Want To See The Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy In Their Un-Special Editionized Edits, Don’t Hold Your Breath!
The Original Star Wars trilogy hold a special place in the hearts of many. A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away, George Lucas gave us something new, creative, incredibly awesome. Star Wars revolutionized the modern day blockbuster. Hell, it even created the term as people lined up around blocks at movie theaters to see the film, literally “busting blocks” in anticipation of the movie.
In the early 90s, computer wizardry finally caught up with George’s original vision of the film. The Bearded One decided to do some edits to the film and include various shots that were technologically impossible when the original films were made. Hence, we got the Special Editions of the Original Trilogy. Some fans liked it, other’s hated it with the vengeance of a thousand burning suns. Such controversial decisions like Greedo shooting first, additional dewbacks, the ice monster on Hoth’s arm cutting reaction, Max Rebo’s band number, and of course the change of the Ewok celebration complete with young Anakin’s ghost made many hardcore fans cringe. Fan have long wanted there to be a Blu-Ray release of the Original Trilogy to be released un-edited. Lucas has always said no as the film with the Special Edition changes are what his vision for Star Wars is.
With Disney purchased Lucasfilm and kickstarted the new trilogy (as well as the spin-off films), many hoped that we would be getting a re-release of the Original Trilogy without all the new edits made by the Special Editions. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, sadly turned down that possibility during a recent interview.
“I wouldn’t touch those, are you kidding me? [laughs] Those will always remain his.”
Although there isn’t an agreement with George Lucas that the new Lucasfilm couldn’t make any changes and revert the trilogy back to the Original look, they have opted not to go against the grain and release the Originals as they were made way back in the day. So those of you who still have your VHS tapes and Chinese bootleg DVDs, you’ll just have to be happy with what you have.
Source: Screen Rant