Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Return of the Classics

The fans won!
Die-hard Star Wars fans soon can see the original theatrical versions of the first three Star Wars films on DVD.

Even though George Lucas adamantly declared 2004's digitally restored Star Wars Trilogy DVDs the definitive versions of his movies, fans have held out hope for DVDs of the originals.

Their wishes will be granted Sept. 12 when Fox releases new two-disc DVDs ($30 each) of Star Wars (since retitled as Episode IV: A New Hope), The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi that include the films as they first appeared in theaters, along with the new, restored versions (now available in the four-disc $70 Star Wars Trilogy).
I'm one of those die-hard fans who groaned and signed petitions to have the original versions available on DVD. Lucas' vision be damned, those are the versions we fell in love with. I've already shelled out $60 to buy the crapped-up version of the Trilogy, which is going on eBay in September (along with five gazillion other sets, no doubt). Whatever Lucas' motivation to finally release the original Trilogy on DVD ($$$!), I'd like to personally say, Thanks, George. And about darned time.

The best part about having the original versions on DVD?
  1. Han Solo shoots Greedo first.
  2. No stupid Hayden Christiansen's stupid face at the end of Return of the Jedi.


Blogger carnaby said...

Didn't you make a comment a while back about Hayden's chizled body making you a little randy? Heh.

5/05/2006 8:32 PM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

Oh, I just knew someone was going to bring that up.

I didn't mind seeing him shirtless. Doesn't mean that I like his stupid face. :-)

5/06/2006 8:45 AM  

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