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Your age, location, and how blown away after seeing Original SW in the Theater in 1977

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by Lock_S_Foils, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. cawatrooper

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    26 here, so obviously I didn't get the privilege to see the original in theaters either.

    Well, not in '77, at least.

    I saw A New Hope in the '90s theatrical re-release, and I've been a fan ever since.
     
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  2. Too Gon Onbourbon

    Too Gon Onbourbon Rebel Commander

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    Star Wars

    Han shoots first.
    I'd take Jabba back out, it weirdly repeats the dialog from the previous scene making it goofy.
    Since I had long (like well before Empire released) known the scene was there so I had always wanted it along with more Biggs who I like a lot for some reason so I actually dug it the first few times but with home viewings the repetitive nature hit.

    Empire is fine, the only thing I'd change was a pre-existing problem that I can't believe with all his changes and touch ups that Lucas missed the out of synch lightsaber closing sound as Luke escapes the Wampa cave.

    Return of the Jedi

    Restore Yub Yub and delete the stupidly tacked on and I feel at least somewhat nonsensical galactic celebration montage. Both old and new cannon wrap the Empire up far too quickly to make sense. I think the insurgency was won but the civil war in earnest would just be beginning. The whole fairy tale ending concept was entirely after the fact and I somewhat despise it.
    I don't like young Anakin being stuck in there either, I'd restore Sebastian Shaw. Nothing against Hayden, I just think it made more sense before and consider the current execution as lazy and sloppy to boot.

    Phantom Menace (yeah, I'm counting the touch ups to the Bluray as a SE)

    Thank the Lord they got rid of the horrible false Yoda puppet. It was like an awkward recast by a B actor to save a buck for me. The quality control on that element was abysmal! How the hell did that fake puppet pass muster?
    Don't get me wrong, I strongly prefer puppet Yoda but if you can't do any better than that awful thing then I'll take the CGI.

    I wish someone would take mercy upon us and somehow fix big head baby Greedo. It is a small thing but it doesn't work and never has.
     
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  3. Lock_S_Foils

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    Just when I think all hope is lost on the "fandom", I come across a post like this....thanks @dudebrohomie , your comment "it doesn't belong to me...." so spot on!!
     
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    I'm 47. I was six, going on seven when I saw it in August '77. TOTALLY and completely blown away. I remember my mom reading the screen crawl to me as it was moving a tad fast for me. I was instantly hooked. I still get excited for each new Star Wars film, even if I'm left disappointed with the results (TPM, AOTC and TLJ are my least favorites).
     
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    Hi guys new here. I was 5 years old in 1977 and was blown away by what i saw. Even thou i was to young to understand it all. Star Wars was my fave franchise as a kid. Still a kid today loll. The original Star Wars is still number 1 for me now A New Hope. It brought me into the universe end I've never left.
     
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    Always love hearing about those 1977 "original" encounters. :)

    Glad you found our little corner of the galaxy, welcome to the Cantina!
     
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    I was 10 and was the last in my family to see Star Wars. Crazy to think that. Every time someone wanted to take me I was doing something else with friends. Finally a friend and I went to the 1st showing on a Saturday in late June 1977 at the Nortown Theater in Chicago (now gone). Well we were totally blown away and back then theaters didnt clear the theaters between showings. So we stayed all day and didnt leave until the last showing of the day was over.
     
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    30 from the USA. Didn't have the privilege on seeing the OT in theaters (even the SE for that matter). My first experience was watching the OT (pre-SE) on VHS at home. I enjoyed it. As a kid, I liked ANH, enjoyed ROTJ and hated ESB except for the battle of Hoth. I wasn't too bothered by the SE when they first came out. My first SW theater experience was Episode 1.

    I am bummed out when Disney announced that they were killing the 3D treatments of SW for theaters because that was going to be my only option to see the OT on the big screen even though it would of been the bluray version more than likely.
     
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    i think i saw it on TV years and years later, or maybe on a video from Blockbusters. i was only little when the first movie came out so i didn't get to see it in the cinema but i did have a load of star wars comics - the old hand-drawn marvel ones. so i knew all the characters and planets and ships, and little bits of the movie plot, but i never had the movie adaptations so I never got to know the proper movie plot until years later (there was no internet in those days!). so i learnt to love star wars from the marvel comics.
     
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    Just fell across this one...had never seen it, so here goes;

    I was 10 when I saw Star Wars in '77 in Hardin Montana. My friends and I saw the television spots for it when there was no more than three over-the-air channels, and were quick to compare notes every day in school about it...it was something new, like nothing we'd ever seen before, and were quick to digest every bit of information about this "Star Wars movie...and I still have the Starlog magazine #7 in my collection that has an X-Wing on the cover that I bought in '77, just hoping for more information on this masterpiece that had opened up my imagination.

    I saw the movie 5 times in that small town theater, and every time I saw it, the theater was PACKED. The greatest thing i have ever witnessed is when the movie-goers CHEERED when Luke blew up the Death Star...something I've never seen since. :)

    I imagine that my parents got pretty tired of me telling them about that movie repeatedly, and in 1982 my parents bought a CED videodisc player, and I got SW on disc...and then FURTHER drove them nuts by watching it (probably) a thousand times...and then Empire and Jedi came out. I still have all three of those CED's, and even have a Jedi disc still in the plastic. I just need a CED player now to see those uncut versions once again. :D:D

    Such a great time, with great memories, that left me with a feeling that has never been rivaled.
     
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