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Old 02-11-2004, 03:52 AM
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Star Wars Trilogy on DVD!!!

And about time too... Release date: 21st September 2004.
http://www.starwars.com/episode-iv/n...s20040210.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertain...lm/3478493.stm

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The most requested films for the DVD format will finally become a reality this September as Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox present the eagerly-awaited Star Wars Trilogy for the ultimate home entertainment format. The four-disc collection will be released on September 21 in the U.S. and Canada, with international release dates following closely.

"We know how long fans have waited for this release and how much they have been looking forward to it, so everyone has been working overtime to make sure that the Star Wars Trilogy on DVD is an awesome experience," said Jim Ward, Vice President of Marketing and Distribution for Lucasfilm Ltd. and the DVD collection's Executive Producer.

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi will be available in a four-disc set that includes a bonus disc filled with all-new special features -- including the most comprehensive feature-length documentary ever produced about the Star Wars saga and never-before-seen footage from the making of all three films. Each of the three films in the Star Wars Trilogy has been digitally restored and re-mastered by THX for superior sound and picture quality.

"First and foremost, the DVDs will deliver the very best possible sound and picture and take advantage of everything the medium can offer. On top of that, we are creating added-value material that gets inside the creation of the Star Wars films in a fresh and fun way," Ward said. "We want watching this DVD collection to be as memorable as seeing the movies for the first time."

The films of the Star Wars Trilogy will be available exclusively as a collection and will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX. All three films are closed-captioned and subtitled in English, French and Spanish in the U.S. Internationally, sound and subtitling specifications will vary by territory.

Keep checking starwars.com over the coming months for more specific details about the content of this must-own DVD set.
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Old 02-11-2004, 04:53 AM
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Is this going to be the original version or the re-edit?

In other words, does Hans shoot first?

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Is this going to be the original version or the re-edit?

In other words, does Hans shoot first?

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Old 02-11-2004, 06:56 AM
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I'll wait for the inevidable super special original edition re-re-re-release.

What, you didn't think this would be it, did you?

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For the most part, I liked the special edition. They were able to add things Lucas wanted way back when, but wasn't able to at that time due to budget and special effects reasons.
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I'll wait for the inevidable super special original edition re-re-re-release.

What, you didn't think this would be it, did you?

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Why is it soooo important to have the original version ? I mean I'm a Star Wars fan too, but special edition or director's cut doesn't bother me that much.
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Why is it soooo important to have the original version ? I mean I'm a Star Wars fan too, but special edition or director's cut doesn't bother me that much.
because Lucas made a lot of changes for the worse. Especially Han shooting at Greedo in "self-defense" because it's more politically correct.

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because Lucas made a lot of changes for the worse. Especially Han shooting at Greedo in "self-defense" because it's more politically correct.


Hey, it's his film !!
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I read somewhere that it will be the special edition with more corrections, for example Han Solo will be shooting first.
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Old 02-11-2004, 09:17 AM
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Look at how many times Lucas re-released the VHS versions of this series. It's a cash cow, and Lucas will milk it for all its worth.

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Ok, here it is. Posted at a public folder at work:

From The Rumor Mill on www.thedigitalbits.com



One other note today... we've heard from a number of interesting (and we believe reliable) inside sources that Lucsafilm is currently making major new changes to the original Star Wars films - the kind of changes he began a few years ago with the theatrical "Special Edition" releases. These changes include new special effects, revised and updated shots and scenes, and new footage shot with actors Hayden Christensen (Anakin) and Ian McDiarmid (the Emperor) that would flesh out moments with their characters in the original films. For example, an aged and scarred Hayden now appears as Anakin at the end of Return of the Jedi when Luke removes Vader's helmet. Among the other changes reportedly being made are the restoration of the original "Han shoots first" moment from Star Wars and a revamped lightsaber fight between Obi-Wan and Vader. What we've heard meshes with what we've been told before, which is that Lucas has always planned to release ultimate, "Archive" editions of these films that tie in better with the new prequels. The main question in our minds now is this: will these changes be completed in time to appear on the DVD releases planned for next September, or will we have to wait until after Episode III hits theaters to see them? And if we have to wait, what versions will appear on the DVDs? Time will tell.

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Restoring the Has Solo shoots first.
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because Lucas made a lot of changes for the worse. Especially Han shooting at Greedo in "self-defense" because it's more politically correct.

"Oota goota Solo?"
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"Oota goota Solo?"
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I don't care which version it is, i'm still going to get it. Especially since i haven't unpacked my VCR since i moved 1.5 years ago.
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Amazon.com has it on pre-order for $41.99.

List price $69.98
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I'll wait for the inevidable super special original edition re-re-re-release.

What, you didn't think this would be it, did you?

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I have that on LD on a set of like 12 discs. None of that extended play crap too. Only reason I still have a working LD player.
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Sorry. I've never been that thrilled about Star Wars. Call me a bad geek/nerd.
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Sorry. I've never been that thrilled about Star Wars. Call me a bad geek/nerd.
Bad geek
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Sorry. I've never been that thrilled about Star Wars. Call me a bad geek/nerd.
I agree...I can't watch them at all, I am completely bored by the whole Star Wars series.
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I agree...I can't watch them at all, I am completely bored by the whole Star Wars series.
LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know...I know. But I just can't watch them at all...didn't care for the first one 20+ years ago and have a hard time sitting through the others. I can't stand Star Trek either.
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