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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

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      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
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On 02/01/2018 at 1:30 AM, Woj said:

If you have a Netflix account, watch the first episode of The Toys that Made Us. Pretty interesting documentary about the history of the entire Star Wars toy line and negotiations, the rise and fall and rebirth from the months before May 1977 through The Force Awakens. 

I watched this - it was really interesting! Especially the fact that they basically had nothing to sell for the first year-ish after Star Wars (New Hope) was released and offered the empty boxes with the promise of toys to come soon...If I were a kid and got one of those boxes for Christmas, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have comprehended and would have had the worst Christmas ever!

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The postulation that the trilogy was permanently altered for the SE with no hope of the "original versions" ever being seen again never had any basis in fact. Lucas has said the original version doesn't exist anymore or something like that, but I think he obviously meant that was how he viewed it-- the SE was the only version to him.

 

Lucas preserved everything from those movies. Like Jack Nicholson, he warned 'em when the last VHS set was released. Besides, the versions with Naboo, Hayden and Sebulba are better anyway.

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I will say that having the dailies is a lot different than having a print of the finished, edited film with sound, effects, color correction, etc.  I've never bought the whole "there is no possible way to release the original original trilogy" thing - I think that was a lot of panicked fanboy spin of a series of statements that more-than-likely really meant "It would be pretty expensive to do" and "I don't want to."

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Wait, nobody wants to see the "original versions" released. They are obsolete, I mean the real original-original versions. Do you watched them recently? My god... No, you don't want that to be released on a Blu-Ray!!!

 

What we want is I think a properley restored version of the original movies.

 

I can take all the brightness/contrasts imprivements (Hoth battle, Dagobah, Vader on his ship, etc.), also you can leave the "good" improvements like the crowd in the Throne Room Sequence.

 

Just remove the "added" and annoying things (the Jabba scene in ANH, the original arrival scene in Mos Eisley, the original cantina scene, the original Lapti Nek, the original Sebastian Shaw ghost, etc.)

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11 minutes ago, mstrox said:

I will say that having the dailies is a lot different than having a print of the finished, edited film with sound, effects, color correction, etc.  I've never bought the whole "there is no possible way to release the original original trilogy" thing - I think that was a lot of panicked fanboy spin of a series of statements that more-than-likely really meant "It would be pretty expensive to do" and "I don't want to."

 

Back when Hayden debuted in Jedi, the DVDs were accompanied by a documentary featuring footage from the unaltered version in superb picture quality.

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I really hope Disney is planing to released a "Star Wars John Williams Lego Kit".

 

Each block would represent few bars from a familiar theme, so children will be able to create their own Star Wars tracks with the themes they want!

 

Note that the box comes with extra blocks of the "Force Theme" and "long bass note" (to allow you to end all your favorite tracks).

 

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