CT Why doesn't Spike TV use the Blu-ray versions of these movies?

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  1. CrAsHcHaOs Force Ghost

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    The past couple of days, they were showing the OT on Spike TV, and I was surprised that they were using the Blu-ray versions of the movies. They were just using the DVD version!

    Why is this? I mean I can understand that maybe they want people to buy the Blu-ray versions, but it's been more than a year since the Blu-rays came out. So what's the hold-up?
  2. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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  3. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Other Saga Moderator

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    I would assume it has to do with the terms of whatever deal they made when they first got the rights to show the movies on tv.
  4. DarthRelaxus Force Ghost

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    Who would watch SW on a channel with commercials when they're all available on DVD/BR commercial free?
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  5. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    There goes the "GL is a revisionist" claims.
  6. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Other Saga Moderator

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    GL is a revisionist.
  7. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    I meant as in "lies about history".
  8. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    This. A thousand times this. I tried to watch AOTC on Spike. I really did. I do not watch movies bloated to 3 hours because there are commercials destroying any sense of flow, suspense, or excitement.
  9. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    Are you sure that wasn't just AOTC?
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  12. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Other Saga Moderator

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    Well, he's certainly said things that conflict with one another. Because I know that the creative process changes over time, and that memory is very, very fallible, I don't know if I'd say it's "lying," but it is being inconsistent.
  13. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Guess he changes his mind alot.
  14. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    The other reason they probably aren't using the BRs is that Spike probably doesn't broadcast in 1080p.
  15. Attariel Jedi Padawan

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    Spike has shown the OT many times before BR so I would assume that they had the DVD versions just lying around and didnt want to spend money on a newer version (Blu-Ray is still pretty expensive)
  16. Legacy Jedi Endordude Jedi Grand Master

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    Good question, but probably simple awnser, they probably need a contract.

    Why there's no contract? That's beyond me
  17. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    I do like Star Wars on Spike, not really as full-movie-watchin but I love marathon weekend where you can just change the channel and, hey, Star Wars! Look, it's the speeder bike chase. I'll watch that. Then move on when the commercial break hits.
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  18. janstett Force Ghost

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    My guess would be that they are dealing with whatever has been released theatrically and not by the home releases. So the next time the OT is released in theaters, maybe then...
  19. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    If GL cared as much as some people claim, he would make Spike show the Blu-Ray versions.
  20. fl00dsm0k3 Jedi Knight

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    i care less i just want less comercials
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