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Old 09-29-2010, 06:42 AM  
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'Star Wars' saga set for 3D release starting 2012

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...92835d50e86a3a



Big news on the 3D front.

Sources indicate that George Lucas is set on rereleasing the "Star Wars" franchise in new 3D conversions beginning in 2012. Although 3D versions have been rumored for some time, Lucas purportedly was waiting until there were enough screens available to make the release a sizable event.

Fox, which released all six original "Star Wars" films, also would release the 3D versions.

Episode I, "The Phantom Menace," would be first out of star-dock during early 2012. After that, each film would be released in order at the same time in consecutive years, depending on how well the first rerelease does.

Each conversion takes at least a year to complete, with Lucas overseeing the process to make sure each is as perfect as possible. He has said that the "Avatar" experience convinced him that "Star Wars" is ready for the state-of-the-art 3D treatment.

Starting with "Phantom Menace," Lucasfilm would use several higher-end conversion houses to work on the project. By late winter or early spring in 2012, the exhibition industry should have all the 3D screens anyone could want for such a release.

At present, pics are limited to 2,000-2,500 3D locations owing to an insufficient installed base of projectors and screens. Movie theaters are adding 3D screens at a clip of 500 a month in the U.S. Foreign exhibitors also are pushing into 3D as quickly as possible now that financing for the installations is flowing.

Also pushing the timetable is a potential breakthrough in 3D TV technology. With Samsung penetrating the market with 50,000-plus 3D-equipped sets and Sony recently sending its version to market, the home-viewing experience could be primed for 3D DVD versions of the films by the time the new 3D theatrical releases have run their course.

Lucas purportedly is lining up the theatrical rereleases as a lead-in to the ultimate home-viewing experience. Beyond that, the property would launch to other 3D media.

In the meantime, Lucas plans a comprehensive Blu-ray Disc set of the six films next year, which would include upgraded picture and sound quality, new deleted scenes and special features.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:36 PM   #16
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:44 PM   #17
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Crappy 3D just for the sake of jumping on the 3D wagon to make a buck. No thanks!

Tell you what, make new KotOR movies using the same graphics and animation from the KotR MMO trailers, and then I will be interested.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:00 PM   #18
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:11 PM   #19
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The Episode I lightsaber duel will look incredible in 3D.

This is going to kick ass.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:40 PM   #20
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Here's an idea - instead of re-mastering these movies (ep. 4-6 AGAIN), how about we get some NEW ****ING MOVIES? God forbid we get anything new and fresh in the Star Wars universe from Lucas not named the Clone Wars. Yeah, yeah....the Skywalker story ended with the ****ing chinchillas on Endor. Whatever, blow it out your ass. Give me the Thrawn story; give me some Jedi Academy stories; give me ANYTHING but you sucking off the same dried up cash cow tit, Lucas. Just because James Cameron hits it big in 3D with Avatar does NOT mean I need to have Jar Jar and Ewoks in 3D. ****!

Blow me, George.

I don't know how anyone can complain about not getting new material while the Clone Wars is running new episodes. Clone Wars is easily - easily the best sci fi cartoon series ever created and is well worth the time of any Star Wars fan.
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:11 AM   #21
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:21 AM   #22
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This is going to kick ****ing ass. This is what 3D should be for.

SEE IT AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME NERFHERDERS
3-D isn't all that to me but I'll bet this is pretty F N cool.
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:27 AM   #23
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I'll be happy seeing slavegirl leia in 3D.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:22 AM   #24
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Reports are that even in 3D Hayden Christensen's performance remains flat.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:16 AM   #25
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I don't know how anyone can complain about not getting new material while the Clone Wars is running new episodes. Clone Wars is easily - easily the best sci fi cartoon series ever created and is well worth the time of any Star Wars fan.
I agree with you about Clone Wars (hell, Anakin is a way more interesting character in the animated series than he was in the movies), but that's not the point. Personally, I couldn't give a shit less about seeing the movies redone into 3D. It's nothing more than a money grab for him. Star Wars has so much potential on the big screen with all the material that is out there post episode VI that it's ridiculous. But Lucas' ego apparently won't allow him to continue the storyline, especially if he didn't think it up.

Siberian summed it up perfectly - Enough. Enough with tinkiering with these classics from my youth. Give me something new to excited for.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:16 AM   #26
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:18 AM   #27
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So sick of 3-D....

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Old 09-30-2010, 09:24 AM   #28
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Go **** yourself Lucas.

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No it's not.

Movies that are not shot in 3D but then revamped to 3D look lame. This is going to suck out loud, and by now, isn't eveyrone tired of the same old story over and over and over again.
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