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Star wars 1-9 Correct buying / downloading versions

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I was planning on buying every single Star wars Movie (1-9) this year and could someone please tell me what are the correct ways to buy each film or download and put on BD disc

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If you want the theatrical versions
The Phantom Menace: 2000 Widescreen Video Collector’s Edition (VHS)
Attack of the Clones: 2002 widescreen DVD is identical to the digital projection version
Revenge of the Sith: Theatrical version never released, but the Blu-ray and 2005 widescreen DVD are almost identical (Disney+ version is the Blu-ray version upscaled to 4K)
Original trilogy: 1992 Special Letterbox Collector’s Edition or 1995 THX Widescreen Edition (VHS)
Sequel trilogy: Every release is the same

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kujythrgefdw said:

If you want the theatrical versions
The Phantom Menace: 2000 Widescreen Video Collector’s Edition (VHS)

Also laserdisc.

Attack of the Clones: 2002 widescreen DVD is identical to the digital projection version

This is probably false (as far as we know the garage scene was extended for the DVD) but we don’t know for certain since we have no bootleg of the digital theatrical cut.

Revenge of the Sith: Theatrical version never released, but the Blu-ray and 2005 widescreen DVD are almost identical (Disney+ version is the Blu-ray version upscaled to 4K)

Literally the only difference between the HDTV/DVD and the theatrical cut is a wipe that accidentally got changed to a hard cut.

As for the BR, the wipe was fixed, but moss was added to Kashyyyk rooftops and some sound effects added when the clones attack on Utapau. That’s it. Other than that, the BR is the theatrical cut.

Original trilogy: 1992 Special Letterbox Collector’s Edition or 1995 THX Widescreen Edition (VHS)

Also laserdiscs and 2006 GOUT DVD release.

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ChainsawAsh said:

kujythrgefdw said:

If you want the theatrical versions
The Phantom Menace: 2000 Widescreen Video Collector’s Edition (VHS)

Also laserdisc.

Attack of the Clones: 2002 widescreen DVD is identical to the digital projection version

This is probably false (as far as we know the garage scene was extended for the DVD) but we don’t know for certain since we have no bootleg of the digital theatrical cut.

Revenge of the Sith: Theatrical version never released, but the Blu-ray and 2005 widescreen DVD are almost identical (Disney+ version is the Blu-ray version upscaled to 4K)

Literally the only difference between the HDTV/DVD and the theatrical cut is a wipe that accidentally got changed to a hard cut.

As for the BR, the wipe was fixed, but moss was added to Kashyyyk rooftops and some sound effects added when the clones attack on Utapau. That’s it. Other than that, the BR is the theatrical cut.

Original trilogy: 1992 Special Letterbox Collector’s Edition or 1995 THX Widescreen Edition (VHS)

Also laserdiscs and 2006 GOUT DVD release.

We have a normal bootleg of the AOTC tho?

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Centropy made a bootleg of the 35mm version of AOTC, so yes.
The Phantom Menace laserdisc doesn’t have English subtitles for the alien languages, so it doesn’t exactly represent the theatrical version.

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kujythrgefdw said:

Centropy made a bootleg of the 35mm version of AOTC, so yes.
The Phantom Menace laserdisc doesn’t have English subtitles for the alien languages, so it doesn’t exactly represent the theatrical version.

Actually, the international theatrical version didn’t have subtitles for the alien languages, that was specific to the US and UK versions.

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Also, according to Wookieepedia, there is a different wipe and slightly shorter “Noooo!!” from Darth Vader on the Revenge of the Sith DVD. Is this true?

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ChainsawAsh said:

Literally the only difference between the HDTV/DVD and the theatrical cut is a wipe that accidentally got changed to a hard cut.

As for the “Nooo,” that’s false. We have the theatrical audio.

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If the audio part is false, then the different wipe is probably false as well, which means there was indeed only one change for the Revenge of the Sith DVD. Can this be proven?

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I talked about the wipe in my first post and quoted that same part in my second post. Here, I’ll quote it again:

ChainsawAsh said:

Literally the only difference between the HDTV/DVD and the theatrical cut is a wipe that accidentally got changed to a hard cut.

As for the BR, the wipe was fixed

It’s the transition from Obi-Wan on Padme’s ship to Anakin’s charred hand clawing at the ground on Mustafar.

  • Theatrical: diagonal wipe (we have proof of this because we have a bootleg of the digital theatrical cut)
  • DVD/HDTV: Hard cut
  • Blu-Ray: diagonal wipe

Now, if you’re talking about a different wipe, I have no idea because I’ve never heard anything about a wipe change other than this one, and people have combed over the theatrical bootleg to compare it to the DVD/HDTV and BR versions and the missing wipe I’m talking about is the only visual difference between the bootleg and the DVD/HDTV.

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ChainsawAsh, I’m talking about a different wipe. Wookieepedia says “There is a different wipe and slightly shorter “Noooo!!” from Darth Vader” which would probably refer to the wipe at 0:24 in this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tim5nU3DwIE and if the shorter “Noooo!!” is false, then the different wipe probably is false as well.

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I’ve never heard anything about a wipe being different other than the one I’ve already mentioned about six times by this point.

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