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Old 08-13-19, 11:09 AM
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Re: Star Wars saga -- Disney BD re-release

The EPKs don't cost anything. Those are all made during the movie's initial marketing. When you have to hire a crew to shoot, edit a long-form documentary and then try to get cast and crew to agree to be interviewed, that's where you run into problems and that also costs money. I heard that any documentary that runs over 1 hour, you need to pay the participants, especially SAG members.
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Old 08-13-19, 11:19 AM
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The EPKs don't cost anything. Those are all made during the movie's initial marketing. When you have to hire a crew to shoot, edit a long-form documentary and then try to get cast and crew to agree to be interviewed, that's where you run into problems and that also costs money. I heard that any documentary that runs over 1 hour, you need to pay the participants, especially SAG members.
You'd think at the very least they include some comicon panels or other panels like talk shows. I don't expect like the entire cast to come back for a commentary but between Marvel, Star Wars, and their animation, you'd think there'd be oodles of bonuses they could include if they wanted.
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Old 08-13-19, 11:23 AM
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Even back in the day where special features were something that really sold a release Disney never did very good features. The only exceptions I can think of are their Disney Treasures releases. Those were pretty good releases all around.
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Old 08-13-19, 11:28 AM
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It's sad that Star Wars fans have been able to put together massive bonus feature compilations that Fox has never done.
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Old 08-13-19, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
The EPKs don't cost anything. Those are all made during the movie's initial marketing. When you have to hire a crew to shoot, edit a long-form documentary and then try to get cast and crew to agree to be interviewed, that's where you run into problems and that also costs money. I heard that any documentary that runs over 1 hour, you need to pay the participants, especially SAG members.
It's actually anything over 30 minutes, which is why you often see documentaries split apart into half-hour featurettes on DVD and Blu-ray.
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Ah I see. I didnít even realize that. I really donít foresee a situation where either of them get remastered releases. Iíd buy both, but it just seems like far too much of an investment for Paramount (or would it be CBS at this point)?
CBS Films owns the Star Trek TV shows. Paramount is just distributor. However, I've heard a rumor that CBS may be folded back into Paramount at some point.

Regardless, I wouldn't rule a restoration of DS9 or Voyager completely out of the question. Even if disc sales were poor, having restored high-def masters available is valuable for streaming and syndication packages.
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Old 08-13-19, 08:02 PM
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You don't think they'd buy 4k?
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Pretty much the opposite for me actually. Heck, Iíve only gotten one official copy of the trilogy at all. Got the 2004 DVD release as a birthday gift the year it released. Iím holding out for the unaltered Original Trilogy at this point. Never bought the 2006 DVDs with the unaltered trilogy as ďbonus featuresĒ and never bought the Blu-ray releases (despite being tempted by them a few times).
Shit. I worded that poorly. What I meant to say:

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At this point, I think the only people most interested in the OOT are done buying endless rereleases.
And yeah, even 4k.
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Old 08-13-19, 08:54 PM
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I bought the first DVDs because they were the first DVDs (of course) and I only have the Blu-ray saga set because I found a used copy several years ago at a decent price.
But yeah, no more of 1-6 until the UOT is released.
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Old 08-13-19, 09:02 PM
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At this point, I'm pretty satisfied with the Harmy editions of the original trilogy as well as the option to watch the Silver Screen Edition of Star Wars. They're only 720p but they're a pretty great way to watch the original cuts of these films all things considered. I too won't be buying a commercial release of the original trilogy again until the unaltered versions are released properly.
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LOL at that cover for Empire, making it look like Boba Fett is one of the leads, instead of how he has only 4 lines/20 words in the entire movie.
He speaks 27 words, huge difference.
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Old 08-13-19, 09:36 PM
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Is the Zorro tv show ever going to be in HD?

Project 4K80 should be finished next year. 4k77 and 4k83 are available, btw. Although I am not sure if I like those better than Harmy's Despecialized Editions.

What are the odds Disney includes the OOT in this release? 50 to 1?
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Old 08-13-19, 09:52 PM
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Boba Fett is such a bad ass that he is taken out by a blind man who did nothing but turn around.
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Old 08-13-19, 10:27 PM
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The Harmy editions are spectacular.

There's no reason to not seek them out. Disney/Lucasfilm has no interest in relesing a product the fans want, so seek them out however you can.

I did and it was the best disc based acquisition I ever made. The fans DO know what the fans want.

And I didn't realized that I'd never seen the unaltered trilogy in it's proper aspect ratio. I only had VHS as a kid.

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Old 08-14-19, 05:28 AM
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Disney can take my money if/when the OT is ever released. Other than that, I will pass.
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Old 08-14-19, 05:35 AM
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Disney can take my money if/when the OT is ever released. Other than that, I will pass.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 08-14-19, 06:16 AM
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CBS Films owns the Star Trek TV shows. Paramount is just distributor. However, I've heard a rumor that CBS may be folded back into Paramount at some point.
And - pardon the short detour off-topic - this just happened with the CBS/Viacom merge. All Star Trek materials are now under one roof again.
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Old 08-14-19, 11:52 AM
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I noticed that amazon finally put Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope With Added Rocks up for preorder on BD if interested.
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Old 08-14-19, 07:05 PM
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I noticed that amazon finally put Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope With Added Rocks up for preorder on BD if interested.
Just remember, the technology didnít exist in 1977 to add a rock in front of R2.
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Old 08-16-19, 08:27 AM
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Now if we can just get these on 4K....
Oh wait a minute, it's Disney. They will hold off for at least a year so that they can double dip into the bank accounts of those that do not have the patience to wait.
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Old 08-16-19, 10:21 AM
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Now if we can just get these on 4K....
Oh wait a minute, it's Disney. They will hold off for at least a year so that they can double dip into the bank accounts of those that do not have the patience to wait.
Yep, impulsive consumer behavior is the key driver of the North American economy!
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You don't think they'd buy 4k?
I won't. I'm done by the special editions in any form or format.

If the OOT were released day and date on Bd with the SEs on UHD, I'd happily buy the OOT (well, not RotJ , if I can help it) and ignore the 4K discs.

I'll also happily pick up Rogue One on UHD anytime it;s available. Just watched it again a week or so back and every viewing just drives home how much SW lost it's way for me after ESB.
At this point, it's the only film in the franchise I can watch and wholeheartedly enjoy, and without reflexively grinding my teeth at some point.
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Old 08-21-19, 09:42 AM
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Even back in the day where special features were something that really sold a release Disney never did very good features. The only exceptions I can think of are their Disney Treasures releases. Those were pretty good releases all around.
Tron
20,000 Leagues
Love Bug
Snow White
Fantasia

Some of the best DVDís ever made.
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Old 08-21-19, 11:09 AM
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Tron
20,000 Leagues
Love Bug
Snow White
Fantasia

Some of the best DVDís ever made.
I still have the DVD Toy Story Box Set which was great with all of the extras.
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Old 08-21-19, 03:35 PM
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I still have the DVD Toy Story Box Set which was great with all of the extras.
Same. I also bought the DTS remaster DVDs and used multi disc cases to combine them into the Toy Box set.
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Old 08-22-19, 12:43 PM
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Since Disney now owns Fox, any chance they will add back the classic 20th Century Fox opening to the original movies? They just don't seem the same without that opening when I watch them on digital.
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