Hate to say it but- They are HIS films..Originally Posted by Knightfall
No, I am only going to buy the LFL-approved DVDs
No, I won't get the OT on DVD, official or bootleg
Perhaps I've toyed with the idea, but likely no bootlegs for me
I've thought about it, but haven't made up my mind yet
I'm seriously considering a bootleg as well as the official DVDs
I'm seriously considering a bootleg INSTEAD OF the official DVDs
Hate to say it but- They are HIS films..Originally Posted by Knightfall
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I voted for "I'm seriously considering a bootleg as well as the official DVDs" and I am not really totally sure if I'll be getting the official DVD release at all. It seems like I really underestimated how many fans already own bootlegs though, but I'm not regretting leaving that option out of this poll because it sends a more specific message.
Your first quoted paragraph is so true, and infuriating when you read his comments about Columbia TriStar offering a colorized option their recent 3 Stooges DVDs which ties into the second paragraph: http://sirstevesguide.com/news/?m=show&id=30502Originally Posted by B'Omarr Monkey
Apparently, it's quite alright for him to go back and tear his old films apart adding whatever junk he deems fit, but for anybody else to offer a change it's blasphemy to him - what a hypocrite he is!
Absolutely! Spielberg understood that the audience that supported his film 20 years ago and helped make it such a phenomenon would want that original version no matter what changes were offered, the film was a part of history as it was originally released and he respected that. Meanwhile, Lucas continues to deny us the real Original Trilogy and wants to rewrite history to suit his modern vision.Originally Posted by tk006ecg
If you plan on making your own boots from the LD set, you would fit under the "I'm seriously considering a bootleg as well as the official DVDs" option, I worded it and the opening post to not say "buying", whether you make your own or get them free from a friend or trade an action figure for 'em, you're considering a set of boots, right?Originally Posted by plasticfetish
I also find it really weird how split it was, I didn't know what to expect really though. You make a good point in that 2nd quoted paragraph which I hadn't really thought of. I guess I'm a sucker in that I have given serious thought to getting boots, but I plan on getting the official DVDs as well because I want the image quality.Originally Posted by scruff
A friend of mine loaned those to me, they're REALLY bad! The image quality is fairly poor (don't dare zoom in on anything ) and those subtitles are just annoying as heck - I certainly wouldn't pay anything for this set of boots.I also have the SE on DVD bootlegged from the Chinese Laserdisks. They are somehwat difficult to watch since the english and chinese subtitles are above and below the picture. So they are an eye distraction.
That's why I added the "INSTEAD OF" option, I figured there would be a few folks like yourself on this one. I definitely understand your line of thinking, though I am too much of a chump to not buy the official DVDs myself.Originally Posted by kidhuman
It seems like there's a lot of passion on this issue, I can definitely understand that, I feel it myself. I wish I could go with the Definitive Collection LDs, but it's an expensive route and I don't like flipping discs and I fear laser rot. I do want the data on those discs, but not in the LD format. I have not actually seen a full transfer of the LDs to DVD though, the closest versions I've seen are missing half the extras.
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Yeah, this really ticked me off. It's a frigging joke that he can say this with a straight face when Columbia is AT LEAST STILL OFFERING THE UNTOUCHED BLACK & WHITES. Talk about NOT practicing what you preach.Originally Posted by JediTricks
It's embarrassing. Just flat out embarrassing.
Lucas has seriously self destructed. Star Wars it NOT what it once was. The Prequels have made him an absolute joke in the minds of critics and fans alike.
The new scripts suck. The characters are bland, the performances blander.
Even the design department has gotten lazy! Look! Let's take a stormtrooper and cross it with Boba to make a clone! Ugh, it's all so shoddy.
The effects HAVE taken over, and you know what? They're really NOT that great. I'd take Greedo in a rubber mask over a CG Jabba any day. CG doesn't look nearly as great as it's creators think it does.
The emperor has no clothes. And I'm tired of watching Lucas stand around with his (Censored by MARK2D2) in the wind.
I totally agree with this. The space battle in Return of the Jedi looks a trillion times better than anything you could ever do with CG. No matter how hard they try you can always tell when something is CG and you just can't get the amount of detail into CG that a model make can get in. I'll take rubber masks and models any day.Originally Posted by mark2d2
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Well they do make players that flip the sides of the discs for you but the material is spread out over 3 discs per movie so you would have to change those. As far as laser rot goes I have over 200 laserdiscs and have never experienced it. Granted I've always made sure to store all of my discs upright in a cool dry place but if you can find a set in great condition you shouldn't have a problem keeping them rot free based on my experience.Originally Posted by JediTricks
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I'm not giving George Lucas a penny on DVD product until he reverses his decision on not making the original versions available (even if that day never comes). I will check out whatever original-version transfers to DVD I can find, as well as download and burn the new SE DVDs for free (just to spite Lucas). I grew up worshiping the man in the late 1970s and 1980s, but George Lucas has done a lot in recent years to really spoil the goodwill that fans have towards him.
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And I thank you for that.Originally Posted by JediTricks
I dont really care for the extras. My main goal was to get the movies and thats what I did. I barely watch the extras anyway. I can not stand commentary mode becuase it subtracts from the movie. If I wanted to see that, I would watch MST3K, gat least thats funny. But I just wanted the movies in there "ORIGINAL FORM" and I got that.Originally Posted by JediTricks
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I'm not crazy about commentaries either, KidHuman. I can think of only one movie I listened to the commentary and it was A Christmas Story.
I'll probably listen to the trilogy commentaries at least once just for the heck of it.
I haven't followed everything here, but there was no option for if we have a copy of the original versions, which I do have. The quality isn't bad, but not great. I wanted to get them for if and when my VHS copies go bad.
And yes, I'll be buying the official versions in a month.
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I'd start into the "he may have made the films but they don't belong to only him, they belong just as much to the fans who embraced the films and put him in the position he's in today" speech, but that's getting off-topic, and besides, there's a great episode of "South Park" that explains it rather nicely--check it out sometime.Originally Posted by mastermatt24
Well said.Originally Posted by mark2d2
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