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so when exactly are episodes IV- VI coming out on DVD?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by backtothefuture, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. backtothefuture

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    When you're six feet under? :(
     
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    i should have bought them on laserdisc when they first came out :(
     
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    The bearded one has apparantly state that they'll not appear on DVD - prob due to appear on Blu-Ray or whatever the new hi-def format turns out to be...:thumbsdow
     
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    About 2005-06 When EP3 is released
     
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    blu ray is years away, and who,s going to commit to a new format that quickly anyway?star wars will come out on dvd as planned .look how long fox and paramount waited!
     
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    i mean to say fox and paramount waited a while before they went to dvd
     
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    Havent Blu ray players got a Japanese launch date of 2004??? Which means 2006 Europe!!! and then media will cost £30 a pop for no real benefit for a few months!!!
    Lucas may see sense particulary if the next couple of films need a boost in media coverage and interest!!!! maybe they will come out before EP3 maybe after!
     
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    The first Blu-Ray player is due for launch by Sony (IIRC) before the end of the year and yes, discs are reputedly $30 a pop.

    K.
     
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    The first BluRay player is on sale in Japan NOW and has been for just under a month. It only supports BluRay-RE (ReRecordable) though and not BluRay-ROM or BluRay-R. Sony hope to get a totally universal BluRay machine out by the end of the year.

    It will co-exist with existing DVDs and not replace them. Odds are we will see Superbit type releases rather than whole back catalogues released. Still the releases will be something special - the bitrate can be upto 36MBits (rather than 10 for DVD), multiple audio tracks will be no problem (good for DTS fans) and special features will not only fit on the disk but will be encoded in a high bitrate.

    Have a look at the machine itself:
    http://www.avland.co.uk/sony/bdzs77/
     
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    October 2007
     
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    :eek: I'll be dead by then! Well i hope. :suicide:
     
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    Okay, let's make it May 2007.
     
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    Do you think they will ever make a movie about Chewie? :clap:
     
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    No. But there's plenty of adverts. :p
     
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    Watch the Star Wars holiday special. :thumbsdow
     
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    I did!!! :clap:

    I have actually seen the Star wars DVD (eps 4,5,6) for sale which I thought was a little curious.

    I didn't think they were released, but the examples I have seen look very much like the real thing. Is there a country out there which has them already?

    I have seen it on Ebay a few times. I have seen a few online shops with it too (although none which I have bought from before).

    Anyone any ideas?
     
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    Sure they arent VCD copies of the LD edition??? any official DVD labelling? Long shot but i would have thought that they would get a huge US release. Unless they were officially VCD/SVCD release? Isthis possible? Asian home markets only?
     
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    They look like pirates to me, Malaysian Subtitles, are always a bit suspect.
     
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    Yeah, thought they must be. Not been enough hype for its release. But, the place is called DVDoriginal!

    Maybe they are released in a smaller country without any of the extras and stuff? Who knows. I'm kinda tempted to buy them to see just what the quality is like, but I think I'll wait.

    On a side note, if you fancy a comedy then I can't recomend the short film "Troops" enough. Its like the fly-on-the-wall documentary called "Cops", only...well, watch it and see. Very very funny...

    http://www.theforce.net/theater/shortfilms/troops/
     
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    "Coding : All Region" makes me think DODGY!!!
     
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    Yep I agree, sounds like the old DVD/VCD copy from a LD trick to me.

    By the way I have Star Wars IV to VI on official (I think) VCDs.
    They where designed for sale in the Far east.

    The quality is not too bad.
     
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    and of course there's the little note which says ...

    'NOTICE
    Due to the fragility and bulkiness of standard DVD case, all of our DVD titles will come in a specially designed light-weight DVD sleeve pack. This shall hold and protect the disc better than the normal case. '

    'a specially designed light-weight DVD sleeve pack' most probably means - a clear plastic sleeve.

    You'll probably also find the titles hand-written (in indelible black felt tip of course) on the tops of the DVDs in Malaysian-Engrish.

    I bet the Engrish subtitles (if there are any) would be an absolute hoot - may be worth buying just for those.
     
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    Right thought I would clear this right up as my friend has just bought copies of episode 4,5,6. The ones he got were on dvd but were copies from laserdisc they had dolby surround, dd and dts though although the amp picked up dts I guess they just flagged it as such and it was just dd again(can they do this).
    Copies were good (although I don't condone copying)and looked miles better than the video versions that I have when played on my plasma.
     
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    That explains it then! Looks like a few people guessed correctly. I'll wait for the real releases then I think....

    Cheers!
     
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    Also like to confirm that there are 2 different versions floating around.

    The ORIGINAL original trilogy and the Original Special edition trilogy.

    Most of the Star Wars 4/5/6 dvd's that are floating around are the SE version from 5 star. The transfer is pretty well done as they're from laserdisc but the dound is nothing special unfortunately. The DD sound...well...odd. Run the 2.0 and pump it through prologic. How it was meant to be. :D

    The original releases are also available *rare however* and contain dd and 2.0. I was after these for ages. :D Ended up getting them off a certain web based auction site for £25 :clap:

    Image is a litter worse than the 5 star SE versions, but still better than VHS.

    And the english subtitles had me laughing muchly. They subtitles R2-D2.

    I'lll try to post some screenies if I get a chance. :D

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    just bought the ntsc box set for a little over 60 quid. not bad! especially just in case this version of the trilogy isn,t the one used for dvd[ if it gets to dvd]i did a comparason and can tell you although the dvds say they are 5.1, compaired to the laserdisc[which they were mastered from]they suck....big time! the laserdisc has better seperation for a start, and better bass response. the dvds may offer a smaller disc and no flipping and swapping, but hunt out the laserdisc ,and a bog standard player and enjoy the trilogy that way. and lastly star wars is a good investment with regard to memorabelia[forget ep1 / ep2
     
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    No, I did. Now my laserdisc player is really old and needs replacing. Where can I find a quality player with DD output and a RF demodulator?
     

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