Lucas lied - Star Wars hasn't died!
I am one of the millions of fans that could care less about Lucas' digitally restored Star Wars Trilogy. I saw them in the theatre and thought they were stuffed full of new crap that they didn't need.
So, last year, when I heard that they were releasing the restored trilogy without the original versions because they were, according to Lucas, the "definitive versions" I was very distraught, but I knew that Lucasfer was a money lover and someday he would change his mind about giving the fans what they wanted.
According to Sci Fi Wire,
Fox will release new two-disc DVDs, priced at $30 each, of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi that will feature the films as they first appeared in theaters, along with the new, restored versions (now available in the four-disc $70 Star Wars Trilogy).
They also state that,
The original films' video quality will not match up to that of the restored versions. "It is state of the art, as of 1993, and that's not as good as state of the art 2006," Ward said.
Well, DUH! We could care less about "State of the art." The movies speak for themselves without all the CGI and Greedo shooting first!
(I am getting down off my geekboy soapbox now).
It's about time. Of course, they will only be around for a "limited time" so that they can continue to repackadge it and sell it over and over again, but at least we will get the original trilogy on DVD.