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The Dept. Of Is This Necessary: Star Wars in 3D

sw3d.jpgYes, that’s right, George Lucas isn’t content to light his cigars with his cast off rolls of $100 bills, oh no. He’s looking to up grade to rolls of $1000 bills as his cigar lighter of choice and to do so, he needs to mint more money. What does the man who brought us the prequel Star Wars movies do when he wants to fleece the fans once again? Why, release the original Star Wars trilogy in 3D.

Yes, 3D ,because nothing says ‘cha-ching’ like an Ewok completely all your face, or Greedo shooting first, in 3D! That and gullible fans going to see yet another release of Star Wars. Seriously, is this even necessary? Was Lucas’ original artistic vision compromised because of the lack of decent 3D technology in 1976? Other than money, what’s the motivation here?

Dreamworks CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg actually said this with a straight face, “He (Lucas) isn’t going to put a product out, I think, that isn’t anything other than first rate.” He forgot to add, “Other than Ewoks, Jar Jar, and, come to think of it, pretty much all three of the new films.”

And you know what else we’ll get, aside from hosed by $14 ticket prices. We’ll get something like 20 different DVD sets for this. We’ll have each movie released separately, packaged together in a set, packaged together in a set with ‘never before seen’ extras, and so on. I’m tired just thinking of it. Leave it alone George, why can’t you leave the memory of the original series unsullied by your meddlesome hand?

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7 Comments on The Dept. Of Is This Necessary: Star Wars in 3D

  1. Doug Abramson // July 25, 2008 at 4:18 pm //

    He doesn’t send a squad of Storm Troopers to your house to make you give him your money. If you don’t like the new product, don’t pay for it.

  2. OK, the beginning of the first movie, where that Imperial Star Destroyer just keeps coming, would be cool in 3D. But the whole trilogy? Count me out -probably.

  3. Roddy Reta // July 25, 2008 at 9:10 pm //

    Cut the nonsense. We all know that you will be first in line to see it, crumpled dollar bills in hand. And I’m sorry, ROTS rocked.

  4. *shakes head slowly*

    Sometimes, less is more.

  5. I think I finally get it. Lucas is a car buff – or, at least, he used to be as a teen. I think he’s copying the auto manufacturer’s business model onto film making: keep cranking out the same car (or, in this case, film) year after year, making only slight variations from one model to the next, secure in the knowledge that the consumer will keep coming back for supposed upgrades, even though it’s still more or less the same damn car. And he’s not even offering us a trade-in discount.

  6. Gerry Allen // July 27, 2008 at 12:53 pm //

    Get over it. Lucas owns these films and characters and he can do with them as he sees fit. Where is it written that Star Wars is some kind of Sherlockian canon and cannot be tampered with? Why do people think they can tell Lucas what to do with his own creations? Open your mind or stay home; it’s all the same to George.

    BTW, I suppose you would turn down the money for re-packaging your creations.

  7. One word: Amen (to JP).

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