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Limited edition VHS tapes! 😉

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SilverWook said:

Did they even finish those 3D conversions?

They finished the PT, which doesn’t surprise me considering how three-dimensional those movies already are.

The status of the OT’s conversion is anyone’s guess, but presumably they’ll get to it eventually.

We know there were tests done on ANH a decade ago. I seem to recall Zombie estimating that most of ANH had been converted, actually (I don’t remember where he was getting that info from). But that would have undoubtedly been from the lowry master. I was 100% convinced that the RMW 4k master we first heard about in 2014 was made primarily as a baseline for the 3D conversion. You need a year to really do a decent 3D conversion of a two-hour movie, and it’s been almost three years since we first heard about this 4k OT master.

You do the math.

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SilverWook said:

Limited edition VHS tapes! 😉

Celebration exclusive VHS tapes of Rogue One and The Force Awakens Would totally sell.

I would love to see Lucas come on stage and Kennedy tell him off for calling them white slavers, announce an OOT release, push him off the stage and end it with “Kennedy shot first- bitch!”

It seems like people are really embracing the new characters. In fact, the big question people ask me now about Star Wars is, “Are Finn and Poe gay lovers?” And really how the f*ck would I know? My second husband left me for a man, so my gaydar isn’t exactly what you’d call Death Star level quality. ----Carrie Fisher

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lovelikewinter said:

I would love to see Lucas come on stage and Kennedy tell him off for calling them white slavers, announce an OOT release, push him off the stage and end it with “Kennedy shot first- bitch!”

I wouldn’t.

TV’s Frink said:

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

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dgraham414 said:

Star Wars Holiday Special 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray Remaster!!! In steelbook! Only at Best-Buy!

I’d buy it. I guess I’m damaged enough that the Holliday Special doesn’t bother me. It’s weird but hardly painful.

It seems like people are really embracing the new characters. In fact, the big question people ask me now about Star Wars is, “Are Finn and Poe gay lovers?” And really how the f*ck would I know? My second husband left me for a man, so my gaydar isn’t exactly what you’d call Death Star level quality. ----Carrie Fisher

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ImperialFighter said:

Just to add to the fun, I’m gonna speculate that it’s more likely that we’ll get an announcement of upcoming 3D releases of the SE versions …

Not a chance. Not a single new 3D monitor or player was featured at the most recent CES.
3D is dead until they come up with a no-glasses holodeck-style technology.

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Glasses free displays are being developed, but whether the 3D is as good as wearing the glasses remains to be seen.
3D BluRays are still being released in any case.

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SilverWook said:

3D BluRays are still being released in any case.

For current movies showing theatrically in 3D. I can’t imagine LFL doing the work to finalize 3d blus of the SEs for home video alone, and the theatricals are confirmed quashed.

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Darth Id said:

SilverWook said:

3D BluRays are still being released in any case.

For current movies showing theatrically in 3D. I can’t imagine LFL doing the work to finalize 3d blus of the SEs for home video alone, and the theatricals are confirmed quashed.

Smaller labels like Twilight Time have been releasing titles from the 1950’s for a while now. Others are mining the '80’s. I fear by the time I can get my hands on a 3D set, they’re all going to be out of print.

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I thought it was pretty dumb that the I-VII saga marathons in theaters the day before TFA’s release had I-VI in 2D and VII in 3D. To me that smacks of the corporation wanting to sell the 3D version as the superior experience purely because the 3D surcharge is going to make them more moola.

But they will probably get around to doing a 3D conversion of the OT if for no other reason than the fact that it’s now bookended by a conversion of the PT and that every new movie made under Disney has been and will be released in 3D. It will surprise me big time if they don’t eventually get around to it. Remember that first trailer for the '97 SE with the x-wing flying out of the tv? It’s really not so hard to imagine them doing something similar with 3D.

The problem is that enthusiasm for the format has waned a bit in the seven years since Avatar. At this point they might as well also do Dolby Vision and Imax-with-laser versions just to fully take advantage of all the projection formats modern technology can offer. If nothing else it would give the theaters more money-making options for those saga marathons the day before each new Skywalker movie comes out.

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Is it possible that they’ll announce a new SE with updated VFX that doesn’t feature the more annoying changes and still stays true to canon? I’d kinda want to see that.

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MisterRey said:

Is it possible that they’ll announce a new SE with updated VFX that doesn’t feature the more annoying changes and still stays true to canon? I’d kinda want to see that.

I believe that won’t happen. The “SE” became Lucas’ director’s/producer’s cut, any further changes or rollback would been seen as shitting on Lucas.

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lovelikewinter said:

SilverWook said:

Limited edition VHS tapes! 😉

Celebration exclusive VHS tapes of Rogue One and The Force Awakens Would totally sell.

I would love to see Lucas come on stage and Kennedy tell him off for calling them white slavers, announce an OOT release, push him off the stage and end it with “Kennedy shot first- bitch!”

I would love that dream. Real life though? Nah.

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doubleofive said:

MisterRey said:

Is it possible that they’ll announce a new SE with updated VFX that doesn’t feature the more annoying changes and still stays true to canon? I’d kinda want to see that.

I believe that won’t happen. The “SE” became Lucas’ director’s/producer’s cut, any further changes or rollback would been seen as shitting on Lucas.

I dunno, there was that story a couple years ago about an unnamed source at Lucasfilm having seen a new version of the SE where Han shoots first again.

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Fang Zei said:

doubleofive said:

MisterRey said:

Is it possible that they’ll announce a new SE with updated VFX that doesn’t feature the more annoying changes and still stays true to canon? I’d kinda want to see that.

I believe that won’t happen. The “SE” became Lucas’ director’s/producer’s cut, any further changes or rollback would been seen as shitting on Lucas.

I dunno, there was that story a couple years ago about an unnamed source at Lucasfilm having seen a new version of the SE where Han shoots first again.

So… they’re taking the popular catchy slogan/rallying cry for OOT literally? Sounds reasonable.

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‘Be part of this Force’

Sounds like a new Force For Change…

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I can’t wait to see Lil’ Ani in 3D!!!

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doubleofive said:

Good Morning America is supposed to have something tomorrow:

http://www.jedinews.co.uk/misc/articles/big-star-wars-announcement-coming-tomorrow-good-morning-america/

“40 years in the making”

“you’ll want to be part of this force”

Theories? Just the new charity event for a role in TLJ?

It doesn’t sound like a charity contest for a walk-on role, but I also don’t see GMA (on Disney-owned ABC) announcing something Star Wars related that isn’t 100% controlled by Disney. Also, if it were an OOT announcement then why would they have Daisy showing up?

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So if it is a theatrical re-release of all the films on July 28, can I make a list of the people that can eat me? 😁

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Whatever this GMA announcement ends up being, I sincerely doubt it’s a theatrical re-release.