Discussion in 'Art, Culture, and Literature' started by Viz, Aug 15, 2010.
Just bought the blu rays, damn they look good. I am so excited to watch all the remastered films.
not sure if troll or asshole
You should just chill out.
Not really. Anyone buying this is making things worse for Earth.
Not really. I'm happy with the box set. The prequel trilogy is still pretty bad, but it's good to have them with the others. The changes to the original trilogy suck, yeah, but it doesn't really stop me enjoying the films. They look gorgeous. Plus the special features, documentaries etc, are worth it. You're way too mad about this.
Nope. The extreme alterations made to the films - films which were perfectly fine in the first place - are very, very sad and unnecessary. Lucas wants to permanently erase the original versions of the film from history, and purchasing the BDs drives those original versions further into obscurity and into the grave. That's a terrible thing to do and there's no sense trying to justify it. If you want the special features, download them. If you want high-definition versions of the film, download the very ones I linked to in this thread and started another thread about. Don't pay money to erase an important piece of history.
Having watched Harmy's version of A New Hope very recently, I'm just baffled by Lucas' reasons for such drastic changes to films that were great in the first place.
So I hear George Lucas asked that they "resurrect" Darth Maul in the Clone Wars show.
Maul sliced first.
Get over it. I'd rather buy and enjoy the BDs than download what you linked to and all 40 hours of special features. I don't regret my purchase. I don't fucking need to justify it, I bought a box set of films for fuck's sake. You take it way too seriously. Download the originals if they're so important to you.
Preservation of culture and art is so silly and unimportant!
While I agree with the originals being the best versions and that they should be preserved, should we preserve the art over the artist's right to ammend, change, and enhance (in his fucked up viewpoint) the work? Blade Runner was well loved when it first came out by its fans and yet if we should disregard the Star Wars revisions should we not also shun The Final Cut over preserving the theatrical cut of Blade Runner? I don't view the two as being all that different in nature (though only a cretin would say that the SE versions of Star Wars even comes close to The Final Cut), and I have no real say in the argument I just thought this an interesting thought. Preserving art over the rights of the artist. Even if he is a fucking moron.
I think it's just the fact that in general a new director's cut can give new and interesting perspectives on a film, but Lucas happens to be continually adding unnecessary amendments and useless CGI that quickly dates, and never really adds much to the films.
I agree, but that's probably not how he sees it.
Strong straw man.
Lucas wants things to be a certain way, and now they are. Both options are there for you. Buying the new box set doesn't suddenly make Harmy's version not exist. Some people don't have the patience, bandwidth, or desire to break the law required to download those restored versions. It's totally justified that you hate the new versions, but pretending that people buying them will taint the originals which you ALREADY HAVE DOWNLOADED is just silly.
That's not quite my point. I'm concerned about the original cuts of the film drifting further and further out of the average joe's field of vision. I know they'll always be there, preserved by the fans, but fan preservation, no matter how good, is not the same as official preservation. Lucas would rather the original cuts never be seen again. He doesn't want that option to be there for. As time goes by, less and less people are aware just how much the films have been screwed with, and there are already generations who have only seen the 97 special editions or later ones. I don't want only the older Star Wars fans to be aware of the original cuts. The more money there is pumped into the new releases, which always seem to be made worse, the more often this garbage is going to occur. I know it's pretty much futile to even try to fight against it, I know every new Star Wars release is going to pull in record-breaking amounts of money. But it's just so disappointing and sad. I'm going to be frank about it, especially on the internet.
Now, if the original cuts were also preserved and cleaned and re-released every time Lucas decided to fuck around with his special editions more, then that would be totally fine. But that's not what's happening. Instead of saying "here's the original in new HD etc. and here's my special 'enhanced' versions in HD etc." that would be totally cool. I'd still think he's a mental case, but whatever, because he's giving fans of the work the option. That's not happening, though.
Absolutely. It just adds to the fan hatred, the fact that he's 100% entitled to make whatever changes he wants to his own work, but that he seems so blind to the large negative response to a lot of what he's done.
That would be the absolute ideal scenario for everyone, including Lucas. While he's not going to miss the money lost from a small section of fans boycotting this release, he would doubtless have made back more than he would have invested in restoring the original cuts (seeing as most of it is in the 'special edition' ones, he'd only have to remaster the scenes he's dicked around with).
Shiina aside, just an FYI for people: http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Com...J212/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327787634&sr=8-1
The complete saga set (all 6 movies plus 3 discs of bonus features) is currently 82 bucks at Amazon. Pretty good compared to the $140 MSRP.
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George Lucas is still a cunt.
The only Star Wars movies i've seen are Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Haters gonna hate.
I just heard the blu-rays suck. So I'm not buying them.
I refuse to believe this.
Reading through this thread and perusing a lot of those 1-star Amazon reviews + comments makes me glad that I've left these behind with my childhood.
Now if you'll excuse me I've got some PS1 Spyro to play.
fucking punk, we don't need your fancy PSX shit when we got Donkey Kong Country and Mega Man X.
Topher Grace took all three prequels and edited them into a single 85-minute movie
But he screened it once and that's probably it, ever
My random Star Wars thought:
I very much enjoyed the Family Guy spoofs of the original trilogy, especially when they put a non-animated sock puppet in as one of the CGI aliens Lucas added later. Fun was had.
i'm not really a Family Guy guy, but i happened to be flipping and it was right at the beginning. I ended up watching all 3... soooo funny. I was laughing-out-loud by myself, which doesn't usually happen... ever... for anything.
Get the FUCK out of my bounty hunter meeting
Might as well post this in this thread as well:
people who bought the blu-rays will probably buy that game
lmao @ the background "NOOOO" before the first chorus
The George Lucas shoulder roll will haunt my dreams
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