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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 09-30-2010, 10:34 AM   #31
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(hell, Anakin is a way more interesting character in the animated series than he was in the movies)
I've mentioned it before but it is still amazing to me how much of a kick ass character Anakin is in the Clone Wars, especially when you consider that the character goes back to being a whiny putz in Revenge Of The Sith.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:36 AM   #32
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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.

I hate to say it, but from an artistic point of view, I agree with Lucas. Anything after ROTJ would ruin the artistic theme of the saga. This said, I would love to see a prequel to the prequels highlighting the rise of Palpatine. I don't believe that this would compromise the artistic theme the same way, say, a Thrawn trilogy would.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:37 AM   #33
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I've mentioned it before but it is still amazing to me how much of a kick ass character Anakin is in the Clone Wars, especially when you consider that the character goes back to being a whiny putz in Revenge Of The Sith.
He has his whiny moments in Clone Wars. That's the character. And what's more, he's got to lose his padawan learner between now and ROTS.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:37 AM   #34
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I've mentioned it before but it is still amazing to me how much of a kick ass character Anakin is in the Clone Wars, especially when you consider that the character goes back to being a whiny putz in Revenge Of The Sith.
Thats mainly because Hayden Christianson cant act.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:49 AM   #35
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Thats mainly because Hayden Christianson cant act.
Well, there's that.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:54 AM   #36
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Just what I always wanted to see - JarJar Binks in 3D.

I suppose I'll buy the blu rays when they come out, since the original three will be worth having. I might even go see them in the theater. The last three, though? **** you, Lucas.
what is the point of buying a 3D movie on DVD? Do you have a 70-inch 3D television on you wall at home?
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:55 AM   #37
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Thats mainly because Hayden Christianson cant act.
don't care ... Must ... have ... Natalie ... Portman!!!!!1111
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:01 AM   #38
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what is the point of buying a 3D movie on DVD? Do you have a 70-inch 3D television on you wall at home?
I thought it was because you would be able to get the originals on blu-ray, not because they are 3-D.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:07 AM   #39
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what is the point of buying a 3D movie on DVD? Do you have a 70-inch 3D television on you wall at home?
The article says he'll release blu rays next year, before the 3D crap.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:52 AM   #40
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I thought it was because you would be able to get the originals on blu-ray, not because they are 3-D.
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The article says he'll release blu rays next year, before the 3D crap.
ok ... my drug addled brain didn't catch that
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:03 PM   #41
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No, I think I've already seen those movies. In fact, I know I have. I'm willing to bet a great deal of money that I've seen the movies that are coming out AGAIN in theaters.
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:34 PM   #42
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ok ... my drug addled brain didn't catch that
No problem. I realize you're also somewhat hamstrung by that whole Kansas thing.....
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:51 PM   #43
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This is friggin' ridiculous. He's looking more and more pitiful every damn day. He's just sitting around, trying to think of ways that his old 1970's idea can still be relevant and lucrative today. It's embarrassing.

...and yeah, I might give Episodes 4-6 a try in 3-D...I suck...
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No problem. I realize you're also somewhat hamstrung by that whole Kansas thing.....
heh ... dam MU bastige
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