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Old 09-13-11, 01:46 PM
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Re: Indy trilogy possibly to Blu by year's end

I find it kind of cool that Spielberg makes some remarks about Lucas' recent actions but...what does he actually think of Lucas? I mean...he sure as hell can't be happy about it. Wonder what Scorsese thinks about it considerings he's such a film restoration guy.

I hope it includes Indy IV...cuz I do enjoy it...though it does lack in quality. Also....it had some solid features.
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fellow colleagues would not dare insult by publicly commenting, but i would think most of them are fans as well as creators of film and do not share Lucas's zeal for revisionism. even Spielberg gave us two versions of ET!
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Originally Posted by Dr. Mantle View Post
Did you not read the post that was right above yours?
Which will undoudebtly lead to George Lucas' disapproval of the set.
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Re: Indy trilogy possibly to Blu by year's end

I'm not saying to go out and blast him but...you know? What do they think? As much as we blast Lucas...hell even Chaplin kept changing his works. Difference being that well...we can call Lucas out cuz we (the consumer) have proof of those changes. Chaplin's admirers didn't have that.
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fellow colleagues would not dare insult by publicly commenting, but i would think most of them are fans as well as creators of film and do not share Lucas's zeal for revisionism. even Spielberg gave us two versions of ET!
Didnt stop Spike Lee from Blasting Clint Eastwood a few years ago.

There are plenty of times that collegues in the film industry have insulted each other in the film industry, those who have worked togeather on a film, those who havent worked togeather on a film but for the same studio and those who have not worked togeather or done a movie under the same studio.

Lucas and Spielberg relationship goes far beyond merely being colleagues in the same industry they are friends so thats why he says George is George and while i dont think its appropriate for my films, those are his films and he can do with them what he wants.
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Re: Indy trilogy possibly to Blu by year's end

Originally Posted by Dr. Mantle View Post
Did you not read the post that was right above yours?
Yea, I read it. If they're waiting another 12 months to release it Lucas has plenty of time to screw around with it. I'll believe it is a proper BD release when I see that it is in fact a proper BD release.
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Lucas will probably add Tarzan yelling to Shia swinging with the monkeys, ughh...
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when does Indy shooting the arab swordsman go from a gun to a cannon?
Actually they will replace the sword with a gun so he can shoot at Indy first.
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Yea, I read it. If they're waiting another 12 months to release it Lucas has plenty of time to screw around with it. I'll believe it is a proper BD release when I see that it is in fact a proper BD release.
As long as Spielberg is alive you wont see Lucas tinkering with any of the indy films. Spielberg would put his footdown.
You just have to pray that Spielberg outlives George Lucas.
The print from last nights screening looked amazing and there was no digital tinkering with it either.
Iam sure if any of the sold out audience I was lucky enough to watch the film with are members on here will post the similar thoughts on its presentation last night . It looked amazing.
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Re: Indy trilogy possibly to Blu by year's end

The only change I'd ever like to see in Raiders would be if they removed that wall of fire when Belloq's head explodes.
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Re: Indy trilogy possibly to Blu by year's end

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
I find it kind of cool that Spielberg makes some remarks about Lucas' recent actions but...what does he actually think of Lucas? I mean...he sure as hell can't be happy about it. Wonder what Scorsese thinks about it considerings he's such a film restoration guy.
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Re: Indy trilogy possibly to Blu by year's end

Spielberg referred to Lucas as his best friend at the Tintin panel at SDCC.
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Word is that Shia LaBeouf is filming "bookends" for the beginning and end of each movie, along with narration throughout. In order to keep the running time the same, selective edits will be made to the "slower parts".
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word is that shia labeouf is filming "bookends" for the beginning and end of each movie, along with narration throughout. In order to keep the running time the same, selective edits will be made to the "slower parts".
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
I hope it includes Indy IV...cuz I do enjoy it...though it does lack in quality. Also....it had some solid features.
Well, the Indy IV Blu-ray should still be available separately, so no loss there.

Also, on a semi-related note, I hear Spielberg has inferred that the SE of E.T. won't be included when that film comes to Blu-ray. Am I the only one here who actually would mind owning a copy of that version in 1080p (with the original 1982 version included in the same package, of course) if only for the added scenes of E.T. falling in the tub and the extended Halloween scenes?

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Re: Indy trilogy possibly to Blu by year's end

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Also, on a semi-related note, I hear Spielberg has inferred that the SE of E.T. won't be included when that film comes to Blu-ray. Am I the only one here who actually would mind owning a copy of that version in 1080p (with the original 1982 version included in the same package, of course) if only for the added scenes of E.T. falling in the tub and the extended Halloween scenes?
I didn't care for any of the changes, so never seeing the SE on BD is fine by me. He spoke about it during the Raiders screening.

Spielberg also confirmed again that E.T. is coming to Blu-ray from Universal in 2012, but likely only the original theatrical cut. He asked the audience if they'd care if the "new" version wasn't on the Blu-ray, which generated a big "NO!" Spielberg acknowledged this and said he regrets making the changes he did for the DVD.
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I didn't care for any of the changes, so never seeing the SE on BD is fine by me. He spoke about it during the Raiders screening.

Spielberg also confirmed again that E.T. is coming to Blu-ray from Universal in 2012, but likely only the original theatrical cut. He asked the audience if they'd care if the "new" version wasn't on the Blu-ray, which generated a big "NO!" Spielberg acknowledged this and said he regrets making the changes he did for the DVD.
Include the bathtub and extended Halloween stuff in the deleted scenes section...that's the best way to deal with them.
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I agree, put them in as deleted scenes in HD.
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I didn't care for any of the changes, so never seeing the SE on BD is fine by me. He spoke about it during the Raiders screening.

Spielberg also confirmed again that E.T. is coming to Blu-ray from Universal in 2012, but likely only the original theatrical cut. He asked the audience if they'd care if the "new" version wasn't on the Blu-ray, which generated a big "NO!" Spielberg acknowledged this and said he regrets making the changes he did for the DVD.
WTF, that's the version that I saw in theaters. Well if that's the case, they just lost a sale to me.
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WTF, that's the version that I saw in theaters. Well if that's the case, they just lost a sale to me.
I think you're in a very small minority. I assume they'd lose more sales if they put out that horribly bastardized version on blu.
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I think you're in a very small minority. I assume they'd lose more sales if they put out that horribly bastardized version on blu.
I didn't mean only include the special edition, it should include both.
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The only "updates" to E.T. that I didn't mind were the more natural running scene at the very beginning and the effects on the ship at the very end. Other than that, it was just junk. They wanted E.T. to move more realistically ? No. It just looked fake and takes you right out of the awesome-ness of the movie. The puppet E.T. was perfectly realistic. I just bought the Ultimate Gift Set from 2002 and will definately pick up the blu-ray.....even though you KNOW it won't have a commentary on it. I would like to hear one from the three kids and the mom, though.

As for Indy....a great idea would be to have a replica Ark of the covenant that you take the lid off of to get the blu-rays inside. They could even have yellow LED lights around the inside edge to give off a holy glow.
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Yea, I read it. If they're waiting another 12 months to release it Lucas has plenty of time to screw around with it. I'll believe it is a proper BD release when I see that it is in fact a proper BD release.
As Amity said, I think Spielberg would be able to prevent any Star Wars-like alterations to the films. Unlike that series, where they're apparently all Lucas's "vision", the Indy films are more of a collaboration between the two, and while Spielberg has been known to make plenty of changes to his films, all but two to my knowledge (1941 and Duel) have been released in their original cuts.

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Also, on a semi-related note, I hear Spielberg has inferred that the SE of E.T. won't be included when that film comes to Blu-ray. Am I the only one here who actually would mind owning a copy of that version in 1080p (with the original 1982 version included in the same package, of course) if only for the added scenes of E.T. falling in the tub and the extended Halloween scenes?
I didn't care for any of the changes, so never seeing the SE on BD is fine by me. He spoke about it during the Raiders screening.

Spielberg also confirmed again that E.T. is coming to Blu-ray from Universal in 2012, but likely only the original theatrical cut. He asked the audience if they'd care if the "new" version wasn't on the Blu-ray, which generated a big "NO!" Spielberg acknowledged this and said he regrets making the changes he did for the DVD.
I don't like the 20th Anniversary cut of the film, but I'm sure it has it's fans, and it should be released along with the original. Spielberg's no stranger to the Blade Runner model (look at Close Encounters), surely he sees the benefit of doing so...
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Despite Spielberg's comments about Raiders remaining unaltered, I wonder if this change will still make the BD.

Assuming the bottom shot features the CG manipulation, it looks much less detailed than the original. I assume it was changed mainly to insert the shadow of the vehicle along the cliff face as it falls. At least it's subtle -- but honestly, who out there was really bothered by this shot? Some artist probably spent many hours of their life creating that original matte painting and it looked just fine.
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Despite Spielberg's comments about Raiders remaining unaltered, I wonder if this change will still make the BD.

Assuming the bottom shot features the CG manipulation, it looks much less detailed than the original. I assume it was changed mainly to insert the shadow of the vehicle along the cliff face as it falls. At least it's subtle -- but honestly, who out there was really bothered by this shot? Some artist probably spent many hours of their life creating that original matte painting and it looked just fine.
Nice catch. Especially when you take into consideration that the top shot is the altered one.

But that's not the first time CGI was added to Raiders. I remember the back cover of the VHS making a point of how brand new computer effects were added to the climax when the Ark is opened.

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