.

Ender too little, but good. Hobbit way way way too much, some good lost in a lot of meh and sigh.

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#928756
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Star Wars: Rogue One
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imperialscum said:

Lord Haseo said:

imperialscum said:
Well I would be interested in something alternative like that… but unfortunately majority of the intended audience likes popcorn stuff like TFA and such film would not sell.

You could say that SW and ROTJ are pretty much popcorn films too. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. Star Wars are fun space movies with a bit of depth to them and that’s all you need to make a good one.

Well OT has a lot of depth. TFA felt completely empty. I would say, while annoying, at least PT had more depth than TFA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_memory_biases

do you really believe yourself when you say “at least the PT” in response to things you don’t like about TFA?

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#928741
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OT Special Editions to have USA Roadshow Summer '16
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doubleofive said:

dahmage said:

The only thing that seems odd to me is that they have 7 showings on the same day, across the country. Do they actually have 7 35mm prints?

Time zones and a really fast car.

Well, they have a DC and NY showing on the same day, and given that the run-time per film is about 2 hours …

you probably weren’t completely serious, but i considered your point 😃