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March 25, 2013 11:08 AM   Subscribe

All 6 Star Wars movies at the same time
posted by gwint (46 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Finally, the way they were intended to be seen!
posted by mazola at 11:10 AM on March 25, 2013 [7 favorites]


Somebody needs to combine all six with the Wilhelm screams lined up.
posted by bondcliff at 11:15 AM on March 25, 2013 [4 favorites]


It strikes me as not entirely coincidental that the movies that are widely liked are all done for a good 10 minutes before the first prequel ends.
posted by Copronymus at 11:17 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Too much going on. I find it visually distracting.
posted by George Lucas at 11:17 AM on March 25, 2013 [18 favorites]


Finally, a one link reply to any idiot who tells me they haven't seen Star Wars
posted by phaedon at 11:17 AM on March 25, 2013 [5 favorites]


And not a single one where Han shoots first *ducks*
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:21 AM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Man I was super confused when the first movie turned out to be in the 4th position of the video.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:21 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wow. It's pretty evident in the first ten minutes that Episode 3 was deliberately action-packed to balance out all of Episode 2's standing around. I mean, seriously, nothing is happening up there in the top right, while the middle left is just constant pyrotechnics.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:22 AM on March 25, 2013


Wow! I'm fascinated that they changed the pitch of some of the opening theme music. I wonder they did that. What a marvelous cacophony in that opening title sequence.
posted by ReeMonster at 11:24 AM on March 25, 2013


Well, I guess it is more efficient than a marathon.
posted by sparklemotion at 11:31 AM on March 25, 2013


Why?
posted by Liquidwolf at 11:35 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


I really enjoy how all the opening themes start as out-of-tune but reasonably synchronized then gradually get further and further away like 6 middle school orchestras playing king of the hill.
posted by SharkParty at 11:42 AM on March 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


It's pretty evident in the first ten minutes that Episode 3 was deliberately action-packed to balance out all of Episode 2's standing around. I mean, seriously, nothing is happening up there in the top right, while the middle left is just constant pyrotechnics.

There's more movement in all the other films (relative to II) in the opening moments. III and IV have the explosions and combat going, but the other films at least feature the characters moving around while they interact - even VI, which starts off with Vader talking to an underling, involves motion as Vader marches along, shakes his finger, etc. In II, as far as I can see, they just...stand and sit.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:48 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Too much going on. I find it visually distracting.
posted by George Lucas at 11:17 AM on March 25 [4 favorites +] [!]


I think you meant to say "Faster and more intense."
posted by entropicamericana at 11:50 AM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's really interesting to compare & contrast what happens when... for example, right around the 40 minute mark is when Luke sees Aunt Beru & Uncle Owen's burnt-out house in the first movie... right around the same time in the second movie, Yoda lies dying.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 11:50 AM on March 25, 2013


Is there any point where all six screens have light sabers on them?
posted by grog at 11:52 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


They never topped that opening to the original Star Wars, did they? Everything about that sequence...the little downward rotation giving you a sense of the vastness of space, and then anchoring you close to an alien planet's surface. The initial "oh wow" as a GREAT BIG space ship shoots over your head under attack by Space Weapons of the FUTURE!!! and then the OMFG-will-you-look-at-the-SIZE-of-that-thing! as the HUMUNGOUS space ship fills the screen. It's one of those things that just makes you say "o.k., that's it, I'm on board for this ride." If only the three prequels had had an ounce of the visual wit and storytelling savvy of just those opening seconds of the original. Sigh.
posted by yoink at 11:59 AM on March 25, 2013 [15 favorites]


I really enjoy how all the opening themes start as out-of-tune but reasonably synchronized then gradually get further and further away like 6 middle school orchestras playing king of the hill.

Indeed, the opening validates the entire premise, for me.
posted by muddgirl at 12:08 PM on March 25, 2013


so is Lucasarts Disney going to need 1 or 6 takedown notices for this?
posted by ShawnString at 12:20 PM on March 25, 2013


The initial "oh wow" as a GREAT BIG space ship shoots over your head under attack by Space Weapons of the FUTURE!!!

Of the past. "A long time ago," remember?
posted by Sys Rq at 12:20 PM on March 25, 2013


That was really much more interesting than it had any right to be.
posted by oddman at 12:21 PM on March 25, 2013


This makes my head hurt. Just like, I imagine, that stormtrooper that hits his head. Ow.
posted by Jughead at 12:37 PM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


THIS IS MADNESS!


I'm amused at how clearly you can hear C3PO say that...
posted by eriko at 12:42 PM on March 25, 2013


I thought this would be really silly, but it's actually kinda awesome (to me)
posted by ShutterBun at 12:43 PM on March 25, 2013


Is there any point where all six screens have light sabers

No.

At :59 there are lightsabres in III, IV, and VI

At around 1:50 there are sabers in I (Darth Maul) III (Yoda) V (Vader) and VI (Vader & Luke)

A few seconds later there are sabers in II, but by then Vader and Luke have stopped fighting.
posted by ShutterBun at 12:53 PM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Of the past. "A long time ago," remember?

In our end is our beginning. Or, to mix SciFi franchises: this has all happened before and will happen again.
posted by yoink at 12:55 PM on March 25, 2013


so is Lucasarts Disney going to need 1 or 6 takedown notices for this?

Six mini-takedowns, filed simultaneously.
posted by yoink at 12:56 PM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


At roughly the same time Luke is lighting Vader's empty armor on fire, Obi-Wan cuts Anakin's legs off and leaves him to burn at the edge of the lava. Sort of neat to see that.
posted by wabbittwax at 1:02 PM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nice of them to give you something else to watch whenever Hayden Christensen goes all dark and emo. Or, you know, speaks.

Seriously, replace Christensen and RotS becomes a thousand times more watchable.
posted by dry white toast at 1:13 PM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


I really enjoy how all the opening themes start as out-of-tune but reasonably synchronized then gradually get further and further away like 6 middle school orchestras playing king of the hill

All they're missing is some French Horn.
posted by ElDiabloConQueso at 1:19 PM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


There are only 2.5 Star Wars movies. The entire series stops when the first Ewok hits the screen.
posted by mcstayinskool at 1:20 PM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Vader's empty armor

Empty? Are you suggesting there's a naked Anakin buried in a shallow grave on Endor?
posted by ShutterBun at 1:21 PM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


I appreciate that R2-D2 was the first (audibly!) named character in at least two of the films (Episode IV & III).

04:57: CP-30: "R2-D2, where are you going?!"
05:01: Young Darth Vader: "You got 'em, R2!"
posted by channey at 1:22 PM on March 25, 2013


Did Vader not disappear into the force's nether regions when he died?
posted by wabbittwax at 1:25 PM on March 25, 2013


Hmm, good point. I guess he probably evaporated somewhere en route out of the exploding Death Star.
posted by ShutterBun at 1:33 PM on March 25, 2013


At :59 there are lightsabres in ...

Somebody isn't working today...:)

Seriously, replace Christensen and RotS becomes a thousand times more watchable.

Absolutely true, and the hideous dialog written by Lucas made it that much worse. Roger Ebert said: "To say that George Lucas cannot write a love scene is an understatement; greeting cards have expressed more passion."
posted by Melismata at 1:38 PM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


All they're missing is some French Horn.

As a relatively new and very terrible trumpet player, I am impressed at how many notes the worst french horn player in the world gets right.
posted by SharkParty at 1:49 PM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Somebody isn't working today...:)

True enough. Though honestly I just skipped to sections which I knew to be "lightsabre heavy" and looked for match ups. There are only 4 distinct instances of lightsabres in Episode IV, so that makes it easy to narrow things down.

Now I'm just gonna plow through the whole thing and look for a sextet of Artoos or Threepios. (and maybe Anakin/Vaders)
posted by ShutterBun at 2:04 PM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


They never topped that opening to the original Star Wars, did they?

No sir, no they didn't. I just watched Harmy's Despecialized Ep IV over the weekend and it's a fucking masterpiece. Made me feel like I was 8 years old again. And Han shot first.
posted by JoeZydeco at 2:31 PM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Now I'm just gonna plow through the whole thing and look for a sextet of Artoos or Threepios

Any well-used copy just naturally falls open at those passages.
posted by yoink at 2:36 PM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


My god! The opening fanfare! As played by the universe's largest high school band!
posted by bicyclefish at 3:58 PM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


...and it's down.

(FYI, 20th Century Fox is the culprit, not Disney or Lucasfilm)
posted by ShutterBun at 7:18 PM on March 25, 2013


Fox was first, but others joined:
This video contains content from SME, FOX and Warner Chappell, one or more of whom have blocked it on copyright grounds.
SME is most likely Sony Music Entertainment, but Wikipedia lists some other possible culprits. I now hope that Sloppy Meateaters were behind this takedown effort.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:48 PM on March 25, 2013


Yeah, Sony Classical released the Soundtracks for episodes 1-3, and I'm guessing Warner Chappell took over for episodes 4-6 when RSO went belly up.
posted by ShutterBun at 9:14 PM on March 25, 2013


(correction, looks like Sony owns all the music, while Warner Chappell controls the written scores themselves.)
posted by ShutterBun at 9:17 PM on March 25, 2013


It now says (or says for me)
This video contains content from SME and FOX, one or more of whom have blocked it on copyright grounds.

One OR more.
posted by Mezentian at 5:54 AM on March 26, 2013


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