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oojason
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Why weren’t there DVD releases in 2000?
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16-Mar-2020, 9:14 AM
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16-Mar-2020, 1:00 PM
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oojason
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darklordoftech said:

SilverWook said:

It was a confusing time, with no domestic Laserdisc release of TPM either, yet one could buy the Japanese pressing or Video CD online.

That’s interesting.

I wonder what 2001 OT DVD releases would have been like.

From my oft-wrong memory… it also took some persuading from those around Lucas to even get an OT DVD set in 2004 released - it seemed it was a response to the many DVD bootlegs of the Trilogy on DVD being easily available in the Far East - and also available to import quite cheaply on many independent online shops back then… for a good price. In the early 2000’s the ‘Look’ and ‘Five Star’ bootleg versions, amongst others, were not too difficult to find and acquire around the rest of the world.
 

Edit: An old website, by an old friend of this one, from around that time-frame, may shine some more light on the subject…

Prillaman’s Star Wars DVD Reviews site - http://www.prillaman.net/starwarsdvdreviews.html