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Alexrd wrote: I phuckin care.

I phuckin' care about Amanaman.  I'm holding out for the all Amani Special Edition.  Who's with me?!

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According to StarWars.com's home page, "all will be revealed" about the Blu-Rays May 4th.  Of course, it'll probably be bonus features (what we all care about), and the usual "Digitally Restored" stuff we all know is crap and a sign of the same old changes, if not more.

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Sluggo said:

Bingowings said:

Amanaman!

Do do do do do!

I love you, Bingo.

Get a room, you six.

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Everything will likely disappoint from the packaging on down.

"A disaster, this is. Suck hard, it does." - Yoda

“Anakin had those qualities so rarely seen, exuding an unmistakable confidence and yet still able to touch one’s heart in simply knowing how he was so flawed… wounded.”

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Hey, I just took this quick comparison between the 2004/2006 DVD release and the hero image currently on the Star Wars site. These look like different takes, so it may not matter; bonus/alternate scenes likely have never seen the Lowry beast.

Still, it's worth a look:

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I dunno, I've got a baaaad feeling about this

 

*pic of a character saying 'I've got a bad feeling about this'*

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20th Century Mark said:

Bingowings said:

Amanaman!

Do do do do do!

 Ha, that was great!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM89T74MPnE

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago had a Jim Henson exhibit recently (perhaps it's still there?).  These puppets were some of his original creations on display.  So awesome!

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Lestrade wrote: Hey, I just took this quick comparison between the 2004/2006 DVD release and the hero image currently on the Star Wars site. These look like different takes, so it may not matter; bonus/alternate scenes likely have never seen the Lowry beast.

Still, it's worth a look:

You all are so pessimistic. This deliberate creative decision makes *complete sense*. In TPM you had the Pod from 2001, and now in Star Wars we get Hal itself. Completes the Circle of References....  Ties the trilogies together...

 

*complete sense* is a euphamism for *utter bollocks* which is a euphamism for *I Only Care About Amanaman*

 

Oh and I hope there's a continuity shot of Princess Leia putting up and down her hood.

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canofhumdingers said:

20th Century Mark said:

Bingowings said:

Amanaman!

Do do do do do!

 Ha, that was great!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM89T74MPnE

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago had a Jim Henson exhibit recently (perhaps it's still there?).  These puppets were some of his original creations on display.  So awesome!

 Oh that brought back some memories!

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"May the 4th be with you" is one of the goofiest puns ever

Maybe there will be a new trailer and we can find out if the colars are fixed or not.

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I like may the 4th be with you :-)

And whatever the picture they used is, the colours sure look better to me (although it certainly doesn't mean that's what the film will look like).

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Lestrade said:

Hey, I just took this quick comparison between the 2004/2006 DVD release and the hero image currently on the Star Wars site. These look like different takes, so it may not matter; bonus/alternate scenes likely have never seen the Lowry beast.

Still, it's worth a look:

The first one is a photo for promotional use, not a screenshot. Haven't you seen it before??

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Past announcements:

2006

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This September: Original Unaltered Trilogy on DVD
May 03, 2006

 

http://www.starwars.com/episode-iv/release/video/img/20060503_2_sm.jpg" alt="[ doc_title ]" /> Fans can look forward to a September filled with classic Star Wars nostalgia, led by the premiere of LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy video game and the long-awaited DVD release of the original theatrical incarnations of the classic Star Wars trilogy.

In response to overwhelming demand, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release attractively priced individual two-disc releases of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Each release includes the 2004 digitally remastered version of the movie and, as bonus material, the theatrical edition of the film. That means you'll be able to enjoy Star Wars as it first appeared in 1977, Empire in 1980, and Jedi in 1983.

See the title crawl to Star Wars before it was known as Episode IV; see the pioneering, if dated, motion control model work on the attack on the http://www.starwars.com/databank/location/deathstar/">Death Star; groove to Lapti Nek or the http://www.starwars.com/databank/species/ewok/">Ewok Celebration song like you did when you were a kid; and yes, see http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/hansolo/">Han Solo shoot first.

http://www.starwars.com/episode-iv/release/video/img/20060503_1_sm.jpg" alt="[ doc_title ]" /> This release will only be available for a limited time: from September 12th to December 31st. International release will follow on or about the same day. Each original theatrical version will feature Dolby 2.0 Surround sound, close-captioning, and subtitles in English, French and Spanish for their U.S. release. International sound and subtitling vary by territory.

"Over the years, a truly countless number of fans have told us that they would love to see and own the original version that they remember experiencing in theaters," said Jim Ward, President of LucasArts and Senior Vice President of Lucasfilm Ltd. "We returned to the Lucasfilm Archives to search exhaustively for source material that could be presented on DVD. This is something that we're very excited to be able to give to fans in response to their continuing enthusiasm for Star Wars. Topping it off with a new interactive adventure makes September 12 a red-letter day for Star Wars fans."

That's also the day fans will be able to experience the LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy video game, the action-packed sequel -- filled with tongue-in-cheek humor -- to one of the best selling video games of 2005. To see the trailer to the new game from LucasArts and TT Games, http://www.starwars.com/gaming/videogames/news/lego2trailer.html">click here!

http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/category.xml?category_id=353&x=14&y=7&rid=SMCMFH00001">Click here to order your copy of the game today. To order the first in a series of t-shirts to commemorate the return of the original unaltered trilogy, http://www.starwars.com/collecting/shop/shopnews/news20060503.html">click here.

2004

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The Star Wars Trilogy on DVD
February 10, 2004

 

The most requested films for the DVD format will finally become a reality this September as Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox present the eagerly-awaited Star Wars Trilogy for the ultimate home entertainment format. The four-disc collection will be released on September 21 in the U.S. and Canada, with international release dates following closely.

"We know how long fans have waited for this release and how much they have been looking forward to it, so everyone has been working overtime to make sure that the Star Wars Trilogy on DVD is an awesome experience," said Jim Ward, Vice President of Marketing and Distribution for Lucasfilm Ltd. and the DVD collection's Executive Producer.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi will be available in a four-disc set that includes a bonus disc filled with all-new special features -- including the most comprehensive feature-length documentary ever produced about the Star Wars saga and never-before-seen footage from the making of all three films. Each of the three films in the Star Wars Trilogy has been digitally restored and re-mastered by THX for superior sound and picture quality.

"First and foremost, the DVDs will deliver the very best possible sound and picture and take advantage of everything the medium can offer. On top of that, we are creating added-value material that gets inside the creation of the Star Wars films in a fresh and fun way," Ward said. "We want watching this DVD collection to be as memorable as seeing the movies for the first time."

The films of the Star Wars Trilogy will be available exclusively as a collection and will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX. All three films are closed-captioned and subtitled in English, French and Spanish in the U.S. Internationally, sound and subtitling specifications will vary by territory.

Keep checking starwars.com over the coming months for more specific details about the content of this must-own DVD set.

2004 Details

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Star Wars Trilogy DVD Details
April 20, 2004

 

http://shop.starwars.com/Product/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=239">http://www.starwars.com/episode-iv/news/2004/03/img/20040322_1_sm.jpg" alt="[ Star Wars Trilogy DVD Details ]" />When the Star Wars trilogy arrives on DVD on September 21, the digitally remastered and restored films will be accompanied by over 10 hours of bonus material that goes inside the making of these classic movies.

Each film resides on its own disc, with sharp, pristene imagery restored and remastered by Lowry Digital Images, and the rich sound experience of the saga presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX. The films also include new commentary tracks, featuring insights from http://www.starwars.com/bio/georgelucas.html">George Lucas, director Irvin Kershner, actress http://www.starwars.com/bio/carriefisher.html">Carrie Fisher, sound designer http://www.starwars.com/bio/benburtt.html">Ben Burtt, and http://www.starwars.com/bio/industriallightmagic.html">Industrial Light & Magic's http://www.starwars.com/bio/dennismuren.html">Dennis Muren.

The fourth disc is packed with bonus material, the most notable being http://www.starwars.com/databank/organization/theempire/">Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy. This two-and-a-half hour documentary traces the evolution of the saga, from a low-budget labor-of-love space saga to the movie phenomenon that defied the odds and reinvented the rules.

This comprehensive documentary features all new interviews with George Lucas and more than 40 members of the cast and crew from the original trilogy, as well as a host of filmmakers and media personalities. Empire of Dreams includes some never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the three films.

Other material on the fourth disc includes:

Episode III Behind the Scenes Preview: The Return of http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/darthvader/">Darth Vader: Finally, Star Wars: Episode III will reveal just how http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/anakinskywalker/">Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, the most iconic villain in film history. In this exclusive preview, George Lucas discusses Anakin's descent, with a first look at the new Vader costume forged for Episode III. Also, experience how http://www.starwars.com/bio/haydenchristensen.html">Hayden Christensen and http://www.starwars.com/bio/ewanmcgregor.html">Ewan McGregor have prepared for the epic lightsaber battle that has been anticipated for more than two decades: the climactic showdown between Anakin and http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/obiwankenobi/">Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The Birth of the http://www.starwars.com/databank/technology/lightsaber/">Lightsaber: Its unforgettable hum and scintillating glow are instantly recognizable around the world. Now, viewers will discover the origins of this elegant weapon from a more civilized age in this documentary devoted to the lightsaber.

The Characters of Star Wars: An in-depth look at how favorite characters came to be, featuring rare concept art, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with George Lucas and the cast and crew who shaped the screen's favorite heroes.

The Force Is With Them: The Legacy of Star Wars: Star Wars opened up a galaxy of possibilities to a generation of filmmakers and creative talents. Hear from some of the most notable filmmakers of our time about how influential the Star Wars movies have been to their lives.

Star Wars Battlefront Trailer and Playable Demo: The fourth disc will offer a trailer featuring an exciting look at the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront video game from LucasArts, along with a special demo for Xbox users that lets players fight the Battle of http://www.starwars.com/databank/location/endor/">Endor as a Rebel or Imperial soldier and drive http://www.starwars.com/databank/vehicle/atst/">AT-STs, ride speeder bikes and use different weapons to lead their side to victory. The full version of Star Wars Battlefront will also be released Sept. 21 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC.

Star Wars: Episode III Making the Game Preview: Video-game players will be able to experience the stunning http://www.starwars.com/databank/organization/thejediorder/">Jedi action of Episode III themselves in the new Star Wars: Episode III game, due out in Spring 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. This special feature shows how game developers at LucasArts worked behind-the-scenes and on the set to create the most authentic Jedi experience ever.

Original Trailers and TV Spots: The original theatrical teaser, launch and re-release trailers for each film, plus TV spots, are featured on the DVD.

Never-Before-Seen Production Gallery: Delve into an unseen corners of the Lucasfilm Archives with exclusive photos from the making of the trilogy, with hundreds of rare behind-the-scene images.

Posters and Print Campaigns: The original releases of the Star Wars films came at a time when international campaigns produced a wealth of intriguing, alternative poster art. Explore a collection of theatrical posters from around the world.

Exclusive DVD-ROM Content: The Star Wars Trilogy DVDs are keys that unlock exclusive content available only through a special DVD-ROM website.

Keep checking starwars.com for further details on this upcoming set. If you haven't already, http://shop.starwars.com/Product/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=239">pre-order your copy today at StarWarsShop.com.

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Just read some of the commentaries on blu-ray-com - Apart from famous Kenkraly and his repetitive comments, seriously I can't stand anymore people, who believes Lucas lies that all original prints of SW are lost forever. Let's take a look on some of those comments:

It never ceases to amaze me at the shear ignorance of the "unaltered theatrical" anal retentive fanboys on this issue.

Don't you people get how the restored '97 SEs were made to begin with? And actually much more importantly, WHY? Because by '95 or '96 (whatever year they started work on them) the original prints were in such bad shape thaty they had to restore them then, or lose them forever. But because they were altered with new CG stuff and whatnot, the frames that included these new effects were only restored in this state...not in the original way. So the unaltered frames, even if they still existed, are in 15 years worse shape now than they were back then. And remember, we're talking '70s film stock, which wasn't the best film stock to ever grace the film world. And I'm mainly talking about ANH here.

Why do you think the "bonus feature" of the unaltered versions on the 2nd DVD release was just a port of the LD version? And no, I doubt there are some better prints of the unaltered film out there in some warehouse somewhere. Because if there was, don't you think they would have been used during the restoration in the first place?

I mean, com'on folks, use your noggin for something other than a hat rack!

 

Guys, I don't know. Does it even make sense to explain people that they are utterly wrong?

Kenkraly about this site:

Those trolls at originaltrilogy.com are mean and disrespectfull.

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@none: Yeah, I see your point (although all the links and stuff in your post were a bit confusing). These past announcements for both DVD releases sounded f*ucking awesome and we all know how disappointing was reality. Especially the 2006 GOUT announcement still pisses me off to no end when I read it in retrospect (in contrast to the euphoria of reading it for the first time in 2006).

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Best not to read that stuff over there too much. It just leads to ulcers and migraines. You can't fix that level of denial and insanity.

If they saw that technicolor print from the Boston screening, their heads would likely explode!

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Jacobss said:

Just read some of the commentaries on blu-ray-com - Apart from famous Kenkraly and his repetitive comments, seriously I can't stand anymore people, who believes Lucas lies that all original prints of SW are lost forever. Let's take a look on some of those comments:

It never ceases to amaze me at the shear ignorance of the "unaltered theatrical" anal retentive fanboys on this issue.

Don't you people get how the restored '97 SEs were made to begin with? And actually much more importantly, WHY? Because by '95 or '96 (whatever year they started work on them) the original prints were in such bad shape thaty they had to restore them then, or lose them forever. But because they were altered with new CG stuff and whatnot, the frames that included these new effects were only restored in this state...not in the original way. So the unaltered frames, even if they still existed, are in 15 years worse shape now than they were back then. And remember, we're talking '70s film stock, which wasn't the best film stock to ever grace the film world. And I'm mainly talking about ANH here.

Why do you think the "bonus feature" of the unaltered versions on the 2nd DVD release was just a port of the LD version? And no, I doubt there are some better prints of the unaltered film out there in some warehouse somewhere. Because if there was, don't you think they would have been used during the restoration in the first place?

I mean, com'on folks, use your noggin for something other than a hat rack!

 

Guys, I don't know. Does it even make sense to explain people that they are utterly wrong?

Do they not know that Lucas is a multi billionaire and can do anything he wants? If he wanted to release the original unaltered trilogy in pristine condition... he could. 

 

Too bad he's a jerk.

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a truly countless number of fans have told us that they would love to see and own the original version that they remember experiencing in theaters," said Jim Ward, President of LucasArts and Senior Vice President of Lucasfilm Ltd. "We returned to the Lucasfilm Archives to search exhaustively for source material that could be presented on DVD. 

Now I get it, we were supposed to read that in a sarcastic voice. The blu is probably going to bring a whole new wave of bullshit about how impractical and expensive it would have been to do the OT. Strangely, it will mostly come from unpaid shills on the internet, deep in their religious loyalty, not even from LFL.

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So the unaltered frames, even if they still existed, are in 15 years worse shape now than they were back then. And remember, we're talking '70s film stock, which wasn't the best film stock to ever grace the film world. And I'm mainly talking about ANH here.

I take it these guys have never heard of Star Trek, a television series that was also made using film stock but was filmed during the 60s.

That got a HD master (or whatever you call it) from the original prints a few years ago and they look pretty darn good. And the film stock for that were probably in worse shape, maybe.

Also, although they updated the effects for those episodes, they also enabled people to see the episodes with the original effects in the same High quality as the live action stuff.

(score one for star trek).

Examples of Trek HD stuff or whatever.

http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/thumbnails.php?album=58

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canofhumdingers said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM89T74MPnE

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago had a Jim Henson exhibit recently (perhaps it's still there?).  These puppets were some of his original creations on display.  So awesome!

It's not, I was just there a month ago. Maybe it was replaced with the Body Works exhibit that was there (which was great).

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greenpenguino said:

That got a HD master (or whatever you call it) from the original prints a few years ago and they look pretty darn good. And the film stock for that were probably in worse shape, maybe.

Or maybe not. The original print of Star Wars was not expected to be in the bad state that they found.