View Full Version : The OTHER Sept. 21 release :)

08-27-2004, 03:41 AM
so who's looking forward to the original trilogy coming out the same day as SWB??

It's a pretty big F'n deal.. I can't wait either, damn lucasarts is gonna make bank next month.. a small portion of it my hard earned money.

That's what I get for being a geek I guess :atat:

Revlt Coranier
08-27-2004, 03:51 AM
I'm gonna preorder that too :D I can't wait, damn it's gonna be sweet. They did a new Jabba for Episode IV.

By the way, where in California do you live? I'm a stalker and I will find you, rape you, then kill you. Haha j/k.

Darth Groovy
08-27-2004, 04:47 AM
I say I need to start saving my damn money right about now.

08-27-2004, 07:39 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
I say I need to start saving my damn money right about now.

Your promotion should help you here, sir.

Did I just call Groovy as sir?

08-27-2004, 04:33 PM
yeah......that week is gonna be busy

08-27-2004, 07:38 PM
check out these pics from the dvd's...

the remastered, color corrected, graphically improved star wars trilogy, with all new scenes, new dialogue and special effects.


vader vs obi-wan with improved lightsabers!


the new jabba


jabba full body


jabba special edition-2004 comparison


another jabba comparison


chapters menu



ot and dvd comparison


luke's x-wing with new electricity


clear obi-wan


asteroids....what you see on the asteroid pic is a tie fighter pilot flying away on fire! i've never seen that before!!


ian mcdiarmand emperor replacement scene


luke's hand and saber improvements


oh and don't forget boba fett!



luke vs vader with new sabers!


another duel pic


another one


more duel


in front of palpatine


rancor improvement 1


rancor improvement 2


the 3 opening menu screens




new anakin at end


tie fighter


final battle new shot?


check out these 2 sites for awesome shots and comparisons

sam davatachi's page


and da movie man


08-27-2004, 08:33 PM
yeah im "pumped up" about the original trilogy ..imma get it at gamestop too..trade in 3 dvds and get it for $30 :d

08-27-2004, 08:41 PM
New Anakin at the end?!?

I don't know if I like that or not...

Jabba is way better.

Where do you guys think is the cheapest place to get em?

08-27-2004, 08:43 PM
Oh Revlt- Humboldt County(northern California Coast). Redwood trees and weed. Where the 60's meet the sea.

08-27-2004, 09:17 PM
here's some more...

ep 4

vader vs obi (improved sabers)


ep 5

vader's shuttle (improved details)


cleaned up obi ghost




vader vs luke (sabers)


hoth shield generator improved



tatooine clarity!!


awesome re-detailed death star interior


08-27-2004, 11:08 PM
Screw BF and the OT DVD, the 21st is my birthday! I win! :D

08-27-2004, 11:22 PM
lol the 12th is my b-day and im turnin 21 lol

Lynk Former
08-28-2004, 03:10 AM
the day the OT boxset comes out I'll be buying 4 other DVDs that come out on the same day.

08-28-2004, 06:35 AM
new anakin at end


That's done in ther swamp, apparently, it was an image done by some unknowledgeable fan... (I liked Rhett's version much better, though)

08-28-2004, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by thejeditraitor
check out these pics from the dvd's...

the remastered, color corrected, graphically improved star wars trilogy, with all new scenes, new dialogue and special effects.

Wow ! I didnt know theyd re-done Jabba ! Cool ! The inserted Palpy thing looks awesome ! With the asteroid chase, that actually was in there right from the start, youa ctually see the tie pilot eject before it hits the asteroid,,,,,that is what that screenie is of :)

*cant wait for the OT DVDs*

and c'mon, you know that anakin ghost thing is CRAP !


08-28-2004, 12:10 PM
anakin ghost is real.
you guys will see on the 21st.

08-28-2004, 01:13 PM
Sure looks good

08-28-2004, 01:22 PM
is it me or does his ghost look kind of awkward :fett:

08-28-2004, 03:22 PM
not really looking forward to it...though i like the special effects and the VHS are kinda dusty...I'll get it, but that will be after i forget about it and see it on a shelve somewhere months later

08-28-2004, 06:26 PM
here's some more..

vader improved saber


luke improved saber


08-29-2004, 03:46 PM
I orded it today.. 59.95 euro pretty cheap for a trilogy if you compare it with the indiana jones thrilogy :eek: :D

08-29-2004, 05:19 PM
I bought it from Amazon.com, 42 bucks for everything, and free shipping. Pretty damn good deal.

08-30-2004, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by thejeditraitor
anakin ghost is real.
you guys will see on the 21st.

yeah, as much as I was hoping this wasnt the case, I have seen enough leaked screenies(not just that AICN one) to confirm it... I would like to hear GLs explanation :D

*remembers obi wan saying, "he ceased to be anakin skywalker and became Darth Vader"*

maybe anakin actually *dies* before he becomes robocop-ified. I was always assuming he was still alive in some way... ??? who knows....


08-30-2004, 05:00 AM
Anyone know the price it'll cost in most stores in the US?

08-30-2004, 08:55 AM
the cheapest is walmart at $41.88 that's where i'm getting it.

i have a site up now with star wars pics and battlefront pics


08-31-2004, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by thejeditraitor
the cheapest is walmart at $41.88 that's where i'm getting it.

i have a site up now with star wars pics and battlefront pics


cool site :D

ep3 spoiler pics ...ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGH !

*covers eyes, runs*



08-31-2004, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by thejeditraitor
the cheapest is walmart at $41.88 that's where i'm getting it.

i have a site up now with star wars pics and battlefront pics


It's a pretty nice site but all the pics have been in photoshop and they all look very fake. Get better at photoshop and I'll be impressed ;)

08-31-2004, 07:36 PM
which pics are you talking about?

Jaden Malip
09-01-2004, 05:53 AM
Thats when the new Green Day album comes out too!!!!

What a day....

09-01-2004, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by thejeditraitor
which pics are you talking about?

hey, didnt that site have a "Ep3 spoiler pics section"...sur eit might be empty, but i didnt click it ! :(

I have just learned that my gf is getting me the OT DVDs for my bday,,,,,he he he.....nice to have SW stuff released around my bday, last year it was JA...got that for my bday too ! yippee ! :p


09-01-2004, 08:31 AM
I got to ask anyway. Are you going to buy the Trilogy on the same day as well?

If so are you going to go to Best Buy for their release parties? I think they are doing it at midnight. If you do go there plan on the crowd looking like this

:evanpiel: :amidala: :biggs: :jawa :fett:

09-01-2004, 09:01 AM
lol, orded the trilogy and gonna buy the game in the shop the day it comes out :)

09-01-2004, 09:04 AM
I am going to try, but it all depends on my cash flow. Battlefront is #1 on the priority list for the two, but I am going to try to pick up the trilogy the same day if I can.


09-01-2004, 09:09 AM
I won't buy it imediate. When should I watch it? :D A more intesting question is: how long does it take untill the moderators move this thread :D

BTW, what has the thread title to do with the topic?

09-01-2004, 09:41 AM
Yep i'm gonna go and wait outside Costco in order to get it a lot cheaper than anywhere else, plus if they do it like last year's indiana jones with the in store coupon then i'll get it for even less. I think i got it for like $29.99 plus tax, so about 32 dollars or so.

The Ultimate Star Wars day

09-01-2004, 10:08 AM

09-01-2004, 10:11 AM
I'm gonna ask for it for christmas, cause I dont have alot of spare cash. and battlefront is my main priority.

09-01-2004, 10:27 AM
On amazon.com you can get the three trilogy movies on DVD and Star Wars Battlefront for $100. I've got $100 saved up so most likely I'll go for this deal. :D

09-01-2004, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by TK-8252
On amazon.com you can get the three trilogy movies on DVD and Star Wars Battlefront for $100. I've got $100 saved up so most likely I'll go for this deal. :D
thats not that good since its priced at 40 bucks (trilogy) at some places, and some other game sources have battlefront priced at -50 bucks.

YOU'RE WASTING $10 ! Oh noes!
but you save a lot of trouble...

09-01-2004, 10:48 AM
Hrmmm, personally, I'm going to wait for all 6 movies to be released. I already have the Original (None of that Special Edition Stuff) trilogy on VHS, so that tides me over.

BattleFront is No. 1 at the Mo. :)

09-01-2004, 12:13 PM
I dont tihnk they will sell all 6 together. I orginally thought ,which is why I was gonna wait for after ep3. but now I'm not so sure. I heard there will be an empty part in the dvd box where you can slide in the three prequels.

09-01-2004, 03:10 PM
the ep3 spoiler pics are all real pics.

the photoshopped pics are my battlefront wallapers and a few ep 3 fan pics that i made using the real pics.

Revlt Coranier
09-01-2004, 04:07 PM
The OT DVD cases are going to be the same design as the PT cases so when Ep. III comes out on DVD you can line all six DVDs up in a row and they will match.

09-01-2004, 10:58 PM
hell yes!

if i have the money together.

09-02-2004, 07:16 AM
Originally posted by Revlt Coranier
The OT DVD cases are going to be the same design as the PT cases so when Ep. III comes out on DVD you can line all six DVDs up in a row and they will match.

so that means they wont sell all six together after ep3 right? like, a three disc set for Ot and a 3 disc set for Prequel. no melding an all sixer. right?

09-02-2004, 08:34 AM
Are you kidding Luca$Film$ will more than likely sell the whole set together. They will charge 75.00 with a bunch of other extras too.

09-02-2004, 11:24 AM
DOH i arrived later, that pics wont work anymore :(

09-02-2004, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by LightNinja
DOH i arrived later, that pics wont work anymore :(

Ah I arrived late also! Is there a site where we can view these pictures?

09-02-2004, 02:12 PM
they are on my site. just use the trilogy link for the dvd pics.


09-02-2004, 04:22 PM
Do you guys think the release of the OT will have any effect on getting the word/hype out about BF? Cuz I think it will definately get some more people back into SW and want to buy this game.

09-02-2004, 06:05 PM
of course!

that's why it's released on the same day and there's a demo on one of the disks!

it's called marketing!

Here are some quotes from the Star Wars Magazine article entitled The Force Restored, about the DVD transfer process by Lowry Digital Images. There's more about it in the magazine, it's a great read

"There were sandstorms of dirt on the film", says John Lowry, CEO and founder of the Burbank, California-based company. "In the desert scenes alone, we probably removed more than a million pieces of dirt. That means each frame literally had hundreds of pieces of dirt".

"In many ways, the films of the Star Wars Trilogy were victims of their own success. Generally, the more successful a film, the worse condition it's in. When a movie starts out, there are some expectations for what's going to happen with it, how many times prints will need to be made and so forth, then the studio makes a certain number of protection masters for printing. But if they go through them all, they have to go back to the negatives again because the protection masters are just plain worn out. Of course, every time you go back to the originals, you're beating them up again. So, the big movies, the really successful ones, are usually pretty rough".

"The dirt was the biggest single challenge. It was just incredible", he says. "We use automated systems here, which can remove hundreds of pieces of dirt in a scene, but in this case the automated systems just couldn't cope. Last year, Lowry Digital Images performed a digital restoration of the three Indiana Jones films, each of which had about 100,000 pieces of dirt. In the Star Wars films, we removed up to one million pieces of dirt in a single scene".

"Prior to the event of digital technology, colour timing was a hit-or-miss proposition done in a laboratory setting. It was really hard to get right", Blanchard (Lucasfilm Post-Production Supervisor) says. "But in the digital environment, there's a lot more control. You have the ability to fine-tune things exactly the way you want them to be and bring out subtleties in the film you couldn't get by the traditional method of colour timing. On the Star Wars Trilogy, we were able to retime the movie to make it look the way George originally wanted it to be".

Simply put, Lowry says, the Trilogy was the most difficult project his company has ever had. "We've cleaned up more dirt on these three movies than we have on any movie we've ever worked on, including Citizen Kane and that was almost impossible", he says, trying to give some idea of the challenges his technicians faced. The end result.

These films are absolutely stunning.

09-03-2004, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by BawBag™
....I already have the Original (None of that Special Edition Stuff) trilogy on VHS, so that tides me over.

they obviously havent invented DVD players in Scotland yet :p


Revlt Coranier
09-03-2004, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by DieStarWarsGeek
Oh Revlt- Humboldt County(northern California Coast). Redwood trees and weed. Where the 60's meet the sea.

I've heard of that place. I live in Concord (east bay)

09-05-2004, 10:30 PM
That's cool, I've been around there too

09-06-2004, 05:51 AM
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Sam Fisher
09-06-2004, 07:16 AM
I'm not gonna but the OT until the darn thing gets CHEAPER!

But I am gonna get BF :D

09-07-2004, 06:31 PM
this should be it...


09-10-2004, 03:00 AM
here are some reviews...

The Digital Bits has posted their exhaustive review of the SW DVDs coming in a few weeks from Lucasfilm and Fox. Here's a clip of their research:

Simply put, the Star Wars films have never (and I mean EVER) looked this good before. The films presented on these discs absolutely sparkle, in all their anamorphic widescreen glory. The folks at THX and Lowry Digital worked for months to create new high-definition digital masters of these films, transferred directly from the original negatives. Once the films were transferred, painstaking efforts were made to clean the digital masters of dust, dirt, scratches and excessive grain. To give you an idea of just how much work was involved, more than 100 bits of debris were digitally removed from EACH FRAME - ultimately entailing the removal of over 10 million such blemishes in all over the three films combined. As a result, you will not find a single speck ANYWHERE on any of these films. The snow-white slopes of Hoth and the sand-baked dunes of Tatooine have never looked so pure.

Because the transfers were done from the original negatives, you're going to see detail in these films that you've never seen before. You'll notice this right from the opening shot of A New Hope, when the Star Destroyer chases its quarry over the surface of Tatooine. Just look at the subtle swirl of cloud patterns on the planet below - astonishing. Best of all, not a lick of added edge enhancement was required to bring out this detail. What else is good? The color palette here is more lush and accurate than ever before. You're going to be blown away by everything from subtle flesh tones to the vibrant gold plating on C-3PO's chest to the bright orange flightsuits of the Rebel pilots. Contrast is also spectacular, with deep detailed blacks and clear, accurate whites. All three films in this set are just going to absolutely blow you away, and the bigger your screen the better it gets. The Star Wars Trilogy on DVD is the best excuse you're ever going to have to go out and buy yourself a good anamorphic widescreen display. Until true high-definition arrives, it just doesn't get better than this.

Justin points out Time Magazine for more on the SW DVDs:

In the documentary Lucas speaks of perfecting "things that I had to give up on because I just didn't have the time or money or the power." The DVDs have even newer shots that tie elements of Lucas' first trilogy and his more recent one — you may be able to spot a cameo by a current star who was in diapers when Jedi was made — to make the grand story line flow more coherently.
This kind of coherence begets controversy among the caretakers of movie tradition. For them, New is never Improved, and Lucas' decision to release the updated films without the cherished originals is sacrilege. (Steven Spielberg, who updated his E.T. in 2002, issued a DVD with both versions.) "Sure, the effects work isn't up to today's standards, but it's the effects work that we saw," says Harry Knowles, geek in chief of the movie website AintItCoolNews. "It's about the preservation of the original art."

Old-school fans will definitely remember Red5, right? The webmaster of that classic website which has long since been laid to rest resurfaced today, posting his review of the SW DVDs on DVD.Net.au. Nice work, Steve!

This time around the changes a minor in scope yet major in impact. In Star Wars we have a better rendered speeder enter into Mos Eisley and a new model for Jabba the Hutt used in the restored scene with han now casting more obvious shadows onto the slug. Han and Greedo now shoot almost simultaneously with Han saying "Yes, I bet you have" as in the original. Leias gunshots are proper laser shots now and Obiwan and Vaders lightsabers have more color in them yet still suffer from strobing issues. Empire now has Ian McDiarmid playing the holographic Emperor and the voice of Boba Fett is now that of Temuera Morrisson, Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones. Jedi rounds off the changes with a shot of Naboo in the final celebrations as well as Hayden Christensens head replacing that of Sebastian Shaw in the final group shot of the departed Jedi. Decide amongst yourselves the merits of these changes.

As for this DVD boxset release itself, the long wait has certainly been worth it and the jewel in the crown of what DVD was originally intended for has finally arrived. Enclosed in this beautifully crafted box are the three original movies in their Special Edition formats with yet further special(er) edition tweaks.

ET Warrior
09-10-2004, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by Sam Fisher
I'm not gonna but the OT until the darn thing gets CHEAPER!

Trilogy (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00003CXCT/qid=1094830354/sr=8-1/ref=pd_cps_1/002-9361206-9200818?v=glance&s=dvd&n=507846)
Battlefront (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0001DI6FM/qid=1094830405/sr=8-2/ref=pd_ksr_2/002-9361206-9200818?v=glance&s=videogames&n=507846)

Seems to me it'd be cheaper to get the trilogy :dozey: