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Discussion in 'High Definition' started by MorallySound, Aug 14, 2010.
Digital Yoda in Episode 1...
I think it's pretty safe to say this won't be the last appearance of Star Wars on Blu-ray. The most important point in this article is that the Blu-ray masters appear to have been produced from 2k scans. Consider the facts that The Wizard Of Oz was restored from an 8k scan and the current Criterion standard appears to be 4k. That's an enormous difference in resolution.
It sounds like this release has been prepared with care--and that a large number of glitches have been corrected. But why spend all that money if you're not working from the best possible digital scans? Could Lucas be any more of a miser? First he blames the absence of the unaltered films on the cost of restoration. Now we find out he didn't even go back to the vault elements for this set? Wouldn't it be better to spend money on producing the best possible transfers as opposed to obsessively making even more unwelcome changes? Not only is he insisting on releasing only his preferred versions of the films, he's not even transferring them in the best possible manner.
If it turns out they were actually working from 4k masters I'll withdraw my criticism. But if it's true that 2k scans were used this whole release is truly misguided.
YODA IS FAKE!!!!!!!!! why didn't anybody tell me????
Even with all his skill at turning things to shit, not even Lucas can make Ewoks so much worse that they'd collectively be considered "ruined" compared with before.
It's sad really how bad the practical Yoda was in Phantom Menace and looking at Yoda in Empire it's still rather spooky how good he was. Phantom Menace really showed that it doesn't matter how much money or technical skill you may surround yourself with, decades of CGI development had won the race with practical effects not by being truly better but by supplanting the aging talent of the field. There are probably very few people alive today who could make and control puppets as good as Yoda was in Empire/Jedi.
I was going to say Videodrome but...
There's your problem. And adding "past 50 years" is another. But by making exceptions to your rule you've already proven there ARE exceptions to your rule.
2001: A Space Odyssey was a very successful "art film" that gave Kubrick Carte blanche in Hollywood. Specifically because he took difficult material and was able to be both critically and financially successful with it. They started with some minor literature roots (Clarke's own short story) but truly most of Kubrick's influences were what was happening in science fact at the time. In fact Clarke screened many sci-fi films to Kubrick before hand and Kubrick disregarded them all as crap, even Destination Moon.
So poop on you.
Couldn't have said it better myself thank you X....
I read a comic once that showed Darth Maul returning with his lower half rebuilt with android legs and he had longer horns. That I'd like to see in a future Star Wars movie. In the comic though, his appearance took place just before A New Hope and Ben Kanobi killed him as Darth Maul was coming for Luke.
That could be an interesting storyline, I'd watch that.
There's so much cool stuff they could do with Star Wars now, progressing on past Return of the Jedi. I'd love to see something new get made. Not that cartoon shit that they decided to release in cinemas.
Does anyone know what happened with the t.v. show they were going to do based on the rogue squadon books?
Does anyone know what happened to the t.v. show they were gonna do based on the Rogue Squadon novels?
Yoda was rubber fake, now he´s digital fake.
So is that what they call progress then?
Guess so... Let´s hope this maniac Lucas not to turn every Star Wars character digital...
Lol... His next move would be to redo digitally every aspect of episodes IV, V and VI so they could match the look of I, II and III... He´s so retarded, killing everyone´s nostalgia.
Damn I was hoping he would redo Hayden's acting so it wouldn't look so wooden.
I feel his pain!