I love this library thread, it is rare to find information like this in one collection, without it becoming toxic, an argument or a personal attack on Lucas!
But I did notice that there are 2 very similar subject categories in here about the 1997 se:
‘George’s Vision’ - The Final Cut / 1997 Special Edition - was never released on DVD or blu ray (or other digital format)…
Why no 1997 Special Edition release on a modern digital format?
I thought I would mention this just in case it has been overlooked. It it not meant to be criticism.
Are there more new categories coming soon?
Thank you for the kind words, mate.
Re the two categories you mentioned… yes, they are indeed quite similar. 👍
#18 is really just highlighting that 1997 Special Edition never saw a home media release on a digital format (which is a little strange given George and Lucasfilm’s hype, media campaign and the supposed significance of ‘The Final Cut’ at the time)…
George Lucas in 1997 on the Special Edition: “What ends up being important in my mind is what the DVD version is going to look like, because that’s what everybody is going to remember. The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition].”
#26, when finished, will be highlighting the question of… given there always have been 35mm prints of the 1997 Special Editions ready to release on various home formats over time (DVD, blu ray, 4K/UHD, Digital Downloads, and now Disney+) - and also that the latest 2019 Special Edition release (aka ‘Disney+ / Maclunkey’ version) are based on the unreleased 1997 Special Edition prints (or scans of)… why is there still no such release?
(Especially as the previous excuses given by George Lucas and Lucasfilm as to why they have not released the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy since 1995… do not apply here. The 1997 SE’s are ready for release - and always have been! With Disney+ now being a thing, they could also be released on there for very little cost.)
Regarding more Categories… if anyone has any ideas or suggestions of additional topics then I’m all ears and am more than happy to include them - yet I’m not actively searching for, or looking to add more Categories in here, myself.
Of course, I’ll gladly edit, update, or add any more sources of information for any of the existing Categories in here.