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Opinion: Return Of The Jedi is Very Underrated. Do You Agree?

I love Return of the Jedi. As a kid it was my favourite, as I got older I preferred Empire but still really thought Jedi was a brilliant film from beginning to end. I went through a period of actually preferring it to Empire for being a bit more “fun” until the very dark finale but I just think the original trilogy oozes quality in every film.
I even like the Ewoks! It does have great drama and a sense of resolution to the overall story and so many great action setpieces in it. Everything from Luke turning the tables on Jabba to the speeder bike chase and the stuff with Luke, Vader and the emperor in the finale is just iconic and quite well written.
The movie ties up everything nicely too.

I think its “ranking” in the original trilogy has become more of a debate in recent years among Star Wars fans but I think it’s always been generally regarded as a very good film and got a lot of great reviews at the time and since then. Unfortunately it suffered the most out of the so called “Special editions”.

Star Fleet/X-Bomber (1980) Remastered Edition (a work in progress)

I actually prefer the Japanese version but then I’m a big fan of Japanese cinema and anime. This project sounds awesome! Thanks for perservering with it and putting in so much hard work.
I grew up with the Starfleet version as I live in the UK. I was happy to see the recent Discotek release that included both the Starfleet version and the original X-Bomber. Was the first time I’d been able to see it with the original Japanese audio and musical score. The show really holds a special place in my heart, really glad to see it being treated with respect. It’s a real shame some Japanese distributors can be a pain in the ass when it comes to giving other countries good materials for their releases.

Best of luck with the project Bladez!

NJVC Custom Blu-ray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega

Have the issues with the BD-25 links been corrected or do I need to request them from someone via PM?

I’ve managed to compile the 1st lot of archives into an ISO for the original movie but the special features disc for Star Wars keeps on giving me checksum errors on parts 4 and 24 when I try to extract them to make the ISO.

Can someone send me the links please?

I’d really love to be able to burn my own discs with all of the special features and menus.

Thank you kindly

Discussion: Little Men, Little Wars - Share Your Star Wars Collection

Some amazing stuff here and some very talented painters. Really wish I could find a good way to learn how to paint models. I’ve built some Bandai anime kits of stuff like Votoms, Gundam and Mazinkaiser but they’ve all been pre-painted. I’d love to be able to find a cheap but cool model kit to practice on that’s not too difficult for beginners. I worry about spending too much money and then screwing it up!

Canofhumdingers: I love your Godzilla collection man, big fan of the big G myself. Got the criterion set of Showa movies for my 40th birthday earlier this year.

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Gonk-DB94 said:

Hello jidaigekijunkie 😃

That is an a great post and also close to my relationship & thoughts with Star Wars (and probably many others here as well).

Thanks Gonk. Feels good to be on board, glad my story resonates with you. Looking forward to chatting with you and others on here. For a long time after the prequels I gave up on the franchise pretty much but since the new trilogy started there’s always been something pulling me back to the point where I had to admit to myself I was a fan again. Having said that though that all ended in disappointment: the less said about how TROS turned out the better!

At least I really enjoyed Rogue One, Solo and The Mandalorian.

I felt like for quite a while after the prequels my relationship with the franchise was quite complex. I loved it and hated it at the same time for what it had turned into since Phantom Menace. It says a lot that watching that documentary from a few years back “The People Versus George Lucas” kind of felt a bit like being in therapy 😃

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Hello everyone (Waves). Have been browsing here for a few years now on and off and reading about the preservation projects. I thought it was finally time to join and be part of the discussion!

I’m 40 years old, which of course means I was born the same year The Empire Strikes Back was released. My older brother was obsessed with the films and saw each of them on their original theatrical release however I discovered them on VHS from recordings my brother made for me from TV broadcasts one Christmas in the early to mid 80’s.

He got me obsessive about them as well as showing me a lot of other sci-fi/fantasy stuff (and horror as I got older) and instilled a love of practical special effects in me that I’m still passionate about today.

I’ll always love the original movies because of their immense imagination and world building as well as the iconic heroes and villains. All those background details and interesting character cameos, everything felt so cohesive, a real “Lived in” universe.

My stance on other SW stuff:
I’m not a big fan of the so-called “Special Editions”. Seeing the films at the cinema for the first time was a great experience but even though I was only 17 at the time I was very critical of most of the additions except some of the digital enhancement to the backgrounds/ships. God that Jabba scene in ANH and the musical number in ROTJ make me cringe…and how is the replacement song at the end of Jedi better than the iconic “Yub Nub” celebration song?

I never really warmed to the prequels (Perhaps I’ll give em another chance at some point. It’s been years since I saw any of em) enjoyed TFA and TLJ but unfortunately TROS spoiled the trilogy for me with its disregard for what came before and not even trying to tie many of the loose ends up in any meaningful way despite being the final “skywalker saga” film. The Mandalorian on the other hand is a dream come true for me. I always wanted to see more of bounty hunters and see the scummier side of the Star Wars universe and I really dig the action/adventure samurai western vibe the show has. Awesome, it really feels like old-school Star Wars to me.

A little more about me outside of Star Wars. I’ve mentioned my love for films in general, well I love foreign cinema particularly Japanese cinema (Some of you might have guessed from my username). I’m also big into comics particularly manga and I write a blog about old school Anime and Manga called Animehead’s Retroworld.

I also love robots and combining two passions: robots and anime I co-host a podcast called Retro Mecha Podcast in which my buddy Ian and I talk about Mecha Anime from the 1960’s to the turn of the century.

TLDR: I love old school Star Wars, movies in general, comics, Japanese culture and I like big bots (and I cannot lie).