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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 05-23-2018, 04:42 PM   #65501
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Everyone HATED the prequels when they were being released.

The cycle continues with the sequels.
Why does this hate keep on happening?

Haven't they ever learned to take Luke's advice and let go of their hate?

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Old 05-23-2018, 07:36 PM   #65502
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This isn't the thread for the new Star Wars films. This thread is for complaining about the terrible sound mixes and color timing of the Prequels and Original Trilogy on BD and Lucas' horrible changes.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:44 PM   #65503
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but back to the movies. I love em... well episode 1 and 2 suck, but the Disney movies have been fun and am looking forward to catching Solo with my son on Friday after work.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:45 PM   #65504
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They still could have accomplished those issues without all the silliness. It didnít seem natural to me.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:03 PM   #65505
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I heard that they still haven't released the original trilogy on proper bluray. I have been told this is the 1997 version of Star Wars? Yeah, I'll pass if that's the case. I want the original.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:26 PM   #65506
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I heard that they still haven't released the original trilogy on proper bluray. I have been told this is the 1997 version of Star Wars? Yeah, I'll pass if that's the case. I want the original.
The blu-rays are the 2011 version as opposed to the 1997 version.
The DVDs were the 2004 version as opposed to the 1997 version.

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Jar-Jar = black
I suspect that has more to do with the viewer than anything in the film. Jar Jar doesn't look, sound or act like any black person I've ever seen.

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I am surrounded by naked cheerleaders.

Saying something doesn't make it true.
They're naked under their clothes.


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Old 05-23-2018, 11:04 PM   #65507
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I heard that they still haven't released the original trilogy on proper bluray. I have been told this is the 1997 version of Star Wars? Yeah, I'll pass if that's the case. I want the original.
The changes didn't end in 1997 tho, Additional changes were added each time these films were released on a new video format, including the prequels, until Lucasfilm was sold to Disney, who I assume have no intent or interest in altering these films any further. The most pointless and inane set of changes were introduced in 2011 for the Blu-Ray release, which is what you will currently find on store shelves today in all of their disappearing CG rock, Obi Wan screaming with his nuts in a vise, blinking Ewok, Darth Vader yelling NoOOOoOOOoo Glory.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:05 PM   #65508
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I enjoy SW but lots of people clearly have unhealthy obsessions with it which probably led to the backlash. Just go on RJís Twitter and look at some of the completely deranged tweets he gets. Itís just a movie.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:52 PM   #65509
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I enjoy SW but lots of people clearly have unhealthy obsessions with it which probably led to the backlash. Just go on RJís Twitter and look at some of the completely deranged tweets he gets. Itís just a movie.
My SW obsessions are all completely healthy.

Well, okay, most of them...

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Old 05-24-2018, 12:10 AM   #65510
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Simple. One or two non-white or non-male characters over three movies is natural. Two or three non-white or non-male characters in one movie is an agenda.


Ugh.... that's the issue. It shouldn't matter. Had Rey been given a proper arc and not able to be super Jedi master with no problems through 3 films then, at least 2 so far, people would have had less issues with her. Finn, imo, had the more unique and new idea for SW. Either way it's less about using people that aren't "white" and more about bad character writing and placing people in roles so they can say look at these non white males!
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:12 AM   #65511
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I enjoy SW but lots of people clearly have unhealthy obsessions with it which probably led to the backlash. Just go on RJís Twitter and look at some of the completely deranged tweets he gets. Itís just a bad movie.
Fixed for you
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:15 AM   #65512
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I always assumed that most Star Wars fans were just geeky virgins. I guess they are in fact racist, misogynistic geeky virgins.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:16 AM   #65513
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I enjoy SW but lots of people clearly have unhealthy obsessions with it which probably led to the backlash. Just go on RJ’s Twitter and look at some of the completely deranged tweets he gets. It’s just a movie.
Have you seen the video with Rian Johnson explaining what types of movies he wants to make? He wants to piss people off. That, to him, is a great movie. So the fact that he's getting all these tweets means, to him, that he was successful with TLJ.

Skip to 1:07

He should be absolutely thrilled with the response he's getting. It proves (to him) that his movie was a success.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:19 AM   #65514
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Ugh.... that's the issue. It shouldn't matter. Had Rey been given a proper arc and not able to be super Jedi master with no problems through 3 films then, at least 2 so far, people would have had less issues with her. Finn, imo, had the more unique and new idea for SW. Either way it's less about using people that aren't "white" and more about bad character writing and placing people in roles so they can say look at these non white males!
That would carry a lot more weight if all this blather about social justice and agendas and quotas had started after people had seen the movies.

But it didn't.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:35 AM   #65515
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He should be absolutely thrilled with the response he's getting. It proves (to him) that his movie was a success.
That's probably true and I kind of feel the same way.

Some of the things people are upset about are just stupid but there are some good conversations about his movie too.

I think the people bagging on Holdo and defending Poe are kinda nuts but the fact that we were given enough room to argue about whether Poe should have just shut up and followed orders or whether Holdo was a terrible leader for not letting him in on her plans is pretty freaking cool, I think.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:37 AM   #65516
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That would carry a lot more weight if all this blather about social justice and agendas and quotas had started after people had seen the movies.

But it didn't.
Well it was obvious that Disney was cashing in on the agendas, however if after people did see it then it would have gone away. It didn't because many people were right and others either ignored it or didn't care.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:43 AM   #65517
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Well it was obvious that Disney was cashing in on the agendas, however if after people did see it then it would have gone away. It didn't because many people were right and others either ignored it or didn't care.
So basically if the stories and characters had been better the people muttering 'quota hire' before filming even started would have said 'oh, our bad, turns out these characters are organic and feel quite natural after all'.

Color me skeptical.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:48 AM   #65518
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That would carry a lot more weight if all this blather about social justice and agendas and quotas had started after people had seen the movies.

But it didn't.
You mean it actually started when some people looked at the initial table read and said "There are too many white faces in that room"?

Well, that's weird.
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You mean it actually started when some people looked at the initial table read...
Keep going back.

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Old 05-24-2018, 02:02 AM   #65520
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Can we please stop talking about this "agenda" thing? Why is it worth getting all worked up about?
Well first, movies are just movies and it is true there are people that take movies like SW way too seriously IMO. But at the same time, it's legit when you've watched 6 movies from Lucas with his certain universe and you feel like you kind of are invested in SW some and then he sells it to Disney and they continue the franchise but with a different feel in line with things and priorities they want to do as a company, then it is understandable why some people might get "worked up" because it does change the feel as a whole. They do have a different "feel" than 1-6 in sev ways.

But since I more or less initiated this round of discussion, let me see if I can shift the convo away from all that back specifically to eps1-6. Because I also said this:

"I don't suppose I have any comrades that actually liked the prequels, like the revision of Greedo shooting first (I AGREE with Lucas that portraying Han shooting first blurs the good and evil lines too much since Han is on the "good side"), like the Vader "NOOO!" and most of the other changes, and basically thought eps 1-6 were pretty well done on Blu and look amazing"?

So I've gathered from reading in this thread (not all 65k posts mind you lol) that many have issues with the changes Lucas has made. While I am in general very sympathetic to concerns about later revisionism, most of the changes I really don't have any issue with and some I even really like. But I didn't grow up really watching SW and wasn't used to seeing thing a certain way, so I'm sure that plays into why it doesn't bother me like it does others. To me Vader's "Nooo" in ROTJ makes sense, to me Han NOT shooting first makes sense, to me the changed music at the end of ROTJ is much better, to me adding the Jabba scene into ANH makes sense continuity wise with the series as a whole (even if in the individual movie it might have been more unnecessary given the Greedo scene). etc.

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