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Fox 75th Anniversary Giftset & STAR WARS


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Mark Butler

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Posted October 07 2010 - 06:04 PM

As far as I understand it Fox owns the first Star Wars. Does anyone think that perhaps they would release the original film in this set and not the special edition? Thoughts?


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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   SD_Brian

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Posted October 07 2010 - 06:08 PM

Don't hold your breath.  If, by some chance, they DO include the original theatrical version, it would probably be the same non-anamorphic transfer that was included in the Limited Editions.



#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Bryan Tuck

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Posted October 07 2010 - 06:24 PM

Actually, I think Lucasfilm now owns the rights to the first Star Wars; it was part of the deal for Fox being able to distribute the prequel trilogy.  I think I read that somewhere, but I'm not sure.  Please, someone correct me if I'm wrong.


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#4 of 8 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted October 08 2010 - 01:42 AM

Lucas owns all six Star Wars films.  They are his to do with whatever he wants and release whatever he wants.

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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   battlebeast

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Posted October 08 2010 - 05:07 AM

I though Lucas got the rights to the film when he made it back in 1977. I seem to recall that he got all the rights to merchandising and other profitable ventures from the film... I thought he also got the film rights, too.


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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Bryan Tuck

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Posted October 08 2010 - 02:57 PM



Originally Posted by battlebeast 

I though Lucas got the rights to the film when he made it back in 1977. I seem to recall that he got all the rights to merchandising and other profitable ventures from the film... I thought he also got the film rights, too.



As I understand it (and again, I may be wrong), 20th Century Fox still owned the original Star Wars (the film itself, not all the merchandising) since they financed its production costs.  Empire, Jedi, and the prequel trilogy were all financed by Lucasfilm; Fox just had distribution rights.  Like I said, though, I think Lucasfilm acquired full ownership of the original as part of the agreement with Fox to distribute the prequels.


As a side note, it's interesting that in their listing, they refer to the film as Star Wars, rather than Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.


Also, I wonder which version of The Last of the Mohicans will be in there, since the "Director's Definitive Cut" was just released.


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Posted October 09 2010 - 09:19 AM



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Originally Posted by Bryan Tuck 





As I understand it (and again, I may be wrong), 20th Century Fox still owned the original Star Wars (the film itself, not all the merchandising) since they financed its production costs.

You may be right.


I would hope they would release the original version, as that was the film that was nominated and captured the public's imagination.




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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Rob W

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Posted October 09 2010 - 04:20 PM

Bryan is correct. Lucas gained ownership and control of Star Wars (or Episode 4 : A New Hope for the revisionists ) as part of the deal giving Fox the distribution rights to the prequels.