Danimal Collective wrote:
They've already been tinkering with them for years. It's the reason they haven't released a prequel trilogy box set. They've stated on numerous occasions that once that box set comes out they'll release a 6 movie set at the same time.
I'm not sure all the changes they're making, but one they're making (and have been for at least a year) is they're replacing Yoda in Phantam Menace with CGI yoda from the latter two prequels (they also made a big point that they'll never replace the puppets from the original three movies)
So, yes, they are tinkering with them already.
Well shave my legs and call me grandpa, that Lucas is one crazy bastard. Although, that new Yoda puppet was terrible looking, but the CGI Yoda was worse looking. I don't think they realize how jarring CGI can be. That CGI Jabba in that added scene in A New Hope is one of the most appalling things I've ever seen. It just did not belong, along with all that other stuff they threw in.
But I thought they release a prequel trilogy box set already, I've seen it on Amazon and Best Buy.
Oh that's right. That's really just a collection set though. It came out at a budget price and it's, literally, just the DVDs that were already released.
I was speaking of a set like this:
And, I imagine they're waiting for the BluRay release to do it similar.
TO NOTE: Prepare yourself because they fully intend (and tried to do it about five years ago) to release a 3D version of the original three flicks. They put it on hold because there weren't enough 3D capable theaters, but, as far as I know it's back on. I don't think it's a new cut or anything (it's likely the 2007 cuts)
The 1997 version with the CG hut is, at least, more jarring than the 2007 version. And I will give props that most of the CGI characters in the prequel movies looked very good. Yoda seemed to be the main exception, really. Maybe it's because for a 3D animator it's too tempting to move the camera around in virtual space ... it really destroys the authenticness of the shot. I think that's really more it than anything else. At least that's what I've noticed from the MANY digital effects I've seen. (There's a reason why Cloverfield and District 9 look so convincing and I don't think it's because of the quality of CGI) When they start going all Michael Bay with the camera movements it kills the suspension and becomes obvious CG work.