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« Reply #240 on: May 05, 2013, 04:12:05 AM »

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I love this pic,we always knew Yoda was a distant cousin of Kermit,but seeing Jim Henson here(especially in that shirt) is enough to make me smile

Yoda's related to Grover, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Cookie Monster, and Bert.  He's friends with Kermit.
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« Reply #241 on: June 27, 2013, 08:51:16 AM »

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"Mark and Carrie need to be as close to their appearance in the earlier movies as possible," a source told The Sun.

And reports have suggested the pair have been assigned nutritionists and personal trainers to work with them ahead of the production, which is due to begin later this year.

"Producers are keen to help out and have offered support. The budget is huge so there will be no expense spared," the source added.
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« Reply #242 on: June 27, 2013, 11:30:22 AM »

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And in a recent interview, she admitted she would have to lose weight to reprise her role as Luke's sister, hinting that she may even wear her character's famous gold bikini again.

I hope that statement was made with tongue planted firmly in cheek.
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« Reply #243 on: June 27, 2013, 03:06:05 PM »

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« Reply #244 on: June 27, 2013, 07:19:27 PM »

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And in a recent interview, she admitted she would have to lose weight to reprise her role as Luke's sister, hinting that she may even wear her character's famous gold bikini again.

I hope that statement was made with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

mmm... MILFy Slave princess Leia....
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« Reply #245 on: June 28, 2013, 06:35:46 AM »

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And in a recent interview, she admitted she would have to lose weight to reprise her role as Luke's sister, hinting that she may even wear her character's famous gold bikini again.

I hope that statement was made with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

The thing is, what's cool about that now is she'd only have to wear the top part of that bikini to have all the important parts covered.  saywhat
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« Reply #246 on: July 12, 2013, 12:00:53 AM »

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« Reply #247 on: September 13, 2013, 12:45:56 AM »

I don't think they've ever come out and said that the spin-off movies would be origin films, but finally, from Walt Disney Co. chief financial officer Jay Rasulo:

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Rasulo also noted that one “Star Wars” trilogy film or “origin story film” would also appear on the release schedule each year, starting with the seventh installment in the “Star Wars” saga that J.J. Abrams will direct and Disney releases in 2015.
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« Reply #248 on: September 13, 2013, 04:49:36 AM »

There are certainly origin stories that would be cool to see on the big screen, such as those of Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi for example. I'm looking forward to see what they do with the concept.
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« Reply #249 on: September 13, 2013, 06:22:34 AM »

They should make an MMO to capitalize on the new series!
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« Reply #250 on: October 20, 2013, 06:20:58 PM »

Darth Vader TV Special


When i read 'Darth Vader TV Special' i immediately imagined him doing stand up in front of a celebrity crowd


I am hoping its again the gap between Episode 3 and 4,sure we see what the Rebels get up to in Star Wars Rebels,but Darth Vader needs to start earning that 'Scariest Bastard in the Galaxy' award he had in Episode IV
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« Reply #251 on: October 20, 2013, 06:31:18 PM »

interesting.
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« Reply #252 on: January 03, 2014, 08:01:26 PM »

Dark Horse Comics loses the Star Wars license

No surprise i guess,just a shame


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Should have seen this coming. Ending a relationship more than two decades old, Disney has informed Dark Horse the Star Wars license will go to Disney-owned Marvel Comics in 2015.
Or should I say "return to Disney-owned Marvel Comics", the original publisher Dark Horse took over the license from in 1991. Disney purchased Marvel Comics in 2009, and then purchased LucasFilm in 2012. Comic book fans have been waiting for this particular announcement since then.

Dark Horse founder announced the loss of the license in a heartfelt "End of an Era" message, promising a memorable final run with the franchise.

It is ironic that this announcement comes at a time when Dark Horse is experiencing its most successful year ever. For obvious reasons, we have prepared for this eventuality by finding new and exciting projects to place on our schedule for 2015 and beyond. Will they take the place of Star Wars? That's a tall order, but we will do our best to make that happen. In the meantime, 2014 may be our last year at the helm of the Star Wars comics franchise, but we plan to make it a memorable one. We know that fans of the franchise will expect no less. The Force is with us still.
At the same time, Marvel announced plans to publish Star Wars comics in 2015.

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"Dark Horse Comics published exceptional Star Wars comics for over 20 years, and we will always be grateful for their enormous contributions to the mythos, and the terrific partnership that we had," said Carol Roeder, director of Lucasfilm franchise publishing, Disney Publishing Worldwide. "In 2015, the cosmic adventures of Luke, Han, Leia and Chewbacca will make the lightspeed jump back to Marvel, to begin a new age of adventures within the Star Wars universe."
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« Reply #253 on: January 03, 2014, 08:33:13 PM »

Combine this with Activision losing their Spiderman, X-Men and Deadpool licenses, and it's starting to look like the ending to The Godfather. slywink
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« Reply #254 on: January 03, 2014, 08:43:55 PM »

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Combine this with Activision losing their Spiderman, X-Men and Deadpool licenses, and it's starting to look like the ending to The Godfather. slywink

Or Casino.
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« Reply #255 on: January 04, 2014, 10:38:09 AM »

Looks like one of the prequel stand alone films WILL be about Boba Fett.....before Episode II was released i would have been over the moon about this,now i wish they leave the character alone,they have done enough damage to it


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Jon Schnepp, who directed 34 episodes of the Cartoon Network series “Metalocalypse,” told listeners of the AMC Movie Talk podcast that the stand-alone “Star Wars” movie that Lawrence Kasdan is scripting will focus on bounty hunter Boba Fett.

“One of [the standalone Star Wars prequels] is Boba Fett,” said Schnepp, whose channel also aired Lucasfilm’s CGI “Star Wars: Clone Wars” series. “It is. I know. I know for a fact. I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan.”
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« Reply #256 on: January 04, 2014, 11:07:07 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 10:38:09 AM

Looks like one of the prequel stand alone films WILL be about Boba Fett.....before Episode II was released i would have been over the moon about this,now i wish they leave the character alone,they have done enough damage to it

Who are these "they" you're talking about? We are dealing with a different company now, and in particular, with one less George Lucas.
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« Reply #257 on: January 04, 2014, 11:24:03 AM »

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Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 10:38:09 AM

Looks like one of the prequel stand alone films WILL be about Boba Fett.....before Episode II was released i would have been over the moon about this,now i wish they leave the character alone,they have done enough damage to it

Who are these "they" you're talking about? We are dealing with a different company now, and in particular, with one less George Lucas.

Oh i see,so Disney will just ignore everything from Episode II?..damage is done
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« Reply #258 on: January 04, 2014, 11:34:55 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 11:24:03 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 04, 2014, 11:07:07 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 10:38:09 AM

Looks like one of the prequel stand alone films WILL be about Boba Fett.....before Episode II was released i would have been over the moon about this,now i wish they leave the character alone,they have done enough damage to it

Who are these "they" you're talking about? We are dealing with a different company now, and in particular, with one less George Lucas.

Oh i see,so Disney will just ignore everything from Episode II?..damage is done

What damage? Boba Fett barely features in the prequel movies.
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« Reply #259 on: January 04, 2014, 12:06:47 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on January 04, 2014, 11:34:55 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 11:24:03 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 04, 2014, 11:07:07 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 10:38:09 AM

Looks like one of the prequel stand alone films WILL be about Boba Fett.....before Episode II was released i would have been over the moon about this,now i wish they leave the character alone,they have done enough damage to it

Who are these "they" you're talking about? We are dealing with a different company now, and in particular, with one less George Lucas.

Oh i see,so Disney will just ignore everything from Episode II?..damage is done

What damage? Boba Fett barely features in the prequel movies.


we find out he is a clone of Jango,so we now know what he looks like and have to brace ourselves for the Kiwi accent all the way through this upcoming movie

Even the "He's no good to me dead" line that was overdubbed in SE Empire made me cringe

and we know he inherited EVERYTHING from his Father,even Slave I,he couldn't have stolen it from a past target,no instead it's a hand me down Tongue

but then again,its not really about what he looks like,its the fact that they gave him an identity in the first place,Original Trilogy Boba was so much more mysterious

The only thing this movie can offer is how he trains to become a Bounty Hunter,gone are the way he got his outfit,gone is the way he got his ship and we even know his motivation for what he does..God help us if we have to watch him going on about his Father's death all the way through it,fine if his father was a good guy,but he wasn't...he deserved the 'Deep Throat Purple Dildo' treatment
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« Reply #260 on: January 04, 2014, 12:13:12 PM »

Sounds like you come from the "don't you dare touch my childhood memories" camp, which puts you in a lose/lose situation. Better learn to live with it. slywink
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« Reply #261 on: January 04, 2014, 12:22:44 PM »

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Sounds like you come from the "don't you dare touch my childhood memories" camp, which puts you in a lose/lose situation. Better learn to live with it. slywink

Kind of i guess,except i watched the original Trilogy in the early 90s when i was in my 20's as well,and it was still great  icon_wink

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Uhm, no. Sorry, but the SW movies are overblown. It was a B movie that went over budget. Phenomenal special effects of its day but so much of what made it great has been tinkered and tampered with - the characters and the license are pretty much dead to me.

/rant from someone who just completed Force Unleashed ][
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Quote from: Purge on January 04, 2014, 05:17:17 PM

Uhm, no. Sorry, but the SW movies are overblown. It was a B movie that went over budget. Phenomenal special effects of its day but so much of what made it great has been tinkered and tampered with - the characters and the license are pretty much dead to me.

/rant from someone who just completed Force Unleashed ||

Force Unleashed 2.  one of those regrettable sequels that killed the franchise and made the first one look like a star in comparison.
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« Reply #264 on: January 04, 2014, 07:41:51 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 11:24:03 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 04, 2014, 11:07:07 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 10:38:09 AM

Looks like one of the prequel stand alone films WILL be about Boba Fett.....before Episode II was released i would have been over the moon about this,now i wish they leave the character alone,they have done enough damage to it

Who are these "they" you're talking about? We are dealing with a different company now, and in particular, with one less George Lucas.

Oh i see,so Disney will just ignore everything from Episode II?..damage is done

God we could only hope so.
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« Reply #265 on: January 04, 2014, 08:11:40 PM »

Quote from: Caine on January 04, 2014, 05:56:49 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 04, 2014, 05:17:17 PM

Uhm, no. Sorry, but the SW movies are overblown. It was a B movie that went over budget. Phenomenal special effects of its day but so much of what made it great has been tinkered and tampered with - the characters and the license are pretty much dead to me.

/rant from someone who just completed Force Unleashed ][

Force Unleashed 2.  one of those regrettable sequels that killed the franchise and made the first one look like a star in comparison.

Starkiller runs around electrocuting every-f***ing-one, while the blind Jedi master is totally cool with it and only tries to reign him in when it doesn't lie in his own personal interests. The rules apply only to certain people and at certain times. I happened to like the Starkiller character and his possibly ambiguous role. The fact that he doesn't have non-lethal ways of dealing with people is the kicker.

][ makes the first one a shining star. But, were I to go back to it, the second one has used a brillo pad to scratch the sheen the first one once had.

I found it to be a microcosm of the entire franchise (IMO).
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Quote from: Purge on January 04, 2014, 05:17:17 PM

Uhm, no. Sorry, but the SW movies are overblown. It was a B movie that went over budget. Phenomenal special effects of its day but so much of what made it great has been tinkered and tampered with - the characters and the license are pretty much dead to me.

/rant from someone who just completed Force Unleashed ][

That's why i said early 90s,before the special editions(Before the Empire..sorry couldn't resist)


Is it true FOX still owns the current 6 Star Wars films until 2020 apart from the original Star Wars film,that they have the rights for forever?
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« Reply #267 on: January 04, 2014, 08:24:17 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 10:38:09 AM

Looks like one of the prequel stand alone films WILL be about Boba Fett.....before Episode II was released i would have been over the moon about this,now i wish they leave the character alone,they have done enough damage to it


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Jon Schnepp, who directed 34 episodes of the Cartoon Network series “Metalocalypse,” told listeners of the AMC Movie Talk podcast that the stand-alone “Star Wars” movie that Lawrence Kasdan is scripting will focus on bounty hunter Boba Fett.

“One of [the standalone Star Wars prequels] is Boba Fett,” said Schnepp, whose channel also aired Lucasfilm’s CGI “Star Wars: Clone Wars” series. “It is. I know. I know for a fact. I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan.”

You know, it makes me wonder if they're perhaps using the story that would have been created for 1313. Or if they'll be using at least part of what they were going to use in that game.
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« Reply #268 on: January 04, 2014, 09:53:21 PM »

Quote from: Purge on January 04, 2014, 08:11:40 PM

Starkiller runs around electrocuting every-f***ing-one, while the blind Jedi master is totally cool with it and only tries to reign him in when it doesn't lie in his own personal interests. The rules apply only to certain people and at certain times. I happened to like the Starkiller character and his possibly ambiguous role. The fact that he doesn't have non-lethal ways of dealing with people is the kicker.

I'm hesitant to defend either of the Force Unleashed games, but you're using an outdated definition of the Light Side of the Force, one that needed to be updated after the prequel trilogy came out. And no, that wasn't because something was retconned, but simply because we got more information about how this stuff works.

The classic interpretation of the Force, perhaps coming out of the West End Games series of Star Wars roleplaying games, was that certain Force powers were inherently Dark, and that it mattered not what your intentions were as long as you did certain things like kill people using the Force or use these "Dark Side Powers". You would fall to the Dark Side no matter how noble your intentions.

It's now become clear (at least to me. I admit I haven't read any discussions about this subject, I'm only basing this on what I've seen in the movies and read in the RPGs) that this isn't the case. Falling to the Dark Side is a deliberate act, though it can be done from a flawed understanding of the situation at hand, such as with Anakin Skywalker. A Light Side Jedi can kill and maim living creatures with no consequence, as long as it's not done out of strong negative feelings like hate, fear or anger. Yoda casually kills "innocents" before they have a chance to defend themselves, but he does it out of necessity, not because he's angry at them or afraid.

Starkiller could have killed thousands as long as he could keep his emotions in check.
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« Reply #269 on: January 04, 2014, 09:54:42 PM »

Quote from: Rumpy on January 04, 2014, 08:24:17 PM

You know, it makes me wonder if they're perhaps using the story that would have been created for 1313. Or if they'll be using at least part of what they were going to use in that game.

Maybe. I believe that story was originally intended for the live action TV series, and Disney may want to resurrect that. After all, I think they've got 100 scripts more or less ready to go for that one.
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Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 08:21:32 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 04, 2014, 05:17:17 PM

Uhm, no. Sorry, but the SW movies are overblown. It was a B movie that went over budget. Phenomenal special effects of its day but so much of what made it great has been tinkered and tampered with - the characters and the license are pretty much dead to me.

/rant from someone who just completed Force Unleashed ][

That's why i said early 90s,before the special editions(Before the Empire..sorry couldn't resist)


Is it true FOX still owns the current 6 Star Wars films until 2020 apart from the original Star Wars film,that they have the rights for forever?

Pretty sure Fox has just been the distributor for the previous films but Lucas owned all rights to the them, which would now be with Disney.
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« Reply #271 on: January 05, 2014, 04:03:20 AM »

Starkiller, or the general, are not operating dispassionately in FU2 (eff you two). In fact, he's tantruming worse than Luke before we even get started, and goes downhill from there.

<Starkillers cell rings>
caller: Hello?
SK: <ZOT>
caller: Yeah, um, this is the Force calling. That's not going to work. You can't electrocute me through your cell.
SK: DAMN YOU WHERE IS SHE?!!!
caller: Yeah, we're just calling to let you know while we appreciate your candidacy for dark or light, you're a raving loon. The Jedi don't want you, and the Sith are pretty sure you'd get them wiped out within the next game. Perhaps you could get a spot on Dexter instead?
SK: Can I kill people with lightning?
caller: Probably. Look, Kid, this isn't working out. Apparently anything SW related that has the word "Clone" attached to it ends up sucking.
SK: DAMN YOU!!!!! <more lightning, perhaps some flying lightsabers, and then tosses an army of corpses ontop of the cellphone and dances on their decaying bodies>


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Quote from: Jumangi on January 05, 2014, 01:15:35 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 08:21:32 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 04, 2014, 05:17:17 PM

Uhm, no. Sorry, but the SW movies are overblown. It was a B movie that went over budget. Phenomenal special effects of its day but so much of what made it great has been tinkered and tampered with - the characters and the license are pretty much dead to me.

/rant from someone who just completed Force Unleashed ][

That's why i said early 90s,before the special editions(Before the Empire..sorry couldn't resist)


Is it true FOX still owns the current 6 Star Wars films until 2020 apart from the original Star Wars film,that they have the rights for forever?

Pretty sure Fox has just been the distributor for the previous films but Lucas owned all rights to the them, which would now be with Disney.

Just looked it up(should have done that last night),and it seems from this link that it's exactly what i had heard icon_confused
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One of the biggest fan questions surrounding Disney’s purchase of LucasFilm has been answered. While Disney now owns the rights to the Star Wars universe and all future films going forward, 20th Century Fox has retained the rights to the first six movies. The original film, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, is theirs forever, and they’ll own the final five films, Episodes I-III, V and VI, through May 2020. This makes the fan dream of releasing the original, unedited trilogy box set very difficult.

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« Reply #273 on: January 05, 2014, 04:36:00 PM »

By 2020 they'll simply refilm them. I mean, recreations happen all the time, right?
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« Reply #274 on: January 05, 2014, 06:27:33 PM »

Ah that's right. Its was the merchandising rights Lucas held onto at the time since the studio didn't think they were worth anything. Bad executive decision on that part.

Now I wonder why has there never been blurays of the original trilogy released so many fans have wanted(Not Lucas's bastardized versions) . Lucas always gave excuses up to saying that there basically weren't viable versions around anymore. Knowing Fox had the rights its amazing that they didn't keep negative copies of their own stored securely.
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« Reply #275 on: January 05, 2014, 08:35:26 PM »

I may have covered this before on here somewhere,but I have the DVD versions of the Originals from the Limited Edition collections released in 2006 they look fine,and if a company like Lowry(who did the Bond movie restorations)could get hold of them,they can polish them up even more ready for HD conversion(i have no idea how it is all done,so....er..yeah)

The first disc were the Special Edition versions while the second bonus discs on each film were the original versions


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The running time will be different to U.S versions of the originals due to the frame rate difference (PAL/NTSC)






I watched the original version of Star Wars a few months back and was laughing at the medal ceremony at the end,you can easily tell that a lot of the rebel crowd at the end are made from cardboard cutouts


FWIW-I think even this version i have of Star Wars is a later version(Even though it says 1977 Theatrical Version),because it has 'Chapter IV' at the beginning of the space scroll,pretty sure when the film was first released there was no chapter numbering,but everything else is there(or should i say is not there..no Jabba scene,Han shoots first etc)
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« Reply #276 on: January 05, 2014, 09:30:18 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 05, 2014, 08:35:26 PM

FWIW-I think even this version i have of Star Wars is a later version(Even though it says 1977 Theatrical Version),because it has 'Chapter IV' at the beginning of the space scroll,pretty sure when the film was first released there was no chapter numbering,but everything else is there(or should i say is not there..no Jabba scene,Han shoots first etc)

I think only the initial release in theaters omitted the episode number. As far as I know, the first release on VHS had the episode number included in the crawl.
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« Reply #277 on: January 05, 2014, 11:58:44 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 05, 2014, 08:35:26 PM

I may have covered this before on here somewhere,but I have the DVD versions of the Originals from the Limited Edition collections released in 2006 they look fine,and if a company like Lowry(who did the Bond movie restorations)could get hold of them,they can polish them up even more ready for HD conversion(i have no idea how it is all done,so....er..yeah)

The Bond movies were meticulously restored by frame by frame from the original negatives.
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« Reply #278 on: January 06, 2014, 05:43:45 AM »

Quote from: Jumangi on January 05, 2014, 11:58:44 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 05, 2014, 08:35:26 PM

I may have covered this before on here somewhere,but I have the DVD versions of the Originals from the Limited Edition collections released in 2006 they look fine,and if a company like Lowry(who did the Bond movie restorations)could get hold of them,they can polish them up even more ready for HD conversion(i have no idea how it is all done,so....er..yeah)

The Bond movies were meticulously restored by frame by frame from the original negatives.

Yup. You can't really make a HD conversion from DVDs. Increasing resolution through some kind of magic algorithm is, sadly, something that only happens in movies and TV shows. Missing data is missing data. A computer can't tell what's missing.
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« Reply #279 on: January 06, 2014, 08:42:57 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on January 06, 2014, 05:43:45 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on January 05, 2014, 11:58:44 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 05, 2014, 08:35:26 PM

I may have covered this before on here somewhere,but I have the DVD versions of the Originals from the Limited Edition collections released in 2006 they look fine,and if a company like Lowry(who did the Bond movie restorations)could get hold of them,they can polish them up even more ready for HD conversion(i have no idea how it is all done,so....er..yeah)

The Bond movies were meticulously restored by frame by frame from the original negatives.

Yup. You can't really make a HD conversion from DVDs. Increasing resolution through some kind of magic algorithm is, sadly, something that only happens in movies and TV shows. Missing data is missing data. A computer can't tell what's missing.

My point being about FOX that they HAD released the originals versions on DVD,and just 7 years(8 if you want to be fussy) ago,so they had the original negatives then,so as i said if a company like Lowry can get hold of them(meaning the original source)..etc etc,if any film needs restoring frame by frame it would be the original Star Wars trilogy,as they have been gobbled up by the Special Editions
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