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View Poll Results: Which version of Star Wars Blu-ray will you be purchasing (or not)?
The Complete Star Wars Saga 1,335 72.48%
The Prequel Box Set 20 1.09%
The Original Trilogy Box Set 110 5.97%
Not Purchasing Star Wars Blu-ray 377 20.47%
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:46 PM   #29941
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I think by just your comments alone, you have most likely convinced most of the Star Wars blu-ray boycotters to change their mind. I don't think any of the boycotters will admit it though. I practically could care less about Darth Vader's NOOOO now. You have psyched me up for this release!
NOPE! Will never buy any more Star Wars until the OT is restored to it's original glory.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:48 PM   #29942
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Up to this point I am unhappy with exactly 3 changes that Lucas has made...

Han/Greedo (I don't have a problem with not having Han shoot first. The problem is that the "fixed" scene looks bad. Even to this day they still can't make it look convincing. Han does some kind of strange jerk back that is so fake looking.)

Jedi Rocks (VERY bad CGI. The "laptinek" music sounded very "otherworldly". Jedi Rocks just sounds like a typical brass band with trumpets and saxophones. The scene was better when the music was just in the back ground and not in forefront.)

Hayden Christiansen at the end of Jedi. (Makes NO sense! If Lucas wants to go this route, he needs to have young Obi Wan and young Yoda as ghosts as well. The explanation that Anakin truly "died" when he turned into Vader is ultra weak).

Besides these 3, I have been perfectly happy with all of Lucas' fixes and changes. Even the Vader "Nooooooo" in Jedi is fine with me.
I agree, I guess Lucas didn't think that "older" Anakin had redeemed himself and died a hero by saving his son. I just wish he could have seen Leia and told her he loved her and that she looked like her mother before he died.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:51 PM   #29943
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I think by just your comments alone, you have most likely convinced most of the Star Wars blu-ray boycotters to change their mind. I don't think any of the boycotters will admit it though. )
yeah keep on thinking.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:54 PM   #29944
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Merlin,
I think by just your comments alone, you have most likely convinced most of the Star Wars blu-ray boycotters to change their mind. I don't think any of the boycotters will admit it though. I practically could care less about Darth Vader's NOOOO now. You have psyched me up for this release!
Nope.

Not that I'm "boycotting" actually, but all the moronic changes just de-psyched me enough to cancel my pre-order, and given that it was a -given- for me that the PQ ought to be excellent to start with, I haven't been "re-psyched" to the least.

Still relegated to "will buy it when I get to it" instead of "must have now".
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:56 PM   #29945
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Bit off topic, but its funny how al cos has a Snake Plisken avatar and then you post with another Plisken avatar.

Anyways, I'm getting really impatient now, and I'm just hoping that Amazon decides to dispatch it tomorrow so I may get it monday-tuesday. If not, I'll just buy it from a super market then return the one I get from Amazon.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:59 PM   #29946
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I will wait for the next time the unaltered trilogy hits BD..may it be after 10 years. But as ith the DVD's, I'm sure we will see new BD's after 2-6 years.

In the meantime I will enjoy of my unaltered trilogy (2006 limited ed. DVD's) that I just bought a couple of days ago, will be very very happy next week when I can see the unaltered ones after so many many years. And I got the separate OOP DVD's for less than the trilogy BD's.

Now you may think I am insane of getting non anamorphic DVD's in 2011. But the fact is that I have tested non anamorphic DVD's at my releatives equipment - it is the best place to show those.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:01 PM   #29947
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Just watched the end of ROTS... what a joyless piece of crap.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:01 PM   #29948
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Bit off topic, but its funny how al cos has a Snake Plisken avatar and then you post with another Plisken avatar.

Anyways, I'm getting really impatient now, and I'm just hoping that Amazon decides to dispatch it tomorrow so I may get it monday-tuesday. If not, I'll just buy it from a super market then return the one I get from Amazon.
But one is an impostor.
[Show spoiler] Notice how one has the patch on the right and one has it on the left
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:05 PM   #29949
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But one is an impostor.
[Show spoiler] Notice how one has the patch on the right and one has it on the left
It's a conspiracy!!!
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:05 PM   #29950
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Cool. And there's definitately no on-screen prompts for off-screen sounds. I have a few DVD's with tracks that go under the actors talking and most of them are in black bars, so we've dodged a bullet. Can you change subtitles at will or do you have to go back to the Subtitle pop-up?
yup, and just change the subtitles using the subtitles button on the remote. That did however lead to the earlier problem of losing the alien translation subs, which only came back by going through the main menu again.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:05 PM   #29951
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But one is an impostor.
[Show spoiler] Notice how one has the patch on the right and one has it on the left
Just made more sense that Snake would look toward the forum rather than out
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:08 PM   #29952
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As somebody else in this forum -- I've just decided that I will cancel my amazon order, and pick it up direct from the store rather...
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Its not like that though
Her face isn't completely smooth? It becomes textured and porous "in motion"?
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:12 PM   #29955
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NOPE! Will never buy any more Star Wars until the OT is restored to it's original glory.
Guess you will never be buying any more star wars stuff then, you're dreaming if you ever think it will happen. don't hold your breath.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:13 PM   #29956
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Yup, miles better. It plays in a window so has borders around the whole image, but the quality is great. Luke Skywalker animated is hilariously bad as is Han LOL.
You said the cartoon was under the Boba Fett feature. When asked about the Holiday Special in one of the interviews (or whatever) from Lucasfilm, they implied an Easter Egg. I wonder if we may get the whole special as an EE since the cartoon is part of the Boba Fett feature. Hmmm....it would be nice, but I won't hold my breath either.
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George Lucas has made it quite clear that the special edition Star Wars flicks are the vision as he intended the trilogy to be seen, and if that's the case, I doubt he's ever going to change his mind and give everyone the version he doesn't 'intend' for you to see (anymore).
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:17 PM   #29958
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Her face isn't completely smooth? It becomes textured and porous "in motion"?
I haven't watched all of TPM, but there was little to no evidence of agressive DNR in what I have seen. I looked at the specific scenes captured, and they were fine. Wrinkles, pores the lot. There must have been DNR because the film is virtually grain free, but it looks like it has been done with care. In motion, or freeze frame, Qui Gon does not look like the waxwork model in 'that shot'. His beard is defined and unclumped, he has wrinkles around the eyes and forehead and detail is clear. Same for the lovely Portman.

I have to keep saying though that I am no expert on this. It looks great to my eyes, an expert may well disgaree. All I do know is it looks nothing like those horrendous screen captures that are probably doctored, or poorly captured or excessively compressed causing detail loss.

For the vast majority, this will be reference quality and AOTC and ROTS only improve on it.

The OT has visible grain, not in a distracting way, but for films of that era and age, they are exceptional.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:18 PM   #29959
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You said the cartoon was under the Boba Fett feature. When asked about the Holiday Special in one of the interviews (or whatever) from Lucasfilm, they implied an Easter Egg. I wonder if we may get the whole special as an EE since the cartoon is part of the Boba Fett feature. Hmmm....it would be nice, but I won't hold my breath either.
What they actually said was you would have to look for it, and by god you do, There is so much to wade through, and it is not signposted. I put the directions up on a previous post of how to get to it.

I haven't found any eggs, and that isn't for the want of looking. Does BDJava even have the ability to do it?
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:19 PM   #29960
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Guess you will never be buying any more star wars stuff then, you're dreaming if you ever think it will happen. don't hold your breath.
I have little doubt it'll happen at some point. George is a good businessman and he's milking his fanbase just like Apple does.
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