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It's official! the 2004 OT DVD release will be the Special Editions :(

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(sigh)

As if we could have expected differently.
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Originally posted by: R2-G2

(sigh)
As if we could have expected differently.



I didn't really expect for the original versions of the Trilogy to be released before the Special Edition/Archive Editions/Etc versions. No big shock here. We're not defeated yet.

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Originally posted by: Michael_Kent
The SE no classic trilogy.

Hell, it ain't even the doctored SE that Lucas was talking about that at least restored Han to shooting first.
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where does it say in the article its SE? it says original trilogy issint it?
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"Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi will be available in a four-disc set that includes a bonus disc filled with all-new special features -- including the most comprehensive feature-length documentary ever produced about the Star Wars saga and never-before-seen footage from the making of all three films. Each of the three films in the Star Wars Trilogy has been digitally restored and re-mastered by THX for superior sound and picture quality. "

<< does it mean its SE?
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I am really happy that the classic star wars trilogy is coming out on dvd on september 21st. But I'm a little disaponited that both cuts of all 3 flims won't be on the dvd's. Only the special edtions will.
Kenneth Kraly Jr.
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I'll pass on this release. I don't want the SE's.

Neil

Well at least the reversed surround channels have been addressed.

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Note how these DVDs are NOT referred to as "Special Editions"

As far as Lucasfilm is concerned, these ARE STAR WARS, not "Special Edition" versions of the films. They are THE films, there ARE NO OTHER versions. Original editions DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT exist anymore.


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Originally posted by: R2-G2
Note how these DVDs are NOT referred to as "Special Editions"

As far as Lucasfilm is concerned, these ARE STAR WARS, not "Special Edition" versions of the films. They are THE films, there ARE NO OTHER versions. Original editions DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT exist anymore.


If you mean "the original versions don't exist anymore as far as Lucasfilm is concerned", you're probably right.

If you mean "the original versions no longer exist in the physical realm we call 'Earth'", you're wrong, I repeat YOU ARE WRONG.

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Originally posted by: obi-wan trentobi
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If you mean "the original versions don't exist anymore as far as Lucasfilm is concerned", you're probably right.


If you mean "the original versions no longer exist in the physical realm we call 'Earth'", you're wrong, I repeat YOU ARE WRONG.

- Trentobi
That is why I prefaced it by saying "As far as Lucasfilm is concerned..."

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Originally posted by: R2-G2
"Oceania is at war with Eastasia, Oceania has ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia"


Brilliant.
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Originally posted by: nrg_2000
where does it say in the article its SE? it says original trilogy issint it?

Look on thedigitalbits.com for an update. Their editor Bill Hunt contacted Jim Ward directly and Ward confirmed that it's the 1997 SE.

Here's the link... SW Details

And here's the specific offending line...

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I have officially confirmed that the films will be the 1997 Special Edition versions, as determined by Lucas himself.
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Well as someone posted a while ago, is it any surprise they're doing this? Just the ‘97 Special Editions?

This worries me even more because now I'm more than positive that they're going to "double dip" the Episodes 4, 5, and 6 DVDs. So what does that mean for us fans? Shelling out $50-$70 dollars in September and then again whenever they decide to release the "super archive versions" and then even more money when and if they release the originals. That's a lot of money for one movie series especially when there is only one real version of it that anyone wants! So do we just put up with it and complain on forum boards and write emails? Yes! but we also start to get organized and start to complain even louder! The original films might not exist in Lucas's eyes but they do to people who won Oscars for those original special effects, they matter in the history of film, that's fine if Lucas wants to add more or take out whatever he wants because after all they are HIS films. However to destroy CLASSIC films to the point that even in a years time no one will ever be able to experience is just STUPID! So what we do is we go to the Best Buys, and Wal-Marts on September 21 and we protest outside the store or right next to the display of Star Wars DVDs telling people not to buy them and to wait since these versions are inferior. If we ALL stand together and get others to stand with us, enough to where it HURTS 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm's pocket books then you better believe they'll take this 4 disc set off the store shelves, re-master the ORIGINAL TRILOGY and have it back in stores by Christmas of this year! (Which we've all waited this long so another few months wouldn't hurt) However if we all fail and these copies sell out in the first few weeks and get touted as the fastest selling trilogy ever then we're going to have to wait a RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrreally long time before we see the originals if at all. In fact if they do break any sell through records then you can pretty much bet the Originals will never see the light of day again.

Let's use this website to organize around the country to get people ready to go to any big places where DVDs are sold where they live and talk to customers as they reach to buy a Star Wars DVD and give them information that most normal consumers don't have. We can use the forums on this site to come up with a list of reasons and explanations to give to customers that will be quick and to the point and quickly convince them that it's not worth the money right now.


If we organize correctly now and Lucasfilm and more importantly 20th Century Fox see that across the country their going to potentially have hundreds (hopefully thousands) of "angry Star Wars fans" at major retailers around the country trying to get people NOT to buy the Star Wars DVDs they might start working on re-mastering the ORIGINALS now so that they can be released on September 21.


I work at a video store myself and I promise you that no one will be buying the Star Wars DVDs from where I work!
WE MUST DO SOMETHING!

DON'T BUY STAR WARS ON DVD UNLESS IT INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL!!!!!
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NEW PETITION!!!

WE WON'T BUY ANY STAR WARS DVD SET UNLESS IT INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL DVDS!!!!

Let's get 100,000 people to sign it!!! Tell all your friends! Tell every news website! Make their "artistic vision" change!!!!
WE MUST DO SOMETHING!

DON'T BUY STAR WARS ON DVD UNLESS IT INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL!!!!!
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i'd suggest getting the unions involved...the movie unions are a powerful force and would probably not be happy to see their award winning and groundbreaking efforts be dumped by an ego-maniac like lucas

they are as much (or more) a part of those films as Lucas...Ward says Lucas has a right as the artist to decide what will be released, but all the others who worked on that film are just as much artists as he is

it's a shame that Lucas seems to have lost his mind
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I would love to hear John Dykstra's take on all this since he's the one that pioneered all those SFX.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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http://www.iatse-intl.org/index_flash.html
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I found a link to the PR office at Imageworks where John Dykstra works and sent them an e-mail asking them to forward this question to John Dykstra to see how he feels about all this. We shall see if he responds.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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I'm happy with the special edtion of the classic star wars trilogy some people should be geatful that the classic star wars trilogy is coming out on dvd on september 21st 2004. George Lucas is a great flimmaker also he is a brillant artiest.
Kenneth Kraly Jr.
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Hey I'm new here. I was wondering if there was ANY CHANCE AT ALL that they would do an alien quadrilogy like thing with the trilogy. It would 7 discs, both the original and special editions, a disc of extras for each, and a final bonus disc! Any chance of this??
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we need to scare lucas so he never gets his hands on any other movies