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21st May 2006 21:44  #1

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
What Extras Do YOU want on Star Wars DVD'S
Okay The original cuts are coming to DVD. What extras do you want on the dvd's?  I would like an original comentary with the cast.  I would also love to see 16x9 enhancements.  THX IS MUST.  

21st May 2006 23:14  #2

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I don't think it really matters since it doesn't appear that there will be anything, including anamorphic enhancement.  I wouldn't consider that an extra at all.  It is just how things should be done.

22nd May 2006 0:37  #3

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
What do you mean 'THX is must'? You do know it's not a format, don't you?

22nd May 2006 1:16  #4

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
When I was a kid I used to think it was a sound format or something similar. Only later did I realise it was but a quality standard, and one that is applied to some weird things like PC peripherals and VHS releases.

22nd May 2006 10:58  #5

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I MEANT "THX QUAILITY/SEAL " IS A MUST

22nd May 2006 15:04  #6

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Don't shout. Obviously the 2004 editions will be THX approved (says so on the cover), but the originals can't be because, well, they aren't.

22nd May 2006 15:35  #7

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Back to fantasy...

Movies themselves in remastered and restored 16x9, with the option for their original audio tracks as well as new 5.1 EX tracks. While obviously the new disc's would be THX approved, that hardly means anything anymore. Their standards dipped a few years ago while the quality of other products went up.

Extras should include -

Original cast audio commentary

Original Music in 5.1 ala Superman

All original making-of documentaries. I can't remember the name of it, but one of them I recall had Mark Hammil walking around a collection of minitures. It was like 2 hours long.

Deleted Scenes - ALL OF THEM w/ optional commentary or featurettes to explain their deletion

All original cast audition footage

a compliment of 10 minute featurettes on more technical aspects of production and special effects

all marketing and related materials, including trailers, tv spots, posters, print publishing ads, etc.. Including more Revenge of the Jedi stuff.

$30 retail price

22nd May 2006 16:03  #8

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Is that retail price for all three? Wink

22nd May 2006 16:48  #9

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
If these are the original releases, and what everyone has been whining and begging for, then they can not have THX Sound, since that was not on the original release of Star Wars or The Empire Strikes Back.  If they add 5.1 or THX, then they are not the original releases.

I'd like to see all those deleted scenes be an option to view as an extra, I would also like to see the Holiday Special added, too.

22nd May 2006 16:58  #10

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Chris wrote: Is that retail price for all three? WinkMaybe it's what Lucas should pay us for him not putting these with the recent release box set....

22nd May 2006 17:40  #11

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Stephen Etherton wrote: If they add...THX, then they are not the original releases.
I'm not quite sure that you realize what exactly THX is. THX, and specifically in this case THX certification for Digital Works, is nothing more than a set of quality assurance procedures, guidelines, and checks that ensure that the transfer of the orginal film material, both audio and video, to the digital medium is of the highest quality and retains the color, brightness, etc, of the filmmaker's orignal vision. Going through the THX Certification process does not equal altering the movie, in fact it's quite the opposite.

22nd May 2006 17:55  #12

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
The last non altered VHS copies of the trilogy went through THX so there's no reason why these new 'old' versions for DVD can't as well. As I understand it, as said above, the THX part of the process is just more of a quality control thing. The monitors are calibrated and video and audio signals are tested to make sure they are where they should be during the encoding/mastering/duplication process.

22nd May 2006 18:20  #13

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Depending on the current THX Digital Works guidelines and how much they have changed over the past few years, these may actually still qualify as being THX certified even though they aren't anamorphic. I know that at least a few years ago anamorphic video was not included as part of the certification guidelines, such was the case with many titles like The Abyss, but if this has changed in recent years I don't know.

22nd May 2006 18:37  #14

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
There's really no reason to purchase a DVD based on a quality standard, just read our reviews.

22nd May 2006 20:39  #15

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
sorry about the shouting I didn't see I had it on cap lock

22nd May 2006 20:54  #16

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
That explains Al Pacino's 'method'. He might say to the director 'Do you want this scene in lower case or with CAPS LOCK on?' We do love Al with CAPS LOCK on. How funny would "Cos she's got a GREAT ASS" be in lower case. Not as.

22nd May 2006 21:51  #17

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Matt wrote: Stephen Etherton wrote: If they add...THX, then they are not the original releases.
I'm not quite sure that you realize what exactly THX is. THX, and specifically in this case THX certification for Digital Works, is nothing more than a set of quality assurance procedures, guidelines, and checks that ensure that the transfer of the orginal film material, both audio and video, to the digital medium is of the highest quality and retains the color, brightness, etc, of the filmmaker's orignal vision. Going through the THX Certification process does not equal altering the movie, in fact it's quite the opposite.


A New Hope was originally presented in monaural sound in many theatres, though the first-run 70mm prints were some of the earliest wide-release examples of surround sound — something not seen in the commercial cinema since the Cinerama and Cinemascope experiments of the early 50's.  In 1983, Lucasfilm introduced THX certification, a set of technical standards designed to ensure a high-quality playback of film soundtracks in specially equipped movie theaters.

22nd May 2006 22:04  #18

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Mal wrote: There's really no reason to purchase a DVD based on a quality standard, just read our reviews.

Does that mean I'm getting them? Wink

22nd May 2006 22:06  #19

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Stephen Etherton wrote: Matt wrote: Stephen Etherton wrote: If they add...THX, then they are not the original releases.
I'm not quite sure that you realize what exactly THX is. THX, and specifically in this case THX certification for Digital Works, is nothing more than a set of quality assurance procedures, guidelines, and checks that ensure that the transfer of the orginal film material, both audio and video, to the digital medium is of the highest quality and retains the color, brightness, etc, of the filmmaker's orignal vision. Going through the THX Certification process does not equal altering the movie, in fact it's quite the opposite.


A New Hope was originally presented in monaural sound in many theatres, though the first-run 70mm prints were some of the earliest wide-release examples of surround sound — something not seen in the commercial cinema since the Cinerama and Cinemascope experiments of the early 50's.  In 1983, Lucasfilm introduced THX certification, a set of technical standards designed to ensure a high-quality playback of film soundtracks in specially equipped movie theaters.

I give up...tried to explain it the best I could...nevermind...

22nd May 2006 22:14  #20

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Chris wrote: Does that mean I'm getting them? Wink
Suppose. Tongue

23rd May 2006 3:19  #21

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Folks who don't quite get it, THX isnt just a sound quality standard, its also video, equipment and environments.

see here

oh and yes Chris, thats $30 for a box with all three Wink

23rd May 2006 4:40  #22

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
I know its trivial, but I want an Artbox for these things, even if they do it like anime companies do it. Buy ANH get the box free/couple of bucks extra

23rd May 2006 5:18  #23

David Blackwell Senior Member Join Date: February 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,616 Send a message via MSN to David Blackwell
I just want the deleted scenes, but Lucas is probably holding them back for next year.

3rd June 2006 4:08  #24

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Has anybody heard anything more?

4th June 2006 15:57  #25

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Is it irony that the deleted scenes will probably still exist on 35mm stock somewhere, yet the actual film itself won't, officially. I read an article (in print) years ago written by someone who had actually seen the deleted scenes (the Anchorhead scenes etc) and by the writers account they only exist as mute black and white 35mm. I'm not saying these are the only versions still in existance (they're just the one's he saw and was writing about) but fans should brace themselves for a pretty rough deleted scenes 'extra' if and when one finally emerges.

4th June 2006 17:22  #26

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Deleted footage would be great but how about an alternate takes?

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