The Original Star Wars Trilogy DVD's - September 21st, 2004

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  1. SBrooks1

    SBrooks1 GOAT OT Supporter

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    Sept. DVD bow for 'Star Wars Trilogy'

    "Star Wars Trilogy," one of the most-requested DVD episodic film franchises, is expected to be released as a four-disc DVD box set Sept. 21, with a global rollout on DVD expected within days of the domestic release, according to Lucasfilm Ltd. and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

    The trilogy featuring the classic franchise films "Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" will be released on three DVD discs, with a fourth disc likely to hold a newly made documentary about the "Star Wars" franchise and never-before-seen footage, among several other bonus materials, said Jim Ward, Lucasfilm's vp marketing and distribution and the DVD trilogy's executive producer.

    "We are currently in the process of restoring and remastering all three titles for the DVD release, so we're still working on details of the marketing strategy," Ward said. "But I believe that it is safe to say that it will receive tremendous exposure across all media."

    Lucasfilm and Fox chose the September release date to maximize on holiday gift buying during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment president Mike Dunn said.

    "We sold about 17 million VHS 'Star Wars' units during two fall release periods in '95 and '97," he said. "With that in mind, we designed our release strategy to pick the best release date that had the most gentle sales curve decline on home video, and that's how we got to the September release date."

    Combining huge consumer demand for the "Star Wars" franchise with being first out of the gate during the busy fourth-quarter home video market, Fox and Lucasfilm are hoping to cash in on DVD sales throughout the holidays and up until the theatrical release of "Star Wars: Episode III," which set for release nationwide May, 25, 2005, Dunn and Ward said.

    Each of the three films in the "Star Wars Trilogy" has been digitally restored and remastered by THX for sound and picture quality, Ward said.

    "First and foremost, the DVDs will deliver the very best possible sound and picture and take advantage of everything the medium can offer," Ward said. "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. 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 sold exclusively as a collection at a still-to-be-determined retail price and not separately, Fox executives said. However, retailers have been known to break up collector's DVD box sets and sell individual titles after the first month out on store shelves.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2087245

    Finally!!! :bowdown: :bowdown:
     
  2. Kevin Harvick

    Kevin Harvick Encino Hurricanes > *

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    buying. these. asap. period. :bowdown:
     
  3. iceburgslim

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    The question is are these the remastered ORIGINAL UNMOLESTED cuts, or remastered "Special Edition" cuts?
     
  4. sweet jesus!!!

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    I think lucas realized his failure with the special editions.
    They're there own movie aside from the originals.
     
  5. SBrooks1

    SBrooks1 GOAT OT Supporter

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    Special Editions. The way Lucas intended for us to see them with the best picture and sound quality.

    I'm going to sleep now but I'm sure the haters will come in and bitch bitch bitch about not getting their precious Original Editions. :rofl:

    Oh well. I'll always have my Original Edition DVD-R's. :fawk:
     
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    I'm sure these are the special editions from the mid 90s.

    That sucks, but it's a shitload better than nothing.

    FUCKING FINALLY
     
  7. liquidspam

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    Lol. Lucas must be in heaven with the huge bankroll he gets from releasing the same movies and getting people to buy them over and over again.
     
  8. SBrooks1

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    :werd: This DVD set will be the fastest selling DVD set ever. It will sell millions of copies. Do the math. :eek3:
     
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    That's my birthday :eek3:
     
  10. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    the article says they are remastering them.. so it could be original or SE.. and if it was SE.. they wouldn't have to remaster them, correct? they did that for the SE release.
     
  11. DefBringer

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    Lucas has said time and time again that the Special Editions are the way he originally intended the films to be and that the original films would never be distributed again.
     
  12. Dr_Trac

    Dr_Trac doh!@

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    bout fucking time that fool did this!

    now i'll get to watch them all in their entireity for once. :hs:
     
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    ha ha! i was right :wiggle:

    i had always speculated that the smartest move for lucas would be to realease them between episode II and III, low and behold this good news :big grin:
     
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    y'all know he's going to redo the holy trilogy AGAIN after ep3 is out, right? ;)

    This is just his last chance to whore out this particular fucked-up version before he makes an even more fucked up one.
     
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    :eek3: George Lucas knows it's my B-day!!! Hoo-raaay for me!!!!
    That will be the best present EVAR!!!!!
    :eek3d:
     
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    holy mother fuck i just came
     
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    Not til it's on HDDVD :o
     
  19. DefBringer

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    :bowdown:

    I quit buying DVDs because I know I'll have to buy them all over again once HD-DVD comes out. :hs:
     
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    They'll just be upconverts since the originals were never filmed in HD, albeit probably great looking, but not perfect. Now on the other hand, Episodes 1-3 HAVE been shot in HD and when they come out on HD-DVD... :eek3:
     
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    I have no self control, and I'll only re-buy the big deal movies. But after watching a bunch of movies on hdtv digital cable, dvd just doesn't compare :sad2:
     
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    original film res >>hd res>>> dvd res
     
  23. D1G1T4L

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    whats wrong with remastered ones? they are same thing only with better sound/quality?
     
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    i have never experianced HD digital cable...i have a hard time believing it's THAT great. :dunno:
     
  25. Jaron95

    Jaron95 "Gattai" dattou?!

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