That's the view of many too, I agree, but given the prequel series is indelibly tied into the Expanded Universe novels and comics, and was part of GL's own concept, I'm okay to accept them, even though they contain the worst dialogue in cinematic history.Don't confuse me, there's only 3
When I watch Star Wars, I only ever watch the original, untouched versions I have on dvd. I think I even turfed the special edition discs that came with them.I have to confess that i believe that a studio's obsession with franchises and trilogies play very much into movie quality here. Gone are the well made, well told stories of old. Instead we have set piece after set piece which is ultimately quite boring.
I'm still hoping that Disney releases the original cinema cut of the OT as i didn't care for the special editions, either.
When the 'special' editions were released on dvd they also included the original untouched versions. Very hard to come by now as Lucas and now Disney deny they ever existed.These exist?! I thought only the editions with the later Lucas changes were available.
I've got this too. Might be one of the few media items I've retained through dozens of moves, because I know it would be impossible to replace! I think George literally claimed the OT no longer existed (something about disappeared masters) at one time, but I'm almost positive that was before these special editions were released after people kept badgering him about it.When the 'special' editions were released on dvd they also included the original untouched versions. Very hard to come by now as Lucas and now Disney deny they ever existed.
There was a lot of speculation about that when Lucas sold to Disney and as I recall, Disney made some vague statement about the movies being what George said they were that poured cold water on the idea. It had me wondering if one of the terms of the sale was Disney couldn't scrap Lucas's edits and had to retain them in all future versions.Ah, yes. Now I do some searching I see those - and very pricey they are too!
It would be nice if the original cinema cut was re-released (preferably a cleaned up version). Presumably this is possible? Presumably even the "special" editions can be used - with the added bits removed? And now that Disney have taken control, they don't need to contend with Lucas's whims?