Star Wars 3 disc set. Or, the biggest waste of money this year...

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  1. Nicholas Martin

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    Star Wars 3 disc info and cover

    DVDanswers has the info on a December release that is the same as last year's trilogy, but without the 4th disc, and a new cover. Lucasfilm calls it a "limited edition".

    I call it the biggest waste of time and money.
     
  2. Zack Gibbs

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    These have to be the original cuts of the films. As impossible as that sounds, it's the only way this makes any sense. It does use the original coverart, and they're only speculating that these are the exact same discs.
     
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    damn i love that art must resist double dip
     
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    If the surrounds are corrected on ANH, I'll buy the set.
     
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    Do we know that this release is for real ? I find it rather hard to believe given the first DVD issue was so recent and that it is still so readily available.

    Until this is forthcoming in a press release from Lucasfilm/Fox I think any discussion as to content or "corrections" is a little premature.

    Brendon
     
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    its real.
    it was rumored for ages that there would be a cut down set for the release of episode 3 before the 2006/7 ultimate box (before the next one)
     
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    Much better box art. And no way are they the original cuts.



    Why? I take it you held out on buying the previous set? If the surrounds are corrected, that goes against their claims that there are NO problems with the current DVD set. If that's the case, there will be alot of angry people.
     
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    You forgot about correcting the darkened lightsabers in ROTJ.
     
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    hmmm this is odd. Why the re-release? The original box is not OOP as far as I know. Is it?
     
  10. Cory S.

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    This almost confirms a Prequel Trilogy Box Set this year...but the question is, are there differences?

    Probably not, but why re-release it? And if there is a Prequel Box Set on the same day, is there any changes to that, say Digital Yoda and new transfer of Episode?

    Again, probably not going to happen at all but it doesn't make sense to re-release the Original Trilogy. Prequel Box Set, I can see. But not this.
     
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    I rather have a recall of the current set.
     
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    I hope this consists of the original versions - otherwise, what's the real point (outside of the legion of Star Wars completists)?
     
  13. Greg_S_H

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    Assuming it's the same discs, my sister may just be inheriting my original box set (minus the fourth disc, heh heh). I love the original ANH poster art.

    But, really, I can probably resist. She doesn't care that much about the movies, and I can't see the box art when it's sitting on the shelf.
     
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    As much as I would LOVE to think this is the REAL Original Trilogy, I would be shocked if that were the case. I just can't see that being kept quiet so long. I sure wish that it were the unaltered originals though. I really enjoy the current set, but I would definitely pay for official releases of the unedited, un-cgi'ed versions.
     
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    If it were the original versions, I think they'd have indicated so on the boxset...
     
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    It's the same set without Disc Four and in a different package. I doubt George Lucas, who has spent the last eight years saying that the originals are incomplete, is going to suddenly release the original movies without much fanfare. Sure the guy changes his mind but I don't think he'll be making that drastic of a change. If he ever does release them (which I doubt), you'll know months and months in advance.

    I love Star Wars but I'm not getting this for a new box. Gimme some new content and I'll gladly re-buy it like a sucker! [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, because the Special Editions are now just the regular editions (without any special labels) if that makes any sense. Lucas has stated that the original versions are no longer what he considers to be the version of Star Wars he made.

    If they were the original versions, it would probably be something like 'Archival Edition'.

    Too bad there is no branching feature to watch all the many variations of the films.

    This new box set release really puzzles me.
     
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    Even though DVD Answers states that the set will go for around $49.98, I'm betting it will be sold at a much lower price than that -- bargain style pricing.

    It's probably aimed at the parents who will buy it for there kids as a gift for Christmas.
     
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    Exactly. They're re-releasing it with a new cover, it will be a 'new' release so stores will get a pretty good number of copies, that will catch people's eye, and people with kids who loved Episode III will pick up the set for the holidays.
     
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    I much prefer the new cover art... but unless the audio is corrected on these discs, I will definitely be passing.

    I can see al the SW nerds complaining on messageboards right now and than rushing out on release day to add this to their collection. [​IMG]
     

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