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#581836
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PROMETHEUS was (Alien 0?) NOW NO LONGER SPOILER FREE.
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asterisk8 said:

eros said:

pointless opening scene.

Huh? How could it be a pointless scene to show how the engineers sacrifice themselves to create life on other planets, using the black ooze that is shown later in the film? Do you know the myth that inspired the film's title? I mean, I thought the film was pretty bad, but I don't get people who make lazy criticisms like this without backing their opinion up. Explain WHY it was a pointless scene.

Anyone who want a GOOD critique of the film that explains what's wrong with it from someone who knows what he's talking about, check out Gavin Rothery's blog (VFX supervisor of MOON): http://www.gavinrothery.com/my-blog/2012/6/11/so-what-was-wrong-with-prometheus.html

 

Really? is that what it was supposed to be? all I saw was an alien being drink some black stuff and fall into a waterfall somewhere means absolutely nothing to me, doesn't get explained what it was supposed to mean later in the film either. The story is about a bunch of archeologists that where WRONG about their theories. For all we know that opening scene could have been about the destruction of a world. Don't really care, I say the film didn't need the scene..on second thoughts that applies to about 50% of the movie. Quite possibly Ridley Scotts worst..

 

1 Alien

2 Aliens

3 Alien3 (I would put the Assembly Cut at #2)

4 Alien Resurrection

5 AvP

6 AvP Requiem

7 Prometheus

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#581586
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PROMETHEUS was (Alien 0?) NOW NO LONGER SPOILER FREE.
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Saw this about a week ago. Well what a complete mess it is, pointless opening scene. It should have started straight on board the Prometheus, then  rips off just about every classic sci-fi movie I can think of, then descends into nothing more than a creepy crawlie B movie in the last half hour or so. If this is Scott's idea of good sci-fi I'm praying he stays away from Bladerunner!!

2.5 out of 5

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#553047
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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BigP said:

Unfortunately if I try to burn to disc I will lose the HD quality. I was hoping to take the file, as is, and move it either to the ps3 to watch or save it to my HD to watch on the ps3 anytime I choose. I have been reading some places that I need to convert it from a m2ts file to something else. Anyone that can help that would be great! Thanks.

Download 'DGavcIndex' (no need to install) and demux the video and audio tracks you require, then download 'MKVtoolnix' and install. Using the 'MKVmerge' tool within toolnix you can merge the video and your choice of audio tracks into a MKV file

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#550976
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Troyig88 said:

What is a MKV? I assume it is some kind of format?

 

Not a format as such but a 'container file' similar to Harmys 'm2ts' files but more versatile. An mkv file can contain videotracks, audiotracks, subtitle files, chapters etc. And each of these tracks within the mkv can be in mutiple formats eg diVx, Xvid, x264, DTS, AC3, SRT, SSA. The beauty of them is that you end up with less clutter on your Harddrive or media server  (one file instead of mutiple files). And you can edit tracks later by demuxing and remuxing them from and to the mkv container file.

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#531891
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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M2ts files play havoc with my media player and anything remotely resembling a search or rewind with these files totally confuses it. So I thought 'a conversion to avi and why not upscale to my tv's resolution while i'm at it!' Actually i've nearly finished the encode one more pass tonight (5 passes in total, 23 hours encoding time) and i've compared on my computer with the original and I can barely see any difference. Thanks for advice on the sound track.

ps ROTJ next ;)

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#308184
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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OK watched this today, very good. Particulary like the falcon/tie approaching the death star, obi wan/vader fight and of course the final battle scene, which now is in a more logical progression. From the dog fighting for 'air' supremecy over the death star to the 3 attempts at dropping the torpedoes down that damn hole.

Agree about the severed limb looks too flat and unreal, and the final death star explosion scene, although good in concept the planet seems to overpower the scene and distracts away from the explosion.

All in all a Very good effort.