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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 4:54:55 PM   
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Now I like Star Wars, really I do, but I do think this is a bit OTT ! I can see that people who dislike the franchise are going to be well pissed off.
Again.

I can see the sense of it from a marketing point of view, ching ching - I can forsee the "Highest Sales Ever!" headline now! But I'd rather the marketing, money and talent went into producing a Star Wars article that was 100% original instead. (If that is at all possible ).
What we will probably get is a super set of covers, (meaning every serious collecor will have to hunt down each and every one of course) and just a re-hash of previous reviews/trivia/where are they now/interview re-mixes.
Hope I'm wrong.
Again.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 5:02:54 PM   
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Or more deservedly  ...
80 years since the Jazz Singer
70 years since A Day at the Races
65 years since Casablanca
60 years since Brighton Rock
55 years since Singin' in the Rain
50 years since The Bridge on the River Kwai
45 years since Lawrence of Arabia
and 40 years since The Graduate.....

Any chance to have Bogie on the cover would probably make me reconsider the termination of my subscription, which, after the last issue full of T&A is a distinct possibility. A beuatiful relationship gone sour ....
Whatever happened to the reviews/interviews of films which actually need publicity, independent studios & not the multi-million dollar franchise Mammons we are subjected to each year now.
You have become "Loaded"  magazine in your editorial content & direction and this is an obvious ploy to wring even more pennies out of your readers pockets.
Every month you offer DVD deals for new subscribers, when was the last time you offered anything to your subscribers who, like me, have paid month over month for a poor facsimile of what once was actually a good read ?????
Shame on you .....

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 5:36:22 PM   
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I really hope there is a Tusken Raider cover, underrated.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 6:45:02 PM   
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i would have prefered this pic of chewie instead

more of these on the ESB thread

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 6:54:50 PM   
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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 7:46:54 PM   
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sorry, im new- just wanted to know if there was any way of finding out beforehand when each issue of Empire will come out. is there somewhere on the website that has that information?

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 8:46:04 AM   
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Yes there will probably be the obvious ones like Boba Fett, Obi Wan, Solo, Jabba etc.  Being a subscriber it will be interesting to see which character is posted through the letterbox.  I just hope i get Snaggletooth or Yak Face - how cool would that be!
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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 9:04:15 AM   
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Nice, Yoda! Dibs .

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 9:19:43 AM   
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A fold out will do nicely with all major characters ; and a nice 1977 Star Wars CDRom special inside to boot

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 11:54:11 AM   
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Come on!, i hope they put han solo in carbonite as one of the covers,He was my favourite from the original trilogy,oh and the all time most memorable scene of the original trilogy The imperial walkers (The AT-ATs) advancing onto the rebel base on Hoth.Hopefully most of the 30 covers will be scenes and pictures from The Empire Strikes Back, the most voted favourite film of the original trilogy,by yourselves of course EMPIRE magazine.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 2:46:35 PM   
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 The covers should be
         1. leia in the golden bikini
        2. luke skywalker
       3. anakin skywalker with the darth vader mask on the other side  of his face
     4 . An x wing
     And that should do it for me.
   

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 3:49:18 PM   
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If A Picture of an Ewok dosen't appear on on eof the Issues, I will be extremely hacked off-they're one of the best characters of the Films!
 

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 5:46:08 PM   
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More money for the owner of Empire

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 6:11:24 PM   
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More money for the owner of Empire


How disgustingly cynical. Maybe its because the films have a huge following, or that they changed cinema, or that they are brilliant. Just maybe

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 6:13:02 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: fantomas

Or more deservedly  ...
80 years since the Jazz Singer
70 years since A Day at the Races
65 years since Casablanca
60 years since Brighton Rock
55 years since Singin' in the Rain
50 years since The Bridge on the River Kwai
45 years since Lawrence of Arabia
and 40 years since The Graduate.....



Yeah but WHO CARES? Seriously, stop being so pretentious and up yourself by name dropping classic films. None of them have had half the impact of star wars, however much of a classic status they have.  But seriously, singing in the rain front covers? What is the point?

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 7:14:19 PM   
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Exactly. Plus you've got to choose a film that can successfully place 30 different well-loved characters on a front cover. Try and name 30 different Godfather/Singing in the Rain/Casablanca characters. Only Bond comes close.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 7:17:17 PM   
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You know, I think i'll give it a miss... Doesn't excite me in the slightest. There are many many films better and more worthy than star wars. What can you possibly say about star wars that hasn't been said in other "anniversary" editions. Nothing, thats what.

Booooooorrrrrrrring...

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 8:07:23 PM   
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You know, I think i'll give it a miss... Doesn't excite me in the slightest. There are many many films better and more worthy than star wars. What can you possibly say about star wars that hasn't been said in other "anniversary" editions. Nothing, thats what.

Booooooorrrrrrrring...

Couldn't agree more, another blatant cash in.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 10:23:20 PM   
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Anyone else think that they shoulda had good 'ol puppet Yoda instead of the sonic the hedgehog cgi one? For the classic good 'ol times *sniff*

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 19/5/2007 11:18:16 PM   
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Do we really need 30 different covers. I think 3 or 4 covers of the more obscure charactors would be better. Lets face it, that's what we will want to buy anyway. Just like the toys

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 20/5/2007 10:03:32 AM   
Cethan

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: swordsandsandals

quote:

ORIGINAL: fantomas

Or more deservedly  ...
80 years since the Jazz Singer
70 years since A Day at the Races
65 years since Casablanca
60 years since Brighton Rock
55 years since Singin' in the Rain
50 years since The Bridge on the River Kwai
45 years since Lawrence of Arabia
and 40 years since The Graduate.....



Yeah but WHO CARES? Seriously, stop being so pretentious and up yourself by name dropping classic films. None of them have had half the impact of star wars, however much of a classic status they have.  But seriously, singing in the rain front covers? What is the point?


Are you suggesting that the movie that introduced sound had less impact than a movie that brought spaceships back?

Also it's 30 years since Annie Hall. That affected romantic comedies as much as Star Wars did Sci Fi/Fantasy.
Where are it's covers? I want to see Jeff "I've lost my Mantra" Goldblum on a cover.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 20/5/2007 10:19:35 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cethan

quote:

ORIGINAL: swordsandsandals

quote:

ORIGINAL: fantomas

Or more deservedly  ...
80 years since the Jazz Singer
70 years since A Day at the Races
65 years since Casablanca
60 years since Brighton Rock
55 years since Singin' in the Rain
50 years since The Bridge on the River Kwai
45 years since Lawrence of Arabia
and 40 years since The Graduate.....



Yeah but WHO CARES? Seriously, stop being so pretentious and up yourself by name dropping classic films. None of them have had half the impact of star wars, however much of a classic status they have.  But seriously, singing in the rain front covers? What is the point?


Are you suggesting that the movie that introduced sound had less impact than a movie that brought spaceships back?

Also it's 30 years since Annie Hall. That affected romantic comedies as much as Star Wars did Sci Fi/Fantasy.
Where are it's covers? I want to see Jeff "I've lost my Mantra" Goldblum on a cover.


No one said that they didnt have an impact on their genres but no other film has had the impact Star Wars has had on Hollywood

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 20/5/2007 10:42:05 AM   
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While I still feel that Sound affected most films, You're right that Star wars had a profound impact on Hollywood, such as tie in mechanising, franchises, dominance of special effects, the whole blockbuster mentality.

They're fun films but are they really worth celebrating...again?

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 20/5/2007 11:18:40 AM   
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30 covers you say? Any chance one of those isn't Star Wars related? That'd be a much better option.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 20/5/2007 12:49:39 PM   
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Wow. Talk about overkill.


I like Star Wars a lot but seriously - let it go. There's nothing new to be done.

Yes Star Wars had a major influence on the blockbuster but it's......been....DONE.
It makes me laugh to see the fan boys react against people wanting diversity. An article on The Jazz Singer?  I'd read that before another Lucas love-in. But I suppose an article on other classic films may require actual research rather than cutting and pasting previous Empire articles along with Lucasfilm press releases.
Can we get (another) promise that this will be the last Star Wars issue or will this be te case again in ten years?


Once again I find myself asking why Empire doesn't widen it's scope to cover different films from a wider variety. Do you guys really get job satisfacton by rehashing old articles? It smacks of laziness and a blatent cash-in.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 20/5/2007 1:08:23 PM   
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Darth Maul cover is up. (sorry to interupt age-old argument)

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 20/5/2007 1:42:01 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: fantomas

Or more deservedly  ...
80 years since the Jazz Singer
70 years since A Day at the Races
65 years since Casablanca
60 years since Brighton Rock
55 years since Singin' in the Rain
50 years since The Bridge on the River Kwai
45 years since Lawrence of Arabia
and 40 years since The Graduate.....

Any chance to have Bogie on the cover would probably make me reconsider the termination of my subscription, which, after the last issue full of T&A is a distinct possibility. A beuatiful relationship gone sour ....
Whatever happened to the reviews/interviews of films which actually need publicity, independent studios & not the multi-million dollar franchise Mammons we are subjected to each year now.
You have become "Loaded"  magazine in your editorial content & direction and this is an obvious ploy to wring even more pennies out of your readers pockets.
Every month you offer DVD deals for new subscribers, when was the last time you offered anything to your subscribers who, like me, have paid month over month for a poor facsimile of what once was actually a good read ?????
Shame on you .....



Actually an article on The Graduate, and the films of that time in America would be brillant, something about the start of the New Hollywood movement; Cassevetes, Altman, Bonnie and Clyde, stuff like that.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 20/5/2007 2:25:36 PM   
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Wait, who is forcing you to buy it? Stop whinging about the fucking cover.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 20/5/2007 2:55:40 PM   
Joe


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Wait, who is forcing you to buy it? Stop whinging about the fucking cover.


A solid argument well made.

Where do you see me giving out about the cover? I'm talking content. It'd be a HUGE surprise to me if the latest Star Wars appreciation is limited to just a cover - I assume there's a feature in the magazine.

No one is "forcing" me to buy it, however, as someone who has bought it regularly for nearly 10 years now I think I'm entitled to express my disppointment at a shocking lack of originality.

Also there are some people who subscribe to the magazine - they've bought theirs already, as many subscribers do on good faith in the quality of the magazine. As someone else posted, the last time Empire gave coverage to Star Wars, they said it'd be the last time.

So you can see, rich, that peoples concerns go far beyond the "fucking cover".

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 20/5/2007 3:34:47 PM   
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Crazy idea.

But I like it! I may even buy 2 issues (one for me, one for my bro-in-law).

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