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Post Posted: May 14th 2009 7:06 am
 
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May 19 1999 • May 19 2009

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TRAILERS (mediafire)
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Episode I - Teaser Trailer.mpg
Episode I - Theatrical Trailer.mpg


TONE POEMS (mediafire)

Episode I - Tone Poem - One Love.mpg
Episode I - Tone Poem - One Dream.mpg
Episode I - Tone Poem - One Truth.mpg
Episode I - Tone Poem - One Will.mpg
Episode I - Tone Poem - One Destiny.mpg


DUEL OF THE FATES MUSIC VIDEO (megaupload)

Episode I - Music Video - Duel Of The Fates.mpg


DELETED SCENES (megaupload)

Episode I - Complete Pod Race Grid Sequence.mpg
Episode I - Extended Pod Race Lap 2.mpg


DELETED SCENES (mediafire)

Episode I - Deleted Scene 4 - The Air Taxi Sequence.mpg
Episode I - Deleted Scene 5 - Dawn Before The Pod Race.mpg
Episode I - Deleted Scene 6 - Anakin's Scuffle With Greedo.mpg
Episode I - Deleted Scene 7 - Farewell To Jira.mpg


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Due to Starwars.com's "redesign" most of the older content is gone and has yet to be reuploaded and reintegrated into the new site. (Much of the video has been converted into flash)

There was a IPX virtual set where one could explore the set including Anakin's hovel.


Post Posted: May 16th 2009 11:59 pm
 
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DP, here is some of this: http://anakinskywalker.homeip.net/GalacticHolonet.htm

I remembered this guy's site. I had to do some searching through my Bookmarks/Favorites. He's got the trailers, music videos, and I think most of the TV spots. He has other stuff as well. It looks like stuff from television like Lucas on 60 Minutes, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, etc. It's all that kind of stuff.

Unfortunately, he has none of Lynne's Diaries for Episode I. He doesn't have the Making of Docs for Episode II or III either. I remember those from Episode I being really small and pretty useless at the official site. It wasn't until Episode II that they were good-sized and worth saving. We couldn't even save those either until we started doing those steps where you copy the URL into QuickTime, enable tracks/delete tracks, etc.


Post Posted: May 17th 2009 12:41 am
 
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Hade, that site is an awesome find. Episode I had an amazing marketing campaign. You gotta love that 320x240 teaser! I remember downloading it on a 56k modem. My favorite is Qui-Gon's epic tone poem.

Some of the poems and the trailers can be ripped from the DVD if higher resolution is needed.


Post Posted: May 17th 2009 1:08 am
 
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Yes, a few days ago I ripped the Episode I DVD Bonus Disc trailers, tone poems, documentaries, and deleted scenes to .MPG's. That site is awesome as fuck though for hosting all of that.

Anyway, my ripped videos will be uploaded in the event a few of you want to download them and as a "fuck you" to the official site for taking all of that stuff down and replacing it with flash. :funkyvflamethrower:


Post Posted: May 17th 2009 2:05 am
 
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Damn, ten years already. Doesn't seem like it though. 1999 was such a fun year, the film still takes a lot of heat years later but I liked it in 99 and still like it today. Shame that the anniversary seems like it's going to go by without much fanfare from LFL.

Sucks that most of the old content is gone from the official site. All that stuff was great. Are all the movie specific photo galleries gone too? The Episode I section had a large gallery of snapshots I always liked.


Post Posted: May 17th 2009 1:37 pm
 
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10 damn years all ready. You would think by now too they would have released a proper version of the score for it by now to commemorate the 10th Anniversary.

Anyways, if you want DP since the connection issues at home have been fixed now I can upload my complete intended edition of the score in the Prequel forum.


Post Posted: May 17th 2009 10:27 pm
 
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I can believe it's been 10 years, but it's still sad. It's been sad since after Revenge of the Sith with no new Star Wars movies. We were spoiled! Anyway here are a few TPM-related videos from YouTube that earned my coveted "Favorite" status.

STAR WARS TOYS 1999 FAO SCHWARZ TOY STORE by IRA GALLEN
A video pushing 20 minutes of nerds invading FAO Schwarz for all the freshly-stocked toys. Now available on eBay for a fraction of the original retail!

Omnibus - Star Wars (1999) Part 1 of 6
The first in a series of a BBC special from around the opening of TPM. Part 1 has an anorexic-looking Natalie Portman, plus Spielberg and Dick McCallum talking about the oft denied 9 episodes. In part 2, you'll find a hilarious impression of Harrison Ford by Mark Hamill.

John Williams Talks The Phantom Menace part I

The Saga Begins
The first Triforce ad with Pizza Hut girl, Colonel Sanders and Taco Bell dog.


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"The Golden Age of Adventure Films" 1999 - 2007

    Star Wars
    Matrix
    Lord of the Rings
    Harry Potter
    Spider-Man
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    X-Men
    Shrek
    Mummy

"Post-Golden-Age" 2007- ???
    Batman
    Transformers
    Iron Man???
    Star Trek???


Post Posted: May 18th 2009 8:21 pm
 
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Topeka wrote:
Darth Hade, that site is an awesome find. Episode I had an amazing marketing campaign. You gotta love that 320x240 teaser!

Thanks.

I think I found a better TPM Teaser: The Phantom Menace Teaser (Right Click/Save Target As)

All of the other teasers and trailers on this guy's site seem to be the Large (Hi-Res). I downloaded a few at random to make sure the links were still up.


Post Posted: May 19th 2009 5:31 am
 
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Ten years ago it was overcast with rain and I was in summer school. Ten years later it is overcast with rain and I am in summer semester.

Top of the thread has been updated with 1080p HD images of the iconic mist scene from the teaser trailer. Along with 720x480 .mpg Trailers & Tone Poems & Deleted Scenes ripped from the The Phantom Menace DVD Bonus Disc. Feel freel to post about Phantom here.


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Post Posted: May 19th 2009 7:02 am
 
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The build-up to this film was an epic adventure in and of itself: Lynne's Diaries on the website, the fast food tie-ins, Duel of the Fates, the soda cans, the toys. The teaser trailer that is absolutely perfect, opening slowly with that clouded swamp, then exploding with Johnny Williams' theme set over the podrace. I don't think the excitement and anticipation before this film can ever be repeated.

I saw it in '99 just once. I liked it, but after Episode II was released I sort of dismissed it as the necessary 'introduction film.' Looking at it now without critical opinion, I can only admire Lucas' fight to be entirely independent. He's not a sellout as some will say. He hasn't 'lost touch' with Star Wars. He has simply made a movie exactly as he wanted it. In his first Star Wars outline, the story is narrated by the padawaan to the revered Jedi-Bendu, Mace Windy. This is the story that Lucas has always wanted to tell. It's not about flat dialogue and Jar Jar's antics; it's about themes, and to appreciate those themes you have to look at Kurosawa's films, Joseph Campbell's analysis of mythology, the Republic serials of the 40s and 50s, and Lucas' mentality after the Vietnam War and dealing with the Hollywood system.

I love Episode I. I think it's a fantastic story. It's George Lucas' story, and it has been a blast to go along for the ride.


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Post Posted: May 19th 2009 6:05 pm
 
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Maybe it was just because I was younger then, but "Phantom" was really the only one of the prequels that really felt like Star Wars (or SW as I had known it). I'm willing to acknowledge the fact that at face value a story revolving around trade disputes and fixing a spaceship seems silly, but for all the knocks against it, it felt right. TPM was a lot of fun.


Post Posted: May 19th 2009 6:49 pm
 
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It could have been a bit more enjoyable if it didn't have as much Jar Jar antics. Anyways this week I'll get the scores uploaded.


Post Posted: May 23rd 2009 3:16 am
 
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my friends and i flew from the UK to boston to see it (didnt open here till july!) i missed the first 15mins but went to see it again in the next showing :heavymetal:


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Topeka,

Afreakingmen!

TPM is pretty much what got me into Star Wars. I'd seen the trilogy a lot as a kid and thought they were cool movies but couldn't understand why some folks were so obsessed. After seeing TPM for the very first time, it totally clicked. How did things ever get so bad that Obi-Wan had to fuck Anakin up and throw his ass into a lava pit? How did the Emperor take over the Republic? What were the Jedi like in their prime?

Those were questions I always had after seeing the OT. TPM either answered or began answering all those questions.

Like everybody, I was blown away by the sheer volume of detail packed into just about every shot. Almost every single set up had some CG enhancement or some hidden detail that made an already cool shot even cooler.

When the gang made it to Coruscant, what was left of my mind was officially blown.

To me, action movies (and maybe filmmaking in general) fit into one of two categories.

01- Pre-TPM
02- Post-TPM

Lucas revolutionized filmmaking with ANH back in 1977. Then he did the same thing all over again with TPM in 1999.

The prequels rock!


Post Posted: June 12th 2009 7:57 pm
 
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Why I like the Prequels is due to the films being different than the Original Trilogy. Another reason is because of the collectibles.


A few weeks I ago I unzipped the dufflebag which stores my two Phantom StarShips. It's an extremely underrated vehicle and is on par with the Legacy Millennium Falcon. Features include a dual deck which expands outward to increase the playset area and an elevator. The nose even has a hidden removable ship not unlike The Battle Of The Planets Phoenix! The only negative are the weak sound effects.

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Other favorites was the Pod Racers and Maul extendable lightsaber - though like a lot of my older collection, those has been junked to make room for today's modern and superior stuff (i.e. Plastic Maul Saber for Master Replicas etc). The StarShip is a keeper though.


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I never figured out how to work the electronics on the Queen's ship and it would always make sounds on its own. I think the BMF is all around a better toy, it's the Falcon after all. However, the Queen's ship was really well designed for what it was. The droid elevator is badass and it has that feature on the Falcon. The cockpit is also more to scale than the Falcon's, maybe more spacious than the actual set.


Post Posted: June 12th 2009 9:14 pm
 
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I had the opportunity to buy the Starship for $50 during the Great Blowout of 2000 at Toys 'R' Us. I passed and bought up the $1.50 basic figures instead. It is a cool looking display piece though, and it is huge. Due to storage limitations I've been opening/selling some of my older stuff. The Droid Fighter trio is now chasing (hanging from the ceiling) Anakin's Podracer around my home.


Post Posted: June 13th 2009 10:35 pm
 
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Hasbro.com toy-game-instructions.cfm
Star Wars Instructions Begin
StarshipInstructions.pdf



Above is Hasbro.com's instructions area and the Starship's instructions. The 12" Darth Maul is what got me into 1/6 collecting and remember getting the preview Battledroid with STAP in the Fall of 1998.


Post Posted: July 1st 2009 2:05 pm
 
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Over 10 years eh? Plenty of good memories. It's amazing to think of how much has happened in your life since TPM came out. Back then I was in high school. Jesus...


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I think this was the first image I saw of the new film. That and the first issue of the comic book while standing in a checkout line. I kept myself pretty spoiler-free. Duel of the Fates was the best surprise upon seeing the movie.


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Now that we're in 2009, I can honestly say that for better or worse, TPM changed the blockbuster once again. If not for TPM we wouldn't get movies packed to the breasts with special effects like there are now - in a lot of ways sacrificing story and character for razzle dazzle. So many movies look like the prequels these days that it's funny to think what might have been if the prequels never came along. I'd argue the blockbuster sure as hell wouldn't be as saturated with CGI. A lot of FX companies should pay royalties to GL for keeping them booming during this era.


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What might be the best musical cue in the entire Episode 1 score doesn't even play during the film - during the end credits at the tail end of Anakin's theme when it blends into the Imperial March. That cue still gives me shivers.

JW was on his game during Episode 1...so much wasted brilliance.


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The scores still disappoint me. I mean, they're good. Yes. But they also could have been much more if Williams had been given the time and the right motivations. While the Imperial March would have been tough to have to have left out due to its popularity, I think inevitably it would have been the right decision. I feel that Vader's theme being introduced in Empire was perfect. The theme first appears with his ascent to power. He's not just out hunting rebels and doing the Emperor's bidding, he's running shit. It's not in the original Star Wars, nor should it be. Nor should it have been in the prequels. That slight usage in TPM was perfect.

In AOTC, it was misused and in ROTS it was also overused. I enjoyed Williams tragic stuff from ROTS a hell of a lot more than the reprising of themes and moments from the old movies. "The Duel" when Yoda confronts the Emperor? I still hope that was never intended for that scene.


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To commemorate next year's 3D theatrical release, next year Star Wars merchandise will feature Phantom Menace packaging. (Excluding the The Vintage Collection line which features newly sculpted figures). The post is going in this thread given the last time there were Episode I themed merchandise - which was infamous for it's glut of Jar Jar related products.

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CoGro wrote:
Now that we're in 2009, I can honestly say that for better or worse, TPM changed the blockbuster once again.

Now that we are in 2019, I think it can be said that film and TV changed after TPM. Green screens and CG characters frequent both theater and in-home content.

Happy 20th.


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To hell with haters, it’s still my favorite prequel! That was such an exciting time when it felt like the whole world were Star Wars fans. Happy 20th, Phantom Menace!


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Lucas' purest expression of Star Wars.

Happy 20th!


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I already knew a few items in the OS article linked below. I'm surprised the OS isn't doing more for the anniversary.

20 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE MAKING OF STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE


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On Friday (05/24/19), the OS posted a wonderful article the everyone should read:

‘ALL FILMS ARE PERSONAL’: AN ORAL HISTORY OF STAR WARS: EPISODE I THE PHANTOM MENACE (GEORGE LUCAS, DOUG CHIANG, JOHN KNOLL, AND MORE CREATORS OF THE FIRST FILM IN THE PREQUEL TRILOGY LOOK BACK 20 YEARS LATER)


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It was damn good reading.


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For those interested in the VFX side of things, beforesandafters.com has been posting some good articles looking back at the special effects challenges TPM presented with new commentary from the artists who worked them.

How ILM's work on "Hook" led to Phantom Menace's podrace
The world already loved lightsabers but then TPM made them even better
It cost about $65 to have a cold pizza delivered in the middle of the night to Skywalker Ranch
Jar Jar Binks was nearly a practical suit and CG head
Did they really use salt to help make the waterfalls in TPM?


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Thanks for posting - interesting site.


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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-26/ ... e/11139608

"The Phantom Menace is one of the most influential movies of the last two decades," says Golding.

"Motion capture performance, green screens, even the word 'prequel' — all of these things owe a huge debt to The Phantom Menace. When I look around at today's blockbusters, I see complex seriality everywhere, I see CGI everywhere, I see motion capture performance everywhere. All of this is the shadow of The Phantom Menace."

Looking back, Franklin says people are beginning to view the film in a different light.

"It's both a cautionary tale and misunderstood. Lucas made the film he very much wanted to make, expectations be damned, and so the auteurism of these films is now being reassessed and appreciated," says Franklin.

"It's especially important now as the last two years has seen the rise of what is a growing issue of the line that filmmakers have to walk between what's good for the story and what's good for the fans."


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