An open letter to George Lucas for him to release Star Wars to the then embryonic but burgeoning home video market:
The Videophile magazine
Scroll down to page 8:
magazines.lddb.com/The.Videophile/Videophile Issue 27 October 1980.pdf
It’s off topic but there is also a review of Superman The Movie’s debut home video release(the main contemporary big budget fantasy rival to Star Wars) on page 35.
Superman got it’s official 4k release late last year…….as for Star Wars…….
I saw Star Wars in 1977. Many, many, many times. For 3 years it was just Star Wars...period. I saw it in good theaters, cheap theaters and drive-ins with those clunky metal speakers you hang on your window. The screen and sound quality never subtracted from the excitement. I can watch the original cut right now, over 30 years later, on some beat up VHS tape and enjoy it. It's the story that makes this movie. Nothing? else.