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Original Unaltered Star Wars Trilogy To Be Released On DVD

Postby Ian on Wed May 03, 2006 9:43 pm

Yay... no Hayden in Return of the Jedi! Han will shoot first again!

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In response to overwhelming demand, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release attractively priced individual two-disc releases of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Each release includes the 2004 digitally remastered version of the movie, as well as the original theatrical edition of the film. That means you'll be able to enjoy Star Wars as it first appeared in 1977, Empire in 1980, and Jedi in 1983.
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu May 04, 2006 12:02 am

What are the differences between this and the Star Wars DVD's I already have (bought legit)?
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Postby hoxlund on Thu May 04, 2006 12:13 am

yais i would love to know what the hell they edited or added in
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu May 04, 2006 4:19 am

hoxlund wrote:yais i would love to know what the hell they edited or added in


It's what they DIDN'T edit in that people are interested in them for :wink:
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Postby Bhairav on Thu May 04, 2006 8:26 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:
hoxlund wrote:yais i would love to know what the hell they edited or added in


It's what they DIDN'T edit in that people are interested in them for :wink:


Yep. But damn.. these are going to be so expensive...
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Postby Morpheus on Thu May 04, 2006 4:45 pm

Well that's great news. I have the original versions on video tape (full screen - at the time I didn't know they were available as both full screen and widescreen). Then the Special Editions came out (I bought the box set of all three movies and widescreen). When they finally came out last year on DVD, there were more changes made, making the DVD's the 3rd version. I kept the other 2 versions on video tape and hoped that some day Lucas would release these 2 versions on DVD. After reading the article, I'm not sure if these DVDs would include both the original versions as well as the special editions (version 2)?
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Postby Justin42 on Thu May 04, 2006 10:36 pm

Geez, Lucas is a master at making money. Who else can get a bunch of people who hate his current products to buy them 500 different times, usually within 6 months of each other?!?!?

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Postby Boba_Fett on Fri May 05, 2006 10:56 am

Am I the only SW fan who liked the SE? Sure, adding Haden to the end ROTJ scene was ludicrous and changing the Han/Greedo scene made like zero sense, but everything else was > than the original. And I thought I was a nerd...
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri May 05, 2006 12:18 pm

Boba_Fett wrote:Am I the only SW fan who liked the SE? Sure, adding Haden to the end ROTJ scene was ludicrous and changing the Han/Greedo scene made like zero sense, but everything else was > than the original. And I thought I was a nerd...


Ok, the Han Solo / Jabba scene made sense, but was JARRINGLY different from the rest of the movie, as was the background characters in Mos Eisly. The whole Greedo firing at Han Solo first, or at the same time, was stupid. Han Solo was a smuggler and a scoundrel, he was not a "white knight" good guy.

Empire was by FAR the best Special Edition. The Cloud City changes were INCREDIBLY well done, and fit in well I think. The ice monster was also well done, and fit in well.

Now Jedi in my opinion was the worst of the 3. They murdered the final scene of the trilogy by changing that celebration song. Changed the whole feel of the movie and the story's end.

But now that they're releasing the original version on DVD, someone can cut and mix them together, and end up with the "StarWars REALLY GOOD Edition" :lol:
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Postby Boba_Fett on Sat May 06, 2006 11:27 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:
Ok, the Han Solo / Jabba scene made sense, but was JARRINGLY different from the rest of the movie, as was the background characters in Mos Eisly.


How is it "jarringly" different? I thought that scene fit in perfectly (and it helps explain future events for SW n00bs very well). The only thing that sucked about the Jabba ANH scene is that they can't get his CGI model to look anything like he did in ROTJ (I thought the first SE version looked a LOT better than the DVD version). As for the background characters in Mos Eisly, I really don't get that either. Because of the SE, we get to see MORE of Mos Eisly. I remember watching the "making of" of ANH SE feature on my SE ANH VHS tape and how George Lucas was explaining how his decision there really opened up that whole backdrop (or widened the scope of it). I really liked the change...

dolphinius_rex wrote: The whole Greedo firing at Han Solo first, or at the same time, was stupid. Han Solo was a smuggler and a scoundrel, he was not a "white knight" good guy.


I already agreed that the change made zero sense. While I wouldn't classify Han as a cold blooded murderer, he knew Greedo was going to make things hot for him. Since poor Greedo was a bounty hunter, it probably made sense to blast him there when he had a reasonable excuse to do it. Plus, both changes George made to that scene looked hella un-natural. I really don't know what he was thinking...

dolphinius_rex wrote:Now Jedi in my opinion was the worst of the 3. They murdered the final scene of the trilogy by changing that celebration song. Changed the whole feel of the movie and the story's end.


I really don't get this one. They essentially added the major repressed parts of the galaxy to the ending. How was that bad? I think the new song was a lot better than the old one too :x Also curious as to how it "Changed the whole feel of the movie" for you...

dolphinius_rex wrote:But now that they're releasing the original version on DVD, someone can cut and mix them together, and end up with the "StarWars REALLY GOOD Edition" :lol:


The only things I want them to fix:

1. Revert Obi-Wan's Kyrat dragon call in ANH to what it was in the first SE and original. The new one sounds, dare I say, jarringly out of place.

2. Revert the Han scene, if to do nothing more than to shut the original fan base up.

3. Change Jabba's CGI texture again to actually match the one found in ROTJ.

4. Fix Luke's green lightsaber in the Falcon scene on the way to blown up Alderaan.

5. COMPLETELY fix the transperancies and macro-blocking on TIEs and other ships in the space battles. Damn, how hard could it be?

6. Fix the black worms crawling over Palpatine's face in ROTJ. WTF, seriously...

7. Mute all Ewoks. Ok, wishfull thinking :roll:
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Postby LoneWolf on Mon May 08, 2006 1:43 pm

Bhairav wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:
hoxlund wrote:yais i would love to know what the hell they edited or added in


It's what they DIDN'T edit in that people are interested in them for :wink:


Yep. But damn.. these are going to be so expensive...
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And just more proof that contrary to belief we used to have, Lucas is a shill and a whore, simple as that. My understanding was that he swore he'd never release this.
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Postby Boba_Fett on Mon May 08, 2006 6:25 pm

LOL. When Lucas supported DIVX over DVD back in the late '90s, he swore that SW would NEVER appear on DVD. Whoops!
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