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View Poll Results: Which version of Star Wars Blu-ray will you be purchasing (or not)?
The Complete Star Wars Saga 1,335 72.48%
The Prequel Box Set 20 1.09%
The Original Trilogy Box Set 110 5.97%
Not Purchasing Star Wars Blu-ray 377 20.47%
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Old Today, 03:27 PM   #63201
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I see what you're saying but I still get those moments of realisation, even on new films, as when I see a certain shot I think to myself "damn they would've had to cut that in half for pan and scan".
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She probably had an inclination of where the conversation was going, but who can blame her for wanting to avoid the subject.

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I'm almost positive that it occurred to her that he was getting at the UOT, or just the idea of it crossed her mind when mentioning different versions, but she specifically has nothing to say on the subject. Even if they were definitely planning to roll out a 4K UOT with the next year or two, its common practice that you remain tight-lipped about that kind of thing until your official announcement.

But whether she was thinking it or not, her answer did seem to be specifically responding to "are you going to tinker with the films some more?" which answers the question of any kind of enhanced "Final cut" being a possibility
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Part of me thinks we're all fools for hoping Disney will release the Stars trilogy as it was originally shown.

Look at how the company treats it's older animated movies. Most are either Smeared with DNR or digitally repainted frame-by-frame. I wouldn't give them a track record for catering to purists.
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It's just missing: "Two Thumbs Up!" - Siskel & Ebert, AT THE MOVIES
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See!? What did I tell you!?

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At this point based on what Kennedy said, it's obvious out of respect for Lucas he WILL get the final say on whatever iteration of the original trilogy is released. Unless he has a change of heart, it's unlikely the UOT will ever be released at least in his lifetime. I guess the question is, when will they release the remastered SEs? Given a 4K SE of A New Hope exists, I would have thought this year would have been great for a BD release, but...
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I honestly do think that as long as the dude's still alive then the restored UOT will never see the light of day.
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What is the point of not releasing the Classic Editions until Lucas is dead? If Lucas's wishes are that the Classic Editions never be released ever, okay whatever, but to release them after he's dead...? If that's the plan, what's gained by keeping them hidden and then releasing them in two decades?
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A Clockwork Orange was removed from UK distribution at the request of Stanley Kubrick in the mid '70s, it wasn't until his death a quarter of a century later that we FINALLY got to see it on these shores again.

I know it's not the exact same situation because people could still personally import ACO if they wanted to, it wasn't banned by the BBFC or anything, but it still shows the power that some directors hold over their material. And there's some anthology film which got a recent Blu release where one of the directors (Polanski, I think?) requested that his segment be removed.

Shit happens. Sometimes you just gotta wait it out.
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He might have twenty years of life in him yet, ol' George.
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Old Today, 10:18 PM   #63211
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Someone needs to convince George that his original Classic Trilogy should be released. Then maybe he could work with Disney to release them!
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I honestly do think that as long as the dude's still alive then the restored UOT will never see the light of day.
I must be reading this differently...she's confused about what he's asking, then says she isn't going to touch the films, they will always be his -- as in messing around with the films in some way. She doesn't say anything about pulling a Spielberg (who she's even tighter with than George) and releasing a set including the original version or the three major versions a'la CE3K, or the 20th anniversary DVD edition of E.T., original mono and updated soundtrack on the Jaws blu-ray, etc. I think she's saying she wasn't going to alter the films further.

At least that's what...

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Someone needs to convince George that his original Classic Trilogy should be released. Then maybe he could work with Disney to release them!
He released them himself as a bonus feature nod to the fans (and to combat the piracy of the laserdisc transfer which was becoming rampant).
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He might have twenty years of life in him yet, ol' George.
He might...then again, he's diabetic which is a progressive disease and none of us know when our time is up.
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Bingo. This whole thing has exploded in the typical way that things on the internet do, with little regard to truth.

In the end, the only positive that can possibly come from this is if a journalist (and I use that word loudly) asks her a follow-up directly.
Even then, what do people expect her to say? "Actually, yes, we will be releasing those for the holiday season, and they'll be announced sometime in June. Oops, I just announced them, didn't I? Dang, why did I answer that question..." If Disney or Fox have anything planned, they ain't gonna tell us till they're ready to tell us.
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Remember when Disney used to charge 79.95 for its VHS tapes? They could always try that out again... "The original, unaltered STAR WARS... Bring it home for the holidays at a special price of only one kidney! While supplies last."
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i must be reading this differently...she's confused about what he's asking, then says she isn't going to touch the films, they will always be his -- as in messing around with the films in some way. She doesn't say anything about pulling a spielberg (who she's even tighter with than george) and releasing a set including the original version or the three major versions a'la ce3k, or the 20th anniversary dvd edition of e.t., original mono and updated soundtrack on the jaws blu-ray, etc. I think she's saying she wasn't going to alter the films further.

At least that's what...

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I must be reading this differently...she's confused about what he's asking, then says she isn't going to touch the films, they will always be his -- as in messing around with the films in some way. She doesn't say anything about pulling a Spielberg (who she's even tighter with than George) and releasing a set including the original version or the three major versions a'la CE3K, or the 20th anniversary DVD edition of E.T., original mono and updated soundtrack on the Jaws blu-ray, etc. I think she's saying she wasn't going to alter the films further.

At least that's what...

[Show spoiler]
I don't mean that just from the interpretation of her comments in that video, it's the overall vibe I'm getting right now. Disney are putting the pieces in place for the day it can finally happen but if they're not doing it for the 40th anniversary, then when? Just some random post-Fox-deal home video release or something? Maybe someone should swap out the UFO for the Falcon in that poster.

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He released them himself as a bonus feature nod to the fans (and to combat the piracy of the laserdisc transfer which was becoming rampant).
...which also ended up being a way to confirm in his mind that people didn't actually want them after all, Lucas conflating the reactions to the shit transfers with reactions to the original cuts themselves.
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I don't understand why Lucas released the Classic Editions as bonus discs on DVD. If he wasn't happy with the originals, why release them? And why did he care if there were bootlegs of them? It's not like they were still producing the LaserDiscs and losing profit, right?

If these are the reasons, then why haven't the Despecialized editions persuaded Lucasfilm/Disney to release the Classic Editions on Blu-ray?
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With all due respect to Kathleen Kennedy,
it surprises me that she didn't know what Steele was getting at with his "changes" question. No matter how clumsy the wording was. She is the current President of Lucasfilm after all. I can't help but think she was being coy.

Good for Steele for having the courage to ask.
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