May 4th, 2006

Val Spring 2010

You want to get nuts? Come on! Let's get nuts!

But is my name Herman--?

You Are The Hermit

You posses a great deal of wisdom and the ability to see people for who they are.
You are always looking ahead at the future, developing visions.
A loner, you tend to travel by yourself through life, seeking your own truth.
You don't crave material things or fancy titles. You have no baggage.

Your fortune:

It's possible that there is a unknown guiding figure in your life, ready to help you.
All you have to do is find this person and seek their advice.
It's also possible that you need to start seeking the meaning of your own life.
Either way, there's some deep thinking you need to undertake, and it needs to be done soon.
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Val Spring 2010

FINALLY! (But how did George Lucas know my birthday??)

(x-posted to ljover30 without the link below)

From Reuters

Original "Star Wars" films finally due on DVD
Thu May 4, 2006 2:19 AM ET

By Thomas K. Arnold

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The original theatrical versions of the first three "Star Wars" films are finally coming to DVD on September 12, two years after diehard fans blasted George Lucas for releasing only the digitally modified 2004 versions of the celebrated trilogy in a boxed collection.

This time, "Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" will be available individually and appear on DVD exactly as they did in their respective theatrical runs in 1977, 1980 and 1983.

Each release, distributed by 20th Century Fox, will be a two-disc set that also includes the digitally tweaked 2004 edition. The DVDs will be available only through December 31.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

George must have read my web site and was therefore heartily ashamed and is trying to make up for it.

See, the problem is, George Lucas doesn't believe fat meat is greasy! ALL PEOPLE ASKED FOR was to have the original versions of the "Star Wars" films--warts and all!--on DVD. And George just can't bring himself to do it -- he flat out REFUSES to allow his TRUE original state of the art vision... from 1977... to be viewed in the format it was seemingly created for, the DVD! He believes we should get the "best" versions of these films, with the various 1970s special effects digitally redone and "cleaned up" for the 2000s modern movie audience. At best, it is a sprucing up. At worst, it's an arrogant rewriting of history! It's like painting a sweeter smile on the Mona Lisa! How can people truly gauge how Lucas has grown as a filmmaker if he's, figuratively, thrown all of his old films in the fireplace??
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