This is something I mentioned in another thread but I really do feel it is important.
Now, we always knew that there would be a Star Wars Blu Ray. And we always ask, "will the OOT be on it?" Maybe it will, maybe it won't.
Now, however, we know that the Blu Ray is in production. It's being worked on right now and LFL representatives are publically admitting to this. And if rumors are correct, it is set for release in late 2011. We have right now the opportunity to give a big push and let them know--WE WANT THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS OF THE FILMS PROPERLY RESTORED. We have only a limited window in which to do this--they could easily change their plans and the make the OOT included in the set as late as spring 2011. After the thing is done, however, who knows how long it will be until another release. Five more years? Maybe more. We have to be aggressive and the time to do it is now.
So let's do what this site was created to do. I know we have the petition going. But let's actually start writing to Lucasfilm and letting them know how much we want it. Write them an e-mail, mail them a letter. I personally vow to send Lucasfilm a letter a month for the next 6 months asking for this to be done, and I'm going to match each letter with two e-mails. Maybe it's a bit of a long-shot. But we all know that our protests and the existance of this site had a lot to do with the decision to release the films in 2006. The problem is, we started writing them letters after it had been announced that the DVD was the 1993 DE. Let's pre-empt a disappointing announcement by helping shape what that announcement could be. There are an awful lot of us on this site and I know that our combined voices will be heard if we shout loud enough. Tell your friends, contact other websites, let's try to actually organize and do this.
Who is with me?
The mailing address for Lucasfilm is P.O. Box 29901, San Francisco, CA 94129.
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