Clone Wars Darth Maul Returns DVD (And other arcs you want to see in this format)

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  1. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    Oh, that's a disappointment. I thought from your other post about it that that wasn't then only significant change. I keep going back and forth on whether or not to get this. :p I could pick it up today on the way home from school (where I am now) if I wanted to, but I'm really not sure.
  2. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    If they are going to keep giving us 4-part arcs, I would actually pay extra for a well-produced Blu-Ray with them all edited together.

    I remember people saying the Asajj/Savage arc in S3 was great when viewed all at once.
  3. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    To be clear, the four episodes are tightly-edited and perhaps subtle wasn't the best choice of words? The intro covers the preceding arc involving Savage/Dooku/Ventress and Talzin. Then we cut to the diner. From there, nothing was different to me other than the star-field, screen-wipes. I expected more than I what I purchased and believe my disappointment with the presentation is what fueled my less than stellar review.

    Like I said earlier today, I would buy Umbara if were edited into one episode and the packaging was a little better. I don't hate it, but was underwhelmed by it...
  4. fistofan1 Force Ghost

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    The editing changes were certainly noticeable but they really didn't change anything. The only major difference between the order of the episodes and the order of events in the feature is the fact that Ventress' exploits now happen at the same time that Savage finds Maul.
  5. AkashKedavra_93 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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    Other arcs I would like to see edited together in a Blu-Ray set:

    1. Malevolence Arc
    2. Gunray Arc
    3. Christophsis Battle
    4. Ryloth Arc
    5. Holocron Trilogy
    6. Geonosis Arc
    7. Mandalore Arc
    8. Kamino Trilogy
    9. Underworld Arc
    10. Nightsisters Trilogy/"Massacre"/"Bounty"
    11. Mortis Trilogy
    12. Citadel Trilogy
    13. Padawan Lost Arc
    14. Mon Cala Trilogy
    15. Umbara Quadrilogy
    16. Zygerria Trilogy
    17. Deception Quadrilogy
    18. Maul Returns
  6. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    I don't think I've watched any arc and thought to myself "man, I hope they re-release this edited together with extra scenes and market it separately." If they want to add stuff to the episodes, I'd hope they just did so for the Season box set. It would be different if they made a few extra episodes per season beyond 22 episodes (like 3-4 additional) that they then released on DVD/Bluray during the inter-season period.
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  7. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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  8. Watto Chosen One

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    I watched the DVD directors cut tonight. There aren't any new scenes but they did intermingle the Assaj and Savage storylines, cutting some "fat", and made I think a much stronger piece. The intercutting mainly affected "Brothers" and I think made it work better. Here's the order:

    - Brand new narrator prologue which tells the backstory of the conflict with Assaj, Savage, Dooku, and Talzin with her crystal ball.
    - Start at the "Brothers" diner scene with Savage, finding the dust on the crates, and Anakin/Ahsoka arriving. Anakin senses something sinister, but they CUT the scenes of Dooku sensing something, and Assaj sitting with Latz sensing it also. This is an improvement. Continue with Savage taking off in the cargo ship.
    - Cut to Assaj landing on Dathomir, play out the entirety of "Massacre."
    - Cut back to Savage landing on Lotho Minor, play out the rest of "Brothers" but end with Maul in Savage's face asking for revenge. They CUT the scene with Obi-Wan and Yoda sensing Maul still alive, which feels right. Also, this episode felt like less of a drag being broken up.
    - Cut back to Assaj now landing on Tattooine, and play out all of "Bounty." To me this is a very strong episode, possibly the best when examined alone. It is somewhat of a side track but it's so good and deepens Assaj's character so it works.
    - Cut back to Savage landing on Dathomir and play out all of "Revenge." Another strong episode that does well without any excising. In this version of the overall story, Kenobi's first scene is watching the hologram of Maul killing on Raydonia since the ending scene from "Brothers" was cut as mentioned. This works well and is much more efficient and less redundant.

    Overall this is good for those who want a cleaner flow of this storyline, and it made improvements to Brothers by excising the needless parts, and improving the flow. Check it out if you are interested in a cleaner cut.
  9. AkashKedavra_93 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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  10. DavidIX Jedi Grand Master

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    Apologies my friends. But it sounds like they just did some editing..The question I want to know. Is there new content worth paying for? If not, then to me anyways, is a waste of credits.
  11. LordMortis315 Jedi Grand Master

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    Dammit, now I want that DVD.
  12. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh]

    The main thing making me hesitate is that I really don't love Bounty as much as the rest of the arc...
  13. Humble_Jedi Force Ghost

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    So, they cut stuff out, instead of adding to it.

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    They should have cut the stuff with Maul & Savage for an even better flow. [IMG]
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  14. Drewton Force Ghost

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    [IMG]
  15. LordMortis315 Jedi Grand Master

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    Agreed. It felt really out of place with the rest of the arc.
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  16. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    I thought Bounty was a decent standalone episode, but it didn't fit as part of an arc IMO.
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  17. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Force Ghost

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    Gunray arc and the Kamino arc are perfect for Movies. The Domino squad story is one of my faves about Clones cause it explores them without that exploring becoming annoying.

    Mon Calamari arc would be good as a movie if THEY FIX IT!

    If all the Nighsister episodes and Maul episodes are linked together, it would make for one fun marathon.

    Deception arc has not enough stuff in it to serve as a movie but Umbara as bad as it is would make a great movie with Plan of Dissent having 10 of it's 17 minutes of talking compressed.



    THAT... IS... WINNING!

    Tikkes approves of that move...
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  18. Paparazzo Jedi Grand Master

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    They'd actually just be selling you the complete collection.
  19. fistofan1 Force Ghost

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    Though the release could have been much, much better had some more effort been put into it, I will say that watching the episodes edited together made for an interesting 80 minutes. The arc feels much more like a feature now, and watching it this way makes it feel slightly more epic than watching it in segments. Like I said before, if you're looking for major surprises then this release isn't for you. However, if you want a new perspective on the arc and are willing to pay $10 dollars for it then I say go for it.
  20. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Force Ghost

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    http://theguildofoutlaws.wordpress....e-blu-ray-of-the-clone-wars-season-04-boxset/

    @Seerow @Coric @AkashKedavra_93 I think you will like this news:


    But this one sounded painful

    It is like that horrible scene was not long enough.

    I love this idea:


    KIT FISTO AS AQUAMAN!!!


    As a fan of Grievous this one is the most important to see...

    Last edited by Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan, Sep 16, 2012
  21. Mika-El-Hakim Jedi Padawan

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    Was Palps ever shown in a comic having such a dynamic fighting style like the one in a trailer?
  22. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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  23. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    So the Mon Cala arc is becoming Avatar [face_plain]

    I get that Kit Fisto is of an aquatic species... but why does that qualify him to speak to presumably non-sentient aquatic life?

    Most of the other changes are fine. As for the Pattites, I don't think there's a single thing from that episode save for the Adi vs. Grievous fight that could be extended and make me happy.

    EDIT: And I like Bane and all, but is it really necessary to get an extended look at him reclaiming his hat?
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  24. AkashKedavra_93 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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    @Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  25. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    None of them. I prefer to watch good episodes for one thing, and ever arc that could feasibly be put into this format has at least one piece of **** in it. And iTunes lets me watch that meager few good ones in 1080P
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