I’m too heartbroken and furious to fully express my thoughts on the changes done to Return of the Jedi on blu-ray…
But I will say that yes, George has the right to keep turning his films into complete and utter horseshit - which is all the more reason why we must fight as any true film enthusiast would - TO PRESERVE THE ORIGINAL PRESENTATION OF THE MOVIES. Preserve history.
George himself understands this (speaking out against the colorization of The Three Stooges) except when it comes to his own goddamn movies!
I’ll buy any characters-replaced-by-turds-on-popsicle-sticks versions of the movies on Blu-ray that Lucasfilm wants me to, as long as they include the theatrical versions of the original trilogy REMASTERED TO THE QUALITY THEY DESERVE. Throw in all the iterations of the various home video releases and some nice packaging and I’ll gladly pay upwards of $150 per movie!
I hope Lucas can take a queue from Ridley Scott, who released Blade Runner on a Blu-ray “5-Disc Complete Collector’s Edition” that meticulously included 5 different versions of the film:
I have included the four previously seen versions of the film in newly transferred anamorphic widescreen with original, unaltered 5.1 sound taken from archival six-tracks. MY GOAL WAS TO GIVE YOU THE FILM IN WHATEVER FORM YOU PREFER, WITH THE BEST PICTURE AND SOUND QUALITY POSSIBLE.
Our money is waiting for you George, just give us what we want!
“The electrons in a carbon atom in the human brain are connected to the subatomic particles that comprise every salmon that swims, every heart that beats, and every star that shimmers in the sky. Everything interpenetrates everything, and although human nature may seek to categorize and pigeonhole and subdivide, the various phenomena of the universe, all apportionments are of necessity artificial and all of nature is ultimately a seamless web.”—~Michael Talbot (via iheartloons)