Lori Lancaster | March 24, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | March 24, 2004
I don't know what to say - I mean, I don't really care about box art, more about what's inside. Are they only releasing the updated versions, with Lucas' new additions? Cause if they are, I'll never buy them in a million years.

Lori Lancaster | March 24, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | March 24, 2004
Man, I hate that. It's so lame to change it now and not offer the original. Not that my not buying it will change the Empire George Lucas has going. I have lost all respect for him.

Melissa Erin | March 24, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | March 24, 2004
I don't really care if I own it or not. It's so prevelant that I can watch it if I want to. I mean, it's like pot - I don't have any right now, but I know where I could get some. =)

Anna Gregoline | March 24, 2004
Oh, and I'd need a lot of that mentioned drug in order to enjoy any of the prequels to Star Wars!

Scott Hardie | March 24, 2004
I wonder if it's possible that a fan site anywhere on the web can even mention the forthcoming DVDs without bashing Lucas's decision to bury the original versions. It just seems automatic.

Are the updated versions worth seeing just to see? I have only ever watched the originals (not intentionally, just happened that way).

Lori Lancaster | March 24, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | March 24, 2004
I saw the updated versions somewhat against my will (I thought I had the originals) and it was ok, I guess. Some changes were ok, others were over the top. Ok, most were over the top.

Story changes like the Han thing are absolutely wrong, in my opinion. Didn't we have an E.T. thread when that came out? We should revive it.

Lori Lancaster | March 24, 2004
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John E Gunter | March 24, 2004
I bought the Platinum VHS edition of the trilogy when it came out and never opened it. It still sits on my shelf with the shrink wrap on it. Will it be worth something someday?

I really don't care, because even if it does become worth a lot of money, I won't be selling it. Well, unless it's worth about [Dr. Evil voice]$1 million dollars![/Dr. Evil voice]

The idea was to get the movie and keep it completely packaged as it was when first introduced. I know, if it sits too long, the tape will go bad, but I don't care because I have it in perfect condition.

I'll probably buy the DVD set also, but this one I'll be watching.

Anna Gregoline | March 24, 2004
Wait, you bought it so you won't watch it, so that maybe it will become valuable, at which point you won't sell it? Man, I don't understand collectors.

Melissa Erin | March 24, 2004
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Lori Lancaster | March 24, 2004
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Kris Weberg | March 25, 2004
So I'm the only person here who kinda liked the original three Star Wars flicks, didn't like the prequels, but in any case hasn't thought much about any of it in several years nor watched any of the movies except for brief half-hour bits when they're on basic cable?

Am I the only Star Wars-apathetic man in existence, and if so, what's wrong with me?

Anna Gregoline | March 25, 2004
Yeah, but, my point is that what's the sense in buying it, not opening it or watching it, letting it increase in value, but never planning to sell it? It's just a dust collector then. What's the sense in saving something like media?

John E Gunter | March 25, 2004
Because I have it! The nice thing about collecting something is hopefully, when my grand kids get it, there might not be that many versions of it left. So therefore, my grand kids have something that is unique. They might sell it where I wouldn't.

I had numerous comics when I was younger, kept in amazing shape considering I wasn't even a teenager yet. But my mother gave them away. I always made sure to take care of them. Do you know what those comics would be worth now a days?

Better still do you know what they will be worth when my grand kids are my age? In fact, I used to buy 2 copies of comics that I was collecting. 1 to slip into the old comic protector and the other to read. That way, I had my collection and got enjoyment out of reading the comic as well. So I was getting double joy from it.

I also have a flintlock rifle, that is number in the hundreds. That rifle is worth quite a bit of money, but I won't sell it because it's something from the past that not many people have anymore. Granted, Star Wars isn't quite the same thing, but it's still something I value.

I'll be watching the DVD, not the VHS. Have to keep that VHS copy in perfect shape!

Melissa Erin | March 25, 2004
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Scott Hardie | March 25, 2004
Kris: You're not alone. Though I enjoyed watching all five Star Wars films (the prequels are inferior but not bad, imo), I have no special love at all for the series. My apathy has been hardwired into me from a lifetime of watching friends go nuts over the films and mostly not caring whether I enjoyed them as well. In any conversation with a fan, it's assumed you love the films, and irrelevant if you don't.

Melissa: Don't worry. If you only half-explain yourself around here, plenty of people are willing to jump in and explain what you meant to say. :-P

Melissa Erin | March 25, 2004
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John E Gunter | March 25, 2004
Heh, being employed makes money seem important also! At least for me it does. I'm not talking about extras here, not only am I talking about making sure you can pay your bills, but there's retirement as well.

Plus, it takes money to get stuff! But I understand very well that special things are what we keep, even if the special is only important or makes sense only to us. It's nice to want to please others, but if you aren't happy with yourself, how can you be happy with anyone else?

I thought you loved Star Wars, Scott! ;-)

That would be the big kidder in me coming out again! :-P


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