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One thing that would be really nice is if Lucasfilm made these decisions.

Restore the original film grain to The Phantom Menace’s picture quality.

Restore the original color grading for Attack of the Clones.

Restore the original color grading for the original trilogy.

Add every deleted scene to the box set from all nine films, including the scenes found on the original DVD releases of the prequel trilogy.

Add every single behind the scenes documentary and featurette for all the movies.

It would be great to have the unaltered original trilogy too, but it would also be cool if Lucasfilm designed the box set to look similar to the DVD extended editions of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Maybe they could possibly look like the Journal of the Whills.

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I’d love for the real Original Trilogy to be readily available to future audiences. I consider it part of our cultural heritage and an important part of cinematic history, but I feel for my own sanity I will have to find contentment in my Harmy discs for now. I’m very thankful they exist. Maybe one day, we will have something more official for everyone, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

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It is very good that we have options to watch original cinema films, even by us fans.
I hope we do get official release too, maybe ours will be better!

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I hope the OOT - if Disney does in fact decide to pay for a restoration - actually gets released on UHD and isn’t forever stuck on 1080p sdr blu-ray. Taxi Driver was just announced by Sony earlier today for release on the new format, and that movie was made only a year before Star Wars.

Since an OOT restoration would be done at 4k, I suspect that if it happens at all it will be released on UHD with HDR. This rumor from the “unnamed UK source” about how LFL is looking to make the Skywalker saga four discs per movie for the UHD and three discs per movie for the blu-ray has me very, very curious, because that difference in disc count between the two formats could be for any number of reasons.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

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I would buy the set of if didn’t include the ST. It’s inclusion actually lower the value I perceive it to have.

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Jesta’ said:

I would buy the set of if didn’t include the ST. It’s inclusion actually lower the value I perceive it to have.

Lucasfilm making us buy stuff we don’t want just so we can get stuff we do wouldn’t be anything new. See: the 2011 blu-rays that only included the coveted OT deleted scenes in the more expensive I-VI set and not in the IV-VI set.

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Fang Zei said:

I hope the OOT - if Disney does in fact decide to pay for a restoration - actually gets released on UHD and isn’t forever stuck on 1080p sdr blu-ray. Taxi Driver was just announced by Sony earlier today for release on the new format, and that movie was made only a year before Star Wars.

Since an OOT restoration would be done at 4k, I suspect that if it happens at all it will be released on UHD with HDR. This rumor from the “unnamed UK source” about how LFL is looking to make the Skywalker saga four discs per movie for the UHD and three discs per movie for the blu-ray has me very, very curious, because that difference in disc count between the two formats could be for any number of reasons.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

But there is one big thing holding that back, George Lucas. He may not own Lucasfilm anymore, but I’m sure he put in the contract deal with Disney back in 2012 that they are to never release the unaltered trilogy. As much as we would hate to find out that that is the truth, the creator does have their say in this discussion, and Bob Iger would agree to what George tells him.

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Fang Zei said:

Jesta’ said:

I would buy the set of if didn’t include the ST. It’s inclusion actually lower the value I perceive it to have.

Lucasfilm making us buy stuff we don’t want just so we can get stuff we do wouldn’t be anything new. See: the 2011 blu-rays that only included the coveted OT deleted scenes in the more expensive I-VI set and not in the IV-VI set.

Not to mention IV-VI were the SE. I bought that set first day it was released but have actually watched the movies in it so few times.

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Fang Zei said:

I hope the OOT - if Disney does in fact decide to pay for a restoration - actually gets released on UHD and isn’t forever stuck on 1080p sdr blu-ray. Taxi Driver was just announced by Sony earlier today for release on the new format, and that movie was made only a year before Star Wars.

Since an OOT restoration would be done at 4k, I suspect that if it happens at all it will be released on UHD with HDR. This rumor from the “unnamed UK source” about how LFL is looking to make the Skywalker saga four discs per movie for the UHD and three discs per movie for the blu-ray has me very, very curious, because that difference in disc count between the two formats could be for any number of reasons.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

But there is one big thing holding that back, George Lucas. He may not own Lucasfilm anymore, but I’m sure he put in the contract deal with Disney back in 2012 that they are to never release the unaltered trilogy. As much as we would hate to find out that that is the truth, the creator does have their say in this discussion, and Bob Iger would agree to what George tells him.

Yeah, but as has been discussed at great length, if Iger actually agreed to that after spending $4.05 Billion then he should probably have his head examined.

And no, no one is “sure” George put that in the contract. We don’t even know if he would care at all if the original versions were to be restored and included alongside his preferred versions. The only thing we can really say with any certainty is that he definitely doesn’t want his preferred versions of I-VI altered any further by Disney, at least not without consulting him first. But an OOT as “bonus content”? George went down that slippery slope the moment he included exactly that with the 2006 dvd.

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There was an interview with George Lucas a few years back where he lamented that ‘they’re going to put them back to the way they were’ w/r/t the original trilogy.

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Han Solo IRL said:

There was an interview with George Lucas a few years back where he lamented that ‘they’re going to put them back to the way they were’ w/r/t the original trilogy.

I’m sure he wasn’t happy about that. I’ll be honest, I’ve never even heard about this or seen it. Could you maybe post a link to the video, please?

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Am I the only one who thinks it’s odd that anyone here would advocate for essentially a “special edition” of any Star Wars movie?

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Depends on what they’re advocating for exactly? I’d want to see the 1997 versions preserved in some way, but the OOT is what needs some love.

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SilverWook said:

Depends on what they’re advocating for exactly? I’d want to see the 1997 versions preserved in some way, but the OOT is what needs some love.

This is why I’d be overjoyed if it turned out the “three discs per movie for the blu-ray” from this recent rumor turned out to be the final, ‘97, and unaltered versions, each on their own disc, and the “four discs for the UHD” meant we’d be getting all three versions in UHD, each on their own disc, with the fourth disc simply being the final version on a regular blu-ray (y’know, just so they can call it a “UHD/BD combo pack” with some level of honesty).

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I doubt it’d be all three versions in UHD. I think the fourth disc would be the only UHD one.

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Omni said:

I doubt it’d be all three versions in UHD. I think the fourth disc would be the only UHD one.

Yeah, probably. It’s the most obvious explanation for the difference in disc count, so I’m trying not to get my hopes up. The Blade Runner UHD release certainly didn’t set a good precedent in that regard.

I’d honestly still be overjoyed if we got the ‘97 version thrown in at all, even if it was only on regular 1080p bd. It would sting a little to have that and the OOT stuck in a lower quality than the most recent version, but it still wouldn’t be anywhere near the insult we got with the GOUT.

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Also you can bet if 3D Blu-rays still a thing they’d want to release those. Which I’m guessing are probably sitting on a shelf somewhere since only TPM got released? Not counting sequel trilogy of course.

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Mocata said:

Also you can bet if 3D Blu-rays still a thing they’d want to release those. Which I’m guessing are probably sitting on a shelf somewhere since only TPM got released? Not counting sequel trilogy of course.

The entire PT has been “dimensionalized,” but the 3D versions of AotC and RotS have only been shown at conventions.

That just leaves the OT, but it remains to be seen whether Disney will actually want to spend the money to convert that as well. Maybe they’ll get around to it when that magical glasses-free 3D display technology gets invented.

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Glasses-free 3D display prototypes have been shown off at electronics shows in the past couple years. James Cameron is a big fan of the tech. Whether it’s ready when Avatar 2 finally comes out is anyone’s guess.

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The Last Jedi and Solo are already available on UHD. I see the previous Marvel movies are being released on UHD. The Force Awakens and Rogue One can’t be far behind. I’d expect the Original Trilogy special editions to arrive on UHD eventually. I see nothing to cause expectations for the unaltered versions.

I’m fine with the versions of Rogue One and Solo we have. No need to muddy the waters with special editions of those movies as well.

I’d love to get The Force Awakens and Rogue One on UHD, but I will not by the special editions of The Original Trilogy again, ever. I think the prequels (AotC and RotS) would have to be upscaled from 1080p for release on UHD so also not interested.

The only reason I’d sit through the special editions again would be if they released them in 3D theatrically. I’d watch them just to see the trench run, walkers on Hoth, and speeder bikes all in 3D.

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Is there any concrete statement from someone that would know that there is a re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-release slated for next year?