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Old 09-08-06, 10:04 PM
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Where are you buying Star Wars - non SEs?

Where are you all buying it?

Where's the cheapest place either on line or at a store.
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They're not really non SE, since they include both the SE and the original cuts. But I think im getting mine at Best Buy. The $59.99 exclusive tin seems too hard to pass up. I think most of the stores in Speedy's post didn't list the individual prices though.
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Yeah, I'm loving on the idea of the tin and all, but when alot of retailers are announcing prices of 13-15, it's making it harder and harder to justify that tin.
Old 09-08-06, 10:59 PM
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Whereever I can get them the chepaest. Lucas didn't spend much money on bringing the original versions to DVD, so I might as well not spend a lot of money acquiring them. Then save up for the HD versions that will come out a year before HD is replaced by a new format.
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The part that irritates me is I agree that the possibility of REAL remasters is legitimate, but I don't want to be forced to buy the awful prequels to get real remasters and would rather settle for these if forced to choose...
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Originally Posted by Preterite
Lucas didn't spend much money on bringing the original versions to DVD, so I might as well not spend a lot of money acquiring them.
LOVE that quote.
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I won't be buying them for myself. I'll let my parents buy them for me for Christmas.
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Originally Posted by zekeburger1979
I won't be buying them for myself. I'll let my parents buy them for me for Christmas.
I think I may go the same route.
Old 09-08-06, 11:58 PM
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Best Buy - The Tin.
Old 09-09-06, 12:06 AM
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Yea the BestBuy tin is mine...I know it will prob be the same as the King Kong tin that I had to stash away in a closet cause it was too big for the shelf but oh well...

Do you guys think that since this release is limited and will dissapear by January that they won't include the original cuts in the 30th anniversary 6 film box set? My guess is no so that's why I'm picking em up now...I can't see a blu-ray release of the original unedited films so this may be the last and only dvd chance to get em...

I mean whatever happens I'll buy em all...hell, I have 4 different Vhs releases so...

Star Wars is my man and I am it's bitch!

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Another question is where is everyone unloading their discs of IV-VI if they're buying this new sets? Where can I get the most dough?!
Old 09-09-06, 02:45 AM
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best buy for me...and i'm keeping my old set as well...and my hong kong dts 97 editions, and my bootleg dvd-r copies of the original movies
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Since the originals are not remastered or Anamorphic or 5.1 sound then I am passing. If giving the chance I rather spend the money on bootlegs of the laser disc versions which are 5.1 and anamorphic. Lucas really let down a lot of fans with these sub par offering on the original versions of the three films.
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Mine have shipped from FYE.com--$12.99 each after rebate.
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Best Buy tin.
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I was going to buy it from from BB for the tin, but after reading more about the releases, and checking out a few reviews, i'm definately passing on this one. I'll just wait out and hope that one day a real release will happen. Until then, i'll give my money to bootleggers.

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Buying the Tin also if I don't make it I'll just buy all 3 DVD's seperated.
Who knows Best Buy might have hugh lines.
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Originally Posted by DarthScooby
Do you guys think that since this release is limited and will dissapear by January that they won't include the original cuts in the 30th anniversary 6 film box set? My guess is no so that's why I'm picking em up now...I can't see a blu-ray release of the original unedited films so this may be the last and only dvd chance to get em...
... in letterbox? Because, Murphy's Law dictates that your guess may be right: these won't be in the "30th Anniversary" set because they will appear in anamorphic then, not to mention include the deleted scenes.

Mine are on the way from FYE (for the rebate offer, which will make the cost of each $12.99). I sold the three from the original box set (keeping the documentary DVD and the outer box) on half.com for about $30, but that was a while back. I hate oversize keepcases, so I have no regrets passing on the BB tin.
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Lucas can kiss my ass, I bought each VHS individually, then IV, V, & VI in a VHS set, then I bought them each one on DVD, then in a DVD set, now there's more? Ha, excuse me if I say Fuck That. The only way I will ever buy anymore Star Wars DVDs is if there is some sort of Legendary-Collectors-Special Edition box set, and it better be really special for me to buy it.
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I will also pass on these. I have the SEs, and while I don't like the edits and hate Lucas' continuous revisionism on principle, the edits don't bother me as much as they seem to bother other people (meaning I can still enjoy the SEs in 16x9 with DD5.1). I've also seen the original 3 movies so many times that what's missing or changed in the SEs still remains in my tiny brain.

Netflix has these listed as being available for rent on Tuesday, so I might go that route to see how the transfers are compared to the old LDs which I still have. Also in typical Netflix style, they list Widescreen and Full Screen as the formats for 2 out of the 3 discs, and the jacket image says Full Screen. However, people say that Netflix always gets widescreen when both formats are available separately. I hope that's right because Pan & Scan is an affront to my eyes and unwatchable.

Obviously this an error because these discs are not flippers, but Netflix never has listened in the past to my email or phone comments about errors on their site so I don't waste my time saying anything to them now. I get more response out of a brick wall.
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im not gonna buy it...but if i were to, itd be at walmart
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Best Buy's tin

(<--a marketer's wet dream)
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Originally Posted by paulringodaman
im not gonna buy it...but if i were to, itd be at walmart

Same here. Initially, I was all set to buy these but as the weeks since the original announcement was made, my interest has declined.
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saw the bby tin in person - it's very nice... i'll be getting that
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Originally Posted by EdTheRipper
Same here. Initially, I was all set to buy these but as the weeks since the original announcement was made, my interest has declined.
With a projected price of $13.87 for each at Walmart, I'll be picking all three up on release day. A reasonable price to get both the SE and original versions. Sure the original versions are not anamorphic, but I'm only going to watch them occasionally, and they'll look fine on both my 34" HDTV widescreen monitor as well as my 8' ft. screen. I don't need every title I own to be reference quality.

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