In honor of the series winding down with Episode III, I plan to go through everything I’ve got regarding the movies in the weeks ahead, in chronological order. I plan to start with the O-OT (including soundtracks, books, the making of and Holiday Specials, etc.), then move on to the SEs, then the prequels and the 2004 OT DVDs.
Still, regarding the O-OT, all I have are my beloved 1990 CBS-FOX pan/scan videos and some asian DVD transfers of the Def. Collection (with some sound-sync problems and such).
I’d very much like to upgrade to the best version of the O-OT possible (Although I hope and pray LFL gets their act together and releases the original versions of each film–with alternate sound mixes, etc., for historical accuracy, which is what this preservation effort is all about, right?). I also worry about player compatibility, as I have a 2001-era Sony DVD player, and I wouldn’t want to acquire some solid O-OT DVDs only to be unable to play them. (I’d also like to get the making of specials and Holiday Special on DVD, too–upgraded from my VHS tapes).
Any suggestions on what the best way to go would be? What set(s) are the best, and how would they be acquired?