Yes, 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?