Saga The Official Star Wars Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Fat_Rancor_Keeper, Apr 17, 2010.

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  1. Blur Force Ghost

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    I could be misunderstanding this, but I think the point being made in the last several posts is that the better the picture quality is (specifically on the SW Blu-ray DVD's), then the more the CGI stands out, because the picture is clearer/crisper. I noticed this especially in AOTC & ROTS, but more AOTC. The CGI standing out is not a result of poor picture quality, but a result of excellent picture quality.
    Last edited by Blur, Mar 6, 2013
  2. Darth_Monkey_Boy Jedi Grand Master

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    BINGO!
  3. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    Higher resolution does not automatically equal better image quality. Image quality includes such things as sharpness, noise, dynamic range, tone reproduction, artifacts, exposure, color accuracy, contrast, etc.

    I think the picture quality is still pretty poor compared to other blu rays from that era, such as LOTR. The color is off, the picture appears soft at times, etc.

    My opinion (or anyone else's) can neither be right nor wrong as pretty much everything is subjective when it comes to a film's PQ or SQ. A quick glance through an enthusiast A/V forum would prove that. As far as TPM vs AOTC, if I came across as trying to pass my opinion as fact, then please accept my apologies.
  4. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    What happens with the fox logos at the beginning of each movie after 2020?
  5. CoolyFett Force Ghost

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    Feb 3, 2003
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    If you own the Blu Ray they won't be going anywhere. Hopefully Fox has produced enough copies to last well into 2030.
  6. CoolyFett Force Ghost

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    Means nothing really I don't think 1-6 need to be bothered with any further leave the 4k stuff for the Disney movies.
  7. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    4k is about as close as we'll get to the actual screen resolution of 35mm, however. You're basically watching the OT and TPM with the dial set at "five" with Blu Ray...I'll honestly be pissed if we never get 4K for the OT. :p
  8. oXdanXo Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 14, 2013
    Has anyone viewed all of the extras on the 9 disc set, I've seen what I believe to be everything (I didn't click play all) and I can't see some of the stuff that was on the 2disc DVD versions like the practice lightsaber rehersals and how they made the lightsaber, etc. Have they left some of that stuff out?
  9. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    GL wanted to make sure there was still a reason for another 'Complete Saga' release. :p
  10. oXdanXo Jedi Youngling

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    I wouldn't put it passed them, it's clever marketing.
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  11. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    I wouldn't call GL a clever marketer
  12. topgoalscorer_no11 Force Ghost

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    How many more billions would Lucas have to accumulate before you would concede him to be a clever marketer!?

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  13. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    A clever marketer would emphasize the OOT more.
  14. MRCynical Jedi Grand Master

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    Supposedly AOTC and ROTS were both filmed in 4k (I'm not sure about TPM) for future-proofing reasons.

    As far as the Blurays are concerned, does anyone have a cunning way (not involving any pirate links that'll result in bans, of course) of watching the ROTJ bluray but splicing in the DVD audio at one specific point in the film?
    Last edited by MRCynical, Apr 15, 2013
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  15. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    I'm pretty sure the cameras used to film AOTC and ROTS were only 1080, and were even cropped to only 817 vertical pixels in post production.
  16. MRCynical Jedi Grand Master

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    You're right. Apparently the Prequel Trilogy were among the first major films (or certainly TPM was) to be shot entirely digitally in 24p, which is probably what I was thinking of. I must be thinking of something other film for the 4k thing.
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  17. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Only 4 scenes of TPM were shot digitally. AOTC was first film ever to be shot entirely digitally.
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  18. MRCynical Jedi Grand Master

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    So at least I was right in my first post about AOTC being the first ever something. Even if the rest was hopelessly wrong [face_laugh]
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  19. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    Actually, I believe there were only two scenes that were shot digitally: when Qui-Gon treats Anakin's wound, and the landing plataform scene where Obi-Wan argues with Qui-gon and midi-chlorians are explained to Anakin.
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