Best Signs Yet that the Original Theatrical Cuts of the Star Wars Trilogy are Heading to Blu-Ray

Monday, 21 September 2015 - 11:33AM
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Monday, 21 September 2015 - 11:33AM
Best Signs Yet that the Original Theatrical Cuts of the Star Wars Trilogy are Heading to Blu-Ray
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As a decades-long fan of Star Wars, I'm lucky enough to have experienced George Lucas's movies in their original theatrical state. Unfortunately, that's not something that many younger Star Wars have the luxury of saying, because in the late 90's George Lucas decided to celebrate the trilogy's 20th anniversary by making a host of changes to the original theatrical release. New CGI effects were layered in, tweaks were made to original scenes and in some cases, whole new scenes were added. The original cuts soon were soon faded out, and in the years since fans have been desperate for them to make a comeback.

Unfortunately, the cries of fans have fallen on deaf ears and we've had to make do with the digitally remastered versions through the rie of Blu-Ray and digital download formats. But this weekend, hope came in the form of some positive words by director John Landis.


Landis wouldn't have any real need to spin rumors, so this would appear to be the most reliable news we've ever had on the matter. But if that's not enough to convince you, maybe the mention of George Lucas will do it?


If you're wondering why Disney hasn't cashed in on this opportunity already, there's actually a pretty big reason for the lack an original version Blu-Ray release. While Disney may now own the Star Wars franchise, 20th Century Fox actually own the rights to the original theatrical cuts until 2020 and the rights to Star Wars: A New Hope indefinitely. But it could be that a deal has finally been brokered, with Disney looking to cash in on the buzz around Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Let the Yub Nub flow!


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