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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. Aug 17, 2010 #81 of 175
    Stewart Vernon

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    Probably not any special effects or editing work for Oz... just going back and re-scanning the film at higher resolution and cleaning that up.

    With a sci-fi film there's other considerations... and people tend to be more picky about these things. I routinely see in forums how a Blu ray release doesn't look any better than what HBO showed last month...so studios tend to take notice on a mega-blockbuster and try to do more to hopefully avoid people complaining.
     
  2. Aug 17, 2010 #82 of 175
    Carl Spock

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    It's not that it's too expensive, it's that it's too expensive right now.

    Full digital restoration of the first three movies will only get cheaper. Plus, it will give George another chance to sell us all Star Wars one more time. How many folks in this thread would pop for Blu-ray versions of the first trilogy down the road? Come on now, who will raise their hand?
     
  3. Aug 18, 2010 #83 of 175
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah, I would do it. And Mr. Lucas knows it.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2010 #84 of 175
    James Long

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    He's got you right where he wants you. :D
     
  5. Aug 18, 2010 #85 of 175
    Lord Vader

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  6. Aug 18, 2010 #86 of 175
    Christopher Gould

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    who wants to guess at the price of the box set
     
  7. Aug 18, 2010 #87 of 175
    Stewart Vernon

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    The Aliens box set on Blu has 4 movies... and is right at about $100 pre-order on Amazon.

    While that franchise is a popular one... most seem to agree that there is more value in the first 2 movies than the last 2 in that series.

    With Star Wars being 6 movies in a set, and generally held in higher regard... I'll be surprised if it starts less than $150.00.

    That's not what *I* want to pay... but it is what I'm expecting.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2010 #88 of 175
    Carl Spock

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    I've got a bad feeling about this.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2010 #89 of 175
    GrumpyBear

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    I am on the wait list to be notified at Amazon. As soon as I get the email, about the price and official date, I will post the 1-6 price.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2010 #90 of 175
    Stewart Vernon

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    To quote what someone famous once said...

    "It's a trap!"

    :D
     
  11. Aug 19, 2010 #91 of 175
    hdtvfan0001

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    More than I'm willing to pay? :D
     
  12. Aug 19, 2010 #92 of 175
    Stuart Sweet

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    My WAG is about $129 for six movies plus extras, on 8 discs. I may as well start counting my pennies out now.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2010 #93 of 175
    Lee L

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    Pretty sad that we bought the Definitive collection Laser set for $199 on sale and thought we were getting the best deal ever!
     
  14. Aug 19, 2010 #94 of 175
    Carl Spock

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    Don't remind me of the money I've spent for videos on obsolete formats, will ya?
     
  15. Aug 19, 2010 #95 of 175
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    Unless they're going to do a buyback/rebate on the prior DVD's they're not getting any more money from me.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2010 #96 of 175
    hdtvfan0001

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    Same here....then again...if I can get individual units instead of a box set (only)...happy with that I might be.... :D
     
  17. Aug 26, 2010 #97 of 175
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    I posted this back in April of 2010...


    Rumor from The Digital Bits: Celebrating Film on Disc - DVD & Blu-ray

    This is a rare Saturday post with some important breaking news: Lucasfilm's Steve Sansweet has reportedly confirmed, during a panel today at the C2E2 comic convention in Chicago, that the company is now working on a Blu-ray Disc box set of all six Star Wars films loaded with extras, for release "in the not too distant future." We're awaiting any kind of official statement from Lucasfilm - one MAY appear on Star Wars.com in the coming days. Nonetheless, MANY people who were in the panel began Tweeting reports of the news almost the moment the words left Sansweet's mouth. IGN has also reported the news with an actual quote from Sansweet: "We have been at work for a couple of years working on - I won't call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuff - but, a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material. We're finding all kinds of scenes from dailies that have never been seen before. Beyond all of those things that you know about... there are some real treasures." There is no other official information at this time, but we'll post additional details when and if they come in. HOWEVER...

    Consider this Rumor Mill-worthy, but our own industry sources have actually been checking in with us in recent weeks on this very subject. Our latest information is that Lucasfilm tentatively plans the official Blu-ray release to happen in October 2011. Now, we've been hearing reports like this on and off for years, and until now little has come of it. So we've been waiting to say something here on The Bits until we had a hint of more official confirmation. But now that Sansweet has begun talking about the release, we feel more comfortable reporting on the word from our sources. Plans could obviously change and again, even though Sansweet has hinted that it's coming, none of this constitutes an official announcement. But if current plans remain unchanged, our sources say you'll be enjoying The Force in 1080p next October.

    Again, we'll post additional updates as they come in. Stay tuned...
     
  18. Apr 7, 2011 #98 of 175
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    P Smith

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    Thank you for the info.
     
  20. Apr 7, 2011 #100 of 175
    Lord Vader

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    I pre-ordered it a cpl months ago on Amazon for less than its now advertised price.
     

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