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#1425127
Topic
Star Wars Video Games - a general discussion thread
Time

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake reportedly in the works’:-

www.gamesradar.com/star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic-remake-seemingly-confirmed-by-insider

or https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/star-wars-kotor-knights-of-the-old-republic-remake-report
 

Would be great to see a full ground-up remake of KOTOR - though I’d settle for a decent quality remaster.
 

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#1425123
Topic
Modern SE Revisionism
Time

doubleofive said:

That’s a mistake more than revisionism, though I’m not sure how it happened. The rest of the images I’ve seen (so far) are labeled as being SE.

The text of the book however, wowee.

Apologies - easy to get confused given some of Paul Duncan’s claims and inferences re Star Wars history… 😉
 

^ https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1376601004402225154
 

(I’d encourage anyone interested to check out doubleofive’s Star Wars Visual Comparisons twitter for some informative and insightful facts on Star Wars history).
 

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#1424928
Topic
Genndy Tartakovsky's 2003 Clone Wars 2D Micro-Series Vintage Kenner Collection Blu-ray Cover
Time

Quality covers, Rikter 😃

I think there is a typo on the back cover - it says ‘Genny Tartakovsky’, where it should read ‘Genndy Tartakovsky’?
 

Always enjoy seeing the Kenner / Palitoy themed covers - takes me back to those old days of seeing row upon row of figures in the stores as a kid, and working out who to save up for and buy next… (and hoping they were still there when you had saved up enough money!)
 

Will you be doing other similar themed covers in the series for the ‘Star Wars: Vintage Collection’?
 

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#1424924
Topic
The Astronomy thread
Time

Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars’:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56799755 (with video)
 

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight’:-

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-succeeds-in-historic-first-flight

a 1 minute video from Nasa’s youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMnOo2zcjXA

^ (I was expecting the Airwolf theme - but still impressive) 😉
 

 


 

Nasa’s rover makes breathable oxygen on Mars’:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56844601
 

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#1424867
Topic
Discussion: A thread for the many various Star Wars <strong>memorabilia auctions</strong>... (No eBay)
Time

Star Wars: Darth Vader actor David Prowse’s items up for auction

Actor’s collection, including his The Empire Strikes Back script, will be sold on 4 May in his home city of Bristol

www.theguardian.com/film/2021/apr/19/star-wars-darth-vader-actor-david-prowses-items-up-for-auction
 

& another article at www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-56799244
 

Really hope it does well - for both the family & Alzheimer’s Research UK.
 

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#1424824
Topic
[fill in the blank] Just Died!
Time

Chase Adams said:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-17/peaky-blinders-actor-helen-mccrory-dies-of-cancer-at-52/100076108

“British actor Helen McCrory, who starred in the television show Peaky Blinders and the Harry Potter movies, has died aged 52”

One of the actresses that have that presence - the rare ability to absorb you into the screen and leave you wanting to see more from them.

The Guardian has a few quality articles on her here - https://www.theguardian.com/culture/helen-mccrory

RIP Helen McCrory.

Fuck cancer.
 

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#1424649
Topic
[fill in the blank] Just Died!
Time

Felix Silla, Cousin Itt on ‘The Addams Family,’ Dies at 84’:-

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/felix-silla-cousin-itt-addams-family-dead-obit-1157321

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/felix-silla-cousin-itt-on-the-addams-family-dies-at-84

A really impressive array of stunt and acting work on many a favourite tv show and film.
 

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#1424480
Topic
The Original Trilogy <strong>box set releases</strong> on home video tape: 1988 to 2000…
Time

Spain

 

Some information on the Spanish releases of the Original Trilogy on VHS can be found here:-

https://www.lafosadelrancor.com/2014/12/las-ediciones-de-la-trilogia-origina

 

1990

 

^ note the ‘Ganadora de 6 Oscars’ (‘Winner of 6 Oscars’) - obviously only appears on releases prior to the 1997 Special Editions…

 
 

Pack la Trilogia Star Wars en VHS | CBS Fox Video 1990 | ESPAÑOL(in Spanish):-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neK5mc16e0s - a 9 minute video at the Serious Frame youtube channel

 

 

 

1993

 

 

 

 

1995

 

 

 

 

1997

 

 

 

 

2000

 

 

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#1424478
Topic
The Original Trilogy <strong>box set releases</strong> on home video tape: 1988 to 2000…
Time

Italy

 

Some information from Italy on the releases of the Original Trilogy can be found here:-

https://monstermovieitalia.com/2019/12/15/star-wars-tutte-le-edizioni-della-trilogia-originale-dal-1977-a-oggi

^ though unfortunately it does not have much information on the many Italian VHS box sets themselves. If anyone knows any sources of information (sites, blogs or videos etc) for the Italian releases - or a history of them, please post it up. Thank you.

 

1991

 

 

 

1994

 

 

 

 

1995

 

^ a literal ‘3-in-1’ box set 😃

 

 

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1995 - Widescreen

 

 

 

 

1997


 

 

 

2000

 

 

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#1424376
Topic
Star Wars <strong>News</strong> - articles that may not have enough interest for their own threads...
Time

Retired ILM Model Maker Ira Keeler Has Passed Away, Aged 80’:-

https://www.jedinews.com/film-music-tv/articles/retired-ilm-model-maker-ira-keeler-has-passed-away-aged-80

& https://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2021/04/16/ilm-model-maker-ira-keeler-has-passed
 

‘Sad news reaches us that Ira Keeler, retired ILM model maker, died yesterday (April 15th) aged 80. Keeler’s extensive credits include Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Star Tours, Jurassic Park, The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.’
 

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#1424265
Topic
What do you LIKE about the EU?
Time

I’m a little surprised Dark Empire doesn’t have its own dedicated thread on here - especially considering how popular it still is.

A quick look at the EU Index and there only seems to be threads on here for Thrawn (7-8 threads on them), Revan, Crimson Empire, SOTE, and The High Republic project.

(Tobar’s Fan Web Series of Dark Empire thread) apart, of course.)

If anyone fancies knocking up a thread or two on some of the more mainstream or popular EU book & comic series, please feel free…
 

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#1424067
Topic
Avengers Forever (Infinity War and End Game Edit) (Released)
Time

J_Scarp1273 said:

Don’t know if you got my PM yesterday. Love to get a link.

It can be some time before you get a response on here mate - sometimes it can be days, weeks or months before project creators may contact you (as not everyone is on here every day).

Some people also choose not to give their projects to people who join up here to seemingly just to ask for links to projects - whilst others are okay with it.
 

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#1423888
Topic
The Original Trilogy <strong>box set releases</strong> on home video tape: 1988 to 2000…
Time

France…

 

Some useful info and images for many of the French Original Trilogy box sets (and some single release films):-

https://www.starwars-universe.com/dossier-page-120-778-les-videos-vhs-de-star-wars-fiches-des-editions-francaises.html
 

A ‘History of the different French editions’ info page

A ‘Files of some non-French box sets’ info page (including releases from the UK, USA, Canada, & Australia)

 

The site also includes information & images on Original Trilogy box set releases from…
 

1989

 

 
 

1992

 

 

Additional image and some info for the French 1992 OT VHS boxset release - from StarWarsOnHomeVideo.com

 
 

1993

 

 

Some additional images of the most intriguing 1993 ‘La Trilogie : Edition Collector’:-

 
 

1995

 

 
 

1995 ISD Executor Set

 

 
 

1997

 

 
 

2000

 

 

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#1423887
Topic
The Original Trilogy <strong>box set releases</strong> on home video tape: 1988 to 2000…
Time

Germany…

 

benduwan very kindly provided this quality info for some of the German box set releases (as well as single film releases):-

‘Star Wars auf Video Teil 1: 1982 – 1988’ - www.bantha.de/star-wars-auf-video-1982-1988
‘Star Wars auf Video Teil 2: 1990 – 1993’ - www.bantha.de/star-wars-auf-video-teil-2-1990-1993
‘Star Wars auf Video Teil 3: 1995 – 1995’ - www.bantha.de/star-wars-aus-video-teil-3-1995
‘Star Wars auf Video Teil 4: 1997 – 2000’ - www.bantha.de/star-wars-auf-video-teil-4-1997-2000

^ all thanks, credit & kudos to benduwan 👍

 

1990

 

^ from http://www.bantha.de/star-wars-auf-video-teil-2-1990-1993
 

'In March 1990, a limited collector’s box was released which, in addition to the Star Wars Trilogy, also contained the first Ewok film and the making of “The Star Wars Story”. Actually, this box had nothing in common with the Silver Screen Collection, after all it only contains the book boxes that had already been published.

This box was limited, numbered and was probably sold exclusively through the Sat1 TV shop. By the way, the price at that time was 199, -DM, around 100, - €. This box was advertised when the Star Wars films were shown on television for the first time in Germany, namely on Sat1.’

^ via google translation from the above link.

 

From benduwan’s personal collection (thank you very much for these photos):-

 

 

1991

 
Image and some info for the German 1991 OT VHS boxset release - from StarWarsOnHomeVideo.com

 

Some box set images of the 1991 box set:-

^ the widescreen box set
 

^ the fullscreen box set
 

^ from www.bantha.de/star-wars-auf-video-teil-2-1990-1993
 

'In October 1991 the so-called Black Box appeared. The Black Box is a collector’s box from the trilogy. The special thing about this box is that the design probably came from the USA. In the box, the VHS tapes are in cardboard sleeves, as they were common for video tapes in the USA. Bonus material such as the making of “The Star Wars Story” has been completely dispensed with in this box. It only contains the trilogy.

The box consists of two parts, a slipcase with flaps on the sides that contains the straps and a slipcase that is slipped over it. The cover art is the same cover art that was used before.

This is probably the first German-language publication where the customer had the choice between full screen and letterboxed. Letterboxed means that the film is still saved on the video in full-screen format of 4: 3 but in the original cinema format of 2.35: 1. This means that the picture now has two thick black bars above and below. On VHS you often only had the option to see the film in full screen, which means that the entire screen is used, but a lot of image information is lost because something has to be cut off to the left and right of the image.’

^ via google translation from the above link.

 

 

1992 (the ‘White Box / Sat1 Box - CBS / Fox Video’ release)

 

^ from www.bantha.de/star-wars-auf-video-teil-2-1990-1993
 

'The TV broadcaster Sat1 published its own version of the black box the following year. At that time, Sat1 was the German science fiction broadcaster. In addition to Star Wars, the Star Trek series and films were also broadcast. The only difference between this box and the black box was that this box has a white slipcase with the Sat1 logo.

Unfortunately, it can no longer be determined whether this box was also available in full screen and letterboxed. Probably this box was only available in full screen.’

^ via google translation from the above link.

 

 

1995

 

^ from www.bantha.de/star-wars-aus-video-teil-3-1995
 

‘This box also appeared as part of the THX edition. This is the same form of packaging that was used before. For the THX edition, the decision was made to use the protagonists’ lightsabers as cover images for the individual films. The cover pictures by John Alvin were only used on the slipcase of the box. However, this box was only published letterboxed and no longer in full screen.

The magazine Video published a limited Collectors Edition, which was limited to 4000 pieces. This is exactly the same box. The only difference is that the video tapes are S-VHS tapes. These are of better quality than normal VHS tapes. But since only the normal video signal is stored on these videos, you can watch this version with any VHS recorder without any problems. However, almost all advantages of the actually better S-VHS format are lost because they are not used.

On the tape of Star Wars there is a short video with test patterns, which should help to set up the television and the Dolby Surround system.’

^ via google translation from the above link.

 

 

^ from http://www.bantha.de/star-wars-aus-video-teil-3-1995
 

‘The 1995 Classic Video Box is a box that was only advertised on television and could only be ordered by telephone. The box is a large and sturdy cardboard box that contains the normal VHS tapes that were already released individually, as well as the making of of Return of the Jedi: Classic Creatures. This is the only publication of this making of. The Classic Creatures box is also in the style of the THX Edition. The Classic Video Box also included a demo version of X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter.’

^ via google translation from the above link.

 

 

1997

 
Images and some info for the German 1997 Special Edition OT VHS boxset release - from StarWarsOnHomeVideo.com

&

^ from www.bantha.de/star-wars-auf-video-teil-4-1997-2000
 

'The special edition was also released in a beautiful collector’s box, which was also gold. In Germany this box appeared exclusively in letterboxed. In other countries this box appeared both in full screen and letterboxed and was mostly offered in silver (letterboxed) and gold (full screen).

The interesting thing about this box was that there is a short bonus video in front of the main film, which gives an insight into the creation of the special edition. In Germany, this box was also accompanied by a booklet in which merchandising was advertised.’

^ via google translation from the above link.

 

 

2000

 

^ from www.bantha.de/star-wars-auf-video-teil-4-1997-2000
 

'This collector’s box is now the last German release of the classic Star Wars trilogy on VHS. This box contains the special edition as it was published 3 years earlier. The biggest difference between the previous releases is that this box is no longer made entirely of cardboard. The slipcase is made of printed plastic with viewing windows.

As bonus material, this box contains a short interview with Bonnie Piesse and Joel Edgerton, the actors of Beru and Owen Lars in episode 2. One or the other will have bought this box solely because of this bonus material. One crucial difference, however, is new. Since this publication there is only “Star Wars” and no “Star Wars” in Germany.’

^ via google translation from the above link.