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4K restoration on Star Wars — Page 276

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Rodney-2187 said:

If they release a restored unaltered Original Trilogy, they can put it in a homeless guy’s sock and I’d buy it.

My feelings pretty much exactly, and this artwork isn’t even all that bad as covers go. The individual cases from the 2004 set and the GOUT also looked rather terrible.

The inclusion of a digital copy and use of cheaper non-steelbook packaging for I-VI and design uniformity across all ten films seems to be the only reasons Disney is doing this now that their buyout of Fox is complete. I wonder if the extras discs for the four most recent movies will be included.

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I didn’t actually mind the GOUT covers. At least the posters the fronts were mimicking were on the back.

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Bill Hunt has weighed in over at The Digital Bits. He’s convinced I-VI (and Rogue One and TFA) are hitting 4k next year, probably early in the year to coincide with IX’s home video release.

Here are his thoughts regarding the possibility of an unaltered restoration:

“Now, before you all start bombarding me with questions like, “Are they going to include the original theatrical versions?!” take a deep breath, folks. I don’t know. None of this is official yet. And if I were you, I would assume not so you don’t start getting your hopes up. I’ve seen a bit of speculation online to suggest that there are plans to include the theatrical cuts of the original three films in 4K, but history suggests you should treat this with a grain of salt.

That said, it’s certainly possible. Lucasfilm DID allow the Academy to show a rare 70 mm print of the original version of Star Wars (1977) back in June… and even a week before that was announced it would have seemed inconceivable. So it’s possible there’s been a softening by George Lucas and that Disney does have plans to include those versions in any 4K release. I’ve said MANY times here at The Bits in recent years that – at some point – Disney would absolutely release those versions. The studio simply knows too well how badly fans want them and how much money they could make by including them. Could it happen with a 4K release next year? I don’t know and I think it would be safer to assume not and allow ourselves to be surprised.”

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DrDre said:

Jeez, these Star Wars covers are getting worse with each release.

I think they’re an improvement over the 2011 boxset:

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Why is Luke the Ghost of Christmas yet to come? Not to mention young Ani was never anywhere near the Lars’ farm.

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And people’s heads don’t just float in space. I like the 2011 box because it conveys an idea about all six films in a single simple image

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Tobar said:

DrDre said:

Jeez, these Star Wars covers are getting worse with each release.

I think they’re an improvement over the 2011 boxset:

I actually feel the 2011 boxset looks pretty good.

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I’m very keen to know whether they use the new master for this or the existing 2004 master.

Even if they used the new master that is the SE versions of the OT I would be very happy with higher quality versions with improved colour timings.

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After all these years, and despite everything that has happened, I still smile just thinking about new Star Wars discs. My love of Star Wars is resilient.

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DrDre said:

Tobar said:

DrDre said:

Jeez, these Star Wars covers are getting worse with each release.

I think they’re an improvement over the 2011 boxset:

I actually feel the 2011 boxset looks pretty good.

Out of all Star Wars DVD/Blu-ray boxsets, my favorite is definitly this one:

Rogue One is redundant. Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES.
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Stotchy said:

I’m very keen to know whether they use the new master for this or the existing 2004 master.

Even if they used the new master that is the SE versions of the OT I would be very happy with higher quality versions with improved colour timings.

The only thing making me think it might be the new master is that they’re all being released by Disney this time.

But it wouldn’t surprise me if all they did was slap new art on the top side of the disc and everything on the data side is exactly same.

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joefavs said:

Digital Bits has TFA and R1 coming out in 4K at the end of this year, and everything else (both in a saga boxed set and as individual releases) in “the first half of 2020”.

https://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/the-4k-uhd-release-list/4k-uhd-list-01

How reliable is this source?

Digital Bits is not very reliable at all.

Fixed that

How so? I’ve never known them to be anything but reliable, and they’re very good at clearly calling out rumors as such.

He has an awful reputation. All he does is steal stuff from other forums at this point. His contacts have nearly dried up and he doesn’t have the knowledge that he had 20 years ago, nevermind 10

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Bill Hunt has a good explanation. Disney’s strategy has been to sell repackged BDs in advance of the 4k to clear out old stock. as with Marvel and Pixar

TV’s Frink said:

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

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I wouldn’t expect them to release any exciting new supplemental features (like the OOT) until they release their big, “Skywalker Saga” collection, when they might trot out all the old material. Even then, that’s not a guarantee.

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crissrudd4554 said:

Anyone notice they used a ROTS image of Vader on the ROTJ cover??

Worse - it’s actually from The Force Unleashed video game.

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Padmé also got a new haircut and liposuction on her face:

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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Lol. Just use poster art ffs.

Do you think someone paid a graphic designer for this? I would have thought the poster art would be more shrewd, but then I guess traditional art is not considered viable by any studio now.

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I think it’s so far outside of any studio graphic designer’s experience these days that it isn’t even given a thought.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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Honestly the only time I’ve ever liked video art work that wasn’t based off an OG poster for any movie(s) was the Universal Monsters VHS series of the ‘90s.

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I really like 2011’s cover art. The discs though… I mean, just why… and how could they go from the beautiful front and back cover art to the awful discs art is beyond me.

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ATMachine said:

I think it’s so far outside of any studio graphic designer’s experience these days that it isn’t even given a thought.

I think it’s more than they won’t hire someone who does have the experience. Or even re-use the classic artwork but with a new metallic finish. That would look old and bad, they gotta have photoshop floatiness and airbrushed faces.

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John Williams is still working on Star Wars. Someone get Drew Struzan to make new cover art for the boxed set.