Dear STAR WARS friends,
as some of you have already noticed, there has been quite some traffic in the (p)review sections of Amazon regarding the Blu-Ray Disc releases scheduled for September 2011.
While I remain totally incapable of ever understanding "Special Edition" fans which are telling "Theatrical Edition" fans to shut up (what do these "Special Edition" fans have to loose if the "Theatrical Editions" were added to their set/s?!), there seems to be a 50/50 split on Amazon US while the UK fans insisting on the Theatrical Edition are currently in the majority.
Not only do these previews help to inform unsuspecting customers that the theatrical editions will not be included (considering every other renowned filmmaker does that, this could give otherwise rise to wrong expectations regarding George Lucas) - this spares Amazon unnecessary later consumer frustration and product returns - but it also sends out a clear and strong signal that there is still huge consumer demand in favor of the original, theatrical editions in High Definition.
Please add your voice and support the previewers by pressing the voting buttons or add your own preview.
And please, do not call George Lucas names. I'm certain that such profanity just postpones any chances for a theatrical release further into the future and does not help at all. In my humble opinion, asking common sense questions serves our cause more efficiently.
As a "minor" detail I think I should also point out, that according to current information the deleted scenes of the original trilogy (scenes of the theatrical edition that were deleted in favor of the Special Edition do not seem to fall under that category) will NOT be part of the NEW HOPE-EMPIRE-JEDI set.
Along with deleted scenes from the prequels these will be featured on a bonus disc that is exclusively available with the complete set, i.e. all six films. In simpler language: Not only WILL you have to settle for the Special Edition on Blu-Ray Disc, but in order to watch the deleted scenes from the original trilogy you WILL have to buy the prequels as part of the whole set, too.
Like I said, please try to refrain from profanity, although I'm aware that, considering such information, it's even more difficult.
Thanx for listening.
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH US!
Lucas on the colorization of the THREE STOOGES in 2004: "Maybe just the fact that they're in black and white makes it funny, because their humor is dated. But by putting it in black and white, it puts it in a context where you can appreciate it for what it was." Lucas on film preservation before Congress in 1988: "The public's interest is ultimately dominant over all other interests."