Star Wars Original Trilogy On DVD

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  1. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Finally some good news for those waiting to see the SW OT on DVD. :D

    The Star Wars Trilogy on DVD
    February 10, 2004

    The most requested films for the DVD format will finally become a reality this September as Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox present the eagerly-awaited Star Wars Trilogy for the ultimate home entertainment format. The four-disc collection will be released on September 21 in the U.S. and Canada, with international release dates following closely.

    "We know how long fans have waited for this release and how much they have been looking forward to it, so everyone has been working overtime to make sure that the Star Wars Trilogy on DVD is an awesome experience," said Jim Ward, Vice President of Marketing and Distribution for Lucasfilm Ltd. and the DVD collection's Executive Producer.

    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi will be available in a four-disc set that includes a bonus disc filled with all-new special features -- including the most comprehensive feature-length documentary ever produced about the Star Wars saga and never-before-seen footage from the making of all three films. Each of the three films in the Star Wars Trilogy has been digitally restored and re-mastered by THX for superior sound and picture quality.

    "First and foremost, the DVDs will deliver the very best possible sound and picture and take advantage of everything the medium can offer. On top of that, we are creating added-value material that gets inside the creation of the Star Wars films in a fresh and fun way," Ward said. "We want watching this DVD collection to be as memorable as seeing the movies for the first time."

    The films of the Star Wars Trilogy will be available exclusively as a collection and will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX. All three films are closed-captioned and subtitled in English, French and Spanish in the U.S. Internationally, sound and subtitling specifications will vary by territory.

    Keep checking starwars.com over the coming months for more specific details about the content of this must-own DVD set.

    So get ready your cash this Sept! ;)/>
  2. TK-625 Jedi Knight

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    True, but it's the Special Edition mods...not the Original old school versions. Sad...

    Tim.
  3. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    Yeah I'm also lamenting the abscence of the originals, but they may release the original ones in the future. What I'm more disappointed about is that there should be more bonus material!

    1 disc of extra is too little for the trilogy of Star Wars, and if each of the LOTR movies can have 3 discs of extra's, I'm sure Star Wars can at least match that.

    [face_plain]
  4. xeno_kenobi Jedi Knight

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  5. HeverlontExanvernon Jedi Padawan

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    It could be very expansive though, escpecially on DVD. My father will blow his top if I buy the whole set.
  6. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    It'd probaby cost around S$100 for a Code 3 version, and add another S$20 or so for a Code 1 version. Use the Indiana Jones Trilogy DVD set as a guide. Afterall, it's both released by LucasFilm. Those who have the money should get it; I recommend it!

    ;)
  7. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    Does anyone know where to buy the Code 1 versions of the DVD set? So far, I've been to LaserFlair and Sembawang and they only have the Code 3 ones, but at a good price of S$89.
  8. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    There was Code 1 at the counter of Laserflair AMK and it cost $119.90(?). But since I sense that somewhere else may offer a lower price and/or even include freebies (Poster probably), I didn't get it.

    Will try to get myself to Orchard (HMV, Borders, Kino etc etc) tomolo or within this week to check out and compare prices. ;)
  9. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    AMK huh? Maybe I can drop by sometime...

    $119.00 is not a bad price, and LaserFlair is known to have good prices. I don't think Borders has and I know Kino definitely doesn't. Haven't checked HMV yet though, but I have a feeling that it'd be higher than $119 if they do sell it.
  10. hazellukeyang Jedi Knight

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    Why don't try Amazon.com for code 1 DVD? It's prize is around US$42, which is S$80. Much cheaper even with the shipping.
  11. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    Sounds good...but isn't shipping quite expensive?

    By the way, I saw the Code 1 version at LaserFlair Funan, and it goes for (as you guessed it) S$120.
  12. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Hmmm.....I think we could reduce cost if we order together. Faiz did asked me about wherther I want to order it from Amazon too but I'm broke till the 13th. :_|

    Thinking shipping cost won't be much according to this page if we take Standard or Expedited International Shipping. ;)
  13. JediGenX Jedi Master

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    So how? Shall we order a few together or what other suggestions?
  14. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    It sounds too good to pass up. If we take Standard shipping (10 to 16 days), and assuming at least 4 of us are willing to buy together, each of us will only need to pay:

    US$42 (DVD) + US$2.50 (per item) + US$1.00 (per shipping) = US$45.50

    Which is way cheaper than S$120...
  15. JediGenX Jedi Master

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  16. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    Anyone else game?

    There's also the question of who's gonna be the middleman..
  17. Yazid_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    can somebody list down all the changes made in the dvd? I dun wanna watch all 3 at one row trying to look for changes . somemore during o level period
  18. JediGenX Jedi Master

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    look for them in the FIRST mag
  19. JediGenX Jedi Master

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    saw on e bay someone selling the code 1 ver US $46
  20. Fingolfin_Noldor Jedi Master

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    Try Gramophone at Specialist centre and near Funan. They might sell at the same price as Laserflair but there exists a possibility they sell a little cheaper.

    I bought the DVDs while in the US and had it shipped to me. Cost me some US$42. Should work out to around $80.
  21. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    Not sure about Gramaphone..but I admit there's a possibility it might be cheaper.

    Well, I couldn't wait, and bought myself one box at S$120. I've watched Empire of Dreams, and I have to say it's damn good.

  22. JediGenX Jedi Master

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    I have one(but code 1 vr.) too and can't say that I am agreeing with you.
  23. Fingolfin_Noldor Jedi Master

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    Empire of Dreams seem to be a college of videos spliced from the various "Making of Star Wars" shows. Some of it is new material, and including Peter Jackson in it is probably an attempt at giving some weight to the greatness of Star Wars.

    Well, I couldn't wait, and bought myself one box at S$120.

    That's a little expensive... even including shipping, purchase from Amazon will probably be around US$100.
  24. JediJean Jedi Master

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    Jazz, the OT was made back in the '70s, and it wasn't really the trend back then to shoot behind the scenes footage to make "bonus materials" of any kind... so of course, sad as it may be, the OT wouldn't have as much "bonus materials" available for our viewing as LOTR had. And even if there was any "bonus materials" still in existence today, it would probably be in the form of stills, and not moving pictures.

    I had the OT Box Set on LD, it's the original version, and it included "bonus materials" in it. I'm not sure if it's the same as what may be on the DVD box set on sale now, but it was mostly in the form of stills... photos, rather than behind the scenes footage filmed specially for the LD box set... and the behind the scenes footage that was present was mostly stuff recorded during the '70s, so the picture quality, as you can imagine, wasn't all that great either.

    But that's partly the whole "charm" of the OT, the fact that Star Wars began as this one little movie, and grew to include the whole EU as we now know it! :)
  25. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Woh! :eek: Jean, which cover is it? Is it the Vader-Stormtrooper-Yoda half face one or is there a set box for the 3? I only got ANH and ESB in the original Widescreen LDs, gotten back in JC (and paid in installment cause it's $90+ per movie) while my VHSs, 90s Video Edition and SE Trilogy Set are gone a long time ago thanks to my TPM Pepsi Cans. :_|
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