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Who Would Like To See An Original Star Wars Re-Release Theatrical Showing?

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Who Would Like To See An Original Star Wars Re-Release Theatrical Showing?

I Am The Way, The Light, and The Force.

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The theater I go to is doing private theater showings where you can bring your own Blu-Ray and they’ll play it for you and up to 25 people. I think I’m going to bring 4K77 one of these days.

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What? Nobody wants to see that.

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thedewback2 said:

The theater I go to is doing private theater showings where you can bring your own Blu-Ray and they’ll play it for you and up to 25 people. I think I’m going to bring 4K77 one of these days.

If you don’t mind my asking, what theater is this?

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thedewback2 said:

The theater I go to is doing private theater showings where you can bring your own Blu-Ray and they’ll play it for you and up to 25 people. I think I’m going to bring 4K77 one of these days.

I’m talking to my local theater about doing that, actually. Covid permitting, and my and whoever else having the moolah permitting.

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daveinthecave said:

thedewback2 said:

The theater I go to is doing private theater showings where you can bring your own Blu-Ray and they’ll play it for you and up to 25 people. I think I’m going to bring 4K77 one of these days.

If you don’t mind my asking, what theater is this?

Cumberland 12 Cinemas, Plattsburgh, NY

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Once things get back to normal, I’d love for them to re-release ALL of the Star Wars movies in the theater again. I remember them doing that for the Marvel movies a few years ago. It was great!

I’d even be up for the krayt dragon episode of The Mandalorian (S2E1) on the big screen. It’s very cinematic. The same goes for the last for episodes of The Clone Wars (Siege of Mandalore).

I still want to see the 3-D versions. The trench run and speeder bikes would be awesome!

There’s no part of Star Wars I wouldn’t show up to the theater for, once things get back to normal.

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doubleofive said:

Are you offering to host one? Do you work for Lucasfilm?

No I dont host. I am just curious to know how many would like it. however I do wish I could work for the Lucasfilm company.

I Am The Way, The Light, and The Force.

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thedewback2 said:

daveinthecave said:

thedewback2 said:

The theater I go to is doing private theater showings where you can bring your own Blu-Ray and they’ll play it for you and up to 25 people. I think I’m going to bring 4K77 one of these days.

If you don’t mind my asking, what theater is this?

Cumberland 12 Cinemas, Plattsburgh, NY

I was wondering the same… where is theatre is to see it like that.

I Am The Way, The Light, and The Force.

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ThatPixarGuy said:

Only if it has Obi-Wan’s yell from the 2011 SE.

Hate that new yell by Obi-Wan he almost sounded like one of those horrible looking Sandpeople YUCK!

I Am The Way, The Light, and The Force.

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Rodney-2187 said:

Once things get back to normal, I’d love for them to re-release ALL of the Star Wars movies in the theater again. I remember them doing that for the Marvel movies a few years ago. It was great!

I’d even be up for the krayt dragon episode of The Mandalorian (S2E1) on the big screen. It’s very cinematic. The same goes for the last for episodes of The Clone Wars (Siege of Mandalore).

I still want to see the 3-D versions. The trench run and speeder bikes would be awesome!

There’s no part of Star Wars I wouldn’t show up to the theater for, once things get back to normal.

The last paragraph you stated I will agree absoulutly. After seeing the OT films in the theatre AGAIN yes I was at the theatres at the time when they first came out it was GLORIOUS If I see those films i could literally die and go to heaven peacefully. oh more thing “I want that Luke Skywalker Lightsaber No excuses”

I Am The Way, The Light, and The Force.

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I would LOVE to see the original version of the 1977 film. I have a 1984 release on VHS that is in pretty darn good shape. I recently digitized it*; a little grainy but the sound is good and is very watchable. I was on a quest to find a tape without the “Episode IV” on it but realized that the film was not released on home (or rental) video before 1992 - after they decided that this was the fourth installment of the series. I saw the original 1977 film in theaters well over 100 times as a youngster (my mom said “At least I know where she is…”) and saw it first when it came out in just a couple of sound channels, and then my friend and I were stunned when the 6 track version hit our theater one day. What happened to Aunt Beru’s voice? All of a sudden, her low key dialog was this sing-songy voiceover that we both hated. Certain sound effects - and even some dialogue - was missing (Open the blast doors! Open the blast doors!) and even C3po’s explanation of what Ben had to shut off in order to disable the tractor beam were GONE.

I wish I had kept all of the literature I collected back then - with the suggestions of the sequel’s plot twists etc. Lucas claimed the whole thing was written ahead of time, but I know better. I just wish I had kept my substantiating documentation about this - that no, it was decided later that it would be revealed that Darth Vader was Luke’s father. If you forget all that you know about what happens in the “fifth and sixth” installment with that paternal revelation and the fact that Luke & Leia are not only related, but twins - and watch the first episode, sorry, the FOURTH episode - Star Wars released in 1977 is all inclusive. But knowing the revelations, it gets creepy.

Anyway, I’m glad I found this forum. I have a LOT of information I have carried with myself over the years. To this day, I still know every flipping word in the 1977 film - every shot, every blooper they left in. I was relieved they left those in when they came out with the remastered stuff. I was intrigued by the remastered version at first, but now I sort of resent what was done. The scene with Jabba and Han Solo really pi–ses me off. They recycled dialogue! UGH. I’m glad I have my 1984 copy that clearly also shows that the scene with Greedo & Han Solo - SOLO SHOT FIRST and Greedo didn’t shoot at all…

I know Lucas is strange about having any of the “original releases” available for viewing - it’s my understanding that the Library of Congress doesn’t even have one! I am fortunate to have 3 copies - 2 of them are in pretty good shape. It’s ironic that VHS machines are very expensive now by the way, but a trip to my thrift shop landed me one for $7.

I look forward to participating in these forums. I only wish I had kept all of my Star Wars articles I had saved during that period where Star Wars was my 14 year old life!!

*DIGITIZED: For my own use and preservation. VHS tapes degrade, so do DVDs - DVD Rot. I do not and will not violate laws by selling said digitized copies.

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The library of congress does have the original prints submitted for the copyright they digitized. What they don’t have is an archival print. Lucasfilm couldn’t provide one because it doesn’t exist, even Fox never had archival prints made. What they did have was a 3 strip backup of the original camera negative made, which had color layers misaligned they never checked it before putting it into storage. Lucas dug it out in the 1990s and found it was useless.

The only archival quality print Lucasfilm could offer the LOC was the 1997 special edition which they refused.

As insane as it sounds no restored version exists of the original 3 movies at Lucasfilm, and no DCP has been prepared for exhibition. Lucas never spent the money for obvious reasons. He spent money on the 3D conversion and the Reliance 4K scan of the Special Edition, which eventually was released as Special Edition 4.0 in 2020 but not in 3D.