Movie News

Original Star Wars trilogy on DVD

Original Star Wars trilogy on DVD
Caffeinated Clint

The original, original, original ones


According to the Home Media Retailing website, George Lucas’s original “Star Wars” films – read: before he messed with them – will be released on DVD in September.

If – like most of you did – you hated the razzle-dazzle special edition releases, and were grinding your teeth as Sebastian Shaw was tragically erased from the final moments of “Jedi” – only to be replaced by Hayden Christensen, ridiculous I tell ya! -, You’ll definitely want to pre-order this set.

On September 12, two years after diehard fans blasted Lucasfilm Ltd. for releasing only the digitally modified “Special Edition” versions of the celebrated trilogy in a boxed collection, “Star Wars”, “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” hit disc in all their unscathed glory.

Each release, distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, will be a two-disc set that also includes the digitally tweaked 2004 edition. The DVDs will only be available through Dec. 31.

Lucasfilm said the decision to revisit the trilogy came about “in response to overwhelming demand.”

“See the title crawl to Star Wars before it was known as Episode IV — A New Hope; see the pioneering, if dated, motion-control model work on the attack on the Death Star; groove to Lapti Nek or the Ewok Celebration song like you did when you were a kid; and, yes, see Han Solo shoot first,” according to Lucasfilm.

Jim Ward, president of LucasArts and SVP of Lucasfilm, said over the years, “a truly countless number of fans have told us that they would love to see and own the original version that they remember experiencing in theaters. We turned to the Lucasfilm Archives to search exhaustively for source material that could be presented on DVD.”

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Movie News
Caffeinated Clint
@http://www.twitter.com/clintmoviehole

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole.

More in Movie News

heroes

Greg Grunberg returns for Heroes Reborn

Ashleigh DaviesMay 22, 2015
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: Melissa Benoist attends the "Glee" 100th Episode Celebration held at Chateau Marmont on March 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

Melissa Benoist joins Lowriders

Ashleigh DaviesMay 22, 2015
mxxl

Abs are out on new Magic Mike XXL poster

Ashleigh DaviesMay 22, 2015
world-war-z04

World War Z 2 will open June 2017

Ashleigh DaviesMay 22, 2015
reese-witherspoon-1024

Reese Witherspoon is Disney’s Tinker Bell

Ashleigh DaviesMay 22, 2015
DOPE

Trailer: Dope

Ashleigh DaviesMay 21, 2015
ShaunTheSheepMovie_DomTeaser - Copy

Trailer & Poster: Shaun The Sheep Movie

Ashleigh DaviesMay 21, 2015
bluedog

Brown, Jarratt, Isaacs lead Red Dog prequel

Caffeinated ClintMay 21, 2015
peggtrek

NextStar Trek won’t be very Star Trek-y

Caffeinated ClintMay 21, 2015