How To Help / What YOU can do…
Simply contact Lucasfilm and Disney to ask the following two-part question:-
- For them to make available an official release of the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy - in the highest quality possible - on a modern digital home video format - and done with the care, love and respect it so deserves.
Should Lucasfilm or Disney not be interested in undertaking such a release…
- To ask Disney & Lucasfilm to strike a deal with Criterion (or another respected preservation & restoration company) and for them to be given access to copies of the necessary film prints and elements in order to complete an officially licensed and highest quality release possible… of the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy - on a modern digital home video format.
^ A release for the version of the Original Trilogy that Lucasfilm has admitted to there being an ‘overwhelming demand’ for, and that Lucasfilm employees are asked repeatedly about even today. The version that people who worked on the three original classic films wish to have available. Not forgetting the countless number of fans who would still love to have the choice of buying and experiencing these fondly remembered and much cherished original cuts once again - to sit down and enjoy with their children, childrens’ children, friends & loved ones, and also for a new audience to savour - the world over…
Hopefully these honest, open, transparent questions and requests to Lucasfilm & Disney will not remain unanswered - as there is no big secret or complex reason as to why such a release for the classic version of the Original Trilogy cannot be achieved.
There is nothing detrimental in the owners and creators of the franchise answering this simple request for such information. Why not issue a reply, statement or long-awaited update highlighting the reasons why the countless fans of Star Wars across the globe still cannot have the option to buy & own such an official release for the original award-winning and iconic films?
Or they could simply persevere in staying silent on the issue - ignoring the fans - while also asking those same fans to continue to buy, support and watch the other ever-growing catalog of Star Wars content available (with the vast array of merchandise)… all whilst the classic version of the three original films that underpin all of the Galaxy Far Far Away… remains unavailable.
So join us… and together we can
rule the galaxy continue to ask for an official release of the three classic Original Trilogy films, or even just for a reply, or for more information as to our two-part question above…
(There are some ‘Helpful Resources / Templates etc’ available in the post below - should you wish to use them for when contacting Lucasfilm & Disney.)
You, and anyone else you know who may be interested… friends, family, loved ones, colleagues, acquaintances, mortal enemies, immortal enemies, your YouTube or other social media followers, and anyone else interested… can contact Lucasfilm and / or Disney to ask the above two-part question - to inform them of your wish to be able to buy and experience the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy on a high quality, modern digital format… (please be civil & polite) here:-
If you are on Twitter or Facebook and would like to promote awareness of the campaign…
…and simply use the ‘hashtag’ of #ReleaseTheOriginalTrilogy - with optional links to the OriginalTrilogy•com and Star Wars Visual Comparisons twitter pages; @OriginalTrilogy & @StarWarsVisComp - in highlighting your wish to have the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy released.
When on Twitter, you can also include a link to the following:-
https://twitter.com/starwars - @StarWars
https://twitter.com/Disney - @Disney
https://twitter.com/ILMVFX - @ILMVFX (Lucasfilm’s largest presence on twitter)
Lucafilm, Star Wars, and Disney also all have official Facebook pages where they can also be contacted / sent a message:-
Also, if you wish, simply use the hashtag of #ReleaseTheOriginalTrilogy when talking about Star Wars in general on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, Instagram, or other social media accounts.
If you prefer the more ‘old skool’ way of contacting someone (or if you don’t have Twitter or Facebook etc)…
📧 E-mail LucasFilm at firstname.lastname@example.org
📫 Via snail mail, here:-
P.O. Box 29901
San Francisco, CA 94129-0901
Attn: Kathleen Kennedy
📞 Via telephoning Lucasfilm at (415) 623-1000, and ask for the PR department.
You can also contact Disney to ask them the above questions - and also let them know of your wish to be able to buy and experience the classic version of the Original Trilogy on a high quality, modern digital format… (please be civil & polite) here:-
📧 E-mail Bob Chapek at Robert.Chapek@disney.com
📫 Via snail mail, here:-
Walt Disney Studios
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Attn: Bob Chapek
📞 Via telephoning Disney’s main switchboard at (818) 560-1000.