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CT Which version of ANH is the true and only?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by Aaronaman, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. darth_mccartney

    darth_mccartney Jedi Master star 4

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    Agreed. I don't get why people get so defensive over stuff like this. At the end of the day they are movies!
     
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  2. Chainmail_Jedi

    Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Padawan star 2

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    No. My memories are from what was on the big screen. The repeated viewing just remind me of it. And all those changes remind me that they aren't the true versions.
     
  3. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    The version with Luke Skywalker.
     
  4. Ambervikings91

    Ambervikings91 Jedi Knight star 3

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    i like the adywan version
     
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  5. topgoalscorer_no11

    topgoalscorer_no11 Jedi Master star 3

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    For me, it would have to be the 1976 version without all the Special Effects that Brian De Palma hated.
     
  6. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree. Luke with his silly hat & goggles, crappier cantina aliens, no cantina band, Greedo with a British accent, Han Solo with a floozy on his arm - and all in glorious black & white.

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    There's been way too much focus on getting the OOT properly restored and released - I want the John Jympson 'Lost Cut of The Star Wars' on Blu-Ray! Time to start an online petition...
     
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  7. CaptainHamYoyo

    CaptainHamYoyo Jedi Knight star 2

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    Don't forget this guy

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  8. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Or some more of Imperial Officer Muttonchops

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    And 'Flash Gordon' confronted by the terrifying Ikea stilt monster in its new trousers


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    I'd take a scratchy transfer of the 'Lost Cut' over whatever Disney's got planned for the next decade. I'm totally cereal about that.
     
  9. Wookiee_Vader

    Wookiee_Vader Jedi Master star 2

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    I disagree with that, IMO the (re)adding of Jabba in ANH was pure fan service/Lucas getting a CGI hard on. Thinking from the point of a first time viewer, it would be far cooler to not see Jabba until RotJ. We get ambiguous references to a figure who seems very dangerous, sinister and a real threat to Han. When he's stuck back in ANH, we get an idiot slug thing who Han makes a fool out of.
     
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  10. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    ^ Someone should make a bumper sticker out of this.
     
  11. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Master star 4

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    The funny thing is, while this is obviously a joke & tongue in cheek, this is EXACTLY how a lot of us see all the cries for the "OOOOT".
     
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  12. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm being glib, bit I'm also partly serious - I'd absolutely love to see the Lost Cut. The only thing that could beat it as a Holy Grail would be the opportunity to read GL's legendary ringbinders of notes (which even JW Rinzler isn't allowed to look at).
     
  13. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Master star 4

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    I would like to see the six hour rough cut of The Phantom Menace (but with all the graphics fixed of course)
     
  14. Padmes_love_slave24

    Padmes_love_slave24 Jedi Master star 3

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    No not everyone is brainless to watch RLM and have Plinkett be their deity....
     
  15. Star Wars age 9

    Star Wars age 9 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I think it should be a simple matter to bring about a restored version of the originally released 1977 film - from a visuals point of view.

    I may be wrong here, but I gather that the only real variants in '77 were the sound-mixes and wasn't much of that to do with mono/stereo/Dolby etc? With a few minor sound-effects differences?

    John
     
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  16. OldSchoolFan

    OldSchoolFan Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Adywan's version.
     
  17. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Knight star 4

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    The original 1977 version. The only upgrade it needs is to be restored for 1080p High Definition and 5.1 (or 7.1) Surrond Sound.
     
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  18. CaptainRegor

    CaptainRegor Jedi Knight star 3

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    The one that is truest to Lucas's vision, which in the current state are the blu-rays
     
  19. Seagoat

    Seagoat Music and PT Section Sentinel star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    The one that exists in my fantasies where Adywan improves the special effects and removes the inconsistencies/errors but does NOT defile all of the additions and fixes put in by Lucas over the years.
     
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  20. Obi-Wan21

    Obi-Wan21 Jedi Master star 4

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    I love the blu-ray version because it makes Mos Eisley feel alive like a space port. I accept most of the alternations pretty openly. But Han shooting first has, and probably always will be, a bother. That act just struck a cord with my five year old brain. I truly felt I was seeing something adult or rugged, and I thought it was cool.

    Beyond that, and I always forget this because it feels so crucial to film; Biggs Darklighter! He just belongs in Star Wars, and his scenes help the film. It really doesn't feel like added content, I sometimes forget it's not there in the originals.

    The talk with Jabba should also be cut differently. If you want Jabba in, fine, but change or edit the dialogue. It's just redundant.
     
  21. whostheBossk

    whostheBossk Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    After taking in another episode of ANH on May the Fourth Be with you day, I noticed Obi Wan has a mark on his shoulder on his robe. Im in the thinking that the mark is from where an "Old Republic" patch was and he removed it. Thoughts??
     
  22. MRCynical

    MRCynical Jedi Knight star 1

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    The Bluray version is actually much better. They now shoot virtually simultaneously. So since Greedo misses, he must have been firing a warning shot whereas Han was shooting to kill. Doesn't change the whole 'ruthless' vibe of the original scene in the way that 'Greedo shoots - micropause - Han shoots' did.
     
  23. Obi-Wan21

    Obi-Wan21 Jedi Master star 4

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    You know you're right. I guess my brain was telling me I was still seeing the first alteration. This actually does work! Han still gets to feel 'ruthless' while now Greedo also looks credible enough.
     
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  24. Carbon1985

    Carbon1985 Jedi Knight star 3

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    The 1977 version I saw in the movies. .
     
  25. Carbon1985

    Carbon1985 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I think people get mad because Lucas continues to revise the films for the 'younger' audiences, and they still don't like them anymore then they would if he never touched them. He essentially updated the original SW for fans who DON'T like it, yet he won't release a fully restored original SW for fans who love it?

    That is the ultimate irony if you ask me! :(