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#1310628
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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I thought this was interesting.

Shopping Maul said:

screams in the void said:

I watched Return Of The Jedi last night and caught something that I never gave much thought …when the Emperor tells Vader to go to the sanctuary moon and wait for Skywalker , he does not arrive on the moon until after nightfall .In the scene right after Vader has his talk with Palps ,the rebels land on Endor and a full day passes into night before Luke goes off to meet Vader . Was there that much travel time between Death Star 2 and Endor via shuttle ? Or did Vader go off and meditate for a while before departing ? I guess this could be open to a lot of speculation .

…Luke says to Leia “Vader’s here - on this moon…” when Vader hasn’t landed yet.

Any thoughts on this?

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#1310627
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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Shopping Maul said:

screams in the void said:

I watched Return Of The Jedi last night and caught something that I never gave much thought …when the Emperor tells Vader to go to the sanctuary moon and wait for Skywalker , he does not arrive on the moon until after nightfall .In the scene right after Vader has his talk with Palps ,the rebels land on Endor and a full day passes into night before Luke goes off to meet Vader . Was there that much travel time between Death Star 2 and Endor via shuttle ? Or did Vader go off and meditate for a while before departing ? I guess this could be open to a lot of speculation .

Also Luke says to Leia “Vader’s here - on this moon…” when Vader hasn’t landed yet.

Hmm. That’s kinda interesting.
I’m bring this up elsewhere…

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#1309898
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<em>The Empire Strikes Back</em> has a similar problem to <em>The Force Awakens</em>, and it isn't really talked about that much.
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ShiftyEyes said:

Yeah, I don’t buy this. They defeat the big battle station and that’s it. Darth Vader’s still around. The Emperor is still around. They never try to paint it as more than a momentary victory in a galactic war. Both the Holiday Special and Splinter of the Mind’s Eye are released the following year and the Empire is alive and kicking in both.

I agree. Sure, Star Wars ends on a triumphant note. The Rebellion has earned a big victory & our main hero has entered a new chapter in his life.
BUT! The Rebellion has also been found out, thinned out & are now on the run. Our hero is left without a mentor or familiar surroundings & has a heap of responsibility on his shoulders. The main baddy is seen flying away safe n’ sound, the Empire’s hold on the galaxy is still intact & the Emperor himself alive n’ well and his location is still a mystery.
So, even with the happy ending (which is very much fitting), it’s clear that the war and the stories are far from over.
At the end of Return of the Jedi however, the Empire has lost and the victory of our heroes is definite. Lazily undoing that without explanation is sure to rub some the wrong way.

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#1309892
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

I would think that 50 years in hiding would give someone a chance to practice.

So the thing is 50 years old?
But is it still like a baby? Or is it like a 50 year old in a baby’s body?
If it’s been training for 50 years with the faculties of an adult, I get it. If it’s just natural for the species, I hate it.

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#1309743
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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ChainsawAsh said:

They all suck.

Yes.

Octorox said:

I’m a dirty praxis effect apologist. Honestly I think that without the praxis ring, the explosions look pretty obviously like miniature effects. I don’t think that’s inherently a bad thing but the sense of scale isn’t really there.

If we’re gonna change the explosions, great, I’m all for it. The original DS pops like a little balloon full of glitter…
But the rings add nothing. The original explosions are still right there and the rings ruin music, sounds, moods n’ moments.

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#1309733
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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TavorX said:

ray_afraid said:

TavorX said:

Kinda weird to think in-universe that the bad guys explicitly call their side the “dark-side.” Paradoxically they don’t believe they are evil but they’re also conceding that they are evil.

The dark half of the yin-yang isn’t evil.

Well… when the dark side of the Moon destroys an entire planet, Taoism tends to go beyond Star War’s pay-grade.

I’m just saying that that’s where it’s coming from.
When Vader says “Dark side” he isn’t saying “Evil side”.

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#1307798
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What SE changes (if any) did people like?
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Your_friendly_Imperial said:

The Emperor being played by Ian McDiarmid, instead of being an old woman with monkey eyes.

I love McDiarmid’s preformance in ROTJ, but I’ve always wished they’d have kept him more mysterious and with Clive Revel’s wonderful voice.
Oh, and the SE version of the scene is crap. ROTS monster-mash face. Ugh. Ady got it right.

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#1307427
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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FreezingTNT2 said:

ray_afraid said:

sade1212 said:

why is he wall-eyed? It’s the same in the Bluray but surely his eyes aren’t actually doing that in the original footage they used; it must be edited. I think his left eye (closest to Obi Wan) is legit and the right eye must be ‘adjusted’ so he looks more forwards. Cover up the (his) right side of his face and it looks like he’s looking at someone stood in front of Ben.

Yeah, I think you’re right about the eye. Weird.
Also, judging by the shots you posted, the black level seems even more crushed. Is the case all throughout?

About the “worse” compositing, can some kind soul explain? I don’t really see it…
Maybe in the 2nd shot, but I think the first looks a bit better…
(also, what’s 19SE mean?)

It refers to the original Special Edition releases in 1997.

That would make no sense at all in this instance…

sade1212 said:

ray_afraid said:
About the “worse” compositing, can some kind soul explain? I don’t really see it…
Maybe in the 2nd shot, but I think the first looks a bit better…
(also, what’s 19SE mean?)

19SE as in 2019 Special Edition

Dah, obviously. Thanks.

The reason I reckon the 19SE has worse compositing of Hayden is the black levels… The shadow under his neck seems much darker and browner than any of the darkest shadows on Yoda or Obi-Wan, which are more of a medium blue. Less technically, his head generally seems less ghostly and less well integrated with Shaw’s body and the other two Jedi masters.

Hmm, maybe it’s more apparent in motion, but they all look less ghostly in the screencap. Seems fairly well-matched to me. Well, as well matched as ever, so not very well at all.

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#1307409
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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sade1212 said:

why is he wall-eyed? It’s the same in the Bluray but surely his eyes aren’t actually doing that in the original footage they used; it must be edited. I think his left eye (closest to Obi Wan) is legit and the right eye must be ‘adjusted’ so he looks more forwards. Cover up the (his) right side of his face and it looks like he’s looking at someone stood in front of Ben.

Yeah, I think you’re right about the eye. Weird.
Also, judging by the shots you posted, the black level seems even more crushed. Is the case all throughout?

About the “worse” compositing, can some kind soul explain? I don’t really see it…
Maybe in the 2nd shot, but I think the first looks a bit better…
(also, what’s 19SE mean?)

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#1307339
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Ewok Films
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dvdmike said:

Chewielewis said:

Just had a hunt for some, found some german versions with german audio. 720p 16:9, is this what you have?

Edit: They are pillarboxed, but they do seem Highish quality.

Edit2: On closer inspection, they look to come from the same SD masters as the DVD and dont have much more detail.

They have English audio, I can cap later if needed?

Did anyone ever figure out what this was?

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#1305823
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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Mocata said:

Yeah it’s dumb but it’s better than the CGI rope being added.

I feel dirty saying this, but…
I disagree. At least having a rope around his ankle gives reason.

NeverarGreat said:

It feels like you could trim three or four of those shots and solve the continuity problems by removing Han’s feetfirst fall, then having his headfirst flop be stopped by Chewie without cutting to him grabbing Han’s boots at all.

I agree all the way.