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I am recommending this thread for the posting of email, snail-mail, and other contact information for media outlets to write to directly or to cc when . I recommend this thread not be used for discussion, as plenty of threads are discussing the DVD release already. Rather, this thread should be kept as a one-stop shopping mall for all the media contacts we can gather. Jay, if you think this merits a sticky, please do.

Entertainment Weekly
letters@ew.com

CNN
Contact Us form

NBC/MSNBC
Living@MSNBC.com
viewerservices@msnbc.com
Today@NBC.com
Dateline@NBC.com
Nightly@NBC.com

ABC News
20/20
World News tonight
Niteline: niteline@abc.com
Primetime: abc.news.magazines@abc.com

CBS
You gotta go here and click the "contact us" link at the bottom of the page to open a javascript window.

FOX
(I'm not bothering because the Star Wars DVD is a Fox product and unlike other networks owned by media conglomerates, Fox never has the balls to criticize their own products.)

Time Magazine
letters@time.com

Newsweek
Letters@newsweek.com

The Washington Post
letters@washpost.com

The L.A. Times
Op-Ed "Contact Us" form

The New York Times
letters@nytimes.com
the-arts@nytimes.com

The Chicago Tribune
Login required for this form

The Dallas Morning News
letterstoeditor@dallasnews.com

The Denver Post
newsroom@denverpost.com

The Miami Herald
dwilson@miamiherald.com
features@miamiherald.com

The Atlanta Journal & Constitution
Contact Us form
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Originally posted by: Master Skywalker
dude, this topic should be pinned. Maybe if it gets in the media maybe Lucas finally chanches his mind.
Keep dreaming dude.

War does not make one great.

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Originally posted by: Yoda Is Your Father
Keep dreaming dude.




I find your lack of faith disturbing... sensible, but disturbing.
For as much as some people claim to hate what Star Wars has become, they sure seem incapable of shutting up about it.
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Originally posted by: Master Skywalker
There is no where to go!"

Fixed for ya'.

How do we contact that Criterian guy and beg him to do the Star Wars collection?
"I am altering the movies. Pray I don't alter them any further." -Darth Lucas
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Originally posted by: Invader Jenny

How do we contact that Criterian guy and beg him to do the Star Wars collection?

Find out and post it here, though I'm sure they've offered. I'm sure Lucasfilm is the one who is the holdout on something like that. Sacrifice some profits? Bah, we'll just do a crappy in-house job and keep it all.
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If anyone contacts the Criterion guy, please keep us updated. Thx.
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What about contacting big name retail outlet corporations (like Best Buy here on the West Coast) and telling them we're not buying the inferior DVD release?
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Look 'em up and post 'em.
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All right. Aside from the media, here are a couple of contacts on more of "nerve" level, hopefully.

If retailers feel the heat of the September release in lost dollars and cents, maybe that will help.

Here's the Contact page for media and electronics store Best Buy (West Coast only?):
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=cat12104&type=page

If the discs aren't anamorphic, how can you hype Star Wars fans into getting a new widescreen plasma?

And for Fry's Electronics Online Ordering:
http://www.outpost.com/template/feedback/email/
-or simply-
service@outpost.com
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Here is Mark Hamills email I got off his webpage:

webmaster@markhamill.com


I know it is a stretch, but wouldn't be great if Mark Hamill took a dig at Lucas in the press for putting out a low quality release of a movie that made him famous?
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Heh, that would be awesome. Once again, it's probably unlikely, but, then again, he has taken jabs at Lucas before, so you never know!

There is no lingerie in space...

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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Another person to contact for help in this matter is New York Daily News movie reviewer Jami Bernard. E-her at jami@jamibernard.com
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The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe has a page dedicated for contacts: Boston Globe Contact Page

The most relevant contacts for the Living Arts section where they give the email/number for their reporters and editors. There are thirty-eight contacts for that section alone, too many to post so I'll link to the page with them:

Living/Arts Section Contacts

Associated Press
(From their contact us page)
When sending e-mail messages to The Associated Press, do not send attachments. As a result of the huge volume of e-mail received daily, we may be unable to provide a response. However, all comments are read and taken into consideration.

To Send a Press Release

Media Requests for Interviews
All requests from the media for interviews, comments or appearances by the AP staff are handled by AP Corporate Communications:
write to info@ap.org and address the request to:
Jack Stokes
Director of Media Relations

It may be easier to hit up local affiliates and smaller news rather than the National press itself. Find a couple of local people who feel the same way you do and contact your local news, if you're alone they are more likely to ignore you. Once the little guys start to talk about it the big ones will too, just a thought.
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I just discovered this site:
Warm congratulations to everyone who has been in on the effort to obtain the release of the original Trilogy!!!

I just mailed about 95% of the adresses listed in this thread. I wouldn't want this stupid attitude of Lucas(films) to go unnoticed and the crappy bonus-discs issued without having tried contributing to help it!

Cheers to all.

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Welcome to the boards fedtho. Any addresses you can dig up that haven't been posted, post 'em here.
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Just a thought, but would an effective strategy be to utilize sympathetic members of the 501st, Rebel Legion, and/or Fanforce to even set up some kind of protest?

I don't think there's a better way to capture media attention than a bunch of beautiful geeky folks trooping around protesting the recent announcement. Does anyone have any contacts in any of those organizations?
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I don't have any direct links to those guys, but you might want to try emailing the folks at www.lietv.com latestissuetv@gmail.com They recently interviewed the Jedi folk who put on professional duels in NYC, and may be able to utilize them as a contact for the others.(Great idea by the way, doing the protest to draw media attention)
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For what it's worth, I just got a "failure to deliver" (or something) notification about my mail posted to <leonard@leonardmaltin.com>, two days after sending it...

Maybe something went wrong, but I'm telling you anyway.
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Jay, I just visited the home page for the first time in a couple weeks. Thanks for noting this thread front and center. I hope it is inspiring others to act. I find it interesting that EW has remained mum on the situation thus far. Totally mum, which is more curious than ass-kissing on the set. Aside from a ho-hum to the initial announcement, I've seen nada.

For newbies to this thread, be sure to read all the pages. Lots of good addresses have been provided in previous posts.
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Seeing as Lucas is screwing us, here's a link for people who want to screw him back:

Originally posted by: ColinK
Finally, if anyone in the UK wishes to complain about the use of the words ".. as they appeared on screen .." in any adverts for this set they can complain to the ASA.
Advertising Standards Authority

"It’s our role to make sure all advertising, wherever it appears, is both honest and decent."


I'm sure there's an equivalent organisation in the US too.

War does not make one great.

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Originally posted by: Yoda Is Your Father(...)Advertising Standards Authority(...)I'm sure there's an equivalent organisation in the US too.


Outstanding!

Having checked the site quickly, I saw that any complaints on advertising on websites are to be reported to another authority ("your local trading standards department (www.tradingstandards.gov.uk)" in the UK.

Living in Switzerland, though, I really don't have a clue about who's in charge of those matters in the United States.
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