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Info Wanted: Is there a way to see the Prequels in their original theatrical version?

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I don’t care if it’s HD or not, as long as it’s not too pixelated so you can’t see I’m fine with it

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The Japanese Laserdisc of the Phantom Menace is the theatrical cut.

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CourtlyHades296 said:

The Japanese Laserdisc of the Phantom Menace is the theatrical cut.

Thanks
Do you know where to download it?
And if there is a way to see the other films in the original version as well?

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The Phantom Menace is available from 3 sources. There is the Japanese LD and two European broadcasts. The original cut of Attack of the Clones only exists as an in theater bootleg recording. Though the DVD is probably very close to the digital version of the film that originally came out in a few theaters during the original release. Revenge of the Sith is virtually unatlered from the original. The Blu-Ray/Disney+ version has some added detail to the roofs on Kashyyk, and some added Clone Trooper background dialog when they appear over Obi-wan and Grevious’s head. The DVD/HDTV Broadcast is the even closer… only a cut instead of the original wipe between Anakin crawling and Obi-wan and Threepio in the cockpit of Padme’s ship (the wipe was restored for the Blu-ray).

The 35 mm release of Attack of the clones has three noticeable differences. 1st, when Obi-wan catches Anakin’s saber, there are more speeders in the background. When Padme talks to Anakin about his attack on the Sand People, they recut the scene for the DVD version and added some additional dialog. And in one scene, there are more sparks added to Jango’s jetpack. It is not definite that any of these changes were or were not made to the digital theatrical print, but they are definitively changed between the 35 mm film prints that nearly everyone saw and the DVD. According to Rick McCallum, there are more differences, but they have not been documented.

But The Phantom Menace is the most edited with the additions to the Pod Race and the speeder ride on Coruscant.

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yotsuya said:

The Phantom Menace is available from 3 sources. There is the Japanese LD and two European broadcasts. The original cut of Attack of the Clones only exists as an in theater bootleg recording. Though the DVD is probably very close to the digital version of the film that originally came out in a few theaters during the original release. Revenge of the Sith is virtually unatlered from the original. The Blu-Ray/Disney+ version has some added detail to the roofs on Kashyyk, and some added Clone Trooper background dialog when they appear over Obi-wan and Grevious’s head. The DVD/HDTV Broadcast is the even closer… only a cut instead of the original wipe between Anakin crawling and Obi-wan and Threepio in the cockpit of Padme’s ship (the wipe was restored for the Blu-ray).

The 35 mm release of Attack of the clones has three noticeable differences. 1st, when Obi-wan catches Anakin’s saber, there are more speeders in the background. When Padme talks to Anakin about his attack on the Sand People, they recut the scene for the DVD version and added some additional dialog. And in one scene, there are more sparks added to Jango’s jetpack. It is not definite that any of these changes were or were not made to the digital theatrical print, but they are definitively changed between the 35 mm film prints that nearly everyone saw and the DVD. According to Rick McCallum, there are more differences, but they have not been documented.

But The Phantom Menace is the most edited with the additions to the Pod Race and the speeder ride on Coruscant.

Where can I download these versions?

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This is not a download site 😃
You own the Phantom Menace on blu-ray? And also Orginal Trilogy films on blu-ray?

R4

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mykyta-R4 said:

This is not a download site 😃
You own the Phantom Menace on blu-ray? And also Orginal Trilogy films on blu-ray?

I had a DVD when I was a little kid but I think I don’t have it anymore

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Per forum rules, you must own the official release nearest in quality to the fan project you’re seeking before you can download said fan project.

For example, if you’re trying to download a standard definition DVD release of a fan project, you only need to own the official DVD first. But if you’re trying to download an HD project, you need to own the official Blu-Ray first.

a trolling bantha

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ChainsawAsh said:

Per forum rules, you must own the official release nearest in quality to the fan project you’re seeking before you can download said fan project.

For example, if you’re trying to download a standard definition DVD release of a fan project, you only need to own the official DVD first. But if you’re trying to download an HD project, you need to own the official Blu-Ray first.

But what if I had but I lost/sold?

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You have to buy them again to be in compliance with forum rules. Members have been permanently banned for downloading fan projects while openly admitting to not owning official copies.

a trolling bantha

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ChainsawAsh said:

…if you’re trying to download an HD project, you need to own the official Blu-Ray first.

Are you sure about that? Stuff like the schorman HDTV preservations are overall closer to the DVDs than the Blu-rays. Perhaps the Blu-ray’s are “close enough” for the OT, but certainly not Ep 1 and probably not Ep 2 and 3.

Nobody sang The Bunny Song in years…

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I believe the general rule is you need to own an official product that’s the same perceived quality (that is, resolution) as the project you’re downloading, or the highest-quality official product available.

I may be conflating FE’s rules with OT’s on that one, but if the project you’re getting uses the Blu-Ray as a source, you definitely need to own the Blu-Ray.

a trolling bantha

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Danfun128 said:

ChainsawAsh said:

…if you’re trying to download an HD project, you need to own the official Blu-Ray first.

Are you sure about that? Stuff like the schorman HDTV preservations are overall closer to the DVDs than the Blu-rays. Perhaps the Blu-ray’s are “close enough” for the OT, but certainly not Ep 1 and probably not Ep 2 and 3.

Ash is indeed correct mate…

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If a project is sourced from an HDTV broadcast, and that movie has subsequently been made available for purchase on Blu-ray Disc, you are expected to own the BD before obtaining the fan project.

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ChainsawAsh said:

You have to buy them again to be in compliance with forum rules. Members have been permanently banned for downloading fan projects while openly admitting to not owning official copies.

If I have the movie in legal streaming it counts or not?

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If you mean you purchased a copy from iTunes and downloaded that copy, then I think that counts.

If you mean you have a Netflix or Disney+ subscription and it’s available for streaming on there, then NO, that DOES NOT count.

a trolling bantha

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ChainsawAsh said:

If you mean you purchased a copy from iTunes and downloaded that copy, then I think that counts.

If you mean you have a Netflix or Disney+ subscription and it’s available for streaming on there, then NO, that DOES NOT count.

Okay thank