Quantcast

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker Review & Comments

Coulson

Well-known Member
AmateurπŸ˜‚ I saw a A New Hope 17 times in β€˜78. Then there were the β€˜79, β€˜80 re-releases... the β€˜82 double bills with Empire... the triple-bills in β€˜84...πŸ˜€
I only saw it once in the cinema on the way back from an airshow at Biggin Hill (if I remember correctly). The start isn't very exciting and I still remember not being very impressed. Of course as the film went on everything changed.
 
Last edited:

Evinger

Well-known Member
AmateurπŸ˜‚ I saw a A New Hope 17 times in β€˜78. Then there were the β€˜79, β€˜80 re-releases... the β€˜82 double bills with Empire... the triple-bills in β€˜84...πŸ˜€
I only saw it once in the cinema on the way back from an airshow at Biggin Hill (if I remember correctly). The start isn't very exciting and still remember not being very impressed. Of course as the film went on everything changed.
Leicester Square Theatre. Bunch of us travelled down, watched it, then sat at the Station until the first train in the Morning. First time there, so on top of the Movie stunning us, the uptick in quality from our regular Cinema in Derby was the iceing on the cake!
Of course, we all went to see it again in Derby, & I remember everyone was driving their cars home like X-wings down the dual carriageways after :)

Ah, going to the Cinema! πŸ˜’
 

Coulson

Well-known Member
You have no idea how jealous I am! To see the originals in the cinema! I was 7 when the special editions came out on VHS and Phantom Menace was the first one I saw in the pictures when I was 9.
...
Would have loved to see the OT in cinemas when it came out!
Hmmm, what would I prefer? The privilege of seeing the original Star Wars in the cinema or being 10 years younger? lol ;)
 

WhyDoIBother

Active Member
AmateurπŸ˜‚ I saw a A New Hope 17 times in β€˜78. Then there were the β€˜79, β€˜80 re-releases... the β€˜82 double bills with Empire... the triple-bills in β€˜84...
There was a time when I would've given my eye teeth to have experienced the first two films during their original release but now they're 43 and 40 years old :eek: and been repeatedly sullied for 23 years 😞 I now take comfort in having seeing them in the cinema multiple times before they became Frankenstein's 'Maclunkey' and experienced the phenomenon that was the Kenner toys.

Would have loved to see the OT in cinemas when it came out!
If you haven't already get a hold of 4k77 for the closest experience to seeing the original film sans all the digital crap, an absolute joy to watch. There's also a 4k83 available and 4k80 is on it's way.
 

Slinkywizard

Well-known Member
If you want jealous, my brother and I won two tickets to the London premier of Return Of The Jedi in Leicester Square from a competition in Star Wars Magazine, and we met David Prowse and Anthony Daniels. I was 9. :D
 

Coulson

Well-known Member
There was a time when I would've given my eye teeth to have experienced the first two films during their original release but now they're 43 and 40 years old :eek: and been repeatedly sullied for 23 years 😞 I now take comfort in having seeing them in the cinema multiple times before they became Frankenstein's 'Maclunkey'
I saw Star Wars later on its run which apparently means that the version I saw is a little different to the original original version. Mr Lucas was tinkering with the film even then. Think about how difficult distribution would be back then without digital distribution.
 

BeardlessKoala

Active Member
I've come to realise that being young now isn't worth missing out on some great events in time:laugh:. So take comfort in that. My favourite singers were all in their prime in the 80s. Most of them are dead now. So if I could trade being being 30 for 48 or more. See the OT in their original form when they were in cinemas and see my favourite singers in concert during their prime I would :clap:. I'd wager being 20 something in the 80s was more carefree than now. This is the Instagram generation. Everything is a constant competition πŸ₯΄
 

Coulson

Well-known Member
I've come to realise that being young now isn't worth missing out on some great events in time:laugh:. So take comfort in that. My favourite singers were all in their prime in the 80s. Most of them are dead now. So if I could trade being being 30 for 48 or more. See the OT in their original form when they were in cinemas and see my favourite singers in concert during their prime I would :clap:. I'd wager being 20 something in the 80s was more carefree than now. This is the Instagram generation. Everything is a constant competition πŸ₯΄
It's kind of weird. I definitely wouldn't want to be growing up now. I'm not sure you can really have a childhood anymore. But at the same time, younger is younger. You have an old soul mate lol.
 

WhyDoIBother

Active Member
I saw Star Wars later on its run which apparently means that the version I saw is a little different to the original original version. Mr Lucas was tinkering with the film even then. Think about how difficult distribution would be back then without digital distribution.
Haha, yeah I suppose we should be grateful the tinkering back then at least aged appropriately and didn't need updating every time a new format came into being. And of course back then Lucas still had people around him not scared to say 'that's a sh**e idea mate'.

At least the Maclunkey 4k versions have been de-magenta-tised apparently, baby steps...
 

WhyDoIBother

Active Member
If you want jealous, my brother and I won two tickets to the London premier of Return Of The Jedi in Leicester Square from a competition in Star Wars Magazine, and we met David Prowse and Anthony Daniels. I was 9. :D
I'll take your Prowse and Daniels and raise you a dinner with Admiral Ozzel, a lengthy chat with Stuart Freeborn and a handshake from none other than... Gold leader! I was a grown up acting like a kid :laugh:

Mostly occurred due to implausible happenstance, like the plot to the last film (ducking for cover :eek:)
 

Evinger

Well-known Member
I've come to realise that being young now isn't worth missing out on some great events in time:laugh:. So take comfort in that. My favourite singers were all in their prime in the 80s. Most of them are dead now. So if I could trade being being 30 for 48 or more. See the OT in their original form when they were in cinemas and see my favourite singers in concert during their prime I would :clap:. I'd wager being 20 something in the 80s was more carefree than now. This is the Instagram generation. Everything is a constant competition πŸ₯΄
It's kind of weird. I definitely wouldn't want to be growing up now. I'm not sure you can really have a childhood anymore. But at the same time, younger is younger. You have an old soul mate lol.
I'm not happy to be 64 (on the outside), but would not swap what I experienced in my earlier years for anything!
 

Coulson

Well-known Member
Haha, yeah I suppose we should be grateful the tinkering back then at least aged appropriately and didn't need updating every time a new format came into being. And of course back then Lucas still had people around him not scared to say 'that's a sh**e idea mate'.

At least the Maclunkey 4k versions have been de-magenta-tised apparently, baby steps...
I still recognise A New Hope as a game changer, and the Empire Strikes Back as the best of the series (along with Rogue One). But between Lucas's meddling and the Disney disaster, I've pretty much lost any real love for Star Wars.
I'll take your Prowse and Daniels and raise you a dinner with Admiral Ozzel, a lengthy chat with Stuart Freeborn and a handshake from none other than... Gold leader! I was a grown up acting like a kid :laugh:

Mostly occurred due to implausible happenstance, like the plot to the last film (ducking for cover :eek:)
Just a reminder that I like Star Wars but I'm not a REAL Star Wars fan. Prowse and Daniels I obviously know, but the rest? lol.
 
Last edited:

Atomic77

Active Member
I was just born the year the original Star Wars came out. But I have to say the way it ended is really awesome.
 

WhyDoIBother

Active Member
I still recognise A New Hope as a game changer, and the Empire Strikes Back as the best of the series (along with Rogue One). But between Lucas's meddling and the Disney disaster, I've pretty much lost any real love for Star Wars.
Yeah, 43 years with more than half being filled with disappointment and a good few WTAF moments tends to do that, there are really only 3.5 (.5 being Rogue One) Star Wars films as far as I'm concerned now and the only reason I'd watch any of the others is if my kids want to see them.

Although I'll no doubt buy the 3 films along with Rogue one on 4k because I'm a sucker and have done for every other 'new' format release I suspect my preference will likely always be watching the originals via 4k77, 4k83 and then 4k80 when it's released unless Disney give Lucas another 2 fingered salute and release the original cuts - which Disney have confirmed they have all the material preserved to do so.

I can't recommend 4k77 enough, yes it looks like something from the 70s far more than anything released post 97 and it's show all the flaws in the techniques used to make it so clearly but that to me that just highlights the amazing effort that went into this film at that time in creating the game changer. Iconic from start to finish.

Just a reminder that I like Star Wars but I'm not a REAL Star Wars fan. Prowse and Daniels I obviously know, but the rest? lol.
Reply was just a joke it really was happenstance though, I have no interest in meeting 'celebs' or 'heroes' in person... In saying that Mr Bronson and Stuart Freeborn (created Yoda) had great stories to tell and not just about Star Wars.
 

Similar threads

Trending threads

Top Bottom