View Poll Results: Have you thought about getting bootleg OT DVDs?

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  • No, I am only going to buy the LFL-approved DVDs

    133 33.76%
  • No, I won't get the OT on DVD, official or bootleg

    5 1.27%
  • Perhaps I've toyed with the idea, but likely no bootlegs for me

    29 7.36%
  • I've thought about it, but haven't made up my mind yet

    28 7.11%
  • I'm seriously considering a bootleg as well as the official DVDs

    146 37.06%
  • I'm seriously considering a bootleg INSTEAD OF the official DVDs

    53 13.45%
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  1. #1

    Have you thought about getting bootleg OT DVDs?

    With the recent news of the upcoming Original Trilogy DVD set having even more changes beyond the Special Editions, as well as Lucas saying that we won't be seeing another release of the classic pre-SE versions, many fans have been discussing - pro and con - the possibility of buying or making their own bootleg OT DVDs. There are currently several different OT bootlegs on the market, ranging in quality - from above-VHS decent even with a few extras to fuzzy and having permanent red Chinese subtitles - and sources - from the Definitive Collection laserdiscs to Asian VCDs to poor transfers from the THX videotapes - these bootlegs generally receive mixed reviews, but it hasn't stopped purists from pining away for classic, pre-'97 versions of the film on the DVD format.

    So the question is, have you actually thought about getting OT bootleg DVDs, and if so, what was the result?

    (If you already own a copy of the bootlegs, please vote for the "I'm seriously considering..." option that best suits your opinion.)

  2. #2

    Re: Have you thought about getting bootleg OT DVDs?

    i've had the SE as bootlegs for quite a long time. the quality is slightly better than the vhs version of it. if i could locate a decent quality bootleg of the not-so-special editions i'd get it as well. but i'll also pick up the official release in the boxset.

  3. #3

    Re: Have you thought about getting bootleg OT DVDs?

    JT, I couldn't vote since I already OWN the bootlegs. If you put that as an option, please tally my vote for it.
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  4. #4

    Re: Have you thought about getting bootleg OT DVDs?

    I did buy Episode I and OT Special Edition bootleg DVDs in early 2001. They are widescreen and pretty good quality; I think they were copied from the SE laserdiscs released in Asia. The bad thing is the Chinese subtitles overlay the English subtitles during alien dialogue. I bought them since I never got the SE versions when they were releasesd on VHS.

    With the changes that I hear being made to the OT on the upcoming DVDs, I may just spring for a new Laserdisc player instead and be content watching my Definitive Collection laserdisc box set.

  5. #5

    Re: Have you thought about getting bootleg OT DVDs?

    The only reason I'm buying the official ones is for the packaging and bonus features (also for some changes like the new ANH Jabba). But I am going to get the laserdisc transfers of the original-original trilogy, and possibly the SE ones, too. I would rather have the original classics than the crapped-on ultra deluxe fancy-shmancy versions.
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  6. #6

    Re: Have you thought about getting bootleg OT DVDs?

    Quote Originally Posted by kidhuman
    JT, I couldn't vote since I already OWN the bootlegs. If you put that as an option, please tally my vote for it.
    KH, if you already own them, just vote for either of the "I'm seriously considering..." options, since the last time you thought about it, you DID seriously think about getting them -- and then acted on it. I'll amend the opening post to mention that.

    I didn't put up an option for already owning the boots though because of the pesky legal issues surrounding them.
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  7. #7

    Re: Have you thought about getting bootleg OT DVDs?

    Understood. My vote is counted.
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  8. #8

    Re: Have you thought about getting bootleg OT DVDs?

    Quote Originally Posted by kidhuman
    Understood. My vote is counted.
    yeah, and uh, tally my vote in the same category as KH's as we both fit into that category of already owning the OT, not SE mind you (and dont' even start Binks) on DVD.

    I will buy the newer ones though as i'm semi-looking forward to them.
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  9. #9

    Re: Have you thought about getting bootleg OT DVDs?

    I stuck my vote in the last option JMG. SO if you didnt vote go there and click,
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  10. #10

    Re: Have you thought about getting bootleg OT DVDs?

    I'm with KH and JMG here. Already have my copies of the O.G. OT, and will be buying the official one in Sept.

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