“Releasing the originals is kind of an oxymoron because the quality of the original is not very good. You have to go through and do a whole restoration on it, and you have to do that digitally. It’s a very, very expensive process to do it. So when we did the transfer to digital, we only transferred really the upgraded version.”
From the same multi billionaire Lucas who has put the live action show on hold because it costs too much. He is a billionaire yet cannot put the originals on blu ray.
I knew he would not relent. I am telling all my family and friends to boycott this release. He basically just gave the finger too all the original fans. With any other franchise this would be mean war. But since it is Lucas the sycophants will kiss his butt and make excuses for him.
Its even worse when you consider he is putting the deleted scenes from the real versions of the movies on the blu ray, without the actual films themselves it is fucking apeshit crazy.
I cannot believe that people paid money to go to celebration V and actually cheered on the desecration of a iconic series of films, they cheered that the originals are suppressed and forever buried. Man i really dislike TFN and Luca$h at the moment.
I would also suspect that these are the 1080p masters of the DVD's and no restoration or rescanning was undertaken. The exact same as broadcast except with HD audio and better quality.
"These are not the versions of the films you are looking for. Move along, move alone".
So they put in everything but the kitchen sink for extras yet the films that made the legend are not included only the 2004 versions also side by side with those star wars movies that are not star wars movies the prequels.
Also no audio fixes, color fixes, no theatrical prequels or the 1997 special edition star wars trilogy.
Basically the same damn thing already on DVD. Crap, just crap.
Lucas is basically upholding the same company line that they had Lynne hale tell people i won't even bother looking for it. But i am sure it is on these forums someplace.