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darthfergie
02-11-2004, 09:40 PM
http://www.starwars.com/episode-iv/news/2004/02/news20040210.html

Sry if I'm slow, I know this has been on the net for a day or so, but I just saw it yesterday and there was much rejoicing.

Boba Rhett
02-11-2004, 09:52 PM
Only the special editions. :( So I'm only going to rent them in a vain attempt that all of us who are upset about not getting the original releases will be more loudly heard.


Screw you, Lucas. Screw. You.

Tie Guy
02-11-2004, 10:52 PM
Oh, come on, Rhett. Except for a few, very small things, the SE is better. Why would he bother even doing the special edition if that wasn't how he had always envisioned the originals?

Boba Rhett
02-11-2004, 10:58 PM
If it's no big deal, why won't he do it? Why does he refuse to release the originals? The market is there, it's extremely easy to do now that the DVD format is around. He's just being stubborn.


Even if he just took out Jabba and fixed the Greedo scene, that would be enough to appease me. :D

DarthMuffin
02-11-2004, 11:24 PM
I don't even know what's the difference between the original version and the new one. All I know is that they added a scene with Jabba in Ep. 4...

And (personally) I don't understand why Luca$ would release the original instead of the new! Many peeps probably have the original (only the real SW freaks would have purchased the new version if they already owned the old one) and realeasing the new on DVD would attract more people.

Anyway, these are great news :D

Some people were saying that the classics would never go on DVD... looks like they were wrong.

Darth Homer
02-12-2004, 12:35 AM
Actually, Rhett, I had seen somewhere that Lucas was "fixing" the SE, such as making it so Solo does not step on jabba's tail, but over it...so the scene will not be taken out entirely, but it will be made better.

I do not know about the Greedo scene, but it is universally hated, so I would hope he is doing something about that as well.

I'll still buy the trilogy when it's released because I'm a SW drone. I can't wait for all of the dvd goodness that will go with it. :D


Edit: I also remembered that there is an online petition for Lucas to release the OT on dvd as well, one of my fiends friends had signed it...I'll ask him about it & see if he can get me the link.

pbguy1211
02-12-2004, 01:29 AM
A: The SE was definately NOT better than the OT!

And.

B: He's supposed to even alter the SE's!!!

Darth Homer
02-12-2004, 05:11 AM
Here is the linky (http://www.originaltrilogy.com/) to the online petition for the Original Cut of the Original Trilogy to be released in DVD format. Again, the site is here. (http://www.originaltrilogy.com/).

or just go to http://www.originaltrilogy.com/

or go HERE! (http://www.originaltrilogy.com/)

Compa_Mighty
02-12-2004, 06:10 AM
I'll tell you what will happen. He releases the SE on DVD on 2004. Everyone buys it. He releases Episode 3 on 2005. Everyone goes to the theatre.

Later on 2005 he releases Episode 3 on DVD. Everyone buys it. (Besides these people by then already have the SE and Episodes 1 and 2)

2006 arrives. Lucas says he will make the Ultimate Edition and release it on a 6 pack. Each of the prequels receive a little face-lift and the OT comes in the SE and Original release format.

Everyone buys the six pack.

So... let's recap. By 2006, Mr. Lucas will have made you buy:

-OT on VHS in 1995.
-Tickets for the SE on 1997.
-SE on VHS in 1998.
-Tickets for TPM in 1999.
-TPM on VHS in 2000.
-TPM on DVD in 2001.
-Tickets for AoTC in 2002.
-AoTC on DVD in 2002.
-SE on DVD in 2004.
-Tickets for Episode 3 in 2005.
-Ultimate Edition Six Pack in 2006.

And all that doesn't count what you've spent in Star Tours, Hasbro Toys, if you had the movies on Laser Disk, and/or any kind of useless memorabilia...

No wonder he's doing this right now...

Darth Homer
02-12-2004, 08:07 AM
Your point, Compa? :p

Paragon_Leon
02-12-2004, 02:48 PM
Blatantly obvious commercial aspects aside (whew, great sentence !), Lucasfilm has commented that the choice for the SE was made out of 'artistic freedom'. In short: it's George's show, and he'll release it as he sees fit.

Come on, you saw that coming.. George Lucas has always done things not quite the way Hollywood's used to doing things.

pbguy1211
02-12-2004, 05:54 PM
Dude, get realistic. He's never releasing the OT on DVD...

BTW, anyone else see the little sneak peak at Ep. 3 that they leaked on the net? You know, the AC/DC one?

For MEGA spoilers, look about 1/4 down THIS PAGE (http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=16995)

Sherack Nhar
02-12-2004, 10:05 PM
I liked the Han stepping on Jabba's tail part... :(

Quit whining! :D We're finally getting STAR WARS on the format it has always been meant to be on: Digital Video Disc. We should all be rejoicing! If the set is as good as the Indy one, we're in for a real treat. I can't wait!

pbguy1211
02-12-2004, 10:43 PM
Actually, it WAS on video disc way back in the day! i have a friend here at work who has it!

Darth Homer
02-12-2004, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by Sherack Nhar
I liked the Han stepping on Jabba's tail part...

Hey, I liked the scene too & kinda thought the tail-stepping was funny, but the cgi just made me cringe, if they fixed that up & made it so it was a more fluid & natural-looking tail-step, I'd be perfectly happy with the scene.

And I'm not whining...I'm the level of SW geek that would buy both the OT & SE DVDs :p

Sherack Nhar
02-13-2004, 01:54 AM
Originally posted by pbguy1211
Actually, it WAS on video disc way back in the day! i have a friend here at work who has it! I know that, it was the laserdisc release... but that's not Digital Video Disc (DVD) :p

pbguy1211
02-17-2004, 01:28 AM
But, you COULD convert it if you wanted to.

Fishflesh
02-17-2004, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
Only the special editions. :( So I'm only going to rent them in a vain attempt that all of us who are upset about not getting the original releases will be more loudly heard.


Screw you, Lucas. Screw. You.

No Matter what version it is.. even its black and white

pepole will buy!

Sherack Nhar
02-18-2004, 12:49 AM
Originally posted by pbguy1211
But, you COULD convert it if you wanted to. Erm well you can also convert the tapes to DVD. Doesn't mean it's actually taking advantage of the medium... this time we're getting high-resolution video and Dolby Digital EX sound! Just that alone is worth the price of admission.