Speculation Star Wars Re-releases???

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by Echo-07, Nov 14, 2013.

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Will Disney re-release the first 6 films before December 18th, 2015???

Hell Yeah! 23 vote(s) 42.6%
Hell No! 31 vote(s) 57.4%
  1. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    Firstly, to those who mentioned the 3D, I never said anything about them in 3D since I already know they've cancelled that project. I believe that George intended to do just what we're discussing in re-releasing the original 6 movies in 3D as his lead-up to E7, just like he did in 1997&1998.

    Secondly, I don't think it will cost that much money for Disney to do this. I'm sure there are tons of prints still in existence in a LFL archive somewhere.

    Thirdly, I think a reduced ticket for the re-release would be in order so as to give younger generations who never saw them in the theater a chance to experience it as intended -- ON THE BIG SCREEN! My neice has only seen them on a widescreen TV. Hardly the same thing.

    Fourthly, I think some theaters would be wise to offer a "Marathon Option" although even I'd have a hard time trying to sit through 6 films only because I have limited time as is. BUT I think offering all 6 movies for a month or two each as we lead up to 7 would be ideal for general fans and younger fans to catch-up or refresh or experience the phenomenon in real life and not of TV.

    Lastly, IF FOX thinks they can make a buck, and there's every reason to believe they would, they'd cooperate.
  2. Beezer Force Ghost

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    I have no idea what Titanic 3-D did domestic or overseas, but Phantom Menace took in over $40 million total. So if Titanic did $4.8, that's gotta be quite a bit worse than E1.
    Last edited by Beezer, Nov 16, 2013
  3. Gallandro Chosen One

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    Titanic 3-D made $4.8 million in Japana, TPM 3-D made $6.9 million in Japan.

    Yancy
  4. Beezer Force Ghost

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    OK I see what you mean. Thanks for the clarification.
  5. LunarMoth Force Ghost

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    There is not such thing as cancelled altogether in Star Wars!!!
  6. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, Disney postponed the 3D conversions but I doubt they will never conclude the project. I think it could still make too much money since SW has been revived with all these exciting news plans -- ST, Spinoffs, TV Shows, Theme Parks.
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  7. Fjw1970 Jedi Master

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    I would love to see episodes 1-6 released in theatres one at a time even month for six months prior to 12/18/15 (Ep 1 on 6/18/15, ep 2 on 7/18/15, and so on).
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  8. Darth_Articulate Force Ghost

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    Here's a problem: If they released all 6 at once, would that not take up too much theatre space to fit newly released movies?
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  9. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    I can't see many theaters doing a marathon or showing all 6 simultaneously. I think logistically releasing one movie at a time say in early 2015 leading up to December is more feasible. I for one would love to be able to take my niece to see them on the big screen and then build up the excitement for E7.
  10. chris hayes Jedi Grand Master

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    Talking about re-releases a Blu-ray version of the Holiday Special is in order :D
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  11. Mystery Roach Chosen One

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    +1. Today is the 35 anniversary after all. :D
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  12. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    I could see some theaters doing either a run upto E7 or a marathon upto E7, depending on what they are allowed to do. It seems to me that is becoming a trend. I'd probably at least go see the OT if they did it.
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  13. dolphin Chosen One

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    They should wait until the 40th anniversary to re-release.
  14. Darth_Articulate Force Ghost

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    The 40th anniversary will see the release of Episode VIII. That might just be weird timing
  15. Jedirush2112 Jedi Grand Master

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    Only if they are in 3D. If not what's the point? o_O
  16. GoJohnnyGo Jedi Master

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    I'm thinking that's overkill.... Not that this would ever work or make sense, but what if they did some 3ish hour edit of all 6 movies and released a couple weeks prior...

    They could thrown in some new effects and remove jar jar from the story entirely
  17. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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  18. T-R- Chosen One

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    I voted yes, but I think they will only release the OT since they haven't been in theaters since 1997 and lead into the ST.
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  19. MakingStarWars Force Ghost

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  20. TigerCraneFist Chosen One

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    Or just DVD. It's way too lo-res for Blu-ray anyway.
  21. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I wouldn't be shocked if they did a original trilogy marathon leading up to the midnight release of the new film. At work these marathons have been pretty popular. We just did double features for The Hobbit and Hunger Games which were very popular. We did a marathon of the marvel movies leading into Thor 2 again that did pretty well. Back when the original Lord of the Rings movies were wrapping up we did a marathon of the extended additions that I had to play in 3 different auditoriums. So these types of things do work and are being done by the big chains.
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  22. EHT New Films Manager

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    Just curious... you need permission from the movie production / distribution companies to do that, right?
  23. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    Yes you do. The film department sets it up. We pay film rental on it just like any other movie.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
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  24. T-R- Chosen One

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    I'm hoping one of the 500 theaters near me is smart enough to do a marathon.[face_praying]
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  25. EHT New Films Manager

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    You either have a very loose definition of "near" or you live in a very theater-dense area. :p