Re: Star Wars Digital Download: The Extras We Wanted
I don't know if this was a low-key announcement, or if it's just me, but I had no idea this was happening. I wonder what this portends for the future of the franchise with Disney having ownership (other than the new movie[s], of course.) This seems like a relatively quick move to get the all the movies up on digital, in HD, with new content - although, that may explain the minor amount of new content. They're definitely not averse to maximizing the franchise's marketing muscle. Will we see more Star Wars spinoffs or crossovers, maybe through digital channels? People talk about seeing Star Wars (and Marvel) characters in Kingdom Hearts - the crossover franchise from the makers of Final Fantasy that features Disney characters. Anything seems possible.
I will applaud your staunchness in waiting this long to pick up a 'definitive' version (don't they call every version that?) of Star Wars, Dave. I know people who have faithfully bought every version that comes out, gone to see the 3D re-releases, etc... and, let me tell you, this is not a case where you look back and say 'I'm glad I own it... I don't miss the money'. At least you know the digital release will be good for all-time and never become defunct like your VHS tapes. Personally, I can never get enough of documentary-type stuff about classic movies, but as cool as these sound (covering the miniature designs and such), I can't help but feel that some of what's on here is bound to be rehashes of what can be seen in the many available documentaries already. And, hey, I still think Episode III is alright (alright). So that's $22.50 per watchable movie. What a steal!