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General Chat Thread, A reason not to buy Star Wars on Blu-ray in General; Lucas is a failure of his own success and we do have the "older" generation to blame. The original Star ...
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    Lucas is a failure of his own success and we do have the "older" generation to blame. The original Star Wars worked even though critics said it wouldnt and I remember watching an old interview and he did say that so many people were against him. He did it the way he wanted regardless what others said...

    Kind of reminds you of something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    There is an important thing to remember about Star Wars films.

    They are for CHILDREN!

    When we saw them as children, we loved them.
    I'm sure if you show children the modern versions, they will love them.

    Is anyone that saw them for the first time 30ish years ago, really that bothered about them anymore? Are you really?
    Have to disagree with you, there, Pies....

    They are not for children, but for all ages.

    The revisionism that is taking place over some scenes is quite appalling. Take Han and Greedo for instance.....

    In the original, Han shoots Greedo, gets up, pays the barman for the mess, and walks out. In the newer versions, Greedo shoots, misses, and Han shoots and kills.

    Now, this doesn't make sense.....

    Greedo is a bounty hunter, and is sitting no more than 6ft from his target. You'd have to be a very poor shot to miss your target at that range, especially when the target doesn't move. How on Tatooine did he ever make a living as a bounty hunter???

    Secondly, by having Greedo shoot first, you are changing the basic premise of Solo as a person. He was a gun runner, and took illegal shipments on board the Falcon. Therefore, he's NOT squeaky clean! But the new revision is to make him appear a bit whiter. This is wrong, IMO. He was a rogue, albeit a loveable rogue, and that is what drew Leia to him.

    George should really stop messing now!

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    What's Star Wars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    What's Star Wars?
    Not Star Trek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    What's Star Wars?
    /thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Now, this doesn't make sense.....

    Greedo is a bounty hunter, and is sitting no more than 6ft from his target. You'd have to be a very poor shot to miss your target at that range, especially when the target doesn't move. How on Tatooine did he ever make a living as a bounty hunter???
    if you go a bit more into the back story gredo isnt really a bounty hunter hes just an "odd job man" jabba sent to basically get rid of him

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    hehe! can't beat the original trilogy tapes yeah!!!
    I have this baby at home:

    A reason not to buy Star Wars on Blu-ray-1351093231_d7a982b80a.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    He was a rogue, albeit a loveable rogue, and that is what drew Leia to him.
    That and, you know, something just didn't feel right when she kissed Luke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    if you go a bit more into the back story gredo isnt really a bounty hunter hes just an "odd job man" jabba sent to basically get rid of him
    Should that excuse his inability to hit someone with a blaster from less than 6 ft though?

    That and, you know, something just didn't feel right when she kissed Luke...
    As I remember (and I was 8 at the time) everyone wanted to be Han, cos he was cool! My mate, cos he was older than me, made me be Luke.....I should've protested more....but he WAS bigger than me!

    Mind you, cos it was in my house, I got to use the swivel chair, and shout out "I got one!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Should that excuse his inability to hit someone with a blaster from less than 6 ft though?
    probably not no but at the end of the day it is fiction you have to suspend your disbeleif to some extent while not likely its also not impossible

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    "I got one!"
    Don't get cocky, kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    probably not no but at the end of the day it is fiction you have to suspend your disbeleif to some extent while not likely its also not impossible
    But, as an (already mentioned) 8 year old boy....that would've made no sense to me! Why would you send someone who doesn't know how to fire a blaster?

    Surely, that would be almost as criminally negligent as, oh I don't know, leaving an exhaust port unguarded to an attack from a small fighter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    But, as an (already mentioned) 8 year old boy....that would've made no sense to me! Why would you send someone who doesn't know how to fire a blaster?

    Surely, that would be almost as criminally negligent as, oh I don't know, leaving an exhaust port unguarded to an attack from a small fighter?
    so solo would get rid of greedo for him saving jabba having to kill him and on the off chance he got the money from solo again easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    so solo would get rid of greedo for him saving jabba having to kill him and on the off chance he got the money from solo again easier
    But he sits there with his blaster ALREADY levelled at Solo!

    And Solo WOULD have shot first, if he gets his hands on HIS blaster (as he does in the original!).

    I'm with Simon Pegg..... Lucas needs to find his marbles again, cos I think he's lost a few!

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    The first 3 films look fantastic in HD, quite a surprise when I'd only seen them at the cinema many moons ago. The 3rd one in particular stands out.

    The old films look great, some nice touches in Star Wars (only managed to get through 1-3 and Star Wars on Saturday) like a really loud 'doink' when the Storm Trooper hits his head.

    Empire tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    The first 3 films look fantastic in HD, quite a surprise when I'd only seen them at the cinema many moons ago.
    Those weren't moons...

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