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May 14th, 2012.  George Lucas is 68 years old today. 

It seems he has been weakening on the original versions in the last couple of years, too.

"Lucas wasn't badmouthing the original releases (his usual M.O.), but that there would have to be a big restoration done to get a high def master....And he's also stopped calling the originals "workprints" instead referring to them as the "classic versions."

His reasoning at not releasing them at the same time was the time and expense of doing full restorations of the original materials was prohibitive and as such the "recent releases get priority over what we call 'the classic' version of things."

Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side

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“Back when we made Star Wars, we just couldn’t make Palpatine as evil as we intended. Now, thanks to the miracles of technology, it is finally possible. Finally, I’ve created the movies that I originally imagined.” -George Lucas on the 2007 Extra Extra Special HD-DVD Edition

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The Jedi Council forum or something like that.  Here's another link:

http://savestarwars.com/starwarsblurayblues.html

 

It's an old story, but it still shows that his hard-line stance on restoring the originals seems to be softening a little...

Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side

Emperor Jar-Jar
“Back when we made Star Wars, we just couldn’t make Palpatine as evil as we intended. Now, thanks to the miracles of technology, it is finally possible. Finally, I’ve created the movies that I originally imagined.” -George Lucas on the 2007 Extra Extra Special HD-DVD Edition

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I wrote an article based on the NYT piece Zombie wrote that article from:

http://doubleofive.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/save-star-wars/

So it's the same article where he says its way to expensive and other lies. No new news, that makes me sad. After watching "People vs" last night, I've been hoping he'd come to his senses faster.

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One year closer ...

“Okay, I’m goin’, takin’ off. See ya… bye….” — Chip Douglas

“This concludes our broadcast day. Click.” — Chip Douglas

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Let us not bear George any ill will today, okay?

He probably has a "surprise" birthday party to endure at the ranch. ;)

And thanks for the link to that story, doubleofive. Seems that there is some good left in him after all.

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doubleofive said:

I wrote an article based on the NYT piece Zombie wrote that article from:

http://doubleofive.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/save-star-wars/

So it's the same article where he says its way to expensive and other lies. No new news, that makes me sad. After watching "People vs" last night, I've been hoping he'd come to his senses faster.

Sure, but isn't it nice he at least seems to be entertaining the thought now?

"The quality of the original is not very good. You have to go through and do a whole restoration on it" -George Lucas

Indeed, you would have to do a whole restoration on it...Interesting idea, Mr. Lucas....

Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side

Emperor Jar-Jar
“Back when we made Star Wars, we just couldn’t make Palpatine as evil as we intended. Now, thanks to the miracles of technology, it is finally possible. Finally, I’ve created the movies that I originally imagined.” -George Lucas on the 2007 Extra Extra Special HD-DVD Edition

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Happy Birthday, sir.  I too am glad that there is still good in you.

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If you'd like to spend more time with George then check out this almost hour long interview! Somewhat surprising response from George at 38:17. First he goes into the cold blooded killer malarkey but then ends it with "He did shoot first!" Who was the he? Hmm....

 

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Happy Birthday to the man that he was until the divorce!

It's really sad when the "creative minds" behind something we hold dear are also guilty of its destruction.

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Man, this thread is a great example of why we have a bad name.

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