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FF:NZ Ack. So we gotta buy the Star Wars DVDs AGAIN!?

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by jp-30, May 4, 2006.

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  1. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Read it and weep. Or laugh. Or whatever.

    http://www.starwars.com/episode-iv/release/video/news20060503.html

    Looks like Lucas' kids will be havin' a Christmas after all...
     
  2. SimplyThrilledHoney

    SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Youngling star 3

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    yeah, but whaddayagonnado? The thing with these kinds of decisions is that people will compalin if GL does it, and people will complain if he doesn't. To be honest, I can live without these. I have DVD-rips of the widescreen American laserdiscs from the early 90s.
     
  3. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    Those might not make it to New Zealand ... I'm still waiting for the clone wars cartoon DVDs. But as far as the unchanged versions go, I haven't watched the originals since 98, so won't be buying them on DVD. The picture is grainy and the sound is far below dolby digital, plus the old Ewok song kinda grates. I feel, for the most part, the revisions have been improvements.
     
  4. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They'll make it to NZ, without a doubt. They also cleaned up the original print quality at the start of the SE remastering process, so they won't be all washed out and grainy.
     
  5. SimplyThrilledHoney

    SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Youngling star 3

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    as Kitt says, it's very weird that the Clone Wars DVDs aren't available locally. I guess th show didn't get a terribly big push here, but surely _someone's_ gonna buy it, right?
     
  6. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Has it been released in PAL format anywhere?

     
  7. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    It was released in Australia, as I've seen it on online DVD stores there.
     
  8. Chansplace

    Chansplace Jedi Padawan star 4

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    yeah i'm surprised the clone wars DVDs didnt make it here - theyre all over the place in oz.

    [tui billboard]and I thought that my original VHS set of the unaltered original trilogy was gonna be worth a mint in years to come[/tui billboard]
     
  9. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 2, 2001
    Yea Right.


    Oh, sorry, was that too cliched?

    They'll be expensive when VHS players are no longer made and all in museums. So give it 10 years. ;)
     
  10. SimplyThrilledHoney

    SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I think these are out nexst week. Anyone going to partake? I think the DVD-Rs ripped from the old US laserdiscs will do fine for the time being. Can't really be bothered buying the OT again, especially when you just know there'll be a boxed set of all six films sometime in the future, right?
     
  11. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I will not be forking out for these
     
  12. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    and you call yourself a fan? pift [face_talk_hand]


    :p

    I have tax to pay. Yay.
     
  13. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    They're in stores now. starwars.co.nz says the warehouse are selling them for $28.49 and k-mart for $24.90. Here they are at gpstore:

    http://www.gpstore.co.nz/Search/?a=dvds&q=Star+Wars+limited+Edition

    I'd imagine the main people buying these are casual fans who only want to own one to two of the movies on DVD, and so weren't willing to fork out for the boxset. I wouldn't mind if they released the Indiana Jones series as single discs. Speaking of IJ, the UK Empire magazine has an Indiana Jones tribute issue out.

     
  14. Klimt_Of_Tornesdal

    Klimt_Of_Tornesdal Jedi Master star 3

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    Depending on what sort of player you have, and where in NZ you are, you could try Borders Bookstores. They're connected with the Amazon website, so could have an easier time getting them in the country.
     
  15. ACERIMMERROCKS

    ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I will get them because I can watch Han shoot first, Sebastian Shaws face, good jabba song and awesome yub yub end song. Unfortunatly they are a poor print from the laser disc with no restoration work and in 2.0 dolby you cant win with Lucas.
     
  16. YouAgain

    YouAgain Jedi Master star 5

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    wow Ace is still alive!
     
  17. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    and still a walking advertisment for NCEA inglish.

    ;)

    j/k

    HEY ACE! How's the deep south?
     
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