Shame on you George Lucas!

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  1. Marc_E

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    As a 31 yr old star wars fan and child of epIV era, I was EAGERLY awaiting the release of TPM and expected nothing but the best. I read many reviews (most conflicting with the others) about the video and many HT'ers reviews saying how bad the EE is. So I got the DVD and watched it and the video is ok, IMHO, at best. I then watched the deleted scenes on disk two and was VERY MAD! They looked BEAUTIFUL! IMHO they were some of the best video I have seen on DVD (especially the pod race scenes) details were excellent no EE to speak of! And yet the movie disk looked ok at best! HOW COULD YOU!!!!
    Don't Fuck up with the rest man ESPECIALLY when you make me and many others wait till 2006 or whenever for the originals!!!
    Ahh... much better....
    Marc E.
     
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    There's no doubt that the original trilogy DVD's, when they are released, will be top-notch.
    Give Lucas all the time he needs to do it right and he'll do it right.
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    Yes shame on you Lucas, for giving us an absoluty gorgeous dvd transfer, you sick bastard!
    Mark E, in what manner are you watching this disc? Do you have an anamorphic capable monitor like a Sony VVEGA or better yet, a 16x9? I have the former, and 'TPM' in 2.35:1 anamorphic is sweet!
    Welcome to the forum BTW! [​IMG]
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    No, he's got one of those 5" black & whites. [​IMG]
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    I totally agree with Marc and Jeff,
    John,
    You must be blind my man. Go to your eye doctor soon. [​IMG]
    Glenn,
    I am not surprised you can't see it on a 5" B+W.
    Jacob,
    It also looks good on my 27" TV in my bedroom from 12' away.
    The problem is it looks like shit in my basement on my 92" 16X9 screen.
    If you guys thought this DVD looked fine then you posted in the wrong thread. So move along please.
    Here is my thread that I started the other day.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/...ML/003758.html
    Kevin C.
     
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    I really don't mind the special edition versions of the original trilogy...but I hope he fixes/removes the scene between Jabba and Han in Episode IV. The special effects are horrible, and it really needs to be redone.
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    We all knew there would be people who would think TPM DVD looks or sounds like crap no matter how well the disc turned out.
    On my 61" 4:3 (non squeeze capability) TV, TPM looks excellent. It's right up there in quality with Cast Away, Independence Day, (and others I have) and defintely better than T2: UE.
    [Edited last by Dave H on October 23, 2001 at 12:17 AM]
     
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    I wouldn't go as far to say that it looks horrible, but its not as good as it could have been. There is no excuse for the massive EE. I would expect a better transfer from Lucasfilm.
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    My equipment:
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    Better cables silverserpent component Video.
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    It looks good, but it could have looked great if they just hadn't piled on the edge enhancement. Apparently they like looking at big halos around everyone. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Guys! Those aren't HALOES! That's the FORCE you're seeing! Don't you remember Yoda's words from ESB?
    "It surrounds us, binds us...between the rock, the stone...and all around any hard edges of white and dark scenes...your TV needs not adjustment...luminous beings are we..." [​IMG]
     
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    Why don't you guys just grow up? The video looks fine...if you have to complain about "ringing around objects in TPM", maybe you should re-examine your lifestyle!
     
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    I dont like Lucas anymore. Phantom Menace was really bad. I wont be purchasing the DVD.
     
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    LukeB,
    The ringing doesn't bother me as much as the lose of fine detail that EE also produces. It is as if you have a weak prescription glasses and took them off to watch the movie. very enjoying. I like fine detail. I like things properly in focus. Close up detail is good but when characters/objects movie back a bit or are moving toward the camera, they start out out-of-focus then gradually the detail increases as they movie closer. This SUCKS!
    Maybe it is fine on your little TV but I bought a 65" HDTV widescreen because I love to watch movies and want them to look beautiful!
    Marc E
     
  19. Carlo Medina

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    Luke, I'll look past the insulting tone of your comment...
    What kind of display do you have? If you aren't watching a HD / progressive signal, maybe you can't see the ringing. Or maybe it doesn't bother you. Either way, it does not make someone else immature to want the best possible presentation. EE/ringing/whatever can obviously be avoided (Braveheart, Insider) so why don't all studios avoid using it?
     
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    Well luckily my birthday was right around when TPM came out. I have an epson powerlite 710c and I had no complaints of seeing "the force", "halos", or whatever, I am just as upset as Marc about not having the deleted scenes available for viewing in the movie. And PLEASE dont get mad at George Lucas. Cmon, how many movies has he made? Besides TPM his only true succesful movie was Star Wars. And it wasnt supossed to be. Look, he was years ahead of his time and now technology is catching up.
    Oh and Luke, if we grew up, we wouldnt like movies such as Star Wars and TPM so dont get on other members. This is a respectful site, you should respect it too.
    Geno
     

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