I was wondering if we should have a sticky for Star Wars DVD related articles. Here is one I just found on Yahoo that really turns my stomach.Here
Listen to this:
"AP: Why not release both the originals and special editions on DVD?
Lucas: The special edition, that’s the one I wanted out there. The other movie, it’s on VHS, if anybody wants it. … I’m not going to spend the, we’re talking millions of dollars here, the money and the time to refurbish that, because to me, it doesn’t really exist anymore. It’s like this is the movie I wanted it to be, and I’m sorry you saw half a completed film and fell in love with it. But I want it to be the way I want it to be. I’m the one who has to take responsibility for it. I’m the one who has to have everybody throw rocks at me all the time, so at least if they’re going to throw rocks at me, they’re going to throw rocks at me for something I love rather than something I think is not very good, or at least something I think is not finished. "
How could it cost millions to remaster maybe 15 minutes or so of footage?
What a sack he is.
Mod Edit: the above link unfortunately no longer functions. A similar thread from ‘Today’ - with the same quotes from George Lucas can be found below:-