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Old 11-01-05, 03:32 PM
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Star Wars DVDs: how many times might we/you be dipping?

Okay, I am not about to trade all of my PT DVDs just to get a PT box. I am hoping LFL will have a little heart and offer it by itself. However, I have the sinking feeling that come time for the 30th anniversary, we will get a six disc set with quite a few bonus features never before available installed. I might actually crack with this one.

I guess the bottomline is this will wind up being a double dip for me in the long run. What about the rest of you? How much money are you willing to throw at Luca$ ?
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Old 11-01-05, 03:39 PM
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Never bought the DVDs of the OT as I was underwhelmed by what he had done with them and because I expect a full collection. I also haven't bought the Ep I and II because I just didn't like them enough to double dip. I may buy Ep III. But, I'll probably still hold out a while longer for a full set. I do know, however, that if there is more than one full set release or they release the new trilogy at a reasonable price and then a full set later, I will probably double dip if there is a decent amount of new stuff.
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Old 11-01-05, 03:41 PM
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I'd double dip, but not if they do an Anchor Bay-Evil Dead thing. Once for new materials and maybe for HD-DVD.
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Old 11-01-05, 03:58 PM
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Only will buy it again when it comes out in HD.
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Old 11-01-05, 04:06 PM
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Only if it was to be housed in a Darth Vader helmet, kinda like the Alien Quadrilogy "alien head" set
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Old 11-01-05, 04:07 PM
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I'll dip again for the HD versions...

Then I'll dip again for the HD 3-D versions...

Oh hell, who am I kidding? Lucas has ALL my money.
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Old 11-01-05, 04:12 PM
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if it has new content i'll bite.

i have dvd-r of the OT Maylasian imports of the 97's the 4 disc box and so on....i am a sucker for star wars
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Old 11-01-05, 04:15 PM
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I own somewhere in the neighborhood of 850 DVDs. I own zero Star Wars films on DVD. It will stay that way until they're all released in a giant set. This is one double-dip that I was smart enough to wait out.

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Old 11-01-05, 04:27 PM
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Does double-dipping on bootlegs of the OT count?

It appears that I will never have to officially double dip if the OT is never released.
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Old 11-01-05, 04:43 PM
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Is double dipping on Star Wars releases REALLY double dipping since the movies are constantly being changed?

For example, the current DVD version of PHANTOM MENACE will be the only one with Yoda being played by a puppet...he's going totally CGI whenever the next release of PHANTOM happens.
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Old 11-01-05, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Is double dipping on Star Wars releases REALLY double dipping since the movies are constantly being changed?

For example, the current DVD version of PHANTOM MENACE will be the only one with Yoda being played by a puppet...he's going totally CGI whenever the next release of PHANTOM happens.

Do they plan to CG Yoda in some of the OT as well?
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Old 11-01-05, 04:58 PM
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I plan on this being my one and only dip. I have all the films with commentaries and extraordinarily well-done bonus features. The only double-dip I'd go for is if Lucas decided to release the Original Trilogy in seamless-branching editions with both the original and special edition cuts/special effects. I'm very happy with the current releases, though, and it doesn't seem necessary to upgrade for anything other than the original cuts.

If I ever build a kick-ass home theater, and HD-DVD is a noticeable VHS to DVD-like upgrade in sound and picture, I might consider going for the HD-DVDs.

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Old 11-01-05, 05:08 PM
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Don't like the movies enough to double dip, so the current discs will have to do.
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Old 11-01-05, 05:23 PM
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I won't double dip on these.

The individual keepcases for the PT will stand fine on their own without a box. They're all two disc editions with superb video and audio quality, and full of extras, and I'll be surprised if I get through all of them as it is.

I got the OT set when the price was right ($39.99). I got Ep I for free. I enjoyed Ep III, so I bought it today. So I basically had to get Ep II to complete it, and there was no reason not to since it was marked down to under $9 at WM today.

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There's been NO dip from me so far, the only dip will be for the ORIGINAL versions (and that includes the burnt-in subtitles and no "Episode IV: A New Hope" tag).
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Originally Posted by Altimus Prime
I won't double dip on these.

The individual keepcases for the PT will stand fine on their own without a box. They're all two disc editions with superb video and audio quality, and full of extras, and I'll be surprised if I get through all of them as it is.
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Hello, haven't you noticed the God awful edge enhancement on The Phantom Menace?
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Old 11-01-05, 06:24 PM
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Single dip. I gave my money to Lucas in 1977 to watch Star Wars.
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Old 11-01-05, 06:27 PM
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I'm not sure if I trust all the denials, but you never know.

I'll double dip, triple dip, quadruple dip, and quintuple dip.
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Old 11-01-05, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
Do they plan to CG Yoda in some of the OT as well?
The word from Lucasfilm right now is NO.
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Originally Posted by NatrlBornThrllr
I own somewhere in the neighborhood of 850 DVDs. I own zero Star Wars films on DVD. It will stay that way until they're all released in a giant set. This is one double-dip that I was smart enough to wait out.

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I plan on doing the exact same thing (but man I wish I owned 850 dvds!)
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Old 11-01-05, 07:06 PM
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I'll DD when the new trilogy comes out as a HD box set... I won't DD if the old one comes out in HD, unless they change things in the movie... the sound\picture change won't make me shell out the extra cash.
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In the special features on disc 2 of ROTS, McCallum alludes to Lucas "possibly" going back and tweaking this to include the deleted scenes at some point so, the DD is inevitable in this case. Hopefully, they'll revisit each film a la the LOTR trilogy. Either way, I'm buying them so, well...there.
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Old 11-01-05, 07:09 PM
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I will dip as many times as it gets released -- assuming there are additional extras or changes to the films themselves.

I've come to accept this, and I make no apologies. I'll buy it as often as they see fit to re-release. I'll pass on packaging changes, but otherwise, Lucas gets my $$$$.
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I will double, triple and quadruple dip if given the right circumstances... very few movies I would consider doing this, but if the name star and wars is in the title (or the names lucas or spielberg in the credits) then I'm a definite sucker.

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Old 11-01-05, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
The word from Lucasfilm right now is NO.

While I applaud their intent to preserve the work of Frank Oz, I think it seems inconsistent to do it with one movie and not the rest, as puppet Yoda will really stand out later and look awkward to anyone watching the movies in order.
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