Originally Posted by boswd
It's George Lucas he's going to make a marketing production out of it.
But when he does I can't imagine how good this is going to be. He does not cut corners and uses only the best.
I have all six sd dvd's of Star Wars and when I play them upconverted the quality is soooo near HD it's mind blowing. I have to remind myself that this is upconverted SD.
He's annoying with his marketing and release crap but when he does it's going to be awesome.
I expect a BD "saga" release is what we'll see - all 6 films & a bunch more bonus content. But I bet Lucas & Speilberg issue the remaing Indy flicks on BD before SW happens.
There is quite a bit of SW bonus material that has yet to be issued. Outside of a mid-90s CD-ROM, the substantial pile of deleted scenes/abandoned subplot footage has yet to see a home video release. Expect that stuff.
While it may cause purists to cringe even further, in the "Making of Revenge of the Sith" book, there is a section detailing the afternoon in Australia where Lucas was reviewing some of the footage of the then-soon to be released Star Wars Trilogy DVD boxset (the FIRST one w/ Extra Special Edition versions only). IN the book, the writer mentions Lucas pointing out a few shots in Empire that he's STILL not 100% happy with.
I get the feeling that once they hit Bluray, these may be an even more tweaked with set of films. Hell, ILM replaced the muppet Yoda in Ep I w/ the Ep II/III CG version already - however, the only place you can see that currently is in a brief bit of footage in one of the documentaries found on the Ep III DVD. We'll see the rest - and maybe more changes - once Uncle George unleashes this on the buying public.
With BD finally cracking the mainstream, SW on BD could in fact happen soon. Market penatration of the format is one of Lucas' criteria for release, apparently. With 3D HDTV becomming a reality, I would not be surprised if the long gestating project of converting SW to 3D skips theaters & hits this new technology.
With all the space BD offers, it would be nice to have the untouched versions available as well as part of a boxset. Not holding my breath, but he did issue the (subpar LD transfer) O-OT on DVD once already....and that was NEVER gonna happen.