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What DVD do you want the most, so you can see how ILM did the effects?

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by GriffZ, Sep 2, 2001.

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What DVD do you want the most, so you can see how ILM did the effects?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. A.I.

    41.7%
  2. Jurrasic Park 3

    8.3%
  3. Planet of the Apes

    33.3%
  4. The Mummy Returns

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Pearl Harbor

    8.3%
  6. None. I don't have a DVD player!

    8.3%
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  1. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  2. Ozzel

    Ozzel TF.N Foreign Book Covers Staff star 5 VIP

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    I said PotA.

    ILM is the only good thing about JP3. I doubt I'll even buy that one. Well, I might. It would be interesting to see a "behind the scenes" featurette, so you could see what kind of crack they were smoking when they made the movie. :mad:
     
  3. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    LOL [face_laugh]

    Yeah, I probably won't pick up JP3, unless it's jamn-packed with feautures! :)

    I probably won't get POTA either, cuz I think that 're-imagining' should've stayed in Burton's head ;)

    Pearl Harbor is a toss-up. I hated the movie, but that 3-disc set with R-rated director's cut is tempting... ;)

    I'm definately picking up A.I., and if the rumors of the Spielberg commentary are true... Excellent :)

     
  4. Rogue-Leader

    Rogue-Leader Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I thought Planet of the Apes was a good movie. How about you guys?
     
  5. Ozzel

    Ozzel TF.N Foreign Book Covers Staff star 5 VIP

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    Yeah, I really liked it. Out of those on the list, I'd say it's the one I'm most likely to buy.
     
  6. Rogue-Leader

    Rogue-Leader Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah it was cool. Did you get the ending?
     
  7. Rogue-Leader

    Rogue-Leader Jedi Padawan star 4

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    JP 3 was entertaining. But both JP 2 and JP 3 were horrible compared to the original Jurrasic Park. That movie was awesome!

    BTW I haven't seen The Mummy Returns but I thought The Mummy was pretty cool.
     
  8. Ki-Edi-Mundi

    Ki-Edi-Mundi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    IMO, PotA is the only one up there worth buying, regardless of the extras. I'd only see those others ones again if I got paid.
     
  9. EagleIFilms

    EagleIFilms Jedi Knight star 5

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    Since the question was about effects, I said AI.

    Teddy was awesome, and some of theose things(I don't wanna be spoilerish) were really cool.

    However, I'm gonna pick up PotA.
     
  10. Padme Bra

    Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nowadays we pretty much know how they do the effects for every film...CGI. It used to be that FX guys had to be inventive to figure out how to make something work. Now it's mostly just CGI.
     
  11. Rogue-Leader

    Rogue-Leader Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oh yeah, Planet of the Apes is my favorite out of all of those movies but I doubt I'll buy it.
     
  12. Ozzel

    Ozzel TF.N Foreign Book Covers Staff star 5 VIP

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    CGI or not, the FX team at ILM is pretty amazing.

    That's a good point, EagleI. Teddy looked so natural, that I really hadn't thought much about just HOW they did that (I know, CGI). But still, that would be interesting. Worth a rental, at least.
     
  13. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I thought Teddy was actually a robot built by Stan Winston for the entire film. When someone told me several scenes of him were CG, I was shocked.

    So let's see... ILM has created realistic CG water and fur... Now what? :)

     
  14. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bra, do you have a clue what you're talking about? "It's all CGI." If you knew anything beyond quotes like the one above you would know models are being used in more movies today than at any time in film history.
    Here, answer this : Name one scene in TPM that is entirely CG. :D
     
  15. Ozzel

    Ozzel TF.N Foreign Book Covers Staff star 5 VIP

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    Gungan/Battle Droid Battle

    I agree with you mostly, Shane, but there are a few completely CG scenes. ;)
     
  16. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, there're actually completely CG shots in the Naboo Battle. But, some scenes contain eigth-scale models from the model shop. Also, explosions were shot practically and digitally composited into the battle. There is a big difference between compositing a practical element digitally, and creating it completely with CG.
     
  17. Laserschwert

    Laserschwert Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I would have picked the original SW-trilogy.... I WANT IT ON DVD!!!
     
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