Patrick R. said:
I've said it a thousand times before, but I will say it again. They only need to restore the parts that were altered and reinsert those back into the films. So the whole argument about it being too expensive to restore the original versions is ridiculous.
It would be nice to have some good news on May 4th, but I am not holding my breath.
Nah, I remember reading several months ago that the OT and PT blu-ray sets would be 4 discs each, with a bonus ninth disc in the "saga" set. Besides, even if Lucas actually intends to properly restore the original versions, he was never going to include it in this initial release. The guy from Wired magazine put it best back in September of '06, "they're not gonna make the fans happy because the happy fan has everything he or she needs."
At this rate, all I'm really curious about is how the double/triple/quadruple dips are gonna pan out. The 3D conversion of TPM hits theaters in february and I can only assume the business people at LFL have prescience and know this thing is gonna be a box office success, because it would be pretty embarrassing for them if it flopped after they said "we're going to convert all six movies and release them one per year."
By the way, when was the last time anyone heard anything about the live-action tv series???
Obviously, all I really care about is how all of this affects the original versions getting properly restored.