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 Posted: Fri Nov 3rd, 2006 01:01 am

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Seen the latest CINEMAX music video commercials?


For the First time ever on TV, all SIX movies played in Order, back to back non-stop, starting next Friday Night, November 10th, beginning at Midnight, Dusk to Dawn.. and beyond

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When the original star wars trilogy came out on video, I bought the 3 pack set.  It to me is still one of the best sci fi movies out there.  Then when it came onto DVD I bought that and gave Ketana my videos.  And I've since bought the newer series, and I also saw all of them in the theater.  I found the newer movies to be lacking in acting and plot, it was mostly special effects and it just didn't flow for me.  The original 3 movies will always be in my top fave of movies of all time.



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 Posted: Fri Nov 3rd, 2006 09:23 am

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I can only agree totally with Angel!

For me the first three are the best SW movies!

It was like a fairy tale in SciFi....the special effects were phenomenous for that time, but not too much like in the new triology...so the actors have had enough room to show their acting. I believe that any other actor out there wouldn´t have worked...the right actors at the right time. It was wonderful!

Whereas in the new triology the actors didn´t really please me. Best of them is still the actress who played Amidala. Natalie Portman. I´ve also seen her in V for Vendetta, and she´s a good actress, better than several others out there. I think she´s not made for mainstream movies... for that her acting is too good.

But the character of Anakin was, well.....he did his best. The third movie he did a good job on the scene where Anakin becomes Vader...but when I think about the love-scene in the second movie.....arghhhhhhhh, what the heck? Riding a tauntaun for the beloved Amidala....talking like green teens, okay, that´s mostly reality, but Luke and Leias parents didn´t deserve that!

I think George Lucas lost his "touch" and his lucky hand. He´s more interested in merchandise and special effects than in story and what it should transfer to us viewers....that´s sad. He should have continued after Episode 6... now it´s too late to get Luke, Leia and Han, Chewie and the rest back on the screen.

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I voted for episode 4, "A new hope."  I liked ep5 pretty well also, but after that the corny factor seemed to take over.  Natalie was my favorite new cast addition.  And the one saving scene eventually in the series was the birth of Vader, that was cool, worth waiting for.

But the freshness and spontanaiety of the very first "Star Wars", ep 4,  particularly the cast, I can never tire of watching.

 

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I voted for Episode 5, though it was a tough choice between Ep 4 as well.

I hate the new movies, especially episode 3. It's just wretched - the acting is atrocious IMO.

Nothing beats the original, especially Han Solo! He was always my favorite :eusadrool:



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aeonflux wrote: I voted for Episode 5, though it was a tough choice between Ep 4 as well.

I hate the new movies, especially episode 3. It's just wretched - the acting is atrocious IMO.

Nothing beats the original, especially Han Solo! He was always my favorite :eusadrool:

I had the the hugest crush on the Han Solo character when I was a little girl.  They used to have bubblegum trading cards of the star wars characters, and I remember saving a bunch of cards to trade for one of Han Solo and one of all of the characters.  I still had them up until last year, I gave them away to Funk-ET, because I thought he would appreciate them now, as I hadn't looked at them in years.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 5th, 2006 04:57 am

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STAR WARS Fun! Spoofs, Paradies, etc.  Three of my Favorites:



"TROOPS" (yes!- COPS -Bad boys theme like the TV show!)

"THE SAGA  BEGINS" -music video by Weird Al Yankovic (to the tune "American Pie")

"TIE-TANIC" -it was NOT an iceberg that did the dirty deed!

 

I have found the best place for finding quality high resolution versions of all 3 is at a Polish Star Wars Junkyard:

http://www.junkyard.zut.pl/index.php?menu=movies&page=fun

(The web page is in polish, but the videos aren't -You click on "Pobierz plik" to download.)

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 Posted: Mon Nov 13th, 2006 01:05 am

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Saw a lot of the STAR WARS weekend marathon (all 6 episodes at least twice).

Noticed a kinda glaring SW BooBoo today in "Episode 3, Attack of the Clones".

The story line was Obi Wan was following leads on the 2 assassination attempts on Queen Amidala, and the trail lead to a very deep space Cloning Planet that someone had deleted from the Archives records. He was finished with his tour, said his good-byes and standing out in the rain next to his ship reporting back to Yoda his findings that he found they had a whole clone army ready for the Republic, that had been ordered from someone who had been dead for 10 years, and the human "Original" was a bounty hunter was still present on the planet. Yoda instructed Obi Wan to bring him back to the capital planet 'Coruscant' for questioning.

So in order to comply, Obi Wan re-entered the facility and upon finding the bounty hunter packing his ship trying to leave, had a scuffle in which the bounty hunter managed to get in his ship and take off, a space chase ensuing, etc. etc. the trail leading to the planet where the episode's great main battle takes place. 

But... enough already! STOP THE PRESS! Everything after the point where Obi Wan standing out in the rain making his report back to Yoda should never have happened. He simply could not comply with bringing the bounty hunter back to base for questioning.

He had NO PLACE for the bounty hunter in his ship, which was a SINGLE SEAT very very small one-person spacecraft that looked like it was a tight fit even for Obi Wan alone. Where was he going to put the bounty hunter - in his glove compartment? That would be quite a feat even for an accomplished Jedi Knight. Subsequent scenes repeatedly showed just how small his spaceship was. So he should have said "Sorry Joda, cannot comply -I have to return to base for a bigger ship". So immediate take-off should have occurred. No scuffle. No space chase. (Hey scriptwriter - rewrite the script!)
 


 

 

 

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Ok, now this is funny. It's a reveiw of a 'StarWars' clone movie done in Turkey, where sets, costumes and actors are dirt cheap,not to mention the directors and film. Apparently there's a huge market for a more 'ethnicized' version of Hollywood films for the Middle East and India...and I found this reveiw a couple years ago and swiped it (yes I admit it) from a site where folks just send these things in...

So, here we are, the TURKISH STAR WARS !



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  TURKISH STAR WARS

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 The Turkish film industry has a curious tradition of appropriating Hollywood classics and remaking them on a budget roughly equivalent to the price of lunch at a neighborhood kebab shop. Devoted readers of Film Threat will recall "The Turkish Wizard of Oz," which tossed the MGM classic over an Istanbul rainbow and into a realm of utter surrealism, and there are also Turkish-based versions of "Star Trek,"  "Tarzan," "Superman" and even "E.T." lurking about.

  However, none of this knowledge could possibly prepare you for the jaw-dropping insanity of "The Turkish Star Wars." This film is not actually a scene-for-scene remake of the George Lucas landmark, although it shamelessly pirated the special effects footage from the 1977 original and tacked it into a feverish nightmare of celluloid dementia which needs to be seen if only to prove how far the minds of lunatic  filmmakers can run. Prepare yourself, because the only way to appreciate "The Turkish Star Wars" is to follow the storyline through its labyrinthine lunacy.

  Long ago in a Turkish-speaking galaxy far, far away, the universe is being imperiled by a quartet of evildoers: two bush-haired men wearing Mardi Gras costumes, a slutty babe dressed as Cleopatra, and a blue robot with an ambulance light on his head. (I am not making this up...I could not possibly make this up!) Their fleet of spaceships go to war against the flying saucers of a heroic group of rebels, and for several minutes the screen is filled with F/X footage from a battered print of "Star Wars."

 There's no Luke Skywalker here, but instead we have two middle-aged space jockeys (Cuneyt Arkin and Ayetkin Akkaya) who are leading the rebel attack. Unfortunately, there was no budget for a spaceship set here, so the heroes are photographed in very tight close-ups while footage from "Star Wars" plays on a rear projection behind them.

 A dastardly laser beam smashes the space jockeys' ship and they plummet through the heavens to a barren planet. Or at least that's what assumed...there was also no money to depict this, so director Cetin Inanc rushes things along by having his heroes emerge completely unscathed from a sand dune and talk about their crash. They are stranded in a rough terrain, although a glimpse on a far horizon reveals grainy stock footage of the Sphinx and the pyramids. But rather than try to see if there's an Omar Sharif retrospective playing at the Cairo Film Forum, the heroes trek in the opposite direction.

 Suddenly, a half-dozen knights in flowing red capes come charging on horseback.Our heroes launch into Jackie Chan-style martial arts maneuvers and the knights come tumbling down (even though the various karate chops land a good 10 inches away making actual facial contact). The soundtrack inexplicably blasts with the music  from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" as the dynamic duo ride off into a low- rent version of "Sparactus," where skinny gladiators hack away at skinny slaves (it seems no one on this muscle-free planet ever heard of creatine). After disposing of the gladiators with their karate chopping, the heroes are greeted by a foxy bleached-blonde babe who is wearing a leather headband and enough red lipstick that she could paint a house by kissing it. They retreat into a cave populated by unwashed little boys wearing nightgowns.

 As luck would have it, the cave dwellers are suddenly attacked by a tribe of mummies who come crashing through the stone walls with the same finesse as the giant Kool  Aid pitcher who ran amok in the old TV commercials. The mummies begin slashing  the little boys to death with their talon-sharp fingernails, and the chaos intensifies as  a troop of furry creatures who resemble the Beatles in their "I Am the Walrus" costumes from "Magical Mystery Tour" suddenly show up to kill more children.

 The space jockeys, the foxy faux-blonde, and one little boy escape to the mountains and the heroic he-men decide to begin training for another battle. An endless  sequence follows with the guys karate chopping cardboard boulders, doing aerobics, and running long distances with paper rocks strapped to their legs. The guys  accomplish these Olympian feats while shirtless, displaying physiques which would be adequate if they were certified public accountants but which seem fairly underdeveloped for movie superheroes. One of the guys bloodies his hand during the  training and the lippy blonde washes his wounds with seaweed...although just where she obtained seaweed in the mountains is not explained.

  Remembering that they are starring in "The Turkish Star Wars," the heroes then find a bar which is supposed to recall the zany bar in the 1977 classic. The bar patrons here include a few skinny gladiators, men wearing rubber masks, and a few of the "Magical  Mystery Tour" knock-offs. The space jockeys take a table and begin drinking from cups which are strangely empty of any liquid. A fight breaks out and the space jockeys beat everyone to a pulp.

 However, this is all a trap as the evil quartet seeking to take over the world (remember them?) capture everybody and take them to their headquarters. Despite threats of  physical violence and the promise of hootchy-kootchy with the Cleopatra-wannabe  member of the quartet, our heroes refuse to join the forces of darkness.

  Needless to say, yet another fight breaks out and several furry creatures have their arms and legs severed by some well-placed karate chops. Then an eight-foot-tall yeti appears, but the heroes stomp on him until he is out cold. The Cleopatra look-alike complains to one of the Mardi Gras kings, who turns her into a zombie and then into a spider.

  During this chaos, one of the space jockeys is abducted and is imprisoned by being tied to a concrete slab with a telephone cord stuffed in his mouth. The other hero is sent by a holy man to take the foxy faux-blonde on a journey to an ancient church, where they are to locate a cardboard sword shaped like a lightning bolt and a box containing a green brain. These treasures are guarded by men wearing tin foil suits. A few karate chops later, the sword and brain are secured and the hero somehow  locates his abducted pal and frees him from being tied to a concrete slab. But his freedom is short- lived, as he is soon killed in a booby-trapped doorway. The surviving hero melts the sword into liquid and dips his hands into the mix, coming up  with new golden gloves. The green brain decomposes into a maggots' buffet.

  Now it's time for a showdown between our golden gloved good guy and the entire  cast of miscreants. A huge rumble takes place in an open field, with the villains getting their heads decapitated left and right. While this is going on, footage from the  outer space battles in "Star Wars" is repeated, along with scenes from a film about the  destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. After much derring-do and chopping, the bad guys are vanquished and everyone lives happily ever after. The man with the golden gloves goes back into outer space, leaving his chemically-enhanced blonde lady  friend behind to clean up all of the severed heads.

  What can anyone say? "The Turkish Star Wars" makes film criticism moot . From the early days of the flickering shadow scenes in the Lumiere Brothers's shorts through today's digital cinema, there has never been a film quite like this. Help us, Obi Wan Kenobi...help us!

- Phil Hall

 

 

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hot damn what a mish-mash of whatiz all in the name of art! musta been a hoot to film! and for sure the edit room was smoking something harsh in order to put that thing together! Somebody call the Academy of Motion Pictures!



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For all you Star Wars junkies, all 6 of the movies are currently playing on cable movie channels this month, many of them on the Hi-Def channels...YES !!

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I too prefer the old movies. They tell a story, while the new ones are all about look! at! me! I'm a special effect!

IMO the best special effects are those that you don't notice.



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I liked the second set (episodes 1 to 3) because for me it told a very different story.

I had always thought that the show was about Luke and Leia and how they defeat the Empire. But it wasn't, they were almost incidental, it was all about a boy named Anakin, his journey to become a Jedi, his love and betrayal, turn to the Dark Side and ultimately his return to being a Jedi (albeit in death).

I loved the whole story :)

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I like the whole story too, I just think they could have done a better job of Episodes 1-3 and that they didn't do it justice. It's not that I don't like them, I just think it could have been more.



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Yes I agree, I would have liked to have seen more of the Clone Wars in film too. I watched the cartoon series and think they could have done a fabulous movie.


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