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#70459
Topic
Using the '04 version to restore teh original
Time
Originally posted by: Cetera
Originally posted by: oojason
^ for laws in the USA?


Yep. Congress just passed new laws. You can't back up anything you own anymore, the way the new laws are worded, even though that is illegal according to other laws (I believe). It is one big snafu. The lobbyists finally got through to some people, and Sen. Orin Hatch had something happen to him, I forget what exactly, that caused him to switch his beliefs, and he was one of the people that got the darn thing pushed through.

It is illegal to back up CDs, DVDs, rip anything from a disc (even for your own private, personal use), etc.




^ That would seem to be quite a difficult law to monitor and enforce.

Thankfully the laws in the UK allow for transference from one storage media to another - ONLY as a backup for the person who has purchased/owns the disc, tape, dvd or whatever format - of course.

This makes the case of the 28 people the BPI (British music industry PTB) are suing for downloading tracks off p2p programs a little more complex - if they have bought/own a music track or album of the downloaded material (unlikely, but possible) then I don't think they can be prosecuted...

Post
#69632
Topic
MagnoliaFan Edits - "Balance" and "Clone War"
Time
At the start of both the Star Wars: Episode 1 and Episode 2 of the MagnoliaFan Edits is this message:-

‘It was once said that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. This is merely another.’

MagnoliaFan himself, can be contacted via email, at magnoliafan78@hotmail.com




Star Wars: Episode I – ‘The Phantom Menace’, has been renamed 'Balance Of The Force'. It's run time is 1:57.06 and features 23 chapters.


It's opening crawl:-

For a thousand generations, the
Galactic Republic has thrived under
the guidance of the Jedi Knights.
But now, even under the semblance
of peace, a crisis stirs.

The Nemoidian Trade Federation,
outraged by the prohibition of slave
labor in core systems, has seized
the peaceful planet of Naboo with a
blockade of deadly warships.

While the Senate's endless rhetoric
drowns Naboo's cries for justice,
Chancellor Valorum has secretly
dispatched two Jedi Knights to
resolve the conflict...


It’s Chapter Stops*:–

01 Balance Of The Force ... 0:00.00
02 Short Negotiations ... 0:02.40
03 Queen Amidala ... 0:07.21
04 Jar Jar Binks ... 0:10.04
05 Olah Gunga ... 0:13.17
06 Escape From Naboo ... 0:18.42
07 Tatooine ... 0:23.41
08 Anakin Skywalker ... 0:28.31
09 Fateful Dinner ... 0:33.51
10 Deal with Watto ... 0:38.42
11 Preparation for the Race ... 0:43.13
12 Podrace ... 0:47.01
13 No longer a Slave ... 0:57.02
14 Queen’s Worries ... 1:01.27
15 Coruscant ... 1:06.52
16 Plead Their Case ... 1:12.25
17 Council’s Decision ... 1:18.16
18 Forming an Alliance ... 1:23.37
19 “Activate the Droids!” ... 1:28.12
20 Lord Maul ... 1:33.14
21 Reaching the Throne Room ... 1:37.35
22 Control Ship Destroyed ... 1:43.05
23 Qui-Gon’s Funeral & End Celebration ... 1:47.28




Star Wars: Episode II – ‘Attack Of The Clones’, has been renamed 'The Clone War'. It's run time is 2:09.58 and features 22 chapters.


It's opening crawl:-

Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic
Republic. Over a thousand star
sytems, under the leadership of
the mysterious Count Dooku, have
declared their intention to seceed
from the Republic.

This seperatist movement has
made it nearly impossible for the
limited number of Jedi Knights to
continue maintaining peace and
order throughout the galaxy.

Senator Amidala, former Queen of
Naboo, is returning to Coruscant for
the first time in a decade, to
vote on the issue of creating an
Army of the Republic, to combat
the growing rebellion...


It’s Chapter Stops*:-

01 The Clone War ... 0:00.00
02 Old Friends ... 0:06.46
03 Speeder Chase ... 0:09.43
04 Nightclub ... 0:19.01
05 New Assignment ... 0:23.44
06 Jedi Archive ... 0:29.11
07 Missing Planet ... 0:34.26
08 Clones ... 0:40.52
09 Confessions ... 0:46.14
10 Tracking the Fetts ... 0:51.14
11 Return to Tatooine ... 0:58.47
12 Separatist Alliance ... 1:06.31
13 Enemies Revealed ... 1:14.30
14 Emergency Powers ... 1:21.07
15 Droid Factory ... 1:27.10
16 Executions ... 1:32.23
17 Attack Of The Clones ... 1:39.46
18 Forward Command Centre ... 1:47.12
19 Duel with Dooku ... 1:54.00
20 Yoda to the Rescue ... 1:56.48
21 “Begun, the Clone Wars has” ... 2:00.22
22 End Credits ... 2:03.23


* = Chapter Stop Titles taken from Hal9000's excellent DVD Inserts




IMHO they have both been edited and put together extremely well - there are no jarring edited scenes which stick out. The picture and sound quality are that of DVD standard (which is what both MF Edits were sourced from).

Lines of dialogue changes, alien's voice dubbing, subtitle changes - which alter the story somewhat, length of scenes, musical score changes, sound effects changes, the re-arranging of certain scenes, scene omissions and insertion of deleted scenes all feature in both films.

These MagnoliaFan Edits keep the Prequel Trilogy (so far) more in-keeping with the Original Trilogy in terms of the feel and pace of the films.

There are various fan/home-made DVD covers to go with the MFE releases.

MagnoliaFan is planning an MF Edit of Star Wars: Episode III – ‘Revenge Of The Sith’, though obviously this will not happen for some time...




More details of the changes made in both Edits can be found in the very 1st post - in here:-

Rikter's SW Stuff & Info...


Post
#69033
Topic
MagnoliaFan Edits - "Balance" and "Clone War"
Time
At the start of both the Star Wars: Episode 1 and Episode 2 of the MagnoliaFan Edits is this message:-

‘It was once said that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. This is merely another.’

MagnoliaFan himself, can be contacted via email, at magnoliafan78@hotmail.com




Star Wars: Episode I – ‘The Phantom Menace’, has been renamed 'Balance Of The Force'. It's run time is 1:57.06 and features 23 chapters.


It's opening crawl:-

For a thousand generations, the
Galactic Republic has thrived under
the guidance of the Jedi Knights.
But now, even under the semblance
of peace, a crisis stirs.

The Nemoidian Trade Federation,
outraged by the prohibition of slave
labor in core systems, has seized
the peaceful planet of Naboo with a
blockade of deadly warships.

While the Senate's endless rhetoric
drowns Naboo's cries for justice,
Chancellor Valorum has secretly
dispatched two Jedi Knights to
resolve the conflict...


It’s Chapter Stops*:–

01 Balance Of The Force ... 0:00.00
02 Short Negotiations ... 0:02.40
03 Queen Amidala ... 0:07.21
04 Jar Jar Binks ... 0:10.04
05 Olah Gunga ... 0:13.17
06 Escape From Naboo ... 0:18.42
07 Tatooine ... 0:23.41
08 Anakin Skywalker ... 0:28.31
09 Fateful Dinner ... 0:33.51
10 Deal with Watto ... 0:38.42
11 Preparation for the Race ... 0:43.13
12 Podrace ... 0:47.01
13 No longer a Slave ... 0:57.02
14 Queen’s Worries ... 1:01.27
15 Coruscant ... 1:06.52
16 Plead Their Case ... 1:12.25
17 Council’s Decision ... 1:18.16
18 Forming an Alliance ... 1:23.37
19 “Activate the Droids!” ... 1:28.12
20 Lord Maul ... 1:33.14
21 Reaching the Throne Room ... 1:37.35
22 Control Ship Destroyed ... 1:43.05
23 Qui-Gon’s Funeral & End Celebration ... 1:47.28




Star Wars: Episode II – ‘Attack Of The Clones’, has been renamed 'The Clone War'. It's run time is 2:09.58 and features 22 chapters.


It's opening crawl:-

Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic
Republic. Over a thousand star
sytems, under the leadership of
the mysterious Count Dooku, have
declared their intention to seceed
from the Republic.

This seperatist movement has
made it nearly impossible for the
limited number of Jedi Knights to
continue maintaining peace and
order throughout the galaxy.

Senator Amidala, former Queen of
Naboo, is returning to Coruscant for
the first time in a decade, to
vote on the issue of creating an
Army of the Republic, to combat
the growing rebellion...


It’s Chapter Stops*:-

01 The Clone War ... 0:00.00
02 Old Friends ... 0:06.46
03 Speeder Chase ... 0:09.43
04 Nightclub ... 0:19.01
05 New Assignment ... 0:23.44
06 Jedi Archive ... 0:29.11
07 Missing Planet ... 0:34.26
08 Clones ... 0:40.52
09 Confessions ... 0:46.14
10 Tracking the Fetts ... 0:51.14
11 Return to Tatooine ... 0:58.47
12 Separatist Alliance ... 1:06.31
13 Enemies Revealed ... 1:14.30
14 Emergency Powers ... 1:21.07
15 Droid Factory ... 1:27.10
16 Executions ... 1:32.23
17 Attack Of The Clones ... 1:39.46
18 Forward Command Centre ... 1:47.12
19 Duel with Dooku ... 1:54.00
20 Yoda to the Rescue ... 1:56.48
21 “Begun, the Clone Wars has” ... 2:00.22
22 End Credits ... 2:03.23


* = Chapter Stop Titles taken from Hal9000's excellent DVD Inserts




IMHO they have both been edited and put together extremely well - there are no jarring edited scenes which stick out. The picture and sound quality are that of DVD standard (which is what both MF Edits were sourced from).

Lines of dialogue changes, alien's voice dubbing, subtitle changes - which alter the story somewhat, length of scenes, musical score changes, sound effects changes, the re-arranging of certain scenes, scene omissions and insertion of deleted scenes all feature in both films.

These MagnoliaFan Edits keep the Prequel Trilogy (so far) more in-keeping with the Original Trilogy in terms of the feel and pace of the films.

There are various fan/home-made DVD covers to go with the MFE releases.

MagnoliaFan is planning an MF Edit of Star Wars: Episode III – ‘Revenge Of The Sith’, though obviously this will not happen for some time...




More details can be found in the very 1st post - in here:-

Rikter's SW Stuff & Info...


Post
#68899
Topic
Bootleg DVDs
Time
^ Keep up the good work, Zion

I like your website m8 - and the screencaps really show what we are going to be in for.

Would it be worthwhile creating a new thread with a bit of very basic info and then a link to your website? - it does get difficult for us regulars to keep up with the latest news in a 96 page thread full of differing and often confusing versions - let alone any new posters - some many not even be aware you are doing a set...

Post
#68680
Topic
The OT Cover Repository
Time
Great work Rebel Rouser

Looking forward to seeing even more covers than have been posted on here over the past few months

Is it worth considering putting 'Letterbox Widescreen' after the TR47 bit and 'Anamorphic Widescreen' after Dr Gonzo - may certainly help anyone not aware of the differencses.

Cool ot.com banner too.