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This review is from: Star Wars: The Original Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) [DVD]  (DVD)
I thought I was buying the original theatrical versions. No mention on Amazon or on the box about it being the special editions from the 90s. I do not want to see a CGI Jabba or CGI Dewback, Greedo shooting first or any other stuff that George Lucas has decided to drag his balls across. 1977 release should mean as it was in 1977, with warts n all.
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Initial post: 5 Oct 2014, 19:16:24 BST
you have to buy a specific set to get the originals. mr lucas and co thought it a great idea to add extra bits, cringeworthy, particularly vader at end of rotj and ben sounding like a girl screaming, and r2 stuck behind rocks, why not just leave them alone, it adds nothing to the movie, so I agree with you. I am fortunate I have every uk version released, including vhs !!!
Posted on 21 Nov 2014, 09:27:56 GMT
"The first three Star Wars films reworked as creator George Lucas intended. Using state-of-the-art technology, Lucas and his team cleaned up the prints, updated the special effects and added new footage. Originally released before 'Episode I - The Phantom Menace' (1999) the films have been renamed to fit in with Lucas's original vision."
Posted on 7 Apr 2015, 19:03:58 BST
Craig T Stratton says:
there is a specific boxset that contains the unaltered versions. it is very rare to get now and expensive. i paid about £50 for my copy new.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2015, 22:22:19 BST
was this the unaltered original clean up HD with 7:1 surround crystal clear sounds ?
Posted on 4 May 2015, 08:13:04 BST
P. Stark says:
No Originals on Blu-ray. The 2006 DVDs are not without flaws though.
"Renowned film restorationist Robert Harris--the man who had hand-restored LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, SPARTACUS, THE SEARCHERS and GODFATHER--went on record saying he knew for a fact that there were pristine master 35mm elements available and that he would fully restore the original films for free! Lucasfilm did not respond to his offer."
Lucasfilm put a stop to that then! Let's hope Disney/Twentieth Century Fox can revisit the idea at some point now that George Lucas is no longer going to be a problem!
Limited Edition 2.35:1 4:3 Letterboxed version of each film 1977, 1980, 1983 on their respective double disc SD DVD-Video set.
Disc 1 of each is the 2004 re-edited & revised 'Special Edition' in Anamorphic Widescreen and DD 5.1EX sound. Hey, this is probably worth having to save your childhood memories of 'Jedi' "No, No!!!!". Sometimes silence is golden.
I own the Region 1 DVDs but here are the product links to the UK versions:
Star Wars IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition) [DVD]
Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (Limited Edition) [DVD]
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (Limited Edition) [DVD]
The Trilogy (TIN CASE):
Star Wars Trilogy 6 discs Limited Edition Tin Box Set [DVD]
A New Hope - Info:
The Empire Strikes Back - Info:
Return of The Jedi - Info:
I hope this helps.
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