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Lucas Is Gonna Get In Your Face!! STAR WARS Films In 3-D Closer & Closer To Reality...

Merrick here...
We've heard hints of this for some time now. Footage of test runs at the 3-D transformation of EPISODE IV (I believe) was screened at ShowWest a few years back if I'm not mistaken. I'm told the results were breathtaking. 3-D STAR WARS projects were again mentioned during the recent announcement that In-Three, the company which developed the previously mentioned ShoWest footage, would be using its proprietary "dimensionalization" technology to rework Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD into a new 3-D theatrical presentation (details HERE). Now, it seems, Lucas has his heart set on the matter.
ComingSoon.net caught up with DreamWorks Animations CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg on Tuesday and learned that George Lucas is looking to repurpose the six "Star Wars" episodes into 3D format.
...says THIS ARTICLE at Coming Soon. In the article, Katzenberg also references Lucas' dedication to quality. No comment.


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  • July 23, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    yeah

    by Sailor Rip

  • July 23, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    third - hey Lucas gotta eat

    by The Shyster

    why not Catorce dip ?

  • July 23, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Dedication to quality?

    by ZsAsZz

    then he should have skipped the prequels

  • July 23, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    umk

    by djbry

    how many times can we pay to see this? how many ways must he fuckawith the mind. no comment is right.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST

    First

    by Stollentroll

  • July 23, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Gee, I really suck

    by Stollentroll

  • July 23, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Other than cashing in

    by CampKoala

    I really don't quite see the point. 3d movies that are designed as 3d movies (flaming arrows coming at you, monsters spitting goop etc) are one thing, but making a standard film in to a bit of a pop up book just seems odd. Hopefully I'll be sufficiently amazed and eat those words when it appears.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    I love it

    by Geekhaterssuck

    Just for the simple fact that we'll get Star Wars on the big screen again.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    It's good to see Luckass finally getting to those small, arty fi

    by The Decider

    that hardly anyone would be interested in...

  • July 23, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    There's no end to this cash cow.

    by LoneGun

    They just keep releasing it a million different ways, taking people's money over and over again.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    3D movies

    by YeahSureWhatever

    I think a 3D movie mght be more appealing if it was shot like a standard movie. It could have a feeling of "depth" without causing you to duck from a yo-yo being hurled at you.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Somebody was bored

    by kungfuhustler84

    that video definitely has the first two prequels beat. And it was still pretty boring

  • July 23, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    I'll Go See a 3D Star Wars, Empire, Return of the Jedi

    by kevinwillis.net

    I'll pass on the 3d prequels, tho. I like 3D-ified films. I'd love to catch a 3D Raiders of the Lost Ark.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Christmas Special in 3-D?

    by Thrillho77

    Carrie Fisher projectile vomiting on the audience? Or snorting a line from the background out into the audience? <p> Call Me, George - I got a million of these.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    And I'm mad

    by kungfuhustler84

    being a die hard Star Wars fan with no will power, I am probably going to see all the movies AGAIN in 3D. And so is everybody else. Don't lie bitches. At least have the heart to take your kids to that shit. They'll go bananas. Absolutely bananas. I'm pissed though. This is a gimmick at best, but who could really turn down the chance to see the original trilogy on the big screen again? As long as they're not the versions with all the tagged on CG shit, I'll be there opening night.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    that's what Lucas sees now. That and 13 chins.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    They Will Be the Special Editions

    by kevinwillis.net

    Hopefully, the Extra-Special Editions, given the added FX in the Special Editions haven't aged very well, and look even more like awkwardly inserted video game footage now than when he put them in before. Not to mention Han chatting with Jabba the Midget.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Please no more

    by picardsucks

    just give me Blue Ray versions of the Trilogy then go away for ever

  • July 23, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    god people

    by bluetunehead

    why do you people care that he would make money off of this? you don't have to go see it. i'd love to see star wars in 3d.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Question

    by Geekhaterssuck

    So if Episode 4 does say 250 million or so would that mean it overtakes Titantic on the all time list?

  • July 23, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST

    All you guys will see...

    by epitone

    ...Jar Jar was ALWAYS envisioned as a 3-D character. The only reason he sucked is that he was forced into two measly dimensions.<br><br>Also: you haven't lived until you've seen Watto buzz right up to your face and tell you he's putting his money on Sebulba. You'll blow your whole fucking load of midichlorians right then and there.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Sorry Georgie Boy. You got enough of my dough already

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Please just stop

  • July 23, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    How many times

    by Abominable Snowcone

    can a man sell the same widget?

  • July 23, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    insert a light saber into lucas

    by debrislide

    $#$@#$ @#$#@!!!!!!

  • July 23, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I THOUGHT WE KNEW THIS

    by master bitchfist

  • July 23, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    I want money..lotsa, lotsa money

    by Jugdish

    I wanna be Rich! - Georgie boy- how much is enough? He must be outta ideas.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST

    make them in 9-d.

    by frankenfickle

    i'm not going.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    3D Lipstick on a Pig is still

    by Aloy

    Just a painted pig.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    every retro movie...

    by zom-bot.com

    if this catches on- and it will, every 20 year old movie of any decent rank will be remade in 3-d to get our aging gen w, x and y dollars. even movies where scenes aren't that 3-d-tastic. i can't think of many in starwars, other than the opening shot of the ships, other space fights, swinging across the deathstar chasm, and maybe a few other ones. unless they digitally reinvent a scene where mark hamill is poking a saber at the audience going ooooh ooooh

  • July 23, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Lucas

    by IndianaPeach

    turn over a stand alone Star Wars film to a new director--make it like the James Bond franchise as you originally envisioned. We're all killing ourselves for Christopher Nolan's Ulic story.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Hand the reins over to someone else George...

    by The_General

    Seriously. I'd love to see brand new material set in this universe. I'd even pay to see it in 3D. The only thing that is going to get my ass in that seat though is the promise that someone else has written and directed the story (and please, for the love of God, can we let the whole "Clone Wars" storyline die already). The only reason Lucas keeps recycling these movies is because he doesn't know how to tell a better story than the one he already has. All he does is slap a new coat of makeup on the same turd and puts it on display again. And again. And again. Retain all the creative rights you want Mr. Lucas, but just admit that there are others out there who are more skilled than you to tell these stories. Let them do it.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    The third dimension is terror

    by Abominable Snowcone

    in 3D, will Georges neck stick out more?

  • July 23, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    watching ROTJ unsupervised

    by Staldo

    since I watched Return of the Jedi for the first time alone, I was without guidance for the story as a wee lad, and I thought the Anakin ghost showing up at the end was Uncle Owen. Made sense to me. Vader/Anakin should be in Jedi Hell anyway, or at least show up as a charred dismembered ghost. You can't indirectly kill billions of people and redeem yourself by saving your son.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Hey Brunomac

    by WickedChicken37

    Yes. Yes we will cheer with not only delight but girly delight at that.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    jesus, milking Star Wars for every thing its worth

    by BMacSmith

    Lucas gotta eat!

  • July 23, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    meesa comesa dribble downs me leg!

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Muy bombad!

  • July 23, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    replacing old anakin with teen anakin

    by zom-bot.com

    was a horrible move in the remastered ROTJ. everyone else was their respective age at death. obi wan's ghost wasn't ewan mcgregor. are they trying to imply that anakin 'died' when he became vader? because that old guy with the helmet off seemed like a nice enouigh dude.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    It's Star Wars in 3D, people

    by mr teaspoon

    Yes the prequels sucked. Yes Lucas is a money grubbing fuck anymore. But how does that make The Empire Strikes Back in 3D any less awesome?

  • July 23, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    3D Star Wars is going to be amazing

    by GregoryHarbin

    Actually, all the films will be incredible in 3D. How can you complain about this? Don't see the new movies in 3D if you don't like those films, but don't deny that the originals (already awesome) will be even cooler when everything looks just that much realer?

  • July 23, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Soon to follow Green Ray Box Set in 4-D

    by Baron Karza

    Or smell-o-vision.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Tompiltoff...

    by The_General

    Because it turns a great movie into a gimmick. It was never meant to be in 3D. You don't see Coppola going back and making Apocalypse Now in 3D just because the technology is there to do it. I just want Lucas to leave these classic movies alone. Let them stand the test of time for what they were.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    blarg.

    by ultragoregrind

    You know - i'd really be jazzed for this if i could properly see 3d films :( damn my terrible left eye!

  • July 23, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Just focus on NEW Star Wars

    by j2talk

  • July 23, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    It Is Time For Lucas To Start New Franchises

    by Media Messiah

    Star Wars and Indiana Jones have run their course as franchises...and Lucas and company refuse to advance the Star Wars mythology into a future sequel trilogy. With that in mind, it is time for something new...and for new original movies with franchise potential. Imagine Lucas doing an original super hero movie...or another genre of film??? Lucas has the money and the facilities to do it, but does nothing??? In fact, he has the infrastructure to start Lucas Studios and become a full film studio, but refuses that option. Lucas has the ability to safely produce and market four films a year as an independent studio but does nothing??? <BR><BR>I would like to be a part of it, should Lucas move in that direction...as I think it could be a wonderful learning ground. Hopefully, Lucas will take my advice, not that he needs it, but in many ways he does, since I have heard of a phalanx of Yes Men surrounding him, and maybe he'll move his company to the next logical level and fully compete with other studios, big and small.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    i saw

    by conbarba

    a 3-d demo of the car chase of AOTC and it was simply breathtaking. I am really looking forward to this.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Jaws, please.

    by Fawst

    That is all.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    If its like the Real 3D of Center Of Earth

    by skimn

    which lacked the clarity and brightness of computer generated imagery like the Disney 3D flicks, then ho-hum. And I wish they would devise a size for those who wear eyeglasses, I'd even wear those granny-sized welding style sunglasses.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    BEATING THE STAR WARS HORSE TO A VIOLENT DEATH

    by BringingSexyBack

    Sick of Star Wars!! SICK!!!

  • July 23, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Please stop George

    by Nizzuts

    We need an intervention. Look, I grew up with Star Wars and I've seen the "real" starwars (read: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) to many times to count. I think its time for George to come up with something new. And no I won't be seeing the new clone wars crap unless my kids sneak it into the netflix queue.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    HOW ABOUT JUMPER IN 3-D?

    by BringingSexyBack

    How cool would that be if Hayden appeared on your lap?

  • July 23, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Lowest grossing Star Wars flicks yet.

    by V'Shael

    And consequently, may have a disasterous impact on the adoption of this new 3Dimensionalisation technology. <p> Still, I kinda wanta see Leia and her golden bikini in 3D.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Kids and Star Wars

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    you can't forget about the actual six year olds that are eating this up. They don't seem to have any problems. I don't believe an adult has a place in the greater Star Wars discussion, which can only occur among children, or maybe even adults with mental deficiencies. Plus Jedi ruined it years ago.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah

    by spud mcspud

    Stop gobbling Lucas' cock. If the fervent wishes of billions of true believing die-hard STAR WARS fans couldn't stop him fucking wrecking that franchise with that prequel trilogy from hell, your plea to be yet another slave under the Lcasfilm bootheel will almost certainly be met with the contempt it deserves. Stand proud - retain your dignity - tell that fat gizzard fuck to GO FUCK HIMSELF and make GREATER movies yourself! You can do it, Media Messiah! YOU CAN! Go and be greater than Darth Gizzard! YOU CAN DO IT!

  • July 23, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Lucas is secretly determined to surpass GWTW...

    by Shepard Wong

    as the alltime highest grossing film in adjusted dollars by continually finding excuses for theatrical releases of Star Wars. Or not so secretly. Either way, his neck will soon exceed both his ego and bank account in size.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    BSB - Jumper 3D

    by spud mcspud

    If Hayden appeared in my lap, I'd tell him I already know what it's like to be assraped by a product of Lucasfilm, thank you very much. then I'd beat his ass til he died. Nuff said.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Greedo fires first!

    by Fa Fa Fooey

    You fucking child, Lucas.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Let George do it...

    by adhive

    ...so that he can blow the dust off other projects for re-release. Like American Graffiti - Scratch and Sniff Edition.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    PS3

    by mastes360

    Just play the films on teh PS3 and you can watch them in 4D!.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOU GEORGE LUCAS!!!

    by spud mcspud

    JUST... FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! I HATE YOU! FUCK OFF AND JUST... FUCK OFF! GAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHH!!!!!<p> NO MORE FUCKING STAR WARS! MAKE THIS SHIT STOP! NOW!?!?! GAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

  • July 23, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    As for the other great LFL franchise...

    by spud mcspud

    It comes to something when INDIANA JONES isn't as exciting as its own rip-off followers like THE MUMMY and NATIONAL TREASURE. Both of which pissed on INDIANA JONES AND THE PLETHORA OF MEH, and INDIANA JONES JR JR AKA SHITE LE BARF AND THE TRILOGY NO-ONE FUCKING WANTS!<P> LUCAAAAAASS!!! FUUUUUUUCK YOOOOOU!!!

  • July 23, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Chip Solo

    by Nizzuts

    haha...that's about the dumbest shit I ever heard

  • July 23, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    ZOM-BOT.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Completely agree there, man. Young Anakin's ghost felt like a punch in the nuts. Plus, why is look so happy to see him? Wouldn't he be like "Whoa, Obi-Wan man, so good to see you standing there, did you see me doing all that awesome stuff? YODA! My man, I really miss that speech impediment of yours, little fella and-- waitaminute, WHO THE FUCK IS THIS KID UH?! And what the shit are you doing here crashing in our ewok party you smiling son of a midichlorian? Go look slick somewhere else, stranger!"

  • July 23, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Damnit.

    by Gilkuliehe

    look = LUKE. Okay, worst typo ever.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Lucas is cool

    by THE KNIGHT

    A true pioneer!

  • July 23, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    ughh

    by slkboxrman

    i have to agree with most here....give it a rest george lucas !! stop redoing what u already made and give us episodes 7,8 and 9, and 10, 11, and 12.... yes originally he said there were supposed to be 12 parts..then as i got older he scaled it back to 9, there was even a time when he said he wasnt goin to do 1,2 and 3... it cant be less expensive to do 6 totally 3D movies than do 3 sequels to the original trilogy...but stop redoing the past

  • July 23, 2008, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Ron Perlman as Chip Solo.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Is the funniest thing I've read all day, thanks.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    OK...

    by codymr

    I enjoy coming to this site for news and media coverage etc. And while I like to skim the talkbacks for bits of info or for new URLs when content has been pulled off the main page, the immaturity of people is really annoying. Many of you seem to be that person in an office that no one wants to talk with because s/he is so irritating and lacking normal social skills? Can someone please tell me why they HATE Lucas so much? I liked SW as a kid... and I still think the ESB is a great movie, but, in my opinion, the rest of the films are only OK. But I am not the age group Lucasfilm is making this stuff for, for example, my nephew LOVES everything SW, Transformers, Batman, Potter etc but he is 12. From what I have seen, I would say for the most part that the SW films fall within the worst and best of those franchises. If I was 12, I'd be all over SW as well... but I'm in my 30s and grew out of them. I guess I have a hard time understanding why 75% of this talkback page is saying "Lucas raped my childhood" and "Lucas just wants the money." Well DUH! of course he wants the money! What business doesn't want your money? You don't think Porsche wants your money... or SONY... or Apple... or Nike? They make something and then you as a consumer buy it. That is how it works. If you don't like it, then don't buy it... it is that easy. As for the "Childhood rape" stuff, unless Lucas bought a time machine with his billions and went back when you were 10 and stuck his dick in you then he did not rape you. I find it hard to equate child rape with rereleasing a bunch of films. It's like when "Hitler" is used to describe politicians. Really? Is that the best you can come up with? They may be very bad as what they do, but a Hitler?

  • July 23, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Lucas just wants say FIRST before Cameron does on 3D gig.

    by Se7en

    He can't get past that Cameron is a much much better technical director (let alone director). Lucas should just produce like he did in Empire. Disney doesn't draw all his animation does he ?

  • July 23, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Merrick's most intelligent posting to date...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Keep it simple, M-man. I like it when you're simple.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Chip Solo?

    by 69DUDE

    In the UK version, that character was called Chip Butty and tasted fucking lush.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    3D EWOKS!

    by nascentia

    Fuck yes! NYUB NYUB!

  • July 23, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    GIVE ME STAR WARS IN SMELL-O-VISION

    by Mullah Omar

    How many freaking versions of these films will we see during Lucas' lifetime? If I bought ever edition of STAR WARS that has been released, I would need to build a guesthouse to store them.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    You know what would be nice?

    by Lucasblows

    If George Lucas' neck would finally suffocate the fat bastard. But, he's probably got a computer generated version of himself ready to continue making shitty movies.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST

    George Lucas

    by 69DUDE

    is either incredibly short of ideas, or a money grabbing old fucker who should stay the fuck away from movies. Or both.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST

    No way this'll work....

    by The Eskimo

    ...it's just a damn gimmick. they haven't perfected 3D for even the movies made for it much retooled older versions and the only thing this will be good for is a 415 IMAX viewing at a casino or Disney Worl or something like that. Now way it gets a nation wide release.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Chip Solo should be in all six movies, just hanging out.

    by SkeletonParty

    Maybe give unwanted advice every now and then, but mostly just hang about messing with the scenery and teasing aliens with a feather on a fishing line or something.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST

    What ever happened to...

    by Lucasblows

    ...those small art films he wanted to make after Star Wars ROTS (best acronym ever BTW). Oh, yeah. Those involve story telling and no bullshit effects.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST

    3D-PO[O]

    by SergioGiorgini

    Prequels - I actually understand why he felt the need. The Clone Wars cartoons - Fair enough and they kicked arse. Live action TV show - It's beginning to take the piss, though I'm reserving judgement until I see 'em. 3D - Has he really not noticed the smell in the stable? And after all that, I'll probably be sitting right next to you in an IMAX, after paying my weekend beer money to watch the Phantom Menace, whilst looking a tool in a big fucking pair of 3D glasses.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Star Wars! Now with 3D Jabba Fat Rolls!

    by GornPirate

    I love me some star wars but come on leave it alone and come up with somehting new Lucas.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Raping my Childhood in 3D?

    by pmarq

    Now I get George's stunted, twitching cock in my eye. EXCELLENT!

  • July 23, 2008, 4:17 p.m. CST

    You know what?

    by Gilkuliehe

    I'm all for it. I'm starting to think it could be awesome. If the 3D is good, imagine the Death Star battle(s) on 3D... Or Hoth and Cloud City on Empire... Or that forrest chase in Jedi... Okay Lucas, you win. Do it right and I'll be seeing the whole OT again... And SITH. The only way you can get me to pay for PHANTOM or CLONES is if you get Portman to sit on my lap. Naked.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Shepherd Wong

    by StarWarsRedux

    GWTW deserves to be trumped in so many ways. Seriously. Fuck that Southern-loving piece of garbage.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Pondscum, mode_7 - re codymr

    by spud mcspud

    People like codymr will NEVER understand the level of hate we give Lucas, no matter how much we explain it. He talks aboput Porsche, Nike etc as if they are an equivalent to Star Wars - well, I don't know anyone who loves Nikes so much they'd go buy the same pair five times on the day they opened. Do they do merchandising lines for each new Nike? Can you buy action figures? Can you memorise their dialogue?<P> These are classic, truly classic, movies. They changed some of our lives.<P> Here in the UK, in the 70s, life wasn't that easy. Nationwide strikes. Regular power cuts lasting 12 hours or more. Outdoor toilets. No indoor bathrooms (bathing in tin baths or sinks, drying off by the gas fire). TV only on for maybe 10 hours a day, if that. NO MONEY ANYWHERE.<P> By God, we needed some escapism. Then STAR WARS hit, and it rocked EVERYONE'S world.<P> For some of us, that fucking movie was the only thing keeping us sane as kids. As we grew up, trying to make sense of an insensible world, EMPIRE and JEDI joined us, and the Saga grew up with us. mode_7 nails this - it's not melodramatic, the original trilogy is so ingrained in growing up that it literally becomes who we are - our worldviews are entwined with it; it goes with us throughout life. The most painful thing is - and you'll only truly get this if you are in any way an artist yourself - LUCAS GAVE UP ON THAT SAGA. He did the new trilogy first and foremost as a test run for his new CGI, sound and SFX developments; secondly as a way to make muchos grande moneys from merchandising; and, a distant third, closing the saga he began before. It's very, veyr obvious he has no passion, no interest and no care for how the prequels turned out, because even the stars of the movies are now quietly trying to distance themselves from them (see any interview by Ewan where he's asked about the movies post-2006). THEY ARE, ARGUABLY AND INDISPUTABLY, UTTER AND COMPLETE SHIT. No ifs or buts. It can be debated til the cows come home. People like codymr don't care, because - and I'm sure he realises this - HE'S NOT INVESTED IN THIS SAGA LIKE WE ARE.<P> For us, it's part of our lives. If you don't get that, if your life is so passionless that art doesn't move you any more, what the FUCK are you doing on a site with talkbacks so the movie faithful can covnverse to their heart's content about how great/shit certain movies are and what they mean to them? FUCK OFF AND DO SOMETHING THAT DOES MOVE YOU, YOU FUCK!!!<P> Life is too short for twats like codymr, who JUST DOESN'T FUCKING GET IT!

  • July 23, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Fuck Yeah Star Wars In 3-D!

    by JackieGleasonUFO

    fuck any other oppinion, unless ofcourse you have to wear an eye patch then i appologize.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Lucas - Real Life Willy Wonka

    by ls420

    I wish he would go back in hiding for awhile. after the prequel abortions..i lost all respect for him

  • July 23, 2008, 4:27 p.m. CST

    That said

    by spud mcspud

    An untouched Original Trilogy in 3D? I'd fucking hate myself for it, but I'd be there with bells on.<P> The Prequels? I'd need Portman in that gold bikini before I'd even consider it. I'd take her like before, by the lake at Naboo, and still not watch those fucking movies. Gaaaahhh.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    BUT YOU KNOW...

    by The Eskimo

    ....Lucas is going to CG-in some additional shots and new camera angles of the most memorable scenes and they'll look good but won't be the way WE remember them so it'll just ruin the whole thing. I'm just sayin...

  • July 23, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Guys...

    by Fawst

    It's not like George is doing anything with this. He'll oversee the results and give his opinion, sure, but come the fuck ON. It's not like he's personally doing the work, or writing NEW Star Wars stuff. Christ, do you really want to NOT see this that badly? THEN DON'T FUCKING GO WHEN IT COMES OUT.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST

    I hate Star Wars now.

    by mefrog

    I really do. I mean, I can't even watch the originals much anymore because I'm so sick of the whole mythology. Yes, I saw the prequels. Yes, I even enjoyed RotS when it came out. But it's all too much. Everything. This shit CG movie that's coming out. All the books. All the games. It's all too much. Too much. Fuck this series.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Shit

    by Quin the Eskimo

  • July 23, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    It's a trap!

    by Falling_Gruber

    You will learn a new meaning to the word 'pain' as your money is slowly digested over a thousand years. I'd still go see the 3 original (only) films in 3D as long as he took the muppets out. If only he'd waiting for CGI to advance a couple more generations...and not made Greedo shoot first.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Cameron is going to rape Lucas

    by Thrillho77

    with Avatar. His prequels will look even more buffoonish retroactively compared to JC's future sci-fi masterpiece. <p> Or not.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    If you're still ont he Lucas bandwagon then man I just pity you

    by IndustryKiller!

    Because at this point you're just a gullible sucker...as if there is any other kind. Oh and while we're at it let's all come to our senses and agree that ALL the Prequels are nigh unwatchable. Yes even Episode 3, which I think I've made a pretty strong case time and time again is actually the WORST of the three. not that any apologists would bother listening or coming up with a counterargument. no god Forbid they put any thought into their passionless brainwashed love for Lucas and his greed.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Star Wars is dead in the water . . .

    by WerePlatypus

    I enjoyed Revenge of the Sith. But I'm done. No more animation, no TV series, no 3D for me. Not anymore. . . if anyone wants to go see this stuff, I won't blame you . . . but I'm done with it. SWFS - Star Wars Fatigue Syndrome.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    And for God sakes DON'T go see Clone Wars

    by IndustryKiller!

    If you need to experience something equivalent, then just punch your mother and live with the guilt of that the rest of your life. i'm sure it's about on par. Seriously is there anyone out there who didn't laugh in disgust when yoda said "Jabba the Hutt's son" in the trailer?

  • July 23, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    10 more years, BTW

    by WerePlatypus

    That's how long before Lucas decides to do a complete reboot of the series, literally refilming the original trilogy with new actors and updated scripts. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!

  • July 23, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Maybe I'll see 4&5

    by Chief Joseph

    Maybe I'll see Star Wars and Empire, but I have no desire to see anything that has Jake Lloyd or Hayden Anti-Christiansen in it.

  • July 23, 2008, 5 p.m. CST

    Lucas' plan

    by Staldo

    he's making money on the SW rereleases to finance a secret project to make photons stop in their tracks at specific distances. he will then create a real working lightsaber and everybody will be owned forever.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    George Lucas

    by Cujo_Fugate

    Needs to leave stuff alone.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    lucas really needs a new gig

    by juice willis

    walk away, man. just walk away.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Not going

    by OptimusCrime

    And I'd rather rewatch Revenge of the Sith than any of the original trilogy.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:19 p.m. CST

    industrykiller

    by juice willis

    the sad truth is that bullshit like "jabba the hut's son" figuring as some kind of plot device is what star wars has devolved into. so fucking bad.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Obviously he meant technical quality

    by Anakin Whoopass

    Say what you like, Lucas does get new technology out there.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    IndustryKiller!

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I'm not a Lucas basher but that Jabba's son plot point is truly appalling.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I'll be there and so will you.

    by BLEST

    Admit it. <p>That old magic will be back one last time as we watch the OT in theatres, and hear the music and enjoy the "galaxy far, far away."<p>I'll catch the PT too, just for the technical enjoyment. Say what you will, but they are pretty films. <p>Relive the glory in theatres one last time, then I'm done. Oh, and buy the box set on Blu-Ray I guess.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    the golden goose has stopped laying eggs

    by Mr_X

    it started with the special editions which where nothing of the sort, and still had those fucking atari space invader graphics. lucas you have shit loads from indy star wars and thx.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Staklo, that was awesome!

    by BLEST

    Funny stuff. "and everybody will be owned forever." HA!<p>I actually wish GL had it in him to do that.<p>The look on the haters faces would be priceless.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    You wait till he 3D-ifies CRYSTAL SKULL

    by palimpsest

    Fridges, Shia, CGI marmots, monkeys and fucking space aliens from Planet Wrong Genre all embedded in your retinas.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:39 p.m. CST

    1977-1996 seems like a bygone era

    by Prossor

    before the special editions and the spiral into madness thereafter. makes that timeline seem downright innocent and a different world with that story of the ragtag rebels against space nazis...

  • July 23, 2008, 5:40 p.m. CST

    GET A LIFE PEOPLE!!!

    by crab_cakes

    Stop this stoopid Star Wars idol worship. Family Guy, Robot Chicken, now this??? All y'alls are chumps.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Ya just know

    by hiperaktiv

    That scene he wanted to put in Episode 3 of Han Solo as a kid swinging on a vine with the wookies was instead put into Indy 4 with Mutt swinging on the vines with the monkeys. Indy 4 FUCKING SUCKED. I WANT MY MONEY BACK MOTHER FUCKER.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    My childhood's ass is bleeding...

    by palimpsest

    ...and I never got to see the cute kittens that the man in the check shirt promised...

  • July 23, 2008, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Fuck Star Wars

    by SwedishChef

    Hey George, time to let Star Wars go. No one cares anymore. Screw you and you 3d Star Wars fuckfest.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Holy crap -- EASE UP!

    by Termigoonie

    Lucas didn't say this, JEFFREY KATZENBERG said this. It's not even a fact! And you're already getting all up in arms about something THAT HASN'T EVEN HAPPENED? You guys are nuts when it comes to Lucas. Weird. Relax. This isn't even a real project ... just some supposition from Jeffrey Katzenberg, reported (as always) by the lovely AICN as some sort of "fact."

  • July 23, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    by eekabug

    I will not give Lucas one more penny. As the Eps 1 2 3 and Crystal Skull show the man is out of ideas. Fuck him and his millions

  • July 23, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST

    WERE

    by thetwat

    WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE WERE "Footage of test runs at the 3-D transformation of EPISODE IV (I believe) WERE screened at ShowWest a few years back if I'm not mistaken. I'm told the results were breathtaking."

  • July 23, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    why did lucas cut down on jar jar binks??

    by Prossor

    what happened man, he was the greatest character ever, i laughed every time he stepped in poodoo or his tongue got caught in some contraption... then they had to go and tone it down for clones and he wasnt even in sith! WTF i wanted him to appear in many key scenes in the other two like he could be crashing into things in the background of anakins/padmems marriage or he culd roll out of the ship when obi wan came out to fight anakin and be jumping trying to dodge lava. his stepid fetchid routine was severly underutilized. shame on you lucas for giving us so much hope and then trashing it in the other two films. awful awful man. rapist asshole.

  • July 23, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Lucas, Cant you do something else for fuck sake?

    by Seth Brundle

    sometimes i dont know if lucas deserve the filmmaker title anymore

  • July 23, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry...

    by SwedishChef

    but the Star Wars films are some of the most overrated films in the history of overrated films. The acting throughout has always been suspect, and plot is very basic, and the dialogue is atrocious. I doubt he even came up with the designs for any of these characters. Let's not forget that all of the principal actors have not seen since the original releases even though their likenesses are used over and over again. Fuck Lucas and his billions. He is as much of an ass as that other phony..Bob Kane....oh let the attacks begin.

  • July 23, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST

    ....

    by SwedishChef

    I meant to say haven't seen a dime. Sorry must grab my shield now.

  • July 23, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    3-D will make the suckiness much more realistic

    by superunknown85

    Although I enjoy the prequel trilogy on a basic level, they're a narrative mess.

  • July 23, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    You are liars!

    by andrew coleman

    You will see Clone Wars and the original trilogy in 3-D a lot of you talk shit but I bet you all will. Why? Because we are Star Wars fans and we fall for this shit every time. I mean look Indy 4 SUCKED ASS it made over 300 million dollars... WTF!!!

  • July 23, 2008, 6:36 p.m. CST

    I love Star Wars!

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    I always have. It would take a pretty strange and powerful event to somehow retroactively ruin it for me. The intersection between my memories and the present has a good traffic light I guess.

  • July 23, 2008, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Jabba Lucas with his 3D prehensile dick...

    by blue meanie

    So bend over, you SW fanboys, because you know you want it...big, hard and deep! When will you ever learn? Lucas has got you by the balls, and he won't let go! Cough up the dough, suckas!

  • July 23, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    The Ep. IV dogfight in 3D would be cool...

    by CountryBoy

    As would the battle on Hoth, the speeder bikes on Endor, the podrace, the chase above Coruscant, and the rescue of Palpatine. I guess I'll see all of these movies...

  • July 23, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Everyone who bitchs about the prquels...

    by DigitalDong

  • July 23, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Everyone who bitchs about the prquels...

    by DigitalDong

  • July 23, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Hope it's soon...

    by Anna Valerious

    The Marcus Theater near me just got Digital Projection. :D

  • July 23, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST

    UGH! Stop already!

    by Caerdwyn

    This is as bad as a new Freddy or a new Robocop. No, wait, this is even worse, because this is NOTHING EVEN REMOTELY NEW. At least with a new Robocop, you run the chance they'll set it 20 years after Robo 1. New Freddy? Maybe we'll see the kid-toucher's origins and his first fall into the furnace. But this? This smacks of Lucas' usual... bringing out the old cash cow to squeeze one more drop of milk out of her shriveled teat. George, just STOP. You should have stopped before Indy 4. Long before it.

  • July 23, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    George, leave it alone for Yoda' sake!!

    by echobase

  • July 23, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Thanks Spud Mcspud

    by Media Messiah

    I'm gonna try!!! Everybody needs someone as enthusiastic as you in their corner rooting them on!!! And I wish you the same luck and success!!!

  • July 23, 2008, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Lucas gets lazier on a daily basis.

    by BurgerKing

    I mean, lazy prequels that were big on budget, small on faith for their story. Now we just get some remade elements of all of them. So people can pay twice as much for a movie theyve seen dozens of times and could just watch for free at home. OH SHIT BUT YOU DONT GET DUMB 3D GLASSES and see lightsabers occasionally near your face. Damn thats worht it i guess.

  • July 23, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    spud mcspud

    by rogueleader66

    Ok, I was 11 when Star Wars came out, and like a lot of SW geeks, it changed my life forever. I am as big a SW geek as anyone I have come across. My passion for it runs pretty deep. I have tons of collectibles, I even have 2 SW tattoos. That being said, I am wondering what is different about me, because I enjoyed the prequels. Are they as good as the first three? Not by a long shot. But I still enjoyed the story they told. Jar Jar was annoying as hell and made me appreciate the Ewoks(!!!!) a bit more, god help me for saying that LOL. Hayden was wooden at times, but I felt that his performance in EpIII was far better than in EpII. But overall, they were inferior to the originals. That being said, I do not feel I am an "undemanding" SW fan, or that I gave Lucas a pass on the prequels, none of that. I understand that a lot of people didn't like, in some cases hated the prequels. I am as invested in the saga as any die hard SW fan is, it was a part of my childhood and is still a part of me to this day and always will be. So I guess what I am saying is, obviously I do not agree that the prequels were "utter shit" as you put it in your post. You don't know me so you cannot adequately judge my passion for these movies, so I am just wondering why, being the SW fanatic that I am, that I was able to enjoy the prequels. I mean, I know why I enjoyed them, I don't need anyone to explain that to me, but I am interested in knowing why you think a "true" SW fan could not have possibly liked the prequels, because that is implied in your post.

  • July 23, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Jesus Fucking Christ can this series just go away

    by zikade zarathos

    Anyone whose excited about anything STAR WARS after 1999 should be sterilized and put to work in a salt mine.

  • July 23, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST

    They should digi Jar Jar in to the originals

    by pokadoo

    Just to tie the trilogys together. Maybe super-impose him over Biggs. That would give him a tragic end to his epic story. "No wait, messa cant pull up!" BOOOM!! Cue tears.

  • July 23, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Lucas didn't rape my childhood

    by Rommel Catuncan

    My late twenties, maybe. Speaking of 3D- I remember being really impressed by Captain EO. It was like Michael Jackson was in the same room as me. He touched my no-no area then put a voodoo spell on me.

  • July 23, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    i am eagerly looking forward to this

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    unfortunately i am severely near sighted in my left eye - bad cornea - i hope i can wear the 3d specs over my glasses - and then i hope it still works - i love SW - even the prequels - its a great sandbox - like middle earth - always room for more in my opinion - the new clone wars animated movie should get the 3d treatment - or at least an imax print - all the people sick of lucas and SW should just go to another talkback - i hate serenity - but i dont waste my time posting in any serenity talkbacks

  • July 23, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST

    I think the trend after

    by Rommel Catuncan

    superhero movies should be pale skinny white guys. Bring back the shut-in look.

  • July 23, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Original Trilogy or Special Edition?

    by Sebilrazen

    Why not both? I kid, I kid. <br> <br> Blood from a fucking stone Lucas, <br> blood from a fucking stone.

  • July 23, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    i was 11 too (5/25/1977) - and, you know who likes jar jar - kids - my nephew is 4 and he loves him - he loves ewoks too - and so do i - dont feel the need to explain or defend yourself to those that have abandoned SW for whatever reason - im a huge fan too - but it doesnt consume my life - its a dependable interest thats always there no matter how much time i spend away from it (the SW galaxy) - just think, if SW never happened we wouldnt have light sabers - some of my favorite collectibles

  • July 23, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Shit will literally fly off the screen and onto your face!

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Star Wars in 3D! aka Shit-O-Vision!

  • July 23, 2008, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Lucas you fucking turkeyneck motherfucker...

    by fuck.wit

    ...stop raping my childhood!!!11!! That is all.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Hasn't that horse been beaten to death yet?

    by Babba-Booey

    Hey George, you're supposed to move on beyond the films you idiot! At least Star Trek had hundreds of hours of material in the can before it was put out to pasture. How many times do you plan on recycling the same 12 1/2 hours or so of crap on the public?

  • July 23, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Is he going to tinker with the content beyond the 3D?

    by INWOsuxRED

    I think I'd actually go see Phantom Menace if they put in the scene where Maul gets kicked off the Queen's ship on Tatooine and cut out some dialog from Jake and Jar Jar. They also keep threatening to replace the Yoda puppet in that one, which I guess I could go for. I actually like Clones, but they deleted the wrong scenes in that one too, and they also never came through on the sizzling rain hitting the lightsabers. If the 3D looks good, I'd probably sit through them all again once.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Merrick is stupid

    by TallBoy66

    That is all. 3D Star Wars is totally a good thing. Marrick is, again, dumb.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Maybe he can do over..

    by Aeghast

    ..the 3 prequels pieces of sh*t

  • July 23, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    STAR WHORES: 3-D

    by BringingSexyBack

    Han shoots his load first!

  • July 23, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Star Wars Smell-O-Vision Is Next

    by EbertsFatThumb

    Carrie "Fish Taco" Fisher's smelly bikini bottoms? Jabba The Hutt's breath? Chewie Farts? What the inside of a storm trooper uniform smells like after a 14 hour shift? Yoda who never looked like he had a shower?

  • July 23, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST

    LUCAS to reshoot SW Ep 4 with Zac Efron as Luke!

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    That's the next SW incarnation we're goinig to see.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Milking the nerd cow!

    by Judge Briggs

    The fans will line up en masse!

  • July 23, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Wco cares? The prequels ruined the franchise

    by DARTH VOODOO

    Lucas ruined the series by dumbing it down to a level he thought kids would enjoy. He forgot that kids in the 70's were bright enough to pick up on the mature tone of the series. Instead he gave this generation, fart jokes, a Backstreet Boy as Darth Vadar, Jar Jar Binks and midiclorians. What a waste of film.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Classic OT, solid PT, 3D will be cool

    by Atticus Finch

    I'll be there, as will all of you.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Lucas finds yet another way to own all your asses

    by Sir Loin

    Your wallets, too. Lucas = Palpatine. This coming from a guy who saw the original on 5/29/77 after standing in line for 3 hours at the Cine Capri in Phoenix.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Are these Star Wars movies any good?

    by Mgmax

    I've heard of them. Several times.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    DAMN YOU TURKEYNECK

    by BringingSexyBack

    Gobble gobble!

  • July 23, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    the death star will blow up in your face

    by JackieGleasonUFO

    think about it. plus natalie portman riding an aligator in 3-d!

  • July 23, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Who is this George Lucas guy?

    by SlickyVonBoner

    I keep hearing about him.. did he play the big hairy guy.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Damn you Mgmax..

    by SlickyVonBoner

    I type that, hit enter, scroll up and you have a similar sarcastic post. Yes, I feel quite the ass clown.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Please tell me this is not the same

    by Mace Tofu

    3-D used on SUPERMAN RETURNS IMAX 3-D because 95% of that 3-D was ass. I was happy to take the glasses off each time I was asked during that movie.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:02 p.m. CST

    You know what would REALLY bring fans to the theater...?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    COMPLETELY UNEDITED versions of the OT! No 3D gimmicks, just awesome, remastered prints of the originals, followed quickly by ANAMORPHIC DVDs a few months later.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST

    pockadoo

    by Bricktops hammer

    they did. He's in ROTJ. horrendous

  • July 23, 2008, 10:05 p.m. CST

    JAR-JAR BINKS IN 3D

    by Pizza The Hut

    = mesa pukie-ookie

  • July 23, 2008, 10:05 p.m. CST

    look like mode_7 needs a life...

    by crab_cakes

    I think I touched a nerve didn't I? It's da truth beeatch! What's next... Star Wars on Donny & Marie? Oh, wait....

  • July 23, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    THX 1138 in 3D?

    by StarWarsRedux

    Honestly, that would be cool.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Natalie Portman...

    by MJohnson

    ...could ride MY alligator in 3D...

  • July 23, 2008, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Some cool scenes in 3D

    by Dranem

    The chase through the city with Obi Wan and Anakin in AOTC and the AT AT fight in ESB. And the speeder chase on Endor from Jedi would be cool...hell if Lucas needs more money I'll be there if its in 3D. I'm already seeing the Clone Wars when it comes out. Why? Because I have to.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Lucas and money

    by rogueleader66

    I am so sick of hearing about how Lucas is doing this all for money, the guy is rich beyond what most people can even dream about, he doesn't need the money. But now I will be accused of being a Lucas "defender" or "apologist", which is totally untrue. The simple fact is the guy is filthy fucking rich, saying that he does it JUST for money is dumb. Ok, let the haters come and flame me, I don't care anyways.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Nasty In The Pasty

    by rogueleader66

    Agreed, I would love to see the original, untouched, remastered versions of the OT in the theaters. Now that would be awesome.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    I could probably rattle off 50 movies I'd see in theaters again

    by INWOsuxRED

    probably another 50 I wouldn't think of but if it came back and someone suggested it, I'd go. Not only should we be glad to have the option to see movies like this in theater, it would be nice to have the option to see more. Many of the limited re-issues we've seen over the past decade came about because Lucas proved it could be profitable to do it. It used to be commonplace for Disney to re-release everything when I was a kid, and it was cool that I got to see some classic animation in theaters instead of on a crappy little TV. Even if you don't want to see this particular re-issue, the fact that they happen and are successful will benefit most film fans in some way.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    he cant make it free cause he has to pay

    by JackieGleasonUFO

    all the people whoi worked on the rendering to support their families and lost time.

  • July 23, 2008, 11 p.m. CST

    I'd go see Natalie Portman in 3d, and while they're at it,

    by half vader

    if they're adding 'dimension/s', they could give her girls a little help, right? <p> All you narrowminded naysayers just haven't thought of the possibilities. Liberating Carrie's boobs from the tape, that blue-skinned Jedi chick, the naked dancer... <p> And for the ladies I guess Vader will look even more 'imposing'.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:05 p.m. CST

    I dunno....

    by G-Dubs

    ...naysayers. I watched a demo a couple months ago of "Yojimbo" formatted into 3-D, and was *completely* blown away. It'll be a brave new world in about 5 years, and I look forward to it.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:05 p.m. CST

    spoilers according to GL: "it sucks, fans and critics will hate

    by hamster factor

    "but since I hate everyone including the fans and critics, I'll definitely do it"

  • July 23, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    real bombs and lasers in the theater! think about it

    by Prossor

    it would take out 2/3 of the theater, those daring devils in the front and mid rows cut to ribbons and those limbless poor cunts crawling on teh floor will add resolve for the back rows to tel their friends about how the empire even took out some of the audience, that way the fan chain reaction and subtle viral marketing will attract new audiences for the next chapters of the star wars saga, with REAL-O-VISION. even some industrial lasers planted in the sides to randomly slice through the audience during those many moments of Han running through corridors yelling chewie!!

  • July 23, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST

    by Prossor

    er... when the death star explodes i mean is when the bomb should go up. But for empire strikes back which doesnt have a death star, we should get something unique for a unique movie, like pipes on the theater sides that shoot out nitro glycerin gas to freeze some people when han gets frozen in carbonite.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Knay right, half vader

    by hobsnobber

    Any reason why Jabba's palace can't have a couple of stripper poles and a champagne room? I mean they only used that backroom with the curtain for one scene. It's just wasted space IMO

  • July 23, 2008, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Any Aspirations Outside of Star Wars?

    by robzass

    Really? Nothing? Lucas you might as well have died in 83. Woulda done wonders for your legacy.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I know where Jabba's son is...

    by Chief Joseph

    Jabba the Hutt's son is incubating in George Lucas' neck. Hope I didn't spoil the ending for you.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST

    So I'm reading the Friday the 13th TB

    by hobsnobber

    And it occurs to me that both Vader AND Jason acquire their signature masks in the third part of their respective stories.<p>Jesus, I'm lonely.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Not that you care, but some perspective

    by Termigoonie

    Someone said, "Lucas should have died in 1983." So, basically, we wouldn't have had ILM as we know it, LucasArts and its videogames, Pixar (which he didn't sell for two more years) and its movies, Star Tours, Indiana Jones at the theme parks, none of the Indy sequels, Willow, Tucker, Labyrinth, the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Captain EO (for better or worse), or virtually ANY digital effects in films -- since it was the combination of ILM and Pixar that led to those breakthroughs. We also wouldn't have had digital editing (i.e., the Avid), Skywalker Sound or THX. For a guy who you claim has only had "one idea," that's a hell of a lot of impact on the entertainment industry as we know it today. And you may very well be proven wrong, just as those who disclaimed "Star Wars" as a "kiddie film" were back in 1977 -- it's quite possible, based on what I've seen and the reaction I've heard from THOSE WHO HAVE SEEN IT, that "The Clone Wars" will be a milestone in cinematic animation, particularly in the quality we see on TV. You know, for people who claim they like the movies, some folks here sure seem to be ignorant of exactly what George Lucas has done and the impact he's had on the entire industry. The Academy got it right when they gave him the Irving Thalberg Award, but maybe they gave it to him about 15 years too soon, because his influence on virtually every modern filmmaker in existence is only starting to become noticeable. Stop your hating and imagine the world if George Lucas had "died in 1983." And then think about what you're saying. If he's doing it for the money, it sure is a STRANGE way to do it -- to finance an entire movie and TV series individually and to do it in the way HE wants, without any outside influence. If the thing bombs (I doubt it will, but IF), then he loses hundreds of millions of dollars. It seems there are a lot easier ways to do it for the money if money is all he cares about.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    George didn't do all that shit...

    by Chief Joseph

    His minions did like all the latter half of your post. They would have done that had he died in 1983. Why is Jim Henson dead and George Lucas alive!?

  • July 23, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Star Wars is still absolutely huge

    by darthvedder81

    I don't care what any of the haters say. I was just as the "Science of Star Wars" exhibit last weekend here in the Twin Cities and the place was absolutely jam-packed with kids of all ages. Pretty remarkable since it's been 3 years since SW was last at the forefront of the public eye. It doesn't really matter what you think of the Special Editions or prequels--the simple fact is they've ushered in a whole new generation of fans.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    This is definitely real.

    by Chief Joseph

    Those who doubt this report are ignorant. I read an interview with George Lucas a couple years ago where he said he was going to do this. Probably not only for his movies either. He believes that 3D will make people come to the theaters instead of waiting for the DVD. Also, 3D is supposed to prevent people from videotaping movies and uploading them. (I would think you could just shoot through one lens of the 3D glasses and make it work, though.)

  • July 23, 2008, 11:52 p.m. CST

    KOTOR or GTFO

    by Darth_Gonz

    It'd be nice for Lucasarts to make a Knights of the Old Republic series of animations. Hell, it'd be nice to see a new SW Trilogy take place in the KOTOR universe. Enough of the Galactic Civil War era.....please.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Chief Joseph & Pondscum ...

    by Termigoonie

    Well, that's true, just as Walt Disney's "minions" and Bill Gates's "minions" and Henry Ford's "minions" did the work. There was a person behind the vision -- and look what happened to Henson after HE died. As for owning the companies, you're right -- and guess what it takes to start a company? Money. Money that George Lucas, without investors, gambled himself. As for the assertion that digital effects and "green screen technology" cut down costs of production, when movies cost $200-$300 million, you can hardly say that, can you? I think you all over-estimate just how much money any one project can possibly return. Given the hit-driven nature of the videogame business, it will be surprising if "The Force Unleashed" makes more than $20-$30 million in profit -- and that money has to go to pay the employees (the "minions") who work for Lucas. You'd be quite surprised at how (relatively, of course) little is left once costs of any major entertainment project are considered.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST

    If it's released before Avatar, I'd give it a look

    by SpencerTrilby

    because I'm a sucker for the 5 Star Wars films. Or, were there four of them? Can't remember.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    WOW!

    by MetiphisLabs

    Phantom Menace in 3D!! It'll be like I can reach out and strangle the fuck out of Jar Jar Binks! BRING IT!

  • July 24, 2008, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Does anyone really need to see these movies again?

    by BiggusDickus

    Ever? I mean, I'm not the greatest 'Star Wars' fan, but due to it's relentless over-saturation even I can quote the fucking thing from beginning to end.<p>Time to let it go, George. Focus your 'talent' elsewhere. How about a Mutt movie? You know we're all just dying for that! With extra monkey/vine shenanigans too!

  • July 24, 2008, 1:34 a.m. CST

    George isn't in it for the Money people...

    by conspiracy

    But rather the money is simple a tangible way to satisfy his GIGANTIC BLOATED EGO! George Lucas is a Narcissist, plain and simple. He surrounds himself with yes men, refuses criticism, and explains away such with the usual "I made it for kids..I'm sure the fans will complain" excuse he has been milking since TPM. His self importance and self love are only matched by the hatred he has for the fans who made him, and the creation they shackled him too. The reason George keep returning to Star Wars is simply that it is safe, he has sailed these seas and weathered all possible storms on them. His ego won't let him put himself on the line by producing anything new and untested, something that might face fresh criticism that he could not white wash. All George has is Star Wars. Like an old time Rock and Roll star whose ego won't let him take a bow an exit gracefully and instead is reduced to playing his old hits at county fairs, George Lucas will milk his big hit till the day he takes his last breath.

  • July 24, 2008, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Pondscum, mode_7, spud mcspud

    by codymr

    Pondscum: Nope, I don't work for Lucasfilm. I work in news. And I would say that there are a lot of childish thing I enjoy... heck, I enjoy a couple of the SW films. And did I see the others. Yup. But that aside, my reason for hitting this talkback was to see if anyone knew more about the 3D process being used. Instead, many people post their hate on for Lucas... That seems like a lot of wasted effort to me because Lucas and his people will continue to do what they do unless there is no money to be made. I think it's always been that way - if ANH had tanked in 77, then there would never have been episodes V-III. So the whole exercise seems a little sad to me, because I bet most of these people are highly intelligent and have a lot of interesting points to make. I have absolutely no qualms with people disliking Lucas, but come up with a some better material... better than "he sucks". As for being fun at parties... can't say I have ever asked anyone, but I do a hell of a keg stand. = = mode_7: Thx for explaining your point of view. I see your point to a degree... but, if you don't mind a followup, was there not SW saturation when we were kids (I'm assuming that we are roughly the same age)? As a kid, I had and still have packed away many of the toys, T shirts, comics... even bed sheets. Would you agree that there was a similar saturation point back in say 82 or 83? It's just as kids we didn't have any understanding of price points and margins. = = spud mcspud: You are right, I may never truly understand, but that is why I asked people to explain it to me in my original post. I grew up in Canada where things were not nearly as bad as in the UK. But, in the 70s there was the risk of Quebec separation and the breakup of the country, strikes and our economy was in recession, because it was tied so closely to the US and their war fatigued economy. Like you SW hit here with a bang and changed lives. As a kid I did not play "cowboys and Indians". I played STAR WARS. So it seems to me that the Lucasfilm marketing machine was always there for good or ill... it's just the market is that much more competitive with Potter, The Matirx, Spiderman, Batman etc... some of which has beaten Lucasfilm at their own game i think. As for you calling me a "twat" you kind of proved my point about the level of some talkback posts... not all, but some.

  • July 24, 2008, 2:06 a.m. CST

    George Lucas Needs the Money Like ...

    by Termigoonie

    ... a hole in the head. The guy has more money than he could ever count. I reckon (no data to back me up here) he spent at LEAST $150 to $200 million to develop an entire animation studio, plus probably another $80-$100 (minimum) on the movie, and probably $4-$6 million per episode. He doesn't have anyone backing that. It's his bucks. I'd love to see Cameron, Spielberg, Bay, Jackson, Nolan or any of those guys start paying for their own movies with their own money. But as long as Lucas does that, I figure -- it's up to him what to make. Besides, he keeps something like 3,000 people gainfully employed and frankly has done some pretty good things for the industry, as I pointed out earlier. So, where EXACTLY does all of this tedious hate come from? Or maybe you're just trying to impress everyone, the way that the bullies tried to impress their friends when they used to pick on you for being "weird"?

  • July 24, 2008, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Is all this money for when Lucas takes over the world

    by messi

    is it? Fucking hell Lucas.

  • July 24, 2008, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Termigoonie

    by tbransonlives

    The hate comes from a simple place, disappointment in the prequels.<p> Anyone else remember the moment during TPM when you thought to yourself "Wow this isn't very good, in fact I'm bored and completely uniterested in these characters."? For me it was right after the pod race. Or that moment during AOTC when you laughed at how bad the dialogue was and then again became bored? Or that moment during ROTS when you thought "Yay, it isn't as awful as the other two!"?<p> Thats where my hate comes from.

  • July 24, 2008, 3:04 a.m. CST

    TBransonlives

    by Whydidntyousee

    Then you are a really petty person.

  • July 24, 2008, 3:11 a.m. CST

    How much will be changed

    by JoeSixPack

    for the 3D release? I can see this being yet another "Special Edition".

  • July 24, 2008, 3:28 a.m. CST

    He just can't leave it alone!

    by FILMFUNK

    God Damn! the man's like a dog with a tasty bone!<P>I'm not saying the thought of watching the original STARWARS movies in Super New 3-D doesn't excite but George! make something new in 3-D! you been riding the wave of your first movie for a Yodas age! Let it go kid, just let it go...

  • July 24, 2008, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Get lost Lucas!

    by zapano

    Seriously, he goes on about doing his small personal films and so forth, but there's nothing. He's not even directing Red Tails. Even his mentor Coppola is doubting whether he is ever going to do his "art films". I was a staunch defender of his right until i saw indy 4. The greatness of the original star wars trilogy and american graffiti meant I was able to look past the utter rubbish that were the prequels. But after seeing indy 4 I can't defend him any longer. Even in a producing role, he's able to tarnish and destroy movies. Star Wars 3-D? Continue resting on your laurels and milking the cash cow you money grubber...

  • July 24, 2008, 4:11 a.m. CST

    I love Star Wars ...but Clone Wars why ?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Didn't we already see a cartoon version of this? <p> Frankly couldn't they have done an animation of Shadows of the Empire, Episodes 7-9, between 3 and 4 <p> I know Lucas wants more money to swim in ala Scrooge McDuck but can't he make something interesting at least. <p> First time for me, being totally obsessed with Star Wars has said "meh" to something from Star Wars and I am the kind of guy that would probably buy a blank tape if it had Star Wars on the cover.

  • July 24, 2008, 4:38 a.m. CST

    George, you stupid fucknut! How many times do you...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...want to fuck up the old trilogy? Special Editions weren't enough, huh? Still need more $$$ to stuff in your greedy fat neck? Why don't you just fuck off AND LEAVE STAR WARS ALONE? Thanks.

  • July 24, 2008, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Luca$...

    by I AM ROCKO

    ...I seemed to remember saying in an interview that after Revenge of the Sith was released he would like to write/produce/direct some more "low key" films. But alas that was bollocks. I can understand that Luca$films would churn out more Star Wars stuff from the expanded universe, more books, more comics, games but the man himself just cannot leave the films alone.

  • July 24, 2008, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Jesus you nitpicking geeks! FOCUS!

    by half vader

    3d boobies! Comin' at ya! <p> Oh and for whoever said they heard GL talk about this a couple of years ago (but somehow didn't read the actual story above which references the Showest screenings or that we've all heard the same thing as him ever since) and was talking about getting people back into the theatre, guess what? Mitsubishi's (or at least the Aussie company they stole it from) Laser HDTV can. Here in about 6 months or so. <p> Miyamoto, yes we did. But GL was annoyed people liked Tartakovski's cartoon more than his prequels in the same way as they liked Kirshner's Empire best, so he's wiping it away the same way he did with the original versions. Because he's not small, that way, at all.

  • July 24, 2008, 6:57 a.m. CST

    in the new special super special director 3d versions

    by palewook

    Han won't fire first either..

  • July 24, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Hey George

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Watch me not pay for this crap, in three dimensions. Watch my middle finger being extended and proferred to you in eye-popping 3D

  • July 24, 2008, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Free Star Wars

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    With all due respect, the idea that Lucas should give away anything for free is silly.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST

    booo hoo

    by HANSOLOS_CARBONITEFROZENPENIS

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah George lucas makes a shit load of money Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah my child hood raped waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah jar jar binks waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah shut the fuck up already and don't watch

  • July 24, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    When you suck with new material, stick to the old.

    by wowsucks

    Funny thing is, he will in some way shape or form fuck this up too!

  • July 24, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Tbransonville

    by Termigoonie

    That's a pretty stupid reason for this kind of vitriol, which is absolutely misplaced and sad.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    You know, it's a funny thing

    by Rickey Henderson

    Rickey remembers all too well seeing the first few minutes of "A New Hope" as a wee lad with his parents. It was being aired on network TV and for the commericals there were ads for womens' panyhose with the containers made to look like R2-D2. Odd stuff. Then it was bedtime and a grumpy Rickey was forced to stop watching and retire just as the movie shifted to Tatooine. A few weeks later, Rickey was at a birthday party and watched the entire movie in some kid's attic. Imagine, an entire group of kids crowded around a tiny television with shitty picture. Totally mesmerized.<br> <br> Rickey's point is that no one gives a shit about how advanced technology or special effects in Star Wars has become. Just give us an honest to goodness space adventure and we're on board. It was the story that hooked us all in originally--the journey to amazing new worlds. And its just plain sad that Lucas has tossed all this aside in his quest for meaningless CGI spectacles. Bleh.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Lucas reminds me of the Rolling Stones

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Trying to keep a flame alive, recapture the magic of old, and stay relevant in a world that has changed from when they were most significant as artists and cultural forces. Even if you don't like their music, you must admit the Stones were great in their time (into the 70s) and had a huge impact. I'd say the same for George, with his 90s-00s offerings being shallower, diluted versions of the classic stuff

  • July 24, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    3-D Attack of the Clones

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Even 3-D won't be able to hide some of the worst dialogue ever created for a mainstream motion picture.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST

    If Rickey may use an anaology

    by Rickey Henderson

    Ever since the late 90's all Lucas has been doing is sucking his own dick. And like anyone else who learns to suck their own dick, there's no need for him to ever leave his house ever again. And people still pay good money to watch him do it. It's sad really.

  • July 24, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    YackBacker

    by rogueleader66

    Yea, I have seen the SW shop, and frankly, it sucks, nothing really great there, so if that is his legacy, it's been sold short. If the SW shop had a ton of cool stuff there, stuff you could not resist buying, I would agree with you. I can't though, I can't remember the last time I went to the SW shop and saw anything that I just HAD to get, aside form a collectible saber or tow, but thats it. With regard to free screenings...Despite the fact that Lucas may pay out of his own pocket for his projects, that doesn't give him the right to not charge. Theaters, distributors, they are all in it for the money. Unless Lucas builds his own chain of theaters, which ain't gonna happen, you won't see any free SW screenings.

  • July 24, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Wow, young Anakin's acting will suck in another dimension!

    by moviemaniac-7

    That was definately the weakest point in the entire prelogy: Lloyd and Christensen not having the gravitas to pull off a Vader. Jar Jar was only window dressing.

  • July 24, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    What is the reasoning behind free screenings?

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Are you guys serious? If so I don't get it.

  • July 24, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Pondscum

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    I did read the whole talkback. I am diligent if nothing else. You'll notice before your most recent post on free screenings, I'd already asked about it, in response to the original exchange. So there.

  • July 24, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    You didn't need to explain

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    I didn't ask for an explanation, I asked if you were serious. If you think it's self-evident, you haven't been paying attention to the insanity that exists in Star Wars talkbacks. Truly, anything is possible.<p>Your homosexual/equine shtick is really weird, btw.

  • July 24, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    You should only ride female horses

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    ... that is, if you are a straight, male horse yourself. <p>I remember now, you are right. I said I was a horse, and I was. At the time. Today I'm George Lucas's face goiter and I will give you a free face full of pus and that's about it!<p>Ewwwwwww

  • July 24, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Drats!

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Okay, you got me. You'll have to pay for the pus, but it WILL be in 3-D, I promise you that. Absolutely worth every cent.

  • July 24, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Do any of you run your own production company?

    by strosmer

    It's kinda expensive. Star Wars is a cash cow to keep the company running, so just let it go already. If you feel cheated, then just stop supporting him. Oh, but you actually love it, prequels and all.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Where's the...

    by Ned Pepper

    ...fucking 3-D squid?

  • July 24, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST

    strosmer

    by codymr

    "Do any of you run your own production company..." Well put strosmer. Like it or not, as long as the SW product makes money, Lucasfilm will continue to use it... New Clone wars... 3D releases etc etc etc... Just like every other film studio - independent or otherwise.

  • July 24, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Production company? I own one bitch

    by g-ride9000

    Called Your Fuk Ur Mom Ltd.

  • July 24, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Move on Lucas!!!!!

    by alienindisguise

    what's the matter, nothing else left to steal to make a movie not star wars realated? Douche

  • July 24, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    A lot of Lucasfilm shills here, I see

    by Chief Joseph

    What, was there a Lucasfilm memo to flood this talkback with goiter-kissing rhetoric? <br> And the argument that "rich people don't want more money" is seriously naive and/or retarded.

  • July 24, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    To prove I'm not a "hater"...

    by Chief Joseph

    ...I agree that the "free screenings" idea is ridiculous. George does indeed have every right to rehash this crap every few years or so, but we have every right to call him in it when he does.

  • July 24, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Han's going to shoot Greedo in the face, FIRST!

    by wash

    Make it so, you throat-pouch having mofo.

  • July 24, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST

    I'm not sure about this...

    by my liege

    ...however, I'd pay to see Leia's tits in 3D

  • July 24, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Chief Joseph

    by rogueleader66

    Speaking for myself, I never stated that Lucas didn't want more money, I merely stated that money is not his sole motivation as a lot of people seem to think. Anyone, not just Lucas, who is wealthy, always wants more money, you can't fault anyone for that. I know if I was wealthy, I would want more, who wouldn't? But to say that money is his sole motivation is ridiculous. I am sure there are plenty of things he could do for more money, why he isn't doing them, well I don't know. I would like to see him take a risk and try to start a new franchise, because I think he has it in him to do something different, but I am not gonna hold my breath waiting either.

  • July 24, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    More SW

    by rogueleader66

    I would like to see someone take over the SW reigns, and do a Knights Of The Old Republic type of story, or the Sith wars, something like that, something that is not directly connected to the story and characters that have already been established.

  • July 24, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Gobble Gobble

    by JorgeLucas

  • July 24, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    LUCAS = JABBA

    by spud mcspud

    Fucking gasbag. INDY 4 proved he's just out to piss in the faces of the very people who built Lucasfilm up to what it is by watching those movies and buying their merchandise over and over again. INDY 4 was the latest in a long line of king shits Lucas has dropped into our mouths since he lost his fucking mind in 1996 and began fucking with his legacy. Jabba the Hutt's son indeed. Fuck him in his Huttese gizzard pouch, that turkey necked motherfucker.<P> Yes, I'm bitter. No, I don't have to fucking justify myself. If you don't understand the depths of hatred by the die hard fans of the OT for the shitstain that the PT is, then get the fuck out the way while the wild fanboys rip Lucas flap from flabby neck flap.

  • July 24, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    By The Way...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... how many of you here have actually seen any of this new STAR WARS 3D material? <P>I have. <P>The first scene I saw was the opening of SW: ANH. Inside the Blockade Runner, as the stormtroopers blast open the door and Darth Vader comes walking in for the first time. Keep in mind, I saw the film theatrically in 1977 and have seen it most likely over 100 times since. <P>And it felt brand new. The lasers whipping past my head. The smoke curling around Vader as he enters. The feeling of the Sith Lord approaching you. It was the closest thing I've had to the feeling of the very first screening since then, and I think fans will be shocked at what a strange and interesting difference it makes. <P>I also saw a sequence from EPISODE II, where Anakin jumps out the window and starts the chase scene across Coruscant. And that was dizzying because of the vertigo caused by the 3D. Again... great use of it, and it makes the sequence feel brand-new no matter how many times you've seen it. <P>I'm fascinated by these 3D retoolings of films. And wait till you see what LORD OF THE RINGS looks like. Gollum in 3D? Insane.

  • July 24, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    TheRealMoriarty

    by codymr

    The only film I have seen in 3D recently was Superman Returns in IMAX. Did the SW films look something like that or different? I must admit, although the 3D Superman experience was somewhat novel - the last 3D film I saw in theatres was Space Hunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone - I found it distracting and hard to look at the whole frame... but perhaps I am just not used to the way an image is framed in 3D. That said, like you, I am curious about the 2D-->3D process. Do you know of any good sites that explain the process?

  • July 24, 2008, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I can't take you seriously

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    if you put Return of the Jedi on the same pedestal as Empire and Star Wars. Whoever you are.

  • July 24, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I Want A 3D JAR JAR BINKS Prequel-Sequel Trilogy

    by LaserPants

    He is, after all, the worlds most beloved fictional character.

  • July 24, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    I Also Want To See A GUNGAN Sith Lord

    by LaserPants

    He would be the one who rode in on the short spacebus. All the other Sith's would roll their eyes when he comes to meetings. When he tries to choke people with his mind, he winds up just making people cough or spit in his face. DARTH JAR JAR SAY MEESA NO LIKEE STINKEE JEDI!!

  • July 24, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Lucas 3D-ize my nuts on your 13 chins you bitch!

    by Violator90

    FUCK YOU LUCAS! You burned me with the o.g. trilogy; you know the SPECIAL Special Edition with Haden Christianson appearing at the end of Jedi. Hell, I took my little brother wanting him to have the same fun I had for the o.g. STAR WARS movies. But Nnooo! Lucas did it again and made a mess on Episode 1 and killed off the only good thing that came out of the prequels—Darth Maul! After Episode 1 my brother never cared for STAR WARS again, though he still like the trilogy, the precraps fucked want could have been for me and him. After the mistake of paying to see Episode 1, I never paid to see the rest. Now George “Darth 13-Chins” Lucas wants to 3D-ized movies that were never MEANT to be seen 3D. Fine go ahead. I learned my fucking lesson. I will never ever pay for anything STAR WARS again. The Star Wars universe is so rich that the fucker could have made so many spin offs just related to the war and not even have to be connect the the trilogy or precraps. But nope. Many have said it: your beating a dead horse to a pulp Lucas, but not just that your also trying to fuck it. Yes, there will be those “die-hard” fans that would see any fucking shit Lucas craps out and slaps STAR WARS on it. But now there is a growing army of Smart Fans that will not pay/see Hollywood or any stupid dumb fuck’s movie, when its not even worth it. Georgie, you’re as far, far away from sanity, as Uwe “Destroyer of movies” Boll and Michael “cocaine” Bay are close to making an Oscar winning movie together! Now KILLER CLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE and ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES—that’s something I will pay to see in 3D!

  • July 27, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    EMPIRE's Asteroid scene in 3-D would be awesome.

    by Tacom