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#974517
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Will we ever see the original trilogy released
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moviefreakedmind said:

Fang Zei said:

Packaging TFA with the PT just because they’re the only ones ready go in 3D seems like a really odd choice. Bill Hunt’s never been one to post bogus rumors but I seriously have my doubts about this one.

Hermit’s post about a source inside LFL is encouraging, assuming the source actually knew this info for certain. Finding out that they were indeed planning on getting the true OT out there before TFA just sets the speculation wheels in motion. Maybe they wanted to keep a hundred percent of the attention on TFA?

I occasionally check the Steve Hoffman Forums purely for information on this subject, and Hermit has been posting the same thing for a long time. I don’t doubt that he thinks that whoever his source is is reliable. Someone else also once stated that they were going to release them in 2015 but had problems with ANH and were instead going to wait until 2017. Who knows what’s true though?

I’ve suggested before that perhaps Disney’s willingness to entertain Verta’s proposal is because they are planning a release and are unhappy with what they have in house for Star Wars. I mean, why else entertain it if a) you are dead-set on not releasing it (there’s no way they are unaware of and need to be enlightened about the technical issues with the current transfer or the historical significance of the originals) or b) they already have a satisfactory master of the theatrical version ready to press or know they are well on their way to one.

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joefavs said:

MalàStrana said:

Has the Library of Congress got its archival copy since GL sold LF ?

Don’t they have a print and a 2k scan of the first film? I thought I remembered hearing last year that you could make an appointment to view the digital copy.

LOC has the copyright deposit that is required by law to be submitted for every copyrighted film ever. What they don’t have is an archival-quality print for the National Film Registry.

Edit: the film registry being a subset of films selected by LOC (25 inductees per year) for special preservation. As per the law as passed by congress, film prints stored in the national registry must be of the original theatrical presentation. Star Wars was a first-year inductee in 1989. Lucas didn’t offer a print for archiving until after the SE was released, and he offered a '97 print. Archiving this print was a clear violation of the law, hence it was declined, and no print has been archived by the National Film Registry. Same for ESB, inducted in the 2010 class. ROTJ has not been selected for preservation.

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#974049
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MalàStrana said:

I’ve never read anything about Fox blocking the release of the OUT, only about LF/GL blocking it. Has the Library of Congress got its archival copy since GL sold LF ?

The idea was that it would be too difficult for Disney/Fox to work out a deal for a new product b/c of the rights issues. Nothing inherently to do with the OUT.

If you know something, please, share the information…

If you don’t know anything, please stop cluttering the thread.

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#974040
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Will we ever see the original trilogy released
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On another note, if LF is indeed cooperating with 20th C. Fox for release like this, that would put all the “no way LF would release the OUT b/c Fox still owns the rights” chatter (which I always thought was bullshit), to rest.

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#974039
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Will we ever see the original trilogy released
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MalàStrana said:

Ok now I get it: a trilogy box set with TFA-3D could only mean one thing: the prequel trilogy in glorious 3D is to be in the set… The alleged “OT restoration” John Landis was talking about might have been a 3D conversion of the 2011 SE.

Yeah, GL told Landis that LF was going to release the OT SE in 3D, and Landis, who everyone knows is a complete and utter moron, mistook the 3D SE for the OUT, but what GL really meant was the 3D PT. Thanks for clearing this all up, Malá!

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#974031
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Will we ever see the original trilogy released
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Disappointing update to say the least (Again from Bill Hunt).
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By the way, file this in the Rumor Mill category, but we’re now hearing a new Star Wars-related Blu-ray rumor from some of our retail and industry sources, and this one makes a bit more sense. Disney and Lucasfilm MAY be planning a Blu-ray 3D box set that would include The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, plus The Force Awakens, all in 3D. As you know, the prequels were going to be 3D-converted for theatrical release several years ago, but only the 3D conversion of The Phantom Menace was released into theaters (in early 2012), the 3D conversion of Attack of the Clones screened at the Christopher B. Smith Film Center in San Rafael, CA last November (as part of a tribute to Dennis Muren), and Revenge of the Sith finally made its 3D debut at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim last year. So a Blu-ray release would make sense on a lot of levels, though Fox still owns the physical distribution rights to the prequels (which is not to say that some kind of deal couldn’t be made if the desire was there). We’re digging into this with our sources and will try to confirm one way or another.

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#973884
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So if lightning hitting the emperor deforms him...
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You’re all thinking too hard. By which I mean you’re trying to impose logic on GL’s prequel thought process. By which I mean you’re attributing a thought process to the making of the prequels.

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#973866
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OT Special Editions to have USA Roadshow Summer '16
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And at what point does a standard exhibition 35mm film print become noticeably deteriorated? Is there a chance they are just deemed too old? Or is it more likely costs? (or of course some internal reason)

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#973747
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OT Special Editions to have USA Roadshow Summer '16
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canofhumdingers said:

I have no insider knowledge so this is pure speculation. But based on my experience with the Alamo drafthouse (a movie theater by movie lovers for movie lovers if ever there was one), I’d guess they knew exactly what they were saying with each revision. They often have special 35mm screenings and they always make a big deal out of it. I know they didn’t ever specify 35mm for this particular event, but I’d bet they knew what they were talking about regarding which version they were showing. My guess based on what we’ve seen is they originally had plans to show 35mm prints from 97 (and they probably had access to them already) but then Lucasfilm poo-pooed their plans and insisted that they show the latest digital version or nothing.

Lucasfilm has a long history of being like that. The Library of Congress once thought about screening their original 1977 copyright deposit print of Star Wars at their Packard Campus theater. They were well within their rights b/c legally they can publicly screen any film in their collection without any studio permission. I can’t remember if Lucasfilm made any request or if the library just made the decision on their own, but in the end they decided not to screen it b/c they knew Lucasfilm only wanted the SE shown publicly. They made this choice b/c they have a really good relationship with Lucasfilm, who has always been one of the most cooperative and helpful studios when it came to acquiring materials for the library (OOT aside…) and they did not want to break that trust or damage that relationship.

And honestly, if this were the plan all along, I doubt they would have bothered to specify the version in the advertisements.

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#973470
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I see this logo from time to time in articles and the like. It vaguely resembles the the SE poster logo for SW (see the W), but it is not the same. Is it a fan made creation? Or was It used in an official capacity by LF at some point?

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#973419
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So if lightning hitting the emperor deforms him...
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We’re not debating whether such a thing is possible in an imaginary universe in which laser sword-wielding wizards can come back from the dead as ghosts. Rather, we question the logic behind redeemed Vader presenting himself to his son in a form he wouldn’t recognize.

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