If everyone held back because of the mediocre picture I honestly think we would never see the OUT again. If they sell well then LFL get the message that we want them.
True. But at the same time, standing up against LFL and saying, "Nice try and we want them, but please do it RIGHT!" could possibly yield the same (if not better) results. It's a guessing game, though, and in no way am I saying I am right and you are wrong (and vice versa).
CO: I understand your point totally and yes, that is one way to look at it. I too am the same and I didn't buy the '04 set, I didn't buy all of the versions of the PTs, I don't pick up anything SW-related anymore, etc. But I still think Lucas has something up his sleeve and this release is just a warm up. IMHO, I really think it was a way to clear old SE stock. He KNOWS there is a demand for the OUT and he definitely did not need this release to prove that, so this was his one last way to A) clear old SE stock and B) give the finger to the OUT fans one last time because of the sub-par quality. How many years have fans, magazines, actors, directors, etc., etc., been asking for the OUT? There is no way possible that Lucas didn't know there was a demand for this release, and again, he did not need this set to prove it! Any way you slice it, HE CAVED! These releases are on DVD and there IS a very likely future now. But Lucas needed his last final dig, his last way to make money of all of the people he "lost" to....a bit of revenge if you will. The way he is going to do it IMO is he will make them buy a crappy set and then release a better set very soon.
Of course I could be all wrong but I am going to go with my gut here. It paid off for me with the '04 set and I am sure it will again...
Originally posted by: Cable-X1
I still like that the O-OT is out there now, cause the fact that so many people are willing to buy and watch something that they already know is inferior video quality to the SE, is a huge smack in the face to Lucas
I don't know, CO
...when you put it like that, maybe I should get it...damn, you're making me doubt myself now....I certainly would love it if this outsold the 2004 release. I would giggle my ass off at that one....
Lucas is a businessman....he can't ignore those numbers....original vision or not.