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Official: STAR WARS THREAD. These are the droids you're looking for. **WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Jr Mouse, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Well-Known Member

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    All of this comes from "sources" and no one directly at Disney. Taking it at face value it could also be read that Disney overbought and saturated stores/warehouses with Kylo Ren figures and it exceed market demand. Not that there was no market demand in the first place.

    Regarding Rey, I wouldn't be at all surprised if this was true. It was obvious they under-bought figures her figures assuming there wouldn't be enough demand because little boys want to play with male figures and little girls want princess dolls. Or so that's what the narrative told them. They really should have known better considering her key role in the film.
     
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    This proposed assumption of theirs would have also ignored the fact that this being Star Wars a large portion of the population investing in these figure may not be young children. Adult collectors have fairly deep pockets. Male or female.
     
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    I have seen every version of Star Wars, including opening week in 1977, and the DS version of E4 that I watched the other day brought back the old excitement in a way that none of the others did.

    lefty
     
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    Wait until you see DS ESB. I really enjoyed that. And when I am done with ROTJ, I will watch ANH.
     
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    Have it cued up for snowpocalypse.

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    Ok, for those of you still looking for the Despecialized Editions, shoot me a PM and I can give you a link to download them direct.

    Since someone mentioned an issue downloading a player to play them, I always suggest VLC for playing any media from the internet...there may be fancier players out there, but VLC just works.
    https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    Direct windows download link: https://get.videolan.org/vlc/2.2.1/win32/vlc-2.2.1-win32.exe
    Direct mac download link: https://get.videolan.org/vlc/2.2.1/macosx/vlc-2.2.1.dmg

    There are various ways to play them on a TV...easiest would be an HDMI cable from your computer (or DVI-HDMI plus an audio cable). But some blu ray/smart tvs know how to play files like this off of a USB drive.
     
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    I've been using my Chromecast and it works well. There are several software packages that let you stream any file format to it.
     
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    Last time I watched my DVD set of the 'Specialized' versions I vowed to never watch those again, as all the little changes were just too distracting (like those annoyingly unnecessary additions to Mos Eisley), so I'd been meaning to get around to figuring out how to get the despecialized versions, and this seems like the perfect time for that.

    JR, which software do you use to play over your Chromecast?

    otc, how large are the files? (And PM sent.)
     
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    VLC is great. I use it to watch my dl porn movies all the time. I never have to worry about the format not playing.
     
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    I usually use this: http://getvideostream.com/

    PLEX is another good option and is feature rich. Just keep in mind they paywall some of the best features.
     
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    Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), the files are quite large...but that's sort of the point. Guy who made these was going for the highest quality he could.

    SW is ~17gb, ESB closer to 20.

    ROTJ is only 7gb, but that's because I only have the V1.0 release. If you aren't in a hurry, I'd just wait for the official 2.0 to come out since it hopefully clears up a lot of issues that were still present in 1.0.
     
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    Thank you, I'll try those out and see how it goes.



    No real hurry, just looking forward to seeing them as I remember them from the cinema way back. Downloading the first one now - many thanks!
     
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    I just used a good torrent program and downloaded them that way. Didn't have any problems and was quick enough at my broadband speeds.
     
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    If you have a PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Apple TV or any other decent streaming box connected to your TV it shouldn't be an issue playing the files from your PC/Mac to your HDTV without any added cost.

    PLEX has an optional app for the Playstation, Xbox and new Apple TV platforms that is supposed to work extremely well, but it one of their paywall features. I've considered paying for it because I love PLEX's UI but have held off.
     
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    ^ I have none of those, using Chromecast as my only means of streaming to the TV.

    HBO Nordic, Netflix and DVDs are the only thing my TV is used for. No live broadcasts and so far no downloaded content, but until Disney (are you listening?) offer the original versions on disk, I'll try to make this work...
     
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    Another way is to download the AVCHD version of them and burn them to a double layer DVD 9 disc to play in a Blu-Ray player. Most of the normal, modern DVD burners can burn to DVD9, so no Blu-Ray burner is needed.

    The despecialized versions are great, and IMO the only way to watch the original trilogy until Disney releases them, if they do that is.

    /C
     
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    Well, this is awesome! Got the despecialized Star Wars, tried to use the chrome extension with chromecast and VLC as explained here, but didn't get any sound. Was rather cumbersome to use too. Then tried with the Videostream as suggested by JR above and it works great.

    And this version looks fantastic - just seeing the old Fox and Lucas Film logos at the start, not having the 'Episode IV A NEW HOPE' as part of the opening crawl, etc :satisfied:
     
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  18. Clark

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    Great!

    That opening scene is amazing, the crawl, the music, the star destroyer, everything :slayer:

    /C
     
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    And no stupid CGI additions to take you out of your nice nostalgic trip back to the late 70s :satisfied:

    Perfect timing too, as I've gotten requests from both my old mom and my GF to show them the Star Wars trilogy (though not at the same time, I'm planning...).
     
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  20. SixOhNine

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    Finally saw The Force Awakens last night.

    Meh.
     

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