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FF:NZ Star Wars on DVD

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by SimplyThrilledHoney, Feb 10, 2004.

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  1. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    roll on Septmber.

    I should add that this will be the 3rd time I've bought an original trilogy boxed set. Once in '95 when the cleaned up versions came out, again when the Special Editions came out, and now this.

    Without wanting to sound too cynical, what do you think the odds will be of there being _another_ boxed set coming out after Episode III, with all six films. Arrrrgh.
  2. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
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    The number of boxed sets I have is scary...
  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    There are big talks (especially on chud.com's boards) that the rumoured "archival editions" will come out as part of an all-encompassing set in 2007 (30th anniversary of Star Wars). This edition may even have the original non-SE versions as a bonus.

    I'll still be buying the SE DVDs in September.

    I have the OT (original versions) on widescreen VHS, plus the SE box set. So this'll make three versions for me, too.
  4. Chansplace Jedi Master

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  5. zacparis VIP

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    Number 3 for me. Although I haven't had a VCR in years, so finally I'll be able to watch the OT!
  6. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    So, do you think seven months is enough time to organise a FFNZ meetup for a DVD viewing party on the NZ release date?

    :p

  7. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    > So, do you think seven months is enough time to organise a FFNZ meetup for a DVD viewing party on the NZ release date?

    Based on two prior experiences attempting to organise meet-ups, I'd have to say "no".
  8. YouAgain Force Ghost

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    Dec 20, 2001
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    third for me to..... you can see why Mr.Lucas is such a rich man!
  9. cyber_tim64 Jedi Knight

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    Ok what id like to know is weather this will be the Ultime (the edition which will be severy changed an added to with new scenes and effects) or just the 1997 special editions.
  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Just the Special Editions.

  11. Mr_Deflok Jedi Knight

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    Sep 15, 2003
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    I'm glad that it'll be out before Ep3, that way us geeks can do a marathon of all six films (15 hours).
  12. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    I wonder if Whitcoulls will stay open until midnight to sell it ... I seem to recall that they've done that with other big DVD releases.
  13. -Winter- Jedi Knight

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    Mar 12, 2002
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    If they did it with the Indy set (did they?) they probably will for this. [fae_happy]
  14. Mr_Deflok Jedi Knight

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    That reminds me! I have still yet to watch the special features on the Indy set!
  15. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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    I know this sounds terrible but i dont own any of the original trilogy all i have is what i taped off the tv 3 playings and esb and rotj origanal off tv2 i own ep2 on proper tape.

    Ive been getting into dvds heaps and the trilogy box set will be a must have as im tyred of having to fast forward throught the ads
  16. SW-SG-1FanNZ Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 21, 2004
    I am soooo lookin forward for the orginal trilogy on dvd, apperently there is an Episode III preview on it.
  17. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    There is was an episode II preview on my widescreen VHS editions of the OT. There's quite a bit about the puppet Threepio, and hints about the scene where he gets his coverings - which ended up being chopped from the film, lol.

    And speaking of the DVDs ... the box art was displayed on Hyperspace the other day.
    It uses some of the original ANH poster art, the same type that decorated the 4-disk soundtrack anthology box set - (except on the dvds, its in silver or gold, not colour, like the first SE VHS release)

    [image=http://cargobay.starwars.com/audio/soundtracks/saga/d_stk_sag_65.jpg]

    I can't say I recall Leia looking exactly like that in ANH ;) Or Luke, or that matter.

  18. SW-SG-1FanNZ Jedi Padawan

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    lol, who cares if they don't look the same, at least they're coming out on dvd, that is the main thing, all of us fans have waited a long time for them to come out on dvd.
  19. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    It's not just that she doesn't look the same ... its the way in which she doesn't look the same, if you get my drift ... ah n/m, they'll no doubt be releasing a new DVD set every few years anyway.
  20. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    That image is "the" classic Star Wars movie poster shot from 1977, and I'm glad they're reusing that (and a similarly distorted Macquarrie Vader design as the basis of the artwork. :D

    All class.

  21. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Free to all now.

    [image=http://www.starwars.com/episode-iv/news/2004/03/img/20040322_1_bg.jpg]

    :D
  22. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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  23. -Winter- Jedi Knight

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    Didn't they use differen models to paint the bodies then paste Luke and Leia's heads on it? I read that somewhere.

    But hey, the actual box set art isn't that bad at all. :) 8-}
  24. Mr_Burns Force Ghost

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    Probably. I've had that poster for several years now, and there's no way that's them. Hell, even Artoo and Threepio appear to have body doubles...

    Oh, #4 set for me.
  25. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    JP said ....
    > Free to all now.

    Ahh yes, the ever generous Mr. George Lucas. Letting us see, completely free, a picture of something we're going to buy! Jeeze George ... the graciousness of your bounty astounds us.

    Seriously, when Hyperspace first came online, I thought the idea was to give _extra_ stuff to the subscribers, and not actively keep information _away_ from non-paying viewers of the site.
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