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Star wars 40th anniversary

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Next year is the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, and I am wondering, are we going to see the OUT released or not? Think back to the SE in preparation for the 20th anniversary: we heard about Lucas remastering the films with newer SFX as far back as the Faces VHS release in 95, but presently Disney hasn’t said anything yet about the originals.

What could happen? I’m betting on nothing because it’s another four years before Disney claims distribution rights on five of the six movies.

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generalfrevious said:

What could happen? I’m betting on nothing because it’s another four years before Disney claims distribution rights on five of the six movies.

In reality this doesn’t matter. Disney could already have the restoration ready and they’re just waiting to hammer a deal with Fox.

Fox wants to make money. Disney wants to make money. If they can make money together, they’ll do it.

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Even if we don’t see the OUT officially released next year, I think we’ll at least hear an official statement from LFL on its status.

That would still be more than they’ve given us in the almost four years since they were acquired by Disney.

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Nobody paid attention when the 30th anniversary came out, and most people were expecting at least a boxset with the OUT in anamorphic widescreen.

That stupid decision by Lucas to release the GOUT made the person I am today.

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doubleofive said:

Do we really need another thread about this exact subject?

No. No we don’t.

Second time tonight the New Thread Thread should have been utilized but wasn’t.

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Studios don’t give a damn about their releases to be honest. Remember what happened with Back To The Future for its 30th Anniversary? Absolutely nothing but a pointless reissue using the same horrible old masters.

“English, motherf***er! Do you speak it!?”

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(in reply to generalfrevious):

Well Lucas pretty much burned all the bridges with the GOUT didn’t he? That was a loud and clear “fuck you” to the OUT fans.

I seem to recall someone, maybe Sansweet, saying something along the lines of “oh, we’ll see how these sell and if there’s demand then we’ll give them a proper remaster.” Or maybe that was just pure speculation. It was nearly a decade ago so my memory’s a little fuzzy. But either way I don’t think anything would’ve happened for the 30th when the GOUT release was only the year before.

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They should have left the originals alone in the first place! I haven’t seen the OT in six years because the originals are no longer accessible.

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generalfrevious said:

They should have left the originals alone in the first place! I haven’t seen the OT in six years because the originals are no longer accessible.

I heard that there was some kind of website out there which is dedicated to preserving the OUT. I can’t remember its name though.

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TheQuazz said:

generalfrevious said:

They should have left the originals alone in the first place! I haven’t seen the OT in six years because the originals are no longer accessible.

I heard that there was some kind of website out there which is dedicated to preserving the OUT. I can’t remember its name though.

TheForce.net.

Keep Circulating the Tapes.

END OF LINE

(It hasn’t happened yet)

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TheQuazz said:

generalfrevious said:

They should have left the originals alone in the first place! I haven’t seen the OT in six years because the originals are no longer accessible.

I heard that there was some kind of website out there which is dedicated to preserving the OUT. I can’t remember its name though.

He’s heard it all before and he always complains about it anyway.

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Tyrphanax said:

TheQuazz said:

generalfrevious said:

They should have left the originals alone in the first place! I haven’t seen the OT in six years because the originals are no longer accessible.

I heard that there was some kind of website out there which is dedicated to preserving the OUT. I can’t remember its name though.

TheForce.net.

NO THATS THE PLACE THAT IS GOING TO PAY FOR THE WALL THAT KEEPS THEM OUT OF HERE

ALSO THE PLACE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DEFEND AGAINST

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What’s the real website guys? TheForce.net, from what I remember, is just a mouthpiece for LFL propaganda; if you said anything critical about the SE or the prequels you were banned for life.

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The title don’t even have anything to do with the topic. It’s just another plz release OOT thread. Are you gonna make a thread for the 41st anniversary too?

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generalfrevious said:

They should have left the originals alone in the first place! I haven’t seen the OT in six years because the originals are no longer accessible.

The OOT is available pretty cheap on amazon. They were out for a long time so they aren’t even that rare.

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MathUser said:

generalfrevious said:

They should have left the originals alone in the first place! I haven’t seen the OT in six years because the originals are no longer accessible.

The OOT is available pretty cheap on amazon. They were out for a long time so they aren’t even that rare.

But that’s just VHS/laserdisc releases and the GOUT, which I already have.

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Someone should start a project to take the Blu-ray and, like, “unspecialize” the footage, using the GOUT and maybe even film scans. It would take a lot of work, first finding someone stupid enough to go through and screencapture every single visual change, then someone else to preserve all the different sound mixes, then find a crazy person who would actually attempt to edit and release them in HD both compressed and uncompressed, preferably multiple times in different stages so we all can contribute suggestions and recommendations.

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Someone should find a crazy person to complain every few months that it’s not good enough.

Oh.