If it’s true that Disney has just bought Lucasfilm, then Star Wars nerds can finally have hope for a blu-ray release of the original theatrical versions of the original trilogy.
For too long we’ve been held hostage to the personal artistic visions of George Lucas who, like Stalin airbrushing his enemies out of state photographs, carefully disappeared the original theatrical cuts so that Gredo could shoot first, CGI spectacle could muddle up Mos Eisley, and a young Hayden Christiansen could appear to Luke Skywalker and automatically make him realize that he’s his dad.
Now Disney’s corporate greed could give us the product we’ve always craved. All hail Disney corporate greed!
Unless, that is, the fine print on the agreement stipulates that Lucas maintain control over the cuts of the Star Wars movies. Which wouldn’t surprise any of us, would it.
Oh, the humanity.