With all this special edition DVD hoopla, I want to remind everyone to keep one thing in mind.
Lucas is not screwing us with this release.
This release was not suppose to happen, GL has said many times that he did not want to do DVDs for any of the movies until Episode 3 was done.
Due to fan pressure he is releasing this set now. But this is not the “real” dvd set. If you are dissappointed with this set (and I don;'t blame you) don’t buy it, there is another much better one on its way for 2007.
As for it not being the original versions, I want them too, and I would of loved if that was what they were releasing in Sept 2004, from a marketing stand point it would of made a lot more sense, but please bare in mind that there was not suppose to be a sept 2004 release at all. This was not the original plan, but something that is being thrown together only from a couple months ago. Ift eh OV OT were to come out, it would not be now anyways.
So if your frustrated with LFL for not releasing the original versions, thats cool, but in the grand scheme of things it has nothing to do with this release.
And I'm a monkey, in a long line of kings.