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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #600 on: January 14, 2019, 10:38:58 AM »

RE: Marauder... the whole movie definitely feels inconsistent... like, you know, they started with two other directors and then replaced them with Ron Howard.

I swear...it almost feel like they fired everyone, hired new guys, and didn't go back to fix ANYTHING that the previous team had written or filmed and failed to tell the new guys what had happened in the earlier footage beyond "It's about Han Solo!!"

What I loved about the Darth Maul misfire is that they were almost self-aware it was a misfire and, for us to realize what was happening, they had to do everything but have him turn to the camera and say "By the way, I'm Darth Maul, from the prequels. Remember?" 


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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #601 on: April 12, 2019, 02:44:56 PM »

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #602 on: April 16, 2019, 10:51:50 AM »
Oh shit! Was that Mr. Plinkett laughing at the end? Meta!

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« Reply #603 on: April 16, 2019, 03:50:34 PM »
Oh shit! Was that Mr. Plinkett laughing at the end? Meta!


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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #604 on: April 17, 2019, 10:24:26 AM »
Nice.

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #605 on: May 08, 2019, 05:33:35 PM »
I haven't geeked out on anything as hard as I just geeked out on this. We can certainly a conversation about special editions and how Lucas' OST futzing have soiled the originals, but in the post-prequel/soft reboot world we live in, this fan edit seems like it fits in.


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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #606 on: May 09, 2019, 10:14:55 AM »
It's pretty cool. We're starting to get to the point with these fan edits where they look amazing only on top-end TVs.

The SC77 (which is a generation before this one) works best on most normal TVs. So unless you have that Wall Street broker TV from 15 years in the future, look for SC77.

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« Reply #607 on: May 09, 2019, 12:02:34 PM »
What is this SC77 you speak of? Internet search come up with nothing.

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #608 on: May 10, 2019, 09:17:41 AM »
What is this SC77 you speak of? Internet search come up with nothing.

There are dozens of these fan edits.

http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com/page/Project-4K77

The best, in my opinion, is Harmy's Despecialized Edition 2.5: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-V27-MKV-IS-OUT-NOW/id/12713

That's the closest you can get to the movie we saw in theaters cleaned up to look good on normal TVs. No bells or whistles, just a nice, clean film. I think the 4k people are way overstepping and starting to verge into Lucas's own fan edit (haha).

So what the SC38 people are doing is trying to add in bells and whistles and whiz-bangs while keeping the main film intact, largely building on what 4k77 did. Of note, it's taken them two years just to redo that light saber battle, and that's all the progress they've made. And, on my screen, it looked pretty lame.

Generally, I'm against the adding of whiz-bangs. Clean up the film, make the lightsabers look better, make the ships look better, but have a controlled hand when it comes to adding special effects.

BTW -- fascinating argument here that stems from SC38 -- is the desire for more special effects the mindset that inspired Lucas to do what he did? Is there, actually, a demand from fandom for the special editions?