Rumors of 3D Blu-Rays

The Digital Bits posted scuttlebutt that Lucasfilm is planning to release later on this year 3D Blu-Rays of the prequel trilogy and TFA:

By the way, file this in the Rumor Mill category, but we’re now hearing a new Star Wars-related Blu-ray rumor from some of our retail and industry sources, and this one makes a bit more sense. Disney and Lucasfilm MAY be planning a Blu-ray 3D box set that would include The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, plus The Force Awakens, all in 3D.

I kind of feel like if this is going to happen, they would’ve announced it at SWCE or SDCC. Or maybe not. Plus there is the fact that Fox still owns distribution rights for the prequels, so who knows?

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10 Responses to “Rumors of 3D Blu-Rays”

  1. Dave Strohmenger Says:

    It’s possible that they held off announcing it there since they feared a negative response if the OT films weren’t included.

  2. Hunk a Junk Says:

    I just got a 4K 3D TV so HHHHOTTTTTT DDDDAAAAAMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!! Please be true. Please be true. Please be true!

  3. Hoggle Says:

    That would be a super nice treat(gift) to be able to enjoy in a home setting, & would be Awesome reading some definitive prequel appreciation society reviews of the experience ⚡ ⚡ ⚡

    LazyJediScientist’s review of the recent TPM graphic novel (GN), motivated me to acquire the GN enclosed in a hardcover binding set of the prequel trilogy GNs to complete my GN prequel trilogy era related GN collection, which i havn’t gone through yet start to finish, starting at Quinlon Vos omni & finishing with Dark Times/DV & the Ghost Prison. Is going to be amazin when make my way through it all :v

    Use to pine abit for a SE or EE of the prequel trilogy, but have come to conclusion that there is some way cool fandom to be had for that, with the amazo making of art books, & the initial shooting scripts used with the trilogy.

    It seems to me that what was TPM’s film will essentially be GL’s undiluted creative impulses with the initial creative processes that created that film, and as such are just more of an embellishment. Where as for the following two, i’m anticipating the gap growing bigger & bigger from being embellishment of final film to some interesting differences. ♨

    The prequel trilogy period in it’s own way is a special slice of Star Wars, & sci-fi/fantasy creation & fandom 🔥

    • Dave Strohmenger Says:

      I’ve been thinking that The Phantom Menace is the purest Star Wars film. It’s unfiltered George, unburdened by technology limitations or outside concerns. The negative response to Jar Jar caused him to change things for AOTC and ROTS, but TPM was undiluted.

      • Hoggle Says:

        Yep, i’m looking forward to reading it’s graphic novel as that won’t be burdned by the tech limitations as related to Gungan/battle droid army clash or lack of dramatic tension in how the space battle came out.
        They were both involved in the film climax unfortunately, but part from that TPM is tops & has most consistent & cohesive Story telling Epic feel out of any GL Star Wars.
        AoTCs has best dramatic momentum by contrast, to me which is basically kept building to Anakin/Padme arrive geonosis, but that’s more due to plot, characters & visuals & hasn’t got the level of cohesive rythme to it’s complete story telling that TPM had.

        If AotCs had been TPM, we would have gotten JarJars stuff in the senate, Senate stuff at start & Padme’s entrance, Padme & Anakin with Dooku, etc etc

      • Hoggle Says:

        AoTCs best continuous section of dramatic momentum out of PTs was meaning

      • SWPN Says:

        He didn’t change anything due to Jar Jar’s response. In fact, he managed to still give Jar Jar a minor (but significant) role in AotC even when it wasn’t necessarily required.

  4. Hunk a Junk Says:

    If this proves true and they release a 3D box set with the PT and TFA, I wonder if Disney will follow through and convert the OT films to 3D too. They should, but I can also see them hesitating out of fear that OT hateboys will soil themselves shouting, “Why are you wasting time converting them to stupid 3D when you should be giving us the original versions like we’ve been demanding?!?!” I’m certain George’s sale contract to Disney contained strict language about which versions of his films they could ever release, so Disney likely feels trapped about what to do. Catering to the heavily diapered fans seems to be working for them, so they’d have to come up with some way to spin it to keep them happy.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      Another complication is that Fox owns a piece of ANH forever. Some deal or other will have to be worked out with Fox before they can do anything to ANH.

      • Hunk a Junk Says:

        I’m not too worried about Fox’s end of it. They did release the steel boxes of the individual movies, so they’re clearly working with Disney to get the stuff out there. So far, Disney and Not-Lucasfilm hasn’t had to address the issue of the theatrical cuts because they can use the excuse/lie, “We’re just so gosh darn focused on making new movies.” If they release the PT and TFA in 3D, however, they’ll have to say something about 3D conversions of the OT. If they DID have the power to release the theatrical cuts, it’s hard to imagine why they wouldn’t just do it — eagerly so. Make the hardcore haters as happy as possible. 3D conversions would kind of force their hand and tell fans the truth about just what versions they’re able to release. I doubt they’re eager to admit, “While we’re converting the original trilogy to 3D, they’ll be the SE versions and not the original theatrical cuts. There are no plans at present to release the theatrical versions on home video.” I just hope that George’s lawyers made that contract airtight.

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