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youtuber overdubs all of star wars episode iii with mandarin subtitles backstroke of the west
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Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith is the movie your annoying friend points to when you mention how much you didn’t like the prequels. They say this despite this scene:



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But finally, someone actually fixed Episode III, so that it’s watchable. You may remember about ten years ago, when the movie hit DVD, people were sharing a clip of the movie overdubbed in Mandarin with the English subtitles on, resulting in this in the Do Not Want meme.

Well, a YouTuber has decided to go back and overdub the whole movie with those subtitles, resulting in the official way we all have to watch Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, or how it will forever be known Star War The Third Gathers: Backstroke of the West.

So now Anakin’s classic line “From my point of view the Jedi are evil” is now



Check out the amazingly-named YouTuber, GratefulDeadpool's work here: 

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While we mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher, let’s also look back at what an amazing talent she was. An accomplished author, actor, and script doctor, who punched up the scripts for (Hook, Sister Act, The Wedding Singer, and more), Fisher started her career when she was just 19.

In memory of Fisher, Business Insider posted a real treat: Carrie Fisher’s audition tape for Star Wars. Watch her and a plain-clothed Harrison Ford deliver some dialogue, which was absolutely incomprehensible at the time. Think about it: This video was shot right before Star Wars and Princess Leia were household names, but you can already see the sparks that would make her and film such a cultural explosions.

rogue one director gereth edwards says there is a 4k transfer of star wars a new hope
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Many Bothans died to bring us this information.

While Disney has been happily jumping into their Scrooge McDonald-esque swimming pool of gold after the release of Rogue One, the rest of us are still watching Star Wars the old fashioned way. Apparently, the Mouse House has a 4K transfer of the Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope locked in the Disney Vault. But one man has seen it: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards. Help us, Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re our only hope.

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Talking to Little White Lies, Edwards discussed his first day of work on Rogue One, and it’s definitely much better than sitting down with HR and learning the dress code. He got to watch A New Hope in pristine 4K. He says:

On day one, we were in Lucasfilm in San Francisco with Industrial Light and Magic and John [Knoll], our supervisor, he said that they’ve got a brand new 4K restoration print of A New Hope — it had literally just been finished. He suggested we sit and watch it. Obviously, I was up for that. Me, the writer, lots of the story people and John all sat down, we all had our little notepads, we were all ready for this. I’ll add that I’ve seen A New Hope hundreds of times. So I was sat there, ready to take notes and really delve under the surface of the film. You have the Fox fanfare, then scrolling text with ‘A long time ago…’, and then the main music begins. Next thing we knew it had ended, and we looked around to one another and just thought — sh*t, we didn’t take any notes. You can’t watch it without getting carried away. It’s really hard to get into an analytical filmmaker headspace with this film. It just turns you into a child.

This dude is just trying to make us feel bad.

Edwards doesn’t say whether this is the original cut or that one with that awful CGI Jabba the Hutt, nor did he mention whether this would ever see the light of day, but he did make our little Star Wars-obsessed lives green with envy.

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Now this is the droid we're looking for.

In a desperate attempt to somehow get even more Star Wars into the world, people are digging up some real strange versions of the George Lucas classic. Chief among them is the 1982 Turkish pseudo-remake, Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam, or The Man Who Saves the World. Now that’s a title.

Great Big Story talked to film historian Ed Glaser, who spends a lot of his time hunting down bizarre, cheap-o remakes of some of Hollywood’s biggest hits. Glaser has seen, restored, and/or attempted to re-release weird foreign rip-offs and remakes, including Nigerian Titanic, Turkish Rambo, and Egyptian Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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“The holy grail of these kinds of films is Çetin İnanç's The Man Who Saves the World, better known as The Turkish Star Wars,” he says. “I’ve never really seen anything like it. It’s a little bit like a fever dream.”

Now don’t get your hopes about this one. It’s not exactly the story of Star Wars. It just cuts some of Lucas’ footage into another weird movie about a half naked man and his sword. According to The Verge, “It, ahem, borrows footage from other sci-fi flicks, as well as music scores from movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark. More importantly, however, is its inclusion on Wikipedia’s list of the worst films ever made. That’s an honor that makes us dying to get ahold of it.”

Check out the video and marvel at some of the footage. Now if only they could cut some of this footage into Episode VIII.

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star wars fan makes gingerbread death star
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 Like the holidays, Star Wars brings out the best in people.

Well, sometimes. When people aren’t trying to #DumpStarWars, they’re celebrating it. This is no exception. This gigantic Death Star gingerbread house looks as delicious as it does dangerous.

Look on in terror at how powerful the Empire has become. Hope that it doesn’t treat your body like it treated Alderaan.

You know what? It’s threat is too great. Turn on your targeting computers and destroy. 

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H/T Entertainment Weekly

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Over the weekend Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuted to $290.5 million box office take. And yet, with a unicycle and a little fire, this Darth Vader made arguably a better movie.

Portland’s own Unipiper emerged last week to show off some more flaming bagpipes. Well, he’s back. Here we see Darth Vader unicycling the snow planet of Hoth. The flames are to protect him from the cold, so he doesn’t have to cut open a tauntaun.

Enjoy!

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We all love Star Wars, but you know what would make it even better. Exactly. Hamsters.

The folks over at Mashable have heard a million voices cry out and then silence them. No longer will we waste our time on substandard Star Wars movies or puzzles, because “Hamster Wars” is here.

Watch as the massive Darth Hamster gnaws at his subordinates or as Luke Wheel-walker rescue the galaxy. It’s Star Wars in two minutes. It’s adorable. Enjoy.

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Ah, the Jetovator. Of all the frivolous inventions over the past century, you might be the best. These hydro-power jetpacks and bikes have made for some fantastic YouTube videos, from that news anchor who crashes immediately upon take off to now, this real-life speeder bike chase from Star Wars.

In celebration of the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the team over at the Devin Super Tramp recreated one of the most famous scenes from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the speed bike chase. And yet, they managed to bring it to the next level: They did it on water.

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Using the Jetovator water bike, Devin Super Tramp and a team of adults and toddlers (playing the adorable Ewoks) recreated the whole speed bike chase on water. It’s actually pretty startling how close they come to topping the original and makes you wonder why they don’t make all those dang Star Wars movies on water. Why they could just call them Star Waters? Wait, that won’t do. Maybe Water Wars? I don’t know. We’re workshopping it.

Devin Super Tramp actually has a bunch of cool videos of real-life recreations of fantastical stuff, like “Pokémon GO meets PARKOUR in REAL LIFE!” Heh. They should just call that one “Parkour-man GO!” Right? We’re still workshopping that one too.

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If there’s one thing Star Wars fans do, it’s argue. Who could win in a fight, Darth Vader or Darth Maul? Who’s stronger, Boba Fett or IG-88? Who wore it better, Princess Leia or R2-D2?

They could go on and on across the galaxy — and by galaxy, we mean internet.

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But there’s one argument that needs to be put to rest: Are Daisy Ridley from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Felicity Jones from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story the same person?


Appearing MTV After Hours, Felicity Jones shot a quick PSA as to why these two brown-haired, British women are not the same person, despite what you may have heard. She also throws out a pretty solid spoiler for any annoying fan conspiracy theorists out there.

You’ve got to check this out.

star wars fan spends 10 years on millennium falcon replica ahead of rogue one
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There are few people more dedicated and forgiving than Star Wars fans. No matter how bad the movies get or how much money they waste, the fans always return to Degobah to continue to their training.

Meet Kevin Hill, an artist Rotherham, England, who in 2006 decided to build a scale model of Han Solo’s ship, the Millennium Falcon, from scratch. The process would take 10 years to complete, but get this, he decided to do this after the prequels had been released.

Hill made the model for a friends sci-fi convention, thinking at the time that the last Star Wars movie would be Revenge of the Sith, and yet, he persevered. After all, no one knew that their were more movies coming at the time.

via The Daily Mail

The model is 1:18 scale model, which is 6-feet long and 4-feet wide, and weighs 168 pounds. Started when he was 35, the model took a decade to finish, meaning a 35-year-old may have seen the three prequels and still went ahead with the project.

To his credit, he doesn’t even care that much about Star Wars, so the fact that the prequels are terrible probably didn’t even matter much to him.

“I'm not a massive Star War fan — I don't collect anything — but I just love Sci-fi movies,” he said.

via The Daily Mail

According to The Daily Mail, “The surface detail mainly comprises model-kit parts, space toy parts and other random salvaged items. The larger structural details such as cockpit and radar dish are vacuum formed using MDF moulds and he has used LED lights for the cockpit and thruster lights. Such is the level of detail he has added scars to the paintwork to demonstrate weathering.”

The model is quite impressive, almost as impressive as his desire to complete in spite of the world’s reaction to the prequel trilogy. Hill’s Millennium Falcon is set to sell at auction for about $7,600 to a world ready to love Star Wars again.

Check out the model below. It’s even more impressive knowing that this man may have seen the prequels and still went through with this:

 

Photos via The Daily Mail

star wars actors carrie fisher harrison ford love affair as han solo princess leia
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After nearly 40 years, Carrie Fisher, who plays Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, has finally come forward with the news we have always hoped to hear: She and Harrison Ford aka Han Solo had a whirlwind love affair on the set of Star Wars. Even more importantly, Star Wars fans have another piece of useless trivia to deliver when talking bout their favorite movie.

Star Wars fans have undoubtedly always suspected that something was going on between these two actors, judging by the palpable will-they-won’t-they chemistry they brought to The Empire Strikes Back. “It’s fun to know that that was real,” Star Wars fans will probably say after telling you about this fling Carrie Fisher had on the set of a movie about space samurai. 

“It was so intense,” Carrie Fisher told People. “It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”

*Sigh* That’s just the kind of thing us Star Wars fans were hoping for: Another fun, yet unnecessary detail to pour over. This is up there with Harrison Ford ad-libbing his infamous “I know” line from The Empire Strikes Back or the original name of Return of the Jedi, “Revenge of the Jedi.”

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I know. 

Fisher decided to reveal her secret after discovering some old set diaries. Star Wars fans would probably kill to see what other unknown treasures lay in those pages. Maybe there’s something about Mark Hamill’s onset behavior. Was he anything like Sir Alec Guinness? Did you know that Guinness didn’t actually like being in Star Wars and thought that the whole thing was a bit silly?

You did?

Everyone does?

Oh, ok. Never mind.

Hey, did you know that Endor was almost the Wookie planet of Kashyyyk?

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The First Trailer For Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Is Here and It's Gorgeous

We finally got our first look at Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets in motion this morning. We're pleased to say it has everything you might hope for out of a glorious, big screen, sci-fi film.

The film comes from the creator of the favorite The Fifth Element, Jean-Claude Mézières and is directed by that film's director, Luc Besson.

The film looks nothing short of the grand universe we love to see, and seems to delve heavily into the movie genre its source created.

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trending news terminally ill star wars fan rogue one dies
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Neil Hanvey, the terminally ill cancer patient who inspired the hashtag #rogueonewish to get to see the movie before it's release, died Monday in hospice care in England, his family announced.



Hanvey's wife Andrea set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for St. Michael's. And shared the following statement:

"On behalf of all our family we would like to thank everyone who has passed on their condolences following Neil's death last night... We would also like to thank the tens of thousands of people who supported the #RogueOneWish campaign. All the messages of love during the past week have given us a great deal of comfort during a very difficult time. We would also like to thank everyone at St. Michael's Hospice, especially Amy Duncan, without whom #RogueOneWish would not have happened. All donations at Neil's funeral will go to the Hospice's Family Support team and will be used to fund work with children and young people."



Rest in peace, Neil Hanvey.



Rest in peace, Neil Hanvey

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Before Alden Ehrenreich nabbed the part, every actor worth their salt (Judie Foster,et al) tried out for the part. My word, your were SO close, Jeff Goldblum!