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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

In honor of the big Blu announcement yesterday I figured it’d be about time to run a nice Star Wars pic. And yes, I said Star Wars, which is what A New Hope was to me throughout my childhood.

While I think Empire is the more fulfilling movie there’s something magical about Star Wars, that perfect series of notes that reaches deep into your soul and connects with you on a very basic level. From the outstanding visuals, to the fired up performances from all the leads to John Williams’ amazing score… there’s a reason this film penetrated popular culture.

Since I brought up score, Williams’ score to the scene featured in today’s BTS pic is one of my favorite pieces of music in all of Star Wars. The Throne Room celebratory music gets me every time and will always put a big smile on my face every single time it pops up on my iTunes.

And here’s the image! Click to embiggen! Enjoy!




Tomorrow’s pic honors the king, baby!

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  • Jan. 7, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST


    by SagaciousPenguin

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Yep, won't be buying it on Blu Ray

    by jimmy_009

    Simply purchased it too many times and I'm past it.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST


    by FrankBooth93


  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    STAR WARS spawned an entire generation of "men children"

    by 3D-Man

    That's why I love it so much. Great pic.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    I won't be buying ANYTHING on Blu Ray.

    by Stifler's Mom

    The entire formal is a pointless cash grab. In just a few years time, home entertainment will be completely on demand and universally high-res. The studios already know that, and they're milking as much as they can from indiscriminate consumers like Harry who have to own it right now. Put your money into anything else.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Needs more greenscreen.

    by Flip63Hole

    And about five thousand more troops in the background.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Bluray blows

    by TheDudeinLA

    I am still laughing about Machete being in bluray with a clearer image! Hahahahahaha! Wonder if all the digital scratches to make it look like film and not a soap opera will be more clear?

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I loved what Mark Hamill once said about this scene...

    by Triple_J_72

    ...he said he could hear some of the extras standing there muttering stuff like "wankers" under their breaths.

  • Maybe.....just maybe....if George were instead releasing the Star Wars Holiday Special in hi def blu-ray 3D, with previously unaired footage... Fuck it. I'll just wait until 2021, when that era's format is released. I'm speculating DCD (direct cranial download). That's most likely the next format. And he'll still be raping us for more $.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Where is Chewe's gold medal you cheap princess?

    by jack black

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    until they can get high-speed connections in every home

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    the digital format WILL NOT overtake the physical. Sorry, but there are too many households and areas in this country that do not have high speed internet access. Until this problem is rectified, the so-called "death" of physical media formats is just premature ejaculations from fanboys who look for any excuse to justify to themselves why they refuse to upgrade their collections. Besides, I have high-speed, T1 in fact, yet I have YET to see a film that looks better downloaded than it does on blu-ray. FACT.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    I used to love this

    by damned-dirty-ape

    film so much but the constant releases, re-releases, special editions, remastered editions and the obvious disdain Lucas has for SW fans has just completely disillusioned me from the franchise. I really wish i could get those earlier moments of excitement back. Think i'll wait 4 years and get the ultimate complete whole saga 3d original theatrical widescreen directors cut with 1 of the 3009 special edition character sleeves blu ray box set when its on sale

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Never heard people say Empire was better,

    by DigitalDong

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Never heard people say Empire was better,

    by DigitalDong

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    I can't explain it...


    But when I look at this pic, I hear in my head Erich Wolfgang Korngold's ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD march

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Will not be buying

    by Craig2574

    I do not want to give Luca$ anymore money than I have to. He is lucky I love my Droid phone or he would get no money from me at all.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    I'll buy the Blu Ray if there's actual changes to the films

    by StarWarsRedux

    If TPM don't have a CGI Yoda, there's no real point for me. <p>As for this pic-- okie dokie. Isn't this in the "Making Of" book, though? <p>As for "The Adventures of Robin Hood"-- God, I hate that movie.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Thank you Harry!!!!

    by damned-dirty-ape

    That has bugged me for at least 10 years as to what that piece of music reminded me of. I've had it in my head, nearly driving me mad trying to figure it out. Thank you very much

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST



    Oh... I thought I was the only inflicted one.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    this site doesnt have enough star wars stuff.

    by vulturess

    i guess its too underground for u guys.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Hasn't Lucas talked about Korngold before?

    by StarWarsRedux

    It's not exactly rocket science.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Nope, there's at least two of us

    by damned-dirty-ape

    Thanks again. I've just listened to a sample on Amazon and there's at least a few seconds in there of pure Star Wars. It's pretty uncanny

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Death of physical media

    by Stifler's Mom

    No, physical media will never die out completely, because people like to own tangible stuff, like a disc or an album. But Blu-Ray will be obsolete within this decade. Sorry for the buzzkill, but digital WILL overtake the physical. Stop by the nearest Tower Records if you don't believe me.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    here could be why harry...

    by bennie garcia

    look at the colour scheme from the photo...its mainly red and the old two strip technicolor process...means your brain is subconsciously remembering films of the era...that combined with what looks like a interior "castle-like" location and you've got your answer....

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    lukes yellow jacket was on ebay

    by FleshMachine

    about 8-10 years ago...sold for over 100gs. and it was the real deal.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST

    stifler's mom

    by MattmanReturns

    Everything gets replaced eventually, but if I truly lived by that rule, I'd never buy a TV or computer or video game console, as it's always going to be replaced by something better. As for digital media, yeah it will be the standard eventually. Hell, it already is with music and it's about to become so with books. That doesn't change the fact that I want to watch The Shining right now, for the 20th time, in great clarity (so yes, that blu-ray was totally worth it for me). Sure, my copy of the Shining will be replaced by a better one someday, but that doesn't make the blu-ray purchase any less worth it... as I easily have gotten my money's worth out of it.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST

    I'm not convinced

    by funkylovemonkey

    that physical media will be replaced in areas like books and movies. I think we use music much different then these two. For me getting my first ipod was a revelation; I got rid of all my bulky cds, I could listen to whatever I wanted wherever I wanted, and I could mix and match albums much easier. In the case of music digital media fits because of the way we use it; we listen to music when we're driving or cleaning or working out. In those cases having a huge library of music without having to carry around a book of CDs is amazingly better. The same's not really true for movies and books. Unlike music I don't usually switch back and forth every five minutes between different movies, and 99% of the time I'm watching at home rather then when I'm out and about. In that case the only way it's more convenient is that it saves me one step, I no longer have to put the DVD/Bluray into the player. But it's not nearly the advantage of portability you find with music. On the other hand switching to digital does force me to give up something; the experience of physically owning that media. With music the advantages far outweigh that disadvantage, with movies and books the advantages are so slight it's not nearly as compelling.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST


    by MattmanReturns

    No digital media will ever be as cool as the Planet of the Apes blu-ray set (which I will never replace).

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Anti Blu fags are funny

    by vic twenty

    Streaming HD looks like ass next to my Blus, and my setup on both is top shelf. If you have a big screen, Blu is the best option at the moment. Unless you don't care what you are looking at. Hell, I paid for the gigantic tv. I might as well get the most out of it. Streaming quality is nowhere near where it needs to be.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    No matter how jaded about SW I get...

    by Seven_of_Borgnine

    That march down the aisle with John Williams' music always gives me the chills. I wish I'd graduated high school to this music instead of that stupid pomp and circumstance march. "Triumph of the Will" for the good guys.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST


    by leaveitout

    I'm with ya, bro.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    I wish people would stop pretending they can predict the future

    by the_scream

    Physical formats will be obsolete, blah, blah, blah. Nobody knows what's going to happen. As for purchasing this on blue ray, I will wait until Lucas is no longer around and some sensible exec will release the original Star Wars trilogy without all the garbage. Besides, the PT put me off Star Wars.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    funkylovemonkey, great point

    by MattmanReturns

    Music is much more of a portable thing. It's something you can listen to while doing just about anything. Movies require your undivided attention and much more suited to a home environment. Therefore digital media is not really a necessity there. And most people do like having a physical library to peruse when deciding what to watch. As always, there will be something better one day... there will ALWAYS be something better. But I could also get hit by a car tomorrow.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:20 p.m. CST

    And as vic twenty pointed out

    by MattmanReturns

    The technology isn't even close yet. Blu-Ray is far superior to any current streaming technology. Also, streaming relies on internet speed and other factors to even look half as good as blu-ray. It's still a long ways off and I'm not going to hold my breath... I'd rather watch some movies in the best quality possible (and for fuck's sake, it's not like Blu-Rays cost that much money).

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    chewies medal

    by teddy_duchamp

    will be cgi'd into the blu-ray version of Starwars Episode IV A New Hope (or 'star wars' in old money)

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Solid state is another possibilty

    by damned-dirty-ape

    Wouldn't surprise me if solid state cards become the standard for media in the near future. It's already heading that way for computer HDD's. Once the cost comes down theres a lot of possibilities.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Episode IV will always be my favorite SW film.

    by Tigger Tales

    Yes V was more aggressive and more solid, but IV was storytelling at its finest. It truly was magical...

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    how many times has the end of hard media been predicted?(stifler's mom)

    by Billy_D_Williams

    the end of hard media wont be a reality for at least another couple decades...blu ray is incredibly popular and isn't going anywhere anytime stop whining about it being a "pointless cash grab" will last just as long as VHS and DVD (which is still going strong)...i suppose those were also pointless cash grabs? idiot.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Nice pic, but I'm still bot buying the Blu-rays

    by JediTray

    I want the original award-winning 1977, 1980, and 1983 versions. So, until then, fuck you frogneck!

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Goddammit, NOT, not bot....

    by JediTray

    We need to be able to edit our posts!

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Throne room music...

    by Cody

    I played the throne room music at my wedding just after they pronounced us man and wife. Almost everyone in the audience recognized it and loved it. Awesome music.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Re-red my post. I'm not predicting the end of physical media.

    by Stifler's Mom

    Personally, I prefer to own physical media. But Blu-Ray is a fucking cash grab, and you guys know it. 15 years ago, studios were promising that DVDs were the "perfect transfer" and the "last format you'll ever buy." Both direct quotes from Sony. Well, I see DVDs of major theatrical releases in the dollar store now. The fucking DOLLAR STORE. And no, the Blu-Ray revenues are NOT surpassing any expectations. Point of fact, every major studio is sweating right now because the format hasn't taken off like they expected it to. And that's because MOST consumers (outside of geek circles) consider Blu-Ray a big waste of money for something likely to continue evolving.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Blu Ray

    by macheesmo3

    Got two copies of Inception for X-mas and took one back yesterday and what did I spot in Wally world? 2001 and AClockwork Orange on BluRay for only $10 each! I snagged them up quick and watched 2001 last nite.... all I can say is WOW does that movie look spectacular in that format!!! Tonite, Clockwork! Oh and as much as i would like to say i wwon't be getting my wallet raped by Lucas again.... I will, the prospect of Star Wars in HD glory is too awesome to resist.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST

    I can't explain it...

    by Dasinfogod

    But when I look at this pic, I see in my head Leni Reifenstahl's TRIUMPH OF THE WILL march...

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Star Wars will always be cool

    by donkey_lasher

    Not the series, but the original. Remember the feelings you had before ESB came out? The farmboy who would go onto becoming a hero (without a lineage) and when Lukes Aunt and Uncle died the sorrow you felt for Luke? All the sequels killed that. Maybe i wanted a different story? Still loved it though

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Nobody gives a fuck if you're not buying the Blu-rays

    by Liberty Valance

    The Complete Saga is already the #1 bestseller on Amazon, with the OT set at #5. One day after being announced, 8 months from release and nobody knowing the actual specs... yeah, it's already selling a fuckton of copies. So all you asshats who think you're hurting Lucas or taking some retarded moral stand against the Special Editions, just stop living in your delusional world where you think you're in the majority. And please, shut the fuck up about it. We've heard your lame arguments a billion times and you've accomplished nothing. Get the fuck over it and just go away already.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Re: dasinfogood

    by SK229

    Can't believe that video doesn't have a million views. Or is there another version? I love blu-ray AND streaming... but the reason blu-ray will never do as well as DVD is rather obvious and I can't believe studios didn't see this coming... or did they? If they have, I've never seen any evidence of it. But the reason is that most people don't feel the need to repurchase movies like National Lampoon's Vacation, Ordinary People, Midnight Express, The Cable Guy, etc., just to be able to see it in HD. The added resolution doesn't do much for the movie the way that it does for Alien, Star Wars, Lawrence of Arabia (WHEN THE FUCK IS THIS COMING TO BD, BTW?!), or 2001. This is the first format where the resolution itself has to add something to the experience, whereas DVD was such an overall significant step up in every way from VHS that it warranted buying ANYTHING on DVD. There are old VHS tapes of shit like The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark or Panic in Needle Park that I transferred to DVD myself... but even then, I'd never buy them on blu-ray. Did they really think we'd rush out and purchase ALL of our movies on DVD again? The only mistake they made was delaying high-def for so long... blu-ray is the last gasp of the home video cash machine for studios as far as library titles (new stuff will always be purchased on BD), and 3D is trying to get blood from a fucking stone in the long-run. People have spent a significant amount of time and money on their DVD libraries and the majority of those titles, for the average person, looks just fine when upscaled. Really, upscaling itself was a mistake, although you'd never have been able to stop it happening.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 8:49 p.m. CST

    stifler's mom, we know all that

    by MattmanReturns

    Every format gets replaced at least once a decade. DVD lasted me long enough and I got my money's worth out of it. The whole point is to watch movies, right? Nobody here honestly thinks the Blu-Ray format will last forever. However, it's not like my blu-rays will go bad or have an expiration date.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    I think streaming is great for rental services

    by MattmanReturns

    It's awesome for Netflix or the video stores on Xbox or PS3. But for The Man With No Name Trilogy... I want that in all its 1080p glory, and I want fucking box art... not some stupid icon on an itunes scrollbar.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST


    by Greg Lewis

    I sat down with my almost 5-year old son last weekend and watched this with him-HHS first time seeing it. We watched the original version. No Greedo/Han debacle, no Cgi Jabba, no cgi at all, for that matter. It was pure magic. He sat transfixed through the entire thing, and he usually won't sit still that long for anything. As for me, seeing it that way, through his eyes, with no 'special edition' distractions, transported me back to when I first saw it at about his age.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow's pic is obviously Army Of Darkness

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Hail to the King, baby.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Whenever I see or hear Blu-Ray naysayers...

    by NativeGaijin

    ... predicting the end of physical media, I always imagine someone sitting in front of a 21-inch computer monitor squinting to see the difference between a blu-ray and streaming HD. All I can say is put that blu-ray up on a decent-sized screen and then tell me that streaming is even close to replacing blu-ray. My front projection setup has a relatively small 90-inch screen, and even my least technically inclined friends can immediately tell the difference. And that's despite the considerably faster download speeds we enjoy here in Japan. And I won't even get into the audio quality issue. Sure my setup isn't indicative of most homes, but I don't see why I should have to settle for less than the best quality picture possible just because streaming is "good enough" for most people.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 10 p.m. CST

    re: sk339

    by Dasinfogod

    Thanks for compliment. That video has been posted for over a year with just a piddling number of hits mostly because I intentionally left out the words "Star Wars" from the description; didn't want to incur the wrath of Luca$Land Inc.<br> What I still find amazing is how Williams' score matches almost shot for shot with Reifenstahl's images - almost as if he had a print running with the music editor when he was scoring the throne room scene.

  • but it's sure is ignorant of some of the above people to suggest that having a hi-def pic of "Machete" is not better than a DVD. I'm watching the HD version of "Planet Terror"... and yes, all the grain and scratches are clearer, just at the sharpness they were intended. And I hate these movies! And I buy blu-rays because I watch them all the time, put them on as background, and apreciatate the full rage sound that you do NOT get on DVD's, or cable, or netflix...

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    tonights clone wars starts the witch trilogy

    by seabiscuits

    there should be a talkback for that, that show has balls sometimes and is a return to a fun star wars.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Also comparing Empire to Star Wars...

    by ufoclub1977

    As a kid I felt a 100 times more fulfilled and thrilled by Star Wars than I did Empire. Empire always had a fake, theatrical set like mood that was not part of the original Star Wars mood, and I felt that as 5th grader. And talked about it in school! don't get me wrong, Empire was, is cool. But as kid, I felt like Star Wars was a true adventure in another universe. Empire seemed a bit smaller. A bit more hokey.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 10:20 p.m. CST

    there's that lazy george lucas again

    by seabiscuits

    always sitting down. this time on some sort of camera dolly crane.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 10:36 p.m. CST

    not a blue screen to be seen....

    by yabory


  • Jan. 7, 2011, 10:37 p.m. CST

    and mark hamill is the shit

    by yabory

    seriously. that guy gives as much emotion to a cartoon character as brando did for coppola. dig it.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    My thoughts on it all

    by fartsarefunny

    I haven't replaced any of my existing DVDs yet with Blu Ray.....I'll get around to it sometime for a few flicks..perhaps Star Wars will be first. But for anyone thinking this is a far as I know, the human race is still knockin' boots and spittin' out young uns....And none of them are born with existing movie collections in any format. (okay, maybe some rich kids are) So they can change formats every 10-15 years and still have a shitload of fresh consumers to buy up whatever they have to sell.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST


    by THX1968

    That's the way I describe "Star Wars", which I will never, ever refer to as "Episode IV - A New Hope". It's "Star Wars", and Han Solo got off the only shot on Greedo. I still watch it with anticipation and reverence. It literally mesmerizes me. Yes, "The Empire Strikes Back" is my favorite, but that doesn't mean I put it before "Star Wars". The original film was like a massive earthquake in the world of cinema and no one was ready for it. "Jaws" broke the ground on blockbuster territory, but "Star Wars" bought that territory and owned it for years. I was in 4th grade when it was released on less that 400 screens across the United States; that is to say that there was actually less than 400 theatres across the U.S. Today, with the advent of multiplexes in the 80's due in no small part to "Star Wars", there is about 5,000 movie theatre screens, probably more - which ties in directly to films we see now in theatres and the quality of films we see. 4th grade was the perfect time to see this film, but the joy of witnessing and being part of this particular phenomena in 1977 is something that I will never let go of. It was pure magic and I will always love it. You truly had to be there. I do tire of the endless hammering of the prequels even though I loathe their existence, but they just don't come close to the brilliance of the originals. It is as simple as that. Nothing to argue. Even the temporary onslaught of Episode I - The Phantom Menace hype just does not compare to the exuberance with which the first film received. Also, if the original, unfucked with film is not included on the Original Trilogy Blu-Ray set, I will not be buying it. I love "Star Wars".

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:36 a.m. CST

    stifler's mom

    by Billy_D_Williams

    "15 years ago, studios were promising that DVDs were the "perfect transfer" and the "last format you'll ever buy." -- any idiot could see this was ridiculous...HDTVs were just coming out and dvd was only 480 lines of resolution, a big step up from VHS, but the limit of standard def televisions....if you bothered to do your homework, you would know that dvd was just the beginning...if you didn't do your homework, you deserve to get fucked in the ass by the studios for being lazy and supid....hell, the japanese already had HD broadcasts when we were just getting dvd going, a simple google search and you would have known one with half a brain would believe a stupid statement like the one you your dumb ass logic, everything could be considered a "cash grab"...blu ray will last just as long as VHS and DVD, which is still going strong 13 years after debuting. so shut the fuck up. blu ray is pretty much all one needs to enjoy cinema...the resolution is as good, and in some cases better than the theatrical run of a movie...if you dont want that kind of quality because of some misplaced, childish code of ethics, than fine, but stop fucking whining about it.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Nice pic, Quint.

    by Cheif Brody

    Perfect epilogue to a fantastic movie.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 3:04 a.m. CST


    by Billy_D_Williams

    "Maybe consumers didn't care about doing their homework and were not being lazy and stupid but doing more important things with their lives."----- just implied being informed is not important...that statement speaks for itself...and is the problem with this country and why most americans are fat, lazy and more informed about the latest jersey shore shenanigans than whats being done with their tax dollars. and you can insult me all you want, it doesn't change the fact that im not bitching about being blindsided by an inevitable format...having a "life" (whatever the fuck that if being alive isn't life itself) and being informed are not mutually exclusive.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 4:08 a.m. CST

    I wish Lucas

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    would cg Jar Jar into the original trilogy. That would be so fucking awesome. He's what made the prequels work so well and was so damn funny. Could you just imagine how good Empire would have been if it had Jar Jar's hilarious antics! Or in Jedi he could be running around Jabba's sail barge and comically causing its destruction. Really with todays technology the possabilites are endless. Come on Lucas make it happen! Give the true fans what they really want! Jar Jar Binks is the heart and sole of Star Wars. This scene would be perfect if they composited over the borrring pilots and had a delightful group of Gungas playing Gunga instruments and instead of lame medals, Luke Han and Jar Jar could receive glowing Gunga balls. Do it Lucas, you have the computers!

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 6:28 a.m. CST

    No Blu-Ray for me.

    by daglesj

    The past three years of recession have taught me that movies are not something to invest a lot of money in. In fact I've given away 80% of my DVD collection to the charity shop. The 80% that had only been watched once. Just clutter. I dont buy DVDs anymore. I rent from the library for £2 a go. Works for me. DVD is fine. HD is great but as mentioned already it only improves a small percentage of movies on anything but image quality. Most of Hollywoods current output hardly warrants a DVD release let alone a BD release. DVD done properly gives a good clear stable picture and it works fine for most folks. The issue I have is the 'degrading' of current DVD releases. Many now only clock in at around 4GB or less, when a few years ago around 7GB was the norm. So the studios have given DVD a near 50% reduction in quality. Fancy that. Oh and I wont be buying Star Wars again either. All a bit tired now.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Infrastructure ain't there for no more physical media

    by thommcg

    The infrastructure isn't there to allow it to happen, nor is the investment required either.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Infrastructure ain't there for no more physical media

    by thommcg

    The infrastructure isn't there to allow it to happen, nor is the investment required either.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST

    It's a pity the BTS pic doesn't show

    by buggerbugger

    ...the cardboard cut-out rebels who were relegated to the far sides of the camera frame; not a lot of people know it, but those guys did most of the fighting in the Battle of Yavin before George "conveniently" erased their contribution from history.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Lucas and his acting reversal power.

    by daglesj

    In Star Wars he used cardboard actors to stand in for real actors. In the prequels he managed to turn real actors into cardboard ones. Nice work.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Every time anything Star Wars related comes up now...

    by phifty2

    ...there's always "I'm not buying the blu-rays" comments. So don't. Why the fuck do you think anyone cares what you do or do not buy? Buy or buy not, there is no bitching.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST


    by Billy_D_Williams

    "Did it ever occur to you that the more important things in their lives that I was referring to WAS paying attention to where their tax dollars are going as well as other maters such as their kids' educations, the environment, and eating well."---- I underestimated're not as smart as I thought. Dude, it takes 5 minutes to do a google search to find out about the formats we're discussing. I think Susie Joe can fit that in between taking the kids to soccer practice and stuffing her face with fast food. Don't pretend being informed about these formats is some complicated procedure that takes technical know how and months of research...most of this stuff is laid out very plainly and succinctly. The bottom line is there is nothing to complain about...if you didn't take the sliver on time it takes to inform yourself about where a HUGE CHUNK of your entertainment dollars are going (yes, people spend alot of money on entertainment, so obviously it IS important, so stop pretending it isn't...if it wasn't hollywood wouldn't be making billions a year from your wallet), then you deserve to get fucked. So whiners like stifler's mom and yourself just come off looking retarded.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST


    by MattmanReturns

    "Maybe consumers didn't care about doing their homework and were not being lazy and stupid but doing more important things with their lives." I think consumers mostly pay attention to what they're buying, especially when it comes to electronics. Otherwise, the DIVX format might have taken off (remember that one? The one that came out alongside DVD?). DVD was simply the best thing at the time. And hell, it's still not a bad format and is still going strong. I don't think anyone truly believed the whole "last format you'll ever need!" nonsense... no more than they believe Gatorade will magically improve their basketball game.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST


    by ufoclub1977

    "HD is great but as mentioned already it only improves a small percentage of movies on anything but image quality." I don't understand what you mean by this... the same way that having a color tv only improves a small percentage of movies on anything but image quality?

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by daglesj

    What I mean is - HD doesnt improve a script, doesnt improve acting or make Jennifer Aniston funny. Sure it looks 'better' but a turd isnt any more pleasant seen close up and in great detail.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna leave you two alone now...

    by MattmanReturns

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST


    by Billy_D_Williams

    i see i've struck a nerve...mission accomplished

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    does anyone remember?...

    by Monticello

    When the Blu-ray was first announced Lucas said that he'll release the "classics" in a couple of years. if they're labeling the unaltered trilogy "the classics", obviously it's part of a future business model. just wait a few more years, probably 2012 or 2013 if we make it.