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Star Wars saga to be released in Blu-Ray in 2011

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by Lord Vader, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Aug 3, 2010 #41 of 175
    Stuart Sweet

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    If you put on your 1997 glasses it looks ok. Same with the relatively primitive CGI of the speeder entering Mos Eisley.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2010 #42 of 175
    Carl Spock

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    And if I put on my beer goggles, a lot of the girls in bars look great.

    [​IMG]

    Even more of a reason to redo the CGI.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2010 #43 of 175
    lwilli201

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    I think a lot goes into determining the final theatrical run time. Movie houses do not want real long movies. They want to show them as many times a day as possible. The directors cut is how the director envisions how the story should be told however they do not appear to be the final say.

    Movies are cut up to fit time constraints especially for TV. One case in point. The movie "Midway" originally had a love interest for Charlton Heston. She was totally cut out from the movie many years ago. I do not see any mention of her at:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074899/fullcredits#cast
     
  4. Aug 3, 2010 #44 of 175
    dpeters11

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    Yeah, I know the CGI was limited, but there just is too much a difference between the looks. Plus, Jabba in Jedi seems to be much larger. Ok, sure he gained weight, but it's like he grew.

    I just wish the scene had been left on the cutting room floor. But then Lucas felt Empire was the worst of the entire series.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2010 #45 of 175
    James Long

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    Take a look at Jabba in Phantom Menace.

    Even in our species when people hit the 500-1000 pound mark they turn into big blobs. Perhaps in his species the whole body expands ... not just the fat around the core?

    BTW: I saw Carrie Fisher on TV last week ... glad she's not wearing the slave girl costume any more. She was joking about how wearing it would require the proper lighting. I'd suggest a pitch black room.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2010 #46 of 175
    dpeters11

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    Maybe. I forgot that was Jabba in Phantom, not another Hutt. It's one movie I try to forget. I don't know why I never realized how much of a love/hate relationship I have with the series.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2010 #47 of 175
    kevinwmsn

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    I'm sure that anyday Lucas will release a 3D version of the movies.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2010 #48 of 175
    erosroadie

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    At least Luke, Han, et al can be played by the same actors, who will have aged "naturally," not via CGI. Anyone but Hayden Christianson...:eek2:

    I actually like The Phantom Menace for Liam Neeson. Hated Jar-Jar, and then Anikan played by HC in the following installment...
     
  9. Aug 4, 2010 #49 of 175
    Carl Spock

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    Did anybody else have the reaction I had in the theater to Phantom Menace? About half way through the movie, I realized it wasn't made for me. It was a kids' movie. It had a child star and Jar Jar Binks. Sitting in the theater, I realized how brilliant a move this was by Lucas. The Star Wars franchise hadn't had a new movie in years. He needed to re-introduce it to a new generation. What better way than through a kids' movie? Get the kids hooked and the success of the next two movies would be guaranteed.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2010 #50 of 175
    Hutchinshouse

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    To disrupt the balance of the force. :lol:
     
  11. Aug 15, 2010 #51 of 175
    Lord Vader

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    It's official. It was announced today that the entire 6-film Star Wars saga will be released on Blu-Ray in 2011. The release will NOT be of the original films but the special releases and will include deleted scenes (personally I think that's kinda cool) and bonus feature disks.

    Stories here, here, and here.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2010 #52 of 175
    P Smith

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    Then will see you soon on a big screen in my home theater. :)
     
  13. Aug 15, 2010 #53 of 175
    Lord Vader

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    I look forward to it.

    :)
     
  14. Aug 15, 2010 #54 of 175
    Lord Vader

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    The circle is now complete. This will be a day long remembered.
     
  15. Aug 16, 2010 #55 of 175
    dpeters11

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    I'm sure I'll get them, but I also just found out about the Adywan fan edit of New Hope. His Empire comes out next year. I'll be checking those out as well.
     
  16. Aug 16, 2010 #56 of 175
    hdtvfan0001

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    SpikeHD just had their SW marathon this weekend...watched some of the episodes....

    It reminded me that some of the episodes were classics and others were not up to the same level...so making a Blu Ray purchase decision on the whole set may be a tough call. Might consider a few episodes.
     
  17. Aug 16, 2010 #57 of 175
    smiddy

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    I won't be getting the Blu Ray set of Star Wars. While I think it is a handsome series, I have put way too much money into it and I have essentially moved on to the latest science fiction stories. It is a classic mind you, but I can always watch the DVDs on my THX Ultra 2 setup which is just fine.
     
  18. Aug 16, 2010 #58 of 175
    klang

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    I've lost track of the number of copies of the first three I have bought over the years but I can't pass up picking up the Blu-Ray versions when available. :)
     
  19. Aug 16, 2010 #59 of 175
    paulman182

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    Since I haven't bought anything since the first three on VHS, I may have to invest in these, although I'm more of a Star Trek than Star Wars person...
     
  20. Aug 16, 2010 #60 of 175
    Chris Blount

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    I have seen portions of Star Wars IV in 3D at a demo a few years back. It was actually pretty darn good. I definitely want to see the whole series in 3D. Might want to check it out before giving it an absolute no.

    As for the Blu-Ray set, why not. I think this will make number 3 or 4 buying the set.
     

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