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Star Wars - Original and Unaltered Trilogy Coming to Blu-ray
By Robert T. Trate
August 16, 2014
Han Shot FIRST edition coming in 2015!
© Lucasfilm/ Disney
It will be a day long remembered, because Disney will be giving the fans what they really want, if this is true. ComicBook.com is reporting an exclusive story that Walt Disney plans on releasing the original Star Wars Trilogy, unaltered, on Blu-ray before Episode VII arrives in theaters.
Yes, that means no alterations and no redone special effects. This will give us Han shooting first. Darth Vader won’t scream “No”. Last, and certainly not least, Hayden Christensen will not appear at the end of Return of the Jedi.
"For a long time Star Wars fans have been clamoring for Disney/Lucasfilm to re-release the original, unaltered cut of the first Star Wars trilogy, and Comicbook.com has now confirmed with two independent reliable sources that just such a plan is under way.
According to our sources, Disney has plans to release the original cut of the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray. Our sources indicate that the project has been under way for quite some time, but it’s been challenging because of some damage to the original negatives they are utilizing. The goal is to release A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of Jedi in their complete, unaltered, original form without the redone special edition SFX.
Our sources did not have an exact date as to when the original cut of the Star Wars Trilogy would be released on Blu-ray, due to the challenges Disney has encountered in pulling everything together. However, our sources indicated the goal is to have it ready and released before Star Wars Episode VII is released in theaters".
The time table for this release has to be the fourth quarter of 2015. Expect to see the Star Wars Trilogy sometime around October. To say nothing of seeing them again in special engagements theatrically before Episode VII. If you are a die hard, you have probably broken out your old VHS Tapes in recent years. In my own family, it is the only way my nephews watches them. Hopefully, we will get an official announcement from Disney and or Lucasfilm in the next few days.
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