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#1157040
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<strong>Possessed</strong> Star Wars Trilogy custom edition
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I watched this last night and I would like to share some quick thoughts.

I thought is was great. There were a few small things, but overall it was a good effort.

A couple of observations:
When Luke first gets the lightsaber from Obi-Wan, he turns it on and then there is a weird kind of halo or distortion around his arm. I assumed that is ws from the roto-scoping, but I am not 100% sure. I did not notice it elsewhere when sabers were used.

There was a bit of an odd cut at 52.00 minutes when dick nose is perusing the group to the Falcon. I can’t remember if it was the same in the Blu ray; I will have to check it out.

Also, there did seem to be a bit of a drop off in resolition in the Mos Eisley scene. I know that you said you upscaled that scene and I did not mind it, as I prefer it to the SE version. Maybe a tinker with the upscale settings can make it more seemless if desired.

As far as the SE parts, the only ones you used that I still don’t like are the one scene with the Storm Troopers riding those weird beasties when they first land abd begin searching foe the droids and the scene with R2 hiding behind the rock. The CGI in both of those scenes is not very good compared to the practical effects, but the other SE scenes were not as noticable.

I think it helped that I just watched the Despecialized edition and the changes doc a few days before.

Overall, it was a really good effort. It sounded great on my soundbar and looked good, color and resolution wise on my tv, 4K Panasonic. Thanks again for letting preview it.

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#1156596
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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There is nothing wrong with a fan being critical of whatever it is there are passionate about. Being a critical fan base is why this site and its various projects exist, and that is a good thing. However, it is this same passion that leads people to extremes in one direction or the other and that can be frustrating. We have all had conversations with people who swear by the maker that the Prequels are the best movies ever made or with people who hate everything Star Wars and nit pick just to be obnoxious…and my personal philosophy is to be at peace with all men, even the dumbasses, so instead of hammering my own opinion home, I just listen/read their point of view and keep on living. Life is too short and I got sh2t to do.

Jedit: and I am not speaking about anyone in particular, just trying to say that we all have people in our lives who are hard to deal with and instead of devoting to much energy to those interactions, I simply try to move on, in a respectful way. Personally, I really appreciate the discourse as a fan base. Do we take it too far sometimes? Sure, but as I said, it’s because we are passionate, which is a good thing.

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#1156117
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Mike O said:

Someone hit my car while it was in park in a parking space in a parking lot because of turning the wrong way. I’ve been on the phone with this person a couple of times, and filed a claim with my insurance company. Unfortunately, she needs to file a claim with her’s, and she hasn’t yet. I really don’t want to be difficult or stay on her, but I really need her to do this. My car needs some (thankfully minor) body work as a result, and her insurance company should be paying it.

I don’t know it works where you are, but in my experience in Virginia, the victim notifies their insurance company and then the company contacts the party at fault’s company. This usually leads to an expedited process, so I am surprised that your company hasn’t already gotten the ball rolling. Hopefully, it will be resolved quickly for you.

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#1155489
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Life Advice Thread
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Speaking as an '80’s kid who had no contact with my dad, I can tell probably the most important thing to keep in mind is that his decision to not be a part of your life is not your fault and is no reflection on who you are or you value as a person. If I could go back and tell my 10 year old self one thing, it would be that it wasn’t my fault; I spent too many years blaming myself for something that I had no control over. My father chose not to be in my life, for what ever reason, but it wasn’t my fault and if for some reason if your dad makes that same unfortunate choice, that is also not your fault.

As far as what to do next, that is really up to you, but if you choose to contact him again, managing your expectations will be key to mitigating any disappointment you will feel if he does not respond. It will be hard, but if you really want to explore that relationship, then that would be the next logical step…a message/email telling him how you feel and, as you have shared here, how you do not wish to be a disruption to his life. And then brace yourself for the reaction/response as best as you can, even if it is no response at all. Can you verify/see if he has read the message that you sent originally, like with FB Messenger? I don’t know how the site works, but if he doesn’t frequent the site, is it possible he missed the message?

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#1154869
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Star Wars at box office
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SilverWook said:

Wasn’t Jumanji one of those films that made more moolah on home video, like Austin Powers?

Exactly. The film did not do as well as expected in its box office run, even with the late great Robin Williams as the lead. IIRC, at the time people didn’t know what to make of it and thought it was a little too dark/intense for little kids, plus the studio spent a bunch of money on the film, $65m which at the time for a ‘kid’s’ movie was rare, so it wasn’t until it hit the home video market that it really took off and turned a real profit.

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#1154586
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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towne32 said:

dylanv1025 said:

Molly said:

Basically, the only ones who can legally distribute anything Star Wars are Fox (ANH) and Disney (everything else), without something in writing from the appropriate party saying otherwise.

For most of us morality isn’t tied directly to legality so we don’t care about non-profit redistribution of what the rightsholders don’t want to be bothered redistributing - and they might even look the other way - but they don’t really have to. We’re fortunate that they have done so so far.

I thought it was all Disney now, after they bought almost all of Fox.

I believe it still requires some sort of approval process, first.

And that could take as long as 18 months.