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  • SmileOfTheShadow
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    I got the 6 movies on blu-ray. It looks wonderful on my 63" tv. My 2 year old loves Phantom Menace and refers to it as "Robot Movie?" So, I guess Lucas hit his target demo right on.

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  • Jonas
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    Let's also boycott the Director's Cut of The Gathering. Damn that greedy Straczynski for altering his original movie to make it more like he wanted it do be! And if they ever dare to bring out a Blu-Ray version with new special effects, I'm gonna be so pissed!

    /sarcasm

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  • Dr Maturin
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    I will buy SW on BD when they release the unaltered original trilogy in that format.

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  • valens_shadow
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    well if you hang on a few years I'm sure they will release a special edition Blu-ray with the original trilogy in its original state remastered up to DVD standard in the extras.

    Then in six years the inevitable 40th anniversary super smashing Ultra high-definition from the future release will come along with even more changes and just maybe you might see the original versions of the original trilogy in hi def.

    Smile of the shadow, in my honest opinion Star Wars and Star Trek are both irrelevant. They were both hugely influential and important milestones in science-fiction, as we all know. But neither has pushed the boundaries in any respect. Sadly science-fiction is stagnating and comic book fantasy superheros have all but destroyed the genre.

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  • Dan Dassow
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    Originally posted by SmileOfTheShadow View Post
    We could continue asking these questions forever. So I'm going to ask the one that's the elephant in the room that is slightly sacrilegious, but I think pertinent: Is Star Wars even still relevant?
    These fans believe that Star Wars is still relevant.

    http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/wat...cumentary-set/
    Watch: The Complete 'Star Wars Begins' Fan-Made Documentary Set
    September 14, 2011
    Source: SlashFilm
    by Ethan Anderton

    One of the most highly publicized and documented film franchises is without a doubt George Lucas' (sadly ever-changing) Star Wars saga. While the Blu-Ray release of all the films is under fire for even more changes to the original trilogy, die-hard fans can re-visit the glory of the untainted films in the form of a fantastic set of fan-made documentaries starting with Star Wars Begins. Passionate and dedicated fan Jamie Benning has crafted an entire trilogy of documentaries using more than 30 years worth of archival footage and interviews that will surprise even the most educated fan. See them all below! ...

    Here's the documentaries (via SlashFilm) starting with Star Wars Begins:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vW38mY5RHQ

    Continuing with Building Empire:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxIaOSyKSVk

    And concluding with Returning to Jedi:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWHWm7ZPnK0

    ...

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  • SmileOfTheShadow
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    We could continue asking these questions forever. So I'm going to ask the one that's the elephant in the room that is slightly sacrilegious, but I think pertinent: Is Star Wars even still relevant?

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  • Doom Shepherd
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    A Boycott???

    But I was going to Tosche station to pick up some power converterrrrs!!!!! *whine pout*

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  • David Panzer
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    Where do we want it? If you have to ask we won't tell!

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  • Dan Dassow
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    Originally posted by SmileOfTheShadow View Post
    What do we want? We don't know!

    When do we want it? Whenever!
    Shouldn't this include:
    Why do we want it? Just because!

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by SmileOfTheShadow View Post
    What do we want? We don't know!

    When do we want it? Whenever!
    Source: The JMS generic protest.

    Jan

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  • SmileOfTheShadow
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    Originally posted by Looney View Post
    I heard that there is a feeble attempt to boycott the newly altered versions of Star Wars that are about to be released on BLU-RAY. I thought to myself, "What would be more fun than spreading the word about such a thing?!" George Lucas is once again tinkering with Star Wars because, I guess, he just has too much money and time on his hands. So, let's just say no to buying this product.
    What do we want? We don't know!

    When do we want it? Whenever!

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  • DGTWoodward
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    Originally posted by Garibaldi's Hair View Post
    The one sop he threw to us original version OT fans was the limited DVD release a few years ago where the original versions were included as "special features". The picture quality was truly hopeless and basically ruined the whole thing for me ... which is to say I still love the movies, but can't be arsed with it all anymore.
    Yes, I bought them hoping for something that was salvagable. I ended up with three films that looked almost no different from my three 'faces' Laserdiscs!

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  • Garibaldi's Hair
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    The one sop he threw to us original version OT fans was the limited DVD release a few years ago where the original versions were included as "special features". The picture quality was truly hopeless and basically ruined the whole thing for me ... which is to say I still love the movies, but can't be arsed with it all anymore.

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  • DGTWoodward
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    Originally posted by frulad View Post
    As someone with an eye on film history, I've been continually dismayed with how Lucas rewrites his own history with these changes and keeps the originals out of circulation.

    For me, I'm sticking with my old laser discs ported over to DVD and then borrowing a friend's blu-ray discs to watch the special features. I have no interest in watching these re-re-re-worked versions.
    Well, that's the real slap in the face to the fans of the OT isn't it? The only way to see STAR WARS remastered in full 1080p HD will be on the new set.

    Doesn't the keeping '...the originals out of circulation' involve a legal action/pay-out with his (then) wife?

    I suspect that in his mind, this is just crossing the 'T's and dotting the 'I's on the original trilogy. What he is really doing is proving to the world just hows shoddily written the PT movies really were. Which is just plain laziness. He had the OT, he knew where all the sentimental 'touching posts' needed to be, he knew all the plot elements he needed to establish. So why did he manage to miss so many of them by so far.

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  • frulad
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    As someone with an eye on film history, I've been continually dismayed with how Lucas rewrites his own history with these changes and keeps the originals out of circulation.

    For me, I'm sticking with my old laser discs ported over to DVD and then borrowing a friend's blu-ray discs to watch the special features. I have no interest in watching these re-re-re-worked versions.

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