« on: February 12, 2013, 09:51 AM »
Nice Raiders-esque nod in the opening. As I was watching, I felt all they were doing was ripping off RotS, and then they paid it off. Nice.
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That is very interesting. I initially thought that maybe the profits from the 3D re-releases were supposed to fund the sequel trilogy. At one movie a year, that doesn't seem likely though. The Blu-Ray box sets were wildly successful though.QuoteVariety is reporting that Star Wars has sold more than one million units in only a week on the markiet, shattering records for the high-definition format, and further cementing Blu-ray's dominance as the home video format of choice.
Despite an average list price of $79.99, the nine disc set generated more than $84 million in worldwide sales. U.S. sales accounted for $38 million of that total, with 515,000 units sold in North America.
That was September of 2011. Expecting families to shell out 3D ticket prices for TPM just four months later is a tough sell. Still, TPM3D opened to 22m and grossed 44m domestically. It earned 102m worldwide. I'm just not sure what a realistic number would have been to be deemed successful.
Meanwhile, that Reuters report that had everybody thinking Episode VII would return to Yavin and show us a new Jedi Academy has been debunked already. Reporter Michael McDonald tells TheForce.net:
This was a mistake. I misunderstood what fan clubs had told me and shown me in book plots and that storyline has not been announced by Disney. Perhaps I should have written something along the lines of 'Yavin 4 appears in several Star Wars book plots and while Guatemala fans said they hope film crews return to Tikal, the company has not announced plans for the new episode.'
Then there's the resolution. The image resolution has been increased far beyond current HDTV standards. The images in The Hobbit will have 4 - 5 times more pixels than a standard 1080p HD image. So the image will be immensely sharper, too.Even most digital presentations far exceed 1080P, and film stock definitely does. 48FPS is not about the resolution of the frames, but the number of them. The 24FPS version will have the same resolution, just fewer frames. The 4K is completely independent of the 48FPS. Most BluRay discs masters are 4K transfers downgraded to 1080P.