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#1376764
Topic
2020 Blu Rays - are they worth it?
Time

MikeMatt101 said:

oojason said:

adywan said:

Broom Kid said:

In the UK, if you buy a blu-ray only disc, you get the new masters on that blu-ray.

in the US, if you buy a blu-ray only disc, you get the 2011 discs repackaged. The only way to get new masters on blu-ray in the US is to buy a 4K disc that comes with the new masters on the pack-in blu-ray.

It’s pretty much pot luck if you buy the single blu-rays in the UK. Amazon, you’re not guaranteed to get the 2020 version. At HMV, someone i know purchased the OT as separates. ANH was 2011, ESB was 2020, ROTJ was 2011. HMV refused to take the 2011 discs back as the package was opened. So he ordered ANH & ROTJ from Zavvi. Got ANH 2020 & ROTJ 2011. The packaging is identical too so there’s no way of knowing which version you will get even if you go into a shop and check the covers. So now he is stuck with 2 versions of ROTJ and no way of knowing if he buys another copy if it will be the new version or not. Until all the old stock of the September 2019 releases are sold, its a risk buying them as separates.

I’m surprised this hasn’t received more attention online - especially given the seemingly endless and inane ‘unboxing’ and ‘review’ channels out there on youtube.

Ah, so it’s not the case that 2011 discs are being put in 2020 packaging, but that the retailers are getting confused by the 2019 and 2020 releases.

It could be that as well mate (I remember at Woolworths… the staff putting the discs in the boxes themselves when you were at the DVD counter - and sometimes getting that wrong - though that maybe have been some time ago now 😉)

I imagine many are shrink-wrapped these days - but you never know…
 

The 2019 releases don’t appear to be listed separately on Amazon, which I guess is why it’s pot luck which version you get.

Unfortunately, both are…

September 2019 release (2011 Special Edition) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/STAR-WARS-NEW-HOPE-Blu-ray/dp/B07TNVWQCZ (Edit: imported)

August 2020 release (2019 Special Edition / Maclunkey version) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-Blu-ray/dp/B08D7234D9

^ and I’d doubt the staff at some places knowing the difference - or being aware there is a difference…
 

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#1376755
Topic
2020 Blu Rays - are they worth it?
Time

adywan said:

Broom Kid said:

In the UK, if you buy a blu-ray only disc, you get the new masters on that blu-ray.

in the US, if you buy a blu-ray only disc, you get the 2011 discs repackaged. The only way to get new masters on blu-ray in the US is to buy a 4K disc that comes with the new masters on the pack-in blu-ray.

It’s pretty much pot luck if you buy the single blu-rays in the UK. Amazon, you’re not guaranteed to get the 2020 version. At HMV, someone i know purchased the OT as separates. ANH was 2011, ESB was 2020, ROTJ was 2011. HMV refused to take the 2011 discs back as the package was opened. So he ordered ANH & ROTJ from Zavvi. Got ANH 2020 & ROTJ 2011. The packaging is identical too so there’s no way of knowing which version you will get even if you go into a shop and check the covers. So now he is stuck with 2 versions of ROTJ and no way of knowing if he buys another copy if it will be the new version or not. Until all the old stock of the September 2019 releases are sold, its a risk buying them as separates.

I’m surprised this hasn’t received more attention online - especially given the seemingly endless and inane ‘unboxing’ and ‘review’ channels out there on youtube.

 

This is discart for the September 2019 blu ray releases of the individual Star Wars films (the 2011 Special Edition version):-

 
This is discart for the August 2020 blu ray releases of the individual Star Wars films (the 2019 Special Edition / Maclunkey version):-

^ Nice of Lucasfilm to use the same art… if the Star Wars logo is at the top of the disc art it is the August 2020 release (the 2019 Special Edition / Maclunkey version).

 

Cover-wise…

The September 2019 blu ray release (the 2011 Special Edition version):-

 

The August 2020 blu ray release (the 2019 Special Edition / Maclunkey version):-

 

It is no wonder stores or warehouses are making mistakes and mixing up peoples’ orders - if they there are even aware there is a difference at all.

Just how lazy and cheap do Lucasfilm have to be with these releases… a cynic [cough] may go as far as saying it seems they are willfully confusing people as to the content of their releases.

 

There is a little more info on the September 2019 releases of the individual Star Wars blu rays for sale, here:-

The 2019 re-release of the Original Trilogy films on blu ray & DVD (2011 SE version)
 

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#1376651
Topic
The <strong>random Pics &amp; GIFs</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
Time

thatguyakira123 said:

oojason said:

^ by Nicolas Barbera - https://twitter.com/barberanicolas

I dunno why but this one just entices me…

^ Aye, I’d be well happy with that up on the office wall etc - though would likely spend too much time just staring at it 😃

 


 

^ both images by Christian Piccolo - https://cpiccolo.artstation.com (with a fair bit more Star Wars art)
 

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#1376298
Topic
The Historical Discussion Thread: All Discussion Pertaining to History is Welcome <em>(Formerly: &quot;Historical Events Corresponding to the Current Date; Posted Throughout 2014&quot;)</em>
Time

'This map lets you see where your hometown was on the Earth millions of years ago’:-

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/30/us/map-hometown-earth-continental-drift-scn-trnd

 
'A California paleontologist has created an interactive map that allows people to see how far their hometowns have moved over 750 million years of continental drift.

Webster’s map visualization lets users enter their location and then plugs that location into plate tectonic models. The result is that users can see where towns and cities were located hundreds of millions of years ago.’
 

The link to the interactive map - https://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#750
 

^ Some decent info from the various time-frames and ‘jump to…’ section too 👍
 

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#1376182
Topic
[fill in the blank] Just Died!
Time

‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obituary of the Supreme Court justice’:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49488374
 

‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her own words – video obituary’:-

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2020/sep/18/ruth-bader-ginsburg-video-obituary
 

‘Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87’:-

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/100306972/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-champion-of-gender-equality-dies-at-87

 

and something from imgur - usually I wouldn’t post content like this from there as there is a lot of unsubstantiated rubbish, lies and fact-bending on there. Though for anyone interested, these are seriously impressive feats within a lifetime, and well worth checking out…

^ and a reminder that throughout history many rights, especially for equality, have to be fought for - they are not given away.
 

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#1376022
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
Time

A Conversation with Harmy, creator of the Star Wars Despecialized Edition - PART 1’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjp3e9lj5Cs - at the HelloGreedo youtube channel. (52 minutes long)

 
 

'A conversation with HelloGreedo, Star Wars YouTuber - Part 2:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcpdACUYYCA - at the Petr Harmy youtube channel. (59 minutes long)
 

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#1376021
Topic
The <strong>random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
Time

A Conversation with Harmy, creator of the Star Wars Despecialized Edition - PART 1’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjp3e9lj5Cs - at the HelloGreedo youtube channel. (52 minutes long)

 
 

'A conversation with HelloGreedo, Star Wars YouTuber - Part 2:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcpdACUYYCA - at the Petr Harmy youtube channel. (59 minutes long)
 

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#1375469
Topic
George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator &amp; Time Travelling Revisionist...
Time

 
The Secret History of Star Wars – Exclusive (Audio) Interview with Michael Kaminski – SWR #445’ (68 minutes):-

http://www.starwarsreport.com/2020/08/25/the-secret-history-of-star-wars-exclusive-interview-w-michael-kaminski-swr-445
 

Topics:-

• GL and his “liberties” with the making of Star Wars
• 3 films, 6 films? 12 films?
• Father Skywalker becomes Vader
• ESB’s aha moment
• The beginning of Skywalker Ranch
• The Marcia Lucas affair
• The dark days of Skywalker Ranch and Star Wars
• GL’s experimental films
• The Disney Era
 

Well worth a listen - especially if you haven’t yet read the ‘The Secret History of Star Wars’ book.

 

The Star Wars Report’ - a Star Wars blog and podcast network: http://www.starwarsreport.com
 

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#1375265
Topic
<strong>The Mandalorian</strong> : fan art + covers etc
Time

^ sweet artwork, CarboniteSolo 😃

 

 

^ from https://twitter.com/TrodenOG_/status/1216040708282421250

 

 

as well as some stunning and official looking covers on here - My The Mandalorian Season One Custom covers - by PoyzenArt…

 

 

^ https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/issep0/made_a_custom_mandalorian_vhs_cover
 

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#1375242
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
Time

 
'The Mandalorian - Season 2 Official Trailer - Disney+’:-

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFKOg43gIkq/?igshid=nah6s3g13jdo

^ a 2 minute trailer from the official Star Wars instagram channel.
 

or on the official The Mandalorian twitter account - https://twitter.com/themandalorian/status/1305868996965625858

or on the official Star Wars youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW7Twd85m2g

 

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#1375071
Topic
'Star Wars: Squadrons' - video game
Time

Star Wars: Squadrons - ‘Hunted’ - CG Short…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2VmOqjV_7Q - 7 minute video - from the EA Star Wars youtube channel

 
‘Meet one of the ace pilots you’ll fly alongside in Star Wars™: Squadrons in this original standalone CG short, made in collaboration by Motive Studios, Lucasfilm, and Industrial Light & Magic.’:-

https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/squadrons/cg-short-hunted
 

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#1374903
Topic
Reconstructing the Sequel Trilogy
Time

No worries and thanks mate 👍

Go with the fun and imagination of it - that ‘Manny Bothans’ was Mon Mothma’s lover (who wasn’t in on the plot - and Mothma had actually killed) and that’s why she put on such a public display of emotion in the meeting room in ROTJ 😉

That one of the founding members of the Rebellion would actually be a double-agent - a female Sith Lord, and in league with Palpatine… orchestrating events behind the scenes to keep their respective power and influence…
every Govt needs an enemy to point the finger at to deflect away from any misdeeds and the the public focus on the ‘war’.

There is some fun to be had right there (or more than Rey being Palp’s granddaughter in IX… huh… does that now mean Mothma is Rey’s gran? 😉)
 

Or focus on that General Madine in ROTJ - something seems seriously off about that bloke (and not just being an Imperial Defector) - almost in a Scooby Doo stylee…
 

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#1374895
Topic
Reconstructing the Sequel Trilogy
Time

^ I think we can do without the ‘laugh in your face’ put-down gif for someone who took the trouble to contribute to the thread, and is chewing the cud and talking ideas about the topic at hand. Thank you.
 

You may also wish to look up appearances in Star Wars for Mon Mothma (to your ‘random bit character from ROTJ’) 😉
 

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#1374622
Topic
Football / Soccer thread - general footy, futebol, futbol, fotbal, Fußball, voetbal or calcio
Time

I haven’t seen the doc on Leeds yet - though the one on Spurs was quite entertaining. The doc on Sunderland was quite an illuminating watch too.

Chelsea, eh? The Dark Side… j/k 😃

Should be a good season for you guys if it all clicks together - that gk situation could be problematic unless you can get someone in. Do you guys have to sell (Kepa?) before buying - or is there a little still left in the bank?

Should be a good game on the 20th 😃
 

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#1373819
Topic
Delete my account, previous comments etc
Time

Hi zmw1211 - there is some information on how to delete your account etc in the ‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com thread - pinned up at the top of the ‘General Assistance’ section.

If you wish, please send me a PM if you wish to delete your account & data (or if you prefer for the mods to simply ban your account etc) - thank you.
 

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#1373816
Topic
Please Ask Thread Creators Before Changing Thread Titles
Time

DominicCobb said:

Someone changed a fan edit thread of mine to say “Released.” I don’t know who thought that was okay to do or why, but regardless of whether or not it was an accurate change to make (it is not), I would at least appreciate someone asking if it’s okay or not, or at the very least a heads up. Now I’m being with inundated with PM requests for edits that aren’t ready yet.

Apologies Dom - that was me. I messed up in mistakenly thinking the project as a whole was available - I am sorry about that.

The reason why you weren’t given a heads-up about personally was… there are just too many project threads within the four main ‘Fan Project’ sections (and also ‘Toys & Memorabilia’) - as part of the recent sort-through/re-organisation of those ‘Fan Project’ sections - around 6800 threads in total; it took around four months to complete - even without asking for the okay from each thread creator.

I did put updates as to the sort-through / re-organisation in each of the ‘Index & Help’ threads - as well as it being discussed in a couple of threads in the ‘Feedback Forum’ - yet it likely should have been made clearer.

Near on all of the 6800 threads have had their titles amended to give the current status of the projects within, or to help try and explain what the thread is about… ie, for ‘info’, ‘info wanted’, an ‘idea’ for a project, some ‘help wanted’, or ‘looking for X’ and so on. Some threads have also been moved into the correct / more relevant section of the site. Unfortunately a few mistakes were made during the process - though have been corrected (as any more mistakes come to light will be).

Hopefully members will recognise this recent sort-through / re-organisation was done for the benefit of the whole community here.

Again - apologies for the mistake as to the status of your project.
 

If you have any questions or issues please let me know - I always try and give a prompt response to PMs - thank you.

 
 

dahmage said:

Maybe mods should moderate and not edit.

Just a little reminder / for wider clarification…

The moderators do more than moderate the site - we run and maintain it, and have done since Jay decided to take a back seat after 15 years, back in 2018.

The mods also edit threads where we deem it necessary - and have done since 2003.

The recent sort-through / re-organisation was done in an attempt to try and improve the site - for the benefit of the community here. It was not taken lightly - though unfortunately I have made a few mistakes as to the status of projects in some cases - and there may be more to come… given there were circa 6800 threads sorted through during the four months it took to complete.

Mistakes made along the way is always a risk when trying to make improvements - though hopefully the end result will be more of a benefit to the community than a hindrance.
 

If you have any questions or issues please let me know - I always try and give a prompt response to PMs - thank you.