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Dream April 19 2010 05:55 AM

Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray announced
 
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“We have been at work for a couple of years working on - I won’t call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuff - but, a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material. We’re finding all kinds of scenes from dailies that have never been seen before. Beyond all of those things that you know about… there are some real treasures.”
http://www.theblurayblog.com/2010/04...ga-on-blu-ray/

Looks like it's really happening. Let the bitching begin!:lol:

Mr. Laser Beam April 19 2010 05:57 AM

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About bloody time.

Broccoli April 19 2010 06:02 AM

Re: Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray announced
 
At least it looks like they want to do it right. Say what you will about the prequels, special editions, whatever, TPTB want to put together a good package when it is released. They could easily just do quick transfers on barebones disks and push it out into stores and still make a ton of money. Instead, they want to make something worthwhile that they hope fans will enjoy. You have to give them credit for that.

Mr. Laser Beam April 19 2010 06:07 AM

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As long as these BRs have the special editions, I'll be happy. I could care less about extras.

Aragorn April 19 2010 06:25 AM

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So first he'll release the "special editions" bare bones, then he'll release them with special features, then he'll release the original trilogy without the CGI additions but bare bones, then he'll release an ultimate box set with all six movies, the two versions of the original trilogy, the Clone Wars cartoon, the Ewoks cartoon, the Droids cartoon, the two Ewoks TV movies with Wilford Brimley, but leave out the special features for the box set with them.

Mr Light April 19 2010 12:42 PM

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Does this mean you can only buy all 6 in a single set?

The Wormhole April 19 2010 02:55 PM

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Is the Biggs scene finally going to be inserted into ANH?

Samurai8472 April 19 2010 02:56 PM

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Aragorn wrote: (Post 4008197)
So first he'll release the "special editions" bare bones, then he'll release them with special features, then he'll release the original trilogy without the CGI additions but bare bones, then he'll release an ultimate box set with all six movies, the two versions of the original trilogy, the Clone Wars cartoon, the Ewoks cartoon, the Droids cartoon, the two Ewoks TV movies with Wilford Brimley, but leave out the special features for the box set with them.


DAMMIT! then it's not complete!!!

:scream::scream:

I'm starting a petition!

I want that 4 hour long meeting discussing the color of Yoda's pupils and the hour and half lunch break.

TheBrew April 19 2010 03:10 PM

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Aragorn wrote: (Post 4008197)
So first he'll release the "special editions" bare bones, then he'll release them with special features, then he'll release the original trilogy without the CGI additions but bare bones, then he'll release an ultimate box set with all six movies, the two versions of the original trilogy, the Clone Wars cartoon, the Ewoks cartoon, the Droids cartoon, the two Ewoks TV movies with Wilford Brimley, but leave out the special features for the box set with them.

That would be funny if that's what actually happened. There was only one re-release of the original DVD and it was to add a copy of the laserdisc version onto a separate disc because people were bitching about it so much. The first release had great features and a great transfer.

Leroy April 19 2010 03:38 PM

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I'm very picky I'll only buy if they release the originals without any quality problems like the other sets. I also hope they retain all the extras from the previous releases.

RodrigoBrowncoat April 19 2010 05:12 PM

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Oh... I'm so IN!

But October 2011????

milo bloom April 19 2010 05:45 PM

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TheBrew wrote: (Post 4008823)
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Aragorn wrote: (Post 4008197)
So first he'll release the "special editions" bare bones, then he'll release them with special features, then he'll release the original trilogy without the CGI additions but bare bones, then he'll release an ultimate box set with all six movies, the two versions of the original trilogy, the Clone Wars cartoon, the Ewoks cartoon, the Droids cartoon, the two Ewoks TV movies with Wilford Brimley, but leave out the special features for the box set with them.

That would be funny if that's what actually happened. There was only one re-release of the original DVD and it was to add a copy of the laserdisc version onto a separate disc because people were bitching about it so much. The first release had great features and a great transfer.

Quite honestly, I'd argue both of those bolded points there. The features would have been great for a 2001/02 release not a 2004 release, and they certainly weren't worth all the hype they gave us about "waiting to do them right", which was BS also. If they had simply released the Laserdisc boxset of the SE's in 1997, they would have taken a lot of the pressure off of themselves for very minimal effort, and we could have gotten a much nicer DVD set later on.
And there were also many issues with the transfers. There's scenes where Luke's lightsaber is white, and where Vader's is pink. There's numerous sound issues, ranging from unclear dialogue, to sound FX drowning out the score in certain places.

The DVD's could have been way better, and that's not getting into the absolutely insulting laserdisc transfers of the original, untouched versions of the trilogy they tried to foist on us.


And I've been reading discussion of this at some other forums, and I'm not sure I get all this buzz. It's a foregone conclusion that they've had something in the works, and until they give a firm date or specs, then it's just something else I'll push into the waiting room of my long term memory.

RandyS April 19 2010 07:20 PM

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 4008171)
As long as these BRs have the special editions, I'll be happy. I could care less about extras.

What about the original editions?

RandyS April 19 2010 07:21 PM

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RodrigoBrowncoat wrote: (Post 4009089)
Oh... I'm so IN!

But October 2011????

Well, they need time to make whatever changes they have planned. Such as inserting Padme, Mace, and Jinn into the OT.

And Han and Lando in the PT.

:devil:

Dukhat April 19 2010 07:29 PM

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The Wormhole wrote: (Post 4008778)
Is the Biggs scene finally going to be inserted into ANH?

I doubt it, since it hasn't been done so far. Ditto for the Camie & Fixer scene and the "Han with chick" scene in the cantina. Perhaps they'll be in the deleted scenes?

What I'm really hoping they'll eventually do is to let the viewer choose which scene they'd like to watch: Han shooting first, or Greedo shooting first...:)


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