||07-23-2011 07:49 PM
Originally Posted by greg_achen
1. A glitch found in the 2004 transfer of A New Hope was found in footage screened at Comic Con.
2. The official Blu Ray site now has screen captures for each film. The Phantom Menace screenshot is clearly from the new transfer. The screenshot for The Empire Strikes Back still has the notorious pink lightsaber. http://www.starwars.com/movies/saga/
3. The initial trailer that debuted a few months ago also looked like it was sporting footage from the new Episode 1 transfer, yet the footage for the OT still had all the glitches found in the 04 master. Given the evidence we have now, it appears the trailer WAS accurate for what to expect in the Blu Rays.
I'm not saying you're wrong or right - I'd just like to point out that Disney frequently uses previously existing film versions of catalog titles to advertise and market a re-release of those catalog titles. The trailers for Sleeping Beauty, Bambi, Fantasia, Snow White etc. all used footage from the old transfers, not the new versions. Just because a display at Comic-Com or a trailer uses the old elements is no reason to firmly believe that is exactly what we're getting.
I'm tossing this out as a helpful expression of hope, rather then throwing in the towel altogether...because if the blu-ray set is the old transfer, I'm not buying, and will start looking into trying to purchase a new laserdisc player.