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Best Star Wars Trilogy release ?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Movies Forum' started by Figment, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Figment

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    Hi guys and Gals....I have seen an offer for Star Wars trilogy that quotes the following :-

    the original trilogy versions not the revamped 1997 re-releases or the recent boxset. A new hope, empire and jedi all in anamorphic widescreen and dolby 2.0 thx. All dvds are region free and remastered from the TR-47 laserdisc versions (the best versions available). There is also 2 more discs one containing features such as featurettes, trailers, music videos, interviews and photo galleries and another disc containing the covers, disc images, poster art, inserts plus lots more. the best set available.

    Is this set any better or worse than other later releases sound & picture quality-wise ? Or did things improve in this department with newer technology ? only I am very tempted to give my new system a workout and for demo purposes.
     
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    These are bootlegs; copies made from Laserdisc. There is no official DVD available anywhere of the original versions of these films.

    They may be anamorphic, but the Laserdisc source is not, so they will have been simply scaled up. The picture quality offered by Laserdisc, whilst as good as was available at the time, does not measure up to a good DVD transfer - by a long stretch.
     
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    They usually suffer from Lip-Sync problems as well. Whilst they're better than a VHS tape they can't get anywhere near the quality of the proper DVD versions.
     
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    Wow. Thanks guys you just saved me making a big booby. Love this site when it works like that.
     
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    Chances are that you will never see the original trilogy on DVD, nor the special editions. You just have the 2004 DVD releases, which are not the same as either of the previous theatrical releases. In fact, not including Episode 3, none of the Star Wars DVD releases have been the same as the original theatrical releases.
     

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