- My worst nightmare - the unaltered theatrical versions no longer existing...
Originally posted by: BosskQuote
Originally posted by: Master Sifo-Dyas
What if the original film material was already scrapped after the completition of the SE in 1997 and Lucasfilm simply can't rerelease the OT because of that?!! o_O
As has been stated in other posts in the past, in order to release the 1997 SE, the original stock had to be digitized. Any filmmaker with his head on straight (yes, that includes Lucas) would have multiple copies of the digitized original stock just in case a mistake was made. You have to have something to fall back on. It's a basic concept in any sort of editing field be it web design, graphic design, film editing, photo editing, etc. You always have a back-up copy in case everything goes FUBAR. So he has to have an unaltered back-up copy somewhere.
Yes, that is why I never bought his statements about the originals not even existing anymore. I just never believed those claims.