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#1285405
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Star Wars Games
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The New Lego Star Wars Is Impressive And Surprisingly Different

https://kotaku.com/the-new-lego-star-wars-is-impressive-and-surprisingly-d-1835527239

The camera is closer in and behind-the back, with the character pushed in much closer than usual, similar to how you’d view you the action and the character you’re controlling in a Gears of War game. The camera is controlled freely with the analog stick. This angle will also be used in the game’s levels. He noted how deftly kids work with free cameras in Minecraft and Fortnite, among others.

Combat now involves light attacks, heavy attacks and force moves, allowing for more complex fighting and button combos, a depth attempted in few Lego games other than the recent Lego Ninjago Movie adaptation.

Looks more like it is composed of Lego bricks than any other game I’ve seen in the franchise.

there will be five levels for each film and that the developers are trying to focus as much as possible on sections of the movies that weren’t turned into levels in previous Lego games.

You can stop doing one sidequest before finishing it, start another and the game will remember your progress in the other quests.

We were shown a basic side quest—one of apparently 500 set up for the game—involving translating for and then helping a Gonk droid. Also teased some more interesting types of activities in the open world: bounty hunter missions in which you go to a planet to seek a character hidden on another planet and “smuggler’s runs” where you pick up cargo and have to fly it from system to system without being caught by the Empire.

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#1285402
Topic
Star Wars trilogy box sets coming next year?
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SilverWook said:

Rodney-2187 said:

The Last Jedi and Solo are already available on UHD. I see the previous Marvel movies are being released on UHD. The Force Awakens and Rogue One can’t be far behind. I’d expect the Original Trilogy special editions to arrive on UHD eventually. I see nothing to cause expectations for the unaltered versions.

I’m fine with the versions of Rogue One and Solo we have. No need to muddy the waters with special editions of those movies as well.

I’d love to get The Force Awakens and Rogue One on UHD, but I will not by the special editions of The Original Trilogy again, ever. I think the prequels (AotC and RotS) would have to be upscaled from 1080p for release on UHD so also not interested.

The only reason I’d sit through the special editions again would be if they released them in 3D theatrically. I’d watch them just to see the trench run, walkers on Hoth, and speeder bikes all in 3D.

You don’t want to see any of the alternate footage shot that was scrapped? There’s practically two alternrate versions of these films.
With five versions of Blade Runner in existence I don’t see how alternate cuts of R1 and Solo is going to muddy anything.

I wouldn’t mind seeing a few deleted scenes, but I don’t need them edited into an alternate version.

When I see a Star Wars disc release anything like the Final Cut release of Blade Runner, I’ll be less hesitant of alternate versions from a company that hasn’t released a proper theatrical version of their film since the VHS/laserdisc days.

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#1285388
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion <em>NON SPOILER THREAD</em>
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ChainsawAsh said:

Rodney-2187 said:

screams in the void said:

In my opinion , the documentary , From Star Wars To Jedi The Making Of A Saga is the Gold Standard of all official Star Wars documentaries to date.

What about Empire of Dreams?

I love Star Wars more, but Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner is my favorite making-of doc.

Check out Hearts of Darkness (making of Apocalypse Now) and Burden of Dreams (making of Fitzcarraldo). Probably the two best “making of” docs ever made, both arguably better than the movies they document.

I agree that Hearts of Darkness is better than Apocalypse Now, but I’d still give the edge to Dangerous Days. I’ll have to check out Burden of Dreams. I love Werner Herzog.

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#1285385
Topic
Star Wars trilogy box sets coming next year?
Time

The Last Jedi and Solo are already available on UHD. I see the previous Marvel movies are being released on UHD. The Force Awakens and Rogue One can’t be far behind. I’d expect the Original Trilogy special editions to arrive on UHD eventually. I see nothing to cause expectations for the unaltered versions.

I’m fine with the versions of Rogue One and Solo we have. No need to muddy the waters with special editions of those movies as well.

I’d love to get The Force Awakens and Rogue One on UHD, but I will not by the special editions of The Original Trilogy again, ever. I think the prequels (AotC and RotS) would have to be upscaled from 1080p for release on UHD so also not interested.

The only reason I’d sit through the special editions again would be if they released them in 3D theatrically. I’d watch them just to see the trench run, walkers on Hoth, and speeder bikes all in 3D.

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#1285012
Topic
Star Wars Games
Time

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

https://www.starwars.com/news/e3-2019-lego-star-wars-the-skywalker-saga-coming-2020?cmp=smc|2395880549

Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature hundreds of playable characters — the most ever for a LEGO Star Wars game

For the first time in the series’ history, players can start the game at any point in the Star Wars timeline; fans can jump in with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, begin the original trilogy with Star Wars: A New Hope, or launch right into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

“With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, we wanted to give fans the ultimate Star Wars video game experience with all the humor and charm that is uniquely LEGO,” said Douglas Reilly, vice president, Lucasfilm Games. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.”

https://twitter.com/benwalke/status/...645099520?s=21

  • Built from ground up, new tech

  • New combat system, different types of attacks

  • Can fly around in space

  • Characters are voiced

  • Coruscant, Mustafar, Utapau

  • New force system

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#1284958
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion <em>NON SPOILER THREAD</em>
Time

https://d23.com/d23-expo-2019-hall-d23/

Saturday, August 24

The Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at its blockbuster collection of upcoming films on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m. Fans will see what’s on the drawing board for the acclaimed filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios and get a peek at the exciting slate of live-action projects, from Disney to Marvel Studios to Star Wars. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!

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#1284957
Topic
The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series
Time

https://d23.com/d23-expo-2019-hall-d23/

Friday, August 23

On Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., the highly anticipated streaming service Disney+ will give guests a first look at some of its original content including Lady and the Tramp, The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and many more during this star-studded presentation.

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#1284899
Topic
Star Wars trilogy box sets coming next year?
Time

I’d love for the real Original Trilogy to be readily available to future audiences. I consider it part of our cultural heritage and an important part of cinematic history, but I feel for my own sanity I will have to find contentment in my Harmy discs for now. I’m very thankful they exist. Maybe one day, we will have something more official for everyone, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

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#1284897
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion <em>NON SPOILER THREAD</em>
Time

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Was Edited on Set

https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2019/06/the-rise-of-skywalker-edited-set.html

”When we did The Force Awakens, we started in May and we finished shooting in October, and we were out [the following] Christmas. For this film, we didn’t start until August, so we weren’t done until February shooting – so we have four months less time, and it’s a very big film. So I convinced J.J. to let me cut [The Rise of Skywalker] on the set. He was like, ‘No, we never do that.’… I had the [director of photography] right there to ask questions. If I needed a shot, or if J.J. decided we needed another shot, we would set up in a corner and get a green screen shot of something. Getting to know the cast and having them be comfortable with me, it was a really great way to understand what they were going through.”

https://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock-events/star-trek-2009/ (TRoS @ 24:30)

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#1284648
Topic
Star Wars Games
Time

Yes! I want it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGtc5f0C3-4

“The galaxy is yours with LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga! Play through all nine Star Wars™ saga films in a brand-new LEGO video game unlike any other. Experience fun-filled adventures, whimsical humor, and the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the LEGO Star Wars universe like never before.”