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My decision on the lack of OT releases

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Sinc George Lucas has decided to never release the original trilogy on DVD, I went ahead and bought the bootleg DVDs of the OT. He and his publicist really pissed me off with their remarks about those who want the originals. Here's a quote from DVDFile.com:


Of course, the big question mark amongst fans has always been whether Lucas would allow the original, unaltered original editions of the trilogy to also be released on DVD. Not possible, said Ward, who confirmed that the upcoming set will feature only the 1997 Special Edition versions of each film. "What George did in 1997," Ward explains, "was [to] make the movie he originally wanted to make."

So what are the faithful to do if they don't want to watch the altered 1997 editions of the trilogy? Either give in, or don't buy. "We realize there's a lot of debate out there," says Ward. "But this is not a democracy. We love our fans, but this is about art and filmmaking. [George] has decided that the sole version he wants available is this one."


http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-video/archive/2004/02_10.html


I find this to be a load of crap. They're going to find out that this IS a democracy, and that fans will vote with their money. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure that most people are going to cave and buy it anyway, since most Star Wars fans would buy George Lucas's turds if they had the Star Wars logo on them. I don't feel conflicted one bit by buying the bootleg versions on DVD. I own the originals on Laserdisc, and I'm entitled to have and make personal copies under the Fair Use law. We should have known back in the mid 90's that we'd never see the original trilogy again. My Laserdisc version of A New Hope has a sticker on it saying "Here's your last chance to own the original version of Star Wars".

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i would make a copy even if i didnt own the damn movies just to piss Lucas off even more.. lol
to me there is no such thing as law when it comes to the internet...
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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Originally posted by: Luke Skywalker
i would make a copy even if i didnt own the damn movies just to piss Lucas off even more.. lol
to me there is no such thing as law when it comes to the internet...

The RIAA and MPAA are desperately trying to prove otherwise.
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And prosecuting every 12 year-old living in the projects in the process.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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to me there is no such thing as law when it comes to the internet...


the problem with this is it is leading towards anarchy...
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
Qui-Gon Jinn (R.I.P.)