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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)

BedeHistory731 said:

Superweapon VII said:

Also, I loved Kate Bush before this show was a blip on the radar.

Me too.

Stranger Things did improve my opinion of ITC Benguiat (the title font). It’s got just the right amount of “edge” and swoops to it so that it doesn’t feel gimmicky.

I always thought of ITC Benguiat as “the Pulp Fiction credits font”.

Disney Plus should release all of the theatrical versions of the Star Wars movies on their service

I mean, they have an unaltered print of ANH in their possession (evidenced by the Light and Magic docu-series), so it wouldn’t be hard to throw it out onto Disney+ unless they don’t like money (which is probably not true).

If they really want my money, they could make a big expensive 4k/Blu-Ray steelbook digibook fancy big etc. etc. set for each of the OT movies with a handful of versions each.

The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)

CourtlyHades296 said:

Batman (1989) is the best live-action superhero film of all time. The costumes, cinematography, art direction and score are all incredible, and Keaton is the best live action Batman. I also love the reveal that the Joker killed Batman’s parents, making their relationship more personal than any other version.


Worst Edit Ideas

A bunch of ideas for the prequels that I had for some reason.

The Phantom Menace:
Add Jango into Watto’s pawn shop (directly facing the camera), to mirror with Boba Fett being added briefly into ANH.

Add an extra scene with Maul after falling down the reactor thing, where his upper half catches a railing or something, and he explicitly states that he’s gonna need some mechanical spider legs. (fOrEsHaDoWiNg!)

Throw at least one regular car into the podrace, just for fun.

Cut out the bit where Anakin gets his fighter onto manual pilot, so that everything he does in the space battle over Naboo was just the autopilot the whole time.

Attack of the Clones:
More sand jokes.

Use the overused Tchaikovsky romance music for Anakin and Padme.

More Death Star references.

Revenge of the Sith:
Put the original longer opening back in, but keep all the stuff on the bridge from the final cut, for maximum redundancy.

Instead of landing half a ship, make our heroes only land the cockpit, while the rest of the ship disintegrates in the atmosphere.

Use some lines from Pulp Fiction to add a spicier arguement between Mace and Anakin in the whole “rank of Master” bit.

Replace “Anakin, Chancellor Palpatine is evil!” with “Anakin, Chancellor Palpatine is the phantom menace that brought about the attack of the Clones and the revenge of the Sith! We need our new hope before your new Empire strikes back, so that the Jedi can return!”

Extend the High Ground scene with an uncomfortable amount of staring between “Don’t try it!” and Anakin jumping.

Your DVD Collection

JadedSkywalker said:

The Star Wars Purist said:

Mysterious Chinese bootleg DVDs of the SW Original Trilogy that predate any of the official releases ('98/'99, it can’t decide, but it’s one of the two), and includes the 1997 cuts with English audio (albeit with burnt in Chinese subs)

are these the pan and scan ones? Because i had those and the source is the Hong Kong Laserdisc with hardcoded Cantonese subs.

I have the Laserdisc for ROTJ. Its warped though. And scratched.

They’re letterboxed widescreen, and on top of that, ESB was the only one worthy of any menus.