Original Star Wars Trilogy Could Be Re-Released By Disney

 Original Star Wars Trilogy Could Be Re-Released By Disney
Credit: Lucasfilm

Believe it or not, we are less than three months away from finally watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Naturally, many of us will be re-watching the original trilogy (and maybe the prequels. But just maybe) to be 100% ready for Episode VII.

Hey, we want every detail to be fresh in our minds so we won’t miss anything!

While many of us have our original trilogy in precious VHS format (no shame) and of course on DVD, we can’t deny it would be one hell of a trip watching the theatrical cuts in Blu-Ray. In fact, it’s unbelievable that the theatrical releases of Episodes IV, V, and VI are not available in Blu-Ray, but there’s an explanation for that: Fox still owns the release rights to the original and the prequel trilogy until 2020. Even worse: Fox has the rights to A New Hope “in perpetuity in all media worldwide”, which in simpler words means that they own it forever, making a box set release not possible… unless they come to an agreement with Disney.

Hey, if Marvel and Sony managed to share a child, why can’t Fox and Disney do the same? Especially with a new baby coming up in December (yes, I’m comparing these movies to children. Ain’t it fun?)

Seems like an agreement is either on the way or it’s already done. According to Empire Magazine, producer and screenwriter John Landis revealed during a Q&A in Orlando, Florida, that a re-release of the original theatre cuts of the Star Wars movies is on its way.

No further details have been revealed, and as exciting and legit as it sounds (especially because it mentions George Lucas is aware of this), we should remain calm and wait.

With Episode VII coming out in a few months, and all the pressure from fans for these cuts to be released in HD, I think it’s fair to say we will get them soon. Probably not before The Force Awakens (although that would be magical and perfect), but definitely before Star Wars: Rogue One (or am I being too positive?).

Don’t forget: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to us on December 18.

Adrienne Tyler

Audiovisual communication student, focusing on filmmaking. Writer-at-large at 4YE and full-time fangirl.

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