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moviefreakedmind said:

It wouldn’t surprise me if their desire to curb the bootleg market played a small role in their decision, too. Not because they’re losing more than a negligible amount of money from bootlegs and fan preservations, because they’re not, but rather because it looks a little bad for the brand.

Whatever the reason let’s hope they see the light and take our money gosh darnit!!

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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moviefreakedmind said:

It wouldn’t surprise me if their desire to curb the bootleg market played a small role in their decision, too. Not because they’re losing more than a negligible amount of money from bootlegs and fan preservations, because they’re not, but rather because it looks a little bad for the brand.

If that was the rationale, there might be a glimmer of hope for that other heavily bootlegged film they keep hiding in the vault.

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Rumor: The Complete Star Wars Saga Boxed Set Coming to 4K Blu-ray in 2020

Sources have reportedly told The Digital Bits that Lucasfilm will be releasing a complete boxed set of The Complete Star Wars Saga in gorgeous 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray sometime in 2020 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. We’ve already seen a report stating 4K editions of the Original Trilogy do exist, so a 2020 release for a complete boxed set of the Skywalker saga is definitely within reason.

With the home media release of Episode IX expected to arrive sometime during the first quarter of 2020, a complete boxed set of the Skywalker saga (in both regular Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD formats) could be released basically anytime after that time period. Talk about the perfect holiday gift, right?

I was overjoyed when the OT and PT made the jump to Blu-ray back in 2011 (remember that goosebump-inducing trailer? I embedded it below for your viewing pleasure). That level of excitement from 2011 will increase tenfold when I get my hands on the saga in 4K.

“More and more, our sources are hinting that Disney and Lucasfilm are likely to release The Complete Star Wars Saga in Blu-ray/4K Ultra HD box sets next year. It makes sense for a number of reasons. First, the final film in the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, will be arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K, and Digital early in 2020. That’s reportedly going to be the last such film to be released in the franchise for at least a few years, so it would make sense that they’d release a complete box set of everything to that point. Also, The Empire Strikes Back celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020. And once Disney is done releasing all of their Marvel and Pixar product in 4K, there’s only one big franchise left untapped on the format. For all of these reasons, we think it’s likely that we’ll see these films in 4K next year. We already know that the classic trilogy has been scanned from the original negatives (new 4K masters are done and ready), and the prequels will no doubt be upsampled and digitally restored. Whether Disney and Lucasfilm would consider including the original theatrical versions of those classic films is the $24,000 question. My gut tells me to assume they won’t, at this point. Then, if they do, you can be pleasantly surprised. So take that all as a rumor for now and stay tuned for more here as it comes in.”

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I had a feeling it was coming, probably May 4th.

I can do the voices of C-3PO, Old Ben Kenobi, the Emperor, and Yoda.

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Yes…because, if there were ever a reliable source at this point, it’s TDB.

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I’ll say the same thing I’m sure I’ve said on at least two or three occasions. Until I see the word ‘CONFIRMED’ I take nothing with a grain of salt.

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crissrudd4554 said:

I’ll say the same thing I’m sure I’ve said on at least two or three occasions. Until I see the word ‘CONFIRMED’ I take nothing with a grain of salt.

Why just a grain? Why not a whole fucking pillar?

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.
“Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
Feel the love.

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LordZerome1080 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

I’ll say the same thing I’m sure I’ve said on at least two or three occasions. Until I see the word ‘CONFIRMED’ I take nothing with a grain of salt.

Why just a grain? Why not a whole fucking pillar?

Because unlike you, I refuse to delude myself on the subject.

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All I’m hoping for is not botched up transfers. We’ve already got fantastic fan restorations at work, so I’m just hoping whatever official version they come up with looks pleasing to the eye.

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crissrudd4554 said:

LordZerome1080 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

I’ll say the same thing I’m sure I’ve said on at least two or three occasions. Until I see the word ‘CONFIRMED’ I take nothing with a grain of salt.

Why just a grain? Why not a whole fucking pillar?

Because unlike you, I refuse to delude myself on the subject.

I’m not deluded, I meant that one should trust those rumours less than one should trust Jaba the Hutt.

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.
“Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
Feel the love.

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A rumor is a rumor. It can be trusted or not trusted. My point is I will not get hyped for anything until something is confirmed. ‘Rumor’ as far as I’m concerned means nothing because ‘Rumor of Original Trilogy reissue’ has been a headline that’s come out like once a year for like the last decade! Give a confirmation then you’ll have my attention.

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crissrudd4554 said:

A rumor is a rumor. It can be trusted or not trusted. My point is I will not get hyped for anything until something is confirmed. ‘Rumor’ as far as I’m concerned means nothing because ‘Rumor of Original Trilogy reissue’ has been a headline that’s come out like once a year for like the last decade! Give a confirmation then you’ll have my attention.

The rumor isn’t OUT, it’s OT, to which I say, “Star Wars in 4K soon? No shit.”

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I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

crissrudd4554 said:

A rumor is a rumor. It can be trusted or not trusted. My point is I will not get hyped for anything until something is confirmed. ‘Rumor’ as far as I’m concerned means nothing because ‘Rumor of Original Trilogy reissue’ has been a headline that’s come out like once a year for like the last decade! Give a confirmation then you’ll have my attention.

The rumor isn’t OUT, it’s OT, to which I say, “Star Wars in 4K soon? No shit.”

Is 4K the next logical step? Yes.
Is it confirmed? No.

Again my point is until I see a confirmation everything is a rumor and that’s that.

And to be fair I did not say OUT.

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You did though, by saying it’s been making the headlines for the last 10 years to no release. The SEs were released in Bluray, so you could only be talking about OUT. And yeah, CHEWBAKAspelledwrong has it pretty much right.

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Omni said:

You did though, by saying it’s been making the headlines for the last 10 years to no release. The SEs were released in Bluray, so you could only be talking about OUT. And yeah, CHEWBAKAspelledwrong has it pretty much right.

Yes but even within these last 10 years there’s been rumors of a 4K release up the wazoo. Sure they didn’t really start up til circa 2014 but nonetheless within this decade. So fine. I partially misquoted, I partially misinformed. I was wrong and I wasn’t wrong. But again my only argument was I take everything with the words ‘rumor’, ‘(unidentified) sources say’, ‘reportedly’ blah blah blah as nothing more than rumors. I’m far past the speculation stage by now with or without the OUT. Just give a confirmation already. That’s all I was saying. And again I agree 4K is the next logical step. But again as of now it’s just further unconfirmed speculation.

(Breathes in and out)

Ok we’re good. On a positive note let’s hope these ‘rumors’ come to fruition.