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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 09-12-2011, 02:40 PM   #30961
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I'm in Montreal and the thing is that Best Buy is offering the Saga for 79,99$ CAD (= 79,99$ USD plus TAXES and more TAXES) but... the offer ends Sept 15th 2011. I don't want them mailed to me on Friday to arrive next week!! I want to go get the box on Friday at the store. Will the price go back up Friday the 16th?

Any fellow Canadians with ideas?
Futureshop is listing the price as good until the 18th. I assume BB would be the same.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:41 PM   #30962
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LOL..but you never fooled me....that's a clip from Family Guy's Blue Harvest
These new revisions of Star Wars might as well be made by Family Guy or Robot Chicken.

I know, I know. The changes are awesome because they are in HD.
Go team Lucas !!!
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:42 PM   #30963
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I have a 2.35 setup.
Fair enough. But that probably puts you into a group of maybe 1% of the intended customer base. Blu-ray was developed with the other 99% in mind though.

p.s.: I ignore signatures most of the time, so I didn't see that you had a projector setup when I made my first comment. Apologies for that.

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Old 09-12-2011, 02:43 PM   #30964
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I'm waiting until black friday so I can get it dirt cheap
Won't happen. You're not likely going to see a much cheaper price on Black Friday.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:44 PM   #30965
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In which order are you guys watchign it? Prequels first or OT?
Gotta start with the beginning of the story as well as the best film. The Phantom Menace! So I'm watching them in order.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:45 PM   #30966
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Of course he won't but that will still not prevent people from crying that something is wrong with the Jurasick Park set when it's going to come out ...

too much DNR....
too much tin....
too much green...
screen cap sucks....
I hate the box....
I hate the covert art....
that scene was not like that when I saw it in 1993 when I was 6 years old....

Of course there will be complaining.. But i don't recall if there is any kind of UOT WARS going on with those movies like over here.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:45 PM   #30967
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Yes that review was highly professional.
Reviews don't have to be professional. They just need to agree with your expectations of what the PQ and changes of the movie should be.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:45 PM   #30968
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Personally, I'd watch the Originals before the Prequels. The difference in quality between the two saga's would be a little off-putting if I did it Episode 1 > 6
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:46 PM   #30969
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Of course there will be complaining.. But i don't recall if there is any kind of UOT WARS going on with those movies like over here.
No since there was never any changes done on them the way it was on Star Wars...then again I could be wrong? I am really no fan of the Jurassick Park series so I don't know what as been release or not,
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:51 PM   #30970
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Yet, you have to admit, alot of the negative comments are really nothing more than people just wanting to be unhappy for the sake of being unhappy.
Nope, I don't have to admit that at all. That's an assertion put forward to simply make the position you're opposing seem invalid. It's a debating tactic, not a fact.

Please don't assume that I'm defending anyone calling other people "sheep" or "suckers" or whatever else. I'm not. So this is not one of those "you're either with us or agin' us" moments. But I am pointing out that "a lot of the negative comments" have come from those who are content with the release, and so have turned their own complaints against other posters rather than a Blu-ray release -- which is a more undesirable and less defensible position, frankly.

For myself, my own thoughts on this release are that Lucas can do what he wants, quite obviously, but the people he wants to have buy the product can also respond to what he does, positively or otherwise. Especially since the advertising is all focused on the buyer's experience, recapturing memories and owning the definitive version for all time - which is at odds with Lucas' perpetual tinkering, and with strident claims that they're his films and no-one else has any right to a say in the matter. But Lucas has always been one for giving out decidedly mixed messages, so I guess it's in his nature.

As I said a score or more pages back, I personally wish GL would accept that these films will never be completely perfect in his eyes, and let them be for the amazing achievement they are, and move on to other things, expressing his creativity in new movies rather than visual fiddles.

He once talked about Star Wars being nine movies, so where are the other three? We've had the Empire Trilogy, and the Rebellion Trilogy ... so where's the Restoration Trilogy?
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:52 PM   #30971
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I have a 2.35 setup.
So do I. The screen is 2.35 but the projector is still 16:9 native.
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Awww, how cute. You measure your TV's size in inches...

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Old 09-12-2011, 02:54 PM   #30972
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One thing that bugs me most in TPM is that we clearly see the Jedi super speed at the begining of the movie, yet Obi Wan doesn't use it at the end to get through the red sheilds as they open and close He could have saved Qui Gon's life dammit!
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:57 PM   #30973
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I can't wait to see how the Originals came out. I remember the summer that Ep IV came out I must've seen it 20 times at the drive-in. I love the music and scene where Luke is thinking and staring at the binary sunset on Tatooine. Memories, memories. Yes, I'm pretty old and fairly crotchety

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Old 09-12-2011, 02:57 PM   #30974
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One thing that bugs me most in TPM is that we clearly see the Jedi super speed at the begining of the movie, yet Obi Wan doesn't use it at the end to get through the red sheilds as they open and close He could have saved Qui Gon's life dammit!
That's been brought up before. "Why doesn't Obi-Wan run as fast as he can all the time?" Well why don't YOU run as fast as you can all the time? It's called fatigue.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:01 PM   #30975
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One thing that bugs me most in TPM is that we clearly see the Jedi super speed at the begining of the movie, yet Obi Wan doesn't use it at the end to get through the red sheilds as they open and close He could have saved Qui Gon's life dammit!
He will probably do that in the 3d version.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:02 PM   #30976
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He will probably do that in the 3d version.
Actually, he'll just hop onto R2-D2 and use its (his?) rocket boosters to swoop in and save Qui-Gon...
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:04 PM   #30977
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Here is a pic of the scene I meant... Does anybody know if the braid is still on the wrong side in this scene?
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:04 PM   #30978
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That's been brought up before. "Why doesn't Obi-Wan run as fast as he can all the time?" Well why don't YOU run as fast as you can all the time? It's called fatigue.
But... Obi Wan is practicly a Master Jedi in the prime shape of his life

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He will probably do that in the 3d version.
Hell, maybe he will even go as far as have Obi an killed instead of Qui Gon... amn, I better not put ideas into his head!
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:04 PM   #30979
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It's called fatigue.
Touché.

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But... Obi Wan is practicly a Master Jedi in the prime shape of his life
So? Is that (even if true) supposed to mean he can't get tired?
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That's been brought up before. "Why doesn't Obi-Wan run as fast as he can all the time?" Well why don't YOU run as fast as you can all the time? It's called fatigue.
He needs to work on his cardio then
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