As a wedding gift, I received a copy of the "Complete Saga" on Blu-Ray. After watching the episodes IV, V, and VI on Blu-Ray it reminded me of my distaste for all of the special effects added in 2004. After a bit of googling, I came across this amazing site with so much information, so much that I got lost in it and immersed myself for a few hours.
As my Star Wars geekiness starts to awaken in me again, I want to watch my Original trilogy on VHS from 1995, location unknown. I started to research and dive into the various released versions of the Original Trilogy and fan edits that have been created to achieve that "original theatrical" look.
My question is how is the original/theatrical releases different that the 6-disc box set that was released in 2008? It appears that for each movie, 1 disk is the re-made with special effects from 2004 , and then 1 disc with the "original release."
Can any one point me to a website/reference describing each of the releases in detail? Is it worth me purchasing the 6-disc set from 2008 to achieve that "original release" look - or are the fan-edits out there a better solution?
Thanks, and I look forward to posting more in this forum, as my geekiness starts to come back!