Entertainment Star Wars Original Trilogy returning to theaters

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  1. eliasbboy

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    The Alamo Drafthouse theater chain will be conducting a Star Wars roadshow in select cities.

    The event is being called "The Return of the Trilogy".

    These ARE the special edition releases from 1997.

    They state special/extra videos segments will be presented between movies.

    THE RETURN OF THE TRILOGY Roadshow

    August 6 – San Francisco, CA / The Warfield
    August 6 – Kansas City, MO / The Midland Theatre
    August 6 – Washington, D.C. / Warner Theatre
    August 6 – Los Angeles, CA / The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
    August 6 – New York, NY / The Town Hall
    August 6 – Miami, FL / Olympia Theatre
    August 6 – San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
    August 7 – New York, NY / Kings Theatre
    August 7 – Dallas, TX / Majestic Theatre
    August 11 – 13 – Austin, TX / The Long Center for the Performing Arts
    August 13 – Philadelphia, PA / The Keswick Theatre
    August 13 – Louisville, KY / Brown Theatre
    August 20 – Oakland, CA / Paramount Theatre
    August 27 – Boston, MA / The Boston Opera House
    Date TBD – Houston, TX / Venue TBD
    Date TBD – Denver, CO / Venue TBD
     
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    Serious question: Are these the originals, UNTOUCHED? Because Lucas has had the bad habit of revising and deleting and refurbishing and redoing such that it is apparently impossible to see them as they were back in 77 to 83 or whatever the years were. Edit: I don't know what "special edition" means.
     
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    The Special Editions were released in theaters in 1997 for the 20th anniversary.

    Lucas used 20th Century Fox cash to "preserve and clean" the original film negatives, as well as update the special effects. In doing so he also created major edits and changes that you refer to.

    Subsequent home video releases have been additionally tweaked.

    Basically, the Special Editions are where the trouble started.
     
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    I was 15 in 97 and loved seeing the special editions on the big screen. But that was when most of us had small crt tvs and a vcr so it was a big difference. At this point I wouldn't pay to see them.
     
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    Another Lucas money grab and a FU to Disney and the fans with these "special edition" versions! :pissed: :facepalm:
     
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    Thanks. That's all I need to know.

    I wish they had just left well enough alone, myself. I'm of the age to have seen them in the original. :(
     
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    never saw one




    i did meet darth vader in mall bathroom tho
     
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    Doesn't disney own these films now? Isn't this a money grab by them, not George Lucas?
     
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    It was probably in lucas' deal that they can only show the SE and not the original cut.
     
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    This release has been organized by one specific movie chain. This isn't a studio funded re-release.
     
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    IN! I've actually only seen them all ONCE and in the theater!
     
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    Don't forget, in 1980 George Lucas testified in front of Congress and vehemently condemned the alteration of previously released movies.

    I kid you not.

    Here's the transcript :

    My name is George Lucas. I am a writer, director, and producer of motion pictures and Chairman of the Board of Lucasfilm Ltd., a multi-faceted entertainment corporation.

    I am not here today as a writer-director, or as a producer, or as the chairman of a corporation. I’ve come as a citizen of what I believe to be a great society that is in need of a moral anchor to help define and protect its intellectual and cultural heritage. It is not being protected.

    The destruction of our film heritage, which is the focus of concern today, is only the tip of the iceberg. American law does not protect our painters, sculptors, recording artists, authors, or filmmakers from having their lifework distorted, and their reputation ruined. If something is not done now to clearly state the moral rights of artists, current and future technologies will alter, mutilate, and destroy for future generations the subtle human truths and highest human feeling that talented individuals within our society have created.

    A copyright is held in trust by its owner until it ultimately reverts to public domain. American works of art belong to the American public; they are part of our cultural history.

    People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians, and if the laws of the United States continue to condone this behavior, history will surely classify us as a barbaric society. The preservation of our cultural heritage may not seem to be as politically sensitive an issue as “when life begins” or “when it should be appropriately terminated,” but it is important because it goes to the heart of what sets mankind apart. Creative expression is at the core of our humanness. Art is a distinctly human endeavor. We must have respect for it if we are to have any respect for the human race.
     
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    Ok but my point was that this isn't a money grab by George Lucas. As far as I know he has nothing to do with any of this stuff anymore.
     
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    Lucas now swears the originals do not exist. His claim is that they were destroyed making the edits for the special editions.

    This is a complete load of horseshit. The funds from 20th Century Fox were for the restoration of the existing film negative. The original negative was to be returned to near pristine condition, then stored away safely.

    Edits and special cuts are made from duplicates. The duplicates are created from the restored negative.

    His claim the they were destroyed in order to preserve his vision is an excuse to not release them.
     
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    Fair enough. But I am pretty sure George isn't making any money off this release of the original trilogy.
     
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    Oh yeah, I see. I think you're right.
     
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    Nice ! I just wish they did this for like a week . It's going to be crazy going to thst one show and if you get a shit seat you are fucked
     
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    Wouldn't those have all been turned over when he sold? If he was sitting on any property that now belonged to Disney because of the sale, I would think he would be doing so at the risk of serious penalty.
     
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    I mean Disney knows they can make a killing selling a cleaned up visual and audio version of the of original cut. So basically there has to be some bullshit like this going on behind the scenes.