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Another STAR WARS TRILOGY DVD Release (11/04/2008)

Old 08-20-08, 11:54 AM
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Another STAR WARS TRILOGY DVD Release (11/04/2008)

Lucasfilm is releasing both trilogies in their own 3-movie sets. 2 DVDs for each film. No idea yet if we'll FINALLY see anamorphic versions of the ORIGINAL (non-special edition) trilogy.

Anway, here's all the info I have so far:


SRP: $49.98 (per set)

Star Wars Trilogy (6 Discs)
Street Date:
04/Nov/08



Audio: English: 5.1 Dolby Surround

Episode Description:
Disc 1: Star Wars: A New Hope WS Disc 1
Disc 2: Star Wars: A New Hope WS Disc 2
Disc 3: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back WS Disc 1
Disc 4: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back WS Disc 2
Disc 5: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi WS Disc 1
Disc 6: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi WS Disc 2


Star Wars Prequel Trilogy (6 Discs)
Street Date:
04/Nov/08



Audio: English: 5.1 Dolby Surround

Bonus Features:
Disc 1: Star Wars Episode 1 WS Disc 1
**Commentary by George Lucas and company

Disc 2: Star Wars Episode 1 WS Disc 2
**Never-before-seen Making of documentary
**Never-before-seen deleted scenes documentary featuring 7 deleted scenes finished in 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound
**2 animatics with multi-angles
**5 Featurettes
**12 original web documentaries
**Music Video: "Duel of the Fates"
**Production photos, print ads, theatrical trailers, TV spots, DVD-ROM - game demo

Disc 3: Star Wars Episode 2 WS Disc 1
**Commentary by George Lucas and Rick McCall
**Easter Egg
**THX Trailer - "Cavalcade"

Disc 4: Star Wars Episode 2 WS Disc 2
**2 Documentaries - "From Puppets to Pixels"and "State of the Art: Previsualization of Episode II"
**8 deleted scenes with intros
**Music Video, Visual Specs Breakdown
**12 Web Documentaries
**4 Trailers
**12 TV Spots
**Easter Egg
**Still Galleries
**DVD-ROM links

Disc 5: Star Wars Episode 3 WS Disc 1

Disc 6: Star Wars Episode 3 WS Disc 2
**Full-length documentary produced by Lucasfilm
**2 New Featurettes: One exploring the prophecy of Anakin Skywalker as The Chosen One, the other providing an in-depth look at the movie's eye-popping stunts
**15 part collection of Lucasfilm's groundbreaking "Web-documentaries"

Episode Description:
Disc 1: Star Wars Episode 1 WS Disc 1
Disc 2: Star Wars Episode 1 WS Disc 2
Disc 3: Star Wars Episode 2 WS Disc 1
Disc 4: Star Wars Episode 2 WS Disc 2
Disc 5: Star Wars Episode 3 WS Disc 1
Disc 6: Star Wars Episode 3 WS Disc 2

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Old 08-20-08, 11:56 AM
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you've GOT to be shitting me

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Old 08-20-08, 11:56 AM
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I just don't know how to react to this. I'm not surprised at a re-release. I would MAYBE consider a double-dip if the original trilogy is included in anamorphic, but even then, it might be too little too late now. Might just wait for the eventual Blu-ray release.
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$5 says Clone Wars arrives on DVD/BD this day. This is just another attemp in cashing in. Nothing new from Lucas.
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Old 08-20-08, 12:08 PM
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$5 says Clone Wars arrives on DVD/BD this day. This is just another attemp in cashing in. Nothing new from Lucas.
Typical for any studio. Nothing new.
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Simple repackaging, if there was anything new worth of merit, we'd see a huge block of scrolling yellow text about it.
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Old 08-20-08, 12:13 PM
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Interesting creature, this Lucas.

Its funny to note it takes forever for his flicks to come out on next-gen home entertainment products, but when they finally do they tend to flood the market to the point where you can't throw a rock without hitting some re-re-release of a collected series of movies somewhere.
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Lucas rapes my wallet yet again.
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Old 08-20-08, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Giles View Post
you've GOT to be shitting me
You're surprised?

This is nothing new, especially for the Lucas camp, if you recall all the VHS and laserdisc editions of Star Wars. The dvds actually still need to play catch-up to all those releases, then we have blu-ray...
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Old 08-20-08, 12:20 PM
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I still haven't picked up any version of the original trilogy on DVD, yet somehow I have the prequels. I have no idea how or why that happened.

If I was able to customize my own release, though, I'd like to see a version which utilized the angle button (if that's what it's even called - I think I've only ever used it once), allowing you to switch back and forth between the original and tainted versions on the fly.
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Old 08-20-08, 12:21 PM
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One reason I held off on purchasing any so far. I have Jedi that I found used for 5 bucks. Other than that I'll most likely not even pick up this one. I'll just wait until years down the line when they release it on bluray with all the extras. Which will probably mean waiting on since the first bluray release will probably be a crappy version with little extras.
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Old 08-20-08, 12:26 PM
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I know I'll be tempted, but I'm still going to avoid this like the plague.

I bought the orginal trilogy, even though the lack of real extras was surprising. The only reason I bought the re-released trilogy in '06 was because I found the Best Buy Exclusive tin, and I thought it was really cool. But I'm not enough of the SW fan to spend any more on this series.
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Old 08-20-08, 12:38 PM
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I bought the Star Wars Trilogy when it came out on Sept. 21, 2004 and I re-bought all three films individually when the 2-Disc Editions of the movies came out on Sept. 12, 2006. Considering I haven't even opened the 2-Disc ones; I won't be re-buying Star Wars on DVD three times. I already own it twice on DVD and once on VHS.

I'm going to be getting The Clone Wars on Blu-ray despite poor critical reaction, however. That would've been a good time for the BD of all the Star Wars movies to come out.
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Old 08-20-08, 12:38 PM
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Sounds like repackaging to me. The specs for the prequel box mirror what has already been released (the "never-before-seen" extras on the TPM extras sound like the "never-before-seen" extras from seven years ago).
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Old 08-20-08, 12:47 PM
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I don't have the original trilogy yet (by original I mean the untainted originals). Is that what this one is going to be?
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Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
You're surprised?

This is nothing new, especially for the Lucas camp, if you recall all the VHS and laserdisc editions of Star Wars. The dvds actually still need to play catch-up to all those releases, then we have blu-ray...
Even better, he'll release them in HD DVD first, without announcing Blu Ray.
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Old 08-20-08, 01:04 PM
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From the descriptions (prequel discs), this sounds like a repackaging of the existing releases for the holidays and probably to cross-promote with the inevitable Clone Wars release.

This is easily ignored by anyone who already has these.
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That box art looks very similar to the art that Ric Easton made. (I'm using those for my current SW discs.)
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Old 08-20-08, 02:02 PM
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I don't care to double-dip, especially since the discs contained are clearly what we already own. Having said that, I do kinda like the idea of the slipcases housing the individual releases. Not enough to buy them, of course, and I'm kind of surprised that they're even doing this. Not because it's another release of the same stuff, but because it seems...lackluster.

I think we were all surprised when 2007 (thirtieth anniversary of the film formerly known as "Star Wars") came and went without a comprehensive box set. I read at the time that the last round of re-issues hadn't sold well enough to convince Lucasfilm that there was much market demand for a comprehensive box set.

Let's review the "Star Wars" DVD releases, though:

Episode I (a couple years too late, by the way)
Episode II
Episodes I & II box set (collects both previous releases; most commonly found in Full Frame version)
Star Wars Trilogy (IV-VI SE's with DVD release added SFX alterations & 1 bonus disc)
Episode III
Star Wars Trilogy (IV-VI from earlier Trilogy box, but w/o bonus disc)
Episodes IV, V & VI double-disc releases (Disc 1 from earlier issues, Disc 2 containing non-anamorphic, 2.0 versions of theatrical release versions)

Of course, it should also be noted that for some inexplicable reason, all of these releases have had Full Frame variants. For a guy who professes to be obsessed with "artistic control" and "vision" and "pioneering, leading edge technology," this habit can only be construed as pandering for extra cash.
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The art work looks great, and I'm surprised its taken this long for a prequel box set. But....if there has to be another DVD release why not all 6 together in 1 mega set?
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Pass.

Still frustrating, though. There are still some deleted scenes that haven't seen the light of day on DVD yet. (The Biggs scenes from ANH, a few more from AOTC.)
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Pass.

Still frustrating, though. There are still some deleted scenes that haven't seen the light of day on DVD yet. (The Biggs scenes from ANH, a few more from AOTC.)
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Old 08-20-08, 02:31 PM
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These movies (Star Wars/Empire/Jedi) MUST hold the record for the number of releases to the home video market.

Are we just to expect an annual release of these movies from here to eternity?
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Pass.

Still frustrating, though. There are still some deleted scenes that haven't seen the light of day on DVD yet. (The Biggs scenes from ANH, a few more from AOTC.)
Agreed. Where are the Biggs scenes? There really is no excuse for continually re-releasing these without them.
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pass as well. i would only reconsider if the OT is anamorphic this time.
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