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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 10-01-2010, 12:46 PM   #61
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The only time I remember a crowd actually cheering was in Rocky 4 when Rocky started rocking Drago.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:55 PM   #62
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Dane (I think) has said that there have been murmurs of possible movies involving Yoda as a Padawan.
That was the last rumor I heard but I haven't heard much about it since. I think the Clone Wars series has been excellent and the look, especially the space sequences, are equal to or superior to any of the movies. The voice actors are excellent as well and definitely surpass those of the latest trilogy.

On another note, I've "heard" that the live action series is mapped out and ready to go but the costs are prohibiting it from moving forward. He's got a hundred episodes with script in hand but at this point, it's a losing proposition because there isn't a network to fund it. I've heard he's looking at $20 million per episode minimum, so it doesn't appear that'll happen any time soon.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:03 PM   #63
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The Clone Wars has really come a long way from where it started. I watch it every week now.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:10 PM   #64
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The only time I remember a crowd actually cheering was in Rocky 4 when Rocky started rocking Drago.
Yep. When I went to see Rocky 4 the place was just plain nuts. I also remember quite a bit of cheering at the end of Karate Kid when Danielsan pulled out his crane kick.
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:49 PM   #65
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Yep. When I went to see Rocky 4 the place was just plain nuts. I also remember quite a bit of cheering at the end of Karate Kid when Danielsan pulled out his crane kick.
Damn I have never been at a theater where people cheered where people cheered out loud I bet that was pretty cool though hell I'm 28 and i still love that scene lol
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:02 PM   #66
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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
no way I see episodes 1-3
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Im sure they will look great in 3D but..............Ive Seen all the movies on the big screen multiple times...owned all them on VHS multiple versions...owned them on Laserdisc.....now own them all on DVD. Im about done giving Lucas any more of my money for anything Star Wars.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:14 PM   #70
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Official release date Feb 10th, 2012


http://starwars.com/movies/episode-i...ate/index.html


Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox announced today that the 3D theatrical launch of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace now has an official release date -- February 10, 2012! Set against the thrilling and exotic backdrop of a "galaxy far, far away," Star Wars is perfectly suited to the immersive 3D theatrical experience, and Episode I delivers some of the Saga's most stunning and spectacular sequences -- from the Naboo invasion to the Tatooine Podraces to the climactic lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi.
Supervised by Industrial Light & Magic, the meticulous conversion is being done with utmost respect for the source material, and with a keen eye for both technological considerations and artistic intentions.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:21 PM   #71
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Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox announced today that the 3D theatrical launch of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace now has an official release date -- February 10, 2012! Set against the thrilling and exotic backdrop of a "galaxy far, far away," Star Wars is perfectly suited to the immersive 3D theatrical experience, and Episode I delivers some of the Saga's most stunning and spectacular sequences -- from the Naboo invasion to the Tatooine Podraces to the climactic lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi.
Supervised by Industrial Light & Magic, the meticulous conversion is being done with utmost respect for the source material, and with a keen eye for both technological considerations and artistic intentions.
OMG I think I truly just hate George Lucas.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:29 PM   #72
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Im sure they will look great in 3D but..............Ive Seen all the movies on the big screen multiple times...owned all them on VHS multiple versions...owned them on Laserdisc.....now own them all on DVD. Im about done giving Lucas any more of my money for anything Star Wars.
How did you get Revenge of the Sith on VCR? Did you tape it off the TV? I cannot find it anywhere in VCR form.
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How did you get Revenge of the Sith on VCR? Did you tape it off the TV? I cannot find it anywhere in VCR form.
Why would you want it in VCR form?
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How did you get Revenge of the Sith on VCR? Did you tape it off the TV? I cannot find it anywhere in VCR form.
Maybe they are out of print now, but they have been on VHS tape for years....in the 80's, and 90's...IM pretty sure i threw all my tapes away.
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Why would you want it in VCR form?
Mainly for collector purposes, I have them all but that one.
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