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2012-10-31 04:41:41 PM  

mechgreg: So any chance this might mean they might rerelease the Zak McKracken game from the 80's I remember playing that game in my preteens and I would love to have another crack at it being older and smarter.


You can play it now using SCUMMvm for, well, pretty much something you own. Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Maemo, PalmOS, all sorts of devices.

If you can, get the FM Towns version of the game with redrawn graphics in 256 colours.

img.gamefaqs.net
 
2012-10-31 04:49:13 PM  

willyfreddy: Empire Strikes Back Despecialized


Hey now...thanks, I'm gonna check these out.
 
2012-10-31 05:14:32 PM  

Fano: Speaker2Animals: HeartBurnKid: Speaker2Animals: Whenever I was in the theater the little kids loved Jar-Jar

Of course they did. He had a silly voice and a bunch of goofy sight gags. That doesn't make the prequels any good.

For them they were. You simply cannot compare them with the first three because you weren't the same age when you saw them, and because the first ones represented a radical departure from previous space flicks, meaning the awe at the visuals would forestall any critical thought about the wooden acting, predictable script, etc.

My fiance, at the age of 36, watched the originals for the first time this year. She thought they were great. Let's see what happens when we get to the prequels.


What third-world country did you purchase her from?
 
2012-10-31 05:17:39 PM  

Fano: Speaker2Animals: HeartBurnKid: Speaker2Animals: Whenever I was in the theater the little kids loved Jar-Jar

Of course they did. He had a silly voice and a bunch of goofy sight gags. That doesn't make the prequels any good.

For them they were. You simply cannot compare them with the first three because you weren't the same age when you saw them, and because the first ones represented a radical departure from previous space flicks, meaning the awe at the visuals would forestall any critical thought about the wooden acting, predictable script, etc.

My fiance, at the age of 36, watched the originals for the first time this year. She thought they were great. Let's see what happens when we get to the prequels.


In other news, there's a person over the age of 10 who's never seen Star Wars.
 
2012-10-31 05:18:06 PM  

Shazam999: Fano: Speaker2Animals: HeartBurnKid: Speaker2Animals: Whenever I was in the theater the little kids loved Jar-Jar

Of course they did. He had a silly voice and a bunch of goofy sight gags. That doesn't make the prequels any good.

For them they were. You simply cannot compare them with the first three because you weren't the same age when you saw them, and because the first ones represented a radical departure from previous space flicks, meaning the awe at the visuals would forestall any critical thought about the wooden acting, predictable script, etc.

My fiance, at the age of 36, watched the originals for the first time this year. She thought they were great. Let's see what happens when we get to the prequels.

What third-world country did you purchase her from?


India.
 
2012-10-31 05:47:52 PM  

Vitamin Pb: Finally. We can now get the Disney-Lucas Star Wars Christmas Special II, we have been craving.


narwhaler.com
 
2012-10-31 05:55:10 PM  

Brigandaca: From the BBC - "In a statement announcing the purchase, Disney said it planned to release a new Star Wars film, episode seven, in 2015. That will be followed by episodes eight and nine and then one new movie every two or three years, the company said."

So here's my problem. When? If they go later than ROTJ then they are into EU territory which will pi55 off hardcore fans if they dump all that (and bear in mind the EU goes on for more than 100 years after ROTJ at the moment). They could just use the EU stuff I suppose for the films if they were being lazy (and I wouldn't rule that out). But - they would need new actors for all the characters which won't work so I can't see anything post ROTJ is possible without pi55ing fans off.

So we are left with earlier that Phantom - this space is much less filled by the EU so easier and you would probably need new characters anyway here so solves that problem. They could go really early (like Old Republic) which could be good but it will be a bit tenuous to link the existing films.


The ONLY thing that matters are the movies that have already been made. The overwhelming majority of Star Wars fans could care less about the EU. It may be a great place to get ideas on where to go, but it is not canon in the purest sense of the word. Episode 7 should take place sometime after Jedi. Audiences will accept new actors playing Luke, Han and Leia, especially if they fit some of the original actors in as cameos.
 
2012-10-31 06:54:31 PM  
Haven't seen this many whiny crybabies raging over Star Wars and Disney since I last visited 4chan.
 
2012-10-31 07:59:56 PM  

willyfreddy: On a related note, I was sick and tired of watching my crappy versions of the original three, so I went searching for something of higher quality (the Blu-Rays are all the SE).

And then I found these:

[img5.imageshack.us image 400x458]

Just search for: "Star Wars Despecialized", "Empire Strikes Back Despecialized", and "Return of the Jedi Despecialized".

They are BEAUTIFULLY done - obviously put together using the Blu-Ray SE versions combined with the widescreen DVD releases of the non-SE editions.

/hero tag


I have the laser disks. Don't need them.
 
2012-10-31 08:14:35 PM  

Surool: I have the laser disks. Don't need them.


Yes, because LD players last forever, discs never rot or warp, etc. Never any chroma noise in the reds and browns...

Nothing like flipping a movie every 1/3 to 1/2 of the way through...

/LDs look like ass on HD displays
//still have around 100 LDs taking up shelf space
 
2012-10-31 08:29:41 PM  

Surool: willyfreddy: On a related note, I was sick and tired of watching my crappy versions of the original three, so I went searching for something of higher quality (the Blu-Rays are all the SE).

And then I found these:

[img5.imageshack.us image 400x458]

Just search for: "Star Wars Despecialized", "Empire Strikes Back Despecialized", and "Return of the Jedi Despecialized".

They are BEAUTIFULLY done - obviously put together using the Blu-Ray SE versions combined with the widescreen DVD releases of the non-SE editions.

/hero tag

I have the laser disks. Don't need them.


I love that you took the time to point that out.

/the internet rocks
 
2012-10-31 10:16:43 PM  
I realize I'm in the minority, but I loved Tron: Legacy. They took a very dated movie, and-- without cutting the ties to the original or "rebooting" the series totally-- made it a new, better, more interesting franchise. The animated series (Tron: Uprising) is excellent. The next Tron flick is sure to be pretty decent, too, as they get into the meat of the story.

If they do this with Star Wars, they're doing fine. Take the stuff that makes Star Wars great, move it forward a bit and bring it in line with modern tech and ideals, but don't stomp on the past. Tell a new story that involves the old characters somehow, but focus on the new characters so you can move onward from there. They could make Episode VII take place far enough in the future of the Star Wars universe to actually cast Mark Hamill as Luke again, and then have him get a great on-screen death.

And this is Disney... They have muscle, and they might even be able to get Harrison Ford to play Solo again... and without Lucas writing his lines, Ford might be a lot cooler than he was in Indy 4.

That's another thing: INDIANA JONES now belongs to Disney, if I'm not mistaken. That opens up all sorts of doors, and hopefully they're ones without Shia LaBeef behind them.
 
2012-10-31 10:42:44 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Shia LaBeef


That guy always seems coked out.
 
2012-10-31 10:54:59 PM  

willyfreddy: Surool: willyfreddy: On a related note, I was sick and tired of watching my crappy versions of the original three, so I went searching for something of higher quality (the Blu-Rays are all the SE).

And then I found these:

[img5.imageshack.us image 400x458]

Just search for: "Star Wars Despecialized", "Empire Strikes Back Despecialized", and "Return of the Jedi Despecialized".

They are BEAUTIFULLY done - obviously put together using the Blu-Ray SE versions combined with the widescreen DVD releases of the non-SE editions.

/hero tag

I have the laser disks. Don't need them.

I love that you took the time to point that out.

/the internet rocks


Isn't that the whole point of Fark?

peterthx: Yes, because LD players last forever, discs never rot or warp, etc. Never any chroma noise in the reds and browns...

Nothing like flipping a movie every 1/3 to 1/2 of the way through...

/LDs look like ass on HD displays
//still have around 100 LDs taking up shelf space


You say that as if:

A) Somebody's pirate to Blu-ray with some scenes upscaled from 640 x 480 is a perfect thing.
B) Blu-ray isn't susceptible to aging and damage.
C) That it is impossible to digitize them, splice them together as one long movie and use the same program the pirate used on the "classic scenes" to upscale the whole thing.
 
2012-11-01 02:07:02 AM  

Surool: You say that as if:

A) Somebody's pirate to Blu-ray with some scenes upscaled from 640 x 480 is a perfect thing.
B) Blu-ray isn't susceptible to aging and damage.
C) That it is impossible to digitize them, splice them together as one long movie and use the same program the pirate used on the "classic scenes" to upscale the whole thing.


Who said anything about perfect? It sure beats a LD presentation though. Especially if you have a modern display device. How many CRT TVs and tube-based projectors are still out there? My LDs look pretty bad on my current setup. Something like The Last of the Mohicans (the original theatrical cut is unavailable on DVD or BD) is pretty much unwatchable.
 
2012-11-01 04:08:21 AM  

peterthx: Surool: You say that as if:

A) Somebody's pirate to Blu-ray with some scenes upscaled from 640 x 480 is a perfect thing.
B) Blu-ray isn't susceptible to aging and damage.
C) That it is impossible to digitize them, splice them together as one long movie and use the same program the pirate used on the "classic scenes" to upscale the whole thing.

Who said anything about perfect? It sure beats a LD presentation though. Especially if you have a modern display device. How many CRT TVs and tube-based projectors are still out there? My LDs look pretty bad on my current setup. Something like The Last of the Mohicans (the original theatrical cut is unavailable on DVD or BD) is pretty much unwatchable.


According to you, much of it is your LD presentation blown up to HD in a bunch of places. Id rather have consistent good or bad without going back and forth between the two.
 
2012-11-01 08:23:42 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Haven't seen this many whiny crybabies raging over Star Wars and Disney since I last visited 4chan.


Haven't seen someone not read a thread and make a comment about it anyway since... well a few seonds ago when I clicked on the Politics tab.
 
2012-11-01 02:40:28 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Keizer_Ghidorah: Haven't seen this many whiny crybabies raging over Star Wars and Disney since I last visited 4chan.

Haven't seen someone not read a thread and make a comment about it anyway since... well a few seonds ago when I clicked on the Politics tab.


I read the entire thread, if it's not screaming about Lucas ruining Star Wars it's screaming about how evil and terrible Disney is.
 
2012-11-01 06:23:55 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Jim from Saint Paul: Keizer_Ghidorah: Haven't seen this many whiny crybabies raging over Star Wars and Disney since I last visited 4chan.

Haven't seen someone not read a thread and make a comment about it anyway since... well a few seonds ago when I clicked on the Politics tab.

I read the entire thread, if it's not screaming about Lucas ruining Star Wars it's screaming about how evil and terrible Disney is.


Not sure what to say then. The majority of the thread, it seems to me, is basically "Well they didn't screw up the Avengers" or "ANYTHING is better then George".

Ah well.
 
2012-11-01 09:00:30 PM  

Surool: According to you, much of it is your LD presentation blown up to HD in a bunch of places. Id rather have consistent good or bad without going back and forth between the two.


The reality is the Special Editions aren't modified all that much so there is very little upscaled from LD footage.
 
2012-11-01 10:17:46 PM  

peterthx: Surool: According to you, much of it is your LD presentation blown up to HD in a bunch of places. Id rather have consistent good or bad without going back and forth between the two.

The reality is the Special Editions aren't modified all that much so there is very little upscaled from LD footage.


You must have watched different special editions than I saw in the theater.
 
2012-11-01 11:48:48 PM  

Surool:
You must have watched different special editions than I saw in the theater.


Probably. I saw all three at the Fox Westwood, Los Angeles. One of the best theaters on the planet (they hold premieres there all the time).

I've also seen the "despecialized" DVDs and AVC-HD discs. They slaughter the LDs in quality.
 
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