The original Star Wars trilogy is coming out on Blu-Ray. And once again, Lucas has digitally screwed with it, adding dumb shit that adds nothing to the films. We’ve now been here multiple times and you know how the song goes.
I won’t be buying these things, mostly because I don’t have a Blu-Ray player. Thing is, I’ve never purchased the original trilogy on DVD (I did buy Episode One, got Episode Two used, and don’t think I ever got around to getting Episode Three). My DVDs of them are actually DVD copies someone made for me of the original Laserdisc releases, which are the original, non-special versions. So suck it. If they ever release the original versions of the movies on DVD I might get them, but I’ve no interest in any of the “tweaked” ones. Lucas has every right to screw with his movies and release whatever he wants and I have every right not to buy them.
The truth is, I have never watched these original trilogy DVDs. I don’t think I’ve watched any of the original movies since I saw the “Special Editions” back in…was that 97 or so? What happened is this: I got sick of Star Wars. I finally just got overwhelmed.
I’m not complaining. I know there are plenty of kids and adults out there who are totally into the movies, the Clone Wars stuff, the videogames, the comics, the novels, and all the other stuff. More power to ‘em. Me, though, I’ve just kind of had enough. I never thought this was possible, but I burned out on it all.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love the original movie, and I’m sure I’ll watch it again at some point. But I like it as it is and for what it was; I don’t feel invested in it beyond that.