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Star Wars Episodes 5,6 & 7

Discussion in 'Star Wars Movies Forum' started by RichMercer, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. RichMercer

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    I fear this is a question that must of been asked before, however, a quick search didn't get me what I wanted. Does anybody know if there any plans afoot to release these on DVD? I'd love to get them and it seems weird that arguably the best films ever has not made it onto DVD yet.

    Thx

    Rich
     
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    Brewmonster.

    George Lucas once said in an interview that 4,5 & 6 will not be release on DVD untill 1,2 & 3 have been released. :(
     
  3. RichMercer

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    Wow. That's a long time to wait. I suppose we're looking at 2006 at the earliest then.

    Rich
     
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    I'm afraid so. It must be a thing he likes doing. I want the Indi trilogy and i'm still waiting :cool:
     
  5. Dave H

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    Can't wait for the twelve disk Reg 1 box set in DTS :D


    cheeRS Dave.
     
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    I recently saw TESB on TV, on the titles it was episode five. Was the original release or susequent video releases titled episode five or have the beeb got hold of an early DVD copy ?
     
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    I believe the 1997 SE video release was as the original 1,2,3 but in late 2000, when Sky did the 3 back to back that was the first time I saw them as 4,5,6. That was also (I think) the first time the 3 where shown after the release of EP1:TPM.

    Rich
     
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    I have 1994 versions of Star Wars and TESB and both display ep4 and 5 respectively.
     
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    Star Wars was given the subtitle "Episode IV: a New Hope" when it was first re-released in cinemas, before Empire Strikes Back was first release.
     
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    t-force is right Star Wars was always called episode iv - that is partly why there was always so much talk about prequels.
     
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    And very good they r too. ;)
     
  12. RichMercer

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    I stand very much corrected:)
     
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    Of course I'll get the official Western versions when they come out, but I might not live that long :eek:
     
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    If you really want to enjoy 4, 5 & 6, then the only way to do this at the moment is through Laserdisc.

    The NTSC Star Wars Special Edition carries 400 lines resolution and 5.1DD. Bascially at the moment this is as good as Star Wars gets, and yes it is good. The image and sound are great, the flipping of sides is a bit quirky, but it is worth it.

    If you are a Star Wars fan you will not be disappointed. :D

    Ian.
     
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    Starwars was not called episode iv when first released.
    Although Lucas did have plans to make a series of 9 films,
    he did not want to tag the original with an episode number
    incase it didn't do well at the box office. It was given the
    title episode iv, A New Hope when Empire went into production.
     
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    I distinctly remember sitting in a cinema in 1978(?) as a kid looking up at this huge screen displaying Episode IV - A new hope

    Or is my memory mistaken?
     
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    George Lucas did say on the star was web site when pushed about a release date, that episode IV, V and VI would be released after I, II and III because they are still being worked on.
    They are adding even more to that actual films and bringing the special effects up to the quality of the prequels so when watching them all back to back it would not be a noticable that there was 20 years between making the trilogies.


    I can wait for that ;)
     
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    Serpico,
    I sort of stand corrected.
    I was refering to the U.S. release.
    On the scroll at the begining, it only had Starwars
    followed by the blurb. I think that people saw "episode iv,
    A New Hope" for the first time when new prints were issued
    to theatres a few months later but obviously it still hadn't
    been released over here so we only got to see the new scroll.
     
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    HI,

    Personally, I'd rather Lucas stops arsing-about on the Original Trilogy, and released them, as they were originally shown, without all the THX improvement, newly-created CGI effects, tinkering, etc, etc! :mad:

    Most people didn't think the Special Editions of SW 4, 5 and 6 were substantially better than the original releases, and I'm pretty certain that most people only want the Original Versions anyway!

    George Lucas really needs to learn that not everyone wants to see old classics being remixed, and added-to! We just want decent DVD releases of the Original Trilogy, without any bells or whistles mixed-in! Then, he is more than free to release the Special Editions, the Deluxe Special Editions, and the Super Deluxe 2028 DTS all-three-films-on-one-single-inch-and-a-half-sized-piece-of-rubber-plastic-Edition afterwards!!!!But the Original trilogy must be given a chance first!

    Pooch
     
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    I'm pretty certain that when I first saw Star Wars back in 78 it didn't have episode IV on the opening scroll. Everyone was talking about the movie at school and it being episode IV would have been a talking point. I've also got some old memorabilia from the time and again no mention is made of episode IV.
     
  21. gizlaroc

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    Pooch you got a point there, I presumed that they would be released with original versions in tact as well as enhanced versions, but knowing Lucas he will probably sell that as another box set in 2020.
     
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    As has been said earlier in this forum!

    When Star Wars was released it was called just that Star Wars.

    When Empire came out Lucas realised there were back stories so he changed the crawl to Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. Empire was always called Episode V.
     
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    another straightening.

    Adzman
     
  26. Confucius

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    May I suggest that the illegal link is deleted at once, just as the news story containing it has?
     
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    Nope I also remember seeing Episode IV in the cinema in '78 and being distinctly confused.
     
  28. Stuart Wright

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    With regard to 'arsing about' with the movies, I actually agree with it.
    As with Spielberg and ET, the directors see the movies as incomplete or rushed - as probably 99.9% of directors do.
    If they have the opportunity to 'fix' them then I don't blame them for taking that opportunity.

    It's not like it's an unauthorised change like a Pan & Scan showing usually is. The director himself has authorised the changes.

    I do, however, think the Greedo firing first thing is rediculous, pathetic and very badly done. Reminded me of my Super 8 cine films and scratched on laser effects we did as kids.
     
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    Hi chaps. This is a quote from Sterling Hedgpeth, Star Wars film archivist.....
    "Episode IV: A New Hope was added for the first time to the opening crawl for the April 10, 1981 re-release."


    Hope this clears things up
     

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