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Old 18-09-2011, 21:23   #101
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ACVHD works on ps3 and sony players and many newer players now.
I don't doubt it but it doesn't make a difference, they aren't standard DVD players.
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Old 18-09-2011, 21:35   #102
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I liked McGregor in Clones too. He was (bizarrely) the Han Solo of the film. Granted, he was a bit rubbish in TPM.

And I thought Hayden was a lot better in Sith than in Clones.

Portman is just rubbish in all three.
McGregor was great in Clones. Ok in the other two

Hayden was awful in both, if GL want to fiddle so much, then why doesn't he redub his winey voice with the guy that does Anikin in the Clone Wars Cartoons? He's waaaay better

Portman was wooden in all three but at least she looked hot in Clones. Not so much in the other two
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Old 18-09-2011, 21:41   #103
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I don't doubt it but it doesn't make a difference, they aren't standard DVD players.
sorry misread that...
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Old 18-09-2011, 22:12   #104
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ACVHD works on ps3 and sony players and many newer players now.
Harmy's 7Gb ISOs worked fine on my Popcorn Hour A200 and I spent much of this afternoon being quite astounded at how GOOD they are. Honestly, if he could do all that then how difficult really would it have been for Lucasfilm to give us 'proper' HD widescreen versions of the originals?
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Old 18-09-2011, 23:06   #105
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He's not good in either, but I found him more bearable in Sith, perhaps because the dialog is a bit stronger.

Although that "I'm so in love" scene.
Lucas' defense that he was aiming for a certain style of hammy acting is fine in theory. Unlike some, I actually believe him. But it takes damn good actors to pull it off, especially when green screen is involved.

McGregor was fine. Portman was fine. A lot of the other secondary cast members were sound too. But Hayden has proved post Star Wars that he really can't act. Really. Can't. Act.

The fact that he's the guy almost every other actor has to bounce off is insane. It must be like trying to do a scene with potato chip.

I think there's a good reason why the classically trained British cast members end up coming out of this whole thing fundamentally unscathed.

By the way, is anyone else a fan of the CG Clone Wars series? It's really rather good.
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Old 18-09-2011, 23:29   #106
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Old 18-09-2011, 23:30   #107
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The despecialised films are designed to be burnt onto dual layer DVDs (dvdr-dl). They cost a bit more than normal writable DVDs and they hold about 8.5gb each. I picked some up at Tesco to burn adywan's star wars onto disc.

The program you need to do this is called imgburn. These despec star wars films are in the avchd format which is essentially a bluray structured disc that can be burnt into normal DVDs.

Finally @pearywinkle, you don't want to try and put these on a normal 4.5gb DVD as the quality will be rubbish.
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Old 18-09-2011, 23:55   #108
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Having watched Star Wars for the first time in about....7 years, I've decided that it's actually a bit boring now. Maybe I watched it too much as a kid or something.

Empire Strikes Back remains far far superior. And of course George neither wrote the screenplay or directed it...Hmmmm.

There's really nothing much to get upset about with regards to the changed in Empire either. Nothing as jarring as when I watched Star Wars.
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I came to Star Wars a lot later in life than many others. Being a child of the 80s and not having a Star Wars fan for a father meant that my defining childhood films are things like Don Bluth's The Land Before Time, Wolfgang Petersen's The Neverending Story, and (here it comes) Michael Jackson's Moonwalker.

Plus I was regularly watching kinetic Saturday morning cartoon shows like Thundercats and Transformers.

By the time I got to Star Wars, it was just before I hit my teens, and I distinctly remember the feeling of almost nightmarish boredom setting over me as I began watching these two silly robots slowly strolling across a blank desert.

It wasn't till my late teens that I decided to give it another go. I went to see the 1997 re-release of The Empire Strikes Back. And it was...okay.

I saw The Phantom Menace because you kinda had to see it. I saw Attack of the Clones because a friend really wanted to go. Honestly, both films just felt like more of the same.

It wasn't till Clones started playing repeatedly on Sky Movies every time I was taking a break from A-level drudgery that I began to become genuinely intrigued by the world and mythology of the whole thing. Maybe it was the escape it provided me from the monotony of academia, but I was being drawn into this incredible universe.

I eventually revisited the entire saga, really watching it properly for the first time. And I became a fan. In fact, this kid who never gave a **** about Star Wars for most of his life made sure he was at the midnight screening of Revenge of the Sith. And although it took a good hour getting there, this kid had at least one hour of uninterrupted Star Wars bliss.

These movies ain't perfect. None of them are. But I think it is the world that endures. It is the possibilities. It's good old fashioned fairy tales done on a galactic scale, and -- no matter when any of us discovered the films -- I think that's what allows them to endure.

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I came to Star Wars a lot later in life many others. Being a child of the 80s and not having a Star Wars fan for a father meant that my defining childhood films are things like Don Bluth's The Land Before Time, Wolfgang Petersen's The Neverending Story, and (here it comes) Michael Jackson's Moonwalker.
What the **** has that got to do with anything?

I never knew my father, and my mum still doesn't understand my love of Star Wars, but she would let me watch them when they were on TV every Christmas. She would buy me merch and toys, and the VHS releases. Hell, she's 90% certain that she still has my Return of The Jedi bedding set that I had when I was five.
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I came to Star Wars a lot later in life than many others. Being a child of the 80s and not having a Star Wars fan for a father meant that my defining childhood films are things like Don Bluth's The Land Before Time, Wolfgang Petersen's The Neverending Story, and (here it comes) Michael Jackson's Moonwalker.
What the **** has that got to do with anything?
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Old 19-09-2011, 07:46   #112
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McGregor was fine. Portman was fine. A lot of the other secondary cast members were sound too. But Hayden has proved post Star Wars that he really can't act. Really. Can't. Act.
He was good in Shattered Glass.
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He was good in Shattered Glass.
He was brilliant in Shattered Glass. And the non-Star Wars movie before that one nabbed him a Golden Globe nomination.

He was appalling directed by George Lucas in two abominable films. His screentest on (if I recall) the Clones DVD shows that he was cast for all the right reasons, but Lucas (or Christensen or both if you want) couldn't carry that over when shooting began.
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To be honest, If I was a young and quite inexperienced actor paired up with a Director who hadn't officially directed a movie for 23 years (Other than Episode 1) I think i'd struggle in a completely blue/green studio for months on end...

Can't really blame Christensen.
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He was brilliant in Shattered Glass. And the non-Star Wars movie before that one nabbed him a Golden Globe nomination.
Life as a House? I've never seen it, but remember it (apparently) being one of the reasons he was picked.
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Old 19-09-2011, 08:35   #116
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But he just plays the same petulant teen character.
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He's a poor actor whose awkward delivery and petulant "style" was perfect for the role in Shattered Glass; it had nothing to do with any great acting on his part. He's a bit like a poor man's Mark Wahlberg, cast him in a role where he can just kick back and casually be Mark Wahlberg then he's fine, put him in a role where he has to actually act and he's just naff.
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He was good in Lovely Bones and not really playing a Mark Wahlberg role.
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On Red Letter Media's feature-length prequel reviews (since he's been accused of nit picking)...

His Sith review does take on a slightly different critical slant to the others. Rather than slag off directly what's on screen, he's going deeper into how inane the plot is, and (if I recall) Lucas's specific storytelling techniques. Is it the Sith review where he deconstructs the whole 'conversation on a couch' style, and how they're all filmed exactly the same way, two steps forward then turn like it's the Gay Gordons?

He misses an awful lot of poor stuff in Sith that he didn't seem to in the previous reviews. Especially that opening shot. He doesn't point out that it's one of the worst set piece shots in CGI history. One minute there are no space ships beneath them, next it's the most overcrowded frame since Mos Eisley. I mean honestly, how could everyone working on that scene let that pass?

RLM did a better job on these prequels than Lucas I'm afraid. The reviews almost justify watching these turds in the first place.
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I find the reviews far more enjoyable to watch than the films!
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