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Return Of The Jedi's 40th anniversary

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25th May 2023 sees the 40th anniversary of the Return Of The Jedi.
 

There is already the usual official merchandise such as classic figures, playsets, lego, tee shirts, lightsabers, coins and comics.

Some of it was even released in 2022. Even with the official “ROTJ at 40” logo on it!
 

How will you be celebrating the 40th anniversary?

What do you hope to see released as part of it? Apart from a unaltered cut release of the OT films?

I’m hoping for a new documentary on the making of ROTJ from the crew’s point of view. Or at least some new interviews and short videos put up on the official site, like they did for Empire’s 40th.

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Man, it’s already 3 years from TESB’s 40th anniversary? The time does fly… I doubt they are showing this in theatres but one can hope. It is the only movie from the OT I haven’t seen on a big screen.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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The one which started it for me; Dad took me in 83 as a four year old and here we are!

+1 to a cinema run (albeit we know what version they’d use!).

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+2 for the cinema.

Did they show Empire at the cinemas for the 40th anniversary in the end with Covid going on?
 

It would be fantastic to see this on the big screen again:

but I would reluctantly settle for watching one of the later “Special Edition” versions at the cinema if that was our only choice.

The Imperial need for control is so desperate because it is so unnatural. Tyranny requires constant effort. It breaks, it leaks. Authority is brittle. Oppression is the mask of fear.

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Emre1601 said:

+2 for the cinema.

Did they show Empire at the cinemas for the 40th anniversary in the end with Covid going on?
 

It would be fantastic to see this on the big screen again:

but I would reluctantly settle for watching one of the later “Special Edition” versions at the cinema if that was our only choice.

ESB had a drive-in run in 2020, IIRC. It was the new 2019 Special Editions.

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I’m just wondering if another “From a Certain Point of View” book will come out.

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Dirge said:

Marooned Biker Scout said:

How will you be celebrating the 40th anniversary?

Barge Party at my house!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcD9fb9hyqM)

Amazing barge and figure collection, I love Luke taking a selfie, Oola flashing the band, and Boba chilling! Cool music too.

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I’m just wondering if another “From a Certain Point of View” book will come out.

I read the first one and enjoyed most of them. Was Empire’s version any good too?

If they do one for ROTJ I hope they have the Rancor keeper. And both a Rebel and Imperial perspective from after the DSII blew up. What happened? Did the Imperial fleet simply fly away and regroup somewhere, or stay and fight?

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Omni said:

Emre1601 said:

+2 for the cinema.

Did they show Empire at the cinemas for the 40th anniversary in the end with Covid going on?
 

It would be fantastic to see this on the big screen again:

but I would reluctantly settle for watching one of the later “Special Edition” versions at the cinema if that was our only choice.

ESB had a drive-in run in 2020, IIRC. It was the new 2019 Special Editions.

In my country they showed it for several weeks during summer since no new movies were coming in. And it was only the 2011 SE. It was like watching a Youtube video on a top3 biggest screens here.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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I’ll be watching 4K83 version ? No DNR in May to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of RETURN OF THE JEDI. The 4K, not 1080p.

Zero DNR needed regarding restorations, etc… Subtitles please for fan projects.

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4K83 v2.0

One day we will have properly restored versions of the Original Unaltered Trilogy (OUT); or 1977, 1980, 1983 Theatrical released versions (Like 4K77,4K80 and 4K83); including Prequels. So that future generations can enjoy these historic films that changed cinema forever.

Yoda: Try not, do or do not, there is no try.

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This anniversary seems to not have as much going on as the other two, but maybe there’ll be more come May. No word yet as to what classic 80s board game they’ll rerelease yet? Hoping for the Sarlacc Pit one, though I’d be happy with the Ewok game too.

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