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#1 of 65 MielR

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Posted August 21 2008 - 12:56 PM

Star Wars Trilogy (Original Trilogy):
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Prequel Trilogy:
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My heart skipped a beat when I first saw the OT set, as each film is 2-discs, but chances are the #2 discs are still non-anamorphic versions of the original films- just the "limited edition" '06 discs repackaged. Posted Image
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#2 of 65 Aragorn the Elfstone

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Posted August 21 2008 - 01:21 PM

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I will purchase exactly one more version of these films - the giant DVD box set that was suppossed to come out for the anniversary. When and if that comes out - I'll buy it.

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Posted August 21 2008 - 02:08 PM

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It must know SOME bounds or we would have seen at least ONE release of Howard the Duck and/or The Star Wars Holiday Special by now.
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I will purchase exactly one more version of these films - the giant DVD box set that was suppossed to come out for the anniversary. When and if that comes out - I'll buy it.
You're more forgiving than I am: The only special feature that could prompt me to rebuy these movies yet again would be re-mastered Anamorphic copies of the original, unaltered trilogy.

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Posted August 21 2008 - 02:31 PM

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Posted August 21 2008 - 02:50 PM

They're just repackagings so I don't see any reason to get bent out of shape. Of course since it's a Star Wars thread, there will be lots of whiny posts reiterating points made a million times before.

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Posted August 21 2008 - 03:38 PM

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I will purchase exactly one more version of these films - the giant DVD box set that was suppossed to come out for the anniversary. When and if that comes out - I'll buy it.

I think that "anniversary set" was never really planned in the first place - just the figment of a fanboy's imagination.

I already purchased the '06 "limited edition" releases (as well as the '04 boxed set), so I won't be purchasing this set, assuming that it is indeed just a re-packaging. I never bought any of the Prequel films.

I'll be very happy to part with some more cash when the '77, '80 and '83 versions of the OT are released in an improved format (preferably blu-ray, but at the very LEAST anamorphic DVD) but who knows if that will ever happen. Posted Image
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#7 of 65 Alex cosmo

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Posted August 21 2008 - 04:19 PM

Huh, maybe this is it. I mean really, how many old laserdisc-era repackages are still coming out in almost-2009? If it has a new transfer of the theatrical versions from 77-83 I would totally buy it.

#8 of 65 Jonathon M

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Posted August 21 2008 - 04:41 PM

The 30th Anniversary release was definitely planned. I noticed on an order form at work (a video store in Australia) that it was listed as "cancelled" on a Network Video (major buying group) order form.

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Posted August 21 2008 - 05:04 PM

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Huh, maybe this is it.
I really hope so too, but I doubt it.
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I mean really, how many old laserdisc-era repackages are still coming out in almost-2009?
Just this one!
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Posted August 21 2008 - 05:13 PM

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#11 of 65 Sam Favate

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Posted August 21 2008 - 11:40 PM

A shame that the 2004 bonus disc and its content seem to have been forgotten. Same goes for the original making of- documentaries from '77, '80, '83, '84.

Can't say I care much for the packaging. But hey, this is more about keeping fresh product on the shelves (for first time buyers) than quadruple-dipping (although it is the first time the prequels are packaged together).

#12 of 65 Chris S

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Posted August 22 2008 - 02:22 AM

I wonder if this release is being timed with the DVD release of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie that's currently in theaters. Seems likely.
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Posted August 22 2008 - 02:42 AM

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I wonder if this release is being timed with the DVD release of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie that's currently in theaters. Seems likely.

I think this is exactly it. Throw this out one more time (similar to Indiana Jones getting a second boxset for the new movie), then do the ULTIMATE set or whatever it is if those 3D versions of the Trilogy ever happen. Or was that a rumor too?

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Posted August 22 2008 - 03:27 AM

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What's the big deal? It's just the same DVDs you already have. This is clearly intended for those three or so people who still haven't bought them yet. Relax.

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Posted August 22 2008 - 04:50 AM

Four people. I don't have any of the Star Wars movies in any format. I will await the BD release but I will only buy the BD release if it includes a copy of the theatrical cut for the "first" trilogy. Otherwise, I'll rent.
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Posted August 22 2008 - 07:33 AM

Might as well make that 5 people. I've yet to purchase the trilogy in any capacity yet.
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#17 of 65 Ed St. Clair

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Posted August 22 2008 - 09:13 AM

With fixed audio?
Or will this be the fourth THX version w/screwed up audio channels?
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#18 of 65 Greg_S_H

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Posted August 22 2008 - 09:39 AM

I'd guess there will be no changes, but it's only a guess. It's best to just look at it as a repackaging unless and until we hear different.

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Posted August 22 2008 - 10:42 AM

The most overrated films in the history of the cinema. There, I've said my piece, I won't bring it up again.

#20 of 65 Alex cosmo

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Posted August 22 2008 - 11:24 AM

What a rebel!
The Bits says no new content, so I guess that's that. It will be funny to see the Star Wars section of the stores, just to see how much space the same exact thing can take up.


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