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**OFFICIAL THREAD** Star Wars PT in HD. Blu Ray Saga Box Set in 2011.

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Strilo, Dec 2, 2008.

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  1. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I thought it would be fun to have a thread for discussing the PT on HDTV and on Blu Ray Disc. I know it's been shown on TV in HD. I wonder about releasing them on Blu Ray Disc in the near future...
     
  2. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Discs are for materialistic, Imperialist oppressors. :p

    Now that that's out of they way...IIRC, Lucas was one of the early supporters of the Blu-Ray format and in fact, originally wanted to wait for *any* DVD release of Star Wars until Blu-Ray was available. Assuming that's still the case (and that I'm right in the first place :p) we should see PT on Blu-Ray before terrifically long.
     
  3. _Sublime_Skywalker_

    _Sublime_Skywalker_ Jedi Master star 4

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    Meh, Lucas might just be prolonging it for his own amusement.
     
  4. Jedi Gunny

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    I don't have a Blu-Ray player, so I haven't given any thought to this.

    The PT set will come out eventually, but probably not in the next 5-6 months
     
  5. CloneCaptainRex

    CloneCaptainRex Jedi Master star 4

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    I remember an interview with Rick McCallum in SW insider about this around September '07. He said that they wanted to releasse them on HDDVD "soon".
     
  6. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They won't be released on HD DVD at all.
     
  7. Mr Bungle

    Mr Bungle Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm personally dying for both the OT and (especially) PT to come out in Blu-ray. I think both would shine in 1080p, but the PT in particular would look fantastic. TPM would benefit the most as it was shot on film.

    However, I'm not sure I see it happening any time soon. Lucas is all about consumer demand. He will release them when he feels they'll make the most money. It's that simple. Soonest will be to coincide with the live action tv series to boost interest. That's a total guess, however.

    You'd think that with his friend Coppola releasing the Godfather trilogy in BD format that ol' George might do the same. But we had to wait for almost six (?) years for the OT set to come out on standard DVD (the format debuted in 1997). This is my biggest problem with GL. For someone who embraces technology so much, he sure likes keeping it to himself. The only reason for it not being out yet: money.
     
  8. obi-rob-kenobi4

    obi-rob-kenobi4 Jedi Master star 4

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    They need to just come out with the official saga edition with all 6 on blu-ray. I just cant stress it enough.[face_tired]
     
  9. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What about HD? Has anyone seen the PT on TV in HD? I know Showtime or HBO has shown them from time to time...
     
  10. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Does viewing them via 1080i upscale on the 360 count?
    If so... then yes.
    Visually, ROTS is the most stunning... hands down.

    And, I think Spike Tv has aired them as well. I've watched them soo many times on different channels that I can't remember which ones were in HD.
     
  11. TPF1138

    TPF1138 Jedi Master

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    I need to see Revenge of the Sith on Blu-Ray. Saga editions can't come soon enough. Another pass on the originals wouldn't go a miss either, nothing drastic just little things, like cleaning up the lightsabers so they're consistent across the saga. Episode IV particularly needs this.

    But thats just fan-****, whats important is that these films find their way onto Blu-ray sooner rather than later. I really hope Lucasfilm are working on them right now.
     
  12. Jedi Gunny

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    Episode 4 could use some extra touching work on the lightsabers so that they are more similar to the other ones in the Saga. Otherwise, there shouldn't be much outside of making everything a little sharper in the HD format.
     
  13. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    SSS no upscaling does not count. :p
     
  14. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Figures.
    It was worth a shot anyways.

    :D
     
  15. -Commander_Thigh-

    -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Padawan star 4

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    What better time to release them on Blu-Ray than next year, the 10th anniversary of TPM?

     
  16. Brandon Rhea

    Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I can't imagine they would be out anytime soon, unless LFL keeps up with their releases once every one or two years. I was at Borders the other day and saw PT and CT box sets I had never seen before, so I assume they'd want to finish off with those first. And also, if I was to venture a guess, they would probably want to make some changes to the films, as that would help to sell them. It'd be tough to convince people to buy the films on Blu Ray so soon after having bought them on DVD, so they'd need an angle like "come see the UPDATED prequels" to convince more people.

    At least that's what I would do in their position.
     
  17. Jedi Gunny

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    Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. By allowing people to buy the box sets and have them for a while before releasing the Blu-Ray versions is brilliant. That way, along with advertising "Updated Versions' of the films, people will want to buy the new versions because the box sets would have been out for a while and would not contain "Updated" films.
     
  18. obi-rob-kenobi4

    obi-rob-kenobi4 Jedi Master star 4

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    We need more special features!

    I really hope when the saga box set does come out they put a LOT of good documentary's and things in it.

    The ones in the dvds now are so good but there is just not enough of them.
     
  19. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I want more deleted scenes.
     
  20. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ^^Yes^^

    And also, I want extended PT scenes...
    There are two OT scenes I want really bad:

    "Seven Cuts" and "None Shall Pass"
     
  21. DARTH-SMELLY-FEET

    DARTH-SMELLY-FEET Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Big time, there is loads off stuff that didn't make the cut for some reason that I really want to see.
     
  22. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I also love outtakes. I want a 10 minute blooper reel for each one of the films.
     
  23. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Only 10 minutes? I want ALL the bloopers :p

    I've just seen AOTC in HD and it was absolutely stunning =P~
     
  24. Jedi Gunny

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    Bloopers are good. I've never seen a blooper reel that's lasted 10 minutes before, though.
     
  25. Obi-Wan-1000

    Obi-Wan-1000 Jedi Master star 4

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    I wonder when Lucas will release them on Blu-ray. I wonder how much they will cost.
     
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