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What will the "official" Star Wars blu rays mess up?

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Since the word on the street (or the unfounded hope of the fans) says that we'll be getting honest to goodness theatrical releases of the Original Trilogy (someday) I started wondering:

What tiny thing will they mess up that will ruin it all?  (Or not so tiny:  That sound mix has to be fixed.)

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They won't provide the option to select between the original SW and revised Ep 4 crawls.

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The color timing could quite possibly be messed up.

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The transfer still doesn't hold up to 1080p HD.

Again.

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They'll still have some recomposited elements, re-done wipes.

They'll use the wrong (you can choose what 'wrong' means) version of the Yavin takeoff shot, credits, etc.

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NeverarGreat said:

The blacks will be crushed.

Again.

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The GOUT masters will be used again. ;)

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Still can't get my hope up that this'll actually happen.

nightstalkerpoet said:

They won't provide the option to select between the original SW and revised Ep 4 crawls.

That'd be easy with branching.

doubleofive said:

Not enough sound mix options.

 The discs have enough space to theoretically include all of them, but they probably won't.

ilovewaterslides said:

The color timing could quite possibly be messed up.

 It's been color-timed so many times now, who the hell knows what's correct?

NeverarGreat said:

The blacks will be crushed.

Again.

 I've heard 35mm flag-wavers say that digital has a lot of trouble with blacks.

emanswfan said:

The transfer still doesn't hold up to 1080p HD.

Again.

 If it's mastered from 4K, it shouldn't be an issue.

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TV's Frink said:

They'll contain the SE versions.

Again.

I'm afraid this is our most likely candidate.

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they'll blur that fine line between keeping the absolute purists happy whilst preserving The Original Theatrical Versions in the best possible way in High Definition. I'll be completely honest and say I'd rather see them cleaned up  the way they were for the Faces VHS boxset, with Matte lines etc removed.

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Matte lines weren't removed for the Faces set. It's the same transfer as the 93 Definitive Collection and the GOUT.

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If they put it in a giant-ass boxed set which forces me to get the SEs and the PT, and I read that this forum that it is as it should be, I will pay almost any price for it. I won't like it, but this this is something I want badly enough to make the sacrifice.

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Mike O said:

If they put it in a giant-ass boxed set which forces me to get the SEs and the PT, and I read that this forum that it is as it should be, I will pay almost any price for it. I won't like it, but this this is something I want badly enough to make the sacrifice.

Besides, if you're the artistic type, you could always take the discs with the PT and SEs, shatter them, and reconfigure/incorporate them into an avant-garde sculpture.

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When it comes to colours, it is impossible to satisfy the fans. Everyone has its own perception of them. Some fans probably think that the colours should look like when they saw films projected in theatres. But the fact is that projection screen is absolutely crap when it comes to colours and fans now have distorted impression of the colours.

The colours on old film stocks are now completely altered (not to mention they varied between the copies even when they were in prime condition). As I stated once already, the a good option would be to call in the DP and/or Director and let them give their guidelines based on what they were seeing and trying to capture on the set.

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It's not hard to satisfy the fans on this, no matter how much that notion gets thrown around. The gold standard  for catalog 70s movies is what it is. The same basic color correction and cleanup that has happened every day with titles for years. It doesn't have to be special, it just has to be competent. TRANCERS 2 THE RETURN OF JACK DETH has now managed to pull it off. It's nothing supernatural. If they just do it with the basic competence we see all the time, everyone would be happy. Except about 12 guys on a few forums. You can probably single them out in your head right now if you've been around over the years. 

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Baronlando said:

Except about 12 guys on a few forums. You can probably single them out in your head right now if you've been around over the years. 

Who are they?!

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1.  If you only want the Theatrical Cuts, you will get vanilla disks.  

2.  No US steelbook release

3.  They use some ugly cover.

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Mike O said:

If they put it in a giant-ass boxed set which forces me to get the SEs and the PT, and I read that this forum that it is as it should be, I will pay almost any price for it. I won't like it, but this this is something I want badly enough to make the sacrifice.

See, I'm the guy who would gladly buy a set like that if it also included the theatrical prequels and the '97 version of the SE. But yeah, hand over fist if it was just the umpteenth revision of the movies that also included a nicely restored OOT.

As for what they could easily screw up, well, I could see them applying too much DNR if they go the route of using IP's and seps. Really that's just a concern that comes from being dissapointed so many times by catalog titles I was looking forward to on blu-ray. If the unaltereds actually get restored, I'm sure they would keep grain management to a minimum and not go beyond removing dirt and dust.

What will be much easier to screw up is stuff like including all the soundmixes and making sure the film edit conforms to a single version of the unaltered original that was actually shown in theaters.

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lovelikewinter said:

2.  No US steelbook release

This is an actual concern?