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Lucas the Barbarian

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#1437886
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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SilverWook said:

I never thought I’d live to see anyone say the movie is slow paced. Critics over the years have blamed Lucas for movies becoming too fast paced in general.

Well, ANH was definitely fast paced and groundbreaking for its time, but I think later action films that have come out since then made ANH look slow and the special effects look rudimentary by comparison. Kind of like how Black Sabbath were considered incredibly loud and heavy in their heyday, but as metal became faster and more intense (insert eyeroll/groan/sarcastic laugh here) over time, Black Sabbath sounded tame by comparison.

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#1437147
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Games you want to see remade
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Sonic 06. I think the worst thing about it is that it could have been a great game if Sega had taken extra time to actually finish it instead of rushing it out the door in an unfinished and borderline unplayable state just so it could be released before the end of 2006 (the game already missed the actual date of Sonic’s 15th anniversary anyway, so what was the point of selling it as an anniversary celebration at that point?). I’d love to see Sega remaster the game for a future generation of consoles, and more importantly spend as much time, money, resources, and effort as possible on polishing it and working all the glitches and bugs out BEFORE releasing it, so it can be a solid, well-rounded playing experience.

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#1426318
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Highest quality version of 1997 Special Editions? Is there a DVD release?
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Original#Fan1 said:

YES! they did have a high quality version that was out on dvd and vhs i had the dvd versions with both original and the new digitally made versions on each disc in the early 2000s and subsiquently then I lost them in storage place oh boy was I angry and now i cant get them back. Does anyone have any copies of those original digital home releases out here?

Are you sure it wasn’t a bootleg? Unless you’re talking about the 2004 Special Editions which have even more changes than the 1997 versions. Because there WERE bootleg DVDs of the 1997 SE’s that existed before Lucasfilm released them officially. The actual 1997 versions were never officially released on DVD.

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#1426067
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New re-releases of The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
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https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Lord-of-the-Rings-The-Fellowship-of-the-Ring-4K-Blu-ray/262476/#Review

“I’ll admit that it was pretty easy to notice some faint to moderate noise reduction either baked in to some of the visual effects or applied to the transfer after the fact – it’s certainly nothing grossly offensive by any stretch, and the extremely high level of fine detail in this picture will likely mask it from most eyes.”

Yeah, and Lucas made “some faint to moderate” changes to the original trilogy, but it’s all good because it’s in gLoRiOuS 4k. I don’t have this set yet, but I hope they’re at least right about the color grading being an improvement over the first Blu-ray.

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#1425572
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Shrek - 35MM Restoration (WIP)
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LHUX said:

today is April 22nd 2021.
exactly 20 years since shrek met its debut.
and no 35mm.
we failed the mission all thanks to the global pandemic.
now what do we have to do?

OK full disclosure: I’m no authority on film preservation or anything and I’ve only been here for a few months. With that said, what I DO know about scanning film is that it’s expensive, it takes time, and it’s not easy. Just look at 4K80 - TN1 started working on it back in late 2018 and it’s still only 75% finished, but it WILL be released eventually, hopefully by the end of this year.

As for Shrek, yes, it would have been AWESOME if this project was released in time for the 20th anniversary, but that wasn’t the objective. The objective is to preserve this print as best as possible, no matter how long it takes. In the words of Shigeru Miyamoto: “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.”

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#1419209
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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Grunge didn’t “kill” the guitar solo like a lot of pretentious rock music snobs claim it did. They’re probably referring to Nirvana when they say that (although I love Nirvana, I’ll admit Kurt wasn’t exactly a guitar god), because the other three “big four” bands had a ton of songs with killer guitar solos.

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#1413849
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The Definitive Theatrical Audio Mix?
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I also think the 70mm mix is the best version sonically. In terms of content, though, I think the mono mix would be the definitive version - it’s the mix that had the most effort put into it since most theaters at the time were only equipped for mono, and that would be the mix most people would hear (kind of like how the Beatles put the most effort into the mono mixes of their albums for the same reason). Ben Burtt himself even considered it the definitive mix until SW came out on home video and the “inferior” stereo mix became the standard version…

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#1413767
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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My family and I finally upgraded to a 4K TV about two months ago, and while we were testing it out, I mentioned Filmmaker Mode and how its purpose is to turn off all the unnecessary filters so that the content looks exactly the way the creators intended (not just movies, but everything that’s not video games). When I turned it on, I was expecting them to start complaining about how iT’S ToO DaRk and all that, but I wasn’t expecting all of them to actually start talking about how Filmmaker Mode is the ONLY unnatural image setting. I tried explaining that it’s called FILMMAKER Mode because it’s supposed to make things look the way the FILMMAKER intended, and…they all looked at me like I was on crack.

I thought about sarcastically saying something like “Oh yEaHhHhHhHhHhH! Christopher Nolan didn’t know what he was doing when he filmed Dunkirk. All the guys who spent countless man hours color grading and calibrating everything down to the finest detail to their preferences in post production didn’t know what they were doing. Only the TV manufacturers are right! The way Dunkirk looked when you saw it in the theater WASN’T THE WAY THE FILMMAKERS INTENDED! THE TV MANUFACTURERS ARE RIGHT, THE FUCKING CREATORS ARE WRONG!!!” I never thought there could possibly be anyone who actually thought that.

And then…I stumbled across THIS pretentious douchebag’s video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0ilxD0lIy0

I totally understand that not everyone completely understands or is familiar with Filmmaker Mode yet, since it’s relatively new and they’ve been conditioned to just take their TVs out of the box, set them up, and that’s it, and they’ve gotten used to the overly bright, smoothed out, OT 2004 master-ish look of modern TVs, and 24fps or 30fps might look jarring to them, but this guy…THIS GUY…this guy HAS to be on crack if he’s making a video actively BLAMING THE CONTENT CREATORS and praising the TV manufacturers for getting it right and “fixing” the filmmakers’ perceived “laziness”. As far as I know, shooting actual feature length theatrical films at 60fps is extremely expensive, which is why it rarely ever happens. The filmmakers aren’t lazy - they’re RIGHT. It’s the TV manufacturers who’ve needed to step up their game for about 8 years now and finally are.

I mean, just look at what DrDre, Williarob, Harmy and company are doing right now - they’re spending time, money, and energy they will never get back into color-grading, manipulating, calibrating and perfecting a project that ultimately a few people will ever be able to see. When you watch Despecialized (and really any fan project from this site) on a modern TV in “Standard” mode, all those years of hard work they put into the project goes down the Sarlacc Pit. It’s the equivalent of preparing a high-quality haute cuisine dish, and then someone coming in and pouring ketchup all over it.

Sorry if that came across as SammyClassicSonicFan-ish, I just needed to get that out of my system since nobody else would listen to me.

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#1413214
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Spuffure said:

It’s really sad when your childhood idol turns out to be a monster, at worst a you-know-what, or sometimes just a jerk.

Michael Jackson comes to mind, and even though I firmly believe he was innocent, I hate that I can never bring him up in a conversation or listen to his music around my friends since his name is practically synonymous with child molestation and they’ll get “Vietnam flashbacks” or whatever my fellow young whip’rsnap’rs call them. It’s a shame because in terms of influence and legacy he’s right up there with the Beatles, Frank Sinatra and Elvis.

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#1411629
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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I agree that zoomers ruined the word Karen (and I know this firsthand as a zoomer myself). One of my friends is actually named Karen, and the stereotypical description of Karens doesn’t apply to her at all, so as you can imagine, she hates the fact that own her name which has existed for decades, probably centuries, has recently become associated with entitled and racist T***p supporters, which she very much is not.