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Darth Boboy
02-08-2003, 04:49 AM
where is it?
i counldn't find the original dvd,
even the net doesn't give me any clues..

nova_wolf
02-08-2003, 06:07 AM
Good bleeding luck.

1) Out of production, most likely awaiting re-re-release (Lost count of the number o times Beadry One has screwed us over :mad: )

2) If you can find someone selling them second hand, I hope you get a hundred pound a week pocket money!

They are just too colectable and watchable, so people wil keep them - full stop!

I'd love a set of OT DVDs too (skip all the crap additions :D )

Clemme w/Stick
02-08-2003, 07:04 AM
Yeah, I would love the original DVDs. Hmm, too bad that I have never seen any of them. I hope they are to be released some day :D!

-Clemme

Lynk Former
02-08-2003, 09:15 AM
Wasn't this the same guy that asked if there was a connection between senator palpatine and emperor palpatine? *Wraithy gives Lynk a sidewards glance* Prrrrrft, i can say what I want nog boy :D

Kstar__2
02-08-2003, 10:31 AM
the're no plans for a OT dvdset.....yet, i think they will have one in 2004, or after epIII

leXX
02-08-2003, 10:45 AM
*Also gives lynk a sideways glance* ^_~

I expect they wont release an OT DVD set because they will more than likely release a 6 DVD set of the whole saga at some point after ep3.

Darth Talliusc
02-08-2003, 12:58 PM
leXX you just made me cry. deep down i knew GL would do that. but i still had hope. now he has to die :(

i thought it only came out on laserdiscs and not dvd's oh well.

he will probably wait until 6 months after ep3 to release the dvd of it, then another 6 months (or more likely the nearest big holliday) to release the 6 set. *sigh* its gonna suck having to wait that long but i dont really have any choice.

*starts putting on black ski mask, and readying for the break in to lucasfilms.inc*

BCanr2d2
02-10-2003, 05:13 AM
There is going to be the OT on DVD, search on theforce.net to find out about it. It will only be the SE versions, not the original releases. He has also stated he won't be doing Special Editions to the Prequel movies, although I think it is actually a bad idea not to do it.

As to when, who knows....

As far as I have always known it has been a "After Episode 3" for the release of the OT on DVD...
(Ep 3 should be out by November 2005 - same time frame as Ep 2 it is then up to GL to see if he has the time to clean up the three movies for a Christmas 2005 release. OR does he wait for 2007, and release them 30 years after the release of Star Wars)

Talliusc, I'll join ya, but it would be better to get into ILM and Skywalker Sound at the Skywalker Ranch and just take the Hard Drives with the movies on them...............................

C Shutt
02-10-2003, 05:45 AM
I think it was recently confirmed that the original cuts won't make it to DVD, only the "Special Editions".

Lynk Former
02-10-2003, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by leXX
*Also gives lynk a sideways glance* ^_~

I expect they wont release an OT DVD set because they will more than likely release a 6 DVD set of the whole saga at some point after ep3.

Oh... I've been noticed *winks back* :D

The original series will be released after the Episode III DVD and will include both the original and special edition as well as MANY extras... if it doesn't I ripping Lucas a new one :D

Wraith 8
02-10-2003, 03:32 PM
you better watch your self weasel boy :p cause we mods are very fearsome people :p

swphreak
02-10-2003, 03:40 PM
I tought I heard some where on the Main StarWars site that DVDs for the OT weren't gonna be made. I think it was a Jedi Council Question.

Wraith, I still can't get over you sig. the "Luke I am your Moderator." that cracks me up everytime.

Wraith 8
02-10-2003, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
I tought I heard some where on the Main StarWars site that DVDs for the OT weren't gonna be made. I think it was a Jedi Council Question.

Wraith, I still can't get over you sig. the "Luke I am your Moderator." that cracks me up everytime. yeah.... my thoughts is that they will come out once ep 3 is al oout... my thought..

and thanx:D
*takes deep bows*
Thank you thank you.
Performances every hour on the hour. "crazy ass moderator" a specialty :D

lukeiamyourdad
02-10-2003, 08:19 PM
My best bet is a 30th anniversary 6 DVD set. And even the members of the Jedi Council on Star Wars main site can lie...

Lynk Former
02-10-2003, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by Wraith 8
you better watch your self weasel boy :p cause we mods are very fearsome people :p

*slaps Wraithy* don't give me that tone!! :D

leXX
02-11-2003, 06:14 AM
Hey now, don't be slapping my fellow mods nog boy! :D

*clears throat*

Right now, back on topic. ;) I have a feeling lukeiamyourdad is right. They will more than likely release the 6 DVD saga on SW 30th Anniversary.

Darth Boboy
02-11-2003, 07:45 AM
the longer we have to wait then...
:mad: :mad: :mad:
well, at least there is a second hand dvd of the trilogy..
but i haven't bought it yet...
it's been years never watch any of the trilogy...

Wraith 8
02-11-2003, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by leXX
Hey now, don't be slapping my fellow mods nog boy! :D

*clears throat*

Right now, back on topic. ;) I have a feeling lukeiamyourdad is right. They will more than likely release the 6 DVD saga on SW 30th Anniversary. yeah... well.. then i can throw away my 2 DVD's from ep 1 and ep 2 now right :p

leXX
02-11-2003, 02:54 PM
Now that would be silly, you still have 5 whole years of enjoyment from them yet! :p

Taos
02-11-2003, 09:37 PM
I really can't wait to have the OT on dvd.......sadly, I don't think we will see anything til at least 2006. :(

Oh well, it's worth the wait. :D

dark jedi 8
02-12-2003, 10:28 PM
I hear it's going to be the special edition trilogy, which many fans didn't like, I thought it was better except for the part when greedo shoots first. I hear that the Indiana Jones Trilogy will be released by the end of this year though.
any fans....?

Lynk Former
02-13-2003, 01:52 AM
If they're smart they'd have both the original and special edition.

BCanr2d2
02-13-2003, 07:19 AM
Check on theforce.net, GL has recently stated only an SE version release, and no extended editions. Only small changes will be made to clear up the inconsistencies between the 6 movies....

nova_wolf
02-13-2003, 08:12 AM
...such as changing the Rebel Alliance insignia to look ilke a Gungan head on a pole...

Wraith 8
02-13-2003, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by nova_wolf
...such as changing the Rebel Alliance insignia to look ilke a Gungan head on a pole... where did you hear that? and can you give us a link? or are you just... making a joke?:confused:

GreekJedi
02-14-2003, 11:29 PM
can't wait for the DVD's. hope there are ALOT of new FX and scenes.

it'd be cool when ben turns into a ghost that the ghost is ewan mcgreger. I mean if your dead shouldn't you be able to look young. at the peak of your health?

but i KNOW that wont happen.
:)

Katarn07
02-15-2003, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by leXX
*Also gives lynk a sideways glance* ^_~

I expect they wont release an OT DVD set because they will more than likely release a 6 DVD set of the whole saga at some point after ep3.

That is why I have resited the urge to even get a DVD player! Yes, I have the old, VHS. You know, the VHS? No... Forget it then.

BCanr2d2
02-15-2003, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
Luke I am your Moderator.

C'mon, at least get the quote right.......

No, I am your Moderator


Never says "Luke, I am your father"......

I did the whole scene word for word in another thread, since we were all fighting over what it was...

nova_wolf
02-15-2003, 05:19 AM
Originally posted by Wraith 8
where did you hear that? and can you give us a link? or are you just... making a joke?:confused:

Sorry to have confused you old boy.

Yes joke, but seeing as it was a Gungan that effectively detsroyed all freedom and democracy in the galaxy, thought it seemed a logical rip.

Bet he wil be mentioned in the 'lose end tying' footage that wil be added...

But what inconsistancies are there.... I have yet to spot any.... As long as Luke and Leia are born later, not a proble,.

If anything, EpIII will spoil the whole discovering Leia's heritage sequence, which for st time viewers is always something.

Anyway, this is academic, beardy will just screw with it further...

*cries*Why did Greedo have to shoot first...*sobs*

Wraith 8
02-24-2003, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by BCanr2d2
C'mon, at least get the quote right.......

No, I am your Moderator


Never says "Luke, I am your father"......

I did the whole scene word for word in another thread, since we were all fighting over what it was... gee..... what kind of quote would that be.. i know it is 'NO'. but it makes more sence and looks better when its Luke.

ok? ok! :p

Pedro The Hutt
02-24-2003, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Darth Boboy

well, at least there is a second hand dvd of the trilogy..

You mean "Hong Kong rip DVD"

Wraith 8
02-25-2003, 09:00 AM
or Kazaa DVD :p

LiMP RABBiT
02-28-2003, 07:16 AM
I dont see why they cant release the DVDs

Lynk Former
02-28-2003, 10:45 AM
If you didn't notice, Lucas is kinda busy with Episode 3... he'll do it once Ep 3 comes out on DVD... then he'll release THE STAR WARS SAGA all in a 12 dvd box set (original and special edition... *shrugs*) with all the bells, whistles and limited edition covers and all. You'll see...

Pedro The Hutt
02-28-2003, 11:17 AM
Actually he recently said that he'll release the original trilogy on DVD rhoughly around the same time as Episode III would be put on DVD.... and it would only be the special editions, bah. (if this keeps going on he'll start denying the existance of the original movies like he denies the existance of the Star Wars Holiday Special XD)

Lynk Former
02-28-2003, 11:57 AM
or the live action Ewoks movie?

leXX
02-28-2003, 02:17 PM
Stop please...the pain, oh the pain! :ball:

nova_wolf
02-28-2003, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by Lynk Former
or the live action Ewoks movie?

HEH!

I happen to have liked those - have memories attached.

7th birthday - the day I stood up to my rather short fused father in defense of my mother.
The day I became a man....

That and it was just funny! :D

ronbrothers
03-31-2003, 06:47 AM
I read once that George considers the Special Editions to be the final versions of work in progress. So I don't think the original versions would be considered to be released.

That being said, I think it would be nice to include it packaged with the 6 disc collector's set like Speilberg did in the ET DVD release.

Jan Gaarni
03-31-2003, 07:07 AM
Yes, indeed, the Original Trilogy will never see daylight on DVD it appears, only the Special Edition. :(

Hopefully, it will be a new Special Edition where he corrects his mistake so that HAN SHOOTS FIRST AGAIN!!!! :D :D :D

dark jedi 8
03-31-2003, 07:01 PM
yep! i totally agree!:D

joesdomain
04-22-2003, 12:34 AM
I just hope there is alot of dvd's extras, commentaries, trailers, teaser trailers, sketches, interviews with cast and crew, behind the scenes, and deleted scenes that are added into the movies. I wish we could see both original version and special edition version but Lucas has nixed that idea. I can only assume the original trilogy will come out 6-8 months after the theatrical release of Episode III in May, 2005.

CurryKing
04-25-2003, 09:33 AM
I know there are no official classic trilogy dvd's but apparently u can get some really good one's from Malaysia, they are proper DVD quality with interactive menu's etc, does anyone know where i can get them from and what region they are? I thought the site was www.newdvd.cc but that appears to be down?

Any ideas?

Cheers

Random
04-25-2003, 10:15 PM
Well, we're all expecting George to release the Special Editions on DVD reletively shortly after EP3, so I'll just wait for those. Its the Classic Trilogy (non-SE) version I'm interested in. Lucas flat-out said he will not be releasing the non-SE on dvd. I just spent a few days on ebay looking around and found what seems to be a good set of Region 1 encoded classic trilogy dvd's that were drawn off of the laser discs. Give me a few days for shipping and I'll let y'all know if I got what I paid for.

joesdomain
04-26-2003, 04:18 AM
I would rather wait for the Special Edition Trilogy when it comes out after the release of Episode III.

Random
04-26-2003, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by joesdomain
I would rather wait for the Special Edition Trilogy when it comes out after the release of Episode III.

To each his own. Some of us would rather have the non-SE trilogy. And dang it all to heck, George just won't allow it.

joesdomain
04-27-2003, 12:56 AM
I was one of the verry few people that liked the Special Edition Trilogies over the Orginal Editions. I personally like the scene with Han talking to Jabba in IV, Han wasting Greedo in IV, The extended Wampa scene, and the added ending in Episode VI. There were more scenes but those are the ones I loved the most. I don't want to buy unofficial dvd's from some foreign person or company who is illegally doing it. I hope they all get caught. I hope the star wars trilogy has some more added scenes in the official dvd release in 2005 or 2006. The longer each star wars movie, the better.

Obiwan80
04-28-2003, 09:22 AM
I think Lucas will release 6 dvd case after Episode III

dark jedi 8
04-28-2003, 09:30 PM
but i think he will release ep.III on dvd around 8 months after the movie. and then within a year he will release all six, or just the SE's on dvd. IMO.:)

joesdomain
04-30-2003, 10:43 PM
They might just release all the Star Wars movies 6-8 months after episode III is released in theaters on dvd. I think it will only include special edition original trilogy dvd's. The petitions on the internet are not going to affect Lucas and Lucasfilm decision on what versions to put out. I think the special editions are so awesome and the extra footage is so awesome. I just hope there are more deleted scenes added to the DVD's.

rogue 99
04-30-2003, 11:06 PM
i agree, i think the special editions are awesome, but it would be nice if there was a choice that you could be either the special or the original editions on dvd, and not just one...or maybe(and this would never happen due to space, and the more on the dvd the lower the quality) they could put both on the dvd and you could chose which one you would like to view at the time

CurryKing
05-01-2003, 07:45 AM
Apparently GL doesn't like the original films and only the SE ones are his vision of Star Wars. So the chances of the originals being released? Bad to None :(

Random
05-01-2003, 10:00 AM
CurryKing, exactly. Lucas flat out stated that the SE were what he wanted SW to be. He's pretty much washed his hands of the orriginal releases. SO, if you're intersted at all in seeing the classic version, Han not being a poser and shooting first, too bad, that's not what George really meant. You'll just have to buy the foriegn dvd's.

I do like some of the added scenes. The wompa scenes were good. I wish they would have put in the Hoth base scene where the Stormtroopers walked into the holding cells with wompas in them. The ANH Jabba scene sucked. Jabba looked fake, Han popped though him, the tail thing was cleaver, but the whole thing just jerked me out of the story. The effects on the ships were good. The sarlacc was okay, it did look more threatening than a hole in the sand. I'm not a big fan of musical numbers and could have done without the new one in Jabba's palace. They should have fixed some of the poor animation with the lightsabers, but didn't. They should have fixed some of the lame explosions of small ships, but didn't. Its a mixed bag.

I see George's "Final vision of the films" as more of an experiement to see if he could technically and economically make the prequals, considering all the CG stuff he had planned. I want the classic version on dvd, and he's not going to stop me!

Andy867
05-01-2003, 10:57 AM
From my understanding from a highly reliable source, George Lucas is going to wait until after Episode 3, that way he can go back through even the Special Editon versions and add things he wanted to be a part of the Original Trilogy but couldn't until recently. Then he will release the DVD's in 2 Box Sets, then with a special 6-pack as well. But there is no way for me to prove or disprove this information.

CurryKing
05-01-2003, 11:03 AM
Andy867, sounds highly likely to me. He also said to be waiting for technology to improve so he can completely redo the CT using all CGI, with the Luke, Han, Leia etc looking completely different to Hammil, Ford n Fisher. We will have to wait and see.

Random
05-01-2003, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by CurryKing
Andy867, sounds highly likely to me. He also said to be waiting for technology to improve so he can completely redo the CT using all CGI, with the Luke, Han, Leia etc looking completely different to Hammil, Ford n Fisher. We will have to wait and see.


Why in the world would he do that? He owns the character likeness.

Andy867
05-02-2003, 01:23 AM
From my understanding, George Lucas is looking more to just do CGI enhancements to scenes like with what he did in the S.E. with the additional scenes to Mos Eisley and Bespin City. I heard he might even help touch up the battle scenes with like TESB and ROTJ, and touch up digitally for scenes like where Luke and Vader are going at it both times, and just stuff like that.

CurryKing
05-02-2003, 07:44 AM
Originally posted by Random
Why in the world would he do that? He owns the character likeness.

I don't know why, something to do with not having to pay the actors any money if he dint use their voices etc. I don't know how true this rumour is but apparently he isn't expecting the technology to be good enough for another 15 years or so. I can't remember where i read this, the author might just have been saying it to make people like me look stupid!! :D

Random
05-02-2003, 10:00 AM
CurryKing. I'm no lawyer so I'm probably wrong, but... I thought in movies, the owner has all the rights to the characters. If Lucas was to make a movie with nothing but CGI characters, and they looked and sounded just like the ones from a previous movie (Luke and the gang), he's in his right to do that. He wouldn't have to pay the actors anything. He owns the characters, their lickness, their voices, the way they walk, and the catch phrases they use, everything. To the law, the character and the actor are two different people, that's Han Solo on the screen, not Harrison Ford playing Han Solo.

I remember this coming up when some of the video games were made. Mark Hammil didn't make any money when Luke Skywalker was a character in a game. It wasn't Mark playing Luke, it was just the Luke character. The same thing happend when the Lord of the Rings game came out. It was based on the characters and story of the books, not the movies. I assume to save some big bucks in licensing.

But I still can't fathom why he'd want to redo all the acting. I'm betting your source is throwing around some loose-talk to stir up some rumers.

Purple_Tentacle
05-02-2003, 12:15 PM
if lucas made a movie with a digital Harrison Ford it would be ok unless Harrison Ford can show that this movie has damaged him in some way. for example he can get sued if he makes a movie where Han Solo and a Dog get it on. its called moral rights.

Random
05-02-2003, 09:39 PM
You may be right, but I see it differently. Its not a digital Harrison Ford, its a digital Han Solo. One is the actor, the other is Lucas's character. It know it seems weird, but I'm pretty sure they're two different things according to copyright law.

dark jedi 8
05-03-2003, 08:03 PM
yeah, that sounds right.:) i agree so far with what everyone has said.

VA_Rebel_Spies
05-05-2003, 04:17 AM
Star Wars the classic Trilogy is due out on DVD when Episode is out on DVD.

Trust me I know, I visit about 10 different star wars websites each night.

:biggs:

Random
05-05-2003, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by VA_Rebel_Spies
Star Wars the Special Edition Trilogy is due out on DVD when Episode is out on DVD.

Trust me I know, I visit about 10 different star wars websites each night.

:biggs:

Fixed

Random
05-17-2003, 01:39 PM
Well I finaly got my non-SE trilogy dvd's from Canada. They are copies of the Laser Disc version that came out a while back. They're Region 1 encoded so they will play on any North American player. The disc's have printed lables that were made on a crappy printer but that's the only problem. The menus on each disc arn't consistant but they all work to start the movie. One has chapters, one has "play movie", and one has extra features listed. The cases look almost professional. They are formatted exactly like the EP1&2 cases and almost match them in color when you line them all up.

The quality is about the best you can get from non-professional discs. They look about as good as a fresh never-played vcr tape. Not as good as the digital prequal dvds, but it should never degrade after countless viewings. No always-on captions. Widescreen. Lets see, what else...Han shoots frist.

Overall I'm very sastified. So, if you're intersted in getting the non-SE trilogy on dvd, just besure you ask all the important questions before you bid on anything.

BCanr2d2
06-09-2003, 01:00 PM
Let's clear up the CGI issue, the actors own their own likeness, so if Lucas wanted to use characters than in any way looked like Hamill, Ford, Fisher, et al, then he would need their permission to do so. Whilst characters such as Chewbacca, R2, C3PO and Vader do not have any human face to them, then he is fine to recreate them in CGI.

As for the DVD issue, remember the press that came with the SE release to the cinema, or at least what is on the tapes, that they only saved the SE versions after remastering the original tapes that were almost beyond repair. Explain to me where they would find the master tape to magically transfer the original movies to DVD??????????????

I assume that it's either 6 months after the release of Episode 3 for all movies on DVD (Doubtful), or we'd wait until October 2007, for a special 30th Anniversary release of all 6 on DVD. That would give them 2 1/2 years to work on getting everything right for the DVD's. I assume he has some skeleton staff working at doing some work on them now, but GL is a hands on person when it comes to the DVD process for his movies...(He won't have any time until after Episode 3 is out)

Andy867
06-09-2003, 04:43 PM
Actually, no one would even need a VHS tape to transfer it to DVD. If say someone had the SE on LaserDisc, they could digitally transfer it with some equipment and then end up with it in DVD read-able format. Hence the reason for people able to get the SE on DVD (just not officially licensed)

Random
06-10-2003, 11:16 AM
BCanr2d2, I'm not sure what you mean by "saving the SE version". The SE version wasn't created until after they remastered the old film. Part of the SE project was the restore the old film that was looking pretty bad. All of the restoring they did to the classic trilogy should still be in a computer at ILM. Then they added all the content that's seen in the SE version. There's absoultly no technical reason that the non-SE version couldn't be copied to dvd just as the SE version is going to be after ep3. Lucas just doesn't want to.

The Special Edition never made it to laser disc as far as I know, so any SE dvd's you find on ebay come from vhs tapes. No thanks. If you look hard enough you can find the classic trilogy on dvd copied from the laser discs (not the vhs tapes) that came out before the SE project began.

I plan to buy the SE dvd's when they comeout too. I like both versions for different reasons. My only problem is that I have to get a bootleg version of one because Lucas apparently doesn't like money now as much as he did when he signed the merchandising deals for EP1 and is only creating the other version. Too bad for him for not making them avalable.

OmegaNothing
06-18-2003, 10:55 AM
Can anyone confirm the release date of the SE dvd's. The last I heard was that GL said that he was never going to release any versions of ep IV - VI on DVD, but then again look what happened with episode I, I had to buy it on VHS because they announced that no Star Wars movie would be released on DVD, a year later he changed his mind and ep I was released on DVD . . . .

Random
06-18-2003, 11:04 AM
A date? No, nobody knows officially when, all the dates you hear on the net are assumptions. But he has said in interviews that he is going to release the SE trilogy at some point. Even Indiana Jones is coming out on dvd, so don' t worry about getting them ... eventually.