Will we get a 3 hour Star Wars : Clones DVD?

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  1. Norm

    Norm Cinematographer

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    I heard the original cut of Clones was 4 hours. Will Lucas follow P. Jackson and release a much longer DVD?
     
  2. Adam Lenhardt

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    I doubt it. For one all the deleted scenes would have to be animated with a new team, ala TPM DVD. Jackson employed less CGI (how could he not?), so that factor is greatly lessened. My guess is we'll get more deleted scenes as deleted scenes, with perhaps a few bits and pieces filtered in ala the TPM disc.
     
  3. Norm

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    I hope he puts the "Lost 20" scene back in. I was looking foward to that scene.
     
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    lost 20?
     
  5. Norm

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    Its a scene in the Jedi libary where they talk about Count Dooku leaving the Jedi order, and the fact that only 20 Jedi in the history of the order have left. If it was cut because Lucas felt maybe it doesn't add up then fine. But I kind of feel if the Darkside is so scary theN more Jedi than 20 should have turned Dark or left the order.
     
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    The 'lost 20' refers to a scene in the jedi library, where Obi-One is told about 20 jedi who left the order under a cloud a few years ago.
     
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    jonathanR Stunt Coordinator

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    After reading........all of those deleted scenes on www.theforce.net , that would be something special to see.......especially a longer version of anikin's revenge........and the extended yoda battle. I'm also thinking that george has most of the cut scenes already finished with cgi........especially since he's the type to cut this, add that back in, move that here.....and almost waits to the last minute to say his final version is done.
    Also, in a movie theater.....you have to edit the film and cut extended scenes to keep the pace of the movie going in the right direction.....but for us Star Wars fans....the more quality footage....longer bounty/obi wan scenes...etc.... the better... =)
    john
     
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    Since Lucas added (three?) minutes to the Phantom Menace DVD, I wouldn't be surprised if he does something similar with Clones. It appears he is following the same type of DVD model for this film.
     
  9. Norm

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    sorry, wrong place.
     
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    Many of the deleted scenes were in the book. I read the book first and was surprised to NOT find them in the movie. There was a lot more between Jango and Boba, and why Jango wanted an UNALTERED clone to be his son. Most of this would have slowed down the movie too much.

    In case someone here HASN'T seen the movie yet...

    I was quite surprised to see the first pass at researching the dart blown off.

    The book also went into much more detail about the dreams, ans Shimi pitting on 3PO's coverings, the battle (short though it was) between the farmers and the Raiders, and Ani's slaughtering of the raiders.

    On the last one I was reading that thinking, "I wonder how they're gonna portray this carnage on screen" Well a video-toaster style wipe did it. most disappointing...
     
  11. Peter Overduin

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    One of the reasons Lucas gives for not releasing the original trilogy to DVD is his desire to add scenes to them to complete the story the way he wants. I suspect we'll get the theatrical version in ??December?? and then his Director's cut when he releases the whole saga in 2006.
     
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  13. Terrell

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    Here are the deleted scenes I'd like to see added back into the film on DVD. I loved the movie as is, but I think adding these back in makes it an even better movie. These are great scenes.
    1. Lost 20 - This scene does a great job of introducing Dooku, as well as building up to his appearance.
    2. Padme's family - This scene really helps flesh out and develop the love story more. I think if this scene had been left in, many who thought the love story was unbelievable, would have liked it better.
    3. Padme/Anakin's Court trial - This is the scene where they are found guilty. I think it's a great scene as well.
    4. Padme's plea for Obi-Wan's life - This is the scene where Padme and Anaking have been captured, and they're sitting at a table with Dooku, and the other seperatists. She asks Dooku to release Obi-Wan into her custody, and Dooku ask her to join the seperatists. Another great scene.
    5. Padme's address to the Senate - immediately upon the assassination attempt on her life, she enters the Senate to the surprise of everyone, and she gives a moving speech opposing the military creation act.
    These scenes wouldn't make the film too long. And I honestly believe that this makes the film even better. This coming from someone who loved the movie, and gave it a very high rating.
     
  14. Anthony Thorne

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    A report in the Oz newspaper The Australian had a lengthy article by Australian actor Graham Blundell, who was in the 'Padme's family' scene as (I think) Padme's father, and discussed the efforts that Lucas and co. went through to film it. Blundell spent a week at the Fox studios in Sydney, and then was flown to Europe for some extra pick-up shots and sequences, but was then advised prior to the cast-and-crew screening by Lucas that the scenes had been dropped as they didn't quite integrate into the flow of the film as he had originally envisaged. Superbabe Oz actress Claudia Karban was also in a couple of scenes that were cut...
     
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    You're half right; she IS an Aussie Superbabe, but it's Claudia Karvan. I nitpick only because she's so sexy. [​IMG]
    From what I understand, Karvan did indeed play Padme's older sister (who has two young tots). Those curious to see Karvan's )ahem( assets, check out the insurance scam thriller Risk. It's on DVD, and it's a pretty good flick! And Karvan shows some skin. [​IMG]
    Back to AOTC DVD:
    Anyone know what any of the deleted scenes are for sure? Surely they've started working on them by now...right? This Lost 20 scene sounds coooool.
     
  16. Greg_S_H

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    I'd love an extended cut of the film, especially with these fantastic-sounding scenes. I'd like to have the theatrical version, too, though. Somehow, I don't see Lucas going for seamless branching, though. I doubt if he'd like people deciding how the movie should be. Still, if these scenes are really good, I'd hate to see them stuck in the deleted scenes section.
     
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    They have been working on the DVD for a year, so maybe some of these cut scenes are complete.
     
  18. Daniel Kikin

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    According to IGN's review, there was also a crucial scene explaining Dooku's motivation that was cut from the film.
    Here's the text:
     
  19. Sean Eldridge

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    There absolutly, positivly has to be more back story on Dooku. You learn almost nothing about him during the course of the movie.

    Sean
     
  20. Terrell

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    Daniel, I believe that scene is part of the scene I listed where Padme asks Dooku to release Obi-Wan to her, and Dooku asks Padme to join the seperatists.

    Sean, speaking pf buildup to Dooku, the Lost 20 discussion between Jocasta Nu and Obi-Wan in the jedi library is a great scene that perfectly builds up to the arrival of Count Dooku.

    I honestly don't know why Lucas cut some of these scene. I love the movie as it is, but these scenes that I listed add so much the movie, that the only reason I can think of for cutting them is to trim the running time. Sometimes, content takes precedence over running time. Even if Lucas had of kept those scenes I mentioned in the film, they would only add another 15 minutes to the film. The lost 20 scene, Padme's family scene, the senate address are not particularly long. Even the longest scene is probably no more than 5 minutes long.
     

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