I think it's generally agreed that TPM was not quite of the same pedigree as the original Star Wars Triolgy. Some people liked it, some didn't but that is not what this is about. So far Fox / Lucasfilm or whoever is in control has certainly not been shy in trying to make as much money out of the original trilogy as possible. Christ! How many times has it been 'remastered' and re-released on VHS???!!!! I suggest (IMHO) that it makes sense for Fox to put TPM out first then many will buy it as it's the only one available. Put out Trilogy first and people may not bother with TPM. All those who have had a DVD player since the beginning - I'm sure you have as many duff films as I do purely because there was little available to start with. The studios knoew this and so instead of putting out top titles (with some exceptions) they stuck out loads of **** back catalogue first knowing that someone would probably buy it through desperation. Just a thought in my cynical little World.