Unaltered Original Star Wars Coming to Blu-ray
Star Wars has been released, re-released, messed with, edited, fiddled, doctored and cropped more times than you can count on one hand. The original 70’s movie trilogy captured the imaginations of a huge demographic of fans, from adults to children of the era.
Today, Star Wars remains one of the most prevalent sci-fi franchises the world over, and has spawned blockbuster sequels, animated features, games, books and a whole host of merchandise.
It might not come as a surprise that fans remain dedicated to the original releases of Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The original trilogy is continually updated, and to some this detracts from the authenticity.
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Rejoice, however, in the fact that that comicbook.com has announced that unspecified sources have revealed to them that the original trilogy is bound for blu-ray, undoctored in its original state. The sites sources have claimed this move by Disney, current owners of the franchise, seeks to restore the trilogy to a state before special edition SFX, but update the resolution to Blu-ray.
The project is apparently already underway, although comicbook.com has heard that damage to the unaltered original negatives of the trilogy, presumably from years spent in storage and/or the attention of George Lucas’s sticky fingers, has hindered the progress of the updating to Blu-ray.
There isn’t yet a release date planned, but the site’s sources have said that the unaltered original trilogy, which has been harder to put together than expected, is presumed to be ready for a release before the long awaited Star Wars: Episode VII, currently in development under J.J. Abrams, emerges in theaters.
Keep your fingers crossed for the release to finally emerge. A Blu-ray release with no edits and meddling for Star Wars the original trilogy has been demanded by fans for a long time, hopefully it will be worth the wait.