That'll be an easy letter to write.
To whom it may concern,
It has been recently announced that there are plans to release the Star Wars films on high-definition Blu-Ray disc. As a fan of the original theatrical cuts, I have no interest whatsoever in the "special edition" versions of the films. The last time that these original versions were released, they were released as "bonus material," and not in anamorphic widescreen and with both the original audio tracks as well as remixes, as is the industry standard. The fans were told that an attempt was not made to restore the versions, as the did not represent the "original vision" of Mr. Lucas. As a result, not only did I choose not to purchase them, but I made the decision to dissociate myself from all future Star Wars product, as it was clear to me that I was only wanted as a fan on certain terms. As a result, I decided to simply stop purchasing any and all Star Wars and Lucasfilm productions, including action figures, toys, novels, comics, DVDs video games, and others, as well as not viewing any episodes of the Clone Wars T.V. series. These versions represent an integral part of cinema history that represent the work of many talented and groundbreaking special effects artists who worked on the film. The DVD industry has show with such releases as the Alien series, The Lord of the Rings, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Touch of Evil, King Kong, Strangers on A Train, and numerous other films. Were these versions, properly remastered and restored to surface, I would pay any price at all to acquire them, even if presented in a rather expensive and exclusive boxed set, and if these versions are not included in the future releases, I will simply choose to spend my money elsewhere. Without them, I have no interest at all in spending any money on the Blu-Ray releases of the films, or indeed any future Lucasfilm products.
We should make as much noise as possible. Get Kevin Smith involved, see if anyone can find a way to contact anyone in Hollywood or any OOT creators miffed by the treatment of their work. Work tirelessly to involve EVERYONE possible. Try to make it so that not only are there angry fanboys, but people in high places (Obviously, it's not possible, but it'd be great if James Cameron, et al could be involved. It's unfortunate that Michael Bay has a website, as he'd be pretty much no help :P!). I've now given up all hope of it doing any good, but we should try anyway. Make so much noise that it's not possible that anyone in any corner of the world not to know what's going on, for all the good it won't do. Plus, we have no idea where to direct stuff anyway.
“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.”
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death