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George Lucas' Technicolor print

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https://savestarwars.com/technicoloribscreening.html

It is mentioned in this article that George Lucas had a Technicolor print of Star Wars made for himself and that it was used as the reference for the 1997 Special Edition colour timing. Does anyone on the forum happen to have any more information about this?

Edit: DO NOT click on the link to John Waire’s website!

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George Lucas probably still has it.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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Has every Technicolor print of Star Wars had the 1981 opening crawl inserted? If not, could there be any Technicolor prints with the original crawl in existence today?

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If I’m not mistaken a technicolor print with the 77 crawl is what 4K77 is scanned from.

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I’m pretty sure that section is from an Eastman print. 97% of 4K77 is from a Technicolor print, but the rest is from other sources.

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Most surviving prints as far as i’m aware, had the new reissue crawl spliced into the beginning of the movie.

The IB tech prints i mean.

I’m sure there are more knowledgeable folks on here than me though.

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doubleofive said:

https://starwarsviscomp.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/what-we-want/

I already read that article, and it’s a good explanation of how easy it would be to restore Star Wars to a professional level. But I disagree with some of the choices you made on what an “ideal” Blu-ray box set would look like. There are just too many audio options for the original movies, and it feels like it caters too much to purists. In my opinion, something like this would be the best option for appealing to a wide audience:

Disc One: Original Version
5.1 Dolby surround
Original 2.0 stereo
Audio commentary from 1993 laserdisc

Disc Two: Special Edition (1997 version)
5.1 Dolby Digital

Disc Three: Final Cut (2019 version)
Dolby Atmos
Audio commentary from 2004 DVD

If you want a bit more purism, you can include the mono mix of ANH, but I never really liked that version anyway.

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I only want the 1997 version and the originals. There is no need to include the Maclunky edition, or the 2011 edit. There is already a boxed set of those for both of them. One a Blu-ray set and the other 4K.

All i’ve ever wanted was the theatrical releases and the theatrical special edition and theatrical Phantom Menace.
It shouldn’t be that difficult. Other studios do catalog releases all the time.
Let me buy official Blu-Rays and 4K UHD discs of them so i can finally retire my laserdiscs.