Friday, May 05, 2006


Dan McGlaughlin points us to this fantastic news: The original theatrical releases of the Star Wars trilogy are coming to DVD:
n response to overwhelming demand, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release attractively priced individual two-disc releases of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Each release includes the 2004 digitally remastered version of the movie and, as bonus material, the theatrical edition of the film. That means you'll be able to enjoy Star Wars as it first appeared in 1977, Empire in 1980, and Jedi in 1983.

This release will only be available for a limited time: from September 12th to December 31st. International release will follow on or about the same day. Each original theatrical version will feature Dolby 2.0 Surround sound, close-captioning, and subtitles in English, French and Spanish for their U.S. release. International sound and subtitling vary by territory.

Is this just George Lucas trying to squeeze every last dime out of the DVD format before the hi-def DVD takes over? Probably. But who cares.


jon said...

Has anyone played these movies with the foreign dubbing? The Spanish guy who plays Vader really hams it up--which is to say he takes it seriously. The French guy doesn't even have a different voice and he sleepwalks through the dialogue. I understand they don't like us for many reasons, and most unfairly. But this is going too far.

Geek said...

George Lucas knows there are people like us who will happily digest anything that says 'Star Wars' or 'Back to the Future'.

And sure, maybe this wat we will pass down as legacy... :)

Bill Walsh said...

Man, I'll buy 'em. This will keep the kid from having to grow up thinking Greedo shot first. And that Luke recognizes Hayden Christensen.