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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2004, 04:07 PM »
This just in from Jeremy's RS UK Toy Fair coverage, regarding the OT DVD release:

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The official proclamation that the Special Editions of Episodes 4, 5 and 6 would be released on DVD format in October/November of this year,

Looks like it's unfortunately going to be the Special Editions...  Not really surprising though, of course.   :-\

Better than nuthin' though!
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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2004, 05:42 PM »
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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2004, 08:32 PM »
Looks like it's unfortunately going to be the Special Editions...

Disappointing indeed.  Looks like Uncle George is sticking to his guns, and never offering the original versions again.  That's such a shame, and just downright wrong.  He owes his fans and the film community more than that.  I don't understand why he can't get that through his thick head!   >:(

There sure better not be any people complaining about the Malaysian bootlegs floating around, since they're going to forever be the only original versions available!   ::)

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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2004, 01:53 AM »
It's official:

Star Wars set for DVD bow
Tue 10 February, 2004 06:16
 
By Brett Sporich

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Star Wars Trilogy," one of the most-requested DVD episodic film franchises, is expected to be released as a four-disc DVD box set on September 21.

A global rollout on DVD is expected within days of the domestic release, according to Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The trilogy, featuring the classic franchise films "Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," will be released on three DVD discs, with a fourth disc likely to hold a newly made documentary about the "Star Wars" franchise and never-before-seen footage, among several other bonus materials, said Jim Ward, Lucasfilm's vice president of marketing and distribution and the DVD trilogy's executive producer.

"We are currently in the process of restoring and remastering all three titles for the DVD release, so we're still working on details of the marketing strategy," Ward said. "But I believe that it is safe to say that it will receive tremendous exposure across all media."

Lucasfilm and Fox chose the September release date to maximise on holiday gift buying during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, 20th Century Fox president Mike Dunn said.

"We sold about 17 million VHS 'Star Wars' units during two fall release periods in '95 and '97," he said.

Combining huge consumer demand for the "Star Wars" franchise with being first out of the gate during the busy fourth-quarter home video market, Fox and Lucasfilm are hoping to cash in on DVD sales throughout the holidays and up until the theatrical release of "Star Wars: Episode III," which is set for release nationwide May, 25, 2005, Dunn and Ward said.

Each of the three films in the "Star Wars Trilogy" has been digitally restored and remastered for sound and picture quality, Ward said.

"First and foremost, the DVDs will deliver the very best possible sound and picture and take advantage of everything the medium can offer," Ward said. "On top of that, we are creating added-value material that gets inside the creation of the 'Star Wars' films in a fresh and fun way. We want watching this DVD collection to be as memorable as seeing the movies for the first time."

The films of the "Star Wars Trilogy" will be sold exclusively as a collection at a still-to-be-determined retail price and not separately, Fox executives said. However, retailers have been known to break up DVD box sets and sell individual titles after the first month out on store shelves.



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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2004, 09:18 AM »
http://www.starwars.com/episode-iv/news/2004/02/news20040210.html

Plus its on our front page, its really official :-*

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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2004, 10:25 AM »
Although we have heard this rumored for awhile (and several times before), it is just so great to see it comfirmed officially...by Lucasfilm and everything.  Obviously, I can't wait to get these films on DVD, whether they are the Special Editions or not, I just would love to have them in that form (although it would be nice to have both versions on there).  Plus, I'm excited to hear more details on the fourth disc of extras.  The commentary sounds great as well.  I kind of hope the extras include some of those old "making of" type shows, like the one called "From Star Wars to Jedi" which I remember seeing on TV as a kid, around the time of Return of the Jedi (and after).  Anyways, great news!

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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2004, 10:36 AM »
I'll be turning 20 getting a little older on September 21st. Who wants to guess what I'm getting?

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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2004, 08:35 PM »
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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2004, 08:47 PM »
I'll be turning 20 getting a little older on September 21st. Who wants to guess what I'm getting?

Pubes finally?   ???

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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2004, 09:32 PM »
I'll be turning 20 getting a little older on September 21st. Who wants to guess what I'm getting?

Pubes finally?   ???
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« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2004, 01:18 PM »
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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #42 on: March 6, 2004, 12:50 PM »
that's too awsome about the origionals will finally be out in Sept. '04. the sp editions were great except for the following;

Greedo shooting first. Han's a scoundrel. it's in his character to act on the way he did.

"Aleart my stat destroyer to prepare for my arrival." And the sceens of Vader going to his Executor. i don't know but did any sceens there remind us of sceens from ROTJ? "Bring my shuttle." is straight to the point. you know Vader's p.o. !

other than this, they are great. the effects/sound are too good.

i love the commercial about illegal downloading and theft of movies that take away from the actors, stage people, etc. (w/ sean austin). you get a glimpse of the Death Star treanch run w/ Vader's tie. that scene they show is a crystal clear picture. a hell of alot better than the video i have been waching for sometime now ! the dvd's should be worth the wait ! altho i could go for
ROTJ just about now.....on dvd !    
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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #43 on: April 8, 2004, 12:27 PM »
Many of you may have already read this, but I saw (via TheForce.net) that fye.com has posted a summary of the extras included on the fourth disc of the box set.  I'm not sure if this is entirely accurate or not, but thought it was interesting either way:
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Star Wars Trilogy DVD Special Features:

Star Wars: A New Hope IV
Commentary by George Lucas, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren, and Carrie Fisher
Easter Egg - Credit Roll (2 min.)

The Empire Strikes Back V
Commentary by George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren, and Carrie Fisher
Easter Egg - Credit Roll (2 min.)

Return of the Jedi VI
Commentary by George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren, and Carrie Fisher
Easter Egg Credit Roll (2 min.)

Bonus Disc:

Star Wars: The Independent Films feature length documentary - The story of Star Wars is the story of the most successful independent series film ever produced. It's the story of a Hollywood outsider named George Lucas and a low-budget labor of love space saga that defied the odds and reinvented the rules. It's the story of a revolution born of a dream. It's the story of an independent filmmaker who had to innovate and invent an entirely new way of creating motion pictures. It's the story of a fundamental paradigm shift in the creative process made, not by the studio system, but by a single filmmaker with a simple dream. (150 min.)

The Evolution of Characters featurette - Get an in-depth look at how all your favorite characters came to be with exclusive concept art and discussion with George and the people who shaped what ultimately became out favorite heroes and villains. Includes a separate still/video gallery cut to Star Wars music with access to artwork and classic scenes for each major character. (30 min.)

The Influence of Star Wars featurette - Without Star Wars, there would be no... The groundbreaking special effects that were pioneered to make Star Wars movies not only helped viewers escape to a galaxy far, far away, but they changed the way every movie was made thereafter. Experience never before seen effects innovations from the films and learn how pivitol the films were to modern effects wizards and filmmakers. (20 min.)

Lightsabers/Fights featurette - Forget laser pistols, the lightsaber is the coolest weapon in the Star Wars galaxy. What were George's influences for creating the lightsaber? How did Mark Hamill, Alec Guiness, and Darth Vader stunt people approach wielding a saber? How did the effects guys figure out the lightsaber beam? How did each fight escalate from the previous one? And what influences did this creation have on movies thereafter? (10 min.)

1977 featurette - Transport people back in time to the opening of each Star Wars film. Menus will showcase all the pop culture features from the 1977 opening such as: TV references, toy ads, promotional partner commercials, news clips, songs inspired by Star Wars, Star Wars magazine and newspaper coverage, classic video game demos. (20 min.)

Star Wars Battlefront X-Box Video Game Demo (15 min.)

Teasers and Trailers from the original theatrical releases of each of the movies along with the 1997 re-releases. (15 min.)

TV Spots from the original theatrical releases of the movies along with the 1997 re-releases (5 min.)

Episode III Behind the Scenes Preview
Section One - The Creator: Finally the birth of Vader. George talks about finally bringing Vader back to the series and teases about Anakin's descent to the Dark Side and the powers of seduction in play.
Section Two - The Costume: Black is back. For the last Star Wars movie ever and the birth of the ultimate villain, a new costume was forged. This segment answers some key questions: who created it? was it made for Hayden?
Section Three - The Actors: Finally I get to become Vader. Key interviews with the cast (including Hayden) and crew sharing their thoughts and experiences about working on the last Star Wars film and finally seeing the completion of the Saga. (10 min.)

Stills - A comprehensive gallery of posters from around the world, classic artwork, and never-before-seen photos from all three films (approximately 300 images.)

DVD-ROM Features - DVD ROM link to exclusive Star Wars website.
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Re: Classic Trilogy DVD Release!
« Reply #44 on: April 9, 2004, 10:13 AM »
  Thanks man, that made my day !

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