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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« on: November 03, 2012, 10:17:51 pm »
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Widescreen 2004 Edition





Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gvqpFbRKtQ

What is there left to say about Star Wars that hasn't already been said a billion times already with thousands of book written on the subject matter? There is a reason why the Original Trilogy is so revered by my generation. There really hadn't been a movie quite like Star Wars before so when it hit, it hit like an asteroid strapped to a megaton nuclear bomb. I can't even begin to describe what an impact this movie had on me as a kid. It was MONUMENTAL! The first time I saw this with my Mom, as soon as we exited the theater, we went right back in line to see it again. That's how huge this was and the line itself seemed to be a mile long already. I didn't care. Had to see it again!! This movie was life-changing for me in so many ways. Still the greatest moving going experience I've ever had in my entire life.

Rather than rehash what the story is and isn't, I rather clarifiy my rating for this one. The 10 Stars I have is for the Original 1977 Version of the film. But the Version that I watched tonight was the 2004 Version with all the added footage and whatnot. Now when I saw this version in the theater, I was actually excited to see new scenes as well as the "lost" footage with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in the Jabba The Hut scene. If you are a fan of the series, you know that the original Jabba was played by a Human actor and not some slug-like creature. So, this was kinda cool to see. But after seeing this new version a few times, the luster wore off and the new scenes actually began to bug me....a lot. And the whole "Greedo shot first" fiasco was just dumb. I hated the scene then and I hate it now. For the 2004 Version of the film, I'd give it 4 1/2 Stars. You just don't mess with perfection, even if there are some rough spots that could use polishing.

Anyway, my copy of the DVD comes from the 2004 Widescreen Trilogy Box Set. And yes, I recommend this as a Buy. Well, if you can find the Original Films as is, by all means grab those first. If ya can't, this Set will do. Watching this again and every time I do, it's crazy how young Mark Hamil, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford keep getting!! They were basically kids when they made this. Gotta point out, Harrison is funny as hell in this with his sarcasm and dry humor. He doesn't get enough credit for the humor he brought to the role of Han Solo. One thing I did have a problem with the Original Version is when Chewie gets snubbed and doesn't get a medal. What the hell! (He would get his medal some 25 years later on MTV Movie Awards Show).

FYI, I do own the Original Film Set / Tin Can Edition from Best Buy. I bought this when it came out. But over the years it's become such a hot collectible (i.e. $$$$ valuable $$$$) that the idea of tearing the Factory Seal off the Set is just too much for me to even contemplate.
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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2012, 10:18:36 pm »
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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 10:25:53 pm »
Chewbacca gets Lifetime Achievement Award (MTV Movie Awards)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXIz8C3028

Rrrrrrrghghghghgh!
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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2012, 10:32:45 pm »
Star Wars (Original 1977 Posters)





The bottom (Blue Poster) is the exact one that hung on my Bedroom Wall for a long ass time.
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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 09:51:03 am »
Believe in Yourself
Because the rest of us think you're an idiot.

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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 09:53:05 am »
Another winner. Sh*t man, you have any idea how much time I would save in a day if all my movies were this short?
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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 10:16:40 am »
I kind of wonder when Lucas and directors think in these terms.

Storyboard it out in bit and bites and then expand on the details?
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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013, 05:31:36 pm »
'May the Farce be with you!' (HLN)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9jFAQ_d5is

Star Wars Blooper Reel from "The Making of Star Wars"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgLl0_mqLtc

Hahahaha. I couldn't stop laughing at the sight of the Stormtroopers trying to maintain their balance on the slippery floor.
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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2015, 11:13:39 am »
I really didn't know where to put this cute video...

5-year-old girl discussing Leia's slave outfit with her dad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eitTGYQS2jc
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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2015, 01:12:11 pm »
How the most explicit Star Wars photo of all time made it onto a trading card


OMG! How the hell did I never hear about this until now? This is insanely funny....and disturbing at the same time.  Now I have Droid envy. Haha.
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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2016, 01:47:14 pm »
R2-D2 Creator Tony Dyson Dies at 68


He can take great pride and pleasure in creating such an iconic and loved character as Artoo was before his passing.
RIP.
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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2016, 09:12:34 pm »
And so begins my Star Wars Marathon......
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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2016, 08:28:05 am »
Obi-Wan Kenobi wasn’t originally going to die in Star Wars: A New Hope



Courtesy of Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca). Pretty cool that he is posting this stuff.
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Re: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 07:33:26 pm »
Just got my copy of Star Wars Rogue One. So, before I watch that, I wanted to watch A New Hope so that it's fresh in my head when the Easter Eggs start popping up.
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