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#1320296
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The Random Original Trilogy Pics & GIFs Thread
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A quality idea for a thread, Fated-Dualist 😃

Hopefully someone will also start a ‘YouTube / Vimeo etc… Original Trilogy finds’ thread for in this section of the site too.

 

^ by Marko Manev - https://markomanev.com/star-wars-trilogy

 

^ by Vincent Rhafael Aseo - https://www.behance.net/aseo

 

^ by John Guydo - https://twitter.com/johnguydo

 

 

Han: Who are you?
Leia: Someone who loves you!
Han: Qi’ra?
Leia: What?!!!
Han: erm… what!!!
 

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#1320203
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Last Music Video Seen
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Johnny Marr - ‘Getting Away With It’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9zU6WkBpIM (from ‘6 Music Live’ in October 2014)
 

^ Some quality live guitar playing - close your eyes and it could pass for a studio track
 

The original video, by Electronic (which Marr was also a co-member of) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSfjtdnUsls
 

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#1320200
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Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace VCD release/Laserdisc release
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If I remember correctly the TPM VCD was an official release - as to the rest of your questions, the below info may be of some help…
 

Nathan Butler runs a youtube channel comprehensively covering many of the popular and also rare releases for Star Wars down the years.

It can be found here - https://www.youtube.com/user/ChronoRadio/videos
 

If you can type ‘The Phantom Menace VCD’ into the search bar on it… these videos will appear:-

https://www.youtube.com/user/ChronoRadio/search?query=The+Phantom+Menace+VCD

 

For info on the Star Wars releases in general (especially older releases) these are also insightful and informative sites:-

Video Collector’s superb & informative ‘Star Wars on Video’ resource website (with images and info)

projectcclarke’s quality & insightful ‘Star Wars On Home Video Reference Site(with images and info)

• DavisDVD•com’s Information Pages on OT VHS & DVD releases (from 1982 to 2004) - SW : ESB : ROTJ : Misc (may have mentions of the VCDs?)
 

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#1320198
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Star Wars Soundtrack for Episode IV - VI CD
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Discogs may be of some in finding if there was a release for a ‘Red Label’ soundtrack of Empire Strikes Back back in '83:-

https://www.discogs.com/search/?q=the+empire+strikes+back&type=release

and also hopefully give an indication of what artwork was used for it.

Are you sure it would have been a CD release back in 1983 though mate?
 

Good luck with it man 😃
 

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#1320110
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Star Wars vs. A New Hope
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RUKUSBUILD3 said:

OK. That makes more sense. Has someone cleaned up the scene and added into there own version of the original film in HD? Like I know there people out there who do these things.

Not as far as I know either - though Bobson Dugnutt’s ANH Jabba Scene Pre-Special Edition Recreation for the scene is worth keeping an eye on - and has made some impressive progress so far (to my eyes, anyway 😃).
 

There are other similar projects taking place in the Star Wars Preservation section of the site too.
 

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#1319958
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The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations - <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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The Rise Of Skywalker crosses the $1 billion mark - in less than a month since release…

https://www.the-numbers.com/movie/Star-Wars-The-Rise-of-Skywalker-(2019)#tab=box-office

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3305145857

&

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ascends to $1 billion at worldwide box office’:-

https://ew.com/movies/2020/01/15/star-wars-rise-of-skywalker-1-billion-box-office
 

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#1319606
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The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations - <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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StarkillerAG said:

I don’t think that’s a valid explanation. Cam rips have been available for almost every big blockbuster in recent years. A relatively high quality cam rip of Endgame was released just a few days after the film released, and it still became the highest grossing movie of all time. I think the biggest factor in declining numbers for TROS is the mixed to negative word of mouth, from both critics and fans.

A quick example… around one third of IPTV services went off-line for a short while earlier this year due to incidental police raids. That was 50-60 million accounts for IPTV affected alone - not firesticks, not streaming sites, not downloads, nor torrents (all of which are more prevalent and easier to use and find with each passing year).

Plus, like I said, it is not just a problem for TROS - it is for many films released at this time of year.

Endgame was released in April - not around Christmas where money can be tight(er) for many families. If Endgame hadn’t had a quality cam released within days it too, like many other films, would have likely made even more money at the box office.
 

If you disagree, then fair enough 😃
 

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#1319603
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The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations - <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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It is worth taking into consideration that there were 2/3 good quality cam versions of TROS that leaked online within the first few days of the film release. It is also on many dodgy streaming websites, and available on nearly all IPTV and firestick type services (which are apparently becoming more popular & accessible - and easier to use - with each passing year).

Whilst many may want to watch the final installment of the main saga on the big screen for their first viewing of the film… having such options to watch the film from the comfort of your armchair for second or third viewings etc may well have affected cinema takings.

The average film fan may opted also to watch the film online given the quality of cams available - and families struggling for money - especially around this time of year… may have opted for that option rather than spend $40-60 etc at the cinema on tickets alone; with the release of the film on dvd, blu ray and 4k UHD come March…
 

That’s not just an issue for TROS - it is the same for many films released in cinemas this time of year that have decent quality leaks quickly appearing online.
 

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#1319470
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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‘Star Wars: #TheRiseOfSkywalker has been nominated for 3 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, Best Score, and Best Sound Editing. Congratulations! #OscarNoms’

^ https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1216720233492148225
 

‘Oscars: John Williams Breaks Own Record With ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Score Nomination’:-

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/john-williams-breaks-own-oscars-record-2020-nomination-1268874
 

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#1319398
Topic
The Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie. Or is it?
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deadman31 said:

To me the Empire had a real employee problem which seemed to worsen once Tarkin died. Vader had to become head of Human Resources and he clearly wasn’t cut out for that job. All of his captains and admirals were screwups. Vader’s only solution was to force choke them and keep promoting from within. Even that didn’t work so he was forced to bring in the bounty hunters and he was hoping that would light a fire under some asses. It worked for a little bit all the way through the Cloud City incidents but again due to gross incompetence, the Falcon gets away. Vader quietly storms off and I’m sure he probably resigned from Human Resources position shortly after.

‘Everything I know about HR I learned from Darth Vader’:-

https://thebuzzonhr.com/2012/07/18/hr-lesson-from-darth-vader/ 😉

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#1318690
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General Star Wars Documentaries (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
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Toy Empire: The British Force Behind Star Wars Toys

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000c7nq (until 15th January - you will need to be in the UK, or to access UK tv, to view?)

(a 2019 release, 29 minutes long - a great watch for those that collected the Palitoy / Kenner figures and toys 😃 )
 

The blurb:-

"Star Wars superfan David Whiteley celebrates the unlikely toy heroes of the 1970s.

Toy manufacturer Palitoy based in Coalville, Leicestershire, was chosen to make toys for the new Star Wars movie in the UK. The company was already successful with Action Man and Tiny Tears. But Star Wars toys were about to become the must have toys of a generation. It was an unexpected success. At that time toys from films didn’t sell well. Rich archive brings the nostalgia of the 1970s back to our screens, as David Whiteley meets the men and women who made it happen against all the odds, and the enthusiasts whose pocket money toys now fetch eye watering sums.

‘Toy Empire: The British Force Behind Star Wars Toys’ tells the success story of the toys would change the way movies are marketed forever."
 

BBC Page
 

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#1318675
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Monsieur Hulot said:

I am having trouble finding despecialized, can anyone please send me despecialized in a PM? Thanks!

Look for the ‘The Ultimate Introductory Guide’ in the 1st post of this thread by Harmy - it had proved very useful for many, many people.
 

Alternatively…

Bluto’s Guide to Downloading Projects from Usenet

or

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

may also be of some interest or help.
 

There is also the Some info & help for Harmy’s Despecialized Editions of the Original Trilogy… which has some basic information too.
 

Good luck with it 😃
 

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#1318619
Topic
<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Wanderer_ said:

oojason said:

A ‘balanced review’ and ‘constructive criticism’? Doesn’t seem like it - and I’ve no wish spending two hours finding out.
;

Your choice of course. I find suspicious that people get put off by the name of the channel, honestly its clear to me that any review pointing put flaws and problems on the sequel trilogy wpuld get dismissed by random reasons.

Screen Rant for example is one of most thoughtful and chilled movie critiques on YouTube… But it has “rant” in the name so im going to dismiss it.

No, not the name of the channel - the title of the video and two of it’s descriptions therein. As I said before, I’ve seen enough of those similar type of ‘monetised hate’ videos - after a while they seem pretty much the same - and also other reasons given previously too.

I’m not much of a fan of ScreenRant either - but not because it has rant in it’s title though.