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Old 09-28-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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Big news on the 3D front.

Sources indicate that George Lucas is set on rereleasing the "Star Wars" franchise in new 3D conversions beginning in 2012. Although 3D versions have been rumored for some time, Lucas purportedly was waiting until there were enough screens available to make the release a sizable event.

Fox, which released all six original "Star Wars" films, also would release the 3D versions.

Episode I, "The Phantom Menace," would be first out of star-dock during early 2012. After that, each film would be released in order at the same time in consecutive years, depending on how well the first rerelease does.

Each conversion takes at least a year to complete, with Lucas overseeing the process to make sure each is as perfect as possible. He has said that the "Avatar" experience convinced him that "Star Wars" is ready for the state-of-the-art 3D treatment.

Starting with "Phantom Menace," Lucasfilm would use several higher-end conversion houses to work on the project. By late winter or early spring in 2012, the exhibition industry should have all the 3D screens anyone could want for such a release.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:37 AM   #2
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If the conversion turns out well, then this could be great news because it might mean some other classics could get a good, well-polished conversion. "The Matrix" in 3D, anyone?

I hope the conversion turns out great...
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I have to say George is amazing. Heres a guy where he built his whole career on 6 movies of the same sort.Very luckly , but amazing. You can knock him if you want, but i take his kind of life in a heartbeat.
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I have to say George is amazing. Heres a guy where he built his whole career on 6 movies of the same sort.Very luckly , but amazing. You can knock him if you want, but i take his kind of life in a heartbeat.
Actually, the cornerstone of his career is AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973). Without that movie, he would never have been able to do STAR WARS.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:52 PM   #5
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great So we will have to wait till 2018 till all 6 are out!
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"In the meantime, Lucas plans a comprehensive Blu-ray Disc set of the six films next year, which would include upgraded picture and sound quality, new deleted scenes and special features"

Going by this quote the star wars set will be out In 2D on BLU-RAY Next year...Thats awesome!
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ugh...1 year per episode?! arrrggggh!
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ugh...1 year per episode?! arrrggggh!
To do a really top quality job of converting 2D to 3D - it takes a year.

6 pictures = 6 years
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I'm going to be 2/3rd's of the way to 3d. the only thing I won't have is the 3D TV. I was going to get one. but when i look at the lack of Blu-Rays in 3d and lack of 3d programs I said No way am I going to spend about $2000 on a TV. You know no one ever talks about why There are no cable/fios channels in 1080p, yes I know Direct TV has some of their Movies at 1080P. But to me I think I will wait till 2012 at least!
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Legacy 2D filming techniques and story telling do not work in 3D.
Gigantic talking heads flattened by telephoto lens and blurred background.
To make it worse 2D to 3D conversions have zero specular effects.
Who are they kidding?

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He has said that the "Avatar" experience convinced him that "Star Wars" is ready for the state-of-the-art 3D treatment.
Yeah, except Avatar was actually SHOT in 3D, George. Your movies were not. I have yet to see a successful 2D -> 3D conversion. I hope you're able to prove me wrong.
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Yeah, except Avatar was actually SHOT in 3D, George. Your movies were not. I have yet to see a successful 2D -> 3D conversion. I hope you're able to prove me wrong.
If anyone could do it then it would be George Lucas, the man is a perfectionist and would never allow the Star Wars movies to be released in 3D unless they were spectacular indeed.
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If anyone could do it then it would be George Lucas, the man is a perfectionist and would never allow the Star Wars movies to be released in 3D unless they were spectacular indeed.
I second that. I think we both remember George's team at ILM invented the technology's we saw in the starwars films. And if somebody can come up with a better way to convert 2d to 3d, i woundn't count out George. I'm sure theres company's out there right now that are on the brink of a better 2d to 3d technology. You guys that always say ''its impossible'', are always proven wrong.
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For being a perfectionist, he sure let a lot of crap go when he fixed Episode IV for the Special Edition. All of the jump cuts are still there, the lightsabers still looked terrible, Obi Wan's still looks like the batteries are dying in one scene, etc... He also missed quite a few of the snow speeder scenes when he re-matted them in Empire. Some of them looked great - others he completely forgot about I guess, because the semi-transparent dashboards are still there in the special editions. Not to mention totally botching Han sliding out of the way of Greedo's shot. That looked like total crap.

Perfectionist? No. Absolutely not. And even if he was, creating the right eye out of thin air is no small feat. I'll be impressed if he pulls it off successfully, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Yes a perfectionist in writing and directing overrated movies. Georgie is going to milk star wars to death.

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