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Old April 19 2010, 08:25 PM   #16
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Re: Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray announced

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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...
Didn't they fix that by having them shoot at the same time?
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Old April 19 2010, 09:47 PM   #17
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As long as these BRs have the special editions, I'll be happy. I could care less about extras.
What about the original editions?
Don't care about those either. If they're on there, fine; if not, fine. I prefer the SE's.
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Old April 19 2010, 09:52 PM   #18
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Re: Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray announced

At least with Star Wars, there aren't any Director's Cuts or Extended Editions. Looking forward to next year.
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Old April 19 2010, 10:53 PM   #19
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At least with Star Wars, there aren't any Director's Cuts or Extended Editions. Looking forward to next year.
What a perplexing statement. You're wrong, yet you're right at the same time.
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Old April 19 2010, 10:57 PM   #20
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an announcement just made by Lucasfilm representative Steve Sansweet from a panel at the C2E2 comic book convention in Chicago.
Like The Digital Bits said:
We're awaiting any kind of official statement from Lucasfilm - one MAY appear on Star Wars.com in the coming days.
4/17/2010
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/rumormill.html

This 'announcement' is not official from Lucasfilm with a press release just yet...
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Old April 19 2010, 10:58 PM   #21
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All I want is the original theatrical editions, cleaned up with no extra bits added. I'm not buying another Star Wars product until they release that.
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Old April 19 2010, 10:58 PM   #22
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At least with Star Wars, there aren't any Director's Cuts or Extended Editions. Looking forward to next year.
What a perplexing statement. You're wrong, yet you're right at the same time.
Explain.
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Old April 19 2010, 11:05 PM   #23
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At least with Star Wars, there aren't any Director's Cuts or Extended Editions. Looking forward to next year.
What a perplexing statement. You're wrong, yet you're right at the same time.
Explain.
While there has been no director's/extended editions in a traditional sense, there has been multiple versions of the films with new scenes and/or new effects.
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Old April 19 2010, 11:47 PM   #24
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My wish list is for the set to include both the Special Editions and the Original Editions. Since the originals were made on 35MM and all that, they can clean them up for HD easily enough. They were able to do it with that 35MM print of the lost initial edit of The Prisoner's first episode that was found in a closet somewhere and put on Blu-Ray.

I feel sad for people who hate Extras -- they're the best parts of DVD/BR releases as far as I'm concerned. If everything were just bare-bones we might as well stayed with VHS tape.

One extra I'd love to see is the Star Wars Holiday Special. Considering Lucas has gotten into bed with both the Family Guy and Robot Chicken guys, I can't see why he couldn't have some fun with this skeleton in his closet. Imagine including it with MST3K-style commentary, or Robot Chicken-animated deleted scenes. It'd be a blast. (Odds are, though, certain actors may not allow it to ever see the light of day again!)

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Old April 20 2010, 12:47 AM   #25
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The Rifftrax guys did, indeed, do a commentary for the Holiday Special (you watch it with a copy you Got frOm yOur friend Greg, in LakE VIDEO, Illinois.) So that much wouldn't be too hard.

As much as I'm getting into BD now, I don't think I'd buy Star Wars on it. Frankly, I'm over Star Wars. I have the OT on DVD and that's all I need. Yes, it's the crappy over-animated and fudged with "special editions" but it suits my "needs" as much as possible I suppose. I'll buy the BD if there's a version released with the original movies cleaned up and adapted for modern TVs. No CGI BS edited in. Hell, I'll buy it if at the very least that remove the Greedo Shoots first/they shoot at the same-time nonsense.
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Old April 20 2010, 01:30 AM   #26
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I think with BD they could easily include both versions via seamless branching but I'm sure they'll screw this one up some how.
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Old April 20 2010, 01:45 AM   #27
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What a perplexing statement. You're wrong, yet you're right at the same time.
Explain.
While there has been no director's/extended editions in a traditional sense, there has been multiple versions of the films with new scenes and/or new effects.
True, but one doesn't call it "The Super Fabulous Extreme Deluxe Ultimate" edition. In fact, the last SW trilogy I bought on DVD contained some pretty extensive add-ons and special features. (Unlike the half-assed LotR Blu-Ray discs that were recently released, with the expectation of doing the extended cut several months later.)
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Old April 20 2010, 02:57 AM   #28
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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?
It is odd these scenes never get re-inserted. I mean, the Jabba scene is pretty pointless, as it is basically just a rehash of the Greedo scene. But that got re-added in 1997. Are Biggs, Camie & Fixer, and Han's girlfriend even more pointless than that?
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Old April 20 2010, 04:24 AM   #29
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^ Well, the Jabba scene at least works with the already established narrative flow of the film when created in 1977. The Biggs scene really doesn't (which is why it was cut in the first place). I don't know about Han's girlfriend.
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Old April 20 2010, 05:41 AM   #30
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At least with Star Wars, there aren't any Director's Cuts or Extended Editions. Looking forward to next year.
Well, of course there was the report back in '03 that Jimmy Smitts filmed some scenes showing him trying to get the stolen data tapes to Leia that were to eventually be inserted into ANH for the ULTRA SUPER MEGA FINAL EDITION release.

Will the madness never end?!?

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