As an unapologetic blu-ray enthusiast, my expansive collection is missing one major item… the original, unaltered, non Jabba the Hutt in A New Hope, non Darth Vader screaming NOOOOO, non bullshit ass Jedi Rocks version of the Star Wars Trilogy as intended by George Lucas before he became an asshole and tampered with everything. I’ve been waiting to get my hand on this set in HD forever (since 2007) and now it looks like I may finally get my chance.
Empire just dropped a massive bomb on Twitter. Coming off the end of a Q&A with John Landis, it was announced that Disney does have plans to finally re-release the unaltered trilogy, something diehard fans have been requesting for awhile now.
At a Q&A tonight John Landis dropped that Disney are finally going to re-release the theatrical cuts of the original Star Wars trilogy.
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) September 19, 2015
Technically, there’s no official word on whether this will be a theatrical release or a release straight to blu-ray and HD video online. I’m assuming it’ll be a blu-ray release, but I guess we’ll see.
Still , as a big fan, this news a very reassuring. Come on Disney, get your asses in gear and get this done.