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PT Anyone else disappointed there was never a VHS release for Ep III?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by JediMasterKeno, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. JediMasterKeno

    JediMasterKeno Jedi Master star 1

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    I'm still disappointed that there never was a retail VHS release of Revenge of the Sith while there was VHS releases for Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.

    Would have been nice to have Revenge of the Sith for VHS at the time retail though for those who wanted to have a complete VHS collection of the prequels
     
  2. son_of_skywalker03

    son_of_skywalker03 Jedi Master star 4

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    No. Mainly because I went with DVD for the PT from the start.
     
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  3. Alexrd

    Alexrd Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    There was a RotS VHS, but it was only released in the UK.

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  4. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    No; I only bought the VHS of TPM because I didn't have a DVD player yet. And I'm usually behind the times with new technology; I didn't get a Blu-Ray player until last year. I stopped buying VHS tapes in early 2000 or so; I doubt a VHS release of ROTS would have sold well enough to make it worthwhile.
     
  5. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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    DVD players were becoming much more popular then so that's probably why they never released it on VHS in the US.
     
  6. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I thought VHS went out of practice a little bit before then. I have TPM and AOTC on VHS so not having ROTS on VHS is a bummer.
     
  7. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Erm, yeah. Because God knows watching 1080p films at the same resolution as 480p Youtube vids is just funtastic. :p
     
  8. SlashMan

    SlashMan Jedi Master star 4

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  9. JediMasterKeno

    JediMasterKeno Jedi Master star 1

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    Is the UK VHS retail of Revenge of the SIth the case covering for it is it clamshell?
     
  10. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    I feel sorry for completists but remember how freakin long it took just to get TPM on DVD?
     
  11. Mr. Forest

    Mr. Forest Jedi Master star 4

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    It's kind of funny how it took a almost a year for TPM to release on DVD because Lucas thought DVD wasn't worth it. Years later, ROTS only releases on DVD because VHS was going out.
     
  12. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    cause VHS are old, while DVDs are better
     
  13. Alexrd

    Alexrd Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    False. DVD just didn't have enough market share. Lucas never denied the benefits of DVD.
     
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  14. Mr. Forest

    Mr. Forest Jedi Master star 4

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    Or maybe it was just that. Then again, it was my uncle to told me Lucas didn't like DVDs, and he's wrong just about as much as he's right about things like this.
     
  15. windu4

    windu4 Jedi Master star 4

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    Er, VHS tapes were all but obsolete when ROTS came out.
     
  16. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    As I recall, it wasn't released on DVD until shortly before AOTC premiered, or was it shortly after?
     
  17. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Abit before, iirc.
     
  18. Alexrd

    Alexrd Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It was released in 2001.
     
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  19. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I had TPM in VHS only, the final two on DVD (even in 2002).
     
  20. Krivlos_Arkh

    Krivlos_Arkh Jedi Master star 1

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    I never rush onto new formats, but in year 2005 VHS here pretty obsolete. I used to have AOTC on VHS but some years later I purchased a DVD. Nope, dumping VHS was the right thing to do.
     
  21. Alexrd

    Alexrd Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Attack of the Clones was both my last VHS and my first DVD.
     
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  22. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    DVD is a better format, especially since I ruined all of my SE and TPM VHS tapes (constant rewinding and fast forwarding). :p
     
  23. Lars_Muul

    Lars_Muul Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Does anyone else think that the VHS cover artwork for Episodes I, II and III look MUCH better than the DVD versions?
    They give me a solidly epic feeling that reminds me of old classics like Ben Hur and I like that a lot!





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  24. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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    Lucas didn't doubt DVD but I remember in 1999 he was quoted as saying he would wait until after the trilogy was done before releasing any of them on video, and by then it would be on Blu Ray. It was the only news I saw for years that mentioned the Blu Ray format. This was also why I went to see TPM in theaters ten times. The TPM VHS was released April 2000 and even then there was criticism from fans about it not being put out on DVD, along with the Trilogy when it was released on VHS again about that time (and without the Special Edition name.) I didn't get a DVD player until early 2002 and felt like I was late to the whole thing. I knew people who had hundreds of DVDs by that time.
     
  25. Ambervikings91

    Ambervikings91 Jedi Knight star 3

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    not a fan of VHS