Star Wars Dilema

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As mentioned by Dave the other day, the original original Star Wars movies have been released on dvd. Yes, the actual theatrical releases, as opposed to the Star Wars Fantasia collection of releases where each version was different, but not the original. But as he also mentions, they are in letterbox format not widescreen. So I'm still in two minds about whether to buy them or not. I have refused to buy the Star Wars films on dvd until I could get the theatrical versions. Well now they are out, but the question is, will they ever release a widescreen version? Big W has all three of them in two-dvd sets - a newer version with commentaries, and the original theatrical release, both letterbox format - for $20 each, but labelled "limited edition" ... if I don't act now will I miss out forever? The dilema....


Dave2 said:

I have them on LaserDisc, so it's not quite the dilemma for me... unless my LD player breaks!

September 16, 2006 9:56 PM


Aurelius said:

Buy them, and if a better version comes out later, ebay??

September 17, 2006 1:29 PM


trainman said:

I understand that this version has the new versions in addition to the theatrical version. There has been a long discussion in aus.dvd about it. The theatrical version are only in 2 channel stereo and not anamorphic. They have used a crappy print too. The Star Wars 20th anniversary is approaching soon, so George Lucas _might_ release yet another version in a vain attempt to get more money out of the die hard fans.

September 18, 2006 10:05 PM


kazza said:

30th actually.. :) yah that's what Stu reckons too

September 19, 2006 8:31 AM


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