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Star Wars saga to be released in Blu-Ray in 2011

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by Lord Vader, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Jul 31, 2010 #1 of 175
    Lord Vader

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    Story here


    With respect to Blu-Ray, I still believe that if Lucas releases his movies in Blu-Ray, especially the original trilogy, this will be the best-selling Blu-Ray movies in history.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2010 #2 of 175
    Earl Bonovich

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    If the price is right, this will be the 4th time that I purchase the set.

    Twice on VHS, once on DVD... and then Blu-Ray... But I will have to rent them first, just to see if it is worth the coin.

    But if he does butcher the movies by putting them in 3D.... not a dime will be spent by myself.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2010 #3 of 175
    hdtvfan0001

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    Look for them to first be released on Blu Ray, then perhaps in 3D thereafter.

    I agree that they will likely sell like hotcakes in Blu Ray.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2010 #4 of 175
    Stuart Sweet

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    Only the 4th time? It will be the fifth or sixth for me.
     
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    longrider

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    I guess I'm a slacker here :) This would only be the third time for me
     
  6. Jul 31, 2010 #6 of 175
    BattleZone

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    I have HUGE interest in Star Wars Blu-Rays, in particular the original, un-edited versions.

    I have ZERO interest in Star Wars in 3D. ZERO.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2010 #7 of 175
    Lord Vader

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    I've got the original series and special editions in mint-quality VHS. I don't even own a VCR anymore (VCR? What's that?). What am I supposed to do with these VHS tapes? :D
     
  8. Jul 31, 2010 #8 of 175
    Lord Vader

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    Ditto to the former, but as far as the latter, I would probably go see it just for the novelty sake, after which I am sure I'll be ticked about it.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2010 #9 of 175
    Earl Bonovich

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    I donated mine the Library
     
  10. Jul 31, 2010 #10 of 175
    Lord Vader

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    That's probably a good idea.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2010 #11 of 175
    BattleZone

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    The thing is: Star Wars was not shot in 3D, so any effort to make it 3D after the fact means fake-looking computer enhancement. No thanks.

    I'm sure that 1-3 could be re-rendered in 3D, since almost the entire movie was shot on green-screen and all of the backgrounds added digitally, but it would just be a novelty anyway. 4-6 are the important movies, and those can only be further ruined with more editing.

    I won't buy ET until the FBI guys have guns, and I won't buy edited Star Wars. PC is crap.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2010 #12 of 175
    Carl Spock

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    I still have my widescreen LaserDiscs. For years that was the best way to get the original edit of the first three movies.

    I'm at four versions so far. Count me in for #5.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2010 #13 of 175
    James Long

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    If anyone can make 3D work it would be the magicians at ILM. But I believe I have enough copies of these movies and I'm not a fan of 3D.

    I'm still undecided on "director's cut" movies. A movie is made, it is put in theaters then when released to the home the director changes the film to what he really wanted to put in the theaters. Scenes that were not finished in time or were left out for some reason or another. Is the DVD/Blu Ray the real movie or is the theatrical release the real movie?

    When Lucas went back through 4-6 and added in the effects that he wish he could have done at the time of release but couldn't due to the state of the art way back when ... are those re releases "the way the director wanted it" so we should discount all other versions? If other changes are made now ... other than just producing a higher resolution "print" on BluRay - does that make all that have gone before junk and the new version "what the director wanted"?

    What if back in 1978 Lucas wanted to do Star Wars in 3D? Would that make it more acceptable to use whatever technology has come to update the movies? Where is the line drawn?

    At some point a director has to make the final cut ... call the film done and stop meddling with it. Theatrical release dates usually force this on the first release but too many have become accustomed to being able to keep tweaking years later. I wish they would stop.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2010 #14 of 175
    P Smith

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    I see it as good 'natural' way of evolving those movies (not going into debates about a price for new versions), we are changing and movies could be 'live' organism by vision of its master :).
     
  15. Aug 1, 2010 #15 of 175
    BattleZone

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    Clearly, Han was intended to shoot Greedo first, and it totally makes sense for his character to do so, given who he was dealing with, etc. In 1977, no one had any problem with this. But altering the story purely out of political correctness decades later is unforgivable. It is completely obvious and ruins the entire experience.

    The same with ET and the "guns to radios" edits. Somehow, the concept of police/Feds carrying guns was just too much to take? Even little kids call BS on that one.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2010 #16 of 175
    Carl Spock

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    Not this argument again... :nono2:
     
  17. Aug 1, 2010 #17 of 175
    hdtvfan0001

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    It seems to come up every time.

    I do agree that any update to another format (i.s. Blu Ray), should contain the same content as the original. "Technical cleanup" should not be a problem. Some original master content may require such cleanup to simply address flaws caused by age of the original media (film).

    If someone wants to do a "remake" to alter things for some reason (albeit questionable)...at least it would be clear to the consumer they were getting a different version.
     
  18. Aug 1, 2010 #18 of 175
    Nighthawk68

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    Well, I think I come up with 8 total purchases of Star Wars...

    1 - VHS
    2 - WS Laser Disk
    3 - Faces Edition Laser Disk (still own)
    4 - Special Edition Laser Disk Box Set (still own)
    5 - THX CAV 9 disk Laser Disk Box set (still own)
    6 - DVD - Malaysian import special editions
    7 - DVD box set, original issue Spec Edition (still own)
    8 - DVD Single editions with both Special & original versions (still own)

    would like to add #9 to the list with Blu-Ray.

    hmmm, does this make me a Star Wars geek...
     
  19. Aug 1, 2010 #19 of 175
    Hutchinshouse

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    I’m probably the only person on the planet to not own a Star Wars copy. No plans to buy the Blu-ray. I’m just not a big fan of lizards and monkeys flying space ships. Even as a kid I thought Star Wars was silly. The Jar-Jar lizard-camel creature was the last straw for me.

    I hope this doesn't ban me from DBSTALK. :lol:
     
  20. Aug 1, 2010 #20 of 175
    Carl Spock

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    :eek: Wow! You win.

    What does your heart tell you?
     

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