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Post #221389

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Mike O
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What are you going to do with your SE discs?
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24-Jun-2006, 12:50 AM
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Originally posted by: Ozkeeper
Slow to post, but here is link to the quote from GL mentioned a page or so back.


George-Now we'll find out whether they really wanted the original or whether they wanted the improved versions.
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Ah, I see. Good point. I just hope that he meant what we think that he meant. I guess what I mean is, even if he is testing the waters, I wonder whether or not this will dictate future releases (and if it will, then hopefully we can see theatrical version of THX 1138 at some point).

'Until then, he says he's curious to see what the reception will be for the upcoming limited-edition DVD release of the three original "Star Wars" films (see "Three Original 'Star Wars' Films (Finally) Coming To DVD — But Not For Long"). "It's just the original versions, as they were," Lucas said. "We didn't do anything to it at all. But we're not sure how many people want that."

You might say quite a few, considering how many fans were angered by the digitized, expanded updates of episodes IV, V and VI. Lucas claims he's not re-releasing the originals to appease fans, but rather to bate them. "Now we'll find out whether they really wanted the original or whether they wanted the improved versions," he said. "It'll all come out in the end."'

See, now, here's the catch 22. Since a lot of people won't buy non-anamorphic releases, it may affect sales. The question is, how good will sales of these releases be and what kind of message will that send? I suppose that we'll find out in a few months. Lets keep our fingers crossed...apparently for the next year at least.