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Star Wars Original Trilogy Blu Ray Pre-order £33.99 delivered - Play.com
Star Wars Original Trilogy Blu Ray Pre-order £33.99 delivered - Play.com

Star Wars Original Trilogy Blu Ray Pre-order £33.99 delivered - Play.com

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Same price at Amazon too - release date 30th September. I'd say there is a good chance this will sell out and be hard to get hold of at release.

I'm pleasantly surprised by the price - I thought they'd tried to wring a bit more out of people.

Anyhow, I plan to make a bucketful of popcorn, surround myself in take-away menus and fill the fridge with beer - lights down and volume up :-)

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Posted at the same time. Ill expire mine and add heat to your post. I think it maybe the time to invest in a Blu Ray player if only to get these. Blockbuster had an offer on a few weeks ago but I cant remember what the deal was. I wonder if the supermarkets will do a deal on these? I expect so.
Edited by: "leecroot" 13th Feb 2011

Original Poster

leecroot

Posted at the same time. Ill expire mine and add heat to your post.


No probs - thanks! I was hoping no-one had posted before me, cause the search tool on HUKD doesn't seem to work at all.

haven't they always been this price? ><
i thought all the websites have had them at £33.99 each or £69.99 for the whole thing since they were listed late last year

profet

No probs - thanks! I was hoping no-one had posted before me, cause the … No probs - thanks! I was hoping no-one had posted before me, cause the search tool on HUKD doesn't seem to work at all.



I posted all three sets. I thought I was seeing double when I saw the screen. We must have been posting the deal at the same time so it wouldnt have shown anyhow.

Original Poster

leecroot

I posted all three sets. I thought I was seeing double when I saw the … I posted all three sets. I thought I was seeing double when I saw the screen. We must have been posting the deal at the same time so it wouldnt have shown anyhow.



Actually, it was your posting for the 6 disc set that made me look for the original 3. So it should probably have been me that expired my post, not you! Sorry! I still will if you want to repost it.

Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s films?

profet

Actually, it was your posting for the 6 disc set that made me look for … Actually, it was your posting for the 6 disc set that made me look for the original 3. So it should probably have been me that expired my post, not you! Sorry! I still will if you want to repost it.



Dont be daft. Spread the heat.... As long as its posted. I was looking for Star Wars toys and spotted these so thought I would post.

defard

Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s … Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s films?



Its Star Wars. Ill probably buy them and leave them sealed like I have done with the figures i picked up when they release the new films.

defard

Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s … Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s films?

because they will be in HD???

defard

Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s … Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s films?



Most film is higher resolution than HD so most movies on film will benifit when converted to HD especially if remastered.

defard

Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s … Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s films?



35mm film is about twice the resolution of HD. Most films if made well will look fantastic on current screens. Look up the Dambusters on blu [edit to point out even older films than 80s/90s have that quality]. The images are stunning. HD has a long way to go to match these old films in their original 35mm glory.
Edited by: "diGriz" 13th Feb 2011

Rescan the film at a higher resolution. Like being able to blow up a photograph from a tiny negative.

I suppose these will be the ones with the redone effects, I saw a bit of them on itv recently and I thought it was a bit jarring having part new and part old. They should have just left it all as is.

If it's not the original, theatrical versions then I don't want to know.

In saying that, heat added as it's still a good bargain for those who don't mind the special edition versions over the originals.

Erm, this is widely available to pre-order for this price and why would it 'sell out'?? It's not limited edition like some of the boxsets were.

I asked my lecturer about old films on HD other day and he echoed exactly wots been said here, 35mm is even better than HD so I shall be buying them. Only thing is when Super HD and other new formats come out I'll probably buy it again!

I'll just wait and put these on my Christmas list next year
Edited by: "PoisonJam" 13th Feb 2011

Rsaeire

If it's not the original, theatrical versions then I don't want to … If it's not the original, theatrical versions then I don't want to know.In saying that, heat added as it's still a good bargain for those who don't mind the special edition versions over the originals.


Doesn't look like it'll be the Original films according to reviews, very very disappointing indeed...
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leecroot

I posted all three sets. I thought I was seeing double when I saw the … I posted all three sets. I thought I was seeing double when I saw the screen. We must have been posting the deal at the same time so it wouldnt have shown anyhow.



3 sets - is that first 3, second 3 and all six?

oliverreed

3 sets - is that first 3, second 3 and all six?



There is only ONE trilogy.... JaJa Binks sucks monkey nuts, I hate that "guy"!!!

Bog standard onlilne price, cold.

Banned

get in early 2012 for under £20

Was thinking about Star Wars today funnily enough.....

I dunno but, are they definately NOT making an episode 7?? - i just think it would be a perfect time to do it before Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hammill get too old. I think with them being older too it would fit in with the timing of episode 7. I dunno, just tbhought it would be a good idea.

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Link for the prequel trilogy for the same price

aberfal

get in early 2012 for under £20


Eh?

Kaprikawn

Bog standard onlilne price, cold.


RRP £44.99, don't hate

dont think this is a bargain tbh, 3 old films should be no more than £19.99

defard

Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s … Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s films?




erm...because the quality is infinitely better, thought that was obvious. oO

THRILLER-DEEJAY

dont think this is a bargain tbh, 3 old films should be no more than … dont think this is a bargain tbh, 3 old films should be no more than £19.99

and they probably will be shortly after...

they've been this price for ages. I'll be buying them, but I'm not sure this is hot

Hot! But I'll stick with my Star Wars DVDs. I heard George Lucas said after the release of the Limited Edition Original Trilogy Star Wars DVDs that he wanted to eliminate all copies of the original versions and in a few years only his 2004 editions would exist.

spenspuma

Was thinking about Star Wars today funnily enough.....I dunno but, are … Was thinking about Star Wars today funnily enough.....I dunno but, are they definately NOT making an episode 7?? - i just think it would be a perfect time to do it before Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hammill get too old. I think with them being older too it would fit in with the timing of episode 7. I dunno, just tbhought it would be a good idea.



Jeesh!!! I nearly *rapped myself at the thought of that!!! God forbid!

DrHouseMD

erm...because the quality is infinitely better, thought that was obvious. … erm...because the quality is infinitely better, thought that was obvious. oO


lol X)

defard

Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s … Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s films?


http://lolpics.se/pics/482.jpg

I was pleasantly surprised how good these films looks in HD, (STVHD). but reading the comments about 35mm and HD then that's why they look good. I guess I thought the same about old movies not looking that good, or even highlighting the graininess and all that. glad I am wrong.

diGriz

35mm film is about twice the resolution of HD. Most films if made well … 35mm film is about twice the resolution of HD. Most films if made well will look fantastic on current screens. Look up the Dambusters on blu [edit to point out even older films than 80s/90s have that quality]. The images are stunning. HD has a long way to go to match these old films in their original 35mm glory.



Full HD is actually 2,073,600 pixels, good 35mm stock film is about 10 x the resoulution, well about 20million pixels, but like you say 35mm way better than HD we have in the UK.

profet

Actually, it was your posting for the 6 disc set that made me look for … Actually, it was your posting for the 6 disc set that made me look for the original 3. So it should probably have been me that expired my post, not you! Sorry! I still will if you want to repost it.




who gives a sh*t who posted it first??

defard

Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s … Can someone tell me the point of owning Hi Def versions of 70s and 80s films?



Because the upscaled digitalised image from 35mm film is between 2 and 6 times higher than the resolution of a BluRay image resolution.

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forum.blu-ray.com/dis…tml

spenspuma

Was thinking about Star Wars today funnily enough.....I dunno but, are … Was thinking about Star Wars today funnily enough.....I dunno but, are they definately NOT making an episode 7?? - i just think it would be a perfect time to do it before Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hammill get too old. I think with them being older too it would fit in with the timing of episode 7. I dunno, just tbhought it would be a good idea.



They're definitely not making it. There was a sequel trilogy planned WAAAAAAAYY back when Lucas was first writing the story but then he decided after the original trilogy was made that Star Wars (the films) would be Anakin's story. Plus there's like 30+(-ish) years of Extended Universe stuff it could possibly uncanonise. It's understandable to do stuff like that when it's just one book or one radio play or one comic book or whatever but 30 years worth is a hell of a lot.

I could have sworn that George said the original star wars would never be on Blu-ray!!

da_murphster

I could have sworn that George said the original star wars would never be … I could have sworn that George said the original star wars would never be on Blu-ray!!



They won't be ... these are the tinkered with versions which were released at the cinema back in the late 90's to wet the appetite for the prequel trilogy which we so going to be let down by.

joevictor53

They're definitely not making it. There was a sequel trilogy planned … They're definitely not making it. There was a sequel trilogy planned WAAAAAAAYY back when Lucas was first writing the story but then he decided after the original trilogy was made that Star Wars (the films) would be Anakin's story. Plus there's like 30+(-ish) years of Extended Universe stuff it could possibly uncanonise. It's understandable to do stuff like that when it's just one book or one radio play or one comic book or whatever but 30 years worth is a hell of a lot.

Well the last star trek movie basically did just that and threw all before it out of the window. They could do it with star wars too.
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