Please forgive me if this has already been discussed elsewhere. im still finding my way around here ;)
If this is really happening, im so psyched. i have the dvd set with the changes. like haydens face in ROTJ. and i absolutely hate that!!
My parents have the originals, but when i went to get my own, all i could get was the modified one.
Yes Padme, digitalfreaknyc had brought the comicbook.com article up on page 32 of this thread a little earlier - http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/4K-restoration-on-Star-Wars-Official/topic/16857/page/32/
The dvd releases of the original versions (that your parents presumably have) are merely non-anamorphic 'bonus' discs on 'limited edition' 2-disc versions which had the 2004 Special Edition dvd versions contained too. And the prints used for the original cuts hadn't been cleaned up very well either. They are still readily available on the likes of Amazon and E-bay, but at inflated prices now, so it could be worth scouring anywhere that sells 2nd-hand dvds near you.
But considering how long fans waited to get an official dvd release of the original cuts, these proved a real slap in the face as far as the quality goes, when they came out. Let's hope that all these rumours of a better quality release turn out to be true. If that proves to be the case, I just hope that some idiot doesn't decide to give them a 'stylized colour-timing' and 'crushed blacks' similar to how the SE versions look!
Check out the threads on Harmy's DESPECIALIZED versions, and adywan's ongoing REVISITED project for a great way to see these movies in the meantime.