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#952973
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I wrote a userstyle / theme for OT.
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Hi everyone,

Though I greatly appreciate and respect Jay’s work on the site, like others, I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the new(ish) layout.

So I wrote a css style that reduces a lot of the padding around elements, shrinks a few things, stretches a few things, etc. The aim was to fit as much as reasonably possible on the page without sacrificing clarity or aesthetics. I originally only had myself (and my own tastes) in mind, so no guarantees, but I thought I’d share it just in case anyone would be interested:

https://userstyles.org/styles/128935/originaltrilogy-tweaks
(screenshots within)

I’m pretty much satisfied with it, so I may not be in the most urgent hurry to adopt suggestions, though I’d be happy to listen.

(BTW For those who don’t already know, Firefox/Chrome/Safari have an addon called “Stylish” with which one can write and install “styles” to customize the appearance and layout of a site.)

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#690709
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Info: 'South Park' - episode 201 - Speech Preservation...
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Doctor M said:

Can anyone confirm that the censorship was a hoax?  Word was lawyers were involved to get an uncut version released.

 The censorship was definitely not a hoax.  The confusion is probably due to the fact that some of the censorship was part of the plot, but some of it, like the bleeping of the entire ending speech, was completely against the creators' will.  Where did you hear about lawyers working towards an uncut release?  I'm pretty sure the recently leaked content wasn't part of anything official...

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#591570
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Making our own 35mm preservation--my crazy proposal
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Eh, I still prefer ambiguous news to no news.  I had entertained the same thoughts as You_Too as well, but that sounds a little too good to be true. 

Also, btw, I keep meaning to ask.  Neg1, I know you've said that you're only in as far as sw, but it's been quite convenient having a direct liaison to the restoration process.  Are there any plans to keep people here in the loop as things continue to progress?

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#587336
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Very nice menu concept.  Given the option I would definitely advocate a little more subtlety, maybe make the movement a bit slower, more consistent, maybe without reversing direction at the end, but that's just personal preference, it certainly looks quite impressive to me as is.

I'm also curious what program you used to make this?

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#587023
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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Oops, I completely misread the question here, my apologies.

The NO is poorly executed and very difficult to take seriously, and because of this its nearly universally reviled.  It seems petty to include it, because Lucas surely must know the degree to which it was disliked in ROTS.   It's as if he was forcing it on fans simply because they had rejected it.

But much more importantly, it destroys the drama of a very powerful and important moment.  In the wordless version, it seems so much more raw and emotional, he simply lets his choice speak for him.  Adding the scream was just like replacing the venomous "Bring my shuttle" line with the lifeless "Alert the star destroyer to prepare for my arrival." line, in that it was destroying the subtly of the scene to needlessly spell out something mundane everyone already knew.

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#585627
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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It's too bad the lpp print isn't available yet.  I wonder, how do the known theatrical bootlegs treat those shots?  I'm rather skeptical of this simply because we've never noticed it before, as far as I know, anyways. Perhaps it was just on ib prints?

If it was on all/most prints I would vote to keep it, but if it was both ways theatrically, I think there's no reason to choose the worse looking theatrical version.

 

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#566991
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Very nice looking clip.   One miniscule thing I noticed was that if you compare the first and second frames of the third shot, certain elements shift a little.  The things that first caught my eye were the right side of the droid, the window to the right of the dome, and the legs of the guy furthest to the left.  I don't think it matters, as it was only noticeable going through it frame by frame, but I thought I would mention it just in case.

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#560264
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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eiyosus said:

A while ago Ady posted a comparison shot between the Bluray and.......DVD maybe? of the rebels on Hoth fleeing from the AT-ATs showing how blurry the new transfer is.  Does anybody have a link to that pic?  Thankee!

I believe this was the picture you're referring to, it wasn't the dvd version, but a scan of an actual film cell vs the blu ray.  Pretty startling.

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#554413
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Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition coming to Blu-Ray
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 I really wish I had space to rip and test fotr, because it still seems to me that the tint is there all throughout the film.  If it were deliberate or intermittent, I wouldn't expect it to affect the title cards or the fading to "white" sequence, yet it does.  I'll have to give it and TT another look.   Nonetheless I definitely agree that the overall quality is quite good.

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#550805
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Star Wars Blu Ray Impressions
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I don't think that's completely true, you watched the extended version, right?   From what I understand, it wasn't bringing it up to the same level as the others so much as adding a single, constant tint throughout the entire film, on top of the pre existing color correction.  I thought I heard speculation somewhere that perhaps it was a technical error because it would be such a bizarre choice to make.  I certainly hope it won't be in the hobbit, though luckily I don't think its very likely.