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#1100302
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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DrDre said:

Fang Zei said:

So does anyone honestly still think that when the time eventually comes to release the OT on 4k* that Disney won’t include a restored OOT?

I mean, to the layman, do the 2011 blu-rays look that terrible when upscaled on a properly setup and calibrated 4k display? People are going to need a reason to buy these movies yet again other than higher (but not necessarily perceptible) resolution and hdr.

Maybe I’m way underestimating the demand for a 4k hdr SE, but I feel like a lot of fans are worn out from all these changes and would prefer to simply watch these films as they were.

*probably no sooner than 2020 so that Disney can keep the profits from Empire and Jedi all to themselves.

The general population doesn’t care about the changes. A great number of them have never seen anything but the SE. They don’t even know what they’re missing, and their numbers are growing every day.

All Disney would have to do is market the theatrical cuts as all new never before released cuts and those people will have their minds blown

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#1097153
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Is Disney Physically Allowed To Release The OUT?
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We have no way of knowing whether or not Disney has the power to release the original versions of Star Wars. Until they
say that they have plans of doing so. George could be holding them back, or FOX. Perhaps no one is holding them back, and
they’re waiting for the 9th episode to be concluded, so that they can sell this grand box set. Who knows. Not us

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#1078196
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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lurker77 said:

GlastoEls said:

lurker77 said:

George can make all the changes he wants. Just label it as a separate director’s cut, not the only version that should exist.

George isn’t the director for 66% of the OOT! ;D

Then call it The George Lucas Edition. Has a nice ring to it.

Here’s how I’d want the films to be addressed
1977 Theatrical Cut
1997 Special Edition
2004 Special Edition
2011 Final Cut

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#1075649
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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TK-949 said:

althor1138 said:

Somebody should do one of these posts on Reddit:

<----- Number of people that want the original theatrical version of star wars released on blu-ray

If that hit the front page of reddit it would mean quite a bit I think. The OT crowd would definitely have to get the ball rolling. I’m assuming everybody has reddit accounts?

What’s reddit?

You don’t wanna know

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#1075269
Topic
Question about the 2006 &quot;GOUT&quot; DVDs
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eBay is absolutely laden with Star Wars bootlegs

The 2004 DVD box set has been bootlegged and is sold daily on eBay for like 22$.

These complete saga dvd sets are also being sold for like 35$ a pop and an official DVD complete saga set doesn’t exist.

Also, on fake Blu Ray and DVD complete saga sets, they always mislabel the rating for ROTS as PG

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#1074170
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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imperialscum said:

I find the whole Academy Award thing completely useless. Who cares about something irrelevant as Academy Awards. The only important thing is the current and future audience, for which these films should be preserved.

Especially since Disney and FOX have been banking on those special editions for nearly 5 years now. Like they really care.

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#1073876
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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SilverWook said:

I think you can argue THX had a cult film status. At least two music videos have been inspired by it. Queen did one in the 80’s and a Hip Hop duo did their own homage in the 90’s.
The angry letters I saw printed in Cinefantastique magazine from readers who didn’t like Star Wars when it came out, wondered how such a film could even be made by the same man who made THX. 😉

Daft Punk referenced THX 1138 as well.

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#1072776
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2016 High-Res Star Wars Soundtracks
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Density said:

Just FYI, “high res audio” is a fraud, a marketing gimmick based on pseudoscience. It is not physically possible to hear frequencies that high. A standard CD already captures everything within human hearing range and then some, after you’ve reached the age you’re likely to care about audio quality your hearing won’t even be able to reach that, and the vast majority of music does not make use of anywhere near the dynamic range supposedly offered by this “higher resolution.” All it does is waste disk space. It’s useful only in studios for purely technical reasons, utterly useless for the end consumer.

This explains it better than I could:

https://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

As for Star Wars, I would advise seeking out the 1993 anthology CD set for the best sound and more complete versions of the OUT soundtracks.

Well, there’s more detail and clarity in the sound with the 2016 digital release. Not saying that’s due to the resolution, but by better mastering

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#1072669
Topic
Star Wars vs. A New Hope
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I refer to the film by both its titles interchangeably. One day I’ll call it Star Wars and then A New Hope the next. Doesn’t really matter to me

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#1071906
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Also, if Disney and FOX weren’t interested in the original version of Star Wars, why setup a meeting with Mike Verta? Both parties sounded pretty interested to me

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#1071861
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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As far as I know, the original Star wars trilogy is the only series of films where they’re not being advertised as being what they actually are, the special editions. Even Lucas’s other films are labeled as special editions or directors cuts but not Star Wars. That’s so bizzare

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#1071456
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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joefavs said:

DrDre said:
Practically nobody is interested in a special special edition.

Based on Reddit, more people are interested in this than the OUT. Every time I see the subject of the different cuts come up anywhere other than here, someone inevitably says some variation of “the unaltered versions would be nice, but I’d rather they just get rid of the bad changes and update the CGI for the rest so that it will match the new movies”, and then everyone else upvotes it.

Reddit sucks

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