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SilverWook

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#1068686
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Star Wars at box office
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Star Wars was a worldwide success back in the day. So much so, it was still playing in some countries as ESB was being made, and an international re-release strategy was being planned.

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#1068547
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What can and can't be changed by Disney?
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PTOTST in that order said:

TV’s Frink said:

SilverWook said:

Break it up, or get a room.

Several other people have expressed the same idea I have but for some reason I’m the only one he has a problem with.

But you are the one being obnoxious. And you either know this and are playing dumb, or you’re actually dumb.

How was he obnoxious in asking a legitimate question? If you know what sort of pact Disney entered into with Lucas with regards to the OOT, enlighten us, because we’re not privy to it.

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#1068514
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What can and can't be changed by Disney?
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

SilverWook said:

CatBus said:

PTOTST in that order said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

CatBus said:

There likely will not be an official release of the Star Wars trilogy on home video until the copyrights expire and we get a good public domain release.

But who here has time to wait for the end of western civilization?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain_film :

Due to the U.S. Copyright Term Extension Act, no more films will automatically enter public domain in the United States until January 1, 2019, when the copyright will expire on films released in 1923 (and in 2020 films from 1924, and so on).

Isn’t Disney the king of keeping IP’s private though? Mickey Mouse…

I wasn’t disputing at all that this would happen fairly close to when the sun explodes, just that this is how long we’ll have to wait, regardless of how long the wait is.

Which means only this guy will ever be able to watch the OOT. 😉

FTFY

Does the sun go supernova in that episode? 😉

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#1068511
Topic
What can and can't be changed by Disney?
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CatBus said:

PTOTST in that order said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

CatBus said:

There likely will not be an official release of the Star Wars trilogy on home video until the copyrights expire and we get a good public domain release.

But who here has time to wait for the end of western civilization?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain_film :

Due to the U.S. Copyright Term Extension Act, no more films will automatically enter public domain in the United States until January 1, 2019, when the copyright will expire on films released in 1923 (and in 2020 films from 1924, and so on).

Isn’t Disney the king of keeping IP’s private though? Mickey Mouse…

I wasn’t disputing at all that this would happen fairly close to when the sun explodes, just that this is how long we’ll have to wait, regardless of how long the wait is.

Which means only this guy will ever be able to watch the OOT. 😉

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#1068503
Topic
What can and can't be changed by Disney?
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CatBus said:

Possessed said:

I doubt any such thing was signed anyway

Hard to say, but regardless of that, I think the studios in general give quite a lot of deference to a film’s director (on the issue of home video releases, that is). Star Wars is hardly the only film where some shitty director’s cut is given priority over the theatrical cut. And while Lucas only directed one of the films, I think Disney will still defer to him on the whole trilogy out of some sort of misguided sense of professional respect, even if they’re not legally obligated to. I expect that will continue even after death (see the Narnia reordering fiasco, where publishers interpreted a letter where CS Lewis humors an enthusiastic fan as justification for still effing up the whole series 50 years after the man is no longer capable of being offended by their publishing choices).

There likely will not be an official release of the Star Wars trilogy on home video until the copyrights expire and we get a good public domain release.

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