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It's official! the 2004 OT DVD release will be the Special Editions :( — Page 3

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Thanks for the reply sweyland
Kenneth Kraly Jr.
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I prefer the term Ultimate Edition.
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Originally posted by: Luke30
Do you think the rumored changes to the star wars trilogy is going to happen yes or no? Persionly I hope these changes don't happen.

When the TPM was originally announced for VHS home video, McCallum said Lucas was too busy to release Star Wars on DVD because he was too busy with the production of the PT, and that after Ep3 came out he would have something "really special" ready for the OT. September's SE release is not going to be it, it's just a stop gap. The "really special" edition AKA Archive Edition will probably be ready for 2007, SW 30th Anniversary.


And probably just in time to be released on HD-DVD... the storage capacity of which could allow for the original cuts, the Special Editions and the Archive Editions to be released on the same disc.

- Trentobi
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That true. Since HD-DVD will hold 4.5 hours of High Defintion picture and 7.1 sound. It would be possible to include both originals and special editions on the same disc for that format. Using extended branching you would have to double encode every scene the Special Edition changes which would come to a 3.5 hours of movie. Thats to long for an SD-DVD to hold and still keep optimum DVD picture. It probably won't look any better then the remastered laserdiscs. An HD-DVD would be able to hold that much information and keep full HD resolution. Still it would be impossible for even an HD-DVD to hold all three versions and still keep full HD resolution.