Thursday, May 04, 2006

Original "Star Wars" Coming To DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOTE: I keep posting this higher because it's such welcome info. This is the best news I've heard in ages. George Lucas has bowed to popular demand and will release the original "Star Wars" trilogy on DVD in their original theatrical version. God knows why Lucas changed his mind -- he insisted he would never, ever do it despite the tremendous demand. In fact, the vitriolic fury that greeted his rewriting of history seemed to make Lucas hunker down even more. He seemed offended people would even ask, much less expect to have the original theatrical versions that broke box office records. But anyway, Lucasfilm still managed to be snarky, saying "See the title crawl to 'Star Wars' before it was known as Episode IV; see the pioneering, if dated, motion-control model work on the attack on the Death Star; groove to Lapti Nek or the Ewok Celebration song like you did when you were a kid; and, yes, see Hans Solo shoot first." Whatever. At least we'll have the movies in September. Lucas can release a ten hour version of the first "Star Wars" movie for all I care. (Heck, I'll line up to see it.) But the original theatrical version should ALWAYS be available.

1 comment:

Reel Fanatic said...

Lucas is definitely doing this now much more for his wallet than for the fans, but my inner geek will compel me to fork over my hard-earned cash on Sept. 12