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Will the OT Be Re-Released in Theaters Before TFA?

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by Dark Toilet, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. ZebroGodilla

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    Makes sense. And the fact Disney has the people and the money to not only run the movies but actually tremendously increase the visual quality, palettes, CGI, etc., of all the movies makes it more likely for me at least that we see some TV releases on Disney Channel and then tremendous undertaking of both an unaltered OT trilogy set and Extreme-Update/Fix/Improvement made to the existing Blu- Ray versions. I mean, c'mon, once the get all the rights, do we really want to see that terrible CGI Jabba and the weird footstep Han takes and suddenly fidgets? Or the poor scene for the Executor crash (It moves sideways people xD) or the very noticeable cutout of the Death Star II? Disney, I feel will try to bring Star Wars visuals to such a level that once they eventually are sold, all parties are happy :D
     
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    That time has come and gone my friends. Disney should've stuck with GL plan for re-releasing them in 3D.
     
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    The only thing I can see Disney changing about the blu-ray versions of the OT. Is maybe putting back in the original ending for Return of the Jedi. Since now they are doing the ST it would make more sense.

    I'm betting either Lucas took steps to prevent the original versions of the OT from being released. That or Disney won't dis on GLs final vision of the OT. I'd like to see the unaltered OT on blu-ray as much as you, but I doubt we will.
     
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    I think not, but it would be great if Disney would re-release the unaltered OT in the cinemas, polished in high def of course.
     
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    If I was 20th Century Fox I would have an army of contract lawyers combing through my distribution rights to find some way to get any version of A New Hope into the theaters on Thanksgiving weekend. Ride Disney's hype to free money.;)
     
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    That would be very cool \m/
     
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    I don't know if you guys have these elsewhere but in Texas we have a theater called Alamodrafthouse that shows new and classic movies and I can almost guarantee you they will be showing the OT before TFA.
     
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    I don't know of any in Michigan....it would be cool to come across one tho.
     
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    I simply say "No, won't happen."
     
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    It's strange that the 3D release schedule was ditched after The Phantom Menace (although no great loss, so far as I am concerned). As far back as 2005 Lucas claimed LucasFilm had been working on a 3D version of A New Hope. I wonder how far they got with each of those versions of the respective movies, and whether they will ever see the light of day?

    Secret Cinema are screening The Empire Strikes Back (at a mystery location) right throughout June to September in the UK.
    I'm not sure how things like this work, because I know Lucas in the past Lucas had refused to license Star Wars out to companies like Filmbank or MPLC, which would mean they could be screened at film clubs and community theatres whenever someone feels like adding them to the schedule... so I'm not sure how someone would go about putting on a screening of Star Was films like this - unless they simply don't have a licence and don't care...

    But I don't think theatrical releases of the existing six movies are entirely out of the question just because of the Fox "situation". I mean, if this can happen - http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/656496/Star-Wars-Episodes-1-6-Bundle-plus-bonus-features - then there must be some room for manouvre, right?
    The fact that Disney seem to have their name on TESB and ROTJ already suggests there may have been some movement on the 2020 date Fox were originally stated to hand over the rights.
     
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    I think they will do re-release of the OT, to hype up the months leading up to TFA.
     
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    This has been a question that I have been passionately asking ever since we first heard that Disney would be doing a new trilogy. It has been 18 years now since the original trilogy has been shown in theaters and that was, of course, the Special Edition versions. It's absolute madness! I attended the Star Wars Celebration this past weekend and it really hit me that almost no one who isn't at least in their 20's has any memory at all of seeing Star Wars through Jedi on the big screen! I talked to a number of young 20-somethings whose only recollection was of seeing Revenge of the Sith!

    I too have a young child, a seven year old daughter. We have kept her from seeing Star Wars in the hopes that she could experience it first the way that we did - seeing what is now Episode 4 on the big screen with a cheering crowd! I almost got that opportunity at the Celebration but the screening fell on my wife's birthday and she had other ideas. Still, it's been endlessly frustrating that, not only have the films not received major re-releases but they don't even get shown in revival houses! I've been carefully watching all of the local revival houses each week and In L.A. we have quite a few. But Star Wars films are simply never shown. My wife is a purist who wants our daughter to see the original release version of Star Wars but I would gladly let her see the Special Edition, anything just to get the film back in theaters! That's why I was so disappointed when Disney cancelled the 3-D plans. It wasn't that the films NEEDED to be converted to 3-D but ANY excuse to get them back on the big screen where they belong is welcome! The younger generation have absolutely no idea what they're missing! These films were not meant to be watched on television and computer screens!

    By the way, while I thought the 3-D conversion of Phantom Menace looked terrible when I saw it in theaters, I had the opportunity to see all three prequel films in 3-D at the Star Wars Celebration and all three looked fantastic! Perhaps it was a problem with the theater I originally saw it in. Anyway, these three should absolutely get shown in theaters! They're gorgeous! And now, although I've always been skeptical, I'd really kind of like to see what they could do with the original trilogy in 3-D as well.

    Anyway, Disney and Fox, get a clue! You are missing out on a goldmine! A whole generation has never seen these movies on the big screen! How about a series of Special One Week releases for each of the films leading up toward the release of Episode 7? It would truly be a win/win scenario for everyone!
     
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    317 million. Details, Details!
     
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    It would absolutely seem to be a no-brainer but I've seen no actual sign anywhere that Disney or Fox are planning any sort of re-releases in the run-up to The Force Awakens. But I continue to hope! And if Star Wars isn't about New Hope, then what is?
     
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    I would love it. I've never actually seen ANH or ESB in the theaters (at least not that I remember). I was born just a few months before a ANH and the first movie I remember seeing in the theaters is The Fox & the Hound (1981). So I was obviously too young if my parents took me to ANH as a baby and no memory of ESB either.

    Then, when the SE came out, I was out of the country on a mission for my Church and we had rules against seeing movies. I remember thinking that the PT will be that much better because of my sacrifice in not breaking the rules and seeing the OT anyways.

    I would love for the OT to come back to the big screen in any version.
     
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    I respect your commitment. I can't think of a thing that would keep me from seeing a Star Wars film in the theaters! But, as you say, you were simply too young to have seen the original releases of Star Wars and Empire and, for millions and millions of Star Wars fans, that's now even true for the Special Editions! There are even multitudes of new fans who are too young to even recall having seen Revenge of the Sith In theaters since even THAT'S been a decade now! It is WAY past time for these films to make another appearance on the big screen and the imminent release of Episode 7 SHOULD be just the thing to make that happen! Prior to the releases of Empire, Jedi, and Phantom Menace, each of the earlier films was shown again in theaters. It is definitely one of the downsides of having the films so readily available on video and now on our computers that the studios no longer feel the need to do such re-releases, even though I'm sure they would bring in a bundle of money! Come on Disney and Fox! Step up to the plate!
     
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    I was thinking for 2017 and the 40th anniversary would be a good time to re-release all 6 (or 7) in 3D after VIII comes out in May 2017.
     
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    I would certainly welcome that but it is a shame that I and, I'm sure, many other Star Wars fan parents will now be forced (no pun intended) to show the original movies to our kids on video for the first time so that they can see the new one in a theater. A quick re-cap in theaters of at least the original trilogy BEFORE The Force Awakens opens would be a benefit to mankind!

    By the way, Happy Star Wars birthday!

    May the Force Be With You!

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    Alright, I've decided to do SOMETHING about trying to get the original Star Wars films back in theaters before December! It may not be much but, for those of you on Facebook (and who isn't?), I've started a page entitled "Ask Disney and Fox to Please re-release Star Wars before Episode 7 opens", the maximum number of letters I was permitted to use. The idea is to get as many LIKES as possible. Of course, to actually make a difference to anyone in power, it would have to go totally viral and I'm not sure how to go about that but I figure spreading the word among other Star Wars fans like yourselves is a good start. We've gotten almost 60 LIKES today, not a huge amount but a decent start. If you're on Facebook, please LIKE this page and then spread the word among YOUR Star Wars pals! Wouldn't it be spectacular to show Disney and Fox that there is a HUGE audience that would LOVE the chance to see the original Star Wars films back in theaters for the first time in more than 18 years? Then they'd have an even BIGGER built in audience for The Force Awakens when it opens because I'm sure that my 7 year old daughter is not the ONLY kid out there who still hasn't seen Star Wars! So, PLEASE, like THIS page and spread the word!

    May the Force Be With You!

    Alan
     
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