George Lucas Rubs Salt Into The Wounds Of Star Wars Fans For 2011!
Over the weekend George Lucas appeared at the “Star Wars Celebration V” event and announced that the first STAR WARS films are coming to Blu Ray in 2011 !! But don’t get too excited, it’s not really the original Star Wars trilogy: it’s the bastardized, bullshit “special edition” versions he screwed up and released back in the late 1990’s.
Yeah, Lucas is sticking it to the fans once again but at least Dave Itzkoff from the New York Times wasted his breath and effort and asked him about what version it would be and he gave this answer:
Perhaps bracing for the reactions of fans who decried some of the changes made to the special-edition films – like, say, an exchange of gunfire between Han Solo and a certain green-skinned bounty hunter – Mr. Lucas said that to release the original versions of these films on Blu-ray was “kind of an oxymoron because the quality of the original is not very good.”
“You have to go through and do a whole restoration on it, and you have to do that digitally,” he added. “It’s a very, very expensive process to do it. So when we did the transfer to digital, we only transferred really the upgraded version.”
Okay, how much money did they make off those pieces of shit the Star Wars Prequels???
I’m sorry, “It’s very expensive…” Like Lucas didn’t make enough in the last fiscal year just off toy licenses that he couldn’t finance it out of his own checkbook???
This is the lamest of all excuses Lucas could come up with. Do you not know that restoring the original would sell MILLIONS of copies of the disks world wide… not only Blu-Ray but standard DVDs. Then on top of making another pile of money he would actually please the fans.
I bet you any amount of money the people at Criterion would LOVE to get their hands on the original theatrical releases and get in on some of that Star Wars money and do a freakin’ amazing job restoring the films without screwing them up. License the originals to them and let them foot the bill, George! If you’re too poor to do it yourself I’m sure there are a hundred companies that would stand in line for a week to get a shot at this project!
Oh, but he doesn’t want to do that. He’s still pissed no one liked Jar Jar and his crappy prequel movies. Revenge is sweet on fans he knows will still put money in his pockets despite treating them like dirt.