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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 09-05-2011, 08:08 PM   #27821
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I've always found this really amusing:





The cardboard cut outs in the original film!
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:09 PM   #27822
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I've never taken screenshots of protected Blu-rays so I'm not sure. But when playing a DVD in Apple's DVD Player.app, while the built-in Mac OS X screen capture utilities are disabled, third-party software seem to be unaffected; perhaps you should just try third-party screen capture software for Windows?
DVDs are no problem, but with BDs, you have to defeat the protection to take screenshots. And I guess that's all we can say about that, here. I looked into it once, because neither TMT nor PowerDVD (which I use on my HTPC) will do screenshots. They did on old versions a long time ago, though.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:16 PM   #27823
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I dont know if I can fight the temptation and not buy the set! The only reason am holding is because of the 3D release next year
You realize that not ALL of the films are coming out in 3D next year, right?

TPM will be 3D in theatres in February, so if there is a 3D blu-ray release, it's a fair bet that it will be out by the end of the year.

But they are scheduling one episode in 3D per year. So we won't see the OT until 2015, and ROTJ will finally be in 3D (hopefully) by 2017.

They aren't going to put the 3D films out on blu-ray before they hit theatres.

At best, we'll get an individual BD release per year, but I'm betting we'll have to wait till 2014 for the Prequel set and 2017 for the Complete and OT sets.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:19 PM   #27824
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The cardboard cut outs in the original film!
Huh, you know I actually never noticed that! The stormtrooper cutouts when the Emperor arrives in Jedi was very obvious to me though. Wonder how that looks on the bd.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:20 PM   #27825
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Huh, you know I actually never noticed that! The stormtrooper cutouts when the Emperor arrives in Jedi was very obvious to me though. Wonder how that looks on the bd.
The entire hanger (including the Stormtroopers) was a matte painting, wasn't it? I didn't find that particular scene as obvious as the ANH cutouts.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:23 PM   #27826
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Huh, you know I actually never noticed that! The stormtrooper cutouts when the Emperor arrives in Jedi was very obvious to me though. Wonder how that looks on the bd.
Where they never removed for the 2004 DVD no?
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:27 PM   #27827
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Where they never removed for the 2004 DVD no?
They were removed for the 1997 VHS release.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:30 PM   #27828
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I couldn't be happier. I got my complete saga set today and they had a surprise gift inside the wife is loving:

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They really have thought of everything with this set.

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Old 09-05-2011, 08:35 PM   #27829
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merlinpants,

Give impressions when you get a chance.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:35 PM   #27830
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I couldn't be happier. I got my complete saga set today and they had a surprise gift inside the wife is loving:

[Show spoiler]Attachment 37586


They really have thought of everything with this set. It smells like mint.
so... I'm confused, did Qui-Gon start speaking in tongues? And did u get the set or not?
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:37 PM   #27831
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I just cancelled my pre-order from January.

The release of the Complete Saga is down to two stars on Amazon.


The Extended Editions of Lord of the Rings were announced not even a year after the theatricals came out and there wasn't even anything "wrong" with those movies.

I'll wait to see how this plays out. I'm not purchasing Star Wars twice.

Wow I find that amusing that you actually care about the stupid star rating on amazon.com. It doesn't bother me that a bunch of idiots with no lives create many accounts to write the same review 20 times each. All you should be concerned about is if the PQ, the audio, and the supplemental features are fantastic and worthy of your blu ray player. My advice to you is that this is probably going to be the only release of Star Wars you see on blu ray you are going to get for a while, so don't hold your breath waiting for different releases.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:43 PM   #27832
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I took the spolier tags off as clearly no-one can see it.

I Don't have the set just yet, Thursday/Friday.

Saga tease......
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:45 PM   #27833
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Those DNR'd shots from The Phantom Menace don't surprise me. It was taken from the digital files which were likely prepared back in 1999. God knows how much technology has progressed since then.

But also consider TPM was shot on film. They filtered it to resemble the other prequels.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:47 PM   #27834
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The changes that Lucas has made over the years is the equivalent of someone keying your car. On an intellectual level, you know that the car still works, and its only marred a fraction of a percent of the paintjob. On an emotional level, every time you see it, it's all you can focus on, and it makes you want to rip someone's face off.

Thought you might all enjoy it, good analogy.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:48 PM   #27835
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Those DNR'd shots from The Phantom Menace don't surprise me. It was taken from the digital files which were likely prepared back in 1999. God knows how much technology has progressed since then.

But also consider TPM was shot on film. They filtered it to resemble the other prequels.
BINGO - George is all about things looking consistent. Which is a shame.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:52 PM   #27836
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Film grain is good. Film grain = detail.

DNR gets rid of film grain, reducing detail.

Some studios heavily DNR films, then apply digital noise (that resembles film grain) to hide the fact that they removed most of the film's natural grain.
thank you
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:53 PM   #27837
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The changes that Lucas has made over the years is the equivalent of someone keying your car. On an intellectual level, you know that the car still works, and its only marred a fraction of a percent of the paintjob. On an emotional level, every time you see it, it's all you can focus on, and it makes you want to rip someone's face off.

Thought you might all enjoy it, good analogy.
Someone will just post:

But you already own the car while you dont have to own the bluray.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:55 PM   #27838
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Someone will just post:

But you already own the car while you dont have to own the bluray.
And yet if we say we aren't going to buy the bluray others complain that we aren't serious and will buy anyway .

Also, Go Eagles
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:56 PM   #27839
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Someone will just post:

But you already own the car while you dont have to own the bluray.
If your car got keyed, it's probably for a reason.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:58 PM   #27840
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Obviously not all the changes he's done are terrible. Having cardboard cutouts kind of sucks. I can't even remember watching the unaltered movies, was just a kid. Like he hot rid of the wheel on the speeder n' stuff.

But the man's a total fail to implement these added dialogue and cheap effects.

Take the good with the bad I suppose,


Sadly
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