Originally posted by: LasermanI have to agree there.
The thing that riles me the most, is I really would have welcomed a technically fixed trilogy.
Just doing the comps digitally instead of optically, getting rid of the matte lines, colouring in the sabres where required and fixing bad jump cuts with the sabres and the dodgy camera shakes etc. Even removing the cardboard people at the end.
Creating an 'almost' original release of ANH would be so so easy for them, it drives me nuts that they won't do it, and won't release the elements at a decent rez to allow others to do it.
I'm eagerly awaiting to see how the PAL release of the OUT comes out, but am determined that a glitch free version of ANH will be done, and if Lucasfilm won't step up to the plate.... But Laserman... isn't that like colourization - "well we would have filmed it in colour if we could, but were were techincally unable to do that at the time, and so we're colourizing the movie to bring back our original vision"... or what about replacing stop-motion effects in Robocop 1 and 2 with CGI? Hmm?
I think Lucas hears "we don't want ALL the changes, we just want THESE ones".
And he's in charge, he can edit them all he wants... and the last thing he'll ever be obligated to do is edit them the way some fans may want them. I'm fine with this... in fact, I've started to like the SE a little more now... don't get me wrong - it's still awful... but there are parts I like. However, I would prefer the O-OT to the SE. There does not need to be any changes, or fixes for me. They don't need to go back to Terminator 1 and paint out the visible wires... it's fine how it is. They don't have to go back to The Exorcist and paint out the wires (which took me at least 5 viewing to finally see)... it's fine how it is. They don't have to paint out the wires in any old movie, they don't need to fix the glitches... I much rather see it how it was when released - they're not "perfect"... they don't have to be perfect... they just have to be original. And I'm not THAT fussy... you know, many directors cuts are fine - as mostly they don't try to hide technical limitations of the time - but the original should still be available.
The DVD is exactly what I want. It's theatrical, it's DVD quality... it's unaltered. Ok... it may not be the highest DVD quality ... but it'll still be better then my vhs tapes.. or the LOOK DVD's that I have... or the other ld-rips I have like dr-gonzo's.
Waa Waa I want I want I want I want. FFS this is what I want, it's perfectly acceptable - it's not the greatest ever quality - but hey I can live with that. The soundtrack should be excellent though! The menus are beautiful.I would greatly prefer seeing this image in standard definition than the above two in HD.