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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 02-08-2012, 09:10 AM   #181
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Bullshit. It will be the hottest ticket this weekend, just so parents can take the kids to see Star Wars on the big screen.
IM a huge Star Wars fan, heck i even like the new trilogy, but i wont be paying any more $$$ to see these on the big screen. My DVDs work just fine for me. I asked my son the other day if he wanted to see this, and he told me no. Basically was just a big meh.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:14 AM   #182
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If it were the original trilogy, I'd be in. It's always good to see Star Wars in the theater. But the pre-quels...not worth it. In any way.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:44 AM   #183
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I expect "Phantom" to do a brisk business... on Friday night and Saturday night. By Sunday, it'll be as dead as a cheap horror movie that 'wasn't available for review'.

And, by the way, the 3D (at least judging from the trailer) looks like shit. The 3D for "Titanic" looks a lot better. Leave it to Lucas to probably not even spend enough money to convert it. (This way, he can come out with a "super-duper high-def 3D version" next year.)
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:02 PM   #184
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Is he really doing just one film per year?
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #185
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Sounds like one too many per year.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:58 PM   #186
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Sounds like one too many per year.
I agree. I'm just surprised this is the way he wants to do it.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #187
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I just want more of the Adywan series. If you haven't seen it, you should.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:16 AM   #188
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:19 AM   #189
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I havent played in like a week, ill be back on very soonish. Need to buy a new mouse. Cant game with the one i currently have.


wrong thread me thinks
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:22 AM   #190
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Is he really doing just one film per year?
Seriously? So, it's going to be four years until we get one worth a shit?

I'm starting to hate Lucas the way I hate Elway.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:30 AM   #191
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Seriously? So, it's going to be four years until we get one worth a shit?

I'm starting to hate Lucas the way I hate Elway.
yep. Everything I have seen indicates they will be released one year apart from each movie. So we don't get to see the good ones until 2015.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:20 PM   #192
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Apparantly They changed Yoda over to all CGI in this cut. Phantom Menace was the last movie with a puppet Yoda. Of course Lucas added a few other new scenes as well.


Lucas cant quit these movies, and probably never will be able to.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:27 PM   #193
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It's not like puppet Yoda was worth a shit anyway.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #194
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Shit, does that mean puppet yoda is gone in the original trilogy too? that would suck.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:12 PM   #195
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Shit, does that mean puppet yoda is gone in the original trilogy too? that would suck.
No, Lucas isn't that dumb.
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