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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:
Most people—even SW fans—also don’t use Internet forums. People of the ‘vintage’ most likely to prefer the OUT are probably even less likely. For this and other reasons the web probably isn’t the best sample to analyze.

Most suspect that most people
A) Don’t know the difference
B) Don’t care and think it’s the same
C) Have never seen the OOT because they weren’t born until after it was butchered
D) Like the butchered version because the old effects are bad

EpIX will confirm my suspicions but the OOT probably doesn’t fit into the overall Disney scheme which is a big brand big connected mediaverse in which everything they release is nice and clean and never has production problems or revised releases.

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Because if they include things to make it one whole “Saga” with explicit links to the PT and the SW Story films it’s unlikely they want any weird stray threads lying around. It’s always been a Special Edition. It’s always been one interconnected series. George Lucas was a genius and this was all part of his original vision. Solo and Rogue One were smooth productions. It’s all one nice brand friendly package and all remnants of the old versions will be swept away.

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RogueLeader said:

It blows my mind a little but I think you’re totally right, Dre. If anything, we would be more likely to get an official release of the OOT because of a few old school fans/professionals over at Lucasfilm who want to see it released, rather than Lucasfilm wanting to appease a fanbase hungry for the OOT, which doesn’t seem to be the case. I only say that because there sounds like some kind of effort internally to maintain/preserve the theatrical versions of the OT, based off a few nuggets of information, like Gareth Edwards mentioning watching it before/during Rogue One’s development, and them using material from Star Wars for the inclusions of Red/Gold Leader in his film. But I’m no expert on the matter.

Rian Johnson jokingly referred to the SE as “the cartoon versions” the week the 2011 bd was released. You may or may not be able to find that tweet now.

Abrams claims to have shown his kids the original versions when they were growing up.

Edwards didn’t watch the OOT, it was merely the newer 4k restoration of ANH done by Reliance MediaWorks. It was still presumably the SE.

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Even Pablo Hidalgo, who’s job it is (or was, I don’t know) to decide if all this pointless crap is canon, said that no one cares about specific versions when it comes to canon. They aren’t deciding what they sell based on whether it’s canon or not.

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Mocata said:

Because if they include things to make it one whole “Saga” with explicit links to the PT and the SW Story films it’s unlikely they want any weird stray threads lying around. It’s always been a Special Edition. It’s always been one interconnected series. George Lucas was a genius and this was all part of his original vision. Solo and Rogue One were smooth productions. It’s all one nice brand friendly package and all remnants of the old versions will be swept away.

But, again, what exactly is “three discs per film” supposed to mean other than that one of those discs is gonna be the unaltered version?

I mean, if Lucasfilm just considers it “bonus content” anyway…

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Fang Zei said:

Mocata said:

Because if they include things to make it one whole “Saga” with explicit links to the PT and the SW Story films it’s unlikely they want any weird stray threads lying around. It’s always been a Special Edition. It’s always been one interconnected series. George Lucas was a genius and this was all part of his original vision. Solo and Rogue One were smooth productions. It’s all one nice brand friendly package and all remnants of the old versions will be swept away.

But, again, what exactly is “three discs per film” supposed to mean other than that one of those discs is gonna be the unaltered version?

I mean, if Lucasfilm just considers it “bonus content” anyway…

Easy:
Disc 1: 4K
Disc 2: Blu-Ray
Disc 3: DVD

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DVD combos seem to be falling out of fashion these days in favor of digital download codes. All the 4K stuff I’ve seen for sale only includes a Blu-Ray as it is.

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Fang Zei said:

Mocata said:

Because if they include things to make it one whole “Saga” with explicit links to the PT and the SW Story films it’s unlikely they want any weird stray threads lying around. It’s always been a Special Edition. It’s always been one interconnected series. George Lucas was a genius and this was all part of his original vision. Solo and Rogue One were smooth productions. It’s all one nice brand friendly package and all remnants of the old versions will be swept away.

But, again, what exactly is “three discs per film” supposed to mean other than that one of those discs is gonna be the unaltered version?

I mean, if Lucasfilm just considers it “bonus content” anyway…

Even easier
Disc 1: Unaltered 4K
Disc 2: 2011 4K
Disc 3: 97 Blu Ray

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
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If the OOT was 4K only, would that be something of a dick move? I’m sure I’m not the only one rocking with just 1080p.

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SilverWook said:

DVD combos seem to be falling out of fashion these days in favor of digital download codes. All the 4K stuff I’ve seen for sale only includes a Blu-Ray as it is.

There’s also this possibility (this is what my TLJ and Solo 4K sets are):

Disc 1: 4K
Disc 2: Blu-ray
Disc 3: Blu-Ray bonus features

Could easily just be SE in this case too.

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DominicCobb said:

SilverWook said:

DVD combos seem to be falling out of fashion these days in favor of digital download codes. All the 4K stuff I’ve seen for sale only includes a Blu-Ray as it is.

There’s also this possibility (this is what my TLJ and Solo 4K sets are):

Disc 1: 4K
Disc 2: Blu-ray
Disc 3: Blu-Ray bonus features

Could easily just be SE in this case too.

If these rumors have any truth to them, I’m 95% sure this will be exactly it.

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I hope the OUT gets a 4K release alongside a Blu Ray release with the SE treated as bonus material this time around. It would only be fair.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

though the rumor says 4 discs per movie for the 4K sets and 3 discs for the BD

Right, I seem to have unintentionally caused some confusion when I said “three discs.”

The assumption is that the three-disc blu-ray and the four-disc 4k will have the same three regular blu-rays and the 4k will simply also include the final version on an actual UHD disc.

I doubt they’ll bother including a dvd copy.

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If they don’t include the OUT we should boycott.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
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crissrudd4554 said:

LordZerome1080 said:

If they don’t include the OUT we should boycott.

Dude we all wanna see the OUT get restored and released but let’s be realistic!

The SE only getting released is non-realistic.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night.
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paja said:

We’ve been boycotting for the last 16 years.

Maybe we should stage a protest in front of Lucasfilm.

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Do not go gentle into that good night.
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I don’t know why people think there’ll be a “final version.” That’s very unlikely to happen.