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Old 09-13-04, 01:54 PM
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Star Wars "Extra" on A&E?

Last night, A&E was airing a Ken Burns doccumentary on Star Wars called "Stars Wars: Empire of Dreams". It was two hours long and actually quite well done. Is this the same as what is included on the new set?
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Old 09-13-04, 01:57 PM
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The version on A&E was edited down to a 2 hour length with commercials. The version in the DVD set is 151 minutes (no commercials, obviously).
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Originally posted by Josh Z
The version on A&E was edited down to a 2 hour length with commercials. The version in the DVD set is 151 minutes (no commercials, obviously).
I'm glad I only watched a half hour then...
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If I had known that, I wouldn't have watched it.
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Oh darn, I missed that. Was kind of wanting to check it out.
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Oh darn, I missed that. Was kind of wanting to check it out.
it will be airing again very soon, when i get home i'll check my tivo and see what it says
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If I had known that, I wouldn't have watched it.
Yeah me too
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It was great! Can't wait to see the full 151-minute version. Are you sure it was done by Ken Burns??

However, this has been discussed in the DVD Information thread, and there's also an entire thread devoted to it in TV Talk.
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Yea, I replayTv'ed it last night (they aired it 4 times in a row...) and watched it the first time and was pretty surprised by it. Pretty good quality on the documentory side and overall was a nice surprise to see. Will be waiting on the full thing in the next 2 weeks....
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I turned it off....didn't want to see any spoilers
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I watched this last night. Pretty cool that Lucas gave 5 Million (his own money) in bonuses to people that worked on Empire.
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In 1980 no less. After he bankrolled Empire 100% I think out of his personal money.
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Old 09-13-04, 04:10 PM
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The A&E documentary was excellent. I can't wait to see it, in it's entirety come Sept. 21st.
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Old 09-13-04, 04:47 PM
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Yeah, it was hard to not watch it yesterday, but I only saw maybe 2 min worth.

Can't wait for the DVDs.
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yeah I watched about on hour of it, through A New Hope. Then I decided I should just wait to watch it on the DVD next week.
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I TiVoed it. Perhaps I should wait.
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Old 09-13-04, 08:55 PM
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What is this "Star Wars" of which you speak? Is it a new movie or something?


Caught a few minutes and it was very interesting. I'm so far behind in my movie watching it will be quite awhile before I watch a 2.5 hour documentary.
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OK, I'm sure this doc is cool and everything, but "Empire of Dreams"?
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It was quite good. I won't mind watching it over again (with all the extra footage) when the box set comes out.
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