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Is the Star Wars Trilogy a limited release?

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  1. Brogan

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    Will the impending Star Wars Trilogy be a limited production run?

    I'm not sure whether I really want to fork out £25 for this or not.
    Perhaps I'm just getting caught up in the hype?
    It is an almost 30 year old movie after all...

    Just wondered if I should wait for all the furore to die down before making a decision to buy it but I don't want to miss out if it's only available for a short time.

    Anyone know?
     
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    My comment on the age was more to do with the effects, acting, etc. rather than the quality of the transfers.
    Although there's a fair amount of nostalgia associated with these movies, they don't even begin to measure up to more recent 'blockbusters' in most areas.

    I'm just not sure I would watch them more than once which would make it more cost effective to rent them.
     
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    Again, the effects on these have been re-done like they where filmed last week.

    Acting, well Ive seen much worse on newer blockbusters. Alec Guiness, Peter Cushing, Harrison Ford ect. not really a bunch of poor actors.

    You havent REALLY watched these films until you've seen these discs. I think any DVD collection would be incomplete without this set :)
     
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    I wouldn't class myself as a collector; I've only got about 12 discs.
     
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    Now, can anyone tell me if this is a limited production run or not?
     
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    I read a rumour (sorry, can't remember where!) that it would be withdrawn just after Christmas - probably to avoid post-Christmas bargains - and re-issued around the launch of Episode 3

    Just a rumour though and I can't remember where I first read it (but I've seen/read/heard it three times now)
     
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    Thats true. Its common practice with Lucasfilm/Fox although there should be plenty of remaining stock with retailers to see fans into the new year.
    Episode 1 and 2 have actually been deleted in preperation for a mega 6 film set after 2005's release of episode 3.
    I know for a fact that episode 1 will be re-released with a CG Yoda.
     
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    Thanks for that.
    I guess that makes sense from a commercial perspective as the release of EP3 will re-ignite interest in the original Trilogy.
     
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    It's just a rumour but it would make sense for Lucas to do this, as you say.


    I didn't know that Episode 1/2 had been deleted though!
     
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    Yes, deleted although stock is still widely available with retailers.
    Same with the VHS special edition set, do you remember, even when production had stopped and it was deleted, stores like HMV carried stocks for months, if not years afterwards.
    This will be the same with the DVDs..
     
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    I'm not sure what 'deleted' means as they're still available from Play (and presumably other stores).

    I only actually have EP2 at the mo' but if I buy the Trilogy then I guess it would make sense to get EP1 too.
    What's the chances of there being a new superbit/extended version of EP1 and 2 issued or should I just buy the current available release of EP1?
     
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    deleted means the studio will not produce any more DVDs, so if a shop requests X amount of addtional stock they will not get it.
    Many retailers such as play etc still have loads of inhouse stock of the prequels but eventually stocks will dry up and they will be gone.
    They are both due for a re-release, like I said, episode 1 will have a CG yoda.
     
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    Presumably this will be after EP3 has been released on DVD?

    Will there be any additions/extra scenes/changes (apart from the CG yoda)?
    And why is Yoda being made CG anyway? What's wrong with the current Yoda on EP1?
    If he's even in EP1 - I don't have this DVD and it was a long time since I saw it at the cinema so can't remember if he's in it or not...
     
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    The episodes 1 & 2 DVDs already have small, extra extended scenes that were not in the theatrical release. Eg Anakins confession to padme in episode 2 is extended, various clone war footage is extended, episode 1 pod race has a whole extra lap.

    As for the CG Yoda, im not sure when episode 1 will be reissued, probably when episode 3 is out on DVD in sure. The reason for the yoda change is that Lucas and many of the fans were disappointed with the puppet yoda in episode 1, especially after the milestones ILM achieved in the CG yoda in episode 2. I support this change.
     

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