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Old 7th February 2018, 08:09 PM
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Please enlighten me further.
A lot of effects companies go out of business. The Oscar winning effects team that worked on life of pi filed for banrupcy at the same time they won the award. It's like the video games industry. A lot of people think it's a gateway to wealth when a lot of it isn't especially well paid.
Even if you go back to the days of practical effects. For every stan Winston you had dozens of others making very little. Even Tom Savini didn't make a fortune In the industry. It's one of the reasons he continued doing festivals.
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Old 7th February 2018, 08:11 PM
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Careful what you say here Cinematic Shocks
Yeah man. Be careful what you say.....
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Old 7th February 2018, 08:20 PM
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The prequels are ineptly made and incoherent films. however they were consistent in the story they were telling. The disney trilogy are competently made, however the difficulty is that the story for me is inconsistent especially after TLJ, especially when you consider that it's meant to be a trilogy.
Abrams pussyfooted around, johnson trolled the fanboys and abrams will probably pussyfoot around again. But they will be competently filmed and not be a visualization of a migraine.
Disney realize it's a goldmine and will do fan service if it means profit. Even if it lets EA use it as a gambling simulator.

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There's no denying from me that what you see in the film from a technical aspect is up to standard. But we do need a coherent and well observed storyline that allows the loose ends of The Force Awakens to be carried through effectively. Even though I absolutely dispised the film directed by Abrams, he did give the next director a chance to fill in the gaps. Johnson in my view is partly to blame for the mess of The Last Jedi, but also Bob Iger and Kathleen Kennedy should be held responsible for the wreck that's been unleashed. Bob Iger for overseeing Kennedy's position into Disney/Lucasfilm, and also having a say on the overall direction of where the Star Wars franchise will ultimately go. Kennedy takes shots from Iger over the way the stories are developed and created by whom ever is directing the film.

The input from all three individuals adds to the overall product that's created. From the way I see it, Disney certainly aren't an incompetent company. But from what has transpired since 2015 with The Force Awakens, and now The Last Jedi, you have to think that maybe Disney would also like to see the back of Star Wars altogether. There's no question that Disney also want to milk the franchise until it's like an empty husk for monetary gain, that's an absolute dead cert, but now you have Solo, and the casting of the main actor is very suspect, when you have a potential three actors that could've of played the part of Solo, and actually looked like the main protagonist, Harrison Ford.

There's obviously some highly inept casting director's in Hollywood, or maybe Disney just want's to bring a stain to what went before. It's more like a scorched earth policy. Every useful character is either killed or stripped of any sense of what went before without any respect to the past. Star Wars certainly deserved far better than this.
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Old 7th February 2018, 08:42 PM
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A lot of effects companies go out of business.
I think this is more about the over saturation of effects companies providing visual effects to film companies, than about pay structures in these effect houses. Boss Film Corp run by Oscar winner Richard Edlund couldn't compete with ILM back in the 1990's, so the effects house closed. Edlund said in an L.A. Times article that effects companies paid their staff exceptionally decent salaries for the work they did on a number of film projects his Boss Film Corp. were involved in, like Die Hard, Predator and Hunt for Red October. But we're not talking about the video games industry here.
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Old 7th February 2018, 10:15 PM
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I think this is more about the over saturation of effects companies providing visual effects to film companies, than about pay structures in these effect houses. Boss Film Corp run by Oscar winner Richard Edlund couldn't compete with ILM back in the 1990's, so the effects house closed. Edlund said in an L.A. Times article that effects companies paid their staff exceptionally decent salaries for the work they did on a number of film projects his Boss Film Corp. were involved in, like Die Hard, Predator and Hunt for Red October. But we're not talking about the video games industry here.
Yes. That's back when demand outstripped supply. Now a lot of effects work is farmed out to Asia. I know people who work on effects and the pay isn't amazing given the hours of work. As I said, it's not well paid.
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Old 20th February 2018, 06:29 PM
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'The Last Jedi' is due to be released on April 9th, 2018 on DVD [£9.99], Blu-ray [£15.99] , 4K Blu-ray [£26.99] and Digital Download

Confirmed extras for the Blu-Ray release (not sure about the DVD release) are:
  • Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
  • The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
  • Balance of the Force – Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
  • Scene Breakdowns
    [1] Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
    [2] Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.
    [3] Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
  • Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
  • Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.

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Old 20th February 2018, 06:31 PM
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Confirmed extras for the Blu-Ray release (not sure about the DVD release)
There'll be f**k all on the dvd release. There never is.

Another rip off from the ever lovable House of the Mouse.
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Old 20th February 2018, 06:32 PM
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'The Last Jedi' is due to be released on April 9th, 2018 on DVD [£9.99], Blu-ray [£15.99] , 4K Blu-ray [£26.99] and Digital Download

Confirmed extras for the Blu-Ray release (not sure about the DVD release) are:
  • Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
  • The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
  • Balance of the Force – Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
  • Scene Breakdowns
    [1] Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
    [2] Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.
    [3] Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
  • Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
  • Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.

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Another lackluster bunch of extras!
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Popcorn at the ready for the start of yet another “discussion” about how good/bad the film is

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Old 20th February 2018, 06:33 PM
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Is that Michael Jackson?
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