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Star Wars: The Original Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) Blu Ray - £15.99 Prime / £17.98 non prime @ Amazon

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For anybody that doesn't already own the original Star Wars trilogy (is there anyone), here it is for the the lowest ever price on Amazon according to CamelCamelCamel. Note for Star Wars geeks that… Read More
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For anybody that doesn't already own the original Star Wars trilogy (is there anyone), here it is for the the lowest ever price on Amazon according to CamelCamelCamel.

Note for Star Wars geeks that these are not the unaltered, original versions but the remastered versions.

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#1
Only question is if these are the original, unaltered versions, or Lucas's mutilated remasters.
8 Likes #2
RhysEvans93
Only question is if these are the original, unaltered versions, or Lucas's mutilated remasters.
I did include a note in the description that these are not the unaltered versions.
#3
do these come with uv codes?
#4
So is this particular set to be avoided?
#5
cannibalwombat
So is this particular set to be avoided?
I wouldn't say they are to be avoided. The original theatrical versions are not available on Blu-Ray as far as I know so these "doctored" versions are all that is available right now. It depends on how much of a purist you are.
1 Like #6
I don't own it, so I must be the only one.
I don't particularly want it either.
10 Likes #7
superpanda
I don't own it, so I must be the only one.
I don't particularly want it either.

Thanks for letting us know.
#8
5Rivers79
do these come with uv codes?
No, I don't believe they do.
2 Likes #9
good deal. watched a youtube video showing the differences in versions between original and various amendments. a good watch and made me think that not all the tweaks were for the worse.
#10
Bo0td
superpanda
I don't own it, so I must be the only one.
I don't particularly want it either.
Thanks for letting us know.
You are most welcome.
4 Likes #11
superpanda
I don't own it, so I must be the only one.
I don't particularly want it either.

And yet here you are on a thread about it. (_;)
#12
HappyShopper
superpanda
I don't own it, so I must be the only one.
I don't particularly want it either.
And yet here you are on a thread about it. (_;)
So I am.
1 Like #13
RhysEvans93
Only question is if these are the original, unaltered versions, or Lucas's mutilated remasters.

Unaltered versions were never made available on Blu Ray, if you want the unaltered versions in HD then you need to seek out Harmy's Despecialized Editions, which are downloads and not Blu Rays and technically not legal and therefore not endorsed by Lucas.
2 Likes #14
mrbargain
cannibalwombat
So is this particular set to be avoided?
I wouldn't say they are to be avoided. The original theatrical versions are not available on Blu-Ray as far as I know so these "doctored" versions are all that is available right now. It depends on how much of a purist you are.

I agree. Its a shame the unaltered versions are not available but certainly no reason to avoid, I watched all three over Christmas for the first time in years and I wouldn't say the changes spoilt my enjoyment, though I know some people get very upset by such things.
2 Likes #15
damonb1
good deal. watched a youtube video showing the differences in versions between original and various amendments. a good watch and made me think that not all the tweaks were for the worse.

There are more bad tweaks than good, especially in Star Wars (1977), the Greedo scene was ruined and the added (previously deleted) scene with Han Solo and Jabba which is horrific. Also I feel sorry for idiots who think that level of CGI was original, 1997 CGI in a 1977 film which had some original vector based CGI. Of course the reverse could be thought of Rogue One where the technology shown was representative/in keeping/faithful to of the technology used in Star Wars (1977).

Rogue One is a well directed film really lacking the charisma of Star Wars, not sure about the dodgy (uncanny valley) CGI recreations of dead actors either (Cushing/Fisher). Star Wars is relatively poorly directed/scripted but has much charisma.

Lucas didn't invent CGI in films but he was at the forefront of creating CGI studios, Pixar and Industrial Light and Magic. Earlier examples of CGI are the titles to the film Vertigo (1958). http://www.diyphotography.net/alfred-hitchcocks-vertigo-possibly-first-movie-use-computer-animation/



Edited By: fishmaster on Jan 06, 2017 20:47: <>
1 Like #16
For the super purist the fist Star wars film had already been altered during a re-release in the early 80s before any of them were out on VHS . I believe extra scenes with C3PO were added.
Good price . I don't think you can vote cold because this is not the original unaltered versions although I do understand the preference in regards to A new hope because some of the effects in that look clunky especially the meeting with Jabba which was originally a fatman in tatty clothing and the Greedo scene looks silly but doesn't detract that much from what I think are great kids movies that can also be enjoyed by adults.
#17
which starwars box set trilogy is recommended if not this thx

Edited By: ssc1 on Jan 06, 2017 21:53: typo
2 Likes #18
ssc1
which starwars box set trilogy is recommended if not this thx
George Lucas has been tinkering with the films ever since they were released and these are the blu-ray versions of the modified films. I'm not aware of any alternative blu-ray versions.

There have been rumours for years that the unaltered versions will be released at some point but nobody knows when and if that will ever happen. I think I read somewhere that the original negatives were damaged so it's not a straightforward job. The (close to) original versions were released on VHS and DVD but those sell for big money. As fishmaster said earlier, illegal downloads do exist of the original versions.

So, if you want blu-ray copies of the films and aren't a purist specifically wanting the original versions then these are the ones to get.
1 Like #19
Cracking price, these versions look and sound brilliant. As mentioned above, some scenes/changes better than others, nothing to really spoil things, although the Jabba addition in Episode IV is silly and the new, definitely not improved, music at the end of VI doesn't work - thankfully, The Empire Strikes Back has only minor changes.

The definitive Star Wars (for me) is the 1980 TV version I recorded off ITV, lol (don't have the VHS any more, alas). Heat added in any case!
2 Likes #20
Some of the changes are good, some of the changes are pathetic. If it included an original branching option everyone would have been happy. Lucas was a fool asking audiences to accept these changes, it makes it look even more dated.

£15.99 is a decent price so hot regardless.
1 Like #21
Just a heads up to nerds: this set doesn't include bonus disks. To get most of the special features you'll need to buy one of the 'complete saga' blu ray sets.

If you don't care about that stuff then buy away!
#22
Any news on 4k blu rays?
#23
mrbargain
ssc1
which starwars box set trilogy is recommended if not this thx
George Lucas has been tinkering with the films ever since they were released and these are the blu-ray versions of the modified films. I'm not aware of any alternative blu-ray versions.

There have been rumours for years that the unaltered versions will be released at some point but nobody knows when and if that will ever happen. I think I read somewhere that the original negatives were damaged so it's not a straightforward job. The (close to) original versions were released on VHS and DVD but those sell for big money. As fishmaster said earlier, illegal downloads do exist of the original versions.

So, if you want blu-ray copies of the films and aren't a purist specifically wanting the original versions then these are the ones to get.


The vhs versions sell for big money? Can pick em up for 15 quid on eBay.
#24
SweeneyUK
mrbargain
ssc1
which starwars box set trilogy is recommended if not this thx
George Lucas has been tinkering with the films ever since they were released and these are the blu-ray versions of the modified films. I'm not aware of any alternative blu-ray versions.
There have been rumours for years that the unaltered versions will be released at some point but nobody knows when and if that will ever happen. I think I read somewhere that the original negatives were damaged so it's not a straightforward job. The (close to) original versions were released on VHS and DVD but those sell for big money. As fishmaster said earlier, illegal downloads do exist of the original versions.
So, if you want blu-ray copies of the films and aren't a purist specifically wanting the original versions then these are the ones to get.
The vhs versions sell for big money? Can pick em up for 15 quid on eBay.
I'm no expert but I believe that there were different releases even on VHS and it's only the undoctored ones that collectors seek out.
#25
it this not the 5th 6th and 7th episodes !
#26
chrisjdhuckle
it this not the 5th 6th and 7th episodes !
It is episodes 4, 5 and 6, otherwise known as "A New Hope", "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi".
#27
damonb1
good deal. watched a youtube video showing the differences in versions between original and various amendments. a good watch and made me think that not all the tweaks were for the worse.
If they had simply kept the tweaks to effects like the Death Star blowing up, the odd extra X-Wing I think it would have been great. But the man cleartly couldn't stop himself.
1 Like #28
the 97 cgi jabba was so horrific. the later updated scene with better cgi looked less awful but the entire scene was not needed
1 Like #29
damonb1
the 97 cgi jabba was so horrific. the later updated scene with better cgi looked less awful but the entire scene was not needed
It looks like N64 graphics when watched on an HD TV.
#30
The original unaltered versions were available on dvd for a while. Think I got them in a 3 for 20 thing in HMV many years ago. While they gave you the film without changes there seemed to have been no work done to the image as far as I can remember. So you'd have to consider them SD releases but maybe even lower resolution than a standard dvd. As mentioned the despecialised editions are the only way to get the original version in HD at present.
#31
I have this collection because it has pretty smart cover art.

However I nearly spat my tea out when I saw Cloud City. Ridiculous alterations.
#32
RhysEvans93
Only question is if these are the original, unaltered versions, or Lucas's mutilated remasters.

If you're looking for the best picture, have a look on the net at the 'Despecialized Edition'...

Picture on the upscaling for Blu-Ray is poor.
1 Like #33
I guess I'm lucky I've never seen the original versions, only ever seen the 97 Lucas'd version.

Thanks OP, been after the original trilogy on BD for some time (hate the prequels).
#34
hairray
Picture on the upscaling for Blu-Ray is poor.

There isn't any upscaling on the Original Trilogy Blu-rays.
#35
cheapskate25
hairray
Picture on the upscaling for Blu-Ray is poor.
There isn't any upscaling on the Original Trilogy Blu-rays.

Sorry not upscaling but a poor conversion to blu ray. Harmy's Despecialized Edition Is a true fans best way to watch Star Wars. If you haven't seen it you should check it out, the colour saturation on the blu rays here is horrendous. Han Solo is super tanned, laser beams the wrong colour...shocking
#36
Three of the biggest films in history and...no extras?!
1 Like #37
Episode 4 A New Hope is out later this year in 4K, they just finished the scan of it.

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