Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dan the Coffee Man!

What a heart touching video. He makes a difference in a lot of peoples lives. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did:)

Dan, you are what we all should strive to be!

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The Phantom Menace DVD vs BLURAY DVD

Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace
(IMDB) OT: Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Comparison:
DVD Edition
Blu-ray Edition

Just as for all the other Star Wars movies, Episode I: The Phantom Menace was also changed for its Blu-Ray release (the DVD version is already different from the theatrical version).

This time there are no new scenes, but there are a few digital alterations – the biggest one is a digital Yoda who replaces the original puppet (which was actually a fan favorite).

In terms of technical quality, the Blu-Ray is very much superior to the DVD and fixed some technical flaws (such as the reduced image section or the ugly pink color of the DVD version). Overall, the film benefits from being able to show more details. Still, the Blu-Ray version is far away from being perfect – the image is a little too “smooth” and it happens too often that details are swallowed up by digital alterations.

To see this awesome article in full with picture examples, click on link below…

Does Anakin have a father?

Does Anakin have a father?

Shmi, Anakin’s mother, tells Qui-Gon that there was no father and that she raised her son all by herself. She means this literally: at one point she got pregnant and really did not know how it was possible.

In “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” it is revealed by Palpatine that a legendary Sith Lord had the power to create life. It is hinted that Anakin was created by this Sith Lord. It is also possible that Palpatine, who is hinted as being the apprentice of the aforementioned Sith Lord, caused the pregnancy himself. An early version of the screenplay makes this clear, in an exchange wherein Palpatine tells Anakin, “I arranged for your conception…you could almost think of me as your father.” This more specific declaration was eventually dropped, possibly to avoid feeling like a retread of the famous reveal of Luke’s parentage in Empire.

This movie makes a stronger allusion to the fact that Anakin was conceived by the Light side of the Force itself (as spoken out by Qui-Gon), as a way to defeat the Sith and bring balance to the Force. This sort of “divine” conception in order to create a redeemer is a popular theme seen in many cultures, like Christian religion (Jesus was said to be conceived this way) and Roman mythology (Romulus, founder of Rome, and his brother Remus, were supposedly fathered by Mars, the God of War).

Matt Black vs The Phantom Menace

It is Feb 10, 2012 and I am excited about the release of the Phantom Menace in 3d, oh and did I mention IMAX?  It should be great watching the Phantom Menace back on the big screen with Digital Surround sound!  Some people have mixed emotions about it coming back again, but hey .. Its STAR WARS people.  They could bring it back once a year and people would go see it!  Anyways I have started a new category because Today  I will be posting Star Wars episode 1 FACTS! How fun is that! Sick back relax, and I will see u in I max tonight!