Latest Star Wars DVD News (From Celebration II)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kajs, May 4, 2002.

  1. Kajs

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    Well, at a Q and A with Rick McCallum at Star Wars Celebration II, several DVD questions were asked and answered...
    From what was said:
    Attack of the Clones DVD has been in production for a year
    Definately no Ep. 4-6 DVDs till after Ep. III
    George has a lot of behind the scenes footage he wants on the "A New Hope" DVD
    George "may" tinker again with 4-6 for the DVD release, but he did mention he didn't know if the original version will be included as well, but at least he knows its wanted...
    Other than that, 10+ minutes of new footage was AWESOME! Visually the best looking movie I've ever seen! Especially when digitally projected!
    And yes, we all saw Yoda in action!!!
     
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    but he did mention he didn't know if the original version will be included as well, but at least he knows its wanted...
    That's a little reassuring to know. I hope he includes the original theatrical versions with the clean-up that was done for the THX definitive collection Laserdiscs but with the new Dolby Digital 5.1 sound (EX would be ok too [​IMG] )
     
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    So, Attack of the Clones DVD ETA October-November somewhere in there? I pretty much figured he wouldn't bother with Episodes 4-6 till after 3, oh well, I'll just have to settle for Laserdiscs. [​IMG]
     
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    I hope they include the 70mm version of Star Wars that included Luke missing the first throw of the rope. Thats the movie I waited in line for three hours to see, when I was only 8 years old!
     
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    sorry
     
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    Can we keep the April Fools posts to April Fools day please?
     
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    Well, I guess this just means that I'll have to watch my old laserdiscs of Star Wars, or better still, make an archival backup on DVD-R (for personal use, of course).
    (I knew Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro would come in handy. [​IMG] )
    - Steve
     
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    Well, I see the OT VHS all over the stores, it's obvious they held some back that "accidently" didn't get sent in
    No WS version tho [​IMG]
    I keep thinking that I'll be able to be able to create my own personal use versions of the films if both original and SE versions are released on DVD, a "perfect" edition which has the best of the SE, with the horrific parts excised (GREEDO!)
    In any case, I'm pretty sure that Lucas will put the original version out in 2005, maybe not at retail, but at least through the web site.
     
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    I don't get how people think that GL can release a bare bones 4-6 on DVD. THese movies were made 25 years ago and a lot of work will need to be done so that they will not completely suck on DVD. With all of the work that is being put into Episodes 2 and 3, GL can't possibly put the time into the first 3 untill after Episode 3 DVD is finished. I, for one, am completely willing to wait untill 2005/6 for Episodes 4-6 if it means that they will look and sound as good as we have become accustomed to on DVD.
     
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    Richard, it's not as if GL himself would do the restoration/remastering job...
     
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    Richard Travale :

    Your common sense and maturity are totally out of line in an Internet Forum, and especially in a Star Wars DVD thread.

    However, most of the 35-year-old babies who read these SW threads will probably forgive you if you now whine, in an suitably infantile tone of voice:
     
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    Did they say definitely no D-VHS original trilogy for the next 4 years?

    As far as no DVD for (logically, approximately) 4 more years, all they are doing is guaranteeing widespread piracy.
     
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    Wow. Ken sure showed us up... [​IMG]
     
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    Ok Kurt, spill the frickin' beans. How did that Yoda footage look?[​IMG]
     
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    I want my Star Wars DVDs now !!
     

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