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Old 09-09-2006, 01:08 PM   #41
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Btw, they should just sell an empty collector's tin for Star Wars. That way whatever set people own or choose to buy in the next five years, they can just insert it into the box.
Now that's a good idea.


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That was some rant, Kurgan. Welcome to the rant club.

I was wondering what the difference between the Star Wars original theatrical releases and all of the VHS/Laserdisc releases trhough the 1995 VHS release (which I watched all the time)?
If it's basically just a clearer picture and the Episode IV A New Hope have been added then I wouldn't mind which version they put on DVD.
Well the original theatrical release lacked "Episode IV: A New Hope" and the crawl was arranged differently (and rebel was spelled lower case in the middle of a sentence, so it wasn't a "proper name" as it later became).

The crawl was adjusted in 1981 to more closely match ESB (so the words were also arranged to avoid putting one word on its own line).

You have to recall that the original Star Wars was re-released in theaters like five times before it finally came to home video (for purchase, the earliest release was rental only). The very first release was in mono. Later a stereo version was made and Aunt Beru's lines were redubbed by a different actress. The scene of Chewbacca growling at that mouse droid was removed. A few lines were switched around ("close the blast doors" was accidentally left out... right before "open the blast doors") and I think the line to Tarkin over the intercom while he's talking to Vader in the board room has an extra word and is by a different voice actor. The line from Threepio talking about how the tractor beam works is there and it isn't in some versions (I could be wrong, it may not have appeared until the home versions).

The Chewie growling at the mouse droid was added back either in the later theatrical re-releases or on the first home video releases, I can't remember, but it's been part of the movie for a long, long time, before the Special Editions.

Anyway, the 1995 re-release of the 1992 "Faces" (THX Enhanced Trilogy) is supposed to be "maximized visual and audio." It isn't truly a restoration, just good quality video tape and sharp picture. The sound HAS changed. The sound mix is different, and many of the lines change from how they were in theaters ("it's secure, move along to the next one"---->"door's locked, move along to the next one"; "don't worry... trust me"--->"don't worry, I can see a lot better"; "you're lucky you don't taste very good"--->"you were lucky to get out of there"). Not a big deal for many but to some folks those were their favorite lines and what they remember, so they miss 'em.

But other than the soundtrack, the visuals in the 1995 release are the same as previous widescreen letterbox releases. No CGI or deleted scenes were added or changed until the 1997 Special Editions.

There are several websites detailing the pre-1997 changes, and others detailing the 1997 changes (though most forget about the more subtle changes or the audio changes).

Actually the Official Site (StarWars.com) has put in a three part series of picture galleries about what has changed from the 1993 versions to the 2004 versions (although they leave out a lot of stuff, they mostly focus on subtle changes or some of the more obvious CG stuff, but very few of the gaffes and few of the sound changes, especially the more controversial ones).


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Old 09-10-2006, 06:01 PM   #43
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Ah I see, you're trying to have "all versions."

Frankly, I think you only need one official DVD set to watch, and the rest can be fan edits or whatever, but each to his own! (I suppose collecting VHS tapes might have its own appeal)

1980's - There was one set really, in full frame and possibly wide screen. There certainly was on LaserDisk anyway. "Star Wars" exists in this era on VHS only, with the original opening crawl (in full frame only), a former rental, so any surviving tapes will be in pretty worn condition by now.

(so that's three LD movies and 1 VHS tape)

1992-1995 - This was the "THX Enhanced" series, all that changed really was the sound tracks, with some alternate lines and slightly tweaked music. The visual picture is supposed to be sharper, but it's really not a restoration of any kind.

(3 LD movies)

1997-2001- The Special Editions, as seen in theaters. RotJ SE differs from what you saw in theaters only that they forgot to include somebody in the credits, and now that's fixed. These were shamelessly re-released numerous times with nothing new except replacing the "behind the scenes" fluff about making the SE's with talking head/bluescreen-on-the-set fluff promoting Episode I or II.

(three LD movies, I would consider it a waste to get the others just for the fluff specials, which can be downloaded off the 'net for free, or just for any difference in covers)

Every VHS release (except the original "non-ANH" rental only full frame Star Wars) had a LaserDisk equivalent, so those would be the best quality. There were also VCD's (horrible quality, worse than VHS, and usually full frame only, no extras), Betamax, that soundless incomplete reel, and some other obscure formats, but that's basically it.

Then you have the 2004 DVD's.
(the 2004 Set is identical to the 2005 Set, except it has the fourth bonus disc, which you can buy seperately now anyway.. the 2005 set just has a differnet cover).

It remains to be seen what exactly they are, but the "new" 2006 set is supposed to be taking its masters from 1993.

"Star Wars" looks to be the circa 1981 version, with a computer re-created opening crawl pasted in at the start. No idea if the soundtrack is the THX one from the 1990's with the alternate lines or (more probably) the 1980's home video version (it certainly won't be the original theatrical mono track, since it's Dolby 2.0 only).

Empire and Jedi will either be identical to the 1980's video versions or the 1990's THX versions (I'm betting on the latter personally, but that's just a hunch).

If one was optimistic, one could imagine that these were the "restorations" before the CG was added for the Special Editions in 1997 (the films were restored once back then, the old fashioned way, without all that digital grain removal and color screwing up, before they decided to start adding new stuff and changing things.. originally Lucas merely planned to re-release the movies in theaters to generate interest for the prequels, not to modify his movies), but most people have resigned themselves to the fact that these are probably just dumps of the LaserDisc versions from 1993 (meaning the same as the "Faces" THX set, with the exception of Star Wars being artificially "de-ANHized" to simulate the 1977 theatrical version).

So nine Laser Disc packages (actually each movie was typically two discs, since you had to flip them to get the whole movie) and one hard to find VHS tape, OR six DVD's (the 2006 set will be sold as three two disc packs, the 2004 set is just one boxed set).

If you're collecting movies, rather than packaging, the 2006 set is all you really need, and you can get fan edits for alternate soundtracks, or you'll be spending a fortune (remember you need an LD player if you want to watch the LD's, a VCR to play the VHS tapes, etc).

If you just want them on your shelf though, for collecting, best of luck!

There are a lot of them. Lucas has always been re-releasing his movies. If not in theaters, then on whatever format is hot at the time...


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Old 09-11-2006, 06:22 PM   #44
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Well, I'm not interested in the prequel DVDs. I also have laserdisc rips(not sure which versions but I assume they're all the same cuts no matter which LD they are). Nor am I interested in VCDs because they'd be the same cuts as the others.
Anyway, these are the pics of the ones I do have:

^1997 fullscreen Special Edition

^1997 widescreen Special Edition

^top row - the only one I need is ESB from the 80s. Bottom row - I have this 1995 set but though it's not loose like this, I have the box set.

Do you think you could post the pics of the VHS versions I haven't posted that I need? It could help in my journey to complete my little collection.
Content wise, you've got them all (it seems to me). I'm not sure that you're missing any of the tapes (other than the ultra-rare former rental fullframe only "non-ANH" Star Wars tape). But try the collecting forum...

PS: Here is one I remember, but again, it's just a repackaging of the silver box you already posted.

(there was one just like it, but a white box, that was the pan 'n' scan version)


There were also carboard sleeves that held each version of the trilogies IIRC too, but again, just a box to put the tapes in you already have.


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Old 09-11-2006, 10:19 PM   #45
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Later a stereo version was made and Aunt Beru's lines were redubbed by a different actress.
I've read about this, why exactly did they do this? Was their something wrong with the original's voice?

Oh, and by the way, although I don't agree with you Kurgan, you had a valid argument and I'm glad you presented it in a mature way as opposed to starting a flame war, and I think what I said was uncalled for, so I apologize.


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Old 09-12-2006, 03:08 PM   #46
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Well you "need" the pre-1992 versions (From the 80's) because the lines were changed in the THX Faces set (1992-1995).

There really were two widescreen versions of the trilogy before the special editions in 1997. And a fourth version of the original Star Wars, which was a full frame rental only that had the original crawl.

Visually, all the pre-1997 editions are the same (except for the obvious widescreen/full frame distinction), with the exception of the ultra rare, full frame only ex-rental Star Wars with the original crawl (no "Episode IV: ANH").

The 1997 Special Edition was only ever officially released on VHS and LD (well and VCD).. never DVD. The 2004/2005/2006 (disc1) editions were only ever released on DVD.


So, to sum up:


1)"Star Wars" (former rental tape, probably too hard to find anyway, pointless except for the crawl, not widescreen)

2)A New Hope/
3)Empire Strikes Back/
4)Return of the Jedi. 1980's version. Widescreen.

5)A New Hope/
6)Empire Strikes Back/
7)Return of the Jedi. 1992-1995 THX set. released in different boxes, but the same as the "Faces" set in terms of content. Visually the same as before, just remastered audio and some different lines substituted.

8)A New Hope SE/
9)Empire Strikes Back SE/
10)Return of the Jedi SE. 1997 editions. re-released numerous times, always identical. only difference is the "bonus" content, either "Making of" for the Special Editions themselves, or Episode I/II fluff commercials

10 tapes (or LD packs)

DVDs:

1)Star Wars Limited Edition 2006
2)Empire Strikes Back Limited Edition 2006
3)Return of the Jedi 2006

(that's the only DVD set you "need". forget the 4 disc boxed set from 2004, forget the 2005 3 disc set, just get THIS, and if you really want to see 3 1/2 hours of "Empire of Dreams" --the rest is fluff and filler you can find on the 'net for free or isn't even related to the OT-- then get on Amazon.com or ebay and order the "Bonus Materials" disc 4 (with the big darth vader head on it) for $15 or less.


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Old 09-12-2006, 04:35 PM   #47
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New DVDs (2006 Limited Editions)

Well, the new DVDs supposedly came out today, and unfortunately I'm short on money... can anyone comment on them? Did they fix the crappy lightsaber problems as it appeared in the commercial?


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Okay, I don't own it yet, but still...

I don't think so. There was never any plan to do so.

The "fixed lightsabers" you saw in the commercial were from the "original versions" not the 2004's (of course since both are included on the set then you can view both, just not at the same time, unless you create your own fan edit). Trickery...

It's more surprising that websites reviewing the changes have not posted screenshots of the lightsabers to show just how badly they were done in the 2004 versions. But judging by the screenshots I HAVE seen, which depict lots of messed up colors in other scenes, it seems pretty clear that they didn't bother to fix the lightsabers either.

Sorry to say "I told you so" but we'll let people who actually have it comment...

The only thing "new" in this set is the opening crawl in Star Wars. Everything else we've seen (and heard) before (albeit on LaserDisc/VHS in the case of the originals).

Don't believe everything you see on TV. I just saw a clip on CBS that actually showed the old CG Jabba from 1997! That's not in there.

Still, it will be nice that more people will be buying the original versions (many of whom have never seen them). It's too bad that no effort was made to make them presentable, as the fans wanted. But, that said, they won't look any worse than LaserDisc, and certainly better than the VHS editions already out.


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The "fixed lightsabers" you saw in the commercial were from the "original versions" not the 2004's (of course since both are included on the set then you can view both, just not at the same time, unless you create your own fan edit).
Yes, that's what I thought about too (also thinking these would just be the 2004 DVDs on the main disc), however, it was showing the scene with the lightsabers in front of the Emporer, which was what I considered the time the lightsabers were at their worst in any movie (except pre-2004 ANH), but the commercial wasn't one of the commercials advertising the original versions part, and all the other scenes in it looked like they were from the updated versions (and for that matter, the Emporer in the background looked as light as he does in the DVD version, because I think he used to look a lot darker, which was a problem considering lightsabers were right in front of him, but that could just be me).


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Trust me, it hasn't been fixed. Did you know if you take the 2004 DVD, pop it into that scene and crank up the brightness on your TV enough, it will look like it should, with the two white cores merging together (instead of two colored rods cutting into each other with Vader's in front for some crazy reason)?

If your TV set's brightness is high enough it will look right. The trouble is then the rest of the movie will look too bright (in scenes of darkness you'll see the black bars since they will be not the same color as the black on the screen edges). The "Emperor's Slugs" in that scene will be obvious as well. Presumably in the 2004 edition they darkened it to make the slugs harder to see (rather than doing the proper thing and just digitally removing them), and in the process ruining the saber lock.

It could be deliberate fakery of course. Anyone with the set feel free to post the frame in question for a side by side comparison... but I don't think these have been touched, so that wouldn't be changed, despite what you saw in the commercials.


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Well, okay. But why would they want you to not see the Emporer's slugs? My guess is they just darkened them to make them look scarier... but aside from that, I knew everything you said (I read it in that post you made), but on a normal TV brightness the lightsabers should look right...


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I just purchased them. I haven't watched them. But, they come out with the 2004 releases as far as I know, but I can check that soon.


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I don't know about the arrangement of what came in what or what all the boxes look like. There are websites out there (I don't have time to look for them now) that catalouge all the releases ever (some with pics some not).

About the widescreen releases in the 1980's, at first I thought no such thing existed (that the THX Enhanced were the first home releases of widescreen), but I have since felt that I was wrong to assume this. It may be though that the widescreen releases (before the THX Enhanced) were only released on LaserDisc, since that was the "movie buff" format and widescreen caught on as a standard much more quickly with that crowd.


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I've read about this, why exactly did they do this? Was their something wrong with the original's voice?

Oh, and by the way, although I don't agree with you Kurgan, you had a valid argument and I'm glad you presented it in a mature way as opposed to starting a flame war, and I think what I said was uncalled for, so I apologize.
No problem.

I'm not sure we know the real reason it was changed (merely because George wanted it changed). Supposedly he just "wasn't happy with" how it sounded, and chose an actress with a higher voice (perhaps he wanted her to sound more "feminine" and "less old" or something, who knows).

A ton of people had their voices redubbed for various reasons in the movie, but Beru's was one of the few that probably didn't need to be. But the fact that it was a change made so early on, makes it interesting to fans (especially those who don't realize changes were made before 1997 to the trilogy, a few people know about the 1981 crawl change but far fewer know about the changes from the Mono track to the stereo).


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I have a question for anyone with them: How is the sound?

Specifically, in the "theatrical version" DVDs you have, how do the lines go?


Does Luke say to R2D2 (ESB) "You're lucky you don't taste very good" or does he say "You were lucky to get out of there" ?

Do the Stormtroopers say both "Close the Blast Doors" AND "Open the Blast Doors" in the scene in Star Wars where they are chasing Han and company through the corridors?

In the same movie, do the Stormtroopers, while looking for the doors in Mos Eisley say "the door's locked, move along to the next one" or "it's secure, move along to the next one"?

In the space battle over the Death Star, does Luke say "Blast it BIGGS where are you" or does he say "Blast it WEDGE where are you"?


In Return of the Jedi, when Han is about to shoot the tentacle wrapped around Lando's leg by the Sarlacc, does he say "Don't worry... trust me" or "Don't worry, I can see a lot better"?


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Hmmm, that's funny... I did know it was changed early on though. It sounds like you actually remember what the voice sounds like.


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Well, okay. But why would they want you to not see the Emporer's slugs? My guess is they just darkened them to make them look scarier... but aside from that, I knew everything you said (I read it in that post you made), but on a normal TV brightness the lightsabers should look right...
It's called a cheap quick fix. Instead of digitally removing them (they are just a quick and dirty fix to a costuming gaffe anyway), they just darken the scene. It's the same "quick fix" for the garbage mattes (the squares around the ships in space). Instead of digitally removing all of them, they just removed some and darkened the scenes to make it harder to see the others (but in the process, other details are lost, like for example many of the stars disappear because the background is too dark).


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Actually, come to think of it, I've never heard of these... were they bad costumes or something? If they're going to digitally edit a whole new song for Sy Snootles, I'd think the very least they could do is just edit them to look more real... or are you saying they're real slugs that somehow got on the set?


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I wasn't alive in 1977 (I was born a year later, so the first time I saw Star Wars was after it was called "A New Hope" in theaters).

However there are audio clips on the 'net you can listen to (captured from the original soundtrack, from the VHS rental, presumably).

Various fan edit DVDs have been made with the mono track as an option, too.

So yes, I have heard it. Not in its original context, but I've heard it. Do a google search and you'll probably find the clips I'm talking about.


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It's just a fan name for those black blobs that appear to be floating on the sides of Palpatine's hood in the ROTJ scenes where he's sitting on his throne talking to Luke. Apparently while they were filming, the light reflected off the corners of the mask Ian McDiarmand was wearing, or highlighted the un-madeup parts of his skin under the hood, so they noticed it at the last minute and either to save money or because they ran out of time (ROTJ was made the quickest of the three movies, in only a year) and just smudged some black over those areas, which didn't quite line up with his head as it moved so made it look like these creatures on his face.


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Sorry to go off-topic, but when you were a baby, did you happen to see the holiday special (I know you wouldn't remember, but maybe your parents did or something)?

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Ah, okay, I see. I guess I'll look for pictures tomorrow, I gotta go now.


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I never asked my parents, but I highly doubt it. I don't think we even had a TV back then. No problem. I'm running out of time to answer posts.

You asked earlier (or in another thread) about Luke's blue lightsaber in ROTJ. It's still supposed to be a different one, because the hilt is different. Just that the blade was supposed to be blue (there were no green lightsabers before that, jedi used blue, and Darth Vader used red). It was changed allegedly for stylistic reasons (showed up better against the Tatooine background of brown/yellows).


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Old 09-12-2006, 11:13 PM   #64
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I was alive in '77. I saw Star Wars (no ANH then for us...) 14 times in original release. A couple more times on re-release a few years later (before ESB) when they added all the 'Ep IV: ANH' stuff that made us all go "Huh?"

I don't really remember Beru's original voice. The ADR/ looping in that part is noticeably terrible though. You should be able to fix that with ProTools these days, but I guess it's not a priority. Not only does it not line up with her lips (which could be fixed with very careful time stretching of the samples) but the atmosphere around her voice is all wrong. Everyone else is in the room you see on screen... she's closed-miked in a foam-padded recording booth. Also an easy fix... if anyone cared to take the time to get the details right.

I did see the holiday special when it aired... but the only thing I really remember about it was the cartoon that Boba Fett appeared in.


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I have seen the SWHS a few times since then, and yes, it was pretty awful and cornball! A true rite of passage for any hardcore fan (especially those who think Lucas can do no wrong and even liked Jar Jar!).


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The cartoon sucks too, I don't care if it was Boba Fett's "introduction" (since retconned out of existence).

I agree. I was saying that the SWHS will shatter anyone's faith that Lucas can do no wrong (even forgiving all the problems of Episode I!).


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You asked earlier (or in another thread) about Luke's blue lightsaber in ROTJ. It's still supposed to be a different one, because the hilt is different. Just that the blade was supposed to be blue (there were no green lightsabers before that, jedi used blue, and Darth Vader used red). It was changed allegedly for stylistic reasons (showed up better against the Tatooine background of brown/yellows).
Actually, I don't think I ever asked about that, but in one thread I put a picture of him with his blue lightsaber in an earlier RotJ, and in a more recent thread I posted pointing out his lightsaber looked oddly different in my ANH and ESB posters. Or maybe I did, but I just don't remember, but I know why they made it green and everything.

And about the holiday special, I got a bootlegged DVD of it at a comic convention, and I think some parts of it (not the whole thing though) are pretty underrated. It actually had a lot of funny jokes, and I think I may be the only person who ever noticed, but it was the only time during the OT's run on-screen there were Wookiees other than Chewbacca.


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Old 09-13-2006, 11:44 AM   #68
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Okay, perhaps I got you confused with somone else, but in any case, the content of my post still was legit.

The posters are no real gauge of how things really look in the final movie. Even the modern "posters" on the new DVD's are based on publicity stills enhanced with photoshop, not in-movie footage.

The SWHS is fun MST3K fodder, but that's about it. The first time I watched it I didn't think it was that horrible, but I guess people had made my expectations rock bottom with their horror stories. I did have fond memories of the "Wookiee Storybook" from my childhood, which I didn't realize, but was directly inspired by the Holiday Special.

And a lot of people saw bootlegs. In fact, unless your memory is razor sharp, you had to have seen it on a bootleg. Lucas himself supposedly claimed he wanted to trash every copy he could find because he was so embarrassed by it. Oh well. That was a different time and a different Lucas, I guess!

Some people still are asking for the thing to come out official on DVD, for old time's sake. Now that's fandom!

There is a certain nostalgia in there, for the 1970's TV culture and what we all thought would be a cool idea (and how it failed so spectacularly). It reminds people of when they were kids wanting Star Wars toys for Christmas.


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I just purchased them. I haven't watched them. But, they come out with the 2004 releases as far as I know, but I can check that soon.
Let me get this straight. In order for me to get the original cut of Star Wars, I have to buy a second copy of what I allready own?



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Let me get this straight. In order for me to get the original cut of Star Wars, I have to buy a second copy of what I allready own?
Yes. I comes with the theatrical version (the one you want), and the digitally-remastered verision (the one you have).

Though, if I may suggest what till next year since it is the 30th year anniversary of Star Wars and they are coming out with some more version.


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Lol... Next year they will have:
The 30th Anniversity of the Extra, Extra, Extra Enhanced version of the Star Wars Trilogy Saga. We made all new enhancements, and a few new surprises. Not only did we go back to the 2004 versions and cleaned them up, but we added never before seen footage. Now, you can watch the truely intended version of Star Wars.

New Enhancements:
-Jabba was replaced by a humanbeing.
-Princes Leia has been digitally enhanced. Now, everything is much larger.
-Chewbacca was replaced with an Ewok.
-Etc...

Lol...



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I think they should make a Star Wars Holiday Special Edition (get it?), it would have more Wookiees in the background, Kashyyyk would actually be Kashyyyk from Episode III instead of Yavin with a green tint, the space battles would look much better, Luke's lightsaber hilt would actually be correct, the Episode IV flashbacks would be from the DVD edition, and fans everywhere would commit suicide and homocide.


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Yes. I comes with the theatrical version (the one you want), and the digitally-remastered verision (the one you have).

Though, if I may suggest what till next year since it is the 30th year anniversary of Star Wars and they are coming out with some more version.
Yeah, StarWars.com claims that this is the "first and only time" the theatrical versions of Star Wars are coming out on DVD.

Of course in Lucas-speak that may simply mean "the first and only time in this particular package as individual movies" to get around that.

But who knows... according to rumor the 30th anniversary are going to be all tweaked out even more than before.

But, I'm sure there'll still be copies you can get used, the question is, will they be cheap? I already see $15 copies like-new (watched once) on Amazon.com shops. Seems a lot of people pre-ordered, watched the bonus disc and then put them up for sale!


Just an interesting note, the makers of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe 4 disc set are offering a 10$ mail-in rebate for those who already purchased the previous version.

Now that's something you'd never see with a Star Wars DVD!


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I just purchased them. I haven't watched them. But, they come out with the 2004 releases as far as I know, but I can check that soon.
Don't open it! Just sell 'em and get the new set instead.

If you've already opened it, just watch the "bonus materials" disc and then sell the set. The new one has everything you already have, minus the bonus disc (which is mostly fluff anyway apart from the 3.5 hour documentary).


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I may return it and I may keep it. Though, I only have 14 days from Tuesday to return it and then I may just sell it. Though, I wish they would announce what is coming out with this "30th Anniversary" set. Meh. I may just cough up some more money to get this set coming out next year.

Oh well. I am happy with what I have at the moment. Though now that I think about it I may just return them and re-purchase them on a later date, if I don't care for what is in the 30th anniversary set.


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Actually, if anything, I'd buy these DVDs and sell my old trilogy set, because the boxes for these match the prequel DVDs much better.


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Well, you could just do what I did, go print up your own covers at a copy place for like $6 (on glossy paper they look awesome, the internet has TONS of quality covers for Star Wars movies). Amray cases are just a plastic box. Open it up, and pop the label out and put in your own!

If you need help I can point you in the right direction to finding custom covers (Or you can make your own).

I'm sure details of the 30th anniversary set won't be officially announced until long after this Limited Edition run has ended. Why would Lucas take the chance on everyone not rushing out to buy this one?

If StarWars.com is right though, the "original originals" won't be included in that set, we'll just got more re-edits of the six movies and possibly a disc of extras, different from the one we got in 2004.


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Well, you could just do what I did, go print up your own covers at a copy place for like $6 (on glossy paper they look awesome, the internet has TONS of quality covers for Star Wars movies). Amray cases are just a plastic box. Open it up, and pop the label out and put in your own!

If you need help I can point you in the right direction to finding custom covers (Or you can make your own).
This is what I'm gonna do to my DVDs, I much prefer the movie posters to the dvd cover art and I found some that have the movie poster as the main cover art online. The only one I couldn't find was for Episode 3 since they were made before it was released.


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Jeez. I am confused on what to do. Should I keep them or should I sell them? Though, I'd admitted I rushed the purchase of these DVDs. I may just return them and re-buy them at a cheaper price. And that will be that. Since, I want the "original" original movies.

Though, it would be wise if Lucas waited till the time the date that he will stop selling this DVDs to announce what's up with the 30th anniversary editions.


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I'd love to see some sales figures on this set.

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