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Are you Going to buy the up comming Star Wars DVDS ??? I know the covers are crap and everything but are these a must have ?

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I personally am not going to buy them. I have the original 1995 THX Laserdiscs, so if I want quality of the early nineties, I´m going to use technology of the early nineties. If I´m supposed to buy DVD´s, I want DVD quality. I´d rather watch out the outcomings of the great X0 Project, or maybe other exciting fan preservations which are perhaps secretly being in the making using interesting materials........... ?
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Thanks and sorry these OOT suck its a shame
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Of course if people don't buy them, Lucas will just take that as an indication that nobody wants the OT.
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Originally posted by: Jobel
Of course if people don't buy them, Lucas will just take that as an indication that nobody wants the OT.


And therein lies the catch 22.

“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.”

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Originally posted by: Jobel
Of course if people don't buy them, Lucas will just take that as an indication that nobody wants the OT.


He can pretty much give the answer to himself why no one wants it this way. No, i will not give in to this weird kind of blackmailing.

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Looks like SW is over now thats it end of the line
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that is a dumb question,ofcourse i will buy them,probably 2 sets,these will undoubtedly BLOW away ANY Laserdisc capture,and I know people are going to argue against that,but you know what,we will see this September wont we.
and all this damn speculating by all the peeps here just friggin crack me up,no one knows anything for certain untill we have them in September and we view ourselves,I can't believe ALLL the damn threads wasted to this subject,why not just see what happens and then possibly bitch afterwards.
just my 2 cents
DJ

I tell you what,I will personally,laugh my ASS off if these end up being just what we wanted LOL!
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Originally posted by: dark_jedi
that is a dumb question,ofcourse i will buy them,probably 2 sets,these will undoubtedly BLOW away ANY Laserdisc capture,and I know people are going to argue against that,but you know what,we will see this September wont we.
and all this damn speculating by all the peeps here just friggin crack me up,no one knows anything for certain untill we have them in September and we view ourselves,I can't believe ALLL the damn threads wasted to this subject,why not just see what happens and then possibly bitch afterwards.
just my 2 cents
DJ

I tell you what,I will personally,laugh my ASS off if these end up being just what we wanted LOL!


I agree.

This is my first and only post ever on this subject until I see the release for myself!!

4 - 5 - 3 - 1 - 6 - 2

Discuss..........

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Thanks Russ,
at least someone agrees with me,i am just sick of reading everyday here all the crying,whining,and bitching about something noone even has yet,and I still cant believe anything from LD will be better than what a billion dollar company can put out.
again just my 2 cents
DJ

and as my friend Russ said,this is now my last post on the matter,until Sept.
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C'mon dark_jedi... you're already up to 4 cents on the issue- why not go for 6 cents??

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Originally posted by: Mike O
Originally posted by: Jobel
Of course if people don't buy them, Lucas will just take that as an indication that nobody wants the OT.


And therein lies the catch 22.


Exactly. However....there's another catch. Lucas is supposedly doing this as an experiment to find out which version people prefer. However, as any fifth grade science teacher will tell you, when you set up an experiment, there are some rules that must be followed, like having the experiment be fare. If you want to find out what food a frog prefers, you give it two different foods at different times. You don't just shove them down its throat at the same time.

If you didn't get my metaphor, to have a fair experiment, Lucas would have to package the OOT and the 2004SE seperately to see which sells better.

So, back to my starting point, catch number two is, even if this set sells better than any DVD ever sold, Lucas will just take it as people just wanted the 2004 edition again, only with new packaging and a second disk.

(That's why sending back SE discs is a good idea.)
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Originally posted by: Darth_Evil
Originally posted by: Mike O
Originally posted by: Jobel
Of course if people don't buy them, Lucas will just take that as an indication that nobody wants the OT.


And therein lies the catch 22.


Exactly. However....there's another catch. Lucas is supposedly doing this as an experiment to find out which version people prefer. However, as any fifth grade science teacher will tell you, when you set up an experiment, there are some rules that must be followed, like having the experiment be fare. If you want to find out what food a frog prefers, you give it two different foods at different times. You don't just shove them down its throat at the same time.

If you didn't get my metaphor, to have a fair experiment, Lucas would have to package the OOT and the 2004SE seperately to see which sells better.

So, back to my starting point, catch number two is, even if this set sells better than any DVD ever sold, Lucas will just take it as people just wanted the 2004 edition again, only with new packaging and a second disk.

(That's why sending back SE discs is a good idea.)

Yes, but the SE discs were already released in 2004, and I think it's not a bad assumption that most of the people buying the new DVDs in Sept. are people who already bought the 2004 or 2005 sets, and nobody would do that unless they specifically wanted the OOT. George just can't allow the OOT DVDs to go out without HIS vision accompanying them. LOL

I'm buying them, BTW.

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You're right, but still, Lucas could simply view it as "people wanted the 2004 editions again." We know he'll twist it in any way he can. But hopefully you're right.

And I would be planning to buy them, but money is a bit of an issue. Plus, I already have had a VHS set, the 2004 dvd set, and a bootleg set. Two out of the three were gifts, and I just don't want to keep spending money on Star Wars. I'll admit that, while Star Wars is a great trilogy of films, there are movies out there a like more, a lot more in some cases, and it seems silly to keep spending money on the same film when it isn't even my favorite. My favorite movies I've only had up to two copies of. (A VHS and DVD version later.)
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Originally posted by: Darth_Evil
You're right, but still, Lucas could simply view it as "people wanted the 2004 editions again."

We loved them so much we wore them out and need new ones! LOL!!!
Originally posted by: Darth_Evil
And I would be planning to buy them, but money is a bit of an issue. Plus, I already have had a VHS set, the 2004 dvd set, and a bootleg set. Two out of the three were gifts, and I just don't want to keep spending money on Star Wars. I'll admit that, while Star Wars is a great trilogy of films, there are movies out there a like more, a lot more in some cases, and it seems silly to keep spending money on the same film when it isn't even my favorite. My favorite movies I've only had up to two copies of. (A VHS and DVD version later.)

Why don't you sell your other set(s) on eBay now? I'm sure a lot of people will be selling their SE discs after the Sept. ones come out (the ones who aren't sending them back to GL, that is).




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Ok what if GL brings out a 12 Disk Saga box set next year ? Are you gonna buy that too ? Only if he fixes the yoda in EP 1
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I will not purchase any DVD version of episodes 4, 5 or 6 until the OOT are provided, included with or separate from the current edits, in a SATISFACTORY presentation.

In response to the question: "how can you complain about something no-one has seen yet?"

Do we not have, on this site, an email FROM LUCASFILM detailing the non-anamorphic version of the OOT which will be bundled with the 'bonus material'?

Is there not information on this site and others about the sources used to make these DVDs of the OOT?

Are we, then, to ignore this, let the DVDs be released without saying a word (thereby allowing the LucasFilm / Newscorp publicity and promotions juggernaut to make the release a commercial success) and THEN try to gain support for an argument for a more satisfactory release?

Won't it already be too late?
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Originally posted by: Darth_Evil
Originally posted by: Mike O
Originally posted by: Jobel
Of course if people don't buy them, Lucas will just take that as an indication that nobody wants the OT.


And therein lies the catch 22.


Exactly. However....there's another catch. Lucas is supposedly doing this as an experiment to find out which version people prefer. However, as any fifth grade science teacher will tell you, when you set up an experiment, there are some rules that must be followed, like having the experiment be fare. If you want to find out what food a frog prefers, you give it two different foods at different times. You don't just shove them down its throat at the same time.

If you didn't get my metaphor, to have a fair experiment, Lucas would have to package the OOT and the 2004SE seperately to see which sells better.

So, back to my starting point, catch number two is, even if this set sells better than any DVD ever sold, Lucas will just take it as people just wanted the 2004 edition again, only with new packaging and a second disk.

(That's why sending back SE discs is a good idea.)


There is a whole Thread about sending back the SEs. I wonder, if a good number of people do it, how Lucas will react, and what message it will send. See the thing is, Lucas will of course know why they did not sell well if they do not. But he will still have a valid excuse for not releasing the OOT again. That is, of course, if this release doesn't sell well. I ran into a pair of people at Blockbuster the other day who grew up with the OOT and were none too thrilled at the SEs. I'm wondering how much of the general population, people who do not know or care about the non-anamorphic issue, will buy these DVDs. If they do sell well, then one of several thing could happen. Lucas could say that now people have what he considers to be an inferior version and he never needs to release it again. Or, God willing, he will see that there is a market for it and contact Robert A. Harris. If restored versions of the OOT are included on the 30th anniversary boxed set, I would buy it without a moment's hesitation, unless it got horrendous reviews. So that I can sleep at night , I tell myself that LFL is releaseing these to test the waters (which I discussed in the afforementioned thread) to see if they should include a better version of the OOT in the upcoming boxed set. I doubt it, of course, but its something to hope for. A remastered OOT=more sales. If it is included in the boxed set, which will of course be high-priced, Lucas knows that people like me would pay through the nose to get it. But whoever said that LFL think logically, especially when it comes to the OOT?

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Originally posted by: auraloffalwaffle

Do we not have, on this site, an email FROM LUCASFILM detailing the non-anamorphic version of the OOT which will be bundled with the 'bonus material'?

Is there not information on this site and others about the sources used to make these DVDs of the OOT?

Are we, then, to ignore this, let the DVDs be released without saying a word (thereby allowing the LucasFilm / Newscorp publicity and promotions juggernaut to make the release a commercial success) and THEN try to gain support for an argument for a more satisfactory release?

Won't it already be too late?

Yes, the time to complain is now, while there's still a chance to affect the outcome.

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Originally posted by: Mielr
Originally posted by: auraloffalwaffle

Do we not have, on this site, an email FROM LUCASFILM detailing the non-anamorphic version of the OOT which will be bundled with the 'bonus material'?

Is there not information on this site and others about the sources used to make these DVDs of the OOT?

Are we, then, to ignore this, let the DVDs be released without saying a word (thereby allowing the LucasFilm / Newscorp publicity and promotions juggernaut to make the release a commercial success) and THEN try to gain support for an argument for a more satisfactory release?

Won't it already be too late?

Yes, the time to complain is now, while there's still a chance to affect the outcome.


I don't know if we can affect the September release, but hopefully we can influence future releases of the OOT, if there are any.

“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.”

Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death

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I agree with you there i hope GL learns a lession .
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I've just posted in the General Star Wars Discussion thread: "Lucas talks about the Sept 12th release of the O-OT"

IF YOU DO BUY, TELL THEM WHY!
IF YOU DON'T BUY, TELL THEM WHY!
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auraloffalwaffle I allready done that
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What's up with the double thread and double posting?
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