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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2011, 09:29:13 AM »
I never got upset about the originals. Other than the Greedo thing I think everything was done better in the Special Editions. Such as the Empire SE covering up the plot hole of Vader magically appearing on the bridge of the Executer right after his fight with Luke at Cloud City.  Plus The Emperor doesn't look like a monkey.
 


the only thing good about the special editions was some of the improved explosions.  the inclusions of so many cgi aliens was ridiculous.  greedo shooting first was shit.  cgi jabba?  horrible.  replacing old anakin with hayden christiansen sucked ass.  i never watch the special editions.

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2011, 10:27:13 AM »
I like puppet Jabba as much as the next guy, but it would have been difficult to show that scene with Han using a puppet. Of course Lucas's original plan was a stop motion character over the actor, but the scene was scrapped all together. I wouldn't mind the CGI Hayden of they used Ewan Macgregor as well, for the "reunion of friends" moment. But It's not something I flip out over.

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« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2011, 10:37:54 AM »
I like puppet Jabba as much as the next guy, but it would have been difficult to show that scene with Han using a puppet.

The scene wasn't needed.  So why add it?

Of course Lucas's original plan was a stop motion character over the actor, but the scene was scrapped all together. I wouldn't mind the CGI Hayden of they used Ewan Macgregor as well, for the "reunion of friends" moment. But It's not something I flip out over.

i'm not "flipping out" over anything.  but all of that extra crap makes the films worse.  therefore, i won't watch them.


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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2011, 01:37:36 PM »

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2011, 06:16:56 PM »


Star Wars Begins.

It's essentially a mashup of commentaries running with the film, and a lot of alternate takes or sounds put in. For instance they show the much wordier 1976 rough cut crawl instead of the well known "Episode IV" crawl. They also show the Jabba scene in its entirely, with footage that didn't even make the Special Edition cut.

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2011, 09:42:22 PM »


Here is the entire thing in one clip.

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2011, 01:41:44 PM »


Deleted scene from Return Of The Jedi that will be included on the Blu-Ray

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2011, 06:45:19 PM »


"original" Jabba scene

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2011, 07:29:34 PM »
Star Wars - Episode 7: Jumping the Shark (For the billionth time)

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2011, 09:31:09 AM »


Cad Bane awesomeness

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2011, 04:34:20 PM »


Teaser for the Blu Ray release

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2011, 04:29:13 PM »
I can damn near guarantee you that any new Star Wars movies will suck. The only way they wouldn't is if they let whoever wrote the KOTOR games write the movies. Hell, KOTOR and KOTOR II were the best SW stories in visual form since the original trilogy ended.

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2011, 05:12:42 AM »
wasn't there supposed to be some star wars tv show?

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2011, 01:11:44 PM »
I
wasn't there supposed to be some star wars tv show?

It's in the original post. There's been talk for years, but apparently Lucas wanted to finish a WWII project he's been trying to do for 20 years.

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2011, 02:23:44 PM »


lmao at the ATAT.

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2011, 03:10:44 PM »
What I like about that vid is it looks like it was transferred from a videotape.

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2011, 09:43:14 AM »


Carrie Fisher is apparently off the booze and drugs

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« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2011, 10:13:12 AM »


Carrie Fisher is apparently off the booze and drugs


and hamburgers.

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2011, 08:38:33 PM »
Yoda will be CGI in the Phantom Menace Blu Ray



And for those that need a side by side comparison



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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2011, 10:44:55 PM »
lame

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2011, 06:11:17 AM »
I hated the look of the puppet in the original Ep I so I don't have a problem with it.

Interesting find for old school fans like me. Like said in the original post, Star Wars was supposed to be nine films and not six. Original producer Gary Kurtz once laid out the original plans before things went south in 1980. While the story is much more epic, this obviously would not have sold nearly as many toys.

http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/gary_kurtz_reveals_original_plans_for_episodes_19_80270.asp

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Gary Kurtz Reveals Original Plans for Episodes 1-9


Posted By Paul on May 26, 1999  Gary Kurtz, the producer of ANH and ESB, spoke at the Sci-Fi Expo in Plano, TX this weekend along with his daughters Tiffany and Melissa (as children they played Jawas in ANH). He shared with the crowd about meeting Lucas, leaving the Star Wars films and the original plans for the entire saga.

 Back in the early 70s, Kurtz was looking to use the new Technoscope technology in an upcoming film. Francis Ford Coppola hooked him up with George Lucas who had recently filmed TXH-1138 with Technoscope. Kurtz became interested in Lucas' planned American Graffiti and the partnership was born.

 When the time came to produce ROTJ, Kurtz was unhappy with the story direction Lucas was taking. He felt that it was too much of a rehash of the first films with no real challenges. At the same time, Jim Henson was inviting him to produce his experimental film, Dark Crystal, which he chose instead.

 Kurtz gave TPM a mixed review as he was clouded by plans made for Episode 1 back in the early 70s. As someone involved with Star Wars from the initial concepts, Kurtz revealed the original intentions for the nine films as they were laid out BEFORE 1980. Very interesting.
  • EPISODE 1: Was to focus on the origins of the Jedi Knights and how they are initiated and trained.
  • EPISODE 2: Introduction and development of Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • EPISODE 3: Introduction and life of Vader
  • EPISODE 4: There were seven different drafts of the film. At one point, they pursued buying the rights to Hidden Fortress because of the strong similarities. At one point, Luke was a female, Han was Luke's brother, Luke's father was the one in prison (interesting point for some debates) and the film featured 40 wookies
  • EPISODE 5: Once written, the screenplay of Empire is almost exactly what is seen on screen. The only cut scenes were those involving wampas in the rebel base (cut because of time and unsolved technical glitches) and about two minutes of Luke/Yoda Jedi training with no real dialog.
  • EPISODE 6: Leia was to be elected "Queen of her people" leaving her isolated. Han was to die. Luke confronted Vader and went on with his life alone. Leia was not to be Luke's sister.
  • EPISODE 7: Third trilogy was to focus on Luke's life as a Jedi, with very few details planned out.
  • EPISODE 8: Luke's sister (not Leia) appears from another part of the galaxy.
  • EPISODE 9: First appearance of the Emperor.[/l][/l]
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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2011, 08:53:33 AM »
that sounds stupid.  they wouldn't introduce a main character until episode 2?

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2011, 10:30:07 PM »
I hate, hate, hate the idea of replacing TESB and ROTJ Yoda with CGI, but that shitty Episode 1 Yoda needs to be swapped out.

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Re: All-Purpose Star Wars thread
« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2011, 11:49:43 PM »
I would totally understand people getting upset with replacing classic Yoda (or Jabba for that matter). But the puppet in Ep 1 was lousy.