digitalfreaknyc, I just wanted to say thanks for making me aware this cut even existed, let alone that it was going to air on HBO. I have it sitting on my DVR and waiting for me. Thanks.
Good job Frink. Next time record it and release it as an alternate commentary.
Give Kylo Ren Bane’s lines from Dark Knight Rises?
Since bad new members accuse us of being awful to new members, I’m making a point of recognizing good new members. You’re a good new member. Welcome!
As far as pointing out issues with Harmy’s release, there’s a separate quality control thread for that. It helps keep them easily found, as well as preventing the illusion from being spoiled for people who don’t want to know every seam in the film. But as far as the 35mm shots go, he know’s there’s still some damage and it’ll be improved for later ones.
Harmy made a good point that 35mm transfers shown on TV sometimes have a bit of scratches and dirt remaining. Even something as new as Scream 2, which was on TV the other day, had noticeable scratches and dirt here and there.
I’ll take scratches and dirt over waxy DNR and “modern” color timing any day of the week, twice on Sunday, though!
This thread makes me kind of excited to show the prequels to my kids. My 4 y/o daughter has seen the entire OT and my son (6) needs to watch Return. Then I guess we’ll start with TPM and trudge through.
I think that’d be a great “modern” version. Similar to ASOIAF’s characters are portrayed. You only know what the character knows until you change characters in the next chapter or whatnot. So what you could do is have a Trilogy (Quadrilogy?) consisting of Star Wars The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Star Wars The Adventures of Princess Leia Organa, Star Wars The Adventures of Han Solo, and Star Wars The Adventures of Lando Calrissian (if you don’t do that, you won’t show the sweet DSII chase sequence.) And just let the movies overlap where they happen to overlap. Actually kind of feels like something Tarantino would do.
Anyone else have any thoughts they’re willing to share?
If you’re asking so you can write about it, just write about it. Have a thousand IG-88s running around and 20 living persons and then you can have another story about the IG’s mutiny.
what I mean is. Is it even possible to bring that venator up to functional capacity by possibly recruiting over a period of time. Or would it be easier to just simply try to hack the droid crew in the providence and have that?
Anything is possible, this is fiction, buddy.
The Tarkin novel has a similar situation. You should read it. Basically an early cell of the Rebel Alliance recovered some Separatist ships including some sort of cruiser and launched an attack on an Imperial base. They eventually steal Tarkin’s personal corvette which has stealth capability and cause havoc.
I did buy the R2-D2 French Vanilla creamer. I was getting creamer anyways.
In my experience most rental copies have literally no extras, not even a commentary.
TV’s Frink said:
One of the worst things about the prequels is that every Joe out there has a lightsaber.
You mean every Jedi Joe? Why wouldn’t they all have lightsabers? They’re Jedi!
What I mean to say is there are just so many g-dd-mn lightsabers because there are so many g-dd-mn Jedi. I know it’s a big galaxy, but force-sensitivity still seems to be too wide-spread in the PT. In the OT, it’s mystical. There are five force users in the entire galaxy: Ben, Yoda, Luke, Vader, and the Emperor. In the PT, you have 100 Jedi killing robots and you’re like A) is being a Jedi really that hard? and B) Are they really held in that high esteem, if they’re being contracted to kill robots? It just dilutes the notion of Jedi.
I’m not a PT apologist by any means but some of your argument is flawed. You’re complaining about 100 Jedi in a galaxy of trillions of people, that still makes them a pretty rare class/type of person, wouldn’t you think? And regarding the Jedi being respected, need I remind you who got the Jedi to fight? Palpatine. Someone who obviously hates the Jedi and is using his paper tigers to make the Jedi obsolete and eventually extinct. Maybe it’s not as clear as it should be, but I can see it.
I share everyones sentiments on this subject. Other than all of those things, the one character that always bugged me was Sam Jackson as MW. I always thought Lawrence Fishburn wouldve made a far superior MW than Jackson. Like several actors, Jackson was so unbelievable as a Jedi Master.
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Wow Harmy, I’m so excited! I can’t wait to get home and start my download. I’ll be seeding as long as possible on the Spleen, I’ve gotta get my ratio up anyways.
I know it doesn’t even remotely compare to most of you guys here, but I am picking up a 43’ Sharp Roku TV at Best Buy today which will work perfectly since I watch SW on Plex instead of forking over for physical Blurays. I’m also working on a little 3.1 system for the home.
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That would be like the President of the United States telling the Secret Service to take the night off. 😉
True, but you have to consider the Republic became the Empire very swiftly. I’m not trying to give ROTS too much credit but if you approach from this angle it makes sense. It’s basically the same reason why Palpatine allowed the Rebellion to attack his Death Star II. He is so prideful that he takes some serious risks which have paid out sometimes. It’s a bit of that whole “rhyming” Lucas is fond of.
That Palpatine himself explains it away as being scarred from the attempt on his life only muddies the issue. The most symmetrical scars ever! Then again, the senate is dumb enough to believe anything at this point. The most powerful guy in the universe apparently never gets plastic surgery either.
What still bugs me to this day, is Palpatine ought to be heavily guarded after the kidnapping attempt. The red guards must be on a coffee break when Mace and the Jedi redshirts show up. That the windows blowing out on Palpatine’s personal office doesn’t immediately bring armed guards is even more silly.
I assumed that Palpatine had foreseen the Jedi council approaching him and had told the royal guard to beg off so he could just kill them instead of them being detained.
Leave him alone to work on the Prequel Trilogy for the time being. It needs a bit of love. Sure a polished turd is still a turd, but at least it’s shiny.
“On April 25, 2014, Lucasfilm officially revised and solidified the canon, stating that all previously released Expanded Universe works would be re-branded under the new Star Wars Legends banner, in order to ensure a flowing timeline with the release of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. They also announced that future Star Wars stories will be considered on equal canon level with the films, with guidance coming from the Star Wars story group.”
“The Legendary Star Wars Expanded Universe Turns a New Page”. StarWars.com. 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-07-31.
The GOUT Synced 720P one on the Spleen doesn’t have the intro, I’m assuming someone else has already done the work for you.
Has anyone ever watched this and skipped the movie altogether? I have this sitting in my Netflix queue but I’ve been hesitant to start.
I’ve started using Plex Media Server recently, and I’m trying to organize my movie library. However, while there is an Internet Fanedit Database Agent for acquiring fanedit metadata, there isn’t one for preservations.
How would you suggest organizing metadata for Star Wars preservations in Plex?
For myself, I just have one version of each film in my Plex-able folders, so in the meta-data I just pursue the movies themselves, no modifiers. So, in my Plex library, it simply says Star Wars Episode # - Movie Title. Make sense? I’m at work or I’d SS it.
If you do some creative googling, I’m certain you can find what you’re looking for. I just did a quick search and found at least one source.
TV’s Frink said:
- Empire Strikes Back
- Return of the Jedi
- The Force Awakens
- A New Hope
- Revenge of the Sith
- The Phantom Menace
- Attack of the Clones
Man, what is up with the middling rankings for ANH lately?
Can’t speak for anyone else, but A New Hope loses a lot of rewatchability after a few viewings. I agree that it’s break-neck speed on first viewing, but it just feels like it takes forever to get off Tattooine and get to the good stuff.