Disney to Release Star Wars Original Trilogy Theatrical Release on Blu-Ray

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  1. Twin Dad

    Twin Dad DIS Dad #704

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    Its still in the rumor stage but I'm hoping it happens soon.

    http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2014/08/report-disney-to-release-unaltered.html

     
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  3. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    I wonder how many more "special editions" they can release of the original trilogy. I've already bought it in 3 different incarnations. Doubt I'll buy a fourth.
     
  4. tjkraz

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    I'm not particularly interested either. But I know there is a very vocal group of fans who have been campaigning for years to have the original, unaltered theatrical cuts released.

    I'm not enough of a cinephile to care. Be interesting to see how it sells, though.

    Interesting that Disney is slowly reversing a lot of the policies on which George Lucas had dug in his heels over the years.
     
  5. ninarobin

    ninarobin Earning My Ears

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    ...in a heartbeat. I only have the original, unaltered versions of the original trilogy films on VHS! (Han shot first!) ;)
     
  6. jcnewton

    jcnewton Never as happy as I am in Florida

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    But this isn't a "Special Edition". Aside from the VHS's, I don't have any other copies of the unaltered originals, so I'm looking forward to a cleaned up version on Blu-ray.
     
  7. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    This will make a lot of dedicated SW fans happy, I can tell you that. Lucas absolutely refused to put the original theater versions out on anything for a long time, even though fans were asking for it.
     
  8. Whatsthegoodword

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    YAY! Absolutely. I also only have the VHS originals. (Luke jumped!)
     
  9. chicagoshannon

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    My husband will love this. All we have are the VHS copies and no VCR anymore to play them on.
     
  10. GotLabradors

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    This is the first piece of news that has gotten my husband excited about Disney. Although, he is in the camp that this is a hoax because he's read Disney won't own the distribution rights to any of the previous movies until 2020 and that 20th Century Fox permanently owns the distribution rights of Episode IV. I am sure, however, that if Disney wanted to do this, they could strike some sweetheart deal with Fox.
     
  11. ninarobin

    ninarobin Earning My Ears

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    Heck yeah he did! That's no moon, it's a space station folks! I hope this rumor is true! pixiedust:
     
  12. jcnewton

    jcnewton Never as happy as I am in Florida

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    This is true. And I had almost forgot about it. But there's a bunch of money to be made for both sides, so I hope some kind of deal was (or will be) made.
     
  13. Twin Dad

    Twin Dad DIS Dad #704

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    I'll have to go back and find the article but it puts this whole rumor to rest. Even though Disney Owens the franchise George would have to sign off on the movies being released.
     
  14. DanBoris

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    Actually the original VHS version isn't un-altered, there were changes between the original 35mm theatrical version of the film and what is on the VHS. There are even changes between the 35mm and 70mm theatrical versions of the film.
     
  15. Twin Dad

    Twin Dad DIS Dad #704

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    Also in the 1977 theatrical release of Star Wars there is no Episode IV and A New Hope in the opening crawl that was added after Empire came out
     
  16. jcnewton

    jcnewton Never as happy as I am in Florida

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    Yep, and I believe he said that's something he wouldn't do. Part of the reason I feel like the sale to Disney was addition by subtraction (of George).
     
  17. Pheran

    Pheran Mouseketeer

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    For those of you who want the original trilogy but are still stuck on VHS, I highly recommend Googling "Harmy's Despecialized Edition." It is amazing.
     
  18. Mr X

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    Since Disney buys Lucasfilm and Star Wars. I imagine this film.

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  19. Grand Admiral

    Grand Admiral The wand is gone. Now let's get rid of the hat.

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    I remain skeptical of this. That comicbook.com site has a lot of ads and clickbait articles, and they claim to have the "exclusive" on this story.

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  20. Mr X

    Mr X Earning My Ears

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    Have you seen the logo that I upload?
     
  21. Viledas

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    Can't wait for these to c ome out!
     

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