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#1330048
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Digital OT owners switched to Disney+ versions without consent?
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DARTH SILKWORMS said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

ray_afraid said:

I’m very interested to see how this plays out.
I can understand swapping out the old for the new on a streaming service. Your kinda just renting all that content. But switching out your purchased content seems sinister.

Yes, it sucks. But there’s nothing the consumer can do about it. Sure you pay for it, but the providers own the content and make the rules.

Long live physical media. From my cold, dead hands.

Yes, there is something the consumer can do about it. Take Vudu to arbitration or take them to small claims. I agree, long live physical media. That’s why I have every version of the films released on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray. That’s why I have the Ultra HD box set pre-ordered. But I’m enough of a completist that I also wanted every digital version as well, so I don’t like the 2015 digital version being taken away after I already bought it.

You can’t take them to small claims if they haven’t violated the terms, which they haven’t.

The terms just suck.

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#1330005
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Digital OT owners switched to Disney+ versions without consent?
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ray_afraid said:

I’m very interested to see how this plays out.
I can understand swapping out the old for the new on a streaming service. Your kinda just renting all that content. But switching out your purchased content seems sinister.

Yes, it sucks. But there’s nothing the consumer can do about it. Sure you pay for it, but the providers own the content and make the rules.

Long live physical media. From my cold, dead hands.

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#1329770
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Digital OT owners switched to Disney+ versions without consent?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Digital copies are always a license to access the content. That’s it. You don’t own a digital copy. Ever.

The studios can replace the digital copy with an updated version, a censored version, or even revoke the license altogether at any time, without refunding you a dime, and they’re well within their legal rights to do all of those things.

Is it right? Nope. But that’s how it is.

Until dual power structures are erected, anyway.

Yes, in which case we won’t have to worry about these things because there will be no more big budget blockbusters.

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#1325428
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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Encouraged that Disney is willing to acknowledge 20th Century Fox in the billing, especially considering the recent renaming of the studio. Glad that marque won’t be erased from film history.

Though I assume these are now wholly in the “possession” of LF? As in, did Disney move OT distribution rights over to LF division (or solely Buena Vista) after the acquisition, or is Fox still involved in some way?

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#1325355
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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crissrudd4554 said:

Broom Kid said:

I’d put odds on the 16x9 blu-ray/digital cuts.

This^

Someone needs to start buying ad time on cable movie networks to advocate for OAR presentations. In an age with such affordable, massive TVs, there’s no excuse anymore. Not that there was ever a legitimate excuse for pan and scan…

An aside, are 16x9 presentations of anamorphic widescreen films even pan and scan, or do they just assume they’re protected for TV broadcast and crop them?

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#1325030
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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BrightestDayFan2814 said:

Lets Hope That The Skywalker Saga Include Original Theatrical Versions Of Star Wars Episodes 4, 5, & 6, Because National Film Registry of The Library of Congress Might Have Star Wars 35mm Prints, Academy Film Archive Might Have Star Wars 35mm Prints Too, Since Original Camera Negative pieces removed for the CG-enhanced shots are no doubt in storage. Does it make any sense that they could restore 35mm Interpositive Of Star Wars In 4k Resolution?

It’s not a question of whether they can. It’s a question of whether they care.

But yes, I’m sure an interpositive—or even separation master—transfer could look very good, and it would take minimal effort from LF… The existence of all the prints you mention probably has no bearing on the possibility of releasing the OUT.